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In the Pokémon Masters Trailer
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:''If you were looking for the president of 4Kids Productions, see [[Norman J. Grossfeld]].''
:''If you were looking for the [[character of the day]] in [[EP036|The Bridge Bike Gang]], see [[Norman (EP036)]].''
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=====Fourth rematch onwards=====
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:''"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 <sc>[[Mr. Briney]]</sc>."''
:''"Hm, a <sc>[[S.S. Ticket|Ticket]]</sc> for a ferry? If I recall, there are ferry ports in <sc>{{ci|Slateport}}</sc> and <sc>{{ci|Lilycove}}</sc>."''
:''"<player>, if you have ambition as a <sc>Trainer</sc>, go to the <sc>{{OBPgdis|Battle Tower|Generation III}}</sc>. It should teach you that there is no end to a <sc>Trainer</sc>'s chosen path."''{{sup/3|RS}}
:''"I'd better get back to <sc>[[Petalburg Gym]]</sc>. <sc>Mom</sc>, thanks for looking after the house while I'm away."''
 
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==In the anime==
===In the main series===
[[File:Norman anime.png|250px|thumb|Norman in the anime]]
In the {{pkmn|anime}}, Norman is the father of {{an|May}} and [[Max]], and the husband of [[Caroline]].
 
Very early in his Hoenn journey, {{Ash}} arrived with May in Petalburg City in the hope of getting his first Gym battle. In ''[[AG003|There's no Place Like Hoenn]]'', Ash found the Petalburg Gym and met [[Max]], who posed as if he was the Gym Leader. May stopped him and allowed Ash to meet her parents, Caroline and Norman. Norman turned out be to the real [[Petalburg City]] [[Gym Leader]]. Norman used his Pokémon, a {{p|Vigoroth}}, in aan exhibition battle against Pikachu, and later to save [[May's Torchic]] from {{TRT}}.
 
Norman is a good friend of [[Professor Birch]] and was most likely the person to send May to [[Littleroot Town]] to get her first Pokémon. As May did not initially like Pokémon, this seemed to have created some distance between the two. Before Ash knew that Norman was May's father, he commented that it sounded like she knew the Petalburg Gym Leader pretty well, to which she replied, "No, I just wish I did," and became subdued.
In ''[[AG068|A Double Dilemma]]'', Norman appeared in flashbacks and on memorabilia. It was also revealed that he had a large fanbase in [[North Petalburg]].
 
In ''[[AG069|Love, Petalburg Style!]]'', when Ash and his friends visited Petalburg City again, May and Max tried to figure out why Norman and Caroline were getting all worked up as Ash tried to save Norman's three Pokémon from Team Rocket. It all turned out that Norman had Nurse Joy set up a special firework display to make fireworks in a form of a {{p|Beautifly}} as a wedding anniversary gift for Caroline. During the episode, Norman showed that he was rather dense, not realizing that Caroline assumed that he was having an affair with Nurse Joy.
 
Ash had his Gym battle with Norman in ''[[AG070|Balance of Power]]''. Using his {{AP|Grovyle}}, {{AP|Pikachu}}, and {{AP|Torkoal}}, Ash defeated Norman's Pokémon. Upset by his father's loss, Max stole the Balance Badge and locked himself up in Norman's greenhouse. Norman was able to calm Max down, and Max gave Ash his {{Badge|Balance}}.
 
He reappeared in flashbacks in ''[[AG075|Whiscash and Ash]]'', ''[[AG089|A Scare to Remember!]]'', and ''[[AG103|A Cacturne for the Worse]]'', and ''[[DP076|A Full Course Tag Battle!]]''.
 
He made a cameo appearance inIn ''[[AG122|Deceit and Assist]]'', where heNorman was watching May competing in the [[Hoenn Grand Festival]] on [[television]].
 
He made a cameo appearance inIn ''[[AG126|Saved by the Beldum]]'', where heNorman watched Ash competing in the [[Ever Grande Conference]].
 
He reappeared in a fantasy in ''[[AG153|Tactics Theatrics!]]'', and in a flashback in ''[[DP076|A Full Course Tag Battle!]]''.
 
His final appearances saw him watching May in the [[Wallace Cup]] on television in ''[[DP077|Staging a Heroes' Welcome!]]'' and ''[[DP079|Strategy with a Smile!]]''.
 
====Character====
Norman cares deeply for his family, wishing his children to have some quality time and good friends. Norman is also very protective of them, often fighting even more aggressively in the process of protecting them. {{an|May}} and [[Max]] respect their father's extensive efforts to ensure a healthy relationship with them, such as coming home for lunch and playing with his children. In general, Norman is jovial and calm, but at times, he can sometimes overlook things and cannot see the actual problem at hand.
 
