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Cilan (anime)

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[[File:Cilan Chili Cress young.png|thumb|220px|left|Young Cilan with his brothers]]
===Pre-series===
Cilan grew up with two brothers, [[Chili]] and [[Cress]], in their [[hometown]] of [[Striaton City]]. At some point during their childhood, Cilan received a {{TP|Cilan|Pansage}} as his [[starter Pokémon]] and partner, while Chili and Cress received a {{TP|Chili|Pansear}} and {{TP|Cress|Panpour}}, respectively. Years later, Cilan and his brothers became the {{gy|Striaton}} [[Gym Leader]]s while also running a café together.
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]''===
[[File:Cilan anime.png|thumb|250px|Cilan during a Gym battle]]
Cilan debuted in ''[[BW005|Triple Leaders, Team Threats!]]'', where he was running errands in Striaton. He was intrigued to see an {{TP|Iris|Axew}} and remarked that it and {{an|Iris}} seemed to be perfect partners. He then noticed {{AP|Pikachu}} and examined it excitedly, having never seen one before. When {{Ash}} explained he wanted to challenge the [[Striaton Gym]], Cilan happily showed them the way. He leads them to a café and sits them down at a table, despite their obvious confusion. After toying with Ash for a bit, Cilan reveals that he, along with his brothers Chili and Cress, are the Gym Leaders at the Striaton Gym. After introducing their Pokémon to Ash, he and his brothers were shocked to hear he wanted to battle all of them, but they happily accepted his offer. Cilan served the role as the judge for his brothers' battles, and finally faced off as Ash's final opponent. After a heated battle with Cilan, which carried on to ''[[BW006|Dreams by the Yard Full!]]'', Ash wins and gets the {{Badge|Trio}}. After the battle, Cilan meets up with Ash at the [[Pokémon Center]] and begs him to tell him his battle secrets for future reference as a Connoisseur. After spending the day with Ash and {{an|Iris}}, Cilan decided to accompany them on Ash's journey, serving as the navigation as well as the cook as revealed in ''[[BW007|Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!]]''.
 
In ''[[BW011|A Home for Dwebble!]]'', the group encountered a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{TP|Cilan|Dwebble}} making its shell. After it was stolen by a group of thieving Dwebble, Cilan sent out his {{TP|Cilan|Pansage}} to follow them. With no luck, the group approached the Dwebble with empathy, but this only scared it and caused it to lash out at their Pokémon. It ended up hitting Pansage with a stray rock, which later ended up making him ill. Once he recovered, they unsuccessfully attempted to help Dwebble retrieve his shell in a 3-to-1 battle. Cilan then hatched a plan to lure the Dwebble away with [[Pokémon food]] so that the Dwebble to battle them one at a time. The plan was a success and the Dwebble urged to be a part of Cilan's team, who was happy to have it on board.
 
[[File:Burgundy and Cilan.png|thumb|left|250px|Cilan and Burgundy]]
He revealed that he has quite a knack for scientifically thinking in ''[[BW014|A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!]]'', as well as in ''[[BW030|A UFO for Elgyem!]]'', when he, Ash, and Iris witnessed a UFO landing. This led them to the home of [[Professor Icarus]], a scientist in UFO engineering who Cilan admires.
 
Cilan showed off some of his skills as a fisherman in ''[[BW032|Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!]]'', where he fished a {{TP|Cilan|Stunfisk}} out of a lake that was preventing Ash and {{AP|Oshawott}} from retrieving a water herb that would heal their {{status|poison}}ed Pokémon, using a lure that resembled himself. Though Stunfisk put up a struggle, Cilan confused it by twirling it around in the air with his fishing rod before he slammed it to the ground. This left it unable to battle and he captured it. These skills were put to use again in ''[[BW037|A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!]]'' when he managed to hook a {{p|Basculin}} during a fake fishing competition held by the [[Team Rocket trio]]{{TRT}}.
 
In ''[[BW039|Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!]]'', Cilan signed up to participate in the [[Club Battle]] tournament in [[Nimbasa Town]] along with his friends. He also reunited with [[Burgundy]] who was still determined to get her revenge. It was revealed that his first opponent would be [[Trip]] and their battle began in the [[BW039|next episode]]. He chose {{TP|Cilan|Dwebble}} to go up against Trip's {{p|Gurdurr}}. Initiating all of Dwebble's skills, Cilan was able to defeat him and advance to the second round of the competition, much to Burgundy's dislike. In ''[[BW041|The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!]]'', his second round opponent was [[Luke]]. Cilan chose {{TP|Cilan|Stunfisk}} to go up against Luke's {{p|Larvesta}} and lost, thus knocking Cilan out of the tournament in the second round.
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