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ミカン Mikan
"The Steel-Clad Defense Girl"
HeartGold SoulSilver Jasmine.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Female
Eye color Blue*, Light brown*
Hair color Light brown
Hometown Olivine City
Region Johto
Relatives Grandpa Myron (anime)
Trainer class Gym LeaderGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation II, IV, V
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Pokémon Stadium 2
Leader of Olivine Gym
Badge Mineral Badge
Specializes in Steel types (formerly Rock types*)
Anime debut Fight for the Light
English voice actor Tara Jayne (EP208, EP224)
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (DP180)
Japanese voice actor Yumi Kakazu

Jasmine (Japanese: ミカン Mikan) is the Gym Leader of Olivine City's Gym, known officially as the Olivine Gym. Her specialty is Steel-type Pokémon, and she gives the Mineral Badge to Trainers who defeat her in battle. She also appears in Sinnoh to give Trainers HM07 (Waterfall) and to compete in Sinnoh's Super Contests.

In the games

Jasmine appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Gym Leader of the Olivine Gym. Her title in these games is "The Steel-Clad Defense Girl." She also appears in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Jasmine is a very shy girl and has trouble speaking. She is a compassionate girl, and when the Ampharos in the Glitter Lighthouse (nicknamed Amphy) falls ill, Jasmine is so worried she cannot even smile. Amphy and Jasmine appear to be close, because once medicine is brought for Amphy, it will only take it from her.

Typically Jasmine is the sixth Gym Leader to be challenged in the Johto region, although she is the fifth to be encountered. When she is first met she will refuse to battle the player, as she is busy taking care of a sick Ampharos. She requests that a special medicine be brought from the Cianwood City pharmacy. When it is retrieved, she will heal the Ampharos and return to the Gym. In battle, she uses the newly-discovered Steel-type Pokémon, but it's said that she used to train a different type until recently. A Gentleman in the Lighthouse says she used to train Rock-type Pokémon, like Onix. Once defeated she will yield the Mineral Badge and TM23 (Iron Tail).

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine can be fought multiple times in Saffron City's Fighting Dojo. She will use a stronger team here but will not appear until her Pokégear phone number has been obtained at the Olivine City diner. She goes there every afternoon, between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, and will afterwards travel to Kanto for battles on Wednesday afternoons. After defeating Red, visiting Jasmine at her Gym in Olivine will cause her to offer to make a trade with the player. However, the player will need to talk to Jasmine a second time because she will be nervous. She offers a Steelix nicknamed Rusty (Japanese: ネール Neil) that holds a Soothe Bell. She will accept any Pokémon in exchange, being the only in-game trade where this is possible. Rusty isn't the same as her battling Steelix, as Rusty is male whereas the other is female.

Jasmine in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Jasmine is staying in Sunyshore City for a while, which she says reminds her of home with its lighthouse and its location on the sea. She also occasionally enters Super Contests with her Steelix, which is nicknamed Rusty (Japanese: ネール Neil). She gives the player HM07 (Waterfall) after defeating the eighth Gym Leader, Volkner. A conversation with Erika in HeartGold and SoulSilver places Jasmine's appearance in Sinnoh after the main plot of the Johto games.


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Pokémon Super Contests
Spr 4d 208 m.png
  Steel     Ground  
2 ♥♥
Stone Edge
2 ♥♥
Mud Sport
2 ♥♥
Fire Fang
3 ♥♥♥

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym match

Second battle (Rematch)

Jasmine HGSS OD.png  Stamina  Course
Supreme Cup
208OD.png Steelix
082OD.png Magneton
081OD.png Magnemite

Traded to the player
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
Item Ability Nature English
Olivine City 000MS.png Any Pokémon Steelix Steelix Rusty ネール Soothe Bell Soothe Bell Rock Head Brave Jasmine ミカン 26491 8/30/28/18/20/6

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Jasmine uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles.

Johto Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Gathered! Gym Leader!

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

Round 2


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

"Thank you for your help at the Lighthouse... But this is different. Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jasmine, a Gym Leader. I use the Steel-type. ...Do you know about the Steel-type? It's a type that was only recently discovered. ...Um... May I begin?"

