Iris (Japanese: アイリス Airisu) is the eighth and last Gym Leader of the Unova region in the Pokémon White Version only. Iris lives inOpelucid City, and specializes in using Dragon-type Pokémon. She will award the player the Legend Badge if he/she defeats her. In the two year gap between Pokémon Black and White and Black and White 2, she has become the Unova League Champion.
Born from a Dragon Village, Iris dreams of one day becoming a Dragon Master with her Pokémon. She joined Ash for this quest. So far she has Dragonite and Axew, the Dragon-type Pokémon, as well as Excadrill and Emolga.
Pokémon Black and White
In Pokémon Black and White, Iris first meets the player in Castelia City, where she helps Bianca train her Pokémon. After defeating the Elite Four and Sinnoh League Champion, Cynthia, in Undella Town, Iris will visit the villa in the Summer season.
Pokemon Black 2 and White 2
In Black and White 2, Iris meets the player in Castelia City, helping the player find Team Plasma Grunts hiding in the sewers. She appears again at Opelucid City recommending the player to go to Route 9 to train before battle Drayden. She's later encountered after defeating the Elite Four.
If Memory Link is performed, a flashback occurs when talking to Drayden. The flashback reveals how Iris defeats Drayden after a tough battle. Drayden then reminesences about when he met Iris the first time and how she was a special trainer on the Village of Dragons when he was looking for a succesor. Iris mentions how different the Village of Dragons is in comparison to Unova and their relationship with Pokémon. Drayden talks about how tough it was to be trainer on his time without Poke Balls. The two go on to talk her experience battle Alder, and what she will do now as the new Champion. Iris claims she will be one that can encourage people with their Pokémon. Drayden gives her, her new outfit.
If you talk to one of the veterans in Drayden's house in Pokémon Black, she will say that she trained Iris but she was already strong before she was trained.