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ミツル Mitsuru
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by Megumi Mizutani[1]
Age 10ORAS[2]
Gender Male
Eye color Ice blue
Hair color Tea green
Hometown Petalburg City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Wanda (cousin), unnamed aunt and uncle, unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation III, VI, VII
Games Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Ayumu Murase[3] (Masters EX)
Manga counterpart(s) Wally

Wally (Japanese: ミツル Mitsuru) is one of the two rival characters in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the other being Brendan/May. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Wally in his later battles possesses a Gallade that can Mega Evolve with his handmade wooden Mega Pendant, which holds his Key Stone. The Mega Pendant is shaped like a Gallade's head.

Wally is a young, sickly boy who lives in Petalburg City. Despite his illness, his dream is to train Pokémon. In his room, in Petalburg City, there are a lot of books about how to raise and battle with Pokémon covered in sticky notes, a notebook which has been written and erased again and again and a terrestrial globe with pins in places in the Kalos and Unova regions, suggesting that he has been wanting to go outside and catch Pokémon for a long time.

In the core series games

Wally at the Petalburg Gym
Wally at the Mauville Gym
Wally at Victory Road

In Pokémon Ruby, and Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, Wally is a sickly young boy who first appears in Petalburg City, asking Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader, to help him catch a Pokémon before he moves to Verdanturf Town to live with his aunt and uncle. This is because Verdanturf is in a remarkably clean area and might improve Wally's sickness. Norman asks his child, the player, to assist Wally and loans Wally a Zigzagoon. Using this Pokémon, Wally is able to capture a Ralts. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after catching his Ralts, Wally will give the player a new app for their PokéNav as thanks, the PlayNav.

Wally shows up again later in Mauville City, pleading with his uncle to let him challenge Wattson. He battles the player to prove his strength but loses. He decides his uncle is right but says he will train to become stronger.

Wally eventually runs away from home and challenges the player at Victory Road, seemingly recovered from his illness. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, he remains at Victory Road and can be rematched after the player has entered the Hall of Fame.

In the remakes of Ruby and Sapphire, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Wally's Ralts eventually evolves into a Gallade instead of a Gardevoir. At some point in the game, Wally also obtains a Key Stone and Mega Pendant, allowing his Gallade to Mega Evolve. He is also revealed to have obtained all eight badges before the player meets Wally at Victory Road as he becomes a Certified Trainer at every Gym. The player can follow Wally's progress on the Hoenn News Network and see his name on the Gym statues starting from the time Mt. Chimney is explored.

In the Delta Episode, Wally is being harassed by CourtneyOR/MattAS who attempts to steal his Key Stone. Wally thanks the player when the player defeats Courtney/Matt, but reveals that his Key Stone had already disappeared before the Admin had arrived. At the end of the Delta Episode, Wally leaves his home again, with his Key Stone having been returned by the player.

Later on, Wally arrives at the Battle Resort with an S. S. Ticket from Norman and grows stronger through his time at the Battle Resort. Wally re-battles the player at the Battle Maison but can only be battled again once the player has beaten one of the Battle Chatelaines in a Super Battle. Wally can also be selected as a partner for the Multi Battle challenge at the Battle Maison. Through his time at the Battle Maison, Wally is revealed to have met a lot of people who have helped him grow as a Trainer. He is revealed to be a strategic, enthusiastic Trainer who studies various move combinations and the allocation of base stats, who is willing to change his team make-up and Pokémon's moves to become stronger.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Wally appears in Alola's Battle Tree as an opponent the player can battle and subsequently recruit. Unlike Red and Blue, he does not seem to have aged.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

PKMN Trainer WallyRS / PKMN Lover WallyE / Pokémon Trainer WallyORAS

We let it all hang out.RSE / We put everything we have into it!ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
The 1st Pokémon I caught.RSE / The first Pokémon I ever caught.ORAS
Pokémon and I have grown stronger together.RSE / My Pokémon and I have grown stronger together.ORAS


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Capture tutorial

Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.

