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シャクヤ Shakuya
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Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Peony (father), Rose (uncle), Unnamed mother
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Game animation debut The Gathering of Stars
English voice actor Heather Gonzalez
Japanese voice actor N/A

Peonia (Japanese: シャクヤ Shakuya), commonly referred to as Nia (Japanese: シャクちゃん Shaku-chan) by her father Peony, is a character in The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the games


Max Raid Battle partner

Peonia can occasionally appear as a partner to assist the player in Max Raid Battles in the Crown Tundra. If encountered in Dynamax Adventures, she will use a rental Pokémon.


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Slippery Slope
"Come on, Dad! Lay off and quit following me already!"
"I'm gonna go on a Dynamax Adventure in the Max Lair and I don't need you breathing down my neck! I'm here to battle loads and loads of rare Dynamax Pokémon!"
"What a generous and totally unwanted offer! 'Fraid I've got to say "no, thanks"!"
"Gah! I'll take a hard pass on that, thanks..."
"Excuse me! Hello? Yes, you--the boy/girl over there! My dad is stubborn as steel, and he won't leave me alone! Back me up, would you?"
Yes: "Brilliant! Have a great time with this geezer, then!"
Max Lair
"Hang on--I recognize you! Are you here for a Dynamax Adventure, too? Wicked! Guess we're on the same wavelength! I'm Peonia. Nice to properly meet you! What about you? What's your name?"
I'm <player>!: "Wow, what a perfect name for you! It really suits you!"
"So is my dad on his way here, too? I haven't seen him... Has he got turned around and wound up back at the entrance? Listen--sorry for using you to distract my old man back there. He's as stubborn as a Mudbray! Things go all right after I left?"
"What? You beat my old man?! You sure pulled a blinder there!" (If the player defeats Peony)
"What? You held your own against my old man?!" (If the player loses to Peony, alternate)
"He used to be a Gym Leader, you know. Even on holiday, he's no pushover! Y'know, my dad was going mad with excitement for this trip. He kept going on about how he'd planned for us to check out local legends on this super-intense adventure tour-"Adven-tour" as he calls it... But I mean, come on! What girl my age would be caught dead doing some naff thing like that with her dad? Besides, I really fancy having more battles with Dynamax Pokémon! Ahhh, the thrill of battling one of those massive, towering Pokémon... Just thinking about it gets me pumped! Hee hee! You know what? I've just had a thought! You're a pretty fierce Trainer, right? Then I bet you could handle takin' my place on my old man's Adven-tour!"
Sounds like great fun!: "Too right it does! It's a brilliant idea, If I do say so myself! He's so hyped up about all this. It'd be a shame to just leave him on his own. And who knows? You could end up running into a Legendary Pokémon! How about I meet back up with you two after I've had my own fun in the Max Lair? Go on, then. Enjoy your twosome tour of legends! Tell my old man the deal and all that!"
  • Inside the house
"Ugh. Daaad! People can hear you all the way outside, you know!"
"Huh! This place isn't bad! So this is where you're staying? Oh hey, <player>! Fancy meetin' you outside the Max Lair for once!"
Yeah, it's been a while!: "Hehe! You're really on my wavelength. So you actually kept my old man company! Cheers, I owe you one! I've had my fill of Dynamax Adventures now... So I thought I may as well try one of those what-d'you-call-'em tours my old man was going on about."
"Huh? What? Why'd everyone suddenly go quiet?"
"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wait one second! You'll "come up with" legends? Also, that's way too close! I need some personal space here!"
"What in the world?! Are you trying to turn me into a disco ball or something? Why have I got to wear this golden one when yours is normal?"
"Ugh! It's things like this! I've changed my mind! Here--you can have this!"
"I'm heading back to my own adventure! Time to catch some more Dynamax Pokémon!"
Max Lair
"Oh, hey, <player>. You all right? Me, I'm carrying on like usual, I suppose. Why d'you think so many Legendary Pokémon hang around in the Max Lair anyway?"
"Oh, hey, <player>. You all right? Me, I'm carrying on like usual, I suppose. The trick to having a good Dynamax Adventure? Well, I guess you ought to keep a close eye on how the Pokémon inside handle different types!"
"Oh, hey, <player>. You all right? Me, I'm carrying on like usual, I suppose. Hey, have you heard the rumors about this long-haired woman? Apparently, night after night, she visits a grave in the tundra, always looking for something..."


League Cards

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A young Peonia in Peony's rare League Card in
Sword and Shield

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Peonia appeared in The Gathering of Stars where she was seen walking off in a train headed for the Crown Tundra, asking her father Peony to stop chasing after her.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Peonia debuted in the Sword & Shield chapter. She traveled to the Crown Tundra hoping to try out Dynamax Adventures, only for her overbearing father Peony to demand they participate in a father-daughter tour of the area. While on a train, Peonia encountered Hop, Bede, and Marnie, whom she asked keep her hidden. They agreed, but upon noticing Peony's resemblance to Rose, Bede's dedication to the chairman led him to exposing Peonia. At the station, Peony agreed to a battle with Marnie on the condition that if he lost, Peonia would be allowed to go where she wanted. Marnie eventually won, earning Peonia her freedom.

In the TCG

Full Art print of Peonia
Main article: Peonia (Chilling Reign 149)

Peonia was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Jet-Black Spirit expansion before debuting in English in the Chilling Reign expansion, with artwork by kirisAki. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to exchange three of their Prize cards for cards in their hand.


  • Peonia's model is the same as a Lass, but with a different color scheme and head.
  • Peonia's earrings resemble a female Pikachu's tail.
  • Despite only appearing as a Max Raid Battle partner, Peonia has battle introduction animations within The Crown Tundra's data.[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese シャクヤ Shakuya From 芍薬 shakuyaku (Chinese peony)
English Peonia From Paeonia (peony genus)
German Mila From Milchweiße Pfingstrose (Chinese peony)
Spanish Ariette Possibly from Paeonia arietina
French Pivonia From pivoine (peony) and the genus Paeonia
Italian Nia From the genus Paeonia
Korean 니아 Nia From the genus Paeonia
Chinese (Mandarin) 夏科婭 / 夏科娅 Xiàkēyà Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 夏科婭 Hahfō'a
Brazilian Portuguese Peônia From the genus Paeonia


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