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Emerald (Japanese: エメラルド) is the eleventh main character of the manga series Pokémon Special. His origin is unknown, although Latios and Latias are very close to him, calling him "Rald".
He first appeared in the Battle Frontier, having been brought there by Latios and Latias. There he met Todd. After he bound and gagged Tucker and stole his Salamence, Emerald was about to be banned from the Frontier, until it was revealed that Emerald was attracting media attention. Upon the risk of losing major publicity, the Frontier Brains and Scott eventually agreed to his challenge: he would defeat all of the seven Brains within seven days.
Emerald seems to have an issue with his own height, as he wears his hair tall, clothing with extra long sleeves, and platform shoes. Much of his clothing appears to be intended to make him look taller than he really is. Even despite this, Emerald is much shorter than he already appears, as revealed by Greta and Todd while he is sleeping.
Emerald doesn't like Pokémon themselves, but he likes Pokémon battles. To the amazement of Todd, he is an expert at battling. As he does not train his own Pokémon, he borrows the Pokémon he uses from Crystal.
Later on, Emerald's reason for visiting the Frontier is revealed: he was assigned by Professor Oak and Crystal to capture Jirachi. He attempted first time after his fight with Brandon at the Battle Pyramid and was almost successful. However, after that, he went back to his original challenge.
Despite his protests, his Pokémon love him greatly and tend to get jealous of each other; recently, his Sudowoodo (revealed to be female because of its motherly nature) and Sceptile got into an argument over Emerald's food and began cooking with berries in a frenzy before being broken up by Emerald's Dusclops. His Sceptile's interest in Emerald's Pokédex indicated that it evolved from Wally's Grovyle. This was later confirmed.
Emerald carries several gadgets with him, primarily his extendable mechanical hands. He also has a pistol that shoots soil from various places around the world. By shooting a Pokémon with a "seal" of soil from its birthplace, the Pokémon is calmed by a sense of nostalgia.
Emerald has the ability to determine the birthplace of any Pokémon by sight. He uses this ability along with his gun to calm rampaging Pokémon that have been illegally added to the Battle Frontier, and has taken three of these cured Pokémon as his own.
It was later revealed that he was one of the orphans that Crys was helping at. He looked up to her and wanted a Pokedex of his own, Professor Oak did offer it to him at one point but he declined. He spent his time roaming around Hoenn and met the Trick Master which gave him the gadgets that was inspired by a faraway land. He also found a green gem that was used as a test to call out Rayquaza but Emerald found the gem and it got attached to his forehead.
This has been updated from the most recent chapter of the Battle Frontier Saga.
These Pokémon were loaned to him by Noland, while his Pokémon are in their match against Spenser's Pokémon. Although he did keep the ones that were loaned by him and added them to his team.
On the Battle Palace
These Pokémon are challenging the Battle Palace without orders of a Trainer. They're being watched by Spenser.
These are the Pokémon that he used for the matches that required rental Pokémon:
Used in the Battle Factory
Borrowed from Crystal
This has been updated as of the most recent chapter of the Battle Frontier Saga.
Used in the Battle Pike
Used in the Battle Pyramid
- Emerald is the only character named after a third version in Pokémon Special that is male, as Blue, Yellow, Crystal, and Platina are all female.
- Emerald and Yellow are the only main characters of Pokémon Special not directly based on game characters, coincidentally named for third versions of odd-numbered generations.