Model from Pokémon Colosseum
|Trainer class||Pokémon Trainer, Player character|
|Member of||Team Snagem|
Before he does, he plants a bomb to completely destroy Team Snagem's headquarters and steals the portable version of the Snag Machine - a device that can turn Poké Balls into Snag Balls - which can be used to catch Pokémon already owned by other Trainers. In the process Wes reveals the hidden base to the police of Orre.
Equipped with this device, Wes wanders around until he rescues Rui from some kidnappers in Phenac City. Using his high-tech hovering motorcycle to travel around Orre, Wes and Rui set off to uncover the conspiracy behind Cipher, Team Snagem, and the Shadow Pokémon.
However, shortly after defeating Cipher and snagging/saving most of the Shadow Pokémon, there are reports that "Wes" started attacking people with a Shadow Togetic. Wes, with the help of News reports and Kids Grid, manages to track down the impostor to Outskirt Stand, where he is in the middle of attacking one of the people nearby. He then battles and defeats the impostor and snags his doppelgänger's Shadow Togetic. Afterwards, the impostor is revealed to be an ex-Cipher Peon named Fein who had wanted revenge on Wes for shutting down Cipher, and declares his success in ruining Wes's reputation. However, Orre forgives Wes after realizing their mistake.
His whereabouts after the events of Pokémon Colosseum are unknown. His and Rui's heroic acts in bringing the first Shadow incident to an end are remembered by people in Orre in Pokémon XD, though their names are not mentioned to Michael.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo manga
Wes appears in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo.
|Espeon is Wes's main Pokémon. At one point, it was battling Miror B.'s Ludicolo and won.|
|Umbreon is Wes's main Pokémon. At one point, it was battling Miror B.'s Ludicolo and won.|
| Croconaw was a Shadow Pokémon that Wes encountered.
None of Croconaw's moves are known.
In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers manga
Wes appears in another manga adaptation of Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers.
|Espeon is Wes's main Pokémon. It was first used battling a Trainer's two Zigzagoon. It later partook in the battle with Nascour's Metagross.|
|Umbreon is another of Wes's main Pokémon. It was first used battling a Trainer's two Zigzagoon. It later partook in the battle with Nascour's Metagross.|
|Bayleef originally belonged to another Trainer until Wes snagged it. It later joined in with the battle against Nascour's Metagross.|
| Ludicolo joined in with the battle against Nascour's Metagross.
Ludicolo's only known move is Hydro Pump.
| Plusle joined in with the battle against Nascour's Metagross.
Plusle's only known move is Thunderbolt.
- Wes is the first playable character to start with Pokémon above level 5 (in games where levels exist), the second, and only other, being Michael.
- Wes is the only player character to have been part of a villainous team.
- Wes's character may have been the inspiration for J in the Diamond and Pearl Anime.
- Wes is the first player character to start the game with two starter Pokémon.
- Wes's default name in the French release is Michael, which is also the name of the main protagonist of the sequel to his game.
- The Strategy Memo's size comparison suggests that Wes's height is somewhere around 1.6m to 1.7m (5'04" to 5'07") tall.
In other languages
|Members of Team Snagem|
|Wakin • Biden • Agrev|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|