Ruby (Adventures)

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ルビー Ruby
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Ruby in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc
Age 15 (as of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc)[1]
Gender Male
Birthday July 2
Blood type O
Eye color Red
Hair color Black
Hometown Littleroot Town (originally Goldenrod City)
Region Hoenn (originally Johto)
Relatives Norman (father), Mom
Trainer class Coordinator
Game counterpart Brendan

Ruby (Japanese: ルビー Ruby) is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures.


Ruby using his running shoes

Ruby has a great passion for Pokémon Contests. While he's an excellent battler, he only fights when necessary or when no one takes notice. He believes that Pokémon battles are barbaric, and get his Pokémon dirty — something that he does not like.

Ruby is skilled at sewing and knitting. He makes clothes for all his Pokémon to wear, and even made Sapphire the clothes she wears for much of her adventures. He is nearsighted, and he has a pair of glasses to correct this, though he was originally too vain when it came to wearing them often. His other hobby is photography. He has a photo album of all of his Pokémon's biggest moments — such as evolutions or Pokémon Contest victories.

Ruby can be very fussy at times, putting too much emphasis on outward appearances. For example, when Emerald stained his clothes, Ruby freaked out over them. After going through character development, he managed to learn that appearances aren't the only thing that makes one beautiful. For his skills, he is given the title of "Charmer" (魅せる者 Charmer).

Besides necessities, Ruby also has a "Makeup Box" and "Sewing Box" in his backpack, for his Contest appearances. Ruby has a pair of Running Shoes made by the Devon Corporation which he received from his father for his eleventh birthday. They are extremely powerful and useful, and propel Ruby along the ground with bursts of compressed air.

As part of his training, Ruby is able to discern a Pokémon's nature in a few seconds. This has helped him to distract enemy Pokémon by using the target's favorite flavor of Pokéblock.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Prior to Ruby & Sapphire arc

As a young child, Ruby lived with his father, Norman, and his mother in Goldenrod City in Johto region. He and his family traveled to the Hoenn region so Norman could take a test to become a Gym Leader. During their stay, Ruby met and played with Professor Birch's daughter, Sapphire and later protected her from a Salamence that attacked them. Despite winning, the injuries he sustained in the battle caused Sapphire to break down crying. Believing he was too fierce and scared her, Ruby decided to give up battling and instead chose to focus on making his Pokémon beautiful and appealing to others.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Ruby, five years before the Ruby & Sapphire arc
Ruby in the Ruby & Sapphire arc

Ruby debuted in Creeping Past Cacnea, where he and his mother moved to Littleroot Town in the Hoenn region. Shortly after settling in his new home, Ruby ran away to begin his quest to conquer all of Hoenn's Pokémon Contests and convince his father to stop trying to train him in Pokémon battling. At Route 101, Ruby found Professor Birch under attack by a pair of wild Mightyena, but refused to help at the risk of getting his Pokémon dirty. When he tried convincing the Mightyena to join his team, they began chasing after him. An unfazed Ruby found Birch's bag containing a Pokédex and used it to gather information on the two Bite Pokémon.

Ruby accidentally activated the Running Shoes he received as a birthday gift from Norman, causing himself to run off a cliff and crash down into the forest below. Just before he passed out from his injuries, what Ruby thought was a green Pokémon saved him and brought him into a cave with it. After waking up, Ruby received a call from Birch on the Pokégear that was in Birch's bag. Birch revealed that he is an old friend of Norman's and is fully aware of who Ruby is. Before Ruby could fully explain the situation, the green creature began speaking, causing Ruby to panic, leading to Nana attacking it. Furious at this, the creature removed its cloak of leaves, revealing itself to be a human girl before sending her Torchic, Chic, to attack, forcing Ruby to use defend himself with the Mudkip in Birch's bag. Overhearing the clash, Birch revealed that the girl is actually Sapphire, his daughter.

Though the misunderstanding was cleared, Ruby and Sapphire were attacked by a wild Seviper. Ruby still refused to battle, forcing Sapphire to defeat the Tail Snake Pokémon by herself. Afterward, the two began arguing over their interests, which ended with Sapphire deciding to make a bet to see who could conquer their respective goal within an 80-day time limit. After Ruby agreed, Sapphire fainted from the injuries she received from protecting Ruby from the Mightyena earlier. Ruby healed Sapphire's wounds and modified a spare set of his clothes for Sapphire to wear. Just as he left, the Seviper awakened, but was easily defeated by Ruby, who revealed he wasn't weak and instead chooses to not battle.

