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"Wahahah! So you've come this far! Let me tell you, I'm tough! My Pokémon will crush stones and shatter bones! Watch this! Urggh! Oooarrgh! There! Scared now, are you? What? It has nothing to do with Pokémon? That's true! Come on. We shall do battle!"
— Chuck, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Chuck is the Cianwood City Gym Leader. He specializes in using Fighting-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Chuck is a fat, yet muscular man. He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair, along with a large, spiky moustache. In each game he appears in, Chuck is shirtless and doesn't wear any shoes, typically for a Fighting-type Gym Leader.

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Chuck wears loose white pants and a maroon and white belt that hangs down in front of him.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Chuck wears jagged red pants with white colored ends, a black belt that hangs down, and gray bandages around his wrist.

Personality

As his title (His Roaring Fists Do the Talking) suggests, Chuck is a very loud and cocky man. As a result of his grueling training, he is usually very sure of himself in battle, though he respects people who beat him. However, contrary to what his personality suggests, Chuck actually has a massive sweet tooth. After he finishes his daily training, he sneaks behind his wife's back to feast on sweets. Ironically, while Chuck thinks he hasn't put on too much pounds for it to be visible, his fat belly and his wife say otherwise. When the latter is talked to by the player character, she may talk about how her husband is getting chubby. He spends very little time with his wife which makes his wife upset. She always stands outside his gym, hoping he would come out.

Biography

Games

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Chuck's gym design in Generation II games is quite simple. The player has to face three trainers and then solve a boulder puzzle which requires the HM move, Strength. When the player character reaches Chuck, he tries to frighten the player character by showing his powers saying how his Pokémon "Crush Boulders and Bones". He then throws a Boulder beside him showing his strength and accepts the player character's challenge.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Chuck's gym design in Generation IV games is quite different from Generation II games. Chuck stays unaware of the player character's arrival in the gym as he is busy meditating under an artificial waterfall. The player character's goal is to stop the flow of water by manipulating the valves in the gym. Once the flow of water stops, the player character can battle Chuck.

Chuck remains in his gym every day except Sundays. On Sundays, the player character can find Chuck in the north-west of Route 47. The player character can take a picture with him this time.

Because of him being busy in training, his number cannot be obtained by him but his wife.

Stadium 2

Chuck can be found in Johto Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium 2. He has very few Fighting-type Pokémon in his team. Though, all of his Pokémon know his signature move Dynamic Punch.

Manga

Main article: Chuck (Adventures)

Anime

Main article: Chuck (anime)

Chuck made his debut in Machoke, Machoke Man!. He was first seen training with his Machoke first on defense then on offense. He was so teary eyed when he said he was proud of Machoke's power. He then noticed Ash and went drill sergeant forcing him, Misty, Brock and Pikachu to march all the way to the gym.

Sprites

Pokémon

Gold, Silver and Crystal

C 057 front
Primeape
 Type Fighting 
C 062 front
Poliwrath
 Type Water Type Fighting 
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 Type  
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 Type  
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 Type  
Lv. 27 Lv. 30 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: None Ability: None Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Leer Hypnosis - - - -
Rage Mind Reader - - - -
Karate Chop Surf - - - -
Fury Swipes Dynamic Punch - - - -



HeartGold and SoulSilver

HGSS 057 front
Primeape
 Type Fighting 
HGSS 062 front
Poliwrath
 Type Water Type Fighting 
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 Type  
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 Type  
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 Type  
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 Type  
Lv. 29 Lv. 31 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Vital Spirit Ability: Water Absorb Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Focus Punch Hypnosis - - - -
Rock Slide Body Slam - - - -
Double Team Surf - - - -
Leer Focus Punch - - - -


Black 2 and White 2

Stadium 2

Trivia

  • Chuck's name derives from "chuck" (throw). It may also be a reference to the famous martial artist Chuck Norris, or from nunchucks or nunchaku, a traditional Japanese melee weapon. Shijima, his Japanese name, may come from しばく (shibaku, to strike), or the battle of Iwo Jima, a major battle in World War II.
  • Chuck, along with Clair, do not have Sinnoh-based Pokémon in his rematch team.
  • A Pokémon Ranger in Black 2 and White 2, on Route 11 talks about training by standing under a waterfall, like Chuck does in his Gym.
  • Due to both having a secret sweet tooth and being Fighting-type Gym Leaders, Chuck shares similarities with Bea.
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