Emerald's Profile

Character Overview:

Emerald is the main protagonist in the Emerald series, and is the third official Pokedex Holder of Hoenn. His presence was hinted during the RS series, when Prof. Birch brought Treecko to meet the trainer who was supposed take it on a journey and receive the last Pokedex. However, the flood caused by Kyogre thwarted this meeting, and only a faint silhouette of Emerald was seen on the Pokedex's registration screen. It was later revealed that Emerald's presence was foreshadowed as early as the end of the GSC series, in which he was showed as a silhouetted young boy requesting a Pokedex from Prof. Oak.

Emerald officially makes his debut in the Emerald series, and is depicted as a proud and mischievous kid who has a problem with his own height, and holds many tricks up his sleeves, literally. Most shocking of all, he did not possess any Pokemon of his own, and when asked by Todd, Emerald claimed that he does not like Pokemon, but only Pokemon battles. He believes that any form of battle that isn't confined by rules is not worth partaking in. He is showed to have a problem with trusting and bonding with Pokemon, and this was evidenced by his struggle to cheer for Sudowoodo in the Arena challenge, and his uneasiness about the loyalty of Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops, who eventually became his personal Pokemon. That said, he is extremely skilled in formal battling, and cleverly incorporates a Pokemon's nature, ability, held items, as well as team sequence into his tactics. He is also able to recognize the birthplace of a Pokemon at first glance, a unique ability of his.

The truth is, Emerald's bitter childhood played a major role in affecting his personality. Following the death of his parents, he was kicked around between relatives and was mocked for being a midget by everyone. Pokemon were his only companions at that time, but when he was accused of exploiting them as tools and accessories, he decided to push them away and stop loving Pokemon. Wandering across the land alone, he accidentally stumbled upon a discarded core of the artificial Green Orb, which beauty inspired him to create a new look for himself, and this wish was eventually fulfilled by the Trick Master, who was the one true friend he had at that time.

At Earl's Pokemon Academy, Emerald learnt about Crystal, whose heroic deeds earned his respect and made him determined to become a Pokedex Holder. After Prof. Oak challenged his way of interacting with Pokemon, he went on a personal journey to train himself up, learning to use the Trick Master's gadgets and further strengthening his intrinsic talent in birthplace recognition. He officially received his Pokedex from Prof. Birch after the Kyogre and Groudon crisis in Hoenn, and was dispatched by Prof. Oak and Crys to the Battle Frontier on a mission to protect the mirage Pokemon Jirachi, who was also hunted by a mysterious foe, an armoured man named Guile Hideout. Emerald decided to fulfill his desire to conquer the Battle Frontier while he carried out his mission, but things soon became far too complicated for his work and hobby to remain separated.

Being a proud kid, Emerald hates to be told what to do and often surprises others by his mischievous acts, such as peeing off the balcony or windows. He did not share a very good relationship with most of the Frontier Brains at the beginning, especially in light of the fact that he created considerable turmoil during the Frontier's opening ceremony. However, under the threat of a common enemy, Guile Hideout, Emerald became companions with the Brains and battled alongside each other. Among all the press people, Emerald was particularly acquainted with Todd, the reporter whom he rescued upon arrival at the Battle Frontier. Emerald is believed to have met Latios and Latias on his personal journey across the land, and the two mystical dragons, having seen the loneliness in him, made a pact to keep him company until he found his true companions.

For his Hoenn peers, Ruby and Sapphire, Emerald was not thrilled about their presence at the beginning, and constantly showed antagonism towards them. At the end of the series, however, he came to terms with his true feelings, and admitted his yearn for companionship, which he found in his Pokemon, the 7 Frontier Brains, Todd, the 9 other Pokedex Holders, and of course, the Trick Master, who has been his friend right from the beginning. Due to a little misunderstanding in their first encounter, Emerald still refers to him as the shoe store guy.

Despite their late encounter, Emerald seemed to get along really well with Gold, who nicknamed Emerald the 'unorthodox kid'. This is probably due to same mischievous trait they both share. Crystal, on the other hand, takes care of Emerald like an elder sister, and was shown to be bothered more than once by his synchronous impish interactions with Gold.