In Distracting Dustox, Ruby arrived at Oldale Town, where he tried to figure out what type of Contest category would best suit Mudkip. After it defeated a wild Dustox Ruby accidentally angered, Ruby decided to give Mudkip the nickname Mumu.

In Nixing Nuzleaf, Ruby arrived at Petalburg City, where he encountered Wally, a sickly boy who requested help from Norman in capturing a Pokémon before he moved to another town. After hiding in some nearby bushes, Ruby listened in on a conversation between Norman and Wally where the former rejected the latter's request because he wasn't informed of Wally's sickness and didn't want to risk him getting hurt. Pitying the boy and resenting his father, Ruby lent Wally his Ralts, Rara, and the two went to the outskirts of Petalburg to capture a Pokémon. There, Wally found a wild Kecleon and managed to capture it with Ruby's assistance. As thanks for helping him, Wally gave Ruby a PokéNav. Ruby and Wally were separated when a sudden earthquake began, causing Ruby to fall into the sea.

In Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt! I, Ruby discovered he was rescued by Mr. Briney, a retired fisherman. Mr. Briney dropped Ruby off at Dewford Town, where he met with Sapphire again. In Guile from Mawile, Ruby entered the Granite Cave in hopes of obtaining the rare and beautiful Milotic, but was attacked by a group of wild Mawile. With the help of Steven, a stone collector and powerful Trainer, Ruby managed to escape. During the battle, Nana evolved into a Mightyena and Kiki evolved into a Delcatty. After Steven left, Ruby told Sapphire about the incident. Sapphire revealed she needed to meet with Steven and set off with Ruby on her Wailord, Lorry, to chase after him.

In Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun I, Sapphire forced Ruby to stay the night on the Abandoned Ship. After an encounter with a prankster Plusle and Minun, Ruby was attacked by Tabitha and Courtney, members of Team Magma that were after a Scanner located on the ship. With Plusle and Minun's help, Ruby and Sapphire managed to escape, but ended up losing the Scanner to the villains. Afterward, they said their goodbyes to Plusle and Minun.

In Tripped Up by Torkoal, Ruby and Sapphire went their separate ways. After arriving in Slateport City, Mumu evolved into Marshtomp, which attracted the attention of the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman. Despite the Chairman's assistance, Ruby was unable to enter a Contest without a Hoenn Contest Pass. To pass the time, Ruby and the Chairman dragged Captain Stern and Dock to help them blend Berries before Team Magma arrived and knocked all four out. The four were taken to Stern's Shipyard, where Blaise, a Team Magma member, tried to take the Submarine Explorer 1. After luring Blaise onto the submarine and overcoming his powerful illusions, Ruby managed to flee with an escape pod, though this allowed Team Magma to get what they came for.

In Not So Fetching Feebas, Ruby surfaced on Route 118, where he encountered a Swimmer named Jack. Ruby was forced to help Jack fish up a rare Pokémon as compensation for accidentally ruining his fishing trap. Ruby only managed to keep fishing up the same Feebas, which kept coming back despite being thrown back into the water each time. To Ruby's shock, Feebas was the Pokémon that Jack was looking for, but they accidentally caused Feebas to run away. Later, Ruby and Jack accidentally interrupted a battle between a wild Zangoose and Seviper. When the two Pokémon attacked them, Ruby and Jack were saved by Feebas, who bought them enough time to escape to the Weather Institute. Afterward, Jack pointed out that Feebas took a liking to Ruby and suggested that he keep it on his team. Ruby reluctantly agreed, though secretly planned on releasing Feebas later. Due to rain, Ruby and Jack were forced to stay the night in the building. When Mumu went off, Ruby followed after it to the roof, only to find Norman there waiting for him.

In Hanging Around With Slaking I, Norman attacked Ruby, demanding to know why he ran away from home. Refusing to give up or run away, Ruby chose to battle his father to prove how serious he was about Contests. The two had a fierce battle that almost ended with both falling off the Weather Institute and onto some sharp debris below. With some help from Mr. Stone's Castform, Feebas, now named Feefee, and the Running Shoes, Ruby managed to save himself and Norman before finally collapsing. Before he left, Norman allowed Ruby to participate in Contests, chastised him for running away, and told him not to come home until he accomplished his goal. Afterward, Castform took a liking to Ruby, joined his team, and was named Fofo.

