Wakaba (HZ020)

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The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.

(Japanese: ワカバ Wakaba) is a character of the day who appeared in HZ020. She is a Gym Trainer apprentice, shadowing under Kabu.

Wakaba encountered Liko and Roy outside Motostoke Stadium and took them inside to see Kabu. She later watched as they took on the Gym Test, which Roy eventually won. Being a novice Trainer herself, Wakaba was awestruck by Liko's methods of extinguishing Litwick's flames with Sprigatito's Leafage. Wakaba subsequently joined Kabu in a Tag Battle against Roy and Liko.

Once Kabu's Centiskorch had defeated Roy's Fuecoco, Kabu left the rest of the battle to Wakaba. However, she was not confident with her battle style, due to being inexperienced, which caused her Rolycoly to receive damage. Determined to win, she resolved to do her best. Hearing this from Wakaba, Liko felt bad for her and forfeited. Unfortunately, this did not make Wakaba happy, undermining the importance of a Pokémon battle between Trainers, leading Wakaba to run off. After being spoken to by Kabu, Liko went to find her, and they both apologized to each other for how they had acted. Feeling better now, Wakaba gave Liko encouragement to do her best in the future. She reappeared in a flashback in HZ021.


Rolycoly is Wakaba's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Liko and her Sprigatito, only for Liko to not want to battle and forfeit.

Rolycoly's known moves are Smack Down and Rapid Spin.

Debut HZ020

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 日高里菜 Rina Hidaka

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