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|"The Girl Who Knows the Hearts of Dragons"|
Artwork from Black and White
|Trainer class||Gym Leader|
|Games||Black and White|
|Leader of||Opelucid Gym|
|Anime debut||In The Shadow of Zekrom!|
|English voice actor||Eileen Stevens|
|Japanese voice actor||Aoi Yūki|
Iris (Japanese: アイリス Iris) is one of the Gym Leaders of Opelucid City's Gym, known officially as the Opelucid Gym. She specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. She gives the Legend Badge to Trainers who defeat her.
In the games
Iris appears in Pokémon Black and White. In both versions, she shows up in Castelia City to aid the player, Burgh, and Bianca when Bianca's Munna is stolen; during this time, she acts as Bianca's "bodyguard".
In White, she is the Gym Leader of Opelucid City's gym. This gym is the eighth to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Iris will receive the Legend Badge, along with TM82 (Dragon Tail). 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.
- At Prime Pier
- "I heard this lady's scream and ran after the thief as fast as I could. But this city is so big and so crowded... I'm afraid I lost them."
- "But that's so bad! Taking people's Pokémon is really bad! 'Cause it's really nice when people and Pokémon are together! They each have something the other doesn't, and they help each other!"
- "I'm gonna be Bianca's bodyguard. So you go after those bad guys, OK?"
- On Gym Street
- "Phew, we got lost. Even with the directions from the Xtransceiver, I couldn't figure it out!"
- "OK! This time, I'll join the fight! Come on, Bianca. You too!"
- In Team Plasma's hideout
- "I am! It's the blackB/whiteW Dragon-type Pokémon, right?
- "Bianca! Why are you thanking them? They take people's precious Pokémon!"
- "What are you doing? Why are you letting them get away?!"
- "OK, if you're happy..."
- "Don't worry! I'll keep being your bodyguard!"
- "Also, thanks for looking for the Pokémon! Here, this is for you! See you!"
- After Ghetsis's speech
- "What was that about? That speech was off-the-charts strange!"
- "Oh! Mr. Alder! ...And the guy/girl who helped out that time."
- "Are you talking about Reshiram? Or Zekrom? What's the sudden interest?"
- "Oh, no! The Template:Type2 Pokémon get along so well!"
- "Aww... He's gone. Is he OK? He looked kinda scary."
- "You bet! If it's Opelucid City, I can take you anywhere. As for the story of Reshiram and Zekrom, we'll tell you all we know about it! This way!"
- "That way!"
- Near Drayden's house
- "Just a little farther!"
- In front of Drayden's house
- "This is it!"
- In Drayden's house
- "That single Dragon Pokémon, along with twin heroes, brought a new region into being. And people and Pokémon had happy lives!"
- "In its pursuit of truth, the white Dragon-type Pokémon sought to usher in a new and better world... Its name was Reshiram. And the other, the black Dragon-type Pokémon, sought ideals and to usher in a new world--a world of hope. Its name was Zekrom."
- "But, but... The two heroes' sons started the battle again! And an instant later, Reshiram and Zekrom destroyed Unova with fire and lightning! Then, they disappeared! But, but... If people work with Pokémon in the right way, we don't have to worry anymore about the world being destroyed. I mean, Reshiram and Zekrom worked hard for everyone and made a new region! So, it should be all right, I think."
- "Yeah! So I'm never gonna forgive Team Plasma for trying to separate Pokémon and us!"
- In Black
- "Everyone, people and Pokémon can get along and be happy. That's awesome!"
- In White
- "Yay! Look out! I'm really, really strong, just like Drayden!"
- In Drayden's house after player receives the Legend Badge (Black only)
- "Guess what!! I can teach you the strongest Dragon-type move! Fun, huh? Want me to teach your Pokémon this move?"
- Yes; if player has Pokémon in the party that can learn the move
- "OK, great! Which Pokémon should learn this move?"
- If a Pokémon that knows Draco Meteor is selected:
- "This one? Um, but... it looks like this Pokémon already knows Draco Meteor."
- After one of the player's Pokémon learns Draco Meteor
- "Draco Meteor's power is really amazing! But after you use it, your Sp. Atk stat goes down."
- Yes; if no Dragon-type Pokémon in the player's party can learn the move
- "Let me see... Well, this Pokémon can learn the move, but you need to have a really strong bond of friendship first. I don't think I can teach it yet."
- Yes; if player has no Dragon-type Pokémon in the party
- "OK, great! Oh, but... You don't seem to have a Pokémon that can learn this move."
