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

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, standing around six foot seven, 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. He wears his Key Stone on a ring on his left middle finger.


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.


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

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

Treecko → Grovyle → Sceptile
Sceptile is Ciaran's second Pokemon used in the 3-on-3.

His known moves are Bullet Seed, Solar Beam, Leaf Blade, Pound, Dragon Claw, Frenzy Plant, Leaf Storm, Agility, X-Scissor, and Rock Tomb.


Mudkip → Marshtomp → Swampert ↔ Mega Swampert
Main article: Ciaran's Swampert

Swampert is Ciaran's third and final Pokémon and his first Pokemon that he uses during battle. Raised from an egg, Swampert is Ciaran's strongest Pokémon. Swampert has the power to Mega Evolve thanks to his and Ciaran's bond.

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. He eventually took over after Spenser passed away.



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

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