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ミツル Mitsuru
Ruby Sapphire Wally.png
Art from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Gender Male
Hometown Petalburg City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Wanda (cousin), unnamed aunt and uncle, unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Trainer, Rival
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Wally (Japanese: ミツル Mitsuru) is one of the two rival characters in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Emerald, 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, so it may be asthma.

In the games

Wally was a sick young boy who asked 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 at the end 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.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

PKMN Trainer WallyRS / PKMN Lover WallyE

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


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


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

Caught in tutorial
Spr 3r 280.png
Psychic Unknown
Held item:
Ralts Lv.5

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Fourth battle

Fifth battle

Sixth battle


File:Wally game.PNG File:RSE Wally back.png
Wally sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Wally sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Wally (Adventures)

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

In the TCG

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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Wally's Training T - Uncommon EX Sandstorm 89/100
EX Emerald 85/106


  • Though he is never classified as a "rival" in the games themselves, Wally essentially takes the place of Brendan/May as the player's rival after he/she decides to help with Professor Birch's studies rather than be a competitive Trainer.
  • He shares the same Chinese name with Dawn.
  • Wally is the only rival character to not have a Pokémon received from the professor of that region in the games, not counting Silver, who stole his.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミツル Mitsuru Tsuru, vine. Can mean "growing", "docile".
English Wally
French Timmy Probably refers to the word "Timid"- which describes how Wally acts.
German Heiko German form of the English name "Henry".
Italian Lino
Spanish Blasco
Korean 민진 Minjin
Chinese (Mandarin) 小光 Xiǎo Guāng From 光 mitsuru. Literally "young light."

Rival characters

Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge
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