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マツブサ Matsubusa
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Maxie.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Magma Leader
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Member of Team Magma
Rank Boss
Anime debut Gaining Groudon
English voice actor Marc Thompson
Japanese voice actor Keiji Fujiwara

Maxie (Japanese: マツブサ Matsubusa) is the head of Team Magma. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Magma Leader (Japanese: マグマだんリーダー Team Magma Leader).

In the games

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Maxie is the head of Team Magma. In Pokémon Sapphire, Maxie helps the player against Team Aqua. He does not have an active role in the storyline and cannot be battled.

In Pokémon Ruby and their remakes, he first appears in the Oceanic Museum in Slateport City, trying to steal the Devon Goods from Captain Stern. Later, Team Magma members steal a Meteorite from Professor Cozmo in Meteor Falls, and use it to try to cause Mt. Chimney to erupt. Then, after CourtneyR/TabithaOR raids the Weather Institute, Maxie steals the BlueR/Red OrbOR from Mt. Pyre. Later, he and the Team Magma members turn up in Slateport again as Captain Stern announces a discovery he has made about a seafloor cavern. Team Magma promptly steals the Submarine Explorer 1 that Captain Stern has built and goes for the Seafloor Cavern to awaken Groudon.

In Pokémon Emerald, Maxie tries again to dry Mt. Chimney's lava pool via the meteorite from Meteor Falls, but this time he is looking for Groudon inside the volcano. After this first, unsuccessful attempt, Maxie sends Team Magma members to make a secret hideout inside the volcano, where he finally awakens Groudon using the Blue Orb stolen at Mt. Pyre. However he loses the control over the legendary Pokémon. Later Team Magma raids the Mossdeep Space Center, trying to use the rocket fuel to make Mt. Chimney erupt. The protagonist comes just in time to stop him, but as Tabitha is teaming up with Maxie, Steven is forced to team up with the player to stop Team Magma. When defeated a third time, Maxie sees the error of his ways, later disbanding Team Magma and attempting to stop Groudon and Kyogre's fight.

Maxie's role in the games differs slightly. In Ruby and Emerald, Maxie is regularly disdainful and resentful for the player's constant interference throughout, choosing to flee often rather than further justify or persuade the player of their team's sincerity. Even in the end, upon returning the Blue Orb, he simply states that nature is not for humanity's interference in any regard, before saying a final farewell to the player. In Emerald, he stops to come back towards the player, but is unable to get past first addressing them, either out of respect or guilt. In Omega Ruby, Maxie's character is vastly expanded upon. A calculating strategist, he still maintains a cold demeanor and sense of overconfidence, but carries with him a distinct respect for the player as well, recognizing them as part of humanity's future, and is increasingly impressed with both their willpower and strength. Upon the defeat of Primal Groudon, this respect evolves into a profound affection for the player, entrusting him/her with both the Red Orb, and eventually his Cameruptite, as well as free entrance to visit their hideout. He also resolves to stay and reform Team Magma's ideals for benevolent purposes, rather than disappearing forever out of shame.

In Omega Ruby, the player once again squares off against Maxie, who has defeated Team Aqua's leader Archie in battle. Upon defeating him, Maxie jovially congratulates the player for their perseverance before preparing to awaken Groudon. However, Tabitha, who has learned of Groudon's potential risk to the world's natural balance, suddenly dashes in begging Maxie to stop, to which the Magma Leader disdainfully dismisses as part of his rumored attempt to usurp him in leadership. Awakening Groudon, the beast suddenly bursts through the cave's surface, and the Drought ability begins to parch Hoenn drastically. At first, Maxie is delighted, anticipating his plans to be finally in fruition. However, he soon finds himself horrified to discover that not only are the levels of sun hotter than he anticipated, but that activating Groudon's Desolate Land ability could push the heat to unbearably lethal levels for all above the surface. Guilt-ridden, he heads to Sootopolis to meet the player there, and expresses a profound apology for his hubris. Entrusting the player with saving them, he has Tabitha equip them with the Magma Suit to endure the magma's heat in the center of the Cave of Origin and to communicate with the player upon meeting Groudon.

Upon Groudon's defeat or capture, the energy amassed in the Cave's jewels emit a green beam skyward, which casts an emerald spectrum of falling lights across the region. Maxie, profoundly affected by the experience, is at first hesitant to accept Archie's offer to start over, believing himself unworthy of redemption. However, Tabitha (in a somewhat brutally blunt moment), while agreeing with Maxie's self-assessment, nonetheless encourages him to at least try, and that atonement is a key part of responsibility, offering his continued loyalty from that point onward. Softly thanking his Admin, Maxie willingly relinquishes the Red Orb to the player, entrusting them with Groudon's Primal power, and departs with Archie to begin their mutual reformation. During the Delta Episode, Maxie is confronted in the Magma Hideout by one of his fromer grunts, Zinnia, who is thieving Key Stones in order to summon and empower Rayquaza with Mega Evolution. When his Key Stone is stolen, he entrusts the player with his Cameruptite to stop Zinnia's apparent rampage. When the world is spared from the meteor, Maxie summons Courtney to his quarters, where she tearfully apologizes for her recklessness. Shocked by the sight of his normally stoic Admin crying, Maxie agrees to forgive her on one condition...she forgive his actions and conduct, recognizing that coupled with the fallout of their plans for Groudon, drove her into despair. He explains his intent to start over the principles of Team Magma, having learned the importance of understanding and working with even those he disagrees with, to which she agrees. He welcomes the player to visit them in their hideout anytime, taking on the role of a friend to them. This friendship even extends to being available to partner with them in the Battle Maison's Multi Battle mode.


