If you were looking for the character from The Kecleon Caper, see Madison and Alexa.
パンジー Pansy
XY Alexa.png
Artwork from X and Y
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Dark green
Hair color Brown
Hometown Lumiose City
Region Kalos
Relatives Viola (younger sister)
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut The Journalist from Another Region!
Counterpart(s) Alexa (anime)
English voice actor Jessica Paquet
Japanese voice actor Aya Endō
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play

Alexa (Japanese: パンジー Pansy) is a journalist from Lumiose City in Pokémon X and Y. She works at the Lumiose Press.

In the core series games

Alexa in Santalune City

Alexa is first met in Santalune City, where she prevents the player from going to Route 4 until her sister, Viola, is defeated. After Viola is defeated, she will let the player pass and also give them an Exp. Share.

The player later meets her at the Lumiose Press building on Estival Avenue. She will suggest various locations in Lumiose for the player to see and will offer to take the player.



Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Concept artwork from Pokémon XY


Overworld model from
X and Y


Main article: Alexa/Quotes

In the anime

Alexa in the anime
Main article: Alexa (anime)

In the anime, Alexa debuted in The Journalist from Another Region!. Alexa is a journalist from Lumiose City and a major supporting character in the anime. She met Ash and his friends during Pokémon the Series: Black & White and returned at various points in Ash's journey through Kalos in Pokémon the Series: XY.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Alexa in Pokémon Adventures

Alexa makes her first appearance in the X & Y arc, where she goes to Vaniville Town with Viola to interview up-and-coming Sky Trainer Y. Noting that she used to be a Rhyhorn racer in the past, Alexa wonders why Y decided to switch from the land to the sky. Y refuses to answer and states that she hates reporters for causing her friend X to become a shut-in and refuse to leave his house despite his friends' constant efforts. Before the interview can continue, the legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal appear and begin destroying the town while fighting each other. When Viola wonders if the two are actually even Pokémon, Alexa states that she isn't sure either but notes that according to a 3,000 year old legend, Xerneas and Yveltal appear every 1,000 years.

At Lumiose City, Alexa finishes up her report on the Vaniville Town incident. She wonders why the news has only been reporting the incident as a "strange explosion" and completely ignored the Legendary Pokémon. She gets a call from Viola, who had been injured, much to Alexa's surprise. Viola informs Alexa that Team Flare is behind the incidents all over Kalos and reveals that Y and her friends are on their way to Lumiose City. Alexa then goes to Prism Tower to have an interview with Professor Sycamore concerning the Vaniville Town incident. By the time she arrives, the Lumiose Press editor-in-chief has already beaten Alexa to the interview and finished it as well. After Sycamore leaves, Alexa hands her notes of the Vaniville Town incident to the editor-in-chief, who promptly burns them. The editor-in-chief then attacks Alexa with a Pangoro, but she is saved at the last minute by X. The editor-in-chief continues battling X and even takes Alexa's Heli hostage. Y and the others take Alexa down to safety, confident that X will get Heli back. Once they get to the ground floor, Alexa realizes that the media is working for a great evil that is deliberately keeping information about the Legendary Pokémon from the public.

X eventually manages to defeat the editor-in-chief's Pokémon and successfully retrieves Heli for Alexa. Alexa thanks the kids for their help and gives them a Lumiose journal from three years ago under the hope that it will somehow help the kids on their journey. She says her goodbyes and takes a cab to Route 4 so that she can meet up with Viola again in Santalune City.

Later, Alexa finishes an article, and tell's Viola about how the Ultimate Weapon ended a war 3,000 years ago. But it also ruined the lives of Humans and Pokémon. When Viola wonders if they can can stop it, Alexa tells her "it happened 3,000 years ago". But Viola senses something is bothering Alexa, and ask's what is bothering her. Alexa states "she has a bad feeling about this". Then, Alexa and Viola witness Lysandre announcing to the entire Kalos region about his plans to end all life with the power of the ultimate weapon. Afterward, they, along with Clemont, Bonnie and Yvette, confront Team Flare at Route 10 in order to free the captured Pokémon there. While Viola and Yvette lead the Sky Trainers in the air, Alexa, Clemont, and Bonnie work on destroying the Stone Pillars. However, Malva's Delphox attacks them, but Viola's quick thinking protects both teams from Delphox's attacks. Eventually, both teams succeeded in their mission. After Team Flare is fully defeated, Alexa and her allies go to Lumiose City to congratulate X and his friends on their victory against Team Flare.


Heli (Japanese: エリちゃん Eri-chan) is Alexa's only known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer in Vaniville Town to interview Y. When Y angrily flew towards them, she startled Heli in the process. At Lumiose City, Heli went to Prism Tower with its Trainer so that Alexa could do an interview with Professor Sycamore. When the editor-in-chief beats them there, he reveals himself as a Team Flare member and kidnaps Heli. When X defeats the editor-in-chief's Pangoro, it falls out a window, letting in sunlight that Heli uses to recharge itself enough to shock the editor-in-chief and knock him unconscious. Later, Heli went with it's trainer to Route 10 to free the captured Pokémon there.

Heli's only known move is Electric Terrain.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play


Language Name Origin
Japanese パンジー Pansy From pansy
English Alexa Possibly from Allexis, a genus belonging to the same family as the Viola
German Alba From Viola alba
Spanish, French,
Alexia Similar to her English name
Korean 팬지 Pansy From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 三色菫 Sānsèjǐn From 三色菫 sānsèjǐn / sāamsīkgán (pansy)
Chinese (Cantonese) 三色菫 Sāamsīkgán
Russian Алекса Aleksa Transcription of her English name
Vietnamese Panji Transcription of her Japanese name

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge

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