Lana (anime)

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スイレン Suiren
Lana SM.png
Art from Sun & Moon series
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Hau'oli City
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed father and mother, Harper and Sarah (younger twin sisters)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Lana
Specializes in Water types
Member of Aether Foundation
Rank Ultra Guardian
Anime debut Alola to New Adventure!
English voice actor Rosie Reyes
Japanese voice actor Hitomi Kikuchi

Lana (Japanese: スイレン Suiren) is a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. She made her debut in Alola to New Adventure!.


Lana when she was younger

Lana is a student at Samson Oak's Pokémon School on Melemele Island, where she lives with her twin sisters, Harper and Sarah. At one point, she rescued a wild Popplio from being harassed by a gang of Team Skull Grunts and nursed it back to health at a Pokémon Center, where the two became good friends.

Lana debuted in Alola to New Adventure!, meeting Ash and Pikachu while fishing with Popplio on a Ride Lapras. She and Ash met again at the Pokémon School, where Ash decided to join her class to study the Pokémon of Alola under their teacher, Professor Kukui.

In The Guardian's Challenge!, Lana participated in the surprise welcome party her class threw for Ash to celebrate his enrollment. She challenged Ash to a Pokémon swimming contest as his third "surprise", which Popplio won due to its superior swimming ability. She later bore witness to Ash and Pikachu's battle against Tapu Koko, the guardian deity of Melemele.

In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, Lana received help from Ash while training Popplio how to blow human-sized water balloons, revealing her dream to one day use them to explore the ocean depths and discover new undersea Pokémon. She was also chosen to give a class lecture on sea Pokémon, loaning Ash a fishing rod at her house and introducing him to her sisters. During the lecture, the class's Ride Pokémon were caught in a net by Team Rocket, who infuriated Lana with their disregard for the other Pokémon they had inadvertently caught. Together with Ash, she was able to bring the captured Pokémon to safety by using Popplio's water balloons.

In Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, Lana found a Sparkling Stone during one of her treasure hunts with a Poké Ride Stoutland on Akala Island, which Olivia took in order to turn it into a Z-Ring for Lana.

Lana's Z-Ring and Waterium Z

In Big Sky, Small Fry!, Lana took part in a trial at Brooklet Hill where she earned a Waterium Z from battling a Totem Wishiwashi with Popplio. Near the end of the episode, Olivia gave the Z-Ring to Lana, which she had just successfully converted from the Sparkling Stone.

In Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!, Lana and Popplio were practicing their Z-Move at the beach with Ash and Mallow, but were unsuccessful. Nearby, they noticed a crowd watching a performer named Ida with her Brionne. Lana was intrigued and insisted Ida to be her tutor. They then trained for days. One day when they were out in the sea looking for treasure with Ida and Kanoa, they got in trouble with a Dhelmise. Lana and Popplio then attempted Hydro Vortex again and succeeded, defeating the anchor Pokémon in the process.

From Family Determination! to 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, Lana was among those who helped Lillie and Gladion in their mission to rescue their mother Lusamine after Lusamine was kidnapped by the Ultra Beast Nihilego. In Ultra Deep Sea, her Popplio, along with Ash's Litten and Rowlet, and Mallow and Sophocles's Pokémon, fought and overcame Lusamine's Mismagius, Milotic, and Lilligant, which were under Nihilego's control. During the battle, Lana and Popplio used Hydro Vortex on Mismagius. The battle ended when Ash and Pikachu performed 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt to defeat Nihilego, freeing Lusamine from its grasp.

In The Professors' New Adventure!, Lana attended the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet. During the post-nuptials, Lusamine asked Lana and her classmates to join the Ultra Guardians, a task force dedicated to dealing with any upcoming Ultra Beast incidents, which they accepted.

Lana in her Ultra Guardian uniform

In A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Lana and her classmates set out on their first Ultra Guardians mission. They were tasked with capturing a Buzzwole that emerged from an Ultra Wormhole onto Melemele Island, where it began causing havoc. During the mission, Lana helped heal a wild Snorlax that was drained of its energy by the Ultra Beast. Eventually, Buzzwole was distracted by Kiawe's flexing long enough for Ash to capture it in a Beast Ball. Afterward, Buzzwole was released and returned to its home thanks to a wormhole opened by Lusamine's team.

