Art from Solar Light & Lunar Dark

Gender Female
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Brown
Hometown Soltree Town
Region Rikoto
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Player character
Generation WTI
Games Solar Light & Lunar Dark

Ella is the female player character in Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark. Her male counterpart is Cole.

In the games

As the protagonist

Ella lives in the peaceful town of Soltree Town  with her parents. She and Rodney, her childhood friend and rival, embark on a journey with the help of Pokémon Professor Prof. Pinewood who gives her and Rodney a starter Pokémon (Herovor , Purrlit or Salatad ) and a Pokédex. The Pokémon Professor then asks her if she can send him another Trainer from Mossy Town, named Keira, who forgot to come and get her own starter Pokémon.


As a non-playable character

Ella does not appear as an NPC in the game. 


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Sprite from

Solar Light & Lunar Dark

Back sprite from

Solar Light & Lunar Dark

Challenge sprite from

Solar Light & Lunar Dark

Overworld sprite from

Solar Light & Lunar Dark


  • Unlike most of the female player characters in the main series of games, Ella does not wear any hat on her head, wearing only a white hairbow.
  • Water Type Gym Leader Wade from Waytide City is her brother (or Cole's brother if the player chose the male character). Strangely, this is never adressed from the player character's parents.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ナツメ Natsume  Comes from 夏 natsu, "summer". Also a common Japanese name.
English Ella

From the modern Hebrew. Literally means "goddess".

French Lucie From Latin Lux, meaning "Light".