イズミ Izumi
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Shelly.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by Hitoshi Ariga[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Red*, Blue*
Hair color Red*, Black and blue*
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Aqua Admin
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
Member of Team Aqua
Rank Admin
Game animation debut The Cavern
English voice actor Cristina Vee (Generations)
Dani Chambers[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Takako Honda (Generations)
Michiko Neya (Masters EX)
Anime debut A Three Team Scheme
English voice actor Bella Hudson
Japanese voice actor Shōko Tsuda

Shelly (Japanese: イズミ Izumi) is one of the Admins of Team Aqua.

In the core series games

Shelly plays a key role in the main story in Pokémon Sapphire and its remake Pokémon Alpha Sapphire as an Admin of Team Aqua. Her appearances in the corresponding games Ruby and Omega Ruby are limited to minor appearances, as Team Magma serves as the main villains of these games.

In Sapphire, Shelly is first encountered at the Weather Institute, attempting to steal a Castform. She is later seen alongside Archie at Slateport City when Team Aqua steals the Submarine Explorer 1. In the Seafloor Cavern, she must be battled before the player can reach Archie. In Ruby, Courtney fulfills the same role.

In Pokémon Emerald, despite both villainous teams serving as main antagonists of the story, Shelly's role is very similar to the one she plays in Sapphire, encountering the player at the Weather Institute and Seafloor Cavern.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Shelly is redesigned and given a backstory. It is revealed that she used to work for Devon Corporation, which helped Team Aqua gain access to their research. She is considered to be the brains of Team Aqua. Her intelligence as well as her blunt personality and dynamism has won her many fans among Team Aqua members.[3]

In Alpha Sapphire, Shelly is more involved in the plot than in Sapphire. She is first encountered at Meteor Falls, stealing the Meteorite from Professor Cozmo and confronting the player and Brendan/May in a Multi Battle before escaping. She is later battled on Mt. Chimney before the player can reach Archie. She appears again at the Weather Institute, where she examines records of Primal Kyogre's past activities and discovers that the extreme weather patterns it creates are not what Archie desires. At Seafloor Cavern, she tries to convince Archie not to awaken Kyogre but is unsuccessful. Afterwards, she follows Archie to Sootopolis City.

In the Delta Episode, Shelly is encountered at the Team Aqua Hideout when Zinnia defeats Archie and takes his Key Stone. Shelly then gives Archie's Sharpedonite to the player upon Archie's instructions, as he no longer has a Key Stone to Mega Evolve.

In Omega Ruby's postgame, she is encountered briefly at the Battle Resort alongside Archie and Matt, while her main story role is fulfilled by Magma Admin Tabitha.


Pokémon Sapphire

First battle

Second battle

Pokémon Emerald

First battle

Second battle (optional)

This battle can be a Multi Battle with a Team Aqua Grunt.

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Shelly appears as an NPC in Pokémon Masters EX and first appears in the story event Masters of Land and Sea. She makes her most significant appearance in the Hoenn Villain Arc of the main story.

Shelly can be battled in the villain event Team Aqua's Stormy Seas. She uses Sharpedo as her main battling Pokémon in this event.


Sprites and models

In the core series

Sprite from
Sapphire and Emerald
VS portrait from Alpha Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In other games

Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


Main article: Shelly/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Shelly in the anime

Although the Generation III games show there to be at least two Aqua Admins, only Shelly ever appeared in the anime. Her first appearance was in A Three Team Scheme!, where she led a group of Team Aqua Grunts on a mission to intercept Team Magma, who were exploring some ancient ruins on Dewford Island in search of the Cave of Origin. Due to a dubbing error, she was mistakenly referred to as "Tactical Commander Isabel" during this episode, though her name was corrected in all subsequent appearances.

In Fight for the Meteorite!, Shelly led a squad of grunts on a mission to Mt. Chimney, to try to steal a meteorite from Professor Cozmo before Team Magma could do so. Though they did not obtain the meteorite, Shelly still considered the mission a success, since the meteorite was destroyed and therefore Team Magma could not use it either.

In Unfair Weather Friends, Shelly and a group of grunts took the staff of the Weather Institute hostage in order to obtain their data on Groudon and Kyogre. However, their plans were thwarted by Magma agent Brodie, who made off with the data himself.

Shelly's final appearance was in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends. She sneaked onto Team Magma's base disguised as a Team Magma Grunt and freed Kyogre from the cargo container, allowing Team Aqua to control it with the Red Orb. She was present during the battle between Kyogre and Groudon, and like the rest of Team Aqua, has not been seen since.


