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Steven Stone (Japanese: ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki) is a Master Steel-type Trainer and the Champion of the Hoenn region's Elite Four in XY series, Steven is one of the main protagonists of the side story Mega Evolution series.
In the Advanced Generation series
Steven was first mentioned by his father in Stairway to Devon who claimed he would be a good person for Ash and his friends to know.
He then appeared in person 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 is said to be the Champion later in the DP series.
Steven and his Aron were digging in Granite Cave, looking for rare stones. As Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket fell down in a hole, Steven stopped with what he was doing and quickly checked out what caused a crash to occur. Steven found Max, Pikachu, and Meowth in a dark part of a tunnel they were in. He questioned Max about the hole that he and the group fell in and Max confirmed they had fallen from it.
They went to search for Ash and the others, who were being chased by a horde of agitated Aron. Steven had his own Aron use Roar to calm the agitated horde. He then told the horde that the group were good people and they turn around and leave. After both sides were reunited with each other, Steven found out that Team Rocket were the ones who caused the Aron to get angry.
As Ash and his friends were about to battle Team Rocket, Steven interrupted them and handled Team Rocket on his own. He sent out Aggron to take them on and then quickly defeated them with Hyper Beam. After their defeat, Steven found a Fire Stone with the help of Aron.
Steven 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. He then boarded a small boat and wished the group luck for the future.
At the end of the episode, Ash vowed to train harder so one day he could be powerful enough to battle Steven.
In the XY series
Steven reappeared in Mega Evolution Special II, where he battled Alain using his Shiny Mega Metagross, but the battle is 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 megalith 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.
Steven is officially claimed as the Hoenn Champion in the anime like he is in the games. This implies that Wallace (who had been mentioned as the Hoenn Champion in the Diamond & Pearl series) may have lost said title at some point before this episode.
In Mega Evolution Special III, Steven brings Alain and Mairin to the Devon Corporation headquarters to analyze the situation of the missing megalith. There, they receive a conference call from Lysandre who informs them that both Groudon and Kyogre have undergone Primal Reversion and are set to collide in the middle of the ocean. Steven recalls the Primal Reversion myth, and fears that the two Pokémon clashing again could have catastrophic consequences. As a result, he and Alain depart on a plane to check on the situation from the sky, with Mairin secretly stowing away with them.
He reappeared in the main series in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow! meeting with Sawyer.
He reappeared in Mega Evolution Special IV where he alongside Mairin and her Chespie have returned to Kalos. They contacted Professor Sycamore regarding Alain as he separated from them.
Later, they arrived in Lysandre Labs with Lysandre and his secretary waiting for them. While Lysandre's secretary escorted Mairin to watch Alain battle ten Trainers, Steven discussed to Lysandre about 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 weather trio 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.
He reappeared in the main series in a flashback in Coming Apart at the Dreams!.
He reappeared in The Right Hero for the Right Job!, XY135, and XY136, where he battled alongside Ash, Alain, Diantha, and all of the Kalos's Gym Leader in order to stop the Megalith Zygarde.
He appeared again in Till We Compete Again!, where he and Sawyer were at the Lysandre Labs, studying the Megalith that was recently held there. He proceeded to give Sawyer some information, which the Trainer then wrote down in his notebook.
Similar to his game counterpart, Steven is reserved to himself and interested in collecting stones. During the Advanced Generation series, he did care for the Aron in the Granite Cave and attempted to stop the herd of them from chasing Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket any further. He battled Team Rocket after discovering that they were the ones who made the Aron horde angry.
During the XY series, 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.
This listing is of Steven's known Pokémon in the anime:
| Aron was outside its Poké Ball throughout the episode. When its owner was in Granite Cave looking for stones, it helped out digging at the ground. When Jessie, James, and Meowth were setting another pitfall trap for Ash, May, Brock and Max, they also fell down, being split up. As Aron and its Trainer tried to find the source of the crash, they found Max, Meowth and Pikachu; the trio tells Steven what happened. Finding a large hole and where the others were, a group of rampaging Aron head straight towards them which they succeed to dodge them. After sending Team Rocket blasting off, they found a Fire Stone. Aron and Steven said their farewells to the group as they headed off into the distance on a sailing boat.
Aron's only known move is Roar.
|| A Hole Lotta Trouble
| Voice actors
|| Natsuki Yoshihara
|| Darren Dunstan