Flannery's title is "One with a fiery passion that burns!" Her passion for Pokémon burns stronger and hotter than a volcano.
She is admired for her beauty and strength. She's only been Gym Leader for a short time, and she tries to act intimidating but can't quite get it right. After she loses to the main character, she realized that she was trying too hard to be someone that she wasn't and had to run things her own way.
Her grandfather was once a member of the Hoenn Elite Four. She apparently is familiar with her fellow Gym Leader Norman's battling style, alluding to it.
"Welcome... No, wait. Puny Trainer, how good to see you've made it here! I have been entrusted with the... No, wait. I am Flannery, and I'm the Gym Leader here! Uh... Dare not underestimate me, though I have been Leader only a short time! With skills inherited from my grandfather, I shall, uh...demonstrate the hot moves we have honed on this land!"
"Oh... I guess I was trying too hard... I... I've only recently become a Gym Leader. I tried too hard to be someone I'm not. I have to do things my natural way. If I don't, my Pokémon will be confused. Thanks for teaching me that. For that, you deserve this."
After being defeated
"If you have a Heat Badge, all Pokémon up to Level 50, even those you get in trades from other people, will obey you completely. And, it lets Pokémon use the HM move Strength outside of battle. This is a token of my appreciation. Don't be shy about taking it!"
"That TM50 contains Overheat. That move inflicts serious damage on the opponent. But it also sharply cuts the Sp. Atk of the Pokémon using it. It might not be suitable for longer battles."
"Your power reminds me of someone... Oh! I know! You battle like Norman, the Gym Leader of Petalburg."
"<Player>... When we battled, I learned exactly how immature I was. But I'm not done yet! I'm going to redo my training and reopen the Gym. When the time comes, <player>, please challenge us again."
After defeating Champion, before rematch is available
"Hello, <player>? Congratulations! Word of your success has reached us like the heat of a volcano! Out training is coming along very well here. When the Gym's ready, a mark will appear beside my name in the Match Call list."
When rematch is available
"Oh, <player>? Our Gym's ready! Come to Lavaridge for a soak in the hot springs and a challenge!"
After a rematch
"<Player>... I'm positive that you keep getting better at training every time."
"No, wait. I mean… Puny Trainer, you've done well to make it this far! Let's see. I'm, uh, honored to be serving as the Gym Leader of…"
"No, I mean… I'm Flannery, and I'm in charge here!"
"Uh… You'd better not underestimate me just 'cause I've only been Leader a short time! With the skills inherited from my grandfather, I'm gonna, uh, demonstrate the hot moves we've honed in this land!"
"Oh… I guess I was trying too hard…"
After being defeated
"I…I've only recently become a Gym Leader. I guess I was trying too hard to be someone I'm not. When I don't act like myself, no wonder Pokémon that battle at my side get confused."
"Thank you for teaching me that. You deserve this."
"If you have a Heat Badge, all Pokémon up to Level 50, even those you get in trades from other people, will obey you completely. And it lets Pokémon use the HM move Strength outside of battle. This is a token of my appreciation. Don't be shy about taking it!"
"Overheat is a Fire-type move that inflicts serious damage on the target. But it also sharply cuts the Sp. Atk of the Pokémon using it. It might not be suitable for longer battles."
If talked to again after the battle
"Your power reminds me of someone… Oh! I know! You battle like Norman, the Gym Leader of Petalburg."
After becoming Champion
"You finally became the Champion. I heard it from Winona in Fortree. The news of your success lit my fire and made me realize again that I have to grow more as a Pokémon Trainer. Thank you for stimulating my spirit!"
"Waaaaah!! D-d-don't scare me like that! You scared the living daylights out of me! Hah… Anyway… By any chance did you come here to look for the rare Pokémon, too?"
Yes: "You, too… Oh, I see. As you may have heard, this cave has long been rumored to be the place where a rare Fire-type Pokémon lives. That's why I came here. But I guess I was a bit ill prepared… I was just thinking about going back to Lavaridge and coming back later. So I'm leaving now, but if you go farther, please be careful!"
