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Kalos Gym Leaders

Voiced in Japanese by: Noriko Shitaya
Voiced in English by: Lori Gardner
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Andrea Orozco

The Bug-type Gym Leader of Santalune City. She's also a professional photographer.

  • Adaptational Badass: Viola is ranked as a Marchioness in the Battle Chateau in the games. In the anime, she is ranked a level higher as a Duchess.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Specializes in Bug-types, being the first female Gym Leader to specialize in this type.
  • Blow You Away: Vivillon's Gust is used to blow the opponent away who has difficulty to stand on the frozen ground or to trap flying Pokémon in the Sticky Web.
  • Camera Fiend: She's a photographer, and enjoys snapping pictures of trainers and their Pokémon.
  • Catchphrase: "Picture perfect!" in the English dub, "Shutter chance!" in Japanese.
  • Fragile Speedster: Surskit is very fast, especially when skating on ice, but falls quickly after a few successful hits.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During Ash's rematch, her Vivillon accidentally collides with some ice left behind by her Surskit.
  • Hurricane of Puns: She drops plenty of puns involving photography.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: When Ash finally has the advantage during their rematch, Viola reveals her Vivillon knows Sleep Powder.
  • An Ice Person: Surskit's Ice Beam, which is often used to freeze the ground, allowing nobody but Surskit to move on the ground.
  • It Only Works Once: Ash and his Pokémon come prepared during their rematch, so Viola's old strategies barely even slow them down the second time around.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Well, not fully, but when she reappears at the Battle Chateau, her hair is down in a ponytail instead of the regular style (see her image above).
  • The Power of the Sun: Vivillon's Solar Beam. The charging drawback is dropped, thanks to the opponent being trapped in Surskit's Sticky Web.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Looks really cute in a dress at the Battle Chateau, and with her hair somewhat down.
  • Ship Tease: With Grant. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau, later on during the Kalos Crisis the two are holding hands and embracing each other....after the Megalith is temporarily stopped.
  • Sticky Situation: Surskit's Sticky Web. And even if it doesn't hit the opponent, Vivillon would later blow the opponent away and trap it in the web.
  • Super Speed: Surskit uses the ice it creates to zip around the battlefield.
  • Trap Master: A major part of Viola's strategy is preemptively using attacks to manipulate the battlefield to give her an advantage, much like how real life insects do. Ash specifically trains his Pokémon to counter her set ups during their rematch.
  • The Trickster: She sets up traps, freezes the field, and destroys her opponent's momentum to gain an advantage over foes.
  • Underestimating Badassery: After Ash loses his first battle with her, she doubts his capability as a trainer and is rather dismissive of him during their rematch. Needless to say, Ash proves her wrong.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Ash loses his first battle with her, showing the new region won't be a walk in the park.
  • The Worf Effect: She loses to Grant in the Battle Chateu to demonstrate how tough he is and what his strategy looks like. Despite her Surskit having a double advantage over Grant's Onix, it also has a weakness to Rock-Type moves.

    Clembot (Citroid)
Voiced in Japanese by: Kensuke Sato
Voiced in English by: Michael Liscio Jr.
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Andrés García

