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Glacia

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For the Pokémon whose Japanese name is "Glacia", see Glaceon.

Glacia
プリム Prim
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Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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

Strategy
I use items for help.RSE
I make use of items to assist in battle.ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
Flaming passion in icy cold!RSORAS
Flaming passion in icy cold.E
Self-Introduction
The Ice type can be better trained in this hot land.RSE
The Ice type can be trained to greater levels because of the heat here.ORAS

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Initial battle


Rematch


Quotes

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!"
  • Being 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 Pokémon League..."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

First battle
  • Before battle
"Welcome. My name is Glacia of the Elite Four. I've traveled from afar to Hoenn so that I may hone my Ice-type moves."
"But all I have seen are challenges by weak Trainers and their Pokémon."
"I wonder what you will show me."
"What a relief it would be if I could, for once, have a serious battle against an opponent!"
  • Being defeated
"You and your Pokémon... How hot your spirits burn!"
  • After being defeated
"You and your Pokémon... How fiercely your spirits burn! My icy moves pale in the face of such all-consuming flames. Advance to the next room. There you will learn how fearsome the Pokémon League can truly be!"
Rematch
  • Before battle
"I've been waiting for a Trainer with a burning-hot soul. How can you oppose Mega Evolution that can freeze everything?"
  • Being defeated
"It really is hot."
  • After being defeated
"Hmmph... Do you intend to thaw my very heart? That actually wouldn't bother me. Anyway, continue onward! Drake is waiting for you as well."

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Glacia.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Sprites

Spr RS Glacia.png Glacia OD.png VSGlacia.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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 would not 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.

Pokémon

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

On hand
Glacia's Glalie
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 his horns to form a parasol-like protection.

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

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

None of Spheal's moves are known.

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

None of Snorunt's moves are known.

Debut A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I
Released
Glacia's Regice
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 A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and 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.

Glacia
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Glacia's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 76/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 097/108
 

Trivia

  • Glacia's Japanese name is very similar to the anime dub name of another Ice-type Master, Prima. In the games, Prima is known as Lorelei.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese プリム Prim From Primula, primrose, and possibly prim. Many species from the genus Primula grows in the alpine climate.
English Glacia From glacial, glacier, or glaciēs (Latin for ice)
French Glacia From glace, ice
German Frosina From Frost
Italian Frida From freddo, cold
Spanish Nívea From nívea (snowy) and nieve (snow)
Korean 미혜 Mihye From 미 mi (beautiful) and 혜성 hyeseong (comet), which consist mainly of ice
Chinese (Mandarin) 波妮 Bōní Rough transcription of the first two characters in her Japanese name



Hoenn League
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Elite Four
Sidney
Spr RS Phoebe.png
Elite Four
Phoebe
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Elite Four
Glacia
Spr RS Drake.png
Elite Four
Drake
Steven Spr E Wallace.png
Champion
Steven Wallace
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