Jaern

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Jaern
Jaern.png
Augur Jaern
Hometown Gaea Town
Trainer class Augur

Jaern is the Second Augur of the Torren region.

In the game

The player is first introduced to Jaern at the very beginning of the game as he gives a motivational speech to citizens of the Torren Region about the death of the First Augur. As the Second Augur, he declares that he will not allow any of the Cults to commit wrongdoings unpunished while he is still Augur.

The protagonist first comes into contact with Jaern in the Telnor Town Hall, where he or she accompanies Damian as they attempt to stop an Abyssal and an Infernal Cultist from assassinating Jaern. Jaern ultimately deals with the cultists himself but thanks the player and Damian for their assistance and informs them that he hopes to see them again in Helios City.

As the player travels throughout the Torren region, the impressions that other characters have of Jaern appear to be mixed. Some characters appear to believe a number of unrealistic claims made about him while others are aware of how absurd some of these rumors are and instead believe him to be completely incompetent both as an individual and an Augur. Regardless, the player is given the vibe that someone, most likely Jaern himself, may be deceiving the population into believing that he is a greater person than he is in reality.

Just before reaching Roggan Town, the player overhears a conversation where the Sky Cult states that they will use Jaern to summon Rayquaza and that he wouldn't dare turn down their demand. When Damian receives this information saving the Second Augur from the cultists once again becomes a priority.

The next time that the player and Damian appear before Jaern in the Jade Tower, he willingly drops all pretenses and reveals his true identity as the leader of the Sky Cult. He also informs the duo that the First Augur didn't just disappear, but that Jaern actually killed him. However, as he reveals his true character to the player and Damian, it is shown that, although he is in fact an antagonist, Jaern's actions are fueled by some twisted form of justice. He demonstrates this by justifying the murder of supposed wrongdoers and the desire to kill off the player as a means to ultimately obtain peace throughout the region. Damian manages to appeal to this side of him by convincing Jaern to spare the player's life if he/she is able to defeat the Gym Leader East in battle. Jaern agrees, with the condition that the loser will be used as a sacrifice to summon Rayquaza.

With East's defeat, Jaern remains true to his word and spares the player by sacrificing his most loyal subordinate in their place. He then makes his way to the top of the Jade Tower and summons Rayquaza using the power of a crystal that previously belonged to the First Augur. Jaern explains that this crystal possesses limitless energy which when inserted into Pokémon made them nearly invincible, and he also claims that this energy is why the First Augur was the unrivaled, strongest trainer in the region. Once he finishes his monologue, he attempts to destroy the player using Rayquaza.

Once defeated, Jaern's attempts to revive Rayquaza instantly with the power of the crystal are thwarted by Damian who uses Shaymin's Seed Flare to destroy the crystal and scatter its shards throughout the region. Jaern disappears soon after and is shown one last time in a cutscene where he obtains one of the crystal's shards.

At some point after defeating Jaern at Jade Tower, he is confirmed to have rescued the hiker's family from the Rezzai Cavern, in order to maintain his public image.

Jaern is next seen on Route 9 as he meets with Persephone to discuss how and why she failed to eliminate the player when he/she was powerless to resist. It is revealed at this time that Jaern and Persephone had reached an agreement where Persephone would finish off the player in exchange for Jaern sparing her base in Shade Forest. Jaern also mentions that the only reason he has not already dealt with the player is that he cannot allow the public to know that he lost to the player, lest their faith in him begin to disappear.

During the main storyline, after aquiring all 8 badges, the player witnesses Jaern losing to a member of the mysterious "Giratina Cult" in Amphitrite City. Thereby losing his shard of the broken crystal. This scene is recorded on camera, and will mean the demise of Jaern as Augur as he can no longer protect the people of the Torren Region. Jaern now hides in The Crystal Caves south of Amphitrite City where the player has to battle him one last time.

