Lenora

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Lenora
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)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black, White
Leader of Nacrene Gym
Badge Basic Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon. She gives the Basic Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

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.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

Gym match


Quotes

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, challanger, I'm going to research how you battle with the Pokémon you've so lovingly raised!"
  • After the first move
"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 recieving 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."
"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 Template:Type2 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!

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!"

Sprites

Spr BW Lenora.png VSLenora.png
Lenora's sprite from
Generation V
Lenora's VS 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.

Pokémon

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

Watchog
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 shell, Watchog quickly separated Oshawott and its shell, allowing it to defeat Oshawott with its Template:Type2 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 Marc Thompson
Lillipup
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
Herdier
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

In the manga

File:Lenora Pocket Monsters BW.png
Lenora in Pocket Monsters BW

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Lenora has appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Lenora Adventures.png
Lenora in the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lenora was first seen when Black intended to challenge her after dealing with two wild Pokémon. Later, after Black finishes dealing with Team Plasma stealing the Dragon Skull he goes to challenge Lenora at the Nacrene Gym. Once Black gets to the Battle Field, they begin battling and Lenora surprises Black with her Roar strategy, which had her Patrat find out from its Poké Ball that his second Pokémon is his Braviary, War, so she had her Stoutland use Roar to switch out Musha for War, allowing Stoutland to score a super effective hit with Ice Fang. The battle continued until Black countered her switching strategy with his own; he had War use Whirlwind to switch Stoutland with Patrat and easily defeated it with Air Slash.

The battle continues when Stoutland returns and defeats War with Last Resort and ties with Musha when their Take Down and Zen Headbutt collide with each other. Lenora gives Black the Basic Badge due to her Stoutland falling to the ground first and gets a call from Clay, who had found a mysterious stone at Twist Mountain.

Pokémon

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

Lenora's Stoutland
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 War with a powerful Ice Fang.

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

Debut Black & White chapter
Lenora's Patrat
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 War's Whirlwind and was quickly defeated by War's Air Slash.

Patrat's moves are unknown.

Debut Black & White chapter

Trivia

Original artwork

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アロエ Aloe From Aloe.
English Lenora Possibly from "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 Direct translation of 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
Lenora
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Elesa
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Clay
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Skyla
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Brycen
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Cheren
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Roxie
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png
Marlon

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