Cilan is an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and former traveling partner of Ash Ketchum. He is one of three Striaton City Gym Leaders, and shares this title with his brothers, Chili and Cress. Cilan has many hobbies, including Fishing, Movies, Science, and playing detective. Cilan is shown to be a skilled chef as well and often cooks for the group. He is also a Boxed Lunch Connoisseur. Cilan is a skeptical individual and and as a result, will attempt to find a logical explanation for anything strange for out of the ordinary. He is also afraid of Purrloin, and when asked about the cause of his fear, he claims that "It is too tragic to reflect upon." so the cause for this phobia remains a mystery.