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"Yo Trainer! You had me counting the days on my fingers waiting for you to come. I heard from Volkner what you did in Sunyshore. You managed to light a fire in that guy's heart again. How could you not expect me to look forward to seeing you in battle? You're facing a Fire-type Pokémon user with me. Let Flint see how hot your spirit burns!"
— Flint in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Flint is the third member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. He specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. He is a childhood friend of Volkner.


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Flint is a concerned yet good-spirited trainer, he cares a lot about his friends especially the once depressed, Volkner. He may be a little simple-minded, but Flint means well despite his tendency to be very casual in his attitude.



Diamond, Pearl & Platinum



Main article: Flint (Adventures)

Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Flint (DPA)


Main series

Main article: Flint (anime)

Flint first appeared in Flint Sparks the Fire, where he was visiting his friend Volkner, who had become despondent due to lack of worthy opponents. Flint also met Ash Ketchum and his friends and battled Ash in the hopes of reigniting Volker's fighting spirit. Although his Infernape easily defeated Ash's Buizel and Infernape, Pikachu held its own against Infernape long enough to impress both Flint and Volkner. After the battle Volkner agreed to battle Ash.

Flint also battled against the Olivine City Gym Leader Jasmine, whom he defeated easily.

Flint later appeared on television where his Infernape battled Cynthia's Garchomp. Flint was defeated by Cynthia but his Infernape was mentioned to have beaten two of Cynthia's Pokémon and held its own against Garchomp.

Masters trailer

Main article: Flint (Masters trailer)


DP battle sprite

Pt battle sprite

Vs. sprite


Diamond and Pearl

DP 078 front
 Type Fire 
DP 392 front
 Type Fire Type Fighting 
DP 208 front
 Type Steel Type Ground 
DP 428 front
 Type Normal 
DP 426 front
 Type Ghost Type Flying 
Lv. 58 Lv. 61 Lv. 57 Lv. 57 Lv. 58 Lv. ? -
Ability: Run Away Ability: Blaze Ability: Rock Head Ability: Cute Charm Ability: Aftermath Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Bounce Mach Punch Sunny Day Charm Baton Pass -
Solar Beam ThunderPunch Rock Tomb Sunny Day Double Team -
Flare Blitz Earthquake Screech Mirror Coat Ominous Wind -
Sunny Day Flare Blitz Fire Fang Fire Punch Will-O-Wisp -



  • Flint's name comes from flint, a type of stone used to create sparks and thus start fire. Ōba, his Japanese name, likely comes from オーバーヒート (ōbāhīto, overheat).
  • While Flint's original team has fewer actual Fire-types than non-Fire-types, the non-Fire-types also know Fire-type moves and fit thematically: Drifblim is a hot air balloon, Steelix would likely be formed by intense heat and pressure, and Lopunny is on his team either because it has warm, fluffy fur or because it resembles a human woman somewhat and is thus meant to be figuratively hot (i.e. attractive).


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