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シャクヤ Shakuya
Peonia SwSh.png
Model from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Peony (father)
Rose (uncle)[1]
Penny (sister)[a]
Unnamed mother
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Anime series Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Debut The Gathering of Stars
English voice actor Heather Gonzalez
Japanese voice actor N/A
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut PASS32

Peonia (Japanese: シャクヤ Shakuya), commonly referred to as Nia (Japanese: シャクちゃん Shaku-chan) by her father Peony, is a character in The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the core series games

Peonia first met in front of the Crown Tundra Station, arguing with Peony. Spotting the player, she asks them to battle her father. Regardless whether the player wins of loses, Peonia escapes to the Max Lair during the battle. Once the player has completed their first Dynamax Adventure, Peonia appears before them and asks for them to take her place in her father's adventures around the Crown Tundra.

Once the player has completed all of Peony's adventures, Peonia appears in Freezington, ready for an adventure with her father. Peony hastily promises to invent some new legends to explore, which ends up offending Peonia and causes her to return to the Max Lair.

Peonia is mostly found at the Max Lair entrance, where she can be talked to. Sometimes, she will gift the player with clothing items or offer to teach them a path to a special Pokémon in the Max Lair in exchange for some Dynite Ore.


Max Raid Battle partner

Peonia can occasionally appear as a partner to assist the player in Max Raid Battles in the Crown Tundra. If encountered in Dynamax Adventures, she will use a rental Pokémon.


League Cards

A young Peonia in Peony's rare League Card in Sword and Shield


Main article: Peonia/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Peonia appeared in The Gathering of Stars where she was seen walking off in a train headed for the Crown Tundra, asking her father Peony to stop chasing after her.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Peonia debuted in PASS32. She traveled to the Crown Tundra hoping to try out Dynamax Adventures, only for her overbearing father Peony to demand they participate in a father-daughter tour of the area. While on a train, Peonia encountered Hop, Bede, and Marnie, whom she asked keep her hidden. They agreed, but upon noticing Peony's resemblance to Rose, Bede's dedication to the chairman led him to exposing Peonia. Later, Peony agreed to a battle with Marnie with Peonia's freedom on the line. Marnie eventually won, allowing Peonia to leave and challenge the Max Lair.

In PASS38, Peonia returned and agreed to join Peony, Bede, and Henry on the adven-tours, much to her father's delight. Later that night, a horrified Peonia found her father's body suddenly floating in the air. Bede explained that Peony was possessed by Calyrex, the King of Bountiful Harvests, so that it could communicate with humans. Peonia, Henry, and Bede agreed to help restore Calyrex to its former glory in order to obtain the missing Rusted Sword. Together, the group tried reuniting Calyrex with its former loyal steed, Spectrier. With the Black Mane Hair collected from Spectrier and the Radiant Petal Calyrex made, Henry forged the Reins of Unity.

In PASS40, Peonia and the others lured Spectrier to the Crown Shrine, but they were interrupted by a Gigantamaxed Corviknight and Butterfree. Realizing the Darkest Day had restarted, Peonia, Bede, Henry, and Peony fought off the rampaging giants. With the reins, Calyrex reforged its bond with Spectrier and changed into its Shadow Rider form, allowing it to find and retrieve the Rusted Sword. Later, Peonia and Calyrex said their farewells to Henry and Bede as they returned to the Galar mainland.


Tyrantrum is Peonia's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle a wild Gigantamax Corviknight and Butterfree at the Crown Shrine.

None of Tyrantrum's moves are known.

Debut PASS40

In the TCG

Full Art print of Peonia
Main article: Peonia (Chilling Reign 149)

Peonia was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Jet-Black Spirit expansion before debuting in English in the Chilling Reign expansion, with artwork by kirisAki. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to exchange three of their Prize cards for cards in their hand.


  • Peonia's model is the same as a Lass, but with a different color scheme and head.
  • Peonia's earrings resemble a female Pikachu's tail.
  • Despite only appearing as a Max Raid Battle partner, Peonia has battle introduction animations within The Crown Tundra's data.[7]


Language Name Origin
Japanese シャクヤ Shakuya From 芍薬 shakuyaku (Chinese peony)
English Peonia From Paeonia (peony genus)
German Mila From Milchweiße Pfingstrose (Chinese peony)
Spanish Ariette Possibly from Paeonia arietina
French Pivonia From pivoine (peony) and the genus Paeonia
Italian Nia From the genus Paeonia
Korean 니아 Nia From the genus Paeonia
Chinese (Mandarin) 夏科婭 / 夏科娅 Xiàkēyà Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 夏科婭 Hahfō'a
Brazilian Portuguese Peônia From the genus Paeonia


  1. Penny is implied to be the daughter of Peony, as, along with her home region being Galar,[2] she uses Peony's specific phrases "Adven-tour"[3] and "ultra-mega-"[4] during[5] and after a conversation with her father.[6]


  1. Peony's rare League Card: Though this is seldom addressed publicly, Peony is, in fact, Rose's younger brother. [...] (Pokémon Sword and Shield - The Crown Tundra)
  2. Harrington: "[...] Then, I assigned 18 months of overseas study to the student who took responsibility for the team. [...] I wanted this student to take some time to rest, so I had them return home to the Galar region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  3. Peony: "[...] go ahead and get crackin' on the grand Peony Adven-tour [...]" (Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra)
  4. Peony: "[...] get ready to be ultra-mega-embarrassed [...]" (Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra)
  5. Penny: "[...] Ughhh, no, it's not gonna be an "Adven-tour"—no one says that! Honestly. I'm hanging up now!" (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero epilogue - Mochi Mayhem)
  6. Arven: "Did you get your old man's OK to go?" / Penny: " the end. But I had to put up with his ultra-mega-annoying dad talk to do it." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero epilogue - Mochi Mayhem)
  7. @mattyoukhana_ on Twitter

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