Character Design:
Emerald's Design

Emerald is the second original main character of the Pokemon Special manga. Initially, Wally was planned to be the third Pokedex Holder of Hoenn, but the writers eventually changed their minds and created this character instead. However, since the RS series was already in its climax by the time the Emerald GBA game was released, Emerald was not involved in the original Hoenn plot, and was made the main protagonist of the Emerald series.

Emerald's original appearance shows him with shoulder-length blonde hair, and is depicted as a midget with a very short stature. As an orphan, he wore ragged clothes and has the Green Orb core tied around his forehead, an accessory which inspired him to change his own looks, made possible with the help of the Trick Master. In this 'new Emerald' image he designed for himself, his hair is heavily waxed into a croissant shape, and he grows his eyebrows out. He wears platform shoes which can be converted into water skaters, and are equipped with two cylindrical tubes which hold various Pokeballs. He holds a pair of magic hand extensors in place of his real hands, and hides an assortment of other gadgets in his long sleeves.

He carries around a gun known as the E-shooter, an invention of the Trick Master, likely inspired by the Capture Styler in the Pokemon Ranger games, which fires off clumps of soil known as Soil of Stability from various places across the lands, with the ability to calm rampaging Pokemon by creating a sense of nostalgia with a specially shaped seal. His oversized long sleeve shirt is made and sewed by Crys, its back bearing the number '10' on it, which signifies that Emerald is the tenth Pokedex Holder. Like his name, Emerald's eyes have varying shades of emerald green.

Emerald's Journey:

Emerald Series

Emerald's Emerald Journey

Emerald's story began on the opening day of the Battle Frontier, when he arrived on the island via Latios and Latias to challenge the 7 facilities. There, he met the reporter Todd, who mistakenly angered a wild Sudowoodo, and Emerald demonstrated his unique skills in calming a rampaging Pokemon with a special soil gun. Afterwards, he created chaos at the opening ceremony when he recklessly barged in, oblivious to the fact that the Frontier was actually not ready for public challenges yet. Although Scott and Frontier Brains were irritated, the press mistook Emerald's intrusion as part of the Frontier's opening week program, which forced the Brains to play along, and allow Emerald to complete his challenge within 7 days.

With Todd and the press following his progress, Emerald first took on the Battle Factory, where everything went smoothly until the rental Sceptile he used in the final match against Noland started to rampage. Upon calming the Pokemon, Emerald believed that it was not a real rental Pokemon, and stole it away after beating the Factory Head, which gave Todd quite a fret. Emerald then challenged the Battle Pike, using Pokemon he borrowed from Crystal, and found several rampaging Pokemon as well, which he calmed with his E-shooter after beating Lucy.

Following his victory over Brandon at the Battle Pyramid, he was confronted by the Frontier Brains about Noland's ambush, and the theft of all the Factory rental Pokemon. Emerald finally revealed the mission Prof. Oak bestowed upon him to protect the mirage Pokemon Jirachi at the Frontier, and led everyone to the Artisans Cave. There, they found Jirachi, but also had their first encounter with Guile Hideout, an armoured man who was after the wishing star, and was the real culprit behind all the weird happenings. During the intense battle, the Sudowoodo and Dusclops who were calmed by Emerald previously returned to help him.

Emerald continued with the Battle Arena challenge, and was forced his face his problem of bonding with Pokemon in the battle against Greta. When he proceeded to the Battle Dome challenge, which recruited real trainers for a tournament, he met up with Ruby and Sapphire, who claimed to have come to assist him in his mission. However, Emerald refused to acquaint with them, and his ignorance towards the trust between trainers and Pokemon eventually gave him his first defeat against Tucker. He quickly challenged the Battle Palace to make up for his lost time, and once again had to deal with his trust in Pokemon. When news arrived that Guile Hideout has successfully captured Jirachi, Emerald decided to take a chance, and left his team to complete the challenge while he rushed to the Battle Tower with Ruby and Sapphire to go after the armoured man.

