Lorelei is the first Trainer of the Kanto Elite Four in GenerationsI, III, and VII. She is known for her logical, calculated, and cool style of battling. Her Lapras has been with her ever since she was a child. She caught it when she was very young in the Icefall Cave. Misty idolizes her.
Her whereabouts in Generation II and Generation IV are unknown, as she is no longer a member of the Elite Four, and no mention of her is made, though dialogue present in FireRed and LeafGreen indicates that she may have given up her position among the Elite Four to protect her friends and family in the Sevii Islands.
"Welcome to Pokémon League! I am Lorelei of the Elite Four! No one can best me when it comes to icy Pokémon! Freezing moves are powerful! Your Pokémon will be at my mercy when they are frozen solid! Hahaha! Are you ready?"
"How dare you!"
After being defeated
"You're better than I thought! Go on ahead! You only got a taste of Pokémon League power!"
"Welcome to Pokémon League! I am Lorelei of the Elite Four!/I, Lorelei of the Elite Four, have returned! You know how it goes. No one can best me when it comes to icy Pokémon. Freezing moves are powerful. Your Pokémon will be at my mercy when they are frozen solid! Hahaha! Are you ready?"
"...Things shouldn't be this way!"
After being defeated
"You're better than I thought. Go on ahead. You only got a taste of the Pokémon League's power."
"Keep your filthy hands off the Pokémon in the cave! Do as I say, or you'll have me to answer to!"
After noticing the player
"<player>?! What are you doing here? No, we can catch up later. Right now, I need your help. Help me kick these poachers out before they do anything else. They've been catching Pokémon here, then selling them off! Are you ready? You take that one, please!"
After defeating the Team Rocket Grunt
"Humph. So despicably weak. You! Tell me! Where have you taken the captured Pokémon? I'm smashing your ring once and for all!"
"If you won't confess, we'll deep-freeze you. My Lapras is furious for what you've done to its friends. Go, Lapras! Ice Beam…"
"<player>, thank you. But this is awful... I was born and raised here on these islands. I had no idea that those horrible criminals were loose here…"
"There's something weighing heavily on my mind. If anything were to happen on the island where I was born… I wouldn't know it if I were in the Pokémon League. I wonder if that would make me irresponsible to my home…"
After clearing the Rocket Warehouse
"So, you managed to solve all the problems here? That's wonderful. That means there isn't any reason for me to be here all the time. Thank you… I'll return to the Pokémon League in a short while."
If talked to again
"I don't know what will happen in the future, but... I will do what I can here and now. That's all I can do."
"Welcome to the Pokémon League! Oh, looks like you finally made your way here. It sure took you a while, though! ...Well then, allow me to reintroduce myself. I am Lorelei of the Elite Four. No one can best me when it comes to icy Pokémon. Freezing moves are powerful. Your Pokémon will be at my mercy when they are frozen solid. That's because frozen Pokémon can't do a thing in battle! Hahaha! Are you ready?"
"...Things shouldn't be this way!"
After being defeated
"Looks like you've gotten stronger since we last met! Go on ahead. You only got a taste of the Pokémon League's power."
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Lorelei in the anime, known as Prima in this canon
Lorelei's sole appearance in the anime was in The Mandarin Island Miss Match. Her name was changed to Prima in the English dub of the episode. According to 4Kids, this was to fit the amount of syllables; the English name "Lorelei" is three syllables while the Japanese name "Kanna" is only two. In the anime, Prima is considered a Pokémon Master.
While on Mandarin Island South, Tracey learned that Prima will be giving a lecture and battle demonstration there. He also revealed that she has a house on the island and trains there during her sabbaticals. Ash and his friends had a chance encounter with Prima while sitting down at a café. Misty was very excited, as Prima was her idol. Ash enthusiastically challenged Prima to a battle, but she didn't notice him and instead gravitated towards Misty's Togepi. Prima did, however, invite them to her lecture and demonstration. She watched Ash's match against a Trainer. Prima then stepped in with her Slowbro after Ash's Charizard was being disobedient, allowing Ash to recall it back to its Poké Ball.
