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Shauna (anime)

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サナ Sana
Shauna anime.png
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Brown
Hometown Vaniville Town
Region Kalos
Trainer class Performer
Game counterpart Shauna
Anime debut Summer of Discovery!
English voice actor Jo Armeniox
Japanese voice actor Yurie Kobori

Shauna (Japanese: サナ Sana) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She is a Pokémon Performer from Vaniville Town and a rival of Serena. She first appeared in Summer of Discovery!.


Serena and Shauna

Shauna made her debut appearance in Summer of Discovery!, where she first met Ash and his friends while attending Professor Sycamore's Pokémon Summer Camp. She had seen the Pokévision video that Serena filmed in Lumiose City and recognized her from it. She later used her Bulbasaur to battle Serena's Fennekin during the Pokémon Battle Tournament held that same day.

In Day Three Blockbusters!, she informed Serena about Pokémon Showcases and said her goal was to win the title of Kalos Queen, which led to Serena wanting to become a Pokémon Performer as well. She also filmed a new Pokévision video together with Tierno and Trevor as part of the activities of the Pokémon Summer Camp.

In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, Shauna, along with Tierno and Trevor, decided to put the PokéEnteering competition on hold to help Ash, Serena, and Clemont find Bonnie. The group later encountered a mysterious Pokémon with an X mark on their way back to the camp. Although they arrived too late at the camp to win any points in the race, they declared that helping their friends was worth it.

Shauna and her Bulbasaur during the Coumarine Showcase

In Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor participated in a Team Battle with Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander, respectively. Their opponents were their new friends and rivals, Ash, Serena, and Clemont using Pikachu, Fennekin, and Chespin as their partners. Shauna and her Bulbasaur were defeated after a hard battle against Pikachu and Chespin, leaving Tierno and Squirtle alone.

Shauna reappeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!. She had arranged a meeting with Serena and her friends in Lagoon Town. She told them that Aria would give an exhibition performance at a Pokémon Showcase there. As such, she was in the crowd at the Showcase theater together with the group, having her Bulbasaur watch it too. After watching Aria's performance, Shauna announced to Serena that she had registered for an upcoming Pokémon Showcase. She then left to train and promised to stay in contact with Serena.

She reappeared in A Showcase Debut!, where she participated in the Rookie Class Pokémon Showcase that was being held in Coumarine City. In the first round, which consisted of dressing up Pokémon with accessories, she competed against Jessie and Alouette using her Bulbasaur, which she decorated with flowers. She earned the most votes from the audience and advanced to the second round, where she performed together with her Bulbasaur and Flabébé. After the round was over, Shauna was declared the winner of the tournament, earning her first Princess Key.

Shauna and her Ivysaur and Flabébé during the Anistar Showcase

She appeared in a Pokévision in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, recapping her victory in the Coumarine Showcase. She reappeared in Performing with Fiery Charm!, where she watched Serena compete in the Dendemille Showcase along with Tierno and Trevor. After Serena's victory, she was seen celebrating. She also appeared in a flashback in A Legendary Photo Op!.

Shauna's next appearance was in Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, where she met up with Ash and his friends again. Together with Serena, she faced off against Ash and Tierno in a Tag Battle, which was called off.

In A Performance Pop Quiz!, she participated in the Anistar City Rookie Class Pokémon Showcase along with Serena, Jessie, and Nini. During the Theme Performance, she managed to answer Pierre's questions correctly, granting her a spot in the second round. There, she delivered a performance along with her Ivysaur and Flabébé which was well received by the audience. However, she did not get enough votes to win the competition, and ended up in second place. She later revealed she had already obtained her second Princess Key.


Shauna is shown to have a very energetic personality, much like her game counterpart. She loves making Pokévision videos with her Pokémon. She and her friends became fans of Serena after seeing the Pokévision video she made in A Pokévision of Things to Come!. She dreams of becoming a famous Pokémon Performer and ultimately Kalos Queen, like Aria.

In Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, she also revealed to Serena that she knows about her crush on Ash.


This listing is of Shauna's known Pokémon in the anime:

Shauna's Ivysaur

Shauna's Ivysaur
Bulbasaur → Ivysaur
Bulbasaur is the Starter Pokémon Shauna received from Professor Sycamore. While it is friendly to its Trainer, it acts coldly to others. Its Energy Ball is powerful enough to stop Fennekin's Flamethrower. Bulbasaur is used again in the Triple Battle against Ash's Pikachu, Serena's Fennekin, and Clemont's Chespin alongside Tierno's Squirtle and Trevor's Charmander, where it lost to Pikachu.

It reappeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream! where Shauna had it watch a Pokémon Showcase with her.

It reappeared in A Showcase Debut!, where it, along with Shauna's Flabébé, helped Shauna to win the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase.

It reappeared in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile! in a video.

It reappeared in Tag Team Battle Inspiration! as an Ivysaur, where it battled against Ash's Pikachu and Tierno's Blastoise along with Serena's Eevee.

It also appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz! participating in the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase.

Ivysaur's known moves are Vine Whip, Energy Ball, Solar Beam, Petal Dance and Razor Leaf.

Debut Summer of Discovery!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Michele Knotz (as a Bulbasaur)
Justin Anselmi (as an Ivysaur)
Shauna's Flabébé
Shauna's Orange Flower Flabébé made an early cameo in Summer of Discovery! as one of the Pokémon she recorded a Pokévision with.

Flabébé made her physical debut in A Showcase Debut!, where she, along with Bulbasaur, helped Shauna to win the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase.

She reappeared in Battling With Elegance and a Big Smile! in a video.

She appeared again in A Performance Pop Quiz!, where she, along with Ivysaur performed with Shauna during the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase.

Flabébé's only known move is Fairy Wind.

Debut Summer of Discovery!
Shauna's Swirlix
Swirlix was seen briefly on a Pokévision video selection menu.

As such, none of Swirlix's moves are known.

Debut Summer of Discovery!
Shauna's Gothita
Gothita was seen briefly on a Pokévision video selection menu.

As such, none of Gothita's moves are known.

Debut Summer of Discovery!


Princess Keys obtained

One of Shauna's Princess Keys

This listing is of the Princess Keys Shauna has obtained:

Other achievements

Shauna has competed in the following Pokémon Showcases:


Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小堀友里絵 Yurie Kobori
English Jo Armeniox
Finnish Viivi Tamminen
German Anna Ewelina
Polish Julia Kołakowska-Bytner
Brazilian Portuguese Flávia Narciso
Spanish Latin America Adriana Núñez
Spain Guiomar Alburquerque Durán


  • Shauna is the first major rival of Ash's female traveling companions to have been based on an in-game character.

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