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Ursula

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Ursula
ウララ Urara
Ursula casual.png
Ursula
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Peach
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Coordinator
Anime debut Another One Gabites the Dust!
English voice actor Melissa Schoenberg
Japanese voice actor Ayako Kawasumi

Ursula (Japanese: ウララ Urara) is a recurring character of the Pokémon anime. She is a Pokémon Coordinator and a rival of both Dawn and Jessilina.

History

Ursula in the Wallace Cup

Ursula first appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!, where it was revealed that she was one of the Wallace Cup competitors who were eliminated in the first round. When she recognized Dawn, she said it was an accident Dawn won the Aqua Ribbon and she was looking forward to seeing Dawn's graceful moves at the Chocovine Town Pokémon Contest. Later, she was seen using her Sandy Cloak Wormadam to perform a routine that ensured her progression to the second stage, where she used her Gabite.

During the Contest Battles, Ursula was paired up against Jessilina in the semifinals. At one point, Ursula's Gabite and Jessilina's Carnivine seemed to be evenly matched, but when time ran out, Marian announced that the Coordinator advancing to the final round was Ursula. In the finals, Ursula posed a threat to Dawn as her Gabite had the upper hand for most of the battle against Dawn's Pachirisu. However, she found herself in trouble when Dawn fought back by commanding Pachirisu to block Gabite's attacks in unique ways, which ended up reducing Ursula's points considerably just as the clock was running down. As a result, she lost the battle, thinking that only the five-minute time limit prevented her from pulling off a win.

Her next appearance was in Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, where she was shown practicing with her Plusle and Minun for the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest. After telling Dawn she also had won four Contest Ribbons, she introduced the two Cheering Pokémon she had trained specifically for a Double Performance, causing Dawn to panic and make some rude remarks. When Dawn apologized, Ursula decided to show her the results of their training. However, the static electricity produced by Plusle and Minun made Dawn's hair sparkle like a diamond, which ultimately led her to faint.

Ursula was then seen overhearing the talk about the origin of Dawn's nickname, Dee Dee, and laughing to herself. At the start of the Daybreak Contest, she taunted Dawn with this story. Later on, she used Gabite and Jigglypuff to deliver a performance that received positive reviews from the three judges and secured her a place in the second round. In Playing the Performance Encore!, Ursula faced off against Jessilina in the first match of the Battle Stage. Using her Plusle and Minun, she was able to defeat Jessilina's Yanmega and Seviper. After that, she won one more battle and reached the Contest finals.

Ursula and Dawn

When Ursula found out that Dawn was her next opponent, she commented on how boring it would be to battle her in the final round and taunted her once again, calling her by her nickname and saying she didn't stand a chance against Plusle and Minun. During the battle, she had the two Electric-type Pokémon using Spark multiple times, eventually making Dawn's hair stand on end and sparkle. Ursula was pleased to see Diamond Dandruff in person, but her mood suddenly changed when Dawn managed to get rid of Encore and perfect the Flame Ice combo, lowering Ursula's points in the process. Ursula tried to fight back, but time ran out and Dawn was declared the winner.

Ursula appeared again in Last Call — First Round!, where she attended the Coordinator Meet and Greet for the Sinnoh Grand Festival. There, she approached Dawn and said she was counting on her to look good that day. Later, she was seen performing on the Blue Stage with her two Eevee. As part of her performance, she threw a Water Stone and a Fire Stone at each, causing them to evolve into Vaporeon and Flareon. Ursula's unique appeal easily placed her among the 32 Coordinators advancing to the Contest Battles, and in Opposites Interact!, she discovered she had been matched up against Dawn yet again.

Using her Gabite and Flareon against Dawn's Pachirisu and Mamoswine, Ursula proved to be a very tough opponent as she was able to take away nearly all of Dawn's points by delivering one successful attack after another and displaying some fierce combinations. However, her overconfidence ended up providing an opening for Dawn to use her newest Contest move, Ice Chandelier, which knocked out Gabite and Flareon at once, thereby eliminating Ursula from the Grand Festival. She made a brief appearance in A Grand Fight for Winning!, watching Dawn and Zoey compete in the finals.

Ursula had a cameo appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Character

Ursula being overconfident

Like Dawn, Ursula has been eliminated several times in the first round. For this reason, she started working hard so that she could become a better Coordinator. Prior to meeting Dawn, she had won three Contest Ribbons, the same that Dawn had at that time. Believing Dawn's win in the Wallace Cup to be a fluke, and due to the fact that the two were simultaneously going for their fourth Ribbon, she developed an unfriendly rivalry with her.

Ursula has the tendency of being too sure of herself, as evidenced in most of her battles. Despite her arrogance, she is shown to care for her Pokémon and treat them well. Whenever she loses a battle, she makes excuses to diminish her faults. She may also take offense to small things, as seen in her debut episode when Dawn's Pachirisu refused one of her Poffins.