In the broader community, Norman is quite popular for both his looks and his position as a [[Gym Leader]], having an enthusiastic fanbase in [[North Petalburg]] and an emerging image in [[Petalburg City]]. In battle, he is intensely focused and has perfected his Pokémon in both offensive and defensive tactics. Norman commonly utilizes his trio of {{p|Slakoth}}, {{p|Vigoroth}}, and {{p|Slaking}} to confuse his opponents because they are capable of moving at different speeds. Norman gives his opponent credit for an excellent strategy and accepts a loss as critical to personal growth. He enjoys a challenge, wanting to see his opponent struggle to overcome his strategy and sheer power. However, he does not let his children watch the battle, thinking it would distract the challenger. Max claimed that Norman was capable of entering the [[Elite Four]] in ''[[AG070|Balance of Power]]''.
 
====Pokémon====
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This listing is of Norman's Pokémon in the [[Pokémon anime]].
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|vajp=Unshō Ishizuka
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|desc={{p|Slaking}} made its debut in ''[[AG069|Love, Petalburg Style!]]'', in which it was staying in Norman's greenhouse with the rest of his Pokémon. It later battled against [[Ash's Grovyle]] in Ash's Gym Battle against Norman, but was ultimately defeated.}}
 
====Voice actors====
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|ja=小杉十郎太 ''Jūrōta Kosugi''
|es_la=Enrique Mederos ([[AG003]]) <br>Salvador Delgado ([[AG069]]-[[AG070]])
|es_eu=Luis Bajo ([[AG003]]) <br> Gabriel Jiménez ([[AG069]]-[[AG070]])}}
 
===In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer===
Norman briefly appeared in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]] as part of a team with {{ga|Brendan}}.
 
====Pokémon====
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==In the manga==
[[File:Norman AP.png|thumb|180px|Norman in the Ash & Pikachu manga]]
===In the Ash & Pikachu manga===
Norman appearsappeared in ''[[SP25|I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!]]'' of the [[Ash & Pikachu]] manga, having a Gym battle with Ash.
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====Pokémon====
[[File:Norman Juan Adventures.png|thumb|230px|Norman in Pokémon Adventures]]
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Norman debuts in the {{chap|Ruby & Sapphire}}. He is the father of {{adv|Ruby}} and the newly appointed Leader of the Petalburg Gym. On Ruby's 11th birthday, Norman had his wife and son move to Hoenn to live in Littleroot Town. Due to Norman's dislike of his son partaking in Pokémon Contests, Ruby held a grudge against his father. Ruby decided to run away and prove to his father the superiority of [[Pokémon Contest]]s to battling. As he left, he took the Running Shoes his father gave him as a birthday present. Upon arriving at Petalburg City, Ruby attempted to avoid being spotted by Norman. His attempts led him to meeting {{adv|Wally}}, a sickly boy attempting to capture his first Pokémon. Wally asks Norman if he will teach him how to capture Pokémon as he had previously requested. He refuses due to Wally neglecting to inform Norman about his illness. Norman senses Ruby's presence, but when his attempt to get him to come out fails, he just passes it off as another wild Pokémon and leaves.====History====
====={{chap|Ruby & Sapphire}}=====
Norman is the father of {{adv|Ruby}} and the newly appointed Leader of the Petalburg Gym. On Ruby's 11th birthday, Norman had his wife and son move to Hoenn to live in Littleroot Town. Due to Norman's dislike of his son partaking in Pokémon Contests, Ruby held a grudge against his father. Ruby decided to run away and prove to his father the superiority of [[Pokémon Contest]]s to battling. As he left, he took the Running Shoes his father gave him as a birthday present. Upon arriving at Petalburg City, Ruby attempted to avoid being spotted by Norman. His attempts led him to meeting {{adv|Wally}}, a sickly boy attempting to capture his first Pokémon. Wally asks Norman if he will teach him how to capture Pokémon as he had previously requested. He refuses due to Wally neglecting to inform Norman about his illness. Norman senses Ruby's presence, but when his attempt to get him to come out fails, he just passes it off as another wild Pokémon and leaves.
 
