Steven Stone

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Steven Stone
ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Steven.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age 25ORAS
Gender Male
Eye color Light steel blue
Hair color Light steel blue
Hometown Mossdeep City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Mr. Stone (father)
Trainer class ChampionRSORAS
Pokémon TrainerEB2W2
Generation III, IV, V, VI, VII
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
Champion of Ever Grande City
Specializes in Steel types
Game animation debut Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer
English voice actor Tom Wayland (ORAS Trailer)
Xander Mobus[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Akira Ishida (ORAS Trailer)
Unknown (Masters EX)
Anime debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
English voice actor Andrew Paull
Japanese voice actor Rintarō Nishi (AG022)
Kenichi Suzumura (XYS02-XYS04, XY075-XY136)

Steven Stone (Japanese: ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki) is a skilled Trainer who specializes in Steel-type Pokémon. He is the Champion of the Hoenn region's Pokémon League in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, as well as the canonical Hoenn League Champion in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

A collector of rare stones, Steven is the son of the president of the Devon Corporation, and makes his home in Mossdeep City. In the Hoenn-based games, he wanders the region, aiding the player on their journey. In Pokémon Emerald, he is no longer the Champion, with Wallace taking his place.

In the core series

Brendan challenging Steven in Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, Steven appears as the Champion of the Hoenn region. His strategy in battle is to use Steel-type Pokémon to find the weaknesses of his opponents, with his Metagross being the cornerstone of his team.

In Pokémon Emerald, Steven is a powerful, wandering Trainer who gave up competing seriously to spend more time looking for rare rocks and stones, which he claims he would climb waterfalls to find. Fittingly, the player can find and challenge him in the upper area of Meteor Falls after they defeat the new Champion, Wallace. This battle cannot have a rematch.

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, after the player enters the Hall of Fame, Steven will leave a Beldum and a note for the player at his house in Mossdeep City.

In Pokémon Platinum, the person who gives the player their villa in the Resort Area mentions that the man who gave him the villa came to Sinnoh to collect rare stones. After collecting the stones, he left the region with all the items in the villa. This mysterious previous owner may in fact be Steven.

Steven also appears in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, introducing himself as the Hoenn Champion. The player first meets him when they leave the Pokémon Fan Club in Vermilion City after collecting Copycat's Lost Item, where he will appear and inform them that there have been reports of either a LatiosSS or LatiasHG roaming Kanto. The player meets him a second time after defeating Red on Mt. Silver, where he will appear in the Silph Co. building in Saffron City and let the player choose one of three colored stones: the Green Stone, the Red Stone or the Blue Stone. Depending on which color is picked, he will give the player one of the three Hoenn starter Pokémon. He can later be found in the Pewter Museum of Science, examining a shelf. After visiting and speaking to him there, he will return to the Silph Co. building and offer to trade a Beldum for a Forretress.

If the player has the Enigma Stone and enters the Pewter Museum of Science, an event will occur in which Steven will be talking to one of the museum's researchers. When he is spoken to, he will notice the Enigma Stone and have the researcher examine it. The researcher will extract the Soul Dew from the stone and give it to the player. Steven will tell the player that Soul Dew is said to be the solidified spirits of Latias and Latios, and that it can bring out their true potential. Upon walking outside, LatiasSS or LatiosHG will be waiting to battle in Pewter City, drawn to the player by the Soul Dew.

In Pokémon Black and White, a tourist who visits Undella Town in the summer mentions Steven, explaining that he is a very powerful Pokémon Trainer who collects stones. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Steven appears alongside the other Champions from the first five generations as an opponent in the Champions Tournament at the Pokémon World Tournament.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Champion StevenRSORAS / Hard as Rock StevenE

Pick on the foe's weakness.RS
Attack the weak points!E
Strike enemies where they're weakest!ORAS
Trainer's PokémonRSE / Favorite PokémonORAS
The ultimate Steel PokémonRS
Ultimate Steel Pokémon.E
The ultimate Steel-type Pokémon.ORAS
Self-IntroductionRSE / Trainer MessageORAS
When it comes down to it, I'm still the strongest!RS
I'd climb even waterfalls to find a rare stone!E
When it comes down to it, I'm just the strongest there is right now.ORAS


Steven uses four Full Restores in Generation III when fighting the player.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Left for the player
Spr 3r 374.png
Steel Psychic
Clear Body
Held item:
Beldum Lv.5
Take Down

Pokémon Emerald

Multi Battle with player

Steven battles alongside player against Maxie and Tabitha in the Mossdeep Space Center.

