Meet The Members Of Team Aqua In Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

By Ishaan . September 15, 2014 . 5:00pm

The official website for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has shared further details on key members of Team Magma and Team Aqua. You can find information on the Team Aqua characters below, along with the relevant screenshots. Team Magma information can be found here.


Team Aqua Leader Archie:

Archie is the leader of Team Aqua, a man with an unwavering heart who seeks to build an ideal home for Pokémon. His big-hearted and stirring personality has won him deep loyalty from his subordinates. But he is also a dangerous figure, not caring what happens to himself or his team as long as he can achieve his goals. Archie is a Mega Evolution user and he wears the Mega Anchor, set with a mysterious Key Stone, needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon.



Team Aqua Admin Shelly:

Shelly could be described as the brains of Team Aqua. Her style and her attitude may both seem extreme, but her intelligence, her blunt personality, and her dynamism have won her many fans among the members of Team Aqua.



Team Aqua Admin Matt:

Matt’s huge body, like that of a wrestler, holds a powerful will. He owes a debt to Archie, who once saved him, and he is loyal to his savior to the very depths of his heart. He has adopted Archie’s ideals as his own, and he is ready to sacrifice his own life if it would help to make them a reality.



Mega Sharpedo (Used by Archie):

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  • mckun

    I like these better than team lava-I mean magma. They look like really cool pirates.

  • Zexill

    So that’s what Jet from Cowboy Bebop did in his younger days…

  • Lloyd Christmas

    Aqua Admin… Matt? Is that suppose to intimidate me?

    • Brion Valkerion

      ikr… generic name for a for a guy who looks like that.

    • Slayven19


  • ReidHershel

    Shelly is reaaaaally cute.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Kinda difficult to take them all seriously when they’re chibified in-game.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Chibis are scary.

  • Heisst

    ”but her intelligence, her blunt personality, and her dynamism have won her many fans among the members of Team Aqua.”

    • Vander

      Dynamic ass more like.

    • Altin

      Swiggity Swooty, comin’ for dat booty.

  • Daniel Rossevelt

    Magma is better, pirates are so overplayed.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Better not let the Strawhats hear that. Xp

  • I prefer Team Aqua over Team Magma. These guys just look so bad ass while both Maxie and Tabitha make Team Magma look ridiculous imo.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Team Aqua’s crew look so doggone cooool! Shelly shows that Gamefreak isn’t afraid to fanservice and Matt is so damn ripped.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    So which one do i fight in Sapphire?

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Team Aqua the people in blue that match the game cartridge.

  • chroma816

    I like how they seem to be making a lot of distinction with the teams/characters this time around. I might end up getting both for once, because the Magma members are cool too.

  • Richard Walker

    Hmmm, wait a moment, shelly tends to remind people of 1 boa hancock from 1 piece, while matt reminds you of …… ARMSTRONG from full metal alchemist, both also seem to serve as fanservice material for people who like big chest of either gender

  • Brian

    Honestly why do I have to fight against theses team’s I want to join them! Fine if I can’t join I’ll fight against Archie senpai until he notices me!

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Quick knock out a Grunt and change your name.

      • Brian

        Would I go full blown Yuno for Archie and or Matt….maybe

        • Princess_Eevee9


          • Brian

            Future diary, watch it or don’t but basically yuno be a crazy stalker and that is an understatement

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Oh man what a coincidence somebody mentioned the same on YouTube. I’ll check it out.

  • The original Shelly was one of the first women in gaming I was attracted to haha. The new one ain’t bad though.

  • Steven Higgins

    Aww man, why can’t these remakes just follow Emerald and let us fight both? The only reason I’m even considering getting OR is because I still have my Kyogre from Sapphire, but I definitely prefer Aqua’s looks and fighting them lets me see them in more detail. If I knew for sure that we could fight both teams and therefore catch all three legendaries, I’d pick up AS in a heartbeat.

    • Crystal Power

      I wish it followed Emerald as well too. It would have been nice to battle both teams! ^^

  • alixraen

    Man, don’t you guys remember when Team Aqua had dark skin?

    ….Kind of a radical change, yes?

    • Steven Higgins

      As this is the internet I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not, but they’re actually darker now. And they haven’t had their race chanced, they just got really tan, fitting for their pirate motif since they’re typically in the sun all day long.

