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Art from Light & Dark
|Hometown||New Bark Town|
|Relatives||Joy (Mother), Roger (Father), Jenny (Aunt), Silus (Cousin)|
|Trainer class||Gym Leader|
|Leader of||Dahlia City Gym|
|Specializes in||Dragon types|
|Anime debut||Cousin To The Rescue: A New Face In Hora!|
|English voice actor||N/A|
|Japanese voice actor||N/A|
Ryan (ライアン, Raian) is the Gym Leader of Dahlia City Gym, and is known worldwide as "The Legendary North Wind" for his use of the legendary Pokémon Suicune. He is the older cousin of Silus, and a main reoccurring character in Light & Dark.
The wiki version of Ryan is the same as his game counterpart, only instead of ten years-old (the age he was when he began his journey), he is now twenty-one years of age. He has taken a liking to the Dragon-type Pokémon and become the eighth and final Gym Leader in the Hora League, based in the new region of Hora. After defeating him, if the trainer in question has the other seven Hora Gym badges, a trainer can be officially admitted to the Caspia Conference; Hora's version of the Pokémon League. Known as the "legendary North Wind" due to his training of Suicune, Ryan came from a line of Pokémon Contest coordinators, and was the first one to actually set off on a Pokémon journey.
Ryan seems to be confident in himself as a Pokémon trainer, declaring himself the "Hora's greatest Dragon-type Pokémon Master". He can easily beat the seven Gym Leaders proceeding him, and can hold his own against Hora's Elite Four, having tied against the previous Champion, Yianni, on multiple occasions. Once a trainer challenges him, he first has the said trainer do battle against one of his Gym Trainers to see if they are worthy enough to fight for the Gym Badge. If he is defeated, he will often wish his foe good luck in the Pokémon League competition, which he himself often competes in for the sport of it.
Prior to his time as a Gym Leader, Ryan was an average trainer, who had collected a sizable amount of Pokémon. Eventually, Ryan became a Gym Leader, with a particular specialty with Dragon-type Pokémon. Ryan seems to love his Pokémon very much, and will do anything to ensure their safety. He views Pokémon as his friends, not tools, and will often treat them as such. He is a master of Pokémon battle strategy, not all that unlike his younger cousin, Silus, and his Pokémon reflect that quite well.
Noivern is Ryan's main Pokémon in Gym battles. It was captured sometime during his travels, prior to becoming a Gym Leader, likely in the remote Kalos region. He can often be seen riding on its back, and the only time it can be seen inside its Poké Ball is during and after official Gym battles.
Latias is one of the Pokémon Ryan uses against Xavier in their rematch. It easily outmatched Xavier's Zoroark and then later fought and defeated Xavier's own legendary Pokémon, Zapdos. Latias is the only Pokémon from this team that he is seen using in actual Gym matches.
|Altaria is one of the Pokémon owned by Ryan, which he specifically uses in Gym Battles with challenging trainers.|
|Druddigon is a shiny Pokémon, and is one of the Pokémon owned by Ryan, which he specifically uses in Gym Battles with challenging trainers.|
In the games
Ryan appears first in the game Pokémon Crystal, and then in every game thereafter as male the protagonist of the games (in Ten Tailed Fox's personal games). During the games, he starts off as a regular trainer in Johto's New Bark Town. He visits Professor Elm's laboratory and receives a Cyndaquil as his starter Pokémon. Afterwards, he manages to defeat all eight Johto League gyms, the Elite Four, and the Champion, Lance, to become the Johto League Champion. Shortly after, he caught his Suicune who would be his partner for the rest of his time as a trainer. After leaving Johto on his next adventures, he toppled the Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova Leagues, all the while gaining Pokémon and experience.
- Ryan is based on my character in the Pokémon main series RPG games, retaining his name and some of his Pokémon.