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Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by RedBlastoise, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Cerulean Blues

    What did you think of Wally in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald? Did you consider him a rival like May or Brendan? Did you like his character arc and how he got really strong at the end of the games?
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  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I liked Mitsuru (Wally) on paper since he was given an illness that he had to overcome, but his character development wasn't that interesting in retrospect since he didn't appear that often in the main storyline of R/S/E. So when we eventually fought in Saiyu (Ever Grande) City, his development seemed too quick and unbalanced.
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  3. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    I never thought of Wally as a real rival, more like a recurring character who was almost like our protege since we helped him catch Ralts. I wish that May/Brendan could be rebattled the way Wally was in RSE.
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  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I didn't think of him as being on par with Haruka (May) or Yuuki (Brendan), either. Mitsuru (Wally) didn't have the same rival music as they did in R/S/E as far as I can remember, so I always considered him to be just a regular trainer who we just so happened to meet early in the games.
  5. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I liked Wally and his character development, but I wish he battled you more often during the main storyline and had a full team with better attacks in Victory Road. Still, he isn't as disappointing as May/Brendan.
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  6. Ubermuk

    Ubermuk Sticky & Sweet

    Never thought of him much but I will say that I never saw him as a real rival. He was too minor of a character in RSE and I didn't like his green hair either. I'm just picky like that.
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  7. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    It's weird. At the time of release of Ruby & Sapphire, I never really thought of him as a real rival or even as a character at first. He was just kind of there and the thing is most Pokemon fans I knew as a kid appear to feel the same way or perhaps never really felt anything because I never really saw anyone talked about Wally at the time. At the time, I've never really seen a Wally fanbase until I discovered Pokemon Adventures. In the Pokemon Adventures manga, I not only discover how compelling and amazing Wally's character is but also quite possibly the biggest Wally fanbase there was at the time who were incredibly dedicated to the character that they actually expressed their anger when they found out that the Emerald Chapter would not feature Wally as the main character since they've always considered Wally as one and the rightful "third" trainer to Sceptile since Wally's team in the manga is themed around the color green.

    Since the Pokemon Adventures manga, I still saw no love for Wally outside of the manga as I grew up until ORAS hit. I don't know if it's the 3D visuals, the Gallade, the music or the awesome battle background at the end but love for Wally exploded when the ORAS remakes hit. Kind of strange looking back to all of it don't you think? At first you don't see anyone talking about Wally, then you discover that the Pokemon Adventures fanbase loves Wally's character, then years later your wondering where did all these Wally fans come from?
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  8. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    That part always bothered me considering that he could be re-battled yet he still didn't have a sixth Pokemon in R/S/E. If I could choose, I would've given him something like Huntail since no NPCs owned one in those games outside of battle facilities.
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  9. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    I didn't think of Wally as a rival I just saw him as a character that appeared early in the game and who came back stronger than ever at Victory Road. But he was never our enemy just our friend.
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  10. Sakuyamon

    Sakuyamon Active Member

    Wally was horrible. I don't think he even counts as a rival because we only fought him twice in RSE. Maybe if he had gotten more appearances I would've taken him more seriously.
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  11. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    In a way, he was almost like our student or protege since we were with him when he caught his first Pokemon, which is strange in hindsight since at that point in the games we were newbies as well.

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