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Lance
ワタル Wataru
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Lance.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Male
Eye color Brown, Yellow*
Hair color Carmine
Hometown Blackthorn City
Region Johto
Relatives Clair (cousin), Master, Father*, Mother*
Trainer class Elite FourRBYFRLGPE
ChampionGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VII
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!, Stadium, Stadium 2, Masters
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Champion of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Dragon types
Game animation debut Pokémon Origins
English voice actor Robert Buchholz (Origins)
Ben Diskin (Generations)
Bill Millsap (Masters)
Japanese voice actor Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Origins)
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Generations)
Toshiyuki Morikawa (Masters)
Anime debut Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
English voice actor Wayne Grayson
Japanese voice actor Susumu Chiba

Lance (Japanese: ワタル Wataru) is a Dragon-type Trainer, a member of the Indigo Elite Four in Generation I, Generation III, and Generation VII, and the Pokémon Champion of the Indigo Plateau in Generation II and Generation IV.

Contents

In the core series games

In Generations I, III, and VII, Lance is the fourth and final member of the Kanto Elite Four. He must be defeated before facing BlueRBYFRLG/TracePE, the Pokémon League Champion. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is revealed he has a Key Stone and Charizardite X, which he uses in rematches against the player after they become Champion. By the Generation II and IV games, he has proceeded to become Pokémon League Champion, due to Red taking a leave of absence from his position to continue his training at Mt. Silver, and leaving Lance to take Red's place as Champion. He raises Dragon-type Pokémon, which are both hard to catch and raise. He prefers the superiority of Dragon-type Pokémon, believing them to be virtually indestructible. At an unknown point in time, Lance, either as an Elite Four member or Champion, had a battle with Professor Kukui, which he apparently won.

Known as a cool and heroic Trainer, Lance has a large fan-following. Lance also seems to have a liking for capes, as he is often seen buying identical capes at the Celadon Department Store.

Lance's grandfather is the elder of a famous clan of Dragon Masters. Clair is his cousin, and his hometown is Blackthorn City.

In Generation II and their remakes, the player first encounters Lance at the Lake of Rage where he watches the player battle the Red Gyarados. Lance also appears in Mahogany Town to help the player fight Team Rocket at the Team Rocket HQ. Lance rewards the player with the Whirlpool HM for helping him put an end to Team Rocket's sinister plans.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Lance in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Pokémon League - Lance
  • What does this person do?
"I lead the Elite Four. You can call me Lance the dragon Trainer."
Pokémon League - Lance
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"You know that dragons are mythical Pokémon. They're hard to catch and raise, but their powers are superior. They're virtually indestructible. There's no being clever with them."
Saffron City - Woman
  • What is this person like?
"He stands for justice! He's cool, and yet passionate!
He's the greatest, Lance!"
Celadon Dept. Store - Girl
  • "We have a customer, Lance, who occasionally comes. He always buys capes.
I wonder... Does he have many identical capes at home?"
Indigo Plateau - Pokémon Journal
  • Family and friends?
"Lance's grandfather is thought to be the elder of a famous clan of dragon masters."
Indigo Plateau - Kid
  • Family and friends?
"From what I've heard, Lance has a cousin who's a Gym Leader somewhere far away."
Message from Lance
  • From: Lance
  • To: [Player]
"I'm considering going back to my hometown. I want to retrain my Dragon-type Pokémon and strengthen them.
I'd like to invite you to my hometown someday."

Pokémon

This listing is for Lance's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Red and Blue



Pokémon Yellow



Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

First battle


Rematch


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Multi Battle with the player

Lance battles alongside the player against Ariana and a Team Rocket Grunt in the Team Rocket HQ.



First battle


Rematch


Multi Battle with Clair


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Lance uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Outside of the event-exclusive tournament, he will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Dragonite.

Champions Tournament


Challenge the Champion Lance!


Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

First battle


Rematch


Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

  • Before battle
"Ah! I heard about you, <player>! I lead the Elite Four! You can call me Lance the dragon trainer! You know that dragons are mythical Pokémon! They’re hard to catch and raise, but their powers are superior! They’re virtually indestructible! Well, are you ready to lose? Your League challenge ends with me, <player>!"
  • Being defeated
"That’s it! I hate to admit it, but you are a Pokémon master!"
  • After being defeated
"I still can’t believe my dragons lost to you, <player>! You’re now the Pokémon League champion! …Or, you would have been, but you have one more challenge ahead. You have to face another trainer! His name is… <rival>! He beat the Elite Four before you. He is the real Pokémon League champion!"

