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Lorelei

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Lorelei
カンナ Kanna
FireRed LeafGreen Lorelei.png
Art from FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Female
Birthday March 15
Blood type A
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
Hometown Four Island
Region Sevii Islands
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation I, III
Games Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, and Pokémon Stadium
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Ice types
Anime debut The Mandarin Island Miss Match
English voice actor Jayne Grand
Japanese voice actor Maria Kawamura

Lorelei (Japanese: カンナ Kanna) is a Master Ice-type Trainer and member of the Kanto Elite Four.

In the games

Lorelei is the first Trainer of the Elite Four. She is known for her logical, calculated, and cool style of battling.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions it's revealed that she grew up on Floe Island. Lorelei returns to her home to protect the Icefall Cave from Team Rocket at one point in the game. She also collects stuffed Pokémon dolls that she keeps in her house on Floe Island.

Her Lapras has been with her ever since she was a child. She caught it when she was very young in the Icefall Cave.

Misty idolizes her, as in the anime.

Her whereabouts in Generation II and Generation IV are unknown, as she is no longer a member of the Elite Four, and no mention of her is made, though dialogue present in FireRed and LeafGreen indicates that she may have given up her position among the Elite Four to protect her friends and family in the Sevii Islands.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker’s information on Lorelei in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.

Pokémon League - Lorelei
  • What does this person do?
"I am Lorelei of the Elite Four."
Pokémon League - Lorelei
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"No one can best me when it comes to icy Pokémon."
Four Island - old man
  • Where was this person born?
"We've had a great and powerful Trainer grow up on this island.
I bet even you'd know her.
It's Lorelei of the Elite Four!"
Five Island - Pokémon Journal
  • What is this person like?
"Known for her logical, calculated, and cool battling style, Lorelei has a surprising secret!"
Four Island - little girl
  • What is this person like?
"Did you know Lorelei has lots and lots of stuffed dolls?
Every time she comes back to Four Island, her collection grows!"
Four Island - old lady
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"The Lapras she has, I imagine it to be the one she met as a child.
I believe it was in Icefall Cave that she caught it.
Perhaps that Pokémon has been with her ever since."
Message from Lorelei
  • From: Lorelei
  • To: [Player]
"I needed to thank you for your help.
But that has nothing to do with our battles. You'd better watch out next time!"

Pokémon

This listing is of Lorelei's Pokémon in the games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green



Pokémon Yellow



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

First battle


Rematch


Pokémon Stadium

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

  • Before battle
"Welcome to Pokémon League! I am Lorelei of the Elite Four! No one can best me when it comes to icy Pokémon! Freezing moves are powerful! Your Pokémon will be at my mercy when they are frozen solid! Hahaha! Are you ready?"
  • Being defeated
"How dare you!"
  • After being defeated
"You're better than I thought! Go on ahead! You only got a taste of Pokémon League power!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Indigo Plateau
  • Before battle
"Welcome to Pokémon League! I am Lorelei of the Elite Four!/I, Lorelei of the Elite Four, have returned! You know how it goes. No one can best me when it comes to icy Pokémon. Freezing moves are powerful. Your Pokémon will be at my mercy when they are frozen solid! Hahaha! Are you ready?"
  • Being defeated
"...Things shouldn't be going this way!"
  • After being defeated
"You're better than I thought. Go on ahead. You only got a taste of the Pokémon League's power."
Icefall Cave
"Keep your filthy hands off the Pokémon in the cave! Do as I say, or you'll have me to answer to!"
  • After noticing the player
"<player>?! What are you doing here? No, we can catch up later. Right now, I need your help. Help me kick these poachers out before they do anything else. They've been catching Pokémon here, then selling them off! Are you ready? You take that one, please!"
  • After defeating the Team Rocket Grunt
"Humph. So despicably weak. You! Tell me! Where have you taken the captured Pokémon? I'm smashing your ring once and for all!"
"If you won't confess, we'll deep-freeze you. My Lapras is furious for what you've done to its friends. Go, Lapras! Ice Beam…"
"<player>, thank you. But this is awful… I was born and raised here on these islands. I had no idea that those horrible criminals were loose here…"
Four Island
"There's something weighing heavily on my mind. If anything were to happen on the island where I was born… I wouldn't know it if I were in the Pokémon League. I wonder if that would make me irresponsible to my home…"
  • After clearing the Rocket Warehouse
"So, you managed to solve all the problems here? That's wonderful. That means there isn't any reason for me to be here all the time. Thank you… I'll return to the Pokémon League in a short while."
  • If talked to again
"I don't know what will happen in the future, but… I will do what I can here and now. That's all I can do."