Meteor Falls

Left for the player
Spr 3e 374.png
Steel Psychic
Clear Body
Held item:
Beldum Lv.5
Take Down

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Traded to the player
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
Item Ability Nature English
Silph Co. Forretress Forretress Beldum Beldum Iron こうてつ Dawn Stone Dawn Stone Clear Body Brave Steven ダイゴ 23478 28/29/24/24/25/23
Given to the player

After defeating Red and receiving a Kanto Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, Steven gives one of these Pokémon to the player. He asks the player what stone do they like the most (green, red, or blue). The stone's color corresponds to the received Hoenn Starter Pokémon.

Green stone Red stone Blue stone
Spr 4d 252.png
Grass Unknown
Held item:
Treecko/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Spr 4d 255 m.png
Fire Unknown
Held item:
Torchic/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Spr 4d 258.png
Water Unknown
Held item:
Mudkip/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Steven uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Metagross.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

First Multi Battle with player

Steven will work as the player's partner during the Multi Battle against Courtney and a Team Magma GruntOR/Matt and a Team Aqua GruntAS on Southern Island.

Champion battle

Second Multi Battle with player

Steven will work as the player's partner during the Multi Battle against Courtney and a Team Magma GruntOR/Matt and a Team Aqua GruntAS at Mossdeep Space Center during the Delta Episode, using a team identical to his initial Champion team.


Battle Maison Multi Battle

Steven will always use these two Pokémon as the player's Multi Battle partner.

Left for the player
Steel Psychic
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Iron Plate Sprite.png Iron Plate
Beldum Lv.1
Take Down
Normal Physical

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Steven (Masters)

Steven, as he appears in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, is a character in Pokémon Masters EX. He is paired alongside his Metagross.


Ruby Sapphire Steven.png Steven XY anime.png Steven ORAS concept art.png
Official artwork from Generation III Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: XY
Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Steven with Mega Metagross.png Trainer Collection Steven Stone Artwork.png
With Mega Metagross Trainer Collection illustration featuring
Steven and his team


Spr RS Steven.png E Steven Back.png Spr B2W2 Steven.png VSSteven.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Back sprite from
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Steven III OD.png Steven IV OD.png Steven OD.png ORAS Steven Icon.png Steven ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Icon in the Battle Maison in
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Main article: Steven Stone/Quotes

In the anime

Main series


Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In Stairway to Devon, Steven was first mentioned by his father, who claimed he would be a good person for Ash and his friends to know. In Which Wurmple's Which?, Nurse Joy informed Max that Steven was in nearby Granite Cave, so the group began their search for him.

He then debuted in A Hole Lotta Trouble. Unlike his game counterpart, Steven was not mentioned to be or have been the Hoenn League Champion, but was simply a powerful Trainer. Instead, Wallace was said to be the Champion later in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. Steven and his Aron were digging in Granite Cave, looking for rare stones. As Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket fell down a hole, Steven ended his excavation and quickly checked out what caused the crash to occur. Steven first found Max, Pikachu, and Meowth wondering around the cave.

Having been in Granite Cave for several months, Steven escorted Max and the others to a crack in the cave floor. Soon enough they spotted Ash and the others, who were being chased by a horde of agitated Aron. He ordered them to rush over to the nearby waterfall. At the meeting spot, Steven had his own Aron use Roar to calm the agitated horde. He then told the horde that the group were good people and ordered the back to their roosts. After both sides were reunited with each other, Steven found out that Team Rocket were the ones who caused the Aron to get angry. Steven handled Team Rocket on his own by having his Aggron blast them off with a Hyper Beam. Afterwards, Steven found a Fire Stone with the help of Aron. He decided to lead the group out of Granite Cave and took them to a deserted inlet, an ideal place for Ash to train for his rematch with Brawly. Having found a rare stone, Steven boarded his small boat to continue his search for other stones and wished the group luck for the future.

