Grace (Kalos)

サキ Saki
Grace anime.png
Grace in Pokémon the Series: XY
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Vaniville Town (original hometown unknown in the games)
Region Kalos (original region unknown in the games)
Relatives Calem (son) or Serena (daughter), mentioned husband (games)
Serena (daughter; anime)
Y (daughter; Adventures)
Trainer class Retired Rhyhorn racer
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
English voice actor Erica Schroeder
Japanese voice actor Hitomi Nabatame
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Inn-teresting Developments

Grace (Japanese: サキ Saki) is the mother of the player character in Pokémon X and Y. She is an accomplished Rhyhorn racer from Vaniville Town.

In the anime, Grace is the mother of Serena and appears as a recurring character during Pokémon the Series: XY. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, she is the mother of Y.

In the core series games

Grace talking to her daughter

Grace is the mother of the player character in Pokémon X and Y. She is mentioned by other Trainers as being a former Rhyhorn racer, being quite popular in the sport. She moves to Vaniville Town in Kalos around the start of the game, where her child begins his or her journey as a Pokémon Trainer. She gives the player the Town Map after the player receives the Pokédex. When spoken to afterwards, she will heal her child's Pokémon and talk to them about her time as a Rhyhorn Racer.



Items given

Item Location Games
  Town Map Given to the player after presenting Professor Sycamore's letter  X  Y 


Vaniville Town
  • When the player leaves their room
"Morning, <player>! You sure slept well! All rested up from the move? <Player>! You look like you just rolled out of bed! Go have a look at yourself in the mirror, and change out of your pajamas."
  • After player has dressed up
"It's about time you got going! Why don't you step out and say hello to the neighbors?"
  • After receiving first partner Pokémon
"So! What did you and the neighbor kids end up doing? Wait one second, <player>! Is that a Poké Ball you have there? You got your very own Pokémon? Lucky you! How about that? You're a Pokémon Trainer now, too! Congratulations! Huh? A letter for me? It says it's from somebody named Sycamore. What could it be? A love letter? … … … Wow, what lovely handwriting... Hmm? What do we have here? A request... Oh, I see! <Player>! We've barely unpacked, and all kinds of exciting things are happening! OK! Let's get you and <first partner> ready for your journey! Here you are, <player>. I even packed a change of clothes. My, what an unexpected turn of events! It's just like a sudden last burst of speed from a racer in a Rhyhorn race! You made friends! You met your Pokémon! And now you get to take a lap around Kalos! Oh, and don't forget this!"
"You know how to use a Town Map, right?"
Yes: "That's my boy/girl! Select the Town Map from your Bag whenever you want to use it!"
No: "Press the X Button to open the Bag. Next, use the +Control Pad to select the KEY ITEMS Pocket. Select the Town Map, and doing a lap around the Kalos region will be a snap!"
"I don't know what this Professor Sycamore wants you to see on your trip... But taking a journey with your Pokémon is a really wonderful experience."
  • After encountering Rhyhorn
"Ha ha ha! What a card! I guess Rhyhorn just wanted to give you a big send-off for your journey! Well, it has known you since you were born, after all! Good luck, <player>! Go for broke! And don't worry! You'll have Pokémon by your side, so you'll be fine!"
  • Upon blacking out
"<Player>! Welcome home! It looks like the road has been a little rough on you, hasn't it? Why don't you rest up a little before hitting the road again?"
"What did I tell you? You and your Pokémon look much better now! You know, honey... Whenever your Pokémon get too down or run out of HP like that, you can always come home and let them rest for a while. If you're headed far from home, you should buy some Potions at the Poké Mart in Aquacorde Town or someplace. Taking proper care of your Pokémon is one of the basics for a Trainer! Now get back out there and show the world what you've got! Love you!"
  • If talked to again whenever the player's Pokémon need healing
"Oh! You and your Pokémon are looking run down! Come on. Rest up, now."
  • If talked to again (four variants)
"All right! You and your Pokémon look raring to go!"
"My motto is "go for broke!" It means to risk everything and try as hard as possible!"
"A memory from when I was a Rhyhorn racer? There was the time I couldn't stop at the finish line. Your dad was waiting there, and I sent him flying..."
"The connection that I feel with my Rhyhorn during a race... I want you to feel that kind of closeness with your Pokémon as well."
  • If talked to in post-game before meeting Professor Sycamore
"<Player>! I saw the parade on TV! Professor Sycamore went all out trying to get everyone to show up for you, you know! That reminds me... I received a message from Professor Sycamore. He says he wants to meet you at Lumiose Station. Do you know where that is? If you don't, it's just a quick cab ride. I wonder why he wants to meet you now, though. He should've just talked to you at the parade..."


Core series game assets

Overworld model from
X and Y

In the anime

Grace and Serena

Grace debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, where she had her Fletchling wake up Serena for her since she herself was not successful in doing so. After Serena woke up, Grace told her to get ready for Rhyhorn riding practice.

In Lumiose City Pursuit, Grace had Serena ride on her Rhyhorn in order to become an accomplished Rhyhorn racer. However, as Serena had trouble controlling it, she fell off it. Later, Grace told Serena to watch the news as it featured a Garchomp going on a rampage in Lumiose City.

In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, Grace wished Serena good luck on her journey as her daughter set off to Lumiose City to get her first Pokémon. She appeared again in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!, where Serena introduced her to Fennekin, Ash, Clemont, Bonnie, Pikachu, and Dedenne. Grace told Serena to continue traveling with Ash and the others, saying that it would be good for her.

She reappeared in A Race for Home! and Under the Pledging Tree!, and in Serena's flashback in A Showcase Debut!.

