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Character Names
  • English / United States: Lance
  • Japanese / Japan: ワタル
  • Japanese (Romanized) / Japan: Wataru
  • Japanese (Trans) / Japan: Wataru
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Lance is a character first introduced in the Kanto-based Pokémon games. He specializes in the Dragon type. He is the older cousin of Claire.

Game Canon:

Lance first appears in the Kanto-based Pokemon games (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Let's Go Pikachu, and Let's Go Eevee) as one of the members of the Elite Four. He was originally the Champion of the Indigo League, but due to blue-game or trace-game beating him, he's been bumped down to the fourth member of the Elite Four by the time the player (Red, leaf-game, chase-game, or Elaine, gets to him.

Two years later, in the Johto based games (Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver), he has gotten his Champion position back after Red beat Blue and left to train at Mt. Silver.

In Black 2 and White 2, he travels to Unova to fight under the title of Johto Champion in the Pokémon World Tournament.

In the Alola based games (Sun, Moon, UltraSun, and UltraMoon), it's revealed Professor Kukui faced Lance at one point as Champion and lost.

Pokémon the Series:

Lance is a master Dragon-type Trainer and member of the Kanto Elite Four.

In the finals of the Pokémon World Championships, the tournament that determines the world's best at Pokémon battling, Leon battled against Lance, the winner of the Elite Four Cup in the Kanto region. In the one-on-one final, the two Daimaxed their Pokémon but Leon's Charizard came out victorious. Leon was then crowned world champion.
Owned Pokémon
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  • United States Lance's Dragonite
  • Japan ワタルのカイリュー
  • Japan Wataru no Kairyu
  • Japan Wataru's Kairyu
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  • United States Lance's Gyarados
  • Japan ワタルのギャラドス
  • Japan Wataru no Gyarados
  • Japan Wataru's Gyarados
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  • United States Lance's Gyarados (Red Gyarados)
  • Japan ワタルのギャラドス
  • Japan Wataru no Gyarados
  • Japan Wataru's Gyarados
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  • United States Lance's Hydreigon
  • Japan ワタルのサザンドラ
  • Japan Wataru no Sazandora
  • Japan Wataru's Sazandora
Series Title
GS 119 Wataru and the Red Gyarados!/ワタルとあかいギャラドス!/Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
GS 120 The Rage of the Red Gyarados!/あかいギャラドスのいかり!/Rage of Innocence
GS 135 イブキとミニリュウ!/Ibuki and Miniryu!/Beauty is Skin Deep
AG 97 Gaining Groudon/グラードンVSカイオーガ!(前編)/Groudon VS Kyogre! (Part 1)
AG 98 Groudon VS Kyogre! (Part 2)/The Scuffle of Legends/グラードンVSカイオーガ!(後編)
SP 10 ポケットモンスタークリスタル・ライコウ 雷の伝説/Pocket Monsters Crystal: Raikou - Legend of Thunder
Gen 3 The Challenger
Gen 4 The Lake of Rage
PM2019 12 ダイマックスバトル!最強王者ダンデ!!Daimax Battle! Dande, The Greatest of Them All!!
PM2019 13 The Climb to Be the Very Best!サトシ対ダンデ!最強への道!!Satoshi VS Dande! The Path to Power!!
PM2019 77 Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start!/超電磁ハイパークラスバトル!/A Super-Electromagnetic Hyper Class Battle!
PAT 3 Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer/『ポケモンマスターズ』トレーナー大集結スペシャルアニメーション/Pokémon Masters: Trainers Great Gathering Special Animation
PM2019 99 Battling Turned Up to Eleven!/スパイクタウンのマリィ!/Marie from Spiketown!
PM2019 109 VSキバナ! マスターズエイトをかけた戦い!!/VS Kibana! A Fight with Masters Eight on the Line!!
PM2019 114 炎の特訓バトル!サトシ対シンジ!!/Fire Training Battle! Satoshi VS Shinji!!
PM2019 115 開幕!マスターズトーナメント!!/The Curtain Rises! The Masters Tournament!!
PM2019 116 チャンピオンの誇り!ワタルvsカルネ!!/Champions' Pride! Wataru VS Carne!!
PM2019 117 VSシロナ!アイリスドラゴンマスターへの道/VS Shirona! Iris' Road to Dragon Master
PM2019 118 サトシ出陣!VSダイゴ!!/Satoshi Heads Into Battle! VS Daigo!!