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アイリス Iris
"The girl who understands the hearts of dragons"
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Artwork from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Purple
Hometown Souryuu City
Region Unova
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black and White
Leader of Souryuu Gym
Badge Legend Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
Anime debut BW001
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Aoi Yūki

Iris (Japanese: アイリス Iris) is one of the Gym Leaders of Souryuu City's Gym, known officially as the Souryuu Gym. She specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. She gives the Legend Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the games

Iris appears in Pokémon Black and White; in Pokémon White, she is the Gym Leader of Souryuu City's gym. This gym is the eighth to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Iris will receive the Legend Badge, along with TM82 (Dragon Tail). She also reappears at N's Castle where she and the other Unova Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages. In the summer, she visits Cynthia at Sazanami Town.

In Pokémon Black, she will teach Draco Meteor to the player's Dragon-type Pokémon. She can be found in her home in Souryuu City.



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Iris's sprite from
Generation V
Iris's VS sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Iris in the anime
Main article: Iris (anime)

Iris appears in the anime as one of the traveling partners of Ash Ketchum. The other is one of the first Gym Leaders, Dent.


  • Her Japanese Leader title is 竜の心を 知る 娘.
  • The only difference between Iris and Shaga's teams are the genders of their Pokémon: Iris has an all-female team, while Shaga has an all-male team.
  • Iris and Clair are both female Gym Leaders that train Dragon-types. Coincidentally, they are both the eighth Gym Leader the player challenges in Unova and Johto, respectively.
  • Iris is one of two Gym Leaders to keep their Japanese name for English release. The other is Erika.
    • Coincidentally, both are named after types of plants.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アイリス Iris From iris.
Chinese (Mandarin) 艾莉絲 Àilìsī Transliteration of her Japanese name.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
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Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
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Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
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Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge

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