was Pewter City's Gym Leader and currently, a Pokémon Doctor in training.
Finding himself unexpectedly in a position
of great responsibility from his early teens, Brock had to learn many
techniques in order to look after his siblings. However, this also meant
no one older than Brock was present to teach him important social skills -
particularly those used for interacting with women he found attractive.
Brock's passionate attitude extends to any
cause he finds worthy of supporting. He can be melodramatic on occasion. One of Brock's astounding qualities is his
ability to bounce back after a failure. This doesn't necessarily work in
Brock shows quite a surprising motherly
nature, having cared for his younger brothers and sisters during his
parents' times away. This nature carries across very well to the medical
of Pokémon which he did many times during his travels with
Other skills include Pokémon battling,
cooking, medicine-making, drawing and the more obscure talent of being able to tell
female members of the
Joy family apart from
Brock loves to
care for people and Pokémon, and to help them become the
best they can as individuals. He appreciates it when a trainer doesn't see their
Pokémon's weaknesses as flaws and attempts to help them find ways to
work them to their advantage.
Born as the second son of
Brock looked up to his older brother
Peter and kept all his Pokémon in prime condition.
When Peter left to try and
become a Pokémon Master and a heated argument drove his
parents apart, Brock was forced to take up both of their
jobs until the furore subsided. During this time, he picked
up many different skills, though his heart was never truly
into Gym Leaderhood.
In 1995, Ash Ketchum's
persistence in the face of all odds convinced Flint to
return home and look after the gym and his children. Brock
was then free to travel, which he took up doing with Ash.
Subconsciously, Brock transferred his mothering to this
trainer in training - making sure he had a decent meal and
giving him helpful advice and support.
In mid 1996, Brock
temporarily left Ash and their companion
Misty's sides to take up a
post working in
Professor Ivy's laboratory. This was a
decision made heavily upon Brock's infatuation with Ivy
herself - a decision later retracted upon discovering a few
things about the researcher.
After a spot of
recuperation in Pallet Town, Brock returned to his travels
with Ash and the friends he gathered during his passage
through many different regions. He left Ash's side for the
final time in late 1999 and began training as a Pokémon
with Forrest Harrison)
with Forrest Harrison)