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ルリナ Rurina
Sword Shield Nessa.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Leader of Unknown Gym
Badge Unknown Badge
Specializes in Water types

Nessa (Japanese: ルリナ Rurina) is a Gym Leader of Galar. She specializes in Water-type Pokémon.


In the games


Drednaw (Dynamax)

  • Nessa is shown to have two other Pokémon in promotional material.


  • The number "049" on Nessa's shorts can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 泳ぐ oyogu, meaning "to swim".


Language Name Origin
Japanese ルリナ Rurina From 瑠璃苦菜 ruri-nigana (cupid's dart)
English Nessa From Loch Ness
German Kate From Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart)
French Donna From cupidone bleue (cupid's dart)
Italian Azzurra From cupidone azzurro (cupid's dart)
Spanish Cathy From Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart)
Korean 야청 Yacheong From 야청 yacheong (dark blue)
Chinese (Mandarin) 露璃娜 Lùlínà Transliteration of her Japanese name. Contains 露 (dew) and 璃 from 玻璃菊 bōlijú (cupid's dart).
Chinese (Cantonese) 露璃娜 Louhlèihnàh Transliteration of her Japanese name. Contains 露 louh (dew) and 璃 lèih from 玻璃菊 bōlēigūk (cupid's dart).
Russian Несса Nessa Transcription of her English name

Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Unknown Gym Unknown Badge
Sword Shield Milo.png
Unknown Gym Unknown Badge
Sword Shield Nessa.png
Unknown Gym Unknown Badge
Sword Shield Bea.png Sword Shield Allister.png
Bea Allister

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