"The High-Flying Girl"
Sarah Natochenny (English)
Skyla has dark red hair and blue eyes. Her hair has a light blue accessory that resembles a propeller. Her outfit consists of an unusual light blue long-sleeved cut-off top, which leaves her midriff visible, dark blue straps that wrap across her belly, light blue hotpants, thick dark blue gloves, and dark blue knee length boots.
In the Games
She first appears in Mistralton City, but she leaves and goes to the Celestial Tower. After you reach the top of the tower and ring the bell, she will return to the Gym for you to battle. After you defeat her, you can continue the game.
After you defeat the Elite Four and you enter N's Castle, she along with the rest of the Gym Leaders will show up and battle the Seven Sages.
For the rest of the game she is found in her Gym. She also visits Cynthia in Undella Town.
In the animeSkyla made her debut in BW069 where she just gave away badges to only trainers who she predicts she will lose to and skip the battles because she always thinks about how the battles will go. And she was also too busy with air shows than Pokémon battles. This made Ash and Cilan angry and as a result, Cilan challenged her to a Gym Leader Battle in which he lost. Ash battles her in BW070 and though she had him on the ropes with her Swanna, it was eventually beaten by Ash's newly evolved Unfezant. After which she was taught not to take Gym Battles too lightly and be a proper Gym Leader. She also informs Ash the next Gym is in Iccirus City.
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In the games
Pokémon Black and White
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In the anime
- Her Japanese Leader title is 大空の ぶっとびガール: "The heaven's surprising girl"
- Skyla is the 3rd Falkner and Winona.
type Gym Leader. The other two being
- Coincidentally, both Skyla and Winona are the 6th Gym Leader in their respective regions and both use types. In addition, they both live next to Routes with a Weather Condition and are both female.
- Skyla's name may come from the word sky, which is a associated with flying and the name Kayla. This makes sense because Skyla is a Flying-type trainer.
- Despite the fact pilots should dress warmly, Skyla wears shorts and her belly is uncovered.
- Skyla is one of the few female Gym Leaders to have red hair. The others are Misty (Orange) and Flannery (Red).
- Also Skyla keeps most of her hair tied with an accessory also like Misty and Flannery.
- In the anime, Skyla is the third Gym Leader to battle one of Ash's friends, the first being Sinnoh's Maylene who battled Dawn and the second being Elesa who battled Bianca.
- In the anime, Skyla swapped her female Unfezant from the games for a male one.
- Her skin tone appears darker in the anime than in the games.
- Like Flannery, Skyla has a grandfather in the anime and the games.
- Also in the anime, like Volkner, she gave away Gym Badges without actually battling in her debut episode, however, unlike Volkner, she only gave them to Trainers whom she believes to lose to.
- In Black 2 and White 2, Skyla will have a completely different Gym Interior.
- In her Black and White 2 battle animation, Skyla's leg band in the first frame is not there, but appears in the last frame.
- Skyla has the most revealing outfit out of all the female Gym Leaders, with her legs and midriff mostly exposed.