Caught in tutorial
Spr 3e 280.png
Psychic Unknown
Held item:
Ralts Lv.5
First battle

Wally uses two Super Potions in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Second battle and rematches

The rematch battles are available after entering the Hall of Fame.

Wally uses two Super Potions in Ruby and Sapphire and two Full Restores in Emerald.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Capture tutorial

Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.

Caught in tutorial
Psychic Fairy
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Ralts Lv.5
Normal Status
First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Wally will only appear once the player defeats a Battle Chatelaine in a Super Battle at the Battle Maison.

Fourth battle onwards

Wally has a 1% chance of giving the player an Ability Capsule upon being defeated.

Battle Maison Multi Battle

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

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Wally's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Battle Tree

Wally uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Wally (Masters)

Wally forms a sync pair with Gallade, Shiny Gardevoir, and Delcatty in Pokémon Masters EX. Both his Gallade and Shiny Gardevoir are capable of Mega Evolving. Wally became a playable sync pair on May 14, 2020.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#092 VSWally Masters.png Wally #0475 MastersIcon0475M.png Gallade
Bag Galladite Sprite.png Mega Gallade
FightingIC Masters.png
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#092 VSWally Sygna Masters.png Sygna Suit
#0282 MastersIcon0282M s.png GardevoirShiny Buddy Move Icon Masters.png
Bag Gardevoirite Sprite.png Mega Gardevoir
FairyIC Masters.png
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png Masters Sprint.png ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#092 VSWally Masters.png Wally #0301 MastersIcon0301.png Delcatty
NormalIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★★☆☆EX Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100


Main article: Wally/Quotes

In the anime


Wally briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Wally (Adventures)

Wally appears as a major supporting character in Pokémon Adventures.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Wally or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Wally'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 #
Gallade Psychic Cosmic Eclipse Rare Holo 82/236 Dream League R 027/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 244/236 Dream League CHR 057/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Wally's Training T [Su] EX Sandstorm Uncommon 89/100 Miracle of the Desert Uncommon 052/053r
EX Emerald Uncommon 85/106      
Wally Su Roaring Skies Uncommon 94/108 Emerald Break U 076/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 107/108 Emerald Break SR 089/078
Generations Uncommon RC27/RC32 PokéKyun Collection U 032/032
      Ultra Moon Deck Build Box   036/041


For images on Wally's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, see: Wally (Adventures)
For images on Wally in Pokémon Masters EX, see: Wally (Masters)



Ruby Sapphire Wally.png Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally.png
Artwork from Ruby and Sapphire Art for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire illustrated by Megumi Mizutani[4]
Jirachi Encounter.png Wally with Mega Gallade.png
In "Jirachi's Shooting Star" by Ken Sugimori Artwork with Mega Gallade illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga[5]

Concept art

Wally ORAS concept art.png
Concept art from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Raw TCG artwork

For all images and products relating to this character in the TCG, see their In the TCG section

Wally Training.png
Artwork for Wally's Training from EX Sandstorm

Game assets

Sprites and models

Spr RS Wally.png RS Wally Back.png VSWally.png VSWally 2.png VSWally SM.png Spr SM Wally.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Back sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS model with Mega Pendant from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS sprite from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
High-poly model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Wally OD.png Wally ORAS OD.png Wally 2 ORAS OD.png ORAS Wally Icon.png Wally SM OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld model with Mega Pendant from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Battle Maison icon from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


