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ルリ Ruri
Yancy Xtransceiver.png
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Cornflower blue
Hair color Pink
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed mother, father, brother, and sister
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut The Transfer Student

Yancy (Japanese: ルリ Ruri), otherwise known under the screen name Nancy (Japanese: ルッコ Rukko), is a character that appears in Black 2 and White 2 if the player's gender is male. She is the female counterpart to Curtis.

In the core series games

Yancy is first encountered after the male player picks up the Dropped Item (Xtransceiver) in Nimbasa City. Upon obtaining the item, Yancy calls it from an old phone and identifies herself as the owner of the lost Xtransceiver. However, she is busy at work and is unable to retrieve it at the time, so she asks the male player to hold onto it until she is free from work.

Yancy will call her Xtransceiver when the male player is in specific locations around Unova. Yancy will slowly learn about the player through her initial nine calls. What she learns about him is based on what the player answered in the Passerby Analytics HQ surveys in Castelia City. At the tenth call, Yancy would inform the player that she is finally free from work and would like to retrieve her Xtransceiver back in Nimbasa City. It is here that Yancy meets the male player for the first time as her initial calls were audio only so neither knew what each other looked like. She gratefully takes her Xtransceiver back and exchanges numbers with the male player as she wishes to talk to him more.

After returning her Xtransceiver, the game will randomly select one of the 15 areas that she calls him initially and the male player can call her from anywhere in that area. The area will change every subsequent time she is called or the game is loaded, whether she is talked to or not, but sometimes, the male player can even call multiple times while in the same area. From the 11th through 19th calls, Yancy tells the male player more about herself. Calls twenty through twenty-nine, Yancy will ask the male player for advice or opinions about things. After the 30th call, Yancy will ask the player to ride at the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel with her. After the first call of every next day, Yancy will ask the player for a Ferris Wheel ride, and if the player has entered the Hall of Fame, she will offer to trade Pokémon after the ride. Pokémon traded from her have Hidden Abilities, are at level 50, and have no predetermined nature, gender, or individual values. It is possible to receive multiples of the same species.

From the 31st through 49th calls (except the Ferris-Wheel-ride calls), Yancy will say any of a variety of things. On the 50th call, she will accidentally pick up the phone while at work, revealing Yancy in her working outfit. During the 51st call, she will apologize about the previous call being cut off, lying to the player that the one who answered was her coworker.

Yancy, as Nancy, appears in various television shows as a celebrity idol, regardless of the player's gender.

Contact areas

Yancy will automatically call the player on any one of fifteen specific spots. They can only be triggered once. Each spot is only located at one specific tile.

Traded to the player

Yancy will trade the male player a different Pokémon each day in this order, if the previous one has already been traded. Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, and Eggs cannot be traded to Yancy.

Black 2 and White 2
Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon Level Item Ability Nature English
000MS.png Any Pokémon Meowth Meowth/ 50 Rare Candy Rare Candy Unnerve Random Yancy ルリ
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet/ Rage Candy Bar RageCandyBar Telepathy
Ralts Ralts/ Lava Cookie Lava Cookie Telepathy
Shieldon Shieldon/ Old Gateau Old Gateau Soundproof
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn/ Rare Candy Rare Candy Reckless
Shellos West Sea
Old Gateau Old Gateau Sand Force
Mawile Mawile/ Lava Cookie Lava Cookie Sheer Force
Spiritomb Spiritomb/ Old Gateau Old Gateau Infiltrator
Snorlax Snorlax/ Rare Candy Rare Candy Gluttony
Teddiursa Teddiursa/ Rage Candy Bar RageCandyBar Honey Gather
Spinda Spinda/ Lava Cookie Lava Cookie Contrary
Togepi Togepi/ Rage Candy Bar RageCandyBar Super Luck



Yancy OD.png Yancy Xtransceiver.png Yancy Xtransceiver 2.png
Yancy's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2


Main article: Yancy/Quotes

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Yancy in Pokémon Adventures
As Nancy in Pokémon Adventures

Yancy debuted in The Transfer Student. She was first seen in tears as her boyfriend Blake broke up with her stating that their relationship was interfering with Yancy's career as an idol. It was later revealed that Blake only went out with her to find out if she was a member of the previously defeated Team Plasma. After concluding that she wasn't a member, Blake crossed out Yancy's name and her stage name Nancy off a list of possible suspects.

In Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony, Yancy played the role of Foongus Girl in a Brycen-Man film alongside Curtis, who played Dewott Kid.


Yancy's Spinda
Spinda is Yancy's only known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer when she was breaking up with Blake. Afterward, it left with Yancy while she said her tearful goodbyes.

None of Spinda's moves are known.

Debut The Transfer Student


  • Starting with the thirtieth call, Yancy's sprite will begin to blush when talking on the Xtransceiver, implying she has developed feelings for the male player, just like her male counterpart, Curtis, has for the female player.
  • Yancy will occasionally talk about the other regions, which she's been to on business trips: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh.
    • She will say something about the region, such as, "I went on a business trip to the Hoenn region the other day. They have many unique towns and cities. They really surprised me! Their famous Lava Cookie was really good too!"
    • She mentions an item with each region, which will be held by her Pokémon from that region during trade.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ルリ Ruri
ルッコ Rukko
From 瑠璃 ruri (lapis lazuli)
From ルッコラ rucola (arugula)
English Yancy
Similar to fancy
German Sabine

Similar to Sabine
Spanish Belinda
Belén Guaraz
Contains linda (pretty)
Contains lengua (tongue)
French Brenda

Similar to Brenda
Italian Lilì

Similar to Lilì
Korean 루리 Ruri
루루 Ruru
Transcription of her Japanese name
Similar to her real name
Chinese (Mandarin) 琉璃 Liúlí
琉子 Liúzi
From 琉璃 liúlí (archaic word for glass)
From the Japanese name 琉子 Ruko
Vietnamese Ruri
Transcription of her Japanese name

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

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