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Wally (game)

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Wally
ミツル Mitsuru
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age 10
Gender Male
Eye color Ice blue
Hair color Chartreuse
Hometown Petalburg City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Wanda (cousin), unnamed aunt and uncle, unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Trainer
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Manga counterpart(s) Wally

Wally (Japanese: ミツル Mitsuru) is one of the two rival characters in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the other being Brendan/May. He is the first rival not to be the player's first battle, and the first rival not to have a starter Pokémon.

Wally is a young, sickly boy who just moved to Petalburg City. Despite his illness, his dream is to train Pokémon.

His illness is never explained, but his symptoms appear to clear up in clean air, suggesting that it may be asthma.

In the games

Role

Wally is a sick young boy who asks Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader, to help him catch a Pokémon before he moves to Verdanturf Town to live with his aunt and uncle.

Norman allowed his child, the player of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald to assist Wally, and loaned Wally a Zigzagoon.

Using this, Wally was able to capture a Ralts. This is the catching tutorial of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Ironically, it is the player who is teaching Wally to catch Pokémon.

Wally shows up again later in Mauville City, pleading with his uncle to let him challenge Wattson. He battles the player to prove his strength, but loses. He decides his uncle is right but says he will train to get stronger.

Wally eventually runs away from home and challenges the player close to the entranceE/at the endRS of Victory Road in Ever Grande City, seemingly totally recovered from his illness. He remains there, and it is possible to fight him several times per day.

Wally makes a return in the remakes of Ruby and Sapphire, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This time, instead of Gardevoir, his Ralts evolves into a Gallade. At some point in the game, Wally obtains a Key Stone and Mega Pendant, allowing his Gallade to Mega Evolve.

Pokémon

This listing is for Wally's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Capture tutorial

Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.



Caught in tutorial
Spr 3e 280.gif
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None
Ralts Lv.5
Growl
Normal
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First battle


Second battle and rematches


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Capture tutorial

Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.



Caught in tutorial
280Ralts.png
Types:
Psychic Fairy
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Ralts Lv.5
Growl
Normal Status
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First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Fourth battle onwards


Battle Maison Multi Battle

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



Quotes

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Petalburg Gym

"Um… I… I'd like to get a Pokémon, please…
"I'm going to go stay with my relatives in Verdanturf Town. I thought I would be lonely by myself, so I wanted to take a Pokémon along. But I've never caught a Pokémon before. I don't know how…"
"Oh, wow! A Pokémon!"
"Oh, wow! Thank you!"
"<player>… Would you really come with me?"

Route 102

"<player>… Pokémon hide in tall grass like this, don't they? Please watch me and see if I can catch one properly. …Whoa!"
"You throw a Ball now, right? I… I'll do my best!"
"I did it… It's my… My Pokémon! <player>, thank you! Let's go back to the Gym!"

Petalburg Gym

"Thank you, yes, it did. Here's your Pokémon back. <player>, thank you for coming along with me. You two are why I was able to catch my Pokémon. I promise I'll take really good care of it. Oh! My mom's waiting for me, so I have to go! Bye, <player>!

Mauville City

  • Before battle
"Aww, Uncle, please? I want to challenge this Gym and see how much better I've become. Please? May I, please?"
"I'm not pushing it. If I combine forces with Ralts, we can beat anyone!"
"Oh! Hi, <player>! I've gotten a lot stronger since we met. <Player>, I want you and my Uncle to understand that. <Player>, please, will you have a battle with me?"
Yes: "<player>, thank you. Okay… Here I come!"
No: "Oh… If you won't battle me, <player>, my Uncle won't know that I've become really strong."
  • Being defeated
"I lost…"
  • After being defeated
"Uncle… I'll go back to Verdanturf…"
"<player>, thank you. Being a Trainer is tough, isn't it? It's not enough just to have Pokémon and make them battle. That isn't what being a real Trainer is about."

Match CallE

"Oh, hello, <player>! I just wanted to tell you that my Uncle bought me a PokéNav! Now I can get in touch with you anytime, <player>!"

Victory Road

  • Before battle
"Hi! <player>! I bet you're surprised to see me here! I made it all the way here, and it's all thanks to you! <Player>, losing to you that time made me stronger! But I'm not going to lose anymore! I'm going to win! For the Pokémon who gave me courage and strength! Okay… Here I come! "
  • Being defeated
"Wow! <player>, you are strong, after all!"
  • After being defeated
"I couldn't beat you today, <player>, but one of these days, I'll catch up to you!"

Wanda's house

"I lost to you, <player>, but I'm not feeling down anymore. Because I have a new purpose in life. Together with my Ralts, I'm going to challenge Pokémon Gyms and become a great Trainer. Please watch me, <player>. I'm going to be stronger than you. When I do, I'm going to challenge you to another battle."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Petalburg Gym

"Um… E-excuse me… I… I'd like to get a Pokémon, please…"
"Y-yes… I'm supposed to go stay with my relatives in Verdanturf Town for a while. But I thought I might be lonely by myself, so I wanted to bring a Pokémon with me. But I've never caught a Pokémon by myself… I'm not sure if I can."
"Oh, wow… Your Pokémon, sir?"
"Th-thank you, Mr. Norman! Um… <player>? You will… You will come with me, right?"

Route 102

"<player>… Pokémon hide in tall grass like this, don't they? P-please stay there to watch and see if I can catch one properly. Wh-whoa!"
  • During catching tutorial
"I'm su-supposed to try to weaken the Pokémon before I throw my Poké Ball, right? I read that in a book recently."
  • After tutorial
"I did it… It's my… My own Pokémon! Thanks so much, <player>! Let's head back to the Gym!"

Petalburg Gym - after tutorial

"Yes, it did! Thank you! Let me give you back your Pokémon, sir. And you, <player>… Thank you so much for coming with me. It was all thanks to you two that I was able to catch Ralts. My very own Ralts… I will always, always treasure it! …Oh, I know! It's not much of a thank-you, but… um… <player>? Will you let me see your PokéNav Plus for a second? OK, that and… ummm… there!"
"I read in a book how you can use the PlayNav to take care of your Pokémon and train them. And there's even supposed to be this thing called the PSS, where you can meet up with other Trainers and battle friends and more! I've wanted to have my own Pokémon for so long… and do all those kinda things together… So I've had all these kinds of apps installed on my PokéNav Plus for ages! Embarrassing, huh? I'm going to try my best together with Ralts. You do your best, too, <player>! Oh, but mom's waiting for me. I've got to get going! I hope we'll meet again, <player>! And you, too, Mr. Norman!"

Victory Road

  • Before battle
"Ah! <player>! I bet you must be surprised to see me in a place like this! That promise that we made back then... Thank you for keeping your end of it. It was really all thanks to you that I could make it this far, <player>. It was only because I lost to you back then that I could become even stronger. I'm sure that you and your Pokémon must have had to overcome a lot, too... To make it all the way here. Right, <player>? Everyone's grown so much... And now we'll get to see just what we all can do. Standing here facing you again gives me chills... ...But I won't give up! I won't lose anymore. My Pokémon have given me the courage and strength to fight. I have to win for their sake! So get ready... Here I come!"
  • Being defeated
"... I've lost..."
  • After being defeated
"... ... Arghhh!!! ... ... ...Hah. <player>, you... And your Pokémon, too... Thank you for not holding back when you battled against us... For not holding back when you beat us... And... Gallade... Everyone.... Thank you so much... I feel like I've been able to take another step forward thanks to you! Oh! I know! I'll give you this to keep. I hope it will always remind you of your battle with me... and with Gallade and the rest of my team. If you have a male Kirlia as one of your partners, <player>, I hope that you might use that Dawn Stone on it for me. I couldn't beat you this time, <player>. But I'll stay here and continue training. And one day... Look out! I swear I'll catch up to you one day! When I do, promise we'll battle again! That's a promise I intend to live up to!"

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

PKMN Trainer WallyRS / PKMN Lover WallyE

Strategy
We let it all hang out.
Trainer's Pokémon
The 1st Pokémon I caught.
Self-Introduction
Pokémon and I have grown stronger together.

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Wally.png Wally ORAS concept art.png Jirachi Encounter.png Wally with Mega Gallade.png
Official artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Encountering Jirachi with May With his Mega Gallade and Mega Pendant

Sprites

Spr RS Wally.png Wally OD.png RS Wally Back.png
Sprite
from Generation III
Overworld sprite
from Generation III
Back sprite
from Generation III

In the manga

Wally in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Wally (Adventures)

Wally appears as a major supporting character in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the TCG

Artwork

Artwork from the cards:

Wally Training.png
Raising his Pokémon

Cards

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

Wally
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 #
Wally's Training T [Su] EX Sandstorm Uncommon 89/100 Miracle of the Desert Uncommon 052/053r
EX Emerald Uncommon 85/106      
 

Trivia

  • He has the same Chinese name as Dawn.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Wally challenges the player near the exit of Victory Road, whereas in Emerald, he is met after crossing the first bridge. Despite this, the rematches with him occur near the end of Victory Road, regardless of the game.
  • In the Generation III games, it is possible for the capture tutorial to end with Ralts fainting. This can only happen if Zigzagoon is generated with 11 Attack, and the wild Ralts has a Nature that lowers Defense, an IV of 3 or less in HP, and 5 or less in Defense. With all this, Zigzagoon can do a maximum of 10 damage with its first Tackle, and after Growl is used on it, 7 with its second. This makes for a total of 17 damage, just enough to knock out Ralts. However, the game continues on as if it had been caught. The probability of this occurring is (182/800)*(4/25)*(4/32)*(6/32)*(5/16)*(7/16), or about 1 in 8574.
    • In the Generation III games, it is also possible for Wally to catch a Shiny Ralts in the tutorial. However, it will not stay Shiny in subsequent battles.
  • Wally is the first rival that the player cannot name under any circumstances. This does not count Brendan and May, as they are also player characters, and thus the player can name them if they are chosen.
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after the player defeats MaxieOR or ArchieAS at Mt. Chimney, Wally is listed as a certified Trainer at all Hoenn Pokémon Gyms.
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, when Wally is battled on Victory Road, he gets his own battle theme, unlike in the original games. This later becomes his encounter theme for when he is rematched him at the Battle Resort.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ミツル Mitsuru From 蔓 tsuru, vine. May also be from 鶴 tsuru (crane), in reference to the act of folding one thousand origami cranes.
English Wally Possibly from Walter, meaning "ruler of the army"
French Timmy Possibly from timide, timid
German Heiko Diminutive of Heinrich (German cognate of Henry), meaning "home ruler"
Italian Lino From Λῖνος Linos (the personification of dirge or lamentation in ancient Greek mythology) or lino (flax)
Spanish Blasco From blass, German for pale
Korean 민진 Minjin Possibly from 閔 min (to grieve; to urge on) and 進 jin (progression). Coincidentally, his name may also refer to 珉 min (jade-like stone) and 榛 jin (hazel). Both are objects with shades of green similar to Wally's color pallet.
Chinese (Mandarin) 小光 Xiǎo Guāng From 光 mitsuru. Literally "young light".


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/Serena


Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesPokémon Center menMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLooker
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge

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