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Lake of Rage
"This lake is full of Gyarados but nothing else… So the Magikarp are being forced to evolve… Did you come here because of the rumors? You're <player>? I'm Lance, a trainer like you. I heard some rumors, so I came to investigate… I saw the way you battled earlier, <player>. I can tell that you're a trainer with considerable skill. If you don't mind, could you help me investigate?"
Yes: "Excellent! It seems that the Lake's Magikarp are being forced to evolve. A mysterious radio broadcast coming from Mahogany is the cause. I'll be waiting for you, <player>.
No: "Oh… Well, if you change your mind, please help me."
  • If talked to again after answering no
"Hm? Are you going to help me?"
Mahogany Town
  • After answering yes at Lake of Rage
"Dragonite, Hyper Beam."
"What took you, <player>? Just as I thought, that strange radio signal is coming from here."
"The stairs are right here."
"<Player>, we should split up to check this place. I'll go first."
Rocket Hideout
  • B2F
"Are you all right? Your Pokémon are hurt and tired. Here, give them some of my medicine."
"<Player>, let's give it our best for Pokémon."
  • B3F
"It takes two passwords to get into the boss's quarters. Those passwords are known only to a few Rockets. That Rocket there very graciously told me so. <Player>, let's go get the passwords."
  • After entering the generator room
"Hey! Don't be so selfish. Spread the fun around."
  • After defeating Ariana
"That did it. We defeated all the Rockets here. But I'm concerned about the young guy I battled in the process… Sorry, <player>. I saw how well you were doing, so I just hung back. Now all there is left to do is to turn off that odd radio signal. It's this machine that's causing all the problems. I don't see a switch on it… We have no choice. We have to make all the Electrode faint. That should stop this machine from transmitting that strange signal. It's no fault of the Pokémon, so it makes me feel guilty. <Player>, let's split the job."
  • If player tries to leave their side
"Leave this side to me."
  • After defeating all Electrode
"That odd signal has finally stopped. The Lake should be back to normal. You're the hero! Let me thank you on behalf of all the Pokémon. Oh, yes. You should take this. I found it here, but I don't have any need for it. That's Whirlpool. Teach it to a Pokémon to get across wild water. But keep this in mind. You can use that out of battle only with the Badge from Mahogany Gym. <player>… The journey to becoming the Pokémon Master is long and difficult. Knowing that, will you keep going? … I see. No, you're right. If you would give up that easily, you would have never chased that dream in the first place. I look forward to seeing you again!"
Indigo Plateau
  • Before battle
"I’ve been waiting for you. <Player>! I knew that you, with your skills, would eventually reach me here. There's no need for words now. We will battle to determine who is the stronger of the two of us. As the most powerful trainer and as the Pokémon League Champion… I, Lance the dragon master, accept your challenge!"
  • Being defeated
"…It's over. But it's an odd feeling. I’m not angry that I lost. In fact, I feel happy. Happy that I witnessed the rise of a great new Champion!"
  • After being defeated
"…Whew. You have become truly powerful, <player>. Your Pokémon have responded to your strong and upstanding nature. As a trainer, you will continue to grow strong with your Pokémon."
"This is getting to be a bit too noisy… <Player>, could you come with me?"
Hall of Fame
"It's been a long time since I last came here. This is where we honor the League Champions for all eternity. Their courageous Pokémon are also inducted. Here today, we witnessed the rise of a new League Champion--a trainer who feels compassion for, and trust toward, all Pokémon. A trainer who succeeded through perseverance and determination. The new League Champion who has all the makings of greatness! <Player>, allow me to register you and your partners as Champions!

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

  • Before battle
"Ah! I've heard about you, <player>/So, you've returned, <player>! I lead the Elite Four. You can call me Lance the dragon Trainer. You know that dragons are mythical Pokémon. They’re hard to catch and raise, but their powers are superior. They’re virtually indestructible. There's no being clever with them. Well, are you ready to lose? Your League challenge ends with me, <player>!"
  • Being defeated
"That’s it! I hate to admit it, but you are a Pokémon master!"
  • After being defeated
"I still can’t believe my dragons lost to you, <player>. You are now the Pokémon League Champion! …Or, you would have been, but you have one more challenge left. There is one more Trainer to face! His name is… <rival>! He beat the Elite Four before you. He is the real Pokémon League Champion."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Lake of Rage
"That red Gyarados wasn't acting right. As I feared, somebody must have forced it to evolve… Did you come here because of the wild tales? You're <player>? I'm Lance, a Trainer like you. I heard some rumblings, so I came to investigate… I saw the way you battled earlier, <player>. I can tell that you're a Trainer with considerable skill. If you don't mind, could you help me investigate?"
Yes: "Excellent! It seems that the Lake of Rage's Magikarp are being forced to evolve. A mysterious radio broadcast coming from Mahogany is probably the cause. And that suspicious souvenir shop… I'll be waiting for you in Mahogany, <player>."
No: "Oh… Well, if you change your mind, please help me."
  • If talked to again after answering no
"What do you think? Are you going to help me?"
Mahogany Town
  • After answering yes at Lake of Rage
"Dragonite, Hyper Beam."
"What took you so long, <player>? Just as I thought, that strange radio signal is coming from here."
"The stairs are right here."
"<Player>, we should split up to check this place. I'll go first."
Team Rocket HQ
  • B2F
"Are you all right? Your Pokémon are hurt and tired. Here, give them some of my medicine."
"<Player>, let's give our best for Pokémon."
  • B3F
"<Player>! In order to unlock the door to the radio transmitter, you need the voice of a certain person. The name of the person is Petrel, the Team Rocket Executive! I have found out he is hiding in their leader's office! Unfortunately though, that room is also protected with a password… <Player>! We need the password to their leader's office first!"
  • B2F
  • Before Multi Battle with the player
"Hold it! A two-on-one battle? That is so unfair! Typical of Team Rocket to be so sneaky. Allow me to join the battle!"
  • After the battle
"Sorry, <player>. I saw how well you were doing, so I just hung back. Now all there is left to do is to turn off that odd radio signal."
  • After entering the transmission room
"It's this machine that's causing all the problems. I don't see a switch on it… We have no choice. We have to make all the Electrode faint. That should stop this machine from transmitting that strange signal. It's no fault of the Electrode, so it makes me feel sad. <Player>, let's split the job."
  • If player tries to leave their side
"Leave this side to me."
  • After defeating all Electrode
"That odd signal has finally stopped. The lake should be back to normal. You're the best! Let me thank you on behalf of all the Pokémon. Oh, yes. You should take this. I found it here, but I don't have any need for it."
"That's Whirlpool. Teach it to get across wild water. But keep this in mind. You can use that out of battle only with the Badge from Mahogany Gym."
"<Player>… The journey to becoming the Pokémon Champion is long and difficult. Knowing that, will you keep going? ………………… I see. No, you're right. If you would give up that easily, you would have never chased that dream in the first place. I look forward to seeing you again!"
Indigo Plateau
  • Before battle
"I've been waiting for you. <Player>! I knew that you, with your skills, would eventually reach me here. There's no need for words now. We will battle to determine who is the stronger of the two of us. As the most powerful Trainer and as the Pokémon League Champion… I, Lance the dragon master, accept your challenge!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"All right! I thought this would never happen!"
  • When last Pokémon is at critical health
"I never give up, no matter what. You must be the same?"
  • Being defeated
"…It's over. But it’s an odd feeling. I'm not angry that I lost. In fact, I feel happy. Happy that I witnessed the rise of a great new Champion!"
  • After being defeated
"…Whew. You have become truly powerful, <player>. Your Pokémon have responded to your strong and upstanding nature. As a Trainer, you will continue to grow strong with your Pokémon."
"This is getting to be a bit too noisy… <Player>, could you come with me?"

