A Pokemon character.
In the games, Iris is a young, nature-loving girl and Unova's eighth Gym Leader in Pokémon White. Her specialty is Dragon-types, and she is Drayden's apprentice. Her main Pokémon is Haxorus. She returns in Pokémon Black and White 2 as the new Champion of the Unova region.
In the anime, she is also one of Ash's former companions. She has a Axew that lives in her hair. Like Misty, Iris is frequently critical of Ash's actions as a trainer, calling him childish. She aims to be a master of Dragon-type Pokémon, and must evolve her Axew into it's final stage, Haxorus to be considered one. She is also known for being the first naturally dark-skinned main character in the Pokémon series.