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カミツレ Kamitsure
"The Shining Beauty"
Black 2 White 2 Elesa.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde*, Black*
Hometown Nimbasa City
Region Unova
Relatives Grandmother*
Trainer class Gym LeaderBWB2W2
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation V
Games Black and White, Black 2 and White 2, Masters
Leader of Nimbasa Gym
Badge Bolt Badge
Specializes in Electric types
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny (B2W2AT)
Mela Lee (Generations)
Japanese voice actor Miyuki Sawashiro (B2W2AT)
China Kitahara (Generations)
Anime debut Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
English voice actor Eileen Stevens
Japanese voice actor Yumiko Kobayashi

Elesa (Japanese: カミツレ Kamitsure) is a model who is the Gym Leader of Nimbasa City's Gym, known officially as the Nimbasa Gym. She specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. She gives the Bolt Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the games

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Elesa makes her debut in Pokémon Black and White, serving as the Nimbasa City Gym Leader. This Gym is the fourth that the player may challenge. The player can challenge her to a battle after riding a series of roller coasters to her location, a process involving the flipping of multiple switches so the tracks take the player to her.

Elesa specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. She utilizes a strategy that involves using Volt Switch between her two Emolga, and later Zebstrika. Upon defeating her, she will reward the player with the Bolt Badge and TM72 (Volt Switch).

Outside of battle, Elesa is a supermodel. She appears when Bianca attempts to convince her father to allow her to become a Pokémon Trainer. Elesa aids her, convincing Bianca's father to give his daughter the permission to follow her dream. When the player leaves Nimbasa City, it is Elesa who appears briefly on Route 5 and tells the bridge guard to lower the Driftveil Drawbridge so the player may cross it. She then appears at N's Castle, where she and the other Unova Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages while the player goes after N. While not strictly relevant to the plot, Elesa also visits Cynthia in the summer at Undella Town in her villa, as do the other female Gym Leaders and Elite Four members.

Elesa is good friends with fellow Gym Leader Skyla. In between the events of Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, she confided in Skyla about changing her image. She reveals that she is conscious about the reserved image she displays, and has a fondness for bad puns.

In Black 2 and White 2, Elesa returns as a Gym Leader. The player has to go back to the old Gym and talk to one of Elesa's models where Elesa used to be to have access to the new Gym which is an actual catwalk and fashion show. The TM Elesa gives away remains the same. After gaining access to the new Gym and defeating Elesa, she walks the player back down the catwalk to the entrance. She later participates in the Pokémon World Tournament.


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Elesa uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. She will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Zebstrika.

