Skyla

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Skyla
フウロ Huuro
"The Highflying Girl"
Black White Skyla.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Auburn
Hometown Mistralton City
Region Unova
Relatives Miles (grandfather)
Trainer class Gym LeaderBWB2W2
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2, Masters EX
Leader of Mistralton Gym
Badge Jet Badge
Specializes in Flying types
Game animation debut The Uprising
English voice actor N/A (Generations)
Laura Stahl[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Noriko Shibasaki (Generations)
Rina Satō[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Cilan Takes Flight!
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny
Japanese voice actor Kana Ueda

Skyla (Japanese: フウロ Huuro) is a pilot who is the Gym Leader of Mistralton City's Gym, known officially as the Mistralton Gym. She specializes in Flying-type Pokémon. She gives the Jet Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the core series

Skyla appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Leader of Mistralton Gym, which is the sixth to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Skyla will receive the Jet Badge, along with TM62 (Acrobatics). She has a passion for flying and owns an entire airport. Her grandfather is said to be a legendary pilot.

She first appears in Mistralton as the player arrives in the town. There she is speaking with Cedric Juniper about using her plane to fly to a faraway region. Before battling the player, she says that she saw an injured Pokémon atop Celestial Tower to the north and that she must help it. After the player talks to her and rings the bell at the top of the tower, she heads back to the Gym. She also reappears at N's Castle where she and the other Unova Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages. In the summer, she visits Cynthia at Undella Town, as do the other female Gym Leaders and Elite Four members.

Skyla is good friends with fellow Gym Leader Elesa. Between the events of Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, Elesa confided in her about changing her image.

In Black 2 and White 2, Skyla returns as a Gym Leader. The TM Skyla gives out remains the same. She aids the player and Professor Juniper in reaching Lentimas Town in order to access Opelucid City, due to the collapse of Twist Mountain. She flies her plane with them on board.

After the player receives the Permit from Professor Juniper, Skyla will fly the player to the Nature Preserve. She is also seen in the Pokémon World Tournament.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode



Challenge Mode



Pokémon World Tournament

Skyla uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. She will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Swanna.

Unova Leaders Tournament



Type Expert/World Leaders/Mix Master Tournament



National Gymquirer

Pokémon Black and White

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Pilotcandidate. Thank yooou! 'I'm an aspiring Pilot who is a huge fan of Skyla! I couldn't take it anymore, and I peeked into her Gym...and it looked like she was flying with the propeller on her head! Isn't that amazing?! Maybe she doesn't even need a plane!' Hmm... That is mysterious! Still, I wonder if she was just using the cannons in her Gym to fly... 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name FlyingMaiden. Thank yooou! 'I wanted to ride on Skyla's plane, so I went to the Gym! Skyla was in the back of the Gym, and she sneezed! At that very instant, a tremendous wind blew me clear out of the Gym!' Hmm... That is amazing! Still, I suspect that wind might not have had anything to do with her... 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Skyla (Masters)

Artwork

Sprites

Spr BW Skyla.png Spr B2W2 Skyla.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Skyla OD.png VSSkyla.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
VS sprite from
Generation V

Quotes

Main article: Skyla/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Skyla in the anime

Skyla debuted in Cilan Takes Flight!. Those who wished to challenge her were required to make reservations first. She would pick up to fifteen challengers at a time and have them participate in what she called an "Air Battle"—a battle that she played out in her head—instead of traditional battles. Skyla matched up her Pokémon against her opponent's and made decisions through their strengths and weaknesses. If she felt her team would have a disadvantage, she would give the challenger the Jet Badge. However, if she felt her team had the advantage, she would deny the challenger a Badge.

This method infuriated both Ash and Cilan. Not only did they disapprove of Skyla's methods, but her own grandfather and former Mistralton Gym Leader, Miles, disapproved as well. He then explained that she used to do traditional battles and was quite good. As a result, she received floods of challengers each day and that ultimately prevented her from having any time to pilot her plane. As a Gym Leader himself, it was simply unacceptable to Cilan and he wished to challenge her.

Skyla agreed to battle Cilan first since it would be the first time she battled another Gym Leader. She performed her "Air Battle" first and concluded that she was the winner. However, Cilan persuaded her to battle the traditional way. Like she had predicted in her head, she came out victorious in the real battle and thus did not feel she needed to change her methods at all.

In order to help make her realize the true meaning of being a Gym Leader, Ash battled Skyla himself in An Amazing Aerial Battle!. He eventually won with his Tranquill evolving into Unfezant, earning himself the Jet Badge. She then learned not to take air battles so lightly and promised to be a proper Gym Leader from then on.

