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{{AnimeCharacter
 
{{AnimeCharacter
|textcolor = Black
 
 
|name = Paul
 
|name = Paul
 
|image = Paul.png
 
|image = Paul.png
 
|jname = '''シンジ''' ''Shinji''
 
|jname = '''シンジ''' ''Shinji''
|age = 10 or more
 
 
|hometown = [[Veilstone City]]
 
|hometown = [[Veilstone City]]
 
|region = Sinnoh
 
|region = Sinnoh
|family = [[Reggie]]
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|gender = Male
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|family = [[Reggie]] (brother)
 
|class = [[Pokemon Trainer]]
 
|class = [[Pokemon Trainer]]
|friends = *[[Ash]]
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|friends = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]]<br />[[Barry (anime)|Barry]]
*[[Barry]]
 
 
|firstappear = ''[[Two Degrees of Separation!]]''
 
|firstappear = ''[[Two Degrees of Separation!]]''
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|voiceact = [[Kiyotaka Furushima]] (Japenese) <br /> [[Julián Rebolledo]] (English)
 
|AltImageWidth = 100
 
|AltImageWidth = 100
 
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'''Paul''' (Japanese: '''シンジ''' ''Shinji'') is one of [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]]'s rivals, and a citizen of Veilstone City. He received his [[Starter Pokemon|Starter]] in [[Sandgem Town]] from [[Professor Rowan]] and has traveled through [[Kanto]], [[Johto]] and [[Hoenn]]. Unlike Ash, he is initially not a caring trainer, what he wants from his [[Pokémon]] is pure power and the trainers he faces to be strong. When he first meets Ash, he demands a 3 on 3 Battle, however since Ash was still looking for [[Pikachu]], Ash couldn't battle, this warranted some aggravation on Paul's part. Paul is also known to release his Pokémon if he deems them weak or useless. Some fans call him a "cold-hearted power monger" which seems somewhat appropriate due to his ambition and seeing his Pokémon as tools for his own glory. Paul is similar to the rival in ''[[Pokémon Gold & Silver Version|Gold]]'', ''[[Pokémon Gold & Silver Version|Silver]]'', ''[[Pokemon Crystal|Crystal]]'', ''[[Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Version|HeartGold]]'' and ''[[Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Version|SoulSilver]]'' who is often referred to as [[Silver (game)|Silver]].
'''Paul''' (Japanese: '''シンジ''' ''Shinji'') is one of [[Ash]]'s rivals, and a citizen of Veilstone City. He most likely headed to [[Sandgem Town]] to get his starter, he has since traveled through [[Kanto]], [[Johto]] & [[Hoenn]]. However, unlike Ash, he is intially not a caring trainer, what he wants from his [[Pokémon]] is pure power and the trainers he faces to be strong. When he first meets Ash, he demands a 3 on 3 Battle, however since Ash was still looking for [[Pikachu]], Ash couldn't battle, this warranted some aggravation on Paul's part. Paul is also known to release his Pokémon if he deems them weak or useless. Some fans call him a "cold-hearted power monger" which seems somewhat appropriate due to his ambition and seeing his Pokémon as tools for his own glory. Paul is similar to the rival in ''[[Gold]], [[Silver]], [[Pokemon Crystal|Crystal]], [[HeartGold]]'', and ''[[SoulSilver]]'', who is often referred to as [[Silver (game)|Silver]].
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
When Paul was just become a trainer, had just started his Pokemon journey and obtained his Turtwig, he went over from Sinnoh to Kanto to watch his brother Reggie battle against Pyramid King Brandon. Unfortunately, Reggie couldn't knock out any of Brandon's Pokemon and was easily defeated. Brandon yelled at Reggie and asked him where his true inner strength was. This made Paul wonder about his own strength as a trainer and from then on, he became obsessed with power. He then apparently travelled through the Kanto, Hoenn and Johto regions, didn't win any of their leagues and then returned to Sinnoh.
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When Paul was just become a trainer, had just started his Pokemon journey and obtained his Turtwig, he went over from Sinnoh to Kanto to watch his brother Reggie battle against Pyramid King Brandon. Unfortunately, Reggie couldn't knock out any of Brandon's Pokemon and was easily defeated. Brandon yelled at Reggie and asked him where his true inner strength was. This made Paul wonder about his own strength as a trainer and from then on, he became obsessed with power. He then apparently traveled through the Kanto, Hoenn and Johto regions, didn't win any of their leagues and then returned to Sinnoh.
   
Once he returned to Sinnoh, he caught a Ninjask using his Elekid. Not long after he caught Ninjask, He watched a terrified wild Chimchar being chased by a pack of Zangoose. Chimchar got to an end of a cliff and was cornered by the Zangoose- out of desperation and determination, Chimchar managed to produce a blaze endused Flame Wheel- which impressed Paul- and scared the Zangoose away. Paul then approached the fire type and asked it to join his team, which Chimchar accepted. Chimchar would greatly regret this decision as Paul put it through extremely harsh training in order to activiate Blaze again- as shown throughout the diamond and pearl series.
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Once he returned to Sinnoh, he caught a Ninjask using his Elekid. Not long after he caught Ninjask, He watched a terrified wild Chimchar being chased by a pack of Zangoose. Chimchar got to an end of a cliff and was cornered by the Zangoose- out of desperation and determination, Chimchar managed to produce a blaze-infused Flame Wheel- which impressed Paul- and scared the Zangoose away. Paul then approached the fire type and asked it to join his team, which Chimchar accepted. Chimchar would greatly regret this decision as Paul put it through extremely harsh training in order to activiate Blaze again- as shown throughout the diamond and pearl series.
   
 
Paul watched Ash Ketchum capture a Starly with his Aipom prior to their first meeting and is unimpressed by him.
 
Paul watched Ash Ketchum capture a Starly with his Aipom prior to their first meeting and is unimpressed by him.
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Paul and his Elekid then meet Ash face to face for the first time and tells him he saw him catch Starly- and he'd be better trying to catch the best Starly he could. Ash sarcastically replies 'You can tell which one's the strongest?'
 
Paul and his Elekid then meet Ash face to face for the first time and tells him he saw him catch Starly- and he'd be better trying to catch the best Starly he could. Ash sarcastically replies 'You can tell which one's the strongest?'
   