Driftveil Tournament

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Black and White

Nimbasa City
"Sweetie, you keep going on your travels."
"My name is Elesa. I'm this town's Gym Leader. I also happen to be a model."
"You know, there are many people in this world. There are people whose way of thinking may be completely different from yours. Sometimes, this means you may get hurt."
"But it's important to keep trying, to learn about the differences between yourself and others... To learn that being different is OK. And you shouldn't worry. Trainers always have Pokémon at their side. Pokémon are wonderful. It's not only how cute they can be, but also how much you can depend on them..."
"I'm sure he traveled as a Trainer himself, in the past... Being a parent must be hard."
"Did I meddle unnecessarily? You looked troubled, so I decided to chime in."
"By the way, if you're Trainers, please stop by the Pokémon Gym. I'll teach you a little something about how tough a journey can get."*
"I'm sorry, <player>. I'll be waiting on Route 5."*
Nimbasa Gym
  • Before battle
"Did the fantastic speed leave you dizzy? My beloved Pokémon will be the next one to make your head spin!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"You and your Pokémon... are shining brilliantly!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"A properly dramatic victory requires a dash of danger and a pinch of peril."
  • Being defeated
"I meant to make your head spin, but you shocked me instead."
  • After being defeated
"My, oh my... You have a sweet fighting style. I mean, you're a great Trainer! Excuse me, I...uh... Oh, here! I want you to have this!"
"If you have four Badges, including this Bolt Badge, Pokémon up to Lv. 50, including traded Pokémon, will obey you. Also, here's this move I like. Feel free to use it, um, if you want to."
"Volt Switch lets the Pokémon switch with a different Pokémon after attacking. Of course, if you don't have another Pokémon in your party, you can't switch."
"You're going to Driftveil City next? Of course. There is a Pokémon Gym there, after all. Oh... I bet you won't be able to get there. You know what? I'll fix it so you can cross. Wait for me on Route 5."
"What you'd like to do... What your Pokémon would like to do... Don't you think it could be amazing if those are aligned?"
  • Post game:
"I think the real me is the one who battles with Pokémon as a Gym Leader. A model's job is to make someone else's vision look like a reality. It's interesting but it's not easy..."
Route 5
"Oh, you two are friends... That's nice, how you're helping each other get better by competing. OK, let's go."
"This is Alder, the Unova region's Champion."
"Let's roll. The Driftveil Drawbridge is just ahead."
"Now to contact him... It's me, Elesa. Please lower the drawbridge. I have a couple of Trainers here who want to challenge you. OK... Thanks. Now, watch this! I have a TV gig, so I've got to go. The Gym Leader of the next town may take some getting used to... Do your best, both of you."
N's Castle
"Ignoring Team Plasma... That would be a terrible thing for us Gym Leaders to do."
"I do not appreciate stubborn people."
Cynthia's villa
"I must say it's difficult for people to draw out a Pokémon's charm if they don't have any themselves."
"You know Nimbasa City? You know it runs on energy generated by Electric-type Pokémon? ...Just kidding!"
"Getting wrapped up in worries is bad for your body and spirit. That's when you must short out your logic circuits and reboot your heart."
"Without a word... Without even a whisper... My Pokémon connect me to other Trainers, transmitting the current of my feelings."
"Put bluntly, swimsuits are nothing but cloth, right?"
Badge Case
May you always continue to be a person who brightens your surroundings.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Nimbasa Gym
  • Before battle
"Welcome to the main stage! My beloved Pokémon and your Pokémon shall compete! We're going to see whose star shines brightest!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"You and your Pokémon's moves are simply dazzling!"
  • Being defeated
"You shocked me through and through! You melted my heart!"
  • After being defeated
"Well… Now you… you're an even more wonderful Trainer than I expected. Your sweet fighting style swept me off my feet! Take this!"
"If you have four Badges, including this Bolt Badge, Pokémon up to Lv. 50, including traded Pokémon, will obey you. Also, here's this move I like. Feel free to use it, um, if you want to."
"Volt Switch lets the Pokémon switch with a different Pokémon after attacking. Of course, if you don't have another Pokémon in your party, you can't switch."
  • On the catwalk
"Wait! Please walk with us."
"A shining example of a Trainer… Since that's what you are, you should be able to collect all the Gym Badges and reach the Pokémon League! Then, you and your Pokémon will shine even brighter!"
  • Post-game
"A model always has to make other people's dreams a reality without losing sight of herself. It's similar for Trainers and Pokémon. Trainers have to give everything they have to make their Pokémon feel like they can win, no matter the situation. When I realized that, modeling became that much more fun."
Memory Link - Taking it to The Next Level
"Skyla, can I ask you a favor?"
"I've decided I need a PR makeover! I wanted to try out my new ideas with you, Skyla!"
"That's right! Here's the thing. I make what everyone thinks is cool into a reality, right? Well, I get to do what I want to do, and while being a model may be difficult, most importantly, it's fun! But the hard parts are really hard. I mean, everyone judges me simply based on my appearance. People say I'm reserved, and that I don't look like the type who would tell jokes!"
"So, I've been thinking about it constantly since then!"
"A sophisticated joke!"
"How should I put it... My looks suggest that I'm not a lot of fun. But I'll tear down that mistaken image with my own hands! I'll say something silly and give someone an opportunity to call me out, so we can all have a good laugh!"
"OK, get a load of this! Throw that misbehaving Klink in the clink!"
"Cofagrigus is so cool! Don't you *cough* agree, Gus?"
"You bought those Fossils from Clay? Did you buy them on Clay-away?"
"Exactly! If I were to make bad puns when I'm supposed to be telling a joke, doesn't it give people even more of an opportunity to tease me and start a funny back-and-forth?"
"Really? I guess I'll just rethink my fashion first."
"You bet! And don't call me Shirley!"
Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"My beloved Pokémon are going to make your head spin!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"I am me, and Pokémon are Pokémon! I feel that strongly when I battle with Pokémon moves, and that's why I do it. Now, my beloved Pokémon are going to make your head spin!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"C'est fini! When I'm certain of that, I feel an electric jolt run through my body! I want to feel the sensation, so now my beloved Pokémon are going to make your head spin!"
  • Being defeated
"I meant to make your head spin, but you shocked me instead."
  • If the player is defeated
"That was unsatisfying somehow... Will you give it your all next time?"
  • After being defeated
"My, oh my... You have a sweet fighting style."
  • After winning
"You're a shining star of a Trainer, but my Pokémon shone brighter!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"My Pokémon work hard for me, so I want to do what I can for them. And I want them to bathe in the glamorous spotlight as well. In that sense, your Pokémon were gleaming very brightly!"
Badge Case
"If you shine with an inner light, all that surrounds you will be illuminated by it!"

