Cilan (Japanese: デント Dent) is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym. He specializes in Grass-type ポケモン and will battle the player if they chose Oshawott as their starter Pokémon. He gives tIn the gamesCilan appears in ポケモン Black and White as the Gym Leader of Striaton City's gym, alongside Chili and Cress. This gym is the first to be challenged によって the player. Cilan battles the player if Oshawott is the chosen starter Pokémon. Trainers who defeat Cilan will receive the Trio Badge, along with TM83 (Work Up).
PokémonPokémon Black and White Leader
Black and White
Leader and Professor
Black and White
QuotesPokémon Black and WhiteOutside of the Gym
"Yes? Yes, I am a Gym Leader of this town. あなた are...? Right. あなた want to challenge the Gym. In that case... What was the first ポケモン あなた chose? <Starter>... I see. It's weak against <type>-type Pokémon. I think あなた need to prepare to face that type. I'll be waiting for あなた inside."
Cilan: "Welcome to the Striaton City ポケモン Gym."
Chili: "I'm Chili! I light things up with Fire-type Pokémon!"
Cress: "I'm a Water-type specialist, and my name is Cress. Pleased to make your acquaintance."
Cilan: "And my name is Cilan. I like Grass-type Pokémon."
Cilan: "Um, あなた see... As for why the three of us, um, are all here is, well, er..."
Chili: "Oh,enough! Listen up! The three of us will decide whom you'll battle! It'll be based on the type of the first ポケモン あなた chose!"
Cress: "That is indeed the case. And the partner あなた first chose was <type> type, it seems."
If the player's starter ポケモン is Snivy または Tepig
"...Uh hm. I always seem to lose the timing of... of the dance. Like that. True enough, I did want to... want to have a ポケモン battle with you."
If the player's starter ポケモン is Oshawott
"Nothing personal... No hard feelings... Me and my Grass-type ポケモン will...um... We're gonna battle come what may."
"So, um, if you're OK with me, I'll, um, put everything I've got into being, er, あなた know, your opponent."
After the first 移動する
"Ah! My Pokémon!"
After sending his last ポケモン
"Huh? Could it be? Could I have only one ポケモン left?"
"Er... Is it over now?"
After being defeated
"...What a surprise You...are very strong. Seems like not even Chili または Cress could beat you.."
After the battle (regardless of starter Pokémon)
"Gym Badges are a proof of a Trainer's abilities. If あなた have one Badge, Pokémon, including traded ポケモン up to Lv. 20, will obey あなた without question. We also want あなた to have this. TM83 contains Work Up. If あなた use Work Up, the Pokémon's Attack and Sp. Atk go up! によって the way, TMs can be used as many times as あなた want."
"In the Unova region, we are still novice Gym Leaders. Which means the other Gym Leaders are much stronger than we are. We'll need to work hard and improve."
"In the Unova region, um, we are still novice Gym Leaders. Which means, well, that other Gym Leaders are much stronger than we are. Going...slow...and steady...is OK, so... we compete with one and get, um, stronger and stronger."
The fundamentals of ポケモン battling are type matchups! They're important!National GymquirerJingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going によって the name Cafélover! Thank yooou! 'Recently, I saw Striaton Gym's three Gym Leaders, and they were all out of order! Like, Chili was Cilan, and Cilan was Cress!' Hmmm. Well, I'm not saying you're crazy, but...are あなた sure they weren't just standing in front of a mirror? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"
In the アニメ
Cilan appears in the アニメ as one of Ash Ketchum's traveling partners
NamesLanguage Name Origin
Japanese デント Dent From dent corn, similar to Pod and Corn's names. May also refer to trident. Also from 田 den, "field".
English Cilan From cilantro.
French Rachid From racine (root), arachide (peanut) または possibly rachis.
German Benny From Maiskolben (corncob). Related to his brother's name, Maik (Chili) and Colin (Cress).
Italian Spighetto From spiga, ear of corn, and spaghetti.
Spanish Millo From millo, maize.
Korean 덴트 Dent Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 天桐 Tiāntóng Rough transcription of his Japanese name. 桐 is also a name for several unrelated species of trees, such as Paulownia (泡桐), tung 木, ツリー (油桐), and Chinese parasol 木, ツリー (梧桐).