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Heyyy, you're cute.

Cain LaRue is a boy from the Byxbysion Wasteland, where he lived with his mother and his older sister Aya.

A specialist of Poison-type Pokemon, Cain is considered one of the player's rivals, along with Victoria and Fern, and he assists the player and the other protagonists on various occasions in the storyline.

In the gameEdit

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

Cain is first met at the Grand Hall, shortly after the player has chosen their starter Pokemon, and he will flirt with the player - regardless of the player's chosen gender - before challenging them to their first battle, after which Cain happily takes it upon himself to show the player around the Grand Hall.

Cain is not encountered again until the player reaches the Coral Ward. Here, Cain arrives just in time to help Amaria save a Popplio (Oshawott in previous versions) stranded up in the water. Sending his Grimer to safely navigate the poisonous waters (and singing a heroic song all the while), Cain manages to rescue the Popplio/Oshawott. At first, Cain is content to just head on his way, but when the Popplio/Oshawott continues to follow him, Cain gives into its adorable appearance and adds it to his team, despite his initial reluctance towards using a Pokemon that is not a Poison-type, and has a battle using it against the player to calm its jitters.

Cain later reveals that he was originally supposed to be the back-up leader for the Venom Badge, but because of his disagreement with his mother over his sexuality, he ran away from home, leaving Aya with this role instead.

Pokémon Edit

First battleEdit

Cain is battled in a Single Battle format.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
Grand Hall
Reward:
PokémonDollar125
BallfullBallemptyBallemptyBallemptyBallemptyBallempty
NidoranMFront
Type
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
None
Nidoran♂ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
Curse
Unknown Status
  --  
   
Curse
Unknown Status
  --  
   


Second battle Edit

Cain is battled on a Misty Field in a Single Battle format and he has two Potions.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
Coral Ward
Reward:
PokémonDollar280
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallemptyBallempty
AlolanGrimerFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Poison Touch
Held item:
None
Grimer Lv.16
Harden
Normal Status
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Disable
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
CuboneFront
Type
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Rock Head, Lightning Rod or Battle Armor
Held item:
None
Cubone Lv.16
Tail Whip
Normal Status
  --  
   
Bone Club
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Headbutt
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
PopplioFront
Type
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None
Popplio Lv.16
Disarming Voice
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Baby-Doll Eyes
Fairy Status
  --  
   
Aqua Jet
Water Physical
  --  
   
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
NidorinoFront
Type
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Rivalry
Held item:
None
Nidorino Lv.20
Focus Energy
Normal Status
  --  
   
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Poison Sting
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Fury Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   


Third battle Edit

Cain is battled on a Mountain field in a Single Battle format and he has two Super Potions.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
Beryl Cemetery
Reward:
PokémonDollar1008
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallemptyBallempty
BrionneFront
Type
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
Bag Zoom Lens Sprite Zoom Lens
Brionne Lv.32
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
Disarming Voice
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Bubble Beam
Water Special
  --  
   
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
AlolanMarowakFront
Types:
Fire Ghost
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
None
Marowak Lv.33
Flame Wheel
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Bonemerang
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Bone
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
Will-O-Wisp
Ghost Status
  --  
   
AlolanGrimerFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Poison Touch
Held item:
None
Grimer Lv.35
Poison Fang
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Minimize
Normal Status
  --  
   
Disable
Normal Status
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
NidokingFront
Types:
Poison Ground
Ability:
Sheer Force
Held item:
None
Nidoking Lv.36
Thrash
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Poison Tail
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Chip Away
Normal Physical
  --  
   


Fourth battle Edit

Cain is battled in a Single Battle format and he has two Chocolate Ice Creams.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
South Obsidia Ward
Reward:
PokémonDollar602
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallempty
AlolanMarowakFront
Types:
Fire Ghost
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
None
Marowak Lv.40
Flame Wheel
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Bonemerang
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Bone
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
  --  
   
ShinyMeowsticFFront
Type
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Competitive
Held item:
None
Meowstic Lv.41
Charge Beam
Electric Special
  --  
   
Psychic
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
  --  
   
Light Screen
Psychic Status
  --  
   
AlolanMukFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Poison Touch
Held item:
None
Muk Lv.41
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Minimize
Normal Status
  --  
   
Disable
Normal Status
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
PrimarinaFront
Types:
Water Fairy
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
Bag Zoom Lens Sprite Zoom Lens
Primarina Lv.42
Sparkling Aria
Water Special
  --  
   
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
Disarming Voice
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
NidokingFront
Types:
Poison Ground
Ability:
Sheer Force
Held item:
None
Nidoking Lv.43
Thrash
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Poison Tail
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
  --  
   


