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Barry (anime)

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[[File:Barry Straw Hat.png|thumb|left|250px|Barry at the beginning of his journey]]
Barry debuted in ''[[DP101|Barry's Busting Out All Over!]]'', where he intended to challenge [[Fantina]] for a [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}}, but met {{Ash}} at the door of the [[Hearthome Gym]]. He challenged Ash to a battle to prove his {{pkmn|training}} methods wrong, but Ash came out as the victor. Afterwards, Barry stayed to watch Ash challenge Fantina in ''[[DP102|A Shield with a Twist!]]''. At times, he was skeptical about Ash's strategy in the battle, but by the end of the fight, he realized that his techniques were excellent. He later stated that he would be his rival if Ash could defeat [[Byron]], whom Barry had previously beaten.
After staying with the group for [[DP103|the following episode]], he departed to train at [[Iron Island]], but appeared again in ''[[DP110|Steeling Peace of Mind!]]'' and ''[[DP111|Saving the World From Ruins!]]'' at Iron Island, where after being caught up in [[Team Galactic]]'s plot to use the island as a radar to scan for the [[Spear Pillar]] he and Ash put aside most of their differences and became friendly rivals.
[[File:Barry and Palmer.png|thumb|250px|Barry and Palmer]]
In ''[[DP122|Stopped in the Name of Love!]]'', Barry announced his plans of entering the upcoming [[Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament]] and invited the group to join the competition. Later, when [[Dawn's Piplup]] fled the [[Pokémon Center]], he helped to search for him. It was also revealed in this episode that he is good friends with Dawn's rival, {{si|Kenny}}. He reappeared in ''[[DP123|Old Rivals, New Tricks!]]'', in which he watched Dawn and Kenny participate in the {{to|Sandalstraw}} {{pkmn|Contest}} and shared with Ash and Brock that it was his first time watching a Pokémon Contest live.
In ''[[DP124|To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!]]'', Barry entered the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament with Empoleon as his partner Pokémon. He made it to the quarterfinals, where he lost to famous {{wp|Table tennis|ping pong}} player [[O]].
He returned home for the annual [[Twinleaf Festival]]. In ''[[DP140|Historical Mystery Tour!]]'', Barry decided to have a battle with Ash, whichbut he became side-tracked when he spotted a familiar {{p|Xatu}}. Ash, Dawn and Barry were all transported to [[Xatu's Forest]], an odd [[dimension]] that enabled them to each relive one of their earliest memories; in Barry's case it was soonhow interruptedhe met his {{p|Heracross}}. HeAfter returning, he bumpsbumped into his father, {{FB|Tower Tycoon|Palmer}} at the end of the episode. In ''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]'', he entered the [[Festival Battle Challenge]] as part of the [[Twinleaf Festival]] in the hope that he would get to battle Palmer, but soon lost to Ash.
In ''[[DP157|Gotta Get a Gible!]]'', Barry battled Ash and his newly-caught {{AP|Gible}}. Barry wins his first battle against Ash, but Ash doesn't take it harshly, praising Gible anyway and instructing it to listen next time. Barry celebrates his win as he holds up his ticket to challenge Fantina, but Gible bites his hand and eats the ticket.
In ''[[DP157|Gotta Get a Gible!]]'', Barry battled Ash and his newly-{{pkmn2|caught}} {{AP|Gible}}. Barry won his first battle against Ash, but Ash didn't take it harshly, praising Gible anyway and instructing it to listen next time. Barry celebrated his win as he held up his ticket to challenge Fantina, but Gible bit his hand and ate the ticket.
[[File:Ash and Barry.png|thumb|left|250px|Barry and Ash]]
In ''[[DP163|Fighting Ire with Fire!]]'', Barry revealed that he had acquired all the necessary [[Badge]]s to compete in [[Sinnoh]]'s {{pkmn|League Conference}}. He met Paul for the first time and challenged him to a battle, but to his dismay, Paul refused and suggested him tohe battle Ash instead. Barry initially said Ash was not at his level since Ash was still one Badge away from the [[Sinnoh League]], but later agreed to battle him. He chose his Empoleon to face off against [[Ash's Monferno]]. However, the battle was put on hold when Team Rocket{{TRT}} attacked.
In ''[[DP182|An Old Family Blend!]]'', Barry showed up for the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]] where he was seen in the stadium along with all the other competitors. In ''[[DP183|League Unleashed!]]'', he passed the preliminary round. In ''[[DP184|Casting a Paul on Barry!]]'' he battled [[Paul]] in the third round of the tournament, and even though he put up a strong battle, utilizing two new Pokémon inon his team, {{p|Skarmory}} and {{p|Hitmonlee}}, along with his partner, Empoleon, he ended up falling before the superior strength and tactics of Paul and his team. He then stayed and watched Ash's battles with Paul and {{si|Tobias}}, and he parted from the group in ''[[DP189|The Semi-Final Frontier!]]'' promising to be reunited with Ash and become as strong as him.
Barry made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.