In the games he appears in, Maxie battles with the following Pokémon:

Pokémon Ruby

First battle

Second battle

Pokémon Emerald

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Maxie battles alongside Tabitha during the attack on the Mossdeep Space Center.

Pokémon Omega Ruby

First battle

Second battle

Battle Maison Multi Battle

Maxie will always use these two Pokémon as the player's Multi Battle Partner.

Additionally, when fighting three Team Aqua Grunts at Mt. Chimney, Maxie is seen with a Poochyena. It is unknown if this Poochyena is related to Maxie's Mightyena.


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Pokémon Ruby

Oceanic Museum

"I came to see what was taking so long to snatch some parts, and you simps are held up by a mere child? I am Team Magma's Maxie. Why on earth do you feel compelled to mess up Team Magma's plans? Pokémon, people, all life exists on land... That's why Team Magma is trying to expand the world's landmass. Don't you agree? What we are doing is a magnificent undertaking. Well, no matter... You're young. Your inability to understand our noble cause can't be helped... But, if you were to impede us ever again, you'll see no mercy from us! Keep that firmly in mind! Farewell!"

Mt. Chimney

"The power contained in the Meteorite... By amplifying its power with this machine, Mt. Chimney's volcanic activity will instantly intensify... Fufufu... The volcano will erupt, spewing lava that will cool and harden. It will expand the landmass..."
  • Before battle
"You again... Now listen. We humans have grown on dry land. The land is everything! Its importance is paramount! That is why we of Team Magma are committed to expanding the landmass. It will create space for new species of Pokémon to evolve. It will give us humans more space to advance. That is Team Magma's vision! I can't allow an ignorant child like you to get in our way. I, Maxie, will show you the consequences of meddling!"
  • When defeated
"What?! I, Maxie, was caught off guard?!"
  • After being defeated
"Ah, whatever. I will give up our plans for Mt. Chimney for the time being... But no one can ever stop us! Team Magma will prevail! Don't you ever forget that!"

Mt. Pyre

"Not you again... You've impeded our plans repeatedly, but this time you're too late. The Blue Orb that rested atop Mt. Pyre... I, Maxie, claim it as mine! Fufufu... Finally, I can realize my grand design... Come on, crew! It's Slateport next!"

Slateport Harbor

"Fwahahaha... I commiserate with you! All that effort you spent following me here all the way from Mt. Pyre. But now... No one can stop us! No one! Or, will you follow us back to our Hideout in Lilycove City? Fwahahahaha..."

Seafloor Cavern

"Hold it right there."
  • Before battle
"Fufufu... So it was you, after all. Behold! See how beautiful it is, the sleeping form of the ancient Pokémon Groudon! I have waited so long for this day to come... It surprises me, how you've managed to chase me here. But that's all over now. For the realization of my dream, you must disappear now!"
  • When defeated
"I... I lost again?"
  • After being defeated
"Fufufu... I commend you. I must recognize that you are truly gifted. But! I have this in my possession! With this Blue Orb, I can make Groudon..."
"What?! I didn't do anything. Why did the Blue Orb... Where did Groudon go?"
"Hm? It's a message from our members outside..."
"Yes, what is it? Hm... The sun is burning brightly? Good... That should have happened. That is why we awakened Groudon, to realize Team Magma's vision of expanding the world's landmass."
"What?! It's far hotter than we envisioned? It's so hot that it's dangerous? That can't be... That's just not possible... Hold your position and monitor the situation!"
"There's something wrong... The Blue Orb is supposed to awaken and control Groudon... But... Why? Why did Groudon disappear? Why?!"
"What are you saying? The Blue Orb should let me control Groudon... That can't be possible..."

Route 128

"What happened... What is this wretched scene... Did I...make a horrible mistake? I... I only wanted..."

Pokémon Sapphire

Meteor Falls

"Hold it right there, Team Aqua! We, Team Magma, won't allow you to get away with your misdeeds!"
"And you are? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fine, so you are <player>. I am Maxie. As the head of Team Magma, I have dedicated myself to thwarting the dangerous plans of Team Aqua. Why? Because Team Aqua is a grave threat to us all. They have committed many destructive acts in their bid to enlarge the sea. We, Team Magma, love dry land above all! Team Aqua is our sworn enemy!"
"Yes, yes, we must! We've got to hurry. There's no telling what Team Aqua will do at Mt. Chimney!"
"<player>, you should keep an eye out for Team Aqua, too. Farewell!"

Mt. Chimney

"Oh, <player>! Please, you must stop Team Aqua for me! They're trying to make this volcano inactive by using the stolen Meteorite's power!"
"<Player>! Please, you've got to stop Team Aqua for me! Dealing with these three thugs is a lot, even for me!"
"<player>! Thank you! With your help, we thwarted Team Aqua's destructive plan! But... This victory doesn't mean the end of their evil plans. We will remain vigilant and keep up our pursuit of Team Aqua. <Player>, we shall meet again!"

Seafloor Cavern

"What have you wrought? Archie... You've finally awoken Kyogre, haven't you? What will happen to the world if this downpour continues for all eternity? The world's landmass will drown in the deepening sea..."
"We don't have the time to argue about it here! Get outside and see for yourself! See if what you've wrought is the world that you desired!"
"<Player>, come on, you have to get out of here, too!"

