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Sophia 50 years ago

Sophia (Japanese: ソフィア Sophia) is a character of the day who appeared in Moving Pictures.

She lives with her husband of 50 years, Marcello, at the Sunflora Lodge, which they run together. She has a free flowing imagination and likes to tell romantic stories about herself, though theses tales aren't necessarily true.

The couple took a photo with hundreds of Sunflora to commemorate their last 49 years of marriage. On their 50th anniversary, however, all they could find was a Sunkern. The Sunflora no longer came to the south slope due to prolonged cold in the area. Seeing this, Brock suggested to Ash that he should evolve the Sunkern with the Sun Stone he won as a prize in the Bug-Catching Contest. After doing so, the newly evolved Sunflora called over and attracted hundreds of Sunflora, while Todd took the snapshot for Sophia and her husband. The couple was very pleased and expressed their thanks to Ash and his friends.




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Sophia's Sunflora

Sophia's Sunflora
Sunkern → Sunflora
Sophia befriended a Sunflora when it was still a Sunkern. It first appeared when Ash and his friends including Todd spotted a frozen Sunkern they took it to the Sunflora Lodge where Sophia nursed it back to health. That year, the Sunflora had mysteriously disappeared because of the oddly cold climate. Later, when Team Rocket caused havoc with one of their machines, Sunkern used Sunny Day to melt the snow created by the machine. Ash and his friends were sure that the Sunflora would come now, but unfortunately they did not. Ash then remembered the Sun Stone he won in the Bug-Catching Contest and used it to evolve Sunkern into a Sunflora. The newly-evolved Sunflora suddenly called, and hundreds of Sunflora appeared and together they posed for the photo for Sophia and Marcello's 50th anniversary.

Sunflora's only known move is Sunny Day.

Debut Moving Pictures
Voice actors
English Rachel Lillis
Sophia's Sunflora
Sunflora (multiple)
Over the years, Sophia and her husband had befriended loads of Sunflora, and it all began with their wedding where they first took a picture with a field of Sunflora behind them. The flowery and bright backdrop led Marcello and Sophia to continue this tradition into their 49th year of marriage.

There were initially no Sunflora for Sophia and Marcello's 50th anniversary, but later a Sunflora which Ash just helped evolve called and hundreds of Sunflora appeared just in time for their anniversary picture.

None of the Sunflora's moves are known.

Debut Moving Pictures
Voice actors
English Rachel Lillis

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 荘司美代子 Miyoko Shōji
大谷育江 Ikue Ohtani (young)
English Veronica Taylor
Brazilian Portuguese Helena Samara
European Spanish Matilde Conesa
Adelaida López (young)


  • Sophia's name is a reference to the Italian actress Sophia Loren. Also, her husband's name, Marcello, is a reference to the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, who starred with the former in several films.

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