A robot built by Clemont to be the current Electric-type Gym leader of Lumiose City while he is away.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Clemont initially programmed the Clembot to function as a harsh opponent that only accepted battles from trainers with four badges. At the end of the process, he somehow managed to mistime his only window to set a voice activated override code and was subsequently locked out of testing it in battle, as, being a Gym Leader himself, he lacked the requisite badges. Until he reprogrammed it, it became strict and violent to both Gym challenger losers and those trainers that lacked the appropriate number of badges alike, electrocuting and ejecting them from the Gym.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: While Clembot was playing housekeeper to Meyer, Team Flare has infiltrated the Prism Tower under their very noses, turning it into their new base of operations.
  • Anti-Villain: Due to acting by its programming with good intent, but having misinterpreted Clemont's instructions due to its limited self-awareness.
  • Arc Villain: For the first few episodes of the XY series, Clembot poses a bit of a dilemma for Clemont and Bonnie.
  • Arm Cannon: Has one that shoots Poké Balls built into his right arm.
  • Battle Butler: If he isn't minding the Gym, his other job is to apparently help out around the house.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Meyer. Clembot is not amused about how Meyer claims to have been in queue for a couple of hours just to buy Lumiose Gallettes (when it was actually Clembot who stood in line).
  • Canon Foreigner: Created for the show as a means of setting up Clemont's departure with Ash, so so that his Gym will stilll be managed.
  • Clear My Name: Clembot gets framed for a rash of incidents when Ash and company return to Lumiose City to meet with Clemont again. The culprit is a roboticist named Belmondo who built a 2nd "Dark" Clembot, all for an Engineered Heroics ploy.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: When Ash enters the Lumiose Gym, we only hear Clembot's voice through a monitor when Ash tries to have a Gym battle. It is not until XY009 that Ash learns that the voice belongs to the rogue Clembot.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
    • In early episodes, he is just another one of Clemont's many malfunctioning inventions. The malfunction with Clembot, however, is treated as a serious matter, when previous failures are merely Played for Laughs.
    • After his first reboot, Clembot is treated as if he was actual family. The part where Clembot sacrifices himself to help stop Team Flare is actually pretty dramatic, and Clemont was heartbroken as a result.
  • The Dreaded: The Lumiose Gym has developed a reputation as dangerous for everyone who attempted to conquer it, at least until Clemont takes back the gym and fixes his creation.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Clembot tells Clemont that a shutdown of the Prism Tower's systems would erase his flash memory, effectively killing him. But he tells Clemont he has to do it to stop Team Flare and save the world. Clemont rebuilds him, fortunately, but he cannot restore Clembot's memories.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Clembot's memories end up vanishing after defeating Team Flare, meaning he has to start from the beginning.
  • No OSHA Compliance: During its time as Gym usurper, it got a bad reputation for zapping and ejecting trainers who had less than four badges (like Ash, who had precisely zero) or who lost against it (like the bloke with a Ralts rightfully complaining about how violent the Gym was). It ejected trainers by throwing them out from quite a ways up the Gym building - a large tower based off of the Eiffel Tower in Real Life - with no cushions or anything to break the fall.
  • Psycho Electro: It electrocuted trainers that didn't live up to its standards.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: While A.I have appeared in the anime before, Clembot is probably the first to be treated as a re-occurring support character. He acts just like, and is generally treated like a person (aside from being re-programmed when his A.I was programmed wrongly).
  • Shock and Awe: Clemont built it to specialize in Electric-types.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believed he was doing the right thing for Clemont during his first reign.

    Grant (Zakuro)
Voiced in Japanese by: Hirofumi Nojima
Voiced in English by: Cory Willis
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Carlo Vásquez

The Rock-type Gym Leader of Cyllage City. He is an avid rock climber and athlete.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the games, Grant's Battle Chateau rank is Marquis. In the anime, it's Duke, and after defeating Viola, Grand Duke!
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: While he wasn't bad looking in the games, he is noticeably prettier in the animé.
  • Adapted Out: In the games he had an Amaura as his first battler, which was replaced in the anime by an Onix.
  • Bishōnen: Grant is very good-looking and has a slim climber's physique.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Although he is a respected Gym Leader, Grant also has a bizarre obsession with climbing. If he comes across any wall he deems scalable, he can't help but try climbing it.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Specializes in Rock-types.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: In his gym, Grant is allowed to use only two Pokémon. Ash, on the other hand, is allowed to use all three of his.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's first seen climbing a door frame at the Battle Chateau.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tyrunt is finally defeated when Pikachu lodges one of its Rock Tomb stones into its mouth, creating an opening.
  • One-Hit KO: His Tyrunt is so powerful it defeats Ash's Froakie and Fletchling with a single hit each.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Tyrunt's secondary type. He even lampshades how Pikachu defeats it with an Electric-Type move, despite how it's not effective.
  • The Philosopher: Grant has a philosophy that life is like climbing: always focus on what's above you, keep going, and you will reach your goals.
  • Ship Tease: With Viola. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau. During the Kalos Crisis he makes a leap of faith to save her after she's attacked by the Megalith, than is later seen holding her hand and embracing her...after the Megalith was temporarily stopped.
  • Signature Headgear: He wears colorful hair clips that resemble the climbing holds of an artificial rock wall.
  • Signature Move: All of his Pokémon know Rock Tomb. Ash actually trained his Pokémon to exploit and counter it.

