Sapphire (Adventures)

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Sapphire Birch
オダマキ・サファイア Sapphire Odamaki
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Sapphire in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc
Age 15 (as of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc)[1]
Gender Female
Birthday September 20
Blood type O
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Littleroot Town
Region Hoenn
Relatives Professor Birch (father), unnamed mother
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart May

Sapphire Birch (Japanese: オダマキ・サファイア Sapphire Odamaki) is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures.


Sapphire is a Pokémon Trainer and the daughter of Professor Birch. She often assists her father with his fieldwork and years of doing so have given her various skills such as heightened physical strength and senses. Due to constantly being surrounded by nature, she has come to dislike the idea of beautifying Pokémon instead of leaving them in their natural state. After some character development, she has learned to appreciate the idea of beauty.

For her skills, she is given the title of "Conqueror" (究める者 Conqueror).


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

Prior to Ruby & Sapphire arc

As a young child, Sapphire had a childhood friend named Ruby that she played with. One day, Ruby fought a Salamence that attacked them and won, but was injured in the process. Terrified from the experience, Sapphire broke down crying. Believing that Ruby got injured because of her own weakness, Sapphire vowed to become stronger.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Sapphire, five years before the Ruby & Sapphire arc
Sapphire's original outfit

Sapphire debuted in Making Mirth with Mightyena. She rescued Ruby from a pair of wild Mightyena at Route 101 and took him to her Secret Base to recover. When Sapphire tried talking to Ruby later, he mistook Sapphire for talking Pokémon due to her leaf cloak. Ruby's Poochyena, Nana, bit Sapphire, angering her into removing the cloak and attacking him with her Torchic, Chic. Overhearing the incident on his Pokégear, Professor Birch revealed to Ruby that Sapphire is actually his daughter. Though the misunderstanding was cleared, Sapphire and Ruby were attacked by a wild Seviper. Ruby refused to fight as to not risk dirtying his Pokémon, 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.

In Distracting Dustox, Sapphire went back to Littleroot Town and returned the items and Treecko Ruby had accidentally taken from Professor Birch earlier with the exception of his Pokédex. Later that day, Sapphire changed into the clothes Ruby made for her and set out with Chic and Rono to begin her journey to conquer all of Hoenn's Gyms.

In Lombre Larceny, Sapphire rescued Mr. Stone's Castform from being trapped in a fountain at Route 104. A trio of Pokémon emerged from the fountain and stole an item from Mr. Stone before running off. With an injured Mr. Stone on her back, Sapphire, Gabby, and Ty chased the Pokémon to the Petalburg Woods, where they found that they were under the ownership of Shelly, Matt, and Amber. Sapphire was unable to defeat the Team Aqua members, but with Castform's help, she and the others managed to escape. Afterward, Sapphire apologized for her failure and received a Letter from Mr. Stone addressed to his son, Steven.

Sapphire wearing leaf clothing

In Blowing Past Nosepass I, Sapphire arrived at the Rustboro Gym, where she challenged the Gym Leader, Roxanne. By exploiting Roxanne's Nosepass's inability to face in directions other than north, Sapphire managed to defeat the Compass Pokémon and earn the Stone Badge. Afterward, in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I, Sapphire summoned her father's Wailord, Lorry, from the ocean and had it take her to Dewford Town.

In Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt! II, Sapphire arrived at Dewford Town, where she met Brawly, the Gym Leader and a surfer. Brawly told Sapphire he was going on a trip and she only had until the next day to challenge him before the Gym would be closed for several days. Afterward, Sapphire went to look for a place to train and encountered Ruby. In Guile from Mawile, Sapphire and Ruby entered Granite Cave, but went their separate ways. Sapphire used the location as a place to train Chic and Rono, who both ended up evolving into a Combusken and Lairon, respectively.

In Mashing Makuhita, Sapphire challenged the Dewford Gym, where she struggled due to Brawly's mastery of the subtlety fighting style. Despite this, Sapphire managed to win by having Chic counter Brawly's newly-evolved Hariyama with a powerful Double Kick earning her the Knuckle Badge. Afterward, a loud noise erupted from Granite Cave, and Sapphire went there to see if Ruby was safe. Ruby was unharmed and revealed he met Steven, who saved him from a group of wild Pokémon before leaving. Wanting to catch up with Steven, Sapphire grabbed Ruby and had Lorry swim in the direction Steven headed towards.