Paul says 'Of course' and releases three Starly- To Ash and Brock's suprise. Paul explains that you can scan the pokemon you catch on your pokedex. He decides to keep the Starly with Aerial ace and releases the other two to Ash's horror. When Paul says that they were useless, it makes Ash angry and he says 'You know what- any pokemon can be strong if you train them' .
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Paul says 'Of course' and releases three Starly- To Ash and Brock's surprise. Paul explains that you can scan the pokemon you catch on your pokedex. He decides to keep the Starly with Aerial ace and releases the other two to Ash's horror. When Paul says that they were useless, it makes Ash angry and he says 'You know what- any Pokémon can be strong if you train them'.
   
Paul challenges Ash to a 3 on 3 battle- but Ash declines since he only has Aipom and Starly with him. Paul is disgusted by this, calls Ash 'Pathetic' and leaves with his Elekid
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Paul challenges Ash to a 3 on 3 battle- but Ash declines since he only has Aipom and Starly with him. Paul is disgusted by this, calls Ash 'pathetic' and leaves with his Elekid
   
Later on, when Ash has got Pikachu back and has changed into his Sinnoh clothes, he walks out of Professor Rowan's lab with Brock, Dawn and the professor to find Paul standing at a tree, waiting for him. He asks him for the battle he requested earlier, which now Ash gladly accepts. Paul's Starly manages to defeat Ash's with aerial ace. Paul however, decides to release Starly since it doesn't meet his standards- much to Ash's annoyance. Next up it's Ash's Aipom vs Paul's Chimchar. 
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Later on, when Ash has got Pikachu back and has changed into his Sinnoh clothes, he walks out of Professor Rowan's lab with Brock, Dawn and the professor to find Paul standing at a tree, waiting for him. He asks him for the battle he requested earlier, which now Ash gladly accepts. Paul's Starly manages to defeat Ash's with aerial ace. Paul however, decides to release Starly since it doesn't meet his standards- much to Ash's annoyance. Next up its Ash's Aipom vs Paul's Chimchar. 
   
Paul is shown watching Ash battle Conway. Once Conway is defeated, the sinnoh league board shuffles and Ash and Paul look at each other as they realise they are to battle each other next. Later on, Paul walks up to Ash with his Electivire.
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Paul is shown watching Ash battle Conway. Once Conway is defeated, the Sinnoh League board shuffles and Ash and Paul look at each other as they realize they are to battle each other next. Later on, Paul walks up to Ash with his Electivire.
   
 
Paul is shown to have watched the battle between Ash and Tobias on TV. He looks sad, sighs and then walks away.
 
Paul is shown to have watched the battle between Ash and Tobias on TV. He looks sad, sighs and then walks away.
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Paul rarely shows any emotions and this affects his dealings with his Pokemon which can be very harsh. On some occasions, however he has been shown to lose his temper. An example of this was a very significant time was in  "A Pyramiding Rage", when he let his anger get out of control during his battle with Brandon due to his frustration of not being able to beat Brandon's Pokemon. Paul also almost never smiles, except for the occasional smirk and a small chuckle when dealing with Ash.
 
Paul rarely shows any emotions and this affects his dealings with his Pokemon which can be very harsh. On some occasions, however he has been shown to lose his temper. An example of this was a very significant time was in  "A Pyramiding Rage", when he let his anger get out of control during his battle with Brandon due to his frustration of not being able to beat Brandon's Pokemon. Paul also almost never smiles, except for the occasional smirk and a small chuckle when dealing with Ash.
   
Despite his seemingly cruel nature, he can be polite when he wants to - especially towards authority figures like Cynthia and Nurse Joy. He also can aknowlege his opponent if he considers them to be a worthy opponent- an example of this is Roark who he was very impressed by. He also seems to think a lot of his brother Reggie, despite once saying he had 'a big mouth'.
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Despite his seemingly cruel nature, he can be polite when he wants to - especially towards authority figures like Cynthia and Nurse Joy. He also can acknowledge his opponent if he considers them to be a worthy opponent- an example of this is Roark who he was very impressed by. He also seems to think a lot of his brother Reggie, despite once saying he had 'a big mouth'.
   
 
He also seems to enjoy seeing Ash get worked up- an example of this is In Chim-Charred! when He chuckled and said to Ash, "Man, you get worked up.
 
He also seems to enjoy seeing Ash get worked up- an example of this is In Chim-Charred! when He chuckled and said to Ash, "Man, you get worked up.
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"Paul's catchphrase is 'Pathetic'- and tends to direct it at Ash when Ash does or says something that Paul finds irriating or childish. Paul's battle cry is "Stand by for battle!"
 
"Paul's catchphrase is 'Pathetic'- and tends to direct it at Ash when Ash does or says something that Paul finds irriating or childish. Paul's battle cry is "Stand by for battle!"
   
Towards the end of the saga, and especially after losing the battle to Ash in the Sinnoh League, Paul seems to  reform somewhat and is shown congratulating Electivire on a job well done, something that he had never done prior to the three-part final battle. Paul was also impressed by how his former pokemon Infernape developed after being in Ash's care, how well Ash had trained it and admitted this after their final sinnoh battle. Paul then decided to return to Snowpoint City to rechallenge Brandon and he bids farewell to Ash, albeit on more friendly terms. He also seems sad when he sees Ash lose to Tobias.
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Towards the end of the saga, and especially after losing the battle to Ash in the Sinnoh League, Paul seems to  reform somewhat and is shown congratulating Electivire on a job well done, something that he had never done prior to the three-part final battle. Paul was also impressed by how his former pokemon Infernape developed after being in Ash's care, how well Ash had trained it and admitted this after their final Sinnoh battle. Paul then decided to return to Snowpoint City to rechallenge Brandon and he bids farewell to Ash, albeit on more friendly terms. He also seems sad when he sees Ash lose to Tobias.
   
 
==Pokémon==
 
==Pokémon==
As a result of Paul's selective team creation, his active team is composed of Pokémon that he deems to be powerful. While the captures of Ursaring and Gliscor were shown in Different Strokes for Different Blokes and [[Riding the Winds of Change!]] respectively, the rest were obtained off-screen. The On-hand Pokémon List contains Paul's Pokémon whom are currently used by him in the Sinnoh League and against [[Ash]]. It was later revealed that his Torterra, Nidoking, Hariyama, Weavile, Froslass, Drapion and Electivire have a type of sentimental value to him as he captured these Pokémon when he first started his journey as a Pokémon trainer.
 
 
 
===On hand===
 
===On hand===
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
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|image = Paul's Electivire.png
 
|image = Paul's Electivire.png
 
|info = Having evolved into Electivire in preparation for the Sinnoh League, Electivire became one of Paul's most powerful pokemon, possibly only rivalled by his Torterra. It is interesting to note that despite not being his Starter Pokemon, Electivire appears to be his Signature Pokemon.In the Sinnoh League, he battled Ash's Infernape, and after a tough battle, Infernape's Blaze being activated, Electivire lost after beating 2 of Ash's Pokemon.
 
|info = Having evolved into Electivire in preparation for the Sinnoh League, Electivire became one of Paul's most powerful pokemon, possibly only rivalled by his Torterra. It is interesting to note that despite not being his Starter Pokemon, Electivire appears to be his Signature Pokemon.In the Sinnoh League, he battled Ash's Infernape, and after a tough battle, Infernape's Blaze being activated, Electivire lost after beating 2 of Ash's Pokemon.
|nameline = [[Paul's Electivire|Elekid → Electabuzz → Electivire]]|gender = male}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Electivire|Elekid → Electabuzz → Electivire]]|gender = male}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = steel
 
|type = steel
 
|image = Paul Aggron.png
 
|image = Paul Aggron.png
 
|info = Aggron was the first of Paul's Pokémon that he used during his Sinnoh League battle against Ash. Aggron is a very strong Pokémon and has evolved from Lairon, knowing a powerful Metal Sound attack that even managed to incapacitate Pokémon in the stands. In addition to that, it has powerful Metal Claw, Double-Edge and Flash Cannon attacks which allowed it to hold its own against Ash's Pikachu. However, it eventually fell to Ash's Infernape.
 
|info = Aggron was the first of Paul's Pokémon that he used during his Sinnoh League battle against Ash. Aggron is a very strong Pokémon and has evolved from Lairon, knowing a powerful Metal Sound attack that even managed to incapacitate Pokémon in the stands. In addition to that, it has powerful Metal Claw, Double-Edge and Flash Cannon attacks which allowed it to hold its own against Ash's Pikachu. However, it eventually fell to Ash's Infernape.
|nameline = [[Paul's Aggron|Lairon → Aggron]]|gender = male|type2 = rock}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Aggron|Lairon → Aggron]]|gender = male|type2 = rock}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = water
 
|type = water
 
|image = Paul Gastrodon.png
 
|image = Paul Gastrodon.png
 
|info = Paul's second Pokémon during the Sinnoh League battle against Ash was Gastrodon. Gastrodon is a very strong Pokémon and managed to trap Ash's Staraptor in battle with a strategy that involved using Water Pulse and Body Slam. It's also used a Counter Shield using Muddy Water. It was soon defeated by Ash's Buizel's Ice Punch.
 
|info = Paul's second Pokémon during the Sinnoh League battle against Ash was Gastrodon. Gastrodon is a very strong Pokémon and managed to trap Ash's Staraptor in battle with a strategy that involved using Water Pulse and Body Slam. It's also used a Counter Shield using Muddy Water. It was soon defeated by Ash's Buizel's Ice Punch.
|nameline = [[Paul's Gastrodon|Gastrodon]]|gender = male|type2 = ground}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Gastrodon|Gastrodon]]|gender = male|type2 = ground}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = poison
 
|type = poison
 
|image = Paul's Drapion.png
 
|image = Paul's Drapion.png
 
|info = Drapion is Paul's third Pokémon that he used during the Sinnoh League battle against Ash. Drapion was extremely powerful, managing to defeat Ash's Buizel, Staraptor and Torterra and used Toxic Spikes to poison 5 of Ash's Pokémon. Drapion was finally defeated by Gliscor.
 
|info = Drapion is Paul's third Pokémon that he used during the Sinnoh League battle against Ash. Drapion was extremely powerful, managing to defeat Ash's Buizel, Staraptor and Torterra and used Toxic Spikes to poison 5 of Ash's Pokémon. Drapion was finally defeated by Gliscor.
|nameline = [[Paul's Drapion|Drapion]]|gender = male|type2 = dark}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Drapion|Drapion]]|gender = male|type2 = dark}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = bug
 
|type = bug
 
|image = Paul's Ninjask.png
 
|image = Paul's Ninjask.png
 
|info = Paul captured Ninjask just before he met with Chimchar. He then later used Ninjask in his battle against Ash. Using his incredibly speed, Ninjask managed to evade all of Gliscor's attacks and eventually poisoned it by knocking it to the ground, which had been made poisonous by Drapions Toxic Spikes, with Fury Cutter forcing Ash to recall Gliscor. However, Infernape defeated it.
 
|info = Paul captured Ninjask just before he met with Chimchar. He then later used Ninjask in his battle against Ash. Using his incredibly speed, Ninjask managed to evade all of Gliscor's attacks and eventually poisoned it by knocking it to the ground, which had been made poisonous by Drapions Toxic Spikes, with Fury Cutter forcing Ash to recall Gliscor. However, Infernape defeated it.
|nameline = [[Paul's Ninjask|Ninjask]]|gender = male|type2 = flying}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Ninjask|Ninjask]]|gender = male|type2 = flying}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = ice
 
|type = ice
|image = Paul's Froslass.png
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|image = Paul Froslass.png
 
|info = Froslass was the fifth of Paul's Pokémon seen during his battle with Ash. Shortly after sending it out, it used the move [[Hail]], which coupled with its [[Snow Cloak]] ability, it managed to evade the attacks by Ash's Pikachu. However, Pikachu soon got the upper hand and Froslass was defeated.
 
|info = Froslass was the fifth of Paul's Pokémon seen during his battle with Ash. Shortly after sending it out, it used the move [[Hail]], which coupled with its [[Snow Cloak]] ability, it managed to evade the attacks by Ash's Pikachu. However, Pikachu soon got the upper hand and Froslass was defeated.
 
|nameline = [[Paul's Froslass|Froslass]]
 
|nameline = [[Paul's Froslass|Froslass]]
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|image = Paul Torterra.png
 
|image = Paul Torterra.png
 
|info = Torterra, evolved from the Turtwig that he obtained as a starter is one of Paul's strongest Pokémon whom Paul has used in his many league battles. It knows many strong attacks such as Frenzy Plant, it manages to hold its own in battle. However, it was defeated easily by Cynthia's Garchomp. This was a one off loss however as Paul used it in a variety of battles where it won easily. Despite its trainer being harsh, Torterra itself was eager to help Ash's Grotle get to terms with its new physique and loss of speed.
 
