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Shauntal

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Shauntal
シキミ Shikimi
Black White Shauntal.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Ghost types

Shauntal (Japanese: シキミ Shikimi) is a Master Ghost-type Trainer and member of the Unova Elite Four.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, Shauntal appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Unova. She is known to write books. She also visits Cynthia in her villa during the spring and summer, as do other female Gym Leaders and Elite Four members.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

First battle (pre-National Pokédex)


Rematch (post-National Pokédex)


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)


First battle (Challenge Mode)


Rematch (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)


Rematch (Challenge Mode)


Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

Initial battle
  • Before battle
"'Eyes brimming with dark flame, this man rejected everything other than himself in order to bring about one singular justice...' That's part of a novel I'm writing. I was inspired by the challenger who was just here, and somehow I got a little sad... Excuse me. You're a challenger, right? I'm the Elite Four's Ghost-type Pokémon user, Shauntal, and I shall be your opponent."
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"Beginnings are important, whether in a good novel or a good battle!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"It seems this is the beginning of my final chapter."
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"I feel we're about to turn the page to the epilogue of this story."
  • When defeated
"Wow. I'm dumbstruck! I know a lot of words, but right now I can't figure out how to say this. Perhaps, if the feeling I'm having now is put into words, it will be trapped there. So let me say this... My feeling is you're a great Trainer!"
  • After being defeated
"S-sorry! First, I must apologize to my Pokémon... I'm really sorry you had a bad experience because of me! Oh! It's not your fault! This is how battles always are. Even in light of that, I'm still one of the Elite Four!"
  • General afterword
"Every person who works with Pokémon has a Pokémon story to tell. I've found that stories where people and Pokémon help each other out are far more interesting than stories about only people, or only Pokémon!"
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Return to the plaza in the center and check the statue."
Rematch
  • Before battle (five variants)
"'The Trainer's thoughts joined with the Pokémon's mind, and a lustrous Aqua Ring unfurled...' That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'"Do you know Thunderbolt?" was his first greeting to me. It wasn't until after we battled that I learned his name was Volkner.' That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'The tiny but strong Pokémon looked up at its Trainer and saw the seeds of doubt taking root as together they faced their toughest opponent yet. The Pokémon sounded a soft cry of reassurance, and the battle began...' That was part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'This world doesn't exist just for you. And I'll tell you why...' That was part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'I have no idea what day it is today, but I will never forget it for the rest of my life.' That was part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"The beginning is always important for both battles and novels."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Oh... I guess it's time to start my last chapter."
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"The epilogue of this story is about to begin."
  • When defeated
"Wow. I'm stunned. For all the words I know, I can't figure out how to say this... Putting my feelings into words would just be a trap. All I will say is I feel you're even greater than I thought!"
  • After being defeated
"S-sorry! First, I must apologize to my Pokémon... I'm really sorry you had a bad experience because of me! Oh! It's not your fault! This is how battles always are. Even in light of that, I'm still one of the Elite Four!"
  • General afterword
"Every person who works with Pokémon has a Pokémon story to tell. I've found that stories where people and Pokémon help each other out are far more interesting than stories about only people, or only Pokémon!"
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Your story is yours and yours alone. Please weave a wonderful tale!"
Cynthia's villa
"When I'm writing novels, if I don't have enough input, my output suffers. It's the same thing for Trainers. To grow stronger, Trainers need to have countless battles and learn many things. Then, they must put what they've learned to the test in real battles."
"Rainbow Wing... Silver Wing... They stir the imagination!"
"Distortion World... and the single Pokémon found there... What an amazing scene!"
"No matter how much research I do, I still have no clue. How old do you think Cynthia is? Any idea?"
"I chose my scarf with a certain Pokémon in mind. Do you get it? Using your imagination is important!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Initial battle
  • Before battle
""There is one man who wanders the world with a black dragon Pokémon to pursue idealsB2/white dragon Pokémon to search for truthW2..." That's part of a novel I'm writing. I want to write down the event that happened on that day... Sorry, it has nothing to do with you... You're a challenger, right? I'm the Elite Four's Ghost-type Pokémon user, Shauntal, and I shall be your opponent."
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"First impressions are everything!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"It's not over yet! I'll finish it my way!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"I hope for a good ending! I hate endings that leave a bitter taste in one's mouth!"
  • When defeated
"Do you ever feel at a loss for words when something greatly moves you? To tell the truth... I'm a writer, but right now I'm having trouble putting my feelings into words. You were just that impressive!"
  • After being defeated
"My Pokémon and the challenger's Pokémon. Everyone battled even though they were hurt... Thank you."
  • General afterword
"Fortitude is needed if you're going to battle, don't you think? Because both you and your opponent get hurt. But if you don't understand the pain, you'll focus on the result and forget about the bonds with your Pokémon. That's why I want to write passages full of heart and soul in my novels."
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Return to the plaza in the center and check the statue."
Rematch
  • Before battle (five variants)
""The woman who uses Ghost types, and the woman who uses Ground types. I couldn't ask the reason why their names and appearances are so similar." That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers and the Pokémon that I've competed against. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
""'Hey, you! Use Overheat!' A Fire-type Pokémon user with a hairstyle that would be great with Head Charge just gave the order and left..." That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers and the Pokémon that I've competed against. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
""'Go, Volcarona! Use Heat Wave here!' The Trainer solemnly ordered the Pokémon who resembled his first partner..." That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers and the Pokémon that I've competed against. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
""'Do you know Thunderbolt?' was his first greeting to me. It wasn't until after we battled that I learned his name was Volkner." That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers and the Pokémon that I've competed against. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
"'Yes. My code name is Looker.' He sounded a bit aloof, but his partner Croagunk's strategy was tricky." That's part of a novel I wrote. I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers and the Pokémon that I've competed against. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"It's important to make a good first impression on your opponent!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"It's the final chapter! Here's my last Pokémon!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"I really want a happy ending this time! I hate endings that leave a bitter taste."
  • When defeated
"Wow. I'm stunned. For all the words I know, I can't figure out how to say this... Putting my feelings into words would just be a trap. All I will say is I feel you're even greater than I thought!"
  • After being defeated
"All the Pokémon on both sides battled so bravely. Even though they got hurt... Thank you."
  • General afterword
"It's important to be tough and resilient when you battle, don't you think? You have to accept that both sides will get hurt. You have to understand that the pain of losing is a natural outcome. If you just focus on winning, you can forget that the bond between you and your Pokémon is the most important thing. I try to focus on that bond in my novels. I want them to be full of heart and soul!"
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Your story is yours and yours alone. Please weave a wonderful tale!"
Cynthia's villa
"I chose my scarf with a certain Pokémon in mind. Do you get it? Using your imagination is important!"
"Distortion World... and the single Pokémon found there... What an amazing scene!"
"No matter how much research I do, I still have no clue. How old do you think Cynthia is? Any idea?"
"When I'm writing novels, if I don't have enough input, my output suffers. It's the same thing for Trainers. To grow stronger, Trainers need to have countless battles and learn many things. Then, they must put what they've learned to the test in real battles."
"Rainbow Wing... Silver Wing... They stir the imagination!"

