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クララ Kurara
Sword Shield Klara.png
Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Pink
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword
Leader of Unnamed Galar Gym
Badge Unknown
Specializes in Poison types
Game animation debut The Gathering of Stars
English voice actor Erica Mendez
Japanese voice actor Yui Ishikawa

Klara (Japanese: クララ Kurara) is the rival character in The Isle of Armor in Pokémon Sword. She is a Poison-type Gym Leader in the Galar region.


In the games

Klara originally started off an underground pop singer with traits of cuteness and the virulence of poison. Despite her attempts at promoting herself, she only sold about eight copies of her debut album. After that she decided to try out being a Gym Leader as her new goal in order to boost her popularity. At some point, she obtained a Galarian Slowpoke. However, she gave up on that goal after two days of harsh training at the Poison-type Gym. She eventually learned about the Master Dojo thanks to a late-night TV show. After she saw how kind Mustard looked in the commercial, Klara decided to head to the Isle of Armor to train, believing she can become stronger without trying too hard. She quickly called the Dojo in order to apply.

She is first encountered by the player at Wedgehurst Station, obtaining the Armor Pass needed to visit the Isle of Armor. Before she can get on train, a Galarian Slowpoke appeared, blocking the way, requiring the player to catch it. After complimenting the player's capture of Galarian Slowpoke, she went on the train to the Isle of Armor. She eventually reached her location and became a student at the Master Dojo. However, she focused more on being doted on by others and barely worked on her training. This resulted in Klara becoming lazy due to lack of a rival and motivation.

The player meets Klara again once they arrive at the Isle of Armor. She challenges the player to a battle off the bat, assuming they are to be the Master Dojo's new student that she has been assigned to escort. After being defeated, she attempts to scare the player away from enrolling in the Dojo, and even lies to Honey about the student in question not wanting to show up, only for the player to eventually appear at the Dojo, much to Klara's shock. She threatens the player to not tell of what transpired. During Mustard's trials, her Dojo Uniform gets stolen by Mustard's three fast Slowpoke, which the player retrieves in short order. She battles the player over the next two trials, the former over a set of Max Mushrooms she claims discovered first, and the latter as part of a formal challenge. Klara cheats during the third trial by immediately summoning Toxic Spikes on the player's side of the field. She is eventually defeated, and feels guilty about playing dirty. Mustard asks Klara to look after the Dojo Pokémon afterwards.

In the post-game, after Mustard has been defeated in a final showdown, Klara can be rematched daily.

In the Galarian Star Tournament, Klara reveals that she has become a minor division Poison Gym Leader. After becoming a Gym Leader, Klara adds a Galarian Slowking to her team, having it replace her Drapion as the lead of her team.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Klara's League Cards in Pokémon Sword.

Normal League Card
"Klara was originally an underground pop singer. She promoted herself as a star that had both cuteness and the virulence of poison. She energetically held live concerts and other events, even selling some Klara-themed collectables that she made herself, but in spite of everything, she only managed to sell eight copies of her debut album "Krazy for Klara." She decided becoming a Gym Leader would help her gain more popularity and has been working towards that goal since. She chose the Poison type because it matched her image and there was less competition."
Rare League Card
"The training at the Poison-type Gym was a lot harsher than Klara was ready for, and she gave up after two days. It was during this time she saw an ad for the Master Dojo during a late-night TV show. The master seemed kind, and Klara thought it would help her become strong without having to try too hard, so she immediately called in to apply. Normally, Klara's sole focus is to be doted on by others, so she puts only the bare minimum into her training, but recently a new student at the dojo has caused a change of attitude. She now works secretly with her Slowbro to better herself."


Pokémon Sword

Klara's Pokémon are at different levels depending on whether she is battled before or after the Darkest Day.

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Klara will Dynamax her Slowbro at the first opportunity.

Two layers of Toxic Spikes are placed on the player's side of the field at the start of the battle.

After obtaining Klara's rare League Card

Klara will Dynamax her Slowbro at the first opportunity.

After completing the Galarian Star Tournament

Galarian Star Tournament

Klara uses these three Pokémon as both a partner and potential opponent in the Galarian Star Tournament. She will Dynamax her Slowbro at the first opportunity if her partner has not Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed themselves.

Max Raid Battle partner

Klara can occasionally appear as a partner to assist the player in Max Raid Battles on the Isle of Armor.