Norman's search leads him to the [[Weather Institute]], where he attacks Ruby, demanding to know why he ran away from home. Ruby considers running away, but he decides to stay and fight in order to prove to his father how determined he is. Norman easily gains the upper hand due to teaching Ruby all he knows about fighting, but Ruby turns the tide by using new tactics with the Pokémon he caught on his journey. The battle causes the worn-out institute to break apart, leaving Ruby and Norman left dangling above shrapnel that fell from their battle. With the Running Shoes he got as a gift from Norman, Ruby manages to save the both of them, but is left exhausted and defeated. Norman attempts to continue their battle, but he is stopped by fellow Gym Leader [[Winona]]. Winona tells Norman that he is in trouble for leaving his Gym despite challengers wanting to battle. Norman grudgingly obeys Winona's command to come with her. Before he leaves, Norman tells Ruby that he accepts his desire to partake in Pokémon Contests despite his own personal dislike of them. He demands that in return, Ruby should not return home until he has fully accomplished his goals.
Later, Norman and the other Gym Leaders are called by [[Flannery]] to meet in [[Fortree City]]. They have a discussion on [[Team Magma]] and [[Team Aqua]] about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. Norman refuses to pick a side out of disinterest and begins to leave. Winona reminds him that as one of the Gym Leaders chosen by the Pokémon Association, he has to comply with the others. Norman refuses and continues leaving, but is stopped by [[Wattson]]. Wattson suggests that Norman use his strength to help in the upcoming Hoenn crisis and apologizes for the others' behavior due to their lack of knowledge about his past with the Pokémon Association. Norman politely tells Wattson to stop talking and heads off.
 
When {{pDL|Super-ancient Pokémon (Adventures)|Groudon}} and {{pDL|Super-ancient Pokémon (Adventures)|Kyogre}} are awakened, they begin causing {{a|Drought|droughts}} and {{a|Drizzle|downpours}} throughout Hoenn. Instead of helping stop the Pokémon from causing havoc, Norman decides to fulfill Wally's request and takes him to the [[Sky Pillar]] for training. After several days of training, Wally becomes much stronger from climbing the tower and battling the wild Pokémon inside. As they continue to train, Norman gets a call from [[Scott]], who informs him that Ruby was chosen to be the wielder of the [[Red Orb]] used to control Groudon. This makes Norman decide to team up with Wally to awaken the third Legendary Pokémon that can stop Groudon and Kyogre, {{pDL|Super-ancient Pokémon (Adventures)|Rayquaza}}. Upon succeeding, Norman leaves Wally behind and flies off on Rayquaza to [[Sootopolis City]].
 
When Norman arrives, Ruby is fighting Groudon and Kyogre alone with both the Red and [[Blue Orb]]s in hand. Together, they use [[Colored orbs|the orbs]] in conjunction with Rayquaza to send Groudon and Kyogre away to return to their long slumber. The strain of having controlled Rayquaza for too long causes Norman to collapse and begin dying. In his last breath, Norman reveals that five years ago, Ruby's battle with a [[Zinnia's Salamence|Salamence]] caused it to go berserk and accidentally free the Rayquaza captured by the Pokémon Association. Not wanting his son to take the blame, Norman lied to the association and put the fault on himself. The Association Director barred Norman from taking the Gym Leader test for five years and ordered him to find Rayquaza. Norman was forced to distance himself from his family during that time, which eventually led to Ruby becoming the way he is now. He then dies in Ruby's arms, much to the horror of his son. When [[Archie]] and [[Maxie]] come out of hiding to attack the exhausted Ruby, they decide to burn Norman's corpse to make sure he won't be able to return to stop their plans again.
Once Archie and Maxie were defeated, Ruby used his {{p|Celebi}} to revive all the people that were killed in the final battle. Norman is brought back to life thanks to Celebi's [[time travel]] abilities. Afterward, Norman celebrated the victory with his allies and thanked Ruby and {{adv|Sapphire}} for their assistance in the battle. Sapphire immediately challenged Norman to a Gym battle, which she managed to win and earn the Balance Badge.
 
In the ====={{chap|Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire}}, Norman appears at [[Meteor Falls]]. He meets with the {{OBP|Elder|Meteor Village}} that lives there in hopes of getting information about Rayquaza again. There, he meets with Ruby and {{adv|Emerald}}, who had come there for the same reason. With the old woman's help, Norman determines the Rayquaza may be returning to the location where it was held captive by the Pokémon Association. With {{p|Hoopa}}'s rings, Norman and Ruby head to Johto. =====
Norman appears at [[Meteor Falls]]. He meets with the {{OBP|Elder|Meteor Village}} that lives there in hopes of getting information about Rayquaza again. There, he meets with Ruby and {{adv|Emerald}}, who had come there for the same reason. With the old woman's help, Norman determines the Rayquaza may be returning to the location where it was held captive by the Pokémon Association. With {{p|Hoopa}}'s rings, Norman and Ruby head to Johto.
 
