|“||Hey, kid! What do you think you're doing here? You won't live long in combat! That's for sure! I tell you kid, electric Pokémon saved me during the war! They zapped my enemies into paralysis! The same as I'll do to you!||„|
|~ Lt. Surge to Red|
Lt. Surge "The Lightning American" is the leader of the Vermillion Gym and mainly uses Electric-type Pokemon. He is the third Gym Leader Red and Blue encounter in their adventures through Kanto. Characterized by his bold and brash composure, Lt. Surge is a war vet who served in the mysterious "Kanto War" of some years ago.
Surge is also one of the first Gym Leaders of Kanto that Ethan encountered when he first arrived in the land from Johto. Though he was defeated, Surge proved himself to be a force to be reckon with. Eventually, along with other Gym Leaders in Kanto, Surge had a rematch against Ethan and fought on equal grounds against him.
Years after the events of Pokèmon Gold/Silver/Crystal, Surge would partake in the World Tournaments held in Unova, in which he was considered a rather highly ranked trainer.
Powers and Stats
Tier At least 9-C | At least 7-B | At least High 6-C | Low 6-B
Name: Lt. Surge
Gender: Male | Varies for his Pokémon.
Classification: Pokémon Trainer, Gym Leader of Kanto
Powers and Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics | Superhuman Physical Characteristics [All], Electricity Manipulation, Sound Projection, Statistics Nerfing [Voltorb], Electricity Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement, Afterimage Creation [Pikachu and Raichu] | Paralysis Inducement, Electricity Manipulation, Afterimage Creation [Raichu], Paralysis Inducement, Afterimage Creation, Electricity Manipulation, Forcefield Creation [First Electrode], Statistics Nerfing, Afterimage Creation, Self-Destruction, Electricity Manipulation [Second Electrode], Confusion Inducement, Afterimage Creation, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Projection [Magneton], Forcefield Creation, Electricity Manipulation, Martial Arts [Electabuzz] | Paralysis Inducement, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Manipulation [Raichu], Weather Manipulation, Attack Reflection, Levitation, Electricity Manipulation [Electrode], Electricity Manipulation, Energy Projection, Forcefield Creation [Magnezone], Electricity Manipulation, Martial Arts, Rock Manipulation, Fire Manipulation [Electivire], Weather Manipulation, Shadow Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Projection [Jolteon], Statistics Amplification, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Projection [Ampharos]
Attack Potency: At least Street level (A a war veteran that is more athletic than the other normal humans) | At least City level (As the Gym Leader, he should be considerably stronger than the trainers in his gym) | At least Large Island level+ (Battled against Ethan after he arrived in Kanto. At this point, Ethan had bested Lance team in a battle) | Small Country level (Comparable to the other Gym Leaders)
Lifting Strength: At least Athletic Human | Class 50 | At least Class G | At least Class G
Striking Strength: At least Street Class | At least City Class | At least Large Island Class+ (Roughly comparable to Silver and Ethan, both of which are stronger than Lance) | Small Country Class (Comparable to the other Gym Leaders)
Durability: At least Street level (More durable than Red) | At least City level | At least Large Island level+ (His team is comparable to Ethan's) | Small Country level (Took hits from Nate, who can defeat Brock, Iris, Blue and Caitlin)
Stamina: High | Very high for his Pokémon.
Range: Standard melee range. | Standard melee range, hundreds of meters on the Pokémon and Move. | Standard melee range, tens of kilometers on the Pokémon and Move. | Standard melee range, hundreds of kilometers on the Pokémon and Move.
Standard Equipment: Pokéballs. | His Pokémon have "hold items".
Intelligence: Above Average (Skilled Pokemon battler and Gym Leader)
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses. | His teams are mainly vulnerable to Ground-type attacks.
Notable Attacks/Techniques: See here for all moves his Pokemon know.
Key: By Himself | Pokèmon Team (Gen 1) | Pokèmon Team (Gen 2) | Pokèmon Team (Gen 5)
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Heart Gold/Soul Silver