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|Artist, and Lover of Water|
|Debut||Pokémon: Ruby Version/Pokémon: Sapphire Version|
Wallace is a Pokémon trainer who appears as the eighth and final Hoenn gym leader in Pokémon: Ruby and Sapphire Versions, and as the Elite Four Champion in Pokémon: Emerald Version. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon.
Wallace was the gym leader of the Sootopolis City gym. He learned under the original gym leader, Juan. Wallace was also charged with protecting the Cave of Origin. He was admired throughout Sootopolis for his skills in battle as well as his looks. He believed in dignity and respect, and he preferred Pokémon of grace. Wallace used his Pokémon to perform aquatic illusions. He was good friends with the young Pokémon League champion, Steven Stone.
He first appeared during the crisis in which either Groudon or Kyogre were awakened. He and Steven guided Brendan/May to the Cave of Origin, as the trainer had either the Red or Blue Orb, which was needed to battle and defeat Groudon or Kygore. After the crisis was averted, Wallace returned to his gym and waited there until Brendan/May challenged and defeated him. He awarded the trainer with the Rain Badge as well as TM 03: Water Pulse.
Wallace left the gym with Juan in charge to take Steven's place as the champion of the Pokémon League, although he still considered Steven to be superior to him. However, he returned to Sootopolis during the crisis of Groudon and Kyogre's battle due to his duty protecting the Cave of Origin. Brendan/May found Wallace in the Cave of Origin, where he hypothesized that Rayquaza could stop the crisis if they found their way to the Sky Pillar. Wallace went there ahead of Brendan/May and unlocked it, but soon after they arrived Wallace decided to return to Sootopolis because he had grown worried.
After Groudon and Kyogre's battle ended, Wallace thanked Brendan/May by giving them HM 07: Waterfall. Wallace then returned to the Pokémon League headquarters in Ever Grande City, where he remained until challenged by Brendan/May and defeated. He described the trainer as being "infuriatingly" elegant and then led him away to register him as Pokémon League champion.
Wallace uses the following Pokémon in his appearances:
- Wallace appears in several subsequent episodes of the Pokémon anime. He does not appear until the Diamond and Pearl series, where he hosts and judges a Pokémon Contest called the Wallace Cup. His background as a gym leader and Hoenn champion is also mentioned.
- Wallace appear in the Ruby/Sapphire arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga as a supporting character. He is introduced as being very flashy and a professional at Pokémon Contests, which initially attracts Ruby to him and leads to Ruby learning under him. However, Wallace also shows a level of responsibility which causes them to part after Ruby refuses to be responsible. Wallace is shown to have had a relationship in the past with Winona. In flashback it is shown that Wallace had become the Pokémon League champion by defeating Steven Stone, but he gave up the title so that he could succeed Juan as gym leader with the ulterior motive of being closer to Winona. However, their relationship (a parallel to Ruby and Sapphire's), leads to a falling-out with Winona hinting at her feeling suffocated by always having a stronger man around her. Near the end of the arc Steven passes the champion's cloak to him before sacrificing himself, although his death was later undone. Wallace and Winona make a brief appearance in an Emerald chapter where they attend a wedding on a cruise with Ruby and Sapphire, with Winona confiding in Sapphire about their relationship's problems.
|Pokémon Gym Leaders|
|Kanto|| Brock|| Misty|| Lt. Surge|| Erika|| Koga/Janine|| Sabrina|| Blaine|| Giovanni/Blue|
|Johto|| Falkner|| Bugsy|| Whitney|| Morty|| Chuck|| Jasmine|| Pryce|| Clair|
|Hoenn|| Roxanne|| Brawly|| Wattson|| Flannery|| Norman|| Winona|| Tate & Liza|| Wallace/Juan|
|Sinnoh|| Roark|| Gardenia|| Maylene|| Wake|| Fantina|| Byron|| Candice|| Volkner|
|Unova|| Cilan/Chili/Cress|| Lenora|| Burgh|| Elesa|| Clay|| Skyla|| Brycen|| Drayden/Iris|
|Pokémon Elite Four|
|Kanto|| Lorelei|| Bruno|| Agatha|| Lance|| Blue|
|Johto|| Will|| Koga|| Bruno|| Karen|| Lance|
|Hoenn|| Sidney|| Phoebe|| Glacia|| Drake|| Steven Stone/Wallace|
|Sinnoh|| Aaron|| Bertha|| Flint|| Lucian|| Cynthia|
|Unova|| Shauntal|| Marshal|| Grimsley|| Caitlin|| Alder|