Pokémon the Series: XY
Mega Evolution Specials

Steven reappeared in Mega Evolution Special II, where he battled Alain using his Shiny Mega Metagross, but the battle was interrupted by Lysandre. Deciding to cooperate with Alain and company, Steven traveled to their destination, a small temple with two pillars in the center. When Alain and Steven held their Key Stones to the monument, a staircase of light appeared to lead them further within the ancient ruin. There, they discovered a similar mechanism that summoned a glowing Giant Rock from underneath the ruin. After Lysandre and his research team began analyzing the giant stone, a Rayquaza appeared from the sky, Mega Evolved into Mega Rayquaza, and started wreaking havoc on the surrounding area. Alain, Steven, and their Mega Pokémon partners tried to fend off the Legendary Pokémon, but were overwhelmed.

In this series, Steven was confirmed to be the current Champion of the Hoenn League, indicating that Wallace no longer holds the title. In Mega Evolution Special III, Steven brought Alain and Mairin to the Devon Corporation headquarters to analyze the situation of the missing Giant Rock. There, they received a conference call from Lysandre, who informed them that both Groudon and Kyogre have undergone Primal Reversion and were set to collide in the middle of the ocean. Steven recalled the Primal Reversion myth, and feared that the two Pokémon clashing again could have catastrophic consequences. As a result, he and Alain departed on a plane to check on the situation from the sky, with Mairin secretly stowing away with them.

In Mega Evolution Special IV, he, Mairin, and Chespie returned to Kalos. They contacted Professor Sycamore regarding Alain as he separated from them. Later, they arrived at Lysandre Labs with Lysandre and his secretary waiting for them. While Lysandre's secretary escorted Mairin to watch Alain battle ten Trainers, Steven and Lysandre discussed the Giant Rock. Lysandre showed Steven the Giant Rock in another room and explained that it is kept in a high-security tank to prevent energy from leaking out, as well as bringing up the fact that the super-ancient Pokémon fought in Hoenn previously. Steven was then seen watching the battle between Alain and Malva. After the battle, Steven arrived to where Chespie was lying on a bed, unconscious from absorbing too much energy from an experiment.


Steven reappeared in the main series in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, where he met Sawyer. He also appeared in another flashback in Coming Apart at the Dreams!.

From The Right Hero for the Right Job! to Forming a More Perfect Union!, Steven joined the battle against Team Flare. He eventually battled alongside Ash, Alain, Diantha, and all of Kalos's Gym Leaders during the joint effort to stop the Giant Rock.

It was revealed in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life! that Steven gave Sawyer a Key Stone. Later, in Till We Compete Again!, Steven and Sawyer were shown at Lysandre Labs, studying the Giant Rock that was recently held there. He proceeded to give Sawyer some information, which Sawyer promptly wrote down in his notebook.


Steven and Sawyer

Similar to his game counterpart, Steven is reserved and interested in collecting stones. During Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, he did care for the Aron in the Granite Cave and attempted to stop a herd of them from chasing Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket. He battled Team Rocket after discovering that they were the ones who made the Aron horde angry.

During Pokémon the Series: XY, he became more open to Trainers, such as Alain and Mairin. He is seen as a sort of mentor figure by Sawyer, whom Steven gave a Key Stone and Sceptilite. His usual calm, and a bit playful demeanor is constantly reflected throughout the series, such as during his battles against Alain and Mable; nevertheless, he can be serious when the situation demands. In a particular instance, he was not greatly disappointed or enraged after learning Lysandre's true intentions, displaying his happy-go-lucky personality.

Being the gentle and playful person as he is, he was not worried when he and his Metagross were outnumbered by Mable and Team Flare Grunts during their battle, also reflecting his strong bond and great confidence in his Pokémon. He tends to appreciate others for their efforts, and has a great sense of honor for fellow Champions, as displayed during his interactions with Diantha.