|info = Torterra, evolved from the Turtwig that he obtained as a starter is one of Paul's strongest Pokémon whom Paul has used in his many league battles. It knows many strong attacks such as Frenzy Plant, it manages to hold its own in battle. However, it was defeated easily by Cynthia's Garchomp. This was a one off loss however as Paul used it in a variety of battles where it won easily. Despite its trainer being harsh, Torterra itself was eager to help Ash's Grotle get to terms with its new physique and loss of speed.
|nameline = [[Paul's Torterra|Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra]]|gender = Male|type2 = ground}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Torterra|Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra]]|gender = Male|type2 = ground}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = normal
 
|type = normal
 
|image = Paul Ursaring.png
 
|image = Paul Ursaring.png
 
|info = While stuck in a forest, Ash & Co. got attacked by an Ursaring that chased them out. Deciding it was worthy of testing, Paul used his Chimchar to capture it. Paul was happy with the strength of the Ursaring and has thus kept it on his team. After its capture, Paul has used it in many battles and has managed to prove that the Ursaring is strong and Paul has used it in numerous battles. Normally, it ends up having its Guts ability activated to allow it to defeat its foes with ease.
 
|info = While stuck in a forest, Ash & Co. got attacked by an Ursaring that chased them out. Deciding it was worthy of testing, Paul used his Chimchar to capture it. Paul was happy with the strength of the Ursaring and has thus kept it on his team. After its capture, Paul has used it in many battles and has managed to prove that the Ursaring is strong and Paul has used it in numerous battles. Normally, it ends up having its Guts ability activated to allow it to defeat its foes with ease.
|nameline = [[Paul's Ursaring|Ursaring]]|gender = Female}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Ursaring|Ursaring]]|gender = Female}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = dark
 
|type = dark
 
|image = Paul Honchkrow.png
 
|image = Paul Honchkrow.png
 
|info = Before getting to the Veilstone Gym, Paul evolved his Murkrow into Honchkrow. Unlike Murkrow, Honchkrow is powerful and can hold its own in battle with attacks such as it's powerful Sky Attack and Dark Pulse. Using these attacks, it managed to defeat Ash's Grotle with little difficulty. It was also used in a PokéRinger contest where it managed to get to the final round, only to be beaten by Ash's newly evolved Staraptor.
 
|info = Before getting to the Veilstone Gym, Paul evolved his Murkrow into Honchkrow. Unlike Murkrow, Honchkrow is powerful and can hold its own in battle with attacks such as it's powerful Sky Attack and Dark Pulse. Using these attacks, it managed to defeat Ash's Grotle with little difficulty. It was also used in a PokéRinger contest where it managed to get to the final round, only to be beaten by Ash's newly evolved Staraptor.
|nameline = [[Paul's Honchkrow|Murkrow → Honchkrow]]|gender = Unknown|type2 = flying}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Honchkrow|Murkrow → Honchkrow]]|gender = Unknown|type2 = flying}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = dark
 
|type = dark
 
|image = Paul Weavile.png
 
|image = Paul Weavile.png
 
|info = Paul's Weavile was first used in battle against Cynthia's Garchomp. It has a variety of Ice attacks at its disposal such as Blizzard as well as some strong physical attacks including Metal Claw. However, in both of the battles it has been seen in, against Cynthia's Garchomp and Ash's Staraptor, it has lost despite having the type advantage.
 
|info = Paul's Weavile was first used in battle against Cynthia's Garchomp. It has a variety of Ice attacks at its disposal such as Blizzard as well as some strong physical attacks including Metal Claw. However, in both of the battles it has been seen in, against Cynthia's Garchomp and Ash's Staraptor, it has lost despite having the type advantage.
|nameline = [[Paul's Weavile|Weavile]]|gender = Unknown|type2 = ice}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Weavile|Weavile]]|gender = Unknown|type2 = ice}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = ground
 
|type = ground
 
|image = Paul's Gliscor.png
 
|image = Paul's Gliscor.png
 
|info = Paul encountered Gliscor in a town near Veilstone City. It had become trapped in the town after being blown there by the wind and started causing trouble with a fleet of Gligar. In stopping it, Paul captured the Gliscor and after checking its stats, decided to keep it on his team. Gliscor has a range of powerful attacks including X-Scissor and Guillotine.
 
|info = Paul encountered Gliscor in a town near Veilstone City. It had become trapped in the town after being blown there by the wind and started causing trouble with a fleet of Gligar. In stopping it, Paul captured the Gliscor and after checking its stats, decided to keep it on his team. Gliscor has a range of powerful attacks including X-Scissor and Guillotine.
|nameline = [[Paul's Gliscor|Gliscor]]|gender = Unknown|type2 = flying}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Gliscor|Gliscor]]|gender = Unknown|type2 = flying}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = fire
 
|type = fire
 
|image = Paul's Magmortar.png
 
|image = Paul's Magmortar.png
 
|info = Paul obtained a Magmar prior to getting to Veilstone City and successfully used it in his gym battle against Maylene. It has a variety of powerful attacks including Fire Spin & Fire Punch. Paul later used it in his battle against Brandon where it had troubles fighting Registeel before being defeated by Regirock. It evolved into Magmortar not long after this loss.
 
|info = Paul obtained a Magmar prior to getting to Veilstone City and successfully used it in his gym battle against Maylene. It has a variety of powerful attacks including Fire Spin & Fire Punch. Paul later used it in his battle against Brandon where it had troubles fighting Registeel before being defeated by Regirock. It evolved into Magmortar not long after this loss.
|nameline = [[Paul's Magmortar|Magmar → Magmortar]]|gender = Male}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Magmortar|Magmar → Magmortar]]|gender = Male}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = fighting
 
|type = fighting
 
|image = Paul Hariyama.png
 
|image = Paul Hariyama.png
 
|info = Paul also utilised his Hariyama in his battle against the Pyramid King Brandon. Sending it against Regirock, Hariyama utilised a variety of fighting type volleys in order to try and defeat it. However, it wasn't too long before Hariyama was defeated.
 
