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Lance
ワタル Wataru
HeartGoldSoulSilverLance
General
Name: Lance
Japanese Name: ワタル Wataru
Game(s): Red, Blue and Yellow

Gold, Silver and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen HeartGold and SoulSilver

Preferred Type: Dragon
Relative(s): Clair (cousin)

Unnamed grandfather Dragon Elder

Hometown: Blackthorn City
Region: Kanto/Johto
Debut Generation: I
Other Generation(s): II,III,IV,V
Class: Champion (Generation II)
Elite Trainer (Generation I)
"…It’s over. But it’s an odd feeling. I’m not angry that I lost. In fact, I feel happy. Happy that I witnessed the rise of a great new Champion!""
— Lance, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Lance (Japanese: ワタル Wataru) is a recurring character in Pokémon. He is a user of Dragon-types being the final Elite Four member in Pokémon Red and Blue and their remakes. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal and their remakes, he is the Champion.

Appearance

Lance is a tall, thin man with bright scarlet red spiked hair, pale skin, and dark eyes. He wears a medieval-looking navy blue tunic with red-orange trim, a brown belt around his waist, and large black boots with orange two rings around the top of each boot. The cuffs of his long sleeves are black with orange zigzagging trim separating the cuff from the navy blue part of the sleeve. He sports a long, flowing cape around his neck which is black on the outside and crimson red on the inside.

Personality

Lance is a very noble and respectful person. He is serious about his training and will not hold back his strength when it comes to battling any challengers. He is an expert at training Dragon-Pokémon, and is extremely skilled at battling. He believes that his inner-strength lies in his ability to professionally train Dragons, and he believes deeply in his Pokémon, that they are strong and superior. Despite this, he is a good sport, and will not become angry if he loses to the player, but will instead gracefully accept defeat, and will happily congratulate them on defeating the Elite Four and becoming the new Champion.

Biography

Games

Main Games

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Lance's Artwork in FireRed and LeafGreen

As in the Anime, Lance is in the games a Dragon Master.

Lance has appeared in the Pokémon series games from Generation I-III. He first appeared in the original Red and Blue games, being the final member of the Elite Four, and again in Generation III's Red and Blue remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen. Lance in the Generation II games differed from the previous though, as he was Pokémon Champion by this time.

In all games, Lance is a proficient user of Dragon-type Pokémon, believing that their difficulty in raising them shows that they are superior and strong.

Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold & SoulSilver

It is revealed that Lance has a cousin named Clair, who is the Blackthorn City Gym Leader, and who also specializes in using Dragon-type Pokémon. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he and Clair will fight a double battle against the player and the player's rival.

Manga

Adventures

Anime

Main Series

E4Lance

Lance In Anime

Lance's first appearance in the anime series was in the episode Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution. Here, Lance was shown battling the Team Rocket organization as they experimented in forced evolution of Pokémon. It was in this episode that a shiny Red Gyarados went on a rampage close to Mahogany Town, which caused Lance to capture it so it would not destroy the nearby town. Lance was again seen in the episodes Gaining Groudon! and The Scuffle of Legends, where he assisted in stopping the Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre.

Origins

Lance appeared on the anime special called Pokémon Origins.

Sprites

Gen. I


Yellow


Gen. II


Gen. III


Gen. IV


Vs. Sprite


Gen. V


Back Sprite
Lance(RB)Sprite
Lance(Y)Sprite
Lance(GS)Sprite
Lance(FrLg)Sprite
LanceHGSS
VSLance
LanceB2W2
HGSSLanceBack

Pokémon

Games

Main Games

R/B/G
RB 130 front
Gyarados
 Type Water Type Flying 
RB 148 front
Dragonair
 Type Dragon 
RB 148 front
Dragonair
 Type Dragon 
RB 142 front
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
RB 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
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 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 58 - Lv. 56 - Lv. 56 - Lv. 60 - Lv. 62 - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam -
Hydro Pump Dragon Rage Agility Supersonic Slam -
Dragon Rage Agility Slam Take Down Barrier -
Leer Slam Dragon Rage Bite Agility -


Y
Y 130 front
Gyarados
 Type Water Type Flying 
Y 148 front
Dragonair
 Type Dragon 
Y 148 front
Dragonair
 Type Dragon 
Y 142 front
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
Y 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 58 - Lv. 56 - Lv. 56 - Lv. 60 - Lv. 62 - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam -
Hydro Pump Thunderbolt Wrap Wing Attack Blizzard -
Leer Slam BubbleBeam Swift Thunder -
Dragon Rage Thunder Wave Ice Beam Fly Fire Blast -


