Grand Duke (Trainer class)

Grand Duke
グランデューク Grand Duke
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Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Grand Duchess
Notable members Grant (in anime)
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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A Grand Duke (Japanese: グランデューク Grand Duke) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Generation VI. This Trainer class is a title of nobility, granted in the Battle Chateau, and Trainers with this class only appear there. Grand Duke is the highest rank of nobility for males, ranking above Duke. They are the male counterparts of the Grand Duchess class.

The male player character may earn the title of Grand Duke by defeating most of the Trainers in the Battle Chateau. In game, no non-player character possesses this Trainer class.

In the anime

Grant being promoted to Grand Duke in the anime

In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Grant defeated Viola in a battle at the Battle Chateau, earning himself the title of Grand Duke as his reward.

In the anime, Grand Dukes are shown wearing purple capes as a distinction from the other titles.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 大公 Dàgōng
  Danish Storhertug
  Dutch Groot Hertog
  Finnish Suurherttua
  French Grande-Duc
  German Großherzog
  Italian Granduca
  Korean 그랜드 듀크 Grand Duke
  Norwegian Storhertug
  Polish Wielki Książę
  Portuguese Grão-Duque
  Spanish Gran Duque
  Swedish Storhertig
  Turkish Grand Dük

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

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