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Revision as of 07:12, 12 May 2011

Brendan
ユウキ Yūki
Emerald Brendan.png
Art from Emerald
Gender Male
Hometown Littleroot Town
Region Hoenn (originally Johto if chosen by the player)
Relatives Mom, Norman (as player)
Professor Birch, unnamed mother and brother* (as rival)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Player character
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Anime cameos Jirachi: Wish Maker
Manga counterpart(s) Ruby

Brendan (Japanese: ユウキ Yūki) is the male choice for the player character in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and also serves as the rival in the same games if the player chooses to play as the female character.

In the games

As player

If Brendan is selected as the player character he starts his journey moving from his home in Johto to his new home in the town of Littleroot in Hoenn. After saving Prof. Birch from a wild Pokémon, he is given one of the three starters of the Hoenn region. Brendan develops a close bond with May, and eventually Wally, who both act as his rivals. Brendan goes on to gather the eight badges of Hoenn, stop the plans of Team Aqua and Team Magma and conquer the Pokémon League all before going off to face the Battle Frontier.

Names

While the player can name this character as is the case with all player characters, there are several default names provided for him. In Ruby and Sapphire, he has four default names, including three shared between the two versions. The two variant names between games collaborates with the theme of the plot, referring to "land" and "sea" respectively.

In the English version, these names are Landon and Sean; in the Japanese version, リクヤ Rikuya and カイト Kaito (陸 riku means land and 海 kai means sea). This is also the case in other languages. Additionally, in the English version, two of the shared names—Terry and Seth—seem to be influenced by the same theme.

In all translated versions of Emerald, Brendan has the same default names as in Pokémon Ruby, as well as 16 additional names which don't seem to hold any significance. Consequently, there is no default name that relates to "sea" in Emerald. Notably, as the player character, the name Brendan (or its other language counterparts) is never offered as a default name in any version.

As a rival, Brendan's name is static.

The full list of default names for Brendan as the male playable character in the games are as follows:

Language Ruby
and Emerald
Sapphire Emerald
only
English
  • Landon
  • Terry
  • Seth
  • Tom
  • Sean
  • Terry
  • Seth
  • Tom
  • Brett
  • Casey
  • Collin
  • Darren
  • Easton
  • Jaxson
  • Johnny
  • Jude
  • Kenny
  • Milton
  • Quincy
  • Reid
  • Stanley
  • Stu
  • Teru
  • Walker
Japanese
  • リクヤ Rikuya
  • ヒロアキ Hiroaki
  • ヒトシ Hitoshi
  • ケイ Kei
  • カイト Kaito
  • ヒロアキ Hiroaki
  • ヒトシ Hitoshi
  • ケイ Kei
  • イツオ Itsuo
  • ギョク Gyoku
  • シュウサク Shūsaku
  • セイゴ Seigo
  • ダイサク Daisaku
  • タカヒト Takahito
  • タツヤ Tatsuya
  • ダニエル Daniel
  • テルキ Teruki
  • トム Tom
  • トモヤ Tomoya
  • ユキヒコ Yukihiko
  • ラルド Rald
  • リチャード Richard
  • リュウ Ryū
  • リョウタ Ryōta
German
  • Roland
  • Daniel
  • Helge
  • Jan
  • Sebold
  • Daniel
  • Helge
  • Jan
  • Anselm
  • David
  • Dieter
  • Erik
  • Florian
  • Haiko
  • Johann
  • Jörg
  • Klaus
  • Markus
  • Martin
  • Michael
  • Paul
  • Rolf
  • Stefan
  • Thomas
Spanish
  • Teren
  • Quimi
  • Rufo
  • Arturo
  • Marino
  • Quimi
  • Rufo
  • Arturo
  • Aitor
  • Arturo
  • Carlo
  • Daniel
  • Eleno
  • Enrique
  • Jesuso
  • Juli
  • Lareo
  • Luis
  • Marcelo
  • Marco
  • Mario
  • Mauri
  • Roberto
  • Pedro
French
  • Thierry
  • Thomas
  • Daniel
  • Seb
  • Martial
  • Thomas
  • Daniel
  • Seb
  • Alec
  • Arno
  • Colin
  • Daniel
  • Fabrice
  • Gary
  • Gibus
  • Johann
  • Johnny
  • Jules
  • Manuel
  • Ruddy
  • Severin
  • Stan
  • Stef
  • Thibaud
Italian
  • Landon
  • Marco
  • Paolo
  • Lucio
  • Martin
  • Marco
  • Paolo
  • Lucio

As rival

If Brendan is not selected as the player, he is helping his dad finish the Hoenn Pokédex and becoming a Pokémon professor. He is also the player's rival and friend. Unlike other rivals (except for May when playing as Brendan), he gives up being a Trainer, making them the only rivals unavailable for battle after defeating the Elite Four. Additionally, they both are the only ones to not evolve their starter Pokémon into its final form.

