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Flannery

Flannery
アスナ Asuna
"One with a fiery passion that burns!"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Flannery.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
Hometown Lavaridge Town
Region Hoenn
Relatives Mr. Moore (grandfather*)
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Leader of Lavaridge Gym
Badge Heat Badge
Specializes in Fire types
Anime debut Poetry Commotion!
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Rio Natsuki

Flannery (Japanese: アスナ Asuna) is the Gym Leader of Lavaridge Town's hot springs Gym, known officially as the Lavaridge Gym. She specializes in Fire-type Pokémon and gives out the Heat Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the games

Flannery's title is "One with a fiery passion that burns!" Her passion for Pokémon burns stronger and hotter than a volcano.

She is admired for her beauty and strength. She's only been Gym Leader for a short time, and she tries to act intimidating but can't quite get it right. After she loses to the main character, she realized that she was trying too hard to be someone that she wasn't and had to run things her own way.

Her grandfather was once a member of the Hoenn Elite Four. She apparently is familiar with her fellow Gym Leader Norman's battling style, alluding to it.

In addition to the Heat Badge, Flannery gives out TM50 (Overheat), in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader FlanneryRS / Passion Burn FlanneryE

Strategy
Battle aggressively.
Trainer's Pokémon
Burn with passion!
Self-Introduction
Wash away daily fatigue in hot springs completely!

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle


First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

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

Hoenn Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Lavaridge Gym
  •  Before battle
"Welcome... No, wait. Puny Trainer, how good to see you've made it here! I have been entrusted with the... No, wait. I am Flannery, and I'm the Gym Leader here! Uh... Dare not underestimate me, though I have been Leader only a short time! With skills inherited from my grandfather, I shall, uh...demonstrate the hot moves we have honed on this land!"
  •  When defeated
"Oh... I guess I was trying too hard... I... I've only recently become a Gym Leader. I tried too hard to be someone I'm not. I have to do things my natural way. If I don't, my Pokémon will be confused. Thanks for teaching me that. For that, you deserve this."
  • After being defeated
"If you have a Heat Badge, all Pokémon up to Level 50, even those you get in trades from other people, will obey you completely. And, it lets Pokémon use the HM move Strength outside of battle. This is a token of my appreciation. Don't be shy about taking it!"
"That TM50 contains Overheat. That move inflicts serious damage on the opponent. But it also sharply cuts the Sp. Atk of the Pokémon using it. It might not be suitable for longer battles."
"Your power reminds me of someone... Oh! I know! You battle like Norman, the Gym Leader of Petalburg."
RematchE
  • Before battle
"Losing a battle isn't going to deflate me. I love Pokémon. I love to battle. And... I love this Gym! Let's exchange superhot moves in another battle!"
  • When defeated
"Whew! On the verge of eruption!"
  • After being defeated
"I lost the match, but I'm completely satisfied. It's not often I get to enjoy a battle this heated. Let's have another one like this sometime!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I'm going to demonstrate the hot moves I honed close to a volcano!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"With skills inherited from my grandfather, who was once one of the Elite Four, I'm going to demonstrate the hot moves I honed close to a volcano!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"The way to get the most out of the strength you and your Pokémon have acquired is to not push too hard and just be yourself! So, I'll show you how to do that right now, OK?"
  • Being defeated
"Oh... I guess I was trying too hard..."
  • If the player is defeated
"I... I won! I guess my well-honed moves worked!"
  • After being defeated
"Your strength sure reminds me of someone... You must have battled with many different people and learned good things from them every time, huh?"
  • After winning
"My Pokémon were able to make the most of their power when I did things my way!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Your strength is the way you're able to express yourself. Everybody was very excited by your victory!"

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Flannery.png
Official artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Sprites

Spr RS Flannery.png Spr B2W2 Flannery.png Flannery III OD.png Flannery OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Flannery in the anime

Flannery made her debut appearance in Poetry Commotion! where she was training with her Slugma. She revealed that she was the new Lavaridge Town Gym Leader after her grandfather, Mr. Moore, retired to become a poet. As such she was shown to be inexperienced and relatively incapable, traits which caused her to forget to clean up the Gym since the last challenger's match. In an effort to remove the wait needed for his next Gym battle, Ash volunteered himself and his friends for cleaning duty.

While cleaning, the group were helped by Jessie and James of Team Rocket, who were disguised as construction workers, as well as the former Gym Leader, Flannery's grandfather, who was disguised as a judge. Flannery's grandfather saved the day when Team Rocket attempted to steal Flannery's Torkoal. In the resulting battle, one of her Slugma evolved into a Magcargo.

In Going, Going, Yawn, Ash had his Gym battle. He used his Corphish, Pikachu, and Treecko. Ash won the battle and the Heat Badge.

Pokémon

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Reason: Meg and Mag's voice actors.

