|The subject of this article has no official English name.|
The name currently in use is a fan romanization of the Japanese name.
|Relatives||Meray (great-granddaughter), Baraz (great-grandson)|
|Anime debut||Hoopa and the Clash of Ages|
|English voice actor||Wayne Grayson|
|Japanese voice actor||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
(Japanese: グリス Ghris) is a character who appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. He is Meray and Baraz's great-grandfather. In the English dub, he is not named, and is only referred to as the Traveler (Japanese: 旅人 Traveler).
In the movies
One hundred years prior to the events of the movie, Ghris was a resident of Arche Valley. Like many of the valley's residents, he had the ability to utilize power granted to the people of the valley by Arceus. When Hoopa appeared in nearby Dahara City — which was still a small village at the time — and began wreaking havoc by summoning legendary Pokémon like Regigigas, Zekrom and Reshiram in response to the villagers' request for it to show its strength in battle, Ghris traveled there to stop it. At the site where Dahara Tower would later be built, Ghris harnessed the powers of the Splash, Flame and Earth Plates to craft a Prison Bottle, which he then used to seal Hoopa's power away. This resulted in Hoopa transforming into its smaller Confined form, and Ghris banished its true power by hiding the Prison Bottle in a desert cave with a special spell.
Ghris then returned with the Confined Hoopa to Arche Valley, where he placed an enchantment upon it that prevented it from traveling through its own rings. He explained that this limit would remain until Hoopa understood why its power had been banished. Although Hoopa was initially angered by this, as the years passed and Ghris taught it to appreciate the quieter life in Arche Valley, it grew more content and peaceful.
Many decades later, the now-elderly Ghris still lived in Arche Valley with Hoopa, as well as his young great-grandchildren Meray and Baraz, who formed a close bond with Hoopa. One day, Meray and Baraz wandered out into the wilderness after Hoopa fell ill. They managed to heal it and returned to the valley, where they reunited with Ghris. He embraced them and referred to all three, including Hoopa, as his family.
Ghris passed away some time prior to the events of the movie. After the crisis brought on by the conflict between Hoopa and the banished shadow of its powers was resolved, and Hoopa broke Ghris's enchantment by realizing that it wished to return to Arche Valley with those it considered family, Meray and Baraz expressed a hope that they had honored Ghris by finally restoring Hoopa's true power.
While little of Ghris's personality is known, he is shown to have great courage, approaching Hoopa even in the midst of its violent rampage in order to trap it in the Prison Bottle. He is also stern towards Hoopa in the early years of its confinement, when it still misbehaved in attempts to regain its powers. However, much later in his life, he had become significantly more mellow, accepting Hoopa as a part of his family alongside his beloved great-grandchildren Meray and Baraz.
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In the manga
Ghris appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.
- The name Ghris is referred to in the dub, the Traveler, was the only name he was given in pre-release materials for the film in Japan. His actual name of Ghris was first revealed in the film's credits.
- While not clarified in the film itself, it is noted in the manga adaptation that his death was what prompted Meray and Baraz to begin their quest to restore Hoopa's power.
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