In SM069, Lana and her classmates traveled to Bamboo Hill to see a mysterious creature that Sophocles had discovered the night before. Together, the group unsuccessfully tried to dig it up. The next day, Lusamine revealed the creature was actually an Ultra Beast named Celesteela and set the Ultra Guardians off to return it back home. Attempts to catch Celesteela in a Beast Ball proved unsuccessful as it was firmly rooted down. Team Rocket later attempted to catch Celesteela, forcing the Ultra Guardians to protect it as Celesteela began to launch into the air. After creating an area for Celesteela to launch safely without setting the immediate area ablaze, they watched it fly home.

In SM071, a wild Dewpider ended up falling for Lana after seeing her with one of Popplio's water bubbles on her head. Later, when the Dewpider fought a Surskit for the ownership of a pond near the Pokémon School, Lana encouraged it to keep fighting. Despite this, the Surskit won the battle, causing to evolve into a Masquerain. Happy with its new form, Masquerain abandoned the pond, allowing Dewpider to make the area its new home.

In SM078, Lana and her classmates watched a fireworks show. The show was interrupted by a strange creature that used its exploding head to create a fireworks show of its own. The next day, the Ultra Guardians were called down by Lusamine, who revealed the creature from before was the Ultra Beast Blacephalon. The Ultra Guardians set off to find Blacephalon, but their efforts to track it down only led to a different Ultra Beast, later named Xurkitree by Lusamine. When Blacephalon and Xurkitree met, they began doing flashy performances in an attempt to outdo the other. Worried that serious trouble could arise if the competition kept escalating, the Ultra Guardians combined the attacks of their partner and Ride Pokémon into a giant firework that distracted the Ultra Beasts long enough for Ash to make them flinch with Lycanroc's Splintered Stormshards. Together, Lana managed to capture Xurkitree while Lillie captured Blacephalon, allowing the two Ultra Beasts to be later released back to their homes.


Lana with her sisters

Lana is a calm and gentle girl who cares deeply for Pokémon, particularly Water-types. As such, she enjoys many seafaring activities such as fishing while riding on Lapras. While sincere most of the time, she also has a playful side, oftentimes telling outrageous jokes such as being able to catch Legendary Pokémon like Kyogre and that a Lugia was nearby. She is additionally shown to become aggravated and flustered when dealing with her unruly younger sisters. Her love for Pokémon runs deep to the point where she grows incensed at the sight of cruelty against Pokémon, speaking in a hushed tone of voice and shooting an icy glare towards the aggressors. She is highly protective of her Pokémon if they are in danger.

Lana with Mallow when they became friends

When Lana was young, she used to be rather shy. This was best demonstrated during a flashback in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!; when she first encountered Mallow, she initially called "Miss Family Restaurant" (Japanese: アイナ食堂さん Miss Aina Cafeteria), but when Mallow said she can call her Mallow, she became nervous and her face turned red.

Lana is shown to be an expert at fishing as shown in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, where Professor Kukui had her teach the class on fishing and managed to hook several Pokémon quickly such as Alomomola, Corsola, Finneon and later surprised the Fishing Expert by quickly catching a Feebas.

She has been shown to get annoyed at her sisters and their antics but was concerned when she saw them jumping on the back of Kiawe's Turtonator for fear they would touch its spines.

She cares deeply for her Popplio, as shown in They Might Not Be Giants!, when it becomes separated from her along with Rowlet, to the point where she has to drag Ash along when they go searching for their Pokémon.

Lana has been shown to be brave, as seen in Alola, Kanto!; whilst Mallow, Lillie, and Misty ran away after being scared by a Gyarados, she remained still and then, after changing into her swimsuit, jumped into the lake that Gyarados appeared from in search of Popplio.


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On hand

Lana Popplio.png

At home

Lana Lapras.png
This Lapras serves as Lana's Ride Pokémon. It was first seen in Alola to New Adventure!, where Lana rode on it while fishing. In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, it was seen in flashback being used to battle against some Team Skull Grunts that were bullying a wild Popplio. When not in use, it resides in the water next to Lana's house.

Lapras was used again in So Long, Sophocles! where Lana took Sophocles and Togedemaru out to sea so that they could see a Wailord breaching out of the water.