After meeting up with Noland, the four teamed up to challenge the Tower, and found the brainwashed Salon Maiden Anabel on the top floor with Guile Hideout. The Palace Maven Spenser, who communicated with them via Latios and Latias's shared vision, revealed the secrets of the Blue Orb, and forced the armoured man to reveal himself as the Team Aqua leader, Archie. The man wished upon a fake Kyogre to flood the entire Battle Frontier, and Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald were soon joined by their seniors, Gold and Crys, who revealed that their real task was to revive the petrified senior Dex Holders, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Silver with Jirachi's help.

Emerald's failure to channel his wish to Jirachi and Gold's words eventually made him face himself with honesty, and after revealing his past to Ruby and Sapphire while learning the ultimate attacks, he finally stopped turning away from Pokemon and admitted his true yearn for companionship in both Pokemon and fellow trainers. With that, Jirachi opened its third eye to him and restored the five petrified Dex Holders back to life. With the help of Latios, Latias, Todd and Scott, Emerald then set up a giant seal with the soil from the Faraway Island to calm all the rampaging Pokemon on the Battle Frontier, before the 10 Dex Holders teamed up to defeat Guile Hideout and his giant sea monster. At the very end, Emerald finally found lasting companionship in the other 9 Dex Holders, and also fulfilled his wish in conquering the Battle Frontier.

Pokémon on his Active Team

Sceptile
Nickname: None OT: Emerald Gender: ♂
Nature: Hasty Ability: Overgrow Level 51
Attacks:
Body Slam, Bullet Seed, Detect, Focus Punch, Frenzy Plant, Iron Tail, Leaf Blade, Leech Seed, Leer, Pound
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory, and stole it from the facility after realizing that it was actually not a rental. Later, while battling Ruby at the Battle Dome, it was revealed that this Pokemon was the same Treecko which Prof. Birch initially intended for Emerald, but accidentally ended up with Wally, then subsequently lost again during the Groudon Kyogre incident. It evolved into a Sceptile after being blasted away at the Sky Tower, but was quickly ambushed by Guile Hideout and smuggled into the Battle Factory to cause havoc with Guile's calculated provocation. Fortunately, Emerald calmed it with his E-shooter and took it away. Afterwards, It has been used to challenge the Battle Pyramid, Battle Arena, Battle Dome and Battle Palace. It once got into a berry cooking fight with Sudowoodo to show its care for Emerald. It inherited the ultimate grass attack, Frenzy Plant, from Brinca's metal ring and used it in combination with other starters' ultimate attacks to defeat Guile's giant sea monster

Sudowoodo
Nickname: None OT: Emerald Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level N/A
Attacks:
Low Kick, Rock Slide
Info:
Emerald calmed this rampaging Sudowoodo with his E-shooter after Todd accidentally provoked it by pouring water on its body. While it was initially set free into the wild by Emerald, it showed up at the Artisans Cave again to help Emerald and has since then joined his team. It was used in challenging the Battle Arena, Battle Dome and Battle Palace. It once got into a berry cooking fight with Sceptile to show its care for Emerald. At the end of the Emerald series, it quickly became acquainted with Gold's Sutaro.

Dusclops
Nickname: None OT: Emerald Gender: ♂
Nature: Lonely Ability: Pressure Level N/A
Attacks:
Fire Punch, Psychic, Shadow Ball, Shadow Punch, Will-o-wisp
Info:
This Dusclops was one of the many wild Pokemon sent into rampaging by Guile Hideout in the wild Pokemon rooms at the Battle Pike. Emerald calmed it with his E-shooter after his challenge, spotting its birthplace as Mt. Pyre. This Dusclops returned later at the Artisans Cave to help Emerald, after which it joined his team. With its diverse range of attacks, it has been used to challenge the Battle Arena, Battle Dome and Battle Palace.

Mr. Mime
Nickname: None OT: Emerald Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
With Noland's permission, Emerald calmed and temporarily claimed this rental Pokemon which was stolen by Guile Hideout from the Battle Factory and unleashed on the visitors at the Battle Frontier. He used it to challenge the Battle Tower while Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops were challenging the Battle Palace. However, it was defeated by Anabel's Raikou in the final match. Noland is believed to have let Emerald keep this Pokemon after peace was restored to the Battle Frontier. It quickly became acquainted with Crys's Mimpeon.

