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キクコ Kikuko
FireRed LeafGreen Agatha.png
Art from FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Female
Eye color Black
Hair color Graying blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation I, III
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Stadium
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Ghost types
Anime debut The Scheme Team
English voice actor Allyson Johnson
Japanese voice actor Kazuko Sugiyama

Agatha (Japanese: キクコ Kikuko) is a Master Ghost-type Trainer.

In Generations I and III, she is an elderly woman who is the third and oldest member of the Kanto Elite Four.

In the games

Agatha is a member of the Elite Four, and the oldest one to date. As such, she serves as an inspiration for senior Pokémon Trainers all around the region. She uses Ghost-type Pokémon, and other Pokémon with horrifying appearances.

Agatha and Professor Oak were once friendly rivals in their youth, and it appears that Agatha may have once had a crush on Oak. However, their relationship has grown bitter and strained over the years because Agatha believes he was too weak to continue competing.

She has a very short temper.

By the events of the Generation II and Generation IV games, Agatha is no longer a member of the Elite Four, and Bruno has assumed her position. Her absence is never explained.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Agatha in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Pokémon League - Agatha
  • What does this person do?
"I am Agatha of the Elite Four."
Indigo Plateau - Crusher
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"<sc>Agatha's Ghost-type Pokémon are horrifically terrifying in toughness."
Indigo Plateau - Crusher
  • What is this person like?
"That old lady's got a really short fuse, too.
It doesn't take anything to get that scary lady hollering."
Seven Island - Pokémon Journal
  • There's a rumor...
"In her youth, Agatha and Prof. Oak were rivals who vied for
supremacy as Trainers."
Pokémon League - Agatha
  • Family and friends?
"I hear Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child.
That old duff was once tough and handsome.
But that was decades ago. He's a shadow of his former self."
Six Island - old lady
  • What is this person like?
"Take Agatha, for example.
She set a record for being the oldest-ever Elite Four member."
Message from Agatha
  • From: Agatha
  • To: [Player]
"When you grow older, don't you dare go soft like that coot Oak!
Be like me and keep battling on!"


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the video games she has appeared in.

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

First battle

Second battle

Pokémon Stadium

Round 1

Round 2


Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

  • Before battle
"I am Agatha of the Elite Four! <sc>Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child! That old duff was once tough and handsome! That was decades ago! Now he just wants to fiddle with his Pokédex! He's wrong! Pokémon are for fighting! <player>! I'll show you how a real trainer fights!"
  • When defeated
"Oh ho!RB/Woo-hoo!Y You're something special, child!"
  • After being defeated
"You win! I see what the old duff sees in you now. I've nothing else to say. Run along now, child!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

  • Before battle
"I am Agatha of the Elite Four. I hear Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child./You're the child that Oak's taken under his wing, aren't you? That old duff was once tough and handsome. But that was decades ago. He's a shadow of his former self. Now he just wants to fiddle with his Pokédex. He's wrong. Pokémon are for battling! <player>! I'll show you how a real Trainer battles!"
  • When defeated
"Oh, my! You're something special, child!"
  • After being defeated
"You win! I see what the old duff sees in you now. I've nothing else to say. Run along now, child!"


Spr RG Agatha.png Spr Y Agatha.png Spr FRLG Agatha.png Agatha I OD.png Agatha OD.png Agatha Stadium.png
Agatha's sprite from
Red and Blue
Agatha's sprite from
Agatha's sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Agatha's overworld sprite from
Generation I
Agatha's overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Agatha's portrait from
Pokémon Stadium

In the anime

Agatha in the anime.

Agatha appeared in the anime in The Scheme Team, acting as a temporary Gym Leader for the Viridian Gym, until the true new Gym Leader would arrive.

While Ash was going through Viridian City on the way back to Pallet Town, he met up with Scott. Wanting to show Scott how strong he was, Ash challenged Agatha to a Gym battle. Despite maintaining top eight of the Ever Grande Conference, Ash lost to her Gengar with his Pikachu.

Although he lost, both Agatha and Scott were impressed. It was then that Agatha revealed to Ash that she is a member of the Elite Four. She and Scott both recommended Ash to challenge the Battle Frontier and the Frontier Brains.


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the anime.

Agatha's Gengar
Gengar is Agatha's main Pokémon which she used in battle against Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu first used Quick Attack, which didn't do anything against the Ghost-type Shadow Pokémon, since it is a Normal-type attack. Pikachu then managed to hit Gengar with Iron Tail twice and break its Double Team with a Thunderbolt. Pikachu was about to finish Gengar off with Thunder, when Agatha ordered Genger to use its fatal Hypnosis - Dream Eater combo, knocking Pikachu out.

