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For the variant appearing in the games, see Clemont.

The future is now, thanks to Science!


Clemont is a character appearing in the anime series, who is the Gym Leader of Lumiose City in the Kalos region. He gives out the Voltage Badge to those who beat him or Clembot. He lives in the Kalos region and a friend of Ash Ketchum. Clemont and his younger sister Bonnie joined Ash on his journey throughout Kalos, and eventually, he and Bonnie part ways with Ash after Ash decided to head to the Alola region.


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Clemont is a short and skinny young boy with fair skin, gray eyes (in contrast to his anime counterpart, who has blue eyes), and messy medium-length bright yellow hair with a lightning-bolt shaped tuft on top. Outfit-wise, Clemont wears clothes that make him resemble a stereotypical geek or nerd. His outfit consists of large round glasses which obscure his eyes, black shoes with white soles, and a yellow-collared skin-tight blue jumpsuit with yellow stripes on the knees and bottom cuffs. Additionally, Clemont also sports a backpack-like cybernetic contraption (which he invented himself) on his back. The contraption has two robotic extensions that Clemont uses to absorb solar and lunar energy - naturally, one appears to resemble the sun, while the other resembles the moon. The white moon-like contraption (known as the "Aipom Arm") is also used to grip and hold objects like an extra hand.

Underneath his clothes, Clemont wears a white tank top, white socks with blue stripes, and light blue bloomers with horizontal dark blue stripes and a matching ribbon.


Clemont is recognized as a very keen inventor, even though his devices don't always function as planned. Throughout the entirety of XY anime, Clemont's devices are known to explode, either instantly or after functioning for a brief time before short-circuiting and then exploding. Regardless of this, he is dedicated to the field science and is known to be one of the greatest students at his school. Although Clemont enjoys science, he may fear something if it defies logic. Another one of Clemont's fears includes standing in front of a camera, also known as photophobia. This is known to make Clemont blush, and Clemont is also blushes whenever Bonnie asks a girl to take care of him.

His rather asocial side, which is evident through his photophobia, shows that he is a humble but also bashful person who struggles in socializing with others. It can be a merit such as when a disguised Team Rocket trio praised his invention, he shyly thanked them; but mostly it is a flaw, such as how he immediately though Chespin would prefer Carrie over him after seeing Chespin having a good time on chowing down her snacks.

Clemont takes his job as a Gym Leader very seriously. This is especially shown when Team Flare attempts to invade the Lumiose City Gym to use it for their own personal gain. Clemont tried everything in his power to take back what is rightfully his.

He is also an older brother that loves and cares for Bonnie deeply. He tends to supervise Bonnie to prevent her from running away too far, and also moderates and checks on her health and well-being. He always sees protecting her as his first priority. However, he usually gets flustered whenever Bonnie tries to do matchmaking for him, roasts the unreliability of his inventions or simply refuses to obey him.


The name Clemont comes from "lemon" as the acidic properties of lemons means they can be used to make simple batteries. It may also derive from "inclement," as in "inclement weather," which may refer to lightning storms.

His Japanese name, Citron, it literally "citron", French for lemon. It also contains "tron," a suffix commonly used in the names of machines.


Clemont's programing skills.

Clemont is a skilled inventor and programmer along with being good at repairing things. He has fishing skills and knows a lot about battling while also being good at it as well, due to being a Gym Leader. Also, Clemont's knowledge about Pokémon is top notch and he is a great cook, much like Brock and Cilan.




Clemont and Meyer.

Meyer is Clemont and Bonnie's father. He saw potential in Clemont as an Electric-type prodigy when he was younger which gave him the idea of sending him to a school to study them and make friends, who was very glad that he did. Meyer has told Clemont how proud he is of him when he became the Luminous City Gym Leader and when he decided to go on a journey with his friends to help him grow as both a Gym Leader and Trainer.


Clemont and Bonnie.

Clemont and Bonnie both deeply care about each other but they do fight sometimes due to being siblings, mostly when Bonnie disobeys him. Clemont gets upset and even angry when Bonnie wanders off or gets into trouble, and often is far behind from the others. Still, Clemont is very affectionate towards her, hugging her when she is afraid or holding her hand, and aware of her physical needs, as shown when he makes her eat her vegetables, even though she doesn't like them. Clemont is very protective of her, and puts her safety above all else, even risking his own life to do so on some occasion. Clemont takes the responsibility of caring for Bonnie. Also, Clemont can get very annoyed when Bonnie asks girls to care of him, even though he knows that she was just trying to help him, as he gets so embarrassed that he would pull her away with his Aipom arm on the back of his backpack.



Clemont and Ash.

Clemont and Ash are both best friends as they would help each other out and they would have practice battles together. Clemont admires Ash because of his bravery, determination and love for Pokémon. Also, Clemont believed that traveling with Ash would help him become a lot stronger which it did. They part ways after their journey together ended.


Clemont and Serena.

Clemont and Serena are both very good friends as they would help set up the table together when they were taking a break or having a meals. They both share a common admiration for Ash. Clemont trusted Serena enough to look after Bonnie when he went back to Luminous City to prepare for his gym battle with Ash. They part ways when Clemont decided to continue running his Gym while Serena continue her journey to fulfill her ambitions.



Clemont and Luxray.

Clemont first meet Luxray during his time as a Shinx and when he was younger. After getting him to a Pokémon Center, Clemont and Luxray became the best of friends. When he was about to graduate from the school he was at to study Electric-type Pokémon, Clemont was gonna ask to meet up with Luxray then asked him to be his partner and return to Lumiose City with him. However, Clemont was forced to go to a party in his honor which led Luxray to believe that he abandoned him. Years later, Clemont would see his friend again as a Luxio and sees that his friend didn't trust him, after breaking his words during his childhood. However, Clemont was able to earn Luxray's forgiveness as he asked him to come with him which he accepted. After that, Clemont and Luxary's bond for each other remained unbroken from that point on. Clemont relays a lot in Luxray and is even his ace battler.

