Cress

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Cress
コーン Koon
Koon.png
"Triple Trouble!"
General
Age: 15
Hometown: Striaton City
Region: Unova
Family: Cilan
Badge: Trio Badge
Type: Water
Friends:
  • Unknown
Debut:
Class: Gym Leader

Cress (Japanese: コーン Koon) is one of the famous Striaton City Gym Leader trio, along with his brothers, Cilan and Chili. Out of Grass, Fire, and Water-types, Cress prefers Water. If the player picks Tepig as his/her Starter Pokémon, Cress will battle the player at the Striaton City Gym with his Panpour. He will award the player the Trio Badge if the player defeats him.

Cress is the first gym leader in Unova, but only if Tepig is chosen as the starter Pokémon.

Strategy

All of this is true in the anime but not in the game.

Cress prefers to be cool like a glass of water and his Panpour feels the same. He will try to confuse you with Double Team at the start, following it up with Water Gun and Mud Sport. He is one of the hardest to beat so be careful. Cress seems to enjoy bragging about his Panpour.

Sprites

BW battle sprite VS. Sprite B2W2 battle sprite
CressBWsprite.png
VSCress.png
CressBWsprite.gif

In the anime

He battled against Ash as well in the anime because Ash wanted to battle all three of the Trio. However, Cress defeated Ash's Pikachu using his powerful and strategetic Panpour. His English Voice Actor is Tom Wayland.

Cress reappeared in BW060, where he informed Cilan over the phone of the reason why Chili was not at the Gym. Contrary to what Chili had said, he had not left in order to study but ran away. Chili had asked him the night why he kept losing. Cress had told him he focused too much on offense with little consideration to defense. As he feared, Chili took it as an insult and ran away. Cress was pleased when Cilan told him he would help Chili with his battle style and help get his confidence back and thanked him for it.

Cress in the anime

Pokémon

In the games

Pokémon Black and White

Lillipup
Lillipup BW.gif
 Normal
Lv. 12
Ability: Pickup
Item: None
Work Up
Helping Hand
Odor Sleuth
Bite
Panpour
Panpour BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 14
Ability: Gluttony
Item: None
Work Up
Lick
Fury Swipes
Water Gun
[[]]
[[File:{{{P3}}}_SM.png|link={{{P3}}}|80x80px]]
 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[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
-
-
-
-


Pokémon Black and White Versions 2

Gym Battle
Basculin
Basculin BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 65
Ability: Reckless
Item: None
Aqua Tail
Double-Edge
Ice Beam
Swagger
Slowking
Slowking BW.gif
 WaterPsychic 
Lv. 65
Ability: Thick Fat
Item: Leftovers
Scald
Psychic
Flamethrower
Calm Mind
Simipour
Simipour BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 67
Ability: Gluttony
Item: Life Orb
Scald
Ice Beam
Crunch
Work Up
[[]]
[[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
-
-
-
-


Water-type Tournament
Simipour
Simipour BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Gluttony
Item: None
Hydro Pump
Low Kick
Acrobatics
Crunch
Crawdaunt
Crawdaunt BW.gif
 WaterDark 
Lv. 50
Ability: Hyper Cutter
Item: Choice Scarf
Crunch
Waterfall
Brick Break
Guillotine
Samurott
Samurott BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Torrent
Item: Leftovers
Razor Shell
Megahorn
Aqua Jet
Revenge
Azumarill
Azumarill BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Thick Fat
Item: Choice Band
Aqua Jet
Aqua Tail
Superpower
Giga Impact
Slowking
Slowking BW.gif
 Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Oblivious
Item: Expert Belt
Psychic
Blizzard
Fire Blast
Nasty Plot
Seismitoad
Seismitoad BW.gif
 Type Water.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Swift Swim
Item: Rindo Berry
Hydro Pump
Poison Jab
Earth Power
Rain Dance


Unova Gym Leader Tournament
Simipour
Simipour BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Gluttony
Item: None
Hydro Pump
Grass Knot
Acrobatics
Work Up
Golduck
80x80px
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Damp
Item: Petaya Berry
Hydro Pump
Psychic
Ice Beam
Calm Mind
Floatzel
Floatzel BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Swift Swim
Item: Liechi Berry
Waterfall
Ice Punch
Brick Break
Bulk Up
Azumarill
Azumarill BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: Thick Fat
Item: Sitrus Berry
Aqua Tail
Brick Break
Bulldoze
Rollout
Slowking
Slowking BW.gif
 Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Oblivious
Item: Lum Berry
Scald
Psychic
Yawn
Calm Mind
Basculin
Basculin BW.gif
 Type Water.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Reckless
Item: Salac Berry
Aqua Tail
Crunch
Double-Edge
Flail


In the anime

Corn Hiyappu.png
Panpour
Panpour is Cress's Main Pokémon and was used in battle against Ash's Pikachu. It has numerous deception style moves such as Double Team and has a powerful Water Gun and Mud Sport which were used to knock out Ash's favored Pikachu. This was somewhat ironic, because electric types are supposedly super-effective against water types. Panpour knows the moves Double Team, Scratch, Water Gun and Mud Sport.


Episode Appearances

Gallery

Voice Actors

  • English: Tom Wayland
  • Japanese: Makoto Ishii
  • Spanish: Manuel Diaz
  • Iberian Spanish: Sergio Garcia-Marin

Trivia

  • At a first glance Cress can be viewed as androgynous because of his appearance.
  • His name comes from the aquatic plant Watercress.
  • Notably, the hair of Cilan, Chili, and Cress all resembles the hairstyle of the Elemental Monkeys' evolutions.
  • His hairstyle strongly resembles Falkner's, the Violet City Gym leader.
  • According to many fans, Cress has a rather feminine personality, the fact he's very talkitive and spoke in third person in the original japanese version.
  • Cress seems to be rather talkitive in anime, as shown in Triple Team Leaders, Triple threats and Yard full of Dreams.
  • In the anime Cress is the only Striaton Gym Leader left because Cilan left with Ash and Chili left to go on his own journey.