I'd be better off if everyone just left me alone.
Aya LaRue is the seventh Gym Leader of the Reborn region, as well as the older sister of Cain. She specializes in the Poison-type and is fought at the Wasteland Hideout, where she hands out the Blight Badge, the fifth Gym Badge the player receives.
Aya is very gloomy and sometimes downright depressed, saying she's a bad person and never wanting to become a gym leader in the first place. Despite that she has the skills to become one, beating Fern once and catching the attention of Hardy, the rock type gym leader. Underneath her attitude however, she seems to care about Cain, and gets defensive easily from his teasing.
In the game Edit
Aya is first met at Wasteland Hideout right after Fern finishes his gym battle. Hardy also makes a visit to the gym in order to welcome Aya to the the job as gym leader. While Fern picks on Aya for being pathetic and weak, Hardy defends Aya and tries to give her self-esteem. During this conversation, it's noticeable that Aya is not interested nor glad to be the gym leader due to having the job dumped on her as Cain ran away from home. After the players beats Aya, she willingly gives the player the badge while Hardy still tries to cheer her up.
After beating Luna, Cain and the player enter Agate City where all seems barren. Cain spots Aya and Hardy sleeping in the center of town, with Cain starting to feel tired as well. Out of nowhere, Terra rescues the player, Cain, and a sleeping Aya and Hardy. Terra uses her giant hammer to hit Aya and Hardy towards the direction of Agate City, while guiding Cain and the player to Agate Circus.
While Hardy lands further ahead, Aya lands in the middle of the circus and is brought into the back room of the tent. Once she awakens, she's greeted by Cain, who although was the reason she was forced to take the job as the Poison-type gym leader, doesn't show any anger towards. Instead, Aya insists on finding out where Hardy landed. Talking to Aya or Cain after the discussion further shows that even though Cain ran away and left her with the gym, Aya doesn't show any resentment towards Cain. Rather, she is somewhat thankful as she was able to meet Hardy.
|This article contains plot details about events that occur later in the game.|
After Terra says that the PULSE which has the city in a sleeping curse is located on top of Ametrine Mountain, Hardy, Aya, and Cain decide to head towards Calcenon City to help the other gym leaders help fend off against Team Meteor while the player will head to Ametrine City.
While the player heads towards Ametrine City, they find Aya, Cain, and Hardy looking at an enormous ice blockage in the path, being unable to break through it (Which is later discovered to be a PULSE Avalugg). With Ametrine City being trapped at the top of the mountain without supplies, the group proposes treading to Calcenon City to get help. Before climbing the stairs to enter Calcenon City, the stairs are destroyed by a stray shot from a PULSE Clawitzer. Saphira, who is currently trying to combat the PULSE, meets up with the group on her Dragonite and tells them to enter through the eastern entrance. As the group is traveling, the bridge is destroyed by a stray shot from the PULSE Clawitzer, splitting the group up and allowing the player and Aya to team up.
While making their way towards Calcenon, the player and Aya will travel through caves and encountering Team Meteor members along the way. Eventually, they will reach the room where the PULSE Clawitzer is being controlled by Aster and Eclipse. After defeating them, Eclipse willingly turns off the machine and decides to quit Team Meteor. However, this statement is short lived as Sirius kills her with his Chandelure. As he turns to kill the player, Aya pushes the player out of the way to safety. Instead of killing Aya, Sirius decides to take her as a hostage and leaves with Aster.
Aya is later seen behind Team Meteor's barrier in Calcenon City being dragged around by Sirius and using her to bargain for the Ruby Ring.
Gym Battle Edit
Calcenon Control Center TeamEdit
- "Just finish it already, why don't you." -When sending out last Pokemon.
- "...I lost... At least I won't have to deal with this again." -After defeat.
|Gym battle speech|
|TM34 (Sludge Wave)|
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|Seen on the Profiles channel after defeating Kiki|
|A special report from... the Investigation Squad!
Yo, Reborn City! What's up?! We're here with the Reborn Rundown giving you a look at the leaders of the Reborn League! I'm your host, DJ Arclight, now on air!
Today we're looking at Reborn's newest Leader, the poison-packing Aya! A new star on the scene, Aya replaces former Beryl Ward Leader Corey, after receiving the title reserve leader from her family. My sources tell me that Aya, who lives in the Byxbysion Wasteland, favors double battles. And uses her signature move to throw all putrid power of poison across the field at once.
Take care, or you really will be wasted! Of course, none carries this task better than her Dragagle. It's Adaptability skill makes any hit sting, so KO that 'mon ASAP.
That's all for now, but remember, Trainers, Keep fighting with everything you've got! Hold your spirits high, and even you can defeat the Reborn League!
|Seen on the Interviews channel after obtaining the Millennium Badge from Radomus|
|Gossip Gardevoir's interview intermission!
Hello! Gossip Gardevoir here in Interview Intermission, bringing YOU the inside scoop on Reborn's celebrity figures!
I'm here with one of the newest additions to the Reborn Leader Line-Up. She’s young, shes hot! It’s the brand new poison leader Ayyyyya!
AYA: …Why are you in our living room?
GARDEVOIR: So! Aya! How does it feel to finally be a gym leader?
AYA: No, really. Who are you? What are all these cameras- Wheres my mom? Mom?
GARDEVOIR: Oh, she just stepped out for a minute—
AYA: No, that cant be…Shes always in here. Shes doesn’t leave. It’s a little weird, really. MOM?! ARE YOU UPSTAIRS?
GARDEVOIR: Well…, look, she wouldn’t give us permission for this but I never miss a meeting, so we just had someone keep her busy—
AYA: Um, what. You cant just do that, you—
GARDEVOIR: So, Aya! Tell us about yourself!
AYA: Where’s the phone, I’m calling the police…
GARDEVOIR: Excuse me?! I am a celebrity! And here I am, generously trying to expand your career and this is how you treat me?!
AYA: …Yeah, theres this crazy talking Pokemon in my house…she just appeared. I dunno.
GARDEVOIR: You actually called them! How dare you! Do you know the things I could say about you on live television?!
AYA: Yea, I think shes threatening me now. Out in the wasteland. You’ll find it. Yea. Thanks.
GARDEVOIR: Do I need to tell the world about your secret relationship with Hardy?! Hmmm?
AYA: You—what?! There is no—Get out of my house!
GARDEVOIR: Ahaha…You’d better do just as I say or I’ll tell everyone just how ‘Hardy’ he can get—Hey, watch the eyes when you’re clawing at me!
That's all on today's Interview Intermission. Until next time!
- When put together with Cain, Aya's name is a word play on “iocane”, a fictional poison from The Princess Bride.
- Aya used to grin in her vs sprite. This was changed in later updates
- Aya is one of the four Reserve Gym Leaders to be introduced in the game, the others being Samson, Fern and Sandy.
- It is suggested that Aya and Hardy are in a relationship, although both of them deny this.
- It's implied her gloomy attitude and low self-esteem comes from her regret of how she treated her brother when she discovered his sexuality.
- According to Amethyst, Hardy gave Aya a Lycanroc (Dusk Form), which is seen on her team in Route 3.