|“||Life is strange isn't it? I actually like you more... than the boy I've been thinking of all these years.||”|
–Sapphire, Pokémon Adventures: Volume 21
Sapphire, full name Sapphire Birch, is the one of the main characters in Pokémon Adventures, she is also a Pokédex Holder. She was born in Littleroot Town. Her skills are climbing trees and scaling hills, her father is Professor Birch. Sapphire has also beaten all 8 of the Hoenn gyms.
Sapphire is a very slim girl of average height. She has long brown hair with a side swept fringe at the front, large sapphire blue eyes and sharp canine teeth.
Her appearance as a younger child is very different from what she is currently now. She used to wear frilly dresses covered in ribbons and bows with a matching hairband and shiny black Mary-Jane shoes with long socks. She also had a full fringe in her hair and didn't have pointy canine teeth.
Ruby and Sapphire arc
She is first seen in the R/S arc wearing a simple leaf two piece, made up of a grass skirt and a leaf bikini style top, and camouflage painted on her body.
She later wears a set of clothes that Ruby made for her, after reading a note he left with them saying she would look nice in them. This outfit consists of a red shirt, a white mini skirt over black Lycra shorts, black ankle socks, red and yellow shoes, and white gloves with black fingers and a red bandanna with a white logo. After an argument with Ruby, she destroys these clothes in anger, and returns to wearing leaf clothes.
When she has to go to the cave of origin with Ruby, he makes her another set of clothes, this time consisting of a sleeveless orange tunic with a black collar and white pockets over black Lycra shorts, black ankle socks, white gloves with black fingers and green and black wrists, orange, white and black shoes and a green bandanna with a white logo.
In the Emerald arc, she wears a bright blue version of her second R/S outfit. This outfit can be presumed to have been made by Ruby as well.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc
In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, she wears a scarlet vest top over a black vest, white shorts over black Lycra mini-leggings, red and yellow shoes and a red and white bandana tied on her head like a bow. She also has a mega bracelet on her wrist. This outfit was also made by Ruby.
Sapphire loves to battle; as in manga she is seen swinging on vines through trees. She has a crush on Ruby, yet even after she confesses, she is irritated by the fact that Ruby is constantly avoiding that matter even at the Emerald Chapter, Ruby still avoids the matter.
Because she conquered 8 gyms in 80 days, she is given the title of Conqueror.
As a younger child, as seen by her clothes, an disliked battles, as seen in the R/S arc in a flashback.
She met Ruby only once, and they had a lot of fun together, until a Salamence interrupted them. Ruby fought the Salamence, getting hurt in the process. This greatly upset her, as she thought it was her fault and she was a burden to him. From that moment on, she put away her girly side, and vowed to become more tougher.
As time went on, she forgot the name and face of the boy she once knew, although she never forgot him.
Ruby & Sapphire arc
This is where Sapphire debuted and to which she first met Ruby. She first had a rocky start with him and always getting irritated seeing him. When they first met she challenged Ruby to complete both of their goals (with Ruby to earn all contest ribbons and Sapphire to earn all gym badges) in a time limit of 80 days. Both of them met more and more when they traveled through Hoenn and also facing either Team Aqua or Magma, but as time passed by she started liking him. She stated her confession to Ruby that she likes him, and it was later revealed that Ruby was her childhood friend, and that he liked her back. In the end they were able to stop the menace in Hoenn, at the same time, both of them traveled together. However, Ruby (falsely) states he can't remember anything that happened when they saved Hoenn, much to Sapphire's annoyance [she is shown to argue with him over this, stating that he's lyng about forgetting about it(however she is shown to be too shy to tell him herself, as shown in the end of the ruby and sapphire arc)]
Ruby and Sapphire reappear again to help Emerald with capturing Jirachi and also they joined the tournament with Emerald. Though it was shown that Ruby pretended again that he didn't remember anything about his confession to Sapphire, to which made Sapphire angry. During Emerald's match against Dome Ace Tucker, both Ruby and Sapphire were afraid to see a Salamence but because of that Sapphire then knew that Ruby must have remembered but Ruby still kept denying it. Later, they are surprised when Red said that they should hold a match and every Pokédex Holder will join. She loses at some point.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc
Sapphire first appears trying to train up both her and Ruby's Kirlia in the hopes that they both evolve into Gardevoir. However, just as the two prepare to evolve, Sapphire accidentally kicks a Dawn Stone on the ground towards her own Kirlia, who evolves into Gallade instead of Gardevoir. Emerald laughs at the idea of Sapphire owning such a manly evolution and Ruby's evolving into a feminine one. Sapphire gets angry and attempts to smash Emerald with a huge boulder as Steven Stone watches.
- Her birthday is 20th September, making her birthstone a sapphire, like her name.
- Her relationship with Ruby is currently ambiguous, due to him feigning memory loss and avoiding the matter, upsetting her.
- Sapphire conquered all the Hoenn Gyms in 80 days, which the record was broken by Platinum.
- She is one of the main characters to have a surname.
- She never forgot Ruby, although she forgot his name and face, hence the reason she didn't recognise him when they met again.
- This corresponds with Ruby never forgetting Sapphire, although he too forgot her name and face.
- Sapphire would seem to have no shame, as she stripped off in front of Flannery and tore her clothes off in front of Ruby with no obvious embarrassment.
- However, in both instances she did it quickly, and quickly covered herself up.
- She has been mistaken for a Pokémon twice.
- She is the only Pokédex holder from Hoenn, as Ruby and Emerald are originally from Johto.
- She originally thought Ruby's hat was his hair, thinking he dyed his hair white.
- According to Ruby when he first met Sapphire, he noticed she had a strange accent, which she still carries in the ORAS chapter.