Route 128

"Do you understand now, Archie? Do you finally see how disastrous your dream turned out to be? We have to hurry! We have to do something before the situation goes completely out of control!"
"<Player>... We, Team Magma, had been pursuing Team Aqua to prevent this from happening. You've been very helpful, but I fear the worst has happened... It's gone too far for a child like you to manage... Leave things to us, and get out of here while you still can!"
"This defies belief... A super-ancient Pokémon... Its power is unbelievable. It has upset the balance of nature..."

Pokémon Emerald

Mt. Chimney

  • Before battle
"The power contained in the Meteorite... By amplifying its power with this machine, Mt. Chimney's volcanic activity will instantly intensify... Its energy will grow deep inside the crater and... Fufufu..."
"Hm? Who are you? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... I'd heard Archie bemoaning a child who's been meddling with Team Aqua's affairs. It must be you he meant. Humph! So you're thinking of interfering with us, Team Magma?"
"Now you listen. Long ago, living things used the land to live and grow. That is why land is all important! It is the cradle of all! That is why Team Magma is dedicated to the expansion of the land mass. It is for further advancement of humankind and Pokémon! And for that, we need the power of what sleeps within this mountain..."
"Oh! There was no need for you to learn that much. But, no matter! I'll teach you the consequences of meddling in our grand design!"
  • When defeated
"What?! I, Maxie, was caught off guard?"
  • After being defeated
"But, enough. I will back off this time. But don't think that this is the last you've seen of Team Magma. Fufufu... Even without the Meteorite, if we obtain the Orb... Fufufu...

Magma Hideout

  • Before battle
"Groudon... Nothing could awaken you from your sleep bathed in magma... This Blue Orb is what you sought. Wasn't it? I have brought you the Blue Orb. Let its shine awaken you! And show me... Show me the full extent of your power!"
"Groudon! What's wrong? Wasn't the Blue Orb the key? Groudon! Where have you gone..."
"Oh, so it was you? I've seen you poking around uninvited here and there... I get it now! You must have pulled a cheap stunt!"
  • When defeated
"What makes you so adept at handling Pokémon?"
  • After being defeated
"There has to be some reason why Groudon fled... That's what you're trying to say, aren't you? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Humph... You think I didn't know that? With Groudon gone, there is no longer any need for this blasted volcano. I am going after Groudon, so this is where we part!"

Mossdeep Space Center

"Clear out of the way! Don't you dare interfere!"
  • Before battle
"Fufufu... Since you're so curious, you deserve an explanation. We're going to jettison the entire load into Mt. Chimney! With Groudon gone, we have no need for that slag heap of a mountain! So we'll use the fuel's power to make the volcano erupt! It will be savage!"
  • When defeated
"All I want... I just want to expand the land mass..."
  • After being defeated
"We failed to make the volcano erupt... We failed to control Groudon after we had awoken it... Is our goal to expand the land misguided? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... If... If we, Team Magma, are wrong... ... ... ... ... ... Then might Team Aqua's goal to expand the sea also be equally misguided?"
"All right... We will give up on the fuel... There appear to be more important matters that I must examine..."

Seafloor Cavern

"What have you wrought? Archie... You've finally awoken Kyogre, haven't you? What will happen to the world if this downpour continues for all eternity? The world's landmass will drown in the deepening sea..."
"We don't have the time to argue about it here! Get outside and see for yourself! See if what you've wrought is the world that we desired!"
"<Player>, come on, you have to get out of here, too!"

Route 128

"Do you understand now, Archie? Do you finally see how disastrous your dream turned out to be? We have to hurry! We have to do something before the situation goes completely out of control!"
"<Player>, don't say anything. I know that I have no right to be critical of Archie... But the way things are now, I doubt that we humans will be capable of doing anything about it. But neither can we stand by and just watch helplessly. The responsibility of putting an end to this falls between Archie and me..."
"This defies belief... Those super-ancient Pokémon... Their power is unbelievable. They have upset the balance of nature..."

Sootopolis City

"G... Groudon... Please! Stop what you're doing! I know the extent of your power now! If you keep going, all Hoenn, not just Sootopolis, will be utterly ruined!"
  • After Rayquaza stops the fight between Kyogre and Groudon
"So the super-ancient Pokémon weren't only Groudon and Kyogre... After all our frantic scheming and fruitless efforts, that one Pokémon's simple action puts everything right again as if nothing had happened... Fu... Fuhahaha..."

Mt. Pyre


Pokémon Omega Ruby

Oceanic Museum

"Now here I was wondering how you could be held up in the simple act of seizing a case. Do I take it you are being stymied by this child?"
"Hmm. Though you are but a child, your eyes tell me of your fierce determination. My heart is pounding in my chest... Yes, I think I can see why my lowly Grunts could not stand one minute against you. I am called Maxie. I stand as the head of Team Magma, a noble organization whose goal is to propel humanity to even greater heights of progress and evolution. Indeed. And you are one of the young persons who may shape our society's future. Considering that fact, I believe I shall educate you in the ways of the world. The land... It is the stage upon which humanity stands. The land exists so we humans might continue onward and upward, stepping into the future... For us to continue growing and evolving, humans require a grand stage upon which to stand. A land upon which we can stride forward... A land we can explore...develop...exploit... This is the basis for the growth of all human endeavor. That is why we, Team Magma, must increase the landmass of the world! Believe that this will lead to a future of eternal happiness for humanity... And consequently for all life!"
"Humph. I suppose the concept may still be too difficult for a child to comprehend. Is that the case? At least I have tried to open your mind. I will take my leave for now. I suggest you take care that you never again stand against Team Magma. I will not be so lenient next time. I implore you to remember that."
"We are done here."

