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Norman
センリ Senri
Norman
"A man in pursuit of power!"
General
Hometown Petalburg City
Region Hoenn
Family May (anime)
Badge Balance Badge
Preferred Type Normal
Friends

Professor Birch

First Appearance

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Voice actor

Dan Green

Class: Gym Leader
"As the Gym Leader, I can't express how upset I am... But as a father, it makes me both happy and a little sad. It's odd..."
— Norman, Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.

Norman (センリ Senri) lives in Petalburg City of the Hoenn region. He is an expert on Normal-type Pokémon, from which his name is derived. He will award the player the Balance Badge if you defeat him. He is also the player's character's father.

In Game

In the Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald games, Norman is the protagonist's father. During the game, he appears on TV at the beginning of the player's adventure, and is mentioned by his good friend Professor Birch in conversation when the player first meets Birch. It is also Norman who lends Wally the Zigzagoon he uses to catch his first Pokémon, Ralts. Norman then wishes to battle the player, only that he/she must get the first four Hoenn badges first.

In Manga

Pokémon Adventures Manga

Ruby and Sapphire Chapter

His role in Pokémon Adventures is similar to his video game role, as he is the father of Ruby. Norman is shown to be quite calm. He was originally going to be a gym leader in Hoenn five years prior to the start of the Ruby and Sapphire story arc. He and Professor Birch brought their families along.

There a wild Salamence attacked Professor Birch's daughter Sapphire, but Norman's son Ruby saved her, resulting in him receiving a scar on the forehead. This event caused Ruby to believe he needed to be more soft and Sapphire to toughen up to protect herself. The wild Salamence then went into the nearby research building resulting in Rayquaza escaping from the building. Norman is then banned from becoming a gym leader until he tracks down where Rayquaza is.

Sprites

RSE battle sprite


B2W2 battle sprite
Norman(RSE)Sprite
NormanB2W2sprite

In the Manga

Ruby and Sapphire Arc

During the causing of mayhem in Hoenn all Gym Leaders had a meeting, they talked about which Team is good, Team Magma or Team Aqua. He was the only one who didn't vote. Though in the end, both Teams were causing mayhem in the entire region. The later his past was and he was shown to be stict but cared for his son: Ruby. But in the end because of summoning Rayquaza he was fatigued, in addition he was burned because of Maxie ordering his Pokémon to use flamethrower, but he was later revived by Celebi just like Steven.

He was the last person to be challenged by Sapphire.

In the anime

In the anime, he is the father of May and Max, and the husband of Caroline.

Very early in his Hoenn journey, Ash Ketchum arrived with May in Petalburg City in the hope of getting his first gym battle. Ash found the Petalburg Gym and met Max. May stopped him and allowed Ash to meet her parents, Caroline and Norman. Norman turned out be to the real Petalburg City Gym Leader. Norman used his Pokémon, a Vigoroth, to save May's Torchic from Team Rocket.

Norman is a good friend of Professor Birch and was most likely to have been the person to send May to Littleroot Town to get her first Pokémon. As May did not initially like Pokémon, this seems to have created some distance between the two. Before Ash knew that Norman was May's father, he commented that it sounded like she knew the Petalburg Gym Leader pretty well, to which she replied, "No, I just wish I did" and becomes subdued.

NormanAnime-1-

The day after that, in Love, Petalburg Style, May and Max tried to figure out why Norman and Caroline are getting all worked up as Ash tries to save Norman's three Pokémon from Team Rocket. It all turned out that Norman had Nurse Joy set up a special firework display to make fireworks in a form of a Beautifly as a wedding anniversary gift.

Ash had his gym battle with Norman in Balance of Power. Using his Grovyle, Pikachu, and Torkoal, Ash defeated Norman's Pokémon, much to Max's dismay. Max stole the Balance Badge and locked himself up in Norman's greenhouse. Norman was able to get Max under control and Max gave Ash his Balance Badge.

Pokémon

In Games

Ruby and Sapphire

File:Slaking(RS)Sprite.png
Slaking
 Type Normal 
File:Vigoroth(RS)Sprite.png
Vigoroth
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(RS)Sprite.png
Slaking
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 28 Lv. 30 Lv. 31 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Truant Ability: Vital Spirit Ability: Truant Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Yawn Facade Focus Punch - - -
Faint Attack Fury Swipes Slack Off - - -
Slack Off Faint Attack Yawn - - -
Facade Slash Facade - - -


Emerald

Gym Battle:

