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Korrina

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Korrina
コルニ Corni
"The Evolution fighter!"
XY Korrina.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Light gray
Hair color Lemon yellow
Hometown Shalour City
Region Kalos
Relatives Gurkinn (grandfather)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Successor
Marchioness*
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Leader of Shalour Gym
Badge Rumble Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Anime debut Mega Revelations!
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Yuka Terasaki

Korrina (Japanese: コルニ Corni) is the Gym Leader of Shalour City's Gym, known officially as the Shalour Gym. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. She gives the Rumble Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Successor (Japanese: けいしょうしゃ Successor).

In the games

Korrina appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader from Shalour City. Trainers who defeat Korrina will receive the Rumble Badge, along with TM98 (Power-Up Punch). According to the television show Gym Freaks and an NPC at Café Action!, she is a PR Video star. It also states that she dresses up in costumes; her magnificent legs able to shatter cave rocks into pieces using her axe-kick move.

Korrina first appears on Route 5, when one of her Lucario comes up to the player while she is doing some special training. She notes about how Lucario has taken a liking to the player's aura, then introduces herself to the trainer as the Shalour City Gym Leader. She then appears in Geosenge Town, where she challenges the player to a battle with her two Lucario.

After arriving in Shalour City, Korrina can be found in the Tower of Mastery with her grandfather Gurkinn, the Mega Evolution guru. Once the player wins the battle for the Mega Ring against their rival, Korrina will go to her Gym for a battle.

After battling her at the Gym, she will immediately invite the player to a rematch atop the Tower of Mastery. There, Korrina gives the player the Mega Ring. After that, the Lucario that had become close to the player temporarily joins their team, and the two have a one-on-one battle, using just their Lucario, both holding a Lucarionite. Win or lose, the player has the option of getting the Lucario that joined him/her for the battle.

Once the player obtains rank of Marquis/Marchioness at the Battle Chateau, Korrina and the other Gym Leaders will be able to be battled there for rematches. There, Korrina will possess the rank of Marchioness.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

First battle


Gym battle


Mega Evolution battle


Battle Chateau


Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch


Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge


Given away
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.32*
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Bone Rush
Ground Physical

Quotes

Pokémon X and Y

Route 5

"Wait! Lucario!!!"
"Sorry about that! Are you OK? I was doing some special training with my Lucario when all of a sudden it dashed off... Hey, Lucario! What's going on with you? Did you get drawn in by this boy's/girl's aura or something?"
"Huh. Well, it seems Lucario likes you!" (either way) "See, Lucario can read people's auras. I guess something in your aura has made this one take a liking to a stranger! This Lucario is always getting worked up in battle with my other one. Maybe it's just waiting for a Trainer to appear who's strong enough to challenge it... Oops! I was on such a roll, I forgot to even introduce myself! I'm Korrina, the Shalour City Gym Leader. If you're collecting Gym Badges, I'm sure we'll be battling sooner or later! I'm looking forward to it. I hope you know how to roll with the punches!"

Geosenge Town

  • Before battle
"Lucario! What are you doing?"
"Hey! You're that Trainer from Route 5!"
Lucario: "Awwof!"
"I'm not exactly sure, but I think Lucario is saying it wants to battle with you. Would you battle with us? So, I have two Lucario... But do you know which is the one that has taken a shine to you?"
  • Being defeated
"Wh-what?! Not even my ultra-powerful Lucario duo could stand up to you?!"
  • After being defeated
"OK! Now I get it! I see why Lucario likes you so much! So! Do you remember I'm the Gym Leader in Shalour City? Once you get past the cave just beyond here, you'll be there, so stop by and say hello!"

Tower of Mastery - first visit

  • When first met
"Hey there! So you made it to Shalour City! Lucario is in its Poké Ball, but it's really happy to see you! Well, we should go see what's going on, too!"
"Exactly! And it's likely that Pokémon evolve in a lot of other ways as well! But Mega Evolution is an Evolution that transcends all other Evolution!"
"Yes... Mega Evolution is a special kind of Evolution. That said, we still know very little about it. What we know now is that it requires special items. And the most important element is the trust between Pokémon and Trainer."
"There may be winners and losers in a Pokémon battle. But I really thought you two and your Pokémon were all winners! Mega Evolution is nothing more than just one way to make Pokémon stronger. There are many Trainers who bring out the strength of their Pokémon without Mega Evolution."
"Pokémon need a Mega Stone! And Pokémon Trainers need the Mega Ring! Well, my mysterious Trainer, my Lucario may have taken a shine to you, but now I must test you to see if you're ready to challenge the Mega Evolution successor! I'll be waiting for you at the Gym! Oh, the rest of your friends should come challenge me at the Gym, too!"

