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トロバ Trova
XY Trevor.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Orange
Hometown Lumiose City
Region Kalos
Relatives Father, mother, older sister
Trainer class Trainer
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
Anime counterpart Trevor
Counterpart debut Summer of Discovery!
Manga counterpart(s) Trevor

Trevor (Japanese: トロバ Trova) is a friend and rival of the player in Pokémon X and Y.


In the games

Trevor appears in Pokémon X and Y as a friend of the player. Trevor delivers the player a Pokédex on behalf of Professor Sycamore, and he aims to be the first among his friends to finish collecting data for his Pokédex. Trevor and his older sister live in Lumiose City, near Jaune Plaza. Ever since their parents left them behind in order to travel around the world and train their Pokémon, it has been Trevor's dream to travel all over Kalos with a Pokédex of his own. He first battles the player on Route 7 alongside Tierno. From then on, Trevor engages in his own kind of battle with the player, comparing how much each has completed the Pokédex.

When the Abomasnow in Frost Cavern is threatened by Team Flare, Trevor comes and helps the player by battling one Team Flare Grunt's Mightyena to let the player beat Mable and save the Abomasnow.

After the player has entered the Hall of Fame, Trevor can be found in Geosenge Town. There, he will tell the player about various Pokémon that can use Mega Evolution.

Trevor captures many different kinds of Pokémon to complete his Pokédex, but the Pokémon he keeps in his party tend to be members of the Fairy Egg Group or ones revived from Fossils.

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


First battle (Multi Battle with Tierno)

Second battle

Battle Maison Multi Battle

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


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Reason: Route 14's Tie quote.

Aquacorde Town

"What?! You want me to nickname someone I just met?! Shauna, you shouldn't put people on the spot like this. about something low key? Maybe...something like Big <player's name's first letter>/<player's name's first letter>-kins..."
"Uh, pardon me, but I have something for you from the professor as well. I have something that will help you understand Pokémon on a much deeper level."
"Um, so you see... The Pokédex I just gave you is a high-tech device that automatically records the Pokémon you encounter! The reason you get one is because the professor wants us to go on a journey with our Pokémon and complete the Pokédex. To put it another way, it's an important mission from the professor. I'm sure of it!"

Santalune Forest

  • After the first right turn
"If your Pokémon are weak, you should use a Potion."
"Tierno... Could you think about something besides how Pokémon move for once?"

Route 3

"Why, look for Pokémon, of course! The professor did ask us to complete the Pokédex, after all. And furthermore, different Pokémon prefer living in different places. To put it another way, it's a chance to find different Pokémon than the ones in the forest!"
  • If talked to
"Each Pokémon move has PP... That stands for Power Points. If the number of points for a move is zero, you can't use that move. Go to a Pokémon Center, and they'll restore them for free."

Sycamore Pokémon Lab

  • After battling Professor Sycamore
"What's this? Everyone is already here."
"Mega Evolution? What should we do about the Pokédex?"
  • If talked to
"Oh! Uh, I'll complete the Pokédex, then!"
"I wonder what Calem/Serena wants to talk about. Why couldn't he/she just use the Holo Caster?"

South Boulevard

"Lumiose City may be very large, but if you stay on the main streets, you shouldn't get lost."
"Oh, just so you know...Camphrier Town and Café Soleil are over this way."
  • If the player tries to go to Route 5 before visiting Café Soleil
"Huh? Have you been to the Café already?"

Route 5

"My goodness… Pokémon hordes are certainly intense…"
"Oh, Tierno, do you ever think about anything besides dancing?"
"Good to see you, <player>... Excuse me, I meant <player's nickname>. It really does seem as though Tierno can only think about dancing and moves. When a horde of Pokémon popped out, he just stood there watching them..."
"That's indeed a perfect dream for you, Tierno. I guess I should show just as much dedication to my dream of completing the Pokédex, then! It's good to be serious about some things!"
"Oh, uh, <player's nickname>? Do take this Honey, won't you?"
"You see, using Honey will encourage Pokémon hordes to appear. Though if you are going to challenge a whole horde… You may want to use moves that can hit multiple targets."