    Korrina (Corni)
Voiced in Japanese by: Yuka Terasaki
Voiced in English by: Lisa Ortiz
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Laura Sánchez

The Fighting-type Gym Leader of Shalour City. She enjoys rollerblading, and her grandfather is a Mega Evolution researcher.

  • Adapted Out: In the games she has a Hawlucha as her strongest Pokémon in her Gym Battle, but here she just uses Mega Lucario. Probably because of Ash's Hawlucha.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the games, it is implied she has long mastered Mega Evolution before you beat her, but she lacks the Mega Stone in the anime and has to spend several episodes to find it. And a few more to iron out Lucario's problem. She's far from weak, however, being able to easily defeat Ash and Pikachu in their first unofficial battle.
  • Arc Hero: During her temporary stint as a member of Ash's group, Korrina's development takes center stage.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Korrina's pajamas, See for yourself.
  • Battle Trophy: She likes to collect the paw/claw/hand/etc. print of any trainer's Pokémon that she battles with. The prints are all recorded in an old booklet she carries around. Ash's Pikachu was her 99th print, and she's working towards 100.
  • Birds of a Feather: Many similarities are drawn between her and Ash. Both are passionate, gutsy battlers with a Pokémon companion they share a powerful bond with. Like Ash, Korrina has gotten so engrossed in a battle that she forgot she was hungry. Similar personalities do make them competitive, but also supportive to each other. Ash comforts her when she's worried about Lucario's problems with Mega Evolution and Korrina is quick to come into his defense when Ash is trying to save Manon's Chespin during the Flare arc's climax. Aside from his long-term companions, Korrina has the closest relationship to Ash out of any Gym Leader.
  • The Bus Came Back: She reappears in Episode 25 of Pokemon Journeys as a PWT contestant and Ash's last opponent before he ranks up to the Super Class. She makes another return later on in the series starting in Episode 84, where she helps Ash get a Mega Stone for his Lucario and then watches his third rematch against Bea in the following two episodes.
  • Calling Your Attacks: All trainers do it, of course, but Korrina likes to shout attack names just for the fun of it.
  • The Cameo: Out of all the people Ash and company met in their journey, she, Lucario, and her grandfather, Gurkinn, were seen watching Serena's Master Class performances.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Her thought pattern is somewhat rushed, which causes her do impulsive things like use ketchup as ink for Pikachu's paw stamp.
  • Compressed Adaptation: In the anime, the Shalour Gym is inside the Tower of Mastery (as opposed to being a separate building), and the two battles with Korrina (in the Gym against her other Mons, and in the Tower against her Mega Lucario) are compressed into a single Gym Battle, with Mega Lucario as the Climax Boss. Earlier, the two-way Mega Lucario match was between her and her grandfather, Gurkinn.
  • Cool Helmet: Korrina wears her biker's helmet whenever she is in battle.
  • Cool Shades: When not wearing her helmet, she wears a red pair on her forehead.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Heavily implied that Alain wrecked her hard with no effort. It didn't bring her down any. Bea served her yet another, according to a flashback in Journeys.
  • Flung Clothing: She does this to switch from casual clothing to her rollerblading outfit. Somehow, this actually adds a helmet and rollerblades while wearing the same outfit.
  • Friendly Rival: Her dynamic with Ash during XY, being close friends who really enjoy going at it on the battlefield. Their relationship is the same in Pokemon Journeys.
  • Genki Girl: Korrina is extremely upbeat and lively, which briefly takes Ash and friends by surprise.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: She joins Ash's group on the hunt for a Lucarionite. The episodes that focus on her after joining even have her on the title card!
  • Hot-Blooded: She hops and flails around even while doing something as mundane as calling out attacks during battle.
  • Humble Pie: Her struggle with Mega Lucario was due to being too confident in herself, and only by mastering and truly bonding with Lucario can they overcome this.
  • Modesty Shorts: Wears a pair of biking shorts under her skirt.
  • Rollerblade Good: Her main mode of travel and hobby seems to be riding her rollerblades. She even keeps them on while in the middle of a battle.
  • Sixth Ranger: She was that while part of Ash's group for five episodes.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The episodes that featured her in XY as the Guest-Star Party Member focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution. This is not the case in Journeys, however.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A long one that flows like a cape as she zips around.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • At the end of XY123, Alain defeats her off-screen in a Gym Battle, earning his final badge from Korrina, which allows him to enter the Lumiose Conference. It also sets up Alain being Ash's greatest rival of the saga.
    • She was defeated by Bea with relative ease sometime prior to JN034, setting up Bea as Ash's first true hurdle in the World Coronation Series.