Mt. Chimney

  • Before battle
"The power contained in the Meteorite... If we merge the explosive energy contained within the planet's core with the Meteorite's power..."
"I remember those eyes. And the indomitable will that seems to burn behind them. Ahhh. Now I recall. You are the one who defied us at Slateport's Oceanic Museum. And, your presence here tells me that you have defeated Tabitha. Yes, I see now that the stirring of interest I felt was not misplaced. Hmph. You show true promise. Fine. I will attempt to educate you."
"Thousands of years ago, there lived a most powerful being that was said to be capable of creating new lands on the planet. The power which we in Team Magma seek— This power, which can expand the available landmass, belongs to a legendary and super-ancient Pokémon. Though now it slumbers, having lost the source of its power and been trapped in a deep sleep. So what is it that we must do to awaken this slumbering giant? Our research has led us here, to Mt. Chimney. Yes, this very Meteorite. If we create the right conditions, we should find ourselves able to alter this Meteorite's qualities. Yes, even into a Mega Stone. Even into a Key Stone. And here, at Mt. Chimney— Hmph... I should not say too much. That is the end of today's lesson."
"Now then. I believe it is time we begin. The time for the purge has come. I do believe that I made myself quite clear when we were last in Slateport. I warned you that any fool standing in our way would be met without mercy!"
"I will bury you by my own hand. I hope you appreciate this honor!"
  • When defeated
"Ugh! You are...quite capable... I fell behind, but only by an inch..."
  • After being defeated
"Oh? So you repulsed the great Maxie in battle. Haha... You never fail to entertain me!"
"An excellent start! This time, permit me to unleash my full strength! Once you've tasted my Pokémon's Mega Evolved power, you will say good-bye to your last shred of hope!"
"Hm? Yes, it's me. ...Oh? Then it is Mt. Pyre. I understand. I will come at once."
"I am sorry to cut our battle short, but I'm afraid I must excuse myself. Such rudeness demands reparation. Take this Meteorite as my apologies. You may do with it what you like."
"And I will not again forget the face of the Trainer who managed to thwart me in battle!"

Mt. Pyre

"Humph. So it was you... I'm sorry that I had to postpone my defeat of you at Mt. Chimney. And now, I am sorry that I have to postpone it once more. I cannot afford to waste even a single second now. For the Red Orb which has been enshrined here at Mt. Pyre... Now belongs to me, the great Maxie!"
"Courtney. You must see to it that our dear visitor is not neglected due to my inability to battle now... Do be so kind as to battle him/her with the full measure of your strength...and crush this boy/girl so that he/she will never again for a single moment dream of defying out team!"
"Fufufu... With this Red Orb in my possession, I have no need for the power of the Meteorite to awaken the beast from the deep! All that I need now is a way to reach the place where it sleeps... The only task remaining is obtaining the submarine being constructed in Slateport! We move out at once, team! Our next destination...Slateport City!"

Slateport Harbor

"Hrr-hrrmph. Captain Stern, I presume you can hear me. We of Team Magma will now assume control of your famed submarine. Take pride in the fact that your invention will serve as a linchpin of the next great step in humanity's development! Fufufu... Fuwahahahahaha!"
"Hmph... So you have bothered to chase me, Maxie, all the way here from Mt. Pyre... Hohoho. You have earned my respect for the persistence you have shown. However... None can stop us now. All that remains is to retrofit this submarine and force our way into the Seafloor Cavern, where the great Pokémon sleeps... Our plans to propel humanity to its ultimate heights have entered their final stage. If you wish to prolong your futile struggle, I will not deny your right to try. Our hideout lies in Lilycove City. Follow us to our very door if you feel that justice demands it. And now I must be going. Tabitha! Let us go."