Upon arriving in Goldenrod City, Norman and Ruby enter the now-abandoned Pokémon Association research facility. After a search through the facility's data files, Norman comes across video footage of the moment where Rayquaza was first encountered at the [[Embedded Tower]]. Before they can witness Rayquaza's capture, the video cuts off. Ruby decides that if Rayquaza was found at {{rt|47|Johto}}, then it may have gone there instead of Goldenrod. Norman reveals that he asked Emerald to give him the [[Jade Orb|Green Orb]] core shortly before they entered Hoopa's ring. He reveals the core was originally created by the Association in order to create an artificial Green Orb capable of controlling Rayquaza, as it didn't have an orb like Groudon or Kyogre. When Rayquaza escaped its captivity, the project was scrapped and the core was thrown away before being completed, where it eventually ended up in Emerald's hands. Norman uses a machine to increase the core's purity, increasing its strength and turning it a shade of jade.
 
After Hoopa opens the path to the Meteor Village, Ruby uses the Jade Orb core to lead Rayquaza back to Hoenn with Norman. When it sees Kyogre and Groudon through the ring, Rayquaza goes berserk and begins attacking the two. Rayquaza rushes towards the ring to confront Kyogre and Groudon, causing Norman to fall off and be left behind. It is later revealed by {{adv|Gold}} and {{adv|Silver}} that Norman would assist the combined efforts of the [[Kanto]] and [[Johto]] [[Gym Leader]]s and [[Elite Four]] to stop the meteoroid.
====Pokémon====
This listing is for Norman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
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|epname=Omega Alpha Adventure 15
|desc=Norman owns a Winter Form {{p|Sawsbuck}}. It was first used to break into the Pokémon Association's old research facility.
 
Sawsbuck's only known move is {{m|Horn Leech}}.}}
|desc={{main|Super-ancient Pokémon (Adventures)#Rayquaza|Rayquaza (Adventures)}}
 
{{p|Rayquaza}} is an ancient Legendary Pokémon related to {{pDL|Super-ancient Pokémon (Adventures)|Groudon}} and {{pDL|Super-ancient Pokémon (Adventures)|Kyogre}}. It was captured by the Pokémon Association so that they may find a way to control it so that its powers could be used to stop Groudon and Kyogre when they would one day awaken again. Due to a {{p|Salamence}} that went out of control from a previous battle with {{adv|Ruby}}, Rayquaza broke free and Norman was ordered to search for it again. Five years later, Norman teamed up with Wally and awakened Rayquaza on the Sky Pillar. Norman took Rayquaza and used it to stop Groudon and Kyogre with Ruby's help. The strain of controlling Rayquaza without an orb took too much strain on Norman, who proceeded to die shortly afterward. Angered that it was controlled, Rayquaza flew off to parts unknown.}}
{{endspoilers}}
 
===In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga===
[[File:Norman PMRS.png|thumb|180px|Norman in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga]]
Norman appears in the [[Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire]] manga in the chapter ''[[PMRS04|There's Someone More Important Than Clefairy?!]]''. Unlike other media, Norman does not have any known relatives.
 
When {{OBP|Red|Pocket Monsters}} and his Pokémon visit the [[Petalburg Gym]] after getting startled by a Poké Ball that flew from there, they notice Norman drinking and feeling down. Norman revealed to the group as the one who threw the Poké Balls. He then revealed that he felt sad since his {{p|Slakoth}} refused to partake in any battles. Norman takes out a chart and shows it to Red and his Pokémon that the {{Badge|Balance}} is stuck inside Slakoth. After {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} took a nap, Norman explained to Red and his Pokémon that Slakoth doesn't like it when someone is lazier than it. Norman then watched as Clefairy went inside Slakoth to get the Balance Badge. After retrieving it, Norman demanded the group to return the badge to him but Clefairy refused. Afterwards, he became furious about this and chased after Red and his Pokémon since Clefairy refused to return the badge to Norman.
 
==Trivia==
* HeNorman is the first and currently only father of the {{player}} that has been seen in the [[core series of]] games.
* In {{v2|Emerald}}, Norman owns a {{p|Linoone}} that knows {{m|Slash}} at level 29, which Linoone [[Game move errors|does not learn]] until level 41.
* In {{game|Black and White|s|4=2}}, along with [[Giovanni]], Norman uses more different species of Pokémon than any other [[Gym Leader]] at the [[Pokémon World Tournament]], with a total of 10.
* Norman is the only [[Gym Leader]] after [[Generation I]] who shares his English name in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
 
==Names==
[[Category:Black 2 and White 2 characters]]
[[Category:Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire characters]]
[[Category:Masters characters]]
[[Category:Trainers with Legendary or Mythical Pokémon]]
 
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