Elaine (game)

Elaine redirects here. For the character from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, see Elaine (Ranger).
アユミ Ayumi
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Elaine.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation VII, IX
Counterpart(s) Elaine (Masters)
Games Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Masters EX
Anime series Pokémon Evolutions
Debut The Discovery
English voice actor Brittany Lauda
Japanese voice actor Mariko Nagai

Elaine (Japanese: アユミ Ayumi) is the female player character in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Her male counterpart is Chase, and is analogous to Red as he appears in Generation I and their remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen, along with Leaf as she appears in the latter two games.

In the core series games

Elaine is a young girl from Pallet Town. Her adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls her and her friend Trace to his lab for a first partner Pokémon. Elaine picks a PikachuP or an EeveeE, while Trace picks the opposite Pokémon. Oak also gives them each a Pokédex with which to record data on all known Pokémon in the Kanto region to fulfill Oak's dream of creating a full guide on all of the Pokémon in Kanto.

From here, Elaine and Trace journey across Kanto, collecting Pokémon to build up their teams, and defeating each of the Gym Leaders in turn. During their journey, they also have multiple encounters with Blue, another Trainer from Pallet Town who went on his own journey years earlier.

While traversing through Mt. Moon, Elaine has her first encounter with the criminal organization called Team Rocket, which uses Pokémon for their own gain and profit. In addition to the organization's leader, Giovanni, Elaine also has multiple run-ins with the Team Rocket Admin Archer and the Team Rocket trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth. Occasionally receiving assistance from Trace, Elaine thwarts all of Team Rocket's schemes, most notably their takeover of the Silph Co. in Saffron City. Finally, when Elaine challenges the Viridian Gym for her final Badge, she finds out that Giovanni is actually the final Gym Leader. After being defeated at his strongest, Giovanni gives Elaine the Earth Badge and disbands Team Rocket in order to focus on bettering himself as a Trainer.

After going through Victory Road, Elaine arrives at the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau, where she confronts and defeats the Elite Four. Upon being defeated, Elite Four member Lance reveals that Trace managed to defeat the Elite Four before her and become the Champion first. Elaine and Trace battle for one last time, with Elaine defeating him and making her the new Champion.

After becoming Champion, Elaine travels to Cerulean Cave to catch the mysterious Pokémon Mewtwo, encounters an equally mysterious girl called Green, learns of Archer's plan to resurrect Team Rocket someday, and challenges the 145 Master Trainers who have appeared around Kanto. Once she has defeated six Master Trainers, Elaine challenges another previous Pallet Town Champion, the silent Trainer Red, to a battle at Indigo Plateau.

If Elaine is not selected as the main character, she appears to assist the player when they use Support Play, known only as a Support Trainer. Her appearance mirrors Chase's current appearance.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Elaine (Masters)

Elaine forms a sync pair with partner Eevee in Pokémon Masters EX. Elaine became a playable sync pair on November 17, 2023.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#188   Elaine #0133   Eevee
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout



Elaine walking with her Squirtle Elaine using Sky Dash with Eevee Elaine and Pikachu
Exploring with Chase Encountering the legendary birds Confronting the Elite Four
Concept art of Elaine from Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee alongside Chase Early design of Elaine from the
Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee February 2018 Build

Sprites and models

Icons when choosing Elaine's appearance
at the beginning of the game.


Main article: Elaine (game)/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon Evolutions

Elaine appeared in The Discovery. Green met her in Cerulean Cave, being dismayed to find out that Elaine had managed to catch Mewtwo first, and challenged her to a battle over it. Thanks to Mewtwo's overwhelming powers, Elaine eventually won the battle, receiving Mewtwo's Mega Stones as a reward from Green. Later, she met up with Trace and Green at Professor Oak's Laboratory, before setting off with them.


This listing is of Elaine's known Pokémon in Pokémon Evolutions:

This partner Pikachu is Elaine's first known Pokémon. She was used in Elaine's battle with Green, where she defeated her Clefable. Later, in Pallet Town, she gathered a bouquet of flowers for her Trainer.

Pikachu's only known move is Zippy Zap.

Debut The Discovery
Mewtwo is Elaine's second known Pokémon. She caught it in Cerulean Cave shortly before Green arrived there. In Elaine's battle against Green, it easily defeated her Mega Blastoise. It is housed in an Ultra Ball.

Mewtwo's known moves are Protect, Psychic, and Psystrike.

Debut The Discovery
Rapidash is Elaine's third known Pokémon. She used it in her battle with Green, where it lost to her Ninetales.

None of Rapidash's moves are known.

Debut The Discovery

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 永井真里子 Mariko Nagai
English Brittany Lauda
European French Sofia Abouatmane
Brazilian Portuguese Naiaama Belle
European Spanish Chelo Díaz

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese アユミ Ayumi From 歩み ayumi (step or progress)
English, French, German
Italian, Spanish
Elaine From lane
Korean 보연 Boyeon From 보 (步) bo (step) and 이브이 Eevee
Chinese (Mandarin) 步美 Bùměi From the Japanese name 步美 Ayumi
Chinese (Cantonese) 步美 Bouhméih

Player characters
Core series RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
Side series WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie

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