Seafloor Cavern

  • Before battle
"Ahahaha! How pathetic you appear now. The fool, Archie."
"Fuhahaha! Just as I predicted."
"Even I, the great Maxie, have found myself wishing for something I cannot justify. And the illogical desire that I harbored was to have you present here at this moment. Hahaha... And now that fool's wish has come true. Fantastic! Nothing could please me more! I suppose I should make introductions... I present to you my incomparable partner, who will assist Team Magma in driving humanity forward to its next level!"
"The super-ancient Pokémon... Groudon! Behold! This great form slumbering in defiance of even the broiling lava surrounding it!"
"So long have I waited for this day... Immeasurably long! This foolish world has held back humanity's progress out of misguided idealism regarding the coexistence of humans and Pokémon. But this ancient creature can bring that to its rightful end, creating a new land upon which humanity may stride freely forward. Now that I have at last obtained the power of Primal Groudon!"
"And now, you are the final obstacle remaining between me and my goals. It behooves me to use every tool at my disposal to eliminate you. Indeed! Even Mega Evolution! Do not delude yourself that you and your Pokémon are the only ones capable of it. I must apologize for making you wait through our encounters at Mt. Chimney and Mt. Pyre without treating you to this sight. Brace yourself for my ultimate attack! Fuhahaha!"
  • When defeated
"You've really done it, child. You've shown a power that exceeds that of the great Maxie!"
  • After being defeated
"Hah... Hah... Hahhh... ... Ah. Aha... Fuhahaha... Kahahahaha! GAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
"Splendid. Just splendid, my young Trainer. No, it is more than that! I should be calling you my young hero! Believing until the very end that a world where humanity and Pokémon coexist must be the best... Rejecting my ideals without a second thought... Yes, watching you struggle desperately to halt the beginning of the world's end... You are undoubtedly a hero! So noble... And yet. I will not yield! I will not bend! My ideals will not be shaken! My dream for the world's next step forward will never change!"
"I will use the Red Orb to awaken Groudon, revert it to its primal form, and put an end to all else!"
"Buh?! Tabitha?!"
"Humph. Did you think I had not noticed? That I had somehow failed to realize you were after my spot? Such a sad development indeed. To be betrayed by my number two..."
"In the end, there is only one being upon which I can depend! Now, Groudon! Absorb all of the power resting in this Red Orb, and reclaim yourself! Revert to your primal form! This is the time to take back the great Evolution you lost in the ancient past! Reclaim the possibility you once held!"
"Gahahahaha! At last... AT LAST! I've finally done it!!! A new world for human evolution will be born!!! We shall stride forward!!!"
"... Hm? A message from our members outside? What is it? So the sun has turned mercilessly fierce in its heat. I should expect so. That is what I have long— No, what WE have long wished for. What?! The heat is greater than simulations predicted? It will be a risk to our own safety if it continues?! That cannot be... It has only just awoken... Where is it getting so much power from? And how much more will it gain when it does undergo Primal Reversion... C-continue your readings! Then report back!"
"All that matters is... That I have used the red orb to awaken Groudon. And now... I will transform this planet to a land ideal for humanity."
"What... Did you say?"

Route 128

"This... This is not..."
"... I... I wanted... I wanted to make... It was supposed to be a world where the human race would attain new heights... The next stage... Of our new development... It was all... For humanity's future..."

Sootopolis City

"...I know what must be done. I will entrust this to you now. It is the fruit of our collaboration with the Devon Corporation, and it represents the height of Hoenn's technological knowledge and skill."
"And yet... Even with that Magma Suit, is it probable that anyone could pass through that magma, now fiercer than ever due to the forces of nature?"
"Child, you... No. I have no right to call you "child." Fellow Trainer. I have caused great harm, and for that I apologize most sincerely. But now we find ourselves at an impasse, and you and your Pokémon are all that humanity has to count on in its stand against Groudon..."
"The fate of our world... The world upon which all humanity thrives... The fate of our world rests in your hands!"

Cave of Origin

"Do you read me? It is I, the great Maxie. A device built into that suit has donned allows me to talk to you. We have received the readings from your suit. They suggest that Groudon has appeared. Is my supposition correct? Does it stand before you now? You must listen... Do not waste even a single second. Leap upon Groudon's mighty back. Then le-- take you to -- dee---est... O--- th--- c..."

Sootopolis City (after confronting Groudon)

"Is the energy that had been amassed deep within the Cave of Origin now flowing out to pour over the greater world?"
"... I may be right... However... Personally, in my case... Some wrongs cannot be atoned for, no matter how you try to right them. And I have committed wrongs so great as to bring the whole world to its knees. It may be that I... It may be too much to assume that I should deserve the chance to start anything over."
"T-Tabitha... ... Thank you."
"You were able to use that Blue Orb to great effect, so I imagine you will be able to handle this. Have Groudon hold it, and you should be able to control its Primal Reversion for at least a short period, such as during a battle."
Delta Episode

Team Magma Hideout

"Grr... The great Maxie has fallen to this woman?!"
"Woman... Who are you?"
"You... Why are you here?"
"... Now I see... Yes, it was not chance that brought you here now. This was inevitable."
"Tabitha. Give it to him/her."
"Yes... Now that the Key Stone has been stolen, a Mega Stone will serve me no purpose."
"I do not have the power now to use Mega Evolution. So I entrust it to you.
"I entrust it believing that this is the best action I can now take! That woman... She had such utter mastery over her Dragon-type Pokémon. There is more to her than meets the eye. I do not know what must be going through her mind. But... I think you may be the only one who can now stand against her. So I ask you this favor: Rage! Take up this fight for me, and bring this crisis to its resolution!"
"That woman... She said that the former Champion would know what she was about. I assume you of all people should know where to find him, but...?"

Delta Episode Epilogue

"What are you--?!"
"... Fine. I understand. Courtney. I, the great Maxie, will forgive you. But only on one condition!"
"You must... Also forgive me... Courtney. I never imagined... I never could have imagined... How very loyal you were to me. Nor did I imagine even one iota of the shock you must have experienced, due to my recent speech and conduct, or how I could have pained you. The one who drove you to such an extreme act was me. I am truly sorry for that. You see, Courtney, I would like to start on a new path. There are truths that I have learned because of the mistakes I have made. They pit me against others who are not like me and against ideas that differ from mine. They tell me the importance of understanding these others, even though we may continue to cause pain to another. And that holds true whether the opponent I face is human, Pokémon, or even the might of nature itself. I will take this step forward, free from hesitation, and meet my foe. And together we will find a way to create, not destroy, or so I hope. That is the vision that I, Maxie, have for Team Magma's future. Will you come with me on this journey as well? Courtney."'
"My... You certainly cry a lot."

All subsequent visits

"Child. Ah...Forgive me. I should greet you more properly by now, <player>. Feel free to spend one hour, or even a day, in our hideout. We will always welcome a visit from you, <player>."