|info = Paul also utilised his Hariyama in his battle against the Pyramid King Brandon. Sending it against Regirock, Hariyama utilised a variety of fighting type volleys in order to try and defeat it. However, it wasn't too long before Hariyama was defeated.
|nameline = [[Paul's Hariyama|Hariyama]]|gender = Male}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Paul's Hariyama|Hariyama]]|gender = Male}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = poison
 
|type = poison
 
|image = Paul Nidoking.png
 
|image = Paul Nidoking.png
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===Released===
 
===Released===
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
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|type = normal
 
|image = Paul's Starly.png
 
|image = Paul's Starly.png
 
|info = This Starly was the Starly that Paul kept, due to it knowing Aerial Ace. It is a powerful Starly that was able to defeat Ash's Starly in a quick battle. However despite this win, Paul decided to let Starly go.
 
|info = This Starly was the Starly that Paul kept, due to it knowing Aerial Ace. It is a powerful Starly that was able to defeat Ash's Starly in a quick battle. However despite this win, Paul decided to let Starly go.
|nameline = [[Starly]]|gender = Female|type2 = normal}}{{AnimePokémon
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|nameline = [[Starly]]|gender = Female|type2 = flying}}
|type = flying
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{{AnimePokémon
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|type = normal
 
|image = Paul Starly First 2.png
 
|image = Paul Starly First 2.png
 
|info = Paul caught these two Starly with the other one. However after learning that these two did not know Aerial Ace, Paul quickly released these two and kept the other one, for a short time.
 
|info = Paul caught these two Starly with the other one. However after learning that these two did not know Aerial Ace, Paul quickly released these two and kept the other one, for a short time.
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|nameline = [[Starly|Starly (x2)]]|type2 = flying}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = normal
 
|type = normal
 
|image = Paul's Stantler.png
 
|image = Paul's Stantler.png
 
|info = While stuck in a forest, Paul discovered a Wild Stantler. Battling it with Chimchar, he captured it and decided, like usual, to check its strength with his Pokédex, he decided that Stantler was too weak to be on his team and thus released it back to the wild. The only move that Stantler knew was Tackle.
 
|info = While stuck in a forest, Paul discovered a Wild Stantler. Battling it with Chimchar, he captured it and decided, like usual, to check its strength with his Pokédex, he decided that Stantler was too weak to be on his team and thus released it back to the wild. The only move that Stantler knew was Tackle.
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|info = It is unknown where Paul obtained his Azumarill, however Paul did use it in his battle against the Rock Gym Leader of Sinnoh, Roark. With a powerful Hydro Pump, Paul hoped it would help make quick work of Roark's team. However, Roark's Geodude made quick work of it. After it's pitiful defeat during the Gym Battle with Roark, Paul gave his Azumarill to a passing trainer.
 
|info = It is unknown where Paul obtained his Azumarill, however Paul did use it in his battle against the Rock Gym Leader of Sinnoh, Roark. With a powerful Hydro Pump, Paul hoped it would help make quick work of Roark's team. However, Roark's Geodude made quick work of it. After it's pitiful defeat during the Gym Battle with Roark, Paul gave his Azumarill to a passing trainer.
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==Statistics==
 
==Statistics==
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====Sinnoh League====
 
====Sinnoh League====
*Coal Badge
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*[[Coal Badge]]
*Cobble Badge
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*[[Cobble Badge]]
*Icicle Badge
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*[[Relic Badge]]
*Beacon badge
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*[[Icicle Badge]]
*Lightweight badge
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*[[Mineral Badge]]
*3 Unknown Badges
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*3 unknown Badges
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===Pokémon League Status===
===Pokemon League Status===
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*[[Indigo Plateau Conference]] (Indigo League): Unknown but did not win
*Kanto Conference (Indigo League): Unknown but did not win
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*[[Silver Conference]] (Johto League): Unknown but did not win
*Silver Conference (Johto League): Unknown but did not win
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*[[Ever Grande Conference]] (Hoenn League): Unknown but did not win
*Ever Grande Conference (Hoenn League): Unknown but did not win
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*[[Lily of the Valley Conference]] (Sinnoh League) Lost to Ash: Top 8
*Lilly of the Valley Coference (Sinnoh League) Lost to Ash: Top 8
 
   
 
===Unoffical competions===
 
===Unoffical competions===
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Paul's appearance and personality is heavily based on Silver's; at first some fans assumed that he was the anime counterpart of Silver. This was proven false because Silver already appeared in the anime before Paul. However, the appearance was brief, so Paul may be a remake of [[Silver (game)|Silver]] the way [[Lyra (anime)|Lyra]] is [[Kris]] 's game remake.
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*Paul's appearance and personality is heavily based on Silver's; at first some fans assumed that he was the anime counterpart of Silver. This was proven false because Silver already had appeared in the anime before Paul. However, the appearance was brief, so Paul may be a remake of [[Silver (game)|Silver]] the way [[Lyra (anime)|Lyra]] is [[Kris]]'s game remake.
 
*Strangely enough, Paul's hometown is [[Veilstone City]], which is also where [[Team Galactic]]'s base was set up. Also interesting to note is that, in the games, you can only evolve [[Murkrow]] by use of the Dusk Stone, which is only available inside of said base.
 
*Strangely enough, Paul's hometown is [[Veilstone City]], which is also where [[Team Galactic]]'s base was set up. Also interesting to note is that, in the games, you can only evolve [[Murkrow]] by use of the Dusk Stone, which is only available inside of said base.
 
*Oddly, out of almost all the battles Paul and Ash were in, Paul was the victor, making him a lot stronger than Ash, yet he couldn't defeat Brandon the Pyramid King but Ash could because Paul fought out of anger.
 
*Oddly, out of almost all the battles Paul and Ash were in, Paul was the victor, making him a lot stronger than Ash, yet he couldn't defeat Brandon the Pyramid King but Ash could because Paul fought out of anger.
 
*Although a [[Pokédex]] is often red or pink Paul's Pokédex is black.
 
*Although a [[Pokédex]] is often red or pink Paul's Pokédex is black.
*Paul smiled when he lost to [[Ash Ketchum]] in the Sinnoh league.
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*Paul smiled when he lost to Ash in the Sinnoh League.
*Paul and Ash share the dream of becoming the world's best trainer.
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*Paul and Ash share the dream of becoming the world's best Pokémon Trainer.
 
