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Steven Stone
ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Steven.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Light steel blue, Blue-green*, Yellow*
Hair color Light steel blue
Hometown Mossdeep City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Mr. Stone (father)
Trainer class ChampionRSORAS
Pokémon TrainerEB2W2
Generation III, IV, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Champion of Ever Grande City
Specializes in Steel types
Anime debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
English voice actor Andrew Paull
Japanese voice actor Rintarō Nishi*
Ken'ichi Suzumura*

Steven Stone (Japanese: ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki) is a Master Steel-type Trainer and the Champion of the Hoenn region's Elite Four in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. He is a collector of rare stones, is the son of the president of the Devon Corporation, and makes his home in Mossdeep City. In Pokémon Emerald, he is no longer the Champion—due to Wallace taking his place—and instead wanders the Hoenn region, aiding the player on their journey.

In the games

Brendan challenging Steven in Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Steven appears as the Champion of the Hoenn region. His strategy in battle is to use Steel-type Pokémon to find the weaknesses of his opponents, with his Metagross being the cornerstone of his team.

In Pokémon Emerald, Steven is a powerful, wandering Trainer who gave up competing seriously to spend more time looking for rare rocks and stones, which he claims he would climb waterfalls to find. Fittingly, the player can find and challenge him in the upper area of Meteor Falls after they defeat the new Champion, Wallace.

In Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, after the player enters the Hall of Fame, Steven will leave a Beldum and a note for the player at his house in Mossdeep City.

In Pokémon Platinum, the person who gives the player their villa in the Resort Area mentions that the man who gave him the villa came to Sinnoh to collect rare stones. After collecting the stones, he left the region with all the items in the villa. This mysterious previous owner may in fact be Steven.

Steven also appears in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, introducing himself as the Hoenn Champion. The player first meets him when they leave the Pokémon Fan Club in Vermilion City after collecting Copycat's Lost Item, where he will appear and inform them that there have been reports of either a LatiosSS or LatiasHG roaming Kanto. The player meets him a second time after defeating Red on Mt. Silver, where he will appear in the Silph Co. building in Saffron City and let the player choose one of three colored stones: the Green Stone, the Red Stone or the Blue Stone. Depending on which color is picked, he will give the player one of the three Hoenn starter Pokémon. He can later be found in the Pewter Museum of Science, examining a shelf. After visiting and speaking to him there, he will return to the Silph Co. building and offer to trade a Beldum for a Forretress.

If the player has the Enigma Stone and enters the Pewter Museum of Science, an event will occur in which Steven will be talking to one of the museum's researchers. When he is spoken to, he will notice the Enigma Stone and have the researcher examine it. The researcher will extract the Soul Dew from the stone and give it to the player. Steven will tell the player that Soul Dew is said to be the solidified spirits of Latias and Latios, and that it can bring out their true potential. Upon walking outside, LatiasSS or LatiosHG will be waiting to battle in Pewter City, drawn to the player by the Soul Dew.

In Pokémon Black and White, a vacationist who visits Undella Town in the summer mentions Steven, explaining that he is a very powerful Pokémon Trainer who collects stones. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Steven appears alongside the other Champions from the first five generations as an opponent in the Champions Tournament at the Pokémon World Tournament.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Champion StevenRS / Hard as Rock StevenE

Strategy
Pick on the foe's weakness.RS
Attack the weak points!E
Trainer's Pokémon
The ultimate Steel PokémonRS
Ultimate Steel Pokémon.E
Self-Introduction
When it comes down to it, I'm still the strongest!RS
I'd climb even waterfalls to find a rare stone!E

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Left for the player
Spr 3r 374.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
None
Beldum Lv.5
Take Down
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   

Pokémon Emerald

Multi Battle with player

Steven battles alongside player against Maxie and Tabitha in the Mossdeep Space Center.



