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"Congratulations! The feelings you have for your Pokémon... And the Pokémon that responded to those feelings with all their might... They came together as one, and created an even greater power. And thus, you were able to grasp victory today! You are rightfully the Hoenn region's new...(interrupted by rival)"
— Steven in Ruby and Sapphire.

Steven Stone is a character in the Pokémon franchise. He is the Pokémon League Champion in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire who specializes in Steel-type Pokémon. He was not the champion in Pokémon Emerald but was still an extremely strong trainer the player could face after beating the game. He is also mentioned in Platinum and appears in HeartGold and SoulSilver. He seeks the secret of Mega Evolution and returned as the Champion again in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Appearance

Through the Pokémon series, Steven is a tall, thin young man with ice-blue hair and eyes.

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Steven wears a white undershirt with a black overcoat that has purple zig-zag streaks going down along with a red tie. On the ends of his sleeves he has silver cuffs. He also wears black pants with dark-purple dress shoes.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Steven wears a charcoal jacket with two black zig-zag stripes, a white undershirt and a red tie. Steven wears skinny black pants and black shoes with low heels, as well as metallic jewellery on both of his sleeves and his index and ring fingers. He has a pin on his jacket, called the Mega Stickpin, which he uses to Mega Evolve his Metagross.

Personality

Steven Stone is a young man who enjoys collecting various rocks and stones around the world. He is very humble and down-to-earth despite his extraordinary Pokémon battling skills. He does not like to brag and is generally a quiet and solitary person. Steven is also wise, knowledgeable, and very kind and generous. In the games, he will give the player various helpful tips and items.

Biography

Games

Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

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Brendan battling Steven Stone

Steven is the son of Mr. Stone, the creator of the PokéNav and the President of the Devon Corporation. Like Cynthia in the Generation IV games, Steven is found throughout the game, giving items and tips to the player throughout the game.

Unlike in Ruby and Sapphire, Steven Stone is not the champion of the Pokémon League in Emerald. He is also found in the Meteor Falls after the player becomes the newest champion of the Pokémon League. The player can battle with Steven in Meteor Falls, but he is more powerful and can only be battled once.

Platinum

In Platinum, the player is told that the villa he receives in the fight area is previously owned by Steven.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Steven is found in the Silph Co. building after the player defeats Red. He asks which stone the player likes and then gives him or her one of the Hoenn starters with the stone that corresponds to the color of the stone the player chooses. The player can also trade him a Forretress to receive a Beldum in return. He can also be found inside the Pewter Museum related to the Legendary Pokémon Latios/Latias event.

Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, Steven can be battled at the Pokémon World Tournament in the Champions Tournament.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Steven is looking for the secret of Mega Evolution with his Mega Metagross. Likewise, Steven performs all the actions he did in the original Sapphire and Ruby games, including giving the player instructions. He appears after the Trainer defeats Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson to activate the Latios/Latias event. He can also be teamed up with to play through the Double Battle section of the Battle Resort. He will always use the same two Pokémon when teamed up with. Steven also teams up with the player in various battles in the game, including the battle in the Mossdeep Space Center in the Delta Episode.

Masters

Main article: Steven Stone (Masters)

Manga

Adventures

Main article: Steven Stone (Adventures)

Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Main article: Steven Stone (Crimson Passion and Indigo Wisdom)

Anime

Main article: Steven Stone (anime)

Trailer

Main article: Steven Stone (trailer)

Masters trailer

Main article: Steven Stone (Masters trailer)

Sprites

Pokémon

Ruby and Sapphire

RS 227 front
Skarmory
 Type Steel Type Flying 
RS 346 front
Cradily
 Type Rock Type Grass 
RS 344 front
Claydol
 Type Ground Type Psychic 
RS 348 front
Armaldo
 Type Rock Type Bug 
RS 306 front
Aggron
 Type Steel Type Rock 
RS 376 front
Metagross
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
Lv. 57 Lv. 56 Lv. 55 - Lv. 56 Lv. 56 Lv. 58 -
Ability: Keen Eye Ability: Suction Cups Ability: Levitate Ability: Battle Armor Ability: Sturdy Ability: Clear Body
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry
Toxic Confuse Ray Earthquake Slash Earthquake Meteor Mash
Steel Wing Sludge Bomb AncientPower AncientPower Dragon Claw Psychic
Aerial Ace AncientPower Light Screen Aerial Ace Thunder Hyper Beam
Spikes Giga Drain Reflect Water Pulse Solar Beam Earthquake



Emerald

E 375 front
Metang
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
E 227 front
Skarmory
 Type Steel Type Flying 
E 306 front
Aggron
 Type Steel Type Rock 
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 Type  
Lv. 42 - Lv. 43 Lv. 44 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Clear Body Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sturdy Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Psychic Toxic Protect - - -
Metal Claw Protect Thunder - - -
Reflect Steel Wing Solar Beam - - -
Light Screen Aerial Ace Dragon Claw - - -


Black 2 and White 2

Champion League Tournament

Metagross BW
Metagross
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
Aggron BW
Aggron
 Type Steel Type Rock 
Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
Archeops BW
Archeops
 Type Rock Type Flying 
Cradily BW
Cradily
 Type Rock Type Grass 
Armaldo BW
Armaldo
 Type Rock Type Bug 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Clear Body Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sand Force Ability: Defeatist Ability: Suction Cups Ability: Battle Armor
Item: Occa Berry Item: Air Balloon Item: Focus Sash Item: Sitrus Berry Item: Expert Belt Item: White Herb
Hammer Arm Head Smash Earthquake Quick Attack Stone Edge X-Scissor
Bullet Punch Metal Burst Rock Slide Acrobatics Seed Bomb Rock Blast
Zen Headbutt Earthquake X-Scissor Head Smash Earthquake Earthquake
Earthquake Avalanche Sandstorm Earthquake Sandstorm Superpower



Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire Special Demo

Metagross Shiny XY
Metagross
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
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 Type  
Lv. 45 - Lv. - - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Clear Body Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Metagrossite Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Giga Impact - - - - -
Zen Headbutt - - - - -
Meteor Mash - - - - -
Bullet Punch - - - - -



Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Aerodactyl XY
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock Type Flying 
Metagross XY
Metagross
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
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 Type  
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Clear Body Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Focus Sash Item: Metagrossite Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Slide Meteor Mash - - - -
Ice Fang Bullet Punch - - - -
Thunder Fang Zen Headbutt - - - -
Fire Fang Hammer Arm - - - -


Trivia

  • Even though his specialty is in Steel-types, half of his Pokémon are also Rock-types. This may be done to make the fight against him more challenging, as while Steel-types are weak to Fire-type moves, Rock-types are strong against Fire-types.
  • His age is stated to be "25" in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, which, if going by the previously given official timeline, would place him around age 28 in HeartGold & SoulSilver, and around 33-43 in Black 2 & White 2. However, it should be noted the timeline of Ruby & Sapphire, and Emerald, as well as his Trainer Class differs between all noted games he appears in. Ruby & Sapphire, as well as Emerald, give no officially stated age or age range for Steven; nor does the anime.
  • Steven's name comes from "steel" and "stone" (either because he likes collecting rocks or because he also uses several Rock-type Pokémon). Daigo Tsuwabuki, his Japanese name, likely comes from 武器 (buki, weapon, as weapons are often made of metal), 脇差 (wakizashi, a type of Japanese sword), 和鏡 (wakyō, Japanese-styled mirror), 大会社 (daigaisha, major corporation, referring to his status as the Devon Corporation's president's son), diamond (the hardest known naturally-occurring mineral), and 石 (tsuwa, rock).

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