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This listing is of Steven's known Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

Steven's Aron
Aron was outside its Poké Ball throughout A Hole Lotta Trouble, helping Steven during his search for stones in Granite Cave. After Team Rocket, along with Ash and his friends fell into one of the Rocket trio's pitfall traps, Aron and Steven began to search for the source of the crash. Later Aron Roared at the rampaging wild Aron, helping to settle them down. After Team Rocket were sent blasting off, Aron pointed Steven to a Fire Stone in a nearby dirt pile. Aron and Steven said their farewells to the group as they headed off into the distance on a sailing boat.

Aron briefly reappeared in Mega Evolution Special II.

Aron's only known move is Roar.

Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
Voice actors
Japanese Natsuki Yoshihara
English Darren Dunstan
Steven's Aggron
Steven's Aggron was briefly used when Team Rocket were trying to steal Ash's Pikachu in Granite Cave. It sent them blasting off, and was soon recalled back into its Poké Ball.

Aggron's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
Steven's Metagross

Steven's Mega Metagross
Metagross ↔ Mega Metagross Shiny
Main article: Steven's Metagross

Steven sent out this Shiny Metagross against Alain's Charizard. It also fought Rayquaza and assisted in protecting the Giant Rock against Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. It has the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross.

Debut Mega Evolution Special II
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西 凜太朗 Rintarō Nishi (AG022)
鈴村健一 Kenichi Suzumura (XYS02-present)
English Andrew Paull
Chinese Cantonese 黎景全 (AG022)
林筠翔 (XYS02-present)
Mandarin 于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng (XYS02-present)
Finnish Arto Nieminen (AG022)
Peter Pihlström (XY075)
Jon-Jon Geitel (XY134-XY136)
Indonesian Dadan Sundana (AG022)
Salman Setiono (Mega Evolution Special II)
Turie Sandos (Mega Evolution Special III and IV)
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki (AG022)
Jakub Świderski (XY134-XY136)
Brazilian Portuguese Sílvio Giraldi (AG022)
Fabrício Vila Verde (XY134-XY136)
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (AG022-XY075)
Luis Leonardo Suárez (XY134-XY136)
Spain David Robles
Carlos Bautista (MEPS)
Thai ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn (XYS02)
Vietnamese Đặng Hoàng Khuyết

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Steven in the animated trailer

Steven briefly appeared in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer. He was the final Trainer that Brendan battled.


Steven's Mega Metagross
Metagross ↔ Mega Metagross
Main article: Steven's Metagross

Metagross is Steven's only known Pokémon. It was used in a battle against Brendan's Sceptile. It has the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross.

Debut Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石田彰 Akira Ishida
English Tom Wayland


Steven briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Steven is the Champion of the Hoenn region, having taken the title from Wallace after he decided to become the Sootopolis Gym Leader despite winning the Pokémon League. Along with his father Mr. Stone, Steven was aware of the actions of Team Magma and Team Aqua and their goal to awaken the Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre. In order to prevent this from happening, Steven and his father had the Submarine Explorer 1 created so that they may travel to the Seafloor Cavern and create a seal to prevent the villains from reaching the Pokémon.

Steven debuts in Blowing Past Nosepass II, where he talks to Captain Stern about the upcoming completion of the Submarine Explorer 1. In Guile from Mawile, Steven appears in Granite Cave, where he finds Ruby being attacked by a group of Mawile. Steven rescues Ruby and they manage to escape from the Mawile together. After escaping the cave, Steven considers recruiting Ruby into helping him stop Teams Magma and Aqua, but decides against it due to Ruby's young age. Afterwards, Steven says farewell to Ruby and heads off.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XII, Steven appears to save Wallace from a rampaging Tabitha, who had gone berserk after coming in contact with the Blue Orb. He reveals that after the Submarine Explorer 1 was stolen by Team Magma, Steven traveled to other regions to look for allies to help when Groudon and Kyogre are awakened. Steven's search led him to the Hoenn Elite Four, as they were the only people who he could think of that could help. Steven has Wallace head to Sootopolis City while he says behind to defeat Tabitha. Before Wallace leaves, Steven relinquishes his Champion cloak and passes the title of Hoenn League Champion over to him.

