Chuck appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Leader of the Cianwood Gym. A Fighting-type Trainer, he is known to spar with his Pokémon to train both them and himself. His in-game title is "His Roaring Fists Do the Talking". Chuck is married, but spends little time with his wife. She isn't too fond of this, and spends her time standing outside the Gym, perhaps waiting in hope that he will come home.
Chuck's Gym is very different between the two generations it has appeared in. In Generation II, once challengers have made their way through his Gym, Chuck will attempt to intimidate them before battle by telling how his Pokémon "will crush stones and shatter bones." He then lifts and tosses a boulder prior to accepting the challenge. In Generation IV, Chuck awaits his challengers underneath a large waterfall. He will not notice the player approach him until the water under which he has been meditating stops flowing.
Chuck enjoys a good battle, but after losing he vows to train 24 hours a day. After he is defeated, his wife will give the player HM02 (Fly), which the successful Trainer will now be able to use outside of battle. She also comments that she is grateful that her husband would be doing more training, since he was getting "a little chubby". In addition to the Storm Badge, Chuck awards TM01 (which is Dynamic Punch in Generation II or Focus Punch in Generation IV).
Chuck can be found in his Gym most of the time, but on Sundays the player can have their picture taken with him in the northwestern corner of Route 47 (just south of where the White Flute is found). Because of his punishing training schedule, his phone number can be obtained not from him, but from his wife. If the player calls him on a Wednesday night, Chuck will travel to Saffron City to battle with an enhanced team in the Fighting Dojo.
Chuck also appears in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle. This is the only time he can be fought using Pokémon not of the Fighting-type; his second six-Pokémon team in this game is actually composed of only two Fighting-type Pokémon. However, all his Pokémon in both rounds know Dynamic Punch, a Fighting-type move. Notably, it is the TM he gives out in the Generation II games.
"WAHAHAH! So you've come this far! Let me tell you, I'm tough! My Pokémon will crush stones and shatter bones! Watch this! Urggh! Oooarrgh! (throws away the boulder besides himself) There! Scared now, are you? What? It has nothing to do with Pokémon? That's true! Come on. We shall do battle!"
"Wha? Huh? I lost? How about that! You're worthy of StormBadge!"
"StormBadge makes all Pokémon up to L70 obey, even traded ones. It also lets your Pokémon use Fly when you're not in a battle. Here, take this, too!"
"Ooomph! The pounding waterfall right onto my head... Arrgh! Why did you stop the waterfall from pouring on me! You just spoiled my training! I have to warn you that I am a strong Trainer training every day under this waterfall! What? This has nothing to do with Pokémon? ... That's true! ... ... Come on. We shall do battle!"
After sending out last Pokémon
"We haven't lost yet!"
During battle, when last Pokémon is at critical health
After being defeated
"Hmm... I lost? How about that! All right. You're worthy of the Storm Badge!"
"The Storm Badge lets your Pokémon Fly to any city or town you've already been to! Here, take this, too!"
"That is Focus Punch. It doesn't land if the foe you're attacking hits you first, but it's very powerful if it manages to hit!"
Wahahah! I enjoyed battling you! But a loss is a loss! From now on, I'm going to train 24 hours a day!"
"Yo! Chuck here! What's up? You know, I'm just going to say this once, but I... I really like sweets. They're the best. After training every day, the thing that I absolutely look forward to more than anything is sneaking behind my wife's back to eat something sweet. Fortunately, I haven't been packing on too many pounds... Oh! Don't tell my wife! Please!"
"Yo! Chuck here! What's up? You know, I spend a lot of time training under a pounding waterfall every day. I guess that's why I've been disagreeing with my wife a lot lately. I was thinking of taking her on a trip as an apology, but I can't think of any good places to go. ...That's it! I should take her to Tohjo Falls! What do you think?"
"Lately my Gym's waterfall device has been malfunction... Aaaaahh! Boomwhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhoosh...! ...Haa haaa haaaa. Sorry. While I was on the phone with you, the device broke and I just got doused with water. I'll call you back once things have calmed down a bit here!"
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I'm doing great! You know there're some stronger Gym Leaders around. Don't lose heart! Keep going!"
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I'm doing great! Let's see... I'm free most Wednesday nights. Give me a call then, OK?"
On Wednesday nights:
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I'm doing great! Oh hey! I just finished training. Do you want to battle again?"
No: "Noooooo! That's terrible!"
Yes:"All right! I'll be waiting over at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City!"
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I'm doing great! I'll be waiting at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. Look forward to it!"
"Hey, <player>! Good to see you again! But I never expected to see you around here. Could it be… that you are on the way to the Embedded Tower? The Embedded Tower is a huge tower piercing the sky. It is said to have something to do with the mythical Pokémon that stretched the seas and that Pokémon that widened the lands. But the tower no longer is standing."
"The way to the Embedded Tower is harder than you can imagine. You need Rock Climb as well as Surf."
"I see! So you've defeated all the Gym Leaders in Kanto as well! Then there's nothing to worry about. Believe in yourself and walk your path. Yahaha!"
"I have to warn you that I am a strong Trainer! I spend a lot of time training under a pounding waterfall every day. What? It has nothing to do with Pokémon? ... That's true! ... Come on. We shall do battle!"
If the player is defeated
"See? My Pokémon were as strong as I said!"
After being defeated
"Hmm... I lost? How about that!"
"Wahahah! I enjoyed battling you! But a loss is a loss! From now on, I'm going to train 24 hours a day!"
In the lobby, after the tournament
"Hmmm! I enjoyed battling you. The Trainer who wins the tournament has got something special!"
