Brendan in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
|Region||Hoenn (moved from Johto if chosen by the player)|
|Hometown||Littleroot Town (moved from Johto if chosen by the player)|
|First Appearance||Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire|
|Other Appearances||Pokémon Colosseum|
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
|Main Game Character|
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.
- 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
- Main article: Ruby (Adventures)
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|
|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's sprite from Colosseum||
||Brendan's headshot from XD (R/S variant)||
||Brendan's headshot from XD (Emerald variant)|
- Main article: Brendan's Pokémon Teams (R/S)
- Main article: Brendan's Pokémon Teams (E)
- On hand
- On hand
- 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.