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In the official Japanese D/P stickerbook, which includes Gym Leader stickers, all names are spelt in Romaji. メリッサ is romanised Melissa (we already use this romanisation), マキシ is romanised Maxi (again, we already use that). However, there are three romanisation which we did not use. There are: デンジ as Denzi (instead of Denji) and トウガン as Tougan (instead of Tōgan) and ヒョウタ as Hyouta (instead of Hyōta). Since they're from official stickerbook, they are trademarked romanisation and we must use them. --Maxim 17:16, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Um, can we make the lines in the headings NOT go through the anime info box???? --Theryguy512 23:01, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

They're not going through the infobox... Tinaδ 23:02, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

When i fought roark, all his pokemon where female, not mail, should we say his gym pokemon can come in any gender because they where females for me --Zakuro 19:19, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

6 Episodes

It says Roark had six appearances in the anime, the most of a normal gym leader. Does Norman not count because he's May father?--Dman dustin 05:51, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


In the infobox it says his hometown is Canalave City. In the anime, however, it was made clear that his family is from Oreburg and Byron moved to Canalave to become the Gym Leader.

Is it different between the games and anime? Was it mentioned in the games that Roark is originally from Canalave? If so, we should put "Canalave (games), Oreburg (anime)". Comments? --ケンジガール 17:18, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Byron was originally the Gym Leader of Oreburgh, but then later went to Canalave to become the Gym Leader there. He offered Riley the post of Gym Leader of Oreburgh, but he refused, as there was Roark to consider.
I think his hometown's still Oreburgh. ~ solaris 17:24, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


This has been bugging me for ages, how do you pronounce Roark's name? Is it Row-uk, or Rork, or something else entirely? Taromon 10:46, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Probably the best way to know is to listen to an anime episode and see how they pronounce it. I've been pronouncing it as row-ark, but that may be wrong as well. Ikarishipper900 02:49, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
According to the anime, it is pronounced Rork. In the future, please pay attention to the time stamps. We usually don't allow replies to comments 6 months and older. --ケンジガール 04:28, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Oh, geez. It didn't even occur to me to look at the year. Sorry ;-; Ikarishipper900 11:54, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Overworld Sprites

I notice that others, such as Jo The Marten, have already uploaded the overworld sprites for the Gym Leaders and Elite Four of Sinnoh. Should they be added to the sprite gallery in each of these pages as well, like how it is currently with Cheren and Bianca? I'll be able to do so if others are in agreement. Cheers, Haxorus 16:24, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


"Excluding Roxanne's Pokémon Emerald team, Roark is the first Gym Leader encountered first in the region to use three Pokémon instead of two." This trivia should be taken out. Excluding Roxanne's Pokémon Emerald team? That's like saying "Excluding Sinnoh, every region has a dragon-type Elite Four member or Champion." Trivia that doesn't include some games isn't really noteworthy.uNsUsPeCtInG fOoL (talk) 21:43, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree with you. In this case, you can remove the sentence. If a staff member (or any other member) disagrees, he/she will undo your action, but I don't think this will happen. |) u |( e ® 12:05, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Removed. Thanks for spotting it. Masatoshitalk 12:17, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
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