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リオン Lion
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Relatives Annie (sister)
Member of Team Rocket*
Rank Spy
Partner Annie
Anime debut Pokémon Heroes
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Yumiko Shaku

Oakley (Japanese リオン Lion) is one of the main antagonists from Pokémon Heroes. She is the partner and younger sister of Annie.


Annie and Oakley's calling card

Not much is known about Oakley nor her sister before Pokémon Heroes, but since James instantly recognizes them, their reputation precedes them.

In the dub, they were assigned a mission by Giovanni, implying Team Rocket membership, but this is not present in the original.

Oakley, along with her sister Annie, is after the Soul Dew and the Eon Pokémon Latias and Latios, the entities they need to use the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare (DMA). Not long after activating the DMA, Oakley quickly learns how to use it. In that time, she floods Alto Mare, almost drowns Ash, and resurrects Kabutops and Aerodactyl Fossils, among other things. Adept as she may be at using it, however, she does not know when to stop, which eventually proves to be her downfall. When Annie tried to remove her from the DMA, her sister became stuck as well.

At the very end of the movie, they were rescued by police and sent to a heavily-guarded prison. Their last scene is in said prison, where they examine the possessions of Lawrence III. Presumably, both are still behind bars.


Like her sister, Oakley is very charming, manipulative, tech-savvy, and thorough in her work. Both are exceptional athletes with vain, thrill-seeking personalities and a ruthless determination to succeed, but Oakley has a thirst for power that, once her mind is affected by the DMA, blinds her into behaving psychotically and ruthlessly, such as wanting to control the world with the oceans and willing to wipe out anyone who gets in her way.

Despite being the younger sister, Oakley appears to be the brains of the operation. Annie may be more suave and equally capable in combat and capture, but Oakley is the mastermind of the plan. Once driven power-hungry by the DMA (an implied side-effect of its operation), she exclaims "I can control the whole world from in here!" in the dub, or "Now this city is mine!" (もうこの町はあたしのもののよ!) in the original.


As mentioned before, Oakley has excellent balance and athletic abilities, making huge leaps and cartwheels while fighting Latios and Latias with no trouble and keeping perfect balance on a beam that Jessie, James and Meowth have trouble with. She also has some rather advanced technology at hand; she has glasses that can identify Latias when disguised and can see Latias and Latios when invisible, and they capture Latios using what appears to be a net of energy.


On hand

Oakley's Ariados
Ariados is Oakley's only known Pokémon. It is first seen in Pokémon Heroes when Annie and Oakley were trying to capture Latias disguised as Bianca. It reappeared throughout the movie.

Ariados's known moves are String Shot and Night Shade.

Debut Pokémon Heroes


Gloom → Vileplume
In the Japanese version of the movie Annie and Oakley can be seen arguing with each other after their defeat. Oakley states how, when they were in kindergarten, Annie evolved her Gloom into a Vileplume when she wanted a Bellossom instead.
Debut Pokémon Heroes


Oakley's Aerodactyl
Oakley used ancient DNA to resurrect a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl to chase after Ash and Latias. In the English dub, they were once used by an evil Pokémon Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare, but were drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. They have blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and are lined with a thick black outline.

Aerodactyl's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Pokémon Heroes
Oakley's Kabutops
Oakley used ancient DNA to resurrect a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl to chase after Ash and Latias. In the English dub, they were once used by an evil Pokémon Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare, but were drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. They have blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and are lined with a thick black outline.

Kabutops's only known move is Slash.

Debut Pokémon Heroes


Sugimori Oakley anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Oakley

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 釈由美子 Yumiko Shaku
English Lisa Ortiz
Italian Cristiana Rossi
Norwegian Hanne Dancke Arnesen
Brazilian Portuguese Denise Reis
Spanish Latin America Cristina Hernández
Spain Pepa Castro

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Oakley or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Oakley's Pokémon
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Oakley's Ariados Grass       Theater Limited VS Pack   001/018


Language Name Origin
Japanese リオン Lions
English, German, Italian Oakley From Annie Oakley. Parallels Team Rocket duo naming convention.
Korean 리온 Lion Transliteration of her Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 莉安 Lìān Transliteration of 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
GiratinaGroudonJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Suicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGlacineGodeySpencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMarcus's soldiersMalinManukeMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsPegRavineRaymondQueen RinRossShipShip's shipmatesSchuyler
TappTammyTannerTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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