Norman/Quotes

These are Norman's quotes in the Pokémon games.

In the core series

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Petalburg Gym
  • First visit
"Hm? Well, if it isn't <player>! So you're all finished moving in? I'm surprised that you managed to get here by yourself. Oh, I see. You're with your Pokémon. Hmm… Then I guess you're going to become a Trainer like me, <player>. That's great news! I'll be looking forward to it!
"Hm? You're… Uh… Oh, right. You're Wally, right?"
"Hm. I see. <player>, you heard that, right? Go with Wally and make sure that he safely catches a Pokémon. Wally, here, I'll loan you my Pokémon."
"Hm. I'll give you a Poké Ball, too. Go for it!"
  • After helping Wally
"So, did it work out?"
"Now… <player>, if you want to become a strong Trainer, here's my advice. Head for Rustboro City beyond this town. There, you should challenge the Gym Leader, Roxanne. After her, go on to other Pokémon Gyms and defeat their Leaders. Collect Badges from them, understood? Of course, I'm a Gym Leader, too. We'll battle one day, <player>. But that's only after you become stronger, <player>."
  • If the player has no Badges
"Hm? Aren't you going to the Pokémon Gym in Rustboro City? There's no challenge for me to battle a greenhorn Trainer. <player>, I want you to challenge me when you become a lot stronger. I'll battle you, <player>, when you can show me four Gym Badges, okay?
  • If the player has Badge
"I see… So, you've beaten the Gym Leader in Rustboro City. But there are many more Trainers who are stronger than you, <player>. Across the sea in Dewford Town is a Gym Leader named Brawly. You should go challenge him."
  • If the player has 2-3 Badges
"Hm… <player>, you have gotten stronger. I can tell by the number of Badges that you've earned."
  • Before battle
"Hm… So, you did get four Gym Badges. Fine, as I promised, we will have a Pokémon battle. <player>… I'm so happy that I can have a real battle with my own child. But, a battle is a battle! I will do everything in my power as a Gym Leader to win. <player>, you'd better give it your best shot, too!"
  • Being defeated
"… I… I can't… I can't believe it. <player>… I lost to <player>? But, rules are rules! Here, take this."
  • After being defeated
"With that Badge, the Defense of all your Pokémon will increase. Pokémon that know the HM move Surf will be able to travel over water. This is my gift to you. <player>, I'm sure you can use it correctly."
"TM42 contains Facade. It doubles the power of moves if the Pokémon is poisoned, paralyzed, or burned. It might be able to turn a bad situation into an advantage."
"As the Gym Leader, I can't express how upset I am… But as a father, it makes me both happy and a little sad. It's odd…"
"Oh, yes… Wally's parents came calling earlier. They said that they had something they wanted to give you, <player>."RS
"<player>, you should go visit your mother every so often. I'm going to stay here and redouble my training. It would bother me as a Trainer to not avenge my loss to you, <player>!"
  • Later visits
"<player>, how are things going? The world of Pokémon is deep. I honestly think that no amount of training would ever be enough.
  • Before rematchE
"<player>… I had a feeling that you would come. I would never refuse to accept a challenge from you. You do understand, don't you? Inside a Gym, it doesn't matter that we are a parent and child. No, because we are parent and child, we owe it to each other to do the best we can. Isn't that right, <player>?"
  • Being defeated in a rematchE
"Uh… Haha… Maybe that was going too hard…"
  • After being defeated in a rematchE
"<player>… What is your dream? My dream… Hahaha… It has already come true, actually."
  • Receiving e-Reader BerryRS
"Hi, <player>! I just received a very rare Berry. I'd like you to have it."
Route 105 (via Match Call)E
"Oh, <player>? Where are you now? It sounds windy wherever you are. I just heard from Devon's Mr. Stone about your PokéNav, so I decided to give you a call. It sounds like you're doing fine, so that's fine with me. You take care now."
Match CallE
  • After registering him
"In Rustboro, there's a man that goes by the odd name of the Cutter. If you're in the area, you should pay him a visit."
  • After earning the Knuckle Badge
"Hm… Little by little, but also very surely, you're getting tougher, <player>. The stronger you get, the farther and higher you soar from Mother and me… This feeling is hard to explain."
  • After earning the Heat Badge
"I see… You've collected four Gym Badges… There's no avoiding it now. We will battle like I promised. Come anytime. We'll all be waiting for you!"
  • After defeating him
"<Player>! You'd better go visit your Mother every so often. I'm going to remain here and redouble my training. The way of battling is deep and unforgiving!"
  • After obtaining the Magma Emblem
