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Wally
ミツル Mitsuru
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age 10ORAS
20-30SMUSUM
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
English voice actor Unknown (Masters)
Japanese voice actor Ayumu Murase (Masters)
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. He is the first rival not to be the player's first battle, and the first rival not to receive a starter Pokémon from the selection of starters presented to the player. In 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 just moved to 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.

His illness is never explained, but his symptoms appear to clear up in clean air, suggesting that it is either acute bronchitis or asthma.

Contents

In the core series

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. 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 CourtneyAS/MattOR 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.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

PKMN Trainer WallyRS / PKMN Lover WallyE / Pokémon Trainer WallyORAS

Strategy
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
Self-Introduction
Pokémon and I have grown stronger together.RSE / My Pokémon and I have grown stronger together.ORAS

Pokémon

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
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None
Ralts Lv.5
Growl
Normal
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First battle


Second battle and rematches

In Pokémon Emerald, the rematch battles are available after entering the Hall of Fame.



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Capture tutorial

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



Caught in tutorial
280Ralts.png
Types:
Psychic Fairy
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Ralts Lv.5
Growl
Normal Status
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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 spin-off games

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Wally.png Jirachi Encounter.png Wally ORAS concept art.png Wally with Mega Gallade.png
Official artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Encountering Jirachi with May Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
With his Mega Gallade and Mega Pendant

Sprites

Spr RS Wally.png RS Wally Back.png VSWally.png VSWally 2.png Spr SM Wally.png VSWally SM.png
Sprite from
Generation III
Back sprite
from Gen III
VS model from
Generation VI
VS model with Mega Pendant
from Generation VI
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS 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 Gen III
Overworld model
from Generation VI
Overworld model with Mega Pendant
from Generation VI
Battle Maison icon
from Generation VI
Overworld model
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Quotes

Main article: Wally/Quotes

In the anime

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Wally briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Silver and Hugh.

In the manga

Wally in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Wally (Adventures)

Wally appears as a major supporting character in Pokémon Adventures.

In the TCG

Artwork

Artwork from the cards:

Wally Training.png
Raising his Pokémon

Cards

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 silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
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
 

Trivia

  • 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 5 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. The probability of this occurring is (182/800)*(4/25)*(4/32)*(6/32)*(5/16)*(7/16), or about 1 in 8574.
    • 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.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ミツル Mitsuru From 蔓 tsuru, vine. May also be from 鶴 tsuru (crane), in reference to the act of folding one thousand origami cranes.
English Wally Possibly from Walter, meaning "ruler of the army". Could also be from "Wallace" meaning "foreigner" or "stranger".
French Timmy Possibly from timide, timid
German Heiko Diminutive of Heinrich (German cognate of Henry), meaning "home ruler"
Italian Lino From Λῖνος Linos (the personification of dirge or lamentation in ancient Greek mythology) or lino (flax)
Spanish Blasco From blass, German for pale
Korean 민진 Minjin Possibly from 閔 min (to grieve; to urge on) and 進 jin (progression). Coincidentally, his name may also refer to 珉 min (jade-like stone) and 榛 jin (hazel). Both are objects with shades of green similar to Wally's color pallet.
Chinese (Mandarin) 滿充 / 满充 Mǎnchōng * From 充滿 / 充满 chōngmǎn (brimming)
小光 Xiǎo Guāng * From 光 mitsuru. Literally "young light"
Chinese (Cantonese) 滿充 Múhnchūng * From 充滿 chūngmúhn (brimming)
小光 Síu Gwōng * From 光 mitsuru. Literally "young light"
Russian Уолли Uolli Transcription of English name
Thai มิสึรุ Mitsuru Transliteration of Japanese name
Vietnamese Mitsuru Transliteration of his Japanese name.


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/Serena
ShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHopBedeMarnieKlaraAvery
RonaldPaulo


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/Dawn
Professor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeon


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
RedBlueWallyCynthiaGrimsleyColressSinaDexioLookerAnabelMorimotoIwao
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland KahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

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