Barry is often clumsy, and quite hyper, he repeatedly bumps into the player and demands the player to pay him a fine. But very often, (if not always) he easily forgets and helps and/or battles the player. He is quite fond of the Gym Leader Crasher Wake. Barry is the son of Palmer, one of Sinnoh's five Frontier Brains. Barry wants to be just like his father and he trains hard to achieve this ambition. He and his father are very similar: they are constantly in a hurry, running into people, even the player, and also react the same when they bump into them.