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Malva
パキラ Pachira
XY Malva.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Orange
Hair color Pink
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Elite Four
Pokémon Trainer
Duchess*
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire*
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Kalos)
Specializes in Fire types
Member of Team Flare*
Rank Unknown
Game animation debut The Beauty Eternal
English voice actor Kira Buckland (Generations)
Japanese voice actor Marina Inoue (Generations)
Anime debut Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!
English voice actor Samara Naeymi
Japanese voice actor Akeno Watanabe

Malva (Japanese: パキラ Pachira) is a Fire-type Trainer and member of the Kalos Elite Four. In addition, she was also a member of Team Flare prior to the organization's disbandment.

Contents

In the games

In Pokémon X and Y, Malva appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Kalos. She is also a news reporter and a self-proclaimed star of the Holo Caster. In addition to this, she is a member of Team Flare and expresses animosity towards the player for the team's defeat. Although her rank in Team Flare is unknown (she never battled the player as a member of Team Flare), she does know classified information.

She also appears in the Lumiose City Looker sidequests, in which she and Looker help the player stop Xerosic's plans.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon League


Battle Chateau


Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge


Hotel Richissime


Artwork

Malva XY anime.png
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: XY

Sprites

VSMalva.png XY Malva Icon.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y

Quotes

Main article: Malva/Quotes

In the anime

In the main series

Malva in the anime

Malva debuted in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, reporting that Professor Sycamore and his assistants were going to the Anistar City Sundial to investigate its connection to Mega Evolution.

Malva physically debuted in Mega Evolution Special IV. While Alain was about to begin his challenge with ten Mega Evolution Trainers, Malva questioned Lysandre on whether Alain would win with Lysandre responding that they should see. Malva then observed Alain during his battles with the Trainers Lysandre recruited and his interaction with Mairin.

After Alain defeated nine Trainers, Malva entered the field as the final Trainer that Alain had to face. Alain immediately recognized her as a member of the Elite Four while Malva had heard about Alain's loss to Siebold, another Elite Four member, earlier on. Both of the Trainers began their battle, pitting Charizard against her Houndoom. Although Malva put up a good fight, Alain finally emerged victorious with his Charizard's Blast Burn.

Malva made her main series debut in A League of His Own!, where she was shown broadcasting from the Lumiose Conference, with Team Rocket, who were in disguise and working for her as her camera, sound, and lighting assistants for the broadcasts. Then after Ash caught her eye, she went to interview him. She reappeared in Valuable Experience for All!, where she continued to report on what had recently happened and was happening in the Conference.

In Analysis Versus Passion! and A Riveting Rivalry!, Malva was seen watching Ash and Sawyer's battle.

Malva and Alain

In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, Malva interrupted Alain, who was training for his upcoming battle against Ash in the final battle of the Conference, and had a conversation with him. After the conversation, she walked away and scolded Team Rocket. She was later seen with Team Rocket, watching Ash and Alain walking towards each of their respective sides of the battlefield for the aforementioned battle.

In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, Malva watched the beginning of Ash and Alain's battle in the final round of the Lumiose Conference. In Down to the Fiery Finish!, she watched the end of the battle.

In A Towering Takeover!, during Lumiose City's destruction, Malva walked away from Team Rocket, leaving them to film what was going on in the city by themselves.

In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Malva turned against Lysandre, admitting that while she was not satisfied with the world as it was now, watching Alain and Ash inspired her and convinced her that as long as they, the adults, were able to teach the younger generation to lend a helping hand, the future is therefore worth fighting for. Lysandre merely rebuffed her and told her that if it was her decision, she should perish along with Ash and Alain. Later on, Malva was visibly impressed by Ash when he lectured Lysandre on why the current world is worth fighting for.

In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, after helping in the massive battle against the Giant Rock, Malva promised Steven Stone that she would deal with the remaining Team Flare members and then turn herself in.

Malva reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Character

Malva was shown to have a close relationship with Lysandre. However, after witnessing how much Ash and Alain wanted to protect everyone from Lysandre's plan, her relationship with him ended and she decided to join them in their battle against him.

Pokémon

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

Malva's Houndoom

Malva's Mega Houndoom
Houndoom ↔ Mega Houndoom
Houndoom was used by Malva in her battle against Alain and his Mega Charizard X. Mega Houndoom put up a good fight, but ended up being defeated by the Flame Pokémon's Blast Burn.

She reappeared Mega Evolved alongside its Trainer in The Right Hero for the Right Job!.

She appeared again in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where she helped to destroy the Giant Rock.

She appeared again in Till We Compete Again!, during a flashback.

Houndoom's known moves are Flamethrower, Smog, Crunch, and Dark Pulse, and her Ability is Flash Fire.