In Mind-Boggling with Medicham, Ruby made it to Verdanturf Town with the help of Gabby and Ty, a pair of Interviewers that had watched the battle between him and Norman. After obtaining a Contest Pass and winning all five Normal Rank Contests, Ruby met Wally's cousin, Wanda, and helped rescue her fiancé, Riley from a cave-in at Rusturf Tunnel. The cause of the cave-in turned out to be a group of Team Magma Grunts led by Courtney. They admitted that they were the ones who caused the earthquakes around Hoenn in an attempt to stimulate the earth's crust and increase the landmass. Ruby was taken into Rusturf Tunnel by Courtney, who wanted to try and convince Ruby to join Team Magma. Ruby refused and managed to escape, leaving Courtney behind, trapped in a sea of her Ninetales' flames. Though burnt from the attack, Courtney survived and decided to go on a solo mission to learn more about Ruby, whom she had taken an interest in.

In I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I, Ruby arrived in Fallarbor Town and won each Super Rank Contest, but was too late to enter the Beauty category. Deciding to enter again the next day, Ruby instead went to watch the Beauty Contest, only to see that Wallace managed to easily win it. Ruby challenged Wallace in an attempt to prove his skills, but was easily defeated and decided to make Wallace his Contest master. Despite Wallace constantly refusing Ruby's request to become his disciple, he eventually agreed after seeing Ruby's true nature as the son of a Gym Leader. The next day, after obtaining the Super Rank Beauty Ribbon, Ruby and Wallace set off to Fortree City.

Ruby's second outfit

In I'm Always Grumpig First Thing in the Morning I, Ruby and Wallace arrived at Fortree City, where the other Gym Leaders and Sapphire had gathered. After being left alone together, Ruby and Sapphire tried apologizing for their previous arguments, only for another earthquake to startle a group of wild Spoink and Grumpig into stampeding. Ruby instinctively defeated the Grumpig, accidentally revealing his true strength to Sapphire in the process. Though mad at Ruby for lying to her, Sapphire noted that with Ruby's strength, he could help the Gym Leaders with the upcoming crisis in Hoenn. When Ruby stated he had no interest in helping, Sapphire angrily removed the clothes he made for her, changed into a new leaf outfit, and told Ruby that she never wanted to see him again.

In Master Class with Masquerain, Mumu evolved into a Swampert, which Ruby noted was because of all the battles he had, which he had been trying to avoid the entire time. Feeling himself to be a nuisance and unneeded for the upcoming crisis, Ruby decided to run off and continue his Contest quest. Despite the city being flooded at the time, Ruby entered the Hyper Rank Contests, which he easily managed to won due to being the only available contestant. During the Beauty Contest, Ruby went up against another contestant that kept their identity hidden and was defeated.

Still angry himself, Ruby lashed out at Feefee, calling her ugly and undeserving to be a part of his Contest team. The other contestant revealed himself to be Wallace, who called Ruby out for pushing his own failures onto his Pokémon. Realizing his mistake, Ruby tried calling out to Feefee so he could apologize, but it was too late, as Feefee had run away and swam out to sea. Wallace told Ruby that he was selfish, constantly ignoring the feelings of his own Pokémon to fuel his selfish desires. The shock of the situation caused Ruby to pass out while crying over Feefee. Afterward, Wallace revealed that Feefee did win the Contest, but he rigged it to teach Ruby a lesson.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon V, Ruby awakened at a Slateport hospital. He learned that the Gym Leaders and Sapphire are fighting against Groudon and Kyogre, which have been awakened. Realizing that he had been standing around doing nothing despite having the strength to help, Ruby regained his resolve and agreed to help stop the crisis. Putting on a new outfit, Ruby and Wallace went to where Sapphire and Winona were located. Ruby revealed that Relly, the Relicanth Sapphire had acquired, had the ability to take two children down to the Seafloor Cavern, where the villains behind Groudon and Kyogre's awakening are hiding. After handing Sapphire a new set of clothes, Ruby and Sapphire used Relly's power to Dive into the water.

