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{{OBP|Red|Pocket Monsters}} encounters Karen in ''[[PM106|A Challenge to the Elite Four!]]'' as part of the newly reformed Elite Four. Her role in this manga is similar to Lance's in the Generation II games and the remakes where she was the last one fought as Lance himself was absent.
 
{{OBP|Red|Pocket Monsters}} encounters Karen in ''[[PM106|A Challenge to the Elite Four!]]'' as part of the newly reformed Elite Four. Her role in this manga is similar to Lance's in the Generation II games and the remakes where she was the last one fought as Lance himself was absent.
   
Karen was racing with the other members to the top of the building. However, only Karen succeeded in doing so. When Red arrived in the Pokémon League, the three were already beaten and don't have their Pokémon with them. Red continued after they told him about Karen's wrath. Red manages to get to the top and finds Karen, along with her's, [[Koga]]'s, [[Bruno]]'s and [[Will]]'s Pokémon. They were imprisoned in a giant lid and while no one was looking, {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} sneaks by and flips over the lid, freeing the captured Pokémon. Karen catches Clefairy in doing so and sends out {{p|Umbreon}} to teach him a lesson. However, her Umbreon gets beaten an it was revealed that Karen was under a curse. With the curse gone, Karen shakes hands with Red for a job well done.
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Karen was racing with the other members to the top of the building. However, only Karen succeeded in doing so. When Red arrived in the Pokémon League, the three were already beaten and don't have their Pokémon with them. Red continued after they told him about Karen's wrath. Red manages to get to the top and finds Karen, along with her's, [[Koga]]'s, [[Bruno]]'s and [[Will]]'s Pokémon. They were imprisoned in a giant lid and while no one was looking, {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} sneaks by and flips over the lid, freeing the captured Pokémon. Karen catches Clefairy in doing so and sends out {{p|Umbreon}} to teach him a lesson. However, her Umbreon gets beaten and it was revealed that Karen was under a curse. With the curse gone, Karen shakes hands with Red for a job well done.
   
 
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Revision as of 04:29, 29 January 2013

Karen
カリン Karin
HeartGold SoulSilver Karen.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Age 25*
Gender Female
Eye color Silvery-blue
Hair color Silvery-blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium 2
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Dark types

Karen (Japanese: カリン Karin) is a Master Dark-type Trainer and member of the Johto Elite Four.

In the games

In the Generation II and IV games, Karen is the fourth and final member of the Elite Four. She must be defeated before facing Lance, the Pokémon Champion.

Karen prefers Dark-type Pokémon because she likes the bad-boy image and dark power they portray.

Pokémon

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

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

First battle


Second battle


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Karen's artwork from Gold, Silver, and Crystal
  • Before battle
"I am Karen of the Elite Four. You're <player>? How amusing. I love Dark-type Pokémon. I find their wild, tough image to be so appealing. And they're so strong. Think you can take them? Just try to entertain me. Let's go."
  • When defeated
"Well, aren't you good. I like that in a Trainer."
  • After being defeated
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on—the Champion is waiting."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

  • Before battle
"I am Karen of the Elite Four. You're <player>? How amusing. I love Dark-type Pokémon. I'm known for my overpowering tactics. Think you can take them? Just try to entertain me. Let's go."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"This is far from being backed into a corner!"
  • When last Pokémon is at critical health
"You're no ordinary Trainer to have gotten this far."
  • When defeated
"Well, aren't you good. I like that in a Trainer."
  • After being defeated
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled Trainers should try to win with the Pokémon they love best. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on—the Champion is waiting."

Sprites

Spr GS Karen.png Spr HGSS Karen.png VSKaren.png
Karen's sprite from
Generation II
Karen's sprite from
Generation IV
Karen's VS sprite from
Generation IV
Karen II OD.png Karen OD.png S2 Elite Four Karen.png
Karen's overworld sprite from
Generation II
Karen's overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Karen's artwork from
Pokémon Stadium 2

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:HGSS Elite Four Adventures.png
Karen and the Elite Four in Pokémon Adventures

Karen, along with Will, Green, Silver, Sham, and Carl, is one of the children kidnapped by the Masked Man and raised to be his servants. Karen was one of the leaders of the new Team Rocket formed in Johto. Unlike Silver and Green, she and Will were willing members of the evil man's cohorts, having been inducted as one of his followers at the age of eleven, and continuously trained. They expected a surefire victory against Green, which seemed feasible with Ho-Oh and Lugia under their command. However, with the resistance of Green and her friends Red and Blue each commanding one of the legendary birds of Kanto, and the help of many other Pokémon sent from all across Johto and Kanto, Ho-Oh and Lugia were freed. Karen then fled with Will.

After the Masked Man was defeated, Karen formed an alliance with Bruno, Will, and Koga; the four of them are all ex-members of various criminal organizations. They later reappear in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter as the new official Elite Four of Johto.

Pokémon

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

Karen's Eevee

Karen's Umbreon
Eevee → Umbreon
Karen's Umbreon is the cornerstone of her team. It was called out to battle Green's Snubbull. During the battle, it was shown to be very tough as it was able to stop a Bite attack. It was knocked back by a Take Down along with Charm.

In a flashback of Escape, it was revealed that her Umbreon evolved from an Eevee given to her by the Masked Man.

