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Cress is one of the famous Striaton City Gym Leader trio, along with his brothers, Cilan and Chili. Out of Grass, Fire, and Water-types, Cress prefers Water. If the player character picks Tepig as his/her Starter Pokémon, Cress will battle the player character at the Striaton City Gym with his Panpour. He will award the player character the Trio Badge if he is defeated.

Appearance

Cress is a tall, slender young man with short slicked down blue hair that has a longer side fringe that covers his right eye, and blue eyes. He wears wears a long sleeved white shirt under a black waistcoat with big gold buttons, black slim fit pants, a white apron, and flat brown shoes with pointed toes and golden buckles, much his brothers. He also wears a blue bow tie, corresponding with his hair and eye color, and choice of Water-type Pokémon.

Personality

He's cool and collected. However he can come off as rather snobbish by his general demeanour. Although compared to the other two brothers, Cress is a lot more introverted.

Etymology

The name Cress comes from "watercress", a type of aquatic plant.

His Japanese name, Koon, may come from "corn", following the corn theme of his brother's Japanese names and the plant-based naming of most characters.

Biography

Black and White

Cress is the first Gym Leader in Unova, but only if Tepig is chosen as the starter Pokémon. When the Gym Leaders are recruited by Bianca to battle Team Plasma, she could not reach the trio due to being late.

Black 2 and White 2

He is 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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Lillipup
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Panpour BW.gif
Panpour
 Type Water.gif 
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Lv. 12 Lv. 14 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Pickup Ability: Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Work Up Work Up - - - -
Helping Hand Lick - - - -
Odor Sleuth Fury Swipes - - - -
Bite Water Gun - - - -



Black 2 and White 2

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Basculin
 Type Water.gif 
Slowking BW.gif
Slowking
 Type Water.gif Type Psychic.gif 
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Simipour
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Lv. 65 Lv. 65 Lv. 67 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Reckless Ability: Thick Fat Ability: Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Muscle Band Item: Leftovers Item: Life Orb Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Aqua Tail Scald Scald - - -
Double-Edge Psychic Ice Beam - - -
Ice Beam Flamethrower Crunch - - -
Swagger Calm Mind Work Up - - -


Trivia

  • Notably, the hair of Cilan, Chili, and Cress all resembles the hairstyle of the Elemental Monkeys' evolution's.
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