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 by Megumi Mizutani[1]
Age 25ORAS [2]
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, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Steven (Masters)
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black 2 and White 2, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
English voice actor Xander Mobus[3] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Tomoaki Maeno[4] (Masters EX)
Member of Hoenn League
Rank Champion
Specializes in Steel types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
Counterpart(s) Steven Stone (anime)
English voice actor Andrew Paull
Japanese voice actor Rintarō Nishi (AG022)
Kenichi Suzumura (XYS02-present)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom
Debut Blowing Past Nosepass II (Adventures)

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 Hoenn League Champion during 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 games

Brendan challenging Steven in Ruby and Sapphire
Steven flying on Latios with the player
Steven challenging the player

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Steven is first met in Granite Cave when the player delivers him a letter from his father. As thanks, Steven gives the player the TM for Steel Wing before leaving. He is later briefly met again on Route 118 after the player has crossed the body of water running across the route. On Route 120, he gifts the player with the Devon Scope, allowing them to detect invisible Kecleon. At his house in Mossdeep City, Steven gives the player HM08 (Dive). After GroudonR/KyogreS has been awakened, Steven tells the player follow him to Sootopolis City, where he escorts them to the Cave of Origin. Later, at the Pokémon League in Ever Grande City, Steven reveals himself to be the Hoenn League Champion. Following his defeat, he escorts the player into the Hall of Fame.

In Pokémon Emerald, Steven is a powerful, wandering Trainer who gave up competing seriously to spend more time looking for rare rocks and stones. In addition to the encounters in Ruby and Sapphire, Steven now also assists the player in stopping Team Magma's takeover of the Mossdeep Space Center by joining them in a Multi Battle against Maxie and Tabitha. Once the player has defeated the new Champion, Wallace, a special chamber opens up at Meteor Falls, where Steven challenges the player to a high-level battle.

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 and returned to his home after finding all the rare stones he wanted, heavily hinting that the previous owner was 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 inform them that there have been reports of a LatiosSS/LatiasHG roaming Kanto. The player meets him a second time after defeating Red in Mt. Silver Cave, appearing in the Silph Co. building in Saffron City and letting 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 first partner 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 the player 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/LatiosHG will be waiting to battle the player, drawn to them by the Soul Dew. Once it has been caught, Steven will head back to Hoenn.

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.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Steven performs mostly the same role as he did in Ruby and Sapphire, with several alterations. For example, the encounter with him in Granite Cave now serves as foreshadowing for Primal Reversion, and the encounter with him on Route 118 leads to him and the player visiting Southern Island to defend LatiosOR/LatiasAS from Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS, after which he gives the player a Mega Bracelet and teaches them about Mega Evolution before they return to mainland and part ways. On Route 120, in addition to the Devon Scope, he also gives the player the Mega Stone for the Hoenn first partner Pokémon they chose at the start of the game.

Steven plays a major role in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's Delta Episode, attempting to find a way to stop a giant meteoroid from destroying the Pokémon world. He summons the player to his help via their PokéNav Plus, first having them come to the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City so that his father can explain the situation. Afterwards, Steven heads for the Mossdeep Space Center, while the player retrieves a Meteorite Shard required to power a device called the dimensional shifter, which is meant to warp the meteoroid away. Steven later retrieves another Meteorite Shard from Meteor Falls for the same purpose, where he and the player also meet an elder of the Draconid people. When the Space Center is later invaded by Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS, the player joins Steven in a Multi Battle against CourtneyOR/MattAS and a Grunt. Afterwards, the dimensional shifter is stolen and destroyed by Zinnia, who calls Steven and Professor Cozmo out on not considering the possibility that the device could've sent the meteoroid to another world that would have no method of dealing with it. Figuring that Zinnia is trying to use Rayquaza to stop the meteoroid, Steven enlists Wallace's help in letting the player gain access to the Sky Pillar. At the end of the Delta Episode, a cutscene shows Steven requesting Wallace to take his place as Champion once he leaves the Pokémon League to travel someday, which Wallace accepts.

After the Delta Episode, Steven also appears as a Multi Battle partner at the Battle Maison. After he's beaten in a rematch at the Pokémon League, he gives the player a Metagrossite.

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 Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he leaves one for the player after the Delta Episode is fully completed.

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 first partner 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 first partner Pokémon.

Green stone Red stone Blue stone
Spr 4h 252.png
Grass Unknown
Held item:
Treecko/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Spr 4h 255 m.png
Fire Unknown
Held item:
Torchic/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Spr 4h 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 Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

Steven will use this Pokémon when teaming with the player in a Multi Battle.

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 the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Steven (Masters)

Steven forms a sync pair with Metagross, Alolan Sandslash, Shiny Rayquaza, Deoxys, Cradily, and Shiny Stoutland in Pokémon Masters EX. Both his Metagross and Shiny Rayquaza are capable of Mega Evolving, while his Deoxys can change into any of its Formes. Steven has been featured on the title screen since the game's release and became a playable sync pair on February 14, 2020.

