エイバ Ava
Ava PTP.png
Artwork from Pokémon: Path to the Peak
Age 12[1] (Japan)
13[2] (US)[note 1]
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Relatives Unnamed mother and father
Anime series Pokémon: Path to the Peak
Debut The Club
English voice actor Nyara Afshar
Japanese voice actor
Member of World Championships
Rank TCG World Champion
Specializes in Grass Grass-types

Ava (Japanese: エイバ Ava) is the main character of Pokémon: Path to the Peak.


Ava and her family

In The Club, Ava moved out of town, leaving her old friends behind, as soon as she arrived at the new house, she found an old box with some cards that belonged to her mother and still sad about the move, her father encouraged her to seek new friendships. The next day, already at the new school, she tried to join several clubs and failed to get into all of them. Already giving up on trying to make new friends, she was approached by Joshua, who left a note for her to head to a room.

Joshua explained to Ava the basics of the Pokémon TCG, and Ava decided to reuse her mother's old deck. As a beginner, Ava was easily defeated by Joshua in her first battle. Which infuriated Ava and almost would have given up if she wasn't stopped by her father, who decided to spend the night teaching her how to battle and feel the emotion of the match.

In the morning, Ava decided to battle Joshua again, this time defeating him and the other members of the Pokémon Club and thus receiving recognition to become a member of the group. While celebrating, Ava was approached by a mysterious girl who teased Ava if she could beat the World Championships Players.

Ava's rivalry with Celestine

In Regionals, Ava participated in her first championship, competing in regional challenges. Her first challenge was a player named Tonio, which she won without much difficulty, meanwhile she discovered that Celestine was battling her father as a way to destabilize her. As she made her way to the finals, Ava was also winning matches.

With that the tournament finals were a best of three between Ava and Celestine. During the match, Ava won one battle and Celestine another, during the final match, Celestine tried to mentally destabilize Ava so that she could not continue. However, upon seeing the emotion of her father and Joshua cheering, Ava managed to pull herself together and evolve her Gloom into Vileplume and use a Allergy Storm, to the surprise of Celestine and the others, this move to function should use a coin, Ava then tried luck and managed to land heads, thus beating her rival and becoming the regional champion of this year's regional competition. Afterwards, Celestine thanked her for leaving and made up with Ava.

Ava and Edgar Troy

At some point before Internationals, Ava started to stand out and became a sensation among Pokémon TCG players and became much closer to Joshua and formed a friendship with Celestine. This caused her to be invited to participate in the International Championships, getting there, she met a girl and her mother who are fans of her and Team Falinks, the highest ranking team in the world and its leader, the current current World Champion, Edgar Troy.

The next day, when moving to the next stage of the competition and seeing that her friends didn't, Ava decided to train hard but in a moment of relaxation and trying to relax a little, she lost all her original deck. Willing to help Ava, Celestine and Joshua got rid of all their cards to create a deck for Ava again, when they managed to exchange all their cards for the main deck that Ava used in the competition, the last card was won as a gift by the small child who Ava met the day before.

Back in the competition, Ava defeated each of the members of Team Falinks, thus catching the attention of Edgar Troy. Upon reaching the final, Ava had a false sense of victory as Edgar gave up the fight in the first round, but soon after began to dominate the match, in the third and final round, Ava initially had the upper hand, but this proved to be part of Edgar's plan , who made a move that forced Ava to shuffle her hand and thus lose all the advantages of the game. From there, Edgar easily defeated Ava, disappointed that she had let down her fans and her friends, Ava left the competition arena apologizing for her loss to Joshua and Celestine.

Ava as a World Champion


Ava and Oddish


Ava uses a   deck focused on Oddish. She has four other decks from her mother, one of which has a Spoink.

The following list is incomplete due to the entire deck not being shown.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Bellossom ex*  
Scyther ex  
Darkrai ex*  
Copycat Su
Copycat Su
Professor's Research Su
Defiance Band Tool
Galar Mine St
Calamitous Wasteland St
????? Jungle* St
Super Scoop Up T
Ultra Ball I
Nest Ball I
Battle VIP Pass I
Rare Candy I
Basic Grass Energy   E
23× Unknown


Ava winning the Regional Championships

Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
English Nyara Afshar
European French Leïla Devin
Indonesian Jessy Milianty
Polish Olga Cybińska
Brazilian Portuguese Emanuelle Durão
Spanish Latin America Itzel Mendoza
Spain Consuelo Diaz



Language Name Origin
Japanese エイバ Ava
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Portuguese
Ava Same as her Japanese name
Korean 에이바 Ava Transcription of her Japanese name-
Chinese (Mandarin) 艾娃 Àiwá Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 艾娃 Ngaaihwā


  1. (August 10, 2023). ポケカのアニメーション作品「PATH TO THE PEAK 頂へのきずな」公開! Pokémon Card Game Official Website (Japanese)
  2. Pokémon: Path to the Peak Original Series — Pokémon Trading Card Game Official Website


  1. 12 is the minimum age for the Junior Division of TCG tournaments. In the US, 13 is the minimum age to create a Pokémon Trainer Club account (which is necessary for tournaments) without parental supervision.

Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyNemonaGeetaMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonScottieBettieAshNemonaCalemSerenaMarnieBedeHopLeafNate
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime LanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenAsh KetchumLeonIrisNemona
Other animation Blue (Origins)Red (Origins)Calem (Generations)Blossom's parents (POKÉTOON)Edgar Troy (PttP)Ava (PttP)
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustardPeony
Other manga Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)

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