Hall of Fame

"It's been a long time since I last came here. This is where we commemorate the League Champion for all eternity. Their courageous Pokémon are also inducted. Here today, we witnessed the rise of a new League Champion--a Trainer who feels compassion for, and trust toward, all Pokémon. A trainer who succeeded through perseverance and determination. The new League Champion who has all the makings of greatness! <Player>, allow me to register you and your partners as Champions!
Dragon's Den (Post-Game)
  • Before battle
"Hi, <player>! And…you. We met at the Team Rocket hideout."
"Calm down. I was in a bit of a hurry then. Sorry for that. But…I always welcome challengers! Hey! How about a Double Battle?"
"Come on. A Double Battle is really not bad. <Player>, you'll be on my side!"
  • Being defeated
"Did you see that, Clair?"
  • After being defeated
"Just as I expected. You two make quite a team… Going solo is certainly one way to aim for the top… But that's not all there is to Pokémon battle. Although I don't feel it's necessary to remind you guys. See you, <player>, another time!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I, Lance the Dragon-type master, accept your challenge!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"You are brimming with love and trust toward Pokémon. I think we will be able to have a fantastic battle!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"There's no need for words now. We will battle to determine who is the stronger of the two of us. I, Lance the Dragon-type master, accept your challenge!"
  • Being defeated
...It's over."
  • If the player is defeated
"I never give up, no matter what. You must be the same?"
  • After being defeated
"But it's an odd feeling. I'm not angry that I lost. In fact, I feel happy. Happy that I witnessed the rise of a great new Champion!"
  • After winning
"Your Pokémon have responded to your strong and upstanding nature. As a Trainer, you will continue to grow strong with your Pokémon."
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"I'm sure you already know this, but dragons are sacred and legendary creatures! That's why I won't lose next time!"

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Indigo Plateau
  • Before battle
"So, you're <player>! I lead the Elite Four! You can call me Lance, the dragon Trainer! You likely know that dragons are Pokémon spoken of in legends! They're hard to catch and raise, but their powers are superior! They're virtually indestructible! There's no being clever with them. Well, are you ready to lose? Your Pokémon League challenge ends with me, <player>!"
  • Being defeated
"That's it! I hate to admit it, but you are a first-class Pokémon Trainer!"
  • After being defeated
"I still can't believe my dragons lost to you. <Player>! You are now the Pokémon League Champion! ... ... ... ...Or, you would have been, but you have one more challenge left. There is one more Trainer to face! That Trainer is—"
"Haha... Your timing is perfect, Professor. <Player>! The one you will face is... Professor Oak! Well, not really. It's <rival>! He beat the Elite Four before you. He is the Pokémon League Champion."
"Professor Oak is here to officiate the crowning of the new Champion. It seems only fitting that it should be either you or <rival>. You're the two who took care of Team Rocket, after all! Now then, head onward to the stage of your final battle!"
Rematch
  • Before battle
"I'm glad you've come. The newly updated Pokémon League's reputation has really taken off! It's all thanks to you. I'd feel ashamed to call myself Lance the dragon Trainer if I didn't challenge you to a battle!"
  • Being defeated
"How could I be pushed to such a point?"
  • After being defeated
"There's no way my dragon brigade is weak. ...What I'm saying is that means your strength is truly incredible! Now then, <player>! You already know what's next, don't you? That's right, Champion. Your final challenger awaits you on the stage of your final battle!"

In the side series games

Lance also appears in Pokémon Stadium and Stadium 2's Gym Leader Castles. In Stadium, he is the final member of the Elite Four, and in Stadium 2, he is the final Trainer in the Johto Gym Leader Castle, and must be defeated in order to gain access to the Kanto Gym Leader Castle. Notably, Stadium is the only game to date where Lance isn't seen using his Dragonite.

Pokémon Stadium

Round 1



Round 2



Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1



Round 2

Feraligatr holds a Quick Claw in the Japanese version instead of a Mystic Water.



Quotes

"It looks like even the Elite Four couldn't stop you. I'm your last opponent in the Johto Castle!"
  • Before battle
"I am still the Champion. I won't hold anything back."
"I've been waiting for you. Allow me to test your skill."
"I thought that you would be able to get this far. Let's get this started."
  • Sending out first Pokémon
"I'll lead with <Pokémon>!"
  • Sending out a new Pokémon
"Fine, <Pokémon>!"
"Okay, <Pokémon>!"
"<Pokémon> for the win!"
"Then <Pokémon> will go!"
"<Pokémon>, I'm pulling you back!"
"That's it. Come back!"
"Excellent showing!"
  • Own Pokémon faints
"It's all over!"
"Ow, bad news!"
  • Player's Pokémon faints
"That's right! That's what I want!"
"Critical hit! Nice one!"
  • Player's Pokémon lands a critical hit
"Ow, a critical hit... Not bad..."
"Critical hit! Nice one!"
"Yes! We own this match now!"
"Ugh... Um..."
"Hyper Beam!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Gotcha!"
  • After being defeated
"This is the emergence of a new Champion."
"You got me. You are magneficent!"
"I never expected another trainer to beat me... I'm surprised."
  • After winning
"I successfully defended my Championship."
"That was close. Want to try again?"
"It's not that you are weak. Don't let it bother you."
  • If the battle ended in a draw
"That was an intense battle."
  • If the player runs from the battle
"I never expected you to do that."
  • Post-battle, if the player won
"I concede defeat. You might have what it takes to prevail over Kanto's Gym Leaders."

