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Bennett is very studious and knowledgeable, but isn't very socially adept. He can usually go on tangent about his interests despite what others think. Bennett can be quite self deprecating to himself at times and lashes out on other due to his insecurities.
In the game
Bennett is first met outside the Spinel Gym, when a PokeMart was teleported to the roof of the Gym. He requests to battle the player before the player battles Serra, as he thinks that this is the most efficient way of training to be a future Gym Leader. After losing to the player, El finds potential in Bennett and invites Bennett to follow him.
After the gym battle ends, Serra returns to her living room and tells the player that Bennett left to go study with El to join the Elite Four. While talking, she mentions how Luna and Gossip Gardevoir also chose to leave Serra, and how all things seem to fade away. This is also a reference to her previous life as a former model before choosing to leave her career behind to take care of Bennett.
After the player goes to 7th Street to find Luna, the player finds Bennett. He leads the player into Subseven Sanctum, where the player is tricked by Bennett and El and caged up. After the player manages to sneak and maneuver their way around the guards and solve the biblical gate code, Luna is found before El can begin their ritual to forget all about Radomus, with Cain being held as a hostage by Bennett. However, Radomus and Gardevoir ambushed El and his disciples.
While traversing through Iolia Valley, the player will find Bennett along the way, who is searching for Luna in order to apologize (and admit his feelings for her). After meeting up with Luna, Bennett catches up and tries to apologize and confess, only to be turned away by Luna who returns to her gym chambers where she can't be followed. Bennett will challenge the player to a battle in order to retrieve the key. Once defeated, Bennett calls himself stupid for even trying and leaves, and tells the player the next time they meet, it will be different.
He is indirectly mentioned by Charlotte and Laura when Charlotte tells the player that Laura was laid off by Ame from the Elite Four suddenly. Ame then later mentions Bennett to register his types for the Elite Four, wondering why Laura suddenly resigned from the Elite Four.
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Bennett appears again in the Glass Workstation, with a new outfit and acts diffrent than before. He explains that this was was a trap that the two perfectly fell into: it was intentionally set up so that the only glass that would break would be the one that lead to the elevator shaft. Now that the player and Hardy are funneled into a small area, they are both rendered unconscious by the same means as the sleeping spell over Agate City.
Zero is later found with Bennett in the Glass Factory, controlling the PULSE-Hypno responsible for Agate City's sleepy veil. He talks to the player like if Eve and Lumi were still inside him, indicating he might suffer from schizophrenia. He reveals that PULSE-Hypno was mentally controlling Cain and Shelly, and command them to battle the player. After the latter wins, Bennett tells Zero to let Shelly go, only to take control of the player instead.
After the player escapes Gardevoir's black hole, Radomus explains what happened while the player was under the PULSE-Hypno's control. After Gardevoir used the black hole in order to protect Radomus, Zero and Bennett argued over what happened, and Bennett says Zero is a high-ranked Team Meteor member only thanks to Eve and Lumi, as he was a simple grunt before the Magneton/Magnezone event. After Gardevoir created the black hole, Zero is told by Bennett to report the events of what happened to their superiors in Labradorra City, but Bennett immediately regrets this and asks Laura to catch Zero before it's too late, despite being the one to take the Elite Four position from her. Laura forgives him and Bennett gives her the Sapphire Bracelets since it belonged to her family. Both of them go to Labradora City together, which Saphira finds out later and tells the player if anything happens to Laura, Bennett will regret it.
Bennett is battled in a Dark Crystal Cavern in a Single Battle format and he has two Moomoo Milks.
- "I see, I see... You are at a highly advanced stage of metamorphosis already!" -When sending out last Pokemon in Spinel Gym.
- "Ah... Well, it looks like I still have some adaptations to undergo myself..." -After defeat in Spinel Gym.
- "Tch, she would never... no! I won't give up! I'll make her see!" -When sending out last Pokemon in Iolia Valley.
- "...So that's what I amount to, is it..." -After defeat in Iolia Valley.
|Spinel Gym battle speech|
|Iolia Valley battle speech|
|Seen on the Interviews channel after starting the game and before beating Julia|
|Gossip Gardevoir's interview intermission!
Hello! Gossip Gardevoir here in Interview Intermission, bringing YOU the inside scoop on Reborn's celebrity figures!
Today, we've got a special report with Bennett Voclain, a studious, slightly annyoing, especially awkward, up and coming Bug Type Trainer!
Hello, Bennett! Tell us, what--
BENNETT: Gardevoir, what are you doing in my room?
GARDEVOIR: It's an interview, just go with it!
BENNETT: That's-- wait, is this live?
GARDEVOIR: Sure is! Bennett, tell us how--
BENNETT: Okay, no, please get out of my room; I am trying to study here!
GARDEVOIR: Oh, studying! And what--
BENNETT: Go, go go go. I'll tell mom on you, Gardevoir.
GARDEVOIR: Insolent! How dare you threaten me, the great Gossip--
GARDEVOIR: Did you just slam that in MY face?
Ooooooh... When I get off air, I'm going to-- In fact...
That's all on today's Interview Intermission. Until next time!
|Trainer sprite||VS sprite||Overworld sprite|
- Bennett's name is a word play on 'net'.
- Glasses are clearly seen on the VS sprite and Overworld sprite, however they used to be absent on the Trainer sprite in earlier versions.
- During the online league, Bennett's ace pokemon was Butterfree. When he came back for season 3, he changed it to Volcarona instead. Both pokemon are still on his team currently.