Steven Stone (anime)

Steven Stone
ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki
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Steven Stone
Gender Male
Eye color Light steel blue
Hair color Light steel blue
Hometown Mossdeep City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Mr. Stone (father)
Trainer class Champion, Pokémon Trainer
Game counterpart Steven Stone
Champion of Hoenn League
Anime debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
English voice actor Andrew Paull
Japanese voice actor Rintarō Nishi (AG022)
Kenichi Suzumura (XYS02-present)

Steven Stone (Japanese: ツワブキ・ダイゴ Daigo Tsuwabuki) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is the Champion of the Hoenn region's Pokémon League.

In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Steven is revealed to be one of the top eight Pokémon Trainers in the world within the World Coronation Series.

History

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In Stairway to Devon, Steven was first mentioned by his father, who claimed he would be a good person for Ash and his friends to know.

In Which Wurmple's Which?, Nurse Joy informed Max that Steven was in nearby Granite Cave, so the group began their search for him.

He then debuted in A Hole Lotta Trouble. Unlike his game counterpart, Steven was not mentioned to be or have been the Hoenn League Champion, but was simply a powerful Trainer. Instead, Wallace was said to be the Champion later in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. Steven and his Aron were digging in Granite Cave, looking for rare stones. As Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket fell down a hole, Steven ended his excavation and quickly checked out what caused the crash to occur. Steven first found Max, Pikachu, and Meowth wondering around the cave.

Having been in Granite Cave for several months, Steven escorted Max and the others to a crack in the cave floor. Soon enough they spotted Ash and the others, who were being chased by a horde of agitated Aron. He ordered them to rush over to the nearby waterfall. At the meeting spot, Steven had his own Aron use Roar to calm the agitated horde. He then told the horde that the group were good people and ordered the back to their roosts. After both sides were reunited with each other, Steven found out that Team Rocket were the ones who caused the Aron to get angry. Steven handled Team Rocket on his own by having his Aggron blast them off with a Hyper Beam. Afterwards, Steven found a Fire Stone with the help of Aron. He decided to lead the group out of Granite Cave and took them to a deserted inlet, an ideal place for Ash to train for his rematch with Brawly. Having found a rare stone, Steven boarded his small boat to continue his search for other stones and wished the group luck for the future.

Pokémon the Series: XY

Mega Evolution Specials

Steven reappeared in Mega Evolution Special II, where he battled Alain using his Shiny Mega Metagross, but the battle was interrupted by Lysandre. Deciding to cooperate with Alain and company, Steven traveled to their destination, a small temple with two pillars in the center. When Alain and Steven held their Key Stones to the monument, a staircase of light appeared to lead them further within the ancient ruin. There, they discovered a similar mechanism that summoned a glowing Giant Rock from underneath the ruin. After Lysandre and his research team began analyzing the giant stone, a Rayquaza appeared from the sky, Mega Evolved into Mega Rayquaza, and started wreaking havoc on the surrounding area. Alain, Steven, and their Mega Pokémon partners tried to fend off the Legendary Pokémon, but were overwhelmed.

 
Steven and Alain

In this series, Steven was confirmed to be the current Champion of the Hoenn League, indicating that Wallace no longer holds the title. In Mega Evolution Special III, Steven brought Alain and Mairin to the Devon Corporation headquarters to analyze the situation of the missing Giant Rock. There, they received a conference call from Lysandre, who informed them that both Groudon and Kyogre have undergone Primal Reversion and were set to collide in the middle of the ocean. Steven recalled the Primal Reversion myth, and feared that the two Pokémon clashing again could have catastrophic consequences. As a result, he and Alain departed on a plane to check on the situation from the sky, with Mairin secretly stowing away with them.

