Unova gym leaders
After Cilan remarks that Black keeps picking fights with their customers, Cress points out that Black has reserved a gym battle and Cilan adds that they should show Black some "hospitality." They make Black tea as a precursor to the battle.
He and his brothers purposely position themselves so that each has the type advantage over their challengers. For Cress, that means he is across from Black. The battle's rules are that whoever has the most Pokémon standing at the end of 30 minutes wins.
During the battle, his Panpour easily endures Black's Tepig's fire-type attacks and deals him a solid Water Gun. Seeing that their opponents' teamwork is improving, the brothers use simultaneous Work Ups to power up, knocking out Snivy.
When only Black's Tepig remains, Panpour lands a punishing Water Gun, seeming to knock Tepig out; however, with the little time left, the three opponents eat leaves from Cilan's Pansage's head, reviving them so that they win—three Pokémon left standing rather than the two of the gym leaders.
Cress is cool and collected.
- Water Gun
- Work Up
- Misty, Wallace, Juan, Crasher Wake, and Shizui also train water-type Pokémon
- Cress and his brothers correspond to the three fundamental elements: grass, fire, and water