In No Armaldo Is an Island, Ruby and Sapphire arrived at the Seafloor Cavern, where they battled a group of Team Magma and Aqua Grunts and won. In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X, they encountered Maxie and Archie, the respective leaders of Team Magma and Team Aqua. After managing to subdue the leaders, Ruby tried taking the Red and Blue Orbs from them, only to find that they've been absorbed into their hands. The leaders are possessed by the orbs, putting them under Groudon and Kyogre's control. With their new power, Maxie and Archie create a vortex of energy that lifts them, Ruby, Sapphire, and the Grunts out of the Seafloor Cavern and to the surface. They then fly towards Sootopolis City, where Groudon and Kyogre planned to restart their ancient battle.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIV, Ruby and Sapphire were taken to Sootopolis City, where they were forced to watch Groudon and Kyogre's clash with no way of stopping it. When Wallace and Winona came to help, Ruby and Sapphire suggested running away. After being reminded of a childhood friend they wanted to see again, Ruby and Sapphire regained their resolve. By having Mumu and Chic fire their attacks on the Grand Meteor fragment, Ruby and Sapphire created a blast of energy that hit Maxie and Archie where the Red and Blue Orbs were located. The attack created a giant explosion that engulfed the entirety of Sootopolis. Ruby and Sapphire later awakened in a different location, where they met Juan, Tate, and Liza. Juan had taken the two to Mirage Island with the intent of training them for a rematch with Groudon and Kyogre. Due to Mirage Island's special properties, the time Ruby and Sapphire spent training would differ from the outside world, making a single day be a week elsewhere and vice versa. During their stay, the two reunited with Plusle and Minun, who were forced to relocate after Kyogre destroyed the Abandoned Ship. Later, Juan revealed the true purpose of the training was to help Ruby and Sapphire master the Red and Blue Orbs that entered their bodies after being forced out of Maxie and Archie. Once their training had finished, Ruby and Sapphire prepared to head back to Sootopolis.

In Rayquaza Redemption II, Sapphire confessed to Ruby that she had developed feelings for him. She admitted that the bet was made to fulfill a promise to a childhood friend who suggested they beat all eight Gym Leaders before they turned eleven to surpass Red, a Trainer that beat the Pokémon League at that age. Sapphire then asked Ruby to give up on his previous statement of wanting to return to Johto and stay in Hoenn with her. After making their way back to Sootopolis, Ruby had Sapphire release the Blue Orb before locking her inside Wallace's aircar. Ruby showed Sapphire the scar on his forehead, revealing to Sapphire that he was the boy she knew from her younger years. After admitting he returned Sapphire's feelings but didn't want her to get hurt and, Ruby set off with Courtney to battle against Groudon and Kyogre.

In It All Ends Now III, Ruby and Courtney respectively used the Red and Blue Orbs on Groudon and Kyogre. As Courtney hadn't trained to use the Blue Orb like Sapphire did, their attempt to control the Legendary Pokémon failed, leading to Groudon and Kyogre attacking them. The fight further escalated when Rayquaza, the third Hoenn Legendary Pokémon arrived to join the battle. Just before she's crushed to death by the collapsing Cave of Origin, Courtney used the last of her strength to give Ruby the Blue Orb and deliver him a message through her Memory Lighter, revealing that the one controlling Rayquaza is actually Norman. Ruby teamed up with Norman to combine both the Red and Blue Orbs with Rayquaza's power, sending both Groudon and Kyogre flying off the side of Sootopolis. Groudon and Kyogre then went their separate ways to new dwellings, finally ending the battle.

Ruby revealing his scar

In It All Ends Now V, Norman collapsed from the strain of controlling Rayquaza without an Orb. Rayquaza, angered that its slumber was disturbed, flew off elsewhere. Norman revealed that Rayquaza was once captured by the Pokémon Association, but the Salamence Ruby defeated years ago went on a rampage afterward, causing it to accidentally set Rayquaza free. To keep Ruby safe, Norman pinned the blame on himself and was barred from becoming a Gym Leader for five years while being forced to search for the missing Sky High Pokémon. Ruby tried asking why Norman would sacrifice everything for him, but before he could answer, Norman died in Ruby's arms.

In It All Ends Now VI, Maxie and Archie returned, having decided to work together and eliminate any obstacle before awakening Groudon and Kyogre again to continue their battle. Sapphire and Wallace came to Ruby's aid, but the latter was forced to give up in order to protect Winona, leading to his defeat. To Ruby's surprise, Feefee also returned and attempted to fight Maxie and Archie, only to be easily defeated. Guilty that she still tried to protect him despite what he said to her previously, Ruby apologized to Feefee, stating that it truly is beautiful. After receiving the Hyper Rank Beauty Ribbon from Wallace, Ruby gave it to Feefee, who then evolved into Milotic.

In It All Ends Now VIII, Ruby and Sapphire teamed up to battle Maxie and Archie one last time. Using the battle as a distraction, Maxie and Archie tried escaping in Wallace's aircar, but were defeated by a combination attack from Plusle and Minun, trapping them in a large electrical field. Ruby then released his sixth Pokémon, Celebi, who proceeded to take the Red and Blue Orbs from the villains. Using its time-traveling powers, Celebi restored those who died in the battle back to life and then shattered the two Orbs, finally ending the crisis in Hoenn.