Route 7

"This is the Pokémon Day Care! They take care of your Pokémon for you here."
"I seem to remember something good can happen if you leave two Pokémon here."
"There aren't many Pokémon I want to raise. I'll try it on some other occasion."
"Hey! Wait! Tierno! Wait up!"
  • In the flowers, if talked to
"Do you want to compare Pokédexes and find out who has seen more kinds of Pokémon? To put it another way, I'm challenging you to my own kind of Pokémon battle."
No: "Sigh... Well, I'll complete the Pokédex at any rate."
Yes: "So you've seen <number of seen Pokémon in Central Kalos Dex> kinds of Pokémon.
If 49 or less Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "I've seen 50, so I guess I win!
If 50 Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": " We've both seen 50 kinds of Pokémon... Well, I may not have won, but I didn't lose either. In other words, it's a tie!"
If 51 or more Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "I lost! How frustrating!"
"Oh! so, you've seen Ralts, too, <player's nickname>? Just knowing about the same kind of Pokémon as someone else can sure make you happy!"
  • If talked to again
"Maybe I'll stop the Evolution so my Pokémon will learn moves faster. But if I evolve my Pokémon, I can fill my Pokédex more quickly."
"<player>, do you know about this building? It's called the Battle Chateau, and it's famous for being a place where Trainers gather to improve their skills. If I learn even more about Pokémon, I'm sure I'll be able to defeat Kalos's eight Gym Leaders."
  • After entering
"There is a Pokémon I saw when I was little that I don't remember very well. I wonder if filling up my Pokédex will help me remember what it was."
"So you can't learn everything just from the Pokédex... I see!"
  • After battle, if talked to
"Many things can be learned about Pokémon by watching them battle."

Shalour City

"Hello, <player>! Let's compare our Coastal Kalos Pokédexes and see who has seen more kinds of Pokémon! To put it another way, I'm challenging you to my own kind of Pokémon battle. So, you've seen <number of seen Pokémon in the player's Coastal Kalos Pokédex> kinds of Pokémon..."
If 38 or less Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "I've seen 39, so I guess I win!"
If 39 Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": " We've both seen 39 kinds of Pokémon... Well, I may not have won, but I didn't lose either. In other words, it's a tie!"
If 40 or more Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "I lost! How frustrating!"
"Oh! So you've seen Kangaskhan, too, <player's nickname>? Just knowing about the same Pokémon as someone else can sure make you happy!"
"Oh yes, I just remembered. The professor told us to say hello to the Mega Evolution Guru when we reached Shalour City..."
"A person called the Mega Evolution guru."
"I heard he's in that imposing building deep in the city--the Tower of Mastery."

Tower of Mastery

"My name is Trevor."
"It feels like it's been some time since our whole group has been gathered in one place."
"So in an Evolutionary line like Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard... Does that mean Charizard would be able to evolve even further?"
"I want to complete the Pokédex first. If you try to do too much at once, you won't accomplish anything."
  • If talked to
"The stones for Mega Evolution are just that precious, I suppose."
  • After battling Calem/Serena
"Tierno. Shall we work to be the best Trainers we can be, too?"

Centrico Plaza (Holo Caster; after beating Clemont)

"Hello. How have you been? I just wanted to let you know we're all going to meet on Route 14. Please come and join us."

Route 14

  • Route entrance
"Hello, <player's nickname>! You arrived very quickly!"
"We were just comparing how complete our Pokédexes are. I won, of course!"
"<player's nickname>! Let's compare how many Pokémon we've seen, just like we always do! This time let's compare how many Pokémon we've seen in the Mountain Kalos Pokédex! To put it another way, I'm challenging you to my own kind of Pokémon battle. So, you've seen <number of seen Pokémon in the player's Mountain Kalos Pokédex> kinds of Pokémon..."
If 5 or less Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "I've seen 6, so I guess I win!"
If 6 Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "We've both seen 6 kinds of Pokémon. Well, I may not have won, but I didn't lose either. In other words, it's a tie!"
If 7 or more Pokémon are marked in the player's Pokédex as "seen": "I lost! How frustrating!"
"Oh! So you've seen Gible, too, <player's nickname>? Just knowing about the same Pokémon as someone else can sure make you happy!"
  • After Shauna shows up
"He's at the Fighting dojo."
"The one by Laverre City? That's just a rumor, isn't it?"
"Let's go and see for ourselves, Tierno. There's always some reason rumors like that get started."
  • Scary house
"It IS a scary house, isn't to? Well, I guess we should go inside."
"Calem/Serena is off spending time with his/her Pokémon... So I guess we'll just have to go in without her and see if the rumor is true by ourselves..."
"Was that story you just told really true?"
"Well, I know you wanted to go camping, and that was kind of like camping, I guess... People usually tell scary stories by the campfire, right?"
"See you later, <player's nickname>! Please compare Pokédexes with me again soon!"