*Paul is the only named trainer to own an East Sea Gastrodon.
 
*Paul is the only named trainer to own an East Sea Gastrodon.
*Paul has owned several pokemon that Ash owns, Torterra, Gliscor, Starly and Chimchar(the same Chimchar as Ash).
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*Paul has owned several Pokémon that Ash owns, Torterra, Gliscor, Starly and Chimchar(the same Chimchar as Ash).
 
*Paul has never seen Ash without his hat.
 
*Paul has never seen Ash without his hat.
 
*Paul is the kind of trainer who doesn't let any entry hazards stop him from making substitutions.
 
*Paul is the kind of trainer who doesn't let any entry hazards stop him from making substitutions.
*Unlike the original owners of [[Ash's Pignite|Tepig]] and [[Ash's Charizard|Charmander]], Paul doesn't try getting [[Ash's Infernape|Chimchar]] back despite witnessing its power. This could be Paul's own act of kindness, as it shows that Paul truely acknowledges Chimchar's growth as Infernape, unlike the other trainers, who wanted their abandoned Pokemon for their power.
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*Paul was suppose to have his own episode just like Dawn and Brock did. It involves Paul returning back to Snowpoint City to have a rematch with Brandon and Zoey watch his battle. However, due to how many fans hate Paul for what kind of person he is, nobody wants an episode that involves Paul.
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*Paul is seen in the ending credits of Decolora Adventures, holding hands with Gary and Luke.
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*Unlike the original owners of [[Ash's Pignite|Tepig]] and [[Ash's Charizard|Charmander]], Paul didn't try getting [[Ash's Infernape|Chimchar]] back despite witnessing its power. This could be Paul's own act of kindness, as it shows that Paul truly acknowledges Chimchar's growth as Infernape, unlike the other trainers, who wanted their abandoned Pokémon for their power.
 
**Paul also didn't lie or fake a kind farewell to his Chimchar, like Charmander and Tepig, but rather demanded that Chimchar leave in a harsh voice.
 
**Paul also didn't lie or fake a kind farewell to his Chimchar, like Charmander and Tepig, but rather demanded that Chimchar leave in a harsh voice.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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CAVY9OHV.jpg|Stock Art of Paul
 
th_DP40wwwpkpidgeotcom-LaCampeonaShiro.jpg|Paul Battling
 
paul1.jpg|Paul with Ash
 
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th_DP40wwwpkpidgeot.comLaCampeonaShironaaparece050_3__0001.jpg|Paul upon losing against [[Cynthia]]
 
 
th_Paul40.jpg|Paul getting mad at [[Chimchar]]
 
th_Paul40.jpg|Paul getting mad at [[Chimchar]]
 
Paul.jpg|Paul's First Appearance
 
Paul.jpg|Paul's First Appearance
 
Paul .jpg|Paul disappointed at Ash losing the Sinnoh League
 
Paul .jpg|Paul disappointed at Ash losing the Sinnoh League
 
PaulSmile.jpg|Paul smiling crookedly
 
PaulSmile.jpg|Paul smiling crookedly
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Paul4.jpg|Paul and Ash paired up in a difficult tag battle
 
Paul4.jpg|Paul and Ash paired up in a difficult tag battle
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Paul Elekid.jpg|Paul and his Elekid battling a Starly
 
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Latest revision as of 20:34, September 24, 2014

Paul
(シンジ Shinji)
Paul
General
Gender: Male
Hometown: Veilstone City
Region: Sinnoh
Family: Reggie (brother)
Class: Pokemon Trainer
Friends: Ash
Barry
First Appearance: Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actor: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japenese)
Julián Rebolledo (English)

Paul (Japanese: シンジ Shinji) is one of Ash's rivals, and a citizen of Veilstone City. He received his Starter in Sandgem Town from Professor Rowan and has traveled through Kanto, Johto and Hoenn. Unlike Ash, he is initially not a caring trainer, what he wants from his Pokémon is pure power and the trainers he faces to be strong. When he first meets Ash, he demands a 3 on 3 Battle, however since Ash was still looking for Pikachu, Ash couldn't battle, this warranted some aggravation on Paul's part. Paul is also known to release his Pokémon if he deems them weak or useless. Some fans call him a "cold-hearted power monger" which seems somewhat appropriate due to his ambition and seeing his Pokémon as tools for his own glory. Paul is similar to the rival in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver who is often referred to as Silver.

HistoryEdit

When Paul was just become a trainer, had just started his Pokemon journey and obtained his Turtwig, he went over from Sinnoh to Kanto to watch his brother Reggie battle against Pyramid King Brandon. Unfortunately, Reggie couldn't knock out any of Brandon's Pokemon and was easily defeated. Brandon yelled at Reggie and asked him where his true inner strength was. This made Paul wonder about his own strength as a trainer and from then on, he became obsessed with power. He then apparently traveled through the Kanto, Hoenn and Johto regions, didn't win any of their leagues and then returned to Sinnoh.

Once he returned to Sinnoh, he caught a Ninjask using his Elekid. Not long after he caught Ninjask, He watched a terrified wild Chimchar being chased by a pack of Zangoose. Chimchar got to an end of a cliff and was cornered by the Zangoose- out of desperation and determination, Chimchar managed to produce a blaze-infused Flame Wheel- which impressed Paul- and scared the Zangoose away. Paul then approached the fire type and asked it to join his team, which Chimchar accepted. Chimchar would greatly regret this decision as Paul put it through extremely harsh training in order to activiate Blaze again- as shown throughout the diamond and pearl series.

Paul watched Ash Ketchum capture a Starly with his Aipom prior to their first meeting and is unimpressed by him.

Paul and his Elekid then meet Ash face to face for the first time and tells him he saw him catch Starly- and he'd be better trying to catch the best Starly he could. Ash sarcastically replies 'You can tell which one's the strongest?'

Paul says 'Of course' and releases three Starly- To Ash and Brock's surprise. Paul explains that you can scan the pokemon you catch on your pokedex. He decides to keep the Starly with Aerial ace and releases the other two to Ash's horror. When Paul says that they were useless, it makes Ash angry and he says 'You know what- any Pokémon can be strong if you train them'.

