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パキラ Pachira
XY Malva.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Orange
Hair color Pink
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Elite Four, Duchess, Pokémon Trainer
Generation VI
Games Pokémon X and Y
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Kalos)
Specializes in Fire types
Member of Team Flare
Rank Unknown

Malva (Japanese: パキラ Pachira) is a Master Fire-type Trainer and member of the Kalos Elite Four and of Team Flare.

In the games

In Pokémon X and Y, Malva appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Kalos. She is a news reporter and a self-proclaimed star of the Holo Caster. In addition to this, she is a member of Team Flare and expresses animosity towards the player for the team's defeat. Although her rank in Team Flare is unknown (she never battled the player as a member of Team Flare), she does know classified information.

She also appears in the Lumiose City Looker sidequests, in which she and Looker help the player stop Xerosic's plans.


Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon League

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

Hotel Richissime


Pokémon X and Y

Poké Ball Factory (Holo Caster)
"We're bringing you this special bulletin. The Poké Ball Factory in the area around Laverre City has been attacked. The identities of those involved are unknown. However, this is not expected to have any effect on the sales of Poké Balls..."
Pokémon League
  • First time entering the entrance hall
"You're the illustrious <player>, are you? Welcome at last to the Pokémon League. I am one of the Elite Four. People know me as the Fire-type-Pokémon user, Malva. Here in the Pokémon League, you'll encounter the four of us--the Elite Four--and our Champion. If you hope to meet the Champion and challenge her here, you must first defeat the four of us. Do your best, because if you can't impress us with your real strength, you'll never get to battle her. But it should be a walk in the park for you, right? The "hero"/"heroine" who destroyed big, bad Team Flare."
  • Before battle (first time)
"Welcome, challenger, to my Blazing Chamber! I am Malva, and I shall be your opponent today."
"Oh, I can't tell you how happy I am to meet you again... I feel like my heart might just burst into flames. I'm burning up with my hatred for you, runt!"
  • Being defeated
"What news... So a new challenger has defeated Malva of the Elite Four!"
  • After being defeated (first time)
"Fantastic. Utterly fantastic. I'll report to all the world the news of you and your Pokémon dominating the Pokémon League! I AM a Holo Caster star, after all. Heh, I'm such a busy woman... "
  • After being defeated (rematch)
"Oooh, you wicked little Trainer! You're just too much, you know? You're so amusing that I just want to burn you up where you stand! But I'll let you live.... After all... If you want your dreams to come true, you have to be strong enough to force them to happen. Team Flare wasn't strong enough to do that, but I can see that you are."
  • General afterword (if chosen first)
"Three more members of the Elite Four stand between you and the Champion. Take that elevator there to return to the main hall if you're ready for them."
  • General afterword (if chosen second)
"Beat the last two members of the Elite Four, and you can face the Champion."
  • General afterword (if chosen third)
"If you beat the last of the Elite Four, you'll face the Champion."
  • General afterword (if chosen last)
"You'll be facing down the Champion next."
Battle Chateau
  • Before battle
"I am the Duchess Malva, and I shall be your opponent today."
  • Being defeated
"You have secured a noble victory over Malva of the Elite Four!"
  • After being defeated
(if giving the player an item) "Take this with you when you go. I selected it particularly for you."
"Oooh, you wicked little Trainer, you! I will definitely remember this battle!"
  • After defeating the player
"I am delighted! Yes, delighted that I could squash you beneath my heel."
Looker Bureau (Holo Caster)
"We bring you a special bulletin... Late last night, an intruder broke into the Lumiose Museum and damaged a painting. Museum staff said that security is very tight and breaking into the museum is impossible. The culprit remains at large."
Lumiose Museum (Holo Caster)
"We have another special bulletin. Poké Ball thefts are rampant in Lumiose City. The thief strikes directly after Pokémon battles, when Trainers let their guard down. These crimes are thought to be the work of a single individual, but reports on the suspect's features vary greatly, so authorities are struggling to identify him--or her. These crimes are occurring in back alleys and in other places where there are few people around. Residents of Lumiose City should exercise caution."
Hotel Richissime
"Took you long enough, <player>. It may happen that I am in need of your services, but I expect you to keep in mind how valuable my time is! Oh, never mind! Just fight me! I can't possibly have a reasonable discussion when my emotions are so inflamed!"
Yes: "I'm burning up with rage!"
No: "You're only adding fuel to the fire!"
  • Being defeated
  • After being defeated