She reappeared in flashbacks in Curtain Up, Unova League! and Survival of the Striaton Gym!. She also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Skyla and her grandfather

Character

Skyla was overconfident in her strength, which focused solely on type matchups and led her to develop the concept of "Air Battles". In doing so, she could pursue her passions for flight, while somewhat fulfilling her responsibilities as Gym Leader.

Her selfish ways overshadowed her bubbly personality and talented battle style. She is unwaveringly confident and doesn't show any signs of cracking under pressure when battling. She has a keen eye for detail, having learned many of her techniques from her grandfather, Miles. During her match against Cilan, she relied largely on attacks, with her Swanna's Aqua Ring in the final round revealing her actual potential. While in An Amazing Aerial Battle!, Skyla used an array of techniques like speed and counterattacks for a much more dynamic performance in her match against Ash.

Pokémon

Skyla's Swoobat
Swoobat
Swoobat is one of Skyla's three Pokémon. In her battle against Cilan, Swoobat was able to easily defeat his Pansage with Gust. However, it quickly fell to Cilan's Crustle following a Rock Wrecker attack. It later appeared in An Amazing Aerial Battle!, where it defeated Ash's Krokorok, but fell to Ash's Tranquill.

Swoobat's known moves are Supersonic*, Air Cutter, and Gust.

Debut Cilan Takes Flight!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Michele Knotz
Skyla's Unfezant
Unfezant
Unfezant is one of Skyla's three Pokémon. He was quickly defeated by Cilan's Crustle in Skyla's battle with him. He reappeared in An Amazing Aerial Battle! as the second Pokémon Skyla called upon against Ash. He battled Ash's Tranquill, though she was recalled for Pikachu. After a tough fight, Pikachu triumphed over Unfezant with Electro Ball.

Unfezant's known moves are Pluck, Air Slash, and Aerial Ace.

Debut Cilan Takes Flight!
Voice actors
Japanese Akeno Watanabe
English Erica Schroeder
Skyla's Swanna
Swanna
Main article: Skyla's Swanna

Swanna is one of Skyla's three Pokémon. In Skyla's battle with Cilan, it was able to defeat his Crustle. It struggled a bit battling Stunfisk, which it had a type disadvantage with and was also burned by its Scald. However, thanks to its Aqua Ring, it was able to overcome its burn and defeated Stunfisk.

It appeared again in Ash's Gym battle against Skyla in An Amazing Aerial Battle!. Similarly to Cilan's Stunfisk, who had a type advantage, Pikachu fell to Swanna. Tranquill battled against Swanna and won thanks to an evolution into Unfezant and learning the move Aerial Ace.

Debut Cilan Takes Flight!
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Chiaki Takahashi
Kana Ueda (*)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 植田佳奈 Kana Ueda
English Sarah Natochenny
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Finnish Viivi Tamminen
Italian Debora Morese
Polish Marta Kurzak
Brazilian Portuguese Tatiane Keplmair
Russian Дарья Фролова Darja Frolova
Spanish Latin America Karla Falcón
Spain Olga Velasco


Pokémon Generations


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Skyla appeared in The Uprising, where she was seen outside N's Castle trying to stop the Seven Sages. Together with several other Unova Gym Leaders, she battled the many Team Plasma Grunts to prevent them from achieving Team Plasma's goals.

Pokémon

Skyla's Swanna
Swanna
Main article: Skyla's Swanna

Skyla's Swanna was seen battling against the Team Plasma Grunts.

Debut The Uprising

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 芝崎典子 Noriko Shibasaki
English Unknown
European Spanish Lara Ullod


GOTCHA!

Skyla briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Skyla in Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

Skyla debuted in Special Delivery. When an accident with the Driftveil Drawbridge prevented a package full of Prop Cases from making its way to the Pokémon Musical hall, White called the Mistalton Cargo Service to make an emergency delivery. Later that day, Skyla arrived and dropped the package down safely. As she flew off in her plane, Skyla wrote a message telling the public to enjoy the musical.

In Up in the Air, Skyla met with the other Unova Gym Leaders and Black at the Celestial Tower to discuss how to deal with Team Plasma. Noticing that Black looked uncomfortable, Skyla took him to her Gym so they could have a battle. Black's stress from learning that Team Plasma's actions could potentially lead to the Pokémon League closing down nearly led to his loss, but after regaining his resolve, he managed to defeat Skyla. Pleased with the results, Skyla left with the other Gym Leaders on her plane and lent her Swanna to Black so he could follow them.

In Museum Showdown, Skyla and the others arrived in Nacrene City, where they helped Lenora protect the Dark Stone from the Shadow Triad. Despite their teamwork, the Gym Leaders fell to the Shadow Triad's trump card, the Forces of Nature. Skyla and the others were kidnapped and taken to Team Plasma's base of operations, N's Castle.

