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Calem
カルム Calme
XY Calem.png
Official artwork from Pokémon X and Y
Gender Male
Eye color Gray*, Blue*, Brown*
Hair color Black*, Blond*
Hometown Vaniville Town
Region Kalos
Relatives Grace, mentioned father (as player)
Unnamed mother, mentioned father (as rival)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation VI, VII
Games X, Y, Masters EX
Game animation debut The Redemption
English voice actor Zach Aguilar (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Manga counterpart(s) X, Manabu Kadoo

Calem (Japanese: カルム Calme) is the male player character in Pokémon X and Y, and also serves as the rival in the same games if the player chooses to play as the female character. His female counterpart is Serena.

If playing as Calem, the player character may earn the title of Grand Duke by defeating most of the Trainers in the Battle Chateau. This is the only time the Trainer class Grand Duke appears in game.

Contents

In the core series

As the protagonist

Calem is a boy living in Vaniville Town with his friends Serena, Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna. He recently moved into Vaniville Town. His mom owns a Rhyhorn and Fletchling, the latter of which wakes Calem up at the start of the game.

As a non-playable character

Calem is a young boy who lives in Vaniville Town when the protagonist moves into town. Calem is the main rival of the character, choosing the starter Pokémon which is super-effective to the player's. He is also the character who teaches the player and Shauna how to catch a Pokémon, catching a Bunnelby with the use of his Fletchling. Soon after, he can be seen in Santalune Forest with the other friends.

Calem is the child of two prominent Pokémon battlers, and is seen as one of the two best battlers of the group of friends, alongside the protagonist.

At Glittering Cave, Calem helps the player defeat Team Flare to save the fossil assistant, and is given the fossil not chosen afterward. He then battles with the player against Tierno and Trevor at Route 7. At the Tower of Mastery in Shalour City, Calem battles the player for the chance to get the Mega Ring.

The next time Calem battles the player is in front of the Coumarine Gym.

When the group of friends meets up and decides to go to the haunted area in Route 14, Calem is the only one of the friends to not go to the house, claiming that he has to train. He then helps the player defeat Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.

The next time Calem battles the player is in front of the Anistar Gym. After the player defeats the gym, he will ask for a rematch, but cancels his challenge after Lysandre announces his plan of eradicating all life forms not a part of Team Flare. He then helps the player defeat Team Flare get to the legendary Pokémon and defeat Team Flare for good.

After the player enters the Hall of Fame and battles at the Battle Maison, Calem can be battled in Kiloude City, at which point he has obtained a Mega Ring of his own. When defeated for the first time here, he will give the player an Absolite and tell the player to meet Professor Sycamore in Anistar City. He can be battled at Kiloude City once per day.

Pokémon

Capture tutorial

Calem has another Pokémon besides his Fletchling, likely his starter, as noted by having two party slots filled during the tutorial.



Caught in tutorial
659Bunnelby.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Pickup or Cheek Pouch
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Bunnelby/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
Agility
Psychic Status
Leer
Normal Status
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Tag Battle against Trevor and Tierno

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Tag Battle against Team Flare grunts

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



First battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Second battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Third battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Tag Battle against Celosia and Bryony

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Fourth battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Tag Battles in Team Flare Secret HQ

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Fifth battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Rematches

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Calem (Masters)

Calem forms a sync pair with Espurr and its evolution Meowstic in Pokémon Masters EX.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Calem appears alongside Serena as a trophy in the 3DS version. They are both simply referred to as Pokémon Trainer (Pokémon X & Y). Calem's hat is also part of one of Pikachu's alternative costumes.

Trophy information

NA: We suppose it's possible you've missed out up till now, so let us explain: in Pokémon, you set out from your hometown on a Pokémon journey, catching Pokémon and fighting battles with them. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you reach the next town and find yourself embroiled in a tale of... No, wait–no spoilers!

PAL: If you've been living under a rock for some years now, let us explain. In Pokémon, you start from your home town on your own Pokémon journey, catching Pokémon and fighting battles with them. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you reach the next town and find yourself embroiled in a tale of... Well, we won't spoil it for you.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The male Pokémon Trainer's Calem-based alternate palette in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

While Calem himself does not appear directly, he appears as the blue palette swap for the male Pokémon Trainer, who is an incarnation of Red.

Artwork

Pokémon-Amie artwork.png XY Riding Gogoat.png Xerneas Encounter.png Calem and Serena concept art.png
Calem, Serena, and their
Pokémon in Pokémon-Amie
Calem riding the Gogoat Shuttle Encountering Xerneas Concept art of Calem and Serena


Sprites

Choosing Calem's appearance at the beginning of X and Y
VSCalem.png VSCalem 2.png
VS model as rival from
X and Y
VS model (with Mega Ring) as rival from
X and Y
XY Calem Icon.png Calem XY OD.png Calem pajamas XY OD.png Calem 2 XY OD.png
Center default player icon on the PSS from
X, Y, and PGL
Default overworld model as player from
X and Y
Overworld model in pajamas from
X and Y
Overworld model as rival from
X and Y


Quotes

Main article: Calem (game)/Quotes

Counterparts

In the anime

In Pokémon Generations

Calem appeared in The Redemption, where he was seen at the parade in Lumiose City after he had become the Champion of Kalos. During the parade, he was challenged by AZ, whom he battled and defeated.

Much like the other player characters depicted in Pokémon Generations, Calem doesn't have any lines of dialogue.

Pokémon
Calem's Chesnaught
Chesnaught
Chesnaught was first seen next to Calem during the parade. It was later used during Calem's battle with AZ, where it was seen defeating his Golurk, winning the battle for Calem.

None of Chesnaught's moves are known.

Debut The Redemption
Calem's Charizard
Charizard
Charizard was seen next to Calem during the parade.

None of Charizard's moves are known.

Debut The Redemption

In the GOTCHA! music video

Calem briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Calem's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, X

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: X (Adventures)

Calem's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is X. When he was young, he won a Kalos Junior Tournament. However, the pressure of being a celebrity at a young age had its effect on him and he became a shut-in.

In Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Main article: Manabu Kadoo

Trivia

  • Pre-release media referred to Calem as "Xavier" (Japanese: エックス X).

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カルム Calme From calme (French for calm)
English, Italian Calem From his Japanese name
German, French Kalem From his Japanese name
Spanish Kalm From his Japanese name
Korean 칼름 Kalleum Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡魯穆 Kǎlǔmù Transcription of his Japanese name. Contains 穆 mù / muhk (solemn and calm)
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡魯穆 Kālóuhmuhk



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Rival characters
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Pokémon Champions
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Masters EX BlueRedLanceStevenCynthiaIris
Other
spin-offs
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Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeon
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge

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