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アロエ Aloe
"An Archeologist with Backbone"
Black White Lenora 2.png
Newer art from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Light Teal
Hair color Teal
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Hawes (husband),
Unnamed father
Trainer class Gym LeaderBW
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Nacrene Gym
Badge Basic Badge
Specializes in Normal types
Anime debut A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!
English voice actor Norma Nongauza
Japanese voice actor Atsuko Tanaka

Lenora (Japanese: アロエ Aloe) is the Gym Leader of Nacrene City's Gym, known officially as the Nacrene Gym. She specializes in Normal-type Pokémon. She gives the Basic Badge to Trainers who defeat her. In addition to being the Nacrene City Gym Leader, Lenora is also the director of the Nacrene Museum.

In the games

Lenora appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Gym Leader of Nacrene City's Gym. This Gym is the second to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Lenora will receive the Basic Badge, along with TM67 (Retaliate).

She appears again in Pinwheel Forest after the player defeats Team Plasma, where she gives the player a Moon Stone. She also reappears at N's Castle where she and the other Unova Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages. In the summer, she visits Cynthia at Undella Town, as do the other female Gym Leaders and Elite Four members.

In the two years between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, Lenora has stepped down from her position as a Gym Leader to focus on her work at the Nacrene Museum. When first visiting the museum she will give the player a choice between the Cover Fossil or Plume Fossil. She also participates in the Pokémon World Tournament.


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Lenora uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles.

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Black and White

Nacrene Gym

  • Before battle
"Welcome! The director of the Nacrene Museum and the Nacrene Gym's Leader is me! Lenora! Well then, challenger, I'm going to research how you battle with the Pokémon you've so lovingly raised!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"Now, with that move, I'm beginning to see what kind of Trainer you are."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"No matter how grim the situation, I'll use my research skills to find a winning strategy!"
  • When defeated
"My theory about you was correct. You're more than just talented... You're motivated! I salute you!"
  • After being defeated
"Your fighting style is so enchanting. It is charming. You are a Pokémon Trainer worthy of receiving this Basic Badge!"
"If you have two Badges, traded Pokémon up to Lv. 30 will obey you. Here, I also want you to have this TM."
"Retaliate does a lot more damage if an ally fainted the turn before you use it! If you master the timing, you can defeat even strong opponents."
"Some problems you can't solve even if you think about them your whole life. Some problems have different answers depending on the person. Still, the reason I can't keep my curiosity down is this: I want to figure out the truth, but I also have a desire for adventure!"
"What? What's going on?! <Player>! You come, too!"
"Now, you wait! Enough fooling around! What's going on?"
  • Post game:
"Oh, it's you! As always, you're raising your Pokémon with a lot of love! By the way, ol' Clay contacted me recently. He said you can find Pokémon fossils in Twist Mountain! Go check it out if you like!"

Nacrene City

"This is a surprise visit! Are you suffering from artist's block again? <Player>! This is Burgh. He may not look like it, but he's Castelia City's Gym Leader!"
"What's up?! Someone just walked away with an exhibit, that's what's up!"
"And these two are...? Your friends? ... ... Bianca and Cheren. Oh, I see. They're Trainers. OK, then. Let's split up and search. I'll head this way. Everyone! Cheren and Bianca, I want you to stay here at the museum. Burgh and <player>, you two search Pinwheel Forest! Got it? Burgh, you show the way! I'm counting on you, everyone!"
"It doesn't look like there are any members of Team Plasma over here... I think I'd better stay here though. Please head to Pinwheel Forest and search very carefully!"

Pinwheel Forest

"<Player>! Burgh! The others didn't have anything... And who are you supposed to be? Is this guy the big boss?"
"They're a speedy bunch. What are you planning to do, Burgh? Are you going to chase them?"
"<Player>! You're holding the Dragon Skull you worked so hard to get back, right? <Player>, thank you so much. With a kind Trainer like you taking care of them, the Pokémon with you must be happy. Here is a token of my gratitude. Please use it carefully! This is a Moon Stone! Some Pokémon evolve when you use this item on them. Now, I must take the Dragon Skull back to the museum! See you! Take care of yourself!"

Nacrene City

"Is this it? Yes, that's right, but is this really a Dragon-type Pokémon? Impressive, as always. That's a good point. It's clear to me that they were trying to steal the Dragon Skull so they could revive the legendary Dragon-type Pokémon. If you would, <player>, take this... ...I see. If things don't go as planned, you'll use this Light StoneB/Dark StoneW. You'll protect the ideal future for us and Pokémon. <Player>, we're counting on you. Please take care of yourself."
"That's it! We've got them, don't we? Don't worry! If we have something for you, we'll come running to find you!"