Battle Maison When the player chooses him as their Multi Battle partner

"So you wish for the great Maxie to battle alongside you...Hehehe...My heart trembles in anticipation! This should be a fascinating battle!"

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Meteor Falls

"Do these mere children give you so much trouble? You—an Admin of Team Aqua..."
"My name is Maxie. I lead an organization known as Team Magma. We work for the future happiness of all mankind. From what I have seen here, it appears that you are working against our rivals in Team Aqua. ...Fine. Amuse yourself with those Team Aqua fools. But be careful you do not impede our goals. Be you child or grown, oppose us in the slightest, and I, the great Maxie, will show no mercy!"

Mt. Chimney

"Ugh! Impudent fools! You Team Aqua curs dare to impede the great Maxie?!"
"I've seen you before, child. It seems you are not to be trifled with, if you repelled Archie in battle."
"What is that fool up to now? He abandoned the Meteorite that he sought so persistently? No! Could it be possible that he has confirmed the existence of the orbs at last? Ngh! Again, I find myself outmanuevered. What a terrible miscalculation."

Seafloor Cavern

"Y-you, child..."
"No... That..."
"Archie. It appears you have made a grave error regarding Kyogre's powers."
"The "beginning" that Primal Kyogre brings about... The way that it resets the world... It starts by driving every living thing on this planet to death first! This path leads only to an inescapable despair that cannot be withstood. That is all you have brought us. This is what comes of the madness of thinking that you could ever control the super-ancient Pokémon's power!"

Route 128

"Is this... Is this the power of the super-ancient Pokémon? Is this what Kyogre's power truly is? Is this how you return everything to its beginning?"
"The balance in this world is faltering. At this rate, it may be lost forever."
"You... We will make our way to Sootopolis. It is most likely the case that Kyogre is also making its way to that city. In the deepest reaches of the Cave of Origin, which lies in the heart of Sootopolis City... That is where Kyogre will find the energy it needs to reclaim its primal form. I expect Kyogre will go to that place in search of even greater power. We must follow it to the Cave of Origin and do whatever it takes! There's nothing else we can do!"
"Archie. You and your team of fools will accompany us. We have brought this calamity upon ourselves. It is only right that we take responsibility and clean up after our mistakes."
"As an adult, I feel I must first apologize for the way things have turned out. I am truly sorry... But I must ask for your assistance. Won't you help us avert this crisis? If we work together, I believe we'll be able to overcome this ultimate threat. I will expect your arrival in Sootopolis."

Sootopolis City

"We have been expecting you."
"Hmph! So that's it! Now that you mention it, I do remember the elderly couple at Mt. Pyre saying such... The Blue Orb is capable of releasing Kyogre's full power, of reverting it to its primal form. While the Red Orb has the power to quell that flood of power."
"We will also work to mobilize our team members and offer help to the people and Pokémon who are suffering most due to this disaster."
"Now is the time when we all must simply do the best that we can within our own chosen roles... And you, child... No. You are not acting as a mere child today. Trainer! I am sorry to say that we have put the greatest burden on your shoulders alone... But I trust you to take care of this."
  • After confronting Kyogre
"The power, which had been pooling in the Cave of Origin, is now flowing back out into the world..."
"The land...or the sea... Humans...or Pokémon... When we sought to bring happiness to only one... we nearly destroyed both. Now the world's balance is restored to its natural state. Perhaps this is the time we must reconsider our ideals... Do you not agree? Archie..."
"Hmph... We adults have a duty to pass this world along to the next generation. A world worth passing along. What is it we truly need to do to create such a world? Take each other's hand in friendship? Or fight for the right of supremacy? I think it is time we consider this again with our team members and break down the wall between us."

Battle Resort

  • Enter the Battle Resort for the first time
"Hmmm... Indeed. The hero who crushed Team Aqua's hopes and saved the world. I had not expected to meet you here."
"Are you a friend to that young man who just left? His whole body seemed to hum with his eagerness for battle... He must be quite the Trainer."
"It seems that I may get to battle both you and that young man here... Fuhaha! It appears that coming to this island may prove worth the trouble yet!"
"There has been something on my mind ever since the incident in Sootopolis... In another time, or perhaps another world, one only a fraction of an inch removed from our own, it seems very likely that it would have been us in Team Magma standing against you in that battle... Perhaps we would have been the ones trying to revive Groudon and obtain its terrible power for ourselves..."
"But of course it is pure fantasy. Talking about other worlds, or alternative realities... It is just a dream for those of us living in the present world. Fuhahaha..."
"Ah yes. But now that I've had the good fortune to meet you again, I should give you that thing..."
"I look forward to a day when my Pokemon team might face yours in battle. Until that day..."


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Ruby and Sapphire, and Emerald
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Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


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In the anime

Maxie and the Blue Orb
Maxie in the anime

Maxie first appeared in Gaining Groudon. Maxie's goal was to expand the land of Hoenn believing that if so, the land would be peaceful. Team Magma captured Ash and his friends, and Maxie was telling them that he wanted to expand the land and that Team Aqua were a bunch of crooks. Tabitha and the Grunts' Mightyena were very intimidating in the eyes of May and Max, so when Ash was testy and angry when he spoke to Maxie, the Mightyena would growl at them, and the siblings would suggest that Ash be less assertive. By then, Shelly got Kyogre for Team Aqua, and so she left with him. Archie then met Maxie for the trick bargain to trade Kyogre for Groudon.