Shalour Gym

  • Before battle
"Time for Lady Korrina's big appearance!"
"Haha, I'm just messing around with you! I know, you're rollin' in the aisles, right? I already know you're a strong Trainer, so let's get this show on the road!"
  • Being defeated
"How could it be?!"
  • After being defeated
"Oh! I have been defeated! Alack, alay! Lady Korrina gave a terrible display! This is it. I must give up my title and admit that your strength far exceeds—Just teasing! But here's your Badge. Boy, you'll be rolling in 'em soon!"
"If you've got a Rumble Badge, then you can trade Pokémon up to Lv. 50 with your friends and they'll be ready to roll! They'll love you, all right! And you'll be able to roll over waves using the HM Surf, even outside battle! And here, why don't you take this TM? I've really been on a roll with it myself!"
"Power-Up Punch does just what it says on the box! The more that you use it, the tougher your fists get. Keep using it. Your Attack will go through the roof! Look… I do have to apologize. You'll have to make it up to the top of the Tower of Mastery if you want the Mega Ring. I'm sorry for sending you this way and that. I swear, I'm not giving you the runaround! You've done great rolling with the punches. So great that I'd like to ask you a favor… Battle me again, won't you? But this time, it won't be just another Gym Battle… I want a battle between equals! As two Trainers who can use Mega Evolution! I'll be waiting for you with Lucario at the top of the Tower of Mastery!"

Tower of Mastery - second visit

  • Before giving the player the Mega Ring
"I really love this place! When I'm here with my Pokémon, looking at the wide-open sky above, all worries disappear, and I feel like I can do anything!"
"Thanks for coming all the way up here. It was decided that this must be the place where the Mega Ring is handed over. Something about making sure we never forget to set our sights as high as the sky. And here it is--your very own Mega Ring! It's in the shape of a bracelet, so it's super easy to wear!"
  • Before battle
"Give your Pokémon the right Mega Stone, and try battling with it! Your Pokémon will surely answer the call of the Mega Ring!"
"Hmm? Lucario, what's wrong?"
"Lucario, are you sure? You want to battle alongside that Trainer?"
"I don't know what to say... I'm a bit shocked that some traveling Trainer seems to have a stronger bond with you than I do... Haha! Well, he/she must be something special! So, whaddya say, Trainer? Will you and Lucario battle against me and my Lucario? A Lucario-on-Lucario battle! It will be nothing short of riveting. They both have Lucarionite in hand! How about we get this show on the road?"
No: "Oh, come on! Both are at the ready with Lucarionite! Let's battle!"
Yes: "I can feel Lucario's passion. Perhaps it's just that it doesn't want to lose to the other Lucario, but it may be that it's just on the same wavelength as you..."
"Ready, Lucario?"
"Let's give it all we've got!"
  • Being defeated
"What an incredible bond you have! What amazing power!"
  • If the player did not Mega Evolve Lucario during the battle
"I really want you to give Lucario a chance to see what Mega Evolution is like!"
  • After the battle
"What an explosive battle! I could tell that both Mega Lucario didn't hold anything back! With strong bonds like that, you shouldn't have any trouble triggering your Pokémon's Mega Evolution!"
"I think it would be best if you took that Lucario along with you on your journey. It's quite apparent that you two make a truly incredible team!"
  • If the player refuses to take Lucario
"Really? I thought the two of you would have made a great team..."
  • After accepting or refusing to take Lucario
"As long as Pokémon and Trainers have the kindness to care for each other and give each other courage, the world will be full of smiles!"
  • If talked to again
"What an explosive battle! I could tell that both Mega Lucario didn't hold anything back! With strong bonds like that, you shouldn't have any trouble triggering your Pokémon's Mega Evolution! As long as Pokémon and Trainers have the kindness to care for each other and give each other courage, the world will be full of smiles!"

