I am Clair. The world's best dragon master. I can hold my own against even the Pokémon League's Elite Four. Do you still want to take me on? ...Fine. Let's do it! As a Gym Leader, I will use my full power against any opponent! Don't think I will go easy on you.

–Clair, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Clair is the Gym Leader of the Blackthorn City Gym located in Johto. She uses Dragon-type Pokémon, much like her cousin, Lance.


Clair has pale skin, blue eyes and light blue hair, tied in a ponytail with a beige hair band. Two large spiked fringes frame her face and point outward, and a third fringe rests in the center of her face between her eyes. She also has very thin eyebrows, and visible eyelashes.

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Clair wears a high-neck dark blue suit that extends to her thighs, with two shoulder pads, which have two yellow circles and a black cape on her back which its interior is red. Clair also wears a pair of dark blue fingerless gloves and a pair of dark blue shoes.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Clair wears a black and maroon cape with beige shoulder pads, a two-tone blue and light blue skin-tight bodysuit, blue gloves with black bracelets on her wrists, and blue knee-length high heeled boots with black anklets. Clair also wears a blue gem on her neck, resembling a Dragonair's pearl, and beige earrings, shaped like a dragon's tooth.


Clair holds a great deal of pride in her appearance — much like Lance does. Her competitive and tough, prideful attitude is often seen as both inspirational and intimidating to some.

However, once she is defeated, Clair is a sore loser and initially refuses to award her Gym's badge to the player character until she was convinced otherwise.


The name Clair comes from "lair" (as in a dragon's lair).

Her Japanese name, Ibuki, may originate from 息吹 (ibuki, breath, in reference to Dragon Breath). Following the plant-based naming of most Gym Leaders, it may also literally be 伊吹 (ibuki, the Japanese name for the Chinese juniper tree).



Her Gym badge is called the Rising Badge and the TM she gives the player character after beating her contains Dragon Breath. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is Dragon Pulse. In her gym, the trainer must use the HM Strength to push the boulders into the lava, eventually making a path to Clair. In her Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver gym, the player character must rotate and move a platform over a series of lava pits. In both the original and the remake games, Clair refuses to give the Rising Badge even after the player character beats her. She requires that the player character goes to the Dragon's Den in order to earn the badge. In Crystal, she still refuses to give the badge, but the player character goes to the Dragon's Den to pass the Dragon users' challenge instead. After that, she gives the badge, scared of what will happen if Lance was informed.

Clair's Gym title is "The Blessed User of Dragon Pokémon".

Other appearances



Gold, Silver & Crystal

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Thunderbolt Dragon Breath Slam Surf - -
Thunder Wave Ice Beam Dragon Breath Smokescreen - -
Dragon Breath Thunder Wave Surf Hyper Beam - -
Slam Slam Thunder Wave Dragon Breath - -

HeartGold & SoulSilver

Tag Battle with Lance

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Thunder Wave Yawn Hyper Beam Thunder Wave Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
Flamethrower Hydro Pump Dragon Breath Ice Fang Air Slash Safeguard
Dragon Rush Dragon Breath Thunder Waterfall Flamethrower Fire Punch
Thunderbolt Ice Beam Protect Dragon Dance Dragon Claw Draco Meteor

Black 2 & White 2

Stadium 2


  • In Pokémon Crystal, she has a grandfather who lives in the Dragon's Den and is also the Elder there.
  • Clair is the only Gym Leader to not have any Generation III or IV Pokémon in her rematch roster in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
    • Also, she is the only Gym Leader of a specific type whose roster is not entirely Pokémon of that type. (Her Gyarados, Aerodactyl, and Charizard are all based on dragons, but are not Dragon types themselves.)
  • She and Iris are both female gym leaders who specialize in Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • They are also the final Gym Leaders in their respective regions (though the player faces Iris only in Pokémon White Version).
  • When Clair tells the player to retrieve the Dragon Fang, if the player talks to her again with one obtained via trading (Before going to the Dragon's Den) she will call the player out, and say she's disappointed in them for cheating.


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