Gengar's known moves are Shadow Ball, Double Team, Hypnosis and Dream Eater.

Debut The Scheme Team
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Ed Paul
Agatha's Golbat
Agatha used Golbat to save Ash's Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket and also used it along with Ash's Pikachu to send them blasting off.

Golbat's known moves are Air Cutter and Supersonic.

Debut The Scheme Team
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 杉山佳寿子 Kazuko Sugiyama
English Allyson Johnson
German Marion Hartmann
Brazilian Portuguese Gilmara Sanches
Spanish Latin America Gabriela Gómez
Spain María Romero

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Agatha in Pokémon Adventures

She was first seen as a cameo when Professor Oak talked about his first championship win, which appeared to be against her in the finals. Agatha was one of the main villains in the Yellow chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga; she was one of the Elite Four who tried to destroy most of humanity from their base on Cerise Island.

She was first seen trying to take away Super Nerd Miles after he was defeated by Yellow and the Good Gym Leaders of Kanto. She was then seen in a flashback during the events of the previous chapter where she battled Blue and attempted to kill him due to his relation to Professor Oak by having her Gengar use Dream Eater to suck away his energy. He managed to escape though and a Haunter she stole from a Trainer named Ivan was also taken back. She then had her Haunter lead an army of Gastly to attack Cerulean City to delay Misty.

She fought against Blue and Koga, revealing an Arbok with the ability to change the pattern on its belly and use different corresponding abilities. She decided to divide Koga and Blue using her Arbok's Rock Slide and she had her Golbat attack Blue. After battling Koga's Arbok for a while Koga started throwing shuriken balls out of nowhere, which Agatha believed was a pitiful attempt to harm her, but was really an attempt to heal Blue's paralysis that Agatha caused using her Haunter's Lick. After that Blue rejoined the battle and Koga used his Golbat's Leech Life to collect his own blood and smeared it on Arbok's pattern, preventing it from changing anymore. While Agatha was presumably beaten, a second Arbok of hers attacked an unknowing Koga from behind, only to be stopped by Blue before it could land a Poison Sting attack. Agatha was subsequently defeated and seemingly vanished after her defeat, but not before she had her Gengar masquerade as Koga and Blue's shadow to slowly drain their energy, which was defeated as well. She then revealed that she was the one controlling the Pokémon armies of her peers by using special wrist bands to control them and she used these same bands to force Bruno to join the Elite Four as well.

Agatha used the mind-controlling powers of her Ghost-type Pokémon to control Bruno against his will. It is shown that she was the one who also recruited Lorelei by healing her Seel and then figuring out they have a common distaste of humans.

Her relationship with Professor Oak was also revealed when the two were younger. Oak defeated her in the finals for the Pokémon Championship and Agatha met him after the battle and asked why he quit their "research group". He explained that he wanted to create the Pokédex, which she thought was a stupid idea that would never be complete, and a battle ensued. Oak barely won after a battle that lasted several hours, with Agatha swearing a personal vendetta over him and anyone who associates with him.


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Agatha's Gastly
Gastly (multiple)
Gastly is part of Agatha's Ghost army. They were used to attack the Kanto cities. Agatha also has her own Gastly outside of the army. The Gastly first appears as a dark fog lifting up Super Nerd Miles when he'd been beaten. Blue's Charizard was able to defeat Gastly by attacking out of nowhere, after which the boy deduces that the same Elite Four member whom he'd fought before was behind the scenes. In said battle, Blue's Scyther was used to Slash Gastly into pieces.

Gaslty's only known move is Hypnosis.

Debut As Gastly as Before
Agatha's Haunter
Haunter (multiple)
Agatha stole many Haunter, both wild and trainer-owned, and used them to attack the cities of Kanto.

None of Haunter's moves are known.

Debut Lapras Lazily
Agatha's Gengar
Gengar (multiple)
Gengar is part of Agatha's Ghost army. They made their first official appearance in the Abandoned Power Plant when one of the Gengar attacked Blue and tried to put him to sleep so that it could slowly drain its energy. Gengar was later used to attack both Blue and Koga from their shadows. Gengar was able to possess Koga's shadow. As a result, Koga's life force was drained away until Blue's Porygon finished it off. His Scyther was then used to Slash Gengar into pieces.