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

Quotes

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  • Hard
"I've been waiting! I knew one with your skill would eventually reach me. There is nothing to say! We must battle to determine who is stronger! The dragon master is here!"
"It's over. But I feel strange... I lost, but the battle was so good, I don't feel let down. I am actually happy. Hmm... You have become powerful. Will we battle again? let us both improve, then meet again..."
  • Super Hard
"I've been waiting! I knew that with your skill, you'd eventually get here. There is nothing to say! We must battle to determine who is stronger! The dragon master is here!"
"It's over. But I feel strange... The pride of having fought a good match is greater than the anger of losing. Hmm... You have become powerful. Will we ever fight again? Let us both improve, then meet again..."
  • Intense
"I've been waiting! I knew one with your skill would eventually get here. There is nothing to say! We must battle to determine who is stronger! The dragon master is here!"
"It's over. But I feel strange... The pride of having fought a good match is greater than the anger of losing. You have become powerful. Will we ever fight again? Let us both improve, then meet again..."

Pokémon Masters

Sync pairs

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Move Type(s) Weakness Role Passive Skill(s) Base Potential Availability
#77 Lance #149 MastersIcon149.png Dragonite
Dragon
DragonIC Masters.png
Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Ice
IceIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png Dragon Shift
Lithe
Unflappable
★★★★★ Limited Sync Pair Scout

Quotes

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Menu interface (voice clips)

  • After being recruited
"You can call me Lance, the dragon master! Something tells me the two of us are going to make a first-class team."
  • Sync pair viewer
"I never give up, no matter what. You must be the same, am I right?"
"The stronger you become as a Trainer, the better your Pokémon will respond to you."
  • Selection screen (forming team)
"Need a hand? I'd be honored to help you out."
  • Selection screen (disbanding team)
"See you around."
  • Upon learning a new move
"With this, we can rise to the top."
  • Upon leveling-up
"My mighty heart is just and true."
  • Upon reaching max level
"Ha! We're virtually indestructible now!"
  • Upon unlocking a new level cap
"You haven't seen my true strength yet."
  • During conversation
"Right!"
"Let's do this."
"Could you do me a favor?"
"Aha!"
"My pleasure."
Battle interface (voice clips)
  • VS screen
"Here we come!"
  • Battle start
"Now!"
  • Using Pokémon move
"Go!"
"Come on!"
  • Using item
"Allow me."
  • Using Trainer move
"That will do it."
  • Using Sync Move
"Here we come!"
  • Unity Move
"Together!"
"At once!"
"Fight!"
  • Switching in
"It's our turn."
  • Recalling fainted Pokémon
"Ugh... We did our best."
  • "Nice" emote
"Great!"
  • "Watch out" emote
"Watch out!"
  • "Let's do this" emote
"I never give up!"
  • "Thanks" emote
"Thank you."
  • Defeat
"I failed us."
  • Victory
"H-ha!"
"Excellent! Victory is ours!"
Pokémon Center
  • Random conversation
"There are a lot of dragon masters in Blackthorn City, where I'm from."
"My grandfather is the elder of a famous clan of dragon masters."
"He, his grandfather, and even his grandfather before him..."
"they all had a deep bond with dragon Pokémon."
  • If spoken to again
"Someday, stories about me will be passed down to future generations of our clan as well."
"If I think about it that way, it reminds me that I have to be on my best behavior."
"I'd like to be a good role model for all future dragon masters."
  • Random conversation
"Whenever I see people or Pokémon in need, I feel compelled to help them in any way I can."
"One man's justice may be another man's injustice..."
"but I can only trust that what I believe is right and stay steadfast on my path."
  • If spoken to again
"If you ever think what I'm doing is wrong or unjust, don't hesitate to stop me, <player>."
"But I should warn you, I don't back down easily."
  • Random conversation
"I'm sure you would become almost invincible if you mastered using dragon Pokémon."
"Speaking of dragon Pokémon, that reminds me of my hometown, Blackthorn City!"
"If you're interested in meeting dragon masters, I'll show you around someday."
  • If spoken to again
"If we ever have the chance, I'd like you to show me around your hometown, too."
"Maybe the source of your strength lies in your origins."
  • Random conversation
"This cape is a defining part of my wardrobe. I wear it rain or shine."
"Back in my hometown of Blackthorn City, my cape is like a uniform. When people see it, they know I'm a dragon master."
"I happen to like it quite a bit. It's a uniform that many aspiring dragon masters hope to wear one day."
  • If spoken to again
"You want to know where I got this cape? It was actually custom-made at a department store."
"I can't resist buying more of them whenever I shop there."
"Is that right? Well, now you have this Champion's attention. For 18 years, huh..."
"He must be incredibly strong if he was able to remain Champion for that long."
"We have our work cut out for us if we want to live up to that legacy, don't we?"
"How about a double battle? You and me against Mustard and Leon. How does that sound?"