Ash and the others went on to attend Prima's demonstration at the Mandarin Stadium and watched her defeat three Trainers in a row. The group then visited her home. After Ash insisted once again, Prima finally agreed to a one-on-one battle. Ash sent out Pikachu and Prima selected her Cloyster, and Ash went on to lose the match. Prima said that Ash had the potential to become great, but needed to find more of his inner strength, since he had forgotten to connect with his Pokémon.
Just then, Team Rocket arrived on the scene, but Prima sent out her Jynx and dealt with them swiftly. Afterwards, she wished the group well and informed Ash that the closest Gym was the Trovita Gym.
Prima takes time out of her busy schedule to relax on Mandarin Island South and admire nature. She claims her strategy in life is to go with the flow like water, but to become as hard as ice in battle.
Prima's skills are highly regarded and she makes frequent appearances in the media, though she is dismissive of her fame and the praise of others. Instead, she mentors up-and-coming Trainers and hosts her own lectures. In particular, she teaches Trainers to find their inner strength and value the connection they have with their Pokémon. She also sells her lectures as tapes, but for expensive prices.
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This listing is of Prima (Lorelei)'s Pokémon in the anime:
Prima first used her Slowbro to calm down Ash's rampaging Charizard with its Disable, which allowed Ash to recall it.
Prima also used Slowbro during her lecture. It was easily able to take out a Trainer's Machamp with a Mega Punch.
Lorelei is a villainess in the Pokémon Adventures manga. She is one of the Elite Four and, along with Bruno, Agatha, and Lance, tried to take over the world and kill all humans who weren't nice to Pokémon. She keeps a small webcam in a cosmetics case to communicate with Agatha and has the ability to make voodoo dolls out of ice. Lorelei was recruited by Agatha when she was little and healed her Seel. Agatha found out that they both hated human's cruelty towards Pokémon, so Lorelei joined the Elite Four.
Lorelei froze Red and Sabrina in ice, causing them severe injuries that continued to harm them for several years. She later found Yellow and Bill in Viridian Forest and attacked them with her Dewgong and Cloyster. She used their combined powers to make an "Ice Spike Cannon" to bury the two of them alive but Yellow used Pikachu to study the move from inside its Poké Ball. Yellow read Pikachu's mind and knocked out Cloyster, making the attack useless. Lorelei then gave chase to her and Bill and, once they jumped into a river, Lorelei froze it over. Lorelei then started asking questions about Yellow's power and if she could read Pika's past thoughts. Before these questions were answered, Yellow had Ratty use Hyper Fang through the iceberg and free them. When Lorelei was about to send out her Pokémon once again, Green deflected her Poké Ball and Yellow and Bill got away. Lorelei then contacted Agatha with her cosmetics case about Yellow's ability and proclaims that if Yellow's power grows she will be able to read the past memories of Pika and learn the details of Red and Bruno's battle. She then delegated Yellow as the new target of the Elite Four.
After this, Lorelei had her Shellder and Cloyster attack Celadon City in order to stall Erika.
Green and Sabrina battle Lorelei on Cerise Island. Lorelei used her voodoo dolls to chain Green and Sabrina together and eventually freeze them, just as she had done to Red. The lack of teamwork between Green and Sabrina got Green knocked out (Green was being targeted since she was the one who had humiliated Lorelei in her battle with Yellow). After a while Green woke up and was able to save herself and Sabrina with Blasty before they fell off a cliff. She had her Clefable use Minimize to steal the dolls from Lorelei, having Blasty break the two dolls and inadvertently severing Green's arm in the process. It was then revealed that the whole time her arm was actually Ditty and that getting her arm "cut off" was part of her plan and had Ditty tie her up. Sabrina suffered from lasting injuries caused by Lorelei's ice cuffs. As a result, she and Red were forced to deal with painful wounds for a very long time (since Green's arm that was in the cuffs was Ditty, she did not suffer the same injuries).
