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アヤカ Ayaka
Gender Female
Eye color Lavender
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Ace Trainer
Anime debut Mega Evolution Special I
English voice actor Kate Bristol
Japanese voice actor Miyuu Sawai

Astrid (Japanese: アヤカ Ayaka) is a minor recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She is a skilled Trainer who possesses a Key Stone and an Absolite. She wears her Key Stone as an earring on her right ear.

In the anime

Astrid debuted in Mega Evolution Special I. She met up with Alain and started a battle with him. When Alain sent out his Charizard, she noticed it wore a Mega Stone around its neck. Before Astrid sent out her Pokémon, she asked Alain for his name and then introduced herself. She sent out her Absol, which she considers to be her strongest Pokémon. After having Charizard block a few attacks, Alain complimented Astrid on her Absol. After this he proposed to show each other's true power, and they proceeded to Mega Evolve their Pokémon.

Astrid's Key Stone

Even though Mega Absol managed to hold on for a while by blocking Mega Charizard X's attacks, it proved to be no match for its sheer power. Astrid congratulated her Mega Absol after it managed to withstand a powerful Dragon Claw and a Flamethrower. When Astrid had Mega Absol use Dark Pulse, Alain had his Mega Charizard X counter it with a Blast Burn. This proved to be too much for Mega Absol, who fell down and reverted to its regular form, defeated. Even though it lost, Astrid reassured her Absol it fought well. Afterwards she was approached by Alain, who hoped to fight her once again in the future.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Astrid battled Ash at Avignon Town. After a fierce match, she won the battle using her Mega Absol. Afterwards, Bonnie tried to ask her to marry Clemont, but was quickly pulled away by her embarrassed big brother.

In A League of His Own!, Astrid competed in the Lumiose Conference. During the opening reception, she was shown talking with Titus and Remo. At the end of the episode, she was shown to have won her first battle and advanced to the second round. In Valuable Experience for All!, she managed to reach the quarterfinals, where she was pitted against Ash for their second battle. She was defeated by him, however, after his Hawlucha managed to avoid a Psycho Cut and strike down Mega Absol with a decisive Flying Press, placing her in the Top 8.


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

Astrid's Absol

Astrid's Mega Absol
Absol Mezastar Mega Evolution icon.png
Absol is Astrid's main Pokémon. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Absol with the help of Astrid's Key Stone and the Absolite it holds. Astrid considers Absol to be her strongest Pokémon.

In Mega Evolution Special I, Astrid sent it out to battle Alain's Charizard. Both Pokémon first blocked each other's attacks, with Alain complimenting Absol for how strong it was. Alain proposed to Astrid to Mega Evolve their Pokémon, and so she did. It quickly became apparent that Mega Absol was no match for Mega Charizard X's sheer power, even though it managed to withstand a Dragon Claw and a Flamethrower. When Mega Absol tried to use Dark Pulse, Alain had his Mega Charizard X quickly counter it with Blast Burn, which completely overwhelmed Mega Absol. It fell down and reverted back to its regular form, defeated. Even though it lost, Astrid reassured Absol it fought well.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Absol was the last Pokémon Astrid used in her battle against Ash. Ash brought out his Hawlucha to battle it. Right after it was called out, Astrid Mega Evolved it. Hawlucha attacked with a High Jump Kick, but Mega Absol countered this with Shadow Claw. Hawlucha tried using Karate Chop, but Mega Absol swiftly dodged this and then jumped on the roof of the nearby castle and used Dark Pulse from a distance. This completely overpowered Hawlucha, and he was knocked out.

In Valuable Experience for All!, Absol competed with its Trainer in the Lumiose Conference. In one of the rounds, it defeated an Amoonguss. In the quarterfinals, it went up against Ash's Hawlucha once more. It unleashed a Psycho Cut, which was avoided before Absol was defeated by Hawlucha's powerful Flying Press, causing Astrid to be eliminated from the League.

Absol's known moves are Psycho Cut, Megahorn, Dark Pulse, and Shadow Claw.

Debut Mega Evolution Special I
Voice actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
English Bill Rogers
Astrid's Pyroar
Pyroar was the first Pokémon Astrid used in her battle against Ash. He went up against Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu was able to swiftly dodge Pyroar's Flamethrower and Fire Fang and then used Electro Ball, which knocked Pyroar out.

Pyroar's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Fang.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Astrid's Meowstic
Meowstic was the second Pokémon Astrid used in her battle against Ash. She was pitted against Ash's Froakie. Meowstic and Froakie rapidly exchanged Cut and Scratch, but neither was able to lay a hit. Ash had Froakie use Water Pulse, which Meowstic dodged. Froakie used another Water Pulse which Meowstic now countered with Charge Beam. The Charge Beam overpowered Froakie's Water Pulse and hit Froakie, knocking it out.

Meowstic's known moves are Scratch and Charge Beam.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction


Badges obtained

This listing is of the Badges Astrid has obtained in the Kalos region:

Pokémon League

Astrid has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 沢井美優 Miyuu Sawai
English Kate Bristol
Finnish Susa Saukko
European French Élisabeth Guinand
German Farina Brock
Indonesian Clara Dewanti
Spanish Latin America Susana Moreno
Spain Unknown voice actress (XYS01)
Carmen Podio (XY126)
Thai แวววิไล ถาวรนันท์ Waewwilai Thawornnun
Vietnamese Cao Thụy Thanh Hồng (XYS01)
Nguyễn Thụy Thùy Tiên (XY126)

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Astrid appeared in the manga adaptation of the first Pokémon the Series: XY movie with Absol.


Astrid's Absol

Astrid's Mega Absol
Absol ↔ Mega Absol
Absol is Astrid's only known Pokémon. It was sent out to battle Ash's Hawlucha. After Mega Evolving, it was able to defeat Hawlucha despite the type-disadvantage.

None of Absol's moves are known.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction


  • Astrid's design is based on the female Ace Trainer Trainer class from X and Y.
  • Astrid owns the only two Pokémon introduced in Generation VI that have gender differences.
  • Astrid's presence at the Lumiose Conference marks the first time in which Ash battles with an opponent who he has already faced in a movie.
  • In the German dub, her name is changed to Anabelle as not to clash with Olympia, whose name is Astrid in that language.
    • A similar thing occurs in the Castilian Spanish dub, although they keep the English name rather than renaming her.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アヤカ Ayaka
English, Spanish, French, Italian Astrid Similar to her Japanese name
German Annabelle Similar to her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 絢香 Xúnxiāng / Xuànxiāng From the Japanese name 絢香 Ayaka
Thai อายากะ Ayaka Transcription of her Japanese name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu
Trainers in League Conferences
Ever Grande
Lily of the Valley
HirokiPikalaMr. ElectricMad MagmarRappZipp
TuppPlumeriaDJ LeoMaster fishermanOluoluKahili

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