As Steven battles Tabitha, the Elite Four work to try and awaken Registeel, Regirock, and Regice, three Legendary Pokémon capable of containing the power released by Groudon and Kyogre as they clash with each other. With the help of a blind boy, Steven attempted to decipher a stone slab containing the secret to awakening the three Pokémon. Due to the slab being damaged, the boy is unable to fully translate the missing pieces, forcing Steven to abandon his plan. After Tabitha is defeated, Steven heads off to Sootopolis.

In A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I, Steven arrives at Sootopolis, only to find the entire island surrounded in an explosion of energy. He finds Sapphire in the middle of the explosion and goes to rescue her. Sapphire reveals that she was tasked with giving Steven a letter by Mr. Stone. Steven is given the letter, which contains the missing piece of the stone slab. With it, the blind boy is able to figure out that they need a Wailord and Relicanth to open the caves where Registeel, Regirock, and Regice sleep. Sapphire uses her Lorry and Relly to open the caves, allowing Steven to obtain the three Legendary Pokémon. Despite this victory, another explosion separates Sapphire from Steven, causing her and Ruby to end up on Mirage Island.

While Ruby and Sapphire train on Mirage Island, Steven, Wallace, and the Elite Four each control one of the Legendary Pokémon in three teams of two. They spend the next few weeks using the Pokémon to contain the energy generated by Groudon and Kyogre's clash so that it doesn't get released onto the Hoenn region.

Steven in the thirteenth chapter

After Ruby manages to stop Groudon and Kyogre and return them to their slumber, Steven collapses from the strain of controlling the three Legendary Pokémon for so long and dies soon after. With Steven's death, Registeel, Regirock, and Regice lash out at their controllers and proceed to return to the wild. Steven is later revived by Ruby's Celebi, who uses its time travel powers to reverse time on the people who died during the battle between Groudon and Kyogre. With Team Magma and Team Aqua defeated, Steven celebrated the victory with his allies and thanked Ruby and Sapphire for their assistance in the battle.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

Professor Cozmo discovers that a meteoroid will eventually crash into the Hoenn region and destroy everything. To counter this disaster, Steven enlists the help of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Steven has Ultima train the three Pokédex holders' starter Pokémon in mastering the ultimate moves so that they may be prepared to use Mega Evolution. Due to Ruby having business elsewhere at the time, Steven trains Ruby's Mumu in his place. Eventually, the three Pokémon master the ultimate moves, but with Ruby still having not returned, only Chic and Sceptile are able to Mega Evolve. Despite this, Mr. Stone orders to move onto the next stage of the plan without Ruby.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 5, the group travels to Sea Mauville, an abandoned energy harvesting plant owned by a rival company of Devon's. The plant contained a machine known as the Absorber that will power a dimensional shifter so that the meteoroid will be dealt with. That night, Emerald is attacked by a mischievous Hoopa. Steven assists Emerald in battling the Pokémon and reveals that he can use Mega Evolution as well. They battle the Pokémon together, but it escapes before they can defeat or identify its identity.

