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アンズ Anzu
""The Poisonous Ninja Master""
HeartGold SoulSilver Janine.png
Art from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Female
Hometown Fuchsia City
Region Kanto
Relatives Koga (father)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation II, III, IV
Games Pokémon Gold, Silver Crystal, Stadium 2, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Leader of Fuchsia Gym
Badge Soul Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s

Janine (Japanese: アンズ Anzu) is a Gym Leader in the Kanto League. She is the Gym Leader of Fuchsia City's Gym, known officially as the Fuchsia Gym, after her father, Koga, is promoted to the Elite Four in Generation II. She specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. She gives the Soul Badge to Trainers who defeat her. In the English versions of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, her name is mistakenly listed as Charine.

In the games

Janine's first appearance was in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Following Koga's promotion to the Elite Four, she succeeded him as the Gym Leader of the Fuchsia Gym. Like her father, she is known as "The Poisonous Ninja Master", and uses Template:Type2 Pokémon in battle. She appears in the same capacity in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Originally, Janine's goal was to use Template:Type2 Pokémon just as well as her father. After becoming a Gym Leader, Janine hopes that by applying herself, she'll improve her skills and become better than her father, and (following her loss) the protagonist.

When encountered in her Gym, Janine hides behind the invisible walls that were installed prior to Generation I/III. To further confuse her challengers, the junior Trainers of the Gym are disguised like Janine. Once they have been defeated, the Leader will battle with a team of Poison-type Pokémon. Once defeated, she will yield the Soul Badge and a Poison-type TM: TM06 (Toxic) in Generation II; TM84 (Poison Jab) in Generation IV.

Like the other Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto, Janine will leave her Gym from time to time in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Every evening between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, she can be found at the Pokémon League Reception Gate near Victory Road, on her way to visit her father and deliver his lunch (from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, she will say she is done delivering the lunch and offer to take a photograph with the player). She will give travelers her phone number, after which she can be called on Monday afternoons to arrange a rematch at Saffron City's Fighting Dojo. On Mondays, she can be found in the Celadon Department Store arguing with Falkner over which of their parents is the superior Trainer.

Before the events that led to her employment as the Gym Leader, Janine hung around outside the Fuchsia Zoo. She will tell the protagonist of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen that Koga is teaching her how to use Poison Pokémon in an obvious reference to the previously released Generation II games.

Janine also appears in Pokémon Stadium 2's Kanto Gym Leader Castle. This is the only time in which her active team contains Pokémon not of the Poison-type.


This listing is for Janine's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym match

Second battle (Rematch)

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

Round 2


File:SpriteJanine.gif File:JanineHGSS.gif VSJanine.png
Janine's sprite from
Generation II
Janine's sprite from
Generation IV
Janine's VS sprite from
Generation IV

Pokémon Gold and Silver

  • Before battle
"Fufufufu... I'm sorry to disappoint you... I'm only joking! I'm the real deal! Janine of Fuchsia Gym, that's me!"
  • When defeated
"You're a tough one. You definitely won... Here's Soul Badge. Take it."
  • After being defeated
"You're so tough! I have a special gift! It's Toxic, a powerful poison that steadily saps the victim's HP."
"I'm going to really apply myself and improve my skills. I want to become better than both Father and you!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"My father is Gym Leader of this town. I'm training to use Poison Pokémon as well as my father."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Fuchsia Gym
  • Before battle
"Fufufufu... I'm sorry to disappoint you... I'm only joking! I'm the real deal! Janine of Fuchsia Gym, that's me!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"You've got a great battle technique!"
  • During battle
"Not good. Seriously not good."
  • When defeated
"...!!! So... So strong!"
  • After being defeated
"I see... You have defeated Koga, my father and a member of the Elite Four, to come here. No wonder you are strong! You’ve definitely won... Here’s the Soul Badge. Take it."
"You're so tough! I have a special gift!"
"It's Poison Jab, a powerful Poison-type move that may poison its victim."
"I'm going to really apply myself and improve my skills. I want to become much better than both my father and you!"
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"I can't use my ninja technique, but I won't let you win!"
  • After being defeated
"I lost today, but I'll win next time!"
Pokémon League Reception Gate
  • In the evenings (after number registration)
"I'm done taking lunch to my dad, and now I'm on my way home. Do you want to take a picture with me?"
No: "That's a pity."
Yes: "Can you look as cool as me for the picture? Don't you think we look good in the picture?"
Celadon Department Store
"Ha! You don't know a thing! The best Trainer in the world is Koga, one of the Elite Four! Namely--my dad!"
"Please stop this! Why don’t you just admit that my dad is the true Trainer!"
Pokégear Registering (Reception Gate)
"I'm on my way to my dad's house to give him his lunch. The Elite Four has no time to rest, day or night. It's such hard work, you know? Say! Do you want to exchange numbers?"
Yes: "Call me on Monday around noon if you want to battle!"'
No: "You don't look like you're scared, but you are, aren't you?"
"Now you want to know my number, don't you?"
PokéGear Phone
  • Calling you:
"This is Janine. How are you doing? Hey, can I talk to you about my dad? Only if you want to hear, though. Seriously? I might talk your ear off if I’m not careful!"
"This is Janine. How are you doing? See, I’ve been training with my dad since I was little--to be a Gym Leader. I haven’t even considered taking any other path, really. It’s my dream to someday become a better Gym Leader than Dad!"
"This is Janine. How are you doing? Falkner in Violet City... He’s talking about his dad all the time! Seriously, he’s such a daddy’s boy, he needs to become his own person sometime, you know? What do you mean, I should talk? Ha ha--mind your own business!"
  • Calling her:
"Hello, hello, hello... Oh, hello, what are you up to? I'm just fine, thanks! Many of the Gym Leaders are much stronger than I am. We've just got to work harder!"
"Hello, hello, hello... Oh, hello, what are you up to? I'm just fine, thanks! My schedule's fairly open on Monday afternoons. Would you mind calling me back then?"
"Sorry? I’m afraid I can’t hear you very well. Must be a bad connection. Can you call again from somewhere else?"