Artwork

Red Blue Lance.png FireRed LeafGreen Lance.png HeartGold SoulSilver Lance.png LGPE Elite Four.png Masters Lance Dragonite artwork.png
Official artwork from
Red and Blue
Official artwork from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Official artwork from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Confronting Chase and Elaine Key artwork of Pokémon Masters by Ken Sugimori

Sprites

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Lance I OD.png Lance II OD.png Lance III OD.png Lance IV OD.png HGSS Lance Back.png Lance OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Back sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2

In other games

S2 Champion Lance.pngS2 Champion Lance alt.pngS2 Champion Lance alt2.png
Portraits from
Stadium and Stadium 2
VSLance Masters.png Spr Masters Lance.png
VS model from
Masters
Model from
Masters

In the anime

In the main series

Lance in the anime

History

Original series

Lance is a Master Trainer and the Champion of the Indigo Elite Four. He is also a member of the Pokémon G-Men detective organization.

Lance debuted in a cameo in Marina's fantasy in The Legend of Thunder!. He later physically debuted in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, where he was sent to investigate Team Rocket's scheme at the Lake of Rage. He met Ash and his friends there, saving the trio from some Team Rocket Grunts. Ash wanted to help Lance in his mission, but Lance said it was too dangerous.

Lance disguised as a Team Rocket Grunt

Lance went on to infiltrate Team Rocket's base, and stole a Grunt uniform to remain undiscovered. He went on to learn that Team Rocket was trying to investigate the properties of a Red Gyarados so that they could force Pokémon to evolve. Ash and his friends were later captured by Professor Sebastian and Tyson after they tried to intervene in their plans. Lance remained undetected, joining Team Rocket's convoy and helping them transport the Red Gyarados away from the Lake of Rage.

In Rage of Innocence, Lance helped Ash's group escape and defeated the Team Rocket trio with his Dragonite. Lance was then able to destroy Team Rocket's machine and blow up their laboratory. Lance also battled Tyson and defeated his two Fearow. Meanwhile, Ash was able to calm the Red Gyarados at first, but it continued to go berserk. Finally, Lance used his Dragonite to paralyze Gyarados and he then caught it to keep it from destroying Mahogany Town. Before leaving, Lance promised Ash that he would take care of Gyarados.

He reappeared in a flashback in Beauty is Skin Deep. Clair informed Ash and his friends that Lance had previously trained for several months at the Blackthorn Gym in order to perfect his experience with Dragon Pokémon.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends, Lance helped stop the battle between Kyogre and Groudon. Lance infiltrated Team Magma's submarine and confronted Shelly, who suspected that he wasn't really a Team Magma Grunt. Shortly after the confrontation, he freed Ash, who had been captured after Pikachu absorbed the Red Orb that controlled Groudon. Lance's Pokémon were later sent into battle to help try to calm the two feuding Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Lance in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Flash of the Titans!, Lance, now wearing his Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver attire, faced the Galar League Champion Leon during the finals of the World Coronation Series at Wyndon Stadium. Using his Dynamax Band, he was able to Dynamax his Red Gyarados and pit it against Leon's Charizard, which Leon Gigantamaxed in response. After a fierce battle, Gyarados was defeated, and Lance congratulated his opponent of having just become the Monarch. He also revealed that he had trained at Galar's Dragon-type Gym, and that he had been so impressed by the uniforms he saw there that he had chosen to base his current outfit on them.

Lance reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.

In this appearance, Lance was referred to as an Elite Four member instead of a Champion, implying he lost the title at some point after his previous appearance.

Character

Lance cares deeply for his Pokémon, and he regards them as friends. He takes his role as a part of the Pokémon G-Men seriously and maintains his conviction towards keeping the world at peace. Lance often disguises himself to infiltrate evil organizations in order to gain valuable information before leaping into action.

Lance is largely independent, but still receives assistance from allies like Officer Jenny. He quickly befriended Ash and his friends in Rage of Innocence, after realizing that they were also concerned for Red Gyarados's safety. He then enlisted their assistance to deal with Team Rocket and the Lake of Rage crisis. Lance was surprised to re-encounter Ash and the others in the Hoenn region, and worked with them to disrupt Team Aqua and Team Magma's plans in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends.

Lance is an incredibly strong Trainer. In Flash of the Titans!, he was revealed to have won the Pokémon World Tournament in Driftveil City, as well as having been strong enough to reach the finals of the World Coronation Series, in which eight of the strongest Trainers from their respective regions gather to compete for the title of Monarch. He was even able to hold his own against Leon, the undefeated Champion of Galar.

Pokémon

This is a list of Lance's known Pokémon in the anime:

Lance's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite is Lance's main Pokémon. In addition to battling, he also uses it to fly around. In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage of Innocence, Dragonite helped Lance stop Team Rocket. It was also used to help him battle against Tyson's two Fearow at the same time, as well as to help Lance catch the Red Gyarados that was on a rampage in Mahogany Town.

It also appeared in The Scuffle of Legends where it helped Lance, Ash and his friends to stop the Legendary battle between Kyogre and Groudon.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Lance's Gyarados
Gyarados
Not much is known about Lance's regular Gyarados. Its only appearance was in Marina's fantasy in The Legend of Thunder!.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Lance's Red Gyarados
Gyarados Shiny
Main article: Red Gyarados

After being forced to evolve as a part of an experiment by Team Rocket, this Gyarados went on rampage until Lance managed to catch it. It was later used to help stop the battle between Kyogre and Groudon. In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, it was used to battle Leon's Charizard in the finals of the World Coronation Series, where it was defeated, despite possessing both a type advantage and the ability to Dynamax.

