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Lucas redirects here. For the character from the Mother series that appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, see Lucas.
Lucas
コウキ Kōki
Platinum Lucas.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Male
Eye color Slate gray
Hair color Slate gray
Hometown Twinleaf Town (as player)
Sandgem Town (as NPC)
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Johanna, unnamed father (as player)
Unnamed father, younger sister, grandfather (as NPC)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
Anime cameos Giratina and the Sky Warrior
Manga counterpart(s) Diamond, Hareta, Dia

Lucas (Japanese: コウキ Kōki) is the male player character of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. His female counterpart is Dawn.

Contents

In the games

As the protagonist

Lucas lives in Twinleaf Town with his mother and dreams big, so he and his best friend (and soon-to-be rival) have high hopes of catching the Legendary Pokémon of their nearby lake. After meeting Professor Rowan and his assistant Dawn, they are attacked by wild Starly and, as a last resort, use the Pokémon in the briefcase the Professor has forgotten. After bringing the Pokémon back Lucas receives the Pokémon he used as well as a Pokédex and goes on to gather the eight Badges of Sinnoh, defeat Team Galactic and conquer the Pokémon League all before taking on the Battle Tower.

In Pokémon Platinum, Lucas and Barry instead go to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados. They receive their Pokémon on Route 201 when Professor Rowan realizes that they are so dedicated to Pokémon as to attempt to travel from Twinleaf Town to Sandgem Town through the tall grass without any Pokémon of their own.

He has to stop Team Galactic from trying to use either DialgaD or PalkiaP to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.

In Pokémon Platinum, Team Galactic attempts to use both Dialga and Palkia, but they are stopped by Giratina. Finally, Lucas has to go to the Distortion World and face Giratina, in order to stop both worlds from destroying each other.

Years later, his exploits are referenced by Cynthia, who remembers a young Trainer who defeated her.

As a non-playable character

If the player chooses Dawn, he will become Rowan's assistant for the game. Lucas lives in Sandgem Town with his little sister, grandfather, and father—who works as an assistant of Professor Rowan. He is already the Professor's assistant at the beginning of the game. He has already received his starter Pokémon before the player (a Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup, whichever is weak to the player's starter). He also demonstrates to the player how to capture Pokémon by capturing a wild Bidoof.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Capture tutorial

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4d 399 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
None
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
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First Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Platinum
Capture tutorial

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4p 399 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
None
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
First Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Artwork

Diamond Pearl Lucas.png Sinnoh Underground.png Pt Wifi Plaza.png Seabreak path.png Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain artwork.png
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl
Underground with Dawn Wi-Fi Plaza artwork Discovering Shaymin with Dawn and Professor Oak Battle Frontier artwork

Sprites

Spr DP Lucas.png Spr Pt Lucas.png Lucaswalkdown.png LucasPtwalkdown.png LucasContestwalkdown.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Platinum
Overworld Super Contest sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
LucasChallenge.png DP Lucas Back.png Pt Lucas Back.png DP Lucas Intro.png Pt Lucas Intro.png
VS sprite from
Platinum
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum

Quotes

Main article: Lucas (game)/Quotes

Optional names

Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean
ダイヤ DiaD
パール PearlP
プラチナ PlatinumPt
サトシ Satoshi
ケン Ken
シゲキ Shigeki
ジャック Jack
ジャン Jean
ジョン John
カモン Kamon
タカシ Takashi
テツオ Tetsuo
トオル Tōru
ヒロキ Hiroki
マサオ Masao
タカオ Takao
タケヒロ Takehiro
ケイ Kay
ヒトシ Hitoshi
ヒロアキ Hiroaki
DiamondD
PearlP
PlatoPt
Ash
Nic
Jimmy
Duncan
Todd
Ross
Steven
Darrell
Reed
Chris
Brad
Dwight
Randy
Andy
Joey
Eric
Mark
DiamantD
PerloP
PlatinePt
Dilan
Gurvan
Gabriel
PoloDP / AllanePt
Zack
Marc
Loris
Max
Damien
Tom
Greg
Kamel
Franck
Ralph
Seb
Daniel
Thomas
DiamantD
PerlP
PlatiPt
Karsten
Gerd
Hans
Jack
Jan
John
Daniel
Helge
Uli
Tobi
Udo
Bert
Jon
Ralf
Boris
Thomas
Silvio
DiamanD
PerlP
PlatinPt
Ash
Dimitri
Attilio
Mattia
Silvano
Rossano
Kamon
Karl
Gabry
Oscar
Dino
Daniel
Manuele
Ralph
Lucio
Paolo
Marco
DiamantD
PerlaP
PlatinoPt
Ash
Llamin
Candel
Juno
Sergi
Juanma
Javi
Ral
Marino
Toilo
Ner
Max
Morel
Rafa
RudyDPt / RosendoP
Eric
Quimi
다이아몬드 DiamondD
PearlP
플래티넘 PlatinumPt
지우 Ji'u
Ken
호진 Ho'jin
상우 Sang'u
Jyang
재범 Jaebeom
청운 Cheong'un
강산 Gangsan
인철 Incheol
지겸 Ji'gyeom
수호 Suho
찬호 Chanho
지훈 Jihun
윤호 Yunho
케이 Kay
다인 Da'in
상현 Sanghyeon

Counterparts

In the anime

In the main series

Lucas in the anime

Lucas made a cameo appearance at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where he participated in a battle against Brendan.

Pokémon

This is a listing of Lucas's known Pokémon in the anime:

Lucas's Magmortar
Magmortar
Not much is known about Lucas's Magmortar, as it has only been seen briefly at the beginning of the eleventh movie, battling against Brendan's Rhyperior.

Magmortar's known moves are Fire Blast and Fire Punch.

Debut Giratina and the Sky Warrior
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Bill Rogers

In the GOTCHA! music video

Lucas briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lucas's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Diamond
Main article: Diamond (Adventures)

Diamond from Pokémon Adventures is modeled after Lucas.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Hareta

Hareta from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! is based on Lucas.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Main article: Dia (Pocket Monsters DP)

Dia from Pocket Monsters DP is based on Lucas's design.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl manga

Main article: Kenta (PDPV)

Kenta from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is based on Lucas.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! manga

Main article: Kaito (RMCO)

Kaito from Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! is based on Lucas.

Trivia

Anime artwork


Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese コウキ Kōki From 光輝 kōki, brightness or splendor. It is also similar to 金剛石 kongōseki, diamond.
English, Italian Lucas From lux-lucis, the Latin root word for light
French Louka Similar to the English name.
German Lucius From Latin lux, light.
Spanish León Similar to the English name.
Korean 광휘 Gwanghwi From 광휘 (光輝) gwanghwi, radiance.


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/Dawn
Professor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeon


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
LucasDawnHilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
ElioSeleneChaseElaineVictorGloria
Side series: WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games: MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaJordanDexterKeiraDr. FootstepMr. Goods
Mr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge

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