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マチエール Matiere
Emma PG.png
Emma in Pokémon Generations
Age 16[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black
Hometown Lumiose City
Region Kalos
Relatives Looker (guardian, formerly)
Trainer class Suspicious Woman (first battle)
Suspicious Child (second battle)
Suspicious Lady (third battle)
Pokémon Trainer (subsequent battles)
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Emma (Masters)
Games X and Y, Masters EX
English voice actor Jennie Kwan (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Maaya Uchida (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon Generations
Debut The Investigation
English voice actor Carrie Keranen[2]
Japanese voice actor Maaya Uchida
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Trevenant Pokes

Emma (Japanese: マチエール Matiere) is a character introduced in Pokémon X and Y who plays a major role in the post-game side story with Looker in Lumiose City. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer classes Suspicious Woman (Japanese: あやしいおとな Suspicious Adult), Suspicious Child (Japanese: あやしいこども Suspicious Child), and Suspicious Lady (Japanese: あやしいおねえさん Suspicious Miss).

In the core series games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Looker offering Emma a place to stay

In X and Y, Emma is a young girl living in the dark alleyways of Lumiose City with her Espurr friend Mimi (Japanese: もこお Mokō). She is initially an illiterate orphan who doesn't even have enough money to buy Poké Balls. She meets Looker and the player during their first case, where concerned mothers reported that their children have been hanging out in suspicious alleyways. In reality, the children were playing with and protecting Emma and Mimi. Looker invites Emma to live at the Looker Bureau and work as his assistant. Though she is interested, Emma doesn't want to leave Mimi behind. Looker extends the invitation to Mimi as well, but Mimi is terrified of adults and runs off. After the player has found and befriended Mimi, Emma is much friendlier towards Looker and accepts his invitation, heading back to the Looker Bureau with him, Mimi, and the player. Emma then begins to learn how to read, write, and do basic arithmetic under Looker's tutelage.

During the following case, Emma returns to the Bureau to find a hysterical Tourist angrily shouting insults in English (Japanese if the language is set to English) about Looker, who had left moments ago under the assumption that the woman wanted tea. Speaking in the language of the tourist, Emma defends Looker while Mimi translates their conversation telepathically for the player and Looker, revealing that the woman had her Pokémon stolen at the Lumiose Station. When Looker returns and learns of the situation, Emma tries to discourage him from helping the woman, but Looker insists that anyone in distress deserves their help and quickly leaves for the station. Emma then begs for the player to help Looker, revealing that he is defenseless because his only Pokémon died during a past case. The culprits at the station turn out to be the Lumiose Gang, a trio of gangsters, who stole the Pokémon in order to lure Looker to their turf for a challenge. Emma had unintentionally become their boss after beating them in a fight, and they recognized her strength as leadership, but she stopped hanging around them once she took up residence at the Looker Bureau. Once the gangsters are defeated by the player, Emma shows up and demands that they return the stolen Pokémon and apologize to Looker.

Emma steadily grows worried that she and Mimi are a financial burden on Looker, though he assures her that they have enough money to get by and encourages her to focus on her studies. Still feeling guilty, Emma sets off to look for part-time work at a café that she saw was hiring. It turns out that the café was actually Lysandre Café and Emma was tricked into being a test subject for Xerosic's invention, the Expansion Suit. This leads to her disappearing for long stretches of time, which worries Looker greatly.

When in the Expansion Suit, Emma is given the codename Essentia (Japanese: エスプリ Esprit). The suit enhances her physical abilities to superhuman levels, gives her the ability to override a Poké Ball's programming, and allows her to change her appearance. While running his tests, Xerosic finds that Emma has no experience as a Trainer and teaches her the basics, also allowing her to borrow his Pokémon. However, the Pokémon prefer playing with Emma instead of battling, which forces Xerosic to control the suit remotely. Emma falls unconscious while the remote-control function is engaged, and she has no memory of anything that happens while she is "asleep".

During her tests as Essentia, she behaves like a robot and follows Xerosic's every command. The first test has her sneak into the Lumiose Museum and vandalize a painting. Afterwards, she begins lurking in dark alleys and challenging unsuspecting people to battle, stealing their Poké Balls afterwards. This catches the attention of Looker, who works with the player to bait and catch the perpetrator. When she gets cornered, Mimi runs in, tipping Looker off to Essentia's true identity. Xerosic's control over the suit starts to malfunction after Essentia tries to attack Mimi, only to accidentally hurt Looker. Essentia flees the scene and the tests are temporarily suspended.

