May in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
|Region||Hoenn (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|
The Generation III games deviated from the tradition of naming characters as their respective games, such as Red from Generation I and Generation II games. As such, May's counterparts include May from the anime and Sapphire from the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Her hair is brown, with long pigtails and short bangs falling on her forehead. Her eyes are blue (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) or grey (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire). Her outfit varies with each game.
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, she wears a red shirt with blue collar, a white skirt with black bike shorts, red and yellow shoes, black and white gloves, a red and white headscarf and a yellow fanny pack.
In Emerald, she wears an orange and white shirt with black collar and black shorts, white and orange shoes, black and white gloves, a green scarf and a green fanny pack.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, she wears an orange and black shirt, white short shorts with black bike shorts underneath, yellow and black boots, a red and white headscarf and the Mega Bracelet on her left wrist.
As a rival, May is a kind-hearted, friendly, and humble person. She is kind and respectful to the player, despite the fact that she is a rival. She is a good trainer to her Pokémon.
- Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald, May was born in Johto. At age 10, she moved to Littleroot Town in the region of Hoenn. Her father is Norman, The Petalburg Gym Leader. May's mom's name is unknown but she is just called Mom in the games. May's rival and friend, Brendan, is the son of Professor Birch. Although if you are a boy and choose Brendan as your character all the above information will apply to Brendan, and his rival will be May.
- Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
- Main article: Sapphire Birch
- Main article: May (anime)
|May's sprite from Ruby and Sapphire||
||May's back sprite from Ruby and Sapphire||
||May's sprite from Emerald||
||May's back sprite from Emerald|
|May's overworld sprite from Ruby and Sapphire||
||May's overworld sprite from FireRed and LeafGreen||
||May's overworld sprite from Emerald||
||May's sprite from Colosseum|
|May's headshot from XD (R/S variant)||
||May's headshot from XD (Emerald variant)|
- Main article: May's Pokémon Teams (R/S)
- Main article: May's Pokémon Teams (E)
- May's anime counterpart, May, wore May's Emerald outfit when she visited Sinnoh.
- May is the first female game rival in the series.
- In the game, May's younger brother is unnamed, but in the anime, her brother's name is Max .
- May makes a cameo appearance in Hopeless Masquerade as a generic human.