Steven has also made notable appearances in one of the game's Main Stories, the Villain Arc.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#081 VSSteven Masters.png Steven #0376 MastersIcon0376M.png Metagross
Bag Metagrossite Sprite.png Mega Metagross
SteelIC Masters.png
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#081 VSSteven Summer 2020 Masters.png Summer 2020
#0028 MastersIcon0028A.png Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#081 VSSteven Anniversary 2021 Masters.png Anniversary 2021
#0384 MastersIcon0384M s.png RayquazaShiny Master Sync Pair Mark Masters.png
Bag Key Stone Sprite.png Mega Rayquaza
FlyingIC Masters.png
IceIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Master Fair Sync Pair Scout
#081 VSSteven Sygna Masters.png Sygna Suit
#0386 MastersIcon0386.png Deoxys
All Formes
PsychicIC Masters.png
DarkIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png Masters Support.png ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#081 VSSteven Masters.png Steven #0346 MastersIcon0346.png Cradily
RockIC Masters.png
SteelIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★☆☆EX Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100
#081 VSSteven Special Costume Masters.png Special Costume
#0508 MastersIcon0508 s.png StoutlandShiny Buddy Move Icon Masters.png
NormalIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★★☆EX Costume Sync Pair Scout



Ruby Sapphire Steven.png Steven ORAS concept art.png
Official artwork from Generation III by Ken Sugimori[5] 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 Steven ORAS OD.png ORAS Steven Icon.png Steven Ra OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icon in the Battle Maison in
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Unused overworld sprite from Pokémon Ranger


Main article: Steven Stone/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Steven Stone in the anime
Main article: Steven Stone (anime)

Steven Stone is a recurring character in the anime. He debuted in A Hole Lotta Trouble in a minor role before reappearing as a Champion in the Mega Evolution Specials with a Shiny Metagross as an ally to Alain. He later assisted Ash and his friends during the climax of the Team Flare arc during Pokémon the Series: XY, and took part in the Masters Eight Tournament in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

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 Mezastar Mega Evolution icon.png
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
Hebrew גדי לוי Gadi Levy (XY), גל בר-און Gal Bar-On (JN)


Steven briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Steven is the Hoenn League Champion, having taken the position from Wallace, who turned down the title despite winning the previous Pokémon League tournament.

Steven debuted in Blowing Past Nosepass II. There, he spoke to Captain Stern about the status of the creation of the Submarine Explorer 1. In Guile from Mawile, Steven rescued Ruby from a hoard of rampaging Mawile in Granite Cave. Once they escaped, Steven considered recruiting Ruby to help him combat Team Magma and Team Aqua, but decided against it due to Ruby's young age. Steven said his farewells to Ruby and headed off.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XII, Steven arrived at the Lilycove Department Store and found Wallace battling Tabitha, who had gone berserk from touching the Blue Orb. Steven revealed that after the Submarine Explorer 1 was stolen, he went to other regions and recruited the Hoenn Elite Four as allies against Groudon and Kyogre. Steven passed his title of Hoenn League Champion to Wallace and sent the Elite Four to three locations where the Legendary Pokémon Registeel, Regirock, and Regice were sealed. With a blind boy's help, Steven attempted to decipher an stone slab containing the secret to awaken the sleeping Pokémon. The slab was too damaged to properly translate, forcing the plan to be abandoned.

In A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I, Steven found Sootopolis City surrounded by a massive explosion of energy. Amidst the chaos, Steven found and rescued Sapphire, who handed him a letter she received from his father, Mr. Stone. The letter contained a decoding for the missing part of the slab, allowing Steven to finish the translation. With assistance from Sapphire's Lorry and Relly, Steven successfully awakened Registeel, Regirock, and Regice. Steven and Sapphire were then separated by another explosion. Steven, Wallace, and the Elite Four separated into three teams of two and used Registeel, Regirock, and Regice to contain the energy generated from Groudon and Kyogre's clash and prevent it from spreading throughout Hoenn. Their efforts lasted for several weeks until It All Ends Now IV, when Ruby and Norman ended Groudon and Kyogre's battle with Rayquaza's power, returning the super-ancient Pokémon to their slumber. Controlling three Legendary Pokémon for so long left Steven so exhausted that he collapsed and died soon after. With Steven's passing, Registeel, Regirock, and Regice returned to the wild.

In It All Ends Now VIII, Steven and those who lost their lives in the fight against Groudon and Kyogre were revived by Ruby's Celebi's time travel powers. 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 arc
Steven in the thirteenth chapter

In the thirteenth chapter, it was discovered that Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid, would crash into Hoenn and destroy the planet. To prevent this disaster, Steven enlisted the help of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Metagross Investigates, Steven had Ultima train the Hoenn Pokédex holders' Pokémon—Mumu, Chic, and Sceptile—in mastering the ultimate moves so they would be prepared to use Mega Evolution. Despite Ruby being elsewhere on other business, Mr. Stone had everyone move onto the next phase once the training had finished.