File:Spinda(E)Sprite.gif
Spinda
 Type Normal 
File:Vigoroth(E)Sprite.gif
Vigoroth
 Type Normal 
File:Linoone(E)Sprite.gif
Linoone
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 27 Lv. 27 Lv. 29 Lv. 31 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Own Tempo Ability: Vital Spirit Ability: Pickup Ability: Truant Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ?
Facade Slash Headbutt Yawn - -
Psybeam Facade Slash Faint Attack - -
Encore Faint Attack Facade Counter - -
Teeter Dance Encore Belly Drum Facade - -
First Rematch
File:Chansey(E)Sprite.gif
Chansey
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
File:Spinda(E)Sprite.gif
Spinda
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 42 Lv. 42 Lv. 43 Lv. 45 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Truant Ability: Own Tempo Ability: Truant Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: Sitrus Berry Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ?
Sing Shadow Ball Skill Swap Double-Edge - -
Skill Swap Blizzard Hypnosis Flamethrower - -
Light Screen Fire Blast Teeter Dance Thunderbolt - -
Focus Punch Double-Edge Facade Hyper Beam - -
Second Rematch
File:Chansey(E)Sprite.gif
Chansey
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Kangaskhan(E)Sprite
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
File:Spinda(E)Sprite.gif
Spinda
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 47 Lv. 47 Lv. 45 Lv. 48 Lv. 50 Lv. ? -
Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Truant Ability: Early Bird Ability: Own Tempo Ability: Truant Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: Sitrus Berry Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ?
Sing Shadow Ball Fake Out Skill Swap Double-Edge -
Skill Swap Blizzard Reversal Hypnosis Flamethrower -
Light Screen Fire Blast Endure Teeter Dance Thunderbolt -
Focus Punch Double-Edge Dizzy Punch Facade Hyper Beam -
Third Rematch
File:Blissey(E)Sprite.gif
Blissey
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Kangaskhan(E)Sprite
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
File:Spinda(E)Sprite.gif
Spinda
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 52 Lv. 52 Lv. 50 Lv. 53 Lv. 55 Lv. ? -
Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Truant Ability: Early Bird Ability: Own Tempo Ability: Truant Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ?
Sing Shadow Ball Fake Out Skill Swap Double-Edge -
Skill Swap Blizzard Reversal Hypnosis Flamethrower -
Light Screen Fire Blast Endure Teeter Dance Thunderbolt -
Focus Punch Double-Edge Dizzy Punch Facade Hyper Beam -
Fourth Rematch and Beyond
File:Blissey(E)Sprite.gif
Blissey
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Kangaskhan(E)Sprite
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
File:Tauros(E)Sprite.gif
Tauros
 Type Normal 
File:Spinda(E)Sprite.gif
Spinda
 Type Normal 
File:Slaking(E)Sprite.gif
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Lv. 57 Lv. 57 Lv. 55 Lv. 57 Lv. 58 Lv. 60
Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Truant Ability: Early Bird Ability: Intimidate Ability: Own Tempo Ability: Truant
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry
Sing Shadow Ball Fake Out Take Down Skill Swap Shadow Ball
Skill Swap Blizzard Reversal Earthquake Hypnosis Flamethrower
Protect Fire Blast Endure Protect Teeter Dance Thunderbolt
Focus Punch Double-Edge Dizzy Punch Fire Blast Facade Hyper Beam


Black 2 and White 2

Normal-type Tournament
Slaking BW
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Ambipom BW
Ambipom
 Type Normal 
Bouffalant BW
Bouffalant
 Type Normal 
Staraptor BW
Staraptor
 Type Normal Type Flying 
Exploud BW
Exploud
 Type Normal 
Sawsbuck BW
Sawsbuck
 Type Normal Type Grass 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Truant Ability: Technician Ability: Sap Sipper Ability: Intimidate Ability: Soundproof Ability: Sap Sipper
Item: ? Item: Normal Gem Item: Life Orb Item: Choice Band Item: Expert Belt Item: Chesto Berry
Giga Impact Return Head Charge Brave Bird Hyper Voice Horn Leech
Night Slash Acrobatics Stone Edge Close Combat Fire Blast Return
Earthquake Fake Out Megahorn Quick Attack Blizzard Swords Dance
Hammer Arm Fire Punch Revenge Final Gambit Focus Blast Rest
Hoenn Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Slaking BW
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Spinda BW
Spinda
 Type Normal 
Kecleon BW
Kecleon
 Type Normal 
Castform BW
Castform
 Type Normal 
Exploud BW
Exploud
 Type Normal 
Zangoose BW
Zangoose
 Type Normal 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Truant Ability: Own Tempo Ability: Color Change Ability: Forecast Ability: Soundproof Ability: Immunity
Item: ? Item: Dark Gem Item: Ganlon Berry Item: Ice Gem Item: Petaya Berry Item: Liechi Berry
Giga Impact Thrash Fake Out Fire Blast Hyper Voice Return
Hammer Arm Sucker Punch Shadow Claw Hydro Pump Focus Blast Close Combat
Earthquake Teeter Dance Recover Icy Wind Fire Blast Rock Slide
Slack Off Assist Skill Swap Disable Ice Beam Night Slash
Download Tournament (Gathered! Gym Leaders!)
Slaking BW
Slaking
 Type Normal 
Bouffalant BW
Bouffalant
 Type Normal 
Sawsbuck BW
Sawsbuck
 Type Normal Type Grass 
Stoutland BW
Stoutland
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Truant Ability: Sap Sipper Ability: Sap Sipper Ability: Intimidate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: Lum Berry Item: Occa Berry Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ?
Giga Impact Head Charge Horn Leech Snarl - -
Hammer Arm Megahorn Double-Edge Giga Impact - -
Rock Slide Reversal Megahorn Ice Fang - -
Facade Pursuit Jump Kick Roar - -


In the Anime

Pokémon Information
200px-Norman Slakoth
Norman's Slakoth first appeared in a flashback. It went up against Ash's Pikachu but lost to his Torkoal.
Slakoth
Pokémon Information
200px-Norman Vigoroth
Norman fought with his Vigoroth to save May's Torchic and to fight against Ash. In the end, Vigoroth won against Ash's Pikachu.
Slakoth - Vigoroth
Pokémon Information
200px-Norman Slaking
Norman's Slaking is his strongest Pokémon. It was up against Ash's Grovyle but lost.
Slakoth - Vigoroth - Slaking

Gallery


Trivia

  • In the anime, Norman substituted one of his Slaking for a Slakoth.
  • Gen III was the first time that you saw your father. (Norman)
  • Norman's Linoone is only seen once, in his battle with the player in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Norman's appearance is very plain which may be referring his usage normal-type Pokémon.

Voice Actors

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