Sprites

Spr RG Lorelei.png Spr Y Lorelei.png Spr FRLG Lorelei.png Lorelei I OD.png Lorelei OD.png Lorelei Stadium.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Portrait from
Stadium

In the anime

In the main series

Prima redirects here. For the guidebook company, see Prima's Official Strategy Guides.

Lorelei in the anime, known as Prima in this canon

Lorelei's name was changed to Prima in the English version of the anime episode The Mandarin Island Miss Match. According to 4Kids, this was to fit the amount of syllables; the English name "Lorelei" is three syllables while the Japanese name "Kanna" is only two.

While on Mandarin Island South, Ash learned that Prima was going to be giving a lecture. Misty was very excited, as Prima was her idol.

Ash enthusiastically challenged her, but Prima didn't seem to take notice of him, unimpressed by the young Trainer. Prima did, however, invite them to her lecture and demonstration.

After Ash insisted once again, Prima finally agreed to a battle - that Ash lost horribly. Prima said that Ash had the potential to become great, but needed to find more inner strength, since he had forgotten what really connecting with his Pokémon was.

Prima had a sort of dreamy, spaced-out personality and often reacted slowly to things. Her strategy in life is to go with the flow, like water, but to become as hard as ice in battle.

She sells recordings of her lectures at high prices.

Pokémon

This listing is of Prima (Lorelei)'s Pokémon in the anime:

Prima's Slowbro
Slowbro
Prima first used her Slowbro to calm down Ash's rampaging Charizard. With its Disable, Slowbro was easily able to stop Charizard and bring it back down to the ground so Ash was able to recall it.

Prima also used Slowbro during her lecture. It was easily able to take out an unnamed Trainer's Machamp with a Mega Punch.

Slowbro's known moves are Disable and Mega Punch.

Debut The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Prima's Dewgong
Dewgong
Not much is known about Prima's Dewgong, as it has only been seen briefly during Prima's lecture, where it defeated an unnamed Trainer's Marowak.

Dewgong's only known move is Aurora Beam.

Debut The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michael Haigney
Prima's Cloyster
Cloyster
Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Cloyster is Prima's main Pokémon. She first used it during her lecture, where it was easily able to freeze an unnamed Trainer's Kadabra with a strong Blizzard. She also later used Cloyster in her battle against Ash's Pikachu. Despite that Pikachu managed to damage Cloyster with Thunder, Cloyster was easily able to defeat it with an Aurora Beam-Take Down combo.

Debut The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Michael Haigney
Prima's Jynx
Jynx
Prima used her Jynx when Team Rocket arrived in order to steal Pikachu. Jynx first froze Team Rocket with an Ice Punch* and then sent them blasting off by using Blizzard.

Jynx's known moves are Ice Punch and Blizzard.

Debut The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Voice actors
Japanese
English Rachael Lillis

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川村万梨阿 Maria Kawamura
English Jayne Grand
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Anna Bielańska
Brazilian Portuguese Fátima Noya
Spanish Latin America Gabriela Willert
Spain Olga Cano

In Pokémon Origins

Lorelei in Pokémon Origins

Lorelei appeared briefly in the Pokémon Origins episode File 4 - Charizard. She was seen being challenged and defeated by Red, allowing Red to move on and challenge Bruno.