Lorelei vanished for several years, and only recently made another appearance when she saved Red and Blue from Team Rocket's The Three Beasts. Lorelei decided to ally herself with Red and Blue because Team Rocket invaded her home Four Island of the Sevii Islands.
This listing is of Lorelei's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Dewgong is one of Lorelei's most used Pokémon. In addition to her using Ice Beam in conjunction with Cloyster's Spike Cannon to create a massive impact, Dewgong has been known to use her Ice attacks for sliding.
Cloyster was first used along with Dewgong to trap Bill and Yellow. Cloyster was seen to be very strong both defensively and offensive, as it was able to use Spike Cannon to easily trap them. However, it was defeated by a wide variety of characters, typically by exploiting its vulnerabilities.
Slowbro is a Pokémon belonging to Lorelei that is not an Ice-type Pokémon. They were used to guard the island from intruders, also using their shellders to watch behind them. They was first seen while Yellow and the others were flying on a Jigglypuff and Green used her special goggles to see through her Horsea's Smokescreen. One of them battled against Green and Sabrina.
Slowking is another of Lorelei's non-Ice types. She used it to bail herself out along with Red, Blue, Bill and their Pokémon by using Dig. Although it was first seen in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, its existence was alluded as early as the Yellow chapter, when Lorelei mentions that had a Shellder bitten a Slowpoke in the head, it would have made the Slowpoke much more formidable.
Lorelei debuts in To the Pokémon League!! as the first Elite Four member who is challenged by Red. She is first seen welcoming Red to the Pokémon League, disguising herself as a teacher. She takes Red to her school and introduces him to her Pokémon. In the school, she gives him and his Pokémon some math assignments and shows them to some plants. After Pikachu managed to get a perfect score on a math assignment, she shows them to the plants and tricks Clefairy by holding a giant magnifying glass by the sun and using the rays to burn Clefairy, with Slowbro shooting water to cool him off. Then, Lorelei decides to serve everyone food. She pulled another trick on Clefairy by hiding her Cloyster in Clefairy's bowl, making him accidentally eat Cloyster. During the physical education class where the Pokémon had to jump over a beam, her Jynx managed to perform it very well and switched the bouncer to make it where Clefairy landed on it. This is where Lorelei revealed herself to be the first member of the Elite Four.
Lorelei had her Pokémon attack Clefairy and Pikachu. However, her Jynx ran off after she failed to immobilize Clefairy and her Lapras and Dewgong were zapped by Pikachu. After the battle, Lorelei and Red shook hands, congratulating Red for a job well done.
Slowbro was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and her Pokémon to her school. When Clefairy was on fire from the sun rays coming from the giant magnifying glass, it shot water at Clefairy, cooling him off. After revealing herself, she wanted her Slowbro to attack Pikachu and Clefairy but stood there, much to her ire.
Dewgong was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and her Pokémon to her school. During a trick played on Clefairy, it participated in holding up a giant magnifying glass to the sun to burn Clefairy. During the battle when Lorelei revealed herself, Dewgong managed to freeze Clefairy but was beaten by Pikachu.
Jynx was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and his Pokémon to her school. It held out Cloyster and smacked Clefairy with it. She was one of the Pokémon responsible for holding up a magnifying glass at the sun, which burnt Clefairy. In the physical education class, Jynx jumped on a bouncer and managed to jump over a beam. When it was Clefairy's turn, she switched bouncers in order for Clefairy to land on it. During the battle when Lorelei removed her disguise, she gave a kiss to Clefairy but Clefairy did not succumb to the effects of her kiss, which resulted her in running off.
Lapras was first seen along with Lorelei's other Pokémon when she welcomed Red and his Pokémon to her school. It helped Jynx up when she wanted to hold up a magnifying glass at the sun. During the battle after Lorelei removed her disguise, it was taken out by Pikachu's electricity.