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For the Pokémon known as "Glacia" in Japan, see Glaceon.

プリム Prim
Ruby Sapphire Glacia.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Elite Four of Ever Grande City
Specializes in Ice types

Glacia (Japanese: プリム Prim) is a Master Ice-type Trainer and member of the Hoenn Elite Four.

In the games

In Generation III, Glacia is the third member of the Hoenn Elite Four.

Glacia had trained in an unspecified region before journeying to Hoenn to become part of the third installment of the Elite Four. She has a team consisting of five very powerful Ice-type Pokémon, to which she refers as having "flaming passion in icy cold."

Her strategy is to rely on items.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Elite Four Glacia

I use items for help.
Trainer's Pokémon
Flaming passion in icy cold!RS
Flaming passion in icy cold.E
The Ice type can be better trained in this hot land.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

  • Before battle
"Welcome, my name is Glacia of the Elite Four. I've traveled from afar to Hoenn so that I may hone my icy skills. But all I have seen are challenges by weak Trainers and their Pokémon. What about you? It would please me to no end if I could go all out against you!"
  • When defeated
"You and your Pokémon... How hot your spirits burn! The all-consuming heat overwhelms. It's no surprise that my icy skills failed to harm you."
  • After being defeated
"Advance to the next room. And there, confirm the truly fearsome side of the Pokémon League."
  • Over the PokéNavE
"Hello, <player>. I trust you haven't become complacent with your power? If you feel the need to cool your hot emotions just a little, do come to the Pokemon League...


Spr RS Glacia.png Glacia OD.png
Glacia's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Glacia's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Glacia in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, she is one of the Hoenn Elite Four who struggled to reawaken Registeel, Regirock and Regice, so that Groudon and Kyogre's destruction wouldn't bring about the end of Hoenn. She traveled to the Island Cave to try to free Regice, but was unsuccessful even with her powers until Steven succeeded in decoding the Braille message needed for the Regis' resurrection. With Phoebe, she was put in charge of Regice and labored days on end to stop the calamity in Sootopolis City before Steven died from the strain of controlling the Regis and taking command of the 6-men group. This causes the numerous Beldum he had fill the remaining slots with Sapphire's Relicanth and Wailord, and the golems themselves fled.


This listing is for Glacia's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Glacia's Glalie
Glacia's Glalie was only seen with the Hoenn Elite Four where they were planning things out and at the entrance of Island Cave. Apparently, she uses the ice made from its horns to form a parasol-like protection.

None of Glalie's moves are known and its Ability is Inner Focus.

Debut VS. Kyogre & Groudon XIII
Glacia's Spheal
Spheal was used along with Snorunt to open the chamber containing Regice.

Spheal's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut VS. Regirock, Regice and Registeel I
Glacia's Snorunt
Snorunt was used along with Spheal to open the chamber containing Regice.

Snorunt's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut VS. Regirock, Regice and Registeel I
Glacia's Regice
Main article: Brandon's Regice

Glacia was in charge of controlling Regice with Phoebe. It fled their control after Steven passed away. In the Emerald chapter, it along with the other golems were recaught by Brandon.

Debut VS. Regirock, Regice, & Registeel II

In the TCG

Glacia was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Glacia or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Glacia's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 76/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 097/108


  • Glacia's Japanese name is very similar to the anime dub name of another Ice-type Master, Prima, as her name in the games is Lorelei.
  • While Glacia's artwork and battle sprite show her wearing a purple dress, her overworld map sprite shows her wearing a red colored dress.


Language Name Origin
Japanese プリム Prim From Primula.
English Glacia Similar to glacial and glacier.
French Glacia Similar to the word glace(ice).
German Frosina Possible reference to Frost (coldness).
Italian Frida Possible reference to the word freddo (cold).
Spanish Nívea Literally means snowy, niveous, from the Spanish word nieve (snow).
Korean 미혜 Mihye Possibly from 미 (美 mi), meaning "beautiful", and 혜성 (彗星) hyeseong, "comet", which consist mainly of ice.
Chinese (Mandarin) 波妮 Bōnī Possibly transliteration of the name "Bonnie", a Scottish name that means pretty or attractive.

Hoenn League
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
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Steven Wallace
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