ティエルノ Tierno
XY Tierno.png
Artwork from X and Y by Ken Sugimori[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Pallet Town (M20)
Region Kalos
Kanto (M20)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Games X and Y, Masters EX
English voice actor Jordan Dash Cruz[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Kasuya (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Summer of Discovery! (Series)
I Choose You! (movie)
Counterpart(s) Tierno (anime)
English voice actor Todd Haberkorn (Series)
Japanese voice actor Anri Katsu (Series)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Counterpart(s) Tierno (Adventures)
Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play

Tierno (Japanese: ティエルノ Tierno) is a friend and rival of the player in Pokémon X and Y.

In the core series games

Tierno appears in Pokémon X and Y as a friend of the player, to whom he gives the starter Pokémon sent through him by Professor Sycamore. He is a dancer and his goal is to create a dance team with Pokémon and wants to find Pokémon with amazing moves. As such, the Pokémon in his party know "dance moves", such as Swords Dance and Petal Dance.

Tierno is first met in Aquacorde Town, where he delivers the player and two of his or her friends a starter Pokémon on behalf of Professor Sycamore. He is then met at the Pokémon Center in Santalune City, where he gives the player a minor tutorial on what is in the Pokémon Center.

Tierno is first battled on Route 5, and then again on Route 7, albeit this time with Trevor. Tierno is next met in Reflection Cave, where he gives the player a TM containing Flash.

After the completion of the story line, Tierno can be found in Coumarine City, asking to see a Pokémon knowing a randomly selected dance move each day, giving the player a Heart Scale if his request is fulfilled.

Tierno also appears as one of the player's partners in the Battle Maison when choosing Multi Battle.


Gives to new Trainers

Tierno delivers these starter Pokémon to the player, Calem/Serena, and Shauna on the behalf of Professor Sycamore.

Grass Unknown
Held item:
Chespin/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
Fire Unknown
Held item:
Fennekin/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Fire Special
Water Unknown
Held item:
Froakie/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Water Special

First battle

Second battle (Multi Battle with Trevor)

Third battle

Battle Maison Multi Battle

Tierno will always use these two Pokémon as the player's Multi Battle partner.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Tierno appears as an NPC during the Kalos chapter of the Villain Arc.


Sprites and models

In the core series

VS model from
X and Y
VS model in a Multi Battle with Trevor from
X and Y
Overworld model from
X and Y
Icon on the PSS from
X and Y

In other games

Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


Main article: Tierno/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Tierno in the anime
Main article: Tierno (anime)

Tierno appears as a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Trainer from Santalune City and one of Ash's rivals. He debuted in Summer of Discovery! along with his friends Shauna and Trevor.

I Choose You!

Tierno in I Choose You!

Tierno made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. In this continuity, he is one of the Trainers from Pallet collecting their starter Pokémon; specifically, he picked Charmander.


Charmander was the Pokémon that Tierno picked as his starter Pokémon from Professor Oak.

None of Charmander's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
English Billy Bob Thompson


Tierno briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Tierno in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tierno (Adventures)

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Tierno is an aspiring dancer. Additionally, he is childhood friends with X, Y, Trevor, and Shauna.

In the TCG

Main article: Tierno (Kalos Starter Set 39)

Tierno was introduced as a Supporter Card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game at the beginning of the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era). First released in the Japanese XY Beginning Set, the Tierno card later debuted in the English Kalos Starter Set, with both prints featuring an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. With the same effect as Cheren from the Emerging Powers expansion, Tierno allows the player to draw three cards from their deck.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ティエルノ Tierno From tierno (Spanish for tender)
English, German,
French, Italian
Tierno Same as Japanese name
Spanish Beni From benigno (kind)
Korean 티에르노 Tierno Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 提耶魯諾 / 提耶鲁诺 Tíyélǔnuò* Transcription of his Japanese name
瑅耶魯諾 / 瑅耶鲁诺 Tíyélǔnuò*
Chinese (Cantonese) 提耶魯諾 Tàihyèhlóuhnohk*
堤耶魯諾 Tàihyèhlóuhnohk*
瑅耶魯諾 Tàihyèhlóuhnohk*
Russian Терно Terno Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Tieruno Transcription of his Japanese name

See also


Rival characters
Core series BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaNHugh
Spin-off games RonaldPauloLear

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge

Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaine
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariRei
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDana
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEve
Paldea NemonaPenny
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckTiernoTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break

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