Alexa (anime)

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パンジー Pansy
Alexa anime art.png
Artwork from Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Gender Female
Eye color Dark green
Hair color Brown
Hometown Lumiose City
Region Kalos
Relatives Viola (younger sister)
Game counterpart Alexa
Anime debut The Journalist from Another Region!
English voice actor Jessica Paquet
Japanese voice actor Aya Endō

Alexa (Japanese: パンジー Pansy) is a journalist from Lumiose City and a major supporting character in the anime. She met Ash and his friends during Pokémon the Series: Black & White and returned at various points in Ash's journey through Kalos in Pokémon the Series: XY.



As revealed in Go, Go Gogoat!, Gogoat was Alexa's first Pokémon; she caught it after it helped her back up a cliff to her campsite. Together they traveled all over the world, recording different situations of Pokémon habitats, such as Swanna for example. All this dedication made Alexa become a highly regarded reporter.

Later, it is revealed that Alexa's sister, Viola, has partnered with her several times in her research work. This motivated the two to create a small gallery with Viola's work mainly at Santalune Gym.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Alexa in the anime

Alexa debuted in The Journalist from Another Region!, with her Helioptile and Gogoat.

When Helioptile bumped into Ash and his friends on Harvest Island, Ash used his Pikachu to battle it, but Helioptile fired an Electric-type move, then Alexa arrived with Gogoat, and mentioned that the Helioptile is hers. Since both of Alexa's Pokémon were not native to the region at the time, Ash's Pokédex could not recognize them. Alexa then introduced herself, and mentioned that she came all the way from the Kalos region to write an article about the Grand Harvest Festival, which was the tradition of Harvest Island.

While there, she learned about a Pokémon Sumo Tournament that was going to take place there. When Ash was bumped by Rodney, who became Ash's new rival for the tournament, Alexa comforted him. At the end of the tournament, when Ash had won, Alexa had filmed the tournament, including Ash giving Rodney an apple after he lost. After the tournament was officially finished, Alexa decided to travel with the group.

In Mystery on a Deserted Island!, she went to an island with the group which was known to have some treasure. After arrival, she recorded some footage of a sunken ship there and then passed through a gate that took her to some wild Pokémon that evolved from some stones. Continuing onward with a group of three Eevee, she found a secret passageway which led her to the treasure chest. After Alexa found the treasure and got the Eevee to evolve, the Pokémon began to respect her and the group. Afterwards, she left with the group and waved her farewells to the Pokémon.

Alexa and Ash's friends in Unova

In A Pokémon of a Different Color!, after Alexa and the group arrived on Cave Island, she temporarily left the group and rode on her Gogoat to find something to film. At the end of the episode, she returned to Ash and his friends and as she missed out on a Shiny Druddigon who lived on the island, Clair showed the Druddigon to her as she caught it earlier.

In Celebrating the Hero's Comet!, Alexa led the group to the ruins where a mysterious comet would pass. Along the way, they met a mysterious girl named Anima. For a scuffle involving Team Rocket, Alexa revealed her Noivern who teamed up with Pikachu to defeat Jessie, James, and Meowth. The next day, Alexa discovered that she had lost all of the recordings from the night before and the group ended up wondering what Anima's real identity was.

In Go, Go Gogoat!, Ash, Iris and Cilan got lost from Alexa's Gogoat while she was doing a story. Unbeknownst to them, Gogoat befriended a boy named Tony, that Gogoat decided to help find his father. As they searched, Alexa told Ash the story of how she met Gogoat and upon meeting her Pokémon, Alexa and Ash decided to help Tony achieve his goal. After getting the family together, Alexa thanked Gogoat for its hard work.

