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サンゴ Sango
Coral anime.png
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Black
Hair color Pink
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Debut The Ancient Poké Ball
English voice actor Lizzie Freeman
Japanese voice actor Ikue Otani
Member of Explorers
Rank Admin

Coral (Japanese: サンゴ Sango) is one of the admins of the Explorers, and a major antagonist in Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

In the anime


Coral in the anime

Coral first appeared as a hologram in The Ancient Poké Ball, alongside the other Explorers's admins. The first time she spoke and was seen clearly was in Quaxly, We Can Do It, taunting Spinel about his last failure.

She made her physical debut in Reunion at the Ancient Castle!. At Hamber's request, Coral and Sidian accompanied him to the Galar region. In the next episode, after tracking down Amethio's location, the group arrived at the old castle where Diana was living at. Despite Hamber ordering them to stay on standby while he secured their target, Coral and Sidian invaded the location and cornered Liko and Roy, only to be stopped by the sudden arrival of Captain Pikachu. Once Cap took out Sidian's Garganacl, Coral snapped and recklessly ordered her Glalie to use Self-Destruct, allowing the Rising Volt Tacklers to escape and leaving the old castle in ruins.

In As Long as I'm with My Friends, Coral and the other admins joined in a meeting to discuss the Explorers' next objective. Eventually, they decided to go after the Black Rayquaza.

In HZ043, Coral and Sidian arrived in a seaside town in Paldea. Coral had led him there under the guise of finding something important, which was actually some rare Sea Digdaman. However, upon finding out they had sold out and that Liko and Roy had managed to get a box without even lining up, she left them a challenge letter on the back of Roy's Fuecoco. While Coral faced Roy, Sidian stepped in to take Liko on. Despite the rough start, the young Rising Volt Tacklers refused to give up and eventually broke through their foes' strategies. Impressed, the two Explorers decided to stop holding back, but were forced to withdraw after Sidian received a call to take part in mission involving the Black Rayquaza.

As Sandwich

In HZ044, Coral, Sidian, and Chalce summoned the Black Rayquaza near Levincia by using a machine that generated an energy similar to that Terapagos emitted previously and had their Pokémon battle against the Sky High Pokémon. They started strong, unleashing powerful super effective moves, but lost control over Rayquaza once Dot managed to shut down the machine. Once again, Coral let her temper overcome her better judgment and commanded Glalie to use Self-Destruct, which collided with Rayquaza's Dragon Pulse. The resulting explosion was powerful enough to blast the Legendary Pokémon directly into the hull of the Brave Olivine.

In HZ045, the Explorers were forced to retreat after realizing their attacks failed to any lasting damage to Rayquaza. Later, Coral and the other admins were gathered to have a meeting with Gibeon. The admins were ordered to allow the Rising Volt Tacklers to keep gathering the Six Heroes and restore Terapagos's power, as this would benefit the Explorers' plans as well. Gibeon also told them to monitor Liko and Terapagos.

In HZ046, Coral, along with Sidian, enrolled in Naranja Academy as part of the Terastal Course. Sidian introduced Coral to Clavell under the name (Japanese: サンドイッチ Sandwich), much to her amusement.

Coral and Liko's rivalry

In HZ047, Coral was sent to Cortondo as part of course training. Having heard of Patisserie Soapberry's pastries, Coral is excited to try some. Much to her disdain, upon arriving, she discovers that the shop is out of stock for the day and angrily demands some. Katy arrives and when she explains to her and Liko that she only has time for one of them, Coral impulsively demands a match with Liko. Katy then points out that the students are not allowed to use Terastallization against each other and suggests a bake-off. In the ensuing bake-off, Coral, being impatient and not knowing how to bake, makes a mess and loses the competition. In anger, she has Glalie use Blizzard on the bakery. This causes Katy to glare and, address her in a tone intimidating enough for her to stop and storm out of the shop.


Coral's temper

Coral appears to have a mostly cheery and playful personality, but likes to disrespectfully poke fun at her allies whenever they fail a mission. Along with Sidian, Coral is considered a troublemaker due to her lack of discipline and reckless behavior in comparison to her fellow admins. Coral appears to have a volatile mood, as she quickly became furious when Captain Pikachu interrupted the Explorers' siege on the ancient castle and commanded her Glalie to Self-Destruct despite Sidian's protests. As seen in HZ043, she is easily distracted, as she was shown focusing on her Rotom Phone during her battle with Roy. She also appears to place great importance on the value of collectible items, a behavior seen when she became angry over Liko opening a box of Sea Diglett Manjū, ruining its pristine condition.

Coral is also quite childish and vain, occasionally referring to herself in the third-person and openly expressing how cute she is. In the Japanese version, she often uses the prefix oni to emphasize her words. She's also quite the loudmouth, openly talking about the Explorers' plans in front of others, even their enemies, as she talked about the organization's intention to summon the Black Rayquaza in front of Liko and Roy. She also prioritizes dealing with her grudges more than the organization's plans as she refused to leave the battle with Liko and Roy at first, being dragged away by force by Sidian and his Aerodactyl. Ultimately, Cora's temperamental nature and grudges has often caused consequences for herself, such as getting disqualified by Katy for recklessly destroying the cake and attacking Liko in HZ047.


On hand
Coral's Glalie
Glalie is Coral's only known Pokémon as well as her main partner. In addition to using it in battle, Coral uses Glalie as her transportation method.

In Rivals in the Dark of Night!, it was sent to battle Liko and Roy alongside Sidian's Garganacl at the ancient castle. Once Captain Pikachu arrived to aid the young Rising Volt Tacklers, however, Coral recklessly commanded Glalie to use Self-Destruct, which abruptly ended the match. In HZ043, it was used to battle against Roy's Fuecoco, though the battle was cut short due to new developments on the Explorers's plan to summon the Black Rayquaza, whom Glalie faced off alongside Sidian's Garganacl and Chalce's Medicham in the next episode.

Glalie's known moves are Blizzard, Self-Destruct, Crunch, and Ice Spinner.

Debut Reunion at the Ancient Castle!
Voice actors
Japanese Tatsuki Kobe
Traveling with
Coral Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone

Terastal Training

Coral participated in the Terastal Training, her evaluation and overall score are:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大谷育江 Ikue Otani
English Lizzie Freeman
German Constanze Buttmann
Brazilian Portuguese Thainá Lana
Latin American Spanish Paola Echeverría



HZ Coral expression sheet.png HZ November Calendar.png HZ024-HZ026 AS.png
Concept art from Pokémon Horizons: The Series November 2023 Calendar by mojacookie[1] In artwork from
"After the story" by mojacookie


HZ eyecatch Coral Glalie.png

In the manga

Coral in Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

Coral briefly appeared in a flashback in HZM03.





Language Name Origin
Japanese サンゴ Sango From 珊瑚 sango (coral)
English, Latin American Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Finnish,
Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
Coral From coral
German, French Sango Same as her Japanese name
Korean 산호 Sanho From 산호 (珊瑚) sanho (coral)


Boss: Gibeon
Administrators: HamberAmethioSpinel
Agents: OniaZirc

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (FloragatoHatenna) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (QuaxlyTinkatink)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelCoralSidianChalceGibeon
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfatherBlanca
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLiko's homeroom teacherLucius (TerapagosRayquazaSix Heroes) • NemonaClavellGeetaDendraJacqPennyGym LeadersElite FourMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters

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