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パキラ Pachira
XY Malva.png
Artwork from X and Y
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Orange
Hair color Pink
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Elite Four, Pokémon Trainer
Duchess (Battle Chateau)
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Games X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Holo Caster only), Masters EX
English voice actor Morgan Berry[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Kotono Mitsuishi (Masters EX)
Member of Kalos League
Rank Elite Four
Specializes in Fire-types
Member of Team Flare
Rank Former member (games, Series)
Member (Adventures)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon Generations
Pokémon Evolutions
Debut Cloudy Fate, Bright Future! (Series)
The Beauty Eternal (Generations)
The Visionary (Evolutions)
English voice actor Samara Naeymi (Series)
Kira Buckland (Generations)
Marissa Lenti (Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor Akeno Watanabe (Series)
Marina Inoue (Generations)
Atsumi Tanezaki (Evolutions)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Inn-teresting Developments

Malva (Japanese: パキラ Pachira) is a Fire-type Trainer and member of the Kalos Elite Four. In addition, she was also a member of Team Flare prior to the organization's disbandment.

In the core series games

In Pokémon X and Y, Malva appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Kalos. She is also a news reporter and a self-proclaimed star of the Holo Caster. In addition to this, she is a member of Team Flare and expresses animosity towards the player for the team's defeat. Although her rank in Team Flare is unknown (she never battled the player as a member of Team Flare), she does know classified information.

She also appears in the Lumiose City Looker sidequests, in which she and Looker help the player stop Xerosic's plans.


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

Hotel Richissime

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Malva appears in Pokémon Masters EX as an NPC during the Villain Arc. She could also be battled as part of the Kalos Challenge in the Champion Stadium.



Malva XY anime.png
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: XY

Sprites and models

In the core series
VS portrait from
X and Y
Malva XY OD.png XY Malva Icon.png
Overworld model from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y
In other games
Spr Masters Malva.png VSMalva Masters.png
Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


Main article: Malva/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Malva in the anime

Malva debuted in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, reporting that Professor Sycamore and his assistants were going to the Anistar City Sundial to investigate its connection to Mega Evolution.

Malva physically debuted in Mega Evolution Special IV. While Alain was about to begin his challenge with ten Mega Evolution Trainers, Malva questioned Lysandre on whether Alain would win with Lysandre responding that they should see. Malva then observed Alain during his battles with the Trainers Lysandre recruited and his interaction with Mairin.

After Alain defeated nine Trainers, Malva entered the field as the final Trainer that Alain had to face. Alain immediately recognized her as a member of the Elite Four while Malva had heard about Alain's loss to Siebold, another Elite Four member, earlier on. Both of the Trainers began their battle, pitting Charizard against her Houndoom. Although Malva put up a good fight, Alain finally emerged victorious with his Charizard's Blast Burn.

Malva made her main series debut in A League of His Own!, where she was shown broadcasting from the Lumiose Conference, with Team Rocket, who were in disguise and working for her as her camera, sound, and lighting assistants for the broadcasts. Then after Ash caught her eye, she went to interview him. She reappeared in Valuable Experience for All!, where she continued to report on what had recently happened and was happening in the Conference.

In Analysis Versus Passion! and A Riveting Rivalry!, Malva was seen watching Ash and Sawyer's battle.

Malva and Alain

In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, Malva interrupted Alain, who was training for his upcoming battle against Ash in the final battle of the Conference, and had a conversation with him. After the conversation, she walked away and scolded Team Rocket. She was later seen with Team Rocket, watching Ash and Alain walking towards each of their respective sides of the battlefield for the aforementioned battle.

In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, Malva watched the beginning of Ash and Alain's battle in the final round of the Lumiose Conference. In Down to the Fiery Finish!, she watched the end of the battle.

In A Towering Takeover!, during Lumiose City's destruction, Malva walked away from Team Rocket, leaving them to film what was going on in the city by themselves.

In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Malva turned against Lysandre, admitting that while she was not satisfied with the world as it was now, watching Alain and Ash inspired her and convinced her that as long as they, the adults, were able to teach the younger generation to lend a helping hand, the future is therefore worth fighting for. Lysandre merely rebuffed her and told her that if it was her decision, she should perish along with Ash and Alain. Later on, Malva was visibly impressed by Ash when he lectured Lysandre on why the current world is worth fighting for.

