Chili is a member of the Striaton City Gym Leader trio, along with his brothers Cilan and Cress in Pokémon Black and White. This boy considers himself the strongest of the Trio of brothers. If Snivy is chosen as the starter Pokémon, he will battle the player character at the Striaton City Gym with his Pansear. He will award the player the Trio Badge if the player defeats him.

Chili is the first Gym Leader to be encountered in Unova, if Snivy is chosen at the beginning.

Appearance

He's a tall, slender young man with brick-red hair that spikes up in places, making it resemble a flame, and bright scarlet red eyes. He wears a long sleeved white shirt under a black waistcoat with big gold buttons, black slightly baggy trousers, a white apron, and brown shoes with rounded toes and golden buckles, much like his brothers. He also wears a red bowtie, corresponding with his hair and eye color, and his choice of Fire-type Pokémon.

Personality

In the games, he's hot-tempered and competitive. Chili's personality differs from Cilan's, as he possesses a fierce determination and confidence.

Etymology

The name Chili comes from "chili pepper", a spicy fruit.

His Japanese name, Poddo, may come from the name of pod corn, following the corn theme of his brother's Japanese names and the plant-based naming of most characters. The kana that make up his name are also similar in appearance to ホット (hot).

Biography

Black and White

He is the first Gym Leader only if Snivy is chosen. When Bianca was recruiting the Gym Leaders to battle Team Plasma, she could not reach the trio because she was late.

Black 2 and White 2

He's no longer a Gym Leader. If Memory Link is used, it is shown in a flashback that the trio begin to question their strength after being unable to battle Team Plasma, as general opinion is that it needs the three of them to make a good trainer, and discuss what needs to be done to correct that. Suddenly the Shadow Triad assaults them on a "whim", and both sides engage in a Battle. However the Shadow Triad easily defeats the Gym Leaders, which makes them leave so as to check on the other Gym Leaders that can be a true threat. The humiliating defeat, makes them admit they can only succeed as a trio. They then decide to resign as Gym Leaders and restart their training from scratch, so that eventually one of them can become a recognized trainer, then when their strengths match each other again, they can be a trio of Gym Leaders once more. They then think on who will be the new Gym Leader.

Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Black and White

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Ability: Pickup Ability: Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
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Black 2 and White 2

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Ability: Flash Fire Ability: Sheer Force Ability: Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
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Fire Blast Flare Blitz Crunch - - -
Sucker Punch Hammer Arm Flamethrower - - -
Focus Blast Bulk Up Work Up - - -
Stockpile Rock Slide Grass Knot - - -


Trivia

  • Chili's Japanese Leader title, which is also shared with Cilan and Cress, is トライアル トライアングル "Trial Triangle".
  • Notably, the hair of Cilan, Chili, and Cress all resemble the hairstyle of the Elemental Monkeys' evolutions.

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