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

Mag

Mag
Mag
Mag (Japanese: マグ Mag) is Flannery's Magcargo. It first appeared as a Slugma in Poetry Commotion!, training with Flannery and Meg. When Team Rocket attacked and tried to steal Torkoal, Flannery used Mag, and it evolved.

The following day, Mag was the first Pokémon Flannery used in her battle with Ash. Although it was a harder challenge than Ash originally thought, his Corphish was able to win the round.

Mag's known moves are Ember, Flamethrower, Sandstorm, Double Team, and Reflect.

Debut Poetry Commotion!
Meg
Meg
Meg (Japanese: メグ Meg) is Flannery's Slugma. It first appeared in Poetry Commotion!, training with Flannery and Mag.

During Flannery's Gym battle with Ash, Meg was the second Pokémon she used. Ash used Treecko, but switched it for Corphish when Meg seemed to have the upper hand with its Fire-type attacks, Body Slam, Smog, and Mag's Reflect. When Flannery surprised Ash by having Meg use Yawn, Ash was forced to switch Pokémon again, this time choosing Pikachu. Thanks to Pikachu's speed and Electric-type attacks, it managed to defeat Meg.

Meg's known moves are Flamethrower, Body Slam, Smog, and Yawn.

Debut Poetry Commotion!
Flannery's Torkoal
Torkoal
Torkoal made its debut in Poetry Commotion. In the episode, when Ash challenged Flannery for a Gym Match at the front of the Gym, Flannery sent out Torkoal. However, Max said they should go to the battlefield. Later, Torkoal was seen helping the gang to prepare the battlefield as the last challenger's Pokémon dug many holes in it. Later, Team Rocket tried to steal it, but they were defeated when Mag evolved into a Magcargo and blasted them off.

Torkoal was the final Pokémon Flannery used in the Gym battle against Ash in Going, Going, Yawn. With a powerful Overheat attack and a strong Iron Defense, it was able to defeat Ash's Pikachu and Treecko easily. Ash then used his last Pokémon, Corphish, but it was still sleeping after Meg's Yawn attack. During the battle, Corphish woke up and managed to fight on courageously after taking much damage from Flannery's other two Pokémon. After a fierce battle, Corphish managed to defeat Torkoal.

It reappeared in a flashback in All Torkoal, No Play.

Torkoal's known moves are Flamethrower, Iron Defense, Sludge Bomb, and Overheat.

Debut Poetry Commotion!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 夏樹リオ Rio Natsuki
English Lisa Ortiz
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli
Spanish Latin America María Fernanda Morales
Spain Isacha Mengíbar

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Flannery in Pokémon Adventures

Flannery tried to protect Mt. Chimney from having its flames doused by Team Aqua. However, even with the help of Sapphire, she was unable to prevent the water-worshiping team from causing the volcano to become dormant.

During the battle, she was also assisted by Tabitha of Team Magma. The two seemed to be attracted to each other. Later, when all the Hoenn Gym Leaders chose sides, Flannery aligned herself with Team Magma. The destruction later caused by Kyogre and Groudon changed her mind.

Flannery is also apparently close friends with Winona.

She said to Sapphire that her grandfather was a member of the Elite Four and is the one who inspired her to become a great Trainer, which is why she became a Gym Leader. She also confirmed her grandfather is deceased.

Pokémon

Flannery's Magcargo
Magcargo
Magcargo is Flannery's first known Pokémon. It was first seen defeating a Gym challenger at the Lavaridge Gym. When Flannery and Tabitha attempted to revive Mt. Chimney, Magcargo teamed up with Tabitha's Torkoal in order to reignite the volcano, but failed. Later, it faced Sapphire's Chic in a Gym battle, where it lost.

Magcargo's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill I
Flannery's Vulpix
Vulpix
Vulpix is Flannery's second known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to battle Shelly. Eventually, it was defeated by Shelly's Ludicolo, but used Grudge to prevent it from using Nature Power again, which forced Shelly to retreat and escape.

Vulpix's known moves are Will-O-Wisp and Grudge.

Debut Bravo, Vibrava

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アスナ Asuna From 翌檜 asunaro (Thujopsis dolabrata) and 砂 suna (sand) or 砂湯 sunayu (sand bath)
English Flannery From flame
French Adriane From ardente, burning
German Flavia From Flamme (flame) and Lava
Italian Fiammetta From fiammetta, little flame
Spanish Candela From candela, candle, flame or heat
Korean 민지 Minji
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞莎/亚莎
Yǎshā / Yàshā
From 亜沙 Asuna, an alternate reading of her Japanese name. The 莎 in her name contains the character 沙 shā​, sand.


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
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Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
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Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
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Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
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Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
Norman
Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
Winona
Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
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Wallace Juan

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Last modified on 19 July 2014, at 04:11