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|Relatives||Cilan, Cress (brothers)|
|Debut||Pokémon: Black and White Versions|
Chili is one of the three gym leaders of Striaton City's Pokémon gym who collectively count as the first gym leader to battle within the Unova Region in Pokémon: Black and White Versions. Chili specializes in fire-type Pokémon.
Chili, along with his brothers Cilan and Cress, became the gym leaders of the Striaton gym. They were also chefs, and the gym doubled as a restaurant. Chili was particularly arrogant and considered himself to be the strongest of the brothers. The three of them each specialized in a type that was part of a triangle and was the same as the traditional starter Pokémon types. Rather than forcing challengers to battle all three of them, the brothers would see which starter Pokémon that the challenger had, and then the challenger would have to face the brother who had the type advantage. Victorious challengers would earn the Trio Badge.
In Pokémon: Black and White Versions, Hilbert/Hilda faced Chili if they had chosen Snivy as their starter Pokémon. After Hilbert/Hilda defeated him or one of his brothers to win the Trio Badge and TM 23: Work Up, he was left pondering the implications of reusable TMs. They were later also defeated by Cheren and Bianca.
The three brothers were presumably present when the gym leaders had a meeting about Team Plasma. Bianca later went around gathering all of the gym leaders when N's Castle arose at the Pokémon league, but she went to Striaton last, and the brothers wound up being the only gym leaders who did not make it in time. Cress lamented being too late when Hilbert/Hilda revisited him.
- In the Pokémon anime, the brothers first appeared in a two-part episode where they served Ash food until he demanded to meet the gym leader. Ash actually had to fight all three of them, and Chili was the first of the three to be defeated by him. He reappeared in a later episode where he had run away from the gym after being offended by Cress's attempt at constructive criticism of his skill (saying that he focused too much on offense over defense) and claimed he was only advancing his studies. His insecurities about his Pansear caused it to run away after losing again to Ash. Cilan soon learned of Chili's situation and helped him to find Pansear, then to improve by teaching Pansear SolarBeam. The Pokémon improved to the point where it defeated Ash's Oshawott, which restored Chili's confidence.
- In the Pokémon Adventures manga, the Striaton trio appeared and were challenged early in the Black/White arc. The battle was actually a three-on-three battle where Black, Bianca and Cheren faced the three gym leaders. Chili's Pansear was the only Pokémon to be defeated (by Oshawott's scalchop) which caused the other team to win.
- He is named after the type of dish called "chili", likely because of its spiciness which corresponds to his affinity with heat.
|Pokémon Gym Leaders|
|Kanto|| Brock|| Misty|| Lt. Surge|| Erika|| Koga/Janine|| Sabrina|| Blaine|| Giovanni/Blue|
|Johto|| Falkner|| Bugsy|| Whitney|| Morty|| Chuck|| Jasmine|| Pryce|| Clair|
|Hoenn|| Roxanne|| Brawly|| Wattson|| Flannery|| Norman|| Winona|| Tate & Liza|| Wallace/Juan|
|Sinnoh|| Roark|| Gardenia|| Maylene|| Wake|| Fantina|| Byron|| Candice|| Volkner|
|Unova|| Cilan/Chili/Cress|| Lenora|| Burgh|| Elesa|| Clay|| Skyla|| Brycen|| Drayden/Iris|