Volkner (ボークネル, Bōkuneru) is the Gym Leader of Sunyshore City's Gym, known officially as the Sunyshore Gym. He hands out the Beacon Badge to Trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Electric-type Pokémon.
Volkner is very skilled at raising and battling with electric type pokemon, and has a rather quiet and subdued nature. Having become bored with battling weak trainers, he becomes somewhat depressed and retreats to the Sunyshore lighthouse. Once the player speaks to him at the lighthouse, he somewhat reluctantly accepts their challenge. After the player defeats him and earns the Beacon Badge, Volkner is filled with hope once again after witnessing a trainer that is talented enough to best him.
Friends and AlliesEdit
- Ash Ketchum
- Thomas Jones
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Tails the Fox
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Christopher Thorndyke
- Unnamed grandmother
He had met up with Flint when they were younger and had become rivals and eventually good friends. After Volkner became a Gym Leader, he designed the walkways of Sunyshore City and other technological advancements for the city. He also designed the Sunyshore Tower which supplies electricity to the city.
However, he soon became bored with battling and resorted to giving free Badges to Trainers.