Gengar's known moves are Counter, Confuse Ray, Lick, Night Shade, Hypnosis and Dream Eater, and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut Lapras Lazily
Agatha's Arbok
Arbok was sent out to battle Koga and Blue as it was their goal to try to defeat Agatha. Agatha's Arbok has several abilities activated by Agatha changing the patterns on its abdomen, including the speed boosting pattern, the attack boosting pattern, and the invulnerability pattern that repels poisons. However, its ability was nullified when its body was smeared with blood.

Arbok's known moves are Poison Sting, Wrap, Bind*, Leer, Body Slam, Bite and Rock Slide.

Debut Muk Raking
Agatha's Golbat
Golbat was another Pokémon sent out to battle against Koga and Blue.

Golbat's known moves are Razor Wind and Supersonic.

Debut Muk Raking

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Agatha in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Agatha appears in Panic on the Luxury Liner?! of Pokémon Pocket Monsters. She has the ability to transform into a Golbat.

She is first seen as a Golbat spying on Red when he was getting on the Luxury Liner. After they boarded, Agatha transforms into a human and is very interested in Clefairy. She does everything to get Clefairy in obeying her. While on the ship, she causes the captain to collapse and makes Clefairy as the new captain. However, all of this turned out to be fake as Agatha only became interested in Clefairy was his health looked tasty. After sucking away Clefairy's health, Red finds out who she is and transforms into a Golbat. However, the health that Agatha drained from Clefairy turned out to not taste good and miniature versions of Clefairy escape Agatha's Golbat body. She was last seen in the water after the luxury liner got destroyed.


Agatha's Golbat
Agatha has the ability to transform into a Golbat. It first appeared when it was spying on Red and his Pokémon. It transformed into a human. Later, it was transformed back into a Golbat. It was last seen on a sunken cruise ship.

None of Golbat's moves are known.

Debut Panic on the Luxury Liner?!
Agatha's Haunter and Gengar
Haunter and Gengar
Haunter and Gengar were first seen spying on Red. They are hidden after Agatha transforms from a Golbat to her human self. Both reappear after Agatha changed back into a Golbat.

None of Haunter's and Gengar's moves are known.

Debut Panic on the Luxury Liner?!

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Agatha in Pokémon Zensho

Agatha appears in Indigo Plateau as the third member of the Elite Four. She challenges Satoshi with her Gengar and is defeated, advancing Satoshi to the next room.


Agatha's Gengar
Gengar is the Pokémon that Agatha sent out while battling Satoshi. It went up against Satoshi's Alakazam and lost.
Debut Indigo Plateau


  • Agatha, like the other members of the Elite Four, had a revamp in her character design in the Generation III games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. She is depicted as being taller, slightly younger, and her hair has changed color from gray to graying blonde.
  • Due to her resemblance to Bertha of the Sinnoh Elite Four in position, name (both English and Japanese), and physical appearance, the two are theorized by some to be related.
  • Though she claims to specialize in the Ghost-type, the common type shared by all her Pokémon in the games (except Misdreavus) is Poison. This is most likely because Generation I was lacking in Ghost types, the only ones being the Gastly line.
  • In her first battle in FireRed and LeafGreen, all her Pokémon are female. In the second and subsequent battles, they are all male.


Language Name Origin
Japanese キクコ Kikuko From 菊 kiku, chrysanthemum.
English, French,
Italian, Spanish
Agatha Possibly from aghast, ghost, gothic, or hag.
May also be a reference to popular British crime writer Agatha Christie.
German Agathe From the English given name.
Korean 국화 Gukhwa* From 국화 (菊花), chrysanthemum
할멈 Halmeom* Literally means old woman.
菊子 Júzǐ* From the name 菊子 Kikuko. Literally means "Chrysanthemum child".
喜久子Xǐjiǔzi* From the Japanese name 喜久子 Kikuko. 久 also means "long time", possibly a reference to her age.
紀久子Jìjiǔzi* From the Japanese name 紀久子 Kikuko. Both 紀 and 久 are also words related to age.
(Mainland China)
菊子 Júzǐ From the name 菊子 Kikuko.

Indigo League
Generation I and Generation III
Spr FRLG Lorelei.png
Elite Four
Spr FRLG Bruno.png
Elite Four
Spr FRLG Agatha.png
Elite Four
Spr FRLG Lance.png
Elite Four
Generation II and Generation IV
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four

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