Chuck appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man!. Ash and his friends first noticed Chuck as he sparred alongside his Machoke on a Cianwood beach. The group rushed to his side after they witnessed him being thrown by Machoke, though Chuck was unfazed and had them march to the Cianwood Gym before officially introducing himself as the Gym Leader.
Ash was planning on challenging Olivine Gym's Jasmine, but Janina informed him that Jasmine was still not up to battling because of her concerns for Sparkle. Chuck then recommended that Ash and his friends visit the nearby Whirl Islands, and even gave them a card to pay for their ship fares. The following day, the group boarded a ship destined for the Whirl Islands. Chuck and his wife waved goodbye to them from a Cianwood pier.
Chuck actively trains with his Pokémon and uses himself as a decoy to test their strengths. He pushes them to perform their best and feeds them enormous amounts of power food to maintain their muscle. Chuck has raised his Pokémon to be focused and calm, making them tough opponents in battle.
Even though he is a Fighting master, Chuck gets tired easily due to his body shape. His wife repeatedly makes fun of him for this. He is also optimistic and burning with enthusiasm. In addition, Chuck has a tendency to break out into tears whenever he is overjoyed with his Pokémon and their progress.
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This listing is of Chuck's known Pokémon in the anime:
Machoke made its appearance in Machoke, Machoke Man!. Chuck and Machoke share a close friendship with one another, and are often seen crying and hugging each other when happy. They fight with each other often to improve their concentration in battles; they use this technique even before important matches.
Chuck used Machoke against Ash's Bayleef in a Gym battle. With a powerful Submission attack, Machoke almost defeated Bayleef, but with Ash's support, Bayleef won the match.
Poliwrath dodged Pikachu's Thunderbolt attack three times until it was hit by the fourth one. It then managed to hold off Pikachu's Quick Attack, focusing its energy and then using Double Slap, knocking Pikachu out.
Ash then chose Bayleef, and Chuck issued Poliwrath to use Water Gun, which Bayleef dodged. Ash then ordered Bayleef to use Razor Leaf and Vine Whip, which slammed Poliwrath to the ground. Chuck ordered Poliwrath to focus its energy, and while Poliwrath was wobbling, trying to stand up straight, Bayleef used Body Slam to defeat Poliwrath.
Chuck debuts in Scrappy Skarmory, waiting for his friend Walker to arrive so that they could battle each other. When Walker fails to show up, Chuck heads back outside to find his training equipment torn to shreds. The cause is revealed to be the Legendary Pokémon Suicune, which Walker is currently fighting against. They team up to fight Suicune and attempt to capture it, but they fail and Suicune manages to escape.
At the Indigo Plateau, Chuck arrives with his fellow Johto Gym Leaders to take place exhibition tournament for the Pokémon League against the Kanto Gym Leaders. In the sixth round, he faces off against his former student, Blue. Using the methods his teacher taught him, Blue defeats Chuck and gains another win for the Kanto Gym Leaders. When the Masked Man attacks the Pokémon League, Chuck and the other Gym Leaders combat his army of mind-controlled Team Rocket Grunts. The fight takes them to the Magnet Train, which is used as a diversion to get the Gym Leaders away from the stadium. After the Masked Man is defeated, Chuck returned to his usual duties of being a Gym Leader.
Chuck, along with Bugsy and Falkner, is asked by Morty to guard the Ecruteak Gym from suspicious people asking to use Morty's clairvoyance. When Silver arrives to see Morty under Eusine's recommendation, the Gym Leaders mistake him for another suspicious person and stop his attempts to advance. Having no time to talk, Silver opts to battle the Gym Leaders and force his way inside. When Chuck's Hitmontop realizes that Silver's Rhyperior is actually the evolved form of Blue's Rhydon, Silver reveals that he is actually a friend of Blue. Hearing this makes Chuck decide to trust Silver and allow him inside the Gym. The meeting is cut short by the sudden appearance of Arceus, who lands in front of the Ecruteak Gym and destroys it with a single blast. Falkner, Bugsy, and Chuck are caught in the blast and knocked unconscious.
This listing is of Chuck's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Primeape is Chuck's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer exercising in preparation for Walker's arrival. It helped battle Suicune alongside Walker's Pokémon, but was unable to defeat the Legendary Pokémon.
Poliwrath is Chuck's second known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer exercising in preparation for Walker's arrival. It helped battle Suicune alongside Walker's Pokémon, but was unable to defeat the Legendary Pokémon.
Hitmontop is Chuck's fifth known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Blue's Rhydon at the Pokémon League. Using its top-like body, Hitmontop managed to nearly defeat Rhydon before clashing against it with its horn. By reversing the rotation of its drill, Rhydon defeated Hitmontop by simultaneously stopping and dealing damage to it.
In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Hitmontop was used by Chuck to guard the Ecruteak Gym. It faced Silver's Weavile and won before clashing with his Rhyperior. The battle ended when Hitmontop recognized Rhyperior as the Rhydon that Blue used in the Pokémon League, cluing Chuck into realizing that Silver and Blue know each other.
In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga
Chuck in Golden Boys
Chuck first appeared in The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon, where Gold and Crys met him while searching for the Secret Potion. After Chuck was injured in an accident, he offered to give them the last existing sample of the Secret Potion if Gold served as a temporary Gym Leader of the Cianwood Gym for a while. After Gold had defeated his rivalBlack in a Gym battle, Chuck gave him the Secret Potion.
Chuck sent out Poliwrath to stop a bunch of round-shaped Pokémon from rolling down a hilly area in Cianwood City. Using Mind Reader, it was able to do so.
Chuck's Pokémon Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.