Debut Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka (EP235 - AG098)
English Unshō Ishizuka (EP235 - AG098)

Achievements

Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 千葉進歩 Susumu Chiba
English Wayne Grayson
Mandarin Chinese 符爽 Fú Shuǎng (EP235-EP236)
賀宇傑 Hè Yǔjié (AG097-AG098)
Danish Mathias Klenske (AG097-AG098)
Finnish Tommi Haapaniemi (AG097-AG098)
Hebrew עידו מוסרי Ido Moseri
Polish Aleksander Gawek (EP235-EP236)
Brazilian Portuguese Francisco Freitas (EP235-EP236)
Celso Alves (AG097-AG098)
Spanish Latin America Enzo Fortuny (EP235-EP236)
Víctor Ugarte (AG097)
Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (AG098)
Spain Jorge Saudinós (EP235-EP236)
Miguel Ángel Garzón (AG097-AG098)

In Pokémon Origins

Lance appeared briefly in File 4: Charizard. He was seen being challenged and defeated by Red, allowing Red move on to challenge Blue.

Pokémon

Lance's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite is Lance's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle against Red's Lapras, eventually being defeated by a super effective Ice Beam, winning the battle for Red.

Debut File 4: Charizard

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川島得愛 Tokuyoshi Kawashima
English Kirk Thornton
European Spanish Antonio Cremades

In Pokémon Generations

Lance first appeared in The Challenger. He was first seen talking about Blue, the first Trainer in a long time to collect eight Gym Badges, with the rest of the Kanto Elite Four, and he instructed his colleagues to prepare themselves for the upcoming challenger. Later, he was the last of the Elite Four to be challenged by Blue. After a heated battle, Blue's Blastoise defeated Lance's Dragonite off-screen, making Blue the new Pokémon League Champion.

Lance reappeared in The Lake of Rage. He and Ethan were seen infiltrating the Team Rocket HQ in Mahogany Town, destroying the radio wave generator and ruining Team Rocket's plans to force Pokémon to evolve.

Pokémon

Lance's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite is Lance's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Blue's Blastoise, eventually being defeated off-screen. It was later used to battle the Red Gyarados and attack Team Rocket HQ.

Debut The Challenger

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 細谷佳正 Yoshimasa Hosoya
English Ben Diskin
Brazilian Portuguese Raphael Rossatto
European Spanish Paco Gázquez

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lance appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, where he teamed up with Cynthia and Steven Stone to battle Korrina, Cheren, and Misty at a stadium in Pasio.

Pokémon

Lance's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite is Lance's only known Pokémon. It appeared along with him at a stadium in Pasio. Alongside Steven's Metagross and Cynthia's Garchomp, it battled Korrina's Lucario, Cheren's Stoutland, and Misty's Starmie. Dragonite attempted to use Hyper Beam on Stoutland and Lucario after they were incapacitated by Garchomp, but Starmie successfully defended its teammates with Light Screen.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lance on his Aerodactyl

History

Yellow chapter

Lance debuts in Vermilion City before the start of the Vermilion City Surfing Competition. He took control of the Dragonair that was to be offered as a prize to the winner. He then attacked Vermilion City and destroyed it, saying he was looking for something. When Yellow came after him he tried to capture Pika to please Agatha and Lorelei but once Pikachu learned Surf he too failed. Before the battle could continue, he mysteriously disappeared.

He next appeared on Cerise Island battling Blaine and Yellow. When Blaine released Mewtwo, Blaine and Yellow were able to gain the upper hand against Lance's Aerodactyl and his two Dragonair. However, due to Blaine's link with Mewtwo they could only battle together for about three minutes and with time running out Blaine decided to target Lance's Poké Balls so he couldn't call out any other Pokémon and would have to battle with his weakened Pokémon that were already out. He succeeded in destroying the balls only for Blaine to be knocked unconscious due to Mewtwo's time out being too long. Lance then chuckled to himself, revealing that he had called his Pokémon out of their balls before the battle even began.

Lance during the ninth chapter

During Lance's battle with Yellow both of them were equally matched, Lance luring the battle out onto the top of Cerise Island, a volcano. Lance then once again gained the upper hand by having his Gyarados and Dragonair make green, red, and blue bubbles so they could not be detected in sunlight. Just when it seemed when Yellow was about to lose, Giovanni arrived and helped subdue Lance, using his Rhyhorn to create a sandstorm to make the bubbles visible. But this capturing only proved to be part of his plan, as he needed Giovanni's Badge since it was the last Badge he needed for the Badge Energy Amplifier to summon Lugia, so he lured Giovanni to the middle of the island so the Earth Badge would be automatically ripped from him and the Amplifier would automatically activate, summoning Lugia. Lance wanted Lugia to help accomplish his goals, but Yellow's Pokémon were able to drive Lugia away once they evolved and Yellow was able to channel their power into Pika's Megavolt. This interested Lance, as he wanted to find out who Lugia's real owner was. It wasn't often that he lost control of dragon-like Pokémon.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Lance disappeared for a while, investigating Lugia and working behind the scenes. He gave Silver advice on how to defeat Team Rocket in Johto, as well as a Pupitar (which Silver promptly returned, now evolved as a Tyranitar, after awakening from his comatose state following the incident at the Lake of Rage). Working through Silver, Lance tried to help defeat the Masked Man. After this was fulfilled, Lance is briefly seen flying on his Aerodactyl watching the horizon during part of Professor Oak's speech on the radio.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

Lance calls Professor Oak to tell him about the newly revived Team Rocket's plan to obtain the Mythical Pokémon, Arceus. He requests that a Pokédex holder be sent to meet him at the Pokéathlon Dome, so Professor Oak sends Gold, as he was out of available people. Although he arrives there, Lance never shows up, but his Dragonite attacks the area in an injured frenzy. Gold manages to defeat Dragonite and sets off to find out what happened to its Trainer.

