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Gladion (anime)

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Character
==Character==
[[File:Gladion and his Pokémon.png|thumb|250px|Gladion's team]]
When Gladion first appeared, he was distant from his sister because he blamed himself for why {{an|Lillie}} was unable to touch Pokémon. He is an impatient person, as seen in ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]'', when he demanded the {{an|guardian deities}} hurry up as they waited to save {{an|Lusamine|his mother}}. He also has a temper, as seen in ''[[SM049|Mission: Total Recall!]]'', when he harshly scolded Ash for accidentally causing Lillie's traumatic fear of Pokémon to resurface due to his negligence with {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby}}. Despite this, Gladion quickly recognized Ash's potential as a Trainer, and after defeating [[Ash's Lycanroc]] in ''[[SM047|A Masked Warning!]]'', thanked Ash for giving Silvally an opportunity to train. He was also motivated to take the island challenge after seeing Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} perform {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}}, much like how [[Alain]] was inspired to compete in the Kalos League when he saw Ash's passion for battling and his [[Bond Phenomenon]] ability with his {{AP|Greninja}}. When he first saw {{AP|Poipole}} for the first time, he quickly put up his guard around it due to the fact that Poipole was an Ultra Beast.
 
As shown in ''[[SM105|Showdown on Poni Island!]]'', Gladion has enough faith in his Pokémon to let them battle each other to train, without giving them any kind of command. He also becomes happy whenever his Pokémon do well, as shown when he congratulated Lycanroc with a fist-bump after it defeated Ash's Lycanroc. Gladion's battle style is generally more calculated than Ash's. When battling with Silvally, Gladion will make good use of its {{a|RKS System}} to keep it at an advantage. However, Gladion and his Pokémon began adapting more of Ash's unconventional strategies after he acknowledged the Trainer from [[Kanto]] as his [[rival]]. In ''[[SM132|Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!]]'', Gladion and Lycanroc countered [[James]] and {{TP|James|Mareanie}}'s {{m|Black Hole Eclipse}} using the same strategy Ash and his Lycanroc used in their grand trial against [[Nanu]], despite not being there to see it. As shown in the [[SM139]], Gladion and Lycanroc were also able to devise a counter to the {{status|confusion}} caused by {{m|Outrage}}.
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