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Lance is a character appearing in Pokémon Adventures, who is the Champion of the Johto region and was a member of the Elite Four in the Kanto region.
Lance is nearly identical in appearance to his game counterpart. Lance's revamps in the newest games (namely HeartGold and SoulSilver) differ from his Adventures design.
Lance has a cruel personality, as he believes wholeheartedly that all humans should be eradicated minus those who have shown compassion towards Pokémon.
Lance trained with her cousine, Clair, while they were children. However, Lance was much stronger and he usually defeated Clair in Pokémon battles. Since Lance's father refused to become the Gym Leader of Blackthorn City and Lance left the city, Clair became the Gym Leader.
Red, Green & Blue arc
Lance makes his first appearance at the Vermilion City, where he observes the Vermilion City Surfing Competition, which Yellow participates in. He abruptly intervenes, proclaiming that the Dragonair put forth as the prize belonged to him. Lance then proceeds to decimate the entire town, desperately searching for something. When Yellow tries to stop Lance from leaving, he proclaims that he might as well capture Pika, considering that Agatha and Lorelei failed to do so. However, Lance is surprised when Pika uses his HP as a funnel, allowing Yellow to travel across the water's surface. He is subsequently electrocuted by Thundershock, and he cedes into a retreat.
Later, Lance appears before Yellow and Blaine at Cerise Island. He finds himself fighting against Blaine's trump card, Mewtwo, who is able to hold its own against Lance's Dragon Pokémon. However, due to Blaine's ailing condition, Lance is able to prevail over Mewtwo, as both combatants collapse. As a last resort, Blaine attempts to destroy Lance's Poké Ball to prevent him from summoning more, but Lance reveals that he released them long ago to combat this possibility. With Yellow and Lance being evenly matched, Lance takes the battle high up above the Cerise Island skyline. With the newfound advantage over Yellow, Lance uses his Gyarados and Aerodactyl to generate a multitude of bubbles, which Yellow cannot detect in the blinding sunlight.
Just when it seems that Yellow will be defeated by Lance, Giovanni intervenes in the battle. He proceeded to use his Rhyhorn to kick up a sandstorm, making Lance's bubbles visible. However, Lance factored Giovanni's intervention in his plan, as the Earth Badge is forcibly taken from his jacket pocket. Lance proceeds to use the final Gym Badge to complete the Energy Amplification Device, summoning Lugia. However, even with the assistance of Lugia, Lance was defeated by a combination of Yellow's recently evolved Pokémon, who channeled their power into Pika's Megavolt. After being defeated, Lance wished to find out who Lugia's real master was, as he was unable to control it.
Gold & Silver arc
After his defeat, Lance retreated to Johto, at the construction site of the Battle Tower. He was being pursued by someone, so he sent two Dragonair to fight the man. However, he was unable to do anything and was attacked by Silver's Murkrow. Lance sensed through Murkrow's thoughts that Silver thought Lance knew something about the giant bird, Lugia, whom Lance wanted to use for the plans of a Pokémon utopia. Lance was impressed Silver managed to find him, but admitted he knew nothing about Lugia that was linked by Silver's incident nine years ago. Silver apologized for stalking, but Lance pointed out Silver should show his emotions, since he sensed Murkrow was quite sad. He admitted he was ignoring things like that, until his recent defeat, for his opponent showed a lot of heart that turned into strength. Lance claimed Silver wouldn't defeat the Masked Man that easily, which made Silver realize Lance knew something about him. Thus, Silver and Lance made an agreement, where Silver was to perform tasks for Lance to find more about the Masked Man, as well as to train himself to become stronger.
Lance contacted Silver about the Masked Man. He reported how the Masked Man's recent plans failed, but warned Silver to remain cautious and to report back for any changes.
Clair fought against a challenger, who reminded her only Lance had defeated her. Clair brushed the challenger off and left, but still wondered where Lance was.
After meeting up with Gold and Crystal, Silver went through a passage on one of the islands, where he met up with Lance. Lance commended Silver for managing to find the way on his own, since he needed Pokémon that could use Whirlpool, Waterfall and Surf moves to access the hidden room. Silver gave away the Tyranitar Lance lent him to, feeling he didn't deserve it. Instead, he had Sneasel intimidate Lance, wishing to finally know more about the Masked Man's intentions. Lance recalled the same look in Silver's eyes when he first met him. Silver stated he didn't wish to know why Lance wanted to do his missions nor why to become stronger, but he made it clear that he clashed against the Masked Man once. Lance decided to tell Silver more about the Masked Man, but first touched Sneasel to trace its thoughts. He sensed there were other people that trained with the Masked Man and that Green (with whom Silver trained) obtained two feathers. Silver confirmed this, which made Lance realize that the Masked Man wished to control time itself. As Silver went to the Indigo League, Lance noted that was the chance for Silver to reveal the Masked Man's true identity. He also told that was the last mission he tasked Silver about.
While speaking to Gold and Crystal, the Masked Man reminded both of them about Giovanni's plans to control substance and Lance's plan to control space. He claimed he was not interested in such things, as he wanted to control time itself. Clair confronted Blaine and demanded answers about Lance, since he battled her cousin. However, Blaine defeated her, but noted Lance was stronger than him and still lived. After Silver's mission ended, Lance flew away on his Aerodactyl.
FireRed & LeafGreen arc
Yellow tried to find more about Silver's past through Sneasel's thoughts. Silver deemed it impossible and recalled how not even Lance found anything.
HeartGold & SoulSilver arc
|Dragonite is Lance's powerhouse, and has been by his side since it was a Dratini in his childhood. It also possesses the ability Multiscale, which makes it impervious to high intensity attacks.|
|Dratini → Dragonair → Dragonite|
|Gyarados was used by Lance to shield him from the falling lava, through the use of its protective bubbles generated by Bubble Beam.|
|Magikarp → Gyarados|
|Aerodactyl is primarily used by Lance as a form of transport, as he is frequently using it to travel. It is also potent at battling, as shown during the conflict with Yellow. His Aerodactyl's wings are sharper than swords.|
|Dragonair was initially seen at Vermilion Harbor, where Lance used it singlehandedly to destroy the Vermilion City. Two additional Dragonair were seen at the battle at Cerise Island, shielding Lance from the erupting lava.|
|Lance leant Silver his Tyranitar during the Gold, Silver and Crystal Chapter, in order to deal with Team Rocket resurfacing in Johto. It was strong enough to decimate Gold's team, but was taken off-guard by Togebo's Double-Edge attack. Despite its strength, Silver is unable to control Tyranitar.|
|Pupitar → Tyranitar|
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