In The Scuffle of Legends, Archie was very smug because he told Maxie that he had fooled him. Team Aqua sent out Walrein, which defeated the Mightyena that Team Magma sent out. Archie then bonded with the Red Orb just the way Pikachu did in the previous episode, and Maxie and Lance disguised as a Team Magma Grunt confronted Archie before this happened.

After the fight between Kyogre and Groudon, Maxie realized the errors of his ways and finally changed his beliefs, now believing that the land of Hoenn is supposed to be kept as is.



Maxie's Kyogre
Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Kyogre

Kyogre was first seen in the containment chamber of Team Magma's ship. Aqua Admin Shelly sets it free by increasing the humidity levels in the chamber so it could revive itself. She successfully does so causing Kyogre to break free from the ship. It is seen with Team Aqua afterwards. In its next appearance, Kyogre is seen fighting with Groudon and later lost to it, thus causing the orbs in Archie and Pikachu to separate. Kyogre was able to rescue Ash and Pikachu after the battle was done. In the end, it returns to its hidden location at the bottom of the sea.

Kyogre's known moves are Hyper Beam and Hydro Pump, and its Ability is Drizzle.

Debut Gaining Groudon

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 藤原啓治 Keiji Fujiwara
English Marc Thompson
Finnish Vesa Hämes
Brazilian Portuguese Márcio Marconato
Spanish Latin America Jorge Ornelas
Spain José Antonio Ceinos

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Maxie in Pokémon Adventures

Maxie is one of the two main antagonists of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. He leads Team Maxie in their quest to awaken Ground to expand the land. Team Magma clashes with Team Aqua, who aim to awaken Kyogre to expand the land.

Maxie debuts in Tripped Up by Torkoal, where he meets with Tabitha, Courtney, and Blaise after the successful obtaining of the Scanner. When Blaise reveals that the Submarine Explorer 1 is almost complete, Maxie sends the three to Slateport City to steal it.

After Team Aqua manages to successfully stop the volcanic activity of Mt. Chimney, Maxie attacks Archie. Maxie confronts Archie's manipulation of Hoenn TV to create anti-Team Magma propaganda and challenges him to a battle. Archie agrees, but the battle ends in a tie despite Archie's type advantage. The two leaders stop fighting after realizing that neither team will accomplish their goals when each has an important piece required to awaken their respective super-ancient Pokémon rests. They decide that the best option is a temporary truce so that both teams will head to the Seafloor Cavern together. When Team Magma and Aqua meet, they fit the Submarine Explorer 1 with its heart component and head underwater.

Upon arriving, the teams end their truce and proceed to head their separate ways. Archie manages to awaken Kyogre first, giving the advantage to Team Aqua. Despite this, Maxie uses the Red and Blue Orbs Blaise obtained from Mt. Pyre to control both super-ancient Pokémon to give Groudon an advantage over Kyogre. The strain of using both Orbs exhausts Maxie, so he hands the Blue Orb to Tabitha so he can control Kyogre. Finding Kyogre's behavior suspicious, sends Amber to take the Blue Orb from Tabitha. With the Blue Orb now in his possession, Archie begins to use it to control Kyogre.

The power of the Red and Blue Orbs proves to be too much for Maxie and Archie, who are later possessed by Groudon and Kyogre instead. The two are confronted by Ruby and Sapphire, who had arrived to defeat the two villains. Ruby and Sapphire begin battling Maxie and Archie, but note their behavior to be strange. Despite this, Ruby and Sapphire manage to stop Maxie and Archie's movements, leaving them enough time to remove the Orbs from their hands. When Ruby attempts to remove the Orbs from Archie and Maxie, he notices that the Orbs are now stuck to the leaders' hands. The Orbs recede into Maxie and Archie's bodies, fully putting them under the control of Kyogre and Groudon. With their new power, Maxie and Archie take Ruby, Sapphire, and all the Team Aqua and Magma Grunts back to the surface.

They fly to Sootopolis City, where Groudon and Kyogre had gone to finish their battle. The two leaders begin fighting together their respective super-ancient Pokémon. Maxie and Archie are finally defeated when Ruby and Sapphire use a piece of the Grand Meteor combined with their Pokémon's attacks to force the Red and Blue Orbs out of Maxie and Archie's bodies. The plan works, but it causes the Orbs to move to Ruby and Sapphire's bodies and creates an explosion that sends them flying.

Sometime later, Ruby returns and teams up with Courtney to stop Kyogre and Groudon once and for all. Their plan fails, and a hidden Maxie and Archie kills Courtney by dragging her into a collapsing Cave of Origin. After Groudon and Kyogre are successfully defeated with the assistance of Rayquaza and Norman, Maxie and Archie reveal themselves and attempt to kill Ruby to take back the Orbs and awaken Groudon and Kyogre again. They are approached by the Champion Wallace, who attacks the two leaders to rescue Ruby. Wallace is forced to give up when Maxie and Archie reveal they are keeping Winona hostage, leaving him open to be attacked and defeated.