Yureyu Building Team Edit

Cain is your partner when you go through the old Yureyu Building.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
Yureyu Building
Reward:
PokémonDollarN/A
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallempty
NidokingFront
Types:
Poison Ground
Ability:
Sheer Force
Held item:
None
Nidoking Lv.44
Thrash
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Throat Chop
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Poison Tail
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
  --  
   
AlolanMarowakFront
Types:
Fire Ghost
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
None
Marowak Lv.40
Flame Wheel
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Bonemerang
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Bone
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
  --  
   
ShinyMeowsticFFront
Type
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Competitive
Held item:
None
Meowstic Lv.41
Charge Beam
Electric Special
  --  
   
Psychic
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
  --  
   
Light Screen
Psychic Status
  --  
   
AlolanMukFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Poison Touch
Held item:
None
Muk Lv.41
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Minimize
Normal Status
  --  
   
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
PrimarinaFront
Types:
Water Fairy
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
Bag Zoom Lens Sprite Zoom Lens
Primarina Lv.42
Water Pledge
Water Special
  --  
   
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
Disarming Voice
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   


Fifth battle Edit

Cain is battled on a Chess Board in a Single Battle format and he has two Moomoo Milks.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
Vanhanen Castle
Reward:
PokémonDollar770
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
AlolanMukFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Poison Touch
Held item:
Bag Black Sludge Sprite Black Sludge
Muk Lv.52
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Minimize
Normal Status
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Rest
Psychic Status
  --  
   
MimikyuFront
Types:
Ghost Fairy
Ability:
Disguise
Held item:
None
Mimikyu Lv.53
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Play Rough
Fairy Physical
  --  
   
Swords Dance
Normal Status
  --  
   
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
ShinyMeowsticFFront
Type
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Competitive
Held item:
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite Wise Glasses
Meowstic Lv.54
Charge Beam
Electric Special
  --  
   
Psychic
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
  --  
   
Light Screen
Psychic Status
  --  
   
AlolanMarowakFront
Types:
Fire Ghost
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
Bag Thick Club Sprite Thick Club
Marowak Lv.54
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Stomping Tantrum
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Bone
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
  --  
   
PrimarinaFront
Types:
Water Fairy
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None
Primarina Lv.54
Moonblast
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Sparkling Aria
Water Special
  --  
   
Blizzard
Ice Special
  --  
   
Reflect
Psychic Status
  --  
   
NidokingFront
Types:
Poison Ground
Ability:
Sheer Force
Held item:
None
Nidoking Lv.55
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Throat Chop
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Megahorn
Bug Physical
  --  
   


Sixth battle Edit

Cain is battled on a Factory Field in a Double Battle format alongside Shelly.

TrainerCain
Pretty Boy
Cain
Glass Workstation
Reward:
PokémonDollar15354
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
AlolanMarowakFront
Types:
Fire Ghost
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
Bag Thick Club Sprite Thick Club
Marowak Lv.82
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Shadow Bone
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
Iron Head
Steel Physical
  --  
   
ShinyMeowsticFFront
Type
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Competitive
Held item:
Bag Damp Rock Sprite Damp Rock
Meowstic Lv.81
Charge Beam
Electric Special
  --  
   
Psychic
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Reflect
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Rain Dance
Water Status
  --  
   
PrimarinaFront
Types:
Water Fairy
Ability:
Liquid Voice
Held item:
Bag Mystic Water Sprite Mystic Water
Primarina Lv.82
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Water Special
  --  
   
Blizzard
Ice Special
  --  
   
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
MimikyuFront
Types:
Ghost Fairy
Ability:
Disguise
Held item:
Bag Electric Gem Sprite Electric Gem
Mimikyu Lv.81
Thunder
Electric Special
  --  
   
Play Rough
Fairy Physical
  --  
   
Swords Dance
Normal Status
  --  
   
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
AlolanMukFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Power Of Alchemy
Held item:
Bag Black Sludge Sprite Black Sludge
Muk Lv.81
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Thunder
Electric Special
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
NidokingFront
Types:
Poison Ground
Ability:
Sheer Force
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite Life Orb
Nidoking Lv.83
Earth Power
Ground Special
  --  
   
Blizzard
Ice Special
  --  
   
Thunder
Electric Special
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   


 Quotes Edit

  • "Cute AND talented~" -After defeat in the Grand Hall.
  • "Aha, well this is a rough first battle for the little guy. But the first time is always rough, huh?" -When sending out last Pokemon in the Coral Ward.
  • "Well well, this adventure's heating up~" -After defeat in the Coral Ward.
  • "I am sooo getting bent-over here." -When sending out last Pokemon in the Beryl Cemetery.
  • "Mm, oh well." -After defeat in the Beryl Cemetery.
  • "" -When sending out last Pokemon in the South Obsidia Ward.
  • "" -After defeat in the South Obsidia Ward.
  • "You always seem to overwhelm me..." -When sending out last Pokemon in Vanhanen Castle.
  • "'s cool, I can wait~" -After defeat in Vanhanen Castle.
Grand Hall battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[???]: Heyyy, you're cute.

