Melody (M02)

フルーラ Fleura
Gender Female
Hometown Shamouti Island
Region Orange Islands
Relatives Carol (sister)
Anime debut The Power of One
English voice actor Amy Birnbaum
Japanese voice actor Akiko Hiramatsu

Melody (Japanese: フルーラ Fleura) is a major character who appeared in The Power of One. She is Carol's younger sister and a resident of Shamouti Island in the Orange Archipelago.


Melody in her casual clothes

Melody met Ash, Misty, Tracey and Maren at the docks of Shamouti Island, dressed in casual clothes. It was her turn to lead the annual Legend Festival as the Festival Maiden, since her older sister Carol was too old. Melody was not too thrilled to do it, but upon observing Ash and learning he was a Pokémon Trainer, she instantly changed her mind and accepted her role, welcoming Ash with a "traditional welcome kiss", touching a nerve of Misty's. During the festival dinner, Melody later informed Ash of his goal to retrieve three glass balls from the surrounding islands and bring them to the island's shrine.

Melody escorted Misty, and Tracey on her boat to find Ash when a storm hit the island. They located Ash on Fire Island with Team Rocket, after which they all witnessed the arrival of Zapdos and its conversation with Pikachu. Just then, they were kidnapped by Lawrence III's airship. After Lawrence III explained his intent to collect all of the legendary birds and Lugia, Melody began to suspect the legend of the island might be true. This was confirmed later on when Lugia appeared to stop the legendary birds as they fought against one another. Ash set out using the remains of Melody's destroyed boat to gain the final treasure ball from Ice Island. However, when Lugia and Ash disappear into the sea, Melody allowed Misty to go out and find Ash. In the process, the two formed a friendship, as Melody had previously joked repeatedly about Misty and Ash being a couple. Melody and the island shrine's guardian, Slowking, awaited Ash's return. When he did return and inserted the final treasure into the shrine, Melody stepped up and started playing a tune resembling Lugia's song on her ocarina, the main role of the Festival Maiden. This stopped the storms, calmed the seas, and rejuvenated the fallen legendary birds, including Lugia.

Melody briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.


Melody first appeared as a disgruntled and rebellious girl who felt constrained by her isolated life on Shamouti Island. Because of this, her relationship with her older sister Carol had become strained. However, meeting Ash gave her the perfect opportunity to escape and test herself. The Shamouti Island crisis eventually led her to develop a newfound love and respect for her home island's traditions.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 平松晶子 Akiko Hiramatsu
English Amy Birnbaum
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Dutch Isa Hoes
Finnish Outi Alanen
German Shandra Schadt
Hebrew דון לני-גבאי Dawn Lanny-Gabay
Hungarian Eva Dogei
Italian Federica Valenti
Norwegian Jannike Kruse
Polish Joanna Jabłczyńska
Portuguese Brazil Christiane Monteiro
Portugal Sandra de Castro
Spanish Latin America Gaby Ugarte
Spain Carmen Cervantes
Swedish Pernilla Wahlgren


In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean 플루라 Fleura Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 芙蘆拉 / 芙芦拉 Fúlúlā Transliteration of her Japanese name
Thai ฮารุร่า Harura Transliteration of her Japanese name

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Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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