Talk:Brendan (game)

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Is this article still a stub?

I mean, it has lots of information... is it a stub or no?--PikamasterADV 00:54, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't think it is, but it's all at the discrepancy of the editor. If you think it isn't anymore, go on and take it off. Tom Temprotran 04:28, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Article name

Ok, what's up with this double redirect?

Brendan (game) →‎ Brendan →‎ Brendan (game character) 

Which should it be at? --FabuVinny 15:33, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't see a point of moving this article from Brendan to Brendan (game character)--Maxim 17:10, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Someone random user moved this, and many other articles last night. (Including, in the most bizarre move I've ever seen, moving Blue (game) to Kinkajou) It was originally just Brendan. I'm guessing that's what the article should be moved back to. --PAK Man 17:15, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
No, I think the weirdest one was the moving of Wally to Wally (character). I mean - what other Wally would there be? ><' --Pie ~ 18:11, 14 April 2007 (UTC)


Just a quick question, I've played the Sapphire version, and I don't remember the rival (be it Brendan or May) ever having a brother. Is it only in the Emerald version or something? Manga-in-a-bottle

Yes. It was only in emerald in which the rival had a younger brother. Most likely a refrence of Max

Ok. Maybe I could note it in both article with one of those asterisk thingies -- what's the tag for that, please? Manga-in-a-bottle

Nevermind, got it. Manga-in-a-bottle

Brendan in Super Smash Bros. Brawl???

Please post all comments under Talk:Super Smash Bros. Brawl#Brendan??? MERRYCHRISTMAS 01:20, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Okay... so.

Question: There's no other Brendan, but there's also no other Lucas. All of the other game protagonists are at name (game), why not Brendan too? After all, we do the autodisambig for all Pokémon, why not for all game characters? TTEchidna 02:09, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

I understand the logic behind it, but it's pointless after all. There's only one Brendan in the canon. The one who got two cameos in anime isn't notable enough to deserve separate article and be considered as a separate character. --Maxim 18:32, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't like have (game) either. It's just like having "[Move Name] (move)", what's the point? Porygon-Z 18:36, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I concur, It is USELESS TO HAVE GAME THEREC Is for Cookie 19:07, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Because Double Team is a trainer class, too. TTEchidna 02:59, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Yea, and Psychic is a disambig too. --Theryguy512 13:41, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it's fine to have them like that, but what else in the game is called Hydro Pump? Absorb? Ice Beam? Porygon-Z 16:10, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Because then we have an issue like Wikipedia does with gold followed by mercury, and Mercury followed by Venus. Here we have the link templates that take care of eeeeeverything. TTEchidna 00:23, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Question question...

Has he been seen in his Emerald outfit in the anime, or just his RS outfit? TTEchidna 03:58, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Only his Ruby/Sapphire outfit. Yes, even in the ninth movie, which came after Emerald's release. --Shiningpikablu252 04:05, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Likely because May was still in hers, then, I'd bet. TTEchidna 03:06, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Okay, how about now?

May appeared in her Emerald clothes. Brendan fought Lucas in the opening of GatSB as far as I've heard. Was he in the Emerald clothes? Was Lucas in the DP clothes? Who had what? And WHY HAS LEAF NOT YET APPEARED IN THE ANIME? TTEchidna 23:03, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

I heard that too and mabye Leaf have a cameo or never will appear -_---CoolPikachu! 23:07, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

I saw him in Emerald clothes in the 12th movie, but others say that he was in RS outfit...TwT PD: Yes, he was in Emerald outfit, but it's not the exactly of the game. In the Pokémon Sunday video appears the RS artwork just to confirm that he was, but you can see the Emerald outfit clearly. --Nick. 04:40, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


Do anyone knows if Brendan appears in the 11th movie with his Emerald clothes??.... Yeah, he does. --Nick. 02:04, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

About Brendan and his clothes in the 11th movie

Okay, this is beginning in controversy. I see the Emerald outfit there, and I'm not the only. Just, like in my talk page, compare this two images, one from the 7th or 9th movie, an the other from the Pokémon Sunday video of the 11th movie. Brendan in R/S clothes:

Brendan Swampert Ice Beam.png

This is obvious, the red is there.

