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Shauna (anime)

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If you were looking for the character from Hoenn, see Shauna (Hoenn).
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!.


Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno with their Pokémon

Shauna made her debut appearance in Summer of Discovery!, where she first met Ash and his friends. 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 and managed to win despite the type disadvantage.

In Day Three Blockbusters!, she informed Serena about Pokémon Showcases, which led to Serena wanting to become a Pokémon Performer as well.

In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, Shauna, along with Tierno and Trevor, decided to put the race 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 totally worth it.

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 and their respective starter Pokémon. Shauna was defeated after a hard battle against Pikachu and Clemont's Chespin leaving Tierno and Squirtle alone.

Shauna and her Bulbasaur during the Coumarine Showcase

Shauna reappeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!. She had arranged a meeting with Ash and his friends in Lagoon Town. She told the group that Aria would give an exhibition performance at a Pokémon Showcase there. As such, she was in the crowd at the Pokémon Showcase together with Ash and his friends, having her Bulbasaur watch it too. After the show, Shauna announced to Serena that she had registered for an upcoming Pokémon Showcase. She then left to train for the Showcase, promising 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, she competed against Jessie and Armelle using her Bulbasaur, which was 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.

She appeared in a PokéVision in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, recapping her victory in Coumarine.

She reappeared in Performing with Fiery Charm!, where she watched Serena compete in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase along with Tierno and Trevor. After Serena's victory she is seen celebrating.

She reappeared in a flashback in XY085.

She appeared in XY089 where she met up with Ash and his friends and had a Tag Battle with Serena against Ash and Tierno.

She will appear again in XY090, where she will participate in the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase.


Shauna and Serena

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 XY089, 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 XY089 as an Ivysaur, where it battled against Ash's Pikachu and Tierno's Blastoise along with Serena's Eevee.

Bulbasaur'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
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.

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

Shauna's Princess Key

This listing is of the Princess Keys Shauna has obtained:


Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小堀友里絵 Yurie Kobori
English Jo Armeniox
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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