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

After parting ways with Ruby, Sapphire arrived at Mauville City in I'm Your Biggest Fan, Donphan. There, she helped the Gym Leader, Wattson, and his friend, the Trick Master deal with a wild rampaging Donphan. After the clash caused all four to end up falling into the secret underground city, New Mauville, Sapphire teamed up with the Trick Master and Donphan to defeat an out-of-control electrical generator robot and turn New Mauville into an amusement park for children to play in. Afterward, Sapphire obtained the Dynamo Badge and set off with Donphan, who joined her team and was named Phado.

In Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill I , Sapphire arrived at the base of Mt. Chimney, where she fought against Matt in the Cable Car to rescue Flannery, the Gym Leader of Lavaridge Town. After Matt was defeated, Sapphire summoned her father's Tropius, Troppy, to take her and Flannery to the top of Mt. Chimney so they could confront Matt's allies. After they arrived, Sapphire and Flannery learned that Team Aqua's goal was to trick Professor Cozmo in helping them halt Mt. Chimney's volcanic activity. Despite her best efforts, Sapphire's attempt to stop Team Aqua was blocked by Amber until it was too late. With their plan successful, Team Aqua escaped and took Professor Cozmo with them.

After failing to pursue Team Aqua, Sapphire returned to Flannery and found that she managed to revive Mt. Chimney, but only temporarily. Using what little time Mt. Chimney had remaining, Sapphire and Flannery took a dip in a hot spring, where they had their Gym battle. Afterward, Flannery revealed she planned on meeting with the other Gym Leaders to discuss what to do with Team Aqua. After receiving the Heat Badge, Sapphire set off to Fortree City for her next Gym battle.

In I Dare Ya, Altaria... Knock Chic off My Shoulder!, Sapphire arrived at Fortree City, where she met the Gym Leader, Winona and challenged her to a battle. Despite Chic evolving into a Blaziken, Sapphire lost, but agreed to become Winona's student and train with her. Winona then asked Sapphire to help her and the other Gym Leaders deal with the upcoming awakening of the Kyogre. When Wallace arrived to meet with his fellow Gym Leaders, Sapphire was shocked to find Ruby there with him.

In I'm Always Grumpig First Thing in the Morning I, after being left alone together, Sapphire and Ruby tried apologizing for their previous arguments, only for an earthquake to startle a group of wild Spoink and Grumpig into stampeding. Ruby instinctively defeated the Grumpig, accidentally revealing to Sapphire that he wasn't a weak Trainer like she had assumed. 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.

Sapphire's second outfit

In Master Class with Masquerain, Sapphire challenged Winona to another training session and won, earning the Feather Badge in the process. In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon III, massive heat wave struck Fortree City, evaporating the water and burning the plants to ash in an instant. Realizing that both Groudon and Kyogre have awakened, Sapphire and the Gym Leaders split into three groups of two to try and stop the disasters while rescuing any civilians caught up in the incident. Sapphire and Winona went to Route 123, where Sapphire encountered a Relicanth that had been forcibly pushed to dry land due to how rough the waves were. After it saved them from an incoming tsunami, Sapphire decided to keep Relicanth until it was healed, naming it Relly in the process. Afterward, Sapphire and Winona met Tate and Liza's grandparents, the former guardians of Mt. Pyre. The elderly couple revealed that fighting Groudon and Kyogre is useless and the best way to stop the conflict is to go to the Seafloor Cavern and stop the one controlling them with the Red and Blue Orbs. Due to the Seafloor Cavern being located deep underwater, Sapphire and the others had no way of reaching that location.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VI, Sapphire and Winona were approached by Ruby and Wallace, the former stating he had a change of heart and has decided to help stop the crisis. Ruby revealed that Relly had the ability to take two children down to the Seafloor Cavern. After being a handed a new set of clothes, Sapphire and Ruby used Relly's power to Dive into the water.