Meteor Falls


Left for the player
Spr 3e 374.gif
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
None
Beldum Lv.5
Take Down
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Traded to the player
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
nickname
Japanese
nickname
Item Ability Nature English
OT
Japanese
OT
ID IVs
Silph Co. Forretress Forretress Beldum Beldum Iron こうてつ Dawn Stone Dawn Stone Clear Body Brave Steven ダイゴ 23478 28/29/24/24/25/23
Given to the player
Spr 4d 252.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None
Treecko/ Lv.5
Pound
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 4d 255 m.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Torchic/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 4d 258.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None
Mudkip/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Steven uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Metagross.



Quotes

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Granite Cave
"That device you have there… It's a PokéNav. When Trainers that have PokéNavs battle, it keeps a record of how things went, I think. Oh, pardon me. My name is Steven. I'm interested in rare stones, so I travel here and there. Oh? A Letter for me?"
"Okay, thank you. You went through all this trouble to deliver that. I need to thank you. Let me see… I'll give you this TM. It contains my favorite move, Steel Wing."
"Your Pokémon appear quite capable. If you keep training, you could even become the Champion of the Pokémon League one day. That's what I think. Now, I've got to hurry along."
Route 118
"Hi! You're that Trainer I met in Dewford! … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Oh, okay, you're <player>. I'll remember it. <player>. In this vast world, there are many kinds of Pokémon. They come in many types. Do you raise different types? Or do you raise only Pokémon of a certain type? What do you think as a Trainer? Sorry, it's not my place to ask, is it? Well, anyway, I hope to see you again."
Route 120
"Hm? <player>, hi. It's been a while. There's something here that you can't see, right? Now, if I were to use this device on the invisible obstacle… No, no. Rather than describing it, I should just show you. That would be more fun. <player>, are your Pokémon ready for battle?"
No: "No? I'll wait here, so you can get ready."
Yes: "<player>, show me your true power as a Trainer!"
"I see… Your battle style is intriguing. Your Pokémon have obviously grown since I first met you in Dewford. I'd like you to have this Devon Scope. Who knows, there may be other concealed Pokémon. <player>. I enjoy seeing Pokémon and Trainers who strive together. I think you're doing great. Well, let's meet again somewhere."
Route 128
"<player>! What is happening? This is terrible… If this doesn't stop, all of Hoenn… No, the whole world will be parchedR/will drownS. The cause of this calamity, the blazing sun, is in the sky above SootopolisR/This huge rain cloud is spreading from above Sootopolis?S What in the world is taking place there? There's no point arguing here… Sootopolis should provide answers… <player>… I don't know what you intend to do, but don't do anything reckless. Okay. I'm going to Sootopolis."
Sootopolis City
"<player>, you came, too? Under this scorching sunR/In this terrible rainstormS, yet… Oh, yes, can you hear out what my friend has to say?"
"This sunlightR/rainS… People and Pokémon need sunlightR/waterS to live… But why does this sunlightR/rainS fill us with so much dread? The blazing sun over Sootopolis is intensifying… Soon, all of Hoenn will be under its withering glare…R/The rain clouds over Sootopolis will keep building and soon extend all over HoennS If that were to happen…"
"<player>, I never expected you to be holding the Red OrbR/Blue OrbS. You'll be okay. With your Pokémon, you'll get things done no matter what. I'm convinced of it!"
  • If spoken to again
"You'll be okay. With your Pokémon, you'll get things done whatever happens. I'm convinced of it!"
"<player>, we owe it all to you. The sky above Sootopolis has returned to normal. For that, Wallace sends his thanks, too. And, that same Wallace is waiting for you inside. He's strong. But the way you are now, you should be on equal footing with him. Give it your best shot."
Ever Grande City
  • Before battle
"Welcome, <player>. I was looking forward to seeing you here one day. You… What did you see on your journey with Pokémon? What did you feel, meeting so many other Trainers like you? What has awoken in you? I want you to hit me with it all! Now, bring it!"
  • Being defeated
"I, the Champion, fall in defeat… Kudos to you, <player>! You are a truly noble Pokémon Trainer!"
  • After being defeated
"Congratulations! The feelings you have for your Pokémon… And the Pokémon that responded to those feelings with all their might… They came together as one, and created an even greater power. And thus, you were able to grasp victory today! You are rightfully the Hoenn region's new…"
"<player>… No, the new Champion! Come with me."
(to Brendan/May) "I'm sorry, but... From here on, only those Trainers who have become Champions may enter. You'll have to wait outside with the Professor."
"This room… This is where we keep records of Pokémon that prevailed through harsh battles. It is here that the League Champions are honored. Come on, let's record your name as a Trainer who triumphed over the Pokémon League, and the names of the partners who battled with you."
Steven's house
  • Note left on Steven's desk, after the player has entered the Hall of Fame
"… … … … … …" "To <player>… I've decided to do a little soul-searching and train on the road. I don't plan to return home for some time. I have a favor to ask of you. I want you to take the Poké Ball on the desk. Inside it is a Beldum, my favorite Pokémon. I'm counting on you. May our paths cross again someday."
Steven Stone