The next day, Steven and Mr. Stone begin to use the Absorber to drain Emerald's Sceptile and Sapphire's Chic in their Mega-Evolved states. The process hurts their Pokémon intensely, causing their Trainers to be horrified. After the process is finished, they are attacked by Zinnia, a Draconid with a hatred for the Devon Corporation. She attacks with her small army of former Team Magma and Aqua Grunts to destroy the dimensional shifter that was powered by Sceptile and Chic's energy. Steven Mega Evolves his Metagross to assist his allies in protecting the shifter from being destroyed. After some time, Ruby returns to try and convince Zinnia to stop the battle, only to learn that Sapphire and the shifter had disappeared. With the shifter gone, Zinnia decides to turn her attention to Steven and steal his Key Stone. Ruby stops Zinnia by giving up his and Emerald's Key Stones in exchange for Steven's. Zinnia agrees to Ruby's bribe and retreats.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 10 Steven and Mr. Stone stay behind on Sea Mauville while Ruby and the others head elsewhere. Mr. Stone mourns the loss of dimensional shifter, but Steven points out that the cause of Sapphire's disappearance was due to Hoopa, meaning the shifter is still intact, but is in another location. They get a call from the Mossdeep Space Center stating that Sapphire ended up there and gave the shifter to Professor Cozmo and his assistants. Due to news about the meteoroid being leaked to the press, the Space Center is being swarmed by reporters. Steven and Mr. Stone decide to head over there to help Professor Cozmo.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 12, Steven and Mr. Stone arrive to help Professor Cozmo with the rocket that the dimensional shifter was attached to. Sapphire tells Steven that she senses Zinnia's presence and goes off to stop her from interfering with the rocket's launch. Sapphire and Zinnia's clash leads the two into battling on top of the rocket while it flies through the air. Eventually Sapphire is defeated, allowing Zinnia to destroy the shifter and knock the rocket into the ocean.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 19, Steven and his father travel to Sootopolis City, where Zinnia was taken to after her attempts to get Rayquaza to join her ended in defeat. Mr. Stone attempts to apologize to Zinnia for the trouble he caused in attempting to control Rayquaza, but Zinnia rejects Mr. Stone's apology and claims that he is only trying to save face for his failures. Now brought to tears, Zinnia gives up and claims there is nothing they can do to stop the planet from being destroyed. This angers Emerald, who claims that they shouldn't give up and there must still be something they can do to save the planet. Together, the group comes up with a plan to gather people from Hoenn, Kanto, and Johto to assist in stopping the meteoroid, now known as Grand Meteor Delta. As the plan is being set up, Steven gives Zinnia a jar of Key Stones belonging to Aster that were collected from the Embedded Tower. When Zinnia assumes the Key Stones Steven possessed were taken from the jar, Steven reveals that he actually received his Key Stone from the Mega Evolution guru in the Kalos region.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 21, the plan to destroy Grand Meteor Delta commences. While Ruby and Sapphire ride Mega Rayquaza and have it attack Grand Meteor Delta with Dragon Ascent, Steven and the three allied regions launch a simultaneous attack. The combined might successfully shatters the meteoroid into pieces. Later, Steven watches with everyone as they watch Rayquaza fly back down with Ruby and Sapphire. After everything had returned to normal, Ruby reveals that Diancie will travel with Steven to the Kalos region.

Platinum chapter

In Leaping Past Lopunny, Steven is seen selling his Villa after having collected a variety of stones in the Sinnoh region. This Villa is later purchased by Platinum so that she can live there while performing investigations on the island.


This listing is of Steven's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Steven's Metagross

Steven's Mega Metagross
Metagross ↔ Mega Metagross
Main article: Steven's Metagross

Metagross is Steven's main Pokémon and strongest as well. It is often used as a method of flight transportation. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, it was given the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross.

Debut Blowing Past Nosepass II
Steven's Beldum
Beldum (multiple)
Steven is seen with four Beldum. He first used them in Granite Cave to stop a group of Mawile from attacking Ruby. They did so by coming out of some rocks. These Beldum later lined up with Sapphire's Lorry and Relly to unseal the Legendary titans. One of his Beldum was also seen when Steven signed a contract to sell his Villa.

Another one of his Beldum, nicknamed Iron (Japanese: こうてつ Kōtetsu), was seen with Steven in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter. It is based on the Beldum the player receives from Steven in a trade in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Their only known move is Take Down*, and their Ability is Clear Body.

Debut Ring Ring Goes Beldum
Steven's Metang
Metang (multiple)
Steven owns multiple Metang. They were first used to stop a group of Mawile in Granite Cave. Steven lent his Metang to the Elite Four so that they would be able to stay in the air while they tried to contain Groudon and Kyogre's power.

None of Metang's moves are known, and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut Ring Ring Goes Beldum
Steven's Registeel
Main article: Brandon's Registeel

Registeel was awakened by Steven and the Elite Four to be used to contain Groudon and Kyogre's power. Steven controlled Registeel with Wallace while the others controlled Regice and Regirock. After Steven died from the strain of controlling the three Pokémon, Registeel lashed out and ran away. It was later found by Brandon and captured.