Her overall battling style is about incapacitating her opponent's Pokémon to prevent them from retaliating, showing off their appeal or escaping her consecutive attacks. When giving commands to her Pokémon, she usually makes signs with her arms crossed. This trait was noticed by Jessilina, who became inspired to make something similar during her performances.

Pokémon

In rotation

This listing is of Ursula's known Pokémon that may or may not be on hand:

Ursula's Gabite
Gabite
Main article: Ursula's Gabite

Ursula's main Pokémon is a Gabite which appears to share her bad attitude, happily stepping on Pachirisu's Poffin and then developing a rivalry with it similar to the one between Dawn and Ursula. 

Debut Another One Gabites the Dust!
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
English Chie Satō
Ursula's Wormadam
Wormadam
Ursula used her Sandy Cloak Wormadam in the Appeal Round of the Chocovine Contest. Using her simple yet attractive moves, Wormadam easily ensured Ursula's progression to the second stage of the Contest.

Wormadam's known moves are Confusion, Rock Blast, Sandstorm and Captivate.

Debut Another One Gabites the Dust!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michele Knotz
Ursula's Plusle and Minun
Plusle and Minun
For the Double Performance required during the Daybreak Contest, Ursula brought along her Plusle and Minun, Pokémon which are known for performing well together. Seeing the two Cheering Pokémon brought back bad memories for Dawn, as she was forced to remember how she gained the nickname 'Dee-Dee'. Ursula planned on using Dawn's bad memories against her by using Plusle and Minun during the battle rounds of the Contest. However, Dawn overcame her fears and defeated the two Cheering Pokémon with her Cyndaquil and Mamoswine.

They made a small appearance in Last Call, First Round! where they tried to make Dawn embarrassed before an interview with Rhonda but failed.

They cameoed alongside their Trainer in the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Plusle and Minun's known moves are Spark, Helping Hand, Encore and Charge Beam.

Debut Yes, in Dee Dee it's Dawn!
Voice actors
Japanese Asuka Horiguchi (Plusle)
Madoka Yonezawa (Minun)
English Asuka Horiguchi (Plusle)
Madoka Yonezawa (Minun)
Ursula's Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Ursula used her Jigglypuff along with her Gabite in Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn! as a part of her Double Performance of the Daybreak Town Contest's Appeal Rounds. Along with Gabite, the Balloon Pokémon managed to get Ursula through of the first round.

Jigglypuff's known moves are Rollout, Hyper Voice and Gyro Ball.

Debut Yes, in Dee Dee it's Dawn!
Voice actors
Japanese Satsuki Yukino
English Michele Knotz
Ursula's Eevee

Ursula's Flareon
Eevee → Flareon
Prior to the Grand Festival, Ursula acquired two Eevee. As part of her appeal, Ursula threw a Fire Stone towards one of the Eevee causing it to evolve into Flareon.

Flareon then helped to perform a great appeal alongside the Vaporeon that evolved from the other Eevee, ensuring Ursula's progression through the first round. Ursula also used Flareon along with her Gabite during a Double Battle against Dawn, but ended up losing.

Flareon's known moves are Iron Tail, Hidden Power, Scary Face, Shadow Ball, Fire Spin and Fire Fang.

Debut Last Call, First Round!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Ursula's Eevee

Ursula's Vaporeon
Eevee → Vaporeon
During her Contest appeal, as well as evolving one of her Eevee into Flareon she also exposed her other Eevee to a Water Stone causing it to evolve into Vaporeon, creating a very unique appeal.

Vaporeon's known moves are Iron Tail and Hidden Power.

Debut Last Call, First Round!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers

Contests

Sinnoh Ribbons

Grand Festival ranking

Outfits

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川澄綾子 Ayako Kawasumi
English Melissa Schoenberg
Czech René Slováčková
German Shandra Schadt
Polish Katarzyna Łaska
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto
Spanish Latin America Betzabe Jara (DP114)
Cristina Hernández (DP161- present)
Spain Danai Jiménez Querol

Trivia

  • Both Ursula's English and Japanese voice actresses share the Japanese names of two notable Sinnoh region Coordinators: Ayako and Melissa.
  • Ursula has never won a Ribbon on-screen.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ウララ Urara Possibly from 麗らか uraraka, "beautiful" or "glorious".
English Ursula Sounds similar to Urara.
Spanish Úrsula Hispanization of Ursula.
Korean 라라 Rara From Urara.
Chinese (Mandarin) 烏拉拉 Wūlālā Transliteration of her Japanese name. 



Coordinators
Kanto
Daisy Oak**Drew*Harley*Jessie*May*Solidad*
Johto Dawn*Drew*Harley*May*Solidad*
Hoenn Courtney*Dawn*Drew*Harley*Jessie*Juan*Lisia*May*Robert*Ruby*Sapphire*Wallace*
Sinnoh Dawn*Fantina**Jasmine*Jessie*Johanna**Kenny*May*Nando*Ursula*Zoey*
Other Haruka*Marina*Wallace*


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
AriaDianthaGurkinnLysandre
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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