"Hiyah! Haah! Dwah! …Oh? <player>! You caught me in the middle of a Pokémon training session!"
  • After defeating Champion, before rematch is available
"<Player>! Who would've thought you'd become the Pokémon League Champion… Okay! I won't be left behind!"
  • When rematch is available
"Hm? <Player>? What good timing! This time, I'm going to challenge you to battle. I'm waiting in the Petalburg Gym. Accept my challenge anytime!"
  • After a rematch
"…You amaze me, <player>. How much higher will you soar?"
Littleroot Town
"Hm? Hey, it's <player>! It's been a while since I saw you, but you look…stronger, somehow. That's the impression I get. But your old man hasn't given up yet! Oh yes, I have something for you. This came to you from someone named Mr. Briney."
"Hm, a Ticket for a ferry? If I recall, there are ferry ports in Slateport and Lilycove."
"<player>, if you have ambition as a Trainer, go to the Battle Tower. It should teach you that there is no end to a Trainer's chosen path."RS
"I'd better get back to Petalburg Gym. Mom, thanks for looking after the house while I'm away."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I will do everything in my power as a Trainer to win. You'd better give it your best shot, too!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"I moved from Olivine City to Petalburg City and became stronger… I'll use all of that strength now! You'd better give it your best shot, too!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I lost to my own child… I rethought everything about myself, so now there is no way I can lose! I'll do everything in my power to win! You'd better give it your best shot, too!"
  • Being defeated
"… I… I can't… I can't believe it. I lost to you?"
  • If the player is defeated
"We both gave everything we had. That was a wonderful match."
  • After being defeated
"I'm going to redouble my training by taking on this tournament! It would bother me as a Trainer to not avenge my loss to you!"
  • After winning
"This time, my victory was a matter of luck. I have to continue to pursue strength and be able to win anytime!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"You went all out and earned that victory… You're a wonderful Trainer! I want my kid to learn from you."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Petalburg City
  • First visit
"Not bad… It was a good battle."
"Come back and challenge me again anytime. I'll be looking forward to seeing you and your Pokémon when you're a bit stronger."
"Hm?"
"Why, if it isn't <player>! So you've finished moving in? I see… Well… I guess we shouldn't stand around out here talking. Do you want to come in for a bit? We can talk in the Gym."
"You look like you've been working hard, Wally. It's clear even without a battle."
"<Player>… Considering how much you and Wally have grown, you should be able to handle what lies beyond the sea on Route 118 now. There are far stronger Pokémon and Trainers waiting for you on Hoenn's east coast. Continue your journey and your adventures there. I know you'll do your best!"
"Wally… I look forward to seeing you and your Pokémon grow stronger together. <player>? Well, take care of yourself out there. Don't forget to drop by Littleroot to visit your mother from time to time!"
"Learn a lot!"
"…"
"…Hm?"
"Hahahah! What a coincidence! I caught myself thinking the same thing."
"Yes. I know exactly what you mean."
Petalburg Gym
  • First visit
"You know, I sure was surprised that you managed to get here by yourself. Ah… I see. You're making a good start on your team! Mm-hmm! Then I guess you're going to become a Trainer like me, <player>? Now that's something to look forward to!"
"Hm? Aren't you… You're Wally, right?"
"Mm-hmm. I see."
"<Player>! You heard all that, right? You go with Wally, and make sure that he safely catches a Pokémon."
"Wally, here. I'll lend you one of my Pokémon."
"Hmm… I'll give you a Poké Ball, too, so go give it your best!"
  • After helping Wally
"So did it go well?"
"Hmm. That boy will be worth keeping an eye on. But for now… <player>! If you want to become strong as a Trainer, listen to my advice. First head for Rustboro City, which lies beyond this town. There you should challenge the Gym Leader, Roxanne. After her, go on to the other Pokémon Gyms and defeat their Leaders as well. Collect Badges from them, understand? Of course, I'm a Gym Leader, too. I'm sure we'll battle one day. But that will only be after you've become stronger, <player>."
  • If talked to again
"Hm? Weren't you going to go to the Pokémon Gym in Rustboro? Sorry, but I don't get pleasure from battling greenhorn Trainers. There's no challenge. I want you to grow stronger before I would consider taking you on in battle. Come back when you've got at least, hmm…four Badges! Then I'll take you on, <player>."
  • First time entering his room
"Hm… So you did get four Gym Badges."
"Then, as I promised, we will have a Pokémon battle."
  • Before battle
