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ワタル Wataru
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Lance.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Carmine
Hometown Blackthorn City*
Viridian City*
Region Johto*
Relatives Clair (cousin), Master (grandfather)
Mentioned parents (Adventures)
Trainer class Elite FourRBYFRLGPE
Pokémon TrainerHGSSB2W2
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Lance (Masters)
Games Red, Green, 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 EX
English voice actor Bill Millsap[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa[2] (Masters EX)
Member of Indigo League
Rank Elite FourRBYFRLGPE
Specializes in Dragon types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon Origins
Pokémon Generations
Debut Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution (Series)
File 4: Charizard (Origins)
The Challenger (Generations)
Counterpart(s) Lance (anime)
English voice actor Wayne Grayson (Series)
Robert Buchholz (Origins)
Ben Diskin (Generations)
Japanese voice actor Susumu Chiba (Series)
Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Origins)
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Generations)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Pokémon Zensho
Debut A Charizard...and a Champion (Adventures)
Clash!! Jō VS Team Rocket (JBA)
Space Havoc!! (PPM)
Sekiei Plateau (Zensho)

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

In the core series games

Character profile

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 and Pokémon that are dragon-like in appearance, which are both hard to catch and raise, and prefers the superiority of Dragon-type Pokémon, believing them to be virtually indestructible.

Known as a cool and heroic Trainer, Lance has a large fan following and seems to like 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 the Generation II games and their remakes, the player first encounters Lance at the Lake of Rage, where he watches the player battle the Red Gyarados. Afterwards, he appears in Mahogany Town to help the player fight Team Rocket at the Team Rocket HQ. Lance rewards the player with the HM for Whirlpool for helping him put an end to Team Rocket's sinister plans. In the remakes, he also teams up with the player in a Multi Battle against Ariana during these events. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, he and Clair can also be faced in another Multi Battle at Dragon's Den during the post-game.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Lance represents Johto at the Pokémon World Tournament, taking part in the Champions Tournament.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Professor Kukui reveals that he challenged Lance at one point, with Pokémon Masters EX specifying that Lance was the Indigo League Champion at that time. The end result of their battle is unknown, however.


Lance is often depicted as a tall young man with athletic build, carmine-colored spiky hair and brown eyes. He often seen wearing a cape in all of his outfits. In Generation I, he wears a black shirt and a red jacket over it. On his shoulders is a cape that is red on the outside and black in the inside. He wears black jeans with red lines and a belt with a gold dragon-shaped buckle. He also wears red boots

In Generation II, Lance wears a black suit with red lines on them and a black-colored belt. His cape is now black on the outside and red inside. He wears black boots with red lines.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Lance has blue eyes and wears a blue suit with orange color around his sleeves and on the chest area. He also wears a dark belt around his waist, some brown boots with orange heels, and a brown cloak, which is red on the inside.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Lance wears a medieval-looking navy blue tunic with red-orange trim, a brown belt around his waist, and large black boots with orange two rings around the top of each boot. The cuffs of his long sleeves are black with orange zigzagging trim separating the cuff from the navy blue part of the sleeve. He sports a long, flowing cape around his neck which is black on the outside and crimson red on the inside.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Lance's attire is noticeably more casual than his previous outfits. He now wears a black shirt with a blue logo in the shape of a dragon on the front, with an open red jacket over it, and sports dark gray colored pants and brown boots. His cape lacks a high collar, is blue with gold trim at both the top and outside and gray on the inside.

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."


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

Pokémon Red and Blue

Lance has one Hyper Potion per Pokémon, using it 50% of the time if their HP falls below 20%.

Pokémon Yellow

Lance has one Hyper Potion per Pokémon, using it 50% of the time if their HP falls below 20%.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Lance has a Full Heal and a Full Restore.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Lance has two Full Restores in both battles.

First battle


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

Lance has four Full Restores in both battles.


Multi Battle with Clair

Lance and Clair have two Full Restores each.

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


In the side series games

Pokémon Stadium

Lance appears in Pokémon Stadium's Gym Leader Castle as the final member of the Elite Four. This is the only game to date where he isn't seen using his Dragonite.


Round 1

Round 2

Pokémon Stadium 2

Lance returns in Pokémon Stadium 2, where he serves as the final Trainer in the Johto Gym Leader Castle and must be defeated in order to gain access to the Kanto Gym Leader Castle.

During the game's end credits, he is seen having a battle with Clair.


Round 1

Round 2

In the Japanese version, Feraligatr's held item is Quick Claw instead of Mystic Water (despite item clause being a rule).

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

Lance appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. He uses a Dragonite to battle.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Lance (Masters)

Lance, in his Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver design, forms a sync pair with Dragonite, Gyarados, and Dragonair in Pokémon Masters EX. Lance became a playable sync pair on December 26, 2019.