[???]: What? Haha, no, I didn't say anything!

[???]: Hey, was Ame just here?

[???]: Ohhhh, so she's with someone else. 'Kay~

[???]: My name's Cain, how about yours?

[Cain]: <player>... Pretty name.

[Cain]: So by the looks of it you just got your first Pokemon. Are you gonna challenge the league?

[Cain]: I'm not exactly a new trainer, but I-- well. I had to leave everything behind due to some... circumstances.

[Cain]: So, whaddya say to a battle, <player>?

Post-battle speech
[Cain]: Very nice!

[Cain]: C'mon, let's get our Pokemon healed up. There's a center built in right over here.

Coral Ward battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[???]: Oh, hello!

[???]: That Popplio is trapped over there and I need to get it to safety.

[???]: I'm a Water Pokemon Trainer, but if any Pokemon touches the lake, it's going to be seriously hurt!

{Cain enters area}

[Cain]: Hmmm~? Making friends in high places, are we?

[???]: Ahaha, I wouldn't necessarily say 'high places'.

[Cain]: <player> looks a little lost.

[Cain]: This is Amaria, one of the highest-ranking Gym Leaders in Reborn!

[Cain]: You really didn't know?

[Amaria]: Really, it's no big deal.

[Amaria]: More importantly, we need to figure out what to do about Popplio.

[Cain]: Popplio?

[Cain]: Ohhhh, is it trapped there?

[Cain]: And here I thought you two were just starring off into the sunset together~

[Amaria]: If it can't get out of there, it'll be in serious trouble!

[Cain]: Nah.

[Amaria]: What?

[Cain]: ~You're not alone, so have no doubt, we'll put our heads together gonna figure this out~

[Amaria]: Why are you singing?

[Cain]: Grimer I choose you!

[Cain]: ~In no time, we'll be at your side! We're a team on a roller coaster ride~

[Cain]: ~Each one of us knows just what to do~

[Cain]: Heyy, Popplio, hop on!

[Cain]: ~Oh baby, listen to me~

[Cain]: ~We're gonna-- gonna-- gonna set you free~

[Popplio]: Pop!

[Amaria]: That was fantastic!

[Cain]: Yeahhh, I get that a lot.

[Cain]: Usually from boys though.

[Popplio]: Popp-lio!

[Cain]: Great work, Grimer! You can return now.

[Cain]: Welllll, your Popplio is a-okay. Later, then~

[Popplio]: Popp~

[Amaria]: Awwh, he seems to have taken a liking to you.

[Cain]: Huh? Well he's a cutie for sure.

[Cain]: Heyyy, Popplio, do you wanna come with me?

[Popplio]: Lio~!

[Amaria]: I think that's a 'Yes, please'.

[Cain]: Aha, all right~ I'll keep you safe from now on, little buddy.

[Popplio]: Poppop!

[Cain]: Heyy, what's the matter?

[Amaria]: Hmm... I don't think it wants to be protected anymore. I think it wants to return the favor.

[Popplio]: Lio!

[Amaria]: Yep! You've gotta look out for your trainer too, Popplio, right?

[Popplio]: Popplio!

[Amaria]: <player>, right?

[Amaria]: Would you mind giving Popplio a chance to prove itself?

[Popplio]: Lio!

[Cain]: I've heard worse ideas.

[Cain]: Well, <player>, here's our rematch~

Post-battle speech
[Amaria]: Oh, I didn't expect Popplio to be on the losing side.

[Amaria]: I'm sorry, I didn't realize how strong <player> was.

[Cain]: Well, <player>'s full of surprises, and in all the right ways~

[Cain]: That saiiid, I gotta get back to the Wasteland.

[Cain]: I told my sis I'd meet her out there, and then totally got side tracked.

[Cain]: I'll take care of this one and see you guys around!

{Cain exits area}

[Amaria]: That's a relief. I'm sure those two will be a great match.

[Amaria]: Lots of Pokemon have been suffering with the lake the way it is.

[Amaria]: I've gotta do my best to make sure as many of them as possible are safe!

[Amaria]: Oh, I should probably get back to the Obsidia Ward!

[Amaria]: I totally got distracted and left Rini hanging!

[Amaria]: Do you know Florina?

[Amaria]: Oh, so you were with her at the Mosswater Factory!

[Amaria]: Well, what are we doing all the way out here?

[Amaria]: We should both get back to the park before it gets much worse!

[Amaria]: Come soon, okay?