Ruby and Sapphire awakened on the Pokémon Association airship, where their allies congratulated them on their victory. With only one day remaining, Ruby and Sapphire set off to complete their Contest and Gym challenges. The next day, Ruby and Sapphire met at Sapphire's Secret Base, where they revealed they successfully completed their goals, ending the bet in a tie. Afterward, both children returned home to celebrate both of their birthdays.

Emerald arc

Ruby in the Emerald arc

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II, Ruby and Sapphire arrived at the Battle Frontier in order to assist Emerald, the third Hoenn Pokédex holder, in protecting Jirachi from the armored man, Guile Hideout. After meeting Emerald, the boy ran off saying that he didn't need their help. In an attempt to befriend Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire competed in Battle Dome tournament. Ruby advanced to the semi-finals, but was defeated by Emerald. Afterward, Emerald got frustrated by their constant pestering that he had Ruby and Sapphire thrown out of the Battle Dome.

In A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up II, Ruby and Sapphire encountered Spenser, who noted Sapphire's connection to the Blue Orb. Finding Spenser's behavior suspicious, Ruby and Sapphire recorded their conversation with him on Ruby's Memory Lighter. In Standing in the Way with Starmie, Spenser revealed that Guile managed to catch Jirachi and fled with it to the Battle Tower. Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Noland all traveled to the Battle Tower in order to confront the man. After making their way into the area, they discovered that Anabel had been put under Guile's control.

In Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow, Guile forced the Hoenn Pokédex holders and Noland to take the Battle Tower challenge in order to make it to him. The four battled through various Virtual Trainers before finally reaching the top floor, where Emerald faced off against Anabel. During the battle, Latios arrived and used its Sight Sharing to relay a message from Spenser, who revealed that he came in contact with the Blue Orb in the past and gained the ability to detect others like him, which included Guile. With his identity exposed, Guile lifted his helmet, revealing himself to be Archie.

In The Final Battle I, Guile used Jirachi's wishing granting power to summon a giant Kyogre-shaped mass of seawater and had it flood the Battle Frontier. Ruby and the others were assisted by the Johto Pokédex holders, Gold and Crystal, who revealed that their fellow Pokédex holder were turned to stone and the only way of reviving them was Jirachi. While Gold and Crystal kept the Kyogre monster busy, the Hoenn Pokédex holders trained to learn the Ultimate Moves, Hydro Cannon, Blast Burn, and Frenzy Plant. After they succeeded, Emerald managed to get Jirachi to grant his wish to turn the petrified Pokédex holders back to normal.

In The Final Battle VII, the ten Pokédex holders gathered together for one final battle against Guile and his army of rental Pokémon. By utilizing a triple Hydro Cannon, Blast Burn, Frenzy Plant, and Volt Tackle combination, the Kyogre sea monster was overloaded with energy and exploded, finally ending the conflict with Guile. In Epilogue, Ruby participated in a tournament between the Pokédex holders, which he lost at some point.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

The Hoenn Pokédex holders were enlisted by Steven and Mr. Stone to prevent a meteoroid from crashing into the Earth and destroying it. Steven gave the three a Mega Bracelet, enabling them to use Mega Evolution and had them train with Ultima so Mumu, Chic, and Sceptile could fully master the Ultimate Moves. Ruby only agreed to help on the condition that Sapphire be kept in the dark about the meteoroid. While Sapphire and Emerald practiced with each other, Ruby had plans elsewhere and lent Mumu to Sapphire so it could train without him.

In Latias Flies, Ruby arrived at Southern Island, where he met Latios and Latias again. After telling them about the crisis, Ruby and Latios traveled to the Sky Pillar by soaring through the sky. After encountering and defeating the Draconid, Zinnia, Ruby learned that she sent the Salamence that attacked the Pokémon Associaton facility years ago. Before leaving, Zinnia told that she planned on stopping the meteoroid alone, without the Devon Corporation's help.

In Hoopa Distorts, Ruby and Latios were approached by the Draconids Jinga, Renza, and Tomatoma, who revealed Zinnia wanted to stop the meteoroid in place of Aster, a deceased Draconid and the former Lorekeeper. The Draconids asked Ruby if Zinnia had a scroll on her, but the conversation was forced to end when pieces of the meteoroid began falling down. Ruby and Latios were hit by one of the pieces, knocking them into the sea. Ruby and Latios later awakened in a cave, where they were taken to after being rescued by Diancie, a Mythical Pokémon. Fully realizing the weight of the danger the meteoroid possessed, Ruby broke down in tears and voiced his desire to protect the planet so that he can enjoy the things he does with the people he loves. Using its Sight Sharing, Latios and Ruby witnessed Steven and Mr. Stone draining Chic and Sceptile's life energy to power the dimension shifter, a machine that could stop the meteoroid. Questioning Steven and Mr. Stone's methods, Ruby decided that neither Zinnia or Devon would stop the meteoroid. Instead, he decided that he would ride on Rayquaza and stop it himself.

