"The Pokémon you sent into battle... At times they danced like a spring breeze, and at times they struck like lightning. It was with light, yet surefooted, elegance that you led your Pokémon. Even I felt bedazzled by your masterful performance! You now stand at the glorious peak of the Pokémon League. I now proclaim you to be the new Hoenn region..."
— Wallace in Emerald.

Wallace is a Gym Leader that debuted in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Version, and became the Champion in Pokémon Emerald Version.


Wallace is a tall, thin young man with light blue eyes and teal blue hair that curls gracefully around his head. He also wears a white beret.

Ruby and Sapphire

Wallace wears a long teal and white dress shirt with a pointed collar. He also wears purple pants and white shoes. 


Wallace's appearance is the same as in Ruby and Sapphire games. As a Champion, he sports a ripple-edged long cloak, which is white on the outside and teal on the inside.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Wallace wears a long white pants, which are connected to his teal upper shirt, leaving certain spots near his belly bare. He also has a purple undershirt, which covers a part of his chest. Wallace also wears green, transparent stripes from his shoulders and a small, ripple-edged white cape, as well as a pair of tri-bracelets on his arms.


Wallace is calm, cool-tempered, very elegant and graceful, and somewhat flamboyant. He is very kind and respectful of the player character when challenged. He has a great passion for the sea and Water-type Pokémon. Upon defeat as a Champion, he will express his amazement in the battling skills, joyously complementing the player character in a poetic manner and proclaiming them the new Champion of the Hoenn region. 



Ruby & Sapphire

Wallace is the Gym Leader for the Sootopolis City Gym.


Wallace steps down as a Gym Leader in Emerald and gives the position to his former teacher Juan, and replaces Steven Stone as the Champion. Wallace specializes in Water-type Pokémon and has Milotic, Gyarados, and others.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Wallace plays largely the same role as he did in Ruby and Sapphire.

In addition, during the Delta Episode, Wallace also unlock the seal to Sky Pillar, but challenges the player one more time with his team in Emerald before allowing the player to enter the building. At the end of Delta Episode, Wallace and Steven are seen in Steven's chamber in Pokémon League, with Steven asking Wallace to "be behind him to lend him a hand" someday when he pursue his own hopes and Wallace accepting. Wallace also participates Pokémon Contest Spectaculars in the Master Rank of Beauty Category after becoming the Champion, along with his Milotic.


Main article: Wallace (Masters)



Main article: Wallace (Adventures)

He agreed to be Ruby’s mentor when he saw that Ruby was actually good at Pokémon battles, even though Ruby was hiding it.

Afterwords, when all Gym Leaders had a meeting, they talked about which Team was good, Team Magma or Team Aqua. Though in the end, both Teams were causing mayhem in the entire region.


Main article: Wallace (anime)

Wallace was once the Gym Leader of Sootopolis City, the champion of the Pokémon League, and currently a Pokémon Coordinator. He is dressed in white clothing and has light blue hair. Among all the Water-type Pokémon he specializes in using, Milotic is one of his strongest Pokémon.

He is found on Lake Valor with his Milotic. He encouraged Ash to participate in the Wallace Cup with his Buizel.

Wallace is one of the four judges in the Wallace Cup. Each time a participant completed his appeals (except for Jessie or Jesselina), he stood up and stretched out his hand while explaining just how beautiful the appeal was.

Wallace awards Dawn the Aqua Ribbon when she wins the Wallace Cup.


Wallace's Battle Sprite in Ruby and Sapphire

Wallace's Battle Sprite in Emerald

Wallace's Battle Sprite in Black 2 and White 2

Wallace's Battle VS Scene in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
ORAS VSWallace


Ruby and Sapphire

RS 370 front
 Type Water 
RS 340 front
 Type Water Type Ground 
RS 364 front
 Type Ice Type Water 
RS 119 front
 Type Water 
RS 350 front
 Type Water 
Lv. 40 Lv. 42 Lv. 40 Lv. 42 Lv. 43 Lv. ? -
Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Oblivious Ability: Thick Fat Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Marvel Scale Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Flail Amnesia Encore Horn Drill Recover -
Water Pulse Rain Dance Body Slam Fury Attack Water Pulse -
Attract Water Pulse Rest Water Pulse Twister -
Sweet Kiss Earthquake Water Pulse Rain Dance Attract -


E 321 front
 Type Water 
E 340 front
 Type Water Type Ground 
E 073 front
 Type Water Type Poison 
E 272 front
 Type Water Type Grass 
E 130 front
 Type Water Type Flying 
E 350 front
 Type Water 
Lv. 57 Lv. 56 Lv. 55 Lv. 56 Lv. 56 Lv. 58
Ability: Water Veil Ability: Oblivious Ability: Liquid Ooze Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Intimidate Ability: Marvel Scale
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry
Rain Dance Amnesia Hydro Pump Double Team Earthquake Toxic
Water Spout Hyper Beam Sludge Bomb Leech Seed Dragon Dance Recover
Double-Edge Earthquake Ice Beam Giga Drain Hyper Beam Ice Beam
Blizzard Surf Toxic Surf Surf Surf

Black 2 and White 2

Champion League Tournament
Milotic BW
 Type Water 
Sharpedo BW
 Type Water Type Dark 
Walrein BW
 Type Water Type Ice 
Ludicolo BW
 Type Water Type Grass 
Swampert BW
 Type Water Type Ground 
Starmie BW
 Type Water Type Psychic 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 -
Ability: Marvel Scale Ability: Rough Skin Ability: Thick Fat Ability: Rain Dish Ability: Torrent Ability: Illuminate
Item: Rocky Helmet Item: Focus Sash Item: Leftovers Item: Life Orb Item: Rindo Berry Item: Expert Belt
Scald Aqua Jet Yawn Giga Drain Ice Beam Thunderbolt
Icy Wind Zen Headbutt Blizzard Surf Muddy Water Psychic
Rest Hydro Pump Surf Focus Blast Earth Power Surf
Sleep Talk Crunch Sheer Cold Rain Dance Focus Blast Signal Beam

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Milotic XY
 Type Water 
Lv. - - Lv. - - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Aqua Tail - - - - -
Blizzard - - - - -
Round - - - - -
Aqua Ring - - - - -


  • He is the only Champion who actually sticks to his strategy.
  • He is very similar to Iris how they were both Gym Leaders in their original games and in their sequels they replaced the original Champion.
  • Wallace's name comes from "water." Mikuri, his Japanese name, may come from 海 (umi, ocean), 水 (mizu, water), or 美 (mi, beauty).
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he always turns his body around at a 45 angle to the right and only facing the player character's direction when speaking to them.


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