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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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Main article: Roark (anime)

Roark first appeared when Ash Ketchum wanted to challenge Roark for a battle after Roark was defeated by Paul.

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 
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[[]]
 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

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 has the same hairstyle (and about the same color) as Silver in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

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