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Roark
(ヒョウタ Hyouta)
Roark
"Call me Roark the Rock!"
General
Hometown Oreburgh City
Region Sinnoh
Family Byron (Father)
Badge Coal Badge
Preferred Type Rock
First Appearance

Shapes of Things to Come! (anime)
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (game)

Voice actor

Craig Blair (English)
Masataka Azuma (Japanese)

Class: Gym Leader
"Welcome! This is the Oreburgh Pokémon Gym! I'm Roark, the Gym Leader! I'm but one Trainer who decided to walk proudly with Rock-type Pokémon! As the Gym Leader, I need to see your potential as a trainer. And, I'll need to see the toughness of the Pokémon that battle with you!"
— Roark, Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.

Roark (ヒョウタ Hyouta) serves as the Gym Leader for Oreburgh City's Gym, as well as the son of the Canalave City Gym Leader, Byron. Raork specializes in using Rock-type Pokémon, and holds the Coal Badge for the trainers who defeat him.

Biography

Games

Roark is the Oreburgh City Gym Leader in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. When he's not at the Gym, he is the Oreburgh Mine's safety supervisor. Roark's specialty is Rock-Type Pokémon. He also uses a Fossil Pokémon, Cranidos.

If a player defeats him they will obtain the Coal Badge and TM76 (Stealth Rock). The Coal Badge will also give the player the ability to use Rock Smash outside of a battle.

Manga

Adventures

Main article: Roark (Adventures)
Little roark

Roark in the manga.

He battled against Platinum and lost. He is also mentioned by Byron in the manga.

Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Roark (DPA)


Anime

AshVsRoark

Ash in his Gym Battle with Roark.

Roark first appeared in the episode Shapes of Things to Come where both Paul and Ash show up at his Gym for a battle. Since Paul was the first to show up he was able to battle Roark first.

Roark, using a team of Geodude, Onix and Cranidos battled Paul's team of Azumarill, Chimchar and Elekid. Roark's strong abilities were shown as he was able to defeat two of Paul's Pokémon, though his Cranidos was unable to withstand Elekid's power leaving Paul the victor.

In the next episode A Gruff Act to Follow, Ash battled Roark the day after Paul's battle. Using a team of Pikachu, Turtwig, and Aipom, Ash battled his way through Roark's team. In the end though, Ash was defeated by Roark and would need to challenge him again.

In O'er the Rampardos we Watched, Ash would have a rematch with Roark using the same Pokémon. Roark's newly evolved Rampardos proved to be difficult but was defeated by Turtwig. With Roark's defeat, Ash had earned his Coal Badge.

Sprites

DP battle sprite


Pt battle sprite


Vs. Sprite


B2W2 battle sprite
Roark(DPP)Sprite
RoarkPlatinum
VSRoark
RoarkB2W2Sprite

Pokémon

Games

Diamond and Pearl

DP 074 front
Geodude
 Type Rock Type Ground 
DP 095 front
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
DP 408 front
Cranidos
 Type Rock 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 12 Lv. 12 Lv. 14 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Rock Head Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Screech Headbutt - - -
Stealth Rock Rock Throw Leer - - -
- Stealth Rock Pursuit - - -
- - - - - -


Platinum

Pt 074 front
Geodude
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Pt 095 front
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Pt 408 front
Cranidos
 Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 12 Lv. 12 Lv. 14 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Rock Head Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Screech Headbutt - - -
Stealth Rock Rock Throw Leer - - -
- Stealth Rock Pursuit - - -
- - - - - -

Black 2 and White 2

Anime

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Pokémon Information
200px-Roark Geodude
Geodude was Roark's weakest Pokemon but was still quite strong.
Geodude
Pokémon Information
Roark Onix
Onix was Roark's second most used Pokemon and a formidable opponent.
Onix
Pokémon Information
Roark Rampardos
Rampardos was Roark's main Pokemon and his most powerful fighter.
Cranidos → Rampardos

Voice Actors

  • Czech: Pavel Tesar
  • French (Europe): David Macaluso
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Sergio Corsetti, Yuri Chesman
  • Spanish: Cholo Moratalla
  • Iberian Spanish: Ricardo Mendoza

Trivia

  • Roark's Coal Badge resembles his mining helmet.
  • Roark is the third Gym Leader to specialize in Rock Pokémon.
  • Roark is the son of Byron.
  • Roark's grandfather is the Underground Man.
  • Roark's name may be derived from the word ROCK, like Brock's and Roxanne's name because he trains Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Roark is one of few Gym Leaders who had their Pokémon evolve in the anime. Others include Brock, Sabrina, Koga, Clair, Brawly, Wattson, Flannery, and Cilan.
  • Roark has the same hairstyle (and about the same color) as Silver in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

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