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Hope is weakness. It's an illusion meant to sugarcoat this sickening reality.

VSCorey

Corey Molinar was a Gym Leader. He specializes in Poison-types and is fought at the Beryl Gym. He does not give you a badge, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Corey is the father of Heather. He raised her with no hope after her mother died, so that she would not be disappointed in anything. The relationship between the two of them is rather cold.

In the gameEdit

Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details about events that occur later in the game.
Corey was first encountered, though not named for a short period of time, in the Beryl Ward, guarding the PULSE Machine with Taka and ZEL. He argued with Heather over her actions, ironically being told she "didn't come here to be lectured like you're my dad", and battled her while the player takes on his allies.
Split Plot Split!

The plot here varies depending on whether or not all policemen have been found.

Police FoundEdit

After Taka and ZEL have escaped, Corey attempted to do the same, but was stopped by the police force. They removed his hood and expose his identity to both the player and his daughter, who is emotionally shaken. Corey expressed that he had wanted to avoid such an outcome.

While the police were baffled that an upstanding person such as a gym leader would aid Team Meteor, Corey gave a cynical response about trusting authority, and assured them that there are more. After defiantly claiming the police force ultimately did nothing, he informed them that he would be at his gym and vanished.

After the player defeated Corey in the Gym Battle, Corey requested the player to go to Beryl Bridge, he would promise to answer the unanswered questions. At the bridge, Corey released all of his Pokemons and explained to the player his relationships with Team Meteor. After that he requested the player to watch over Heather for him due to the Ruby Ring she has making her a target for Team Meteor and proceed to throw himself off the bridge.

Corey's body was later found in the Lapis Ward by Victoria and Shelly. After the player arrives, Aster & Eclipse appear to confirm the death of Corey. Shade then appears out of nowhere and took the body away.

Later on in the game after the player obtains the Silver Card, you can read in his journal that he originally joined Team Meteor to sabotage them and get revenge on Sirius for killing his wife Elena.

Pokémon Edit

Gym Battle Edit

Split Plot Split!

In the Police Found plot, Corey is battled on a Corrosive Mist Field in a Single Battle format and has two Super Potions.

In the Police Farce plot, Corey is battled on a Corrosive Field in a Single Battle format and has one Super Potion.

Police Farce routeEdit

Corey is battled on a Corrosive Field and has two Super Potions.

TrainerCorey
Agent
Corey
Beryl Gym
Reward:
PokémonDollar690
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
SkrelpFront
Types:
Poison Water
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite Focus Sash
Skrelp Lv.26
Acid
Poison Special
  --  
   
Toxic Spikes
Poison Status
  --  
   
Water Pulse
Water Special
  --  
   
Venom Drench
Poison Status
  --  
   
MareanieFront
Types:
Poison Water
Ability:
Merciless
Held item:
Bag Telluric Seed Sprite Telluric Seed
Mareanie Lv.26
Peck
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Venoshock
Poison Special
  --  
   
Toxic
Poison Status
  --  
   
NidorinaFront
Type
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
None
Nidorina Lv.27
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Venom Drench
Poison Status
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Disable
Normal Status
  --  
   
CroagunkFront
Types:
Poison Fighting
Ability:
Dry Skin
Held item:
Bag Black Glasses Sprite Black Glasses
Croagunk Lv.27
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Venoshock
Poison Special
  --  
   
Mud Bomb
Ground Special
  --  
   
SkuntankFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
None
Skuntank Lv.27
Pursuit
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Incinerate
Fire Special
  --  
   
Smokescreen
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
CrobatFront
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Infiltrator
Held item:
None
Crobat Lv.30
Venom Drench
Poison Status
  --  
   
Venoshock
Poison Special
  --  
   
Air Cutter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   


Police Found routeEdit

Corey is battled on a Corrosive Mist Field and has one Super Potion.

TrainerCorey
Agent
Corey
Beryl Gym
Reward:
PokémonDollar690
BallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfullBallfull
SkrelpFront
Types:
Poison Water
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite Focus Sash
Skrelp Lv.26
Acid
Poison Special
  --  
   
Bubble
Water Special
  --  
   
Smokescreen
Normal Status
  --  
   
Venom Drench
Poison Status
  --  
   
MareanieFront
Types:
Poison Water
Ability:
Merciless
Held item:
None
Mareanie Lv.26
Peck
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Venoshock
Poison Special
  --  
   
Protect
Normal Status
  --  
   
NidorinaFront
Type
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
None
Nidorina Lv.27
Double Kick
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Venom Drench
Poison Status
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Disable
Normal Status
  --  
   
CroagunkFront
Types:
Poison Fighting
Ability:
Dry Skin
Held item:
None
Croagunk Lv.27
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Venoshock
Poison Special
  --  
   
Mud Bomb
Ground Special
  --  
   
SkuntankFront
Types:
Poison Dark
Ability:
Aftermath
Held item:
None
Skuntank Lv.27
Pursuit
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Smokescreen
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
CrobatFront
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Infiltrator
Held item:
None
Crobat Lv.30
Venom Drench
Poison Status
  --  
   
Venoshock
Poison Special
  --  
   
Air Cutter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   


ProfileEdit

Seen on the Profiles channel after saving the Obsidia Ward
A special report from... the Investigation Squad!