Laverre City

"I'm interested in Poké Balls because they're used to catch Pokémon! To put it another way, I'm utterly fascinated by them!"

Poké Ball Factory

"How vexing. He won't let us inside the Poké Ball Factory.
"Shauna! Wait!"
"Would they be the people in the red suits from a minute ago?"
"How awful... It seems like it would be best not to get involved with those guys."

Dendemille Town

"Um... Is the Professor gone already? I was hoping to have him have a look at my Pokédex in person. Oh well, I can still get my Pokédex evaluated at a Pokémon Center's PC... Anyway, I'm heading off to go look for Pokémon in Frost Cavern and fill up more of my Pokédex!"

Frost Cavern

  • Outside
"Mamoswine is a Pokémon that loves cold climates. So maybe it sensed something amiss in the Frost Cavern"
"My name is Trevor. I'm researching the distribution of Pokémon in the Kalos region at Professor Sycamore's request."
"I will. Thank You."
"What are you going to do, <player's nickname>? I'm going to prepare for my expedition."
"It's really cold in here, isn't it, <player's nickname>? Is there something going on up ahead?'
"Hey, you Poké Ball thieves! What are you doing here?!"
"But why is Team Flare amassing Pokémon, energy, and money? To put it another way, why is Team Flare always trying to take everything for itself?"
"<player's nickname>... Did they say only Team Flare will survive? These people have a few screws loose..."
"Um.. If I'm facing Mightyena I should be using..."
"Doesn't battling with Team Flare scare you, <player's nickname>? I'll admit it scares me. I don't like battling them... But we managed to protect Abomasnow by pitching in there. I know I'm the reserved type, and I'm OK with that, but it's important to be bold when necessary. Mamoswine doesn't have to worry about Abomasnow anymore, and that's what matters. Alls well that ends well!"

Geosenge Town

"So, we won't have to deal with Team Flare anymore. Now I can go back to filling up my Pokédex!"

Route 19

  • Meeting up with the player and Shauna
"Why, the same thing as you, Shauna. We heard about <player> from the professor, and we came running as fast as we could."
"Tierno… It's great when Pokémon Trainers like us can understand the hearts and minds of other Trainers and their Pokémon through battle. But before we do anything else, we should heal your Pokémon."
"Now it's your turn, <player's nickname>."
  • Before battle
"I think I will follow the crowd and be your opponent as well. But this time it won't be about the Pokédex. It will be a Pokémon battle!"
  • Being defeated
"You're even stronger than I thought!"
  • After being defeated
"There is still so much I don't know. Do I just not have what it takes?"
"Indeed! Well, there's something we must attend to. Be seeing you!"

Geosenge Town (post-game)

  • When talked to
"Are you wondering about the ultimate weapon, too, <player>? That man wanted to bring his Pokémon back even if it meant breaking the laws of nature. I wonder if I would feel that way if I lost my partner... This is changing the subject, but... Have you caught <Pokémon> yet?"
  • If the player hasn't caught the Pokémon mentioned
"Hmm. I see that you've seen it, though."
  • If the player has caught the Pokémon mentioned
"I thought you might have! I caught one, too! It makes you smile when you catch the same Pokémon a friend does, huh? According to Professor Sycamore's research, <Pokémon> has a potential Mega Evolution!"
  • If talked to again
"According to Professor Sycamore's research, <Pokémon> has a potential Mega Evolution!"


VSTrevor.png VSTrevor 2.png
VS model from
X and Y
VS model in a Multi Battle with Tierno from
X and Y
XY Trevor Icon.png
Icon on the PSS from
X and Y

In the anime

In the main series

Trevor in the anime
Main article: Trevor (anime)

Trevor has a recurring role in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Trainer and photographer from Lumiose City. He debuted in Summer of Discovery! along with his friends Shauna and Tierno.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Trevor briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Trevor in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Trevor (Adventures)

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Trevor is studying to become a scholar. Additionally, he is childhood friends with X, Y, Tierno, and Shauna.


  • Trevor, along with Shauna, battles the player less than any other rival, only battling them twice throughout the entire game.


Language Name Origin
Japanese トロバ Trova From trovare, Italian for "to find" or "to discover"
English Trevor Similar to his Japanese name. Possibly from trouver, French for "to find"
French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Trovato Similar to his Japanese name.
In Italian, Trova is to find and Trovato is found.
Korean 트로바 Trova Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 多羅巴 / 多罗巴 Duōluóbā Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 多羅巴 Dōlòhbā Transliteration of his Japanese name

See also

Rival characters

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

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