Lucas (game)

Lucas redirects here. For the character from the Mother series that appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, see Lucas.
Lucas
コウキ Kōki
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Lucas.png
Art from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Age 10/11[1]
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, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum,Battle Revolution,
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl,
Masters EX
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 and their Generation VIII remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. His female counterpart is Dawn.

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

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



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

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Platinum
Capture tutorial

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



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

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Capture tutorial

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
  None  
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
First Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Weekend battles

  If the player chose Turtwig:

Before Version 1.1.0, Empoleon had the Ability Defiant instead of Torrent.



  If the player chose Chimchar:

Before Version 1.1.0, Torterra had the Ability Shell Armor instead of Overgrow.



  If the player chose Piplup:

Before Version 1.1.0, Infernape knew Overheat, Stone Edge and Grass Knot instead of Earthquake, Flare Blitz and Acrobatics. It also held a Choice Scarf instead of a White Herb.



Weekend battles (after entering the Hall of Fame 10 times)

  If the player chose Turtwig:

Before Version 1.1.0, Empoleon had the Ability Defiant instead of Torrent.



  If the player chose Chimchar:

Before Version 1.1.0, Torterra had the Ability Shell Armor instead of Overgrow.



  If the player chose Piplup:

Before Version 1.1.0, Infernape knew Overheat, Stone Edge and Grass Knot instead of Earthquake, Flare Blitz and Acrobatics. It also held a Choice Scarf instead of a White Herb.



In the side series

Pokémon Battle Revolution

Lucas may appear in DS Battle multiplayer if a Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver cartridge containing a game where the player character is male is connected to the Wii console. He can compete in both free fights and tournaments in a Colosseum.

In spin-off games

Main article: Lucas (Masters)

Lucas forms a sync pair with Dialga in Pokémon Masters EX.

Artwork

       
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl
Official artwork from
Platinum
In the Underground with Dawn
in Platinum
Wi-Fi Plaza artwork
in Platinum
       
In the Distortion World with Cynthia
in Platinum
Battle Frontier artwork
in Platinum
Discovering Shaymin with Dawn and Professor Oak
in Platinum
Key art from Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
       
Grand Underground artwork
in Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
Amity Square artwork
in Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
Super Contest Show artwork
in Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
Lucas and Chimchar concept artwork by
Hitoshi Ariga for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines

Sprites

         
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
         
VS sprite from
Platinum
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum
       
Models of Lucas from the player select screen of
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

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:

 
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

GOTCHA!

Lucas briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Lucas appeared in The Rival. In flashbacks, he was shown choosing Chimchar as his starter Pokémon at Lake Verity and using it to defeat a wild Starly alongside Barry, before later helping Barry battle Team Galactic at the Spear Pillar.

Pokémon
 

 
Chimchar → Monferno → Infernape
Infernape is Lucas's starter Pokémon, evolved from the Chimchar that he found from a briefcase at Lake Verity and used to fend off a pair of wild Starly. At the Spear Pillar, it battled against and defeated Mars's Purugly.

Infernape's only known move is Close Combat.

Debut The Rival

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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

Diamond from Pokémon Adventures is modeled after Lucas.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Hareta

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

Pocket Monsters DP

Main article: Dia (Pocket Monsters DP)

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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Main article: Kenta (PDPV)

Kenta from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is based on Lucas.

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!

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 (brilliance)
English, Italian Lucas From lux (Latin for light) or λευκός leukós (Ancient Greek for bright)
German Lucius From lux (Latin for light)
Spanish León Similar to the English name
French Louka From λευκός leukós (Ancient Greek for bright)
Korean 광휘 Gwanghwi From 광휘 (光輝) gwanghwi (radiance)
Chinese (Mandarin) 明輝 / 明辉 Mínghuī From 明 míng / mìhng (bright) and 光輝 / 光辉 guānghuī / gwōngfāi (radiance)
Chinese (Cantonese) 明輝 Mìhngfāi



Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/Dawn
Professor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeonProfessor Laventon


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
LucasDawnHilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
ElioSeleneChaseElaineVictorGloriaReiAkari
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 RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineCaitlinJuliaJordanDexterKeiraMr. BacklotMorimoto
Underground ManMr. GoodsMr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentDr. FootstepPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch Appy
Team GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge


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  1. Nintendo Dream volume 201 (translation)
  2. Pokémon Platinum on Nintendo (Japanese)