May (game)

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May
ハルカ Haruka
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire May.png
Art from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age UnknownRSE
12 (as rival)ORAS[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Light brown
Hometown Littleroot Town (originally Olivine City if chosen by the player)
Region Hoenn (originally Johto if chosen by the player)
Relatives Norman, unnamed mother (as player)
Professor Birch, unnamed mother, younger brotherE (as rival)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation III, VI, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) May (Masters)
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
English voice actor Deneen Melody[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Ai Nonaka[3] (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon Evolutions
Debut Get the Show on the Road! (Pokémon the Series)
The Wish (Pokémon Evolutions)
Counterpart(s) May
English voice actor Veronica Taylor (AG001-AG145), Michele Knotz (AG146-present, MoMP) (Pokémon the Series)
Unknown (Pokémon Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor KAORI. (Pokémon the Series)
Hina Natsume (Pokémon Evolutions)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire
Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪
Counterpart(s) Sapphire (Adventures), Sapphire (Ruby-Sapphire), Haruka (CCP)
Debut Making Mirth with Mightyena (Pokémon Adventures)
Let's Try To Be Idols!! (Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire)
Achamo Princess (Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪)

May (Japanese: ハルカ Haruka) is the female choice for the player character in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and their Generation VI remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. She also serves as a rival in the same games if the player chooses to play as her male counterpart, Brendan.

Terminology

She is named May (Japanese: ハルカ Haruka) when she appears as a non-player character in the Generation III games and their Generation VI remakes. She is also known by the same name in Pokémon Masters EX.

She is known as Anna (Japanese: アルファ Alpha) in pre-release media for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. She is named エミィ (Emy) in some screenshots of Pokémon Emerald on the Japanese Nintendo website.[4]

In the core series games

Character profile

As the protagonist

If the player decides to choose May their player character, she acts as a silent protagonist, like previous playable characters in the core series. Like them, she is able to make player-based decisions, with certain characters responding to different decisions if given the opportunity.

May will interact and form relationships with most of the other characters in the Hoenn region. She forms a friendly rivalry with her neighbor, Brendan, and Wally. May can be seen as a skilled Pokémon Trainer, defeating Brendan, who had previously owned a Pokémon prior to their meet. Additionally, May is seen as helpful and friendly, teaching Wally how to capture his first Pokémon and inspiring him to become a stronger trainer.

May's known relatives as the player character include her father Norman and an unnamed mother who she lives with in Littleroot Town. She is neighbors with Brendan and Professor Birch.

As a non-playable character

May also appears as a non-playable character. In this role, she forms a rivalry and friendship with the player.

May is a young girl who performs field research for her father, Professor Birch, showing a helpful side. She will occasionally battle the player in friendly sparring, complimenting them on their skill for being a newer Trainer. May often accompanies the player character, providing them with helpful information and items on their journey. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, she offers the player the chance to travel with her between certain locations in the story. During the climax of the game, May appears to show worry for the player, in hopes that they are safe, creating a bond with the player over the story. She is given the title of "Rad Neighbor" in place of her Trainer class on the PokéNav.

Both of May's parents appear in the video games, her father Professor Birch and an unnamed mother. In Pokémon Emerald, she also has a younger brother who also lacks a known name. She is neighbors with the player character and their family.

Role

May has the relatively the same role in all core series games she appears in. However, this role changes on if she was chosen as the player or non-player character. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this role is expanded upon

As the protagonist

If May is selected as the player character, she starts her journey moving from her old home of Olivine City in Johto to her new home in the town of Littleroot in Hoenn. After saving Professor Birch from a wild Pokémon, she is given one of the three starters of the Hoenn region. May develops a close bond with Brendan, and eventually Wally, who both act as her rivals. May goes on to gather the eight Badges of Hoenn, stop the plans of Team AquaSEAS/Team MagmaREOR and conquer the Pokémon League all before going off to face the Battle FrontierE/Battle MaisonORAS.

As a non-playable character

If May is not selected as the player, she is helping her dad finish the Hoenn Pokédex and becoming a Pokémon Professor. She is also the player's rival and friend. Along with Brendan (when playing as May), they are the only rivals unavailable for battle after entering the Hall of Fame. Additionally, they both are the only ones to not evolve their starter Pokémon into its final form, except for in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where their starters have been fully evolved by the battle that takes place at Lilycove City.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

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Rad Neighbor MayE

Strategy
I'm not so good at battles.
Trainer's Pokémon
I'll use any Pokémon!
Self-Introduction
My Pokémon and I help my father's research.

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
First battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Second battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Third battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fourth battle (optional)

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Pokémon Emerald
First battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Second battle (optional)

If the player never uses the Rustburo City PokéCenter and blacks out during a wild Pokémon encounter after rescuing Peeko, they will encounter May on Route 104 when going to Mr. Briney's home.

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Third battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fourth battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fifth battle (optional)

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
First battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Second battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Multi Battle with the player

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Third battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fourth battle

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:



Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:



Fifth battle

Winning this fight is not mandatory. The player will not black out and the story will progress either way.

Treecko If the player chose Treecko: