Danika

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Danika
アサヒ Asahi
Danika JN.png
Danika in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Member of Project Mew
Rank Chaser
Anime debut Advice to Goh!
English voice actor Anjali Kunapaneni
Japanese voice actor Ryoko Shiraishi

Danika (Japanese: アサヒ Asahi) is a recurring character in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. She is a Trainer and researcher with Project Mew.

In the anime

History

 
Danika

Danika first appeared in Advice to Goh!, when she contacted Gary on his Rotom Phone after receiving the feather of Moltres and awarded him a token with a Mew symbol.

She made her first in-person appearance in Leaping Toward the Dream!, where she explained to Ash and Goh how Project Mew operates, and gave Goh his mission of catching an Alolan Ninetales on Mount Coronet. After Goh had succeeded in the mission, Danika congratulated him on his success and informed him that he was now qualified to start taking on proper Trial Missions.

Danika reappeared in Trial on a Golden Scale!. She was first seen monitoring Ninetales after returning it to its natural habitat. Shortly thereafter she discussed with Quillon about Goh's future in Project Mew. Later, when Goh and Ash were surrounded by Pokémon poacher Nito and his henchmen, Danika intervened and saved them using her Rapid Strike Style Urshifu. Once everything was resolved, Danika handed Goh his first Project Mew Token and encouraged him to continue giving his best.

In Looking Out for Number Two!, Danika received a message from Goh, informing her that he had completed his second Trial Mission. She sent him a token before joining Quillon in facing a Regirock as it emerged from the ruins before them.

In JN102, Danika, along with Quillon, was seen evaluating the performance of Goh, Gary, and Horace's Raid Battle against an Articuno.

Danika personally monitored the Sea Mauville Battle Royale in JN110. After informing the rules to the participating Challengers, at a certain point in the mission she released some Pokémon as obstacles to make the mission difficult. When Horace becomes the winner of the mission, Danika and Quillon passed the results of the participants of that moment and warned that the period for evaluation was about to end.

Character

Unlike Quillon, Danika is far more welcoming and friendly, encouraging Goh to give his best. In battle her most friendly posture is left aside, Danika is quite confident of her abilities, even choosing several opponents for battle and disqualifying the Pokémon Hunters as soon as she arrives at the place.

Pokémon

On hand

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

 
Azumarill
Azumarill is Danika's first known Pokémon and it's usually seen outside of its Poké Ball. Azumarill was first seen when Danika was monitoring the Alolan Ninetales that Goh had rescued. Later, when Goh completed his first Trial Mission, Azumarill appeared alongside Danika, encouraging Goh.

In Looking Out for Number Two!, Azumarill was seen alongside its Trainer when she encountered a wild Regirock.

None of Azumarill's moves are known.

Debut Trial on a Golden Scale!
Voice actors
Japanese Risa Shimizu
 
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style Urshifu is Danika's second known Pokémon. She sent it out to battle Nito's henchmen's Pokémon, knocking them out with ease.

Urshifu's only known move is Surging Strikes.

Debut Trial on a Golden Scale!

Traveling with

 
Rotom Phone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 白石涼子 Ryoko Shiraishi
English Anjali Kunapaneni
European French Nancy Philippot
Brazilian Portuguese Maju Helman


Artwork

 
Artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Danika appeared in JNM21 and JNM24.

Pokémon

 
Urshifu


Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アサヒ Asahi From 旭岳 Asahi-dake (Mount Asahi)[1] and 旭 asahi (morning sun), referencing Pokémon Sun
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese
Danika From Даница Danica (personification of the Morning Star in Slavic mythology)
Korean 태화 Taehwa From 태화산 (太華山) Taehwasan (Mount Taehwa)
Chinese (Mandarin) 朝日 Zhāorì From the Japanese name 朝日 Asahi and 朝日 zhāorì (morning sun)

References

  1. Pash! (July 2021 issue), interview with executive director Daiki Tomoyasu and animation producer Hiroyuki Kato


Leader: Professor Amaranth
Chasers: QuillonDanikaGary
Challengers: LylaHoraceShunyaGoh


Anime characters
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