It briefly appeared in the Poké Problem segment of SM079, residing in the water next to Lana's house as Lana's mother and sisters were watching the Minior shower.

Lapras's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride Tauros
Lana was first seen riding a Poké Ride Tauros around Pokémon School in a race with Sophocles and Mallow which ended when Ash unknowingly crossed the racetrack.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
A Poké Ride Stoutland
Lana used a Poké Ride Stoutland to hunt for treasure around Akala Island. At first, Stoutland was unresponsive to Lana and only interested in eating berries but after seeing how Lana was prepared to protect it and Popplio from a Garbodor, it helped Lana and found her a Z-Ring ore.

Stoutland's known moves are Tackle and Giga Impact.

Debut Treasure Hunt Akala Style!
A Ride Dragonair
Dragonair is Lana's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Dragonair's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!


Kiawe's Turtonator
Main article: Kiawe's Turtonator

In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, Professor Kukui tasked everyone with switching their partner Pokémon with somebody else, and Lana was given Turtonator.

Turtonator found itself the playmate of Harper and Sarah, who played by jumping on its back, which caused them to be hit by Shell Trap.

The next day, Lana scrubbed Turtonator's back with help from Harper and Sarah.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Marc Thompson
Xurkitree appeared in Alola one night in SM078. The next day, the Ultra Guardians were dispatched to capture it, as it was draining electricity from a power line. Just when Kiawe was about to catch it, however, Xurkitree began a performance battle with Blacephalon, preventing the Ultra Guardians from catching it. With the Ultra Guardians' Pokémon providing a distraction and Ash's Lycanroc weakening Xurkitree with Splintered Stormshards, Lana was eventually able to catch it, allowing it to be sent back home.

None of Xurkitree's moves are known.

Debut SM078


Wild's Drampa
When Lana and Mallow were young, they found themselves lost in the forest but were found by Drampa. In the present, they encountered Drampa again after Harper and Sarah told her that they had been saved by Drampa.

None of Drampa's moves are known.

Debut Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!
Wild's Dewpider
Lana encountered Dewpider when its bubble popped. Dewpider developed a crush on Lana after seeing a bubble on her head. Having been evicted from its home by an Araquanid and getting separated from the rest of its group, Dewpider found a new home near the Pokémon School.

Dewpider's moves are Bubble Beam, Spider Web, and Mirror Coat.

Debut SM071


Alola trials

This listing is of the trials Lana has cleared in the Alola region:

Pokémon competitions

Lana has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 菊地瞳 Hitomi Kikuchi
English Rosie Reyes
Mandarin Chinese 林美秀 Lín Měixiù
Danish Isabel Schwartzbach
Finnish Ella Tarvonen
Greek Στέλλα Μπονάτσου Stella Bonatsou
Polish Zofia Modej
Brazilian Portuguese Taís Feijó
Spanish Latin America Pamela Cruz
Spain Ana de Castro
Thai คนธนันท์ วัฒนชาติวงศ์ Kontanun Watanachatwong
Turkish Zencan Sakal


Language Name Origin
Japanese スイレン Suiren From 睡蓮 suiren (water lily) and 水 sui (water)
English Lana From lilia-lana-i-ka-wai (Hawaiian for water lily) and lana (Hawaiian for afloat)
French Néphie From nénuphar (water lily)
German Tracy From Tracheophyta (vascular plant), a division of plants that includes the water lily family
Italian Suiren Same as Japanese name
Spanish Nereida From nereida (nereid). Nereids are sea nymphs, possibly a reference to Nymphaeaceae (water lily family)
Korean 수련 Suryeon From 수련 suryeon (water lily) and 수 su (water)
Chinese (Mandarin) 水蓮 / 水莲 Shuǐlián From 睡蓮 / 睡莲 shuìlián (water lily) and 水 shuǐ (water)
Chinese (Cantonese) 水蓮 Séuilìhn From 睡蓮 seuihlìhn (water lily) and 水 séui (water)
Brazilian Portuguese Vitória From vitória-régia (water lily)
Russian Лана Lana Transcription of English name
Thai ซุยเรน Suiren Same as Japanese name
Turkish Lana Same as English name

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