And this:

Why do anymore see the green and the orange there? I know that the R/S outfit have the sleeves longest, but just the clothes are not exactly as of the games. Lucas' outfit is more blue, but in the game is totaly black. But, I recommend that just wait for a HQ image, or the movie online, and do not comment that. --Nick. 03:39, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

White thingey...

Can someone tell me what white stuff Brendan has on his head? O.O Madch94 00:14, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

His hair. hfc2X 00:09, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
I think its a beanie/hairnet type thing Mooites 00:23, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
The manga shows that, but it's left ambiguous in the games and anime. IIMarckus 00:43, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Brendan and May

I need help, this may sound silly but it would really understand more, you see, as you very well know, in the game, Brendan and May can be chosen as a playable character, and if you choose may then, may'll have a mother while Brendan will have a father (which is Prof Birch) and that's how things can be accounted for in the Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald games, if Brendan is referred to as the rival, then he'll select a stronger pokemon then May and from then on he'l keep that throughout the story.

Well in the anime, it acts the same way, in the movies, he appears as the owner of a mudkip while May is torchic's trainer, i wouldn't think this is so if Brendan never made an anime appearance but since he did, does this mean he is the son of Prof Birch?, i'm not to sure, but i think the game rules applies in the anime as well, it's like the anime itself choose May as the primary player so maybe this would be true and in the game, May and Brendan talked to each other, does May even know who Brendan is?. Gaiden 13:44, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

I know this message is rather old, but I think it is probably quite liklely that he is Birch's son in the anime. Or at least, it seems logical. Brendan most certainly does exist in the anime world, but whether May knows him or not, we will probably never know... Taromon 18:25, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Champion of Hoenn

In the Anime Wallace said that he is no longer the champion and Steven Stone seems to have a simular appearance to Emerald could that mean Brendan is the champion? Tsg812 9:41 PM, 24 August 2008

I'd imagine the explanation to go like so: if Wallace, in the DP saga, is not Hoenn's current acting Champion of the E4, and Steven having made no indication, way back in Dewford, that he was Champion then or ever, and also not indicating he's shooting for that position, would perhaps Brendan be Champion. My vote: no. ArcToraphim 03:14, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Sibling theory

I have noticed that Brendan and May could be siblings. This also applies to Dawn and Lucas. Whichever character the player chooses to be, they will come from the same town, have the same mother and father etc. They may be from separate families in the game, but Dawn and Lucas also have similar hair tone. This may have been obvious to some people already, but should it be mentioned in their articles? Hellkaiserryo12 21:05, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Über speculation--The Kkllnnator blastoise 21:17, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Doesn't sound plausible to me. I don't understand what you're talking about when you say that they "have the same mother and father", but are "from separate families", that sounds like a contradiction. The gender the player chooses at the start pretty much sets the canon for the player character and the alternate-gender-turned rival (which, of course, is unwieldy when writing about the games at times), so either May is Birch's daughter or Brendan is Birch's son, but never both/neither in the same save file in game canon. Same goes for Dawn and Lucas and their respective family situations. Lucentas 21:21, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

I think they mean they may be cousins. I don't think they're cousins,they don't appear to know each other,and their parents don't act family like Lovely Rose 05:08, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

That's unlikely, because the character you choose in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald originally came from Johto (at least that's what an NPC in Petalburg says in Ruby and Sapphire; Emerald's text is more vague and simply says "a faraway place") and the character you didn't choose isn't mentioned as being from a region other than Hoenn. As for Dawn and Lucas, the character you didn't choose lives in a different town than the one you chose. --Evice 01:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

(Game), In the anime.