In Goodra Spits, Ruby arrived on the Sea Mauville, where he fought to stop Zinnia from destroying the dimensional shifter. When Sapphire was nowhere to be found, Emerald revealed that Hoopa used its rings to warp her to a different location. Zinnia continued attacking in order to take Steven's Key Stone, but stopped when Ruby offered up his and Emerald's Mega Bracelets as a bribe. Zinnia accepted and left, completely unaware that Ruby managed to steal the scroll when she wasn't looking.

In Diancie Shines, the group traveled to Meteor Falls in hopes of finding information about Rayquaza. Hoopa was attacked by Blaise and Amber and manipulated into summoning Groudon and Kyogre with its rings. Using an illusion, Blaise and Amber bought themselves enough time to escape and allow Groudon and Kyogre to revert to their Primal forms. To Ruby and Emerald's shock, Maxie and Archie had returned and were the ones who gave Groudon and Kyogre the Orbs necessary for Primal Reversion. Using the super-ancient Pokémon's power, Maxie and Archie easily knocked Ruby and Emerald out of the sky before revealing that they also intended on stopping the meteoroid.

In PS610, Ruby and Emerald awakened at the Meteor Village, the home of the Draconids. The village Elder revealed that Sapphire fought to protect the dimensional shifter, but lost and went missing. The Elder also allowed Maxie and Archie to train and teach Groudon and Kyogre moves necessary for stopping the meteoroid. After meeting with his father again, Ruby and Norman determined that Rayquaza must be heading towards the Pokémon Association's research facility in Goldenrod City and used Hoopa's ring to head there as well.

In PS611, Ruby and Norman entered the now-abandoned research facility. After purifying Emerald's Green Orb core into a shade of jade, increasing its abilities, they found Rayquaza outside, feeding on fallen pieces of the meteoroid. Ruby and Norman managed to control Rayquaza with the Jade Orb and teach it Dragon Ascent with Zinnia's scroll. Hoopa opened a path back to the village, only for Rayquaza to go berserk after seeing Groudon and Kyogre, causing Norman to be left behind. Panicking, Hoopa moved the ring to the direction of another one, accidentally sending Ruby and Rayquaza to Route 120. After Rayquaza angrily throws Ruby away, the boy is rescued by Wally, who battled Rayquaza in order to subdue it again. Ruby stopped Wally and convinced Rayquaza to join him by offering to the meteoroid together.

Ruby and Sapphire wearing their Contest Costumes

In PS613, Ruby met Sapphire again and apologized for lying to her. Agreeing to help stop the meteoroid, Sapphire joined Ruby and jumped onto Rayquaza's head. When a larger piece of the meteoroid appeared, Ruby and Sapphire teamed up with Maxie and Archie, combining the power of Hoenn's three super-ancient Pokémon into one attack to destroy it. After they succeeded, Sapphire used the Jade Orb core to peer into Rayquaza's mind, revealing it needed the power of Mega Evolution to defeat the actual meteoroid.

In PS615, Zinnia managed to lure Rayquaza away from Ruby and Sapphire, but her attempt to convince the Sky High Pokémon to join ended with it rejecting and attacking her. Zinnia was rescued by Latios and taken to Sootopolis City to recover from her injuries. Brought to tears, Zinnia gave up and admitted there was no way to save the planet anymore. Emerald disagreed and suggested the three factions that tried to stop the meteoroid work together instead of fighting with each other.

In PS616, the group's allies from around Hoenn gathered together to lend a hand and stop the meteoroid, now known as Grand Meteor Delta. After changing into their Contest Costumes and putting Magma and Aqua Suits over them, Ruby and Sapphire set off with Rayquaza to space. With the power of Mega Rayquaza and the combined might of their allies from Hoenn, Kanto, and Johto, Ruby and Sapphire successfully shattered Grand Meteor Delta into pieces. A Deoxys emerged from the wreckage of the meteoroid, but was defeated when Rayquaza shattered its core, knocked it unconscious. Afterward, Rayquaza took Ruby and Sapphire back down to Earth, where they reunited with their friends.

With the crisis averted, Ruby and Sapphire participated in a Contest Spectacular together. With the Diancite he obtained from Hoopa's rings, Ruby Mega Evolved Diancie for his performance.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In High-tailing It from Haunter, Ruby was briefly seen together with the other Pokédex holders from Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn when the Advanced level Grunt was talking to Diamond about the Pokédex.