Magnemite and Magneton

Clemont with Magnemite and Magneton.

Clemont has a good relationship with Magnemite and Magneton as he does care about them. However, Clemont would have them stay at the gym while he was traveling or for various other reasons.


Clemont and Heliolisk.

Clemont has know Heliolisk since it was a Helioptile and is one of his ace battlers. They have a good relationship as they do care about each other. Clemont has Heliolisk stay at the gym while he was traveling or away for something else.


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Clemont and Diggersby.

Clemont first meet Diggersby as a Bunnelby when he was trying to find a way back inside his gym and he stole a piece of fruit Bonnie got for him. Upon realizing why, he did what he did, Clemont with Bonnie decided to help Diggersby and his friends. After he and Bonnie bid farewell to them, Clemont realized that Diggersby follow them and decided to join him which he accepted. From that point on, Clemont and Diggersby not only became very close friends but they also became partners.


Clemont and Dedenne.

Although he's usually with Bonnie, Clemont does care about Dedenne and gets along with him very well. While Dedenne stays out to be with Bonnie, Clemont holds onto his Poké Ball.


Clemont and Chespin.

Chespin is one of Clemont's partner and best friends as they care deeply about each other. Sometimes, Clemont lets Chespin join in on the various activity he and his friends were doing. Despite their relationship, Clemont does get annoyed with Chespin sometimes, like how Ash sometimes got annoyed with his Oshawott. Clemont's annoyances towards Chespin is shown when he gets out of his Poké Ball on his own, although there have been times that habit came in handing, and when he takes the desert then eats them before anyone else had the chance to eat them.


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Clemont, when he was younger, meeting Shinx for the very first time.

Clemont was shown to be a science student and always made inventions like the Electric Showers in an unknown town. His best friend was a Shinx but since then, the mayor had taken him away after his graduation.[1]

Pokémon the Series: XY


Clemont is the Gym Leader of Lumiose City. When he first met Ash he had a battle with him. For a time, during their travels together, Ash was unaware of the fact he was the Gym Leader. When Ash and Serena found out, he told them about how one of his inventions got hold of his Gym after it went online. With Ash's help he managed to bring it back under control and get his Gym back.[2]

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Clemont, along with Bonnie, are set to appear in the series.[3]

Clemontic Gear

Clemont's Bag.

Main article: Clemontic Gear

Clemontic Gear (シトロニクギア, Citronic Gear) are the inventions created by Clemont in order to accomplish various kinds of tasks. Most of his inventions are stored inside of his Bag.

When introducing his inventions, Clemont usually announces "The future is now, thanks to science! Clemontic Gear, ON!" while Ash, enthralled, will exclaim that "Wow, science is so amazing!", even though the names of the inventions are mostly redundantly long just to fit with their respective functions.

But, as a running gag, most of his new devices ends up exploding for various reasons (mostly relating to them going over-their-limit), which often leads to the group facing the aftermath of the explosions.


On hand

Chespin first appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! under the ownership of Professor Sycamore as a Starter Pokémon for new trainers. It has been shown to be a gluttonous Pokémon.

With Bonnie

Dedenne was caught by Clemont upon Bonnie's request as she wanted to take care of it and take it as her own Pokémon when she is ready to debut as a Trainer.

At Lumiose Gym


When Ash and the others were kidnapped by the three evil Malamar who plot to destroy the world, Clemont, along with James and Meowth, temporarily used a group of Malamar who are good and gentle in a desperate attempt to rescue everyone from danger.
Malamar (3x)

Same as the good Malamars.
Inkay (multiple)

When the gang were accidently separated from each other after an attack from a trio of angry Pangoro, Clemont temporarily used Braixen, along with Pikachu, to find the rest of the group.

When the gang were accidentally separated from each other after an attack from a trio of angry Pangoro, Clemont temporarily used Pikachu, along with Braixen, to find the rest of the group.

Pokémon competitions

Other achievements

Voice actors

  • Finnish: Henri Piispanen
  • French: Thibault Delmotte
  • Greek: Nikos Papadopoulos
  • Italian: Simone Lupinacci
  • Korean: Gyuhyeok
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Bruno Mello (Season 17–18), Yan Gesteira (Season 19-present)
  • Latin America: José Ángel Torres
  • Spain: Miguel Antelo
  • Swedish: Adam Portnoff
  • German: Tobias Kern
  • Dutch: Christian Nieuwenhuizen
  • Turkish: Harun Can
  • Hindi: Viral Shah (Hungama dub)


  • Whenever Ash trains his Pokémon for battles, he is usually his opponent.
  • Clemont takes on the role of the traveling, older sibling, but this time, as the older brother with his little sister, Bonnie. In Pokémon: Advanced Generation, the genders were reversed, with May being the older sibling with her younger brother, Max.
  • Clemont appears to be the same age and height as Ash, as the previous male traveling companions were both taller and older than him.
  • Whenever Clemont reveals any of his new gear or inventions, Ash takes an extreme liking and awe to them, while Serena and Bonnie dislike the names that he comes up with for them.
  • Clemont is responsible for one of the running gags in the XY anime, which is whenever he invents something, it eventually blows up somehow.
  • Unlike in the games, Clemont's eyes are visible through his glasses' lenses in the anime.
  • Clemont is the first male Gym Leader traveling companion to not be the first Gym Leader Ash battled.
    • Even though Ash's Pikachu battled his Bunnelby, it was not a Gym Battle.
  • Clemont is the first male character to:
  • Clemont is the first male character other than Ash to:


See also