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I guess I have a habit of not really being what people want me to be.

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Cal Whitaker is the former Fire-type Gym Leader of Reborn and the brother of Blake.

In the game Edit

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This article contains plot details about events that occur later in the game.

Cal is first met on the peak of Pyrous Mountain. He was the former Fire-type Gym Leader before he retired to find himself and become one of Kiki's top apprentices at her academy. The player first meets and battles Cal as a test from Kiki. Cal admits to the player that he has spent most of his life trying to one up his brother Blake and escape from his shadow. He further states how he used to watch over Shelly and have a close bond with her due to family issues, however Cal's anger towards Blake caused their bond to fall apart. Once defeated, he states that he started training Fire types to counter his brother's Ice type.

Later on Cal was found on the peak of Pyrous Mountain with Taka and Solaris. When Victoria asked Cal, he told her that he was too weak and couldn't defeat them. After the player loses to (or defeats) Solaris, Kiki appears and attempts to stop the PULSE-Camerupt from destroying the island. After Cal stops Kiki's attempt at destroying the PULSE-Camerupt, Solaris' Garchomp kills Kiki. Shocked at Solaris' actions, Cal destroys the PULSE-Camerupt with his Magmorter.

After Team Meteor leaves Pyrous Mountain, Cal attempts to make an apology to Victoria, which she rejects. Cal then leaves the area. Later on, the player meets Cal in the South Obsidia Ward. He tells the player that he never wanted any of that to happen and explained the reasons behind him joining Team Meteor. He also states that he secretly sabotaged the PULSE-Camerupt as he was fond of the Academy and didn't want it to be destroyed. He then asks the player if they trust the reasons for his actions. Regardless of the answer, he thanks the player before leaving.

After encountering Blake in Ametrine City with Shelly, Cal reappears in front of the character and makes up with Shelly due to his past actions. He then gives the player advice about a secret entrance in Blake's apartment and goes to chase Team Meteor. After rescuing Heather, Heather teams up with Shelly and the player teams up with Cal to catch up to Blake in the Ametrine Mountain. After Blake escapes, Cal speaks to the player and reveals to them that Terra is also part of Team Meteor. He then offers the player a flight back to the city and parts ways afterwards.

Pokémon Edit

First Battle Edit

Cal is battled on a Superheated Field in a Single Battle format and he has two Hyper Potions.

TrainerCal
Ex-Leader
Cal
Pyrous Mountain
Reward:
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BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
BarbaracleFront
Types:
Rock Water
Ability:
Tough Claws
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Barbaracle Lv.36
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
  --  
   
Slash
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Scald
Water Special
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
TurtonatorFront
Types:
Fire Dragon
Ability:
Shell Armor
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Turtonator Lv.36
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Head Smash
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Revenge
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Hakamo-oFront
Types:
Dragon Fighting
Ability:
Soundproof
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Hakamo-o Lv.37
Sky Uppercut
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Dual Chop
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Headbutt
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Rock Tomb
Rock Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
TyphlosionFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Typhlosion Lv.36
Solar Beam
Grass Special
  --  
   
Hidden Power
Rock Special
  --  
   
Sunny Day
Fire Special
  --  
   
Flame Charge
Fire Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
CharizardFront
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.37
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
  --  
   
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Wing Attack
Flying Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
MagmortarFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Flame Body
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Magmortar Lv.38
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
  --  
   
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
  --  
   
Solar Beam
Grass Special
  --  
   
Lava Plume
Fire Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10


Mount Ametrine TeamEdit

Cal is your partner part of the way through Mount Ametrine on the way to the peak.

