- "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 Pokémon Emerald.
Wallace (Japanese:ミクリ Mikuri) 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.
In the games
Wallace as the Gym Leader of Sootopolis City
Wallace is the gym leader for the Sootopolis City
Gym in Ruby and Sapphire. 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
and has Milotic
, and others.
In the anime
Wallace is a Pokémon Coordinator and once a gym leader and a champion before. 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.
In the manga
Ruby and Sapphire Arc
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.
In the games
Ruby and Sapphire
Black 2 and White 2
Champion League Tournament
- He is the only Champion who actually sticks to his strategy.