Debut Mega Evolution Special IV
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 渡辺明乃 Akeno Watanabe
English Samara Naeymi
Finnish Unknown voice actress (XY092)
Amy Burgess (XY125-present)
Indonesian Ika Zidane
Polish Lidia Sadowa
Brazilian Portuguese Silvia Goiabeira
Spanish Latin America Unknown voice actress (XY092)
Angélica Villa (XY125-present)
Spain Amalia Cantarero
Thai ธันยนันท์ พิพัฒน์ไชยศิริ Thanyanan Piphatchaisiri
Vietnamese Võ Ngọc Quyên

In Pokémon Generations

Malva appeared in The Beauty Eternal, where she was seen on a billboard reporting that Lysandre Labs had decided to increase production of the Holo Caster due to its success among Kalosians and the resulting stock shortage.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 井上麻里奈 Marina Inoue
English Kira Buckland
European Spanish Clara Schwarze

In the GOTCHA! music video

Malva briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Malva in Pokémon Adventures

Malva debuts in the X & Y chapter as a newscaster reporting the events of what happened in Vaniville Town. Instead of mentioning the chaos caused by Xerneas and Yveltal, she reports the destruction was caused by a large explosion. Another broadcast is later seen by Alexa, who wonders why the media is ignoring the Legendary Pokémon. Malva first appears in person talking to a colleague of hers. She notes that after a recent movie debut, Diantha has decided to go on hiatus. As she had not done this in a while, Malva finds Diantha's behavior suspicious and decides to investigate Diantha to find out why she decided to do so.

Afterward, Malva returns to the Team Flare Secret HQ to resume her duties as a member of Team Flare. After chastising a Grunt for losing a clipboard containing information about the various Mega Stones located in Kalos, Malva digs in a container filled with the Poké Balls of Pokémon that were gathered after the Vaniville Town incident. Upon finding a box containing a Pokédex and a Fennekin she decides to keep the Fennekin for herself, but crushes the Pokédex under her heel. She then forces Aliana to return the Pyroar she had been borrowing from her, much to Aliana's frustration. Afterward, Malva borrows Celosia's Aegislash and uses it to control several Sky Trainers to attack X and his friends. Although Aegislash is defeated, Malva praises Aegislash's ability to control a large number of people due to Celosia's training. Celosia worries that they need to obtain X's Mega Ring so that Lysandre can use its Key Stone to Mega Evolve his Gyarados, but Malva points out that several other Mega Evolution Successors are currently on the run. Malva then decides to chase after the other Successors to obtain one of their Key Stones.

During Team Flare's operation to move the tree form of Xerneas to Team Flare's base, Malva watches the operation alongside Celosia and Essentia. They use the kidnapped residents of Vaniville Town as forced labor via mind control from Celosia's Aegislash. When X and his friends arrive, they attack Team Flare to rescue their neighbors and family members. X and Y are easily defeated and captured, allowing Celosia to try and finish them off. Just as she attacks X, Gurkinn, Korrina, and Diantha come to the rescue with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Malva immediately reveals herself and takes on Diantha alone while trapping her inside a Magic Room. Now isolated from the outside world, Malva reveals to Diantha her true nature as a member of Team Flare and begins attacking the Champion. Malva explains to Diantha that she is simply stalling for time while Team Flare manages to move Xerneas to their base. Although Y and Shauna attempt to break the barrier from the outside, their attempts fail and eventually the Magic Room sinks into the ground.

The victor of the battle is unknown, but Malva returns to the base after Xerneas has been successfully moved. She fashions the Key Stone Celosia stole from Korrina into a Mega Ring for Lysandre to wear as he prepares to begin absorbing Xerneas's energy to power the ultimate weapon. Later, X and his friend infiltrated the Team Flare Secret HQ in order to stop the ultimate weapon from being unleashed. Although he was unable to stop the weapon from being activated, X's battle against Lysandre caused Xerneas to awaken from its slumber. Xerneas allied itself with X and his friends and helped them escape back to the surface.

Xerneas later joined Y's team and teamed up with her to destroy the ultimate weapon, but was stopped by Malva, who appeared riding on top of Yveltal. Malva reveals that when Xerneas was still dormant, Yveltal slept underneath it in its cocoon form. When Malva went underground during her battle with Diantha, she found the sleeping Yveltal and obtained it. Malva attempted to have Yveltal attack the heroes, but Xerosic stops her by revealing that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire. Although Team Flare blamed the ultimate weapon's blast on X's friends and the Gym Leaders, their efforts did not fool every person in the region. To lay low from the public view, Team Flare relocated to the Pokémon Village.

