After this, he appears when you arrive in Waytide City and meet your rivals. He introduces the player and Rodney to Misty, and says he will challenge you when you obtain 7 Gym Badges.
After this, he appears as the leader of Waytide City's Gym. This gym is the eighth and the last to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Wade will receive the Torrent Badge, along with TM110 Ripple Wave.
''What?! (Player's name)? Is that you? It is! Look at you, on your very own Pokémon journey! Mom and Dad actually let you out! Haha! ...Competing in Gym battles? Thats awesome! What?! You already have 5 Gym Badges! You must be doing awesome!''
''Oh, Misty. Yeah, right. (Player's name), this is Misty. She's also a Water-type Gym Leader. She's from the Kanto Region. She's here for the Pokémon Fishing Contest!''
''Hmmm... I had an idea! Misty! You should battle (player's name) so I can see the battleing style!''
''That was a good battle! Its good to see how far you've come! I know! How about this! When you have won 7 Badges, I will battle you! What a great way to have a battle! Trying to win your 8th Gym Badge! Sounds good?... Awesome! Now, I have to do some business with our aquarium... How about watching the Fishing Contest with Misty?''