180px-Falkner anime
Falkner (Japanese: ハヤト Hayato) is the Gym Leader of the Violet City Gymin Johto. He specializes in using Flying-type Pokémon and, when beaten, will reward the player with the Zephyr Badge, which allows for the TM Flash to be used outside of battle. He is the very first gym leader of the Johto region. Also, the player will be able to use the HM Rock Smash, even when outside of battle.


Falkner is the Gym Leader of Violet City, who dedicated his life to train Flying-type Pokémon. After rescuing Pikachu from Team Rocket, he took Ash, Misty and Brock to the Gym, where Ash challenged him to a match. He used Hoothoot, Dodrio and Pidgeot to battle Ash's Pokémon, but was defeated by Charizard's Seismic Toss.Falkner, among other Johto Gym Leaders, appears in the opening scene of Pokémon: Johto League Champions.When Team Rocket stole Ash's badges, Ash remembered his fights with the Johto Gym Leaders, as his Pokémon were responsible for winning those badges.


  1. Hoothoot
  2. Dodrio
  3. Pidgeot

Voice Actors

  • English: Matthew Mitler
  • Japanese: Akira Ishida
  • Italian: Luca Sandri
  • Polish: Artur Krajewski
  • Spanish: Pablo Sevilla
  • Iberian Spanish: Eduardo Garza
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