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Wally (Japanese: ? Mitsuru) 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 because of his symptoms and rapid recovery in clean air, most fans speculate that is asthmatic.

In the Games

Wally was a sick young man 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 main character of Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, or Pokémon Emerald to assist Wally, and loaned Wally a Zigzagoon.

Using this, Wally was able to capture a Ralts

Wally later shows up again in Mauville City, pleading with his uncle to let him challenge Wattson. He battles the player to prove his strength, but loses.

Wally eventually runs away from home and challenges the player at Evergrande City, seemingly totally recovered from his illness. He remains there, ready for a rematch any day.

According to the Trainer's Eyes, Wally's strategy is "We let it all hang out." His favorite type of Pokémon is "The 1st Pokémon I caught." His self-introduction is "Pokémon and I have grown stronger together."


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

Pokémon Sapphire/Ruby/Emerald

First Battle
  • Level 16 Ralts
Second Battle
First Rematch
  • Level 47 Altaria
  • Level 44 Magneton
  • Level 47 Roselia
  • Level 46 Delcatty
  • Level 48 Gardevoir
Second Rematch
  • Level 50 Altaria
  • Level 47 Magneton
  • Level 50 Roselia
  • Level 49 Delcatty
  • Level 51 Gardevoir
Third Rematch
  • Level 53 Altaria
  • Level 50 Magneton
  • Level 53 Roselia
  • Level 52 Delcatty
  • Level 54 Gardevoir
Fourth Rematch
  • Level 56 Altaria
  • Level 53 Magneton
  • Level 56 Roselia
  • Level 55 Delcatty
  • Level 57 Gardevoir

In the Pokémon Special Manga

Wally is the tenth main character of the manga series Pokémon Special, and the first to not be named after a version of the videogame.

His first Pokémon was a Ralts that Ruby loaned him, and a Kecleon he caught himself. His "starter" Pokémon was a Treecko which he rescued after Professor Birch lost it in a flood.

Wally asked Norman to teach him about Pokémon and help him catch one, but Norman refused after seeing how sickly Wally was.

Ruby seemed to take quickly Wally, possibly because Norman DIDN'T like Wally, and decided to help the other boy. Ruby loaned Wally his Ralts, nicknamed "Ruru", and Wally was able to capture a Kecleon.

Unforunately, before Ruru could be returned to her rightful owner, an earthquake caused Ruby to fall into the sea.

The next time we see Wally, he is rescuing the old man who looks for Mirage Island in Pacifidlog Town, from Kyogre's flood. It would seem that Wally had managed to recover much from his illness by then, and had been traveling around Hoenn for quite some time.

Norman, who had just been passing by, finally agreed to take Wally on as a student, and told him to come to the Sky Pillar.

There, Norman revealed that what he had been training Ruby for since he was very young was to help Norman awaken Rayquazza. Norman could only accomplish this with someone the size of a 10-year old boy.

Even though he's healther, Wally wears a suit with a resperator built into it.

Wally acquired his Cacnea while traveling through the desert, his Roselia on Route 117, and Norman gave him his Flygon. Most of this occurred off-panel.

Wally's team is all-green to symbolize his ties to Pokémon Emerald, as he was originally supposed to represent that game in the Pokémon Special manga. However, it would seem the writers changed their minds, as a fourth Hoenn character has been introduced named "Emerald".


This listing is for Wally's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.

In the TCG


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