Does anyone else see something strange in the fact that the very first section of this article, Brendan (game), is about some cameos in the anime? Either that shouldn't be in the article at all, or it should be moved to a spot underneath the game information. -Stephen93 16:34, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Most consider an anime appearance for a character to be major. Despite not being first, the anime's likely the most known part of the franchise... TTEchidna 18:43, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

His hat

Shouldn't that be un-determinded? He may just have a baggy hairdo,and 2 colors of hair. That's somewhat common in anime. Lovely Rose 05:08, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

He took it off in the manga revealing that he had black hair underneath. Though... it is just in the manga that was shown in. --ケンジガール 05:10, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Yea,I know that. I should have made it more clear,I meant the game Brendan. Lovely Rose 18:38, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Well we have no proof that it is his hair in the games so we have to go by what's said in the manga. Though the fact that one of Pikachu's alternate costumes in SSBB is just the headband and not the white part raises some questions. --ケンジガール 11:41, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Or we could argue that there is no proof it anywhere but the manga. There are significant differences between the manga and other forms of continuity, and we shouldn’t make assumptions that one thing is true everywhere else. IIMarckus 00:29, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Sorry to intrude on a two month old conversation..Then maybe we should remove the quote about his hair from the article,or modify it Lovely Rose 01:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

His sideburns, eyebrows, and the hair on the back of his head (clearly visible in his back sprite) are black, making it look like he has black hair like his manga counterpart (as well as Norman). I think it's more ambiguous as to whether he's wearing a hat or a combination of a wig and a headband. --Evice 00:04, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Just because black hair sticking out from under the headband doesn't mean it's a wig or hat (Though it's definitely a hat in the manga, but that's just in the manga as far as we know). He could just as easily have a hairstyle similar to Chaud from the Megaman Battle Network games, where the hair is mostly white but with black sideburns and around the back.


In the appearance part if the article, it says that he is the one that battled Bruno in the first episode. Is this even plausible? Corvy 22:18, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

His anime cameo

Can we maybe get a larger screenshot of him? We hardly see him. Wasn't he seen closer up in Giratina? Lovely Rose 00:08, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Nope, he was much further out in Giratina. I'm finding it hard to make him out, even apparently in HD. All you see of him is the small version in the background, and you can see most of his portrait on the screen in the top-right a few seconds later, but again very small. TheChrisD RantsEdits 17:41, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Should we really refer to him as wearing a hat?

Some official arts show him with his "hair" being floppy like a hat(though,I doubt that is canon since that art shows May with brown eyes),others don't. Some show him with black side burns,others don't. Some show him with white hair,others don't. Just because the back of his sprite's head is black,doesn't mean anything. He could have black and white hair,and that could be a hat but he can still have black and white hair. He could be just wearing a headband,similar to May's bandanna(gender counterparts tend to wear similar headgear). Should we leave it as un-confirmed? Lovely Rose 03:13, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

There are a lot of different possible options that seem to be out there. I'd say based on the Emerald artwork (and ever so slightly from his manga counterpart) to sick with the fact he has a hat and black hair.
Besides, long white hair on a 10-year-old kid? TheChrisD RantsEdits 17:54, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Ever heard of Ryo Bakura? Young kid, long white hair. Also Near from Death Note is young with white hair. It's classic anime hair. Also, what about Tory Lund? --ケンジガール 05:01, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Should that quote be left in the article,or changed? Lovely Rose 17:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
My, this boy seems to have black side burns as well. I suppose his hair must also be a hat? I'm editing the article to include mention that the hat is only explicitly so in the Manga. Fishman 15:37, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Not to jump in on a huge despute or anything, but in this art he doesn't look like he has black sideburns The skin coloring is too light to tell, but it could be white sideburns. Either way, for all we know he dyed his hair and roots have grown out (so his sideburns are black, as well as the back of his hair, but the top is white). :P Just speculation here, but i think it'd be best to not take sides in the article itself. CherryParanoia 06:08, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
His sideburns never really became apparent until the Emerald art was released. So basing an argument on the R/S art isn't exactly going to work... TheChrisD RantsEdits 12:11, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

I think the white "hair" is his hat because Norman has dark coloured hair. Taromon777 20:54, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

His figures..

