Noland sent out Mawile in his battle against Emerald, who sent out his Linoone. Mawile started with Focus Punch, which hit Linoone, causing it to be on the verge of fainting. As Emerald didn't want Linoone to use Frustration before it fainted, Mawile used Iron Defense to protect himself. Seeing he, instead, exchanged it for a Pinsir, he ordered Mawile to use Flamethrower. To his shock, Mawile continued using Iron Defense. Noland saw that it was holding a Choice Band. He suspected that the move, Trick, was used. Emerald told him that he was correct as he used it before he switched out Linoone for Pinsir, meaning Mawile's Lum Berry was switched with Linoone's Choice Band, which made Mawile repeat Iron Defense. As it could only use Iron Defense, over and over, Emerald had Pinsir use Guillotine, which instantly knocked Mawile out.
Guile sent out the rental Pokémon to attack the visitors of the Battle Frontier. Emerald managed to calm down Snorlax, Mr. Mime, Mantine and Mawile, the latter which Noland took as his own Pokémon. Since Guile triggered the Battle Tower challenge, Noland had Mawile attack a virtual trainer's Gulpin. Thus, Noland and Mawile advanced towards the top of the tower. Once he faced Guile, who was actually Archie himself, Noland had Mawile attack him. However, Archie showed him he would hurt Anabel, so Noland stopped Mawile's attack. Outside, Noland joined the other Frontier Brains, who tried to calm down the rental Pokémon, while also dealing with the flood. Unfortunately, the sea Kyogre swept them away with the force of the ocean.
Noland's Mawile intimidated Team Aqua and Magma admins; they wanted to know where Zinnia was, but the admins replied she didn't say where she went to.
|Focus Punch||Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming|
|Flamethrower||Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming*|
|Crunch||Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming*|
|Iron Defense||Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
- ^ EM004: Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, Mawile is shown to be a male in the statistics
- ^ EM004: Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming
- ^ EM023: Standing in the Way with Starmie
- ^ EM024: Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!
- ^ EM025: Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow
- ^ EM026: The Final Battle I
- ^ EM027: The Final Battle II
- ^ EM031: The Final Battle VI
- ^ ORAS017