TrainerCalv2
Reborn
Cal
Ametrine Mountain
Reward:
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BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
MagmortarFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Flame Body
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Magmortar Lv.67
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
  --  
   
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
  --  
   
Blast Burn
Fire Special
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
MedichamFront
Types:
Fighting Psychic
Ability:
Pure Power
Nature:
Random
Held item:
Bag Muscle Band Sprite Muscle Band
Medicham Lv.68
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Meditate
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Hi Jump Kick
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
ArcanineFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Intimidate
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Arcanine Lv.66
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Crunch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Outrage
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
230
Types:
Water Dragon
Ability:
Sniper
Nature:
Random
Held item:
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite Wise Glasses
Kingdra Lv.66
Hydro Pump
Water Special
  --  
   
Ice Beam
Ice Special
  --  
   
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Signal Beam
Bug Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Kommo-oFront
Types:
Dragon Fighting
Ability:
Soundproof
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Kommo-o Lv.67
Iron Head
Steel Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
  --  
   
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
CharizardFront
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.68
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Air Slash
Flying Special
  --  
   
Ancient Power
Rock Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10


Quotes Edit

  • "This feels empty." -When sending out last Pokemon in Pyrous Mountain.
  • "Hmm..." -After defeat in Pyrous Mountain.
Pyrous Mountain battle speech
Pre-battle speech

[Cal]: ...

[Cal]: ......

[Cal]: .........

[Cal]: ...Hi.

[Cal]: Can I help you?

[Cal]: ...Oh, Kiki sent you here too, huh?

[Cal]: To battle me...

[Cal]: I have't had a serious battle since I resigned as Gym Leader...

[Cal]: And even then, I was misguided. I had let anger drive and control me.

[Cal]: That's why I came here: to learn to let go of the rage I felt towards by brother...

[Cal]: Everything I'd ever done was just to try and prove myself better than him... And then...

[Cal]: You're challenging the Reborn League now, correct?

[Cal]: Had you met a leader named Shelly?

[Cal]: ...So you have. How is she?

[Cal]: Timid... right? That might have been my fault...

[Cal]: I used to keep her around. Watch over her. She and I connected on some level. We were always scorned by our brothers, and our families.

[Cal]: Blake... He always got the attention. He got all the praise for everything, and then anything I ever did was just a sloppy second.

[Cal]: Back then I was too full of rage to see that he was the source of my anger. But Shelly understood.

[Cal]: Only, she didn't understand. And one day she said something, and I reacted horridly. And I...

[Cal]: ...Regret hurting her more than anyrhing else.

[Cal]: And yet, because of it, I was finally able to change...

[Cal]: Look at me, just rambling on... Sorry. I suppose being assigned to meditate alonefor days on end has that effect on people.

[Cal]: I can see clearly now, but the source of my energy is exhausted. Formerly rage, now...

[Cal]: ...Now perhaps I'll stop talking and give you the battle you came here for. And perhaps I'll find my new center in doing so.

Post-battle speech

[Cal]: I seem to have lost my fire after all...

[Cal]: Perhaps it's for the best. I only ever started training Fire types to beat my brother's Ice... How foolish...

[Cal]: In any case... You can go and tell Kiki that you defeated me.

[Cal]: I'll be staying up here. I've got things to finish.

[Cal]: Er, meditation, that is...

SpritesEdit

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CalOverworld
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TriviaEdit

  • Cal's name could be a reference to 'calor', a Latin word meaning 'heat'.
  • Cal bears some resemblance to Malva of the Kalos region in the official Pokemon games, as both are Fire-type specialists who are part of their region's respective criminal organisations.
  • Prior to Episode 17, all of Cal's Pokémon used during the player's battle with him on Pyrous Mountain, with the exception of his ace, were fully-evolved starter Pokémon.
  • Cal originally had blue hair but dyed it red to stand out from his brother, Blake. Later on in the story his hair color is returned to its natural blue color.
  • Cal mentions that he became a user of Fire-type Pokemon to gain an advantage over his brother, an Ice-type user.
  • Cal and Blake's relationship can be related to Cain and Abel, where Cal is the Abel to Blake's Cain.
  • Cal has an illegal Magmortar that knows Blast Burn, which it cannot learn through legitimate means.


Characters in Reborn
Player Characters VeroKuroAliceLuciaAriDecibel
Rivals VictoriaCainFern
Gym Leaders JuliaFloriniaCoreyShellyShadeKikiAyaSerraNoelRadomusLunaSamsonCharlotteTerraCielAdriennTitaniaAmariaHardySaphira
Team Meteor Aster & EclipseZELTakaSiriusSolarisSpoiler!
Various AmeGossip GardevoirHeatherDr. Sigmund ConnelCalElBennettBlakeAnnaArclightLauraSandyCorin RougeRingmasterJohn
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