is an unorthodox Pokémon Trainer which quite a few intriguing qualities,
the least of which being his naturally crescent moon-shaped hair. Born
with heavily stunted limbs, Raldo appeared to be far younger than other
children his age. His parents eventually invested in advanced
Orrean prosthetic extensions for
Raldo's arms and legs.
Mostly a perky, enthusiastic and
carefree guy, Raldo takes on a whole different air when on the
battlefield - becoming a lot more serious and focused. He doesn't have any
Pokémon of his own - mostly working with 'rentals' or borrowing from
others. Still, pokémon are very much appreciative of Raldo, despite his
difficulty connecting with them outside matches.
Due to being able to adapt with whatever
pokémon he's landed with, Raldo has been successful in many tournaments
involving using unfamiliar training partners. He dislikes the
unpredictability in random
encounters with wild Pokémon, however.
Raldo has increased speed, strength and agility due to his prosthetics. He
also has a wide knowledge for various elemental stones, and an odd but
interesting knack for telling what type a soil is and where it came from.
Raldo loves to lose himself in the thrill
and strategy of pokémon battles, but gets uncomfortable with the social
aspects of raising pokémon. He is also very fond of collecting
energy-imbued rocks and minerals, and eating Anmitsu, a type of
Raldo has strong opinions on what is an
actual pokémon and what is not.
opposes manmade pokémon, not because of the cruelty issues, but because he
thinks its all too easy to make a super powerful creature that’d defeat
all opponents that way.
Raldo is a character loosely based on
Emerald of the
Pokémon Adventures comic series.