Art from Diamond and Pearl
|Trainer class||Elite Four|
|Games||Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum|
|Elite Four of||Pokémon League (Sinnoh)|
|Specializes in||Psychic types|
|Game animation cameos||GOTCHA!|
|Anime debut||An Elite Meet and Greet!|
|English voice actor||David Lapkin|
|Japanese voice actor||Daisuke Namikawa|
In the games
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Lucian is the fourth member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. He is an avid reader: when the player enters his room at the Pokémon League, he will comment that he has just finished a book. Once the player has become the Champion, he can be found at Canalave Library, but will return to the League for rematches.
- Before battle
- "Ah, you timed your arrival well. I've just finished reading a book, you see. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Lucian. I am a user of the Psychic type. I must say, you've already proven yourself to be outstanding by coming this far. They say I am the toughest of the Elite Four. I'm afraid I will have to go all out against you to live up to that reputation."
- After sending out last Pokémon
- "Hmm... Now what should I do..."
- Upon being defeated
- "I see. You getting past the three before me was no fluke. Your power is real."
- After being defeated
- "Congratulations. You have beaten the Elite Four. However, that doesn't mean you're done with the Pokémon league. There remains the Champion. I should warn you—the Champion is far stronger than the Elite Four. Now, go on. Step through the doorway to your final battle."
- "I'll be reading books until the next challenger arrives. That will calm my nerves, so that I may deal with all situations without panicking."
- First variant
- "...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a book of philosophy from an ancient, far-off land. Their 'universe' was a word that described both space and time. That people even back then understood the basic tenets of the universe... It fills me with a serene sense of inspiration. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
- Second variant
- "...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a collection of observations on Pokémon in the wild. One article addresses the question why Pokémon would go into a Poké Ball. According to this article, this behavior is based on instinct. A weakened Pokémon will curl up tight in an effort to heal itself. The Poké Ball was invented to take advantage of that protective instinct. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
- Third variant
- "...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading an analytical tome on humankind. It examines the human species from cultural and social perspectives. This is a thought-provoking quote: 'It all began without humans. The end will also be without humans.' The world we share with Pokémon... Does it exist for us? I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
- Fourth variant
- "...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a collection of essays on the science-fiction genre. There was one quote attributed to a novelist I found remarkable. 'Though love may lose, kindness wins.' I find that philosophical and, at the same time, compassionate. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
- Fifth variant
- "...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a collection of letters written by an artist long ago. More precisely, they were written to the artist's younger brother. 'The stars above tantalize from across infinite space. Feeling their gaze from so far away, I am charmed again by life.' The artist must have come to a conclusion seeing the night sky... It's an affirmation of life. It's very moving. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
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In the anime
Lucian debuted in An Elite Meet and Greet!. He was first seen battling with his Girafarig on television. Then, he met Ash and his friends in a Pokémon Center. He informed them about the Champion League and later had a battle against Dawn and her Buizel using his Bronzong. Buizel's attacks didn't have much of an effect, if any, on Bronzong. Following Gyro Ball, Bronzong used Flash Cannon to defeat its opponent. Lucian later had a rematch against Dawn and Buizel, though he ended the battle prematurely because he saw that the pair had improved, but still needed some work.
He made a brief cameo appearance on television in Top-Down Training!. He battled Cynthia for her title of Pokémon Champion of the Sinnoh League, but was defeated. He also made a brief cameo appearance in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Lucian is polite and likes to help out a Trainer. He builds up his defenses and tends to evade an opponent's attacks in an attempt to learn their strategy and exhaust them before striking back.
This listing is of Lucian's known Pokémon in the anime:
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|Bronzong is Lucian's main Pokémon. The first time he used it was in An Elite Meet and Greet!, where it battled Dawn's newly captured Buizel. Because Buizel didn't listen to Dawn, he quickly lost. Later in the same episode, they had a rematch, and because Buizel was now listening to Dawn, the battle went better. However, Lucian eventually recalled Bronzong, saying that he had just wanted to prove Buizel's potential for becoming strong.
