Byron

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Byron
トウガン Tougan
DPPt Byron.png
"The Man with the Steel Body!"
General
Age: 49 or more
Hometown: Canalave City
Region: Sinnoh
Family: Underground Man (Father)
Badge: Mine Badge
Type: Steel
Debut:
Class: Gym Leader
"Ah! That's Oreburgh Gym Badge! I see, I see! You've defeated my son. But that's no surprise. He still has much to learn. In place of my son Roark, I, Byron, will take your challenge!""
— Byron, Pokémon Platinum

Byron (トウガン Tougan) He is a Steel-type Gym Leader. He also serves as the Gym Leader for the Canalave City Gym, and is also the father of the Oreburgh City Gym Leader, Roark. Byron specializes in Steel-type Pokémon and holds the Mine Badge for the trainers that can defeat him.

In the anime

Byron made his debut appearance in Ancient Family Matters! together with his son, Roark. It was revealed Byron had once been the Gym Leader of Oreburgh and had left his family to become the Gym Leader of Canalave as he was more interested in fossils, leaving his former position to Roark. Byron battles his son for a short time before the match got interrupted by Team Rocket. It was later revealed that Byron still cared for his son as he kept the fossil Roark had found as a child with him ever since.

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Byron is obsessed with digging and fossils. Because of such, he has a great admiration for those who craft eligant tunnels. When his fossils were stolen by Team Rocket in Ancient Family Matters!, Byron was too busy admiring the hole they dug (which came from three regions worth of experiance doing so) into the building to notice.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, Ash had his gym battle with Byron, defeating him and earning a Mine Badge.

In the games

Byron first appeared in the Diamond and Pearl games as the Gym Leader of Canalave City. Upon defeating him, Byron will give the player the Mine Badge and TM91, which contains (Flash Cannon).

After defeating the regional Elite Four in Diamond and Pearl, Byron can be found in the cabin on Iron Island. After talking to him, he will give the player a Metal Coat.

Sprites

DP battle sprite Pt battle sprite Vs. Sprite B2W2 battle sprite
Byron(DPP)Sprite.png
ByronPlatinum.gif
VSByron.png
ByronB2W2.gif


Pokémon

In Anime

Byron Bronzor.png
Bronzor
Byron used Bronzor in his Gym battle against Ash. It has very high special defense, as seen by the fact that it was able to withstand several fire-type attacks. After a long battle against Ash's Chimchar, it lost to Chimchar's powerful Flame Wheel.
Byron Steelix.png
Steelix
Steelix is a very strong opponent capable of take several blow without too much damage. Its Screech attack stopped Ash's Buizel in its tracks, but after using several strategic Dig attacks, Chimchar was able to defeat it.
Byron Bastiodon.png
Bastiodon
Bastiodon was first seen battling Roark's Rampardos. It was later used to battle Ash in his gym battle against Byron. It has very strong defense and easily defeated the weakened Chimchar. After a long battle against Ash's Gliscor, it lost to its Fire Fang.


In Canalave Gym

Byron OmastarKabutoOmanyte.png
Omastar, Kabuto, Omanyte
Omastar, Kabuto and Omanyte were seen in the Canalave Gym as guards. Their true battle strengths are unknown.
Byron Kabutops anime.png
Kabutops
Kabutops was seen in the Canalave Gym as a guard. Its true battle strengths are unknown.
Byron Armaldo Cradily.png
Armaldo and Cradily
Armaldo and Cradily were seen in the Canalave Gym as guards. Their true battle strengths are unknown.


In Game

There are several changes in Platinum Byron has a Magneton and the level of the Pokémon isn't the same.

Diamond and Pearl

Bronzor
Bronzor(DP)Sprite.png
 SteelPsychic 
Lv. 36 -
Ability: Levitate
Item: None
Flash Cannon
Extrasensory
Confuse Ray
Hypnosis
Steelix
Steelix(DP)SpriteMale.png
 SteelGround 
Lv. 36
Ability: Sturdy
Item: None
Gyro Ball
Ice Fang
DragonBreath
Sandstorm
Bastiodon
Bastiodon(DP)Sprite.png
 RockSteel 
Lv. 39
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Chesto Berry
Iron Defense
Ancient Power
Rest
Flash Cannon
[[]]
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 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}_SM.png|link={{{P5}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


Platinum

Magneton
Magneton(P)Sprite.png
 ElectricSteel 
Lv. 37 -
Ability: Magnet Pull
Item: None
Flash Cannon
Thunderbolt
Tri Attack
Metal Sound
Steelix
Steelix(P)SpriteMale.png
 SteelGround 
Lv. 38
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Earthquake
Ice Fang
Flash Cannon
Sandstorm
Bastiodon
Bastiodon(P)Sprite.png
 RockSteel 
Lv. 41
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Sitrus Berry
Iron Defense
Stone Edge
Taunt
Metal Burst
[[]]
[[File:{{{P4}}}_SM.png|link={{{P4}}}|80x80px]]
 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}_SM.png|link={{{P5}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-

Rematch Team

Skarmory
Skarmory(DPPt)Sprite.png
 SteelFlying 
Lv. 61
Ability: Keen Eye
Item: None
Drill Peck
Night Slash
Rock Tomb
Stealth Rock
Steelix
Steelix(P)SpriteMale.png
 SteelGround 
Lv. 61
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Gyro Ball
Ice Fang
DragonBreath
Sandstorm
Magnezone
Magnezone PtHGSS.png
 ElectricSteel 
Lv. 62 -
Ability: Magnet Pull
Item: None
Thunderbolt
Flash Cannon
Thunder Wave
Supersonic
Bastiodon
Bastiodon(P)Sprite.png
 RockSteel 
Lv. 63
Ability: Sturdy
Item: None
Metal Burst
AncientPower
Iron Defense
Rest
Aggron
Aggron(DPPt)Sprite.png
 Type Steel.gifType Rock.gif 
Lv. 65
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Sitrus Berry
Avalanche
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Metal Burst
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
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Gallery

Voice Actors

  • English: Dan Green
  • Japanese: Kazuki Yao
  • Czech: Ladislav Ciganek
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Luiz Antonio Lobue
  • Spanish: Pablo Adan
  • Iberian Spanish: Jorge Ornelas