- "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 also 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.
Bold, dynamic yet wise given his age. Byron is a hearty trainer with tendency to value defence more over offense when it comes to battling and his Pokémon. Carrying a spade may suggest, Byron isn't a stranger to manual labour most likely digging or mining.
- Main article: Byron (Adventures)
Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
- Main article: Byron (DPA)
Byron helped Hareta when he was unconsicious near a river and brought him and his Piplup to Byron's house. Hareta then challenged him for a Gym Battle but didn't succeed in winning the badge. On Byron's suggestion, Hareta went to Iron Island to train there. Byron then battled against Team Galactic with the other Gym Leaders.
- Main article: Byron (anime)
Byron made his debut appearance in Ancient Family Matters! together with his son, Roark. It was revealed Byron had once been the Gym Leader of Oreburgh and had left his family to become the Gym Leader of Canalave as he was more interested in fossils, leaving his former position to Roark. Byron battles his son for a short time before the match got interrupted by Team Rocket. It was later revealed that Byron still cared for his son as he kept the fossil Roark had found as a child with him ever since.
Byron is obsessed with digging and fossils. Because of such, he has a great admiration for those who craft elegant tunnels. When his fossils were stolen by Team Rocket in Ancient Family Matters!, Byron was too busy admiring the hole they dug (which came from three regions worth of experience doing so) into the building to notice.
In Dealing With Defensive Types!, Ash Ketchum had his gym battle with Byron, defeating him and earning a Mine Badge.
|Gen. IV||Platinum||Challenge Sprite||Gen. V|
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Diamond and Pearl
|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||-||-||-|
|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||-||-||-|
|Metal Sound||Sandstorm||Metal Burst||-||-||-|
|Lv. 63||♂||Lv. 62||♂||Lv. 62||-||Lv. 63||♂||Lv. 65||♂||Lv. ?||-|
|Ability: Keen Eye||Ability: Rock Head||Ability: Magnet Pull||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Unknown|
|Item: None||Item: None||Item: None||Item: None||Item: Sitrus Berry||Item: ?|
|Drill Peck||Gyro Ball||Thunderbolt||Metal Burst||Avalanche||-|
|Night Slash||Fire Fang||Flash Cannon||AncientPower||Earthquake||-|
|Rock Tomb||DragonBreath||Thunder Wave||Iron Defense||Stone Edge||-|
|Stealth Rock||Sandstorm||Lock-On||Rest||Metal Burst||-|
Black 2 and White 2
- Being at least forty nine years old, Crasher Wake is the eldest Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region, the second being Byron who is at least forty five.
- Both Byron and his son Roark affiliated with profession of digging.