Bronzong also appeared alongside Lucian during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
|Debut||An Elite Meet and Greet!|
|Lucian was seen using his Girafarig on television in a battle against a Trainer's Scizor. It was easily able to dodge all of Scizor's Slash attacks and finally knock it out with a single strike, despite the type disadvantage.
Girafarig's only known move is Psybeam.
|Debut||An Elite Meet and Greet!|
When Dawn's newly caught Buizel was being stolen away by Team Rocket, Lucian used him to battle against the thieves, showing Dawn that she could also be able to command the Sea Weasel Pokémon which had been disobeying her during her battle with Lucian. Under Lucian's command, Buizel quickly defeated Jessie's Dustox and James's Carnivine.
|Debut||Buizel Your Way Out Of This!|
Lucian briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.
In the manga
Lucian, along with Bertha and Aaron, appears during the Platinum chapter, having been enlisted by the Pokémon Association to decipher Charon's notebook that was stolen by Diamond's Kit. Using his talents in reading books, Lucian is able to easily figure out what the book says and gives it to Diamond and Pearl so they can use it to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh.
In this manga, Lucian's reading skills are shown to be great enough for him to easily finish a book in only a few mere moments.
|Girafarig is the only known Pokémon in Lucian's possession. Girafarig was used to move books with its mind and bring them to its Trainer.
None of Girafarig's moves are known
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lucian or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
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.
|Bronzong||Rising Rivals||16/111||Gallade Half Deck||007/018|
|Espeon||Rising Rivals||18/111||Gallade Half Deck||006/018|
|Gallade||Rising Rivals||20/111||Gallade Half Deck||008/018|
|Mr. Mime||Rising Rivals||28/111||Gallade Half Deck||005/018|
|Alakazam||Rising Rivals||38/111||Bonds to the End of Time||041/090|
|DPt-P Promotional cards||012/DPt-P|
|Alakazam LV.X||Rising Rivals||103/111||Bonds to the End of Time||042/090|
|Gallade LV.X||Rising Rivals||106/111||Gallade Half Deck||009/018|
|Lucian's Assignment||Su||Rising Rivals||92/111||Gallade Half Deck||016/018|
- In Diamond and Pearl, Lucian is the only member of the Sinnoh Elite Four whose Pokémon are all of his specialty type.
- One of the old men on Route 228, who is only found in Diamond and Pearl, may be Lucian's grandfather as he has a grandson who enjoys reading and who has a library of books on ESP.
- While Lucian's clothes are colored maroon in his official Ken Sugimori artwork and the anime, they are colored magenta in his game sprites.
- Two members of the Sinnoh Elite Four, Aaron and Lucian, share their names with the main characters of Konami's Lunar Knights for the DS.
- One of the books that Lucian reads in the Canalave Library is a collection of letters from an artist to his younger brother, one of which confesses the artist's awe for the night sky. This may be a reference to the artist Vincent van Gogh, who wrote letters to his younger brother Theo and painted The Starry Night.
|Japanese||ゴヨウ Goyou||From 五葉松 goyōmatsu, the Japanese name for Japanese white pine.|
|English, German||Lucian||Derived from Latin lux ("light"). It's similar to illusion or hallucination.|
|Italian||Luciano||Derived from Latin lux or Italian luce (both means "light").|
|Spanish||Delos||From delusión or Oráculo de Delfos.|
|Korean||오엽 Oyeop||From 五葉 Goyō, Japanese White Pine.|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||悟松 Wùsōng||悟 may be taken from the 悟 (Go) of his Japanese name, while 松 may be taken from 五葉松 goyōmatsu.|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||悟松 Ng Cung||Same as Mandarin name.|
|Russian||Лусиан Lusian||Transcription of English name|
|Vietnamese||Goyo||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|