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

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIV, Sapphire and Ruby were taken to Sootopolis City, where they were forced to watch Kyogre and Groudon's clash with no way of stopping it. When Winona and Wallace came to help, Sapphire and Ruby suggested running away. After being reminded of a childhood friend they wanted to see again, Sapphire and Ruby regained their resolve. Sapphire and Ruby had Chic and Mumu fire their attacks on the Grant Meteor fragment, creating a blast of energy that hit Archie and Maxie where the Blue and Red Orbs were located. Though successful in removing the Orbs, the attack created a giant explosion that engulfed the entirety of Sootopolis.

In A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice & Registeel I, Sapphire encountered Steven and gave the Letter to him. With it along with Lorry and Relly, Sapphire and Steven managed to awaken the sleeping Legendary Pokémon, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. A second explosion separated the two, and Sapphire later awakened with Ruby 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 Kyogre and Groudon. Due to Mirage Island's special properties, the time Sapphire and Ruby spent training would differ than from the outside world, making a single day be a week elsewhere and vice versa. During their stay, Rono evolved into an Aggron, and the two reunited with Minun and Plusle, who were forced to relocate after Kyogre destroyed the Abandoned Ship. Later, Juan revealed the true purpose of the training was to help Sapphire and Ruby master the Blue and Red Orbs that entered their bodies after being forced out of Archie and Maxie. Once their training had finished, Sapphire and Ruby prepared to head back to Sootopolis. As acknowledgement of her strength, Juan presented Sapphire with the Rain Badge while Tate and Liza gave her the Mind Badge.

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 his home region of 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 Kyogre and Groudon.

Eventually, Ruby managed to successfully use the Orbs to pacify Kyogre and Groudon, forcing both Pokémon to return to their eternal slumber. In It All Ends Now VI, Ruby was attacked by Archie and Maxie, who returned and decided to work together and eliminate any obstacle before awakening Kyogre and Groudon 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.

In It All Ends Now VIII, Sapphire and Ruby teamed up to battle Archie and Maxie one last time. Using the battle as a distraction, Archie and Maxie 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 Blue and Red 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.

Sapphire and Ruby awakened on the Pokémon Association airship, where their allies congratulated them on their victory. With only one day remaining, Sapphire and Ruby set off to complete their Gym and Contest challenges. The next day, Sapphire and Ruby 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

Sapphire in the Emerald arc

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II, Sapphire and Ruby 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, Sapphire and Ruby competed in a Battle Dome tournament. Sapphire advanced to the semi-finals, but was defeated by Tucker. Afterward, Emerald got frustrated by their constant pestering that he had Sapphire and Ruby thrown out of the Battle Dome.

In A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up II, Sapphire and Ruby encountered Spenser, who noted Sapphire's connection to the Blue Orb. Finding Spenser's behavior suspicious, Sapphire and Ruby 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. Sapphire, Ruby, 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. Sapphire 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, Blast Burn, Hydro Cannon, 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 to for one final battle against Guile and his army of rental Pokémon. By utilizing a triple Blast Burn, Hydro Cannon, Frenzy Plant, and Volt Tackle combination, the Kyogre sea monster was overloaded with energy and exploded, finally ending the conflict with Guile. In Epilogue, Sapphire participated in a tournament between the Pokédex holders, which she lost at some point.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

In the 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 Metagross Investigates, Sapphire trained her new Kirlia, Kirly, and Ruby's Rara in order to evolve them into a Gardevoir fighting pair. When she accidentally kicked up a Dawn Stone, Kirly evolved into a Gallade instead. Later, Sapphire and Emerald fully mastered the Ultimate Moves with Ultima's guidance and gained the ability to use Mega Evolution. In order to prevent potential enemies from finding them, Mr. Stone had the training moved to the abandoned energy harvesting facility, Sea Mauville.

In Beedrill Prepares, the group arrived at the Sea Mauville, where Sapphire reunited with Plusle and Minun, who had made the facility their new home. The next day, Sapphire and Emerald assisted Steven and Mr. Stone by putting Chic and Sceptile on a machine known as an Absorber and using the power of the Ultimate Moves in their Mega-Evolved forms. To their horror, the Absorber drained Chic and Sceptile of their life energy to fuel a machine known as the dimensional shifter.

