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クリスタル Crystal
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Crystal in the Emerald chapter
Age 16 (as of the ninth chapter)
Gender Female
Birthday April 30
Blood type A
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue, Brown
Hometown Violet City
Region Johto
Relatives Mother
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Kris, Lyra
Anime counterpart Marina, Lyra
Counterpart debut The Legend of Thunder!

Crystal (Japanese: クリスタル Crystal), abbreviated to Crys (VIZ Media translation) or Chris (Chuang Yi translation) (Japanese: クリス Crys) is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures. Due to a bad fall she took as a child, breaking her arms, she learned to kick Poké Balls with her feet. Although by now her arms have been completely healed, Crystal has retained the habit of kicking her Poké Balls instead of throwing them. She has caught all non-legendary Pokémon for Professor Oak; more than any of the other characters in Pokémon Adventures or even all of them combined.

She later adds Hoenn Pokémon to her collection and apparently begins to work full-time as one of Professor Oak's assistants. Crystal's Pokémon collection is used by Emerald when he goes to the Battle Frontier.

Crystal's special skill, as described by Professor Oak, is Pokémon catching, and she is known as the "Catcher" (捕える者 Capturer), known as Capturer in Chuang Yi's translations.

Character history

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Crystal as a child

When Crystal was a young child, she went to Mt. Mortar with her Smoochum, Chumee, to practice Pokémon catching. An Arcanine then suddenly attacked, making her fall and break her arms in the escape. When she woke up, her arms were wrapped to bones and healed with medicine. This care came from a Cubone, a Parasect, a Natu and a Hitmonchan that were hiding from the Arcanine after being injured by it. When the aggressor reappeared, Crystal took a look at his face, which was hurt, and healed it with Parasect's help. She then befriended and caught all five Pokémon.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Crystal in third chapter

Crystal is introduced in the middle of the third chapter, in Volume 10, when Professor Oak is looking for someone to complete the Pokédex for him by catching every known species of Pokémon. He meets Crystal at her workplace, at Earl Dervish's Pokémon Academy in Violet City, and hires her services. But first she asked for something in return. Since the Academy was so worn down she said if she was to help it had to be repaired, which was allowed. After catching all of the Pokémon in Cherrygrove City, she departs after giving them to Oak, stating that she didn't need any more teammates and they were caught purely for research purposes. Once she leaves Oak and Elm talk about her and Elm reveals that a Chikorita which still was at Elm's lab far after Totodile and Cyndaquil. Hearing that Crystal wasn't interested, Chikorita was devastated and went off to convince her himself. While Crystal initially didn't want it and thought it wasn't strong enough she was impressed by its spunk and courage and switched it in for Chumee, calling it Megaree.

After catching a Dunsparce and Flaaffy she meets Bill and he gives her a portable transporter. She then saves him from a herd of Staryu. She was previously incapable of transporting Pokémon to Professor Oak due to the transporter being down and Bill gave it to her for the purpose of giving the Pokémon she catches to him since he had no idea what was wrong with the system. She then meets Lt. Surge when she is caught by his Magneton and put in his sub by mistake. When she helps unstick the sub by catching the leader of a herd of Corsola that caught the sub Surge was impressed and repaid her by taking her to Olivine City on the S.S. Anne for free.

In Olivine, Crystal visited the unfinished Battle Tower and heard that a tank holding in the waste from the construction burst and flowed into the river, enraging a Qwilfish that lived there. She caught it and learned from it a baby Qwilfish was there and would die from the pollution. While she was taking it to the Pokémon Center she saw Suicune come and purify the lake. This display convinced Crystal to go catch it, especially after Oak called her and wished for her to catch them for data as well. Luckily for her, her Pokédex was close enough to Suicune that it was able to activate the new tracking system Oak had just installed, allowing Crystal to track it.

In her search for Suicune, Crystal meets Eusine, another Suicune chaser, and the two form a rivalry. They have to team up, however, when Team Rocket also tries to catch the Aurora Pokémon, and backtracks them with a Ditto disguised as Suicune. Crystal was able to defeat it and had Parsee use Spore to subdue the Team Rocket Elite Trio so Suicune could escape. While Eusine battles Team Rocket, Crystal battles Suicune at the Burned Tower and fails to catch it. She then learns from Eusine that Ho-Oh was to appear and Suicune simply wanted to meet it, and Crystal was sad for it as she felt she simply got in its way.

Crystal training from the beginning

Having failed at catching a Pokémon for the first time, Crystal loses her confidence and her ability to catch even weak Pokémon. With her mother's advice, Crystal goes back to her childhood training spot, Mt. Mortar - the place where she first met and caught most of her party. There she remembers about her injury and encounters the same Larvitar that hurt Archy and it was enraged. She was able to defeat and catch it after Megaree evolved and she regains her skills. Later, Crystal meets Yellow and her uncle Wilton, sent to find her by Professor Oak, who take her on their boat towards the Whirl Islands. There, the trio encounters a Lugia that starts attacking them. In the midst of the battle, Crystal meets the two other Pokédex holders of Johto - Gold and Silver - and together they try to catch Lugia and fail.

