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*Brendan's appearance in the beginning of ''[[Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'' battling {{ga|Lucas}} may be a reference to their female counterparts {{an|May}} and {{an|Dawn}} battling in the final round of the [[Wallace Cup]]. Unlike May on her return, Brendan was still wearing his {{2v2|Ruby|Sapphire}} outfit.
 
*Brendan's appearance in the beginning of ''[[Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'' battling {{ga|Lucas}} may be a reference to their female counterparts {{an|May}} and {{an|Dawn}} battling in the final round of the [[Wallace Cup]]. Unlike May on her return, Brendan was still wearing his {{2v2|Ruby|Sapphire}} outfit.
 
*Brendan is the only player character to not wear a hat, or at least a conventional one, wearing a headband or, as depicted in the manga, a rather unique hat.
 
*Brendan is the only player character to not wear a hat, or at least a conventional one, wearing a headband or, as depicted in the manga, a rather unique hat.
*There is a large amount of confusion amongst the fanbase concerning Brendan's hair. In the manga, Brendan has black hair in a similar style to Norman's. Several pieces of official art and sprites vary in this depiction, though many claim specific images as concrete evidence, particularly the appearance of black side burns in the Emerald art, and black hair appearing aside the white hair/hat in the sprites.
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*There is a large amount of confusion amongst the fanbase concerning Brendan's hair. In the manga, Brendan has black hair in a similar style to Norman's. Several pieces of official art and sprites vary in this depiction, though many claim specific images as concrete evidence, particularly the appearance of black side burns in the Emerald art, and black hair appearing aside the white hair/hat in the sprites. Outside of the Manga, it is not explicitly stated that Brendan is or is not wearing a hat.
 
*Brendan's hair, should that be the case, is quite similar to [http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Eugene_Chaud Eugene Chaud] of the [http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/MegaMan_Battle_Network_series Megaman Battle Network series], being both white and black.
 
*Brendan's hair, should that be the case, is quite similar to [http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Eugene_Chaud Eugene Chaud] of the [http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/MegaMan_Battle_Network_series Megaman Battle Network series], being both white and black.
 
*Both Brendan's and {{ga|May}}'s {{v2|Emerald}} artwork feature them holding a [[Premier Ball]].
 
*Both Brendan's and {{ga|May}}'s {{v2|Emerald}} artwork feature them holding a [[Premier Ball]].

Revision as of 16:17, 21 July 2009

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Brendan
ユウキ Yūki
[[File:Emerald Brendan.png|{{{size}}}]]
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

Brendan (Japanese: ユウキ Yūki) serves as the rival in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, if the player choose to play as the female character. He is also the male choice in the games, but Brendan is never among the default names for the character.

The Generation III games broke from the tradition of naming characters as their respective game colors, such as Red in Generation I and Gold in the Generation II games. As such, Brendan's counterpart is Ruby in the Pokémon Special manga. Rald, one of Brendan's default Japanese names, is used in the manga Pokémon Battle Frontier.

In the anime

File:Brendan.JPG
Brendan and his Swampert

Brendan's only anime appearances are small cameos in the opening of Jirachi: Wish Maker, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

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. Brendan seems to be a competitive battler, as his cameos suggest he spends time in Battle Towers.

In his third appearance he was seen battling another main protagonist of the games: Lucas. He was still wearing the same outfit as his first appearance.

Pokémon

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

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Swampert
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Shiftry
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Aggron
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Rhyperior

In the games

Artwork from Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon

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

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

First battle

If the player chose Treecko: Template:PartyHeader Template:PartyBody31 Template:PartyFooter

If the player chose Torchic: Template:PartyHeader Template:PartyBody31 Template:PartyFooter

If the player chose Mudkip: Template:PartyHeader Template:PartyBody31 Template:PartyFooter

Second battle (on Route 110)
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Grovyle
Level 20
OR

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Combusken
Level 20
OR

259.png
Marshtomp
Level 20
285.png
Shroomish
Level 18 (Absent if Rival has Grovyle)
322.png
Numel
Level 18 (Absent if Rival has Combusken)
320.png
Wailmer
Level 18 (Absent if Rival has Marshtomp)
Third battle (on Route 119)
253.png
Grovyle
Level 31
OR

256.png
Combusken
Level 31
OR

259.png
Marshtomp
Level 31
285.png
Shroomish
Level 29 (Absent if Rival has Grovyle)
322.png
Numel
Level 29 (Absent if Rival has Combusken)
320.png
Wailmer
Level 29 (Absent if Rival has Marshtomp)
Fourth battle (in Lilycove City)
253.png
Grovyle
Level 34
OR

256.png
Combusken
Level 34
OR

259.png
Marshtomp
Level 34
285.png
Shroomish
Level 32 (Absent if Rival has Grovyle)
322.png
Numel
Level 32 (Absent if Rival has Combusken)
320.png
Wailmer
Level 32 (Absent if Rival has Marshtomp)
277.png
Swellow
Level 31

Pokémon Emerald

First battle (on Route 103)

If the player chose Treecko: Template:PartyHeader Template:PartyBody31 Template:PartyFooter

If the player chose Torchic: Template:PartyHeader Template:PartyBody31 Template:PartyFooter

If the player chose Mudkip: Template:PartyHeader Template:PartyBody31 Template:PartyFooter