After chasing Arceus to the Ruins of Alph, Gold encounters an injured Lance there. Lance reveals that he was ambushed by someone earlier and wasn't able to meet with him. When Gold tries to calm the rampaging Alpha Pokémon, Lance tells him that Arceus is angry at humanity and will only be stopped by someone who can open their heart to it. Because of this, Lance states that Gold will not be able to connect with Arceus until he is able to connect with his own Pokémon. Annoyed, Gold sets off to face Arceus anyway and has Bugsy take care of Lance in the meantime. Before Togebo leaves, Lance hands it a Shiny Stone, just in case. He also reveals that Gold hadn't connected with his Togebo.

As Gold continues to battle Arceus, Lance sets off to find someone else who can help with the battle. Later, he returns with Giovanni and Pryce to combat the Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina which Arceus had created on the Mystri Stage. There, Lance faces Palkia while Giovanni battles Giratina, and Pryce battles Dialga. With his Dragonite's ability to redirect its Hyper Beam, Palkia's ability to manipulate space with Spacial Rend is rendered useless as all redirected attacks are sent back to its original target.

It is later revealed that when Lance went to go find help, he arrived at the Ilex Forest, where he heard the voice of Pryce, who was trapped in the crack in time. Upon arriving, he found Giovanni, who was attacking Pryce in a fit of rage. He asks the two men to put aside their differences and help him stop the destruction of Johto. After the battle had ended, Gold asks how Lance was defeated by a coward like Petrel. Lance reveals that Petrel defeated him by disguising himself as Yellow, the person with the same powers and birthplace as him. At the end of the chapter, Giovanni entrusts the training of Silver to Lance and Pryce, his two former teachers, so that he can one day face his son.

Character

Lance is primarily a villain. As the leader of the Elite Four, he wishes to exterminate the human race, save for a few people who he deems to be kind enough to Pokémon. Apparently also from Viridian Forest, Lance was blessed with the powers of the Viridian Forest, just like Yellow was. Lance has the power to telepathically communicate with Pokémon, as well as heal their wounds. Lance also has the ability to control or brainwash any Dragon-type Pokémon, as well as most Pokémon similar to Dragons (such as Aerodactyl or Tyranitar).

Pokémon

This listing is for Lance's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga:

On hand
Lance's Dragonite
Dratini → Dragonair → Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite was raised as a Dragonair that evolved from a Dratini, which he owned since childhood. It is considered to be Lance's strongest Pokémon, and boasts a hide so thick that it can withstand continued exposure to the heat of lava (and regular attacks are all ineffective).

Debut Extricated from Exeggutor
Lance's Magikarp

Lance's Gyarados
Magikarp → Gyarados
Gyarados was used to shield Lance from the lava on Cerise Island using its bubbles. It evolved from a Magikarp.

Gyarados's known moves are Bubble Beam and Hyper Beam.

Debut Extricated from Exeggutor
Lance's Dragonair
Dragonair (×2)
These Dragonair are Lance's mainly-used ones in his Dragonair army. One of them first appeared in a Surfing Contest as a prize. During the contest, Lance brainwashes the Dragonair and it starts launching Whirlpools at the surfers, bringing them down to the sea. Yellow finds out that Lance was responsible for this and battles his Dragonair and loses. Lance used these Dragonair to shield himself from the lava on Cerise Island by using bubbles. Yellow is once again in his clutches as they, along with Gyarados were responsible for the shaking of the mountain. The two Dragonair have four unique abilities: the first is to cross the seas and skies, the second is changing the direction of energy blasts, the third is controlling the weather (which is used in Lance's first fight against Yellow), and the fourth is combining their attacks. Lance usually uses only the first two when fighting opponents, the third against stronger ones, and all four only a few times.

Dragonair's known moves are Hyper Beam, Wrap, Dragon Rage, Agility, Bubble Beam, and Slam.

Debut Breath of the Dragonair Part 1
Lance's Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Lance's Aerodactyl is mostly used for air transportation. It was used in the final battle against Yellow's Pokémon, mostly for carrying Lance while he issued commands to the rest of his Pokémon.

Aerodactyl's known moves are Hyper Beam, Supersonic, and Wing Attack.

Debut Can't Catch Caterpie!
Lance's Pupitar

Lance's Tyranitar
Pupitar → Tyranitar
Lance gave his Tyranitar to Silver when he was a Pupitar. Tyranitar made his first official appearance when he was battling Gold and easily defeating Gold's entire team until he got subdued by Togebo's Double-Edge. After battling Lugia at the Whirl Islands, Tyranitar was returned to Lance as Silver was not able to fully control him.

Tyranitar's only known move is Sandstorm, his Ability is Sand Stream, and he has a Quirky nature.

Debut Tyranitar War
Lance's other Dragonair
Dragonair (multiple)
These Dragonair are Lance's Dragon army that are used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. They are first seen attacking Cinnabar Gym while Miles and Evan are inside.

None of Dragonair's moves are known.

Debut Playing Horsea
Lance's other Dragonite
Dragonite
This Dragonite was in charge of commanding Lance's Dragon army that are used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. They are first seen attacking Cinnabar Gym while Miles and Evan are inside.

None of Dragonite's moves are known.

Debut Playing Horsea
Lance's other Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl (multiple)
These Aerodactyl are Lance's Dragon army that are used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. They are first seen attacking Cinnabar Gym while Miles and Evan are inside.

None of Aerodactyl's moves are known.

Debut Playing Horsea
Released
Lance's Lugia
Lugia
Main article: Tower duo (Adventures)

Lance summoned Lugia to complete his plans of creating a utopia for Pokémon where humans that abuse Pokémon or destroy their habitats would be no more. However, this plan did not work as Lance was eventually beaten, and the Badge Amplifier energy Lugia had absorbed transferred to the soils of mainland Kanto, where it would spread life instead of bringing about death. As a result, it fled from Lance.

