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Skyla

Skyla
フウロ Huuro
"The Highflying Girl"
Black White Skyla.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Reddish brown
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
Leader of Mistralton Gym
Badge Jet Badge
Specializes in Flying types
Anime debut Cilan Takes Flight!
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny
Japanese voice actor Kana Ueda

Skyla (Japanese: フウロ Huuro) 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 games

Skyla appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Gym Leader of Mistralton City's Gym. This Gym 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 Tournament


Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

Mistralton City

"Professor, who's that Trainer?"
"Oh, I see! So that means you'll be challenging the Gym! Oh boy! I'm really looking forward to it!"
"Professor, my plane is a cargo plane! It carries cargo, not people! And you're talking as if places like Kanto and Sinnoh are right around the corner!"
"Sheesh! It's hard to believe a happy-go-lucky guy like that could be a world-renowned Pokémon professor. Heads-up, <player>. As a Gym Leader, I'd be happy to have you challenge the Gym, but there's something I need to take care of first. Just now, as I was flying the cargo plane, I saw something on top of the Celestial Tower. I'm sure that it is a sick Pokémon! If it is, I can't just leave it there! I have to look into this right away. I'm leaving for Route 7's Celestial Tower. You can come along if you want."

Celestial Tower

"Oh, you came. Thank you! I was right. What I saw was a hurt Pokémon. Don't worry, though! It's fine now! I gave it a Max Revive, then it felt better and flew away! Hee hee! Don't I have great eyesight? No matter how far away things are, a Pilot's eyes can see them! Oh, that's right! Since you've come this far, why don't you ring the bell? Celestial Tower's bell is for soothing the spirits of Pokémon. Also, the character of the person ringing the bell is reflected in its sound."
"Come on, don't be shy!"
"What a pretty sound. <Player>, you are a kind and strong person. It's that kind of sound. I'd like to introduce myself again! I'm Skyla, the Leader of Mistralton's Pokémon Gym. I use Flying-type Pokémon. When you are ready, please come to the Gym. I'll give you a big welcome!"

Mistralton Gym

  • Before battle
"Hee-hee! I've been waiting for you. Did you enjoy flying with the help of the Mistralton Gym cannons? They're my pride and joy! This time, let's try something else!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"When I think about a match with a fabulous Trainer like you, it's like I'm walking on air!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"This is my last Pokémon... But I'll never give up hope!"
  • Being defeated
"Being your opponent in battle is a new source of strength to me. Thank you!"
  • After being defeated
"You're an amazing Pokémon Trainer. My Pokémon and I are happy, because for the first time in a while, we could fight with our full strength. This is an official League Gym Badge. I think it will look good on you."
"Wow, hot stuff! With that many Gym Badges, Pokémon up to Lv. 70 will obey you. Also, as thanks for a Pokémon battle that made me very happy, I want you to have this TM."
"My present to you is Acrobatics. If the user doesn't have a held item, its power doubles. It's a pretty technical move. Be sure to compensate for the lack of a held item! By the way, when I flew over Twist Mountain on the way to Icirrus City... Team Plasma--is that the name? Anyway, they were heading for the city. What kind of people are they?"
"Icirrus City, where you'll find the next Gym, is past Route 7, just after you cross Twist Mountain. It's a hop, skip, and a jump when flying, but it's a really challenging walk. Heads up! Make sure you're ready for it!"
  • Post game
Are you and your Pokémon well? Our battle together was so much fun. Now, my Pokémon and I have started training again. I don't usually let people travel in my cargo plane, but battling with you was such a blast that I'd make an exception."

N's Castle

"I'm fine! Don't worry!"
"Now! Acrobatics!!"

Cynthia's villa

"I get along well with Elesa, but Pokémon battles are a different story! If you're not super prepared, your battles with Electric types will leave you in shock!"
"Seeing the ground again after safely passing through a rain cloud in a violent rainstorm... Someday, I'd like to share that moment with you."
"I was just thinking about that. When it comes to swimsuits... You're either about self-composure or you're about self-exposure!"
"Even distant Sinnoh is just a hop, skip, and a jump if I use my cargo plane. But... I also love to travel the sky with a Pokémon when it's using Fly!"
"Mmm... Swimming in the ocean sure feels great!"