In Mega Evolution Special IV, he, Mairin, and Chespie returned to Kalos. They contacted Professor Sycamore regarding Alain as he separated from them. Later, they arrived at Lysandre Labs with Lysandre and his secretary waiting for them. While Lysandre's secretary escorted Mairin to watch Alain battle ten Trainers, Steven and Lysandre discussed the Giant Rock. Lysandre showed Steven the Giant Rock in another room and explained that it is kept in a high-security tank to prevent energy from leaking out, as well as bringing up the fact that the super-ancient Pokémon fought in Hoenn previously. Steven was then seen watching the battle between Alain and Malva. After the battle, Steven arrived to where Chespie was lying on a bed, unconscious from absorbing too much energy from an experiment.

Main series

 
Steven and Sawyer

Steven reappeared in the main series in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, where he met Sawyer. He also appeared in another flashback in Coming Apart at the Dreams!.

From The Right Hero for the Right Job! to Forming a More Perfect Union!, Steven joined the battle against Team Flare. He eventually battled alongside Ash, Alain, Diantha, and all of Kalos's Gym Leaders during the joint effort to stop the Giant Rock.

It was revealed in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life! that Steven gave Sawyer a Key Stone. Later, in Till We Compete Again!, Steven and Sawyer were shown at Lysandre Labs, studying the Giant Rock that was recently held there. He proceeded to give Sawyer some information, which Sawyer promptly wrote down in his notebook.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Steven appeared in a fantasy in JN105, when Ash mentioned him to Wallace.

In JN109, Steven was revealed to be in the Master Class of the World Coronation Series, being ranked third.

Steven appeared in a fantasy in JN114, when Goh mentioned him to Paul.

 
Steven and Ash

In JN115, Steven participated in the Masters Tournament, along with the rest of the Masters Eight, reuniting with Ash, Alain, and Diantha, and meeting Iris and the other regional Champions. When it was revealed that Ash would be his first opponent, Steven revealed that he would finally have the chance to battle him. When asked by Lance if he knew Alain, Steven replied that he knew him through the Key Stones excavations and also revealed that he hoped Alain would not be overwhelmed by Leon in the very first match of the tournament.

After watching the other battles in the following episodes, Steven and Ash began their battle. In JN118, Steven was able to hold his own against Ash, but was defeated by the Alola Champion, making him the fourth person to be eliminated from the tournament. Following his loss, Steven wished Ash good luck for the remainder of the competition and returned to Hoenn.

Character

Similar to his game counterpart, Steven is reserved and interested in collecting stones. During Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, he did care for the Aron in the Granite Cave and attempted to stop a herd of them from chasing Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket. He battled Team Rocket after discovering that they were the ones who made the Aron horde angry.

During Pokémon the Series: XY, he became more open to Trainers, such as Alain and Mairin. He is seen as a sort of mentor figure by Sawyer, whom Steven gave a Key Stone and Sceptilite. His usual calm, and a bit playful demeanor is constantly reflected throughout the series, such as during his battles against Alain and Mable; nevertheless, he can be serious when the situation demands. In a particular instance, he was not greatly disappointed or enraged after learning Lysandre's true intentions, displaying his happy-go-lucky personality.

Being the gentle and playful person as he is, he was not worried when he and his Metagross were outnumbered by Mable and Team Flare Grunts during their battle, also reflecting his strong bond and great confidence in his Pokémon. He tends to appreciate others for their efforts, and has a great sense of honor for fellow Champions, as displayed during his interactions with Diantha, Cynthia, and Leon.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Steven's known Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

 
Aron
Aron was outside its Poké Ball throughout A Hole Lotta Trouble, helping Steven during his search for stones in Granite Cave. After Team Rocket, along with Ash and his friends fell into one of the Rocket trio's pitfall traps, Aron and Steven began to search for the source of the crash. Later Aron Roared at the rampaging wild Aron, helping to settle them down. After the trio were sent blasting off, Aron pointed Steven to a Fire Stone in a nearby dirt pile. Aron and Steven said their farewells to the group as they headed off into the distance on a sailing boat.

Aron briefly reappeared in Mega Evolution Special II.

Aron's only known move is Roar.

Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
Voice actors
Japanese Natsuki Yoshihara
English Darren Dunstan
 
Aggron
Steven's Aggron was briefly used when Team Rocket were trying to steal Ash's Pikachu in Granite Cave. It sent them blasting off, and was soon recalled back into its Poké Ball.

In JN118, Steven used Aggron as his second Pokémon in his Masters Tournament match against Ash. It battled and defeated his Dracovish before being defeated by Gengar.

Aggron's known moves are Hyper Beam, Heavy Slam, Smart Strike, and Rock Tomb.

Debut A Hole Lotta Trouble
 

 
Metagross ↔ Mega Metagross  
Main article: Steven's Metagross

Steven sent out this Shiny Metagross against Alain's Charizard. It also fought Rayquaza and assisted in protecting the Giant Rock against Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. It has the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross.

Debut Mega Evolution Special II
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake
 
Cradily
Cradily is Steven's fourth known Pokémon. Steven used it in his Masters Tournament match against Ash, where it battled and defeated Gengar before being defeated by Pikachu.

Cradily's known moves are Power Whip, Ingrain, Meteor Beam, and Rock Blast.

Debut JN118

Achievements

Pokémon League

Steven has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

World Coronation Series

Steven has competed in the World Coronation Series. His rank and class are as follows:


Artwork

         
Artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series[1]
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: XY
Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series[2]
Artwork from "After the story" [3]

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西 凜太朗 Rintarō Nishi (AG022)
鈴村健一 Kenichi Suzumura (XYS02-present)
English Andrew Paull
Chinese Cantonese 黎景全 (AG022)
林筠翔 (XYS02-present)
Mandarin 于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng (XYS02-present)
Finnish Arto Nieminen (AG022)
Peter Pihlström (XY075)
Jon-Jon Geitel (XY134-XY136)
Indonesian Dadan Sundana (AG022)
Solihin Bumi (XYS02)
Turie Sandos (XYS03-XYS04)
Italian Stefano Pozzi (XYS02-present)
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki (AG022)
Jakub Świderski (XY134-XY136)
Brazilian Portuguese Sílvio Giraldi (AG022)
Fabrício Vila Verde (XY134-XY136)
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (AG022-XY075)
Luis Leonardo Suárez (XY134-XY136)
Spain David Robles
Carlos Bautista (MEPS)
Thai ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn (XYS02)
Vietnamese Đặng Hoàng Khuyết


Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ツワブキ ダイゴ Tsuwabuki Daigo From 梯梧 deigo (Indian coral tree) and 石蕗 tsuwabuki (leopard plant) with the latter containing 石 ishi (stone)
In Okinawan traditions, the blooming of the Indian coral tree is associated with looming typhoons and drought.[4]
English, Brazilian Portuguese Steven Stone From steel and stone
German Troy Trumm From Trümmer (rubble)
Spanish Máximo Peñas From máximo (maximum) and peñasco (boulder)
French Pierre Rochard From pierre (stone) and roche (rock)
Italian Rocco Petri From roccia (rock) and pietra (stone)
Korean 나성호 Na Seongho
Chinese (Mandarin) 茲伏奇大吾 / 兹伏奇大吾 Zīfúqí Dàwú From the transcription of Tsuwabuki and the Japanese name 大吾 Daigo
Chinese (Cantonese) 茲伏奇大吾 Jīfuhkkèih Daaihngh
Thai ไดโกะ Daiko Transcription of his Japanese name
Russian Стивен Стоун Stiven Stoun Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Tsuwabuki Daigo Transcription of his Japanese name

See also

References


Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other
spin-offs
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeonIris
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Evolutions LeonDianthaAlder
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustard
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)


Trainers in the World Coronation Series
  Master LeonCynthiaDianthaAshStevenLanceAlainIris
  Ultra RaihanFlintDrasnaVolknerMarnieBea
  Great KricketinaRintoDozerTony
  Normal KorrinaHaydenVisquezLobOliver


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon


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