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Ultima

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Ultima
キワメ Kiwame
Ultima.png
Ultima
Gender Female
Birthday February 2
Blood type B
Hometown Boon Island
Region Sevii Islands

Ultima (Japanese:  キワメ Kiwame), known as Kimberly in Chuang Yi's translations, is an old woman who lives on Boon Island in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Character

Ultima is known as the "guardian of ultimate attacks," and has been known to require Trainers to go through trials known as the Path of Skipping, Path of Catching, and Path of Battling in order for their Pokémon to learn these techniques. Through these trials, Red's Saur was able to learn Frenzy Plant and Blue's Charizard was able to learn Blast Burn. Ultima later taught Green's Blasty Hydro Cannon without having to go through the trials.

History

During the battle at Trainer Tower, Ultima stole a huge amount of items from Team Rocket, including an Old Sea Map that would have been used to locate Faraway Island, the home of Mew. She contacted Mr. Briney, an old friend of hers, but by sheer coincidence Briney informed her that he had found Faraway Island shortly before she called him, and that Mew was headed towards the Kanto region.

After the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, in which the five Pokédex holders were turned to stone, Ultima handed Professor Oak some data that she had taken from Team Rocket which held information on Jirachi, thereby beginning the plan to save the petrified Trainers in the Emerald chapter. She took both Crystal and Gold under her tutelage to help teach Exbo to learn how to use Blast Burn after two months of training, and Megaree to learn how to use Frenzy Plant. She also handed Gold a Faraway Island soil sample Briney had given her, who in turn gave it to Emerald so he could stop Guile Hideout's mind-controlled rental Pokémon army.

Ultima made a final cameo appearance in Epilogue, on a ship to the Battle Frontier.

Pokémon

On hand

Ultima's Typhlosion
Typhlosion
Typhlosion was first seen demonstrating the power of the Blaze Ability.

Typhlosion's only known move is Flamethrower, and its Ability is Blaze.

Debut Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test
Ultima's Meganium
Meganium
Meganium was first seen demonstrating the power of the Overgrow Ability.

Meganium's only known move is Solar Beam, and its Ability is Overgrow.

Debut Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test
Ultima's Dragonite
Dragonite
Dragonite is Ultima's main mode of transportation, first seen when Red and Blue were battling on the Path of Battling and when Green's Ditty explained what happened to its Trainer.

None of Dragonite's moves are known, and its Ability is Inner Focus.

Debut Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test
Ultima's Feraligatr
Feraligatr
Feraligatr was first seen protecting Green when she was attacked by the residents of One Island.

Feraligatr's only known move is Hydro Pump.

Debut Some Things Are Better Left Unown

Status unknown

Ultima's Dodrio
Dodrio (×2)
Ultima had Red and Blue ride on two Dodrio for the Path of Catching trial. Outside the trials, it is not known if the Dodrio are on her official team.

None of Dodrio's moves are known.

Debut Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test

In the games

Ultima is based on the old woman living on Cape Brink in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a Move Tutor known for teaching Frenzy Plant to Venusaur, Blast Burn to Charizard, or Hydro Cannon to Blastoise.

Trivia

  • Due to Coronis's translation of the manga, she is also popularly known as Brinca in the fan community, as Coronis is fond of inventing Western names for manga-only characters who lack dub names.
  • Ultima possesses a full set of the fully evolved forms of Johto's starter Pokémon, who themselves are able to obtain the "ultimate moves" either through evolving from Pokémon obtained on Mt. Battle in Pokémon XD or from a similar Move Tutor at a specific location in the post-Generation III games.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese キワメ Kiwame From 極める kiwameru, "to master" or "to carry to extremes"
English Ultima (VIZ Media) From ultimate
Kimberly (Chuang Yi) Similar to her Japanese name
Chinese (Taiwan) 究極 Jiùjí From 究める kiwameru and 極める kiwameru, ultimate
Chinese (Mainland China) 极梅 Jíméi From 極める kiwameru and méi


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