Aria (anime)

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エル Elle
Aria anime.png
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Performer
Anime debut A Pokévision of Things to Come!
English voice actor Lindsay Sheppard (XY047-XY090)
Eileen Stevens (XY105-present)
Japanese voice actor Marina Inoue

Aria (Japanese: エル Elle) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is the reigning Kalos Queen and a rival of Serena.



Aria and Palermo in the past

Aria debuted in A Pokévision of Things to Come!, albeit only in a Pokévision video. She was shown to be well known in the Kalos region, with her videos often making it in the top 10 most viewed videos. Her first place video was watched by Ash and his friends and inspired Serena to make a Pokévision video herself.

She reappeared in a flashback in Day Three Blockbusters!, where Shauna recalled how Aria had switched from simply making Pokévision videos to being a Pokémon Performer, although she said Aria still makes Pokévision videos specially for her fans. Aria had won multiple Pokémon Showcases, and entered the Master Class. She was able to win the Master Class tournament with her Braixen, gaining herself the title of Kalos Queen.

Pokémon the Series: XY

Aria physically debuted in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!, where she gave an exhibition performance at the Lagoon Showcase Rookie Class, which was watched by Ash, his friends, and Shauna. The performance consisted of her Braixen first showing off her Fire-type moves. Afterwards Aria and Braixen proceeded to toss Braixen's branch back and forth. She had Braixen finish the performance with a Fire Blast.

She appeared in a flashback in A Race for Home! when Serena remembered her performance at the Lagoon Showcase while training for her debut.

As Ariana

In Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, Aria wore a disguise and used the pseudonym Ariana (Japanese: エレーナ Elena) to get away from the attention of the press and her fans. She confronted Serena while she was standing alone in deep thought and told her that girls should always smile as that is what makes their beauty shine through. She then complimented Serena for her smile being "the most joyful of them all". Later, Aria had a Double Battle with Serena. She used her Delphox and Aromatisse against Serena's Fennekin and Pancham, and Fennekin evolved into Braixen during their battle. However, Aria was called off and she parted ways with Serena, leaving their battle unfinished. The next day, she was seen in a video performing in a Showcase and Serena realized the girl she met the day before was Aria.

Aria and Serena

In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Aria and her Pokémon watched Serena compete in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase Rookie Class. Her next appearance was in Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, where she appeared on TV delivering a performance with her Delphox and Aromatisse.

In Party Dancecapades!, Aria attended a dance party hosted by Monsieur Pierre, being his dance partner. As the guest of honor, Aria led the first dance, opening the dancing for the other Performers and their partners. When they all started changing partners, Aria had a dance with Ash.

In Master Class is in Session!, Aria attended the Gloire Showcase Master Class as she was required to defend her title. As the reigning Kalos Queen, she was guaranteed a spot in the finals. In Performing a Pathway to the Future!, after Serena defeated Shauna and Jessilee in the semifinals, the two competed for the title of Kalos Queen. Aria delivered a performance that entranced the crowd and easily won, retaining her title. Afterwards, both Aria and Serena declared themselves as friendly rivals.


Aria's bright personality

Aria's character can be easily described as joyful, energetic, and cheerful. Whenever she performs, she strives to make the people watching her smile. She knows how to motivate and inspire people, and these personality traits coupled with her performing skills led to her success in Pokémon Showcases.

Before being crowned Kalos Queen, Aria was mentored by Palermo. It was revealed in Party Dancecapades! that the two have a close relationship, with Aria calling Palermo her master. The two keep in touch and talk about promising and talented Performers.


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

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Aria's Delphox
Fennekin → Braixen → Delphox
Main article: Aria's Delphox

Delphox is Aria's first known Pokémon.

Aria has been shown to own Delphox ever since she was a Fennekin and she was still a Pokémon Performer in training. She first appeared as a Fennekin in a Pokévision video in A Pokévision of Things to Come!. In Day Three Blockbusters!, she was revealed to have evolved into a Braixen.

She appeared in the flesh for the first time in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!, where she and her Trainer gave an exhibition performance at the Lagoon Town Pokémon Showcase Rookie Class.

She reappeared as a Delphox in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, where she battled alongside Aromatisse against Serena's Braixen and Pancham.

Debut A Pokévision of Things to Come!
Voice actors
Japanese Yuka Terasaki
English Eileen Stevens
Aria's Aromatisse
Aromatisse is Aria's second known Pokémon. It first appeared in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, where it battled alongside Delphox against Serena's Braixen and Pancham.

In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Aromatisse watched Serena competing in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase along with its Trainer and Delphox.

In Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, it was shown in a video, performing alongside its Trainer and Delphox in a Pokémon Showcase.

In Performing a Pathway to the Future!, Aromatisse preformed in the final round of the Gloire City Showcase Master Class, defending Aria's title from Serena. During the performance Aromatisse used multiple Reflects that lay flat and moved around the stage.

Aromatisse's known moves are Reflect and Charge Beam.

Debut Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!
Voice actors
English Lisa Ortiz
Aria's Vivillon
Vivillon first appeared in Performing a Pathway to the Future!, where it was used in the final round of the Gloire City Master Class Pokémon Showcase along with Delphox and Aromatisse. It combined its Psybeam attack with Delphox's Mystical Fire and then flew Aria across the stage. Its performance was well-received by the audience and helped Aria win enough votes to keep the title of Kalos Queen. It has the Meadow Pattern.

Vivillon's only known move is Psybeam.

Debut Performing a Pathway to the Future!
Voice actors
English Eileen Stevens


Aria's rank in the Pokévision


Aria has competed in the Pokévision. Her ranking is as follows:


Aria as Kalos Queen

Princess Keys obtained

This listing is of the Princess Keys Aria has obtained:

Master Class ranking

Aria has achieved the following ranking in Master Class tournaments:


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 井上麻里奈 Marina Inoue
English Lindsay Sheppard (XY047-XY090)
Eileen Stevens (XY105-present)
Finnish Katja Sirkiä (XY047-XY090)
Heljä Heikkinen (XY105-present)
Hebrew עדי בר לב Adi Bar Lev
Indonesian Srilan Wulan (XY047-XY090)
Wan Leoni Mutiarza (XY105-present)
Italian Ludovica De Caro (XY047-XY090)
Unknown (XY105-present)
Polish Marta Dobecka
Spanish Latin America Circe Luna (XY047)
Nycolle González (XY064-present)
Spain Pilar Aguado (XY047)
Ana de Castro (XY064-present)
Vietnamese Thuỳ Tiên (XY047-XY090)
Thanh Hồng (XY105-present)


Language Name Origin
Japanese エル Elle From elle (French for she) or possibly Elle
English, French,
Italian, Spanish
Aria From aria (Italian for air) or aria
German Arie Similar to her English name
Korean 엘르 Elle Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 愛兒 Ài'ér Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 艾露 Āailouh Transliteration of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Eru Transliteration of her Japanese name

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