キハダ Kihada
League Club Room Large Sprite Dendra.png
League Club Sprite from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Age 25[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Instructor
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Pokémon: Paldean Winds
Debut HZ046 (Horizons)
Breathe Together (PW)
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Eriko Matsui (Horizons)

Dendra (Japanese: キハダ Kihada) is a character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. She serves as the Battle Studies teacher at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

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Dendra is an energetic person and uses the energy while teaching. She always refers to the player as "new kid".

In forming bonds with her, she admits that while she is athletic, she is not good at cooking, especially making sandwiches. She improves her cooking by learning more from the player's feedback and practicing with Saguaro. Dendra reveals that she wants to make sandwiches for Miriam as gratitude, since the latter often patches up her injuries. Dendra looks up to Miriam because she is nice and skilled, and she wanted to learn a skill to help others the way Miriam does. She realizes that although she isn't skilled at making sandwiches, she decides to focus on being full of energy.

Dendra participates in the Academy Ace Tournament, including the scripted first round. The player can also find her in Alfornada, assisting in her childhood friend Tulip's Gym Test of ESP exercise, even after the player has already defeated the Gym. This is because Dendra lost a battle with Tulip, with the stakes being that whoever lost had to do whatever the victor wanted. According to Tulip, Dendra praises the player's skills in the Gym Test.


Dendra will Terastallize her Hariyama at the first opportunity.

Academy Ace Tournament

League Club Room

Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Dendra in the League Club Room, she will trade a Meditite to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0307  Meditite     
  Level 28  
Tera Type:  
Ability: Pure Power
Held item: None
ID: 137719
OT: Dendra
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Quirky
/ Marks:
Dynamic Punch
Fire Punch
Ice Punch
Thunder Punch
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.


Main article: Dendra/Quotes

In the anime

Dendra in the anime

Main series

Dendra first appeared in HZ046.


Hariyama is Dendra's only known Pokémon.

None of Hariyama's moves are known.

Debut HZ046

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 松井 恵理子 Eriko Matsui

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Dendra briefly appeared in Breathe Together, during Ohara, Aliquis, and Hohma's video presenting Naranja Academy.




Official artwork of Dendra from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Concept art of Dendra from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Dendra debuted in PASV01. She was first seen taking part in the opening ceremony for Uva Academy's Treasure Hunt. When a student named Violet crashed the presentation, Dendra and two other teachers attempted to stop him. Violet agreed to accept punishment for his actions, but only if he was defeated in a race. Accepting this challenge, Dendra, Violet, and the two other teachers raced around the academy's courtyard. Despite being the only competitor on foot instead of riding a Pokémon, Dendra ended up winning the race when Violet got distracted by Arven. Later, Dendra and the other teachers were called to an emergency meeting by Clavell, who informed them of Violet's backstory and explained his behavior.

In the TCG

Special illustration rare Dendra
Main article: Dendra (Paldea Evolved 179)

Dendra was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Triplet Beat subset and the English Paldea Evolved expansion, with artwork by yuu. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same artist, and a special illustration rare version of the card with artwork by GIDORA were released in the same sets. It allows players to put a card from their hand on the bottom of their deck. If they do, the player draws cards until they have 5 cards in their hand. Because this card's effect requires the player to put another card on the bottom of their deck, this card cannot be played if it is the last card in the player's hand.


  • After Dendra recalls her Pokémon from battle, she pats the Poké Ball rather than simply nodding at it like many Trainers.
  • Due to her role in Tulip's Gym Test, Dendra can be found standing in two places at once indefinitely: Alfornada and the Academy.
  • All of the moves used by Dendra's Pokémon are physical moves.


Language Name Origin
Japanese キハダ Kihada From 黄蘗 kihada (Amur cork tree)
English, Italian,
Brazilian Portuguese
Dendra From Phellodendron amurense (scientific name of Amur cork tree)
German, Indonesian Amura From Phellodendron amurense (scientific name of Amur cork tree)
Spanish Kendra From Phellodendron amurense (scientific name of Amur cork tree)
French Élige From arbre au liège de l'Amour (Amur cork tree)
Korean 운향 Unhyang From 운향과 unhyang-gwa (Rutaceae), family that contains the Amur cork tree
Chinese (Mandarin) 凰檗 Huángbò From 黃檗 / 黄檗 huángbò / wòhngbaak (Amur cork tree)
Chinese (Cantonese) 凰檗 Wòhngbaak
Thai คิฮาดะ Khihada Transcription of her Japanese name


  1. Dendra: "My age? 25! My hobby? Working out! My...type?! Well... Strong and muscular Fighting types, of course!" (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)

Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroMomNemonaKoraidonMiraidonGeetaArvenPennyHeath
CarmineKieranCaretakerYukito and HidekoOgerponPecharuntPerrinCyranoBriarTerapagosBilly and O'Nare
Team StarGym LeadersElite FourPokémon League representatives

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (FloragatoHatenna) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (QuaxlyTinkatink)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelCoralSidianChalceGibeon
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfatherBlanca
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLiko's homeroom teacherLucius (TerapagosRayquazaSix Heroes) • NemonaClavellGeetaDendraJacqPennyGym LeadersElite FourMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters

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