Lance has also made notable appearances in the game's Main Stories, Legendary Adventures and the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#077   Lance #0149   Dragonite
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#077   New Year's 2021
#0130   Gyarados
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#077   Lance #0148   Dragonair
  ★★★★★☆EX Variety Sync Pair Scout



Official artwork from
Red and Blue
Official artwork from Crystal Official artwork from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Official artwork from HeartGold and SoulSilver by Ken Sugimori[3]
Confronting Chase and Elaine Concept art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Sprites and models

In the core series

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HeartGold and SoulSilver
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HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Black 2 and
White 2
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Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
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Generation I
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Generation II
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FireRed and LeafGreen
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HeartGold and SoulSilver
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HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Black 2 and
White 2
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Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In other games

Portrait from
Portraits from
Stadium 2
Portrait from the credits in
Stadium 2


Main article: Lance/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Lance in the anime
Main article: Lance (anime)

Lance is a recurring character in the anime. He debuted in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution where he assisted in calming the Red Gyarados of the Lake of Rage. He later returned in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire during the climax of the Team Aqua and Team Magma arc, and took part in the Masters Eight Tournament in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

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.



Voice actors

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

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.



Voice actors

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


Lance briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Lance on his Aerodactyl


Red, Green & Blue arc

Lance was briefly seen in A Charizard...and a Champion with his fellow Elite Four, watching the finals of the Pokémon League.

Yellow arc

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, then attacked and destroyed Vermilion City, 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 began.

Lance during the ninth chapter

During Lance's battle with Yellow, as both of them were equally matched, Lance lured the battle out onto the top of Cerise Island, a volcano. Lance 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. The Amplifier would automatically activate, summoning Lugia. Lance wanted Lugia to help accomplish his goals. Still, Yellow's Pokémon could drive Lugia away once they evolved, and Yellow could 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.

Prior to Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Lance disappeared for a while, investigating Lugia and working behind the scenes. As seen in a flashback in Returning Pupitar, he gave Silver advice on how to defeat Team Rocket in Johto, as well as a Pupitar.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Silver eventually returned Lance's Pupitar, 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. In The Last Battle II, it was revealed that he and Clair shared the same grandparents, but Lance's father had moved to Viridian City and married a woman there.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

In Secrets from Sneasel, it was revealed that Lance looked into the mind of Silver's Sneasel for clues regarding Silver's roots, but to no avail.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

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 discover what happened to its Trainer.

Gold encounters an injured Lance thereafter chasing Arceus to the Ruins of Alph. Lance reveals that he was ambushed by someone earlier and couldn't 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 connect with Arceus until he can 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 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 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 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 a coward like Petrel defeated Lance, who 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.


Lance is primarily a villain. As the leader of the Elite Four, he wishes to exterminate the human race, save for a few people 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 communicate with Pokémon and heal their wounds telepathically. 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).


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

On hand
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

Magikarp → Gyarados
Main article: Lance's Gyarados

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

Debut Extricated from Exeggutor
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. Lance brainwashes the Dragonair during the contest, 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, Slam, and Surf*, and their Ability is Shed Skin.

Debut Breath of the Dragonair Part 1
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!

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 as a Tyranitar and Shed Skin as a Pupitar. He has a Quirky nature.

Debut Tyranitar War
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
This Dragonite was in charge of commanding Lance's Dragon army that is 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
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
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
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

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

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, and Jō single-handedly defeats him with Totodile.


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 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!

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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 were 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 he threw. However, when Lance was about to get beaten, Dragonite reveals how he met Lance, but the story is later found out to be a lie, and Lance runs off with his Dragonite, with Red and his Pokémon chasing him from behind.


Main article: Lance's 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.

Debut Space Havoc!!
Aerodactyl was the second test that Red and the gang had to handle. It appeared when Red went inside a museum, slapping Clefairy using its wing, which sent him bouncing around. Aerodactyl was very fast as it evaded an attack coming from Clefairy; however, Clefairy decided to trick Aerodactyl by luring it into a buffet. After Aerodactyl got full, it could not fly, and one punch coming from Clefairy sent it packing afterward.

None of Aerodactyl's moves are known.

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

Dragonite is Lance's toughest Pokémon.

Debut Space Havoc!!

Pokémon Zensho

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.



In the TCG

This listing mentions or features 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 green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Lance's Charizard         Pokémon VS   097/141
Lance's Gyarados         Pokémon VS   098/141
Lance's Aerodactyl         Pokémon VS   099/141
Lance's Dragonite         Pokémon VS   100/141
Lance's Ampharos         Pokémon VS   101/141
Lance's Kingdra         Pokémon VS   102/141
Lance's Charizard    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH133      
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Lance's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS   128/141
Lance's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS   129/141
Lance   Su Dragon Majesty   61/70 Dragon Storm   050/053
Lance Su Silver Tempest   159/195 Paradigm Trigger   096/098
Silver Tempest   192/195 Paradigm Trigger   114/098
Silver Tempest   206/195 Paradigm Trigger   122/098


Lance's Dragonite using Barrier in Red, Green, and Blue
Lance's Aerodactyl using Rock Slide in Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Language Name Origin
Japanese ワタル Wataru From 綿 wata (cotton) and possibly from 海神 "watatsumi"
English, Spanish, Italian,
Brazilian Portuguese
Lance From lance, a weapon used by knights who fought dragons in legends and fairy tales
German Siegfried From Siegfried, a legendary hero who slayed a dragon named Fafnir
French Peter Possibly from petard, a medieval weapon
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
Indonesian Lance
Lens (only used in the localization of the Lance ♢ card)
Same as English name
Similar to his English name
Russian Ленс Lens Transcription of his English name
Thai วาตารุ Wataru Transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Wataru Transcription of his Japanese name

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