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パンジー Pansy
XY Alexa.png
Artwork from X and Y
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 debut The Journalist from Another Region!
English voice actor Jessica Paquet
Japanese voice actor Aya Endō

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 games

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.


Main article: Alexa/Quotes


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


Overworld model from
X and Y

In the anime


Alexa in the anime

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Alexa debuted in The Journalist from Another Region!, with her Helioptile and Gogoat.

When Helioptile bumped into Ash and his friends on Harvest Island, Ash used his Pikachu to battle it, but Helioptile fired an Electric-type move, then Alexa arrived with Gogoat, and mentioned that the Helioptile is hers. Since both of Alexa's Pokémon were not native to the region at the time, Ash's Pokédex could not recognize them. Alexa then introduced herself, and mentioned that she came all the way from the Kalos region to write an article about the Grand Harvest Festival, which was the tradition of Harvest Island.

While there, she learned about a Pokémon Sumo Tournament that was going to take place there. When Ash was bumped by Rodney, who became Ash's new rival for the tournament, Alexa comforted him. At the end of the tournament, when Ash had won, Alexa had filmed the tournament, including Ash giving Rodney an apple after he lost. After the tournament was officially finished, Alexa decided to travel with the group.

A magazine detailing Alexa's journalism

In Mystery on a Deserted Island!, she went to an island with the group which was known to have some treasure. After arrival, she recorded some footage of a sunken ship there and then passed through a gate that took her to some wild Pokémon that evolved from some stones. Continuing onward with a group of three Eevee, she found a secret passageway which led her to the treasure chest. After Alexa found the treasure and got the Eevee to evolve, the Pokémon began to respect her and the group. Afterwards, she left with the group and waved her farewells to the Pokémon.

In A Pokémon of a Different Color!, after Alexa and the group arrived on Cave Island, she temporarily left the group and rode on her Gogoat to find something to film. At the end of the episode, she returned to Ash and his friends and as she missed out on a Shiny Druddigon who lived on the island, Clair showed the Druddigon to her as she caught it earlier.

In Go, Go Gogoat!, it was revealed that Gogoat was Alexa's first Pokémon; she caught it after it helped her back up a cliff to her campsite.

In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, while Ash parted ways with Iris and Cilan, Alexa remained with him and followed him to Pallet Town. In the next episode, she told Ash that her sister is a Gym Leader in the Kalos region. At the end of Pokémon the Series: Black & White, Alexa accompanied Ash as he traveled to Kalos.

Pokémon the Series: XY

In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, Alexa and Ash arrived in Kalos by plane. When Ash wanted to challenge her sister, Alexa explained that her Gym isn't in Lumiose City, but rather Santalune City instead. She then made a call off-screen to her sister, but revealed to Ash that she would be gone for a while. After showing Ash a map of Lumiose City, she parted ways with Ash and wished him good luck.

In A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, Alexa watched Ash's battle against Viola. In the next episode, she helped Ash and his Pokémon in training.

In Coming Back into the Cold!, Alexa met up with the group in Ambrette Town while Ash was having a practice battle with his Froakie and Fletchling. She took the group to the Ambrette Town Fossil Laboratory. Inside, Alexa recorded some footage of the stuff happening in the lab. During a heist set up by Team Rocket, she went with the group and Aurorus to retrieve Amaura back. With Aurorus's help, she was able to find Amaura and return it to the lab.

In Confronting the Darkness!, Alexa approached Ash, his friends, and Meyer when they were trying to prove the innocence of the Clembot, which had been put behind bars. She told them that she had been investigating the strange incidents the Clembot was framed for as well. In the process, she discovered that Blaziken Mask was somehow involved. She then instructed Ash and his friends to look into the Clembot's blueprints and see if they could find any clues, while she would continue her own investigation. That night, while investigating, Alexa noticed Blaziken Mask running across the rooftops. She followed him, and at the Lumiose Museum, she watched Clemont battle the real criminal, Belmondo. When Belmondo was defeated by Clemont and arrested by Officer Jenny, Blaziken Mask took off over the rooftops. Alexa then ran after him, ordering him to stop. The following morning, she had written an article in a local newspaper on the incident, crediting the Clembot for saving Lumiose City.

In Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, Alexa was seen watching the Gloire City Pokémon Showcase Master Class alongside Viola and Helioptile.

In A Towering Takeover!, Alexa was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with her sister.

She reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

In The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, Alexa joined Professor Sycamore as he investigated some newly discovered ruins, which continued the statue of a petrified Aila.


Since her debut, Alexa is shown to be rather forgetful, a trait her Gogoat seems to have gotten used to. She carries out her journalism work with pleasure as well as earnestness, often working late into the night. In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! she became so engrossed in her work that she failed to realize the crisis Team Rocket was causing. Despite this, she is clever and a competent battler as shown in Celebrating the Hero's Comet!. She chose to delete her data of the deserted island in Mystery on a Deserted Island! in respect for the Pokémon who had been guarding its secret.

She is very cheerful and is often smiling and enthusiastic, a characteristic she shares with Ash with whom she gets along very well. She calmed the young Trainer down after his confrontation with Rodney and comforted him after saying farewell to Iris and Cilan. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! she was notably disappointed when Ash got upset about not being able to battle her sister. She shows more focus or even aggression in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, especially when battling Ash. She was surprised that Serena was the person to inspire Ash in Battling on Thin Ice!, indicating that she wanted to be the one to inspire him.


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

Helioptile is Alexa's first known Pokémon. It is very shy, and often hides behind Alexa when it encounters something new. Helioptile first appeared jumping out of a flower field after getting lost, where it encountered Ash and his friends. When Ash tried to capture it, Helioptile became scared and attacked him in retaliation, until Alexa came and explained that Helioptile belonged to her. Later, Helioptile acted as a charger when Alexa needed to charge her recording equipment after the battery was low.

While Helioptile was initially hesitant of Ash, it would eventually befriend him as Alexa predicted, running into the young Trainer's arms in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. In The Dream Continues!, Helioptile showed it had developed a good relationship with Pikachu, often linking their electricity. When Professor Oak began to study Helioptile, he was shocked by the timid Pokémon. It was shown in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

None of Helioptile's moves are known.

Debut The Journalist from Another Region!
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Fujimura
English Eileen Stevens
Main article: Alexa's Gogoat

Gogoat is Alexa's first Pokémon that she uses as both transportation and to hold her recording equipment. Alexa caught Gogoat after it bonded with her when it helped her up a cliff she fell off of and back to her campsite.

Debut The Journalist from Another Region!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Alexa sent out Noivern to protect her, Ash, Iris and Cilan from a couple of Gengar and Banette. It was later used to battle Team Rocket.

In The Dream Continues!, Noivern was brought out so Professor Oak could observe it. In his excitement the Professor began tugging on Noivern's ears before the Sound Wave Pokémon eventually attacked. Noivern was then fed and returned to its Poké Ball. Noivern is completely loyal to Alexa but will bite someone if it isn't fed immediately after work.

In A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, Alexa used Noivern to help Ash train Pikachu and Fletchling to withstand attacks from Viola's Pokémon.

Noivern's known moves are Dragon Pulse, Bite, Boomburst, and Gust.

Debut Celebrating the Hero's Comet!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 遠藤綾 Aya Endō
English Jessica Paquet
Dutch Tineke Blok
Finnish Yasmine Yamajako (BW134-XY066)
Alina Tomnikov (XYS05)
Greek Στεφανία Φιλιάδη Stefania Filiadi
Hebrew שירלי לילו Shirly Lilu
Indonesian Srilan Wulan (XY001, XY005-XY006)
Polish Magdalena Krylik
Brazilian Portuguese Leila Di Castro (S16-S18)
Spanish Latin America Nallely Solis (BW134-XY066)
Isabel Martiñón (XYS05)
Spain Danai Querol
Swedish My Bodell
Turkish Gülnur Badakal
Vietnamese Cao Thụy Thanh Hồng

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Alexa in Pokémon Adventures

Alexa makes her first appearance in the X & Y chapter, 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


  • Both Alexa and her sister share their Japanese voice actresses with Sinnoh Gym Leaders, Maylene in Alexa's case.
  • Alexa is the only human companion, main or temporary, to accompany Ash through the end of one series to the start of the next.


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 English 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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaDanikaQuillonGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon

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