Unova gym leaders
Clay is the gym leader of the Quake Badge in Driftveil City. He trains ground-type Pokémon. He is considered the fifth Unovan gym leader. He is also the master of the Driftveil Drawbridge and a dedicated miner.
Clay finds a mysterious, powerful stone that he's never seen the likes of before. He calls Lenora to utilize her expertise to identify the stone. He wants her to keep the stone because just its presence makes him nervous. Lenora agrees to come pick it up. Little does Clay know, but a robot belonging to the Shadow Triad has spied on him, allowing the Shadow Triad to confirm their suspicions regarding what the stone is: the Dark Stone.
When Team Plasma becomes active in Driftveil City, Clay raises Driftveil Drawbridge to prevent them from escaping; however, Zorua sabotages the bridge, forcing Clay to repair it. Clay meets Black soon after and takes offense at the fact that Black called Clay a "dirty trickster" while Zorua was impersonating Clay.
Clay refuses to battle Black and goes back to his gym, until he eventually decides to test Black himself and see if Black is good enough to help him with the Dark Stone. Soon after Clay sends a gym trainer to find him, Black arrives, and the two battle. Clay's Krokorok is immediately knocked out by Black's Tirtouga, and Clay's Palpitoad and Excadrill fail to inflict much damage on Tirtouga.
Clay, watching Black, sees his good heart and realizes Black is just as good as the other gym leader said. He thinks that Black may be the one who can help with Team Plasma.
Clay trusts his insticts, as demonstrated by that he calls Lenora to pick up a stone he gets a bad feeling about.
Black's Tirtouga knocks Krokorok out in one blow.
- Hyper Voice
- Clay is known as the Underground King
- He has been mining for 28 years
- Clay speaks with an accent