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Magma Admin Courtney

カガリ Kagari
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Courtney.png
Courtney in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Magma Admin
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Member of Team Magma
Rank Admin

Courtney (Japanese: カガリ Kagari) is one of the Admins of Team Magma.

In the games

Courtney plays a key role in the main story in Pokémon Ruby and its remake Pokémon Omega Ruby as an Admin to the main villainous team, Team Magma. Her appearances in the corresponding games Pokémon Sapphire and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are limited to minor appearances, as Team Aqua are the main villains of these games.

In Pokémon Ruby Courtney is first encountered at the Weather Institute attempting to steal the weather Pokémon. She later boards the submarine descending towards the Seafloor Cavern in order to awaken Groudon. She is battled by the player before Magma Leader Maxie. In Pokémon Sapphire, Aqua Admin Shelly fulfils the same role.

Due to the nature of Pokémon Emerald combining the stories of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Courtney does not appear at all, as her role in Ruby is taken by Shelly, and she is not battled at the new Team Magma Hideout.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby, Courtney sends a recon team, including Zinnia, to investigate and steal the Devon Parts for Team Magma; upon failing, the recon team warns her about the player. She eventually discovers the location of the Red Orb and informs Maxie, causing the him to cancel the operation at Mt. Chimney. Courtney is next seen at Southern Island, trying to steal Latios and the Latiosite for Team Magma, but is stopped by the player and Steven Stone, summoned by Latias to help. She later accompanies Maxie to Mt. Pyre, where they retrieve the Red Orb. When the player arrives and tries to stop them, Maxie has Courtney battle him/her while he departs to steal the Submarine Explorer 1 at Slateport City. When the player invades the Team Magma Hideout, Courtney once again battles him/her in order to buy time for Maxie to leave for Seafloor Cavern unobstructed. She later watches on as the harsh sunlight dispels upon Groudon's defeat or capture.

In the Delta Episode, Courtney plots to fulfil Maxie's crushed dream and takes matters into her own hands. She is encountered in Petalburg City harassing Wally, in the search for her own Key Stone. Wally insists that he does not have his Key Stone any more, as it was recently stolen by Zinnia. She then battles the player in an attempt to steal their Key Stone, and after the battle leaves for Meteor Falls. It is there whereupon she obtains her own Key Stone and with it launches an attack of the Mossdeep Space Center. She and a Team Magma Grunt battle in a tag battle with Steven Stone and the player, during which she shows her ability to Mega Evolve her Camerupt. After being stopped, Zinnia appears and Zinnia's Whismur steals Courtney's Key Stone.

In these games, Courtney is shown to be a rather bizarre character. She is most notable for her bizarre speech patterns, which often involves pauses between words and often speaks in a way that sounds robotic. She appears to be emotionless several times, but she looks up to Maxie. Her role in Pokémon Omega Ruby is fulfilled in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire by Aqua Admin Matt.

Pokémon Ruby

First battle

Second battle

Pokémon Omega Ruby

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Fourth battle

Fifth battle


Pokémon Ruby

Weather Institute

  • Before battle
"Ahahahaha! You're going to meddle in Team Magma's affairs? You're either absolutely fearless, simply ignorant, or both! You're so cute, you're disgusting! I'll put you down, kiddy!"
  • Being defeated
"Ahahahaha! You're disgustingly strong!"
  • After being defeated
"Ahahahaha! We got meddled with unexpectedly! We're out of options. We'll have to pull out. But this isn't the last you'll see of Team Magma! We have other plans! Don't you forget it!"

Seafloor Cavern

  • Before battle
"Ahahahaha! How did you manage to get here without a submarine? What an impressive child! But... It won't do to have you meddling about here. And, I do want payback for what happened at the Weather Institute... I'm going to give you a little taste of pain! Resign yourself to it!"
  • Being defeated
"Ahahahaha! Ouch!"
  • After being defeated
"Ahahahaha! You're so darn strong. It's terribly disappointing that you're not a Team Magma member. You could have enjoyed the fabulous world our Boss has promised to one of our own..."
Pokémon Omega Ruby

Southern Island

  • Before battle
"... Who are you?"
"Yes. For the time being...get away from me. The Pokémon behind you... Its Mega Stone... No less. That is what... That's what we of Team Magma seek. How about it? Will you get away from me... or not?"
"... Well then..."
  • Being defeated
"... Slurp. ♪"
  • After being defeated
"As anticipated. Unanticipated. You. Target lock...completed. Commencing...experiment. You. Forever. Aha... ♪"
"Returning home."

