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ミクリ Mikuri
"Artist, and lover of water."
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wallace.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Turquoise
Hair color Turquoise
Hometown Sootopolis City
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Leader of Sootopolis Gym
Badge Rain Badge
Champion of Ever Grande City
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut Our Cup Runneth Over!
English voice actor Sean Reyes
Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa

Wallace (Japanese: ミクリ Mikuri) is a Master Water-type Trainer. In the original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as the remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he is the Gym Leader of Sootopolis City's Gym, known officially as the Sootopolis Gym, wielding the Rain Badge. In Emerald, he becomes Champion of the Elite Four after passing down the Gym to Juan, his former instructor. He is apparently close to Steven Stone, and assists him in the Cave of Origin quest in Ruby and Sapphire.

In the games

In Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, he runs the Sootopolis City Gym where he gives out the Rain Badge as well as TM03 (Water Pulse)RS or HM05 (Waterfall)ORAS. In Emerald, the storyline was revised so that he passes down the Gym to his mentor, and Wallace instead maintains a position as the Champion of the Elite Four. Steven, who was the Champion in the previous versions, is instead a legendary wandering Trainer.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader WallaceRS / Champion WallaceE

Dignity and respect.
Trainer's Pokémon
I prefer Pokémon of grace.
Aquatic illusions best suit my distinctive elegance.RS
I represent beauty as well as intelligence.E


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Wallace 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, Milotic.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Sootopolis City
"My name is Wallace. I'm this town's Gym Leader. I've also been entrusted with the protection of the Cave of Origin. This sunshineR/downpourS is caused by a power emanating from the Cave of Origin. That… That is the Red OrbR/Blue OrbS. I see. Follow me."
"The Cave of Origin is ahead. No one from Sootopolis is permitted to enter the Cave of Origin. But you must go. Together with your Red OrbR/Blue OrbS. You must go regardless of what awaits you inside the Cave…"
  • If talked to again
"You must go together with your Red OrbR/Blue OrbS. You must go regardless of what awaits you inside the Cave…"
Sootopolis Gym
  • Before battle
"Allow me to formally introduce myself. I am Wallace. The Gym Leader of Sootopolis. There's something about you… A difference in your demeanor. I think I sense that in you. What happened inside the Cave of Origin, and what you did, I will likely learn through our upcoming battle. Now, show me. Show me the power you wield with your Pokémon. And I, in turn, shall present you with a performance of illusions in water by me and my Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"Bravo. I realize now your authenticity and magnificence as a Pokémon Trainer. I find much joy in having met you and your Pokémon. You have proven yourself worthy of the Rain Badge. Accept it."
  • After being defeated
"Having that Badge assures you full obedience of all your Pokémon to every command you make. The Badge also allows the use of the HM move Waterfall to scale walls of cascading water. And, so you never forget the battle we shared, take this…"
"The TM I handed you contains Water Pulse. In use, it will occasionally confuse the target with ultrasonic waves."
  • If talked to once again and player skipped Fortree Gym
"There remains but one Badge to obtain in Hoenn. If you wish to challenge the Pokémon League, you must obtain the last Badge from the Gym in Fortree
  • If all 8 Badges are collected
"Trainers who have gathered all the Gym Badges of Hoenn should make way for the ultimate destination. The Pokémon League. Travel to the easternmost reaches of Hoenn, to the island Ever Grande. The Pokémon League is there."