Pokémon Masters

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Menu interface (voice clips)
  • After being recruited
"My name is Elesa. I'm a Gym Leader--and a model. Basically, I turn people's dreams into reality."
  • After being recruited (Sygna Suit)
"This outfit was tailor-made just for me--one of a kind! Bet it's gonna make things way more fun!"
  • Sync pair viewer
"You should listen to me, I'm professional. Professional model and Gym Leader, that is."
  • Sync pair viewer (Sygna Suit)
"I like to live life on the cutting edge. Fashion, technology, everything!"
  • Selection screen (forming team)
"I promise I won't let you down."
  • Selection screen (forming team, Sygna Suit)
"Think you can keep up with us, sweetie?"
  • Upon learning a new move
"Beauty and strength; the perfect combination."
  • Upon learning a new move (Sygna Suit)
"A dazzling new move."
  • Upon leveling-up
"We're shining even brighter."
  • Upon leveling-up (Sygna Suit)
"Time to step up."
  • Upon reaching max level
"Watch out, our dazzling brilliance might just blind you."
  • Upon reaching max level (Sygna Suit)
"We did it! We're on top of the world."
  • Upon unlocking a new level cap (Sygna Suit)
"I feel like a whole new woman."
  • During conversation
"Oh! Wow."
  • During conversation (Sygna Suit)
"You've got this."
  • Giving out item (Sygna Suit)
"This one's for you, sweetie."
Battle interface (voice clips)
  • Co-op match screen (Sygna Suit)
  • VS screen
"Time to shine."
  • VS screen (Sygna Suit)
"It's show time!"
  • Battle start
"Here we come!"
  • Battle start (Sygna Suit)
  • Using Pokémon move
"You know what to do."
  • Using Pokémon move (Sygna Suit)
"Dazzle them."
  • Using item
"Watch this."
  • Using item (Sygna Suit)
  • Using Trainer move
"Ready to be stunned?"
  • Using Trainer move (Sygna Suit)
"I'm stunning!"
  • Using Sync Move
"Time to shine."
  • Using Sync Move (Sygna Suit)
"Time for a dramatic victory."
  • Unity Move
  • Unity Move (Sygna Suit)
  • Switching in
"We won't let you down."
  • Switching in (Sygna Suit)
"The stage is ours."
  • "Nice" emote (Sygna Suit)
  • "Watch out" emote (Sygna Suit)
"Watch out!"
  • "Let's do this" emote (Sygna Suit)
"Time for a dramatic victory."
  • "Thanks" emote (Sygna Suit)
  • Defeat
"Oh, my. Fashion fail."
  • Defeat (Sygna Suit)
"I'm not done with you yet."
  • Victory
"Time to strike a pose!"
  • Victory (Sygna Suit)
"*giggle* Stunned you, didn't I?"
Story Event - Serena's Dessert Party
  • Surprise Setback
"Hehe. Thank you. I'm actually on my way to the arena to have a Pokémon battle."
"Let's get together sometime and continue this conversation."
  • The Sweetest Cure-All
"Hehe. Mind if we join you?"
"Nothing makes me happier after a good battle than eating some delicious cake."
"Hehe. You really like it, too, don't you, Rotom?"
Pokémon Center
  • Random conversation
"Hey... There's something I've been wanting to talk to you about... Do you have a sec?"
"I've been meaning to tell you this for a while... I just haven't had the courage until now."
"I know it's Farfetch'd, but...be careful what you wish for, <player>... You Magnemite get it."
"Ha ha ha! Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry... Maybe I should have kept my Meowth shut after all!"
  • If spoken to again
"OK, OK, I'm done now... Sometimes I like to tell jokes to get a good back-and-forth going with people."
"Most people think I'd be too cool and sophisticated to tell a silly joke, and I just love proving them wrong! Isn't this side of me fun?"
  • Random conversation (Sygna Suit)
"My Rotom likes to go into my appliances to play pranks on me."
"It sometimes gets into my hair dryer in the morning and makes my bedhead even worse than it already is."
"Other times, it gets into my toaster and burns my toast to a crisp..."
"Mornings are always an uphill battle."
  • If spoken to again
"Rotom can be a pain in the neck, but its pranks keep everything fresh for me!"
"Rotom's serious when it comes to having fun! It's easy to forget how important that is. We can all learn a thing or two from Rotom."
  • Special gift conversation
"Hey, just the person I was looking for! I've got something for you."
"It's been a must-have item for me lately. I highly recommend it."
"I'll let you know if I find anything else you'd be interested in!"
  • Special gift conversation (Sygna Suit)
"I'd like you to have this."
"You're always working so hard. I think this will really help you out."
"Keep at it. I'm cheering for you!"

