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"Eyes brimming with dark flame, this man rejected everything other than himself in order to bring about one singular justice...' That's part of a novel I'm writing. I was inspired by the challenger who was just here, and somehow I got a little sad... Excuse me. You're a challenger, right? I'm the Elite Four's Ghost-type Pokémon user, Shauntal, and I shall be your opponent."
— One of Shauntal's speeches in Pokémon Black and White, this one involving N.

Shauntal is the first member of Unova's Elite Four who specializes in using Ghost-type Pokémon.


Shauntal has purple hair and glasses; her outfit is a purple dress with dark purple tights and pink Mary Jane shoes. She wears an additional black collar to her outfit and black gloves. Her books and pens are pink.


Rather bookish, Shauntal loves to write stories. She is fascinated with her Ghost-type Pokémon, often using them as the muse of inspiration to write, as well as the trainers that she battles. Shauntal sometimes carries around with her a pen and a blank book so that way she could write the next chapter of her story. She gets her stories based on her Pokémon team.


Black and White

In Black and White, she appears in the Pokémon League where the player character can battle her. When the player character goes to Undella Town after defeating the league, the player character can sometimes find her in Cynthia's villa in the Spring and Summer.

Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, her role is exactly the same as the previous games.

Other appearances



Black and White

Black 2 and White 2

First Battle



The Battle against Shauntal

  • Shauntal's usage of Ghost Pokémon coupled with the fact that she carries around a book and pen is a reference to a ghostwriter, a person who writes a novel or article for someone else and gives them the credit.
  • With the exception of Golurk, who is genderless, all of Shauntal's Pokémon are female.
  • Golurk is her only Pokémon not to know the move Shadow Ball and is her only genderless Pokémon.
  • Shauntal's name derives from "haunt." Her Japanese name, Shikimi, comes from 死 (shi, death), 鬼 (ki, ghost or demon), and 式神 (shikigami, a type of ghost in Shintō).
  • She mentions Volkner, a challenger she battled in the past.
  • Her outfit is based on a black cat.
  • Shauntal is left-handed.