Roark

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Roark
ヒョウタ Hyouta
DPPt Roark.png
"Call me Roark the Rock!"
General
Age: 16+
Hometown: Oreburgh City
Region: Sinnoh
Family: Byron (Father)
Badge: Coal Badge
Type: Rock
Debut:
Voice actor:

Craig Blair (English)
Masataka Azuma (Japanese)

Class: Gym Leader
"Welcome! This is the Oreburgh Pokémon Gym! I'm Roark, the Gym Leader! I'm but one Trainer who decided to walk proudly with Rock-type Pokémon! As the Gym Leader, I need to see your potential as a trainer. And, I'll need to see the toughness of the Pokémon that battle with you!"
— Roark, Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.

Roark (ヒョウタ Hyouta) serves as the Gym Leader for Oreburgh City's Gym. Raork specializes in using Rock-type Pokémon, and holds the Coal Badge for the trainers who defeat him.

In the games[edit | edit source]

Roark is the Oreburgh City Gym Leader in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. When he's not at the Gym, he is the Oreburgh Mine's safety supervisor. Roark's specialty is Rock-Type Pokémon. He also uses a Fossil Pokémon, Cranidos.

If a player defeats him they will obtain the Coal Badge and TM76 (Stealth Rock). The Coal Badge will also give the player the ability to use Rock Smash outside of a battle.

Sprites[edit | edit source]

DP battle sprite Pt battle sprite Vs. Sprite B2W2 battle sprite
Roark(DPP)Sprite.png
RoarkPlatinum.gif
VSRoark.png
RoarkB2W2Sprite.gif

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Ash in his Gym Battle with Roark.
Roark first appeared in the episode Shapes of Things to Come where both Paul and Ash show up at his Gym for a battle. Since Paul was the first to show up he was able to battle Roark first.

Roark, using a team of Geodude, Onix and Cranidos battled Paul's team of Azumarill, Chimchar and Elekid. Roark's strong abilities were shown as he was able to defeat two of Paul's Pokémon, though his Cranidos was unable to withstand Elekid's power leaving Paul the victor.

In the next episode A Gruff Act to Follow, Ash battled Roark the day after Paul's battle. Using a team of Pikachu, Turtwig, and Aipom, Ash battled his way through Roark's team. In the end though, Ash was defeated by Roark and would need to challenge him again.

In O'er the Rampardos we Watched, Ash would have a rematch with Roark using the same Pokémon. Roark's newly evolved Rampardos proved to be difficult but was defeated by Turtwig. With Roark's defeat, Ash had earned his Coal Badge.

In the manga[edit | edit source]

Roark in the manga.
He battled against Platinum and lost. He is also mentioned by Byron in the manga.

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

Roark's Pokémon are the same in both the anime and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl with the exception of his Rampardos, which evolved from a Cranidos in the anime.

In the games[edit | edit source]

Diamond and Pearl[edit | edit source]

Geodude
GeodudeDPSprite.png
 RockGround 
Lv. 12
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Rock Throw
Stealth Rock
-
-
Onix
OnixDPSprite.png
 RockGround 
Lv. 12
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Screech
Rock Throw
Stealth Rock
-
Cranidos
CranidosDPSprite.png
 Rock
Lv. 14
Ability: Mold Breaker
Item: None
Headbutt
Leer
Pursuit
-
[[]]
[[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
-
-
-
-


Platinum[edit | edit source]

