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Barry
ジュン Jun
Platinum Barry.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Male
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Palmer (father), unnamed mother
Trainer class Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Masters
English voice actor Erik Scott Kimerer (Masters)
Japanese voice actor N/A (Masters)
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.

Contents

In the games

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.

In Pokémon Masters during his Sync Pair Story "A Day with Barry", Barry explains that the reason he always fines people is he wants to use the money to build his own Battle Tower and have his father challenge it.

Pokémon Platinum

In addition to his hyperactive personality, it is shown in the beginning of Platinum, he also 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.

Quotes

Main article: Barry (game)/Quotes

Artwork

Diamond Pearl Barry.png Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain artwork.png Masters Barry Piplup.png
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl
Battle Frontier artwork Artwork of Barry and his Piplup
in Pokémon Masters

Sprites

Spr DP Barry.png Spr Pt Barry.png DP Barry Back.png Pt Barry Back.png VSBarry Masters.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
VS model from
Masters
Barry OD.png Barry DP opening.png DP Barry Intro.png Pt Barry Intro.png Spr Masters Barry.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Sprite from the
Diamond and Pearl opening
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum
Model from
Masters

Optional names

If the player chooses "NEW NAME" and leaves it blank, he will be automatically named Pearl (if the version being played is Diamond) or Diamond (if the version being played is Pearl). In Platinum, either Diamond or Pearl will be randomly selected.

Game Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean
Diamond パール Pearl*
ジュン Jun
シゲル Shigeru
コウジ Kōji
トシノブ Toshinobu
Pearl*
Barry
Damion
Tyson
Markus
Perlo*
Enzo
Yan
Marcus
Niels
Perl*
Lutz
Gary
Marco
Jochen
Perl*
Alvise
Gary
Marzio
Markus
Perla*
Israel
Rosendo
Marcos
Uriel
Pearl*
용식 Yongsik
바람 Baram
효지 Hyoji
재준 Jaejun
Pearl ダイヤ Dia*
ヒサシ Hisashi
ソウスケ Sōsuke
アキト Akito
ノゾム Nozomu
Diamond*
Clint
Ralph
Lewis
Tommy
Diamant*
Romain
Quentin
Mattéo
Alexis
Diamant*
Dirk
Arnold
Armin
Bastian
Diaman*
Clint
Ruggero
Livio
Tommaso
Diamant*
Germán
Pablo
Fabio
Ignacio
다이아몬드 Diamond*
무현 Muhyeon
조연 Joyeon
조인 Join
정무 Jeongmu
Platinum ダイヤ Dia*
パール Pearl*
ジュン Jun
テツジ Tetsuji
ヒロノブ Hironobu
ヨシノリ Yoshinori
Diamond*
Pearl*
Barry
Nolan
Roy
Gavin
Diamant*
Perlo*
Enzo
Théo
Cédric
Jacob
Diamant*
Perl*
Lutz
Gary
Marco
Jochen
Diaman*
Perl*
Alvise
Rolando
Ricky
Gino
Diamant*
Perla*
Israel
Rosendo
Marcos
Joni
다이아몬드 Diamond*
Pearl*
용식 Yongsik
바람 Baram
효지 Hyoji
재준 Jaejun


In the anime

In the main series

Barry in the anime
Main article: Barry (anime)

In the anime, there is a character based on Barry, sharing his name and characteristics. He debuted in Barry's Busting Out All Over! and became one of Ash's rivals as well as an occasional traveling companion.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Barry appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, where he joined Bettie and Iris in a journey across Pasio. In a stadium, the trio came across Skyla, Flint, and Acerola; and battled their Swanna, Infernape, and Palossand, respectively. The outcome of the battle was left unknown.

Pokémon

Barry's Piplup
Piplup
Piplup is Barry's only known Pokémon. Alongside Bettie's Pikachu and Iris's Haxorus, it battled Skyla's Swanna, Flint's Infernape, and Acerola's Palossand.

Piplup's known moves are Ice Beam and Bubble Beam.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the manga

Barry in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl manga

Barry appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Pokémon

Barry's Chimchar
Chimchar
Chimchar is Barry's first known Pokémon.

