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Steven Stone is the Elite Champion in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and a powerful wandering trainer in Emerald, having relegated his title to Wallace. He is a master of the Steel-type, with a Metagross being the keystone of his team.
Steven is the son of the president of the Devon Corporation, and he and his father both collect rare stones. Steven makes his home on Mossdeep, and when the Elite Four are beaten in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, he will have left a Beldum and a note for the player.
In the anime
Steven has so far appeared in only one episode, A Hole Lotta Trouble!. He helped Ash and his friends and Team Rocket escape from an underground cavern. At the end of the episode, Ash vowed to train harder so one day he could be powerful enough to battle Steven.
His Japanese voice actor is 西 凛太郎 Rintarō Nishi and his English VA is Jimmy Zoppi.
This listing is of Steven's displayed Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.
In the games
His strategy on battle is to use Steel Pokémon to find the opponent's weakness.
In Pokémon Emerald, Steven is a powerful wandering trainer who gave up competing seriously to spend more time looking for rare rocks and stones. He claims to be willing to climb waterfalls to find rare stones. Using this as a hint, you can climb the waterfalls of Meteor Falls in order to find a new area. You can then seek out Steven and battle him.
This listing is of Steven's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.
- Level 57 Skarmory: Toxic, Steel Wing, Aerial Ace, Spikes
- Level 56 Cradily: Confuse Ray, Sludge Bomb, Ancientpower, Giga Drain
- Level 55 Claydol: Light Screen, Ancientpower, Reflect, Earthquake
- Level 56 Armaldo: Slash, Ancientpower, Aerial Ace, Water Pulse
- Level 56 Aggron: Earthquake, Thunder, Dragon Claw, Solarbeam
- Level 58 Metagross: Earthquake, Meteor Mash, Psychic, Hyper Beam
NOTE: Steven is found in Meteor Falls in a corridor opened after beating the Elite Four. Battling him is not part of the storyline.
In the Pokémon Special manga
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 it 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 chip away stone with, to grab and retrieve rocks he sees 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 Registeel, Regirock, and Regice.
Steven later assembles the rest of the Hoenn Elite Four in order to fight against Kyogre and Groudon. He also gives his position as the Champion to Wallace because he knows that he may die in the battle. With the help of Sapphire's Wailord and Relicanth, Steven and the Elite Four unsealed the Regis.
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 apparently died, but was later revived under mysterious circumstances when Ruby released his Celebi.
Steven uses his Metagross to fly around Hoenn. Its magnetism allows him to float atop it.
This listing is of Steven's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.
In the TCG
In the TCG, Steven appears on the card Steven's Advice in the EX: Hidden Legends expansion.
|| ツワブキ ダイゴ Tsuwabuki Daigo
|| Steven Stone
|| The name "Steven" originated from the name Greek name "Stephanos", meaning "crown". It could possibly be related to "steel" or "stone".
|| Pierre Rochard
|| His first name means "stone" and his last name is similar to rocher (rock).
|| Troy Trumm
|| Both first and last names are possible derivation from Trummer (rubbles).
|| Rocco Petri
|| First name is similar to roccia (rock) and his surname is possibly derived from pietra (stone).
|| Máximo Peñas
|| First name means "the greatest" and surname means "stones".
|| Transliteration of "Steven".
|| 大吾 Dà Wú
|| From 大吾 Daigo
|| 나성호 Naseongho
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