Pokémon

First battle

On Easy difficulty
Jaern.png
Augur
Jaern
Jade Tower
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png4900
Ballfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
384.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Air Lock
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Rayquaza Lv.48
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical



On Normal difficulty
Jaern.png
Augur
Jaern
Jade Tower
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png5000
Ballfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
384.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Air Lock
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Rayquaza Lv.50
Dragon Ascent
Flying Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Dragon Ascent
Flying Physical



On Hard difficulty
Jaern.png
Augur
Jaern
Jade Tower
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png5100
Ballfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
384.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Air Lock
Held item:
White Herb.png White Herb
Rayquaza Lv.51
Dragon Ascent
Flying Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
V-create
Fire Physical



Second battle

On Easy difficulty
Jaern.png
Augur
Jaern
Crystal Caves
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8100
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
681.png
Types:
Steel Ghost
Ability:
Stance Change
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Aegislash Lv.79
King's Shield
Steel Status
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Toxic
Poison Status
Pursuit
Dark Physical
706.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Sap Sipper
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Goodra Lv.80
Aqua Tail
Water Physical
Body Slam
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Outrage
Dragon Physical
059.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Justified
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Arcanine Lv.80
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Overheat
Fire Special
Roar
Normal Status
448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Justified
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Lucario Lv.80
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Endure
Normal Status
Reversal
Fighting Physical
373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Salamence Lv.80
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
384.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Air Lock
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Rayquaza Lv.81
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Fly
Flying Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical



On Normal difficulty
Jaern.png
Augur
Jaern
Crystal Caves
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8300
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
681.png
Types:
Steel Ghost
Ability:
Stance Change
Held item:
Weakness Policy.png Weakness Policy
Aegislash Lv.80
King's Shield
Steel Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Sacred Sword
Fighting Physical
706.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Sap Sipper
Held item:
White Herb.png White Herb
Goodra Lv.80
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Blizzard
Ice Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
059.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Justified
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Arcanine Lv.81
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Wild Charge
Electric Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Justified
Held item:
Weakness Policy.png Weakness Policy
Lucario Lv.81
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Choice Specs.png Choice Specs
Salamence Lv.81
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
384.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Air Lock
Held item:
Choice Band.png Choice Band
Rayquaza Lv.83
Dragon Ascent
Flying Physical
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
V-Create
Fire Physical
Waterfall
Water Physical



On Hard difficulty
Jaern.png
Augur
Jaern
Crystal Caves
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8400
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
681.png
Types:
Steel Ghost
Ability:
Stance Change
Held item:
Weakness Policy.png Weakness Policy
Aegislash Lv.81
King's Shield
Steel Status
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Physical
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
706.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Sap Sipper
Held item:
Assault Vest.png Assault Vest
Goodra Lv.81
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Muddy Water
Water Special
059.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Leftovers.png Leftovers
Arcanine Lv.82
Morning Sun
Normal Status
Wildfire
Fire Status
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Justified
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Lucario Lv.82
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Lum Berry.png Lum Berry
Salamence Lv.83
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
384.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Air Lock
Held item:
Lum Berry.png Lum Berry
Rayquaza Lv.84
Dragon Ascent
Flying Physical
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status



Sprites

Jaern.png Jaern OD.png
Battle sprite Overworld sprite

Fan Art

JaernFluffyChikorita.jpg
Art by FluffyChikorita

Trivia

  • When questioned if he killed the two cultists attempting to assassinate him in Telnor Town with the spell he used, Jaern responds that he only had them sent to Helios City. However, the incantation he recited, Vinculorum mortae, is a Latin phrase which roughly translates to "Bonds of death" in English.
  • Jaern asked the Cult of Darkrai to kill the Player, but why is unknown
  • Jaern is a master manipulator as he has tricked the whole region into thinking he is a hero
  • Jaern appears to believe himself to be a hero, albeit an abnormal one, as suggested by his conversation with Persephone that the player sees a short time after leaving Helios City, and by his conversation with the main character in Crystal Cave.



Cult leaders


Characters
Torren PlayerBenefactorProfessor SylvanDamianNoraMaldeOrionXavierEastHarmony
AnastasiaDianaCalreathTaenReukraPersephoneAudreyJaernZenith