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For the variant appearing in the games, see Gurkinn.

Gurkinn is a character appearing in the XY series.


Gurkinn is a nearly bald, old man, who only has a lock of hair on his head. He has large, yellow eyebrows, which slide down to his ears. Gurkinn wears a red undershirt, some grey rolled pants and a sleeve-rolled jacket, the latter having red outlines and a black mark on the left part of his chest, showing a Key Stone with the Mega Evolution mark. Gurkinn wears black shoes with red soles. He also has a left black fingerless glove, where he keeps his Key Stone.


Gurkinn is a demanding, strict man, who cares about honor and despises slackering and arrogance. Gurkinn is a powerful trainer, managing to stop Korrina's Mega Lucario's fearsome and berserk attacks. In addition, Gurkinn tends to favor the traditions and customs.


Gurkinn sent Korrina to obtain the Mega Stone for her Lucario, as is the tradition upon becoming a Gym Leader of Shalour City.[1]

Season 17: XY

After Korrina nearly defeated a Blaziken, Gurkinn appeared, as it was his Blaziken, sent to test Korrina's bond with Lucario. Gurkinn was pleased that his granddaughter succeeded and watched as Korrina Mega Evolved her Lucario.[2]

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Gurkinn explains Lucario was possessed by its own aura.

Gurkinn watched the battle of Ash against Korrina. Korrina's Mega Lucario, however, after getting hit by Pikachu's Quick Attack, was enraged and became berserk. To stop the battle, Gurkinn sent his own Lucario to stop the attack. Gurkinn was not pleased, for Lucario was consumed by its own power, thinking it was not ready to be Mega Evolved. To see if Lucario is ready, Gurkinn challenged Korrina for a battle, having both of their Lucario Mega Evolve. Even if she had lost every single battle to her grandfather, Korrina had Mega Lucario battle. After getting hit by Aura Sphere, Mega Lucario started disobeying Korrina and attack Gurkinn's Mega Lucario, but was defeated by another Aura Sphere. Gurkinn was enraged, claiming Korrina's Lucario is arrogant, while Korrina was unfit to understand Lucario. Gurkinn dismissed them to Pomace Mountain, where they would have to train with Mabel, another Mega Evolution trainer.[3]

While the group was separated, Korrina had thought of Gurkinn's words, while Clemont believed Lucario couldn't hear her words when it Mega Evolved.[4]

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Gurkinn telling Korrina that she's not worthy of a scroll.

After the heroes reached the Tower of Mastery, they were greeted by Gurkinn, who told them about a story of Mega Evolution; one day, a man and his Lucario came to Shalour City and picked up a Key and a Mega Stone, causing the stones to resonate and Lucario to Mega Evolve. The heroes were amazed and saw Korrina was an honorable Gym Leader. Gurkinn disagreed, as he didn't think she was ready to read the secret document. After the dinner, Gurkinn went to bed, but woke up after Team Rocket made some noise and stole the secret document. Korrina re-took the scroll and gave it to Gurkinn. Gurkinn saw Korrina's potential and read the document, which, much to everyone's displeasure, was a scroll written by Gurkinn, which contained no information about the Mega Evolution. The next day, Gurkinn came to the battlefield, where Korrina would have her battle with Ash.[5]

Gurkinn served as a referee for the battle of Ash against Korrina. Despite Korrina's loss, Gurkinn was proud of her, seeing she battled honorably and bravely to the very end. Before the heroes left, he warned Coumarine City's Gym Leader was eccentric, but a formidable opponent.[6]

Season 18: XY Kalos Quest

Korrina, Lucario and Gurkinn were referenced by Clemont, who remembered Ash's gym battle against her as one of his greatest battles when he decided to return to Lumiose City to train for his battle with Ash.[7]

Season 19: XYZ

Gurkinn was seen watching the Pokémon Showcase Master Class on television along with Korrina and her Lucario. He also voted for the best performance for each round.[8][9]

Gurkinn was the referee in the Gym match between Korrina and Alain.[10]


On hand

Pokémon Information
Gurkinn's Blaziken
Gurkinn ordered his Blaziken to guard the Lucarionite in the Geosenge Town's cave. It then battled Korrina and her Lucario, who were trying to get the Lucarionite. At first Blaziken seemed to have defeated Lucario but Lucario made a comeback and was able to corner Blaziken with his Bone Rush. Gurkinn then ended the battle and retrieved Blaziken.
Pokémon Information
Gurkinn's Lucario
Gurkinn used his Lucario to battle against Korrina and her Lucario. Gurkinn is also able to Mega Evolve his Lucario. At the end of the battle, Gurkinn's Lucario won the battle.
Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario


See also

Gurkinn (Adventures)