Second battle (Optionally in Rustboro City)
252.png
Treecko
Level 15
OR

255.png
Torchic
Level 15
OR

258.png
Mudkip
Level 15


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Lombre
Level 13 (Absent if Rival has Treecko)
218.png
Slugma
Level 13 (Absent if Rival has Torchic)
278.png
Wingull
Level 13 (Absent if Rival has Mudkip)
Third battle (on Route 110)
253.png
Grovyle
Level 20
OR

256.png
Combusken
Level 20
OR

259.png
Marshtomp
Level 20
271.png
Lombre
Level 18 (Absent if Rival has Grovyle)
218.png
Slugma
Level 18 (Absent if Rival has Combusken)
278.png
Wingull
Level 18 (Absent if Rival has Marshtomp)
Fourth battle (on Route 119)
253.png
Grovyle
Level 31
OR

256.png
Combusken
Level 31
OR

259.png
Marshtomp
Level 31
272.png
Ludicolo
Level 29 (Absent if Rival has Grovyle)
218.png
Slugma
Level 29 (Absent if Rival has Combusken)
279.png
Pelipper
Level 29 (Absent if Rival has Marshtomp)
Fifth battle (in Lilycove City)
253.png
Grovyle
Level 34
OR

256.png
Combusken
Level 34
OR

259.png
Marshtomp
Level 34
272.png
Ludicolo
Level 32 (Absent if Rival has Grovyle)
218.png
Slugma
Level 32 (Absent if Rival has Combusken)
279.png
Pelipper
Level 32 (Absent if Rival has Marshtomp)
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Tropius
Level 31

Other names for Brendan

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

Language Ruby Sapphire Emerald
English
  • Landon
  • Terry
  • Seth
  • Tom
  • Sean
  • Terry
  • Seth
  • Tom
  • Brett
  • Casey
  • Collin
  • Darren
  • Easton
  • Jaxson
  • Johnny
  • Jude
  • Kenny
  • Landon
  • Milton
  • Quincy
  • Reid
  • Seth
  • Stanley
  • Stu
  • Terry
  • Teru
  • Tom
  • 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
  • ケイ Kei
  • 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
  • ヒトシ Hitoshi
  • ヒロアキ Hiroaki
  • ユキヒコ Yukihiko
  • ラルド Rald
  • リクヤ Rikuya
  • 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
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Dieter
  • Erik
  • Florian
  • Haiko
  • Helge
  • Jan
  • Johann
  • Jörg
  • Klaus
  • Markus
  • Martin
  • Michael
  • Paul
  • Roland
  • Rolf
  • Stefan
  • Thomas
Spanish
  • Teren
  • Quimi
  • Rufo
  • Arturo
  • Marino
  • Quimi
  • Rufo
  • Arturo
French
  • Thierry
  • Thomas
  • Daniel
  • Seb
  • Martial
  • Thomas
  • Daniel
  • Seb
  • Daniel
  • Stan
  • Thomas
  • Fabrice
  • Gary
  • Stef
  • Severin
  • Seb
  • Alec
  • Thierry
  • Johann
  • Manuel
  • Colin
  • Ruddy
  • Thibaud
  • Johnny
  • Arno
  • Gibus
  • Jules
Italian
  • Landon
  • Marco
  • Paolo
  • Lucio
  • Martin
  • Marco
  • Paolo
  • Lucio

In the TFG

Brendan appears as a common Trainer figure in the launch set, Next Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.

Trivia

  • The English default names for Brendan include Landon in Ruby (as a reference to Groudon) and Sean in Sapphire (as a reference to Kyogre). The same holds true for two of his Japanese default names, Rikuya and Kaito. Riku (陸) and kai (海) mean land and sea, respectively.
  • As the player, Brendan or his female counterpart May are native to the Johto region.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pikachu wears a headband similar to Brendan's hat on Emerald as an alternate costume. Also the Pokémon Trainer has an alternate costume with a similar color scheme as Brendan's Emerald outfit.
  • It is interesting to note that in the anime, Brendan's Shiftry was caught with a Repeat Ball. His Aggron was caught with a Luxury Ball.
  • Brendan's appearance in the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior battling Lucas may be a reference to their female counterparts May and Dawn battling in the final round of the Wallace Cup. Unlike May on her return, Brendan was still wearing his Ruby and Sapphire outfit.
  • Brendan is the only player character to not wear a hat, or at least a conventional one, wearing a headband or, as depicted in the manga, a rather unique hat.
  • There is a large amount of confusion amongst the fanbase concerning Brendan's hair. In the manga, Brendan has black hair in a similar style to Norman's. Several pieces of official art and sprites vary in this depiction, though many claim specific images as concrete evidence, particularly the appearance of black side burns in the Emerald art, and black hair appearing aside the white hair/hat in the sprites. Outside of the Manga, it is not explicitly stated that Brendan is or is not wearing a hat.
  • Brendan's hair, should that be the case, is quite similar to Eugene Chaud of the Megaman Battle Network series, being both white and black.
  • Both Brendan's and May's Emerald artwork feature them holding a Premier Ball.
  • As the Player character (along with May), they are the only set of characterst have both a mother and a father in the games.
  • Brendan's Ruby and Sapphire artwork feature him holding a green Poké Ball



Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor


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