Lana (anime)

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Lana
スイレン Suiren
Lana SM.png
Art from Sun & Moon series
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Hau'oli City
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed mother, Harper and Sarah (younger twin sisters)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Lana
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut Alola to New Adventure!
English voice actor Rosie Reyes
Japanese voice actor Hitomi Kikuchi

Lana (Japanese: スイレン Suiren) is a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. She made her debut in Alola to New Adventure!.

History

Lana was a student at Samson Oak's Pokémon School on Melemele Island, where she lived with her twin sisters, Harper and Sarah. At one point, she rescued a wild Popplio from being harassed by a gang of Team Skull Grunts and nursed it back to health at a Pokémon Center, where the two became good friends.

Lana debuted in Alola to New Adventure, meeting Ash and Pikachu while fishing with Popplio on a Ride Lapras. She and Ash met again at the Pokémon School, where Ash decided to join her class to study the Pokémon of Alola under their teacher, Professor Kukui.

In The Guardian's Challenge, Lana participated in the surprise welcome party her class threw for Ash to celebrate his enrollment. She challenged Ash to a Pokémon swimming contest as his third "surprise", which Popplio won due to its superior swimming ability. She later bore witness to Ash and Pikachu's battle against Tapu Koko, the guardian deity of Melemele.

In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, Lana received help from Ash while training Popplio how to blow human-sized water balloons, revealing her dream to one day use them to explore the ocean depths and discover new undersea Pokémon. She was also chosen to give a class lecture on sea Pokémon, loaning Ash a fishing rod at her house and introducing him to her sisters. During the lecture, the class's Ride Pokémon were caught in a net by Team Rocket, who infuriated Lana with their disregard for the other Pokémon they had inadvertently caught. Together with Ash, she was able to bring the captured Pokémon to safety by using Popplio's water balloons.

Character

Lana with her sisters

Lana is a calm and gentle girl who cares deeply for Pokémon, particularly Water-types that inhabit the sea. As such, she enjoys many seafaring activities such as fishing while riding on Lapras. While sincere most of the time, she also has a playful side, oftentimes telling outrageous jokes such as being able to catch Legendary Pokémon like Kyogre. She is additionally shown to become aggravated and flustered when dealing with her unruly younger sisters. Her love for Pokémon runs deep to the point where she grows incensed at the sight of cruelty against Pokémon, speaking in a hushed tone of voice and shooting an icy glare towards the aggressor(s). She is highly protective of her Pokémon if it is danger.

She cares deeply for her Popplio as shown in SM016 when it becomes separated from her along with Rowlet to the point where she has to drag Ash along when they go searching for their Pokémon.

Pokémon

On hand

Lana Popplio.png
Popplio

Ride Pokémon

Lana Lapras.png
Lapras
This Lapras serves as Lana's Ride Pokémon. It was first seen in Alola to New Adventure!, where Lana rode on it while fishing. In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, it was seen in flashback being used to battle against some Team Skull Grunts that were bullying a wild Popplio. When not in use, it resides in the water next to Lana's house.

Lapras's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
A Poké Ride Tauros
Tauros
Lana was first seen riding a Poké Ride Tauros around the Pokémon School.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!

Pokémon competitions

Lana has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 菊地瞳 Hitomi Kikuchi
English Rosie Reyes
Mandarin Chinese 林美秀 Lín Měixiù
Spanish Latin America Pamela Cruz
Spain Ana de Castro
Thai คนธนันท์ วัฒนชาติวงศ์ Kontanun Watanachatwong

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese スイレン Suiren From 睡蓮 suiren (water lily) and 水 sui (water)
English Lana From lilia-lana-i-ka-wai (Hawaiian for water lily) and lana (Hawaiian for afloat)
French Néphie From nénuphar (water lily)
German Tracy From Tracheophyta (vascular plant), a division of plants that includes the water lily family
Italian Suiren Same as Japanese name
Spanish Nereida From nereida (nereid). Nereids are sea nymphs, possibly a reference to Nymphaeaceae (water lily family)
Korean 수련 Suryeon From 수련 suryeon (water lily) and 수 su (water)
Chinese (Mandarin) 水蓮 / 水莲 Shuǐlián From 睡蓮 / 睡莲 shuìlián (water lily) and 水 shuǐ (water)
Chinese (Cantonese) 水蓮 Séuilìhn From 睡蓮 seuihlìhn (water lily) and 水 séui (water)
Russian Лана Lana Transcription of English name
Thai ซุยเรน Suiren Same as Japanese name


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