Volkner

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Volkner
デンジ Denzi
Volkner.png
"The Shining, Shocking Star"
General
Age: 20 or more
Hometown: Sunyshore City
Region: Sinnoh
Badge: Beacon Badge
Type: Electric
Friends:
Debut:
Class: Gym Leader
"...all right, challenger. It's not often, but some Trainers manage to come and challenge me. But they've all been boring battles. I didn't break a sweat beating them. ...Sigh... I'm Volkner, the Gym Leader. They say I'm the top Gym Leader in Sinnoh, but... Anyway, I guess we'd better get this done. I hope you're the Trainer who'll make me remember how fun it is to battle!"
— Volkner, Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.

Volkner (デンジ Denzi / Denji ), serves as the Gym Leader for the Sunyshore City Gym. Volkner specializes in Electric-type Pokémon, and holds the Beacon Badge for the trainers that defeat him. He is the final and most powerful gym leader in Sinnoh.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Young Volkner

Volkner was first referred to by Tower Tycoon Palmer in Challenging a Towering Figure!, saying that, after seeing his battling skills, Ash would be able to give Volkner "a shock."

Volkner first appeared in person in Flint Sparks the Fire!. It was revealed in the episode that he had met up with Flint when they were younger and had become rivals and eventually good friends.
A heated rivalry of Volkner and Flint when they were young.
After Volkner became a Gym Leader, he designed the walkways of Sunyshore City and other technological advancements for the city.
Young Flint and Volkner

He also designed the Sunyshore Tower which supplies electricity to the city. However, he soon became bored with battling and resorted to giving free badges to Trainers. After witnessing Ash's battle with Flint, he became interested in battling again and decided to accept Ash's challenge for a Gym battle.

Volkner
Volkner appeared again in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, where he and Ash began their Gym battle. However, it was quickly interrupted as Team Rocket stole the Sunyshore Tower, causing a city-wide blackout. After Ash defeated Team Rocket with the help of his newly evolved Torterra, Volkner returned the tower back to its original place. However, as both the tower and Gym were badly damaged, Volkner told Ash that he had to repair them before they could have a rematch.
Volkner smiling
Ash agreed to the terms, saying that he'll spend that time for more training. Ash challenged him once again in The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World! During the last battle between Infernape and Luxray, Infernape's Blaze was activated once again, but now, Infernape was able to take control of its ability, and by using the powers it gained, it won the match. This
Volkner's Pikachu vs Houndoom
earned Ash the Beacon Badge, thus allowing him to enter the Sinnoh League.

In the games[edit | edit source]

Volkner first appeared in Generation IV's Diamond and Pearl games as the Sunyshore City Gym Leader, specializing in Electric Pokémon. His Gym consists of three rooms filled with gigantic gears, electrical equipment, and rotating walkways. The player would need to rotate the walkways, using buttons located in various areas, and construct a path leading to the next room, and later, to Volkner himself. In the game, just like in the anime he is bored but after battling he will be back to the way he was.

Upon defeating him, Volkner will reward the player with the Beacon Badge and TM57 (Charge Beam).

Sprites[edit | edit source]

DP battle sprite Pt battle sprite Vs. Sprite B2W2 battle sprite
Volkner(DPP)Sprite.png
VolknerPlatinum.gif
VSVolkner.png
VolknerB2W2.gif

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

In Game[edit | edit source]

Diamond and Pearl[edit | edit source]

Raichu
Raichu(DP)SpriteMale.png
 Electric
Lv. 46
Ability: Static
Item: None
Charge Beam
Brick Break
Light Screen
Thunder Wave
Ambipom
AmbipomDPSprite.png
 Normal
Lv. 47
Ability: Technician
Item: None
Shock Wave
Nasty Plot
Agility
Baton Pass
Octillery
Octillery(DP)SpriteMale.png
 Water
Lv. 47
Ability: Sniper
Item: None
Bullet Seed
Aurora Beam
Charge Beam
Octazooka
Luxray
Luxray(DP)SpriteMale.png
 Electric
Lv. 49
Ability: Rivalry
Item: Sitrus Berry
Crunch
Thunder Fang
Thunder Wave
Charge Beam
[[]]
[[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]

Gym Battle

Raichu
Raichu(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 46
Ability: Static
Item: None
Charge Beam
Signal Beam
Focus Blast
Quick Attack
Jolteon
Jolteon(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 46
Ability: Volt Absorb
Item: None
Quick Attack
Iron Tail
Thunder Wave
Charge Beam
Electivire
Electivire(Pt)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: Sitrus Berry
ThunderPunch
Fire Punch
Giga Impact
Quick Attack
Luxray
Luxray(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 48
Ability: Rivalry
Item: None
Thunder Fang
Ice Fang
Fire Fang
Crunch
[[]]
[[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
-
-
-
-