    Korrina's Lucario
Voiced in Japanese by: Kiyotaka Furushima
Voiced in English by: Bill Rogers

Korrina's partner and ace. Similar like Ash's Pikachu, Lucario is usually outside its Poké Ball. After finding the Lucarionite, it is able to Mega Evolve, but has difficulty to control its Mega form for several episodes, but it and Korrina eventually master the Mega Evolution.

  • The Artifact: Even though Sun & Moon changed Mega Evolution so that Mega Stones only appear when the Pokémon Mega Evolve (a trend that Ash's Lucario also follows), it still wears its Lucarionite on an armband in Journeys. Played With in that the OTHER Kalos Mega-evolution users Alain's Charizard once it gets a new Charizadite X. and Diantha's Gardevoir keep their Mega stones in jewelry.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: How it finally forces itself to overcome and control its Mega form.
  • Big Brother Worship: In Journeys, Ash's Riolu is in awe of Lucario's strength.
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears alongside Korrina in Episode 25 of the Sword & Shield Anime.
  • The Comically Serious: Lucario as a species are often depicted with serious demeanor. This Lucario, while just as serious as its predecessors, has its share of silliness in its appearances alongside its trainer. (Case in point: Its reactions to both Ash's rhythmic style, and finding out the truth about Gurkinn's "scroll of secrets", both from "Origins of Mega Evolution".)
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • It took Pikachu to town in its debut episode.
    • While it mostly happens off-screen, it's strongly implied that this was what happened during its battle with Alain's Charizard. Lucario was pummeled into a wall while Charizard looked none the worse for wear. Justified, as Alain's Charizard was an Elite Four-Level Pokémon with a horrendous Type advantage.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Knows the Ground-Type move Bone Rush which serves as its Signature Move.
  • Energy Ball: Aura Sphere, which can turn into a Kamehame Hadoken while in its Mega form.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Lucario's secondary type is Steel-Type. Ash tries to use its typing to his advantage by using Hawlucha and Fletchinder.
  • Finishing Move: It eventually learns Aura Sphere, which becomes its Finishing Move.
  • Forgot About His Powers: A very jarring example. When it gets separated from Korrina by a flock of Noibat, instead on relying on its aura skill to locate her (or let alone stay by her side), it would rather take the hard way and use the stones to find her the next day.
    • The fact its aura waves could create force waves that could throw off its opponents is entirely dropped out after it shows in the first episode.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Pikachu. Even after the Mega Evolution went wrong and caused Lucario to lose control, become Ax-Crazy and led it to brutally attack him, Pikachu never blamed it nor he held a grudge towards it overit, knowing that it never meant to act like this and that it wasn't at fault. After their showdown in the official Gym Battle, where Pikachu wins, they exchange a fist-bump in hopes of meeting each other again.
  • Nerf: Let's just say it got a lot weaker in its final battle than what it could do when in Mega form for the first time. Remember those aura waves that could push people? Although that could be due to being uncontrollable at the time.
  • Not So Stoic: Lucario has its serious moments like other members of its species, yet it can also be goofy and show its true emotions quite openly, including happiness, and has a friendly personality.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Its eyes are usually red, but when it loses control of its Mega form, its pupils glow a menacing blood red.
  • Signature Move: Its Bone Rush is basically its Weapon of Choice. It uses it much more often than Power-Up Punch or the recently learned Aura Sphere.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Lucario can spin its Bone Rush staff to neutralize some attacks.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The episodes that feature Korrina as the Guest-Star Party Member focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution. You also barely see Korrina's other Pokémon who are not Lucario.
  • Status Buff: It knows Swords Dance which it uses to increase its physical strength drastically.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Not exactly evil, but its Mega form leaves Lucario with no self-control and fights with primal instincts because of the constant battling it has done, despite the fact it won 100 battles.
  • True Companions: To Korrina. The two have been together since childhood.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Lucario has a hard time controlling the overwhelming power of Mega Evolution, leading to extremely violent, irrational behavior.
  • The Worf Effect: It is frequently a victim to this trope courtesy of other Pokémon to show how strong they are even against a Mega Evolved foe, from being beaten by Pikachu in Ash's Gym Battle against its trainer, to Alain's Mega Charizard X off-screen, one of Bea's Pokémon at some point before JN034 and finally Ash's Dragonite; the last two being in Pokémon World Coronation matches where trainers all over the world compete.

