|Location:||New Bark Town, Johto|
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Lyra is a character in the Pokémon franchise. She resumes the role of Kris, Pokémon Crystal's female player character, in the remakes of the Generation II video games, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver. She also appears as a minor recurring character in the Pokémon anime.
Many fans dislike the character's English name and instead opt to use her Japanese name, Kotone, even when using the English names for other characters. Some have also adopted the fannish nickname "Soul," in reference to SoulSilver, one of the games in which she appears. "Soul" also appears as one of the default name options in the games.
Many fans of Kris resent the fact that she was replaced by Lyra in HeartGold and SoulSilver. There is therefore a distinct divide between Lyra fans and Kris fans (or HeartSoulShipping fans and NewBarkShipping fans) in some parts of the fandom.