In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, while Ash parted ways with Iris and Cilan, Alexa remained with him and followed him to Pallet Town. Before saying goodbye, Alexa gave Iris and Cilan two lunchboxes with typical food from Vermilion City. In the next episode, already in Pallet Town, Alexa took the opportunity to do an extensive interview with Professor Oak, right after she told Ash that her sister is a Gym Leader in the Kalos region. During the night, at a dinner at Ash's house, Alexa explained a little how the Kalos League worked, which motivated Ash to want to travel to that region. At the end of Pokémon the Series: Black & White, Alexa accompanied Ash as he traveled to Kalos.

Pokémon the Series: XY

In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, Alexa and Ash arrived in Kalos by plane. When Ash wanted to challenge her sister, Alexa explained that her Gym isn't in Lumiose City, but rather Santalune City instead. She then made a call off-screen to her sister, but revealed to Ash that she would be gone for a while. After showing Ash a map of Lumiose City, she parted ways with Ash and wished him good luck.

Alexa and Viola

Alexa met Ash again in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, during their reunion, Ash introduced Clemont and Bonnie to Alexa. Right after showing Santalune Gym to Ash and his friends, Alexa watched Ash's battle against Viola. During the battle, Alexa met Serena, who was interested in being reunited with Ash. After Ash was defeated by Viola, the two talked about Ash and shortly after, Alexa decided to train Ash with her Noivern and her move Gust. The training continued in the next episode, the next day, Alexa watched Ash's rematch against Viola. After Ash finally managed to beat Viola, Alexa said goodbye to the group and wished everyone good luck.

In Coming Back into the Cold!, Alexa met up with the group in Ambrette Town while Ash was having a practice battle with his Froakie and Fletchling. She took the group to the Ambrette Town Fossil Laboratory. Inside, Alexa recorded some footage of the stuff happening in the lab. During a heist set up by Team Rocket, she went with the group and Aurorus to retrieve Amaura back. With Aurorus's help, she was able to find Amaura and return it to the lab.

Alexa and Ash's friends in Kalos

In Confronting the Darkness!, Alexa approached Ash, his friends, and Meyer when they were trying to prove the innocence of the Clembot, which had been put behind bars. She told them that she had been investigating the strange incidents the Clembot was framed for as well. In the process, she discovered that Blaziken Mask was somehow involved. She then instructed Ash and his friends to look into the Clembot's blueprints and see if they could find any clues, while she would continue her own investigation. That night, while investigating, Alexa noticed Blaziken Mask running across the rooftops. She followed him, and at the Lumiose Museum, she watched Clemont battle the real criminal, Belmondo. When Belmondo was defeated by Clemont and arrested by Officer Jenny, Blaziken Mask took off over the rooftops. Alexa then ran after him, ordering him to stop. The following morning, she had written an article in a local newspaper on the incident, crediting the Clembot for saving Lumiose City.

In Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, Alexa was seen watching the Gloire City Pokémon Showcase Master Class alongside Viola and Helioptile.

In A Towering Takeover!, Alexa was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with her sister.

She reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

In The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, Alexa joined Professor Sycamore as he investigated some newly discovered ruins, which continued the statue of a petrified Aila. As the research continues, Alexa and the Professor try to find out more about the history of the ruins and their relationship to the events caused by Team Flare and Zygarde, At the end of their research, the two wondered what Jan's fate would have been.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Alexa made an brief cameo in Partners in Time!, where she was watching Ash's battle again Leon in the Masters Eight Tournament, along with Brock and Cilan.


Alexa and her Pokémon
A magazine detailing Alexa's journalism

Since her debut, Alexa is shown to be rather forgetful, a trait her Gogoat seems to have gotten used to. She carries out her journalism work with pleasure as well as earnestness, often working late into the night. In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! she became so engrossed in her work that she failed to realize the crisis Team Rocket was causing. Despite this, she is clever and a competent battler as shown in Celebrating the Hero's Comet!. She chose to delete her data of the deserted island in Mystery on a Deserted Island! in respect for the Pokémon who had been guarding its secret.