    Ramos (Fukuji)
Voiced in Japanese by: Minoru Inaba
Voiced in English by: Anthony Salerno
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Carlos del Campo

The Grass-type Gym Leader of Coumarine City. He's an experienced gardener.

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He seems to work on a different wavelength to other people at times, specifically the much younger protagonists. When Ash and friends arrive at his gym he holds off the battle because he's just prepared tea and wants them to enjoy it with him; when Ash downs it fast, he asks for help in pulling the weeds, almost oblivious to the youth's impatient frustration. And when he's simply wrenching them out roughly, Ramos halts him to point out the need to not be hasty or he'll miss the bigger picture (in this case, another plant hidden among the leaves). The advice actually helps Ash in his battle, too.
  • Cool Old Guy: Ramos is a thoughtful grandpa-like figure, and he also proves to be very wise in regards to life and battling.
  • Fragile Speedster: His Jumpluff can't take many hits but is fast, especially after activating its Chlorophyll ability (which makes it go faster).
  • Green Thumb: Grass, his specialty type.
  • Hot-Blooded: Given his age and seemingly-limitless patience, it's quite a sight to see the final stage of the Gym Battle getting him just as hyped as Ash seems to be.
  • Life Drain: His Gogoat knows both Leech Seed and Horn Leech to recover its health. Strangely enough, despite all the health it recovers from attacking Frogadier, Gogoat still goes quickly down.
  • Poisonous Person: Weepinbell is part Poison-Type and knows Poison Powder, a nasty attack that poisons both Fletchinder and Hawlucha.
  • The Power of the Sun: His Jumpluff knows Sunny Day and both it and his Weepinbell have the ability Chlorophyll.
  • Status Buff: His Jumpluff knows Cotton Guard, and both it and Weepinbell have Chlorophyll, giving both of them a massive amount of speed that give Ash's team a lot of trouble.
  • The Worf Effect: Gogoat is Ramos' ace Pokémon, yet it doesn't get the chance to defeat any of Ash's Pokémon unlike every other Gym Leader's ace Pokémon in Kalos (except Olympia who uses two Pokémon in a double battle). Weepinbell's performance actually overshadows Gogoat's.