No: "Oh, you don't know the rumor? OK. I'll tell you, then. According to my grandfather, this cave long has been rumored to be the place where a rare Fire-type Pokémon lives. The Pokémon has a magma-like body and sharp claws… But it's too dark to move forward from here without Flash. It's a bit scary. You know, in a pitch-black place like this, if something falls from the ceiling, you can't tell what it is… Eww. I'm thinking about going back to Lavaridge and coming back better prepared. So I'm leaving now, but if you go farther, please be careful!"
Upon arriving at Lavaridge Town and meeting Flannery, Ash and his friends were surprised by her inexperience as a Gym Leader, and were also taken aback by the Gym's untidy battlefield. As a result, they decided to help her with the cleanup duties in order to save the wait time for Ash's next Gym battle. Mr. Moore's new venture wasn't going well either, so he returned in disguise and helped Flannery locate the Heat Badges she lost. He later appointed himself as a referee because Flannery had forgotten to hire one.
In Going, Going, Yawn, Ash had his Gym battle with Flannery. Ash was confident that his Corphish would defeat Flannery's Fire-types. However, Flannery's other Slugma, Meg, was a tough opponent, forcing him to recall Treecko, while Corphish fell asleep because of a Yawn attack. Pikachu overcame Meg's defenses and managed to paralyze it before defeating it. Then, Torkoal's Iron Defense and powerful Flamethrowers led to Pikachu and Treecko's defeats. Eventually, Corphish woke up and Ash had it hit Torkoal from the side to send it spinning. The strategy led Torkoal to feel dizzy and emerge from its shell, allowing Corphish to land several blows and earn Ash the victory.
Flannery is enthusiastic about her new role as Gym Leader, but she was still getting used to the responsibilities and was overwhelmed. While Flannery already has the hallmarks of a Gym Leader, including her confidence and dedication, her grandfather Mr. Moore returned to the Gym to help support her training.
She attempts to keep herself calm in the heat of battle, but her stressed temperament is still a weakness. Flannery's battle strategy is still experimental, but she showed off impressive defensive strategies that helped her Pokémon inflict a lot of damage on Ash's. Flannery also uses Sandstorm and Smog to distract her opponent's Pokémon before hitting them with a Fire-type attack. She resorts to using status conditions in order to overcome strong opponents who have the type advantage, like Ash's Corphish.
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This listing is of Flannery's known Pokémon in the anime:
Mag (Japanese: マグMag) is Flannery's Magcargo. It first appeared as a Slugma in Poetry Commotion!, training with Flannery and Meg. When Team Rocket attacked and tried to steal Torkoal, Flannery used Mag, and it evolved into a Magcargo.
In Going, Going, Yawn, Mag was the first Pokémon Flannery used in her battle with Ash. Although it was a harder challenge than Ash originally thought, his Corphish was able to win the round.
Meg (Japanese: メグMeg) is Flannery's Slugma. It first appeared in Poetry Commotion!, training with Flannery and Mag.
During Flannery's Gym battle with Ash, Meg was the second Pokémon she used. Ash used Treecko, but switched it for Corphish when Meg seemed to have the upper hand with its Fire-type attacks, Body Slam, Smog, and Mag's Reflect. When Flannery surprised Ash by having Meg use Yawn, Ash was forced to switch Pokémon again, this time choosing Pikachu. Thanks to Pikachu's speed and Electric-type attacks, it managed to defeat Meg.
Torkoal made its debut in Poetry Commotion. In the episode, when Ash challenged Flannery for a Gym Match at the front of the Gym, Flannery sent out Torkoal. However, Max said they should go to the battlefield. Later, Torkoal was seen helping the gang to prepare the battlefield as the last challenger's Pokémon dug many holes in it. Later, Team Rocket tried to steal it, but they were defeated when Mag evolved into a Magcargo and blasted them off.
Torkoal was the final Pokémon Flannery used in the Gym battle against Ash in Going, Going, Yawn. With a powerful Overheat attack and a strong Iron Defense, it was able to defeat Ash's Pikachu and Treecko easily. Ash then used his last Pokémon, Corphish, but it was still sleeping after Meg's Yawn attack. During the battle, Corphish woke up and managed to fight on courageously after taking much damage from Flannery's other two Pokémon. After a fierce battle, Corphish managed to defeat Torkoal.