N's Castle

"So sorry... Not only are we stronger than you, but there are a lot of us!"
"We have been and will continue to be together with Pokémon."

Cynthia's villa

"Aren't Fossils amazing? Although they are not alive and cannot speak, they tell us so much about the era in which they lived. Hee, hee. It was Professor Juniper who said that. "
"TMs can be used as many times as you wish, to be sure. If you teach Retaliate to many different Pokémon, eventually you should find the perfect Pokémon for it! "
"When I was a little girl, my dad, who was a miner, would always bring back bones for me. My young heart was captured by bones! Before I knew it, I was a researcher. "
"Recently, a girl named Bianca came to ask me about Pokémon. A Trainer's curiosity is insatiable at any stage. "
"Cynthia is a famous archeologist. In the course of our research, we have shared many academic conversations."

Badge Case

Curiosity is the spice of life! Without it, life is bland!

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Memory Link - Different Bones and Dreams

  • Nacrene Museum - Present
"You! Bones can talk!"
  • Flashback
"Why hello, Burgh. What's up? Suffering from artist's block again?"
"Bones...? This is a museum, so of course we have bones. What are you looking for? Your next motif?"
"So, did you think you would understand something about bones if you came here? Sure thing! Make yourself at home! If you'd like, I can have my husband explain them to you."
"When I was little, my dad worked in a mine, and he would always bring home bones he dug up. I was just a child, but I was brought under the spell of bones. What did the bones look like when they were part of a living being? Why are they shaped the way they are? Things like that captivated me."
(to Clay) "I can't tell if you're kidding, but of course you would think that way. Burgh is trying hard to think about what bones mean to him. Don't be so flippant! So what kind of Fossil have you got there? Let me see."
"Well, I mean this in a good way, but it's an ordinary Fossil. If it isn't worth much as a specimen, you can't sell it for much. But I'm curious about the soil attached to the Fossil..."
"It's very subtle, but it's a bit different from the soil I usually see from Twist Mountain."
(to Burgh) "Why not? You, me, Clay... We all have a different way of thinking about what bones mean to us. It would be kind of creepy if we all felt the exact same way, right? Anyway, I feel sorry for this Fossil. It's just resting, minding its own business, and everyone is saying this and that about it."
  • End of flashback
"You seem all right, but it's natural for people to have different opinions. Don't fight over it--enjoy it. Consider why they might think like that!"

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Bonadventure! Thank yooou! 'I saw it... Lenora, in the middle of the night...talking to bones in the museum! I also heard a man's guttural laugh... It was scary!' I see. Very horrific. But, I'll bet it was just her husband, Hawes. He has a weird laugh... 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"


Spr BW Lenora.png Spr B2W2 Lenora.png VSLenora.png Lenora OD.png
Lenora's sprite from
Black and White
Lenora's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Lenora's VS sprite from
Generation V
Lenora's overworld sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Lenora in the original version

Lenora made her debut appearance in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, where she was revealed to have shut her Gym. Later, inside the museum, when a Yamask had possessed Cilan, she appeared and used her Watchog's Illuminate to show the presence of Yamask and returned Cilan to normal. She told them that Yamask had been taken with the exhibit without it knowing and had accidentally dropped its mask. In the end Lenora—along with Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Hawes—released Yamask into the world.

In The Battle According to Lenora!, she accepted Ash's offer to battle her for a Badge; however, Ash's Pokémon were easily defeated. In Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!, she battled Ash in a rematch. This time, Ash was able to defeat her, earning himself the Basic Badge.

She is mentioned in Archeops In The Modern World!.


This listing is of Lenora's known Pokémon in the anime.

Lenora's Watchog
Lenora's Watchog debuted in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, where it activated its Illuminate Ability to reveal Yamask's presence.

In The Battle According to Lenora!, it was sent out to battle Ash's Oshawott, first using Mean Look to prevent it from returning to its Poké Ball. While Oshawott was initially able to withstand its Thunderbolt with its scalchop, Watchog quickly separated Oshawott and its scalchop, allowing it to defeat Oshawott with its Electric-type attack.

Watchog was seen again during Ash and Lenora's rematch in Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!. Like before, it used Mean Look to trap Oshawott, then used Confuse Ray. However, in spite of its confusion, Oshawott was able to knock Watchog out with its newly learned Aqua Jet, knocking itself out in the process.

Watchog's known moves are Mean Look, Low Kick, Thunderbolt and Confuse Ray, and its Ability is Illuminate.