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Janine Special.png
Janine and her Ariados

Janine is the daughter of Koga, and the new Gym Leader at Fuchsia City. She does, however, leave town on many occasions to perform various jobs/ simulations for anyone with the money to hire her. She was shown in VS. Crobat to be in the middle of such a job, pretending to steal a large pearl to test the security at the Goldenrod Museum. After completing it, she pauses on a rooftop to wonder what she is doing with her life.

Her father, being both a ninja and a member of Team Rocket, had hoped to make her a member as well, both serving their master, Giovanni. But with Koga and Giovanni's disappearance, she was left alone and unguided. Searching for not just her father, but a master, Janine found herself in the same situation as Suicune, whom also was searching for a Trainer in its upcoming battle.

Suddenly, Suicune appeared before Janine, and challenged her with her Crobat. Suicune seemed initially caught off-guard by her tactics, but soon won. Before he left, Janine expressed her desires for finding her own master, just as she felt Suicune was.

Janine later fought against Falkner at the Gym Leaders Challenge. Despite overwhelming attacks, she forfeited the match when she left the battlefield, pursuing who she thought was her father. She never did catch the mysterious person, however, and it is unknown if they will ever meet again.


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


In the TCG

Artwork from VS Series

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Janine or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Janine's Beedrill Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 61/141
Janine's Arbok Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 62/141
Janine's Venomoth Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 63/141
Janine's Weezing Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 64/141
Janine's Ariados Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 65/141
Janine's Crobat Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 66/141
Janine's Shuckle Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 67/141
Janine's TM 01 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 119/141
Janine's TM 02 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 120/141


  • In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Janine's Pokémon are the lowest leveled of all the Kanto Gym Leaders. This may reflect her status as the newest Gym Leader.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Janine can appear in two places at once. When she is called for a rematch on Monday during the day, she will be at the Fighting Dojo and in the Celadon Department Store, talking to Falkner.
  • Chuang Yi mistakenly refers to her by her Japanese name, Anzu, rather than her English name, in Volume 11 of Pokémon Adventures. This was corrected in following volumes.
  • In the generation II games, her whole Pokémon team was the opposite gender to her despite the 50-50 gender ratio. This was changed in HeartGold and SoulSilver, in which she has an all female team rather than an all male team like before.


Language Name Reference to
Japanese アンズ (Anzu) anzu, apricot; 杏 has the on-yomi kyō, referring to Koga's Japanese name.
English Janine 忍者 ninja with syllables reversed.
French Jeannine Similar to the word ninja.
German Janina Similar to the word ninja
Italian Nina Similar to the word ninja
Spanish Sachiko A common Japanese female name.
Korean 도희 (Doheui) Similar to 독 (poison).
Chinese 阿杏 (Ā Xìng) 杏 is taken from 杏 anzu.

Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
Brock OD.png
Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
Misty OD.png
Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
Lt Surge OD.png
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
Erika OD.png
Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
Koga OD.png Janine OD.png
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
Sabrina OD.png
Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
Blaine OD.png
Viridian Gym Earth Badge
Giovanni OD.png Blue
Giovanni Blue

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