Cilan
デント Dent
"Triple Trouble!"
Black White Cilan.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Green
Hometown Striaton City
Region Unova
Relatives Chili, Cress (brothers)
Trainer class Gym LeaderBW
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation V, VII
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2, Masters EX
Leader of Striaton Gym
Badge Trio Badge
Specializes in Grass types
Game animation cameos Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yūki Kaji (Masters EX)
Anime counterpart Cilan
Counterpart debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!

Cilan (Japanese: デント Dent) is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym. He specializes in Grass-type Pokémon and will battle the player if they chose Oshawott as their starter Pokémon. He gives the Trio Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the core series

Cilan appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Gym Leader of Striaton City's Gym, alongside Chili and Cress. This Gym is the first to be challenged by the player. Cilan battles the player if Oshawott is the chosen starter Pokémon. Trainers who defeat Cilan will receive the Trio Badge, along with TM83 (Work Up).

During the two years between Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Cilan, along with his brothers, retired from being Gym Leaders to train.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Multi Battle

Cilan can either be partnered with the player, or be one of their opponents.



Pokémon World Tournament

Cilan uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Simisage.

Unova Leaders Tournament



Type Expert/World Leaders/Mix Master Tournament



National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Cafélover! Thank yooou! 'Recently, I saw Striaton Gym's three Gym Leaders, and they were all out of order! Like, Chili was Cilan, and Cilan was Cress!' Hmmm. Well, I'm not saying you're crazy, but...are you sure they weren't just standing in front of a mirror? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Cilan appears as an NPC in Pokémon Masters EX and first appears in the Curious Tea Party costume event. He forms a sync pair with Simisage.

Artwork

Sprites

In the core series

         
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite
from Black 2
and White 2
Overworld
sprite from
Generation V
Back sprite
from Black 2
and White 2
VS sprite from
Black and White

In other games

   
Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX

Quotes

Main article: Cilan/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

 
Cilan in the anime
Main article: Cilan (anime)

Cilan is Ash Ketchum's former traveling partner in Pokémon the Series: Black & White. He was one of the Gym Leaders of the Striaton Gym, as well as a Pokémon Connoisseur, but he decided to travel with Ash and Iris so that he could experience different people, places, and Pokémon to increase his skill as a Connoisseur, instead of being confined to Striaton City. He navigates the group to their various locations, as well as cooks the meals.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Cilan briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with his brothers Chili and Cress.

GOTCHA!

Cilan briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW

Cilan appears along with his brothers Chili and Cress in PMBW02, where Red and his Pokémon visit a restaurant owned by the three brothers. Clefairy tries to instigate a fight between the brothers but fails on many occasions.

Pokémon

This listing is for Cilan's Pokémon in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

Pansage
Main article: Cilan's Pansage

Pansage is the only known Pokémon of Cilan's. It was sent out while he, Chili and Cress were battling Red's Clefairy. Unfortunately, Clefairy takes the attacks the elemental monkeys were using and makes himself some green tea.

Debut PMBW02

Pokémon Adventures

 
Cilan in Pokémon Adventures

Cilan, along with his brothers Chili and Cress, is one of the Leaders of the Striaton Gym. Despite each brother obtaining their job as Gym Leaders individually, they were all assigned to the same Gym. This decision was due to the types they specialized in being useful in teaching new Trainers about type matchups.

Like his brothers, Cilan tends to keep his arms in a certain position. In his case, he keeps them held behind his back.

History

Black & White chapter

Cilan debuted in Welcome to Striaton City!!, where the Striaton Gym was visited by a young Trainer named Black. Although only Black challenged the Gym, his friends Cheren and Bianca were allowed to participate as well. After completing the Gym puzzle, Black, Cheren, and Bianca faced the triplets in a three-on-three "Trio Battle". With their knowledge of type matchups, Cilan and his brothers initially had the advantage, even after Chili's Pansear was knocked out. Despite this, the battle ended in the Striaton Gym Leaders' loss when Black's Tep used Pansage's fallen leaves to revive its fallen teammates. With only two active Pokémon on the Striaton Gym Leaders' side when the time limit ended, Black and his friends were declared the winners by default and were each awarded a Trio Badge as proof of their victory.

In The Shadow Triad, Cilan, Chili, and Cress confronted the Shadow Triad at the P2 Laboratory. The brothers were given the task of pursuing Team Plasma if the other Gym Leaders failed to protect the Dark Stone from them. The Shadow Triad proved to be very strong, and even after they evolved their Pokémon, Cilan and his brothers were unable to defeat their opponents. The brothers were rescued by Keldeo, who had been watching the battle and determined the Gym Leaders to be the better humans. The Shadow Triad took that opportunity to try and capture Keldeo, forcing its mentors, Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion, to step in and rescue it, using their swords to send both the Gym Leaders and Shadow Triad flying.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In Giant Chasm, Cilan and his brothers were seen in Opelucid City, helping people trapped in buildings frozen by the Plasma Frigate.

Pokémon

 
Pansage → Simisage
Main article: Cilan's Simisage

Simisage is Cilan’s only known Pokémon. It was first seen helping the triplets serve Black, Bianca, and Cheren some tea, providing the leaves. Later, it engaged the three of them with Panpour and Pansear. It later fought the Shadow Triad at the P2 Laboratory.

Debut Welcome to Striaton City!!

In the TCG

Cilan
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 #
Cilan Su Next Destinies   86/99 Hail Blizzard   050/052
      BW-P Promotional cards   128/BW-P
Chili & Cilan & Cress Su Fusion Strike   227/264 Fusion Arts   098/100
Fusion Strike   258/264 Fusion Arts   115/100
Fusion Strike   273/264 Fusion Arts   124/100
 


Trivia

  • His Japanese Leader title, shared with Chili and Cress, is トライアル トライアングル.
  • The time between Cilan, Chili, and Cress's debut in Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer and their appearance in the Pokémon Masters EX itself is the longest in Pokémon Masters EX at 1008 days. They first appeared in the trailer (on June 27, 2019), and they made appearance in the actual game on March 31, 2022.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese デント Dent From dent corn, matching to his brothers being named after corn. May also involve trident and 田 den (field).
English, Brazilian Portuguese Cilan From cilantro
German Benny From Maiskolben (corncob), matching to his brothers being named Maik (Chili) and Colin (Cress).
Spanish Millo From millo (maize) and possibly tomillo (thyme)
French Rachid From arachide (peanut) and possibly racine (root) or rachis
Italian Spighetto From spiga (ear of grain) and possibly spaghetti
Korean 덴트 Dent Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 天桐 Tiāntóng Transcription of his Japanese name. Contains 桐 tóng / tùhng (paulownia; tung tree; parasol tree)
Chinese (Cantonese) 天桐 Tīntùhng
Russian Сайлан Sailan Transcription of his Japanese name
Thai เด็นโตะ Dento Transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Dento Transcription of his Japanese name


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