The Pokémon that you sent out in that battle... At times dancing as lightly as an elusive spring breeze... Yet striking with the sudden surety of lightning from the blue. Watching you command the battle with such ease and grace... Even I might succumb to your charm. Now go forth. Find the truth that you seek.

–Wallace in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Wallace is a Gym Leader that debuted in Ruby and Sapphire, and became the Champion in Emerald. He is the only person with the title Sootopolitan in the games. He returned as the Sootopolis Gym Leader in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Appearance

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.

Emerald

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.

Personality

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.

Etymology

The name Wallace come from "water".

His Japanese name, Mikuri, could come from 水 (mizu, water), 美 (mi, beauty) and 海 (umi, ocean). Following the plant-based naming of most Gym Leaders, it could also literally be 実栗 (mikuri, a type of reed).

Biography

Games

Ruby and Sapphire

Wallace is the Gym Leader for the Sootopolis City Gym.

Emerald

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

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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

In addition to the role he plays during the main game, Wallace unseals the Sky Pillar, but he challenges the player once more before allowing the player's entry. At the end of Delta Episode, Wallace and Steven are seen in Steven's chamber in the Hoenn Pokémon League, with Steven asking Wallace to "be behind him to lend him a hand", for someday, when he pursues his own hopes, he wishes Wallace to be with him. Wallace accepts. Wallace and his Milotic participate in Contest Spectaculars as a Master Rank participant of the Beauty Category, after becoming Champion.

Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Ruby and Sapphire

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Luvdisc
 Type Water.gif 
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Whiscash
 Type Water.gif Type Ground.gif 
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Sealeo
 Type Ice.gif Type Water.gif 
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Seaking
 Type Water.gif 
RS 350 front.png
Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
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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 -



Emerald

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Wailord
 Type Water.gif 
E 340 front.gif
Whiscash
 Type Water.gif Type Ground.gif 
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Tentacruel
 Type Water.gif Type Poison.gif 
E 272 front.gif
Ludicolo
 Type Water.gif Type Grass.gif 
E 130 front.gif
Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
E 350 front.gif
Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
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
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Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
Sharpedo BW.gif
Sharpedo
 Type Water.gif Type Dark.gif 
Walrein BW.gif
Walrein
 Type Water.gif Type Ice.gif 
Ludicolo BW.gif
Ludicolo
 Type Water.gif Type Grass.gif 
Swampert BW.gif
Swampert
 Type Water.gif Type Ground.gif 
Starmie BW.gif
Starmie
 Type Water.gif Type Psychic.gif 
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

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Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
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[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
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 - - - - -


Trivia

  • He is the only Champion who sticks to their strategy.
  • He is similar to Iris, in the sense of how they were both Gym Leaders in their original games but later went on to replace the original Champion.
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he always turns his body around at a 45 angle to the right and only faces the player's direction when directly speaking to them.

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