    Valerie (Mâche)
Voiced in Japanese by: Satsuki Yukino
Voiced in English by: Kate Bristol
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Valentina Souza

The Fairy-Type Gym Leader of Laverre City. She is also a well-known fashion designer, having her own clothing shop in the Gym.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Sylveon is Valerie's last and most powerful Pokémon in the games, but here it's the first Pokémon she uses in her battle with Ash and it's defeated rather easily. Doesn't storp it from being her ace in the fight against the Legendary Giant Rock.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The dress Valerie gave to Serena is later used in Serena's 2nd performance.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Downplayed. She gives off shades of this due to being a Fairy-Type specialist, speaking to her Pokémon in their language, and having a rather calm and elegantly cheerful personality.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Her specialty type is Fairy-Type Pokémon.
  • The Fashionista: A very skilled fashion designer.
  • Fragile Speedster: Spritzee isn't particularly sturdy. However, it is quite agile, and very fast even without Trick Room.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Much like her game counterpart in Japanese, she speaks with Kansai dialect. Sadly lost in translation.
  • No-Sell: Since Fairy-Types are immune to Dragon-Type attacks, her Spritzee easily takes a Dragon Breath from Sawyer's Bagon without a scratch.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She appears to be able to speak to Fairy-type Pokémon using Pokémon Speak.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Invoked, the furisode she makes are all styled after Pokémon.
  • Wutai: Much like Sanpei, she is quite distinct for being very "Japanese" in a France-based town. The anime also changed Laverre City from a fairy tale-style village into an outright Japanese-themed town.

    Olympia (Gojika)
Voiced in Japanese by: Masako Katsuki
Voiced in English by: Catrin Lloyd Bollard
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Anabel Méndez

The Psychic-Type Gym Leader of Anistar City. She is well-known for her ability to predict the future, which managed to save Kalos from certain troubles.