"<player>… It makes me happier than I can really describe. Being able to have a real battle with my own son/daughter like this. But a battle is a battle! I will do everything within my power as a Gym Leader to win! You'd better give it your best shot, too, <player>!"
  • Being defeated
"…! Impossible…"
  • After being defeated
"I can't believe it. I lost to <player>?"
"… … You've come this far…"
"That's how it is, then! I will give you this."
"Having that Badge will ensure that Pokémon up to Lv. 60 will obey you, even if you received them in trades. Pokémon that know the HM move Surf will also be able to travel over water now. And this is my gift to you, <player>. I'm sure you'll be able to use it well."
"Retaliate will allow you to take revenge for a fallen team member. Its power will be doubled if you have a Pokémon use it in the very next move right after an ally faints. I hope you and your Pokémon will be diligent enough to use it wisely."
"… Sigh."
"As the Gym Leader, I can't express how frustrated I am."
"But, as a father, it makes me both happy and a little sad. It's odd."
"… Come on, <player>."
"I'll see you on your way. Let's get out of here."
  • After becoming Champion
"<player>! How's your training going? I'm proud as a parent that you've become the Champion, son/daughter. Still, you must not think that you have reached your peak as a Trainer. It's only after you reach a certain height that the view opens up, and you see how far the road stretches. I want to see you trying to hone yourself and your skills even further. I'll be behind you, <player>."
"Hmm? Is that an Eon Ticket you have there? Hm…it's been a good 11 years since I last saw a ticket like this… The Eon Ticket is awarded to those who have earned the right to tread upon the soil of Southern Island… In short, it is awarded to those who can wield Mega Evolution, thanks to their bonds with their Pokémon. Hmm. But, <player>, you don't seem to have the skill to handle Mega Evolution yet. Continue to journey across the wide lands and sea of Hoenn, and when you do gain the power to use Mega Evolution, come back here. That is when I will teach you just what the Eon Ticket means."
  • After obtaining Mega Bracelet
"Hmm? Is that an Eon Ticket you have there? Hm…it's been a good 11 years since I last saw a ticket like this… The Eon Ticket is awarded to those who have earned the right to tread upon the soil of Southern Island… In short, it is awarded to those who can wield Mega Evolution, thanks to their bonds with their Pokémon. Hm-hmm! That Mega Bracelet that glitters on your wrist there proves that you are capable of using Mega Evolution. That seals it. Come with me, <player>!"
"I'll be waiting here. Take care out there by yourself, <player>. I have faith that you're up to the task!"
  • After capturing LatiasOR/LatiosAS
"Welcome back, <player>. So you actually managed to find it at Southern Island… The Eon Pokémon! Well, then… Should we head back to the Gym?"
"Your meeting LatiasOR/LatiosAS is no less than a miracle. Don't let such a precious gift go to waste. I hope you'll continue this journey of yours, with just as much zeal for Pokémon as you've shown so far."
Littleroot Town
  • Post-credits
"Hm? What is it?"
"Ah… About that… I've been meaning to tell you, but… It now looks like I'm going to have to be at the Gym that day."
"I'm sorry, honey…"
"Hmm. That's true. We already paid for them, so…"
  • After becoming Champion
"Hm?"
"Why, if it isn't <player>! It's been some time since I last saw you, but you look…stronger, somehow. That's the impression I get. But your old man hasn't given up yet!"
"Oh, and before I forget… I was thinking of giving these to you."
"They're tickets to the star show that's being held at the Mossdeep Space Center. I was really planning to go with your mom, but… It looks like I've got to rush back to the Gym in Petalburg. Oh! Hmm. You know, it is a pair of tickets… Why don't you invite that little cutie May/Brendan from next door to come along? Now I'd better be heading back to the Gym."
"Thanks for looking after the house while I'm away, dear."
"Hm?"
"Morning, <player>. You must be bushed. You slept like a log."
"Oh, but before I forget… This came for you. It's from someone named Briney."
"Hm, so it was a ferry ticket, was it? As I recall, you can catch the ferry from the ports in Slateport and Lilycove. <player>! If you have ambition as a Trainer, I want you to take that ferry to the Battle Resort. I think it will teach you that there is no end to a Trainer's chosen path."
"I'd better be heading back to the Petalburg Gym, then. Thanks for looking after the house while I'm away, honey."
BuzzNav
"<Player>… At last you've made it to Victory Road. As a parent, I'm proud of you and your Pokémon. There's nothing left for me to teach you. Believe in yourself and keep charging ahead until you're the Pokémon League Champion! Best of luck!"

