Gordie (マクワ Makuwa) is a Gym Leader that was introduced in Generation VIII. He is a user of Rock-type Pokémon, and can only be fought in Pokémon Sword.

Appearance

Gordie is a tall and stocky young man with fair skin, beige hair with yellow highlights, and blue eyes. He wears a stylish outfit that consists of blue and black sunglasses, a brown and black jacket, and a white colored blazer with the Rock-type symbol on it. He also wears grey and white shorts with a multitude of symbols and his Gym number on them, along with a contraption with which he carries his Poké Balls. Finally, he wears grey and blue shoes and has a gold necklace with a blue gemstone inset around his neck.

Personality

Due to being one of the top Trainers in Galar in terms of popularity and skill, Gordie has a smug and cocky side. Because of this, he is a sore loser, often shutting himself in the locker room whenever he is defeated. He is also fairly rude to people, unlike his mother. In spite of all this, he uses a refined and graceful style in battle, tempering it with strict training.

Biography

Gordie is first fought in Circhester Stadium. He can only be fought if Pokémon Sword is being played- in Pokémon Shield, his mother Melony replaces him as Circhester's Gym Leader. During the player character's trial in his Gym, Gordie will attempt to guide them and help them through, telling them to press on even when they have no idea what lies ahead. When the battle starts, Gordie's cockiness will show through, with him claiming that his Pokémon are unbeatable. When Gordie runs into a rough patch, he will Gigantamax his Coalossal and use G-Max Volcalith, telling the player character to "savor the pain." When Gordie's team lies broken, he will tell the player that he wants to climb into a hole (a quote that his mother says when she is defeated).

After progressing through the game enough, Gordie can be fought again in Wyndon Stadium, where his cockiness will be overflowing. When he is humbled with defeat a second time, he will apologize to the player character for losing his cool. He will also tell them that he wants to battle again in the future.

In the post-game, when Dynamax Pokémon are running rampant, Gordie can once again be found in Circhester Stadium, where he will help the player defeat a Dynamax Gigalith. After the Gigalith is defeated, Gordie will give the player character a copy of his League Card.

League Card entries

Regular League Card

Gordie is a young rising star that many suspect will be the Champion someday. Though Rock-type Pokémon are typically known for being rough and unrelenting, Gordie has worked hard to achieve victory through a refined and graceful battle style. He always tries to keep his fans happy and thus is very popular among the audience. On the other hand, he has the surprising tendency of shutting himself away in the locker room when he is defeated, making postdefeat interviews a rarity. This doesn't bother most of his fans, though, and they see this behavior as endearing.

Rare League Card

Gordie is one of the top Trainers of the Galar region, both in terms of popularity and skill. His strict training style means that his Gym has few Gym Trainers, but he does have quite a fan base. Gordie does his best to make sure his fans are happy, often seen giving out autographs or hosting events. There are currently three photo albums of Gordie, all published through the support of his fan base. This card shows another special photo, taken specifically for this purpose at a photo studio.

Pokémon

Gym battle

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Barbaracle
 Type Rock.gif Type Water.gif 
Shuckle XY.gif
Shuckle
 Type Bug.gif Type Rock.gif 
Stonjourner SS.gif
Stonjourner
 Type Rock.gif 
Coalossal Gigantamax SS.gif
Coalossal
 Type Rock.gif Type Fire.gif 
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 Type .gif 
Lv. 40 Lv. 40 Lv. 41 Lv. 42 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Ability: Contrary Ability: Power Spot Ability: Steam Engine Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Shell Smash Power Split Stealth Rock Tar Shot - -
Rock Tomb Stone Edge Rock Tomb Stealth Rock - -
Razor Shell Struggle Bug Body Slam Heat Crash - -
- Rock Tomb Wonder Room Rock Tomb - -



Champion Cup rematch

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Barbaracle
 Type Rock.gif Type Water.gif 
Shuckle XY.gif
Shuckle
 Type Bug.gif Type Rock.gif 
Stonjourner SS.gif
Stonjourner
 Type Rock.gif 
Tyranitar XY.gif
Tyranitar
 Type Rock.gif Type Dark.gif 
Coalossal Gigantamax SS.gif
Coalossal
 Type Rock.gif Type Fire.gif 
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 Type .gif 
Lv. 60 Lv. Lv. 61 Lv. 61 Lv. 62 Lv. ? -
Ability: Ability: Contrary Ability: Power Spot Ability: Sand Stream Ability: Steam Engine Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Shell Smash Sticky Web Stealth Rock Crunch Tar Shot -
Stone Edge Stealth Rock Rock Tomb Stone Edge Earthquake -
Earthquake Gastro Acid Body Press Body Press Flare Blitz -
Liquidation Rock Tomb Wonder Room Ice Punch Stone Edge -



Trivia

  • While Gordie is named after a plant (said plant being a gourd) like most of the characters from Sword and Shield, his name may also come from ore (a mineral mined in order to extract metals or other desired materials from it) and geode (a rock containing a hollow space lined with crystals). Less flatteringly, his name may also come from gordo, which means fat in Spanish. Makuwa, his Japanese name, may come from マグマ (maguma, magma, molten rock) or the minerals mackinawite, macaulayite, or macdonaldite.
  • His uniform number, 188, can be read in Japanese as "i-wa-ba," "iwaba" meaning "rock face" in Japanese.

Gallery

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