If you were looking for the character known as Grant in the Chuang Yi version of Pokémon Adventures, see Joey.
ザクロ Zakuro
"The wild, yet cool and collected, rock climber."
XY Grant.png
Artwork from X and Y
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Black
Hometown Cyllage City
Region Kalos
Trainer class Gym Leader
Marquis (Battle Chateau)
Grand Duke (Battle Chateau; Series)
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Grant (Masters)
Games X and Y, Masters EX
English voice actor Erik Scott Kimerer[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Masaya Fukunishi[2] (Masters EX)
Member of Kalos League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Cyllage Gym
Badge Cliff Badge
Specializes in Rock-types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
English voice actor Cory Willis
Japanese voice actor Hirofumi Nojima
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Charging After Electrike

Grant (Japanese: ザクロ Zakuro) is an athlete who is the Gym Leader of Cyllage City's Gym, known officially as the Cyllage Gym. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He gives the Cliff Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the core series games

Grant appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. Trainers who defeat Grant will receive the Cliff Badge, along with TM39 (Rock Tomb). He excels at a variety of sports, such as bike racing and mountain climbing. According to the television show Gym Freaks, he is a trendsetter and very fashionable, with his hairstyle of rolling stones apparently being popular with young people. It also states that he cuts down on his eating to keep his weight down, but appears to miss the opportunity to eat sweets because of this.


Pokémon X and Y

Gym battle

Battle Chateau

Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch

Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge

Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Cyllage City Gym! ... Whoa! Grant has arrived! He's good looking! So good looking! Lean yet muscular. Fascinating! That hairstyle of rolling stones into your hair is very popular among young people now! Grant is not only a Gym Leader but also a leader in fashion! Oh... He went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Cyllage City Gym! ... Whoa! Grant has arrived! He's good looking! So good looking! Lean yet muscular. Fascinating! But I know that he cuts down on his eating to keep his weight down! I saw him longingly looking at sweets in front of a café. He's so cute! Oh... He went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Grant (Masters)

Grant forms a sync pair with Amaura and its evolved form Aurorus in Pokémon Masters EX. Grant became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#048   Grant #0699   Amaura → Aurorus
  ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout



Concept artwork from Pokémon XY

Sprites and models

VS portrait from
X and Y
Overworld model from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y


Main article: Grant/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Grant in the anime

Grant debuted in Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, where Ash and his friends met him at the Battle Chateau. He was promoted to the Grand Duke rank after his Onix won a battle against Viola's Surskit. He was initially described as a "strong" Trainer, but he later revealed that he was actually the Cyllage City Gym Leader, making Ash even more excited about his upcoming Gym battle with him.

In Climbing the Walls!, Grant accepted Ash's Gym challenge after the latter arrived at the Cyllage Gym. Unlike most Gym Leaders, he allowed Ash to use his entire team against him while he would only be using two Pokémon. After some hard battles, Ash emerged victorious and Grant awarded him the Cliff Badge, telling Ash that he would like to battle him at the Battle Chateau sometime.

He reappeared in a fantasy in A League of His Own!, when Ash was talking to Everett about the Gym Leaders that he had defeated in Kalos for him to be able to compete in the Lumiose Conference.

In A Towering Takeover!, Grant was seen in the Kalos Canyon, watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City. In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, Grant and Tyrunt were among those who helped destroy the Giant Rock.

He reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.


Grant cannot resist scaling walls, including the wall of the historic Battle Chateau, simply for the challenge that climbing offers. He has built the Cyllage Gym with his rock-climbing hobby in mind, and readily challenges his opponents to scale the difficult rock walls up to the battlefield to test them. Grant believes that rock climbing offers a person, quite literally, a different perspective and access to a state of enlightenment. He draws on his clarity of mind for strength and concentration during his Gym battles. He considers his team of Rock Pokémon to be what he refers to as a "wall", or a difficult challenge to overcome, using their incredible jumping abilities and Rock Tomb to truly test his opponents.

Grant is good friends and has a rivalry with Viola, the Santalune City Gym Leader.


Onix is Grant's first known Pokémon, which he used in a battle against Viola's Surskit at the Battle Chateau. Despite Surskit creating its signature ice battlefield to aid its speed, Onix was able to turn the tables on the Pond Skater Pokémon by using its masterful control of Rock Tomb to trap it and Rock Polish to increase its speed, keeping Surskit on the defensive. Eventually, Onix ended the battle by using its powerful Flash Cannon to knock Surskit out. It was seen in flashbacks in A PokeVision of Things to Come! and Coming Back into the Cold!.

Onix reappeared in Climbing the Walls! as the first Pokémon Grant used in his Gym battle against Ash; it went up against Froakie. Onix attempted to keep up with the Bubble Frog Pokémon, but Froakie's speed, in combination with Double Team, confused Onix. This left it open to attacks, which eventually allowed Froakie to knock it out with Water Pulse.

Onix's known moves are Rock Tomb, Flash Cannon, Rock Polish, and Iron Tail.

Debut Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Tyrunt was the second Pokémon used by Grant in his Gym Battle against Ash. Tyrunt, unlike Froakie, was quick, and while Froakie was able to dodge Rock Tomb, it was easily overpowered by Tyrunt's Draco Meteor. Tyrunt next went up against Fletchling and managed to knock it out easily (but not before taking damage from a super-effective Steel Wing).

Finally, Tyrunt went up against Pikachu, who was able to dodge Tyrunt's attacks and even used the projectiles from Draco Meteor for momentum before managing to wedge a rock in Tyrunt's mouth and finally knocking it out with a direct hit from Thunderbolt.

It appeared again in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where it helped destroy the Giant Rock.

It reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Tyrunt's known moves are Rock Tomb, Draco Meteor, Crunch, and Dragon Tail.

Debut Climbing the Walls!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English H.D. Quinn


Grant being promoted to Grand Duke
Battle Chateau

Grant achieved the following ranks in Battle Chateau:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 野島 裕史 Hirofumi Nojima
English Cory Willis
Danish Rasmus Benjamin Cundell
Finnish Unknown voice actor (XY020, XY025)
Aku Laitinen (XY135-XY136)
European French Fabian Finkels
Hebrew דור סרוגו Dor Srugo
Italian Mattia Bressan
Polish Mateusz Rusin
Brazilian Portuguese Caio Guarnieri
Spanish Latin America Carlo Vázquez
Spain Raúl Lara
Vietnamese Trần Vũ (XY020-XY025)
Nguyễn Anh Tuấn (XY135-XY136)


Grant briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Grant in Pokémon Adventures

Grant debuted in Charging After Electrike. He was first seen in Cyllage City, helping Clemont find Electric-type Pokémon to power the Prism Tower during a blackout. After witnessing Grace, a famous Rhyhorn racer, being found and taken away by several Team Flare Grunts, the two were left wondering what happened. In Shooting Frogadier, Grant found the Cycling Road in ruins after a helicopter was forced to make a crash landing. He got into an argument with the pilot, Cassius, but eventually calmed down after Cassius agreed to pay for the damages.

In Quilladin Stands, Grant arrived in Laverre City alongside Valerie and Olympia to visit Korrina, who was recuperating from injuries she sustained in a battle with Team Flare. They soon left to have a meeting with the other Kalos Gym Leaders to decide on how to deal with Team Flare. In Pyroar Breathes, Y, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna joined the Gym Leaders and traveled to Geosenge Town to confront Team Flare. Shortly after they arrived, the group witnessed the ultimate weapon emerging from underground like a flower bud. To prevent the weapon from blooming, the Gym Leaders and Y used their bodies to keep the petals in place by force but were met with interference by Bryony. The ultimate weapon eventually fired anyway, but the combined efforts of the Gym Leaders and their allies successfully weakened the weapon enough to make it unable to take any innocent lives. Using her newly-obtained Xerneas, Xerxer, Y tried to destroy the ultimate weapon, but was interrupted by Malva and her Yveltal. Due to Xerneas and Yveltal being evenly matched, Xerosic announced that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire. Xerxer confirmed this and retreated, taking Y and the others with it.

In Pinsir Glares, Ramos revealed that Team Flare blamed the destruction caused by the ultimate weapon on the Gym Leaders and the Vaniville children. X and his friends were advised to keep out of the public's eye while the Gym Leaders helped rebuild the damaged areas. In Xerneas Gives, Grant, Ramos, Valerie, Olympia, and Wulfric helped stop Team Flare's attempt to reactivate the ultimate weapon by defeating a group of Grunts that were stationed around Cyllage City. After Team Flare was fully defeated, Grant and his allies met with X and his friends at Lumiose City to congratulate them on their victory.


Aurorus is Grant's first known Pokémon. It was first seen accompanying its Trainer as they patrolled around Cycling Road only to find it in shambles from the crash of Cassius's helicopter. At Geosenge Town, it helped try to keep the ultimate weapon from opening with its weight. Later, it helped repair the damage done by the ultimate weapon firing on Kalos.

None of Aurorus's moves are known.

Debut Shooting Frogadier
Tyrantrum is Grant's second known Pokémon. It was first sent out at Geosenge Town to keep the ultimate weapon from opening as it was being unearthed. With the help of Valerie's Mr. Mime, it was able to stand on the air but was knocked off by Bryony's Bisharp.

None of Tyrantrum's moves are known.

Debut Pyroar Breathes

In the TCG

Full Art print of Grant
Main article: Grant (Astral Radiance 144)

Grant was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Space Juggler expansion and the English Astral Radiance expansion, with artwork by kirisAki. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by Hideki Ishikawa. It allows the player's Fighting Pokémon to do 30 more damage to the opponent's Active Pokémon during the turn. Additionally, if it is in the player's discard pile, they can discard two other cards to return it to their hand.


  • Grant's Japanese Leader title is ワイルド マイルド ロッククライマー.
  • Grant is the only Kalos Gym Leader who does not use a fully evolved Pokémon outside of the Battle Chateau.
    • In the games, Grant is also the only Kalos Gym Leader who doesn't use a Pokémon introduced before Generation VI.
  • In the anime, Grant made his debut exactly five (aired) episodes before his Gym battle against Ash, with the aforementioned Gym battle episode being the first to have its air date moved forward due to the postponement of the episode intended to air before it. Coincidentally, Grant shares this trait with Burgh.
  • Grant is the only single Gym Leader who uses Pokémon with identical levels in a Gym battle.
  • Grant shares his Italian name with Wally: they both go by the name of Lino.
  • Grant is the first Rock-type Gym Leader to not be battled first in a region.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ザクロ Zakuro From 石榴 zakuro (pomegranate), which contains the character 石 ishi (stone)[3]
English, Brazilian
Grant From granite and pomegranate
German, Spanish,
Italian, French
Lino From the genus Linum (flax)
Korean 자크로 Jakeuro Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 查克洛 Chákèluò Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 查克洛 Chàhhāklok*
則琥洛 Jākfúlok* Transcription of his Japanese name. Possibly from 琥珀 fúpaak (amber).


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym  
Cyllage Gym  
Shalour Gym  
Coumarine Gym  
Lumiose Gym  
Laverre Gym  
Anistar Gym  
Snowbelle Gym  

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