"Enough for now. I brought you here for a reason. The first issue is the identity of the Trainer called Essentia. In truth, she is simply a girl called Emma, wearing a piece of special technology dubbed the Expansion Suit. The Expansion Suit was created by Dr. Xerosic. I can see that name means something to you. You remember him, I take it. ...One of Team Flare's scientists. This brings me to my request, young man/lady. Make sure Xerosic disappears. I don't care how. If you need a reason, call it honor among thieves. Even we in Team Flare had our sense of pride. You may have disagreed with us, but we were doing what we thought right. I won't let him sully our honor now. The hero of Kalos would hardly wish for that girl Emma to keep staining her hands with these crimes as Essentia. If you want to help the girl, you need to put an end to Xerosic. And that I can help you with! If we leave now, we can find him at Lysandre Café. Don't dawdle. Be ready to face death if you go. Prepare well if you want a shot at surviving."
Lysandre Café
"Oh my. Aren't you a speedy one? Score one for you. I do so hate to be kept waiting. Come on. I'll show you the way."
Lysandre Labs
"You'll find Xerosic in the lab. It's a secret floor that only certain admins know about."
"You'll need to take the elevator. I'll just enter the special password on this panel here... And voilà! Now you have access to the secret floor of Lysandre Labs. You should find Xerosic and his Essentia there. The rest I leave to you. The secret floor has the same layout as this one. You defeated Team Flare once, right? Then this should be a piece of cake. Oh. And one last thing... Tell that partner of yours... Tell that infuriating man... Yes, tell him I fulfilled my end of the bargain. And he should keep in mind what will happen to him if he doesn't do the same. Good day."
Events (Holo Caster)
StreetPass News!
"On <date>, you encountered <number> Pokémon players. You received <number> PM to commemorate this! You have met <number> people via StreetPass! You have earned a total of <number> Poké Miles since you started playing!"
Special Torchic!
"Big news for all you Trainers out there! Connect to the Internet before January 15, 2014, to recieve Torchic with a Blazikenite! This Mega Stone is needed for Blaziken to Mega Evolve. Connecting and receiving Torchic is easy, so do not miss this chance to give Mega Evolution a try! Evolve Torchic into Blaziken and use Blazikenite to Mega Evolve! For more details, check the official Pokémon website!"
Winter Regionals!
"The 2014 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships are underway! Play both Pokémon TCG and video games in cities across the United States! Winter Regionals will be held on the weekends of Jan. 11, 18, and 25, 2014. TCG events are usually on Saturday and video game events usually on Sunday. You can win booster packs, trophies, and a huge step toward a National Championships travel award! See the official Pokémon website for a list of cities and details. Good luck!"
Pokémon Bank Open!
"The Pokémon Bank application is now available on Nintendo eShop! With it, you can deposit, store, and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes on the internet, and then transfer them to your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y games. When you download Pokémon Bank, you may also download the new Poké Transporter application, which allows you to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to their own Boxes. Explore every feature of Pokémon Bank during a no-obligation 30-day trial. This trial is only available until Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. PST."
Spring Regionals!
"The Spring Regional Championships are underway! Play both Pokémon TCG and video games in cities across the United States! Spring Regionals will be held on the weekends of April 5th and 12th, 2014. Usually, TCG events are held on Saturday and video game events on Sunday. See the official Pokémon website for details and a list of cities. Good luck!"
Register now!
"The 2014 April Friendly is here! Put your Kalos Pokémon to the test in this Online Competition! The battle format is Single Battle, and every Pokémon is available from the Kalos Pokédex is included. There's a limit of 50,000 people for this competition, so sign up now at to reserve your place! Registration is open from April 17 at 00:00 UTC to April 24 at 23:59 UTC!"
Good clean fun!
"There's a new attraction at the PGL PokéMileage Club! Play Graffiti Eraser and obtain fun and useful items that you can send to your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game the next time you use Game Sync. Give Graffiti Eraser a try today!"


  • She is the first member of the Elite Four to be a member of a villainous team in the games.
  • She is the only Trainer to battle with the Elite Four theme in all her battles including outside both the Pokémon League and Battle Chateau.


Language Name Origin
Japanese パキラ Pachira From the genus Pachira
English, French,
Italian, Spanish
Malva From the genus Malva, lava, and mal (evil), relating to her status as a Team Flare member.
German Pachira Same as her Japanese name
Korean 파키라 Pachira Same as her Japanese name

Kalos League
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four

Boss: Lysandre
Scientists: AlianaBryonyCelosiaMableXerosic
Notable Members: ChalmersMalva
Lower Members: Team Flare GruntsTeam Flare Admins
Buildings: Lysandre LabsTeam Flare Secret HQ

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