"I am Bruno of the Elite Four! Through rigorous training, people and Pokémon can become stronger without limit. I've lived and trained with my Fighting Pokémon! And that will never change! (Player)! We will grind you down with our superior power! Hoo hah!"
— Bruno, Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, LeafGreen and FireRed.

Bruno is the second Elite Four member in the Kanto region and the third Elite Four member in the Johto region. He specializes in Fighting-types, and occasionally uses Onix as well.

Appearance

Bruno is tall and muscular man. He has long black hair, tied in a thick ponytail, which dangles down his back to his shoulder blades and longish thick sideburns. He has small dark eyes with prominent eyebrows, a small nose and a square jaw. He wears white trousers with a tattered waist and ankles that are held up by a black belt, shirtless and black wristbands on his wrists.

Personality

Stolid yet intimidating, Bruno is a character who represents his preferred type very accurately indeed. With great belief in his training, his impressive physique no doubt came from many years of training.

Biography

Games

Red, Green and Blue

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Yellow

His role in Yellow is the same as it is in Red, Green and Blue.

Gold and Silver

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Crystal

His role in Crystal is the same as it is in Gold and Silver.

FireRed and LeafGreen

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HeartGold and SoulSilver

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Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Red, Green and Blue

RB 095 front.png
Onix
 Type Rock.gif Type Ground.gif 
RB 107 front.png
Hitmonchan
 Type Fighting.gif 
RB 106 front.png
Hitmonlee
 Type Fighting.gif 
RB 095 front.png
Onix
 Type Rock.gif Type Ground.gif 
RB 068 front.png
Machamp
 Type Fighting.gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_RB.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 53 - Lv. 55 - Lv. 55 - Lv. 56 - Lv. 58 - Lv. ? -
Item: Item: Item: Item: Item: Item: ?
Rock Throw Ice Punch Jump Kick Harden Leer -
Rage Fire Punch Focus Energy Slam Focus Energy -
Slam ThunderPunch Hi Jump Kick Rage Fissure -
Harden Counter Mega Kick Rock Throw Submission -



Yellow

Y 095 front.png
Onix
 Type Rock.gif Type Ground.gif 
Y 107 front.png
Hitmonchan
 Type Fighting.gif 
Y 106 front.png
Hitmonlee
 Type Fighting.gif 
Y 095 front.png
Onix
 Type Rock.gif Type Ground.gif 
Y 068 front.png
Machamp
 Type Fighting.gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_Y.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 53 - Lv. 55 - Lv. 55 - Lv. 56 - Lv. 58 - Lv. ? -
Item: Item: Item: Item: Item: Item: ?
Rock Slide Ice Punch Double Kick Rock Slide Leer -
Dig Fire Punch Double Team Screech Strength -
Screech ThunderPunch Hi Jump Kick Earthquake Karate Chop -
Slam Double Team Mega Kick Slam Submission -



Gold, Silver and Crystal

C 237 front.gif
Hitmontop
 Type Fighting.gif 
C 106 front.gif
Hitmonlee
 Type Fighting.gif 
C 107 front.gif
Hitmonchan
 Type Fighting.gif 
C 095 front.gif
Onix
 Type Rock.gif Type Ground.gif 
C 068 front.gif
Machamp
 Type Fighting.gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_C.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 42 Lv. 42 Lv. 42 Lv. 43 Lv. 46 Lv. ? -
Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Quick Attack Double Kick Ice Punch Rock Slide Vital Throw -
Dig Hi Jump Kick Fire Punch Sandstorm Rock Slide -
Detect Foresight ThunderPunch Earthquake Foresight -
Pursuit Swagger Mach Punch Bind Cross Chop -



FireRed and LeafGreen

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Stadium

Stadium 2

Trivia

  • Bruno is the only person Elite Four member to retain his position in both Generation I and Generation II.
  • None of Bruno's in-game sprites ever depict him standing. Upon entering the screen during battle he even appears to slide along the ground while sitting.
  • Bruno's name derives from "brutal." Shiba comes from しばく (shibaku, to strike).

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