G/S/C
C 130 front
Gyarados
 Type Water Type Flying 
C 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
C 142 front
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
C 006 front
Charizard
 Type Fire Type Flying 
C 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
C 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Lv. 44 Lv. 47 Lv. 46 Lv. 46 Lv. 47 Lv. 50
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
Rain Dance Thunder Wave Rock Slide Flamethrower Twister Safeguard
Surf Twister Wing Attack Slash Thunder Fire Blast
Flail Blizzard AncientPower Wing Attack Thunder Wave Outrage


FR/LG

FRLG 130 front
Gyarados
 Type Water Type Flying 
FRLG 148 front
Dragonair
 Type Dragon 
FRLG 148 front
Dragonair
 Type Dragon 
FRLG 142 front
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
FRLG 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 56 Lv. 54 Lv. 54 Lv. 58 Lv. 60 Lv. ? -
Ability: Intimidate Ability: Shed Skin Ability: Shed Skin Ability: Pressure Ability: Inner Focus Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ?
Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam -
Dragon Rage Outrage Safeguard Wing Attack Safeguard -
Bite Dragon Rage Thunder Wave AncientPower Outrage -
Twister Safeguard Outrage Scary Face Wing Attack -

FRLG 130 front
Gyarados
 Type Water Type Flying 
FRLG 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Kingdra(FRLG)Sprite
Kingdra
 Type Water Type Dragon 
FRLG 142 front
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
FRLG 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 68 Lv. 66 Lv. 66 Lv. 70 Lv. 72 Lv. ? -
Ability: Intimidate Ability: Inner Focus Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Pressure Ability: Inner Focus Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Persim Berry Item: ?
Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam -
Earthquake Flamethrower Dragon Dance AncientPower Thunderbolt -
Dragon Dance Dragon Claw Ice Beam Earthquake Outrage -
Thunder Wave Earthquake Surf Aerial Ace Ice Beam -

HG/SS

HGSS 149 front
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
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[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:|link=]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:|link=]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 40 Lv. - Lv. - Lv. - Lv. - Lv. ? -
Ability: Inner Focus Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: Item: Item: Item: Item: ?
Fly - - - - -
Twister - - - - -
Thunder - - - - -
Hyper Beam - - - - -

(The Lv.60 Dragonite, Lv.56 Kingdra, and Lv.52 Dragonair are owned by Clair)

B2/W2

Dragonite BW
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Salamence BW
Salamence
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Kingdra BW
Kingdra
 Type Water Type Dragon 
Hydreigon BW
Hydreigon
 Type Dark Type Dragon 
Haxorus BW
Haxorus
 Type Dragon 
Flygon BW
Flygon
 Type Ground Type Dragon 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Multiscale Ability: Intimidate Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Levitate Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Levitate
Item: Focus Sash Item: Expert Belt Item: Scope Lens Item: White Herb Item: Choice Scarf Item: Power Herb
Extremespeed Dragon Claw Surf Draco Meteor Outrage Solarbeam
Ice Punch Crunch Ice Beam Fire Blast Superpower Draco Meteor
Fire Punch Earthquake Dragon Pulse Earthquake Earth Power Earthquake
Draco Meteor Stone Edge Flash Cannon Dark Pulse Rock Slide U-turn

Haxorus BW
Haxorus
 Type Dragon 
Hydreigon BW
Hydreigon
 Type Dark Type Dragon 
Dragonite BW
Dragonite
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
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 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
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 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Levitate Ability: Multiscale Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Haban Berry Item: Chople Berry Item: Yache Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Outrage Dragon Pulse Dragon Dance - - -
Superpower Dark Pulse Outrage - - -
Swords Dance Fire Blast Aerial Ace - - -
Earthquake Focus Blast Fire Punch - - -

Side Games

Stadium
Stadium 2

Anime

On Hand

Pokémon Information
200px-Lance Dragonite
Known moves: Hyper Beam
Dragonite
Pokémon Information
Shiny-gyarados
Lance captured the Red Gyarados in order to protect it from Team Rocket.
Red Gyarados

Manga

Voice Actors

  • English: Wayne Grayson
  • Japanese: Susumu Chiba

Trivia

  • In every main series Pokémon game except Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Black 2 and White 2, all of Lance's Pokémon know the move Hyper Beam.
  • Despite being called a Dragon-type Trainer, Lance actually has more Flying-type Pokémon than Dragon.
  • Unlike in the games and anime, Lance has an antagonist role in the Pokémon Adventures Manga during the Yellow Arc.
  • Lance shares the same battle theme as Red.
  • In the anime, Lance was the first Champion who appears in two different regions and meets Ash when he got stuck up with a problem. The second Champion to appear in two different regions is Cynthia.
  • He's the only Champion that uses more than one pseudo-legendary Pokémon, using three of the Pseudo-Legendary Dragon types (Hydreigon did not exist when Heart Gold and Soul Silver were released).
  • Despite owning a Red/Shiny Gyarados in the Pokémon Anime, in the Games his Gyarados is not shiny, it's its regular blue colour.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, all of his Pokémon apart from Garchomp are part Flying-type.

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