QUOTES

All of the quotes below are labeled so that there will be no confusion as to what game, anime, or manga the quotes are from. Some will be repetitive because Elesa says similar things in different games. Enjoy the quotes!

POKEMON BLACK AND WHITE


NIMBASA CITY

"Sweetie, you keep going on your travels."
"My name is Elesa. I'm this town's Gym Leader. I also happen to be a model."
"You know, there are many people in this world. There are people whose way of thinking may be completely different from yours. Sometimes, this means you may get hurt."
"But it's important to keep trying, to learn about the differences between yourself and others... To learn that being different is OK. And you shouldn't worry. Trainers always have Pokemon at their side. Pokemon are wonderful. It's not only how cute they can be, but also how much you can depend on them..."
"I'm sure he traveled as a Trainer himself, in the past... Being a parent must be hard."
"Did I meddle unnecessarily? You looked troubled, so I decided to chime in."
"By the way, if you're Trainers, please stop by the Pokemon Gym. I'll teach you a little something about how tough a journey can get."
"I'm sorry, . I'll be waiting on Route 5."

NIMBASA GYM

BEFORE BATTLE:
"Did the fantastic speed leave you dizzy? My beloved Pokemon will be the next one to make your head spin!"

DURING BATTLE:
"You and your Pokémon... are shining brilliantly!"

AFTER SENDING OUT LAST POKEMON:
"A properly dramatic victory requires a dash of danger and a pinch of peril."

WHEN DEFEATED:
"I meant to make your head spin, but you shocked me instead."

AFTER BEING DEFEATED:
"My, oh my... You have a sweet fighting style. I mean, you're a great Trainer! Excuse me, I...uh... Oh, here! I want you to have this!"
"If you have four Badges, including this Bolt Badge, Pokemon up to Lv. 50, including traded Pokemon, will obey you. Also, here's this move I like. Feel free to use it, um, if you want to."
"Volt Switch lets the Pokemon switch with a different Pokemon after attacking. Of course, if you don't have another Pokemon in your party, you can't switch."
"You're going to Driftveil City next? Of course. There is a Pokemon Gym there, after all. Oh... I bet you won't be able to get there. You know what? I'll fix it so you can cross. Wait for me on Route 5."
"What you'd like to do... What your Pokemon would like to do... Don't you think it could be amazing if those are aligned?"

IF YOU TALK AFTER:
"I think the real me is the one who battles with Pokemon as a Gym Leader. A model's job is to make someone else's vision look like a reality. It's interesting but it's not easy..."

ROUTE 5

"Oh, you two are friends... That's nice, how you're helping each other get better by competing. OK, let's go."
"This is Alder, the Unova region's Champion."
"Let's roll. The Driftveil Drawbridge is just ahead."
"Now to contact him... It's me, Elesa. Please lower the drawbridge. I have a couple of Trainers here who want to challenge you. OK... Thanks. Now, watch this! I have a TV gig, so I've got to go. The Gym Leader of the next town may take some getting used to... Do your best, both of you."
N'S CASTLE

"Ignoring Team Plasma... That would be a terrible thing for us Gym Leaders to do."
"I do not appreciate stubborn people."
CYNTHIA'S VILLA

"I must say it's difficult for people to draw out a Pokemon's charm if they don't have any themselves."
"You know Nimbasa City? You know it runs on energy generated by Electric-type Pokemon? ...Just kidding!"
"Getting wrapped up in worries is bad for your body and spirit. That's when you must short out your logic circuits and reboot your heart."
"Without a word... Without even a whisper... My Pokemon connect me to other Trainers, transmitting the current of my feelings."
"Put bluntly, swimsuits are nothing but cloth, right?"

BLACK & WHITE 2


BEFORE BATTLE:
First Round: "Welcome to the main stage! My beloved Pokemon and your Pokemon shall compete! We're going to see whose star shines brightest!"
Second Round: "My beloved Pokemon are going to make your head spin!"
Final Round: "I am me, and Pokemon are Pokemon! I feel that strongly when I battle with Pokemon moves, and that's why I do it. Now, my beloved Pokemon are going to make your head spin!"

WHEN DEFEATED:
"You shocked me through and through! You melted my heart!"
"I meant to make your head spin, but you shocked me instead."

WHEN TRAINER IS DEFEATED:
"That was unsatisfying somehow... Will you give it your all next time?"

AFTER BEING DEFEATED:
"Well… Now you… you're an even more wonderful Trainer than I expected. Your sweet fighting style swept me off my feet! Take this!"
"If you have four Badges, including this Bolt Badge, Pokemon up to Lv. 50, including traded Pokémon, will obey you. Also, here's this move I like. Feel free to use it, um, if you want to."
"Volt Switch lets the Pokemon switch with a different Pokemon after attacking. Of course, if you don't have another Pokemon in your party, you can't switch."

"My, oh my... You have a sweet fighting style."

AFTER WINNING:
"You're a shining star of a Trainer, but my Pokemon shone brighter!"

IN THE LOBBY AFTER TOURNAMENT:
"My Pokemon work hard for me, so I want to do what I can for them. And I want them to bathe in the glamorous spotlight as well. In that sense, your Pokemon were gleaming very brightly!"

ON THE CATWALK:
"Wait! Please walk with us."
"A shining example of a Trainer… Since that's what you are, you should be able to collect all the Gym Badges and reach the Pokemon League! Then, you and your Pokemon will shine even brighter!"

MEMORY LINK


"Skyla, can I ask you a favor?"
"I've decided I need a PR makeover! I wanted to try out my new ideas with you, Skyla!"
"That's right! Here's the thing. I make what everyone thinks is cool into a reality, right? Well, I get to do what I want to do, and while being a model may be difficult, most importantly, it's fun! But the hard parts are really hard. I mean, everyone judges me simply based on my appearance. People say I'm reserved, and that I don't look like the type who would tell jokes!"
"So, I've been thinking about it constantly since then!"
"A sophisticated joke!"
"How should I put it... My looks suggest that I'm not a lot of fun. But I'll tear down that mistaken image with my own hands! I'll say something silly and give someone an opportunity to call me out, so we can all have a good laugh!"
"OK, get a load of this! Throw that misbehaving Klink in the clink!"
"Cofagrigus is so cool! Don't you *cough* agree, Gus?"
"You bought those Fossils from Clay? Did you buy them on Clay-away?"
"Exactly! If I were to make bad puns when I'm supposed to be telling a joke, doesn't it give people even more of an opportunity to tease me and start a funny back-and-forth?"
"Really? I guess I'll just rethink my fashion first."
"You bet! And don't call me Shirley!"

NATIONAL GYMQUIERER


Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Shocking Supermodel... Hmmm, that sounds like a Gym Leader I know. Well, let's see... 'The Gym Leader Elesa said that Nimbasa's Pokemon can dance a nimble bossa! Nobody laughed, but I thought it was really funny! What do you think?' Hmmm... It really seems like Elesa needs to come up with a sneakier pen name. Well, whatever! 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"