Factory Head (Trainer class)

Factory Head
ファクトリーヘッド Factory Head
Emerald Factory Head Noland.pngPlatinum Thorton.png
Art of Noland and Thorton
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Emerald, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Noland, Thorton
Anime debut Numero Uno Articuno*
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Swanky Showdown with Swalot (Adventures)

Factory Head (Japanese: ファクトリーヘッド Factory Head) is a Trainer class that first debuted in Emerald Version. It is reserved for Frontier Brains of Battle Factories. Noland and Thorton are the only Trainers that have this Trainer class.

Appearance

     
Noland's sprite from
Emerald
Thorton's sprite from
Platinum,
HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Thorton's VS sprite from
Platinum,
HeartGold, and SoulSilver
   
Noland's overworld sprite from
Emerald
Thorton's overworld sprite from
Platinum,
HeartGold, and SoulSilver

In the anime

 
Noland in the anime

Noland is the only Factory Head to appear in the anime, debuting in Numero Uno Articuno. Ash battled him in The Symbol Life, eventually defeating a wild Articuno that Noland befriended, using his Charizard, thus securing his first Battle Frontier victory.

In the manga

 
Thorton in Pokémon Adventures
 
Noland in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Like in the anime, Noland was the first Frontier Brain challenged by Ash, appearing in Off To The Battle Frontier!!.

Pokémon Adventures

Noland appeared in the Emerald chapter, where he, like his fellow Generation III Frontier Brains, was challenged by Emerald and helped in fighting against the villainous Guile Hideout. He made a brief reappearance in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter.

Thorton appeared in the Platinum chapter as the Factory Head of Sinnoh's Battle Factory. Despite his great battling skills and knowledge about Pokémon, he still ended up getting defeated by Platinum, proving her superiority over him in said subjects.

In the TCG

There are three FB Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game belonging to Factory Head Thorton.

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 #
Electivire     Supreme Victors   4/147 Beat of the Frontier   038/100
Skarmory     Supreme Victors   83/147 Beat of the Frontier   066/100
Electivire   LV.X   Supreme Victors   144/147 Beat of the Frontier   039/100
 


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 工廠頭目 / 工厂头目 Gōngchǎng Tóumù
  Finnish Tehtaanpäällikkö
  European French Chef d'Usine
  German Fabrikleiter
  Italian Boss Azienda
  Korean 팩토리헤드 Factory Head
  European Spanish Jefe Fábrica
  Vietnamese Quản đốc Công xưởng



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Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
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SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
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