ピカーラ Pikala
Gender Female
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Orange
Hometown Pikachu Valley
Region Alola
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut A Plethora of Pikachu!
English voice actor Emily Cramer
Japanese voice actor Saki Fujita

Pikala (Japanese: ピカーラ Pikala) is a recurring character who first appeared in A Plethora of Pikachu!. She is a Pokémon Trainer who lives in Pikachu Valley with all of her Pikachu.


Pikala debuted in A Plethora of Pikachu!, where she met Ash, Kiawe, and Mimo when they visited Pikachu Valley. To give her visitors the full experience, she gave them each Pikachu-themed ears and tails to wear as well as giving them their own "Pika-speak" names, Pikash (Japanese: サトピ Satopi), Pikawe (Japanese: カピ Kapi), and Pikamo (Japanese: ホピ Hopi), respectively. Later, when Team Rocket attempted to steal all of the Pikachu, Pikala, with the help of her Shiny Pikachu, nicknamed the Boss, sent the trio blasting off using Catastropika.

She reappeared during a flashback in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, where she had her Pikanium Z stolen by a Pheromosa.

In Battle Royal 151!, Pikala entered the Manalo Conference with another one of her Pikachu, named Bolt (Japanese: ボルト Bolt). However, it was defeated by Jessie's Mimikyu during the Battle Royal preliminary round, thus eliminating Pikala from the tournament.


Pikala is an eccentric fan of Pikachu. She even dresses up in a Pikachu outfit and puts "Pika" into all of her sentences, referring to this manner of speech as "Pika-speak". She also has the ability to know which region a Pikachu comes from by touching their fur.


At Pikachu Valley

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Pikachu (multiple)
All of the Pikachu living in Pikachu Valley belong to Pikala. Each individual Pikachu has their own nickname, such as Red Cheeks (Japanese: アカホッペ Akahoppe) and Pretender (Japanese: カッコ Kakko).

When the Pikachu first encountered Ash's Pikachu, they were initially cautious of him, as he was from Kanto. However, they soon warmed up to him and shared their electricity with him. They later got caught by Team Rocket, but were saved by the Boss's Catastropika.

None of the Pikachu's moves are known.

Debut A Plethora of Pikachu!
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
Chika Fujimura
Kei Shindō
Hitomi Kikuchi
This Pikachu, known as Curly (Japanese: クリン Kurin), is one of Pikala's Pokémon. According to Pikala, Curly received her nickname due to her curly bangs. In Japanese, it is instead because her hair resembles chestnuts.

Curly was the first of Pikala's Pikachu to approach Ash's Pikachu and act friendly with him, much to the Boss's dismay. She and the other Pikachu were later caught by Team Rocket, but were saved by the Boss's Catastropika.

None of Curly's moves are known.

Debut A Plethora of Pikachu!
Voice actors
Japanese Nicole Fujita
English Emily Cramer
This Shiny Pikachu, known as the Boss (Japanese: バンチョー Banchō), is one of Pikala's Pokémon. He is highly regarded amongst the other Pikachu in Pikachu Valley and appears to be Pikala's main battling Pokémon.

In A Plethora of Pikachu!, upon seeing Curly act friendly with Ash's Pikachu, the Boss became jealous and fired bolts of electricity at Pikachu. The two Pikachu then engaged in a battle, which the Boss lost, causing him gain respect for Pikachu. Afterwards, the valley was attacked by Team Rocket, who caught all other Pikachu. However, the Boss was able to sent the trio blasting off using his Z-Move, Catastropika.

He reappeared in a flashback in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep! as a Pheromosa stole Pikala's Pikanium Z.

The Boss's known moves are Thunderbolt and Volt Tackle.
The Boss can also perform the Z-Move Catastropika.

Debut A Plethora of Pikachu!
Voice actors
Japanese Akio Suyama
English Pete Zarustica
This Pikachu, known as Bolt (Japanese: ボルト Bolt), is one of Pikala's Pokémon. He first appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where he was used in the Manalo Conference. He interrupted a battle between a Trainer's Magikarp and another Trainer's Pyukumuku, attacking Magikarp and knocking it out. Soon after, Bolt was defeated with a single Shadow Ball from Jessie's Mimikyu.

Bolt's only known move is Electro Ball.

Debut Battle Royal 151!


Pokémon League

Pikala has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 藤田咲 Saki Fujita
English Emily Cramer
European French Aaricia Dubois
Italian Giulia Bersani
Polish Julia Kunikowska
Brazilian Portuguese Pamella Rodrigues
Latin American Spanish Erika Ugalde



Language Name Origin
Japanese ピカーラ Pikala From ピカチュウ Pikachu
English, European French, Spanish Pikala Same as her Japanese name
Italian Pikanna From Pikachu
Brazilian Portuguese Alachu From Pikachu

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