Volkner is one of Sinnoh's Gym Leaders, specializing in the Electric Type. He runs the Sunyshore Gym. His rival and childhood friend is the Elite Four member Flint
, and the two are seen hanging out a lot. Volkner may be the descendant of Ginter
, but this has not been confirmed.
Pokémon the Series
Ash arrived at the Sunyshore Gym gym to have a battle with Volkner but he was depressed and did not want to battle trainers anymore. He left a box of gym badges at the entrance to the gym but Ash wasn't satisfied with receiving a badge without battling.
After encountering Flint outside the Sunyshore Gym, Flint took Ash and his friends to the Sunyshore Tower where they met Volkner. After Ash had a battle with Flint, Volkner agreed to have a battle with Ash.