Badge Case

You'll see smiles all around you, with the brightest of skies above you."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Mistralton City

"Professor Juniperrrrr!"
"Why are you surprised, Professor? You did ask for a lift in my plane to cross Twist Mountain, since you can't reach Opelucid City by foot."
"Honestly! I can't tell if she's just laid back or if she's not paying attention to anything outside her head. The apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree. What's next? Are you coming to my Gym to challenge me? Or are you going to follow the professor to Celestial Tower and do some training? As long as I get to battle with a strong Trainer, I'm fine either way!"

Mistralton Gym

  • Before battle
"Hee-hee! I've been waiting for you. You're a tough Trainer who can face the wind and not get blown off your feet! I'm kinda excited about this battle! Why don't you and I have some fun?"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"When I think about how you might attack, it's like I'm walking on air!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Never give up! To do so is an insult to the Pokémon who fight for you!"
  • Being defeated
"I won't forget this battle! I'm glad that I could fight against you!"
  • After being defeated
"You're an amazing Pokémon Trainer. My Pokémon and I are happy because for the first time in quite a while--about two years, I'd say--we could fight with our full strength. This is an official League Gym Badge. But this is just a stepping-stone."
"Wow, hot stuff! With that many Gym Badges, Pokémon up to Lv. 70 will obey you. Also, I want you to have this TM so that you'll always remember this Pokémon battle."
"I wonder what Professor Juniper is up to? I did promise her a ride in my plane…"
  • In front of the Gym
"Time for a quick hop in my plane! Hey, where did Professor Juniper get to?"
"Hey! Professor! Wait up! Honestly… She just does everything at her own pace!"
"OK! You come, too!"

Mistralton Cargo Service

"Looks like the Professor's reached a stopping point in her investigation. Ready to hop aboard my plane?"
No: "Roger! Come talk to me when you're ready."
"Are you ready to get aboard the plane? The sky is calling!"
Yes: "Hee-hee! Ready for takeoff!"
"Hee-hee! Looks like everyone's here! Finally, it's time to fly the Unova skies!"

Memory Link - Taking it to The Next Level

  • Mistralton City - Present
(to player) "Hey, what's up? I know! Since you're here, I'll tell you a little secret!"
  • Flashback
(to Elesa) "Sure, what's up?"
"A PR makeover?"
"Uh... OK..."
"Elesa... Those are just a bunch of bad puns. Where's the joke?"
"Um... That's a little too sophisticated for me. Actually, it's really hard to understand."
"Sounds good! Hey as long as we're hanging out, surely you wouldn't mind having a Pokémon battle with me, right?"
"Oh, Elesa..."
  • End of flashback
"Please keep this a secret from Elesa, OK?"

Pokémon World Tournament

  • Before battle (first round)
"Why don't you and I have some fun?"
  • Before battle (second round)
"What I like is having fun! I love doing things like flying in the sky with Pokémon and bringing out their best! So, how about you and I have some fun?"
  • Before battle (final round)
"It's finally time for a showdown! That means the Pokémon battle that decides who's at the top, right? I love being on the summit! 'Cause you can see forever and ever from high places! So, how about you and I have some fun?"
  • Being defeated
"Being your opponent in battle is a new source of strength to me. Thank you!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Win or lose, you always gain something from a battle, right?"
  • After being defeated
"You're a pretty amazing Pokémon Trainer, aren't you? My Pokémon and I are happy, because for the first time in a while, we could fight with our full strength."
  • After winning
"I'm sure I'd have a great time if I could battle Winona, the Hoenn Gym Leader, up in the air!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"I'm in top form, and I can see what my opponent is trying to do. And I still couldn't win! That's because Pokémon battling is really deep, and you're really great!"