Pokémon Emerald

Granite Cave
"My name is Steven. I'm interested in rare stones, so I travel here and there. Oh? A Letter for me?"
"Okay, thank you. You went through all this trouble to deliver that. I need to thank you. Let me see… I'll give you this TM. It contains my favorite move, Steel Wing."
"Your Pokémon appear quite capable. If you keep training, you could even become the Champion of the Pokémon League one day. That's what I think. I know, since we've gotten to know each other, let's register one another in our PokéNavs. … … … … … … Now, I've got to hurry along."
Route 118
"Hi, <player>! It's me, Steven! We met in the cave near Dewford. Have you met many kinds of Pokémon since I last saw you? There are many, many kinds of Pokémon in this wide world of ours. If you wanted to raise only your favorites, that's fine. Perhaps you find it more fun to raise all sorts of Pokémon. As a Trainer of Pokémon, what do you think? Of course, it's not any of my business. It would be nice if we were to meet again somewhere."
Route 120
"Hm? <player>, hi. It's been a while. There's something here that you can't see, right? Now, if I were to use this device on the invisible obstacle… No, no. Rather than describing it, I should just show you. That would be more fun. <player>, are your Pokémon ready for battle?"
No: "No? I'll wait here, so you can get ready."
Yes: "<player>, show me your true power as a Trainer!"
"I see… Your battle style is intriguing. Your Pokémon have obviously grown since I first met you in Dewford. I'd like you to have this Devon Scope. Who knows, there may be other concealed Pokémon. <player>. I enjoy seeing Pokémon and Trainers who strive together. I think you're doing great. Well, let's meet again somewhere.
Mossdeep Space Center
"<player>, have you read that proclamation already? Team Magma is coming after the rocket fuel on this island. I don't know what they'd need it for, but they can't be allowed to take it. I'll keep an eye on things for a while longer. In the meantime, why don't you go check out the town?"
"Team Magma… What's the point of stealing rocket fuel?"
"<player>! You're going to help me? Let's get into battle together! Are you ready?"
No:"Then, hurry! Get ready quickly!"
  • After battle
Whew, that was too tense. <player>, thank you. I have something to give you as thanks for your support. Please come see me at home after this. Oh yes, I don't live in Rustboro City. I live right here on this island."
Steven's house
  • After battling Team Magma in the Mossdeep Space Center
"<player>… As you can see, there's not much here, but this is my home. Thank you for all that you've done. This is my token of appreciation. It's the Hidden Machine Dive. No need to be shy--you've earned this HM. While you're using Surf, you should notice dark patches of water. Use Dive if you come to deep water like it. You'll drop to the seafloor. When you want to come back up, use Dive again. In some places, it won't be possible for you to surface, though."
  • If talked to again
"Apparently, there's an underwater cavern between Mossdeep and Sootopolis. You know, the one that Capt. Stern found in his submarine."
  • Note left on Steven's desk, after the player has entered the Hall of Fame
"... ... ... ... ... ..." "To <player>... I've decided to do a little soul-searching and train on the road. I don't plan to return home for some time. I have a favor to ask of you. I want you to take the Poké Ball on the desk. Inside it is a Beldum, my favorite Pokémon. I'm counting on you. May our paths cross again someday."
Steven Stone
Route 128