Xerosic controlling Essentia

The following day, the player is sent to apprehend Xerosic at Lysandre Labs. After the player defeats Essentia in a series of battles, Looker arrives and demands that Xerosic release Emma. After the suit's remote-control function starts glitching again, Xerosic agrees, letting Emma go and allowing Looker to take him into custody.

After Xerosic is brought to justice, Looker reveals to Emma that he is a member of the International Police and that he must leave to continue his civic duty. However, he feels strongly towards Emma and in order to ensure that she has a bright future, purchases the entire building where Looker Bureau was located, and instructs Emma to use it however she sees fit. As the new head detective, Emma vows to keep Lumiose City safe with her identity as Essentia, using the suit and Pokémon that Xerosic gave her.

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After completing the Looker storyline, the player can have a rematch with Emma in her Expansion Suit once per day on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, she will not be wearing the Expansion Suit and talk about her duties as the head of the Looker Bureau.


Mimi (Japanese: もこお Mokō) is Emma's closest friend and companion. After the player finds Mimi and befriends it, Emma decides to trust the player and Looker.

Mimi and its Psychic abilities prove vital in assisting the Looker Bureau, acting as a translator and tracker.

Debut Pokémon X and Y

During her time as Essentia, she used Xerosic's Pokémon. After he was arrested however, he left his Pokémon in her care.

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Fourth battle

Fifth battle

Sixth battle

Seventh battle


In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Emma (Masters)

Emma forms a sync pair with Crobat in Pokémon Masters EX. Emma became a playable sync pair on February 17, 2023.

In this game, Emma also travels with Mimi. Emma first appeared as an NPC during the Kalos chapter of the Villain Arc. She also made notable appearances later in the Villain Arc.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#164   Emma #0169   Crobat  
    ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout



Art from
X and Y

Sprites and models

Overworld model from
X and Y
Overworld model as Essentia from
X and Y


Main article: Emma/Quotes

In the anime

Emma as Essentia

Pokémon Generations

Emma appeared in The Investigation. She was first seen as Essentia, stealing three Furfrou from a Trainer she had beaten before being confronted by Looker. When Mimi seemed to recognize Essentia, Looker quickly came to realize the thief's true identity. Looker and Mimi pursued Essentia to Lysandre Café, where Mimi attacked her, destroying the Expansion Suit's helmet and freeing Emma from its control.


Mimi (Japanese: もこお Mokō) is a friend of Emma. It frees Emma from her mind control by destroying the Expansion Suit.

None of Mimi's moves are known.

Debut The Investigation
Voice actors
Japanese Noriko Shibasaki

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 内田真礼 Maaya Uchida
English Carrie Keranen
Brazilian Portuguese Louise Schachter
European Spanish Carmen Ambrós

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Emma as a member of the Lumiose Gang

Emma debuted in Trevenant Pokes. She was originally a normal child that lived with cruel parents, but ran away from home to live as a street urchin in the Lumiose City alleyways. She banded together with other children and Pokémon that had similar experiences, eventually forming the Lumiose Gang. Emma would later end up befriending Cassius and joined his group, but due to her lack of computer skills, she took on odd jobs to support her friends and avoid feeling like a burden.

Emma first appeared as Essentia at Shalour City, where she attacked the Tower of Mastery to obtain the secrets of Mega Evolution. She attempted to steal the building by covering the surrounding area with her Trevenant's roots. To prevent Mega Evolution from falling into the wrong hands, Korrina and Gurkinn were forced to activate the tower's self-destruct mechanism, destroying the building and allowing them to escape.

Emma debuted as herself in Morphing Manectric, where she was introduced to X and his friends. Emma traveled with Cassius and his gang as they traveled around Kalos maintaining the Pokémon Storage System in various places like the Battle Chateau. In Shooting Frogadier, Cassius was informed that Emma went missing, which he noted had happened before.

In Tying Trevenant, Essentia provided support for Celosia, who used mind-controlled residents of Vaniville Town to move the dormant tree form of Xerneas to the Team Flare Secret HQ. X and his friends confronted the villains, but the former's attempt to Mega Evolve two of his Pokémon at once ended in failure, giving Essentia the opportunity to capture them. The heroes were freed by Gurkinn, who came to help alongside Korrina and Diantha. With the Gengar he received from Gurkinn, X defeated Essentia, forcing her to flee under Xerosic's orders.

