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Ah! That's Oreburgh Gym Badge! I see, I see! You've defeated my son. But that's no surprise. He still has much to learn. In place of my son Roark, I, Byron, will take your challenge!"

–Byron, Platinum.

Byron is a Steel-type Gym Leader. He serves as the Gym Leader for the Canalave City Gym and formerly Oreburgh City, as well as the father of the Oreburgh City Gym Leader, Roark.

Byron specializes in Steel-type Pokémon and holds the Mine Badge for the trainers that can defeat him.

Appearance

Byron's a tall and very muscular man with a very muscular body. He has burgundy hair and shaved beard. He wears a tight white tank top, white gloves, gray shredded work pants, boots, brown cape and carries a shovel.

Personality

Bold, dynamic yet wise given his age. Byron is a hearty trainer with tendency to value defense more over offense when it comes to battling and his Pokémon. Carrying a spade may suggest, Byron isn't a stranger to manual labor most likely digging or mining.

Etymology

The name Byron comes from "iron".

His Japanese name, Tōgan, could come from お父さん (otōsan, dad), as he is Roark's father. It could also follow the plant-based naming of Gym Leaders and originate from 冬瓜 (tōgan, a type of gourd).

Biography

Diamond and Pearl

Byron first appeared in the Diamond and Pearl games as the Gym Leader of Canalave City. Upon defeating him, Byron will give the player the Mine Badge and TM91, which contains (Flash Cannon).

After defeating the regional Elite Four in Diamond and Pearl, Byron can be found in the cabin on Iron Island. After talking to him, he will give the player a Metal Coat.

Platinum

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Other appearances

Sprites


Pokémon

Diamond and Pearl

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Bronzor
 Type Steel.gif Type Psychic.gif 
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Steelix
 Type Steel.gif Type Ground.gif 
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Bastiodon
 Type Rock.gif Type Steel.gif 
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 Type .gif 
Lv. 36 - Lv. 36 Lv. 39 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sturdy Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: Chesto Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Flash Cannon Gyro Ball Iron Defense - - -
Extrasensory Ice Fang Ancient Power - - -
Confuse Ray DragonBreath Rest - - -
Hypnosis Sandstorm Flash Cannon - - -



Platinum

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Magneton
 Type Electric.gif Type Steel.gif 
Pt 208 front.png
Steelix
 Type Steel.gif Type Ground.gif 
Pt 411 front.png
Bastiodon
 Type Rock.gif Type Steel.gif 
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[[]]
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[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
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Lv. 38 - Lv. 38 Lv. 41 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Magnet Pull Ability: Rock Head Ability: Sturdy Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Flash Cannon Earthquake Iron Defense - - -
Thunderbolt Fire Fang Stone Edge - - -
Lock-On Flash Cannon Taunt - - -
Metal Sound Sandstorm Metal Burst - - -


Black 2 and White 2

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trivia

  • Both Byron and his son Roark are affiliated with profession of digging.
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