Nomos and Nostra are just dolls, but hi. Nomos says 'Hi,' too.
Noel is the ninth Gym Leader of the Reborn region, as well as the twin brother of Anna. He specializes in the Normal-type and is fought at Tanzan Cove, where he hands out the Standard Badge, the seventh Gym Badge the player receives.
Noel is usually stoic and is a bit more of a realist compared to his cheerful twin sister Anna. He is incredibly smart for his age, able to calculate numbers and plan accordingly in seconds. Just like Anna with her Jirachi doll, Noel carries around a Cleffa doll named Nomos (although he says they're not real unlike what Anna says).
In the game Edit
Noel is an orphan that is first met at the City Orphanage alongside his twin sister, Anna, as well as Charlotte. Anna introduces him and his Cleffa, Nomos, to the player. Noel then says they're just dolls, but says Nomos said hi to the player. Anna also says he's a gym leader just like Charlotte. He says Laura does not have to stay in the orphanage anymore since she turned eighteen. Charlotte then says you can't leave the orphanage unless you're eighteen or if Sigmund decides to let you go. Anna shoos the player out when Sigmund comes in, saying to not let Shelly come here.
The player meets Noel again when Cain and Shelly breaks into the orphanage to get Heather back. Charlotte agrees to help them if it means they can get out, and creates a diversion. Noel asks Cain to block the doorway of the circuit so he wouldn't be outnumbered, which Cain comments that he's a smart kid. Noel then gets captured by some orderlies and locked up. The player then frees him and Charlotte gives him his pokemon back after she is rescued.
Once Shelly and the player reach the ECT chamber, Noel and his Clefable can be seen helping Cain and Charlotte to fight Sigmund and two of his orderlies - with the Doctor admitting that he is now outnumbered, however, Charlotte burns him with her cigarette, forcing him to free Heather from the clutches of his Electivire.
Upon escaping the City Orphanage, Noel flees to the Underground Railnet with the rest of the group, although they are later captured - with the exception of Cain - by Sirius, who emerges from the basement of the Yureyu Building after the player persuades Shade to open the door leading there.
When Cain and the player eventually enter the Yureyu Building, Noel is being held in cage by two Team Meteor grunts. Once Cain and the player defeat the grunts, Noel says Anna and Heather are being held upstairs by Sigmund and another guy. He also says that they took an Amethyst Pendant from Anna, a gift along with Nostra and Nomos from their real father when they were put in the orphanage. Charlotte then asks Cain and the player to go deal with them so she can unlock the cage.
After Anna and Heather are rescued from the building, Noel continues through the Underground Railnet with the rest of the group. They then find that the entrance to the Chrysolia Region is blocked by rubble. Shelly suggest to use a train, and the group finds one only to notice that there are no rails that lead to the rubble. Noel then says that there were twelve switches, and if they ignore dead ends and broken rails, the number of possible combinations are reduced from 46,656 to 8. Cain asks how he knows that, which Noel replies that it was obvious (which Cain replies back no, it was not).
Anna asks the player to find the combination and tell Noel to check it over. After getting the right combination, they took control of the train and broke through the rubble, emerging in the Chrysolia Region. Upon exiting the train, Charlotte leads the group to Belrose Mansion - the family home of her and her sisters - via Tanzan Mountain. Noel then notices that Anna doesn't feel well (although Anna claims its Nostra that doesn't feel well) and later asks Luara if Anna can lie down somewhere.
Charlotte tasks the player with going to Spinel Town to collect some medicine for the ailing Anna. Following Anna's recovery, Anna asks Noel to have a gym battle with the player. He replies that its not a good time but Anna says otherwise. The player then challenges Noel to a gym battle, which is interrupted by the arrival of her oldest sister, Saphira. Saphira instructs Anna, Charlotte, Shelly and Noel to get inside, tasking Luara and the player with defending the house before going to fight Team Meteor on her Dragonite.
At this point, the game branches into 4 paths, with one of the paths resulting in Noel and Anna being captured by Team Meteor. If they are captured, the player will venture with Saphira and free them with Gargantuan Steelix. If Saphira, Laura or Shelly and Charlotte are captured, the twins stays at Tanzan Cove to await the player's return.
After the player returns from the Meteor Base, Anna suggest they finish Noel's gym battle with the player. Noel and the player have a gym battle, with the player victorious. Laura comes back and Anna asks everyone to come inside. Noel then asks the player to go in a different room to talk. He says that there is a slim chance that Saphira survived and won't make it back. He asks the player to find her in Tanzan Mountain to conform her survival, since he's not going to wait for her to come back. The player later finds Saphira, and she says she'll take the group to Calcenon City while giving the player the Ruby Ring and Amethyst Pendant.
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He is next seen in Calcenon City, along with Anna, Charlotte, Shelly, Laura and Saphira. Cain explains that they need to Ametrine City, but it is blocked by an ice block. Anna suggest they need to go under it, and Noel says you need TMX Dive to do that, which is at Agate Circus. After getting activating TMX Fly, Cain and Hardy says the twins went missing and that they are looking for them (the player as of now can't look for them yet).
After getting the Torrent Badge, the player goes back to Calcenon City to search for the twins. They then explore Route 4 with Hardy after obtaining TMX Rock Climb. They then discover the Glass Workstation, and it turns out that the twins were sleeping in chambers the whole time. The player tries to get him out, but Noel says they need to stay because Anna and Nostra told him to, and that Anna is who the player wants to see instead. He then continues to sleep in the chamber.
Radomus, Luna, Serra and Gossip Gardevoir then comes into the Glass factory and meets Anna and Noel. It is revealed that Noel and Anna are the children of Radomus, and that Noel's real name is 'Painter Vanhanen'. The twins went to the Glass Workstation so they would switch places with Lumi and Eve. They all then go back to Calcenon City with the player, although Noel doesn't seem too thrilled with reuniting with his father, even distancing himself from him.
Gym Battle Edit
- "It's too bad. They can't always get what they want." -When sending out last Pokemon.
- "Well, Nomos... I think they're setting a new standard." -After defeat.
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|Seen on the Profiles channel after obtaining the Rime Badge from Serra|
|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!
Let's talk about Noel. One of Reborn's youngest leaders, this prodigal boy has an arena set up right below the Lapis Ward's orphanage. Noel's got a penchant of frustrating his unsuspected challengers, who suppose either his youth or his Normal type Pokemon will make for an easy match.
Not to be outdone so easily, Noel packs a medley of Pokemon that covers his weaknesses. Including, to the surprise of many, his Clefable! Though Clefable is no longer a Normal type Pokemon, Noel is one of the few Leaders to use a wildcard in his battles. Don't let yourself get stuck on this brick wall of a Pokemon, and do whatever it takes to take it out before it gets cozy in its defensive capability!
By the way, a few of our listeners have asked in the past about just how someone of Noel's age earned a position in the Reborn League. Like any leader, he was referred to the position and passed his qualifying tests-- with flying colors, no less! But just who would refer him to such a position? We'll give you just a small hint! All right, listen closely:
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!
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- Noel's name is a word play on 'Normal'.
- According to Amethyst, Noel has Asperger's syndrome. 
- Because of his Clefable, Noel is the only Gym Leader in Pokemon Reborn who uses a Pokemon that is not of their specialist type in their gym battle against the player.