  • Wally is the first rival:
  • Wally and the player's counterpart (either Brendan or May) are the first rivals:
    • To appear as multiple rivals in the same game.
    • Not to be named by the player.
  • Wally is the only rival whose first Pokémon evolves into different branched evolutions depending on the games.
  • His illness is never explained, but his symptoms appear to clear up in clean air, suggesting that it is either acute bronchitis or asthma.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Wally challenges the player near the exit of Victory Road, whereas in Emerald, he is met after crossing the first bridge. Despite this, the rematches with him occur near the end of Victory Road, regardless of the game.
  • In the Generation III games, it is possible for the capture tutorial to end with Ralts fainting. This can only happen if Zigzagoon is generated with 11 Attack, and the wild Ralts has a Nature that lowers Defense, an IV of 3 or less in HP, and 9 or less in Defense. With all this, Zigzagoon can do a maximum of 10 damage with its first Tackle, and after Growl is used on it, 7 with its second. This makes for a total of 17 damage, just enough to knock out Ralts. However, the game continues on as if it had been caught. Accounting for the odds of suitable stats, two maximum damage rolls, no Tackle misses and no potential speed tie losses, the probability of Ralts being knocked out is about 1 in 200,322.
    • In the Generation III games, it is also possible for Wally to catch a Shiny Ralts in the tutorial. However, it will not stay Shiny in subsequent battles.
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  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after the player defeats MaxieOR or ArchieAS at Mt. Chimney, Wally is listed as a certified Trainer at all Hoenn Pokémon Gyms.
    • As the player visits Lavaridge Town after these events, all Gyms from that point onward (including the Petalburg Gym) list Wally's name first, while Wally's name appears after the player's name at the first three Gyms.
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, when Wally is battled on Victory Road, he gets his own battle theme, unlike in the original games. This later becomes his encounter theme when he is rematched at the Battle Resort.
  • Wally shares his Italian name with Grant: they both go by the name of Lino.
  • Prior to Sun and Moon, Wally shared his Chinese name with Dawn.
  • Before the catching tutorial, Wally is given a Poké Ball by Norman, as he appears to not have any. In Generation III, this is true, but in Generation VI, Wally is shown to have 15 Poké Balls in his Bag during the tutorial.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミツル Mitsuru From 蔓 tsuru (vine), 羸る mitsuru (to be frail), 満つ mitsu (to be full), or 鶴 tsuru (crane, possibly in reference to the thousand origami cranes presented to those who are seriously ill)
English Wally From wallflower
German Heiko Diminutive form of Heinrich, a name of Old High German in origin meaning "home ruler"
Spanish Blasco From blass (German for pale)
French Timmy From timide (timid) or possibly τιμάω tīmáō (Ancient Greek for "to honor")
Italian Lino Possibly from Lino (Linus, personification of lamentation in ancient Greek mythology) or lino (flax)
Korean 민진 Minjin Similar to his Japanese name. Possibly from 민 (閔) min (affliction; endeavor) and 진 (進) jin (advance).
Chinese (Mandarin) 滿充 / 满充 Mǎnchōng* From 充滿 / 充满 chōngmǎn (brimming)
小光 Xiǎo Guāng* From 光 guāng (light) and the Japanese name 光 Mitsuru
Chinese (Cantonese) 滿充 Múhnchūng* From 充滿 chūngmúhn (brimming)
小光 Síu Gwōng* From 光 gwōng (light) and the Japanese name 光 Mitsuru
Russian Уолли Uolli Transcription of his English name
Thai มิสึรุ Misueru Transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Mitsuru Transcription of his Japanese name


  1. Wally (Roaring Skies 94)
  2. Hoenn News Network: "This remarkable 10-year-old Trainer is originally from Petalburg City and is known to his friends and family as Wally."
  3. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)
  4. Wally (Roaring Skies 94)
  5. https://twitter.com/ariga_megamix/status/535724823721177088?s=20

Rival and friend characters
Core series BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryLucas/DawnEthan/LyraCherenBianca
Spin-off games RonaldPauloLearTina

Poké Ball battle V.png Capture tutors Poké Ball battle V.png
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor Juniper
BiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeonProfessor LaventonNemona

Non-player characters in the core series games
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
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland kahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

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