Blind boy

Get it? Because the name is unknown. The subject of this article has no official name.
The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.

A blind boy (Japanese: 目の不自由な少年 blind boy) from Slateport City appears as a character from Pokémon Adventures. He has a vital role in saving the Hoenn region in the Ruby & Sapphire arc.

The blind boy


Ruby & Sapphire arc

This blind boy first appears in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VI during the flood in Slateport, caused by Team Aqua's actions that stopped volcanic activity in Mt. Chimney. Amid the water flow, Ruby saves a Magikarp mistaking it for Feefee, who fled after being verbally abused by him. From a window of a hospital where the citizens of Slateport were being assisted, Ruby heard a blind boy calling for his Pokémon and retrieved the Magikarp for him. The boy was amazed that Ruby could save his Pokémon from the flood, saying that he wanted to be a fantastic Trainer like him, so he could help people and Pokémon in trouble. This stimulated Ruby to look for Wallace and help the Gym Leaders against Team Magma and Team Aqua.

Later in Bravo, Vibrava, Swimmer Jack finds the blind boy alone in Slateport, after the people left, looking for shelter in New Mauville. When Jack goes to save the boy, he explains that didn't realize everyone was gone for being so focused on decoding an ancient slate. To do so, he had to read a message using the tip of his fingers, following a formula he learned from the person who entrusted the slab to him in the hospital, Steven Stone. Later, when the boy is on Jack's Gyarados, he says that doesn't want to leave the city, since Steven asked him to take care of the slate until he returns. Jack wants to get out of there regardless, worried with the buildings that are falling apart, but Phoebe appears to save them.

She takes the boy with her on one of Steven's Metang. The Champion asks via phone about the decoding of the content in the ancient tablet. He states that this is the key to awaken the legendary giants that will save Hoenn from a destruction caused by the battle between Kyogre and Groudon. The blind boy reads the text, which is the same that can be found inside the Sealed Chamber in the games, but fails on the last words that had a missing part. Even using the Devon Scope, Phoebe can't find out the end of the text. With no resolution to the issue, Steven asks her to return the slab to him.

The end of the text is later discovered when Steven receives the letter his father asked Sapphire to deliver to him. Using it, the giants are finally released, making the slab break apart. The blind boy is seen inside the Pokémon Association airship, after the Hoenn region was saved.

Emerald arc

In Epilogue, the blind boy makes a cameo by appearing in one of the ships heading to the Battle Frontier.


Karpy (CY: Maggie)
Karpy (Japanese: コイキチ Koikichi) was first seen lost in Slateport City, when the city was engulfed by a tsunami. It was saved by Ruby, who initially mistook it for one of his Pokémon. It then was returned to its owner, who couldn't find it because of his blindness.

None of Karpy's moves are known.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VI


Blind boy's Pokémon


Language Name Origin
Japanese コイキチ Koikichi From コイキング Koiking (Magikarp)
English Karpy (VIZ Media) From Magikarp
Maggie (Chuang Yi) From Magikarp
Italian Magika From Magikarp
Korean 잉순 Ingsun From 잉어킹 Ingeoking (Magikarp).
Chinese (Mandarin) 小鯉魚王 Xiǎolǐyúwáng*
鲤吉 Lǐjí*
From 鯉魚王 Lǐyúwáng (Magikarp)
From 鲤鱼王 Lǐyúwáng (Magikarp)
Brazilian Portuguese Karpy Same as its English VIZ Media name
Vietnamese Koikichi Transliteration of Japanese name

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