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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 a former gym leader of Reborn. He specializes in the Fire type.

In the game Edit

Spoiler warning!
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 a former Gym Leader before he retired to find himself and become one of Kiki's top apprentice at her academy. The player first meets and battle as a request from Kiki. Cal admits to the player when they first met that he has spent most of his life trying to oneup his brother Blake and escape from his shadow. 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. Solaris orders Cal to stop Kiki and throw her Medicham into the volcano. When Cal refuses to kill Kiki, Solaris orders his own Pokemon to kill Kiki. When Solaris says that he's as pathetic as Blake said he was, Cal initially begins to get mad, before agreeing with him, and admitting that he's always been weak and pathetic. Then, he says that real weakness is not doing anything to stop the things you hate from happening, decides he'll stop doing that himself, and orders his Magmortar to Blast Burn the PULSE-Camerupt.

After Team Meteor leaves Pyrous Mountain, Cal attempts to apologize to Victoria but was rejected by her. Cal then leaves the area. Later on after the player obtains the Venom Badge, you meet 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 stated that he secretly sabotaged the PULSE-Camerupt because he liked the Academy and didn't want it to be destroyed. He then asks the player do they trust him. Regardless the answer, he thanks the player and leaves.

After encountering Blake in Ametrine City with Shelly, Cal reappears in front of the character and helps chase Blake before Team Meteor arrives. 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:
PokémonDollar1292
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
BarbaracleFront
Types:
Rock Water
Ability:
Tough Claws
Held item:
None
Barbaracle Lv.36
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
  --  
   
Slash
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Scald
Water Special
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
TurtonatorFront
Types:
Fire Dragon
Ability:
Shell Armor
Held item:
None
Turtonator Lv.36
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Head Smash
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Revenge
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Hakamo-oFront
Types:
Dragon Fighting
Ability:
Soundproof
Held item:
None
Hakamo-o Lv.37
Sky Uppercut
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Headbutt
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Rock Tomb
Rock Physical
  --  
   
TyphlosionFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Typhlosion Lv.36
Solar Beam
Grass Special
  --  
   
Hidden Power
Rock Special
  --  
   
Sunny Day
Fire Special
  --  
   
Flame Charge
Fire Physical
  --  
   
CharizardFront
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.37
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
  --  
   
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Wing Attack
Flying Physical
  --  
   
MagmortarFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
None
Magmortar Lv.38
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
  --  
   
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
  --  
   
Solar Beam
Grass Special
  --  
   
Lava Plume
Fire Special
  --  
   


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
Held item:
None
Magmortar Lv.67
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Blast Burn
Fire Special
  --  
   
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
  --  
   
MedichamFront
Types:
Fighting Psychic
Ability:
Pure Power
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
  --  
   
ArcanineFront
Type
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Arcanine Lv.66
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Crunch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Outrage
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
KingdraFront
Types:
Water Dragon
Ability:
Sniper
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
  --  
   
Kommo-oFront
Types:
Dragon Fighting
Ability:
Soundproof
Held item:
None
Kommo-o Lv.67
Clanging Scales
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
  --  
   
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
CharizardFront
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.68
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Air Slash
Flying Special
  --  
   
Ancient Power
Rock Special
  --  
   


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

TrainerCal
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CalOverworld
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TriviaEdit

  • Cal bears some resemblance to Malva of the Kalos region-Both specialize in Fire types, and both are part of the criminal organizations of their region.
  • All of Cal's Pokémon used during the battle in Pyrous Mountain except his Ace are fully evolved starter Pokémon. This was changed in later updates.
  • 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 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 JuliaFloriniaCoreyShellyShadeCalKikiAyaSerraNoelRadomusLunaSamsonCharlotteTerraCielAdriennTitaniaAmariaHardySaphira
Team Meteor Aster & EclipseZELTakaSiriusSolarisSpoiler!
Various AmeGossip GardevoirHeatherDr. Sigmund ConnelElBennettBlakeAnnaArclightLauraCorin Rouge