Etran Gentry is a 20 year old trainer from Slateport City.
Etran is known to panic in large crowds. When he was 12, he obtained a Pokémon Egg from his grandma, who believed that a Pokemon would help him obtain social Skills. The egg hatched into a Male Spheal who Etran named Siku. Etran did open up to Spheal, and found that he could always calm down by being with him. Etran didn't decide to leave on a Journey until he was 18. Inspired by all the visiting trainers, Etran decided that he wanted to become a great trainer himself. His parents liked the idea, as they believed it would allow Etran to make friends. With Siku at his side, Etran left on a journey.