"...You are a better trainer than me, in both skill and kindness. In accordance with League rules, I confer upon you this Badge."

"Um... I don't know how to say this, but good luck..."

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

"... This city makes me feel at home somehow. It's next to the sea, and there's a lighthouse. Oh, that's this town's Gym Badge. You must be very good. ...Er...um... P-please, take this, too."

"...Um... I... I don't know how I should say this, but good luck."

Pokémon Platinum

"...I came from very far away because I wanted to get stronger. On the way I met all sorts of people with their Pokémon... They all looked like they were having fun. I felt happy seeing it."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Olivine Gym
  •  Before battle
"Thank you for your help at the Lighthouse... But this is different. Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jasmine, a Gym Leader. I use the...clang! Steel type! ...Do you know about the Steel type? They are very hard, cold, sharp, and really strong! Um... I'm not lying."
  •  After sending out last Pokémon
"Properly tempered steel won't be made rusty by things like this!"
  • During battle
"Steel will hang on to the very last!"
  • When defeated
"Well done..."
  • After being defeated
"...You are a better Trainer than me, in both skill and kindness. In accordance with League rules, I confer upon you this Badge. With that Badge, all Pokémon, including traded Pokémon up to Lv. 70, will obey you without question."
"Um... Please, take this, too... It is called Iron Tail. Your Pokémon will hit the target with its hard tail, occasionally lowering the target's Defense..."
"Um... I don't know how to say this, but good luck..."
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"We're here as we promised... Are you prepared?"
  • After being defeated
"True to your reputation..."
Pokégear Registering (Olivine Cafe)
"Hi! ...! These empty dishes in front of me are not all mine... Er... Actually, the person who sat here ahead of me ate a lot... Anyway, do you want to exchange phone numbers?"
Yes: "Now we can contact each other anytime. I should be able to battle you around noon on Wednesdays. I'll be waiting for your call!"
No: "Oh... I understand..."
"Did you change your mind? Will you exchange numbers?"
Pokégear Phone
  • Calling her:
"Hello... How are you? I'm doing well, thanks. There are so many other Trainers out there who are much stronger than me... You should challenge them and see."
"Hello... How are you? I'm doing well, thanks. I'm usually free on Wednesdays around noon. I could spare some time... Why don't you call me again then..."
  • On Wednesdays
"Hello... How are you? I'm doing well, thanks. Amphy's gotten better lately. I've also been able to take some time to myself. What do you think? Would you like to battle me again?"
Yes: "Got it... Well, I'll see you in Saffron city at the Fighting Dojo, OK?"
No: "I see..."
  • Her calling the player:
"This is Jasmine. How do I sound? Healthy? Warden Baoba at the Safari Zone... He came over to my Gym once to introduce himself... He talks a little differently, doesn't he? I heard it's called anastrophe..."


Gold Silver Jasmine.png Jasmine Sugimori.png
Headshot from
Generation II.
Ken Sugimori artwork from the Game Freak website.


Jasmine II OD.png Spr GS Jasmine.png Jasmine DPPt OD.png Jasmine HGSS OD.png VSJasmine.png Spr HGSS Jasmine.png Jasmine OD.png Spr B2W2 Jasmine.png S2 Leader Jasmine.png
Jasmine's overworld sprite from
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Jasmine's sprite from
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Jasmine's overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Jasmine's overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Jasmine's VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Jasmine's sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Jasmine's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Jasmine's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Jasmine's artwork from
Stadium 2

In the anime

Jasmine in the Diamond & Pearl series.

Jasmine appears in Fight for the Light, Nerves of Steelix and Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!.

In the anime, Jasmine runs the Glitter Lighthouse in Olivine City. She used her Ampharos to light the way over the shore, but when it became ill, she asked Ash to fetch it some medicine from Cianwood City. Ash and his friends retrieved the medicine and sent it back with one of Jasmine's young apprentices, Janina.

