(Japanese: ハチク Hachiku
) is Gym Leader of Icirrus City
's gym, and is the seventh gym to be challenged by the player. He will award the player the Freeze Badge
if the player defeats him. He first appeared in Pokémon Black and White
. After the gym battle, he will be at Dragonspiral Tower for the event where N captures Reshiram
in Pokémon Black and White, respectively.
In the anime
Brycen debuted in BW080, where Ash trained with him and helped him stop a Pokémon hunter from making a Volcarona his prey. He battled and lost to Ash in BW081 when he won the Freeze Badge.
In the games
Pokémon Black and White
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
- Ice-type Tournament
- Unova Gym Leaders/World Leaders Tournament
In the anime
- Brycen is the third gym leader (after Pryce and Candice) in the main game series to specialize in Ice-type Pokémon. .
- His Japanese Leader title is アイス マスク / Aisu Masuku. "Ice Mask", a title that belonged to Pryce in the manga.
- Also all ice-type gym leaders use Ice-type Pokémon and are the 7th of their respective regions.
- He is the third and last gym leader in the game (first being the Striaton gym leaders Chili, Cress, and Cilan and the second being the Nacrene gym leader Lenora) who doesn't have some special meeting with the main character before the gym battle.
- Also, amongst the Unova Gym Leaders, his title is the shortest.
- Brycen is the only Ice-type Gym Leader whose team is pure Ice-type, as all Generation V Ice-type Pokémon, other than Kyurem, are pure Ice-type.
- A little girl says Brycen was once in a film. This could be a hint at Brycen's involvement in Pokéstar Studios in Black and White 2.