Victorious, Maxie and Archie gloat over the heroes' defeat only to be interrupted by the appearance of Ruby's Feebas, Feefee. Feefee attempts to stop Maxie and Archie, but is easily swatted away. Maxie and Archie begin beating Feefee and insult her ragged appearance. Seeing this angers Ruby, who states that Feefee possesses beauty on the inside even if her outside is ugly. This change in hear allows Feefee to evolve into a Milotic. Ruby and Feefee team up with Sapphire to battle and finally defeat Maxie and Archie's Pokémon. Maxie and Archie still refuse to give up and escape with the Orbs in Wallace's aircar. By powering up their Plusle and Minun with the New Mauville generator, Ruby and Sapphire finish Maxie and Archie off by trapping them in a dome of electricity.

In the Emerald chapter, it is revealed that Maxie and Archie were rescued from the electrical sphere by Sird. Sird reveals that Maxie and Archie's bodies are breaking down due to the effect of letting Kyogre and Groudon possess them. She offers a suit of armor to one of the villains that can slow down the process of their decaying, but only to whomever defeats the other in battle. Archie manages to defeat Maxie and wins the armor, this becoming the armored man, Guile Hideout.

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, Maxie and Archie are revealed to still be alive. They travel to the Kanto region and find Bill, who had obtained the shattered remains of the Red and Blue Orbs from Team Rocket in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter. They steal the shards, which have now regenerated back into their forms as Orbs and steal his boat to return to Hoenn. Once they arrive, they are attacked by Red and Green, two Kanto Pokédex holders that are friends with Bill. Red and Green battle the two to take back the Red and Blue Orbs from them. When Maxie and Archie reveal they can use Mega Evolution, the two Pokédex holders counter by using their own Mega-Evolved Pokémon.


Maxie's Camerupt

Maxie's Camerupt
Camerupt is Maxie's main Pokémon. It was first sent out to battle Archie's Walrein. Despite the type disadvantage, the battle ended in a tie due to use of both Pokémon's Abilities. At the Seafloor Cavern, it was used alongside Archie's Walrein to battle Ruby's Mumu and Sapphire's Chic. Although the Pokédex holders fought with powerful moves, Camerupt and Walrein emerged the victors, but left their Trainers open to be attacked. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, it was revealed to have gained the ability to Mega Evolve.

Camerupt's known moves are Eruption and Overheat, and his Ability is Magma Armor.

Debut Tripped Up by Torkoal
Maxie's Swellow
Swellow was sent out at Lilycove City, where it was used to take Maxie away after he and Archie called a truce.

None of Swellow's moves are known.

Debut Walrein and Camerupt
Maxie's Houndoom
Houndoom (multiple)
Maxie is seen with five Houndoom. One was first sent out at Sootopolis City to attack Ruby to take the Red and Blue Orbs back. After Ruby was immobilized, Houndoom set fire to Norman's corpse in case he came back to stop them with Rayquaza again. Later, it was used to battle Ruby's Mumu and Sapphire's Chic. Houndoom was defeated by a combination of Sky Uppercut and Muddy Water. Afterward, Maxie sent out four more Houndoom to distract Ruby and Sapphire while he and Archie escaped.

None of Houndoom's moves are known.

Debut It All Ends Now V
Maxie's Groudon
Groudon is a super-ancient Pokémon that clashed with Kyogre in the past. Team Magma sought to reawaken it to achieve their goal in expanding the land. With the Red Orb, Maxie controlled Groudon after it was awakened. The prolonged use of the Red Orb instead leads to Maxie being controlled by Groudon instead. After the Orbs are removed from Maxie and Archie's bodies, they move to Ruby and Sapphire instead. With the power of the Orbs and Rayquaza, Groudon moves to Mt. Chimney to return to its slumber. In the thirteenth chapter, Groudon is awakened from its slumber by Hoopa, who was manipulated by Blaise and Amber to summon the super-ancient Pokémon so they can achieve Primal Reversion.

Groudon's known moves are Rock Slide, and Thunder, and its Ability is Drought.

Debut It All Ends Now V
Maxie's Kyogre
Kyogre was temporarily controlled by Maxie through the use of the Blue Orb. When the strain of using two Orbs at the same time proved too much for Maxie, he gave the Blue Orb to Tabitha. It was later taken by Amber, who gave it to Archie to control Kyogre with.
Debut It All Ends Now V

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Maxie in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Maxie appears as the lead of Team Magma in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga.

He, along with the rest of Team Magma, make their first appearance in We've Found Team Magma's Secret!!.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Maxie or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Maxie T [Su] EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Uncommon 73/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions Rare 74/80
Maxie's Hidden Ball Trick T [Su] Primal Clash Uncommon 133/160 Gaia Volcano U 67/70
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 158/160 Gaia Volcano SR 78/70



Language Name Origin
Japanese マツブサ Matsubusa From 松房 matsubusa (Schisandra nigra) and magma
English Maxie From magma
French, Italian Max From magma
German Marc From magma
Spanish Magno From magma
Korean 마적 Majeok From 마그마 magma and 적 (赤) jeok, red
Chinese (Mandarin) 赤焰松 Chìyànsōng From 赤 chì (red), 焰 yàn (flame), 松 sōng (pine), and 松房 matsubasa

Magma Leader

Language Title
France Flag.png French Leader Team Magma*
Leader Magma*
Germany Flag.png German Team-Magma-Boss*
Magma Boss*
Italy Flag.png Italian Capo Magma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그마단간부 Magma-dan Ganbu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Líder Magma

See also

Boss: Maxie
Adminstrators: CourtneyTabithaBlaise
Lower Members: Team Magma GruntsBrodie
Former Members: ButlerZinnia
Locations: Team Magma Hideout

Team Magma

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotSanpeiAlainMairinAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
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