Battle Chateau

  • Before battle (first battle)
"Time for Lady Korrina's big appearance!"
  • Before battle (rematch)
"Time for the new-and-improved Lady Korrina's big appearance!"
  • Being defeated
"It's your very being that allows your Pokémon to evolve!"
  • After being defeated
(if giving the player an item) "Oh well, I can roll with the punches. Take this. I award it to you, good sir/fair lady."
"Oh! Defeat! Alack, alay!"

Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Shalour City Gym! ... Eeek. Korrina has arrived! She's cute! So cute! The way she dresses up in costume-like clothing makes my heart go crazy! Lately, Korrina has been in the PR Video Studio! Following two years of planning and another year of shooting, her highly anticipated new PR Video is scheduled for release at the end of next year! Oh... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Shalour City Gym! ... Eeek. Korrina has arrived! She's cute! So cute! The way she dresses up in costumes make my heart beat pit-a-pat! Her legs are so magnificent that her axe-kick move can shatter cave rocks into pieces! If I were her, I wouldn't need the HM. Oh... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

Sprites

VSKorrina.png VSKorrina 2.png
Vs. Portrait from
X and Y
Vs. Portrait as Successor Korrina from
X and Y

In the anime

Korrina in the anime

Korrina made her anime debut in Mega Revelations!. She appeared before Ash and his friends, aiming to claim her 99th successive victory, eagerly challenging Ash to a battle. In the end, her Lucario easily defeated Ash's Pikachu, and the group decided to have a lunch together.

A young Korrina

During the lunch, Bonnie noticed Korrina's Key Stone, and she revealed that she had received it from her grandfather. However, she was still lacking the Mega Stone to Mega Evolve her Lucario. After the group had saved Pikachu and Lucario from Team Rocket, Ash and his friends decided to join Korrina on her hunt for Lucarionite.

In The Cave of Trials!, Korrina, along with Ash and his friends, arrived in Geosenge Town. There, they met a photographer called McGinty, who gave them a hint of going to a nearby mountain. On the mountain, the group discovered a cave, where the Lucarionite was hidden. Protecting the Mega Stone, however, was a Blaziken, whom Korrina had to battle. Due to Blaziken having a type advantage over Lucario, Korrina was initially losing, but thanks to Ash and friends' encouragements, Korrina and Lucario were able to rise from the brink of defeat and immobilize Blaziken with Bone Rush. Just when Lucario was about to finish the battle, Korrina's grandfather, Gurkinn, came out of the shadows, admitting his defeat and allowing Korrina to take the Lucarionite. With the proper Mega Stone finally in her hands, Korrina started her Lucario's very first Mega Evolution.

In The Aura Storm!, after Lucario's first Mega Evolution, Korrina agreed to have a battle with Ash and Pikachu to test her Mega Evolved Pokémon's powers. However, during the battle, Lucario lost control, and it was only stopped from attacking Ash along with Pikachu by Gurkinn's own Lucario. Gurkinn explained that Lucario couldn't control its increased Aura powers after Mega Evolving, which was why it went berserk. Korrina then had another battle with her Lucario, this time against Gurkinn's own Mega Lucario. However, Korrina's Lucario lost control of itself again soon after Mega Evolving, and Gurkinn won the battle. Afterwards, Gurkinn sent Korrina and Lucario to Pomace Mountain to get help from a Mega Evolution Trainer.

Korrina is set to reappear in XY043 and will battle Ash again in the following episode.

Pokémon

Korrina's Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario

Korrina's Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario
Riolu → Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario
Main article: Korrina's Lucario

Lucario is Korrina's only known Pokémon. It is kept outside of its Poké Ball. She has owned it ever since it was a Riolu. Due to them having spent so much time together, they share a very close bond with each other, similar to that between Ash and Pikachu. It is capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Lucario. As shown in The Aura Storm!, it could not control Mega Evolution and would go berserk. It later learnt to control Mega Evolution in The Bonds of Mega Evolution! and learned Aura Sphere in the process.

Lucario was also shown to be very fast and strong, being able to defeat Ash's Pikachu with hardly any trouble.

Debut Mega Revelations!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Bill Rogers

Temporary

Ash's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

When Ash and his friends were escaping the cave, Pikachu escaped with Korrina and Clemont. Later, Korrina commanded Pikachu in a battle against Team Rocket.