Pokémon

Lorelei's Dewgong
Dewgong
Dewgong is Lorelei's only known Pokémon. She was seen using it against Red's Jolteon, eventually being defeated off-screen.

Dewgong's only known move is Aurora Beam.

Debut File 4 - Charizard

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lorelei in Pokémon Adventures

Lorelei is a villainess in the Pokémon Adventures manga. She is one of the Elite Four and, along with Bruno, Agatha, and Lance, tried to take over the world and kill all humans who weren't nice to Pokémon. She keeps a small webcam in a cosmetics case to communicate with Agatha and has the ability to make voodoo dolls out of ice. Lorelei was recruited by Agatha when she was little and healed her Seel. Agatha found out that they both hated human's cruelty towards Pokémon, so Lorelei joined the Elite Four.

Lorelei froze Red and Sabrina in ice, causing them severe injuries that continued to harm them for several years. She later found Yellow and Bill in Viridian Forest and attacked them with her Dewgong and Cloyster. She used their combined powers to make an "Ice Spike Cannon" to bury the two of them alive but Yellow used Pikachu to study the move from inside its Poké Ball. Yellow read Pikachu's mind and knocked out Cloyster, making the attack useless. Lorelei then gave chase to her and Bill and, once they jumped into a river, Lorelei froze it over. Lorelei then started asking questions about Yellow's power and if she could read Pika's past thoughts. Before these questions were answered, Yellow had Ratty use Hyper Fang through the iceberg and free them. When Lorelei was about to send out her Pokémon once again, Green deflected her Poké Ball and Yellow and Bill got away. Lorelei then contacted Agatha with her cosmetics case about Yellow's ability and proclaims that if Yellow's power grows she will be able to read the past memories of Pika and learn the details of Red and Bruno's battle. She then delegated Yellow as the new target of the Elite Four.

After this, Lorelei had her Shellder and Cloyster attack Celadon City in order to stall Erika.

Green and Sabrina battle Lorelei at Cerise Island. Lorelei used her voodoo dolls to chain Green and Sabrina together and eventually freeze them, just as she had done to Red. The lack of teamwork between Green and Sabrina got Green knocked out (Green was being targeted since she was the one who had humiliated Lorelei in her battle with Yellow). After a while Green woke up and was able to save the herself and Sabrina with Blasty before they fell of a cliff. She had her Clefable use Minimize to steal the dolls from Lorelei, having Blasty break the two dolls and inadvertently severing Green's arm in the process. It was then revealed that the whole time her arm was actually Ditty and that getting her arm "cut off" was part of her plans and had Ditty tie her up. Sabrina suffered from lasting injuries caused by Lorelei's ice cuffs. As a result, she and Red were forced to deal with painful wounds for a very long time (since Green's arm that was in the cuffs was Ditty, she did not suffer the same injuries).

Lorelei vanished for several years, and only recently made another appearance when she saved Red and Blue from Team Rocket's Beast Warrior Trio. Lorelei decided to ally herself with Red and Blue because Team Rocket invaded her home, Four Island of the Sevii Islands.

Lorelei makes a cameo appearance in the last round of the Emerald chapter, Epilogue, on a boat heading to the Battle Frontier.

Pokémon

This listing is of Lorelei's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Lorelei's Dewgong
Dewgong
Dewgong is one of Lorelei's most used Pokémon. In addition to her using Ice Beam in conjunction with Cloyster's Spike Cannon to create a massive impact, Dewgong has been known to use her Ice attacks for sliding.

Dewgong's known moves are Ice Beam, Aurora Beam, and Blizzard.

