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In the anime
==In the anime==
[[File:Pryce anime.png|thumb|220px|Pryce in the anime]]
In the past, Pryce was himself a {{pkmn|Trainer}} himself. His {{TP|Pryce|Piloswine}} was more like family to him and helped Pryce win many {{pkmn|battle}}s. During a national competition, however, Pryce and Piloswine were defeated by a {{p|Magmar}} and left with severe {{status|burn}}s to their bodies. As the pair healed together, Piloswine walked off one night during a blizzard and left Pryce alone without an explanation. Since then, Pryce had become hostile and cold towards challengers and his other Pokémon, subsequently earning himself the nickname "Icy Pryce", towards challengers and his other Pokémon.
[[File:Young Pryce.png|thumb|left|220px|Pryce in his youth]]
In the present day, Pryce debuted in ''[[EP236|Rage of Innocence]]'', where he had his {{p|Dewgong}} {{m|Ice Beam|freeze over}} the river to stop the [[Red Gyarados]] from reaching [[Mahogany Town]] in ''[[EP236|Rage of Innocence]]''. He then scolded {{Ash}} for thinking that he could befriend the rampaging Pokémon.
 
Pryce's position as the Mahogany Town [[Gym Leader]] was revealed in the following episode, ''[[EP237|Asfollowing Cold as Pryceepisode]]'', much to Ash's shock. Pryce was unimpressed to see Ash, especially with his {{AP|Pikachu}} on his shoulder, so he sent out his Dewgong to prove that people and Pokémon can't be friends. Ash called on his {{AP|Phanpy}}, but Dewgong {{status|frozen|froze}} it solid with an Ice Beam attack. Pryce then refused Ash's [[Gym]] challenge because he deemed him to be a weak {{pkmn|Trainer}} with no strategy before walking off.
 
Pryce later came across Ash, whoagain as he was in the middle of a confrontation with {{TRT}}. He tried to guide Ash out of the squabble, but the pair ended up losing their footing and fell into a crevasse. Luckily, [[Ash's Totodile]] and {{AP|Noctowl}} were able to soften their landing. Pryce was grateful and even healed Totodile with some wild herbs. The pair later discovered a cave, revealedthanks because ofto Totodile's earlier {{m|Water Gun}}, and Pryce soon located a leg bracelet that belonged to his Piloswine. They soon reached an ice cavern and found Pryce's long lost Piloswine encased in ice. Pryce then realized that Piloswine had left years ago to retrieve some burnherbs healingthat herbscould heal burns and quickly forgave it. {{AP|Cyndaquil}}'s {{m|Flamethrower}} and Pikachu's {{m|Thunderbolt}} helped to free Piloswine from itsthe icy cocoonice and awaken it. Pryce later teamed up with Piloswine to defeat Team Rocket whoas they were trying to steal it. BackUpon atreturning to the [[Mahogany Gym]], Pryce agreed to have a [[Gym]] battle with Ash the following day.
 
In ''[[EP238|Nice Pryce, Baby!]]'', Ash returned to the Mahogany Gym the following morning to earn himself the {{Badge|Glacier}}. For the first round, Ash's Cyndaquil went up against Pryce's Dewgong. The battle quickly turned into anwent underwater affair, and Cyndaquil emerged victorious after using a close-range {{m|Swift}} attack followed by a Flamethrower. Pryce then sent out his Piloswine and it defeated Cyndaquil with a powerful {{m|Take Down}}. Pikachu was upsent out next, and while his speed attacks werewas useless on the icy field, Pikachu was able to slide around and land a few {{t|Electric}} attacks. Despite Piloswine's endurance was impressive, but Pryce decided to forfeit the match because Piloswineit was becoming too tiredexhausted to continue. HeAs a result, he awarded Ash the Glacier Badge and thanked him for the fantastic battle.
 
He reappeared in a flashback in ''[[EP255|Why? Wynaut!]]''.
 
===Character===Pryce commonly meditates at a mountain waterfall near [[Mahogany Town]] on a daily basis to keep his mind sharp and clear.
Pryce had become an incredibly stressed and cold person after his faithful {{TP|Pryce|Piloswine}} seemingly walked out on him after they lost a {{pkmn|battle}} years ago. He went on to focus his energy and strategy on training a Pokémon's abilities, but had no emotional connection with them. He even refused {{Ash}}'s initial Gym challenge after deeming him too emotionally involved with his Pokemon. Though after being reunited with his Piloswine in ''[[EP237|As Cold as Pryce]]'', Pryce's sadness was replaced by joy and positivity.
 
Pryce meditates at a mountain waterfall near [[Mahogany Town]] on a daily basis to keep his mind sharp and clear.===Character===
Pryce had become an incredibly stressed and cold person after his faithful {{TP|Pryce|Piloswine}} seemingly walked out on him after they lost a {{pkmn|battle}} years ago. He went on to focus his energy and strategy on {{pkmn|training}} a Pokémon's abilities, but had no emotional connection with them. He even refused {{Ash}}'s initial Gym challenge after deeming him too emotionally involved with his Pokémon. However, after being reunited with his Piloswine and realizing why it left him in ''[[EP237|As Cold as Pryce]]'', Pryce's sadness was replaced by joy and optimism.
 
His old friend [[Sheila]] had noticed a substantial difference, reminiscentin ofhim Pryce'sby youngerthe days,events in him byof ''[[EP238|Nice Pryce, Baby!]]'', which were reminiscent of Pryce's younger days. In battle, Pryce proved to be fiercely competitive. He used the battlefield to his full advantage, freezing it over to make an icy wasteland that hindered an opponent's speed based strategies or breaking up the ice to make an underwater field ideal for his many dual {{t|Water}} and {{t|Ice}} Pokémon. Pryce's {{p|Dewgong}} and Piloswine were shown to be excellent at landing direct attacks with their sharp horns and alsostrikingalso striking at a distance with their Ice [[move]]s.
 
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