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ガラナ Garana
Legends Arceus Palina.png
Art from Legends: Arceus
Gender Female
Hometown Pearl Settlement
Region Hisui
Trainer class Warden
Generation VIII
Games Legends: Arceus
Member of Pearl Clan
Rank Warden
Game animation cameos Two Hues

Palina (Japanese: ガラナ Garana) is a warden tasked with watching over a special Arcanine found in the Cobalt Coastlands. She is a member of the Pearl Clan.

In the core series

The player first meets Palina at the top of Veilstone Cape at the grave for the previous Noble Arcanine who died at sea while trying to save his Growlithe pup. She is tasked with raising the son of the previous Lord to be the next Noble for the Pearl Clan but has decided instead to let Growlithe live his life in peace after his traumatic experience, which has caused many within her clan to have doubts about her shirking her duties as Warden. After one of the Growlithe in her care is kidnapped by the Miss Fortune sisters, she travels to Firepit Island with the player and Iscan where she witnesses the son of Arcanine evolve when attempting to come to the defense of the kidnapped Growlithe. Quickly after evolving, Arcanine is struck by lightning and enters a frenzied state. Once the player has quelled Arcanine's frenzy, Palina thanks the player and vows to watch over the new Lord Arcanine as his warden.

She has known Diamond warden Iscan since they were children after Iscan saved her with Basculegion, and the two have formed a romantic relationship in secret.


Like most members of the Pearl Clan, Palina does not keep her Pokémon partner in a Poké Ball.


In service to

As a warden, Palina cares for a noble Arcanine, Lord of the Cobalt Coastlands' Firespit Island. In order to quell Lord Arcanine, Palina and Irida provide the player with Volcano Balms.

Mission Rematch
Fire Rock
Arcanine Lv.36
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Raging Fury
Fire Physical
Dark Physical
Fire Rock
Arcanine Lv.70
Raging Fury
Fire Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Dark Physical
Wild Charge
Electric Physical


Main article: Palina/Quotes


Palina concept art.jpg Hisuian Snow Palina and Irida.png
Concept art from Legends: Arceus Illustration from Two Hues

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Palina or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Other related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Irida Su Crown Zenith GGU GG63/GG70 VSTAR Universe SAR 236/172


Language Name Origin
Japanese ガラナ Garana From ガラナ garana (guarana)
English Palina From Paullinia cupana (scientific name of guarana)
German Rana Partial transcription of her Japanese name
Spanish Nina From Paullinia cupana (scientific name of guarana)
French Garana Transcription of her Japanese name
Italian Guaran From guaraná (guarana)
Korean 라나 Rana Partial transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瓜娜 Guānà From 瓜拿納 / 瓜拿纳 guānánà / gwānàhnaahp (guarana)
Chinese (Cantonese) 瓜娜 Gwānàh
Russian Палина Palina Transcription of her English name

Leader: Irida (Masters)
Wardens: LianCalabaPalinaIngoGaeric
Former members: Coin
Locations: Pearl Settlement

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