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Roark
ヒョウタ Hyouta
250x250px
"Call me Roark the Rock!"
General
Hometown Oreburgh City
Region Sinnoh
Family Byron (Father)
Badge Coal Badge
Preferred Type Rock
First Appearance

DP015: Shapes of Things to Come! (anime)

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. Raork specializes in using Rock-type Pokémon, and holds the Coal Badge for the trainers who defeat him.

In the 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.

Sprites

DP battle sprite


Pt battle sprite


Vs. Sprite


B2W2 battle sprite
Roark(DPP)Sprite
RoarkPlatinum
VSRoark
RoarkB2W2Sprite

In the 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.

In the manga

Little roark

Roark in the manga.

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

Pokémon

Roark's Pokémon are the same in both the anime and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl with the exception of his Rampardos, which evolved from a Cranidos in the anime.

In the games

Diamond and Pearl

GeodudeDPSprite
Geodude
 Type Rock Type Ground 
OnixDPSprite
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
CranidosDPSprite
Cranidos
 Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
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: ? Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Screech Headbutt - - -
Stealth Rock Rock Throw Leer - - -
- Stealth Rock Pursuit - - -
- - - - - -


Platinum

First battle
GeodudePtSprite
Geodude
 Type Rock Type Ground 
OnixPtSprite
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
CranidosSprite
Cranidos
 Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
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: ? Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Screech Headbutt - - -
Stealth Rock Rock Throw Leer - - -
- Stealth Rock Pursuit - - -
- - - - - -


Rematch
Aerodactyl(P)Sprite
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
Probopass(P)Sprite
Probopass
 Type Rock Type Steel 
RampardosSprite
Rampardos
 Type Rock 
Golem(P)Sprite
Golem
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Tyranitar(P)Sprite
Tyranitar
 Type Rock Type Dark 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 62 Lv. 61 Lv. 63 Lv. 61 Lv. 65 Lv. ? -
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Sturdy Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Rock Head Ability: Sand Stream Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ?
Stone Edge Earth Power Head Smash Brick Break Fire Fang -
Earthquake Stone Edge Zen Headbutt Flamethrower Aerial Ace -
Dragon Claw Discharge Earthquake Stone Edge Crunch -
Aerial Ace Stealth Rock Avalanche Earthquake Stone Edge -


Black 2 and White 2

File:ReshirambwSprite.png
Geodude
 Type Rock Type Ground 
OnixPtSprite
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
CranidosSprite
Cranidos
 Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
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: ? Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Screech Headbutt - - -
Stealth Rock Rock Throw Leer - - -
- Stealth Rock Pursuit - - -
- - - - - -


Rematch
Aerodactyl(P)Sprite
Aerodactyl
 Type Water Type Flying 
Probopass(P)Sprite
Probopass
 Type Rock Type Steel 
RampardosSprite
Rampardos
 Type Rock 
Golem(P)Sprite
Golem
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Tyranitar(P)Sprite
Tyranitar
 Type Rock Type Dark 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 62 Lv. 61 Lv. 63 Lv. 61 Lv. 65 Lv. ? -
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Sturdy Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Rock Head Ability: Sand Stream Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ?
Stone Edge Earth Power Head Smash Brick Break Fire Fang -
Earthquake Stone Edge Zen Headbutt Flamethrower Aerial Ace -
Dragon Claw Discharge Earthquake Stone Edge Crunch -
Aerial Ace Stealth Rock Avalanche Earthquake Stone Edge -


Black 2 and White 2

Rock-type Tournament
Rampardos BW
Rampardos
 Type Rock 
Probopass BW
Probopass
 Type Rock Type Steel 
Archeops BW
Archeops
 Type Rock Type Flying 
Crustle BW
Crustle
 Type Bug Type Rock 
Golem BW
Golem
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Relicanth BW
Relicanth
 Type Water Type Rock 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Sturdy Ability: Defeatist Ability: Sturdy Ability: Rock Head Ability: Rock Head
Item: ? Item: Air Balloon Item: Life Orb Item: Power Herb Item: Choice Band Item: Liechi Berry
Stone Edge Stealth Rock Stone Edge Rock Slide Stone Edge Head Smash
Superpower Earth Power Earthquake X-Scissor Earthquake Waterfall
Earthquake Discharge Focus Blast Solarbeam Sucker Punch Rock Polish
Avalanche Pain Split Quick Attack Shell Smash Explosion Yawn
Sinnoh Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Rampardos BW
Rampardos
 Type Rock 
Probopass BW
Probopass
 Type Rock Type Steel 
Sudowoodo BW
Sudowoodo
 Type Rock 
Onix BW
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Golem BW
Golem
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Relicanth BW
Relicanth
 Type Water Type Rock 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sturdy Ability: Rock Head Ability: Rock Head
Item: ? Item: Chople Berry Item: Liechi Berry Item: Rindo Berry Item: Passho Berry Item: Ganlon Berry
Stone Edge Power Gem Stone Edge Stone Edge Stone Edge Rock Slide
Zen Headbutt Earth Power Hammer Arm Roar Gyro Ball Amnesia
Earthquake Sandstorm Wood Hammer Sandstorm Hammer Arm Sleep Talk
Outrage Stealth Rock Sucker Punch Stealth Rock Curse Rest


In the anime

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

Gallery

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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