Mt. Pyre

  • Before battle
"... ...Analyzing."
"...Hah. ♪"
  • Being defeated
"...Funny. ♪"
  • After being defeated
"...Again? That's unanticipated. ...I knew it. You...are interesting! ...Haha. ♪"
"I'm looking forward to... I'm looking forward to... When we...can meet again."

Team Magma Hideout

  • Before battle
"... ... ...I knew you would come."
"...Too bad, though. ...It's all over now. ♪ ...The submarine has been upgraded."
"...Look. ♪ ...At that drill. ...With that...even the seal on the Seafloor Cavern is in for a walloping! ♪"
"... ...There's still for me to do. ...I must...stop you. ...Until Leader Maxie...departs... ...But... ...Now...I just...want to... ...With you... ...I want to...engage... ...You... ...I want to...analyze. Ahahaha. ♪"
  • Being defeated
"Hah hah... Uhn...hah hah..."
  • After being defeated
"... ...Change...the world."
"...Leader Maxie... ... ...Mission... ...Complete. ...Leader Maxie...has departed. ...For the development...of humanity. ...For our...dreams... ...To you...whom I had not foreseen. ...I will give a hint. ...So that you...may dream...the same dream as us. ...Leader headed for...the sea stretching out from Lilycove. ...In the depths of the sea...lies the Seafloor Cavern. ...What are you...going to do? ...Looking seaside towns. ...That might work. ...Ahaha. ♪"
"...I don't know...what you could do to get there. ...Even if I knew...I wouldn't tell. ...Ahaha. ♪"
Delta Episode

Petalburg City

  • Before battle
"Tedious...bothersome...child...You should...just be quiet...and give me...the Key Stone!"
"I already know...that you can...use...Mega Evolution!"
"Aha. ♪ Nice timing...maybe. ♪ I'll be taking...yours first! Give me...the Key Stone!"
  • Being defeated
"Just barely..."
  • After being defeated
"...No! You're always meddling! If that' it Meteor Falls...the Leader's...Key Stone..."

Mossdeep Space Center

"...Ha ha. ♪ Ahahaha! ♪ Ahahahaha haha! ♪ ♪ ♪ Ahahahaha hahahahahahaha! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ... My team...The team I put all hope into...Leader Maxie...was broken. He was broken! He was broken by this brat!"
"Grr...Shut up! Enough! I've have enough of this world!"
"Aha! ♪ I know... ♪ Inside that rocket is the same amount-no, even more Pokémon life energy than what powered the ultimate weapon in the war 3,000 years ago."
"Ahaha! ♪ I think we're in for an impact so big it will surpass the massive explosion that ended the war! I don't know what all this talk of a meteoroid is, but I have no need of it. Here, by my own hand... I'll make this rocket explode...And bring an end to this world..."
"I will...fix...Project AZOTH! Of course, I'll also destroy this dimensional shifter that's supposed to warp the asteroid away someplace, too. ♪"
  • Before battle
"Don't. Get. In. My. Way."
  • Being defeated
"...Just barely!"
  • After being defeated
"Why? Why always...Always, always, always, always...Get in my way!"
"Darn! Dang it..."
"Our...leader...Leader Maxie's...Key Stone. Is she steal it?!