Paul challenges Ash to a 3 on 3 battle- but Ash declines since he only has Aipom and Starly with him. Paul is disgusted by this, calls Ash 'pathetic' and leaves with his Elekid

Later on, when Ash has got Pikachu back and has changed into his Sinnoh clothes, he walks out of Professor Rowan's lab with Brock, Dawn and the professor to find Paul standing at a tree, waiting for him. He asks him for the battle he requested earlier, which now Ash gladly accepts. Paul's Starly manages to defeat Ash's with aerial ace. Paul however, decides to release Starly since it doesn't meet his standards- much to Ash's annoyance. Next up its Ash's Aipom vs Paul's Chimchar. 

Paul is shown watching Ash battle Conway. Once Conway is defeated, the Sinnoh League board shuffles and Ash and Paul look at each other as they realize they are to battle each other next. Later on, Paul walks up to Ash with his Electivire.

Paul is shown to have watched the battle between Ash and Tobias on TV. He looks sad, sighs and then walks away.

PersonalityEdit

Paul is a cold, callous, and rather arrogant trainer. He has no interest in being friends with anybody, even his own Pokémon, and simply sees his Pokémon as tools to win Pokémon battles. He is often annoyed and exasperated by Ash's actions and tendency to act like a child, and Paul seems to barely see their rivalry.

Paul rarely shows any emotions and this affects his dealings with his Pokemon which can be very harsh. On some occasions, however he has been shown to lose his temper. An example of this was a very significant time was in  "A Pyramiding Rage", when he let his anger get out of control during his battle with Brandon due to his frustration of not being able to beat Brandon's Pokemon. Paul also almost never smiles, except for the occasional smirk and a small chuckle when dealing with Ash.

Despite his seemingly cruel nature, he can be polite when he wants to - especially towards authority figures like Cynthia and Nurse Joy. He also can acknowledge his opponent if he considers them to be a worthy opponent- an example of this is Roark who he was very impressed by. He also seems to think a lot of his brother Reggie, despite once saying he had 'a big mouth'.

He also seems to enjoy seeing Ash get worked up- an example of this is In Chim-Charred! when He chuckled and said to Ash, "Man, you get worked up.

"Paul's catchphrase is 'Pathetic'- and tends to direct it at Ash when Ash does or says something that Paul finds irriating or childish. Paul's battle cry is "Stand by for battle!"

Towards the end of the saga, and especially after losing the battle to Ash in the Sinnoh League, Paul seems to  reform somewhat and is shown congratulating Electivire on a job well done, something that he had never done prior to the three-part final battle. Paul was also impressed by how his former pokemon Infernape developed after being in Ash's care, how well Ash had trained it and admitted this after their final Sinnoh battle. Paul then decided to return to Snowpoint City to rechallenge Brandon and he bids farewell to Ash, albeit on more friendly terms. He also seems sad when he sees Ash lose to Tobias.

PokémonEdit

On handEdit

Pokémon Information
Paul's Electivire
Having evolved into Electivire in preparation for the Sinnoh League, Electivire became one of Paul's most powerful pokemon, possibly only rivalled by his Torterra. It is interesting to note that despite not being his Starter Pokemon, Electivire appears to be his Signature Pokemon.In the Sinnoh League, he battled Ash's Infernape, and after a tough battle, Infernape's Blaze being activated, Electivire lost after beating 2 of Ash's Pokemon.
Elekid → Electabuzz → Electivire
Pokémon Information
Paul Aggron
Aggron was the first of Paul's Pokémon that he used during his Sinnoh League battle against Ash. Aggron is a very strong Pokémon and has evolved from Lairon, knowing a powerful Metal Sound attack that even managed to incapacitate Pokémon in the stands. In addition to that, it has powerful Metal Claw, Double-Edge and Flash Cannon attacks which allowed it to hold its own against Ash's Pikachu. However, it eventually fell to Ash's Infernape.
Lairon → Aggron
Pokémon Information
Paul Gastrodon
Paul's second Pokémon during the Sinnoh League battle against Ash was Gastrodon. Gastrodon is a very strong Pokémon and managed to trap Ash's Staraptor in battle with a strategy that involved using Water Pulse and Body Slam. It's also used a Counter Shield using Muddy Water. It was soon defeated by Ash's Buizel's Ice Punch.
Gastrodon
Pokémon Information
Paul's Drapion
Drapion is Paul's third Pokémon that he used during the Sinnoh League battle against Ash. Drapion was extremely powerful, managing to defeat Ash's Buizel, Staraptor and Torterra and used Toxic Spikes to poison 5 of Ash's Pokémon. Drapion was finally defeated by Gliscor.
Drapion
Pokémon Information
Paul's Ninjask
Paul captured Ninjask just before he met with Chimchar. He then later used Ninjask in his battle against Ash. Using his incredibly speed, Ninjask managed to evade all of Gliscor's attacks and eventually poisoned it by knocking it to the ground, which had been made poisonous by Drapions Toxic Spikes, with Fury Cutter forcing Ash to recall Gliscor. However, Infernape defeated it.
Ninjask
Pokémon Information
Paul Froslass
Froslass was the fifth of Paul's Pokémon seen during his battle with Ash. Shortly after sending it out, it used the move Hail, which coupled with its Snow Cloak ability, it managed to evade the attacks by Ash's Pikachu. However, Pikachu soon got the upper hand and Froslass was defeated.
Froslass