  • Adapted Out: In the games, she had a Sigilyph and Slowking in addition to her female Meowstic. Here, she instead uses both genders of Meowstic in a double-battle.
  • Adaptation Expansion: She managed to have a more distinct role in the anime, compared to the games. In the games, she just spoke in short lines while being the 7th gym leader to fight. In the anime, she instead speaks imposing lines, foresees the future Ash has along with his Frogadier, has several apprentices-in-training, and the overseer of an observatory where Psychic trainers can go to meditate and mentally connect with their Pokémon. She managed to predict a disaster occurring in the Hoenn region that allowed Kalos to take safety precautions. And she managed to thwart Team Rocket's plot without even leaving her gym.
  • Anime Hair: Her purple hair are usually curled and shaped like crescent moons. When she uses her power, they spread out and wave around like tentacles.
  • Badass Cape: She wears a silver cape that reflects images of outer space underneath. Concept art and the games explain that her cape's space pattern creates zero gravity, which increases her psychic power.
  • Badass Teacher: In the anime, she is shown to have two apprentices, Carrie and Charlene, and several psychics are seen in her gym learning how to meditate with their Pokémon and deepen their bonds with them. As Ash learns first hand, she is a force to be reckoned with, with her psychic powers and experience as a gym leader.
  • Climax Boss: Olympia served as Ash's final opponent of the X&Y half of the Kalos Saga. Her battle with Ash also foreshadowed what was still to come in XYZ and Greninja's eventual Super Mode.
  • Color Motif: Purple, which stands for wisdom and power. She has purple hair, wears a purple/black bodysuit, and the inside of her cape has purple space, and she is an experienced and wise gym leader, whose psychic powers help the city of Kalos prevent catastrophic disaster from affecting them. Her students/apprentices who study under her in Anistar Gym wear purple as well.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: A mild case in which her female Meowstic uses Future Sight, letting her set up an assured, incoming attack.
  • Contralto of Danger: She talks with a deep, sultry voice in the anime's English dub, and she's a powerful psychic and renowned gym leader.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Of a sort. Her hair is dark purple, but her eyes are light lavender purple (in the games only). It's played more straight in the anime, with her eyes and hair matching colors.
  • Dual Boss: She uses her two Meowstic against Ash, who in turn selected Frogadier and Talonflame.
  • The Empath: Has shades of this, particularly towards Ash's Frogadier.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Twice did Ash manage to turn Olympia's attacks against her; first with the Roboteching Psyshock/Dark Pulse, and especially with Future Sight.
  • Identical Ancestor: The special "The Legend of X, Y, and Z!" introduces a past character named Olympica who bears a striking resemblance to Olympia (right down to the seer abilities and Pokémon used), implying this trope.
  • It Only Works Once: Ash's team was caught off-guard by Future Sight in its first release. During the second time, Ash has Pikachu set up as a metronome to time the attack, so that by the third time Future Sight was cast, Ash was ready to turn it against Olympia's team.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her English name, Olympia, is inspired by Greek mythology and refers to the Greek gods who reside in the heavenly Mt. Olympus. She just happens to be a famed gym leader, and powerful psychic and seer, with a space motif.
    • On the other hand, she is named after the Greek city of the same name, where the first Olympic games were held. Indeed, she is a gym leader who fights coming trainers to test their worth, just like how the Olympic games tested competing participants.
  • Power Floats: She seems to float with her own psychic powers.
  • Prophetic Fallacy: The prophecy she gave regarding Ash and Professor Sycamore being involved in a great crisis (Team Rocket trying to steal Anistar's sundial) causes one of her students, Carrie, to go off and attack them assuming they were the source of the threat. It leads to a misunderstanding when the people Carrie tried to attack turn out to be innocent. It's implied that similar incidents happened numerous times in the past.
  • Psychic Powers: Like the other Psychic Gym Leaders who wielded this trope before her, such as Sabrina and Caitlin, she exhibits them - from seeing the future/past, to having empathy and telekinesis.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She has purple hair, eyebrows, and eyes. She's also a powerful psychic and gym leader, who gives Ash quite a bit of trouble before losing to him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Her psychic visions helped the city of Kalos prepare for the destruction caused by Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, thus saving it from being wiped out.
  • Roboteching: Psyshock and Dark Pulse can curve and home in on the targets, courtesy of the female Meowstic's Keen Eyes ability.
  • Seers:
    • Can see into the future, letting her predict things and project the vision to others. For instance, she saw the disaster that would occur in Hoenn (the ones featured in The Strongest Mega-Evolution specials), which allowed the Kalos region to prepare accordingly. Lately, she is concerned about "the green flames that will burn down Kalos" with a creature mysteriously shaped like a Z...
    • She can also see to the past. This made her explain why Ash's Frogadier was special and how they managed to form a specific form of love.
    • Concept art showed that her special bracelets, when worn by others, will allow them to see their own future as well.
  • Signature Move: Future Sight; for Ash, it's That One Attack in-universe, as he spends most of the battle trying to think up a way to counter it. He eventually does.
  • Support Party Member: Much like the games, the male Meowstic's movepool (Helping Hand and Lightscreen, with the Prankster ability) is tailored to assist the more offense-oriented female.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She and her apprentice Charlene harshly scold Carrie for both misinterpreting Olympia's vision and attacking Professor Sycamore's team and Ash and his friends regardless of their innocence based on her own interpretation.

    Wulfric (Urup)
Voiced in Japanese by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
Voiced in English by: Michael Alston Baley
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Dan Osorio

The eighth Gym Leader in the Kalos region, leading over an Ice-type Gym in Snowbelle City.