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Shocking Supermodel... Hmmm, that sounds like a Gym Leader I know. Well, let's see... 'The Gym Leader Elesa said that Nimbasa's Pokémon can dance a nimble bossa! Nobody laughed, but I thought it was really funny! What do you think?' Hmmm... It really seems like Elesa needs to come up with a sneakier pen name. Well, whatever! 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"


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Official artwork from
Black and White
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Nimbasa Gym screen artwork from
Black 2 and White 2
Artwork with Emolga for White Day
by Megumi Mizutani


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Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Black and White
Model from
Sygna Suit model from
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Overworld sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Badge showcase sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS model from
Sygna Suit VS model from

In the anime

In the main series

Elesa in the anime

Elesa debuted in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, when Ash and Bianca went to one of her modelling shows in order to request a Gym battle with her. Elesa was excited to see Ash's Pikachu and even left the runway just so she could get a closer look. Bianca later battled her to convince her father to let her continue to travel in a three-on-three match, but her Pokémon were easily defeated by Elesa's powerful Zebstrika. When Ash challenged Bianca's father to a battle, Elesa acted as the referee.

Elesa battled Ash in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!. Although Ash proved to be a far tougher opponent than Bianca had, she still gave the young Trainer a tough time in her Gym. However, Ash was able to pull through and earn himself a Bolt Badge.

She reappeared in a fantasy in Climbing the Tower of Success!, and in flashbacks in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times! and Curtain Up, Unova League!. She also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.


Elesa believes battling is a way to express herself. She likes to invite her fans to watch as she takes on challengers at the Nimbasa Gym, and she often calls out to them and strikes a pose for them. Elesa is aware of the Electric type disadvantages and uses speed and a range of moves to get around them.


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

Elesa's Zebstrika
Elesa's Zebstrika first appeared in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, where it was used in a Gym battle against Bianca's Shelmet, Minccino and Pignite. Zebstrika proved itself to be extremely powerful, knocking out all three of Bianca's Pokémon with little effort.

In Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, Zebstrika was used against Ash's Palpitoad during his challenge for a Badge. However, as Palpitoad was part Ground-type, Wild Charge would not work and Flame Charge did little damage. Although Zebstrika's Double Kick was powerful against Palpitoad, it was hit with Palpitoad's Supersonic, leaving it confused. A combination of Mud Shot and Hydro Pump finally knocked it out.

Zebstrika's known moves are Flame Charge, Double Kick, Wild Charge, and Quick Attack.

Debut Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Marc Thompson
Elesa's Emolga
Elesa's Emolga first appeared in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, where she was used second in her Gym battle against Ash. Using a combination of Attract and Aerial Ace, she was able to knock out Ash's Palpitoad. Next, she went up against Snivy. As both Pokémon were female, Attract could not work; however, after dodging Snivy's attacks and recovering from Leaf Storm, Emolga was able to defeat Snivy using Aerial Ace and Acrobatics—moves Snivy was weak against.

Finally, Emolga was sent up against Pikachu, but since the recent battles had taken their toll, Emolga was knocked out with a Quick Attack.

