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If you were looking for the minor character from Mewtwo Returns, see Luka Carson.


Luka (Japanese: ルカ Luka) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She lives in Ogi City on Yellow Rock Isle.


Luka debuted in Mantine Overboard!. She was trying to find the Silver Wing like her great-grandfather before her. With the help of Ash and his friends, she successfully recovered the Silver Wing which had been lost when her great-grandfather's ship sank many years before. She then offered to give Ash, Misty, and Brock a ride to Red Rock Isle on her boat.

In The Mystery is History, Luka arrived near Ogi Isle, and was pleasantly surprised to meet Ash and his friends again. She had ventured to the island to find out information about her Silver Wing, and she came to understand that it was linked to the Legendary Pokémon Lugia after it began glowing red when she came face-to-face with one. She gave Ash, Ritchie, Oliver, Misty, and Brock diving gear, and manned her boat while they watched Lugia and her child Silver play in the water.

She left the group briefly to refuel her boat, and returned later in A Parent Trapped!, where she learned that Silver had been kidnapped by Team Rocket. At Luka's insistence, Oliver stayed on the boat with her, while Ash, his friends, and Ritchie battled Butch and Cassidy. Unfortunately, Dr. Namba's plans succeeded, and Luka watched as Lugia, Ash, and his friends were also captured by Team Rocket.

In Promise is a Promise, Luka continued to stayed on her boat while Oliver left and helped save the pair of Lugia, along with Ash and his friends. Dr. Namba's underwater base was eventually destroyed, and everyone returned to Luka's vessel. Afterwards, she escorted Ash and his friends to Transit Town and arrived there by the following episode.


Luka is a kindhearted girl who loves to help out her friends. She continues to follow in her great-grandfather's footsteps, and proudly carries his Silver Wing in a locket around her neck. She also enjoys boating and deep-sea diving.


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Luka's Magikarp
Magikarp (×3)
Luka sent out her three Magikarp to help her and Ash find her grandfather's lost treasure and sunken ship. When they found the ship, she sent her Magikarp to investigate it. However, a wild Mantine appeared and scared them all away, frightening them considerably. They were later used when Luka went down with Ash, Misty and Pikachu.

None of Magikarp's moves are known.

Debut Mantine Overboard!
Voice actors
English Maddie Blaustein (all)

Voice actresses

Language Voice actor
Japanese 笠原留美 Rumi Kasahara
English Lisa Ortiz
European French Delphine Moriau
Italian Laura Brambilla
Polish Katarzyna Łukaszyńska
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Bullara
European Spanish Isatxa Mengíbar

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