|“||So, you're (Insert Player Name here)! I lead the Elite Four! You can call me Lance, the dragon Trainer! You likely know that dragons are Pokémon spoken of in legends! They're hard to catch and raise, but their powers are superior! They're virtually indestructible! There's no being clever with them. Well, are you ready to lose? Your Pokémon League challenge ends with me, (Insert Player Name here)!||„|
Lance is a master Dragon-type Trainer, a member of the Kanto Elite Four in Generation I and Generation III and the Pokémon Champion in Generation II and Generation IV. He specializes in Dragon-Type Pokémon. In Generations I and III, he is a friend of Red or Leaf, while in Generations II and IV, he is a friend of Ethan, Kris or Lyra.
He is voiced by Susumu Chiba, Tokuyoshi Kawashima, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Toshiyuki Morikawa and Susumu Chiba in the Japanese version, and by Wayne Grayson, Robert Buchholz, Benjamin Diskin and Bill Millsap in the English version.
Lance is a tall, thin man with bright scarlet red spiked hair, pale skin, and dark eyes.
FireRed and LeafGreen
Lance wears a blue suit with orange color around his sleeves and on the chest area. He also wears a dark belt around his waist, some brown boots with orange heels, and a brown cloak, which is red on the inside.
HeartGold and SoulSilver
He wears a medieval-looking navy blue tunic with red-orange trim, a brown belt around his waist, and large black boots with orange two rings around the top of each boot. The cuffs of his long sleeves are black with orange zigzagging trim separating the cuff from the navy blue part of the sleeve. He sports a long, flowing cape around his neck which is black on the outside and crimson red on the inside.
Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee
Lance wears casual clothing as he now wears a black shirt with a blue logo on the front and wears a red-brown jacket over top, and wears dark gray pants and brown boots. His cape is blue with yellow trim at the shoulders on the outside and gray on the inside.
In the games
Lance is known as a Dragon Master.
Lance has appeared in the Pokémon series games from Generation I. He first appeared in the original Red and Blue games, being the final member of the Elite Four, and again in Generation III's Red and Blue remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen. Lance in the Generation II games is different from the previous though, as he was Pokémon Champion by this time.
In all games, Lance is a proficient user of Dragon-type Pokémon, believing that their difficulty in raising them shows that they are superior and strong.
It is revealed that Lance has a cousin named Clair, who is the Blackthorn City Gym Leader, and who also specializes in using Dragon-type Pokémon.
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he and Clair will fight a double battle against the player character and their rival.
In Black 2 and White 2, Lance makes an appearance in the Champion Tournament in the Pokémon World Tournament, having a full team of his signature type, Dragon.
In the manga
Lance has a counterpart in the manga who shares his name. He appears as the main antagonist of the Yellow arc, whose goal is to free Pokémon from humans by slaughtering mankind who shows no compassion towards Pokémon. After his defeat by Yellow, he reforms and becomes a supporting ally in later arcs.
- Lance in Villains Wiki.