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Riley

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If you were looking for the character of the same name from Pokémon Adventures, see Riley (Adventures).

Riley
ゲン Gen
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Art from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Anime debut Steeling Peace of Mind!
English voice actor Marc Diraison
Japanese voice actor Yū Mizushima

Riley (Japanese: ゲン Gen) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. He has black pants, an undershirt, and a dark blue coat and hat. Around his neck is a gold pendant. He has spiky black hair with white skin.

Contents

In the games

Riley is one of five Trainers who can join with the main character during an event in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Later, he can join the player in competition at Sinnoh's Battle Tower and, in Pokémon Platinum, can be battled at the Battleground after the Stark Mountain subquest. All of his Pokémon excel in the Attack stat.

Riley's first appearance in all games is at Iron Island. He helps the player to get through the deep mines on the island, and assists in the defeat of some Team Galactic grunts. After the Grunts have been defeated, Riley offers the player a Pokémon egg that eventually hatches into a Riolu. In Platinum, he will give the player HM04 (Strength) before he or she enters Iron Island's cave.

Apparently, Byron had previously asked Riley to become a Gym Leader, though Riley politely refused, saying that Byron's son Roark should be considered first.

Riley mentioned to the Team Galactic members that Iron Island actually belonged to him, suggesting he may be the owner of the mines and someone else reopened the island as a place for wild Pokémon to live as well as a place for people to train.

Pokémon

Iron Island

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


Battle Tower

This listing is of Riley's known Pokémon:

Rampardos
Spr 4p 409.png
Types:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Bag Choice Scarf Sprite.png Choice Scarf
Rampardos Lv.50
Head Smash
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Superpower
Fighting Physical
Salamence
Spr 4d 373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry
Salamence Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Aqua Tail
Water Physical
Scary Face
Normal Status
Metagross
Spr 4d 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Metagross Lv.50
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Entei
Spr 4d 244.png
Types:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry
Entei Lv.50
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Return
Normal Physical
Roar
Normal Status
Reflect
Psychic Status
Pinsir
Spr 4d 127.png
Types:
Bug Unknown
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Bag Lax Incense Sprite.png Lax Incense
Pinsir Lv.50
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Superpower
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Ursaring
Spr 4p 217 m.png
Types:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Quick Feet
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb
Ursaring Lv.50
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Breloom
Spr 4d 286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
Bag Big Root Sprite.png Big Root
Breloom Lv.50
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Synthesis
Grass Status
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Rhyperior
Spr 4p 464 m.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Ability:
Lightningrod
Held item:
Bag Expert Belt Sprite.png Expert Belt
Rhyperior Lv.50
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Aqua Tail
Water Physical
Garchomp
Spr 4p 445 m.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Garchomp Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
Sandstorm
Rock Status


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Poliwrath
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Machamp
112.png
Rhydon
130.png
Gyarados
149.png
Dragonite
214.png
Heracross
248.png
Tyranitar
257.png
Blaziken
454.png
Toxicroak
289.png
Slaking
297.png
Hariyama
308.png
Medicham
359.png
Absol
486.png
Regigigas
392.png
Infernape
445.png
Garchomp
448.png
Lucario
475.png
Gallade
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Mamoswine

Battleground



Quotes

First meeting in Iron Island

"...You are? OK, you're (player's name). I'm Riley. I'm a Trainer, yes, and it is a bit odd that I would be training here. If you'd like, we could team up. The wild Pokémon here are restless. I'll heal up your Pokémon if they get hurt."

In conversation

"Ha ha! I'd have to agree with you. People training here would be those with too much time on their hands."
"This used to be a fairly thriving ore mine once upon a time. I guess the steel ore's played out. There's only Pokémon here now."
"Have you met Byron? The Leader of Canalave Gym? He's asked me to become a Gym Leader, but there's his son Roark to consider."
"Imagine what it would be like for a Steel-type Pokémon user to battle a Steel type. Would that be like battling yourself, I wonder? I mean, it's a lot harder to defeat one's self than anyone else."
"What's going on here, though? The native Pokémon are restless... I don't like this... Let's hurry."

