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Falkner
(ハヤト Hayato)
HGSS Falkner
"The Elegant Master of Flying Pokémon"
General
Hometown Violet City
Region Johto
Family Dad
Badge Zephyr Badge
Preferred Type Flying
First Appearance

Pokémon Gold and Silver

Class: Gym Leader
"I'm Falkner, the Violet City Pokémon Gym Leader! People say you can clip Flying-type Pokémon's wings with a jolt of electricity... I won't allow such insults to bird Pokémon! I'll show you the real power of the magnificent bird Pokémon!"
— Falkner, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Falkner (Japanese: ハヤト Hayato) is the Gym Leader of the Violet City Gym in Johto. He specializes in using Flying-type Pokémon and, when beaten, will reward the player with the Zephyr Badge, which allows for the TM Flash to be used outside of battle. He is the very first gym leader of the Johto region. Also, the player will be able to use the HM Rock Smash, even when outside of battle.

Appearance

Falkner has blue hair, a sky blue shirt with white buttons on it, a blue undershirt, a white belt, indigo shorts, black socks and shoes, and black wristbands with red outlines.

Personality

Biography

Games

In the Johto region, Falkner's title is "The Elegant Master of Flying Pokémon". He inherited the Violet Gym from his father, who is never seen but said to be traveling. Falkner is seen as a "cool" and "handsome" Trainer, but it is said that his father is even more cool and more handsome. He tends to brag about his father, as seen in the Generation II remakes. Falkner defends the Violet Gym using his father's cherished bird Pokémon, and strives to be the greatest bird master.

In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, his gym is fairly simplistic, filled with bird cages. In addition to the Zephyr Badge, Falkner awards TM31, Mud-Slap, to those Trainers that manage to defeat him. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, his gym is remodelled. He and his trainers are located high above ground level.

Manga

Main article: Falkner (Adventures)


Anime

Main article: Falkner (anime)

Falkner is the Gym Leader of Violet City, who dedicated his life to train Flying-type Pokémon. After rescuing Pikachu from Team Rocket, he took Ash, Misty and Brock to the Gym, where Ash challenged him to a match.

Sprites

Gen. II Gen. IV Challenge Sprite Gen. V
Falkner(GS)Sprite
Falkner(HGSS)Sprite
VSFalkner
Falkner(B2W2)Sprite

Pokémon

Games

Gold, Silver & Crystal

C 016 front
Pidgey
 Type Normal Type Flying 
C 017 front
Pidgeotto
 Type Normal Type Flying 
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 Type 
Lv. 7 Lv. 9 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Tackle Gust - - - -
Mud-Slap Tackle - - - -
- Mud-Slap - - - -
- - - - - -


HeartGold and SoulSilver

HGSS 016 front
Pidgey
 Type Normal Type Flying 
HGSS 017 front
Pidgeotto
 Type Normal Type Flying 
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 Type 
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 Type 
Lv. 9 Lv. 13 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Keen Eye Ability: Keen Eye Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Tackle Gust - - - -
Sand-Attack Tackle - - - -
- Roost - - - -
- - - - - -

Black 2 and White 2

Lugia BW
Lugia
 Type Psychic Type Flying 
Pidgeot BW
Pidgeot
 Type Normal Type Flying 
Noctowl BW
Noctowl
 Type Normal Type Flying 
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 Type 
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Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Pressure Ability: Tangled Feet Ability: Tinted Lens Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Leftovers Item: Charti Berry Item: Yache Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Psyshock Air Slash Hypnosis - - -
Aeroblast Tailwind Air Slash - - -
Calm Mind Brave Bird Reflect - - -
Recover Quick Attack Heat Wave - - -

Stadium 2

Quotes

  • "I'm Falkner, The Violet Pokémon Gym leader! People say you can clip flying-type Pokémon's wings with a jolt of electricity... I won't allow such insults to bird Pokémon! I'll show you the real power of the magnificent bird Pokémon!"
  • "Dang it! My dad's cherished bird Pokémon... All right. Take this. It's the official Pokémon League Zephyr Badge."

Voice Actors

  • English: Matthew Mitler
  • Japanese: Akira Ishida
  • Italian: Luca Sandri
  • Polish: Artur Krajewski
  • Spanish: Pablo Sevilla
  • Iberian Spanish: Eduardo Garza

Trivia

  • Falkner's name possibly comes from the bird Falcon because of his fondness for bird-like Pokémon, which is makes him a Flying type trainer.
    • Additionally, his Japanese name means "falcon person."
  • In the games, Falkner seems to be popular with female Trainers (who find him to be quite handsome). According to a Picnicker named Liz (who provides gossip to the player over the PokéGear), Falkner's father is apparently supposed to be more handsome and cooler than his son is.
  • Falkner doesn't own any Johto Pokémon, even though he is a Gym Leader in that region. However, he does use a Noctowl when you battle him the second time in HG/SS.
  • Falkner is the first Flying-type Gym Leader.

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