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アヤカ Ayaka
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Anime debut Mega Evolution Special I
English voice actor Kate Bristol
Japanese voice actor Miyuu Sawai

Astrid (Japanese: アヤカ Ayaka) is a character in the Pokémon anime. She is a skilled Trainer who possesses a Key Stone and an Absolite. She wears her Key Stone as an earring on her right ear.


Astrid debuted in Mega Evolution Special I. She met up with Alain and started a battle with him. When Alain sent out his Charizard, she noticed it wore a Mega Stone around its neck. Before Astrid sent out her Pokémon, she asked Alain for his name and then introduced herself. She then sent out her Absol, which she considers to be her strongest Pokémon. After having Charizard block a few attacks, Alain complimented Astrid on her Absol. After this he proposed to show each other's true power, and they proceeded to Mega Evolve their Pokémon.

Astrid's Key Stone

Even though Mega Absol managed to hold on for a while by blocking Mega Charizard X's attacks, it proved to be no match for its sheer power. Astrid congratulated her Mega Absol after it managed to withstand a powerful Dragon Claw and a Flamethrower. When Astrid had Mega Absol use Dark Pulse, Alain had his Mega Charizard X counter it with a Blast Burn. This proved to be too much for Mega Absol, who fell down and reverted to its regular form, defeated. Even though it lost, Astrid reassured her Absol it fought well. Afterwards she was approached by Alain, who hoped to fight her once again in the future.

Astrid appeared again during the opening credits of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, battling with Ash. After a fierce match, she won the battle using her Mega Absol. Afterwards, Bonnie tried to ask her to marry Clemont, but was quickly pulled away by her embarrassed big brother.


Astrid's Absol ↔ Mega Absol

Astrid's Absol ↔ Mega Absol
Absol ↔ Mega Absol
Absol is Astrid's main Pokémon. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Absol with the help of Astrid's Key Stone and the Absolite it holds. Astrid considers Absol to be her strongest Pokémon.

In Mega Evolution Special I, Astrid sent it out to battle Alain's Charizard. Both Pokémon first blocked each other's attacks, with Alain complimenting Absol for how strong it was. Alain then proposed to Astrid to Mega Evolve their Pokémon, and so she did. It quickly became apparent that Mega Absol was no match for Mega Charizard X's sheer power, even though it managed to withstand a Dragon Claw and a Flamethrower. When Mega Absol tried to use Dark Pulse, Alain had his Mega Charizard X quickly counter it with Blast Burn, which completely overwhelmed Mega Absol. It fell down and reverted back to its regular form, defeated. Even though it lost, Astrid reassured Absol it fought well.

Absol appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, battling against Ash's Hawlucha. Despite a type-disadvantage, Absol won the battle, winning the match for Astrid.

Absol's known moves are Psycho Cut, Megahorn, Dark Pulse, and Night Slash.

Debut Mega Evolution Special I
Voice actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
English Bill Rogers
Astrid's Pyroar
Astrid used a male Pyroar in her battle against Ash's Pikachu, where he was defeated by Pikachu's Electro Ball.

Pyroar's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Fang.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Astrid's Meowstic
Astrid used a female Meowstic in her battle against Ash's Froakie. Meowstic eventually defeated Froakie, when her Charge Beam overpowered Froakie's Water Pulse.

Meowstic's known moves are Scratch and Charge Beam.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Astrid appeared in the movie adaptation of the 17th movie with Absol.


Astrid's Absol

Astrid's Mega Absol
Absol ↔ Mega Absol
Absol is Astrid's only known Pokémon. It was sent out to battle Ash's Hawlucha. After Mega Evolving, it was able to defeat Hawlucha despite the type-disadvantage.

None of Absol's moves are known.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction


Language Name Origin
Japanese アヤカ Ayaka
English, French, Italian Astrid Similar to her Japanese name
German Annabelle Similar to her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 絢香 Xuànxiāng From the Japanese name 絢香 Ayaka
Thai อายากะ Ayaka Same as her Japanese name


Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudrey and KathrynBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMelodyMannesNeeshaRafe
RebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonMarilyn FlameGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcus
Ninja RiotOakleyThe PhantomArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaGroudon (M06)Groudon (M18)HoopaJirachiKeldeoKyogreKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquaza (M07)Rayquaza (M18)RegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiram
ShayminSlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
BarzaBaron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGlacineGodeySpencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMarcus's soldiersMaryMalinManukeMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsPegRavineRaymondQueen RinRossShipShip's shipmatesSchuyler
TappTammyTannerTatsukiTobiasThe TravelerUschiMr. White

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