In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, after helping in the massive battle against the Giant Rock, Malva promised Steven Stone that she would deal with the remaining Team Flare members and then turn herself in.

Malva reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.


In the field, Malva is very upbeat, taking her role as a reporter very seriously, all while enjoying her work. Since she works hard to get as many details as possible in her interviews, she expects the same level of work ethic from her support staff. In battle, Malva is very sly, often asking questions to her opponents while already knowing their answer. She does not hesitate to pressure an opponent mentally when she gains the upper hand in battle, taunting Alain at several points in her battle. She is also very direct when stating her opinion of others, saying that she found Alain to be so detestable in nature that she had grown to like him after he defeated her. Malva was shown to have a close relationship with Lysandre, easily picking up on why the former had grown to like Alain after only one battle. However, after witnessing how much Ash and Alain wanted to protect everyone from Lysandre's plan, her relationship with him ended and she decided to join them in their battle against him. Her morality continued upon Lysandre's ultimate defeat, telling Steven Stone that she would willingly give herself up to Officer Jenny.


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

Malva's Houndoom

Malva's Mega Houndoom
Houndoom ↔ Mega Houndoom
Houndoom was used by Malva in her battle against Alain and his Mega Charizard X. Mega Houndoom put up a good fight, but ended up being defeated by the Flame Pokémon's Blast Burn.

It reappeared Mega Evolved alongside its Trainer in The Right Hero for the Right Job!.

It appeared again in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where it helped to destroy the Giant Rock.

It appeared again in Till We Compete Again!, during a flashback.

Houndoom's known moves are Flamethrower, Smog, Crunch, and Dark Pulse, and its Ability is Flash Fire.

Debut Mega Evolution Special IV
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 渡辺明乃 Akeno Watanabe
English Samara Naeymi
Finnish Annituuli Kasurinen (XY092)
Amy Burgess (XY125-present)
Indonesian Desianti Saptatriningsih (XYS04)
Srilan Wulan (XY125-present)
Polish Lidia Sadowa
Brazilian Portuguese Silvia Goiabeira (XY092)
Adriana Torres (XY125-present)
Spanish Latin America Unknown voice actress (XY092)
Angélica Villa (XY125-present)
Spain Amalia Cantarero
Thai ธันยนันท์ พิพัฒน์ไชยศิริ Thanyanan Piphatchaisiri
Vietnamese Võ Ngọc Quyên

Pokémon Generations

Malva appeared in The Beauty Eternal, where she was seen on a billboard reporting that Lysandre Labs had decided to increase production of the Holo Caster due to its success among Kalosians and the resulting stock shortage.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 井上麻里奈 Marina Inoue
English Kira Buckland
Brazilian Portuguese Adriana Torres
European Spanish Clara Schwarze


Malva briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Malva appeared in The Visionary, hosting a Holo Caster broadcast about Lysandre that Professor Sycamore was watching.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 種崎敦美 Atsumi Tanezaki
English Marissa Lenti
Brazilian Portuguese Karina Fonseca
Spanish Latin America Angélica Villa
Spain Desiré Pillado

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Malva in Pokémon Adventures

Malva debuts in the X & Y arc as a newscaster reporting the events of what happened in Vaniville Town. Instead of mentioning the chaos caused by Xerneas and Yveltal, she reports the destruction was caused by a large explosion. Another broadcast is later seen by Alexa, who wonders why the media is ignoring the Legendary Pokémon. Malva first appears in person talking to a colleague of hers. She notes that after a recent movie debut, Diantha has decided to go on hiatus. As she had not done this in a while, Malva finds Diantha's behavior suspicious and decides to investigate Diantha to find out why she decided to do so.

