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Elesa (Japanese: カミツレ Kamitsure) is Nimbasa City's Gym Leader, known officially as the Nimbasa Gym. She specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. She gives the Bolt Badge to Trainers who defeat her.
Elesa is a beautiful young woman with blonde hair. She wears yellow sleeveless shirt and black long socks. In the sequel, her hair is black. She wears a horn-like headphone based on Minun and Plusle. She also wears a yellow cloudy outfit.
Elesa is a friendly woman who loves being a supermodel. She is charismatic, able to convince Bianca's father to allow his daughter to follow her dream.
In the games
Elesa is the Gym Leader of Nimbasa City Gym, which is a building full of roller coasters. When Bianca tries to convince her father to let her become a Pokémon Trainer, Elesa appears, convincing Bianca's father to let her become a Pokémon Trainer as it is her dream. After the player defeats her in battle, she lets the bridge guard in Route 5 to lower the Driftveil Drawbridge to let the player pass. Later, she and the other Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages in N's Castle, allowing the player to confront N.
In the sequel, Elesa is the Gym Leader once again, though she has a different appearance compared to the predecessors and she has a new Gym. The sequel's player needs to return to the old Gym and talk to Elesa's models standing where Elesa used to stand so they can access her new Gym. Elesa's new Gym is a catwalk and a fashion show. After the player defeats Elesa, she walks with the player through the catwalk to the exit.
- Elesa is the only returning Gym Leader from Black and White to receive a redesign in Black 2 and White 2. This is likely due to her being a supermodel.