Yo, Reborn City! What's up?! We're here with the Reborn Showdown giving you a look at the Leaders of the Reborn League! I'm your host, DJ Arclight, now on air!

Up today is Corey, the Beryl Ward's Poison Gym Leader!

An older man with more derision than a grandma at a metal show, this Poison Leader pours it thick with the pessimism.

Not a whole lot is known about the man, except that he frequently visits Beryl Cemetery. But who do you think that's for? Even I'm not sure. If you ask me, someone oughta go smack a smile to him. Life's too short to be moping around all the time, yanno?

Trainers, take old man Corey down a few notches for me, but when you do, be careful! His Crobat is a speed demo, and its attacks are no laughing matter. Take special care not to let it set up by keeping pressure on it with status moves or hard-hits. Perseverance will always win the day in the face of pessimism!

That's all for now, but remember, Trainers, Keep fighting with everything you've got! Hold your spirits high, and even you can defeat the Reborn League!

QuotesEdit

  • "Disappointment is a two-way street." -When sending out last Pokemon (Police Farce Route).
  • "Pah... Injury to insult, is it?" -After defeat (Police Farce Route).
  • "All things must end. Even you. Even I." -When sending out last Pokemon (Police Found Route).
  • "And so everything is vanished." -After defeat (Police Found Route).
Gym battle speech (Police Farce Route)
Pre-battle speech
[Corey]: Your resilience is admirable, but foolish.

[Corey]: Wake up. Your hopes... Your dreams...

[Corey]: Futile.

[Corey]: I will show you the cruelty of what is real!

Post-battle speech
[Corey]: ...You're only here for the badge, right? That's all?

[Corey]: ...Good. Then take it and go. I'm sick of-

{Heather enters room}

[Heather]: Hey!

[Heather]: Oh, hi <player>.

[Heather]: Anyway... I'm leaving. Bye.

[Corey]: Excuse me?

[Heather]: I'm leaving. For good. As in running away.

[Heather]: And you KNOW you can't stop me, so don't even try!

[Corey]: Stop. Stop this right-

[Heather]: Make me!

[Heather]: You can't! I'm done listening to you and your stupid rules! I'm sick of you saying I can't do anything ever!

[Heather]: So I'm just... done... Bye.

[Corey]: You are being completely irresponsible!

[Corey]: You can't just fly away and hope all your problems will be solved!

[Heather]: ...Watch me.

[Corey]: Heather!

[Heather]: What.

[Corey]: You took your mother's ring, did you not?

[Heather]: ...So what if I did?

[Corey]: ...Don't lose it.

{Heather leaves room}

[Corey]: So that's it...

[Corey]: Ten years of torment... For her to vanish just as quickly...

[Corey]: No.

[Corey]: I'll be at your side soon...

[Corey]: ...<player>.

[Corey]: I'm in no place to ask you favors, so...

[Corey]: I'll put it this way: Come to Beryl Bridge if you want a show.

Gym battle speech (Police Found Route)
Pre-battle speech
[Corey]: Take your place.

[Corey]: I will bar nothing.

[Corey]: You've forced my hand, <player> .

[Corey]: There's nothing left for me to lose.

[Corey]: The only reason I've kept going through the years was foe Heather. She was my singular denial.

[Corey]: My one hope, and memory of her...

[Corey]: And she may never speak to me again.

[Corey]: So when I ask myself, why?

[Corey]: Why did this happen?

[Corey]: There's only one answer I reach.

[Corey]: You.

[Corey]: You ruined the small splinter of a life I had rebuilt.

[Corey]: So, allow me to bring you down with me.

[Corey]: Suffer.

Post-battle speech
[Corey]: ...

[Corey]: Savor this victory.

[Corey]: For every joy, bitter misery rushes after.

[Corey]: You're not going to end me, are you?

[Corey]: No, you'll just toss me over to the police.

[Corey]: I have a better idea.

[Corey]: The most succulent idea I've had in years...

[Corey]: Come to Beryl Bridge, <player>.

[Corey]: Whatever answers you desire, I'll give you, there.

SpritesEdit

TrainerCorey
VSCorey
CoreyOverworld
Trainer sprite VS sprite Overworld sprite

Trivia Edit

  • Corey's sprite heavily resembles Koga from the original Pokemon games.
  • Shade has a Gengar named after Corey, some suggest that the Gengar was Corey himself.
  • Corey's suicide was in one of the four image to be seen in Shade's Gym, the other three being Amaria's suicide, Kiki's death, and Lin's death.
  • According to an interview with Amethyst, Corey was based on a person in real life. Unfortunately, he committed suicide.
  • Up to chapter 17, three of Corey's released Pokemon can be caught, they are Croagunk, Nidorina, and Skuntank.


Characters in Reborn
Player Characters VeroKuroAliceLuciaAriDecibel
Rivals VictoriaCainFern
Gym Leaders JuliaFloriniaCoreyShellyShadeCalKikiAyaSerraNoelRadomusLunaSamsonCharlotteTerraCielAdriennTitaniaAmariaHardySaphiraSandy
Team Meteor Aster & EclipseZELTakaSiriusSolarisSpoiler!
Various AmeGossip GardevoirHeatherDr. Sigmund ConnelElBennettBlakeAnnaArclightLauraCorin Rouge