In the original version and Chuang Yi translation, the nicknames of Ruby's Pokémon are derived from their Japanese species names with a certain syllable repeated twice. In the VIZ Media translation, the English names are used instead. In the original Japanese version, the names are written in the Latin alphabet as opposed to kana, however, the equivalent kana sometimes appears as ruby characters on top of the Latin letters.

On hand

Main article: Nana

Nana (Japanese: NANA) was given to Ruby as a Poochyena from his father, Norman. In Guile from Mawile she evolved into a Mightyena at the Granite Cave. She is used in Cool Contests. Her Contest call is, "Regardless of the effects of time, the coolness that this body encompasses never changes. Carrying with her the tough Intimidate, this is the Pokémon Mightyena—Nana!" She is level 69, has an Adamant nature, and her Characteristic is "strongly defiant."

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea
Kiki (CY: Coco)
Main article: Kiki

Kiki (Japanese: COCO) was given to Ruby as a Skitty from his father, Norman. In Guile from Mawile she evolved into a Delcatty at the Granite Cave. She is used in Cute Contests. Her Contest call is, "Regardless of the effects of time, the cuteness that this body encompasses never changes. Oozing Cute Charm from her body, this is the Pokémon Delcatty—Kiki!" She is level 68, has a Naive nature, and her Characteristic is "scatters things often."

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea

Rara   (CY: Ruru)
Main article: Rara

Rara (Japanese: RURU) was also given to Ruby by his father as a Ralts. She was intended to be used in Smart Contests, but was separated from Ruby after being lent to Wally in Tongue-Tied Kecleon. Prior to Rayquaza Redemption I, Rara evolved into Kirlia under Wally's care, much to his frustration because he didn't properly own her. After the battle with Groudon and Kyogre had ended, Rara was returned to Ruby. In Metagross Investigates, while training with Sapphire's Kirly, she evolved into a Gardevoir. With Ruby's Mega Bracelet, Rara can Mega Evolve into a Mega Gardevoir. She is level 70, has a Gentle nature, and her Characteristic is "hates to lose."

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea

Mumu   (CY: Zuzu)
Main article: Mumu

Mumu (Japanese: ZUZU) was first used by Ruby as a Mudkip to defend himself from an angry Sapphire. After the misunderstanding had been cleared, Ruby kept Mumu on his team and used him in Contests. During Ruby's quest, Mumu eventually evolved into a Marshtomp in Tripped Up by Torkoal and a Swampert in Master Class with Masquerain. He is used in Tough Contests. His Contest call is, "Regardless of the effects of time, the toughness that this body encompasses never changes. Boiling with raging Torrent, this is the Pokémon Swampert—Mumu!" With Ruby's Mega Bracelet, Mumu can Mega Evolve into a Mega Swampert. He is level 71, has a Relaxed nature, and his Characteristic is "likes to relax."

Debut Trying to Trounce Torchic
Feefee (CY: Mimi)
Main article: Feefee

Feefee (Japanese: MIMI) was fished by Ruby on Route 118 as a Feebas, much to his disgust. After saving Ruby and a Swimmer from some wild Pokémon, Ruby reluctantly added her to his team and used her in Beauty Contests. During the battle with Archie and Maxie in It All Ends Now VII, Feefee evolved into Milotic after Ruby realized that she had inner beauty.

Feefee's Contest call as a Feebas was, "Regardless of what becomes of the body, the beauty that lies in the heart never changes. Floating with Swift Swim, this is the Pokémon Feebas—Feefee!" but after her evolution it became, "Having released its body with its heart, it shines with overwhelming beauty. Possessing the Marvel Scale, this is the Pokémon Milotic—Feefee!" She is level 75, has a Modest nature, and her Characteristic is "alert to sounds."

Debut Not So Fetching Feebas
Fofo (CY: Popo)
Main article: Fofo

Fofo (Japanese: POPO) used to belong to Mr. Stone, but she was given to Ruby after the Weather Institute battle with his father in Hanging Around With Slaking III. She is used in Smart Contests. Her Contest call is, "Regardless of the effects of time, the smartness that this body encompasses never changes. Hopping between rain, sun, and snow with Forecast, this is the Pokémon Castform—Fofo!" She is level 70, has a Careful nature, and her Characteristic is "often lost in thought."

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Main article: Celebi (Adventures)

After the events of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc, Celebi purposely joined Ruby's team, although Ruby didn't even know what Pokémon it was. Ruby used Celebi to end the battle with Archie and Maxie by having it take the Red and Blue Orbs from them and breaking them into pieces. It used its time travel powers to bring the people who had lost their lives in the battle back to life. With its duty fulfilled, Celebi sent Ruby away to be with his friends and left.