At homeEdit

Pokémon Information
Paul Torterra
Torterra, evolved from the Turtwig that he obtained as a starter is one of Paul's strongest Pokémon whom Paul has used in his many league battles. It knows many strong attacks such as Frenzy Plant, it manages to hold its own in battle. However, it was defeated easily by Cynthia's Garchomp. This was a one off loss however as Paul used it in a variety of battles where it won easily. Despite its trainer being harsh, Torterra itself was eager to help Ash's Grotle get to terms with its new physique and loss of speed.
Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra
Pokémon Information
Paul Ursaring
While stuck in a forest, Ash & Co. got attacked by an Ursaring that chased them out. Deciding it was worthy of testing, Paul used his Chimchar to capture it. Paul was happy with the strength of the Ursaring and has thus kept it on his team. After its capture, Paul has used it in many battles and has managed to prove that the Ursaring is strong and Paul has used it in numerous battles. Normally, it ends up having its Guts ability activated to allow it to defeat its foes with ease.
Ursaring
Pokémon Information
Paul Honchkrow
Before getting to the Veilstone Gym, Paul evolved his Murkrow into Honchkrow. Unlike Murkrow, Honchkrow is powerful and can hold its own in battle with attacks such as it's powerful Sky Attack and Dark Pulse. Using these attacks, it managed to defeat Ash's Grotle with little difficulty. It was also used in a PokéRinger contest where it managed to get to the final round, only to be beaten by Ash's newly evolved Staraptor.
Murkrow → Honchkrow
Pokémon Information
Paul Weavile
Paul's Weavile was first used in battle against Cynthia's Garchomp. It has a variety of Ice attacks at its disposal such as Blizzard as well as some strong physical attacks including Metal Claw. However, in both of the battles it has been seen in, against Cynthia's Garchomp and Ash's Staraptor, it has lost despite having the type advantage.
Weavile
Pokémon Information
Paul's Gliscor
Paul encountered Gliscor in a town near Veilstone City. It had become trapped in the town after being blown there by the wind and started causing trouble with a fleet of Gligar. In stopping it, Paul captured the Gliscor and after checking its stats, decided to keep it on his team. Gliscor has a range of powerful attacks including X-Scissor and Guillotine.
Gliscor
Pokémon Information
Paul's Magmortar
Paul obtained a Magmar prior to getting to Veilstone City and successfully used it in his gym battle against Maylene. It has a variety of powerful attacks including Fire Spin & Fire Punch. Paul later used it in his battle against Brandon where it had troubles fighting Registeel before being defeated by Regirock. It evolved into Magmortar not long after this loss.
Magmar → Magmortar
Pokémon Information
Paul Hariyama
Paul also utilised his Hariyama in his battle against the Pyramid King Brandon. Sending it against Regirock, Hariyama utilised a variety of fighting type volleys in order to try and defeat it. However, it wasn't too long before Hariyama was defeated.
Hariyama
Pokémon Information
Paul Nidoking
Paul utilized his Nidoking in his battle against the Pyramid King Brandon. Sending it against Registeel, Paul managed to get in a few attacks with Nidoking, including the use of it's powerful Earth Power attack, before it ended up being defeated.
Nidoking

ReleasedEdit

Pokémon Information
Paul's Starly
This Starly was the Starly that Paul kept, due to it knowing Aerial Ace. It is a powerful Starly that was able to defeat Ash's Starly in a quick battle. However despite this win, Paul decided to let Starly go.
Starly
Pokémon Information
Paul Starly First 2
Paul caught these two Starly with the other one. However after learning that these two did not know Aerial Ace, Paul quickly released these two and kept the other one, for a short time.
Starly (x2)
Pokémon Information
Paul's Stantler
While stuck in a forest, Paul discovered a Wild Stantler. Battling it with Chimchar, he captured it and decided, like usual, to check its strength with his Pokédex, he decided that Stantler was too weak to be on his team and thus released it back to the wild. The only move that Stantler knew was Tackle.
Stantler
Pokémon Information
PaulChimchar
Chimchar was one of Paul's Weaker Pokémon. Knowing many fire attacks, Paul set it out against Ash's Aipom with whom it put up a decent fight. However it eventually got defeated, however this defeat did not disuade Paul's faith in Chimchar. After its defeat at the hands of Cynthia, Paul is worried that Chimchar is not striking its potential which continues into the Tag Battle Paul Enters. When it seems its not fulfilling its potential more, Paul decides to release it after leaving it in battle for Ash to command. Soon after it is released, Ash asks Chimchar to join him.
Chimchar

Given awayEdit

Pokémon Information
Paul's Azumarill
It is unknown where Paul obtained his Azumarill, however Paul did use it in his battle against the Rock Gym Leader of Sinnoh, Roark. With a powerful Hydro Pump, Paul hoped it would help make quick work of Roark's team. However, Roark's Geodude made quick work of it. After it's pitiful defeat during the Gym Battle with Roark, Paul gave his Azumarill to a passing trainer.
Azumarill

StatisticsEdit

BadgesEdit

Kanto LeagueEdit

  • 8 Unknown Badges

Johto LeagueEdit

  • 8 Unknown Badges

Hoenn LeagueEdit

  • 8 Unknown Badges

Sinnoh LeagueEdit

Pokémon League StatusEdit

Unoffical competionsEdit

  • Hearthome Tag Battle: Champion-with Ash
  • PokéRinger - Squallville: Runner-Up [Loses to Ash]

TriviaEdit

  • Paul's appearance and personality is heavily based on Silver's; at first some fans assumed that he was the anime counterpart of Silver. This was proven false because Silver already had appeared in the anime before Paul. However, the appearance was brief, so Paul may be a remake of Silver the way Lyra is Kris's game remake.
  • Strangely enough, Paul's hometown is Veilstone City, which is also where Team Galactic's base was set up. Also interesting to note is that, in the games, you can only evolve Murkrow by use of the Dusk Stone, which is only available inside of said base.
  • Oddly, out of almost all the battles Paul and Ash were in, Paul was the victor, making him a lot stronger than Ash, yet he couldn't defeat Brandon the Pyramid King but Ash could because Paul fought out of anger.
  • Although a Pokédex is often red or pink Paul's Pokédex is black.
  • Paul smiled when he lost to Ash in the Sinnoh League.
  • Paul and Ash share the dream of becoming the world's best Pokémon Trainer.
  • Paul is the only named trainer to own an East Sea Gastrodon.
  • Paul has owned several Pokémon that Ash owns, Torterra, Gliscor, Starly and Chimchar(the same Chimchar as Ash).
  • Paul has never seen Ash without his hat.
  • Paul is the kind of trainer who doesn't let any entry hazards stop him from making substitutions.
  • Paul was suppose to have his own episode just like Dawn and Brock did. It involves Paul returning back to Snowpoint City to have a rematch with Brandon and Zoey watch his battle. However, due to how many fans hate Paul for what kind of person he is, nobody wants an episode that involves Paul.
  • Paul is seen in the ending credits of Decolora Adventures, holding hands with Gary and Luke.
  • Unlike the original owners of Tepig and Charmander, Paul didn't try getting Chimchar back despite witnessing its power. This could be Paul's own act of kindness, as it shows that Paul truly acknowledges Chimchar's growth as Infernape, unlike the other trainers, who wanted their abandoned Pokémon for their power.
    • Paul also didn't lie or fake a kind farewell to his Chimchar, like Charmander and Tepig, but rather demanded that Chimchar leave in a harsh voice.

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