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Ursula

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Ursula
ウララ Urara
Ursula.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 rival of Dawn and Jessie's who first appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!.

History

She is a Coordinator from the Sinnoh region who entered the Chocovine Contest at the same time as Dawn, first meeting her just outside the Contest Hall when her Gabite got into a confrontation with Dawn's Pachirisu. Ursula offered one of her own Poffins to Pachirisu to replace the one Gabite had stepped on, but Pachirisu refused it, causing Ursula to take offense.

It was revealed that she had entered the Wallace Cup that took place at Valor Lakefront, but was knocked out in the first round. She revealed that, like Dawn, she had been knocked out several times in the first round, and so improved herself so that she could become a better Coordinator. Prior to meeting Dawn, she had won three 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 a rivalry with her.

Ursula and Dawn

Throughout the Chocovine Contest, she remained critical of Dawn's performance. She and Dawn met in the finals, having defeated Jessie and Carnivine to do so. Ultimately, however, Ursula lost to Dawn, thinking that only the time limit prevented her from pulling off a win.

She reappeared in Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn! and Playing the Performance Encore!, competing in the Contest in Daybreak Town. After gaining the upper hand in the final match of the Contest by using her Plusle and Minun effectively, she eventually lost to Dawn and thus the Contest as well. She obtained her fifth Ribbon prior to Last Call, First Round!, where she was shown to have two new Pokémon: Eevee, both of which evolve into Vaporeon and Flareon as part of her appeal in the Grand Festival.

Ursula's unique appeal easily ensured her progression into the Top 32, where she discovered she would have to battle Dawn yet again. This time, Ursula used Gabite and Flareon against Dawn's Pachirisu and Mamoswine. During the battle, Ursula was able to create some good combinations (including a Sand Tomb-Scary Face combination move that caused Mamoswine to lose its confidence briefly). However her determination to defeat Dawn eventually caused her downfall as she allowed Gabite and Flareon to be struck by Dawn's newly improvised move Ice Chandelier which knocked them both out thereby eliminating Ursula from the tournament. 

Before leaving Valor Lakefront Ursula bitterly told Dawn that, despite having lost against her three times, she still refused to believe her rival was the better coordinator and that one day she would manage to defeat her. 

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 has the tendency of being too sure of herself, as evidenced in most of her battles with Dawn. She would usually make up excuses regarding her losses that it wasn't her fault. She is also sly and cunning, as evidenced in when she uses Plusle and Minun to hinder Dawn.

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*


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