Team Magma Hideout

"I'm sorry! Leader Maxie, I'm sorry! I won't do it...anymore! I'll never do that...again! So please...Forgive...Forgive me."
"Wahh... Uwahh... Waahhh! Waahhh... Of course I will!"
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Battle Resort

"I'll...make him cry..."
"Might be...nice..."
"You...seem fun. ♪ Target...locked... Aha. ♪"


Spr RS Courtney.png Magma Grunt F OD.png
Sprite from
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Courtney, known as Marge in the Chuang Yi translation, is one of the Three Fires—Admins of Team Magma—along with Tabitha and Blaise. Like all of the Three Fires, Courtney has a special lighter that can transmit and record images by burning them on paper. In addition to her lighter, her gloves usually contain mixture of certain Berry juices that carries different properties, including spicy (volume 16), cohesive (volume 18) and corrosive (volume 20). Courtney's specialty is direct Fire-type attacks.

Courtney inviting Ruby to join Team Magma

She first appears in Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II, when Ruby and Sapphire were traveling along Route 107 and encountered Courtney and Tabitha. The two Magma Admins were trying to steal a deep sea scanner from the wreckage of the Abandoned Ship. In Going to Eleven with Loudred & Exploud II, Courtney attacked Rusturf Tunnel, looking for the Red Orb. She encountered Ruby again there, and offered the boy a position on Team Magma. Ruby refused and was able to defeat Courtney, leaving her badly burned. Later, when the Three Fires took off with three Gym Leaders to face off in battle, Courtney's opponent was Roxanne.

Courtney's normal life

In It All Ends Now I, when Ruby went alone to defeat Groudon and Kyogre with the Red and Blue Orbs, Courtney joins forces with him. After saving him from both Groudon and Kyogre, she was snatched into the Cave of Origin by Archie's Tentacruel. She managed to pass him her lighter with her bubblegum and a mixture of Berry juice. On the lighter was information about Ruby's own father Norman, and an admission that she had wanted to be friends with Ruby ever since they met at Rusturf Tunnel. It is revealed through a flashback that when she was younger, Courtney was friends with Daisy Oak and participated in Pokémon Contests.

Courtney was killed when the Cave of Origin collapsed on her but was later brought back to life by Celebi. She is last seen cultivating Berries as she did when she was younger.

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, she is seen in a flashback of Ruby's after he and Emerald were informed by Steven about the upcoming disaster about to strike Hoenn. There, Ruby decides that the the two of them should look at Courtney's memories in her Memory Lighter that she had given to him. While looking through them they both discover that Zinnia had infiltrated Team Magma and was the one who had given them information regarding Groudon.


The following are Courtney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Courtney's Vulpix

Courtney's Ninetales
Vulpix → Ninetales
Courtney's Ninetales is her main Pokémon. It first appeared when Sapphire was found by Tabitha. It was able to defeat Sapphire's Rono and Chic. Later on, it went up against Roxanne. Even though Roxanne gained the upper hand, Ninetales was able to defeat her Nosepass after forcing her to surrender.

In a flashback shown in It All Ends Now III, it was revealed that she owned Ninetales since it was a Vulpix as it participated in a Contest with Daisy's Clefairy.

Ninetales's known moves are Flamethrower, Ember, Fire Spin, Hyper Beam, Sunny Day, and Tail Whip, and its Ability is Flash Fire.

Debut Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II
Courtney's Swellow
Similar to the other members of Team Magma, Courtney owns a Swellow. It is mostly relied on for flight transportation.

Swellow's Ability is Guts.

Debut Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II



Language Name Origin
Japanese カガリ Kagari From 篝火 kagaribi, bonfire
English Courtney From country, an area of land
Marge (Chuang Yi) From magma and possibly match
French Courtney Same as English name
German Jördis From Jörð, personification of Earth in Norse mythology
Italian Rossella From rosso, red
Spanish Carola From calor, heat
Korean 구열 Guyeol From 구화 (篝火) guhwa (bonfire), 열 (熱) yeol (heat), and 열 (烈) yeol (fiery)
Chinese (Taiwan) 篝火 Gōuhuǒ Literally means bonfire
Chinese (Mainland China) 篝火 Gōuhuǒ*
火雁 Huǒyàn*
Literally means bonfire.
Alternate reading of かがり kagari. Also a homophone to 火焰 huǒ​yàn (flame).

See also

Boss: Maxie
Adminstrators: CourtneyTabithaBlaise
Lower Members: Team Magma GruntsBrodie
Former Members: ButlerZinnia
Locations: Team Magma Hideout

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