In Goodra Spits, the Draconid Zinnia and a group of Team Aqua and Magma Grunts attacked the Sea Mauville in order to destroy the dimensional shifter. After Zinnia revealed the truth about the meteoroid, the shock of Ruby and the others lying to her caused Sapphire to lose her voice. During the clash, Zinnia managed to steal Sapphire's Mega Bracelet, and Sapphire ended up falling into a ring belonging to the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa. Sapphire was transported to the inside of a rocket located at Mossdeep City, where she handed the dimensional shifter to Professor Cozmo and his assistants.

In Groudon Returns, Sapphire met with Steven and Mr. Stone again. While Mr. Stone oversaw the rocket's launch, Sapphire battled against Zinnia in order to prevent from interfering with it. Eventually, Sapphire lost and was sent flying, allowing Zinnia to knock the rocket into the water and destroy the dimensional shifter.

Ruby and Sapphire wearing their Contest Costumes

In PS612, Sapphire woke up at Route 120, where she landed after Zinnia defeated her. There, she met Aarune, who saw her falling and rescued her. Later, Sapphire spotted Ruby with Rayquaza and confronted him about lying to her. After Ruby apologized, Sapphire agreed to help stop the meteoroid and jumped onto Rayquaza's head. To Sapphire's shock, Archie and Maxie also appeared with Primal Kyogre and Groudon. The four then teamed up to destroy a large piece of the meteoroid, combining the power of Hoenn's three super-ancient Pokémon into one attack to shatter it to pieces. 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 Sapphire and Ruby, 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 Aqua and Magma Suits over them, Sapphire and Ruby set off with Rayquaza to space. With the power of Mega Rayquaza and the combined might of their allies from Hoenn, Kanto, and Johto, Sapphire and Ruby successfully shattered Grand Meteor Delta into pieces. A Deoxys emerged from the wreckage of the meteoroid, but was defeated when Rayquaza shattered its core, knocking it unconscious. Afterward, Rayquaza took Sapphire and Ruby back down to Earth, where they reunited with their friends.

With the crisis averted, Sapphire and Ruby participated in a Pokémon Contest Spectacular together.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Hurrah for Rapidash, Sapphire was mentioned, although not by name, when Byron compared Platinum having earned six Badges in 25 days to Sapphire's achievement of earning eight Badges in 80 days.

In High-tailing It from Haunter, Sapphire 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, Sapphire follows a "one syllable, then another syllable repeated twice" pattern in her nicknames with Chic being the only exception. In the VIZ Media translation, Sapphire follows a pattern of using a piece of the species name and ending it in "o" with Chic being an exception. For the two Pokémon given to her from her father and for Relly and Kirly, Sapphire follows a pattern of taking a piece of the species name and ending it "-y." In the Chuang Yi translation, Sapphire follows a pattern of using a piece of the species name and ending it in "o".

On hand

Main article: Rono

Rono (Japanese: どらら Dorara) is one of Sapphire's first Pokémon that she had since he was an Aron. He evolved into a Lairon after training in the Granite Cave in Mashing Makuhita and later evolved into an Aggron on Mirage Island in With a Spoink in Your Step II. As of It All Ends Now VII, he is level 54, has a Naughty nature, and his Characteristic is "quick tempered."

Debut Distracting Dustox

Chic   (CY: Toro)
Main article: Chic

Sapphire received Chic (Japanese: ちゃも Chamo) as a Torchic from her father. After training in the Granite Cave in Mashing Makuhita, she evolved into a Combusken and later into a Blaziken during her battle with Winona in I Dare Ya, Altaria... Knock Chic off My Shoulder!. With Sapphire's Mega Bracelet, she can Mega Evolve into Mega Blaziken. As of It All Ends Now VII, she is level 59, has a Quiet nature, and her Characteristic is "thoroughly cunning."

Debut Making Mirth with Mightyena
Troppy (CY: Pilo)
Main article: Troppy

Sapphire was given Troppy (Japanese: とろろ Tororo) from her father so that she would have a means of flying. He was first used to take Sapphire and Flannery to stop Team Aqua from stopping Mt. Chimney's activity. As of It All Ends Now VII, he is level 56, has a Calm nature, and his Characteristic is "alert to sounds."

Debut Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II
Phado (CY: Dono)
Sapphire met Phado (Japanese: ふぁどど Fadodo) when he was rampaging around Route 110 in an attempt to warn people of the energy being released in New Mauville. After helping take down the electric generator in New Mauville, Phado became one of Sapphire's team members. As of It All Ends Now VII, he is level 58, has a Hasty nature, and his Characteristic is "likes to run."

