|The tamer of dragons|
|Trainer class||Gym Leader|
|Games||Sword and Shield|
|Leader of||Hammerlocke Stadium|
Raihan (Japanese: キバナ Kibana) is a recurring character in Pokémon Resurgence. He is the Gym Leader of Hammerlocke's Gym, known officially as Hammerlocke Stadium and specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon. He's also well-known for utilizing weather tactics in his battles.
Raihan is recognized as the strongest Gym Leader in Galar. He is the self-proclaimed rival of Champion Leon, and despite a losing streak of 0 to 10 against him, is the only person who has come close to beating him, having managed to knock out more of Leon's Pokémon than anyone else.
He's said to be strong enough to become a Champion if he moved to another region, but has refused to do so out of desire of wanting to defeat Leon.
While he specializes in the Dragon type, he will often use Pokémon of other types to set up weather conditions such as sandstorm and harsh sunlight. Uniquely amongst Galar's Gyms, Raihan's Gym also heavily focuses on Double Battles.
He is first seen being introduced at Wyndon Stadium, having an exhibition match with Leon who he had challenged for the Champion title. Thy both exchanges greetings and begin their match. Leon defeats Raihan to retain his title.
Raihan is a young man with light brown skin and a tall and slim build. He has black hair styled in a Mohawk, and teal eyes.
Raihan wears the Dragon-type uniform under a gold hoodie with dark blue, orange, and tan-colored accents. The hoodie has a collar that resembles the teeth of an open mouth. The sleeves end as his elbows with orange cuffs stopping at his forearms. He wears this along with dark blue-orange shoes, and as an orange hairband.
He sports a Dynamax Band around his right wrist.
Raihan is often seen taking selfies on his Rotom Phone, a habit he initially picked up to remind him of the pain of defeat, but eventually this habit spread to other parts of his lifestyle.
Raihan keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.
|Flygon is Raihan's second known Pokémon.
Flygon's known moves are Sandstorm, Crunch, Dragon Claw, Dragon Breath, Steel Wing, Breaking Swipe, and Earthquake.
|Goodra is Raihan's third known Pokémon.
Goodra's known moves are Rain Dance, Aqua Tail, Muddy Water, Dragon Breath, Water Pulse, Dragon Pulse, and Thunder.
|Turtonator is Raihan's fourth known Pokémon.
Turtonator's known moves are Sunny Day, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Dragon Pulse, Outrage, and Shell Trap.
|Torkoal is Raihan's fifth known Pokémon.
Torkoal's known moves are Solar Beam, Flamethrower, Heat Wave, Lava Plume, and Eruption.
- Note: Raihan is also known to have at least two more Pokémon on hand.
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese)
- Kousuke Toriumi (Japanese; Pokemon: Twilight Wings)
- Nazeeh Tarsha (English; Pokemon: Twilight Wings)
- Raihan's uniform number is "241", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 強い tsuyoi, meaning "powerful".
- Raihan's and the Gym Trainer's uniforms resemble Lance's outfit.
- The anime references this by having Lance state that his outfit was based on said uniforms.
- Raihan is one of three Gym Leaders who are battled in a Double Battle for a Gym Badge, the other two being Tate and Liza.