Shelly was faithful towards Team Aqua's cause, though this came into doubt after witnessing Archie's greed in The Scuffle of Legends. She and Tabitha have a rivalry with one another, often exchanging insults and battling one another. Shelly also has a tactical approach, often calling for a retreat whenever missions seemed to be going awry.


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Shelly owns the following Pokémon in the anime.

Carvanha was only seen swimming in a lake located underground in a Secret Base built by Keanu.

Carvanha's only known move is Hydro Pump.

Debut A Three Team Scheme!
Crawdaunt was used by Shelly to fight their Team Magma agent Brodie and his Ditto while taking over the Weather Institute. However, it had trouble defeating its duplicate.

Crawdaunt's only known move is Bubble Beam.

Debut Fight for the Meteorite!
Voice actors
English Ed Paul
Shelly used this Walrein along with the other Walrein owned by other Team Aqua members to fight Team Magma. They were mostly fighting their Mightyena and Golbat. Walrein was last seen in The Scuffle of Legends.

Walrein's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Fight for the Meteorite!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 津田匠子 Shōko Tsuda
English Bella Hudson
Finnish Hannamaija Nikander (AG054, AG097-AG098)
Katja Sirkiä (AG083)
European French Delphine Moriau
Polish Dorota Lanton
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli (AG027)
Gilmara Sanches (AG054)
Rosely Gonçalves (AG083)
Cecília Lemes (AG097-AG098)
Spanish Latin America Liliana Barba
Spain Luisa Ezquerra (AG027)
Amparo Bravo (AG054-AG098)

Pokémon Generations

Shelly made an appearance in The Cavern. She was first seen at the Seafloor Cavern, trying to prevent Archie from using the Blue Orb on Kyogre. She explained that her research at the Weather Institute during Team Aqua's takeover had led her to discover that Primal Kyogre's power would only end up destroying the world, instead of improving it. She was, however, unable to stop Archie from awakening the super-ancient Pokémon. She was last seen on board the Submarine Explorer 1 with Archie, being attacked by Primal Kyogre.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 本田貴子 Takako Honda
English Cristina Vee
European French Marie Nonnenmacher
Brazilian Portuguese Andrea Murucci
European Spanish Inés Moraleda

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Shelly in Ash & Pikachu

Shelly appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua along with the other members of Team Aqua.

Pokémon Adventures

In Pokémon Adventures, there are two Admins with the name "Shelly".

First Shelly

The first Shelly in Pokémon Adventures

The first Shelly debuts in the Ruby & Sapphire arc. She first appears as a Team Aqua Grunt alongside Matt and Amber. The three were tasked with stealing the heart component of the Submarine Explorer 1 from Mr. Stone. When Sapphire unintentionally thwarted their original plan to discreetly kidnap Mr. Stone, the three switched to a new plan and directly attacked Mr. Stone in public and stole the component. Sapphire, Gabby, and Ty chased after the three and eventually arrived in Petalburg Woods, where they were attacked by Shelly, Matt, and Amber in order to ensure that no witnesses to their crime would be left alive. With the help of Mr. Stone's Castform, Sapphire manages to defeat the three, but is unable to retrieve the heart component.

Later, Shelly, Matt, and Amber are given promotions from Archie due to their good work. With this promotion, they are given the title Subleaders of the Sea Scheme, or SSS for short. Archie is quick to remind his subordinates that they are still in trouble for leaving the witnesses alive.

The SSS travel to Mt. Chimney so that they can increase the sea level by stopping the volcano's activity. By pretending to be on the side of good, Shelly tricks Professor Cozmo into providing a special Meteorite that can stop Mt. Chimney. When they overhear Gym Leader Flannery talking about Sapphire, the SSS attack her in order to get information about their earlier opponent. Flannery is held captive by Matt so that he may lure Sapphire into a trap and kill her while the others finish their jobs. While Matt battles Sapphire, Shelly continues her task of sweet-talking Professor Cozmo as an act to get his trust. Sapphire manages to defeat Matt and rushes over to stop Team Aqua's plans, but Amber manages to stall her long enough for Shelly to kill Mt. Chimney. With their plan succeeded, Team Aqua escapes and takes Professor Cozmo with them.