After X and his friends learn where Team Flare went into hiding, they travel to the village to stop the villains for good. On the way, Xerosic attacks X and his friends with a trap. Diantha manages to escape from the trap and goes ahead to the village while the others deal with Xerosic. Before she can get there, Diantha is intercepted by Malva, who proceeds to attack Diantha. Diantha blocks Malva's attack, only to find that Malva managed to snatch her Mega Charm away. Malva then takes to the skies, forcing Diantha to follow after her with her Gardevoir.

The chase takes them to the skies above the Pokémon Village. When Y sees the two fighting, she helps Diantha by having Fletchy burn Malva's hand to force her to drop the Mega Charm. Although Y attempts to assist with battling Malva, Diantha refuses her offer and chooses to battle against Malva alone. After some time, Malva witnesses Lysandre as he is being defeated. This distraction allows Diantha's Gardevoir to get a hit on Talonflame, which causes it to drop Malva. Diantha attempts to help Malva by reaching out with her hand, only for Malva to reject the offer by slapping her hand away. Malva reaches out to Lysandre as he falls to the ground after Zygarde disappears, causing both to land onto the sharp rubble below. As he lays in a pool of blood, Lysandre weakly asks the unconscious Malva why the ultimate weapon has not been fired yet. Afterward, the remaining Elite Four members and Diantha carry Malva's unconscious body away.

Pokémon

On hand
Malva's Pyroar
Pyroar
Pyroar is Malva's first known Pokémon. It was first seen being borrowed by Aliana to attack Vaniville Town so that they could obtain X's Mega Ring. When Malva returned to active duty as a Team Flare member, she took Pyroar back with her.

None of Pyroar's moves are known.

Debut PS550
Malva's Talonflame
Talonflame
Talonflame is Malva's fourth known Pokémon. It was first used to attack Diantha in order to prevent her from getting to the Pokémon Village.

Talonflame's known moves are Razor Wind and Acrobatics.

Debut Yveltal Steals
Lost
Malva's Delphox
Fennekin → Braixen → Delphox
Main article: Malva's Delphox

This Delphox, as a Fennekin, was given to Trevor from Professor Sycamore to give to X. She was separated from Trevor after the destruction of Vaniville Town and later found by Team Flare alongside other collected Pokémon. After returning to active duty as a member of Team Flare, Malva found Fennekin and the Pokédex inside a box with the other Pokémon. She decided to take Fennekin for herself, but the Pokédex fell under her foot and was crushed. Sometime later, Fennekin evolved into a Braixen. She was used to battle against Diantha when she and her allies came to stop Team Flare from obtaining Xerneas and attacking X. Malva used Braixen's Magic Room to trap Diantha, but noted that its effect does not work on Mega Stones.

After Team Flare was defeated, Clemont gave Trevor a Poké Ball containing the unconscious Delphox inside. Clemont revealed that after Team Flare's defeat, Shauna's Furfrou protected the unconscious Delphox, which clued Clemont into realizing that Delphox must have been related to X's group somehow. Trevor then decided to have Delphox join his group of friends.

Debut PS549
Malva's Yveltal

Malva's Yveltal
Yveltal
Yveltal is Malva's third known Pokémon. It first appeared in Vaniville Town, where it battled Xerneas, causing destruction to the town. Afterward, the two left and reverted to their dormant forms in Route 8. While Team Flare found Xerneas and managed to take it to their secret HQ to power the ultimate weapon, Malva went underground where Yveltal was sleeping and managed to obtain it. Malva revealed her capture of Yveltal at Geosenge Town, where she used it to battle Y's newly-obtained Xerneas. The battle was interrupted by Xerosic, who pointed out that the battle would never end due to Yveltal and Xerneas being evenly matched. Later, it ended up turning back into its cocoon form alongside Y's Xerxer, who turned into its tree form.

Yveltal's known moves are Oblivion Wing and Phantom Force.

Debut PS549
Borrowed
Celosia's Aegislash
Aegislash
On Route 9, Malva borrowed Celosia's Aegislash to use its mind controlling ability to manipulate a group of Sky Trainers to attack X and his friends. It was defeated by X's Élec after it Mega Evolved into Mega Manectric.

Aegislash's known moves are Slash and King's Shield, and its Ability is Stance Change.

Debut PS554

Trivia

  • Malva is the only member of the Elite Four to be a member of a villainous team in the games and anime.
  • Malva is the only Trainer to battle with the Elite Four theme in all her battles, including outside both the Pokémon League and Battle Chateau.
  • Malva is the only member of the Elite Four in the anime to have lost on-screen against a Trainer that is neither another Elite Four member or a Champion.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese パキラ Pachira From the genus Pachira
English, French,
Italian, Spanish
Malva From the genus Malva, lava, and mal (evil), relating to her status as a Team Flare member.
German Pachira Same as her Japanese name
Korean 파키라 Pachira From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 帕琦拉 Pàqílā Transliteration of her Japanese name


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