She reappeared in a fantasy in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Emolga's known moves are Attract, Acrobatics, Aerial Ace, and Electro Ball.

Debut Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
Voice actors
Japanese Misato Fukuen
English Misato Fukuen
Elesa's Tynamo
Tynamo was the last Pokémon Elesa used against Ash in their Gym battle in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, and is called by Elesa as her "Electric Queen". Ash was confused by the unusual Pokémon that, despite being fish-like in appearance, could float in midair.

Elesa worked around Tynamo's inability to learn more than a few moves by training her so her Tackle was extremely powerful, causing Pikachu to struggle. However, after Pikachu pulled himself together, he started to use Thunderbolt on the entire battlefield. With her view obscured, Tynamo was knocked out with just one Iron Tail. She reappeared in a flashback in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

Tynamo's only known move is Tackle.

Debut Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小林由美子 Yumiko Kobayashi
English Eileen Stevens
Mandarin Chinese 林美秀 Lín Měixiù
Czech Nikola Votočková
Danish Marie Schjeldal
Finnish Mirjami Heikkinen
Polish Aleksandra Grzelak
Brazilian Portuguese Rosa Barcellos
Spanish Latin America Analiz Sánchez
Spain Marta Gil Montijano

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Elesa in the Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, Elesa appeared when Nate walked into the Nimbasa Gym with his Emboar. She was shown waiting for him onstage and then questioning whether his Pokémon or her own Pokémon will prevail. Before challenging Nate to a match, she threw off her coat as fireworks were set off around her.


This listing is of Elesa's known Pokémon in the Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer:

Elesa's Zebstrika
Zebstrika was seen alongside its Trainer at the Nimbasa Gym.

None of Zebstrika's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Elesa's Emolga
Emolga was seen alongside its Trainer at the Nimbasa Gym.

None of Emolga's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 沢城みゆき Miyuki Sawashiro
English Sarah Natochenny
European Spanish Pilar Martín

In Pokémon Generations

Elesa appeared in The Uprising, where she was seen outside N's Castle trying to stop the Seven Sages. Together with several other Unova Gym Leaders, she battled the many Team Plasma Grunts to prevent them from achieving Team Plasma's goals.


Elesa's Zebstrika
Elesa's Zebstrika helped to fight off the Team Plasma Grunts.

Zebstrika's only known move is Discharge.

Debut The Uprising

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 北原知奈 China Kitahara
English Mela Lee
European Spanish Victoria Ramos

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Elesa briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Fantina and Sabrina.


Elesa's Zebstrika
Zebstrika is Elesa's only known Pokémon.

None of Zebstrika's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Elesa in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Elesa appeared in Pocket Monsters BW as the fourth Gym Leader Red encountered.


Elesa's Emolga
Emolga is Elesa's first known Pokémon and is usually seen standing with Elesa.

None of Emolga's moves are known.

Debut PMBW11

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Elesa in Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

Elesa debuted in Battle at the Museum. She was first seen taking part in a meeting between various Nimbasa City officials trying to come up with ways to make the city more lively. Eventually, it was decided that they would create a Pokémon Musical after it was suggested by White, the president of the BW Agency.

Elesa in the eleventh chapter

In To Make a Musical, Elesa encountered Black, White's friend and employee at the Pokémon Musical Theater. Though Black wanted to have a Gym battle with Elesa, he was told to wait until after the musical's opening ceremony had finished. Later, Elesa took part in the opening ceremony as a special guest. Once the first performance ended, Elesa explained how the musical worked to the audience.

In Battle on a Roller Coaster, Elesa faced Black in a Gym battle, but due to a malfunction, Black was forced to battle while trapped in a roller coaster car. Despite this, Black managed to successfully defeat Elesa and earn the Bolt Badge. Later, Elesa discovered that someone had messed with the controls for the roller coaster, thus causing the various glitches. The culprit was N's Zorua, though it managed to escape without Elesa discovering it.

In Up in the Air, Elesa met with the other Unova Gym Leaders and Black at the Celestial Tower to discuss how to deal with Team Plasma. The Gym Leaders later traveled to Nacrene City in order to protect the Dark Stone from the Shadow Triad. Despite their teamwork, the Gym Leaders fell to the Shadow Triad's trump card, the Forces of Nature. Elesa and the others were kidnapped and taken to Team Plasma's base of operations, N's Castle.

