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If you were looking for the character from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia whose Japanese name is Wanda, see Linda (Ranger).
ミチル Michiru
Wanda in Pokémon Adventures
Gender Female
Hometown Verdanturf Town
Region Hoenn
Relatives Wally (cousin), unnamed aunt and uncle, unnamed mother and father, Riley (husband)*
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Wanda (Japanese: ミチル Michiru) is Wally's cousin and lives in Verdanturf Town.

In the games

Wanda had a boyfriend who lived in Rustboro City. The two were waiting for the Rusturf Tunnel to be completed so they could visit each other regularly.

However, the construction disturbed the local Whismur who lived in the tunnel, so construction was canceled.

Wanda's boyfriend tried to dig the tunnel himself, and almost completed it. After the main character of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald gets the Dynamo Badge, they can use Rock Smash to complete the tunnel and open a path to Route 116.

Wanda and her boyfriend are thankfully reunited and give the protagonist HM04 (Strength) as a token of gratitude.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Chuang Yi translation, she is referred to as Wallene.

Ruby was entered in a Pokémon Contest in Verdanturf Town when he thought he saw Wally in the audience. Anxious to meet him again, he follows "Wally" outside and stops him from getting on a bus by having his Feebas cover the entrance with Ice Beam, angering many people.

And after all that, it turns out that it was just Wanda, Wally's cousin, all along. They looked so much alike that people often mistaken them as siblings but not cousins. Wanda tells Ruby that Wally was in Verdanturf, but now he's moved to a hospital. This leaves Ruby despondent as his Ralts was still with Wally.

In this manga, Wanda's boyfriend is named Riley. He was the head of the Rusturf Tunnel construction crew, who stopped the construction as they noticed they were disturbing the Whismur. He was once trapped when the rock layers in the tunnel collapsed due to the earthquakes, but was saved by Ruby and his Marshtomp.

Later they get married in the S.S. Aqua in the Emerald chapter, when Ruby and Sapphire went to the Battle Frontier.


Wanda's Whismur and Loudred
Whismur & Loudred (multiple)
Whismur and Loudred were helping out Wanda and Riley for the wedding. The Whismur and Loudred may have been the Pokémon from the Rusturf Tunnel as she met them before.

Whismur's Ability is Soundproof.

Debut VS. Vileplume II


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミチル Michiru Similar to ミツル Mitsuru (Wally).
English Wanda Similar to Wally.
English (Chuang Yi) Wallene Similar to Wally.
French Sylvie
German Heike Similar to Heiko (Wally).
Italian Linda Similar to Lino (Wally).
Spanish Clara
Korean 미진 Mijin Similar to 민진 Minjin (Wally).
Chinese (Taiwan) 阿滿 Ā Mǎn From Japanese 滿ちる michiru (to be satisfied).
Chinese (PRC) 小亮 Xiǎo Liàng 亮 means "bright". Related to Wally's Chinese name 小光, "young light".

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