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ユウキ Yūki
Pokemon ORAS Brendan
Brendan in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Names Many
Gender Male
Class Trainer
Region Hoenn (moved from Johto if chosen by the player)
Hometown Littleroot Town (moved from Johto if chosen by the player)
Relatives As player

As rival

  • Professor Birch (father)
  • Unnamed mother
  • Unnamed younger brother (Pokemon Emerald only)
First Appearance Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire
Other Appearances Pokémon Colosseum
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Rival(s) May
Main Game Character

Brendan is the male protagonist in the games Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.


Brendan is a tall, thin young man with brown hair, a white hat, pale skin, and dark eyes. In the Generation III games, he wears a black headband with a red PokéBall pattern. He sports a long-sleeved red and black sweater and black pants with yellow cuffs at the bottom. His sneakers are also red and black, matching his outfit. Around his neck he sports a gold band with a round white circle in the center, and on his hands he wears yellow and blue palm gloves. In Emerald, his clothes have some green patches.

His appearance changes slightly in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. He appears to have tanned skin, and gray eyes. The style of his headband is slightly different than it looked in the previous games. He wears a red and black short-sleeved shirt and black and gray shorts. He wears a green backpack and white and green sneakers. He has a Mega Bracelet on his left wrist.


As a rival, Brendan is a kind-hearted, friendly, and humble person. He is kind and respectful to the player, despite the fact that he is a rival. He is a good trainer to his Pokémon.



Main Games

Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald, Brendan was born in Johto. At age 10, he moved to Littleroot Town in the region of Hoenn. His father is Norman, The Petalburg Gym Leader. Brendan's mom's name is unknown but she is just called Mom in the games. Brendan's rival and friend, May, is the daughter of Professor Birch. Although if you are a girl and choose May as your character all the above information will apply to May, and her rival will be Brendan.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Side Games




Main article: Ruby (Adventures)


Movie Series

Brendan appears in the openings of some of the movies, his first appearance being in Jirachi Wish Maker, battling against a Solrock & Manetric, while using his Aggron & Shiftry. He then reappears in Pokémon Ranger & the Temple of the Sea, battling Rebecca's Tyranitar with Swampert. And finally reappears again battling against Lucas' Magmortar with Rhyperior.

There is a short cameo appearance of them battling in the beginning scenes of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.



Brendan's sprite from Ruby and Sapphire

Brendan's back sprite from Ruby and Sapphire

Brendan's sprite from Emerald

Brendan's back sprite from Emerald

Brendan's VS Contest Scene from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ruby sprite

Back sprite ruby

Emerald sprite

Back sprite emerald

ORAS VSBrendan Contest

Brendan's overworld sprite from Ruby and Sapphire

Brendan's overworld sprite from FireRed and LeafGreen

Brendan's overworld sprite from Emerald

Brendan's 3D model from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Brendan RS OD

Brendan FRLG OD

Brendan OD

ORAS Brendan 3D Model

Brendan's sprite from Colosseum

Brendan's headshot from XD (R/S variant)

Brendan's headshot from XD (Emerald variant)
60px-Colo Brendan

XD Brendan RS

XD Brendan Em



Main Games

Main article: Brendan's Pokémon Teams (R/S)

Main article: Brendan's Pokémon Teams (E)


Movie Series

On hand
Pokémon Information
Brendan Aggron
No information available
Pokémon Information
Brendan Shiftry
No information available
Pokémon Information
Brendan Swampert
Brendan's Swampert first appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, battling Rebecca's Tyranitar. Its only known move is: Ice Beam
Pokémon Information
Brendan Rhyperior
No information available


On hand
Pokémon Information
Brendan Sceptile
Brendan's Sceptile first appeared in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trailer. Its only known move is: Pound
Treecko → Grovyle → Sceptile ↔ Mega Sceptile


  • Prior to the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, pre-release media referred to Brendan as "Orlando."
  • Brendan along with May are first playable protagonists to be related to a gym leader or a Pokémon professor.
    • They also are the only ones that have both a Mother and a Father in the games.
  • One of Pokémon Trainer's alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is based on the same color as Brendan's attire from Emerald. Pikachu also wears Brendan's headband from the same game.


Kanto Johto Hoenn Sinnoh Unova
Blue (FRLG) Silver Pokemon ORAS Brendan Pokemon ORAS May Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally Barryz Cheren
Blue Silver Brendan May Wally Barry Cheren
Unova Kalos
Bianca BW B2W2 Rival Calem XY Serena XY Shauna XY Tierno XY Trevor
Bianca Hugh Calem Serena Shauna Tierno Trevor

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