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

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Menu interface (voice clips)

  • After being recruited
"My name is Norman. I'm a Gym Leader from the Hoenn region. I'll be counting on you from here on out."
  • Sync pair viewer
"A battle is a battle."
"You better give it your best shot!"
  • Selection screen (forming team)
  • Selection screen (disbanding team)
  • Upon learning a new move
"All right."
  • Upon leveling-up
"*laugh* I'm bursting with energy."
  • Upon reaching max level
"Our diligent efforts are reflected in these results."
  • Upon unlocking a new level cap
"Let's continue to be diligent."
  • During conversation
"Hey!"
"Okay!"
"All right."
"Can I count on you?"
  • During special gift conversation
"You should have this."
Battle interface (voice clips)
  • VS screen
  • Battle start
"This is it!"
  • Using Pokémon move
"Go!"
"Take that!"
  • Using item
"Leave it to me!"
  • Using Trainer move
"Let's go!"
  • Using Sync Move
"Give it everything you've got!"
  • Switching in
  • Recalling fainted Pokémon


  • "Nice" emote


  • "Watch out" emote


  • "Let's do this" emote


  • "Thanks" emote


  • Defeat
"I never imagined losing."
  • Victory
Main Story Chapter 24 - A Shining Spotlight
  • A Dazzling New Stage: Part 2
"For them to have gained this much strength..."
"Let's go, Elesa! Other people need our help!"
"But...these people..."
"Brendan..."
Story Event - Family Ties
  • A Family against All Odds
"Look at them go."
"Brendan has some things he has to take care of today, but I gave in to curiosity and decided to come check things out on my own."
"How's it going? Has the training worked out well for you?"
"Ah, don't worry."
"Brendan and I had a tough time finding our groove together in the beginning, too."
"We kept at it, though, and somewhere along the way, it just started to click for us."
"That's family, though, eh?"
"Don't trouble yourself over it too much, all right? You'll get there in time."
"Lusamine...?"
  • A Family Divided
"Brendan, Wally."
"You should start getting ready for the match soon."
"It came as a surprise to me as well."
"Best of luck to both of us. Let's give it our all out there."
"All right, you two. Calm down. Talking things out is good, but getting into an argument right before a match isn't going to help anyone."
  • A Two-Way Street
"Lusamine, I don't claim to be a perfect parent either, but let me say this."
"Just as parents love their children and want what's best for them..."
"children love their parents, too, and want what's best for us. It's not a one-way street."
"Congratulations, Lusamine. That was a good battle."
"The evidence should be as clear as day after a victory like that. The three of you make a good team."
"And you make a good family."
Pokémon Center
  • Random conversation
"I've got a few other Pokémon besides Slaking here, but they're all back at home looking after my Gym."
"I wonder how they're doing with the Trainers... Not slacking off, I hope!"
"Blissey and Linoone are probably all right, but Spinda's eyes are always spinning around and it has a tendency to wander off."
  • If spoken to again
"They're all definitely training hard every day."
"That goes for people, too! It's no different for people or Pokémon! If you want to get stronger, you can't hold anything back!"
  • Random conversation
"It may be surprising, but even I get worried about things sometimes."
"For example, when I go on a trip, I always worry about what kind of souvenirs I should bring back as gifts."
"What, you thought it was a more serious kind of worry? Well to me, that is serious."
"It's something that will travel far and be given to someone. So I have to choose carefully."
  • If spoken to again
"To find a great gift, I actually did a bunch of research about Pasio."
"There are just so many different things I'm sure my family would like."
"Hmm. I can't decide. If you see something good, let me know."
  • Random conversation
"Have you ever considered the emotions that come with a battle's end, <player>?"
"Happiness, sadness... There are many different things you can feel."
"All of those feelings become the foundation of your strength, so remember them well."
  • If spoken to again
"Losing, even when you battle with all your might, is painful--even for adults."
"What I mean is that hating to lose is a childish thing to do."
  • Random conversation
"Slaking is very powerful, but he will start loafing around right away. That's his weakness."
"I understand Slaking's strong and weak points, so I want to make the most of everything he is able to do!"
"If you understand the strengths and weaknesses of Pokémon, too, battles will become much easier for you."
  • If spoken to again
"I don't just mean your own Pokémon, either. Knowing about all kinds of Pokémon is important."
"If you do, you'll be ready to counter against any Pokémon's strengths."
"If you want to learn about Slaking's power, I'm ready to battle anytime!"
  • Special gift conversation
"I've been looking for you! I was thinking I wanted to give this to you."
"I think you'll be able to put that to good use. I'll continue to keep supporting you."
"That gift I gave you a while ago? You don't have to worry about giving me anything in return."
"I thought you could use it, so I gave it to you. That's all there is."
  • Special Team Hoenn Unite! solo event conversation with Wally and Drake
"I was watching how you were battling up until now."
"It looks like you've already figured out a battling style that works for you!"
"I'm sure Drake feels the same way."
"I believe you already have that."