Afterward, Malva returns to the Team Flare Secret HQ to resume her duties as a member of Team Flare. After chastising a Grunt for losing a clipboard containing information about the various Mega Stones located in Kalos, Malva digs in a container filled with the Poké Balls of Pokémon that were gathered after the Vaniville Town incident. Upon finding a box containing a Pokédex and a Fennekin she decides to keep the Fennekin for herself, but crushes the Pokédex under her heel. She then forces Aliana to return the Pyroar she had been borrowing from her, much to Aliana's frustration. Afterward, Malva borrows Celosia's Aegislash and uses it to control several Sky Trainers to attack X and his friends. Although Aegislash is defeated, Malva praises Aegislash's ability to control a large number of people due to Celosia's training. Celosia worries that they need to obtain X's Mega Ring so that Lysandre can use its Key Stone to Mega Evolve his Gyarados, but Malva points out that several other Mega Evolution Successors are currently on the run. Malva then decides to chase after the other Successors to obtain one of their Key Stones.

During Team Flare's operation to move the tree form of Xerneas to Team Flare's base, Malva watches the operation alongside Celosia and Essentia. They use the kidnapped residents of Vaniville Town as forced labor via mind control from Celosia's Aegislash. When X and his friends arrive, they attack Team Flare to rescue their neighbors and family members. X and Y are easily defeated and captured, allowing Celosia to try and finish them off. Just as she attacks X, Gurkinn, Korrina, and Diantha come to the rescue with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Malva immediately reveals herself and takes on Diantha alone while trapping her inside a Magic Room. Now isolated from the outside world, Malva reveals to Diantha her true nature as a member of Team Flare and begins attacking the Champion. Malva explains to Diantha that she is simply stalling for time while Team Flare manages to move Xerneas to their base. Although Y and Shauna attempt to break the barrier from the outside, their attempts fail and eventually the Magic Room sinks into the ground.

The victor of the battle is unknown, but Malva returns to the base after Xerneas has been successfully moved. She fashions the Key Stone Celosia stole from Korrina into a Mega Ring for Lysandre to wear as he prepares to begin absorbing Xerneas's energy to power the ultimate weapon. Later, X and his friend infiltrated the Team Flare Secret HQ in order to stop the ultimate weapon from being unleashed. Although he was unable to stop the weapon from being activated, X's battle against Lysandre caused Xerneas to awaken from its slumber. Xerneas allied itself with X and his friends and helped them escape back to the surface.

Xerneas later joined Y's team and teamed up with her to destroy the ultimate weapon, but was stopped by Malva, who appeared riding on top of Yveltal. Malva reveals that when Xerneas was still dormant, Yveltal slept underneath it in its cocoon form. When Malva went underground during her battle with Diantha, she found the sleeping Yveltal and obtained it. Malva attempted to have Yveltal attack the heroes, but Xerosic stops her by revealing that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire. Although Team Flare blamed the ultimate weapon's blast on X's friends and the Gym Leaders, their efforts did not fool every person in the region. To lay low from the public view, Team Flare relocated to the Pokémon Village.

After X and his friends learn where Team Flare went into hiding, they travel to the village to stop the villains for good. On the way, Xerosic attacks X and his friends with a trap. Diantha manages to escape from the trap and goes ahead to the village while the others deal with Xerosic. Before she can get there, Diantha is intercepted by Malva, who proceeds to attack Diantha. Diantha blocks Malva's attack, only to find that Malva managed to snatch her Mega Charm away. Malva then takes to the skies, forcing Diantha to follow after her with her Gardevoir.

The chase takes them to the skies above the Pokémon Village. When Y sees the two fighting, she helps Diantha by having Fletchy burn Malva's hand to force her to drop the Mega Charm. Although Y attempts to assist with battling Malva, Diantha refuses her offer and chooses to battle against Malva alone. After some time, Malva witnesses Lysandre as he is being defeated. This distraction allows Diantha's Gardevoir to get a hit on Talonflame, which causes it to drop Malva. Diantha attempts to help Malva by reaching out with her hand, only for Malva to reject the offer by slapping her hand away. Malva reaches out to Lysandre as he falls to the ground after Zygarde disappears, causing both to land onto the sharp rubble below. As he lays in a pool of blood, Lysandre weakly asks the unconscious Malva why the ultimate weapon has not been fired yet. Later, Malva revealed that she planned to double-cross Lysandre once Team Flare's goal was met, and told Diantha that she would rather die than be pitied by her. Afterward, the remaining Elite Four members and Diantha carry Malva's unconscious body away.