In Dream a Little Dream, Caitlin attempted to find the missing Gym Leaders by using her Gothitelle's Psychic abilities. Though she managed to contact them, the Gym Leaders had their memories of the kidnapping erased, preventing Caitlin from tracking them. During Black's final Gym battle with Drayden, Caitlin relayed a message from the Gym Leaders to Black, giving him the confidence to win the battle and earn his final Badge.

In Cold Hard Truth, Team Plasma launched their attack on the Pokémon League, surrounding the building with N's Castle. As a form of mockery and display of Team Plasma's power, the Gym Leaders were hoisted on cross-like fixtures and displayed in front of the masses. Later, the Gym Leaders were freed by Shoko's Patrat, allowing them to assist in the battle against Team Plasma. After Team Plasma was defeated, Skyla and the others watched as N and Zekrom flew off to parts unknown.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In Deduction Time, Skyla assisted Elesa with searching and retrieving Cheren's missing students, Blake, Hugh, and Leo. When Elesa found Leo and Hugh's sister at the Pokémon World Tournament construction site, Skyla flew down to pick them up, nearly running over Looker when he inadvertently ran in front of her plane.

Pokémon

Skyla's Swoobat
Swoobat
Swoobat is Skyla's first seen Pokémon. It was first seen with Skyla in the cargo plane while she delivering package in Nimbasa City. Later, it was used to battle Black in a Gym battle and was defeated by his Nite.

Swoobat's only known move is Air Cutter and its Ability is Unaware.

Debut Special Delivery
Skyla's Unfezant
Unfezant
Unfezant is Skyla's second seen Pokémon. She was first used to battle Black in a Gym battle. In the battle, she managed to drive his Costa back into his Poké Ball but was defeated by his Tula. During the battle against the Shadow Triad, Unfezant battles alongside Lenora's Pokémon to protect the Dark Stone.

Unfezant's known moves are Air Slash and Razor Wind, and her Ability is Big Pecks.

Debut Up in the Air
Skyla's Swanna
Swanna
Main article: Skyla's Swanna

Swanna is Skyla's third seen Pokémon. It was first used to battle Black in a Gym battle. In the battle, Swanna defeated Black's Nite and was defeated by his Costa. Later, it was used to deliver Black his Jet Badge and took him to Nacrene City to help protect the Dark Stone.

It was later seen again in Homecoming, where it participated in the battle against the Seven Sages.

Debut Up in the Air

Pocket Monsters BW

Skyla in Pocket Monsters BW

Skyla has appeared in Pocket Monsters BW.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

Skyla appeared in Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners.

Pokémon

Swoobat, Unfezant, and Swanna
Main article: Skyla's Swanna

Skyla was shown to have a Swoobat, Unfezant, and Swanna.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

In the TCG

Full Art print of Skyla
Main article: Skyla (Boundaries Crossed 134)

Skyla was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Japanese Cold Flare expansion, it was later released in the Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Decks and the Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck before debuting in English in the Boundaries Crossed expansion, with all prints featuring artwork by Yusuke Ohmura. It was also released as a Full Art card in the Japanese Plasma Gale and English Boundaries Crossed expansions, with an illustration by Kanako Eo. It reappeared in the XY Series when it was reprinted in the BREAKthrough expansion (the Japanese Raichu and Noivern BREAK Evolution Packs) before receiving a new Full Art print with artwork by Megumi Mizutani as part of the Japanese XY-P Promotional cards and the English BREAKpoint expansion. In the Sword & Shield Series, it was reprinted with new artwork by Hideki Ishikawa for the Japanese VMAX Rising subset and the English Rebel Clash expansion.

Skyla allows the player to search their deck for a Trainer card, show it to their opponent, and add it to their hand before shuffling the deck.

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese フウロ Huuro From 風露草 fūrosō (geranium) and 風 (wind)
English, Brazilian
Portuguese
Skyla From sky and possibly skylark
German Géraldine From Geranie (geranium) and possibly Geraldine Mock
Spanish Gerania From geranio (geranium)
French Carolina From Geranium carolinianum (Carolina germanium)
Italian Anemone From anemone, which is derived from the Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη anemōnē (daughter of the wind)
Korean 풍란 Pungran From 풍란 (風蘭) pungnan (wind orchid) and 풍 (風) pung (wind)
Chinese (Mandarin) 風露 / 风露 Fēnglù From 風露 / 风露 fēnglù / fūnglouh (wind and dew)
Chinese (Cantonese) 風露 Fūnglouh
Greek σκαηλα Skai̱la Transcription of her English name
Russian Скайла Skayla Transcription of her English name
Vietnamese Furo Transcription of her Japanese name

See also

References


Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Lenora
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Elesa
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Clay
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Skyla
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Brycen
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Cheren
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Roxie
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png
Marlon


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