Several weeks later, Ash and his friends returned from the Whirl Islands and Ash challenged Jasmine to a Gym battle. Ash used Cyndaquil and was able to defeat Jasmine's Steelix.

Jasmine's first appearance

In her first appearance, Jasmine is closer to her game persona; gentle and soft-spoken. However, in her second appearance, Jasmine is markedly more confident, and even aggressive during the Gym battle. She makes a powerful introduction, leaping from a cliff and gracefully landing on her Steelix. She is not afraid to take on Team Rocket, and is quite vocal in letting Ash know she won't go easy on him during battle.

She reappeared in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port! in her HeartGold and SoulSilver outfit, where she is having a special training session with Kenny. She later asked Flint if she could battle him and he accepted. The battle resulted in his Infernape knocking out her Steelix.


This is a listing of Jasmine's known Pokémon in the anime:

Jasmine's Magnemite
Jasmine's Magnemite was seen for the first time in Fight for the Light!, riding on Jasmine's shoulder through the whole episode. It was also the first Pokémon that Jasmine used in her Gym battle with Ash in Nerves of Steelix!, sending it against Ash's Pikachu. Despite proving itself very fast and pretty strong, it was finally knocked out by Pikachu's Quick Attack.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder Wave.

Debut Fight for the Light!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Jasmine's Steelix
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Steelix is Jasmine's main Pokémon. It was seen for the first time in Nerves of Steelix!, when Jasmine used it to stop Team Rocket's Wobbuffet mecha and send them blasting off.

Debut Nerves of Steelix!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

In the lighthouse

Main article: Amphy

While it is never explicitly stated that Sparkle belongs to Jasmine, the young Gym Leader cares for the Glitter Lighthouse's Ampharos as she does in the games. It illuminates the Glitter Lighthouse to prevent ships and airplanes from crashing.

It first appeared sick, as Amphy does in Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Ash, his friends, and Jasmine's assistant Janina travel to Cianwood City to get a medicine to heal Sparkle. When they return to challenge Jasmine, Sparkle has been cured, but is not used in battle.

It later appeared in one of Lyra's presentations about the Johto region in An Egg Scramble!.

Debut Fight for the Light!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese かかずゆみ Yumi Kakazu
English Tara Jayne (EP208, EP224)
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (DP180)
Czech Jolana Smyčková
Hebrew דון לני-גבאי Dawn Lanny-Gabay
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto (EP208, EP224)
Luciana Baroli (DP180)
Spanish Latin America Gaby Ugarte
Spain Conchi López (EP208)
Pepa Castro (EP224)
María Blanco (DP180)

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Janine and Jasmine.png
Jasmine and her Steelix (right) with Janine and her Ariados (left)

Jasmine initially left her Gym to see Togebo, the Egg of her two Togetic that Gold hatched for her. However, on her way Jasmine was caught in an earthquake caused by Team Rocket while traveling through Ecruteak City. Gold was to journey there to help her as instructed by the elderly couple at the Day Care. She had climbed the Tin Tower to get away from the shaking and had been caught in some rubble. Using Ampharos to send off a distress flare, she caught the attention of both Gold and Silver. Silver originally saved her, but Gold believed that Silver had in some way contributed to her injuries. Silver handed her over to Gold and was later given to Amphy, who rushed her out of the tower under Gold's orders before it collapsed, leaving the young rivals trapped in the tower.

Jasmine later managed to recover, unaware of Gold and Silver's efforts to rescue her (as she had not the consciousness to have any memory of the events). At the Pokémon League Tournament, she fought against Brock. She covered her Steelix in rubble to make it look like an Onix, thinking that the newly-discovered Steel Pokémon would be too horrifying for people to see. Steelix's type advantage gave it away, and the rubble was eventually cleared off to reveal her Steelix's nature. She later reasoned that she doesn't like to show off.

Jasmine once specialized in Rock-type Pokémon before Crystal and Professor Oak discovered Steel-type Pokémon.

Jasmine's two Togetic are the parents of Gold's Togebo.

In Perturbed by Pachirisu, Jasmine appears briefly in the background with Fantina, entering the Master Rank Super Contest.