In Gyarados Changes, Emma followed X to Geosenge Town after finding out her Mimi crawled into X's Kanga's pouch. They went inside the Team Flare Secret HQ, but were separated when X stepped on a warp tile and was teleported away. Emma continued on by herself, eventually reaching the underground section. There, Emma found a very tall man named AZ locked in a jail cell and befriended him. In Flabébé Blooms, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna managed to sneak inside the Secret HQ. After Emma introduced everyone to each other, Tierno freed AZ from his cell. The group headed towards the ultimate weapon's control room, where they found that X failed to defeat Lysandre, but was able to free Xerneas. Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna tried removing the ultimate weapon's key, but couldn't pull it out in time before it fired. To Lysandre's frustration, the combined efforts of X, his friends, and the Kalos Gym Leaders successfully weakened the ultimate weapon and prevented it from taking any innocent lives.

Essentia in Pokémon Adventures

In Rhyhorn Charges, AZ let himself be captured, buying time for Xerneas and allowing it to take Emma and the others back to the surface. Xerneas joined Y's team and was nicknamed Xerxer. Y ordered Xerxer to destroy the ultimate weapon, but were interrupted by Malva and her Yveltal. Due to Xerneas and Yveltal being evenly matched, Xerosic announced that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire. Xerneas confirmed this and retreated, taking Y and the others with it.

In Hawlucha Attacks, Professor Sycamore was attacked by a group of Hawlucha under Essentia's command. When X's group rescued the professor, they realized the Hawlucha had a Trainer and went around to find them. Upon being found by Y, Essentia used her suit's Poké Ball Jack function to take control of Y's Xerxer. X and Y fought with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon, but the battle was interrupted by the arrival of Zygarde, who aimed to suppress Xerxer's power. While Zygarde charged itself with the power of nature, it was left defenseless, giving Essentia the chance to catch it, losing control of Xerxer in the process. Essentia fled, but the repeated damage to her suit prevented Xerosic from being able to communicate or control her.

In Yveltal Steals, Lysandre summoned Essentia and Zygarde to battle X, Blue, and Blaine at the Pokémon Village. With a remote control device designed by Xerosic, Lysandre controlled Essentia's body like a puppet instead of her usual AI and forced her to command Zygarde's attacks. While Zygarde fought Mewtwo, X decided to take out Essentia to stop her from controlling it. He had Marisso attack Essentia, shattering her helmet, only to be horrified to learn it was Emma in the suit. X tried to help Emma out the suit, but she refused, noting how the suit made her feel safe and protected. When asked if defeating Team Flare would make people treat Emma better, X was left speechless.

In Zygarde Agitated, X told Emma that despite how hard life is, she still has people who care about her. Hearing X's words, Emma became encouraged to fight Lysandre, but she was still under his control. Cassius arrived and destroyed the remote, freeing Emma. Before Emma could give a command to Zygarde, she was attacked by Lysandre, who took Zygarde's Poké Ball and used it to send everyone flying away. Emma and Cassius survived, but were left unable to continue fighting.

In Xerneas Gives, after the defeat of Team Flare, Cassius gave X and his friends a ride back to Lumiose City. After they arrived, Emma and Cassius waved X's group goodbye as they parted ways.


As Emma
Mimi (Japanese: もこお Mokō) was originally part of a group of four Espurr used by a Team Flare Grunt to distract X and his friends. While three of the Espurr were caught by Cassius and his Gourgeist, Mimi was simply left confused and wandered around before being found by Emma and given its nickname.

None of Mimi's moves are known.

Debut Overthrowing a Tyrunt
As Essentia
Trevenant is Essentia's first known Pokémon and was taken from a Trainer through the usage of the Poké Ball Jack function. It was used to attack Gurkinn and Korrina at the Tower of Mastery. It kept Korrina distracted while Essentia talked to Gurkinn. Due to its typing, Korrina's Mega Lucario was unable to do any damage to it. When Trevenant began covering the tower in its roots, Gurkinn and Korrina destroyed the tower to protect it from being taken by Essentia. While overseeing the plan to move Xerneas to Team Flare's base, Trevenant was used to patrol the forest and keep out any intruders. There, it battled X and Y and managed to defeat them both by binding them and their Pokémon with the forest's plants. After being freed, X fought Trevenant with his newly-obtained Gengar, Garma. By Mega Evolving Garma into Mega Gengar, Trevenant was easily defeated.