Debut Do Wrong Dewgong!
Lorelei's Cloyster
Cloyster
Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Cloyster was first used along with Dewgong to trap Bill and Yellow. Cloyster was seen to be very strong both defensively and offensive, as it was able to use Spike Cannon to easily trap them. However, it was defeated by a wide variety of characters, typically by exploiting its vulnerabilities.

Debut Cloystered
Lorelei's Jynx
Jynx
Lorelei's Jynx was best known for her freezing abilities. She was first seen trying to prevent Red from escaping by extending her extremely long hair and using it to grip his neck tightly.

Jynx's known moves are Ice Beam, Pound, Lovely Kiss, and Thrash.

Debut Jigglypuff Jive
Lorelei's Shellder
Shellder (multiple)
Lorelei's multiple Shellder were seen attacking the cities in Kanto. Yet, Erika was one of the Gym Leaders who was trying to stop them from attacking.

Shellder's only known move is Clamp.

Debut Playing Horsea
Lorelei's Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowbro is a Pokémon belonging to Lorelei that is not an Ice-type Pokémon. It was first seen while Yellow and the others were flying on a Jigglypuff and Green used her special goggles to see through her Horsea's SmokeScreen.

Slowbro's only known move is Amnesia.

Debut Playing Horsea
Lorelei's Slowking
Slowking
Slowking is another of Lorelei's non-Ice types. She used it to bail herself out along with Red, Blue, Bill and their Pokémon by using Dig. Although it was first seen in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, its existence was alluded as early as the Yellow chapter, when Lorelei mentions that had a Shellder bitten a Slowpoke in the head, it would have made the Slowpoke much more formidable.

Slowking's known moves are Dig and Psychic.

Debut A Beastly Cold Reception
Lorelei's Lapras
Lapras
Lapras was seen with Lorelei while on the Sea Gallop.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Put Your Beast Foot Forward
Lorelei's Shellder
Shellder
This Shellder is not part of Lorelei's multiple minions belonging to Agatha's army. She was used to save Ultima from falling.

Shellder's only known move is Icicle Spear.

Debut Father's name is Giovanni

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lorelei as a teacher
Lorelei in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Lorelei debuts in To the Pokémon League!! as the first Elite Four member who is challenged by Red. She is first seen welcoming Red to the Pokémon League, disguising herself as a teacher. She takes Red to her school and introduces him to her Pokémon. In the school, she gives him and his Pokémon some math assignments and shows them to some plants. After Pikachu managed to get a perfect score on a math assignment, she shows them to the plants and tricks Clefairy by holding a giant magnifying glass by the sun and using the rays to burn Clefairy, with Slowbro shooting water to cool him off. Then, Lorelei decides to serve everyone food. She pulled another trick on Clefairy by hiding her Cloyster in Clefairy's bowl, making him accidentally eat Cloyster. During the physical education class where the Pokémon had to jump over a beam, her Jynx managed to perform it very well and switched the bouncer to make it where Clefairy landed on it. This is where Lorelei revealed herself to be the first member of the Elite Four.

Lorelei had her Pokémon attack Clefairy and Pikachu. However, her Jynx ran off after she failed to immobilize Clefairy and her Lapras and Dewgong were zapped by Pikachu. After the battle, Lorelei and Red shook hands, congratulating Red for a job well done.

Pokémon

Lorelei's Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowbro was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and her Pokémon to her school. When Clefairy was on fire from the sun rays coming from the giant magnifying glass, it shot water at Clefairy, cooling him off. After revealing herself, she wanted her Slowbro to attack Pikachu and Clefairy but stood there, much to her ire.

None of Slowbro's moves are known.

Debut To the Pokémon League!!
Lorelei's Dewgong
Dewgong
Dewgong was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and her Pokémon to her school. During a trick played on Clefairy, it participated in holding up a giant magnifying glass to the sun to burn Clefairy. During the battle when Lorelei revealed herself, Dewgong managed to freeze Clefairy but was beaten by Pikachu.

Dewgong's only known move is Aurora Beam.

