Roark is the gym leader of the Coal Badge in Oreburgh City. He is the son of Byron.
He meets Platinum in Oreburgh City and loses to her in a gym match.
He later calls up his dad, bringing him up to date about the Galactic situation.
Roark has had Rampardos since Rampardos was an egg.
- Brock and Roxanne also train rock-type Pokémon
- Both are also the first gyms of their regions