Mom (Hoenn)

Mom (Japanese: おかあさん mother) is the mother of Brendan or May and the wife of Norman.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the player and their mother finish their move to Littleroot Town in a moving truck. She instructs them to set the time on the clock upstairs and to make sure that everything is on their desk. When the player comes back downstairs, she will say that the player's father is on TV; however, the player just missed him.

When the player defeats Norman, she will give an Amulet Coin as a reward.

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, after the player has entered the Hall of Fame, a news report will be on TV. It will announce that a Pokémon is roaming the Hoenn region, which will be either LatiasS or LatiosR. In Emerald, it will not distinguish which of the eon duo is the roaming Pokémon, due to static interference. Instead, the player's mother will ask if the news report was either about a red creature (Latias) or a blue creature (Latios). The one chosen will then roam Hoenn. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Latias or Latios is encountered earlier in the game and no longer roams. Instead, after completing the Delta Episode, she gives the player a LatiasiteOR or LatiositeAS.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Norman reveals that he and his family moved to Hoenn from Olivine City.

Items given

Item Location Games
  Running Shoes Given to the player before leaving on the journey  R  S  E 
  Amulet Coin Given to the player after defeating Norman  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Latiasite Given to the player after completing the Delta Episode  OR 
  Latiosite Given to the player after completing the Delta Episode  AS 

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

In Pokémon Masters EX, she is Norman's wife and Brendan's mother. She is not seen in-game, but she is mentioned in Brendan's dialogue.


Sprites and models

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In the anime

Caroline, mother of May
Main article: Caroline

In the Pokémon anime, Caroline, May and Max's mother, serves as her counterpart. She was introduced in There's no Place Like Hoenn and is married to Norman.

In the manga

Ruby's mother in Pokémon Adventures
Ruby's mother in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Ruby's mother appears as a recurring character in this chapter. She and her son moved from Goldenrod City to Littleroot Town at the beginning of the chapter to live closer to her husband Norman after he had been appointed as the Gym Leader of Petalburg. She was left distraught after Ruby ran away from home soon after their arrival in order to participate in Pokémon Contests against his father's will.

Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire

Ruby's mother appeared at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, fulfilling the same role from the games. She arrived in Littleroot Town with Ruby in a moving truck and started to unpack furniture with Machoke.


Non-player characters in the core series games
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