Status unknown
Klara's Slowpoke
During the cutscene where the player receives Klara's rare League Card, she can be seen training with another Galarian Slowpoke. Its relationship to her final team is unknown.
Debut Pokémon Sword


Pokémon Sword

Wedgehurst Station
"Hee hee! Of course! I totally have one!"
"Oh, a Slowpoke!"
  • If talked to prior to interacting with the Slowpoke
"Is this the first time you've seen a Galarian Slowpoke? The coloring of the top of its head is curry-like. Isn't it superduper cute?"
  • After catching the Slowpoke
"Wow! Amazing! The way you caught that Slowpoke was the absolute coolest."
"I'm heading to a place called the Isle of Armor. I'm gonna catch some rare Pokémon and do some training. Let's hang if we meet up again, 'K? Bye-bye, then! See ya!"
Isle of Armor Station
"Aha, there you are, right on time too! You're pretty punctual for a kid! Hmmm....Hey, have we met before or something? Oh, it doesn't really matter, I guess! I'm Klara! I've been at the dojo awhile, so they sent me to help out the newbie!"
What dojo?/I think you've got the wrong person... : "Oh, come on! I know you're the new student who's supposed to join the Master Dojo!"
"What's going on? Am I being a kid?!."
"But I'm the colorful, caring, and charismatic Klara!"
"Well then... How about we have a quick battle? Just so, y'know, we can see who's better?"
"I'll be waiting outside, so come on out when you're ready!"
"He'll/She'll never know what hit him/her..."
Fields of Honor
  • Outside Station
"Hee hee! I bet this is your first time on the Isle of Armor. I bet you can't wait to start exploring, but first things first! We need to make sure you're ready! Since I've already been at the Master Dojo for a little while now... I'll be the one testing you out! Go easy on me, Ok?"
  • In battle
"Remember, it's just a test--so take it easy! I'll be nice and gentle... as I knock you out flat!"
Upon landing a hit: "Look, the first damage you took on the Isle of Armor! Consider it a little gift from me!"
Before sending out final Pokémon: "How am I the one getting backed into a corner? This should NOT be a thing!"
Before using Acid: "Hah! That's right! Let my poison drive you Kla-razy!"
When defeated: "Oh, my next Pokémon's gonna make short work-- Huh? That was my last one?"
  • After battle
"Huh?! No no no! NO no no! Th-there must be some kind of mistake!"
"Not good... Not good at all, man... How'd this kid get so strong?!"
"If this kid joins the dojo, nobody's gonna pay attention to my strength... I could just tell him/her to buzz off... No, they asked me to bring in the new student!"
"Ahem! Hey, that wasn't bad! I mean, It's not like I was going all out--not at all--but still! see...our dojo is one that's got a long-standing reputation! Even the famous Champion Leon trained at our place!"
"No offense, but maybe, just maybe, you're not quiiite good enough to make it? Sooo... how about this? Why not enjoy the sights, but just stay away from the Master Dojo over there, 'K? Here, I'll even give you this! Y'know, as a souvenir!"
"Just show it when you visit a boutique or a hair salon, and they'll let you buy stuff that's not available to most people! Anyway... I guess that's that! See you never! Hee hee hee!"
  • Outside Master Dojo
"Seems that way, yep! I did my best to welcome him/her, but... he/she just suddenly left after our battle..."
"Huh? Agh!"
"Right, right, right, right! Exactly, ma'am! I swear! He/she must've changed his mind about joining the dojo! Oh, but here you are! I'm sooo happy you decided to come after all!"
"Aaaagh! Why?! How?! What does he think he/she's doing, just showing up like that?! This ain't good... Ms. Honey will know I lied!"
"Hee hee, I'm sure we'll be best friends!"
"Listen, you... If you dare tell Ms. Honey about what happened at the station... I'll melt you down to size! You understand?!"
Master Dojo
"Aww! But, Masterrr! You haven't given me my uniform yet! Why does that kid get a uniform but not me?! It's not fair!"
"Hee hee! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!"
"Huh?! What was that?"
"Wha--?! It's gone! Where'd my Dojo Uniform go?"
"Hey! Give it back! Give me my Dojo Uniform!"
"Hey! Get back here!"
  • After completing first trial
"You... Don't tell me you got my uniform back all on your own!"
Here you go!/You can have it back: "Oh... Well, uh, thanks."
  • If talked to prior to starting the second trial
