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Tower Tycoon Palmer

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クロツグ Kurotsugu
Art from Diamond/Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Pearl (son), unnamed wife
Trainer class Tower Tycoon
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Commemorative print Tower Print

Tower Tycoon Palmer (Japanese: タワータイクーン クロツグ Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu) is the leader of the Battle Tower in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and the Frontier Brain of the same facility in Pokémon Platinum. He is Pearl's father. He is very similar to his son in look and character, as he's always in a rush. He is probably a good friend of the unknown father of the player character. Just like the player and Pearl did, he once went to a lake with the player's father and was also attacked by wild Pokémon.


In the games

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

On 21st consecutive battle

On 49th consecutive battle


Pokémon Platinum

On 21st consecutive battle

Sprite image of Palmer from Pokémon Platinum


On 49th consecutive battle



21 wins

"Hi! My name's Palmer. I remember you from when you were in Twinleaf, <name>. You were always playing with my son <name>, right? You’ve grown up since then, and most impressively, too! So, I'd like you to show me. Show me the bond you’ve built with your Pokémon. Show me the skill you've acquired as a Trainer!"

"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."

"Bravo! One day, I imagine my son will come challenge me just as you have. That’s something I look forward to a great deal. You will become even more skilled the very same way your father did. Keep battling Trainers from around the world and keep growing greater in stature!"

49 wins

"So, you've come this so far! As the Tower Tycoon, I'll have to give you my best effort. That's how the best Trainers show respect to each other. By Battling all out as dedicated students of Pokémon!"

"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."

"Bravo! I feel inspired in my heart! It brings back a memory of that day long ago... I went out to the lake with your father that day... We were attacked by a wild Pokémon. We fended it off, but I don't recall how. It was that desperate. That was my first step as a Trainer. I wonder if the professor is doing well? ...That's enough reminiscing. My young friend, the world and your future hold infinite promise. Go on, you can be all that you desire! There is no limit to where you can go!"

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Palmer is described as a very skilled trainer who passed some of his abilities on to his son, Pearl. However, he left Twinleaf Town a few years before Pearl's journey began and even Pearl does not know Palmer's current location.


  • The name of his son, Pearl, can be made from some of the letters in his name, with the exception of "m".
  • Palmer is the only trainer to still be animated in Platinum even in his appearance at the end of the battle (his hair and coattails blow in the "wind").
  • Palmer's battle music in Diamond and Pearl is the same as Cynthia's battle theme. In Platinum, it changes to match the other four Frontier Brains.


Language Name Origin
Japanese クロツグ Kurotsugu A palm tree of the Arenga genus.
English, Italian Palmer Relates to the palm trees of his Japanese name.
French Koner From conifère, "conifer."
German Viktor German form of Victor.
Spanish Jericor
Korean 종수 Jongsu

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