Snorlax
Nickname: None OT: Emerald Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
With Noland's permission, Emerald calmed and temporarily claimed this rental Pokemon which was stolen by Guile Hideout from the Battle Factory and unleashed on the visitors at the Battle Frontier. He used it to challenge the Battle Tower while Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops were challenging the Battle Palace. However, it was defeated by Anabel's Raikou in the final match. Noland is believed to have let Emerald keep this Pokemon after peace was restored to the Battle Frontier. It quickly became acquainted with Red's Lax.

Mantine
Nickname: None OT: Emerald Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
With Noland's permission, Emerald calmed and temporarily claimed this rental Pokemon which was stolen by Guile Hideout from the Battle Factory and unleashed on the visitors at the Battle Frontier. He used it to challenge the Battle Tower while Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops were challenging the Battle Palace. However, it was defeated by Anabel's Raikou in the final match. Noland is believed to have let Emerald keep this Pokemon after peace was restored to the Battle Frontier. It quickly became acquainted with Gold's Mantaro.

Pokémon he has had or been partnered with

Skarmory
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
Quick Claw
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory to battle an Illumise. However, it became confused by Illumise's Flatter before it could attack. Emerald traded it off for the Illumise afterwards.

Ludicolo
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
Scope Lens
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory.

Rhyhorn
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
Leftovers
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory to battle an Illumise. Its Rock Slide knocked out Illumise in one hit.

Illumise
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
Flatter
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory. Emerald traded it in with a Skarmory.

Ivysaur
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Overgrow Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory.

Togetic
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory. Emerald traded it off for a Chinchou.

Delcatty
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory. Emerald traded it off for a Farfetch'd.

Chinchou
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory. Emerald traded it in for a Togetic.

Farfetch'd
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory. Emerald traded it in with a Delcatty then traded it off for a Slaking.

Slaking
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Truant Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
Faint Attack, Slack Off
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory to battle a Hitmonlee. It suffered badly from Hitmonlee's kick, but recovered with Slack Off and retaliated with a Faint Attack. Emerald traded it in with a Farfetch'd then traded it off for a Linoone.

Gardevoir
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory to battle a Spheal.

Grovyle
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Overgrow Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory to battle a Snorunt.

Linoone
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: Pick Up Level 50
Hold Item:
Choice Band
Attacks:
Frustration, Dig, Thunderwave, Trick
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory. He traded it in with a Slaking and has kept it on his team for the final match against Noland. Packing a combination of Choice Band and Frustration, it played the role of a sweeper. While battling Noland's Mawile, it got hit by a Focus Punch, but used Trick to force its Choice Band onto Mawile before switching out. It was later defeated by the Double-edge of Noland's Golem.

Pinsir
Nickname: None OT: Battle Factory Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: Hyper Cutter Level 50
Hold Item:
Lum Berry
Attacks:
Endure, Flail, Guillotine, Swords Dance
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory, and had it on his team for the final match against Noland. With its Swords Dance and Guillotine, it managed to knock out Noland's Mawile in one hit. However, it was subsequently defeated by the Rock Slide of Noland's Golem.

Rapidash
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
Double-edge, Flame Wheel, Overheat, Solarbeam
Info:
Emerald used this rental Pokemon at the Battle Factory, and had it on his team for the final match against Noland. With its Swords Dance and Guillotine, it managed to knock out Noland's Mawile in one hit. However, it was subsequently defeated by the Rock Slide of Noland's Golem.

Starmie
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Natural Cure Level 50
Hold Item:
Lum Berry
Attacks:
Ice Beam, Psychic, Surf, Thunderbolt
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to challenge the Battle Pike. With its Natural Cure ability and Lum Berry as a held item, it was capable of defending itself against various status conditions. In the final battle against Lucy, it defeated Shuckle with Surf despite falling victim to its Toxic. It then knocked out Milotic as well with a Thunderbolt, albeit fainting simultaneously due to the combined effects of its badly poisoned status and the Psychic attack reflected on it by Milotic's Mirror Coat earlier.

