Miles (anime)

マイル Mile
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Gray
Hometown Mistralton City
Region Unova
Relatives Skyla (granddaughter)
Trainer class Gym Leader (former)
Generation V
Games None
Leader of Mistralton Gym
Badge Jet Badge
Specializes in Flying types
Anime debut Cilan Takes Flight!
English voice actor H.D. Quinn
Japanese voice actor Tomomichi Nishimura

Miles (Japanese: マイル Mile) is Skyla's grandfather and a former Gym Leader of the Mistralton Gym, handing out the Jet Badge to Trainers who defeated him.

In the anime

Miles and Skyla

Miles first appeared in Cilan Takes Flight! after Ash and his friends had just met Skyla. He retired from being the Gym Leader of Mistralton City in order to fulfill his dream of owning his own cargo business, with his granddaughter taking over Gym Leader duties for him. Like Ash and Cilan, he did not agree with Skyla's concept of using "Air Battles" to run the Gym. He then explained that she used to battle challengers the traditional way and was also very good, but battling them left her no time to fly her plane. As a result, she came up with the concept so she wouldn't waste her time. Although he disagreed with Skyla, he thought she might still have a point and thus gave up trying to convince her otherwise, only doing so again once Ash challenged Skyla to a proper battle himself.

Miles now serves as the Gym assistant for his granddaughter and refereed both Cilan and Ash's matches. Before Skyla battled Ash, she watched old videos of Miles battling challengers while he was the Gym Leader so she could pick up tips.

He reappeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!, where he hosted the Wishing Bell Festival. There, it was revealed that he is very knowledgeable of important female figures in Unova, mostly because he finds them attractive. Elesa is his favorite and even eliminated Cilan in the contest because his impression of her was not up to his standards.


Status unknown

Unknown Pokémon
Miles was seen using an unclear Pokémon in a video tape in a flashback when Skyla mentioned how she had learned her Aqua Ring strategy from said video.
Debut An Amazing Aerial Battle!
Pidove (multiple)
These Pidove were used by Miles during the last part of the Wishing Bell Festival. Initially they tried to stop Ash, Stephan, and Ricky from proceeding, but when one of them used Air Slash, they only managed to disqualify Ricky, leaving Ash and Stephan free to complete the competition. It's not clear if Miles is their Trainer.

Pidove's known moves are Gust and Air Slash.

Debut Climbing the Tower of Success!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西村知道 Tomomichi Nishimura
English H.D. Quinn
Czech Bohuslav Kalva
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Norwegian Per Skjølsvik
Polish Leszek Zduń
Brazilian Portuguese Guilherme Lopes
Spanish Latin America Jesse Conde
Spain Txema Moscoso

In the games

The reference to Skyla's grandfather in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Generation V

It is mentioned that Skyla has a grandfather in the games as well, but he was left nameless. It was said that he was once a great pilot.

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