"<player>! What is happening? This is terrible… After the scorching heat wave ended, this deluge began. If this doesn't stop, all of Hoenn… No, the whole world will drown. This huge rain cloud is spreading from above Sootopolis… What in the world is taking place there? There's no point arguing here… Sootopolis might provide answers… <player>… I don't know what you intend to do, but don't do anything reckless. Okay. I'm going to Sootopolis."
Sootopolis City
"Those Pokémon fighting… Groudon… And Kyogre… The two super-ancient Pokémon were awakened from a long sleep… And now they are smashing each other with their uncontrollable energy… …<player>. You being here now I'll take to mean that you're prepared to become involved in this crisis. Well, then, there's someone that I'd like you to meet. Come with me, please."
"Listen, <player>. Does seeing Groudon and Kyogre make you think Pokémon are to be feared? But that's not true. Pokémon are really more… …Why am I asking you this? You already know."
"Okay, here we are! Inside you'll find someone named Wallace. I think you have what's needed to help him…"
  • If talked to again
"I think you have what's needed to help him…"
  • After talking with Wallace
"The Sky Pillar… I've never been there. I wonder where it could be?"
  • After the crisis is solved
"So that's Rayquaza… It's incredible how the two rampaging Pokémon would flee from it in fear…"
  • After the crisis is solved and the player has talked to both Archie and Maxie
"It looks like both Maxie and Archie have gone away somewhere. Perhaps they've gone to Mt. Pyre to return those Orbs…"
Meteor Falls
  • Before battle
"Oh, wow, <player>. I'm amazed you knew where to find me. Do you, uh...maybe think of me as just a rock maniac? No, that can't be right. We battled alongside each other at the Sootopolis Space Center. You should have a very good idea about how good I am. Okay, <player>, if you're going to mount a serious challenge, expect the worst!"
  • Being defeated
"You… I had no idea you'd become so strong…"
  • After being defeated
"Come to think of it, ever since our paths first crossed in Granite Cave in Dewford, I had this feeling. I thought that you would eventually become the Champion. My predictions usually come true. And where will you go from here? … … … … … … … … … … … … Fufufu, even I couldn't tell you that."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Vermilion City
"Hi! My name is Steven. The Champion from the Hoenn region. Have we met...before? That's not possible. All the Trainers I have battled seem to have the same look, anyway. Especially the ones who gave me tough battles... By the way, have you heard of a Pokémon called LatiasHG/LatiosSS? I am investigating why LatiasHG/LatiosSS, a Pokémon from Hoenn, decided to leave Hoenn to come here. LatiasHG/LatiosSS is a Pokémon that has a lot to do with Soul Dew, a gemlike Orb. Considering the fact that LatiasHG/LatiosSS is now in Kanto, it is possible to assume that this has to do with Soul Dew. LatiasHG/LatiosSS is a Pokémon that travels a great distance. It'd be difficult to find without any machine to track it with. But any Trainer will be drawn to it, won't they? I must go. May our journeys cross again."
Silph Co.
  • After defeating Red
(talking on his phone) "Hello... You're breaking up... I think it depends on how my dad feels... I see... I'll be on my way. See you soon."
(to player) "You are... I remember your eyes. When I see a Trainer whose eyes twinkle, I always remember."
"You have a Pokédex! So you are also in search of Pokémon. Let me see... I think I can help you with that. Let's say that you have stones in front of you. Which color would you pick?"
"You chose correctly! I will give you Treecko/Torchic/Mudkip!"
If nothing is chosen:
"You seem to be quite cautious. Are you avoiding any chance when a person might trick you? You really are better than I thought."