  • Adaptational Badass: Not that he wasn't badass in games, but in the anime, he's the only gym leader other than Korrina capable of using Mega Evolution - specifically, Mega Abomasnow.
  • Adapted Out: For some reason, in his full gym lineup his Cryogonal is replaced by Bergmite.
  • Book Ends: Wulfric is this in a number of way when compared to Viola:
    • Their battles with Ash involve and ice field.
    • They both managed to give Ash a defeat the first time they battle him that sends him into a state of depression that only Serena could help snap him out of.
    • They both lost to him the second time, even with a hidden reserved ace up their sleeves.
    • They both had Ash getting assistance for battle or training for the rematch, from Pikachu, Talonflame and Greninja.
  • Blood Knight: Downplayed, but he is very eager to face off against the mastered Ash-Greninja and only gets more excited as the battle continues, even if its his Abomasnow that's getting demolished.
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak: Ash's loss against him marks the first time since Kanto Ash has lost more than one Gym Battle in one region.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • He won his first battle against Ash with two of his three Pokémon left intact.
    • During their rematch, his Abomasnow gets absolutely destroyed by Ash-Greninja. Once it Mega Evolves, on the other hand...
  • Cool Old Guy: Pun aside, he's a very good Pokémon battler and in spite of his confidence he's very sportsmanlike. He also explains the problem with Ash and Greninja, athough this breaks Ash's confidence big time.
  • Demoted to Extra: Avalugg is Wulfric's signature Pokémon in the games and easily defeated Ash's entire team in the first match. It loses its ace position to Mega Abomasnow in the rematch and later on at the climax of the Kalos Saga.
  • Elemental Armor: Sharpen coats Bergmite into an icy diamond that boosts Bergmite's attack power.
  • Final Boss: The final Gym Leader Ash faces in the entire anime, and quite possibly the strongest. During the rematch against Wulfric, Ash is forced to bring everything he has to the table and show how he has bonded with his Pokémon throughout the region. The Japanese episode summary even says Ash has to use all his experience gained thus far.
  • Graceful Loser: Doesn't mind losing to Ash at all, and instead congratulates him on qualifying for the Lumiose Conference, while at the same time sternly reminding him that it is his Pokémon who brought him this far.
  • Healing Factor: His Avalugg has the Ice Body ability, recovering health under the same circumstances instead. Coupled with its natural durability, it can endure a beatdown from even Ash-Greninja.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: In the first match, Abomasnow's role is to setup the Hail to support Avalugg, and Abomasnow is easily defeated by Hawlucha (justified since Flying Press is a devasting attack against Ice/Grass-Types). However, Abomasnow is later revealed to be able to Mega Evolve, giving Ash another hard time in the rematch.
  • An Ice Person: Specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. And he meditates in his tanktop inside his cold gym while his Pokémon blow cold wind at him. He remains unfazed while frozen in ice!
  • Knee Capping: Inflicts this on Ash's Hawlucha, with Avalugg's Gyro Ball grinding against Hawlucha's High Jump Kick.
  • Mighty Glacier: Pun aside, his Abombasnow and especially his Avalugg aren't very fast, but they can take hits and dish them out like there's no tomorrow.
    • Avalugg in particular uses this in its advantage. All of the Pokémon Ash used are very fast compared to Avalugg. Yet one of the major moves Avalugg uses is Gyro Ball - a move that gets stronger if the user's speed is slower than the opponent's speed. It also uses Avalanche, which increases in power when Avalugg moves after its opponent.
  • Signature Move: Avalugg is a frequent user of both Gyro Ball and Avalanche to make up for being a Mighty Glacier, while Abomasnow has Wood Hammer.
  • Spin Attack: Avalugg using Gyro Ball. Rather than rolling into a ball like how Valerie's Spritzee did when using this move, Avalugg spins around like a top. It even makes buzz saw sounds! His Bergmite also knows the more traditional Rapid Spin.
  • Stout Strength: He looks rather chubby and in one scene he is shown being able to lift his Avalugg to its hind legs, with Avalugg weighing in around 1113lbs.
  • Super Mode: Mega Abomasnow, which can even give the fully mastered Ash-Greninja a challenge.
  • Worthy Opponent: When Ash-Greninja starts kicking Abomasnow's ass left and right, Wulfric commends Ash and Greninja for their power and admits that he rarely gets to Mega Evolve his Abomasnow.

Alternative Title(s): Pokemon XY Anime Gym Leaders