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Shauntal

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Shauntal
シキミ Shikimi
Black White Shauntal.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation V
Games Black and White
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Template:Type2s

Shauntal (Japanese: シキミ Shikimi) is a master Template:Type2 Trainer and member of the Unova Elite Four.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, Shauntal appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Unova. She is known to write books. She also visits Cynthia in her villa during the summer, as do the other female Gym Leaders and Elite Four members.

Pokémon

Initial battle (pre-National Pokédex)



Rematch (post-National Pokédex)



Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

Initial battle
  • Before battle
"'Eyes brimming with dark flame, this man rejected everything other than himself in order to bring about one singular justice...' That's part of a novel I'm writing. I was inspired by the challenger who was just here, and somehow I got a little sad... Excuse me. You're a challenger, right? I'm the Elite Four's Ghost-type Pokémon user, Shauntal, and I shall be your opponent."
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"Beginnings are important, whether in a good novel or a good battle!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"It seems this is the beginning of my final chapter."
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"I feel we're about to turn the page to the epilogue of this story."
  • When defeated
"Wow. I'm dumbstruck! I know a lot of words, but right now I can't figure out how to say this. Perhaps, if the feeling I'm having now is put into words, it will be trapped there. So let me say this... My feeling is you're a great Trainer!"
  • After being defeated
"S-sorry! First, I must apologize to my Pokémon... I'm really sorry you had a bad experience because of me! Oh! It's not your fault! This is how battles always are. Even in light of that, I'm still one of the Elite Four!"
  • General afterword
"Every person who works with Pokémon has a Pokémon story to tell. I've found that stories where people and Pokémon help each other out are far more interesting than stories about only people, or only Pokémon!"
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Return to the plaza in the center and check the statue."
Rematch
  • Before battle (five variants)
"'The Trainer's thoughts joined with the Pokémon's mind, and a lustrous Aqua Ring unfurled...' That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'"Do you know Thunderbolt?" was his first greeting to me. It wasn't until after we battled that I learned his name was Volkner.' That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'The tiny but strong Pokémon looked up at its Trainer and saw the seeds of doubt taking root as together they faced their toughest opponent yet. The Pokémon sounded a soft cry of reassurance, and the battle began...' That was part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'This world doesn't exist just for you. And I'll tell you why...' That was part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'I have no idea what day it is today, but I will never forget it for the rest of my life.' That was part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"The beginning is always important for both battles and novels."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Oh... I guess it's time to start my last chapter."
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"The epilogue of this story is about to begin."
  • When defeated
"Wow. I'm stunned. For all the words I know, I can't figure out how to say this... Putting my feelings into words would just be a trap. All I will say is I feel you're even greater than I thought!"
  • After being defeated
"S-sorry! First, I must apologize to my Pokémon... I'm really sorry you had a bad experience because of me! Oh! It's not your fault! This is how battles always are. Even in light of that, I'm still one of the Elite Four!"
  • General afterword
"Every person who works with Pokémon has a Pokémon story to tell. I've found that stories where people and Pokémon help each other out are far more interesting than stories about only people, or only Pokémon!"
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Your story is yours and yours alone. Please weave a wonderful tale!"
Cynthia's villa
"When I'm writing novels, if I don't have enough input, my output suffers. It's the same thing for Trainers. To grow stronger, Trainers need to have countless battles and learn many things. Then, they must put what they've learned to the test in real battles."
"Rainbow Wing... Silver Wing... They stir the imagination!"
"Distortion World... and the single Pokémon found there... What an amazing scene!"
"No matter how much research I do, I still have no clue. How old do you think Cynthia is? Any idea?"
"I chose my scarf with a certain Pokémon in mind. Do you get it? Using your imagination is important!"

Sprites

Spr BW Shauntal.png VSShauntal.png
Shauntal's sprite from
Generation V
Shauntal's VS sprite from
Generation V


Trivia

  • According to an interview with Yusuke Ohmura in Nintendo Dream, Shauntal's theme is based on black cats. She is referred to as being seen as a nekomusume and the ribbon around her neck is shaped like a cat's head (the brooch being the nose).[1]
  • Shauntal is the only member of the Unova Elite Four who does not share a specialty type with that of an Indigo Plateau Elite Four member from Generations II and IV. Instead, she shares her specialty type with an Indigo Plateau Elite Four member from Generations I and III: Agatha.
  • Shauntal is also the only member of the Unova Elite Four not to use any Generation III Pokémon in a rematch.
  • Her Cofagrigus is the only Pokémon she uses that isn't dual-typed.
  • Shauntal's Golurk is her only Pokémon that does not know Shadow Ball.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シキミ Shikimi Illicium anisatum, the Japanese star anise. Also from 死 shi, death.
English Shauntal Most likely from the word haunt and the name "Chantal".
French Anis Likely from the herb anise.
German Anissa Likely from the herb anise.
Italian Antemia
Spanish Anís Likely from the herb anise.
Korean 망초 Mangcho From 망초 (莽草) "mangcho", Illicium lanceolatum.


References

  1. ShellSpider's blog entry


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