Meeting the Team Galactic Grunts

"I get it now. You're responsible for agitating the Pokémon. I don't care what good reason you may have, but I don't want you bringing any trouble into my mine."

(After Grunts' reply)

"To share in all the joys and all the sorrows... This is how all the Trainers and Pokémon live in Sinnoh! I won't allow anyone to deny that code of ethics! Come on, (player)! This is one battle we cannot lose!"

After winning the battle

"Thanks. You really helped me out. Listen, I have a Pokémon Egg here. Would you take it with you?"

(Accept)

Thanks! I'd like you to show the Pokémon that's inside the Egg all sorts of new places. Spending time with you was very enjoyable. I intend to test my skills in other places from now on. Let's meet again! Take care on the way out."

In the anime

File:Riley.png
Riley and his Lucario in the anime

Riley made his first appearance in the anime in Steeling Peace of Mind!. He is a Trainer specializing in Template:Type2s and is currently staying at Iron Island for the study of said type. Due to the strange behavior of the Steel-types on the island due to Team Galactic, he decided to investigate it with the help of his Lucario.

In Saving the World From Ruins!, it is revealed that Riley is training to be a Aura Guardian with his Lucario and as such he is able to use Aura effectively. He is then shown to be an advanced user of Aura.

After Team Galactic plant bombs under Iron Island, Riley and his Lucario trap the explosion using their Aura and send it away from the island, foiling Team Galactic's plan. Later he decides to help Professor Carolina in the study of the island so that he can know it better.

Pokémon

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Lucario

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 水島裕 Yū Mizushima
English Marc Diraison
Brazilian Portuguese Silvio Giraldi
European Spanish Juan Amador Pulido

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Riley and his Lucario in the manga

Riley makes a cameo appearance in the last round of the Emerald chapter, Might As Well, on a boat heading to the Battle Frontier.

Diamond meets Riley at Iron Island. Byron asks Riley to help Diamond sharpen his Pokémon battle skills, before Diamond goes to Lake Verity.

Pokémon

Riley owns these Pokémon:

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Lucario

Trivia

  • Of all the potential partners in the Battle Tower, Riley has the largest pool of Pokémon to choose from.
  • In the Battle Tower, Riley is the only one who uses the same Pokémon that he used when he was first encountered, his Lucario. Cheryl and Mira both use the final evolved forms of their Pokémon, which are Blissey and Alakazam, respectively. Buck and Marley (DP only) don't even use their Pokémon from the first encounter in the Tower.
  • Riley is the only human in the games confirmed to be able to use Aura, as displayed in his intro animation and through a line of in-battle speech where he mentions feeling the player's aura. In the anime, he is one of two known and currently living human users of Aura, the other being Ash, and is one of three human characters known ever to have used Aura, the third being Sir Aaron.
    • Gardenia does sense that the player has a winning Aura right before she is battled.
  • Riley has many similarities with Sir Aaron from Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
    • Both Trainers have a Lucario and can use Aura.
    • The design of the necklace Riley wears is the same as the pattern on Sir Aaron's gloves. It's also the same as the pattern on Groudon's arm.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ゲン Gen 紫雲英 Genge, Chinese milk vetch. Also similar to 玄米 genmai, unmilled rice.
English Riley From rye. It also resembles "Riolu".
French Armand From Sir Aaron's name.
German Urs
Italian Marisio* / Fabiolo* From mais, maize. / From Latin faba, bean.
Spanish Quinoa From quinoa, a pseudocereal.
Korean 현이 Hyeon'i hyeon is a Korean reading of 玄, read as gen in Japanese.
Chinese (Taiwan) 亞玄 Yàxuán 亞 is taken from 亞朗 Yàlǎng (Sir Aaron). 玄 (meaning "black" or "mysterious") is from his Japanese name.

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