Phado's known moves are Rollout, Rock Tomb, Facade, and Giga Impact*, and his Ability is Sturdy.

Debut I'm Your Biggest Fan, Donphan

Kirly (Japanese: きるる Kiruru) was revealed to have been obtained by Sapphire as a Kirlia prior to the beginning of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc. Sapphire borrowed Ruby's Rara and trained the two Kirlia together with the intent on evolving them into a Gardevoir battle duo. When the two began evolving, Sapphire accidentally unearthed a Dawn Stone and kicked it towards Kirly. The stone caused Kirly to evolve into a Gallade while Rara evolved into Gardevoir. With Sapphire's Mega Bracelet, he can Mega Evolve into Mega Gallade. He is level 59, has a Serious nature, and his Characteristic is "highly curious."

None of Kirly's moves are known and his Ability is Steadfast.

Debut Metagross Investigates

At Sea

Lorry (CY: Walo)
Sapphire was given Lorry (Japanese: えるる Eruru) from her father so that she could be able to cross the waters. He was used in conjunction with Relly to awaken Regirock, Registeel, and Regice to help contain the damage caused by Kyogre and Groudon. Due to his large size, Lorry is not used in battle and is kept out at sea so that he isn't confined in a Poké Ball. As of The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII, he is level 53, has a Brave nature, and his Characteristic is "sturdy body."

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

Debut Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I
Relly (CY: Relo)
Relly (Japanese: じらら Jirara) was found on Route 123, which had dried up from Groudon's Drought. Seeing how badly he was hurt, Sapphire decided to keep Relly until he became better and gave him a name. His Dive move was used to take Ruby and Sapphire to the Seafloor Cavern to have a confrontation with Team Aqua and Team Magma. Later, Steven used Relly and Lorry to awaken Regirock, Registeel, and Regice to help contain the damage caused by Kyogre and Groudon. As of It All Ends Now VIII, he is level 55 and has a Hardy nature.

Relly's only known move is Dive, and his Ability is Rock Head.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon III


Main article: Sapphire's Minun

Sapphire encountered Minun on the Abandoned Ship, along with Ruby's Plusle. They initially caused trouble for Ruby, but helped battle against Tabitha and Courtney. Afterward, Minun ended up on Mirage Island with Plusle, where she met Sapphire again and became one of her Pokémon. During the final battle with Archie and Maxie, Minun teamed up with Plusle to trap the villains in a sphere of electricity that was powered up by the New Mauville generator. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Minun was revealed to have returned to the wild alongside Plusle. She and Plusle moved to the Sea Mauville, where they met up with Sapphire and Emerald. As of It All Ends Now VIII, she is at level 53 and has a Naive nature.

Debut Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun I


Main article: Wattson's Electrike

Sapphire borrowed Wattson's Electrike as part of her plan to battle the out-of-control power generator. Taking advantage of Electrike's Lightning Rod Ability, Sapphire and Donphan jumped out of the way while Electrike absorbed the generator's attack.

Debut Plugging Past Electrike I
Rara (CY: Ruru)
Main article: Rara

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Sapphire borrowed Ruby's Rara so that she could train her alongside her new Kirlia, Kirly, in order to evolve them both into a Gardevoir battle duo. While Rara successfully evolved into a Gardevoir, Sapphire accidentally kicked a Dawn Stone at Kirly, evolving him into a Gallade.

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea
Mumu (CY: Zuzu)
Main article: Mumu

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Sapphire borrowed Ruby's Mumu due to the fact that Ruby needed to go to the Sky Pillar while the group was training for Mega Evolution. Not wanting Mumu to miss out he gave him to Sapphire for the time.

Debut Trying to Trounce Torchic



Main article: Rayquaza (Adventures)

Rayquaza is an ancient Legendary Pokémon related to Groudon and Kyogre. Ruby sought after Rayquaza in order to stop a meteoroid from crashing into the planet. After Ruby convinced it to fight with him, Sapphire joined the fight and rode on Rayquaza alongside Ruby.

