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オルティガ Ortiga
Scarlet Violet Ortega.png
Artwork from Scarlet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Pink
Hair color Pink with brown highlights
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Relatives Unnamed mother
Trainer class Team Star
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Team Star
Rank Boss
Boss of Ruchbah Squad's Base
Badge Fairy Badge
Specializes in Fairy-types

Ortega (Japanese: オルティガ Ortiga) is the boss of Team Star's Fairy crew, the Ruchbah Squad. He specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon. He is the creator of the five different Starmobiles used by Team Star. He is also a second-year student at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV.

In the core series games

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Although Ortega is short-tempered and prone to snide remarks, he deeply cares about Team Star. He is also a skilled engineer and mechanic, building the five Starmobiles by himself.[1]

Ortega comes from a life of wealth; his family owns a major apparel company in Paldea. Despite this, he was bullied at the academy, so he bonded with the other Team Star bosses, who were also bullied. The former director of the academy, Mr. Harrington, is his piano teacher.

Ortega awards the player with Team Star's Fairy Badge and TM079 (Dazzling Gleam) upon his defeat. Additionally, his defeat allows the player to craft the following TMs using the TM Machine:

# Move Type Cat.
071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical
072 Electro Ball Electric Special
073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical
077 Waterfall Water Physical
078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special
093 Flash Cannon Steel Special
094 Dark Pulse Dark Special
095 Leech Life Bug Physical
099 Iron Head Steel Physical
101 Power Gem Rock Special
106 Drill Run Ground Physical
108 Crunch Dark Physical
111 Giga Drain Grass Special
112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special
115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special
117 Hyper Voice Normal Special
118 Heat Wave Fire Special
121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical
131 Pollen Puff Bug Special


Ortega keeps his Pokémon in Luxury Balls.

First battle




Ortega concept art.jpg
Concept art from Scarlet


Main article: Ortega/Quotes

In the anime


Ortega in Biri-Biri

Ortega briefly appeared as a silhouette in the music video for Biri-Biri.

In the TCG

Ultra rare print of Ortega
Main article: Ortega (Obsidian Flames 190)

Ortega was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Ruler of the Black Flame expansion and the English Obsidian Flames expansion, with artwork by Naoki Saito. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same illustrator was released in the same sets. It allows players to look at their opponent's hand, choose a card from there, and put it at the bottom of the opponent's deck. The opponent may then draw a card.


Language Name Origin
Japanese オルティガ Ortiga From ortiga (Spanish and Portuguese for nettle)
English, Brazilian Portuguese Ortega Similar to his Japanese name and possibly from the Ortega family (founder of Spanish multinational clothing company Inditex, running the Zara clothing chain)
German Otis Similar to his Japanese name
Spanish Gus From Urtica angustifolia (East Asian nettle)
French Ortiga From his Japanese name
Italian Ortiz Similar to his Japanese name
Korean 오르티가 Ortiga Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 奧爾迪加 / 奥尔迪加 Ào'ěrdíjiā Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 奧爾迪加 Ouyíhdihkgā
Indonesian Orto Similar to his Japanese name
Thai ออร์ติกา Otika Transcription of his Japanese name


Big Boss: Cassiopeia
Bosses: GiacomoMelaAtticusOrtegaEri
Lower members: Team Star GruntsCarmen
Related: HarringtonStarmobile
Bases: Segin SquadSchedar SquadNavi Squad
Ruchbah SquadCaph Squad

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