"Sorry, not sorry, but I haven't accepted you as the hotshot everyone else seems to think you are. You'd better think again if you think I'm gonna let you finish this trial before me, mate..."
Warm-Up Tunnel
  • Upon finding Max Mushrooms
"Hold up a sec!"
"*wheeze*... *wheeze*..."
"Hellooo, what's this?! Three Max Mushrooms in one spot?"
"Here I thought I'd need to go find them one by one!"
"I saw those mushrooms first! I swear!"
"I've been at the dojo longer and all. Sooo... it's only fair that you let me have 'em. Riiight?"
No way!: "Tsk! Yeah, I figured that's what you'd say..."
Sure, you can have them!: "Waaait... What's this, now? Are you givin' me attitude? Pityin' me, are you?!"
"Gosh, you're a pain in the neck... You just show up outta nowhere, and just happen to be young and talented..."
"If you're looking to get in my way, well, I think some vile poisons will take care of that!"
  • In battle
"Let's set the record straight right here. I'll show you once and for all that I'm the better Trainer!"
When player lands a supereffective hit: "Oh fine, hit us with our weakness! what're you, a supereffective move machine?!"
Before sending out final Pokémon: "Am I really gonna lose again? Is there just... something wrong with me?"
When defeated: "Just what have you got that I don't?"
  • After battle
"Aaagh! Why can't I win?! I'm trying as hard as I can! What am I missing?!"
"Fine, you can have those silly mushrooms! I'm going to find better ones, anyway!"
"So there! Nyah!"
Master Dojo
"*gasp*... *pant*... Ms. Honey! Please wait..."
"*pant*... *pant*..."
"I...I've got some Max Mushrooms, too!"
"Waaaaaah! I did it! I did it! *sob* *sniff*..."
"Master, Ms. Honey...please, can I ask for something, just this once?"
"I want you to use my Max Mushrooms in the Max Soup!"
"I really want to share my hard work with everybody here!"
"Ms. Honey..."
  • If talked to prior to talking to Mustard
"Hmmm? Did the master call for you, too?"
  • Upon speaking to Mustard
"Sooo...what's this all about, Master? What did you want to tell us?"
"The final...last...ultimate...third trial?!"
" basically this is the last trial?"
"We're going to battle? That's the last trial?"
"This is it... Finally... But can I...?"
"I-I've gotta get going!"
"I need to go there right away to prepare my pure heart for this! I'm going on ahead, 'K? You can laze about like a Slowpoke and take as much time as you need!"
Battle Court
  • Upon talking to her
"You are here."
"When I beat you, I'll get the secret armor... and then I'll become a Poison-type Gym Leader! I've got to win, no matter what... I'm gonna go all out and totally beat you. You ready?"
  • In battle
"I'm not holding a single thing back anymore. Time to settle this--fair and square! Oh, and maybe watch your step... Looks like some Toxic Spikes somehow got on the Battle Court!"
When player lands a supereffective hit: "Sorry, my dear Pokémon! I should've given better directions. But hang in there! You've got this!"
Before sending out final Pokémon: "There's no way I'm losing! I ain't letting go till the bitter end!"
When Dynamaxing Slowbro: "Watch out, audience! One dose of Klara poison and there's no turning back!"
When defeated: "But I didn't hold back! I gave it everything I've got..."
  • After battle
"Aw man... I totally lost..."
"Hah, well, this stinks. I do everything--even cheat a little--and still lose. I don't expect a young, talented kid like you to really get it, but... I... really was trying, you know? As hard as I could..."
"Maybe it's time for me to just give up on my dream of being a Gym Leader..."
"Once they find out what I did, I'll be expelled from the dojo anyway. <player>, you can tell the master that I cheated."
OK: "I'm sorry..."
I won't: "Huh? B-but why? It was supposed to be a fair battle, and I cheated just so I could win..."
"*hic* *sniff* Master...thank you... I'm sorry, <player>..."
"What?! I mean, yeah, that's a lot of work, but... is that all?!"
"<player>! Um! I... Well... You're...really strong!"
Master Dojo
  • If talked to after receiving Kubfu
"One day...I'd like to be strong like you."
Battle Court
  • After defeating Mustard
"Um, <player>... I-I just...well...I guess I should congratulate you... But I won't! Why should I celebrate anything you do, huh?! Still, that cleared up a lot! You are strong enough to beat the master going all out! I never stood a chance! But the next time I face you... I'll take you on fair and square! And I won't lose... You'll see!"