      • alixraen

        There was supposed to be sarcasm implied, yes. I was wondering why no one had commented on it; if it was because everyone’s fine with it or some people already complained about it and it’s over, but I’m just generally curious about people’s thoughts on the redesigns altogether, which these of Team Aqua arguably being the most radical.

        And I don’t think it’s just that they’re tanner either, because Shelly had big poofy red hair. Unless she dyed it. >_>

        • Crystal Power

          I have to agree with Alixraen. These character seem to be complete different from the originals. They are not the original Team Aqua with tans, but completely re-designed characters. That possibly replace the old canon?

          • alixraen

            They’d be replacing the old canon, for sure. My only question is why the huge change? I’ll not posit my own theories…

          • Mnstrzero00

            What do you mean original team? There are many many members. These are just members we haven’t seen along with hundreds of others.

          • Crystal Power

            I said that because these characters have the same names as the members in original Ruby & Sapphire. So they probably aren’t new Team Aqua members but total re-designs of the previous admins and leader.

    • spyro20

      they were light skinned and the characters were more younger.

    • Xion

      Too much sun tanning?

    • Princess_Eevee9

      I like to think of them as Somalia Pirate motif or Caribbean. And yes I think they’re black too.

  • Crystal Power

    I’ve preferred Team Aqua back in the original Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire, but now… I like them even more! They really revamped their designs, the outfits are better, the admins look like they have more personality, the dark skin is also a plus with these new designs! ^_^

    I also like Team Magma! Even though their new designs aren’t as ‘groundbreaking’, I think people are underestimating them. I want both versions. :- )

    • Princess_Eevee9

      I like how they’re putting more thought and feeling into this remake unlike HeartGold/SoulSilver. Shows they’re caring more about us fans and the characters they created.

  • Barrylocke89

    Archie+Matt=Team Bara. Shelly looks pretty great too. There’s a reason that Water is the best element for Pokemon.

    • komiko12

      Team Bara. Lol

      After reading Matt’s profile, I suddenly wondered if people would be thinking of making art of those two.

      • Guest

        This has been around for a few weeks, and is the only one I can post here LOL

        • KanjiLikesBoys

          omg there’s going to be so much MegaMarshtomp and Machoke slash

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Water-type master race~

  • 栗場 江理久

    When I first saw Admin Shelly Team Aqua became Team Fabulous :D

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Damn Team Flare got competition.

  • Hau To

    Anyone else thinks the screen looks a bit choppy?

    • triablos

      The last 3 look pretty chompy to me

  • Scissors

    Hmmm Team Aqua looks cooler and seems to have more interesting personalites, but I’d rather catch Groudon.

  • Shelly and Courtney.. Which is which?

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Shelley dark skin Courtney light skin.

  • Aaron K Stone

    Shelly. “Prepare your anus.”

  • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

    Shelly sorta (.>) resembles the Destiny of Spirits version of “Raven” from Gravity Rush imo o.O.

    Just blue, curvy hair and well differnt skin color obviously.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Shelly is Tsundere now

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    I was planning on getting only OR but in the end i’ll buy AS too

    • Vash bane

      I know right? both games look interesting this time around (I normally never buy 2 different versions of pokemon) I’m also a sucker for the little details like the slight different dialogue , items ect.
      (also it will make trade evolutions easier …wont have to worry about trading with a strangers or getting your poke stolen)

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        I concour with everything. i never cared for getting both versions one was enough. but this remake made me say “that is it! borh versions this time”.
        Maybe is because I loved the 3rd gem so much. I never cared about pokemon until a friend said, “dude you need to play and watch the new season of pokemon”. long story short: I played it, I watched it and i loved it.

  • KanjiLikesBoys

    Damn. Was this the gen made just for gay men and straight women? Matt and Archie already look like fan art of themselves

    • Snorlaxation

      I’m incredibly appreciative of those facts.

  • Snorlaxation

    My only issue, other than not being able to join Team Aqua/Magma, is that with Team Aqua, they kept their names….
    I know it wouldn’t make sense to change them really, but still. Matt and Shelly,… not exactly striking fear. Still though, for all that I lament the loss of a ginger character, I love everyone’s redesigns. Sexy!

  • Snorlaxation

    Team Magma: It’s getting Hot in here…
    Team Aqua: Slippery when wet.

  • Vash bane

    kinda looking forward to visiting this region again. then again there are quite a few characters who I’ve forgotten and would like to remember again XD

  • John

    Can’t unsee Jeanne’s Bayonetta 2 look when I see Shelly’s A.S. design.

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