In Beedrill Prepares, Steven, Sapphire, and Emerald arrived on the Sea Mauville. The former energy plant contained a machine called an Absorber capable of fueling a dimensional shifter designed to deal with Grand Meteor Delta. That night, Emerald was attacked by a mischievous Hoopa. Steven assisted Emerald in battling the Mythical Pokémon, revealing he was capable of using Mega Evolution as well. Hoopa eventually escaped before Steven and Emerald could defeat or identify it.

In Slowbro Has an Idea, Steven and Mr. Stone used the Absorber to drain Emerald's Sceptile and Sapphire's Chic of their life energy while in their Mega-Evolved states. Once the process was finished, the Sea Mauville was raided by by Zinnia, a Draconid with a hatred for the Devon Corporation. Zinnia and her allies made of former Team Magma and Aqua members attempted to destroy the dimensional shifter, forcing Steven, Sapphire, and Emerald to defend it. By the time Ruby returned, everyone realized that Sapphire and the shifter had disappeared due to Hoopa's interference. With the shifter gone, Zinnia attempted to steal Steven's Key Stone but was convinced to leave when Ruby offered up his and Emerald's Mega Bracelets in exchange.

In Diancie Shines, Steven and Mr. Stone stayed behind while Ruby and the others went ahead to find an alternate solution to the meteoroid impact. They received a call from the Mossdeep Space Center stating that Sapphire successfully delivered the shifter. While Professor Cozmo and his assistants outfitted the shifter onto a rocket, Steven and his father traveled to Mossdeep City to deal with the public, who had learned of the upcoming disaster due to a news leak. In Groudon Returns, Steven and Mr. Stone arrived at Mossdeep. Sapphire told Steven that she sensed Zinnia's presence and went off to prevent her from interfering with the rocket's launch. Sapphire and Zinnia's clash led to them battling on top of the rocket as it flew through the air. Eventually, Sapphire was defeated, allowing Zinnia to destroy the dimensional shifter and knock the rocket down into the ocean.

In PS615, Steven and Mr. Stone arrived at Sootopolis, where Zinnia was taken to after she failed to get Rayquaza to join her. Mr. Stone apologized for trying to control Rayquaza years ago, only for Zinnia to reject it, claiming he was only trying to save face for his failures. When Zinnia gave up and stated it was impossible to stop disaster, Emerald suggested the differing factions worked together to save the planet. Together, everyone gathered allies from across Hoenn, Kanto, and Johto to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta. While the plan was being set up, Steven gave Zinnia a jar of Key Stones that were collected at the Embedded Tower. When Zinnia assumed the stones Steven and Hoenn Pokédex holders used were stolen from the late Aster, Steven explained he received those from the Mega Evolution guru in the Kalos region.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 21, the plan to destroy Grand Meteor Delta went underway. Ruby and Sapphire rode on Mega Rayquaza into space, where they attacked the meteoroid with Dragon Ascent. Back on Earth, Steven and the three allied regions launched a simultaneous attack on Grand Meteor Delta, successfully shattering it into pieces. With the crisis averted, Steven and the others watched as Ruby and Sapphire flew back to Sootopolis with Rayquaza.

Once everything had returned to normal, Steven was revealed to be taking Diancie back to its home in Kalos.

Platinum arc

In Leaping Past Lopunny, Steven was revealed to have spent time collecting stones in the Sinnoh region. After obtaining the stones he wanted, Steven sold the Villa he had built to use as a home base. The Villa was bought by Platinum shortly afterward.


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

Steven's Metagross

Steven's Mega Metagross
Metagross Mezastar Mega Evolution icon.png
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 arc, 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 giants. 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 arc. 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 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

Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Special Walkthrough Comic!

Steven in the Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Special Walkthrough Comic!

Steven appeared at the beginning of the Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Special Walkthrough Comic!, where his Metagross was defeated by Brendan's Sceptile.

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 green 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 the Elite Four and Champion rematch in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Steven is the only trainer in the Hoenn Pokémon League to use a Pokémon from Generation I.
  • In Emerald, Brendan and May share their battle theme with Steven.
  • If the player skips obtaining the HM for Dive from Steven's house in Ruby and Sapphire (by trading in a Pokémon with the move), Steven will include the HM alongside the Beldum.
  • In Emerald, during the Multi Battle at the Mossdeep Space Center, if the player has a Pokémon with Guts out at the same time with Steven's Skarmory, it may attempt to target the player's Pokémon with Toxic to trigger the Ability.


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.[6]
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


  1. Steven (Roaring Skies 90)
  2. Steven Stone: "My father is... Well, let me just say that I have been his son for 25 years, and sometimes even I am not sure I understand him fully."
  3. Xander Mobus on Twitter
  4. Pokémon Masters EX on Twitter (Japanese)
  5. Steven's Advice (EX Hidden Legends 92)
  6. Toshinobu Matsumiya on Twitter (Japanese)

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Other animation Blue (Origins)Red (Origins)Calem (Generations)Edgar Troy (PttP)Ava (PttP)
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustardPeonyNemona
Other manga 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 OakMom (Kanto)Mom (LGPE)RedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillCelioMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanErik and SaraTealaMinaCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. 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

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