Umbreon's known moves are Faint Attack, Moonlight, and Bite.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Karen's Murkrow
Murkrow (×2)
Karen used these two Murkrow for mostly flight support after the battle with the Masked Man was over.

None of Murkrow's moves are known.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Karen's Meowth
Meowth
Meowth was seen in Silver's flashback when the Masked Man was telling Green why he had taken them. Karen was eleven when she had Meowth.

None of Meowth's moves are known.

Debut Rebelliant Carr
Karen's Houndoom
Houndoom
Karen's Houndoom first appeared when the Johto Elite Four were together before performing in the Pokéathlon.

None of Houndoom's moves are known.

Debut VS Aipom

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Karen in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Red encounters Karen in A Challenge to the Elite Four! as part of the newly reformed Elite Four. Her role in this manga is similar to Lance's in the Generation II games and the remakes where she was the last one fought as Lance himself was absent.

Karen was racing with the other members to the top of the building. However, only Karen succeeded in doing so. When Red arrived in the Pokémon League, the three were already beaten and don't have their Pokémon with them. Red continued after they told him about Karen's wrath. Red manages to get to the top and finds Karen, along with her's, Koga's, Bruno's and Will's Pokémon. They were imprisoned in a giant lid and while no one was looking, Clefairy sneaks by and flips over the lid, freeing the captured Pokémon. Karen catches Clefairy in doing so and sends out Umbreon to teach him a lesson. However, her Umbreon gets beaten and it was revealed that Karen was under a curse. With the curse gone, Karen shakes hands with Red for a job well done.

Pokémon

Karen's Vileplume
Vileplume
Vileplume was a Pokémon that was caught inside a giant lid. It was freed along with the other Pokémon when Clefairy flipped the lid over. Karen didn't mind imprisoning Vileplume while she was under the curse despite it being her own Pokémon.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!
Karen's Gengar
Gengar
Gengar was a Pokémon that was caught inside a giant lid. It was freed along with the other Pokémon when Clefairy flipped the lid over. Karen didn't mind imprisoning Gengar while under the curse despite it being her own Pokémon.

None of Gengar's moves are known.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!
Karen's Umbreon
Umbreon
Karen sent out Umbreon to battle Clefairy. It was the only Pokémon of her's that she didn't imprison in the giant lid. In the first part of the battle, Clefairy treated it as a dog by showing Umbreon to some chicken, in which Umbreon liked. Later, Umbreon's Sand-Attack and Mean Look put Clefairy at a disadvantage. Tyrogue pointed out to a bright sun in which Clefairy can use to win. Clefairy uses Light Screen so that the sun's ray can reflect it and turns it into SolarBeam, which defeated Umbreon.

Umbreon's known moves are Sand-Attack and Mean Look.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!

In the TCG

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

Karen'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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Karen's Rapidash Fire Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 087/141
Karen's Magmar Fire       Pokémon VS Common 088/141
Karen's Flareon Fire       Pokémon VS Common 089/141
Karen's Tyranitar Darkness       Pokémon VS Rare Holo 090/141
Karen's Umbreon Darkness       Pokémon VS Rare Holo 091/141
Karen's Houndoom Fire       Pokémon VS Common 092/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Karen's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 125/141
Karen's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 126/141
 

Trivia

  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Karen is the only member of the Elite Four who uses a different final Pokémon from the first match. In her case, she replaces Houndoom with Umbreon, though Houndoom is still present.
  • In her rematch in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Karen is the only member of the Elite Four who does not use a Pokémon from a three-stage evolutionary line.
    • She also is the only Johto Elite Four member who uses Pokémon which do not evolve in their rematch.
  • Of the three current notable Dark-type specialists (Sidney, Grimsley and herself), she is the only one who is female.
  • Karen is the only Elite Four member in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver that uses more than one Pokémon that are not of her specialty type and have no moves of her specialty type, being Gengar and Vileplume.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カリン Karin From 花梨 karin (Burmese rosewood) or 榠樝 karin (Chinese quince)
English, Italian Karen Similar to Japanese name. Also contains the last five letters of 'darken'.
French Marion Contains the word noir (black) backwards.
German Melanie From the ancient Greek word μέλας melas (black, dark). Also similar to Melancholie (melancholia).
Spanish Karen Similar to Japanese name.
Morgana* From Morgan le Fay.
Korean 카렌 Karen Similar to Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 梨花 Líhuā From 花梨 Karin, with the characters reversed.
Chinese (Mainland China) 梨林 Lílín Possibly from 花梨 karin and 花林 karin.



Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga*, Lt. Surge*, & Sabrina* (Triad)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
Duos: Butch & CassidyAttila & HunAnnie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji
DominoIron-Masked MarauderTysonWendyDr. Namba
SebastianViperMondoPierceDr. ZagerChristopher
MiyamotoRocket ScoutMatoriKaedeBlaine*

Indigo League
Generation I and Generation III
Spr FRLG Lorelei.png
Elite Four
Lorelei
Spr FRLG Bruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
Spr FRLG Agatha.png
Elite Four
Agatha
Spr FRLG Lance.png
Elite Four
Lance
Blue
Champion
Blue
Generation II and Generation IV
VSWill.png
Elite Four
Will
VSKoga.png
Elite Four
Koga
VSBruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
VSKaren.png
Elite Four
Karen
VSLance.png
Champion
Lance

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