Rod favors Dark and Ghost types. He doesn't just try to scare the opponent, his battle style is scary. Rod has participated in several leagues and gaming groups and is the founder of IPBF.
In Darkness in Kanto Rod has a lot of friends to look after and a few big battles ahead. But nothing will be as big as overcoming his biggest fear. Rod is terrified of fire type Beasts. Not only is Cass's dragon a little freaky, but he'll have to overcome a lot when he catches the fire type Kitsune. Plus he's hiding a big secret that could jeopardize the entire team.