Debut A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II
Main article: Mumu

Mumu was lent to Steven while Ruby was away on Southern Island. While under Steven's care, he trained to fully master Hydro Cannon to prepare for his Mega Evolution.

Debut Trying to Trounce Torchic

Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Steven with Beldum in Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Steven appeared in the Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom manga.


Steven's Beldum
Beldum is Steven's only known Pokémon. It was seen with Steven when he interacted with Alpha and Omega two different times.

None of Beldum's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Steven or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Steven's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Claydol Fighting Celestial Storm Rare 79/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma U 048/096
Metagross Metal Celestial Storm Rare Holo 95/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma R 055/096
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Steven's Advice T [Su] EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 92/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 074/083
      Metagross Constructed Starter Deck   018/019
      Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   018/024
EX Power Keepers Uncommon 83/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 092/108
Steven Su Roaring Skies Uncommon 90/108 M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck Uncommon 014/018
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 95/98 XY-P Promotional cards Rare Ultra 121/XY-P
Steven's Resolve Su Celestial Storm Rare Holo 145/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma R 088/096
Celestial Storm Rare Ultra 165/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma SR 102/096


  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, as well as their remakes, Steven states that his favorite Pokémon is Beldum and that his favorite move is Steel Wing. Consequently, he leaves Beldum in his house as a gift for the player, and gives the player the TM for Steel Wing in Granite Cave.
  • In Emerald, when the player speaks to Steven in Meteor Falls before their battle, he mistakenly refers to battling alongside the player in the Sootopolis Space Center. The Space Center is actually in Mossdeep City.
  • The battle with Steven against Maxie and Tabitha is the only occasion in the Generation III games where the player teams up with an ally for a Double Battle.
  • Steven's Trainer ID number is 61226 in Pokémon Emerald, 23478 in HeartGold and SoulSilver, and 11214 in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • Steven shares his French name (Pierre) with Brock, the Gym Leader of Pewter City. In the French dub of A Hole Lotta Trouble, he keeps his English name of Steven Stone so as to not be confused with Brock, who was traveling with Ash when the group met Steven.
    • However, from Rivals: Today and Tomorrow! onward, he is referred to as Pierre Rochard.
    • In games where both Steven and Brock appear, Steven is referred to as "P. Rochard" (HeartGold and SoulSilver) and "Rochard" (Black 2 and White 2).
  • Despite being a Steel-type specialist, all of Steven's teams feature just as many or more Rock-type Pokémon.
  • In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Steven mentions to Wallace that he will relinquish his position as Champion sometime in order to travel the world, and asks Wallace if he will become Champion in his place, referencing their roles in Emerald.
  • In the rematch with Steven in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, all of his Pokémon have at least one immunity.
  • In Emerald, Brendan and May share their battle theme with Steven.
  • If the player has Steven's Shiny Beldum, Steven makes a reference to Alain, his Mega Charizard X, and the events of Mega Evolution Special II during the Delta Episode in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ツワブキ ダイゴ Tsuwabuki Daigo From 梯梧 deigo (Indian coral tree) and 石蕗 tsuwabuki (leopard plant) with the latter containing 石 ishi (stone)
In Okinawan traditions, the blooming of the Indian coral tree is associated with looming typhoons and drought.[2]
English Steven Stone From steel and stone
German Troy Trumm From Trümmer (rubble)
Spanish Máximo Peñas From máximo (maximum) and peñasco (boulder)
French Pierre Rochard From pierre (stone) and roche (rock)
Italian Rocco Petri From roccia (rock) and pietra (stone)
Korean 나성호 Na Seongho
Chinese (Mandarin) 茲伏奇大吾 / 兹伏奇大吾 Zīfúqí Dàwú From the transcription of Tsuwabuki and the Japanese name 大吾 Daigo
Chinese (Cantonese) 茲伏奇大吾 Jīfuhkkèih Daaihngh
Thai ไดโกะ Daiko Transcription of his Japanese name
Russian Стивен Стоун Stiven Stoun Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Tsuwabuki Daigo Transcription of his Japanese name

See also


Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyAll player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeonIris
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)

Hoenn League
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
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Steven Wallace

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Hodaka
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeonAsahiTsurugiGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon

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