Sprites

Spr BW Shauntal.png Spr B2W2 Shauntal.png Shauntal OD.png VSShauntal.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
VS sprite from
Generation V


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shauntal in Pokémon Adventures

Shauntal debuts in the Black & White chapter as a stowaway on the Battle Subway. There, she meets White and explains to her that she is there to find inspiration for a new story. They are soon caught up in a battle between the Legendary Pokémon Thundurus and Tornadus. Shauntal reveals to White that she has been searching for them so she can find the inspiration she wanted. Shauntal uses her Jellicent to provoke the two Pokémon into fighting even further, much to White's shock. Despite her attempts to provoke them, the two Pokémon are calmed down and taken away by Landorus. The two then go to board the train, but Shauntal seems worried because she saw someone throw Poké Balls at the three Pokémon just as they were leaving.

When the Pokémon League begins, she and Grimsley travel via Shauntal's Golurk to meet up with their fellow Elite Four members. Although worried about Alder's recent defeat at the hands of N, Shauntal expresses glee at the idea of the battle against Team Plasma being a good idea for her next novel. The four then watch as spectators for the tournament before their battles can begin. Although the tournament is won by Black, the event is interrupted by Team Plasma, who attacks the stadium by surrounding it with N's Castle. Shauntal uses her Golurk to try and confront N at the top of the castle, but they are attacked by Hood Man, who uses Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus against them to try and figure out how to activate the three Pokémon's Therian Formes. After gaining sufficient information, Hood Man escaped, taking the Pokémon with him.

Pokémon

Shauntal's Jellicent
Jellicent
Jellicent is Shauntal's first known Pokémon. She was used to provoke Thundurus and Tornadus into fighting each other.

Jellicent's known moves are Energy Ball and Shadow Ball.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway
Shauntal's Golurk
Golurk
Golurk is Shauntal's second known Pokémon. Shauntal used it to take her and Grimsley to the Pokémon League. Later, it was used to take the Elite Four to the top of N's Castle, but Hood Man attacked them with Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. Together with the other Elite Four's Pokémon, it faced the three Legendary Pokémon.

Golurk's only known move is Heavy Slam.

Debut Dream a Little Dream
Shauntal's Chandelure
Chandelure
Chandelure is Shauntal's third known Pokémon. It was first used to combat the Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus used by Hood Man.

None of Chandelure's moves are known.

Debut PS520

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Shauntal in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Shauntal appears in volume 3 of Pocket Monsters BW.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Shauntal appears in one panel alongside the other Elite Four members defeated by N's Zekrom at the destroyed Pokémon League.

Trivia

  • According to an interview with Yusuke Ohmura in Nintendo Dream, Shauntal's theme is based on black cats. She is referred to as being seen as a nekomusume and the ribbon around her neck is shaped like a cat's head (the brooch being the nose).[1]
  • Shauntal is the only member of the Unova Elite Four who does not share a specialty type with that of an Indigo Plateau Elite Four member from Generations II and IV. Instead, she shares her specialty type with an Indigo Plateau Elite Four member from Generations I and III: Agatha.
  • Shauntal is the only member of the Unova Elite Four who changes a Pokémon in her initial team between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, swapping out her Jellicent for a Drifblim. This coincides with the introduction of Marlon, whose highest-leveled Pokémon is Jellicent.
  • Shauntal shares her Japanese name with that of the anime-exclusive town "Cremini Town", which is also called "Shikimi".

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シキミ Shikimi From 樒 shikimi (Japanese star anise), which are often used to decorate Buddhist graves. Also from 死 shi (death), 鬼 ki (ghost), and possibly 式神 shikigami
English Shauntal From haunt and the name Chantal
French Anis From Illicium anisatum
German Anissa From Sternanis, star anise
Italian Antemia Possibly from anathema
Spanish Anís From anís estrellado, star anise
Korean 망초 Mangcho From 망초 (莽草) mangcho, star anise. Also from 망 mang (death) or 망령 (亡靈) mangryong, ghost


References

  1. ShellSpider's blog entry


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