is the gym leader of Nimbasa Gym and she specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. Trainers that defeat her are awarded the Bolt Badge as proof of her defeat. Aside from being the Gym Leader of the Raimon Gym, Elesa
is also a super-popular model who shows of various different outfits in fashion shows. She is known to be a very pretty girl and a charismatic model. She has many fans who often come to see her at her fashion shows and her gym matches.
had a magazine that had Elesa
on the cover and included information about her fashion show appearances in Raimon City. When she went to have her gym battle with Elesa
that she had booked, she noticed that Elesa
was at a fashion show and decided to go watch her. Ash Ketchum
and his friends also decided to watch her as well as Cilan
suggest that it would be a good idea to go to find out what kind of person she was. While modeling on the catwalk, Elesa
and noted she had never seen a Pikachu before and noted it was sparkling and shining.
Gym Battle against Bianca
and Ash Ketchum
wanted to do their gym battles right away but because Bianca
had made a reservation and Ash Ketchum
was first. Elesa
suggested to Bianca
that their Gym match be a test so show her father how much she'd grown since she'd started traveling. Ash Ketchum
realized that Elesa
was being fair and noted that he should have made a reservation too. Elesa
battle against Bianca
was a lot easier than she anticipated and none of her Pokémon were knocked out.
Gym Battle against Ash
As she had just finished a gym battle with Bianca
told Ash Ketchum
she'd be waiting for him the next day for their gym battle as she had to take her Zebraika to the Pokémon Center. The next day, Ash Ketchum
proved to be a lot tougher to battle against as his Pikachu
1-hit knocked out Elesa's Tynamo
and Elesa's Emolga
on his way to victory. Elesa
was extremely impressed with Ash Ketchum
and his Pikachu
after the battle.