Debut A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!
Voice actors
Japanese Akeno Watanabe
English Tom Wayland
Lenora's Lillipup
Lenora's Lillipup debuted in The Battle According to Lenora!, where it battled Ash's Tepig. When it was first sent out, both Iris and Ash were drawn to its cuteness. Despite its cute appearance, however, it was shown to be fierce in battle, to Iris's dismay. In its battle with Ash, it used Roar to send Tepig back, forcing Oshawott to come out. It was then called back to its Ball. Later on, it was sent back out when Watchog defeated Oshawott. It was able to easily beat Ash's Tepig with a powerful Take Down, causing Ash to lose the battle to Lenora.

Lillipup's known moves are Roar, Shadow Ball and Take Down.

Debut The Battle According to Lenora!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyomi Asai
Lenora's Herdier
Lenora's Herdier debuted in Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!, when Lenora decided to use it in her second Gym battle against Ash in order to test him against a different Pokémon after his hard training at the local Battle Club. Like Lillipup, it used Roar to force Ash's Tepig to return into its Poké Ball, forcing Oshawott into the battle. After this, Herdier was recalled back into its Ball. It was called out again later to battle Tepig after Oshawott had tied with Watchog. Herdier proved to be far stronger than Lillipup, using the powerful Giga Impact to make things difficult for Tepig. However Tepig was faster and more powerful than before and battled hard, finally taking Herdier out with his newly-learned Flame Charge.

In the dub, this Herdier is stated as being the same Pokémon as Lenora's Lillipup, but now evolved. However, in the original Japanese version, Herdier is not stated to have evolved from Lillipup.

Herdier's known moves are Roar, Shadow Ball, Protect and Giga Impact.

Debut Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Tom Wayland

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 田中敦子 Atsuko Tanaka
English Norma Nongauza
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Croatian Danijela Večerinović
German Ute Bronder
Brazilian Portuguese Gilmara Sanches
Spanish Latin America Laura Torres
Spain Licia Alonso

In the manga

Lenora in Pocket Monsters BW

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Lenora has appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW manga. She first appears in PMBW05.


Status unknown
Watchog was seen in Lenora's library. It is not known whether or not it officially belonged to Lenora.
Debut PMBW05

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Lenora Adventures.png
Lenora in Pokémon Adventures

Lenora is first seen when Black goes to challenge her Gym after dealing with two wild Pokémon. After arriving at the Gym, Black quickly goes through the Gym challenge; Lenora congratulates the boy for being the fastest to do so. Lenora proves to be a powerful opponent for Black with her clever usage of Roar to switch out her opponents Pokémon so she can attack them properly.

Eventually, Black manages to turn the tide of the battle on his side when he manages to defeat Lenora's much weaker Patrat, leaving only her Stoutland left. When the two are down to one Pokémon left, the battle ends with Black as the winner once his Musha manages to faint second after a double knockout. After giving Black the Basic Badge, Lenora receives a call from Clay, who had found a mysterious stone at Twist Mountain. Lenora offers to examine the stone for Clay and goes over to pick it up from.

Later, when the Dragon-type Fossil is stolen by Team Plasma, Lenora sends fellow Gym Leader Burgh to help with the investigation and states she will return soon.

Sometime later, Lenora and Hawes travel to Mistralton City to join up with the other Gym Leaders to discuss what to do about Team Plasma. While there, Lenora and Hawes are attacked by the Shadow Triad and are forced to fight them off until the other Gym Leaders arrive to help them.


This listing is of Lenora's known Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Lenora's Lillipup/Herdier

Lenora's Stoutland
Lillipup → Herdier → Stoutland
Stoutland is Lenora's first seen Pokémon that she has owned since it was a Lillipup. It was used in Lenora's battle against Black where it shocked the boy with its Roar attack that sent his Musha back into its Poké Ball and later when it froze his Brav with a powerful Ice Fang.

Stoutland's known moves are Roar, Ice Fang, Take Down, and Last Resort.

Debut Wheeling and Dealing
Lenora's Patrat
Patrat is Lenora's second seen Pokémon. Patrat was used in Lenora's battle against Black when it was suddenly sent out by his Brav's Whirlwind and was quickly defeated by Brav's Air Slash.

None of Patrat's moves are known.

Debut Wheeling and Dealing


Original artwork


Language Name Origin
Japanese アロエ Aloe From Aloe.
English Lenora Possibly from "Normal" (Lenora is one letter away from being an anagram of "Normal"). Also contains an anagram of aloe.
French, Italian Aloé From her Japanese name.
German, Spanish Aloe From her Japanese name.
Korean 알로에 Aloe From her Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 蘆薈 Lúhuì*
蘆蕙 Lúhuì*
Direct translation of Aloe.
Homophone to 蘆薈 (Aloe).

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressGhetsisPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

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