- "OK! Well, if you change your mind, come again, OK?"
- Before battle
- "Hi! I'm Iris, the amazing strong Gym Leader! Tell me... What Pokémon are you using? How will you fight? Ooh, I'm super curious, so let's just get started!"
- During battle
- "The pain of my Pokémon... I feel it, too!"
- After sending out last Pokémon
- "No! Not yet! No! We can fight on!!"
- When defeated
- "Aghhhh... I did my best, but we lost..."
- After being defeated
- "Whoooa! That was so cool! I'm sooo happy I could battle a Trainer as strong as you!"
- "Hey, that's your eighth Badge, right? That's so cool! Now every Pokémon will do what you ask, no matter how big they are! Know what? I'll give you this TM, too!"
- "Dragon Tail doesn't just do damage. It sends the other Pokémon back to its Poké Ball, too! Ooh, hey! I wonder how Mister Alder is doing? I wonder if he's battling that Trainer called N in the Pokémon League right now? Do you know about the Pokémon League? It's past Victory Road, at the end of Route 10!"
- Post game:
- "You've been on a journey and seen a lot of the world. I'm like that, too! I'm from way out in the country. I'm really happy that I've gotten to meet lots of different people and Pokémon!!"
- "No need to worry!"
- "I won't lose! No way! No way! No way!"
- "Oh, hey! Did you see Cynthia's Garchomp? It's too cute!"
- "Soon, Drayden and I are going to ride the cruise ship! Castelia City is wall-to-wall people, but if I'm with him, I'll be OK!"
- "Sometimes I think about the village where I was born, but I'm totally OK! Because I met lots of Pokémon--and all of you!"
- "Look! Look! It's the ocean!"
- "The ocean is so pretty. I love it! So I stayed underwater a long time. I made everyone worry!"
- Know what? You were very strong! I'll never forget you, ever!
- 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 Madame Scale. Thank yooou! 'I'm from Opelucid City, and I just went home for the first time in a long time. I saw Drayden and Iris counting up a big handful of coins! Isn't that setting a bad example for kids, flaunting your wealth like that?' Hmmm... That's living the high life! But you know, the Opelucid Gym Badge is shiny like a coin... Maybe you saw wrong? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"
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|Iris's sprite from
Black and White
|Iris's VS sprite from
Black and White
|Iris's overworld sprite from|
Black and White
In the anime
- Main article: Iris (anime)
Iris appears in the anime as one of the current traveling partners of Ash Ketchum, along with Cilan. Iris has been assigned to venture on a journey of growth and maturity and left her home in the Village of Dragons. She is to raise an Axew as well as achieve emotional growth herself. When she meets Ash near Nuvema Town, she allegedly decides to travel along side him as a sort of guide since he's new to the region, but officially decides to be a traveling companion after Cilan suggest the three of them stick together. Her ultimate goal is to become a Dragon Master.
In the manga
Iris is first seen when she arrives in Burgh's Gym. She is seen making comments on his art that actually physically hurts him.
|Fraxure is the only Pokémon that Iris is known to own. Fraxure was seen taking Iris to Burgh's Gym.
None of Fraxure's moves are known.
|Debut||Black & White chapter|
- Her Japanese Leader title is 竜の心を 知る 娘.
- The only differences between Iris and Drayden's teams are the genders of their Pokémon and their Druddigon's ability: Iris has an all-female team and her Druddigon has Sheer Force, while Drayden has an all-male team and his Druddigon has Rough Skin.
- Iris and Clair are both female Gym Leaders that train Dragon-type Pokémon. Coincidentally, they are both the eighth Gym Leader the player challenges in Unova and Johto, respectively.
- Iris is the first Gym Leader since Erika to keep her Japanese name.
- Iris and her counterpart, Drayden, are the only Dragon-type specialists that use only pure Dragon-type Pokémon.
- Iris is the only Unova Gym Leader who does not have a secondary occupation.
- Iris and Drayden's Haxorus are underleveled; Fraxure does not evolve until level 48.
- Iris is the only female Unova Gym Leader whose English name doesn't end in an 'a'.
|Japanese||アイリス Iris||From iris, possibly the flaming dragon iris or the "dragon drums" (tall bearded iris).|
|English, French, Italian, Spanish||Iris||Same as Japanese name.|
|German||Lilia||From lilien (lily) or possibly Schwertlilien (iris). Related to the lis (French for lily) in Lysander.|
|Korean||아이리스 Iris||Transliteration of her Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||艾莉絲 Àilìsī||Transliteration of her Japanese name.|
|Non-player characters in the core series games|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|