On hand
Malva's Pyroar
Pyroar is Malva's first known Pokémon. It was first seen being borrowed by Aliana to attack Vaniville Town so that they could obtain X's Mega Ring. When Malva returned to active duty as a Team Flare member, she took Pyroar back with her.

None of Pyroar's moves are known.

Debut X-actly What They Wanted
Malva's Talonflame
Talonflame is Malva's fourth known Pokémon. It was first used to attack Diantha in order to prevent her from getting to the Pokémon Village, then later used to engage Diantha in midair. It was however struck down by her Gardevoir while Malva was distracted.

Talonflame's known moves are Razor Wind and Acrobatics.

Debut Yveltal Steals
Malva's Delphox
Fennekin → Braixen → Delphox
Main article: Malva's Delphox

This Delphox, as a Fennekin, was given to Trevor from Professor Sycamore to give to X. She was separated from Trevor after the destruction of Vaniville Town and later found by Team Flare alongside other collected Pokémon. After returning to active duty as a member of Team Flare, Malva found Fennekin and the Pokédex inside a box with the other Pokémon. She decided to take Fennekin for herself, but the Pokédex fell under her foot and was crushed. Sometime later, Fennekin evolved into a Braixen. She was used to battle against Diantha when she and her allies came to stop Team Flare from obtaining Xerneas and attacking X. Malva had Braixen use Magic Room to trap Diantha, but noted that its effect does not work on Mega Stones.

After Team Flare was defeated, Clemont gave Trevor a Poké Ball containing the unconscious Delphox inside. Clemont revealed that after Team Flare's defeat, Shauna's Furfrou, Furry, protected the unconscious Delphox, which clued Clemont into realizing that Delphox must have been related to X's group somehow. Trevor then decided to give Delphox to Whitley.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play
Malva's Yveltal

Malva's Yveltal
Yveltal is Malva's third known Pokémon. It first appeared in Vaniville Town, where it battled Xerneas, causing destruction to the town. Afterward, the two left and reverted to their dormant forms in Route 8. While Team Flare found Xerneas and managed to take it to their secret HQ to power the ultimate weapon, Malva went underground where Yveltal was sleeping and managed to obtain it. Malva revealed her capture of Yveltal at Geosenge Town, where she used it to battle Y's newly-obtained Xerneas, Xerxer. The battle was interrupted by Xerosic, who pointed out that the battle would never end due to Yveltal and Xerneas being evenly matched. Later, it ended up turning back into its cocoon form alongside Xerxer, who turned into its tree form.

Yveltal's known moves are Oblivion Wing and Phantom Force.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play
Celosia's Aegislash
On Route 9, Malva borrowed Celosia's Aegislash to use its mind controlling ability to manipulate a group of Sky Trainers to attack X and his friends. It was defeated by X's Élec after it Mega Evolved into Mega Manectric.

Aegislash's known moves are Slash and King's Shield, and its Ability is Stance Change.

Debut Kangaskhan...Kangascan't


  • Malva is the only:
    • member of the Elite Four to be a member of a villainous team in the games and anime.
    • member of the Kalos Elite Four to not use a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution.
    • Trainer to battle with the Elite Four theme in all her battles, including outside both the Pokémon League and Battle Chateau.
    • Elite Four member in the anime to have lost on-screen against a Trainer that is neither another Elite Four member or a Champion.
    • Elite Four member from the first eight generations to not yet be recruitable in Pokémon Masters EX.
  • Mega Evolution Special IV is the only episode of the anime in which Malva appears with the tinted glasses she wears in the games. In all other episodes, she wears colorless lenses instead.


Language Name Origin
Japanese パキラ Pachira From the genus Pachira
English, Spanish,
French, Italian
Malva From the genus Malva, lava, and mal (French for evil)
German Pachira Same as her Japanese name
Korean 파키라 Pakira From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 帕琦拉 Pàqílā Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 帕琦拉 Paakkèihlāai

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