Skyla is the Gym Leader of Mistralton Gym and those that defeat her in battle are given the Jet Badge. Her grandfather explained to Ash and his friends that Skyla is such an amazing battler that challengers from all over the Unova region came flooding in to battle her but she became so busy that she couldn't fly her beloved airplanes any longer. She then devised air battles to save her time battling against all the challengers as she efficiently judged the challengers and their Pokémon by doing simulated battles in her head. If they won the simulation, she would award them the badge.

Gym Battle against Cilan

After watching Skyla perform 'air battles', Cilan got very upset that she was not actually doing the battles and he challenged her to a battle. Cilan agreed to do an 'air battle' with her and she determined that he would loose the battle against her with the Pokémon he had chosen to battle her with. Cilan though wanted to have a real battle with her a he explained to her that with Pokémon battle, like any meal, must be tasted first before people can be certain to know anything. Skyla agreed and Cilan thought that he would be able to show her up by defeating her in a real battle and showing how her 'air battles' are flawed. Unfortunately Cilan ended up loosing to Skyla but Ash challenged her to a battle right after.

Gym Battle against Ash

After the crowd and her grandfather convinced her to battle against Ash, Skyla did an air battle against Ash's selected Pokémon and she said she'd beat him. Ash wanted to battle her right away after hearing that but she told him she'd battle him at noon the next day. Ash was able to prove to Skyla the efforts of a Trainer and their Pokémon can bring about unexpected developments that her air battles couldn't account for. She then agreed to do proper Gym battles instead of air battles from that point on.
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Skyla's Swoobat tends to be the first Pokémon she uses in actual battles as she used it first against Cilan and Ash.People call Skyla's Swoobat the black courting heart as it emits sound waves of various frequencies from its nostril.Skyla believes that her Swoobat is very powerful against Bug or Fire types as she would give it the victory in her Gym air battles. [View More]
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Skyla's Unfezant seems to be Skyla second most powerful Pokémon.People call Skyla's Unfezant the heaven-racing meteor as swings its head plumage to threaten opponents.Skyla believes that her Unfezant is very powerful against Bug or Fire types as she would give it the victory in her Gym air battles. [View More]
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Skyla's Swanna seems to be Skyla's most powerful Pokémon.People call Skyla's Unfezant the pure white wings of elegance as its a White Bird Pokémon that attacks powerfully with its bill and it also bends its neck and strikes repeatedly.Skyla believes that her Swanna is very powerful against Bug or Fire types as she would give it the victory in her Gym air battles. [View More]
Episodes (4)

Cilan Takes Flight!フキヨセジムのエアバトル!挑戦者デント!?Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?
An Amazing Aerial Battle!フキヨセジム!VSフウロ空中決戦!!Fukiyose Gym! A Decisive Mid-Air Battle VS Furo!!
Curtain Up, Unova League!開幕 イッシュリーグ・ヒガキ大会!サトシ対シューティー!!The Isshu League Higaki Tournament Begins! Satoshi VS Shootie!!
Survival of the Striaton Gym!デントVS氷の挑戦者! サンヨウジムの危機!!Dent VS the Ice Challenger! Crisis at the Sanyo Gym!!

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