When Kyogre and Groudon are awakened, the Gym Leaders split into groups in an attempt to stop both Pokémon. In order to prevent their opponents from keeping Kyogre from advancing, each of the SSS splits up and attacks a Gym Leader. Shelly's opponent is Flannery, who still holds a grudge for what Team Aqua did to Mt. Chimney. With her Ludicolo's Nature Power, Shelly holds the advantage with a variety of unpredictable attacks. In the end, Flannery is defeated, but her Vulpix managed to seal Ludicolo's Nature Power with Grudge, leaving Shelly with no way to attack. Shelly decides to escape since she managed to stall the Gym Leaders long enough for Kyogre to advance without any more obstructions.

In the Chuang Yi translations, she is known as Angie.


Lombre → Ludicolo
Ludicolo first appeared as a Lombre, being used to attack Mr. Stone to steal the Submarine Explorer 1's heart component. When Sapphire, Gabby, and Ty, chased after her, Shelly used her to kill the witnesses to their crimes. During the battle, Shelly gave Lombre a Water Stone, evolving her into a Ludicolo and giving her more power. Her was defeated by Chic after being powered up by Mr. Stone's Castform. Later, when Shelly attacked the Gym Leaders to prevent them from stopping Kyogre, Ludicolo faced Flannery's Vulpix. With her Nature Power that uses the power of nature to create a variety of attacks, Ludicolo easily had the advantage. Eventually, she won, but Vulpix used Grudge to seal Nature Power, forcing Shelly to retreat.

Ludicolo's only known move is Nature Power.
Ludicolo has also used Razor Leaf and Earthquake via Nature Power.

Debut Lombre Larceny
Vibrava (×2)
Shelly owns two Vibrava. One is used mainly for flight transportation. The other was seen helping Professor Cozmo into the air.

Vibrava's only known move is Fly*, and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II
Given away
Shelly gave this Nincada to Amber after his Pokémon were left behind in the Seafloor Cavern.

None of Nincada's moves are known, and its Ability is Compoundeyes.

Debut Can I Ninjask You a Question?

Second Shelly

The second Shelly in Pokémon Adventures

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, a second Shelly appeared as a member of Neo Team Aqua (Japanese: 新生アクア団 Neo Aqua Gang). She, along with a second Matt, took the name of her predecessor as a codename. She and the second Tabitha were former researchers for the Devon Corporation, but eventually left due to being fed up with Mr. Stone's policies.

In PS609, Shelly appeared at Mossdeep City to help Zinnia interfere with the Devon Corporation's plan to launch a rocket that would stop the meteoroid threatening to destroy the world. The Admins kept Sapphire distracted long enough for Zinnia to land on the rocket. Sapphire dodged their attacks, allowing her to escape and pursue Zinnia.

In PS612, the Admins were attacked by the Hoenn Frontier Brains and defeated. The Brains attempted to interrogate the Admins on Zinnia's whereabouts, only for them to admit they had no idea where she ran off to. In PS616, Shelly and Tabitha were called to Sootopolis City to assist in saving the planet from destruction. Shelly provided Sapphire with an Aqua Suit to wear while she and Ruby rode Rayquaza into space to confront the meteoroid.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards featuring or mentioning Shelly or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Team Aqua's Kyogre     Double Crisis   6/34 Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis   006/034
Other Related Cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Team Aqua Admin Su Double Crisis   25/34 Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis   027/034


  • Shelly, like Tabitha, has been the subject of two name changes over two different mediums: Isabel in the anime and Angie in the Chuang Yi translation of Pokémon Adventures. "Isabel" was later corrected to Shelly after her initial debut; she remained "Angie" throughout the entire Ruby & Sapphire arc in Chuang Yi's version.


Language Name Origin
Japanese イズミ Izumi From 泉 izumi (spring)
English Shelly From shell
Similar to her Japanese name
From aqua and possibly angling (a style of fishing)
German Kordula Possibly from undula (Latin for wavelet)
Spanish Silvina* Similar to her English name
Shelly* From her English name
French Sarah Similar to her English name
Italian Ada From aqua
Korean 이연 Iyeon Possibly from 연못 yeonmot (pond)
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿泉 Ā Quán* From 泉 quán (spring)
泉美 Quánměi*
From 泉 quán (spring) and the Japanese name 泉美 Izumi
From 泉 quán (spring)
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿泉 A Chyùhn* From 泉 chyùhn (spring)
Russian Шелли Sheli
Изабель Isabel
Transcription of her English names
Vietnamese Izumi Transcription of her Japanese name

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