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- This article is about the Gym Leader in the Orange Islands. If you were looking for the Pokémon Ranger, see Luana (Ranger).
Luana (Japanese: ルリコ Ruriko) is the Gym Leader of Kumquat Island's Gym, known officially as the Kumquat Gym. She hands out the Jade Star Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Double Battles.
Luana owns a luxury hotel on Kumquat Island that also doubles as her Gym. Trainers often stay at the Kumquat Hotel to help prepare for the upcoming battle. The actual Gym appears to be the largest in the Orange Archipelago, outside of Pummelo Stadium.
Luana appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble, where she mistook Ash for her son Travis since he bears a striking resemblance to Travis and even has a Pikachu just like him. Later, after helping Ash stop Team Rocket, she challenged him to a Double Battle. Ash used Pikachu and Charizard in the battle. Despite their initial unwillingness to cooperate, the two pulled together in the end and were able to defeat Luana's Pokémon.
She reappeared in a flashback in Hello, Pummelo!.
Luana is self-assertive, with her bold personality helping her operate the Kumquat Hotel and Gym at a high standard. She misses her son Travis and wishes to care for him again. Those strong maternal feelings resulted in her mistaking Ash for Travis. Her maternal side also extends to her Pokémon, whom she cares for deeply, treating each one like her own child.
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This is a list of Luana's Pokémon in the anime:
|One of Luana's Pokémon, Alakazam is a strong Pokémon that has learned to battle with teamwork alongside Marowak. Having powerful Psychic attacks, it is capable of immobilizing Pokémon. Using a powerful Hyper Beam attack, it can severely damage an opponent. However after being knocked over, the Hyper Beam was its own demise in Luana's battle with Ash.
Alakazam's known moves are Teleport, Reflect, Psychic, and Hyper Beam.
||Pokémon Double Trouble
- Despite Ash stating in Ash Catches a Pokémon that Double Battles were banned by the Pokémon League, Luana's Gym requires challengers to compete in a Double Battle.
- However, Luana's Gym is part of the Orange League, and thus complies to different rules.
||From 瑠璃 ruri (lapis lazuli), referencing the Japanese name of her Badge.
||From her Japanese name.
||Means beautiful glazed stone. Also sounds similar to 琉璃 liúlí, referencing the name of her Badge.