If you were looking for the former Team Rocket character, see Mitchell Jackson.
Ciaran Jackson
Biological Information

Ciaran Jackson


Palace Maven Ciaran





Hair color


Eye color




Trainer class

Palace Maven (Frontier Brain)

Brain of

Battle Palace


Spirit Symbol

Media Information
Episode debut

Journey Through the Regions: Kanto

Ciaran Jackson, better known as Palace Maven Ciaran, is a Frontier Brain and master of the Kanto Battle Frontier's Battle Palace. Ciaran took over as the Palace Maven after Spenser's passing. Ciaran is also the boyfriend of Abigail Rhodes. When Trainers beat him, he hands out the Spirit Symbol.

Physical appearance

Ciaran is a tall middle aged man with dark red hair and teal eyes and tanned skin. He usually wears a brown cloak over a black long-sleeve turtleneck, cargo pants and combat boots.


Ciaran is a man with few words, but is great in battles. He cares for his Pokémon very much and shows affection for all. In addition, he is also patient with Pokémon and is well known for his herbal medicines. He is very affectionate to Abigail and loves her dearly. He knows she can take care of herself, so he doesn't worry too much. When he doesn't have any challengers, he typically goes to the Battle Castle to see her.


On Hand


Treecko → Grovyle → Sceptile ↔ Mega Sceptile
Main article: Ciaran's Sceptile

Sceptile is Ciaran's third and final Pokemon used in the 3-on-3. Having taken care of Sceptile since he was a Treecko, Ciaran and Sceptile have a very strong and powerful bond which also helped Sceptile Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile.

Torchic → Combusten → Blaziken
Blaziken is Ciaran's second known Pokemon when he battles.

Blaziken's known moves are Blaze Kick, Flamethrower, Fire Spin, Brick Break, Close Combat, and Fire Punch.

Mudkip → Marshtomp → Swampert
Swampert is Ciaran's second known Pokemon and his first Pokemon that he uses during battle.

Swampert's known moves are Protect, Hydro Pump, Water Gun, Mud Shot, Dynamic Punch, Ice Beam, Ice Punch, Iron Tail, and Water Pulse.


Prior to the series

Ciaran's background is unknown. The only thing that is known is that his girlfriend is another Battle Frontier Brain and that he was possibility the apprentice to the former Palace Maven Spenser.



  • Ciaran is Gaelic meaning "little dark one" or "blacky",

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