In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Grace watched Serena competing in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase on television, alongside her Rhyhorn and Fletchling.

In Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, Grace personally watched Serena performing in the Pokémon Showcase Master Class in Gloire City as an audience member.

She reappeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!, and then in Till We Compete Again! during a flashback.


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At home

This listing is of Grace's known Pokémon in the anime:

Fletchling is the family pet owned by Grace. It often assists her with certain things such as waking up Serena when she oversleeps by attacking her, which Serena hates.

It reappeared in a flashback in A Showcase Debut!.

It appeared again in Performing with Fiery Charm!, where it watched Serena competing in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase along with its Trainer and Rhyhorn.

Fletchling appeared in Master Class is in Session!, watching Serena's Master Class Pokémon Showcase on Grace's laptop with Rhyhorn.

None of Fletchling's moves are known.

Debut Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Voice actors
English Lisa Ortiz
Rhyhorn is the Pokémon Grace participated with in races. As the family pet, she had Serena ride on it in order to let her follow in her footsteps. It reappeared in A Race for Home! along with Grace.

It reappeared in a flashback in A Showcase Debut!.

It appeared again in Performing with Fiery Charm!, where it watched Serena competing in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase along with its trainer and Fletchling.

Rhyhorn appeared in Master Class is in Session!, watching Serena's Master Class Pokémon Showcase on Grace's laptop with Fletchling.

None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.

Debut Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!


Grace used Skiddo to help teach children about Pokémon racing. She used one in a race against Serena but lost.

It reappeared in flashbacks in A Showcase Debut! and Till We Compete Again!.

None of Skiddo's moves are known.

Debut A Race for Home!
Voice actors
English Kayzie Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 生天目仁美 Hitomi Nabatame
English Erica Schroeder
Dutch Donna Vrijhof
Finnish Taru Tikkanen (XY001-XY053)
Unknown voice actress (XY059)
Henni-Liisa Stam (XY080)
Katja Sirkiä (XY112-present)
European French Colette Sodoyez
German Elisabeth von Koch
Greek Στέλλα Μπονάτσου Stella Bonatsou
Hebrew אורנה כץ Orna Katz
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Kinga Suchan
Brazilian Portuguese Cássia Bisceglia
Russian Наталья Грачева Nataliya Gracheva
Spanish Latin America Ana Galindo (XY001-XY113)
Karla Vega (XY137)
Spain Amparo Bravo

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Grace in a Rhyhorn Racer suit

Grace is Y's mother. She is a famous Rhyhorn Racer.

Prior to X & Y arc

Grace achieved a streak of 25 consecutive wins as a Rhyhorn Racer. She wanted Y to also become a Rhyhorn Racer and had trained her daughter since she was a small child. Annoyed that her mother attempted to decide her destiny for her, Y decided to go against her mother's wishes and become a Sky Trainer, the opposite of a ground-based Rhyhorn Racer, instead. As such, the two are not on good terms. With X's parents off in a faraway region due to their work, Grace took the liberty of keeping him fed due to X refusing to leave his room.

X & Y arc

Grace is first seen in person at Cyllage City where she is spotted by Grant and Clemont. She is approached by a Team Flare Grunt and attempts to escape, but several more appear until she is surrounded. Defeated, Grace is taken away by the Grunts to Team Flare's base, where other people from Vaniville Town are also being kept. Chalmers expresses annoyance at how Grace managed to escape from them over five times. Seeing how a strong person like Grace get captured again makes the townspeople worried about their situation, but Grace tells them to not give up hope. Later, Grace utilizes the help of a wild Klefki she had befriended to steal the keys of a sleeping Team Flare Grunt and open the cells of the captured Vaniville Town residents. Grace leads the people out to freedom, but before they can escape, Celosia arrives and uses her Aegislash to control them.

Grace and the captured townspeople are taken to a forest where Xerneas sleeps. They are tasked with loading Xerneas's tree form into a vehicle so that it can be moved to Team Flare's base. As Celosia watches over the operation, her Honedge presents a piece of hair that it slashed off of Y's head during an earlier confrontation. Grace notices the clump of hair, which causes the mind control to slightly falter when she recognizes that it belongs to her daughter. Grace's behavior annoys Celosia, who promptly pushes Grace onto the ground. When Y notices what is going on, she immediately leaps from her hiding spot to rescue her mother but is quickly defeated by Celosia.

After Grace and the other Vaniville Town residents are freed, they are taken to a Laverre City hospital to recuperate.

Grace makes one final appearance at the end of this chapter, reuniting tearfully with Y.


Given away
This Rhyhorn is Grace's only known Pokémon. He was used in many races alongside his Trainer. He was given to Y in the hopes that she would become a Rhyhorn Racer, but Y decided to become a Sky Trainer instead.

None of Rhyhorn's moves are known and his Ability is Rock Head.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play
Grace befriended this wild Klefki, which helped her break free from her cells numerous times. It later helped rescue Grace and the other captured Vaniville Town residents by stealing the keys of a sleeping Team Flare Grunt and using them to open their cells. It later helped fight Essentia.

None of Klefki's moves are known.

Debut Gathering Klefki


Language Name Origin
Japanese サキ Saki From 咲 saki (bloom), 先 saki (ahead), and possibly 騎 ki (riding)
English Grace From race
German, French,
Primula From the genus Primula and primus (Latin for first)
Spanish Vera From primavera (spring) or Primula veris (cowslip primrose)
Korean 사키 Saki Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 薩琪 / 萨琪 Sàqí Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 薩琪 Saatkèih Transcription of her Japanese name

See also

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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
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See also: Pokémon Horizons characters
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