Blissey
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: Natural Cure Level 50
Hold Item:
Pecha Berry
Attacks:
Heal Bell, Rest, Seismic Toss, Softboiled
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to challenge the Battle Pike. While battling Lucy's Seviper, it became badly poisoned by Poison Fang, but its Natural Cure ability healed its status condition with its withdrawal. When it was sent out to fight Seviper again, it was eventually knocked out, but it successfully served its role in secretly recovering Rapidash with Softboiled and Heal Bell during the combat.

Alakazam
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Teleport, Thunder Punch
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to challenge the Battle Pyramid and Battle Dome. During the Battle Pyramid challenge, its Teleport became useful in helping Emerald evade wild Pokemon and waiting virtual trainers. At the Battle Dome, it was swapped in to replace Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops in battling Tucker at the last minute. However, despite its super effective Thunder Punch, it was knocked out by the Earthquake of Tucker's Charizard.

Phanpy
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Pickup Level 50
Hold Item:
None
Attacks:
Earthquake
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to challenge the Battle Pyramid. While its Earthquake was very useful in dealing with wild Pokemon within the facility, its main role was to gather scattered items on the floor with its Pickup ability. It managed to stock up and even overfill Emerald's Battle Bag by the time Emerald challenged Brandon.

Shedina
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Wonder Guard Level 50
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
Shadow Ball
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to challenge the Battle Pyramid. Since it only possessed 1 HP with the unique Wonder Guard ability, it was an easy Pokemon to manage without the need for health restoration. It defeated a wild Misdreavus with Shadow Ball, but Misdreavus reduced this attack's PP to 0 with Grudge at the same time.

Hitmonchan
Nickname: Chanpeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: Keen Eye Level 54
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
Fire Punch, Sky Uppercut
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to create his final team at the Battle Pyramid. While battling Brandon's Registeel, it delivered a series of Fire Punch, and finished its foe with a powerful Sky Uppercut. However, it was badly poisoned by Registeel's Toxic during the process, and fainted before Emerald could heal it. Emerald later used it at the Artisans Cave in his attempt to capture Jirachi. However, the capture was thwarted by Guile Hideout.

Cubone
Nickname: Cupeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 47
Hold Item:
N/A
Attacks:
N/A
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to create his final team at the Battle Pyramid. It stood up against Brandon's Regice, but eventually got defeated by its foe's overwhelming force. At the Artisans Cave, it assisted Emerald by using its Bone Clubs as a boomerang to trap Jirachi. However, Guile Hideout cut in before the capture was successfully pulled off.

Metagross
Nickname: None OT: Crystal Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Clear Body Level N/A
Hold Item:
Quick Claw
Attacks:
Protect, Rock Tomb
Info:
Emerald borrowed this Pokemon from Crystal to challenge the Battle Dome. It was swapped in to replace Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops in battling Tucker at the last minute. Despite its Rock Tomb and Protect combo, it still crumbled under the powerful and super effective Overheat of Tucker's Charizard eventually.

Latios
Nickname: None OT: N/A Gender: ♂
Nature: N/A Ability: Levitate Level N/A
Attacks:
Luster Purge
Info:
On his journey across the land to train himself up, Emerald met Latios and Latias, who saw the loneliness in the boy and made a pact to keep him company until he found his true companions. They both call him Rald, and watch over him like his guardians. Using its shared telepathy with Latias, it allowed Spenser to explain his connection to the Blue Orb to everyone at the Battle Tower. It also engaged in an aerial battle against the giant sea monster summoned by Guile Hideout. At the end of the Emerald series, when Emerald finally found true companionship in the other Dex Holders, Latios and Latias blessed him with their best wishes and returned back to the Southern Island.

Latias
Nickname: None OT: N/A Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: Levitate Level N/A
Attacks:
Mist Ball
Info:
On his journey across the land to train himself up, Emerald met Latios and Latias, who saw the loneliness in the boy and made a pact to keep him company until he found his true companions. They both call him Rald, and watch over him like his guardians. Latias is capable of disguising herself as a human by reflecting light with her down feathers, and used various identities to assist Emerald in his quest at the Battle Frontier. At the end of the Emerald series, when Emerald finally found true companionship in the other Dex Holders, Latios and Latias blessed him with their best wishes and returned back to the Southern Island.

 
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