Trevenant's known moves are Horn Leech, Bulldoze, and Will-O-Wisp.

Debut Trevenant Pokes
Phantump is Essentia's second known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer when she asked Gurkinn about Mega Evolution. After getting some info, they immediately began attacking Gurkinn. Gurkinn retaliated with his Mega Heracross, which used its horn to ram Phantump.

None of Phantump's moves are known.

Debut Trevenant Pokes
Hawlucha (×4)
These four Hawlucha were used to attack Professor Sycamore at Anistar City. When X and his friends arrived, they battled the Hawlucha to save the professor. X sent out his Rute, which easily dodged the Hawlucha's moves before sending out the rest of his team to battle all the Hawlucha at once. During her battle against Y, Emma used a single Hawlucha to battle her. By throwing stones, it managed to knock Y out of the air. Without their team member, the other three Hawlucha lost their teamwork and were easily defeated by X's team.

Their only known move is Brave Bird*.

Debut Hawlucha Attacks
Main article: Xerxer

With her Poké Ball Jack, Essentia took control of Y's Xerneas, Xerxer. She used Xerneas to battle against X and Y, but was unable to fully control it. During the battle, X damages Essentia's helmet, causing her to lose further control over Xerneas. When Zygarde interrupts the battle, Essentia focuses her attention on capturing it, causing her to lose control over Xerneas entirely.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play
Main article: Zygarde (Adventures)

Zygarde, also known as Kalos's "Overseer" (Japanese: 監視者 Watcher), first appeared in Anistar City. When Essentia attempted to capture it by having Trevenant bind it with vines, Zygarde attempted to retaliate by summoning the forces of nature and absorbing them into its body. Doing so left it completely defenseless, allowing Essentia to easily capture it and escape. At the Pokémon Village, Lysandre controlled Essentia so that he may use Zygarde to battle against X, Blue, and Blaine. As it battled Mewtwo, X had his Marisso smash Essentia's helmet in the hopes that it may sever Lysandre's connection to Zygarde. After Emma decides to fight Lysandre, he steals Zygarde's Poké Ball, allowing him to directly command it.

Debut Hawlucha Attacks



Language Name Origin
Japanese マチエール Matiere From matière (French for matter)
English Emma Possibly from the name Emma (meaning "whole") or matter
German, Spanish, Italian Matière Same as her Japanese name
French Millie
Korean 마티에르 Matiere Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪琪艾兒 / 玛琪艾儿 Mǎqí'àiér Transcription of her Japanese name
Language Name Origin
Japanese エスプリ Esprit From esprit (French for spirit)
English Essentia From essentia (Latin for essence)
German, Spanish, Italian Esprit Same as her Japanese name
French Elili Partial anagram of Millie
Korean 에스프리 Esprit Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 艾絲普莉 / 艾丝普莉 Āisīpǔlì Transcription of her Japanese name
Language Name Origin
Japanese もこお Mokō From もこもこ mokomoko (fluffy)
English Mimi Possibly a repetition of the first syllable of meow
German Flauschi From flauschig (fluffy)
Spanish Peluchín From peluche (teddy bear)
French Gribouille From gribouillis (scribble)
Italian Moko From its Japanese name
Korean 모냥 Monyang From 모 mo (fur), 냐스퍼 Nyaseupeo (Espurr), and 야옹 yaong (meow)
Chinese (Mandarin) 喵茸 Miāorōng From 喵 miāo (meow) or 妙喵 Miàomiāo (Espurr) and 毛茸茸 máoróngrōng (fluffy)
Suspicious Woman
Language Title
  French Femme Louche
  German Verdächtige Frau
  Italian Donna Sospetta
  Korean 별난 어른 Byeolnan Eoreun
  Spanish Mujer Sospechosa
Suspicious Child
Language Title
  French Enfant Louche
  German Verdächtiges Kind
  Italian Bambina Sospetta
  Korean 별난 아이 Byeolnan Ai
  Spanish Niña Sospechosa
Suspicious Lady
Language Title
  French Jeune Femme Louche
  German Verdächtiges Mädchen
  Italian Ragazza Sospetta
  Korean 별난 아가씨 Byeolnan Agassi
  Spanish Chica Sospechosa


  1. The XXth day of the XXth month... At long last, a response came to my advertisement for part-time work. The subject's name is Emma. She is a healthy girl, 16 years of age. - Expansion Suit Field Trials: Secret Records, Volume 2
  2. [1] Confirmation posted on Twitter

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

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

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