Flannery debuts as a newly appointed Gym Leader. Her deceased grandfather was a former member of the Elite Four and is the one who inspired her to become a great Trainer, which is why she became a Gym Leader. She first appears in Hanging Around With Slaking III, being chastised by Winona for leaving her Gym too much to do training. Later, Flannery is seen building up a win streak of 199 victories in her Gym challengers, which gets praise from Winona as well as clears up her earlier mistake. Winona informs Flannery of Sapphire, a recent challenger who managed to beat Roxanne, Brawly, and Wattson. Flannery realizes that Sapphire must be challenging her Gym next and goes outside to voice her determination to not lose in their upcoming battle. This gets the attention of Team Aqua, who demand that Flannery tell them more about Sapphire.
Flannery is defeated and interrogated for information about Sapphire. She is held captive by Matt in the Mt. Chimney cable car, where she is used as bait to lure Sapphire into a trap. Matt traps Sapphire in the cable car and floods in, leaving Sapphire and Flannery to drown. Sapphire manages to beat Matt and drain the cable car. Flannery realizes that Team Aqua must be trying to stop Mt. Chimney's activity, so both her and Sapphire immediately fly over to stop the villains. They manage to arrive in time, but Amber stalls them long enough for Shelly to put an end to Mt. Chimney, which causes all of Lavaridge to become much colder.
Flannery refuses to give up and attempts to revive the volcano using her Pokémon's flames. She is assisted by Team Magma's Tabitha, but not even his help is able to bring back Mt. Chimney's activity. After Tabitha leaves, Flannery regroups with Sapphire to inform her of her failure. Flannery begins tearing up about the loss of Mt. Chimney, but they notice that the attempt to revive the volcano caused a temporary hot spring to form. They take the chance to bathe in the hot springs as well as have their Gym battle, which Flannery ends up losing. As they say their goodbyes, Flannery hands Sapphire the Heat Badge.
Flannery in the thirteenth chapter
The next day, Flannery calls for a meeting between all of Hoenn's Gym Leaders in Fortree City. She tells the others about what Team Aqua did to Mt. Chimney and proposes that they do something to stop them. The discussion spirals into arguments about whether or not Team Aqua is evil or Team Magma. Flannery sides with Team Magma and proclaims that Team Aqua are the villains. When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Flannery and Wattson are sent to the rain-plagued areas to face Kyogre in battle. Despite their best efforts, Kyogre proves to be too powerful for any of their attacks to damage it. They are later assisted by Winona, who also participates in the battle to stop Kyogre, but all three are interrupted by Amber, Shelly, and Matt. The Subleaders all face one of the Gym Leaders to make sure they can't stop Kyogre from advancing any further.
Flannery faces Shelly in battle to get back at her for causing the death of Mt. Chimney. Due to the unpredictable nature of Shelly's Ludicolo's Nature Power, Flannery struggles to defeat her opponent. Flannery is eventually defeated, but her Vulpix used Grudge to prevent Ludicolo from unleashing anymore Nature Powers. With no means of using her special attack and already achieved her goal of letting Kyogre run free, Shelly gives up and retreats. Due to poor treatment from his leader, Amber secretly hands Flannery and Winona the black box from the Submarine Explorer 1. They use it to find that Team Aqua's base is in Lilycove City and head off there to rescue the kidnapped Professor Cozmo.
After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated and Groudon and Kyogre have returned to their deep slumber, Flannery celebrated the victory with her allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle. Later, Flannery invites people to bathe in the Lavaridge hot springs, which were revived due to Groudon going to sleep in Mt. Chimney.
Flannery, along with various people from around Hoenn, is called to Sootopolis City to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the planet. When the plan to attack Grand Meteor Delta starts, Flannery and the others have their Pokémon attack the meteoroid at the same time. This, combined with the might of MegaRayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.
Magcargo is Flannery's first known Pokémon. She was first seen defeating a challenger at the Lavaridge Gym. When Flannery and Tabitha attempted to revive Mt. Chimney, Magcargo teamed up with Tabitha's Torkoal in order to reignite the volcano, but failed. Afterward, she faced Sapphire's Chic in a Gym battle, where she lost. Later, she helped to battle against Kyogre, but none of her attacks did much damage.
Vulpix is Flannery's second known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to battle Shelly. Eventually, it was defeated by Shelly's Ludicolo, but used Grudge to prevent it from using Nature Power again, which forced Shelly to retreat and escape.