Are they canon? If so, maybe we can use them in the "hair or hat" part of the article? They show him wearing a hat, right? Lovely Rose 23:16, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Only rivals you cannot name?

What about Wally, and the Pseudo Rivals, you can't name them. Lovely Rose 17:31, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Pseudo-rivals are pseudo-rivals, and Wally is never officially classified as a rival. ZestyCactus 18:17, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Green Pokeball?

What is with that Pokeball he is holding in his original official art? What ball is that? Lovely Rose 20:52, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

He borrowed it from dream!Ash MY MEMORY FAILS Bruno in the first episode, obviously.
Seriously though, it could be a Nest Ball or (much much less likely) a Friend Ball. Or Sugimori could have been drunk at the time he colored it. It's hard to tell. 梅子 20:59, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
It's not any known ball. There's a thing on it on the Poké Ball page under "Green Poké Balls". ZestyCactus 21:00, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

name meaning

the japanese name yuki means snow while brendan comes from old english brandon meaning hill covered with bloom... could we add that... Badwolf1234 03:06, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

No. 梅子 03:31, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Anime screenshots

The section says it needs a new screenshot. So..I decided to try and get one myself. I got a few, and a few of Brendan's back (to see his hat, just in case anyone wants to mention his anime counterpart in that hat section). Will any of them do? Dia Sprite 03:01, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

The CN logo is very unflattering. —darklordtrom 05:48, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Hat confirmed?

Earlier today, Sugimori apparently responded to someone over his Twitter that Brendan indeed wears a hat. I say apparently because I used Google Translate to get this. Can someone please translate this into a more accurate translation so it can be confirmed?

VgMW6.png Joltik 01:34, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Ataro removed the trivia thing about hat or not from the page altogether, but could something be mentioned about there being a lot of confusion until Sugimori confirmed it? Ikarishipper900 20:13, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

His hair underneath is actually Brown in the game..?

I was playing Ruby the other day and hooked it up to my Colosseum XD Gale of Darkness and noticed his hair on the sides, back, and his eye brows and eye's are infact brown. So he must have brown hair in the games, and black hair in the manga. It is too hard to see if he has brown hair in the anime. How did anyone not notice this?! Also, I predict that that thing on Brendan's head is a hat and will stay with him on the remake. I also believe they may change some of the things on their outfits for the remake's as well. It is also very believable that the remakes will be released after Pokemon Grey, which should come out next year. It is not confirmed that Grey will be the name, but is is most likely, seeing as the first to were Pokemon Black and White Version. - unsigned comment from Ruka Roaw (talkcontribs)

Okay, please don't think I'm mean for this, but 1) there is no Colosseum XD Gale of Darkness. Which do you mean? 2) His sprites in the GBA games clearly show black hair. I don't think his headshots from either Colosseum or XD look like brown hair, but I may not be seeing them clearly enough. 3) I'm not sure what exactly what you would want changed even if it IS brown, but again I didn't examine the article for mentions of hair color. 4) I'm pretty sure this is not the place for predictions or speculation. 5) No Hoenn remakes have been scheduled or announced, as far as I know, so please don't act like it's guaranteed. Ikarishipper900 23:35, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Also, there's no need to predict on the hat. Please read the section above. Ikarishipper900 23:42, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Hair color

I know Brendan's hair color is black, bu on the image where he gives Torchic the ribbon, it looks like he has more of a light hair color. Iml908 (talk) 20:44, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

It's most likely an error in the animation, I don't think it's that notable. --Pokemaster97 23:18, 7 August 2012 (UTC)