was a gym leader of the Sanyo City Gym where he shared the responsibility with his brothers Cilan
. He is also a Pokémon Sommelier who, with his abundance of knowledge and experience, determines the compatibility of Trainers and Pokémon and gives them advice on how to befriend each other.
Battle with AshChili's Pansear
is his main Pokémon, a fire type, which was sent out to battle against Ash's Tepig
when Ash Ketchum
challenged all three of the Sanyo City Gym Leaders. He was surprised that Ash's Tepig
was able to defeat him.
Battle with CabernetBurgundy
a Pokémon Sommelière and a Pokémon Trainer decided to challenge Cilan
at the Sanyo Gym for the Tri Badge. Cilan
defeated her but when Burgundy
returned to challenge Cilan
at the gym, Chili
had to explain that Cilan
was on a journey and was no longer at the gym. Angry that Cilan
was not the gym leader when she visited, she battled and defeated Chili
to win the Tri Badge.
Beginning his Journey Cress
explained to Cilan
over the video phone that he had a chat with their brother Chili
about his aggressive battling style, which ignores defense and solely concentrates on offense. Instead of giving him advice like Cress
had intended, it seemed like Cress
's feelings when he pointed that out to him and he ran off. Chili
then showed up Driftveil City where Cilan
was with Ash Ketchum
as they waited for Clay
to be ready for the gym battle. Chili
that he had started a journey to study just like Cilan
had done when he went off with Ash Ketchum
wanted to see the results of Cilan
's studying and he challenged him to a battle. After loosing the battle though he blamed his Baoppu for the loss and it ran away in anger. Cilan
for the loss in the battle which only fulled Chili
's anger and he ran off as well to a donut shop where he usually goes to eat away his stress whenever he's upset.
at the donut shop and the two of them talked and Chili
explained the reason that he left home was because Cress
ticked him off and he didn't want to return to the Gym, so he ended up setting off on a journey. But as time passed, he began thinking about Cress
's suggestion that he should change his battle style. Cilan
realized that Chili
had the time to let his thoughts ripen to make a good decision and that he'd like to do a Pokémon Sommelier tasting between him and his Baoppu.
Dent's Pokémon Sommelier Tasting of Pod and his Baoppu
made up with his Baoppu, Cilan
conducted his Pokémon Sommelier Tasting of Pod and his Baoppu. Baoppu, the High Temperature Pokémon, has Gluttony as its Ability as they found Baoppu in a tree eating a bunch of apples and Chili
's a glutton too as Cilan
found him in the donut shop pigging out, so they're a good match in that regard. The tuft on Baoppu's head will increase in temperature when angry, so its attack taste gets spicier as well. Chili
is similar as he gets all hot in the head when he's angry so they are perfectly compatible in that department. Cilan
though said that balance is important too and all of Chili's Pansear
's moves were offensive fire attacks and suggested that it learned SolarBeam
. After taking Chili
's and Baoppu's personality into account, Cilan
thought that instead of creating an unfavorable taste with defensive moves, making them master their passionate, aggressive offensive taste even further would produce a better flavor.
Continuing his Journey towards opening the first Fire type Gym in the Isshu region Chili
explained to his Baoppu that he has a dream to someday open the first Fire type Gym in the Isshu region with Baoppu but first they have to master Fire types. After defeating Ash's Oshawott
in a battle, Chili
and his Baoppu's enthusiasm grew and he decided to return home to make up with Cress
before continuing on their journey towards that goal.