Chimchar's known moves are Scratch and Ember.

Debut Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Barry's Starly
Starly
Starly is Barry's second known Pokémon.

Starly's only known move is Growl.

Debut Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In other manga

Jun
Pearl, Barry's counterpart

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Pearl (Adventures)

In Pokémon Adventures, Barry has a counterpart named Pearl.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Jun (DPA)

In Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure!, there is a recurring character who shares Barry's likeness and Japanese name, Jun.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Main article: Kazuki (Pocket Monsters DP)

In Pocket Monsters DP, Barry has a counterpart named Kazuki.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! manga

Main article: Kento

In Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!, Kento is based on Barry.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Barry or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
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.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Rival Su Diamond & Pearl Uncommon 113/130 Space-Time Creation Uncommon  
Secret Wonders Uncommon 124/132 Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
      Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
 

Trivia

  • Barry has achieved a high score of 2,000 at Pal Park, which serves as the default high score.
  • Among the default names for him in the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond is Shigeru, one of the names that are default in both Pokémon Red and Pokémon FireRed for Blue. "Gary" is also one of the optional names for him in the German and Italian-language versions of Pokémon Diamond. Gary's Korean Name, 바람 Baram can also be found among optional names for him in Korean-language version.
  • All Japanese default names for Barry come from game staff members' first names. They are all listed in the game's credits. Jun is from Junichi Masuda, production director and music composer. Shigeru is from Shigeru Ōmori, game design leader. Kōji comes from Kōji Nishino, a game designer. Toshinobu is from Toshinobu Matsumiya, game scenario author. Hisashi is from Hisashi Sogabe, battle system programmer. Sōsuke is from Sōsuke Tamada, field system programmer. Akito is from Akito Mori, communication system programmer and Nozomu is from Nozomu Saito, also one of the programmers.
  • Although Barry can only be battled on weekends, if the player saves the game in front of him on a Sunday in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, he can still be battled on weekdays if the player does not leave the Fight Area during the periods of time in between. This was corrected in Pokémon Platinum.
  • Barry has an orange Pokétch, but an old lady in Oreburgh City states that blue and pink are the only colors that are produced by the Pokétch Company.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Barry's Heracross has the Ability Guts when fought in Canalave City but has Swarm in all subsequent battles.
    • In Diamond and Pearl, his Heracross also knows Megahorn during the Pokémon League battle, where it is at level 50, despite not being able to learn the move until level 55. This is fixed in Platinum.
  • Barry possesses the highest-level Pokémon amongst all the rival characters, with his starter being able to grow up to level 85 in Pokémon Platinum. The only NPC-owned Pokémon outside of a battle facility that outlevels Barry's starter at its strongest is Red's level 88 Pikachu in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • In Pokémon Masters, Barry reveals that he keeps trying to fine people because he wants to gather money for his own Battle Tower so he could challenge his father there, due to him never being able to reach him at the Sinnoh Battle Tower.

Names

Barry is used as the official name for this character in Pokémon Masters and his anime counterpart, in addition to it appearing as an optional name for him in the games (Diamond and Platinum). His default name is Diamond or Pearl depending on the version being played, while internal game data refers to him as Cedric (Japanese: パール Pearl).

Language Name Origin
Japanese ジュン Jun From Junichi Masuda
English, German, Italian Barry Same as his anime counterpart and his first default name in Diamond and Platinum in English
French René Same as his anime counterpart and the French name of Camper Barry from Fuchsia Gym
Spanish Israel Same as his first default name in Diamond and Platinum
Korean 용식 Yongsik Same as his anime counterpart and his first default name in Diamond and Platinum
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿馴 Ā Xún From the Japanese name 馴 Jun. 馴 means to tame/train.
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿馴 A Sèuhn


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/Serena
ShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHopBedeMarnieKlaraAvery
RonaldPaulo


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaJordanDexterKeiraDr. FootstepMr. Goods
Mr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters
Pasio ScottieBettie
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrina
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmine
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWally
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawn
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsley
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerie
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeria
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisLearSawyerRachelTristaTriciaTrinnia
MallowDarachTeam Break


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