Pokémon Emerald

Cave of Origin
"Ah, so you are <player>? I've heard tales of your exploits. My name is Wallace. I was once the Gym Leader of Sootopolis, but something came up. So now, I've entrusted my mentor Juan with the Gym's operation. … … … … … … … … … … … … Groudon and Kyogre, the two Pokémon wreaking havoc here, are considered to be super-ancient Pokémon. But there aren't just two super-ancient Pokémon. There is one more somewhere. Somewhere, there is a super-ancient Pokémon named Rayquaza. It's said that it was Rayquaza that becalmed the two combatants in the distant past. But even I have no clue as to Rayquaza's wherabouts…"
"<Player>, do you perhaps know where Rayquaza is now? If you do, please tell me."
  • Answered Cave of Origin
"The Cave of Origin? But that's right here! I need you to do better than that! Please, I need you to think about where Rayquaza might be right now."
  • Answered Mt. Pyre
"Mt. Pyre? But when I met the old lady there earlier, she made no mention of it. I very much doubt that the old lady would try to hide something from me… <player>, could you think about this more carefully for me?"
  • Answered the Sky Pillar
"The Sky Pillar? That's it! It must be the Sky Pillar! <player>, there's no a moment to lose! We'll head to the Sky Pillar right away!"
  • Answered Don't remember
"Huh? You don't remember? Hmm… That's a problem… Can't you remember somehow?"
Sootopolis City
  • After finding the Sky Pillar, before solving crisis
"Oh? <player>? Haven't you scaled the Sky Pillar yet? I'm sure that you can make it to the top of the Sky Pillar
  • After solving crisis
"<player>… The leaders of Team Magma and Aqua, I don't think they meant harm. It wouldn't hurt to hear what they have to say for themselves."
  • After solving crisis and talking to both Archie and Maxie.
"<player>… My eyes didn't deceive me. Thanks to your help, Sootopolis… No, all of Hoenn was saved. On behalf of the people, I thank you. This is a gift from me. Please accept it. That Hidden Machine contains Waterfall. If you have the Rain Badge, a Pokémon that has learned that HM move can force its way up waterfalls. And where does one get the Rain Badge? You know, don't you? That's right! You have to beat the Sootopolis Gym Leader. When you're all set to go, step through that door."
  • If talked to again
"I'm sure that you will be dazzled by my mentor's breathtakingly elegant battle style."
Sky Pillar
"Oh, my, I'm terribly sorry! In my haste, I didn't noticed that I'd left you behind! I've opened the locked door of Sky Pillar. <player>, let's be on our way!"
"It's an earthquake! There's not a moment to waste! We've got to hurry!"
"Hmm… The situation is getting worse… This isn't good… The weather distortion is spreading even here… <player>. Rayquaza should be farther up from here. I'm worried about Sootopolis. I've got to go back. Everything is in your hands now. Don't fail us!"
Ever Grande City
  • Before battle
"Welcome, <player>. That incident in Sootopolis City... That was superb work, putting an end to that crisis all by yourself. Oops! It wouldn't be fair to say that you alone ended the crisis. You overcame that difficult situation by working as one with your Pokémon. We Trainers raise Pokémon by giving them items and by teaching them new techniques for battle. But we ourselves also learn many things from Pokémon. And this is where your achievements are put to the test against what others like you have achieved. Now! Who can most elegantly dance with their Pokémon in Hoenn? Show me right here and now!"
  • Being defeated
"I, the Champion, fall in defeat... That was wonderful work. You were elegant, infuriatingly so. And yet it was utterly glorious! Kudos to you, <player>! You are a truly noble Pokémon Trainer!"
  • After being defeated
"The Pokémon you sent into battle... At times they danced like a spring breeze, and at times they struck like lightning. It was with light, yet surefooted, elegance that you led your Pokémon. Even I felt bedazzled by your masterful performance! You now stand at the glorious peak of the Pokémon League. I now proclaim you to be the new Hoenn region... "
"<Player>! No, let me rephrase that properly. The new Champion! Come with me."
[to Rival] "I'm sorry, but... From here on, only those Trainers who have become Champions may enter. You'll have to wait outside with Prof. Birch."
"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."
Match Call
"Hello, <player>. Have you met Steven? He is... Actually incredibly skilled. However, he's an odd soul who rarely battles. Instead, he would rather look for rare stones. I'm sure he's digging in a cave or a craggy mountain somewhere. But what is a rare stone exactly? All I can think of is a Meteorite..."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"At times your Pokémon should dance like a spring breeze, and at times they should strike like lightning. I want to feel bedazzled by your masterful performance!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"You have overcome challenges and made it this far because you worked as one with your Pokémon. Show me that strength here and now!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"Who can most elegantly dance with their Pokémon? Show me right here and now!"
  • When defeated
That was wonderful work. You were elegant--infuriatingly so. And you know, it was utterly glorious!"
  • If the player is defeated
"I've shown you plenty of the water illusions performed by me and my Pokémon!"
  • After being defeated
"Bravo! I realize now your authenticity and magnificence as a Pokémon Trainer. I find much joy in having met you and your Pokémon."
  • After winning
"When you think there's a difference in your demeanor, let's meet again!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"The reason for my defeat... It's... The grand illusion of water! It wasn't enough!"


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Official artwork from
Ruby and Sapphire
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Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

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Wallace in the anime

Wallace first appeared in Our Cup Runneth Over! as a Contest Master in Sinnoh. The gang found him relaxing near a lake with his Milotic. After watching Ash and Dawn's practice match against each other, he asks Ash to enter the Wallace Cup with his Buizel. He also does a practice appeal in the episode with his Milotic for Ash and the others.

He makes further appearances in Staging a Heroes Welcome, Pruning a Passel of Pals!, and Strategy With a Smile! acting as the judge for the Wallace Cup. He awarded Dawn the Aqua Ribbon following her win at the Contest.

It is mentioned that, like in the games, Wallace is the former Sootopolis City Gym Leader and later the Hoenn Champion. It was revealed in Battling the Generation Gap! that the Pokémon Stylist Lila designed his outfit for Contests.

He made a brief cameo in SS024 in Dawn's dream, and in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!, when he was mentioned by Dawn to Ash, Iris and Cilan.


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This listing is of Wallace's known Pokémon in the anime:

Wallace's Milotic
Milotic is Wallace's only known Pokémon in the anime. It first appeared with its Trainer at "Sinnoh Now", when Dawn was watching TV. Previously, Milotic had helped Wallace become a Contest Master with the help of its beauty and skill. It first debuted in Our Cup Runneth Over! when Wallace had a secret training session with it out on a lake. Ash and his friends came across them and were impressed with its beauty and graceful moves. Milotic even gave Pikachu and Piplup a ride around the lake on its back. Later, Wallace did a practice appeal with his Pokémon for the gang and the Team Rocket trio.

Milotic helped Wallace make his sensational entrance to the Wallace Cup. It is clear that Wallace's fans also have a great love for Milotic as they went wild when it appeared. It even helped pass out the Ribbon to Dawn after she won the Wallace Cup.

Milotic's known moves are Aqua Ring, Dragon Pulse, Safeguard, Twister, and Hydro Pump.

Debut Our Cup Runneth Over!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 森川智之 Toshiyuki Morikawa
English Sean Reyes
Czech Marek Libert
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Tomasz Błasiak
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Sodré
European Spanish Cholo Moratalla

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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Wallace in Pokémon Adventures

Wallace debuts in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. He first shows up when Flannery calls all of the Gym Leaders to Fortree City to have a meeting about the mysterious organizations Team Magma and Team Aqua. Due to having business elsewhere, Wallace is forced to attend via video rather than be there in person. When the other Gym Leaders begin taking sides on whether one team is evil and the other on the side of good, Wallace sides with Team Aqua due to him being a Water-type Trainer. After the discussion had ended, Wallace talks to Winona about the death of Mt. Chimney causing the sea levels to rise. Wallace reveals that he is heading to Fallarbor Town to discuss the changes in climate with Professor Cozmo. In addition to his quest, Wallace also participates in a Pokémon Contest. He manages to win easily, which gains the attention of Ruby, who challenges Wallace to show off his skills. Ruby is defeated easily, but he was so impressed by Wallace that he demanded that Wallace become his master and train him in the art of Pokémon Contests. Wallace initially refuses, but changes his mind after seeing how strong Ruby is and finding out that he is the son of a Gym Leader. Once Wallace had finished his mission in Fallarbor Town, he went to Fortree City to meet with the other Gym Leaders and took Ruby there with him.

After some discussions occurred, Wallace saw Ruby suddenly running away. He follows after, only to find Slateport City flooded. Wallace helps the rescue the populace and eventually finds Ruby participating in a Pokémon Contest. Wallace enters the Contest as a mystery competitor and has it rigged so that Ruby would lose. Ruby is angered by this and takes his frustrations out on his Feebas, Feefee. Wallace reveals himself and berates Ruby for his horrible behavior. When Ruby realizes his mistake, he finds that Feefee had run away and that it was too late for him to apologize. Wallace continues to tell Ruby how horrible his behavior was, but the stress causes Ruby to pass out crying as he apologizes to his runaway Pokémon.

When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Wallace decides to help battle against one of the Legendary Pokémon, but Winona informs him that the people behind the attacks are controlling Kyogre and Groudon at the Seafloor Cavern. After deciding to join in the fight, Ruby reveals that with Sapphire's Relly, he and Sapphire will be able to go to the Seafloor Cavern. After Ruby and Sapphire leave, Wallace heads off to help Brawly and Roxanne combat Groudon. Soon after arriving, all three are interrupted by the Three Fires of Team Magma, Blaise, Tabitha, and Courtney. The three grab Wallace, Brawly, and Roxanne and takes each of them to Lilycove City to prevent the Gym Leaders from stopping Groudon any further. Wallace is taken by Tabitha to the top of the Lilycove Department Store.

Wallace manages to nearly defeat Tabitha, but an earlier exposure to the Blue Orb caused Tabitha to temporarily go crazy. Tabitha starts attacking Wallace in an unpredictable frenzy, forcing Wallace to try and escape. At the last second, Steven arrives to save Wallace and take his place in fighting Tabitha. Steven reveals that he has a plan to stop Groudon and Kyogre and has gathered all of the Hoenn Elite Four to enact it. Steven gives up his title as Champion and hands Wallace the Steven also gives up his title as Champion and hands Wallace the Champion's Cloak.

With the other Gym Leaders too injured to continue battling, Wallace and Winona both head to Sootopolis City to help Ruby and Sapphire against Groudon and Kyogre. When he arrives, Wallace finds Ruby beaten and worried that they won't be able to win. Wallace snaps Ruby out of it by reminding him that he is fighting for the people he loves. Ruby thanks Wallace for helping bring back his confidence and goes to continue the battle alongside Sapphire. Together, Ruby and Sapphire force the Red and Blue Orbs out of Maxie and Archie's bodies, but the explosion caused by the attack sends them to Mirage Island, where they are trained by Juan. In the meantime, Wallace, Steven, and the Elite Four use the Legendary Pokémon Regirock, Regice, and Registeel to contain the energy created by Groudon and Kyogre clashing with each other. After Ruby and Sapphire return, Groudon and Kyogre are defeated and return to their long slumber. However, the strain of controlling the three Legendary Pokémon put too much strain on Steven, and he eventually dies from exhaustion. Despite the loss of Groudon and Kyogre, Archie and Maxie come out of hiding to kill Ruby and retrieving the Red and Blue Orbs to reenact their plans. Wallace and Sapphire head inside the battleground to stop the villains.

Once they arrive, Wallace realizes that Steven gave him the Champion's Cloak because he knew he would die after his plan succeeded. Wallace puts on the cloak and proceeds to attack Archie and Maxie. He manages to easily defeat them, but they reveal they had captured Winona and hold her hostage. Having no choice, Wallace is forced to lay down his Poké Balls and allow the villains to defeat him. After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated, Wallace celebrated the victory with his allies and thanked Ruby and Sapphire for their assistance in the battle. With the help of Ruby's Celebi, those who died in the battle were revived.

In the Emerald chapter, Wallace appears at the wedding between Wanda and Riley alongside Winona, Ruby, and Sapphire. He and Winona stay behind to attend the reception while Ruby and Sapphire go to their mission at the Battle Frontier.

He and Winona had a romantic relationship in the past. When Wallace beat the Pokémon League, he turned down the position of Champion to take over the Sootopolis Gym after his master, Juan. However, he also had the intention of staying close to Winona. Winona was apposed to this act, as she found the idea of a man much stronger than constantly around her to be smothering, which led to her breaking off their relationship.


On hand
Elizabeth (Japanese: エリザベス Elizabeth) is Wallace's first known Pokémon. She was first seen with Wallace after he won a Contest. When an argument between two spectators started, Elizabeth was used to calm them down and put out a fire created by one the spectator's cigarette. When Slateport City flooded, Elizabeth was used to help rescue some of the drowning people and Pokémon. During his battle against Tabitha, Wallace used Elizabeth to weaken Tabitha Torkoal's Fire-type attacks.

Elizabeth's known moves are Rain Dance, Water Pulse, Sweet Kiss, and Water Sport, and her Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut Short Shift for Shiftry
Charles (Japanese: チャールズ Charles) is Wallace's second known Pokémon. When Slateport City flooded, Charles was used to help rescue some of the drowning people and Pokémon. At the final battle, Charles was used to battle against Archie and Maxie. It managed to easily defeat their Pokémon, but Wallace was forced to give up after seeing Winona held hostage.

None of Charles's moves are known, and its Ability is Water Veil.

Debut I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I
Richard (Japanese: リチャード Richard) is Wallace's third known Pokémon. It was first seen being used in a Contest alongside Wallace's other team members. When Wallace came to help Brawly and Roxanne, he used Richard to attack Groudon.

Richard's only known move is Ice Ball.

Debut I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I
Phillip (Japanese: フィリップ Phillip) is Wallace's fourth known Pokémon. It was first seen being used in a Contest at Fallarbor Town. When Slateport City flooded, Phillip was used to help rescue some of the drowning people and Pokémon. During his battle against Tabitha, Wallace used Phillip to defeat Tabitha's Torkoal. At the final battle, Charles was used to battle against Archie and Maxie. It managed to easily defeat their Pokémon, but Wallace was forced to give up after seeing Winona held hostage.

Phillip's only known move is Tickle.

Debut I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I
Wallace's Clamperl
Clamperl is Wallace's fifth known Pokémon. It was first seen in a flashback being used to help Wallace beat the Pokémon League and become Champion.

None of Clamperl's moves are known, and its Ability is Shell Armor.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII
Wallace's Registeel
Main article: Brandon's legendary golems

Registeel was awakened by Steven so that it could use its powers to help contain the energy created by Groudon and Kyogre's battle. While Ruby and Sapphire trained on Mirage Island, Steven and Wallace both used Registeel while the Elite Four used Regice and Regice. After Groudon and Kyogre were defeated, Steven died from exhaustion due to controlling three Legendary Pokémon at once. Registeel then left to part unknown and was later captured by Brandon.

Debut A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II
Steven's Metagross
Main article: Steven's Metagross

Wallace borrowed Steven's Metagross in order to control the aircar that Sapphire, Plusle, and Minun were trapped in using its magnetism. With the help of the New Mauville generator modified by the Trick Master, the three were able to free themselves from being trapped in the aircar.

Debut It All Ends Now VI


  • Wallace is the only Gym Leader that appeared in the anime, but not in his home region, appearing only in Sinnoh during the Wallace Cup arc.
    • Prior to Emerald's creation, artwork existed promoting Wallace as the Sootopolis Gym Leader. He was later replaced by Juan before the Sootopolis episodes.
  • Wallace's Pokémon in Ruby and Sapphire are the same Pokémon used by Juan against Ash in the anime.
  • A number of Wallace's lines before, during and after the player's battle with him in Pokémon Emerald are extremely similar to Steven Stone's at the same time periods in Ruby and Sapphire. In particular, the line Wallace says upon defeat is the same as Steven's, only with references to elegance added.
  • In the Pokémon White canon, Wallace and Iris are very similar: they were both trained by Gym Leaders, and both were the eighth Gym Leader in their respective regions, and afterwards, became the Champion, while their mentors took their places in their Gyms.
    • However, this is not true in the Pokémon Black canon, where, despite having been trained by a Gym Leader, Iris was never one herself before becoming the Champion.
  • Wallace is the only Champion whose Pokémon are all of his specialty type.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミクリ Mikuri From 実栗 mikuri (Sparganium erectum), 美 mi (beauty), and possibly 海 umi (sea) or 水 mizu (water)
English Wallace From water
French Marc From mer, sea
German Wassili From Wasser, water
Italian Adriano From Mare Adriatico, Adriatic Sea.
Spanish Plubio From pluvioso (rainy) or pluvia (Latin for rain)
Korean 윤진 Yunjin* Possibly from 윤택 (潤澤) yuntaek, sleek
윤석 Yunseok*
Chinese (Mandarin) 米可利 Míkělì Transliteration of his Japanese name

Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallace
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceJon DicksonTyson
Origins: BlueRed
Adventures: Professor OakRedSteven
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum

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Johto Dawn*Drew*Harley*May*Solidad*
Hoenn Courtney*Dawn*Drew*Harley*Jessie*Juan*Lisia*May*Robert*Ruby*Sapphire*Wallace*
Sinnoh Dawn*Fantina**Jasmine*Jessie*Johanna**Kenny*May*Nando*Ursula*Zoey*
Other Haruka*Marina*Wallace*

Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
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Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
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Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
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Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
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Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
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Fortree Gym Feather Badge
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Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
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Wallace Juan

Hoenn League
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Steven Wallace

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