It was seen again in the Whirl Islands where it was on a rampage after being controlled by the Masked Man, who caught it just as Gold, Silver, and Crystal were about to. Using its Aeroblast with Ho-Oh's Sacred Fire to demolish the league, the two remained nearly unstoppable until Suicune, Entei, and Raikou appeared alongside their new Trainers to fight the villain and free them. Eventually, after much turmoil, Lugia once again fled along with Ho-Oh.

Debut The Beedrill All and End All
Status unknown
Lance's Horsea
Horsea
Horsea was seen in a flashback of Lance's and Clair's childhood.

None of Horsea's moves are known.

Debut The Last Battle II

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Lance in Jō's Big Adventure

Lance meets when he witnesses the Red Gyarados go on a rampage in the Lake of Rage. He assists Jō in fighting the Red Gyarados. After finding out that Ariana and Petrel were responsible for the incident in the Lake of Rage, Lance has a Tag Battle with them with Jō as his partner. Lance and Jō manage to defeat them with Dragonite's Twister. Lance is revealed to become the Champion of the Pokémon League and battles Jō. Jō single-handedly defeats him with Totodile.

Pokémon

Lance's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite first appeared while Jō was at the Lake of Rage. Later, it was the second Pokémon used in the Pokémon League.

Debut Jō VS Team Rocket
Lance's Charizard
Charizard
Lance's Charizard appeared in the Pokémon League. It battled against Jō's Totodile and lost to its Aqua Tail.

Charizard's known moves are Air Slash, Shadow Claw, and Dragon Claw.

Debut Betting on the Name of the Strongest!

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lance in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Lance appears in Space Havoc!! as a regular Elite Four member. Red meets him while on his trip in outer space. Lance gives Red three tests for him to handle. While Red did well on the first two, Lance managed to get on the space shuttle while Red and the gang was on. After the shuttle got destroyed, Lance flew away on his Dragonite while Clefairy had to deal with an upset Professor Oak.

Lance reappeared in The Final Battle!! where he destroyed a village. The villagers ask Red and his Pokémon to defeat Lance. During the match, Clefairy was still no match for his Dragonite, even the weapons that he threw at it. However, when Lance was about to get beaten, Dragonite reveals its story about how he met Lance. However, the story is later found out to be a lie, and Lance ran off with his Dragonite, with Red and his Pokémon chasing him from behind.

Pokémon

Lance's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados was the first test that Red and the gang had to handle. It popped out of a pool of water when Lance commanded it to do so. Gyarados was proven to be a challenge when it kept on hiding in the water and used its tail at one point to slap Clefairy. Clefairy tied Red's Pikachu to a fishing line and threw him to the pool of water to find Gyarados. After Pikachu went inside Gyarados's mouth, Pikachu shocked it, defeating Gyarados.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut Space Havoc!!
Lance's Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl was the second test that Red and the gang had to handle. It appeared when Red went inside a museum. It slapped Clefairy using its wing which sent him bouncing around. Aerodactyl was very fast as it evaded an attack coming from Clefairy. Clefairy decided to trick Aerodactyl by luring it into a buffet. After Aerodactyl got full, it was unable to fly. One punch coming from Clefairy sent it packing afterwards.

None of Aerodactyl's moves are known.

Debut Space Havoc!!
Lance's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite is Lance's toughest Pokémon.

Debut Space Havoc!!

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Lance in Pokémon Zensho

Lance appeared in PZ10 as the final Elite Four member whom Satoshi battled. Lance used his Dragonite, which was eventually defeated by Satoshi's Charizard, allowing Satoshi to face his rival, Shigeru, in one final battle.

Pokémon

Lance Dragonite Zensho.png
Dragonite


In the Pocket Monsters manga

Lance in the Pocket Monsters manga

Lance appeared in JNM04, where he faced Leon in the World Coronation Series finals.

Pokémon

Gyarados ↔ Dynamax Gyarados Shiny
Main article: Red Gyarados

Gyarados is Lance's only known Pokémon.

Debut JNM04


In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lance or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Lance's Pokémon
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 #
Lance's Charizard Fire       Pokémon VS Common 097/141
Lance's Gyarados Water       Pokémon VS Common 098/141
Lance's Aerodactyl Fighting       Pokémon VS Common 099/141
Lance's Dragonite Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 100/141
Lance's Ampharos Lightning       Pokémon VS Common 101/141
Lance's Kingdra Water       Pokémon VS Common 102/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lance's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 128/141
Lance's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 129/141
Lance Prism Star Su Dragon Majesty Rare Holo 61/70 Dragon Storm PR 050/053
 

Trivia

Lance's Dragonite using Barrier in Red, Green, and Blue
Lance's Aerodactyl using Rock Slide in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Lance disguised as a Team Magma Grunt

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ワタル Wataru From 綿 wata (cotton) and 渡る wataru (crossing)
English, Italian, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese
Lance From lance, a weapon used by knights who fought dragons in legends and fairy tales
French Peter Possibly from petard, a medieval weapon
German Siegfried From Siegfried, a legendary hero who slayed a dragon named Fafnir
Korean 목호 Mokho From 목화 (木花) mokhwa, cotton
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿渡 Ā Dù* From the Japanese name 渡 Wataru
*
小渡 Xiǎo Dù*
* From the Japanese name 彌 Wataru
華達爾 Huádá'ěr* Transliteration of his Japanese name. Contains 華 huá, magnificent
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿渡 A Douh* From the Japanese name 渡 Wataru
Thai วาตารุ Wataru Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Vietnamese Wataru Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Russian Ленс Lens Transliteration of his English name.

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