She is very cheerful and is often smiling and enthusiastic, a characteristic she shares with Ash with whom she gets along very well. She calmed the young Trainer down after his confrontation with Rodney and comforted him after saying farewell to Iris and Cilan. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! she was notably disappointed when Ash got upset about not being able to battle her sister. She shows more focus or even aggression in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, especially when battling Ash. She was surprised that Serena was the person to inspire Ash in Battling on Thin Ice!, indicating that she wanted to be the one to inspire him.


This listing is of Alexa's known Pokémon in the anime:

Alexa's Helioptile
Helioptile is Alexa's first known Pokémon and it's usually seen outside of its Poké Ball. It is very shy, and often hides behind Alexa when it encounters something new. Helioptile first appeared jumping out of a flower field after getting lost, where it encountered Ash and his friends. When Ash tried to capture it, Helioptile became scared and attacked him in retaliation, until Alexa came and explained that Helioptile belonged to her. Later, Helioptile acted as a charger when Alexa needed to charge her recording equipment after the battery was low.

While Helioptile was initially hesitant of Ash, it would eventually befriend him as Alexa predicted, running into the young Trainer's arms in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. In The Dream Continues!, Helioptile showed it had developed a good relationship with Pikachu, often linking their electricity. When Professor Oak began to study Helioptile, he was shocked by the timid Pokémon. It was shown in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Helioptile reappeared in Partners in Time!, where it was watching Ash's battle against Leon in the Masters Eight Tournament, alongside Alexa.

None of Helioptile's moves are known.

Debut The Journalist from Another Region!
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Fujimura
English Eileen Stevens
Alexa's Gogoat
Main article: Alexa's Gogoat

Gogoat is Alexa's first Pokémon that she uses as both transportation and to hold her recording equipment. Alexa caught Gogoat after it bonded with her when it helped her up a cliff she fell off of and back to her campsite.

Debut The Journalist from Another Region!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Alexa's Noivern
Alexa sent out Noivern to protect her, Ash, Iris and Cilan from a couple of Gengar and Banette. It was later used to battle Team Rocket.

In The Dream Continues!, Noivern was brought out so Professor Oak could observe it. In his excitement the Professor began tugging on Noivern's ears before the Sound Wave Pokémon eventually attacked. Noivern was then fed and returned to its Poké Ball. Noivern is completely loyal to Alexa but will bite someone if it isn't fed immediately after work.

In A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, Alexa used Noivern to help Ash train Pikachu and Fletchling to withstand attacks from Viola's Pokémon.

Noivern's known moves are Dragon Pulse, Bite, Boomburst, and Gust.

Debut Celebrating the Hero's Comet!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 遠藤綾 Aya Endō
English Jessica Paquet
Dutch Tineke Blok
Finnish Yasmine Yamajako (BW134-XY066)
Alina Tomnikov (XYS05)
European French Myriem Akheddiou
Greek Στεφανία Φιλιάδη Stefania Filiadi
Hebrew שירלי לילו Shirly Lilu
Indonesian Srilan Wulan (XY001, XY005-XY006)
Italian Tania De Domenico
Polish Magdalena Krylik
Brazilian Portuguese Leila Di Castro (S16-S18)
Spanish Latin America Nallely Solis (BW134-XY066)
Andrea Orozco (XYS05)
Spain Danai Querol
Swedish My Bodell
Turkish Gülnur Badakal
Vietnamese Cao Thụy Thanh Hồng



Language Name Origin
Japanese パンジー Pansy From pansy
English Alexa Possibly from Allexis, a genus belonging to the same family as the Viola
German Alba From Viola alba
Spanish, French,
Alexia Similar to her English name
Korean 팬지 Pansy From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 三色菫 Sānsèjǐn From 三色菫 sānsèjǐn / sāamsīkgán (pansy)
Chinese (Cantonese) 三色菫 Sāamsīkgán
Russian Алекса Aleksa Transcription of her English name
Vietnamese Panji Transcription of her Japanese name

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