307px-Diamond Pearl Palmer
Huh? Ah! If it isn't Barry! You've grown all sturdy! And Lucas too! I haven't seen you in a long time, either! Barry, your mother told me you'd gone off to the Battle Zone. So I had to come running looking for you. So, are you two going to take the Battle Frontier challenge? The Frontier has five facilities that are all dedicated to battling. Each one has a unique set of rules, so they're all different. Of course, you have to be good to win at any of them. Anyway, I'm satisfied to see that you're both doing well. I'll go back to my usual place in the Battle Tower. I'll be looking forward to your challenge.!
~ Palmer


Palmer is the Tower Tycoon of Sinnoh's and Johto's Battle Frontier. He is also the father of Barry, the player's rival.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 7-A, likely higher

Name: Palmer

Origin: Pokémon

Gender: Male

Age: Well into adulthood

Classification: Pokémon Trainer, Tower Tycoon

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Water Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Regeneration (Low to Mid Low), Electricity Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Flight, Metal Manipulation

Attack Potency: At least Mountain level, likely higher (Well above Cynthia in power and the Tyranitar used by a trainer in the Battle Frontier)

Speed: Likely High Hypersonic (Faster than Cynthia's team and the Hitmontop used by a trainer in the Battle Frontier)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class, likely higher

Durability: At least Mountain level, likely higher (Can take hits from Lucas and Ethan's team, both at the end of their journeys)

Stamina: High (Trainers of this caliber normally have this level of stamina through training)

Range: Varies between Standard Melee Range and Several Kilometers

Standard Equipment: Pokéballs

Intelligence: High due to his status as a Tower Tycoon. There are only two in all of the Pokémon League.

Weaknesses: Is a normal human without his Pokémon. Only has half of a full team.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Milotic: Hydro Pump, Hypnosis, Dragon Pulse, Recover
  • Rhyperior: Flamethrower, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Rock Wrecker
  • Dragonite: Dragon Rush, Stone Edge, Aqua Tail, Iron Tail


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