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モアニ Moani
Gender Female
Eye color Black
Hair color Gray
Hometown Hau'oli City
Region Alola
Anime debut First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!
English voice actor Rosie Reyes
Japanese voice actor Unknown

Anela (Japanese: モアニ Moani) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a friend of Ash's Torracat and runs a fruit stall in the Hau'oli City marketplace.


Anela first appeared in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, where she provided Litten some Berries. After spotting a flock of Pikipek, Trumbeak, and Rowlet fly overhead, she explained to Litten that this happens every year where they come to collect food which they willingly give.

Anela reappeared in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!‬, where she provided Litten with some more berries and explained to Ash and Professor Kukui that Litten does this every day.

Anela reappeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins..., where she picked up a doughnut that had fallen out of Ash's bag. She went to give it back to Ash only for Litten to grab it and run off. Ash visited her following Stoutland's disappearance where she gave him some berries to give to Litten and to tell Litten it can come to the marketplace anytime.

Anela appeared once again in Alolan Open House!, where she attended the Visitors Day at the Pokémon School where she was reunited with Litten.

Anela appeared again in The Ol' Raise and Switch!, where she gave Litten some Sitrus Berries along with Rockruff, Rowlet, and Snowy.

Anela reappeared in The Professors' New Adventure!, where she was among those attending the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet.

Anela wearing her Dancer dress

Anela appeared again in the banned episode SM064, where she got to meet Litten for the first time after its evolution into Torracat and gave it some Berries to eat. She also witnessed a fight between two groups of Passimian.

Anela reappeared again in Real Life...Inquire Within!, where she supplied Berries to Nurse Joy after hearing that she was feeling ill. She also met Ash and Mallow while they were gaining work experience at the Pokémon Center.

Anela appeared yet again in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!, where her name was finally revealed by Mallow. She met Mallow and Steenee in the market place where she gave Steenee some fruit and watched as it danced. Learning that the Pokémon School were doing a Pokémon Dance, she suggested that they do the Hula Dance and brought out her Oricorio to perform the dance, which inspired Mallow and Steenee to do it. She was invited to the Pokémon School for a Pokémon Dance presentation, where it was revealed that she used to be a Dancer. She was later trapped by Team Rocket and watched as Steenee evolved into Tsareena.

Anela appeared once more in Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids!, where she offered an apple to a shrunken Sophocles and his Togedemaru, before Ash and Lillie arrived at her stall.

Anela briefly reappeared in SM090, where she joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

Anela reappeared in SM093, where she watched the Pokémon school play.

Anela appeared again in SM099, where she fed Ash's Pokémon at the marketplace.


Anela is shown to be a kind, old lady, especially through her friendship with Litten. She was happy to provide it and other Pokémon with Berries, free of charge. She even provided Berries for Nurse Joy after learning that she was unwell.


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On hand

Oricorio, nicknamed (Japanese ドリちゃん Dori-chan), is Anela's only known Pokémon. It first appeared in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!, where it was used to help Mallow's Steenee perfect her dance for Mallow's upcoming dancing class at the Pokémon School. It and its Trainer later gave a Pokémon Dance presentation before Ash and his classmates.

Dori-chan reappeared in SM090, where she joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

None of Oricorio's moves are known.

Debut All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!


Ash's Litten
Main article: Ash's Litten

Litten was a wild Pokémon that Anela was happy to hand out food to. Litten was later caught by Ash.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Lisa Ortiz

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
English Rosie Reyes
Finnish Katja Sirkiä (SM004, SM007)
Saara Lehtonen (SM021, SM024)
Susa Saukko (SM030-present)
Polish Joanna Węgrzynowska (SM004)
Anna Gajewska (SM021, SM024, SM030)
European Spanish Milagros Fernández


  • Dubbed closed captions refer to her as an old lady in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style! and as a shop lady in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!‬, One Journey Ends, Another Begins..., Alolan Open House!, and The Ol' Raise and Switch!.


Language Name Origin
Japanese モアニ Moani From moani (Hawaiian for a gentle breeze)
English Anela From ʻānela (Hawaiian for angel)
Chinese (Mandarin) 莫亞妮 Mòyànī Transliteration of her Japanese name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeUluSophocles's parentsMolayne
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