Badge Case

Yearning makes you look up at the sky. To fly, go beyond yearning and take action!"

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!"

Sprites

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

In the anime

Skyla in the anime

Skyla made her anime debut 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. Because of that, 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 decided to battle Cilan first seeing that 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 Gym battles so lightly and promised to be a proper Gym Leader from then on.

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

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. 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 against 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
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.

Swanna's known moves are Bubble Beam, Brave Bird, Hurricane, and Aqua Ring.

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
Italian Debora Morese
Polish Marta Kurzak
Brazilian Portuguese Tati Keplmair
Russian Darja Frolova
Spanish Latin America Karla Falcón
Spain Olga Velasco

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Skyla in Pokémon Adventures

Skyla makes her first appearance delivering a package full of Prop Cases for the Pokémon Musical after the Driftveil Drawbridge has been raised, preventing anything going through it. She is shown to be flying a cargo plane and writes a message in the air to tell the people of Nimbasa to enjoy the Musical.

Later, when Black goes to Mistralton City with Clay to meet with the other Gym Leaders, Skyla leaves to help an injured Pidove on the Celestial Tower and drags Black there with her. After healing the Pidove, Skyla has Black ring the Celestial Tower's bell and "takes him" to the Gym to have a battle. There, she reveals that if Black loses, he will be forced to go back to Nuvema Town, as she could tell that he was stressed out when he rung the bell. Although worried that Team Plasma's actions could get the League closed down, Black manages to get his head together and beat Skyla. Although Black won the battle, Skyla goes off to pilot a plane with the other Gym Leaders inside. Black is shot back up to the Celestial Tower and Skyla has him ring the bell once again. Pleased with the bell's sound, Skyla has her Swanna give Black the Jet Badge and take him with the Gym Leaders to Nacrene City.

Upon arriving, Skyla and the other Gym Leaders face the Shadow Triad in battle to protect the Dark Stone from being stolen. Despite their teamwork, Skyla and the other Gym Leaders are defeated by the Shadow Triad's trump card, the Forces of Nature. Skyla, along with the other Gym Leaders, is kidnapped and taken to a dark room, where she had her memories of the kidnapping erased. When Caitlin used her psychic abilities to communicate with the Gym Leaders, she had them relay a message to Black during his battle with Drayden.

During Team Plasma's attack on the Pokémon League, Skyla is hoisted up on a crucifix along with the other Gym Leaders so that they and the League can be mocked. Soon after, she is freed by Shōko's Patrat and assists in the battle against Team Plasma.

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.

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 its Poké Ball but was defeated by his Tula. During the battle against the Shadow Triad, Unfezant battles with Lenora's Pokémon to protect the Dark Stone.

Unfezant's known moves are Air Slash and Razor Wind.

Debut Up in the Air
Skyla's Swanna
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.

Swanna's known moves are Water Sport, Bubble Beam, and Hurricane.

Debut Up in the Air

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Skyla in Pocket Monsters BW

Skyla has appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners manga

Skyla appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners manga.

Pokémon

Swoobat, Unfezant, and Swanna
Skyla was shown to have a Swoobat, Unfezant, and Swanna.
Debut Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

In the TCG

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

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 an illustration based on the Yusuke Ohmura artwork of the character. 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. 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 (フウロソウ) fūrosō, the geranium genus of plants; possibly from 風炉 fūro, wind furnace. Contains 風 , wind.
English Skyla From sky or possibly skylark.
French Carolina Possibly from Carlina or the Carolina Duck.
German Géraldine Possibly from Geraldine Mock or geranium.
Italian Anemone From anemone. May also be taken from the Greek anemōnē (daughter of the wind).
Spanish Gerania From geranio, geranium.
Korean 풍란 Pungran 풍란 (風蘭), Neofinetia falcata. Also, 풍 (風) pung means wind.
Chinese (Mandarin 風露 Fēnglù From her Japanese name. Means wind and dew.


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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