Under Professor Oak's orders, Crystal and Gold head to the opening ceremony of the Pokémon League, where all 16 Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto have gathered, to try to determine which one of the Gym Leaders is the villainous Masked Man. They battle Sham and Carl in the Control Room and end up winning, but locked in. The Masked Man then appears at the scene with both Lugia and Ho-Oh and starts wrecking havoc before heading to the shrine in Ilex Forest, where the final battle then takes place. Crystal heads after him with the three legendary beasts that she receives from Misty, Lt. Surge and Blaine and teams up with the other Pokédex holders to fight the Masked Man. Together with Gold and Silver, she dives after Pryce into the time portal. The Pokédex holders make it out unharmed, but Pryce is stuck inside.

Afterwards, Crystal appears and finishes her Pokédex after Professor Oak wakes up and hands it to him. However she then learns that Professor Oak has found 100 more species of Pokémon.

Emerald chapter

Crystal during the sixth chapter

Two years after the battle with the Mask of Ice, Crystal and Professor Oak sent Emerald to the Hoenn Battle Frontier to protect the wish granting Pokémon Jirachi, who was the only way to revive the petrified Pokédex holders. Due to Emerald lacking Pokémon of his own, she lent him some of the ones that she had caught for brief amounts of time until he finally caught his own. She supervised his mission over the Pokégear.

On the fifth day of the Battle Frontier's opening, Crystal and Gold arrived at the Battle Frontier in order to help revive her seniors. Using her new Mr. Mime, she created an invisible building for the Hoenn Pokédex holders to train in.

After Emerald finally revived Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Silver, she had her Megaree attack the Sea Beast that Guile Hideout had wished for with its Frenzy Plant. Before Guile Hideout, who was really Archie, the former leader of Team Aqua, vanished, he told the Pokédex holders how he obtained the armor, which made Crystal fear that there is a greater evil that has yet to be defeated.

On the final day of the Battle Frontier's opening, she, along with the other nine Pokédex holders, participated in a tournament at the Battle Dome, in which Crystal lost to Green.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

Crystal in the ninth chapter

In the ninth chapter, Crystal rides to the Safari Zone in her mother's helicopter while preparing for her field trip with the children from the Earl Dervish Orphanage. Much to her mother's surprise, Crystal has come wearing a lab coat, which she believes is boring for a field trip. Deciding that Crystal needs a more suitable outfit for the trip, her mother forcibly changes her outfit.

Later, while on the field trip with the children, Crystal encounters Silver and Eusine at the Safari Zone. Hearing that Team Rocket has resurfaced, Crystal and Silver leave off to Ecruteak City to meet the Ecruteak Gym Leader, Morty, who can help them with his psychic powers. While Crystal and Silver go off together, Eusine is left to finish the field trip with the children.

Upon arriving at Route 38, the two are attacked by one of the Four Generals of Team Rocket, Ariana. Ariana has her Arbok pin Silver to a tree with Poison Sting, trapping him there and forcing Crystal to fight all alone. Despite the clear type advantage that her Pokémon have over Ariana's, Crystal is unable to defeat any of them and is nearly defeated.


The suffix "ee" (Japanese: ぴょん pyon) of the nicknames of her Pokémon was insisted by her mother, who named everyone prior to Megaree's capture. All of Crystal's party Pokémon have a symbol of a star somewhere on them. Some wear star necklaces or stickers, but her Bonee and Parasee have natural markings in the shape of stars.

Here is the list of Crystal's Pokémon.

Currently in rotation

Crystal does not keep the same party. She swaps her on hand Pokémon with ones that are stored at Professor Oak's lab wherever she is by using her Mobile Adapter.

Chumee (Japanese: ムーぴょん Mūpyon), Crystal's Smoochum, is Crystal's childhood Pokémon and possibly her first one. She is not usually used for battle, but to trap wild Pokémon with Mean Look. She is also shown to help her whenever she is assisting Professor Oak in his laboratory. She shares a star pendant with Megaree. She is at level 29.

Chumee's only known move is Mean Look.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma
Archy (CY: Arckee)
Main article: Archy

Archy (Japanese: ウインぴょん Winpyon) was initially a wild Arcanine on Mt. Mortar that was enraged by an eye injury caused by a wild Larvitar. He attacked Crystal and caused her to break her arms, although after the eye injury was resolved and Crystal learned that it wasn't naturally aggressive, she added him to her team. Even though his eye has since healed, he still has bad eyesight out of his right eye, which the same Larvitar exploited when they met again. He is mainly used as land transport for Crystal as well as being a strong battler. He has a star collar around his neck.

Archy is at level 79 and has a Hasty nature.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma
Parasee (Japanese: パラぴょん Parapyon) is a Parasect that helped Crystal when she was injured on Mt. Mortar and has since joined her team. She mainly uses her to induce status effects to stop opponents from running or attacking. She has a star-shaped marking on her mushroom.