I don't think I'll lose!/Are you sure?: "Agh! You're downright infuriating--you know that? Almost as bad as I am!"
"Oh, back to normal, huh, Master?"
Potbottom Desert
"That's it, Slowpoke! Use that epic poison move!"
"Aw, come on! Can't you at least try to be more energetic?"
"Next time I battle him/her, I'll be the one that comes out on top."
"Huh? <player>?! How long have you been eavesdropping?!"
Are you training?: "Buzz off! I-it's none of your business what I'm up to!"
How've you been?: "I've been fine, thank you! And I'm glad to see you look like you're doin' fine, too! Now, stop botherin' me!"
"Juuust forget ever seeing me here, 'K?"
"You can keep that--if you promise to keep your mouth shut!"
"And well... Good luck to you, too, I guess."
Master Dojo
"Heeey, <player>! D'you think you could help me out with my training?"
Yes: "That's what I'm talking about! C'mon, let's go to the Battle Court!"
No: "Hee hee, you must be super busy! That's funny, 'cause you really look like you've got nothing better to do..."
  • In battle
"I'm still working on getting stronger! So don't go laughing if I don't do well!"
When player lands a supereffective hit: "You'll have to do more than that to make me lose heart! I'm gettin' better every day!"
Upon landing a supereffective hit: "Tee hee! That's me--as cute as I am clever with moves!"
Before sending out final Pokémon: "Still not pulling any punches, I see. Not that I care or anything!"
When Dynamaxing Slowbro: "All righty, Slowbro! Time to dream bigger--and be bigger!"
Before using Max Ooze: "Your Pokémon will look sooo much cuter once I give it a nice coat of venom!"
When defeated: "Aww, come on! What a drag! But...I guess it was also kinda fun!"
  • After battle
  • If player wins
"Whew, as strong as ever! But I think I'm beginning to get it... Hey, thanks for helping me out."
  • If player loses
"Oooh, I didn't expect to win! Maybe I am getting stronger! Still, it could be I just got lucky... Let's do this again, 'K?"
Wyndon Stadium (Galarian Star Tournament)
"Ohhh, ex-CUSE me! Am I interrupting your private little chat?"
"That's exactly right! You sweet little thing! I'm so happy you remember me, Hoppy-kins!"
"I've been working real hard with my team since you beat us all into the dust before... And I did it! I really did! I finally became a Gym Leader!"
That's amazing!/Congratulations!: "Feel free to keep heaping on the praise and adoration! It really is a fantastic achievement! Even if our Gym is still in the minor division."
"Well, you can bet your bottom I'll be going all out in this event! Just you wait and see!"
"Hee hee! Don't worry--I'll knock you out nice and cold!"
  • On the field before the first round battle
"Seems like a great chance to show off just how toxic we can be!"
  • On the field before the second round battle
"Doesn't matter who we're up against! They'll all get a toxic dose of Klara and <player>!"
  • On the field before the final round battle
"Stand aside, <player>... I got this one!"
  • Winning the tournament
"Ahaha! You know, I really didn't like you at first, kid. But now that we've won this thing... I'm actually happy that I did it together with you!"



GST Klara icon.png
Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

League Card Klara.png League Card Klara rare.png
Klara's League Card in
Klara's rare League Card in

In the anime

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, Klara was seen looking for Max Mushrooms. She was then invited to the Galarian Star Tournament and was seen walking out on to the field at Wyndon Stadium for the opening ceremony.


Icon of RKS Laboratories, Klara's sponsor
  • The back part of Klara's headband is the same shape as the wings of a Dustox.
  • Klara's uniform number is "881", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for やばい yabai, meaning "dangerous".


Language Name Origin
Japanese クララ Kurara From 苦参 kurara (Sophora flavescens)
English Klara Same as her Japanese name
German, French Sophora From Sophora flavescens
Spanish Sófora From Sophora flavescens
Italian Sofora From Sophora flavescens
Korean 도정 Dojeong From 도둑놈의지팡이 dodungnom-ui jipang-i (lit. "thief's staff", colloquial name of Sophora flavescens)
Chinese (Mandarin) 克拉拉 Kèlālā Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 克拉拉 Hāklāailāai
Russian Клара Klara Transcription of her English name

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Non-player characters in the core series games
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