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ミチル Michiru
Wanda in Pokémon Adventures
Gender Female
Hometown Verdanturf Town
Region Hoenn
Relatives Wally (cousin), unnamed aunt and uncle, unnamed mother and father, Riley (husband)*
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Wanda (Japanese: ミチル Michiru) is Wally's cousin that lives in Verdanturf Town.

In the games

Wanda had a boyfriend who lived in Rustboro City. The two were waiting for the Rusturf Tunnel to be completed so they could visit each other regularly. However, the construction disturbed the local Whismur who lived in the tunnel, so construction was canceled.

Wanda's boyfriend tried to dig the tunnel himself, and almost completed it. The tunnel became fully connected to Route 116 with the help of the player using Rock Smash after receiving the Dynamo Badge. Wanda and her boyfriend thank the player by giving them HM04 (Strength)RSE/an AggroniteORAS as a token of their gratitude.

Later in the game, Wanda finds two more Mega StonesORAS. She gives one of them, the Gardevoirite, to the player, and the other, the Galladite, to Wally.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Rusturf Tunnel
"On the other side of this rock... My boyfriend is there. He... He's not just digging the tunnel to come see me. He works his hands raw and rough for the benefit of everyone."
"That's...wonderful. Please, take some rest at my home."'
Wanda's house - Verdanturf
"You are? Oh, right, I get it! You're the <player> who Wally was telling me about. I'm Wally's cousin. Glad to meet you! I think Wally's become a lot more lively and healthy since he came here."
"Don't worry about Wally. He'll be just fine. I know my little cousin, and he has Pokémon with him, too."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Wanda's house - Verdanturf
  • After defeating/catching Groudon/Kyogre (OR/AS)
"Why, it feels like it's been ages since we saw you last! What wonderful timing! I was thinking that I wanted to give this to you..."
"I didn't really thank you properly when you helped smash those rocks in the tunnel. Do you remember how light came falling out of the sky a while ago? I found this in the yard that day. Actually, I found two, and I gave the other to Wally. It's a pretty stone, and I'm sure your Pokémon would be delighted if you let one of them hold it!"
  • If talked to again
"Don't you worry about Wally. He'll be just fine, I'm sure. I know my little cousin, and he has his Pokémon with him, too!"

Sprites and models

Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In the Chuang Yi translation, she is referred to as Wallene.

Ruby was entered in a Pokémon Contest in Verdanturf Town when he thought he saw Wally in the audience. Anxious to meet him again, he follows "Wally" outside and stops him from getting on a bus by having his Feebas cover the entrance with Ice Beam, angering many people.

And after all that, it turns out that it was just Wanda, Wally's cousin, all along. They looked so much alike that people often mistake them as siblings. Wanda tells Ruby that Wally was in Verdanturf, but now he's moved to a hospital. This leaves Ruby despondent, as his Ralts was still with Wally.

Wanda's boyfriend is named Riley. He was the head of the Rusturf Tunnel construction crew, who stopped the construction when they noticed they were disturbing the Whismur. He was once trapped when the rock layers in the tunnel collapsed due to the earthquakes, but was saved by Ruby and his Marshtomp.

They later get married on the S.S. Tidal in the Emerald arc, when Ruby and Sapphire journey to the Battle Frontier.


Whismur & Loudred (multiple)
Whismur and Loudred were helping out Wanda and Riley for the wedding. The Whismur and Loudred are the same Pokémon from the Rusturf Tunnel that she met before.

Whismur's only known move is Uproar[1], and its Ability is Soundproof.

None of Loudred's moves are known, and its Ability is Soundproof.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミチル Michiru Similar to ミツル Mitsuru (Wally).
English Wanda Similar to Wally.
English (Chuang Yi) Wallene Similar to Wally.
French Sylvie*

Similar to Timmy (Wally).
German Heike Similar to Heiko (Wally).
Italian Linda Similar to Lino (Wally).
Spanish Clara
Korean 미진 Mijin Similar to 민진 Minjin (Wally).
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿滿 Ā Mǎn *
小满 Xiǎo Mǎn*
小亮 Xiǎo Liàng *
From Japanese 滿ちる michiru (to be satisfied).
From Japanese 滿ちる michiru (to be satisfied).
亮 means "bright". Related to Wally's Chinese name 小光, "young light".
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿滿 A Múhn From Japanese 滿ちる michiru (to be satisfied).
Vietnamese Michiru Transliteration of her Japanese name


Non-player characters in the core series games
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