Elaine is a young girl with both brown hair tied into a ponytail and eyes. She wears a red and white baseball cap with a Poké ball logo on it and wears a black and white t-shirt, blue shorts with red cuffs, orange and white sneakers with yellow shoe laces. She also carries a light brown backpack.
Just like every other playable protagonist in the core games, Elaine is silent and has no pre-existing personality. Except for some pre-made dialogue choices, she is completely mute. Unlike the previous few games (Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X and Y, etc.), she does not appear if the player does not choose to play as her. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to figure out her personality.
Elaine is a young girl from Pallet Town. Her adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls her and her friend Trace to his lab for a Starter Pokémon. Elaine picks a Pikachu or Eevee, while Trace picks the opposite Pokémon. Oak also gives them each a Pokédex with which to record data on all known Pokémon in the Kanto region to fulfill Oak's dream of creating a full guide on all Pokémon in Kanto.
From here, Elaine and Trace journey across Kanto, collecting Pokémon to build up their teams, and defeating each of the Gym Leaders in turn.