Pokémon the Series: XY Pokémon the Series - XY
Main characters Ash Ketchum - Bonnie - Clemont - Giovanni - James - Jessie - Miette - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Professor Augustine Sycamore - Professor Samuel Oak - Serena - Shauna - Tierno - Trevor
Main character's Pokémon Ash's Fletchinder - Ash's Froakie - Ash's Hawlucha - Ash's Pikachu
Serena's Fennekin - Serena's Pancham
Clemont's Bunnelby - Clemont's Chespin - Clemont's Dedenne - Clemont's Heliolisk - Clemont's Luxio - Clemont's Magnemite - Clemont's Magneton
James' Inkay - Jessie's Pumpkaboo - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Team Rocket's Meowth
Miette's Slurpuff
Shauna's Bulbasaur
Tierno's Squirtle
Trevor's Charmander
Supporting characters Alexa - Allie - Aria - Berrybaker kids - Blake - Carrie - Chester - Clembot - Cosette - Cyllage City's Gym referee - Diantha - Dolan - Éclairisse - Eddy - Elise - Farrell - Florence - Gena - Grace - Grant - Gray - Gurkinn - Heath - Heath and Blake's father - Heath and Blake's mother - Heidi - Ian - Ippei - Jay - Jessica - Kathi Lee - Kayleigh - Keaton - Korrina - Kye - Lacy - Lena - Lindsey - Lyn - Mabel - Madame Catherine - Magnus - Matori - Mayor - McGinty - Meyer/Blaziken Mask - Mirror Ash Ketchum - Mirror Bonnie - Mirror Clemont - Mirror James - Mirror Jessie - Mirror Serena - Molly - Monsieur Pierre - Moria - Myron - Nico - Nihei - Penelope - Pokémon Breeder - Randall - Receptionist - Rodman - Sanpei - Santalune City's Gym referee - Sherman - Sky instructor - Sky Trainer - Sophie - Shabboneau - Thaddeus - Turner - Viola - Wylie
Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest Pokémon the Series - XY Kalos Quest
Main characters Ash Ketchum - Bonnie - Clemont - James - Jessie - Miette - Monsieur Pierre - Nini - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Professor Augustine Sycamore - Sawyer - Serena - Shauna - Tierno - Trevor
Main character's Pokémon Ash's Frogadier - Ash's Goodra - Ash's Hawlucha - Ash's Noibat - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Talonflame
Serena's Braixen - Serena's Eevee - Serena's Pancham
Clemont's Bunnelby - Clemont's Chespin - Clemont's Dedenne - Clemont's Heliolisk - Clemont's Luxray - Clemont's Magneton
James' Inkay - Jessie's Gourgeist - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Team Rocket's Meowth
Nini's Farfetch'd - Nini's Smoochum
Miette's Meowstic - Miette's Slurpuff
Shauna's Flabébé - Shauna's Ivysaur
Tierno's Blastoise - Tierno's Hitmontop - Tierno's Ludicolo - Tierno's Politoed - Tierno's Raichu
Trevor's Charmeleon
Sawyer's Bagon - Sawyer's Grovyle - Sawyer's Slurpuff
Supporting characters A.C. - Alain - Alexa - Alouette - Aria - Beatrice - Belmondo - Blanche - Blossom - Carl - Carrie - Charlene - Clarice - Clembot - Concetta - Cosette - Coumarine City's Gym referee - Count Pumpka - Count Pumpka's steward - Dark Clembot - Delilah - Diantha - Dr. White - Elma - Frank - Gena - Grace - Gurkinn - James' mother - Jean - Jolt - Jules - Kali - Katherine - Keanan - Korrina - Lilly - Linnea - Lon - Malva - Mamoswine rental owner - Mantle - Meyer/Blaziken Mask - Olympia - Ornithol - Orson - Palermo - Professor Birch - Pokémon hunter - Ramos - Saizo - Sanpei - Santo - Scientist - Sophie - Steven Stone - Valerie - Weston - Woodward
Pokémon the Series: XYZ XYZ English Logo
Main characters Alain - Aria - Ash Ketchum - Bonnie - Clemont - Serena - James - Jessie - Giovanni - Miette - Monsieur Pierre - Nini - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Professor Augustine Sycamore - Professor Samuel Oak - Sawyer - Shauna - Tierno - Trevor
Main character's Pokémon Ash's Goodra - Ash's Greninja - Ash's Hawlucha - Ash's Noivern - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Talonflame
Clemont's Bunnelby - Clemont's Chespin - Clemont's Dedenne - Clemont's Heliolisk - Clemont's Luxray - Clemont's Magneton
Serena's Braixen - Serena's Pancham - Serena's Sylveon
James' Inkay - Jessie's Gourgeist - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Team Rocket's Meowth
Miette's Slurpuff
Shauna's Flabébé - Shauna's Ivysaur
Nini's Farfetch'd - Nini's Gothita - Nini's Smoochum
Sawyer's Aegislash - Sawyer's Clawitzer - Sawyer's Salamence - Sawyer's Sceptile - Sawyer's Slaking - Sawyer's Slurpuff
Aria's Aromatisse - Aria's Delphox - Aria's Vivillon
Alain's Bisharp - Alain's Charizard - Alain's Metagross - Alain's Tyranitar - Alain's Unfezant - Alain's Weavile
Trevor's Aerodactyl - Trevor's Charizard - Trevor's Florges
Tierno's Blastoise - Tierno's Ludicolo - Tierno's Raichu
Supporting characters Alexa - Aliana - Alouette - Alvin - Amelia - Astrid - Blanche - Bryony - Carrie - Celosia - Chapman - Charlene - Clarice - Clembot - Concetta - Cosette - Delia Ketchum - Diantha - Ed - Elma - Emilio - Everett - Grace - Grant - Gurkinn - Hanzo - Head Nurse - Heidayu - Henny - Ippei - Jimmy - Kagetomo - Kathi Lee - Kazalie - Keanan - Korrina - Lillia - Lilly - Locke - Lysandre - Mable - Mairin - Malva - Matori - Meyer/Blaziken Mask - Nihei - Ninja Army - Olympia - Palermo - Ramos - Remo - Robon - Saizo - Sanpei - Sara Lee - Shinobu - Shulin - Snowbelle City's Gym referee - Sophie - Stan - Steven Stone - Titus - Unnamed trainer - Valerie - Viola - Wulfric - Xerosic

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