Debut To the Pokémon League!!
Lorelei's Cloyster
Cloyster
Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Cloyster was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and his Pokémon to her school. It was mostly used as a weapon for Lorelei's tricks on Clefairy.

Debut To the Pokémon League!!
Lorelei's Jynx
Jynx
Jynx was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and his Pokémon to her school. held out Cloyster and smacked Clefairy with it. She was one of the Pokémon responsible for holding up a magnifying glass at the sun, which burnt Clefairy. In the physical education class, Jynx jumped on a bouncer and managed to jump over a beam. When it was Clefairy's turn, she switched bouncers in order for Clefairy to land on it. During the battle when Lorelei removed her disguise, she gave a kiss to Clefairy but Clefairy did not succumb to the effects of her kiss, which resulted her in running off.

Jynx's only known move is Lovely Kiss.

Debut To the Pokémon League!!
Lorelei's Lapras
Lapras
Lapras was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and his Pokémon to her school. It helped Jynx up when she wanted to hold up a magnifying glass at the sun. During the battle after Lorelei removed her disguise, it was taken out by Pikachu's electricity.

Lapras's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut To the Pokémon League!!

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Lorelei in Pokémon Zensho

Lorelei makes an appearance in Pokémon Zensho. She battles Satoshi in Indigo League with her Cloyster. She loses afterwards and Satoshi advances to the next room.

Pokémon

Lorelei Cloyster Zensho.png
Cloyster


Trivia

  • Lorelei has been depicted with various hair colors: blonde (Pokémon Stadium), purple (Generation I, Pokémon Adventures, and the anime), and red (Generation III).
  • In the novelization of the anime episode where Lorelei appeared, she is still referred to as Prima, except for one error near the novelization's ending where she is called Lorelei.
  • Lorelei is the only member of the Kanto Elite Four, excluding the Champion, to not use two Pokémon of the same species at once. Bruno has two Onix, Agatha has two Gengar, and Lance has two Dragonair.
  • Lorelei is the first Elite Four member other than the Champion to be seen outside of battle in the games. This is only true for Generation III.
  • Lorelei is one of two members of any Elite Four to have a home shown in-game, the other being Caitlin.
    • Both of these places were inaccessible when the characters first debuted.
  • In the side game Pokémon Puzzle League, which is based directly on the anime, she is referred to with the name Lorelei, despite that she had already debuted as Prima in the anime dub.
  • In the French localization of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, she's depicted with a stereotypical and prominent German accent.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カンナ Kanna The canna lily. From 寒 kan, cold.
English, German,
Italian, Spanish
Lorelei The name of a siren whose beauty and voice lured sailors of the Rhine River to their deaths.
Prima* Shares the same number of syllables as Kanna. Possibly from prim or prime.
French Olga* Stereotypical Scandinavian name.
Sirena* From sirène, mermaid.
Kanna* Same as Japanese name.
Korean 칸나 Kanna Hangul transliteration of カンナ Kanna.
Chinese (Taiwan) 科拿 Kēná* Transliteration of カンナ Kanna.
康娜 Kāngnà* Transliteration of カンナ Kanna.
美人蕉 Měirénjiāo* Refers to the canna lily.
甘娜 Gānnà* Transliteration of カンナ Kanna.
Chinese (Mainland China) 科拿 Kēná Transliteration of カンナ Kanna.
Chinese (Hong Kong) 科拿 Fona Mandarin-based transliteration of Kanna.



Indigo League
Generation I and Generation III
Spr FRLG Lorelei.png
Elite Four
Lorelei
Spr FRLG Bruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
Spr FRLG Agatha.png
Elite Four
Agatha
Spr FRLG Lance.png
Elite Four
Lance
Blue
Champion
Blue
Generation II and Generation IV
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Elite Four
Will
VSKoga.png
Elite Four
Koga
VSBruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
VSKaren.png
Elite Four
Karen
VSLance.png
Champion
Lance

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