Barry (game)

Pearl (game) redirects here. For the game titled "Pokémon Pearl Version", see Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions.

Barry
ジュン Jun
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Barry.png
Art from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Palmer (father), unnamed mother
Trainer class Trainer
Generation IV, VII, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum,
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl,
Masters EX
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Erik Scott Kimerer[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Anime counterpart Barry
Counterpart debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Manga counterpart(s) Pearl, Jun, Kazuki

Barry (Japanese: ジュン Jun) is the rival character in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and their Generation VIII remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

In the core series

Role

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Barry, like the player, lives in Twinleaf Town and is also the player's childhood friend (and soon-to-be rival). Barry is always in a hurry and extremely impatient, and because of this, often crashes into other people (usually demanding a fine from them) or misses important details.

Barry is incredibly determined and it is very difficult to discourage him; the only thing that has done this so far was his crushing loss to the Team Galactic Commander, Jupiter at Lake Acuity, although this defeat lead to a major positive change in Barry's character, causing him to become slightly more serious, realistic, and mature. He is also quite the braggart, often boasting about his battling prowess or how cool his Pokémon are. Barry does have a soft side, however, as seen after the wild Starly attack.

Barry is also one to take risks and quickly jump into action; it was this behavior that caused the player and himself to be attacked by wild Starly, setting off the chain reaction that would result in the player receiving their first Pokémon.

After becoming the Sinnoh League Champion, the player can find him training at Stark Mountain during the week, and at the Fight Area on weekends, ready to battle. Unlike the player and Lucas/Dawn, Barry did not receive a Pokédex, due to him rushing out of Professor Rowan's lab before Rowan could give him one.

His father is Palmer, one of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier's five Frontier Brains. Barry wants to be like him, which is the reason he is so determined and trains hard. Barry is actually very much like his father characteristic-wise. Both he and Palmer are constantly in a hurry, running into people (including the player), and both seem to react the same way when they happen to run into people.

Pokémon Platinum

In addition to his hyperactive personality, it is also shown that in the beginning of Platinum, he gets distracted very easily. In the events of Platinum, Barry suggests going to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados (as happened in Diamond and Pearl). When Professor Rowan questions Lucas/Dawn and Barry on Route 201 about going into the tall grass without any Pokémon, deeming it reckless and wondering if such people were well-suited for Pokémon, Barry admits it was his idea and says that his friend should at least get a Pokémon if not him. After this, Professor Rowan gives them both Pokémon, much to Barry's excitement.

After the player completes the Stark Mountain sidequest, Barry can be found at the Survival Area every day, but can only be battled on weekends. He desires to get into the Battleground, even asking Crasher Wake's help.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

For Barry's Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, see here.

Pokémon Platinum

For Barry's Pokémon in Pokémon Platinum, see here.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

His starter Pokémon depends on the player's choice (he will choose the one that is strong against the player's), and the remainder of his team will be filled out based on this choice.

First battle

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second battle

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Third battle

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Fourth battle

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Multi Battle with player

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Fifth battle

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Weekend battles

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



After entering the Hall of Fame 20 times
Version 1.0.0

  If the player chose Turtwig: