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レオ Leo
Colosseum Wes 3D.png
Art from Pokémon Colosseum
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Orre
Relatives None
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Player character
Generation III
Games Pokémon Colosseum
Member of Team Snagem
Rank Former member

Wes (Japanese: レオ Leo) is a young man who lives in the Orre region of the world. He is the protagonist of Pokémon Colosseum.


Wes has apparently been with his Pokémon, Umbreon and Espeon, for years, possibly since childhood. Wes joins Team Snagem for unclear reasons and presumably leaves once he becomes disgusted with their actions.

Before he does, he plants a bomb to completely destroy Team Snagem's headquarters and steals the portable version of the Snag Machine - a device that can turn Poké Balls into Snag Balls - which can be used to catch Pokémon already owned by other Trainers. In the process Wes reveals the hidden base to the police of Orre.

Equipped with this device, Wes wanders around until he rescues Rui from some kidnappers in Phenac City. Using his very high-tech hovering motorcycle to travel around Orre, Wes and Rui set off to uncover the conspiracy behind Cipher, Team Snagem and the Shadow Pokémon.

Wes's actions eventually attract the attention of both Ho-Oh and Celebi, indicating that he must care deeply for all Pokémon.

However, shortly after defeating Cipher and snagging/saving most of the Shadow Pokémon, there are reports that "Wes" started attacking people with a Shadow Togetic. Wes, with the help of News reports and Kids Grid, managed to track down the impostor to Outskirt Stand, where he was in the middle of attacking one of the people nearby. He then battled and defeated the impostor and then snagged his doppelganger's Shadow Togetic. The impostor is later revealed to be an ex-Cipher Peon who had wanted revenge on Wes for shutting down Cipher, and declares his success in ruining Wes's reputation. However, Orre forgives Wes after realizing their mistake.

Wes's past is never fully explained, although some conjectures can be drawn from dialog within the story. Wes fits in well at Pyrite Town (one character even remarked that he would), suggesting that he doesn't have that much of a problem with petty crimes like thievery. He seems to have once had some sort of father/son dynamic with the head of Team Snagem, Gonzap.

His whereabouts after the events of Pokémon Colosseum are unknown. Because neither he nor Rui appear in Pokémon XD, he may have followed Rui to her home town, a currently unknown location. The duo's heroic acts in bringing the first Shadow incident to an end are remembered by people in Orre, though their names are not mentioned to Michael.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo manga

Main article: Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo

Wes's counterpart, Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo, appears in the manga adaption of Pokémon Colosseum.



Optional names for Wes


  • Seth
  • Thomas


  • ユータ Yūta
  • タツキ Tatsuki


  • Wes is the only player character in the main series to have two starter Pokémon.
  • Wes is the oldest playable character in the main series. He's also the tallest.
    • Until Lucy Fleetfoot of Pokémon Trozei! was introduced, Wes was also the oldest hero ever featured in a Pokémon game. While most other protagonists are intended to appear around 11, Wes was designed to be 17 years of age.
  • Wes is the only player character to have been part of a villainous team.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Michael
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Leo

Members of Team Snagem

Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummerMarkMint
HeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd SnapTim Goodman
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