In a Tag Battle with Flint
Luxray
80x80px
 Electric
Lv. 56
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
Sludge Bomb
-
Jolteon
Jolteon(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 56
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
Giga Impact
Quick Attack
-
Electivire
Electivire(Pt)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 58
Ability: [[None
Item: Sitrus Berry
-
-
ThunderPunch
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P4}}}_SM.png|link={{{P4}}}|80x80px]]
 ???
Lv. 56 -
Ability: Rivalry
Item: None
Thunder Fang
Crunch
Ice Fang
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}_SM.png|link={{{P5}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. 56 -
Ability: Volt Absorb
Item: None
Charge Beam
Quick Attack
Pin Missile
Double Kick
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. 58 -
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: None
ThunderPunch
Giga Impact
-
Brick Break
Rematch
Jolteon
Jolteon(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 61
Ability: Volt Absorb
Item: None
Charge Beam
Double Kick
Pin Missile
Quick Attack
Raichu
Raichu(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 61
Ability: Static
Item: None
Thunder Wave
Light Screen
Brick Break
Charge Beam
Luxray
Luxray(P)Sprite.png
 Electric
Lv. 62
Ability: Rivalry
Item: None
Thunder Fang
Fire Fang
Ice Fang
Crunch
Lanturn
Lanturn(DPPt)Sprite.png
 WaterElectric 
Lv. 63
Ability: Volt Absorb
Item: None
Surf
Discharge
Ice Beam
Signal Beam
Electivire
Electivire(Pt)Sprite.png
 Type Electric.gif
Lv. 65
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: Sitrus Berry
Giga Impact
Brick Break
Fire Punch
ThunderPunch
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


Black 2 and White 2[edit | edit source]

Electric-type Tournament
Electivire
Electivire BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: None
Wild Charge
Cross Chop
Ice Punch
Bulldoze
Luxray
Luxray BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Rivalry
Item: Liechi Berry
Wild Charge
Crunch
Superpower
Thunder Wave
Raichu
80x80px
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Static
Item: Grass Gem
Thunderbolt
Focus Blast
Grass Knot
Charge
Rotom
80x80px
 ElectricFlying 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: Levitate
Item: King's Rock
Discharge
Air Slash
Pain Split
Substitute
Jolteon
80x80px
 Type Electric.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Volt Absorb
Item: Air Balloon
Thunderbolt
Shadow Ball
Charm
Wish
Electrode
80x80px
 Type Electric.gif
Lv. 50 -
Ability: Static
Item: Electric Gem
Thunder
Signal Beam
Taunt
Torment
Sinnoh Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Electivire
Electivire BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: None
Wild Charge
Brick Break
Ice Punch
Bulldoze
Luxray
Luxray BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Rivalry
Item: Shuca Berry
Wild Charge
Crunch
Superpower
Thunder Wave
Raichu
80x80px
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Static
Item: Grass Gem
Thunderbolt
Focus Blast
Grass Knot
Charge
Rotom
Rotom BW.gif
 ElectricGhost 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: Levitate
Item: Colbur Berry
Discharge
Hex
Pain Split
Will-O-Wisp
Jolteon
80x80px
 Type Electric.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Volt Absorb
Item: Sitrus Berry
Thunderbolt
Shadow Ball
Charm
Wish
Electrode
80x80px
 Type Electric.gif
Lv. 50 -
Ability: Static
Item: Electric Gem
Electro Ball
Signal Beam
Taunt
Torment
Download Tournament (Gathered! Gym Leaders!)
Electivire
Electivire BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: None
Fire Punch
Thunderpunch
Low Kick
Discharge
Eelektross
Eelektross BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate
Item: Sitrus Berry
Thunderbolt
Crunch
Acid Spray
Thunder Wave
Galvantula
Galvantula BW.gif
 BugElectric 
Lv. 50
Ability: Compoundeyes
Item: Occa Berry
Thunder
Bug Buzz
Sucker Punch
Discharge
Zebstrika
Zebstrika BW.gif
 Electric
Lv. 50
Ability: Motor Drive
Item: Lum Berry
Discharge
Wild Charge
Flame Charge
Overheat
[[]]
[[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
-
-
-
-


In the Anime[edit | edit source]

Volkner Raichu.png
Pikachu ― Raichu 15px
Raichu is Volkner's very first Pokémon. It first appeared in Flint Sparks The Fire and was also seen in the next episode. Volkner has had Raichu since it was a Pikachu when he was younger. However Volkner never used it in the Gym battle against Ash.
Volkner Luxray.png
Luxray 15px
Volkner's Luxray appeared for the first time in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, where it battled Ash's Grotle during Ash's Gym challenge. However, the battle was called off due to Team Rocket terrorizing the city. During the rematch, Luxray battled with Pikachu and Infernape.
Volkner Electivire.png
Electivire 15px
Electivire was the first Pokémon which Volkner used during his rematch against Ash. Electivire battled Torterra and Pikachu.
Volkner Jolteon.png
Jolteon 15px
Jolteon was the second Pokémon used by Volkner during his and Ash's rematch. Ash used his Infernape, which defeated Jolteon with a Mach Punch.


Voice Actors[edit | edit source]

  • English: Eli James
  • Japanese: Hirofumi Nojima, Daisuke Sakaguchi (child)
  • Spanish: David Robles

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Strangely, in the tag battle with Flint and Volkner vs. the player and Barry, their Pokémon were the electric/fire counterparts
  • At one point in Black and White, Shauntal references battling Volkner in the past.
  • Volkner's name is a play on the word Volt since he is an Electric-type trainer.
  • Also, Volkner is the only Gym Leader who uses his in-game party to fight against Ash Ketchum in the anime. (Pokémon Platinum version)