If party is full:
"I see... For the choice you've made, I'd like to give you this Pokémon. Except your party is full. Why don't you go to the PC to make some room? I'll be waiting here."
(If the player nicknames the starter)"You did a great job naming it!"
"Take good care of it. Your caring for it will make me very happy."
  • Trading Pokemon
"We meet again! Have you been to Hoenn before? It's such a beautiful place, with the clearest ocean you can imagine. You should visit sometime. Hey! Why don't we trade Pokémon? I've been looking for FORRETRESS. I can trade my BELDUM for it."
No: "That's too bad."
"Will you trade FORRETRESS for my BELDUM?"
Yes: "OK, let's trade!"
(if a Pokémon other than Forretress is chosen) "Are you telling me that you think that's a FORRETRESS?"
(if the Forretress traded has max friendship) "This Pokémon seems to like you a lot. Do you happen to like Steel-type Pokémon? I had a feeling. That particular texture! The cool and glowing bodies! Such uniquenesses are only for Steel-type Pokémon! When it comes to the solitariness and nobleness you sense through the rugged body, which is almost rebuffing when you hug, nothing comes close to BELDUM, I must say... In short, my METAGROSS is truly strong and cool! ... Oh, it seems that I got carried away. It was a pleasure talking to you. Bye!"
(if the Forretress traded does not have max friendship) "You don't see FORRETRESS in the Hoenn region. It's my first time to actually see one. Thank you so much! Oh, look at the time. I really must go."
Pewter Museum of Science
".................."
"All those shining stars at night are the stones I'll never get to know..."
"People who dedicate themselves to what they believe stand out in a crowd. But, my passion is no less than yours."
"Wow! The thing you have..."
"This stone is...so mysterious! Something seems to be shining inside... The stone is modest...yet hiding something wonderful! You should have it studied by experts."
"Soul Dew is said to be the solidified spirits of Latias and Latios. It has the power to bring out the true potential of Latias and Latios. The spirits of these Pokémon and Soul Dew are said to call out to each other... The only thing that puzzles me is the place Soul Dew was found. Why Kanto?"
Pewter City (during Enigma Stone event)
"It seems that LatiosHG/LatiasSS became attracted to it in no time!"
"I can feel that LatiosHG/LatiasSS is full of fighting spirit! I would love to challenge it, but I will let you go for it!"
"Impressive! It was a great battle! I don't think you had to give everything you've got, and that scares me..."
"I've been away from the Hoenn Pokémon League for too long. I'll have to excuse myself. .................. Oh, I never got your name. ...But I won't ask for it this time. Our fun will have to wait for the right time."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"Hello! I'm Steven. Your Pokémon are looking pretty good."
  • Before battle (second round)
"My name is Steven. I'm interested in rare Stones, so I travel here and there."
  • Before battle (final round)
"What has awoken in you because of your journey? I want you to hit me with it all! Now, bring it!"
  • Being defeated
You are a truly noble Pokémon Trainer!"
  • If the player is defeated
"When it comes down to it, I'm still the strongest!"
  • After being defeated
"Congratulations! The feelings you have for your Pokémon… And the Pokémon that responded to those feelings with all their might... They came together as one and created an even greater power. And thus, you were able to grasp victory!"
  • After winning
"I must go. May our journeys cross again."
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Hmm. Emerald can be mined in Driftveil City?!"

