シキミ Shikimi
Black White Shauntal.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Purple
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Masters EX
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Ghost types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Kira Buckland[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yuka Nukui[2] (Masters EX)

Shauntal (Japanese: シキミ Shikimi) is a Ghost-type Trainer and member of the Unova Elite Four.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Black and White, Shauntal appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Unova. She is known to write books. She also visits Cynthia in Undella Town during the spring and summer, as do other female Gym Leaders and Elite Four members.


Pokémon Black and White

First battle (pre-National Pokédex)

Rematch (post-National Pokédex)

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)

First battle (Challenge Mode)

Rematch (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)

Rematch (Challenge Mode)

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Shauntal (Masters)

Shauntal forms a sync pair with Chandelure in Pokémon Masters EX. Shauntal became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Shauntal has also made notable appearances in the game's Main Stories, the PML Arc, and the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#046   Shauntal #0609   Chandelure
  ★★★★☆☆EX Sync Pair Scout



Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
VS sprite from
Generation V


Main article: Shauntal/Quotes

In the anime


Shauntal briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Shauntal in Pokémon Adventures

Shauntal is first seen as a stowaway on the Battle Subway in A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway. There, she meets White and explains to her that she is there to find inspiration for a new story. They are soon caught up in a battle between the Legendary Pokémon Thundurus and Tornadus. Shauntal reveals to White that she has been searching for them so she can find the inspiration she wanted. Shauntal uses her Jellicent to provoke the two Pokémon into fighting even further, much to White's shock. Despite her attempts to provoke them, the two Pokémon are calmed down and taken away by Landorus. The two then go to board the train, but Shauntal seems worried because she saw someone throw Poké Balls at the three Pokémon just as they were leaving.

When the Pokémon League begins, she and Grimsley travel via Shauntal's Golurk to meet up with their fellow Elite Four members. Although worried about Alder's recent defeat at the hands of N, Shauntal expresses glee at the idea of the battle against Team Plasma being a good idea for her next novel. The four then watch as spectators for the tournament before their battles can begin. Although the tournament is won by Black, the event is interrupted by Team Plasma, who attacks the stadium by surrounding it with N's Castle. Shauntal uses her Golurk to try and confront N at the top of the castle, but they are attacked by Hood Man, who uses Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus against them to try and figure out how to activate the three Pokémon's Therian Formes. After gaining sufficient information, Hood Man escaped, taking the Pokémon with him.


Jellicent is Shauntal's first known Pokémon. She was used to provoke Thundurus and Tornadus into fighting each other.

Jellicent's known moves are Energy Ball and Shadow Ball.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway
Golurk is Shauntal's second known Pokémon. Shauntal used it to take her and Grimsley to the Pokémon League. Later, it was used to take the Elite Four to the top of N's Castle, but Hood Man attacked them with Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. Together with the other Elite Four's Pokémon, it faced the three Legendary Pokémon.

Golurk's only known move is Heavy Slam, and its Ability is Iron Fist.

Debut Dream a Little Dream
Chandelure is Shauntal's third known Pokémon. It was first used to combat the Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus used by Hood Man.

None of Chandelure's moves are known.

Debut Homecoming

Pocket Monsters BW

Shauntal in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Shauntal appears in volume 3 of Pocket Monsters BW.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Shauntal appears in one panel in A Very Important Thing, alongside the other Elite Four members defeated by N's Zekrom at the destroyed Pokémon League.

In the TCG

Ultra rare print of Shauntal
Main article: Shauntal (Paradox Rift 174)

Shauntal was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Raging Surf subset and the English Paradox Rift expansion, with artwork by yuu. A Full Art ultra rare version with artwork by En Morikura was released in the same sets. It allows players to flip a coin and, if they flip heads, switch in one of their opponent's Benched Pokémon to the Active Spot; or, switch their own Active Pokémon with one of their Benched Pokémon if they flip tails.


  • According to an interview with Yusuke Ohmura in Nintendo Dream, Shauntal's theme is based on black cats. She is referred to as being seen as a catgirl and the ribbon around her neck is shaped like a cat's head (the brooch being the nose).[3]
  • Shauntal is the only member of the Unova Elite Four who does not share a specialty type with that of an Indigo Plateau Elite Four member from Generations II and IV. Instead, she shares her specialty type with an Indigo Plateau Elite Four member from Generations I and III: Agatha.
  • Shauntal is left-handed.
  • Shauntal is the only member of the Unova Elite Four who changes a Pokémon in her initial team between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, swapping out her Jellicent for a Drifblim. This coincides with the introduction of Marlon, whose highest-leveled Pokémon is Jellicent.
  • Shauntal shares her Japanese name with that of the anime-exclusive town "Cremini Town", which is also called "Shikimi".


Language Name Origin
Japanese シキミ Shikimi From 樒 shikimi (Japanese star anise, a plant often used to decorate Buddhist graves), 死 shi (death), and 鬼 ki (ghost)
English, Indonesian Shauntal From haunt
German Anissa From Illicium anisatum
Spanish Anís From Illicium anisatum
French Anis From Illicium anisatum
Italian Antemia From Chrysanthemum (a flower often used to decorate Italian graves and associated with death) and possibly anathema
Korean 망초 Mangcho From 망초 (莽草) mangcho (star anise) and 사망 (死亡) samang (death) or 망령 (亡靈) mangnyeong (ghost)
Chinese (Mandarin) 婉龍 / 婉龙 Wǎnlóng From 碗龍樹 / 碗龙树 wǎnlóngshù / wúnlùhngsyuh (Japanese star anise)
Chinese (Cantonese) 婉龍 Yúnlùhng
Thai ชิกิมิ Chikimi Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Shikimi Transcription of her Japanese name


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