Master (Dragon Tamer clan)

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Master
長老さま Master
Dragon Clan Elder Adventures.png
The Dragon Clan Elder in Pokémon Adventures
Gender Male
Hometown Blackthorn City
Region Johto
Relatives Clair (granddaughter), Lance (grandson)
Generation II, IV
Games Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver

The Master (Japanese: 長老さま Master) is the leader of the Dragon Tamer clan, a secret society of Dragon Tamers that worships Dragon-type Pokémon. He lives in the Dragon's Den, which is located north of Blackthorn City in Johto.

In the English release of Pokémon Crystal, he is the leader of the dragon-user clan. In Pokémon Adventures, he is known as the Dragon Clan Elder.

In the games

Lyra and the Master in HeartGold and SoulSilver

The Master appears in Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver. When spoken with for the first time, he will perform a quiz on the player to evaluate their care for their Pokémon. After the quiz, the Master will reward the player with a Dratini, which will know the move ExtremeSpeed if all questions are answered correctly. In Pokémon Crystal, this is the only way Dratini can learn this move. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, this Extreme Speed Dratini can, if male, pass on the move to offspring Dratini as an Egg Move, and can still pass it on if transferred forward to Generation V. It is obtained at level 15 in all games.

Two of the Master's descendants are Lance and Clair. Both of these Trainers are capable battlers who also specialize Dragon-type Pokémon. Sometimes, they will come to the cave and visit their relative.

Pokémon

Gives away

Pokémon Crystal
With ExtremeSpeed Without ExtremeSpeed
Spr 2c 147.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
Dragon Scale
Dratini/ Lv.15
ExtremeSpeed
Normal
Wrap
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric
Twister
Dragon
Spr 2c 147.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
Dragon Scale
Dratini/ Lv.15
Leer
Normal
Wrap
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric
Twister
Dragon
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
With ExtremeSpeed Without ExtremeSpeed
Spr 4h 147.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dratini/ Lv.15
ExtremeSpeed
Normal Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Twister
Dragon Special
Dragon Rage
Dragon Special
Spr 4h 147.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dratini/ Lv.15
Leer
Normal Status
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Twister
Dragon Special
Dragon Rage
Dragon Special

Quotes

Pokémon Crystal

  • Meeting for the first time
"Hm... Good to see you here. No need to explain why you came. Clair sent you here, didn’t she? That girl is a handful... I am sorry, but I must test you. Not to worry, you are to answer only a few questions. Ready?"
"What are Pokémon to you?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"What helps you to win battles?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"What kind of trainer do you wish to battle?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"What is most important for raising Pokémon?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. Which is more important?"
"Hmm... I see... You care deeply for Pokemon. Very commendable. That conviction is what is important! <Player>, don't lose that belief. It will see you through at the Pokémon League."
(to Clair)
"Clair! This child is impeccable, in skill and spirit! Admit defeat and confer the RisingBadge! ...Or must I inform Lance of this?"
"Clair... Reflect upon what it is that you lack and this child has."
  • If talked to again before leaving the room
"Come again, if you so desire."
  • If talked to again after talking to Clair
"Hmm... Good to see you here. Your arrival is most fortunate. I have something for you. Take this Dratini as proof that I have recognized your worth."
  • If party is full
"Hm? Your Pokémon party is full."
  • If party is not full
"Dragon Pokémon are symbolic of our clan. You have shown that you can be entrusted with one."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

"Hm... Good to see you here. No need to explain why you came. Clair sent you here, didn’t she? That girl is a handful... I am sorry, but I must test you. Not to worry, you are to answer only a few questions. Ready?"
"What are Pokémon to you?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"What helps you to win battles?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"What kind of Trainer do you wish to battle?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"What is most important for raising Pokémon?"
"Oh, I understand..."
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. Which is more important?"
"Hmm... I see... You care deeply for Pokémon. Very commendable. That conviction is what is important! <Player>, don’t lose that belief. It will see you through at the Pokemon League."
(to Clair)
"Clair! This child is impeccable, in skill and spirit! Admit defeat and confer the Rising Badge! ...Or must I inform Lance of this?"
"Clair... Reflect upon what it is that you lack and this child has."
"By the way... Have you heard of Lugia?"
"It is a Pokémon said to have lived around Whirl Islands once... ...Never mind. Just mad words of the old."HG
"Er... Between Olivine and Cianwood are islands called Whirl Islands. There is a huge waterfall deep in the cave there. It is said that Lugia rests in the deep end of the waterfall basin... You need a Silver Wing to reach the waterfall basin, I’ve heard..."SS
  • If talked to again after talking to Clair
"Hmm... Good to see you here. Your arrival is most fortunate. I have something for you. Take this Dratini as proof that I now know your worth."
  • If party is not full
"Dragon Pokémon are symbolic of our clan. You have shown that you can be entrusted with one."
  • If talked to again
"Clair appears to have learned an invaluable lesson from you. I thank you as her grandfather."

Sprites

Dragon Clan Elder II OD.png Dragon Clan Elder OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Crystal
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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The Dragon Clan Elder, as he is known in the English editions of Pokémon Adventures, makes a visit with Clair in order to train her to be stronger. He was later revealed to have invited Drayden over to Blackthorn City in order to train Iris for the same reason.

In this canon, he is shown to be unintelligible but is always seen with a translator.

Names

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Language Title
France Flag.png French Maître
Germany Flag.png German Meister
Italy Flag.png Italian Maestro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 장로님이 Jangnonimi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maestro


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