Parasee is at level 75 and her known moves are Spore, Sweet Scent, Sludge Bomb, and Giga Drain, and her Ability is Dry Skin.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma
Bonee (Japanese: カラぴょん Karapyon), Crystal's Cubone, is another one of her childhood Pokémon that helped her recover after she broke her arms on Mt. Mortar. She uses him as a secondary battler but mainly for False Swipe so he can whittle down a Pokémon's HP. He has two natural star-shaped cracks in its helmet, fitting in with Crystal's star theme. Bonee was lent to Emerald along with Monlee for Emerald's Battle Pyramid challenge.

Bonee is at level 75 and his known moves are Bone Club, Bone Rush, Bonemerang, False Swipe, and Focus Energy, and his Ability is Lightningrod.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma
Monlee (CY: Hitmonee)
Monlee (Japanese: エビぴょん Ebipyon), Crystal's Hitmonchan, is one of Crystal's childhood Pokémon that helped her after she broke her arms and subsequently joined her team. Monlee was also lent to Emerald for his Battle Pyramid challenge. He has star stickers on each of its gloves.

Monlee is at level 78 and his known moves are Brick Break, Mega Punch, Fire Punch, Mach Punch, Sky Uppercut, Strength, Tackle, and Bullet Punch, and his Ability is Iron Fist.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma

Natee → Xatee
Xatee, previously Natee (Japanese: ネイぴょん Naipyon), is one of Crystal's childhood Pokémon that helped her after her accident on Mt. Mortar as a Natu. She is used as Crystal's primary aerial transport and evolved into Xatu sometime between the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter and the Emerald chapter. She has a star sticker under her eye.

Xatee is at level 60 and her known moves are Drill Peck, Psychic, Future Sight, and Tailwind, and her Ability is Early Bird.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma
Megaree (CY: Mega)
Main article: Megaree

Megaree (Japanese: メガぴょん Megapyon), Crystal's Meganium, was obtained by Crystal as a Chikorita that wanted to go on a journey like his fellow starter Pokémon Totodile and Cyndaquil, who had since gone on journeys with Silver and Gold, respectively. He went off to find Crystal but found out that she didn't want any more team members. However, he managed to impress her enough with his will to add him to her team. He has Chumee's star pendant, receiving it when he was added to her team.

Megaree is at level 80 and has a Hardy nature.

Debut Murkrow Row

In box

In addition to the one's she has put on her team, Crystal has captured every Generation I and II Pokémon, bar legendary Pokémon, and has been shown to have some Generation III Pokémon.

Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Crystal's Mr. Mime (Japanese: バリぴょん Baripyon), is the newest Pokémon on her team and as such, not much is known about it, except that it can create barriers like Sabrina's Mr. Mime. It is at level 44 and has a star sticker on its chest.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut The Final Battle II


Crystal's Suicune
Suicune was one of the Pokémon that ran out of the Burned Tower and when Crystal first saw it in Olivine City she became determined to catch it. After several failed attempts that shattered her confidence, it joined her for the final battle against the Masked Man.

Suicune's known moves are Headbutt, Gust, BubbleBeam, Ice Beam, Mirror Coat, Aurora Beam, Hydro Pump, and Rain Dance.

Debut Slugging It Out With Slugma

Lent to Emerald

The following are Crystal's Pokémon lent to Emerald for the Battle Frontier challenge in the sixth chapter, besides Monlee and Bonee.

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  • Crys's Pokémon retain almost the same nicknaming pattern in both the VIZ Media and Chuang Yi translations. Her naming pattern remained the exact same for the most part, adding 'ee' to the end of almost all of her Pokémon's nicknames. Four of them even remained the exact same: Chumee, Parasee, Natee, and Bonee. Only Mega/Megaree, Arckee/Archy and Hitmonee/Monlee had their names changed, though they are very similar.
  • When Xatee was a Natu, it went by the nickname "Natee". However, that got changed later to reflect the evolution. Black's Emboar later follows this pattern.
  • Crystal is the only Pokémon Adventures main character to have two game counterparts.


Language Name Origin
Japanese クリスタル Crystal

クリス Crys (for short)

From Pokémon Crystal game.
English Crystal

Crys / Chris (for short)

From Pokémon Crystal game.
Korean 크리스탈 Crystal

크리스 Crys (for short)

From Pokémon Crystal game.
Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong) 克麗絲塔兒 Kèlìsītǎér
克麗絲 Kèlìsī (for short)
Transliteration of Crystal and Crys.
Chinese (Mainland China) 水晶 Shuǐjīng 水晶 means crystal.

External links

Pokémon Adventures main characters
RGBY/FRLG: RedBlueGreenYellow
GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
RSE/ORAS: RubySapphireEmerald
DPPt: DiamondPearlPlatinum
BWB2W2: BlackWhiteLack-TwoWhi-Two

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