Bran is a fifteen year old trainer from Est Village. He is quite often silent, not saying much, and this earns him many sarcastic remarks and the occasional scolding.
Bran's name is chosen for several reasons. In Dutch, the word for fire is 'brand'. In Welsh, 'bran' means 'raven'.
In Welsh mythology, one of the kings of Britain was known as Bran the Blessed (bendigeidfran directly translates to blessed raven).