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Main article: Ruby's Plusle

Plusle was first encountered on the Abandoned Ship along with Sapphire's Minun. They initially caused trouble for Ruby, but helped battle against Tabitha and Courtney. During Kyogre's rampage, they were blown off the Abandoned Ship and made their way to Mirage Island, where they became Ruby and Sapphire's Pokémon. At the final battle, Plusle and Minun defeated Archie and Maxie by trapping them in a sphere of electricity powered up by the New Mauville Generator. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Plusle was revealed to have returned to the wild alongside Minun. He and Minun moved to the Sea Mauville, where they met up with Sapphire and Emerald. As of It All Ends Now VII, he is level 53 and has a Jolly nature.

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Main article: Eon duo (Adventures)

Latios, along with his sister, Latias, were friends with Emerald. After Emerald gained friends in the form of the other Pokédex holders, they returned to their home on Southern Island. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Ruby traveled to Southern Island and summoned the two siblings via the Eon Flute. Ruby asked for their help with the upcoming crisis that will threaten Hoenn, which Latios accepted. With Ruby's Mega Bracelet and Latios's Latiosite, Latios can Mega Evolve into Mega Latios.

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Diancie first encountered Ruby and Latios after saving them from drowning after being knocked into the sea by falling meteoroid fragments. Ruby immediately took an interest in Diancie after seeing its beauty. After getting acquainted, Diancie decided to join Ruby and Latios on their quest. At the end of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Diancie performed in a Contest Spectacular with Ruby, where it Mega Evolved into Mega Diancie. The day after, it left with Steven to head to the Kalos region.

Diancie's known moves are Moonblast, Diamond Storm, and Dazzling Gleam*, and its Ability is Clear Body.

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Main article: Rayquaza (Adventures)

Rayquaza is an ancient Legendary Pokémon related to Groudon and Kyogre. It was sought after by Norman under orders of the Pokémon Association in order to stop Kyogre and Groudon if they were to be awakened. After successfully awakening it at the Sky Pillar, Norman took Rayquaza to Sootopolis City, where he teamed up with Ruby to defeat Kyogre and Groudon. Afterward, Rayquaza flew off, angry that it was controlled. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Ruby sought after Rayquaza in order to stop a meteoroid from crashing into the planet. After teaming up with his father to find it in Johto, Ruby battled Rayquaza in order to try and convince it to join their cause. After ending up in Route 120, Ruby managed to convince Rayquaza to team up with him. It has a Brave nature.

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Lorry (CY: Walo)
Ruby borrowed Sapphire's Lorry before he headed to the Rustboro TV Station. After leaving, he used him to travel across the water to head to Southern Island.

Lorry's known moves are Surf, Water Spout, and Dive*, and his Ability is Oblivious.

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Ribbons obtained

Ruby's Pokémon with their Hoenn Contest Ribbons

Ruby won all 20 Hoenn Contest Ribbons in the four ranks of each of the five categories.

In addition, at the start of his journey, Ruby had eleven unknown Ribbons in his possession that had been won by Nana, Kiki, and Rara prior to Creeping Past Cacnea.

Pokémon competitions

Ruby has competed in the following competitions:


  • A ruby is the birthstone for those born in July, the month in which Ruby was born.
  • Ruby has the most awards in his respective field of any Pokédex holder, with a total of 31.
  • Ruby is 5'4" (163 cm) tall and weighs 108 lbs (49 kg).


Language Name Origin
Japanese ルビー Ruby From Pokémon Ruby
English, Brazilian
Ruby From Pokémon Ruby
French Rubis From Pokémon Version Rubis
German Rubin From Pokémon Rubin-Edition
Spanish Rubí From Pokémon Edición Rubí
Italian Rubino From Pokémon Versione Rubino
Korean 루비 Ruby From Pokémon Ruby
Chinese (Mandarin) 路比 Lùbǐ Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 路比 Louhbéi Transliteration of his Japanese name
Thai รูบี้ Ruby Transliteration of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Ruby Transliteration of his Japanese name


Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 展魅之人 Zhǎnmèi-zhī Rén *


Related pages

External links

Pokémon Adventures main characters
RGBY/FRLG: RedBlueGreenYellow
GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
RSE/ORAS: RubySapphireEmerald
DPPt: DiamondPearlPlatinum
BWB2W2: BlackWhiteBlakeWhitley
SWSH: HenryCasey
SV: VioletScarlet

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