In the games he appears in, Brendan battles with the following Pokémon.

Artwork from Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon in Ruby and Sapphire

First battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Second battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Third battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fourth battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Pokémon in Emerald

First battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Second battle (Optional)

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Third battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fourth battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fifth Battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Sprites

File:RS Brendan.png RS Brendan Back.png File:E Brendan.png E Brendan Back.png Colo Brendan.png XD Brendan RS.png XD Brendan Em.png
Brendan's sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Brendan's back sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Brendan's sprite from
Emerald
Brendan's back sprite from
Emerald
Image of Brendan from
Colosseum
A headshot of Brendan from
Pokémon XD
(RS variant)
A headshot of Brendan from
Pokémon XD
(E variant)


Counterparts

In the anime

File:Brendan Swampert.png
Brendan's anime appearance

Brendan's only anime appearances are small cameos in the movies, appearing in the openings of Jirachi: Wish Maker, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and Giratina and the Sky Warrior. Brendan seems to be a competitive battler, as his cameos suggest he spends time in Battle Towers. In all of his appearances, he has appeared with his Ruby and Sapphire outfit.

Like in the games, he has the starter Pokémon that weakens May's. It is unknown if his relatives are the same as that of the games, where, as May is Norman's daughter (as the player is), Brendan would be Professor Birch's son.

Pokémon

The following are Brendan's known Pokémon in the anime:

Brendan's Swampert
Swampert
Swampert is most likely Brendan's starter Pokémon. Not much is known about it, however, as it has only been seen briefly at the beginning of the ninth movie, where it was seen confronting Template:Mo's Tyranitar in the Battle Tower.

Swampert's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea


Brendan's Aggron
Aggron
Brendan's Aggron was only briefly seen in a double battle at the beginning of the sixth movie alongside Shiftry, against a Solrock and Manectric. Aggron was freezing the opponent's Solrock while Shiftry was being hit by the Manectric's Spark. Notably, Aggron is kept within a Luxury Ball, a type of Poké Ball rarely seen in the anime.

Aggron's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker


Brendan's Shiftry
Shiftry
Brendan's Shiftry was only briefly seen in a double battle at the beginning of the sixth movie alongside Aggron, against a Solrock and Manectric. Aggron was freezing the opponent's Solrock while Shiftry was being hit by the Manectric's Spark. Notably, Shiftry is kept within a Repeat Ball, a type of Poké Ball rarely seen in the anime.

Shiftry's only known move is Bullet Seed.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker


Brendan's Rhyperior
Rhyperior
Brendan's Rhyperior has only made a brief appearance at the beginning of the eleventh movie, where it was seen battling against Lucas's Magmortar.

Rhyperior's only known move is Hammer Arm.

Debut Giratina and the Sky Warrior

In the manga

There are three different manga counterparts to Brendan: Ruby from the Pokémon Adventures manga, Ruby from the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga, and Rald from the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga.

In the TFG

Brendan, based on a blue recolor of this character's usual clothes, appears as a common Trainer figure in Next Quest, the launch set of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game. There is also an unreleased figurine based on him from the cancelled Groundbreakers expansion, named Landon (one of the default names for him in Pokémon Ruby and Emerald), who wears the same outfit as Brendan does in Ruby and Sapphire.

Quotes

Match Call

Strategy - Battle with knowledge!

Trainer's Pokémon - I will use various Pokémon.

Self-Introduction - I'll be a better Pokémon prof than my father is!

Trivia

  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pikachu wears Brendan's Emerald headband as an alternate costume. Also, the Pokémon Trainer has an alternate costume with a similar color scheme as Brendan's Emerald outfit.
  • He and May are the only set of player characters who have a chance to speak with both a mother and a father in the games.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ユウキ Yūki From 勇気 yūki, bravery.
English Brendan Could be derived from "brave."
French Brice Similar to the English name.
German Brix Similar to the English name.
Italian Brendon Similar to the English name.
Spanish Bruno Similar to the English name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 祐樹 Yòushù From 祐樹 yūki.


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap
Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor


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