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Steven.png Steven with Mega Metagross.png
Official artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald With Mega Metagross

Sprites

Spr RS Steven.png Spr B2W2 Steven.png E Steven Back.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Back sprite from
Emerald
Steven III OD.png Steven IV OD.png Steven OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Advanced Generation series

Steven was first mentioned by his father in Stairway to Devon who claimed he would be a good person for Ash and his friends to know.

He then appeared as a recurring character who first appeared in A Hole Lotta Trouble. Unlike his game counterpart, Steven was not mentioned to be or have been the Hoenn League Champion, but was simply a powerful Trainer.

Steven and Aron were digging in Granite Cave, looking for rare stones. As Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket fell down in a hole, Steven stops what he was doing and quickly checked out what caused a crash to occur. Steven found Max, Pikachu, and Meowth in a dark part of a tunnel they were in. He questions Max about the hole that he and the group fell in and Max confirmed so.

They go to where Ash and the others were being chased by a horde of agitated Aron. Steven has his Aron use Roar to calm the agitated horde. He then told the horde that the group were good people and they turn around and leave. After both sides were reunited with each other, Steven found out that Team Rocket were the ones who caused the Aron to get angry. As Ash and his friends were about to battle Team Rocket, Steven interrupts them and handles Team Rocket on his own. He sent out Aggron to take them on and then quickly defeats them with Hyper Beam. After their defeat, Steven finds a Fire Stone with the help of Aron.

Steven decides to lead the group out of Granite Cave and takes them to a deserted inlet where it would be ideal for Ash to train for his rematch with Brawly. He then boards a small boat and wishes the group luck for the future.

At the end of the episode, Ash vows to train harder so one day he could be powerful enough to battle Steven.

XY series

Steven is set to make an appearance in SS031, where he will battle Alain using his Shiny Mega Metagross. Furthermore, he is officially claimed as the Hoenn Champion in the anime like he is in the games.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Steven's known Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

Steven's Aron
Aron
Aron was outside its Poké Ball throughout the episode. When its owner was in Granite Cave looking for stones, it helped out digging at the ground. When Jessie, James, and Meowth were setting another pitfall trap for Ash, May, Brock and Max, they also fell down, being split up. As Aron and its Trainer tried to find the source of the crash, they found Max, Meowth and Pikachu; the trio tells Steven what happened. Finding a large hole and where the others were, a group of rampaging Aron head straight towards them which they succeed to dodge them. After sending Team Rocket blasting off, they found a Fire Stone. Aron and Steven said their farewells to the group as they headed off into the distance on a sailing boat.

Aron's only known move is Roar.

Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
Voice actors
Japanese Natsuki Yoshihara
English Darren Dunstan
Steven's Aggron
Aggron
Steven Stone's Aggron was briefly used when Team Rocket were trying to steal Ash's Pikachu in Granite Cave. It sent them blasting off, and was then recalled back into its Poké Ball.

Aggron's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西 凜太朗 Rintarō Nishi
English Andrew Paull
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki
Brazilian Portuguese Sílvio Giraldi
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Gabriel Basurto
Spain David Robles

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Steven and his Metagross in Pokémon Adventures

Steven met Ruby while looking through the Granite Cave. During a battle with wild Mawile, Ruby's Skitty bumped into one of Steven's Moon Stones, causing her to evolve.

Steven was well-aware of the danger Team Magma and Team Aqua presented, and extended an invitation to Ruby to join the fight against them. Steven invited him to help, but Ruby declined because he didn't like battling. The armlets on Steven's arms are devices he can use to chip away stones, as well as to grab and retrieve rocks that are out of reach.

Later in the series, Steven confessed that he and his father, the owner of the Devon Corporation, knew about the schemes of Team Magma and Team Aqua quite long ago. Mr. Stone built the Submarine Explorer 1 so that Steven can seal the Seafloor Cavern and no one would be able to wake Kyogre and Groudon. The backup plan in case it fails would be to unseal Regirock, Regice, and Registeel.

Steven later assembles the rest of the Hoenn Elite Four in order to fight against Kyogre and Groudon. With the help of Sapphire's Wailord and Relicanth, Steven and the Elite Four unsealed the Regis. Steven took control of Registeel and gave the other two Regis to the other members of the Elite Four.

Knowing he would die in Kyogre and Groudon's battle, Steven stepped down from the position of Champion, and gave it back to Wallace, who was actually the true Champion while Steven had only been a runner-up. After Kyogre and Groudon returned to their respective domains, Steven died from the strain of controlling the Regis, but was later revived under mysterious circumstances when Ruby released his Celebi.

Steven later traveled to Sinnoh to collect the rare stones found in the region. He had purchased a Villa but sold it to Platinum and returned to Hoenn at the start of the Platinum chapter.

Pokémon

This listing is of Steven's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Steven's Beldum
Beldum (multiple)
Steven is seen with four Beldum. He first used them in Granite Cave to stop a group of Mawile from attacking Ruby. They did so by coming out of some rocks. Some of the Beldum were used to fill up Sapphire's team later on. One of his Beldum was also seen when Steven signed a contract to sell his Villa.