Under Korrina's command, Pikachu used Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, and Iron Tail.

Debut Calling from Beyond the Aura!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 寺崎裕香 Yuka Terasaki
English Lisa Ortiz

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Korrina in Pokémon Adventures

Korrina first appears in Santalune City, where she helps X and his friends face Celosia of Team Flare to retrieve X's stolen Kangaskhanite. Using her Mega Glove, Korrina Mega Evolves her Lucario into Mega Lucario and sends it out to battle. After X retrieves the Kangaskhanite, he uses it to evolve Kogaru into Mega Kangaskhan and teams up with Lucario. Together, they defeat Celosia, forcing her to retreat since she knows that she's outmatched against two Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Later, Korrina meets up with X's friends and gives Tierno a pair of Roller Skates. When X states that he doesn't think it's important to have a successor ceremony for his Mega Ring, Korrina states that she refuses to acknowledge him as a successor. She questions her grandfather's decision to give X the Mega Ring and angrily storms off.

Korrina goes back to Shalour City, where she angrily attacks her grandfather for giving X a Mega Ring and demands to know why he decided to do it. Before Gurkinn can give a proper answer, they are attacked by a Trevenant. Korrina immediately goes to battle it, but soon realizes that the attack is only a distraction to separate her from her grandfather. She looks outside to see Gurkinn being attacked by Essentia. After escaping from the Trevenant, Korrina skates down to the bottom floor to help Gurkinn. When Gurkinn realizes that Essentia is attempting to steal the tower by covering it in Trevenant's vines, he tells Korrina that they need to activate the Tower of Mastery's self destruct switch and protect the secrets of Mega Evolution. Although reluctant, Korrina agrees and helps her grandfather destroy the tower.

Afterward, the two go into hiding. After being awoken from a dream of her training days, Korrina meets Diantha, another one of the students who received a Key Stone from Gurkinn. They go and meet up with Gurkinn, only to find him being attacked by Team Flare Admin Chalmers. They defeat Chalmers and save Gurkinn with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Diantha decides that they should go and find the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal's cocoon form since Team Flare has already secured the tree form of Xerneas.

Pokémon

Korrina's Lucario
Riolu → Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario
Main article: Korrina's Lucario

Lucario is Korrina's only known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer in Santalune City, where it Mega Evolved into Mega Lucario to battle against Celosia of Team Flare. With its Aura, it prevented Celosia's Aegislash from controlling X and his friends' minds. Together with Garu and Kogaru, Lucario defeated Celosia, forcing her to escape.

Debut PAXY06

In the TCG

Full Art print of Korrina
Main article: Korrina (Furious Fists 95)

Korrina was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era). It was first released in the Japanese Rising Fist expansion before debuting in English in the Furious Fists expansion, with an illustration based on the Yusuke Ohmura artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in both expansions, with an illustration also by Yusuke Ohmura. Korrina allows the player to add both a Fighting Pokémon and an Item card from their deck to their hands before shuffling the deck.

Trivia

  • Korrina's Japanese Leader title is エボリューション ファイター!.
  • Korrina is the only Kalos Gym Leader who is battled outside of their respective Gym or the Battle Chateau.
    • Korrina is also the only Kalos Gym Leader to have two pieces of VS artwork.
  • The first four moves used by Korrina's Lucario in the anime are the same four moves that the Lucario she gives to the player in X and Y knows.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese コルニ Corni From cornichon (French for gherkin)
English Korrina Similar to her Japanese name. Also from K.O. and arena
French Cornélia Similar to her Japanese name.
German Connie Similar to her Japanese name
Italian Ornella Similar to her Japanese name.
Spanish Corelia Similar to her Japanese name.
Korean 코르니 Corni Transliteration of her Japanese name

Successor

Language Title
France Flag.png French Héritière
Germany Flag.png German Erbfolgerin
Italy Flag.png Italian Erede
South Korea Flag.png Korean 계승자 Gyeseungja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Heredera


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
VSViola.png
Viola
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
VSGrant.png
Grant
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
VSKorrina.png
Korrina
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
VSRamos.png
Ramos
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
VSClemont.png
Clemont
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
VSValerie.png
Valerie
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
VSOlympia.png
Olympia
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
VSWulfric.png
Wulfric

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