In Dream a Little Dream, Caitlin attempted to find the missing Gym Leaders by using her Gothitelle's Psychic abilities. Though she managed to contact them, the Gym Leaders had their memories of the kidnapping erased, preventing Caitlin from tracking them. During Black's final Gym battle with Drayden, Caitlin relayed a message from the Gym Leaders to Black, giving him the confidence to win the battle and earn his final Badge.

In Cold Hard Truth, Team Plasma launched their attack on the Pokémon League, surrounding the building with N's Castle. As a form of mockery and display of Team Plasma's power, the Gym Leaders were hoisted on cross-like fixtures and displayed in front of the masses. Later, the Gym Leaders were freed by Shoko's Patrat, allowing them to assist in the battle against Team Plasma. After Team Plasma was defeated, Elesa and the others watched as N and Zekrom flew off to parts unknown.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In PS545, Elesa was called to help search and retrieve Cheren's missing students, Blake, Hugh, and Leo. After finding Leo and Hugh's sister at the Pokémon World Tournament construction site, she called Skyla down to take them to safety.


Elesa's Blitzle

Elesa's Zebstrika
Blitzle → Zebstrika
Zebstrika is the first Pokémon that Elesa is known to own. Zebstrika was first seen as a drawing when Black was reading a book while deciding on strategies to defeat Elesa in their upcoming Gym Battle. Later, it was seen in person along with Elesa's other Pokémon while it was seen being dressed up in preparation of the Pokémon Musical. Zebstrika was used against Black in the Gym battle where it defeated his Tula after exploiting its Motor Drive Ability to raise its speed. Eventually, Zebstrika was defeated by Black's Nite. In a flashback that occurred in the same chapter, it was revealed that Elesa owned Zebstrika when it was a Blitzle during her youth.

It was later seen in The Battle, where it participated in the battle against the Seven Sages.

Zebstrika's known moves are Flame Charge, Volt Switch, and Wild Charge*, and its Ability is Motor Drive.

Debut To Make a Musical
Elesa's Emolga
Emolga (×2)
Emolga are the second and third Pokémon that Elesa is known to own. One Emolga was first seen as a drawing when Black was reading a book while deciding on strategies to defeat Elesa in their upcoming Gym Battle. Later, they were both seen in person along with Elesa and her Zebstrika while she was dressing up her Zebstrika in preparation of the Pokémon Musical. One Emolga was used in the Gym battle against Black where it fought his Nite and was eventually defeated.

Emolga's known moves are Volt Switch, Aerial Ace, and Acrobatics.

Debut To Make a Musical

In the TCG

Main article: Elesa (Legendary Treasures RC20)

Elesa was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Japanese Shiny Collection Concept Pack, it later debuted in English in the Radiant Collection subset of the Legendary Treasures expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration based on the Yusuke Ohmura artwork of the character. With a similar effect to Department Store Girl from the Arceus expansion, Elesa allows the player to search their deck for three Pokémon Tool cards; the cards are revealed and added to the player's hand before the deck is shuffled.



Language Name Origin
Japanese カミツレ Kamitsure From 加密列 kamitsure (chamomile) and 雷 kaminari (thunder)
English Elesa From Electric and possible Tesla
German Kamilla From kamille (chamomile)
Spanish Camila From camomila (chamomile)
French Inezia From the flower genus Inezia
Italian Camelia From camomilla (chamomile)
Korean 카밀레 Kamille From 카밀레 kamille (chamomile)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小菊兒 / 小菊儿 Xiǎo Jú'ér From 洋甘菊 yánggānjú / yèuhnggāmgūk (chamomile)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小菊兒 Síu Gūkyìh
Vietnamese Kamitsure Transcription of her Japanese name

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Striaton Gym Trio Badge
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Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
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Castelia Gym Insect Badge
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Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
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Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
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Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
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Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
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Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
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Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
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Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
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Humilau Gym Wave Badge
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Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters
Pasio ScottieBettie
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrina
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmine
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWally
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawn
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsley
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerie
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeria
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisLearSawyerRachelTristaTriciaTrinnia
MallowDarachTeam Break

PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBillBill's wife
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
PMXY ShaunaProfessor SycamoreSerena
PMSM HalaLillie

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