Luana is the Gym Leader of the Kumquat Island Gym from the Orange Islands. She mistook Ash to be her son, as Travis went on his own journey, dressed like Ash and having a Pikachu as well. After Team Rocket were defeated, Luana let him, Misty and Tracey into her hotel, as they saw the luxury. She had a tag battle, using her Alakazam and Marowak against his Charizard and Pikachu. Although she had the advantage, as Pikachu and Charizard did not get along with each other, but was soon defeated when Pikachu and Charizard started working together. She gave Ash the Jade Star Badge, who promised to greet her son and tell him his mom misses him.
Alakazam is one of Luana's main Pokémon. She used it to battle the Rhydon Robot and destroyed it. It was also used in her Gym Battle with Ash.