Debut Rayquaza Redemption I


Sapphire's eight Hoenn Gym Badges

Badges obtained

Pokémon competitions

Sapphire has competed in the following competitions:


  • Sapphire was the first character to successfully earn every Gym Badge in her home region. Red challenged Gyms as well; although Red defeated every Gym Leader in Kanto, he never did obtain an Earth Badge. Silver, who also owned eight Badges, simply stole his from the Gym Leaders of Johto instead of winning them in Gym battles.
  • Sapphires are the birthstone for those born in September, the month in which Sapphire herself is born.
  • Sapphire is May's only counterpart who is not a Pokémon Coordinator.
  • Sapphire is 5'2" (158 cm) tall and weighs 99 lbs (45 kg).
  • In Japanese, she speaks in the Hakata dialect.
  • While Sapphire has not been shown with an upgraded Pokédex, PokéSPedia reveals she does in fact have one.
  • In the French version of the manga Sapphire's surname is not Birch (French translation: Bouleau) but Seko.


Language Name Origin
Japanese サファイア Sapphire From Pokémon Sapphire
English, Brazilian
Sapphire From Pokémon Sapphire
German Saphir From Pokémon Saphir-Edition
Spanish Zafiro From Pokémon Edición Zafiro
French Saphir From Pokémon Version Saphir
Italian Zaffiro From Pokémon Versione Zaffiro
Korean 사파이어 Sapphire From Pokémon Sapphire
Chinese (Mandarin) 莎菲雅 Shāfēiyǎ* Transcription of her Japanese name
沙菲雅 Shāfēiyǎ*
Chinese (Cantonese) 莎菲雅 Sāfēiā
Thai แซฟไฟร์ Sapphire Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Sapphire Transcription of her Japanese name


Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 极尽之人 Jíjìn-zhī Rén *

Sapphire's Pokémon

Main article: Rono → Names
Main article: Chic → Names
Main article: Troppy → Names


Language Name Origin
Japanese ふぁどど Fadodo From ドンファン Donfan (Donphan)
English Phado* From Donphan
Dono* From Donphan and -o (common suffix among the nicknames of Sapphire's Pokémon)
German Donphy From Donphan
French Donph From Donphan
Spanish Dono From Donphan and -o (common suffix among the nicknames of Sapphire's Pokémon)
Italian Dompo From Donphan
Korean 파도도 Padodo Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 小甲 Xiǎo Jiǎ* From 頓甲 Dùnjiǎ (Donphan)
弗多多 Fúduōduō* Transcription of Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Phado Same as English VIZ Media name
Vietnamese Fadodo Transcription of Japanese name


Language Name Origin
Japanese きるる Kiruru From キルリア Kirlia
English Kirly From Kirlia
German Ruli From Kirlia
Chinese (Mandarin) 奇魯魯 / 奇鲁鲁 Qílǔlǔ From 奇鲁莉安 / 奇魯莉安 Qílǔlìān (Kirlia)


Language Name Origin
Japanese えるる Eruru From ホエルオー Whaloh (Wailord)
English Lorry* From Wailord
Walo* From Wailord and -o (common suffix among the nicknames of Sapphire's Pokémon)
German Welly From Wailord
Spanish Walo From Wailord and -o (common suffix among the nicknames of Sapphire's Pokémon)
French Wailo From Wailord
Italian Wally From Wailord
Korean 에루루 Eruru Transcription of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 吼鯨 Hǒujīng* From 吼鯨王 Hǒujīngwáng (Wailord)
艾鲁鲁 Àilǔlǔ* Transcription of Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Lorry Same as English VIZ Media name
Vietnamese Eruru Transcription of Japanese name


Language Name Origin
Japanese じらら Jirara From ジーランス Glanth (Relicanth)
English Relly* From Relicanth
Relo* From Relicanth and -o (common suffix among the nicknames of Sapphire's Pokémon)
German Cantchen From Relicanth
Spanish Relo From Relicanth and -o (common suffix among the nicknames of Sapphire's Pokémon)
French Canth From Relicanth
Italian Relick From Relicanth
Korean 시라라 Searara From 시라칸 Searakan (Relicanth)
Chinese (Mandarin) 古空空 Gǔkōngkōng* From 古空棘魚 Gǔkōngjíyú (Relicanth)
基拉拉 Jīlālā* Transcription of Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Relly Same as English VIZ Media name
Vietnamese Jirara Transcription of Japanese name


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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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