First battle[edit | edit source]
Geodude
GeodudePtSprite.png
 RockGround 
Lv. 12
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Rock Throw
Stealth Rock
-
-
Onix
OnixPtSprite.png
 RockGround 
Lv. 12
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Screech
Rock Throw
Stealth Rock
-
Cranidos
CranidosSprite.png
 Rock
Lv. 14
Ability: Mold Breaker
Item: None
Headbutt
Leer
Pursuit
-
[[]]
[[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[edit | edit source]
Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl(P)Sprite.png
 RockFlying 
Lv. 62
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Stone Edge
Earthquake
Dragon Claw
Aerial Ace
Probopass
Probopass(P)Sprite.png
 RockSteel 
Lv. 61
Ability: Sturdy
Item: None
Earth Power
Stone Edge
Discharge
Stealth Rock
Rampardos
RampardosSprite.png
 Rock
Lv. 63
Ability: Mold Breaker
Item: None
Head Smash
Zen Headbutt
Earthquake
Avalanche
Golem
Golem(P)Sprite.png
 RockGround 
Lv. 61
Ability: Rock Head
Item: None
Brick Break
Flamethrower
Stone Edge
Earthquake
Tyranitar
Tyranitar(P)Sprite.png
 Type Rock.gifType Dark.gif 
Lv. 65
Ability: Sand Stream
Item: Sitrus Berry
Fire Fang
Aerial Ace
Crunch
Stone Edge
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


Black 2 and White 2[edit | edit source]

Rock-type Tournament
Rampardos
80x80px
 Rock
Lv. 50
Ability: Mold Breaker
Item: None
Stone Edge
Superpower
Earthquake
Avalanche
Probopass
Probopass BW.gif
 RockSteel 
Lv. 50
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Air Balloon
Stealth Rock
Earth Power
Discharge
Pain Split
Archeops
Archeops BW.gif
 RockFlying 
Lv. 50
Ability: Defeatist
Item: Life Orb
Stone Edge
Earthquake
Focus Blast
Quick Attack
Crustle
Crustle BW.gif
 BugRock 
Lv. 50
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Power Herb
Rock Slide
X-Scissor
Solarbeam
Shell Smash
Golem
80x80px
 Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Rock Head
Item: Choice Band
Stone Edge
Earthquake
Sucker Punch
Explosion
Relicanth
Relicanth BW.gif
 Type Water.gifType Rock.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Rock Head
Item: Liechi Berry
Head Smash
Waterfall
Rock Polish
Yawn
Sinnoh Gym Leader Tournament
Rampardos
80x80px
 Rock
Lv. 50
Ability: Mold Breaker
Item: None
Stone Edge
Zen Headbutt
Earthquake
Outrage
Probopass
Probopass BW.gif
 RockSteel 
Lv. 50
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Chople Berry
Power Gem
Earth Power
Sandstorm
Stealth Rock
Sudowoodo
Sudowoodo BW.gif
 Rock
Lv. 50
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Liechi Berry
Stone Edge
Hammer Arm
Wood Hammer
Sucker Punch
Onix
80x80px
 RockGround 
Lv. 50
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Rindo Berry
Stone Edge
Roar
Sandstorm
Stealth Rock
Golem
80x80px
 Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Rock Head
Item: Passho Berry
Stone Edge
Gyro Ball
Hammer Arm
Curse
Relicanth
Relicanth BW.gif
 Type Water.gifType Rock.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Rock Head
Item: Ganlon Berry
Rock Slide
Amnesia
Sleep Talk
Rest


In the anime[edit | edit source]

200px-Roark Geodude.png
Geodude
Geodude was Roark's weakest Pokemon but was still quite strong.
200px-Roark Onix.png
Onix
Onix was Roark's second most used Pokemon and a formidable opponent.
200px-Roark Rampardos.png
Cranidos→Rampardos
Rampardos was Roark's main Pokemon and his most powerful fighter.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Voice Actors[edit | edit source]

  • Czech: Pavel Tesar
  • French (Europe): David Macaluso
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Sergio Corsetti, Yuri Chesman
  • Spanish: Cholo Moratalla
  • Iberian Spanish: Ricardo Mendoza

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Roark's Coal Badge resembles his mining helmet.
  • Roark is the third Gym Leader to specialize in Rock Pokémon.
  • Roark is the son of Byron.
  • Roark's name may be derived from the word ROCK, like Brock's and Roxanne's name because he trains Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Roark is one of few Gym Leaders who had their Pokémon evolve in the anime. Others include Brock, Sabrina, Koga, Clair, Brawly, Wattson, Flannery, and Cilan.