Beryl Cemetery battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Cain]: Heyyy, <player>. Didn't expect to see you here.

[Cain]: I came up here, because I heard about what happened with the old Poison Leader.

[Cain]: I mean, I know there's nothing anyone can do for him, but I heard he left behind a daughter too?

[Cain]: Rather, that she ran away.

[Cain]: I want to find her.

[Cain]: That's a big thing, not having anyone to take care of you when you're so young.

[Cain]: So how about you, <player>, what brings you here?

[Cain]: You know, you don't have to stalk me.

[Cain]: Oh, you want the key to the wasteland, too?

[Cain]: Yeah...

[Cain]: I shoulda thought as much, haha.

[Cain]: I'm not really a fan of her though.

[Cain]: She's all grrr all the time.

[Cain]: Whatever. I'll tell you what.

[Cain]: Beat me and I'll give you the key~ Kaykay?

Post-battle speech
[Cain]: Darn.

[Cain]: I don't really like giving it out, but...

[Cain]: Huh? Hey, when did you get there?

[Heather]: What are you looking at?

[Cain]: Heather, right?

[Heather]: Why do you know my name?

[Cain]: My name's Cain.

[Cain]: I heard some stuff happened, and I was looking for you because I was worried.

[Heather]: What, so you can place a bunch of stupid rules on me too?

[Heather]: Don't bother.

[Heather]: I can be just fine all by myself!

[Cain]: Hey, no, I just wanted to be friends. See, I--

[Heather]: Just shut up!

[Heather]: I didn't ask for anything from you! I don't need anything!

[Cain]: I think you need a friend.

[Heather]: You're so annoying! I already have a friend!

[Cain]: Oh? Who's that?

[Heather]: She's a Gym Leader, okay ?

[Heather]: And she doesn't ask so many stupid questions!

[Cain]: Hey, sorry, okay?

[Cain]: Your friend is probably worried, so you should maybe go to her.

[Heather]: Fine! If it'll get me away from you, I will!

[Heather]: Salamence, let's go, it's take-off time!

{Heather exits area}

[Cain]: Hm... She's flying off towards the Lapis Ward.

[Cain]: ~She's on the road, far from home, but she doesn't have to feel alone~

[Cain]: I'm just worried about her.

[Cain]: I'm gonna go down to the Lapis Ward. The Gym Leader there is Shelly, right?

[Cain]: About the key-- sorry!

[Cain]: I have to hurry before she flies off somewhere else! Maybe later!

South Obsidia Ward battle speech
Pre-battle speech
Post-battle speech
Vanhanen Castle battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Luna]: Master? Pardon me for interrupting.

[Luna]: We have another guest.

[Radomus]: By all means, please show them in.

[Radomus]: I don't suppose you were expecting anyone?

{player enters area}

[Cain]: <player>! Hayy gurl, hayyyy.

[Radomus]: Welcome. I suppose you, too, have come for a gym battle?

[Cain]: Yep. I've got some catching up to do, huh?

[Cain]: Totally got side-tracked by that whole business with Heather.

[Cain]: I did manage to find her again... not that she was happy about it.

[Cain]: She was adopted by some guy in Ametrine City. I think his name was Blake?

[Cain]: So that's good enough for me~ Long as she's happy.

[Radomus]: Well now, there are lost girls all over the place, are there?

[Luna]: I beg your pardon?

[Radomus]: Of course, I jest.

[Radomus]: Nonetheless, we now have two challengers, and only one gym.

[Cain]: Easy, <player> and I will take you on together and then we both get the badge!

[Radomus]: If only, if only. But I'm afraid that wouldn't do at all.

[Radomus]: Could you play any real strategy with two minds on one side of the board?

[Radomus]: When the king knows not what the queen is doing, the whole kingdom falls into disarray, and soon...

[Radomus]: Checkmate.

[Luna]: Master is amassed his fortune by winning Chess tournaments all across the globe.

[Luna]: He is quite admirable, don't you think?

[Cain]: Geeez, I was just kidding anyway.

[Cain]: I know how this goes. <player> and I battle to see who challenges first, yeah?

[Cain]: Now anyway, this is a Psychic gym, and I know better than to go in with a buncha Poison types.

[Cain]: So I got some new tricks~ Check it out!

Post-battle speech

SpritesEdit

TrainerCain
VSCain
CainOverworld
Trainer sprite VS sprite Overworld sprite

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • When put together with Aya, Cain's name is a word play on “iocane”, a fictional poison from The Princess Bride.
  • Cain's name is a biblical reference, chosen because Cain betrays his sibling and runs away from his responsibilities.
  • Cain flirts with anyone, regardless of gender. But mainly flirts with the player.


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Team Meteor Aster & EclipseZELTakaSiriusSolarisSpoiler!
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