Beldum's known moves are Iron Defense and Take Down, and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut Ring Ring Goes Beldum
Steven's Metang
Metang (multiple)
One of his Metang was used to stop a group of Mawile by coming out of the rocks in Granite Cave. During the clash of Groudon and Kyogre, he gave some of his Metang to the Hoenn Elite Four.

None of Metang's moves are known, and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut Ring Ring Goes Beldum
Steven's Metagross
Metagross
Metagross is Steven's main Pokémon and strongest as well. It was first used to stop a group of Mawile from attacking Ruby. It was used again to deal with Tabitha's Torkoal and defeated the Tortoise Pokémon despite the type disadvantage. Metagross is also used as a method of flight transportation; its magnetism allows Steven to float atop it.

Metagross's known moves are Reflect and Meteor Mash, and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut Blowing Past Nosepass II
Released
Steven's Registeel
Registeel
Main article: Brandon's Registeel

Steven controlled Registeel with Wallace. However, as of Steven's apparent death, Registeel and the other Regis vanished to the mountains, where they have been caught by Brandon.

Debut A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II

In the TCG

Steven was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Steven or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Steven Stone
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Steven's Advice T [Su] EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 92/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 074/083
      Metagross Constructed Starter Deck   018/019
      Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   018/024
EX Power Keepers Uncommon 83/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 092/108
 

Trivia

  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Steven states that his favorite Pokémon is Beldum and that his favorite move is Steel Wing. Consequently, he leaves Beldum in his house as a gift for the player, and gives the player TM47 (Steel Wing) in Granite Cave.
  • In Emerald, when the player speaks to Steven in Meteor Falls before their battle, he mistakenly refers to battling alongside the player in the Sootopolis Space Center. The Space Center is actually in Mossdeep City.
  • The battle with Steven against Maxie and Tabitha is the only occasion in the Generation III games where the player teams up with an ally for a Double Battle.
    • During this Multi Battle, by hacking, it is possible to level up Steven's Pokémon. This would not happen normally, as not enough experience is given to do so.
  • Steven's Trainer ID number is 61226 in Pokémon Emerald, while it is 23478 in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Steven's role in Emerald is similar to Red's role in Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, and Alder's in Black 2 and White 2, as they are all former champions who can be battled after defeating the Elite Four. The only difference is that Steven and Alder can only be battled once, while Red can be battled multiple times.
  • Steven shares his French name (Pierre) with Brock, the Gym Leader of Pewter City. In the French dub of the anime, he keeps his English name of Steven Stone so as to not be confused with Brock, who was traveling with Ash when the group met Steven.
    • In games where both Steven and Brock appear, Steven is referred to as "P. Rochard" (HeartGold and SoulSilver) and "Rochard" (Black 2 and White 2).
  • Despite being a Steel-type specialist, all of Steven's teams feature just as many or more Rock-type Pokémon.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ツワブキ ダイゴ
Tsuwabuki Daigo
From 梯梧 deigo (Erythrina variegata) and 石蕗 tsuwabuki (Farfugium japonicum). 石蕗 Tsuwabaki contains 石 ishi (stone).
English Steven Stone From stone. Possibly also from steel or stevensite, a mineral.
French Pierre Rochard From pierre (stone) and roche (rock)
German Troy Trumm From Trümmer, rubble
Italian Rocco Petri From roccia (rock) and pietra (stone)
Spanish Máximo Peñas From máximo (maximum) and peñasco (boulder/crag)
Korean 나성호 Na Seongho
Chinese (Mandarin) 茲伏奇 大吾 Zīfúqí Dàwú From 大吾 Daigo. 茲伏奇 is a very loose transcription of Tsuwabuki. His first name may also be a reference to 大吳風草 Dàwúfēngcǎo.


Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallace
CynthiaAlderIrisDiantha
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceJon Dickson
TysonCynthiaWallaceTobiasAlderVirgilDiantha
Origins: BlueRed
Adventures: Professor OakRedSteven
WallaceCynthiaAlderDiantha
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum

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Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesPokémon Center menTealaAaruneLisiaTeam AquaTeam Magma
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsGym guideName RaterLegendary Top Pokémon Breeder

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