Valerie appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. She is a fashion designer who originally came from Johto. She appears to possess a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful. Trainers who defeat Valerie will receive the Fairy Badge, along with TM99 (Dazzling Gleam). Valerie also seems to want to feel like a Pokémon, and she self-designed her costume in an attempt to identify herself with Pokémon. Also, according to the television show Gym Freaks, her outfit weighs 33 pounds. It also states that she used to be a model and as such can wear incredibly high heels.
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Laverre City Gym! ... Oooooh. Valerie has arrived! She's glorious! What a beauty! With a fairylike existence! She can wear such high heels because she used to be a model. If I were wearing heels that high, I wouldn't be able to get out of my house. Ah... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Laverre City Gym! ... Ohhh. Valerie has arrived! She's beautiful! So beautiful! Her existence is fairylike! Her clothes weigh 33 pounds! How can she managed to wear it? She might be surprisingly muscular... Oops. I shouldn't have said that... Ah... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
She debuted in A Fashionable Battle!. After Ash and his friends arrived in Laverre City, Serena became excited about the prospect of meeting her. When a fashion show was about to start, Valerie became unsure of what to do while preparing for the fashion show. Blossom and Katherine brought over Serena and Bonnie, and Valerie recommended them to replace two participants who didn't show up for her fashion show. During the event, Valerie had a Gym battle, to showcase her designs, against Sawyer and easily defeated his Bagon with the help of her Spritzee's speed. This battle caused Ash to realize that Valerie was going to be tough to deal with.
In Fairy-Type Trickery!, Valerie got to battle Ash next. When Ash and his friends arrived in the Laverre Gym, they initially noticed that Valerie was absent. She then made a grand entrance with flower petals to welcome Ash to the Gym. Beginning their two-on-two match, Valerie called out Sylveon first. After Fletchinder defeated Valerie's Sylveon, Valerie sent out Spritzee next. Her strategy was revealed when she had Spritzee use Trick Room. This managed to defeat Fletchinder, as Fletchinder took too long with the multiple Flame Charges during the stage Trick Room was active. Valerie dealt with Hawlucha next. By treating it as a wrestling ring, Hawlucha withheld Spritzee's attacks and then X-Scissored the Trick Room, shattering it. Spritzee was defeated by Hawlucha, thus defeating Valerie. The Furisode Girls commented that Valerie hadn't lost to anybody in a while. She then gave Ash the Fairy Badge as proof for defeating her. She reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.
Valerie is always poised and polite. Behind this, however, Valerie is bold and confident in how she conducts herself on the battlefield. Her Fairy Pokémon are trained with beauty and power, or what she calls "hidden fangs", in mind. Valerie is incredibly empathetic and revealed that she wishes to be a Pokémon. As a result, she has developed the unique ability to speak to some Pokémon, which allows her to use them to their full abilities in battle such as her Sylveon's ribbons.
She is also creative and has an eye for detail. Valerie believes that only nature represents true beauty, and often incorporates floral and Pokémon motifs in her fashion designs. Her designs are best showcased in battle, where their intricate details and the free-flowing movement of the materials come to life.
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Spritzee is Valerie's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with Valerie and her Pokémon before the fashion show began. During the fashion show, it battled Sawyer's Bagon. When Bagon launched a Dragon Breath, Spritzee was completely unaffected by the move. After easily dodging Bagon's Headbutt attacks using its agility, it defeated Bagon with Dazzling Gleam.
Valerie debuted in Quilladin Stands. She, alongside Grant and Olympia, went to visit Korrina, who was in a Laverre City hospital recuperating from injuries she sustained in a battle with Team Flare. They soon left to have a meeting with the other Kalos Gym Leaders to decide on how to deal with Team Flare. In Pyroar Breathes, Y, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna joined the Gym Leaders and traveled to Geosenge Town to confront Team Flare. Shortly after they arrived, the group witnessed the ultimate weapon emerging from underground like a flower bud. To prevent the weapon from blooming, the Gym Leaders and Y used their bodies to keep the petals in place by force, but were met with interference by Bryony.
The ultimate weapon eventually fired anyway, but the combined efforts of the Gym Leaders and their allies successfully weakened the weapon enough to make it unable to take any innocent lives. Using her newly-obtained Xerneas, Xerxer, Y tried to destroy the ultimate weapon, but was interrupted by Malva and her Yveltal. Due to Xerneas and Yveltal being evenly matched, Xerosic announced that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire. Xerxer confirmed this and retreated, taking Y and the others with it.
In Pinsir Glares, Ramos revealed that Team Flare blamed the destruction caused by the ultimate weapon on the Gym Leaders and the Vaniville children. X and his friends were advised to keep out of the public's eye while the Gym Leaders helped rebuild the damaged areas. In Xerneas Gives, Valerie, Grant, Ramos, Olympia, and Wulfric helped stop Team Flare's attempt to reactivate the ultimate weapon by defeating a group of Grunts that were stationed around Cyllage City. After Team Flare was fully defeated, Valerie and her allies met with X and his friends at Lumiose City to congratulate them on their victory.
This listing is of Valerie's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Mr. Mime is Valerie's only known Pokémon. It accompanied Valerie to visit an injured Korrina at a Laverre City hospital. Later, it was used at Geosenge Town to keep the ultimate weapon from being activated. By creating blocks of solid air, it helped keep the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon floating in the air. Bryony saw through this trick and used her Bisharp to cut through the blocks, sending Mr. Mime and the other Pokémon plummeting to the ground. When the ultimate weapon was fired, it created a barrier to protect the Gym Leaders and Y from its effect.
Valerie's Pokémon 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.
In both the original Japanese game and anime, Valerie speaks with a Kyoto dialect of Japanese. Ecruteak City in the Johto region is inspired by the city of Kyoto and some of its residents use the same dialect.
In Pokémon Masters EX, according to Erika, Valerie's clothing costs over 500 Big Pearls, which translates to over 2,000,000.
Valerie has some similarities to Sabrina, as both are female, the sixth Gym Leader of their respective regions, have long black hair, wear a corset, use warp tiles in their Gyms, and have a Mr. Mime and an Eeveelution on their teams.