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

Jasmine's Steelix
Onix → Steelix
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jasmine disguised her Steelix as an Onix when it first appeared as she did not want to show off. It was used in the Gym Leaders' Tournament against Brock's Onix, its pre-evolved form. Although Steelix's hide was revealed, it was able to defeat Onix with a Crunch attack.

Debut Capital Kabutops
Jasmine's Togetic (×2)
Togetic (×2)
This couple formed by a male and a female Togetic gave birth to Togebo.
Debut Gligar Glide
Jasmine's Magneton (×2)
Magneton (×2)
These two Magneton were briefly seen with Jasmine's other Pokémon while she was choosing. They were also seen with her during the city-wide quake in Ecruteak City.
Debut Capital Kabutops!
Main article: Amphy

Amphy was used against Brock's Kabutops and was quickly subdued despite the type advantage, forcing her to switch Pokémon. It is also Jasmine's Lighthouse Pokémon, and assisted her in escaping the Bell Tower.

Debut Ampharos Amore

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Jasmine first appears in A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos informing Gold that their battle is canceled due to the fact that her Ampharos is sick. Later, when Gold was battling Black's Gyarados in order for him to borrow Gyarados, she takes Gold's place and defeats Steelix, only for Steelix to be far too powerful against the atrocious Pokémon.


Main article: Amphy

Ampharos is the Pokémon that is used to light up the lighthouse in Olivine City.

Debut A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jasmine sent out Steelix to take Gold's place in battling Black's Gyarados.

Debut A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Jasmine in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Red encounters Jasmine in Light Up The Lighthouse!! at the Olivine Lighthouse taking care of her Ampharos. They meet each other again in Tyrogue's in Love?!.


Jasmine's Ampharos
Main article: Amphy

Ampharos is the Pokémon in the Olivine Lighthouse.

Debut Light Up The Lighthouse!!
Jasmine's Steelix
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jasmine sent out Steelix during the second encounter with Red.

Debut Tyrogue's in Love?!

In the TCG

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

Jasmine's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Jasmine's Raichu Lightning Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 027/141
Jasmine's Magneton Lightning       Pokémon VS Common 028/141
Jasmine's Electabuzz Lightning       Pokémon VS Common 029/141
Jasmine's Jolteon Lightning       Pokémon VS Common 030/141
Jasmine's Ampharos Lightning       Pokémon VS Common 031/141
Jasmine's Steelix Metal       Pokémon VS Rare Holo 032/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Jasmine's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 111/141
Jasmine's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 112/141
Mary's Request T [Su] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 86/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 098/106
      Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   014/016

Although not the main focus of the card, Jasmine and Amphy also appear on Mary's Request in the EX Unseen Forces expansion.


  • Her Japanese Leader title is 鉄壁ガードの女の子.
  • She is the only female Johto Gym Leader that is not voiced by Megan Hollingshead in English.
  • Jasmine appears in the audience of the Contests in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Whitney and Pryce appear in the audience as well.
  • Jasmine is the first Gym Leader to appear outside of her home region in the games.
  • When rematched in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine's levels are the highest of all of the Johto Leaders, despite her typically being the sixth Leader; her Steelix reaches level 62, while the maximum of any other Johto Leader is level 60.
  • Jasmine is currently the only female Steel-type specialist.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine's Trainer ID number is 26491.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミカン Mikan 蜜柑 mikan, a citrus fruit, which is derived from 蜜 mi(tsu), (sweet as) honey, and 柑 kan (citrus fruit). Generic name for citrus fruits but it is also for unshiu mikan. Her hair accessories look like the fruit.
English, French, Italian Jasmine A jasmine is a sweet-smelling flower; the mine refers to mineral, or an actual mine.
German Jasmin As above.
Spanish Yasmina As above.
Korean 규리 Gyuri May be referring to the word 귤 (Gyul), which is a citrus fruit.
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿蜜 Ā Mì 蜜 (honey) is taken from 蜜柑 mikan.

Non-player characters in the core series games
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BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanJordanDexterKeira
Dr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge


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