Drasna

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Drasna
ドラセナ Dracaena
XY Drasna.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Relatives Unnamed grandparents
Trainer class Elite Four
Duchess*
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Kalos)
Specializes in Dragon types
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
Anime debut The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Fumi Hirano

Drasna (Japanese: ドラセナ Dracaena) is a Dragon-type Trainer and member of the Kalos Elite Four.

In the games

In Pokémon X and Y, Drasna appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Kalos. Her grandparents are from Sinnoh's Celestic Town and taught her about the region's mythology surrounding Dialga and Palkia, which inspired her to train Dragon-type Pokémon. Drasna also has a relaxed composure, which hints at her strength that knows no bounds.[1]

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon League



Battle Chateau



Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge



Quotes

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon League
  • Before battle (first challenge)
"Oh goodness, hello to you! Welcome, welcome, come in. You must be a strong Trainer. Yes, quite strong indeed... That's just wonderful news! Facing opponents like you and your team will make my Pokémon grow like weeds!"
  • Before battle (subsequent challenge)
"Oh goodness, hello to you! You know, my grandparents came to Kalos from a distant region. They came from a town where the past lives on... When I was growing up at their knees, they raised me on tales of the Pokémon of time and space. It's really thanks to those stories that I decided to become a Dragon type Trainer."
  • Upon being defeated
"Oh, dear me. That sure was a quick battle... I do hope you'll come back again sometime!"
  • After being defeated
"Oh, you! You're too much! You and your Pokémon are simply charming!"
"Oh, you're going already? Farewell, then!"
If battled first: "Oh, dear me. Was I the first to lose to you all? If I've made you feel too confident, that won't be very fair to the others... But I suppose you'd best hurry along to that elevator over there to face them for yourself."
If battled second: "And I was even the second you've beaten! Ah, I suppose it's just as well, really... Go on. It's time for you to show the last two of us how strong you are."
If battled third: "With your Pokémon, I'm sure you can beat the last of us."
If battled last: "You have beaten all of the Elite Four! This is just wonderful for you. Congratulations!"
Battle Chateau
  • Before battle
"Oh, goodness, hello to you! I'm so glad you've joined us! I know that you're very strong. That will make this great fun!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Oh, dear me. That sure was a quick battle... I do hope you'll come back again sometime!"
  • After being defeated
If giving the player an item: "And, my word, wouldn't this just go wonderfully with your look? Do try it!"
"Oh, you! You're too much! You and your Pokémon are simply charming!"
  • If the player is defeated
"How can this be?"

Sprites

VSDrasna.png XY Drasna Icon.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y

In the anime

Drasna in the anime

Main series

Drasna first appeared in The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!, where Ash saw her on TV, being revealed to be his next World Coronation Series opponent. Later in the episode, she was seen having a brief battle with Wikstrom at the Castle of Chivalry.

In Taking Two For The Team!, Drasna and Ash faced each other at the Lumiose Conference stadium. She proved to be an extremely challenging opponent, but ultimately, Ash was able to defeat her, increasing his ranking. In this episode, it was revealed that Clemont had also battled her once and been easily defeated.

Character

Drasna has a very airy personality outside of battle. She is kind when referring to her opponents, offering them praise before and after a battle. Her gentle demeanor, however, drops just before and during battle, turning sickly sweet to the point where her opponents and peers are left slightly frightened. Even when irritated and frustrated, she still manages to maintain a smile, though there is a considerably less amount of warmth behind it at those times. Following her loss to Ash, she returns to her warm and amicable personality, offering Ash sincere praise, as well as becoming highly flattered at Bonnie's attempt to have her marry Clemont.

In battle, she utilizes her Pokémon's physical characteristics a great deal, such as Noivern's wings and Altaria's plumage to reduce damage. She combines such defensive strategies with powerful direct offense, enabling her to land multiple blows in quick succession to great effect.

Pokémon

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

Drasna's Noivern
Noivern
Noivern first appeared on a television show showing Drasna's performance in the World Coronation Series. In Taking Two For The Team!, it was the first Pokémon used in Drasna's World Coronation Series battle against Ash, going up against both Sirfetch'd and Dracovish. It faced and was defeated by Dracovish in the final bout, causing Drasna to lose the battle.

Noivern's known moves are Super Fang, Boomburst, and Dragon Pulse.

Debut The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Shogo Sakata
Drasna's Dragalge
Dragalge
Dragalge appeared on a television show showing Drasna's performance in the World Coronation Series.

None of Dragalge's moves are known.

Debut The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
Drasna's Druddigon
Druddigon
Druddigon appeared on a television show showing Drasna's performance in the World Coronation Series.

None of Druddigon's moves are known.

Debut The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
Drasna's Altaria

Drasna's Mega Altaria
Altaria ↔ Mega Altaria
Altaria first appeared during a battle with Wikstrom's Escavalier at the Castle of Chivalry. According to Drasna, Altaria is her main partner in battle.

In Taking Two For The Team!, it was the second Pokémon used in Drasna's World Coronation Series battle against Ash, going up against Sirfetch'd and Dracovish. Despite Mega Evolving, it was eventually defeated by Sirfetch'd, who also fainted soon after.

Altaria is seen displaying much of its Trainer's personality, including taunting Ash's Pokémon and laughing at the opponent just before the battle begins.

Altaria's known moves are Breaking Swipe, Heat Wave, Cotton Guard, Sky Attack, and Play Rough.

Debut The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Tatsuki Kobe
Drasna's ranking prior to Taking Two For The Team!

Achievements

World Coronation Series

Drasna has competed in the World Coronation Series. Her rank and class are as follows:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 平野文 Fumi Hirano


GOTCHA!

Drasna briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Drasna in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Drasna debuts in PS587. She first appears as a fantasy when Diantha informed Korrina about each of the Kalos Elite Four. She later debuts in person alongside Wikstrom, where she assists X and Y's group in their quest to stop Team Flare. As they left to confront Team Flare at their hiding place, Drasna gives X's group a letter containing information about Zygarde. Later, Drasna battles against members of Team Flare at Route 22.

After Team Flare is fully defeated, Drasna, the remaining Elite Four members, and Diantha carry the unconscious body of Malva, who had turned out to be a member of Team Flare.

Trivia

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Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ドラセナ Dorasena From the genus Dracaena (dragon tree), whose name is derived from Ancient Greek δράκαινα drakaina (female dragon)
English Drasna Similar to her Japanese name
French Dracéna Similar to her Japanese name
German Dracena Similar to her Japanese name
Italian Lilia From Liliales, the order that previously contained the genus Dracaena
Spanish Drácena Similar to her Japanese name
Korean 드라세나 Deurasena From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 朵拉塞娜 Duǒlāsāinà *
多拉塞娜 DuōlāSāinà *
Transliteration of her Japanese name


Notes

Related articles


Kalos League
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Elite Four
Malva
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Elite Four
Siebold
VSWikstrom.png
Elite Four
Wikstrom
VSDrasna.png
Elite Four
Drasna
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Champion
Diantha


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