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'''"Leaf"''' (Japanese: '''リーフ''' ''Leaf'') is the female counterpart to {{ga|Red}} and is the main [[player character|playable character]] in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}. She lives in [[Pallet Town]], across from her upcoming rival in [[Pokémon training]], {{ga|Blue}}. "Leaf" is presumably 11 years old, the same age as her male counterpart. She is commonly called by her fan name "Leaf", although Nintendo claims that she has no real name.
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'''Leaf''' (Japanese: '''リーフ''' ''Leaf'') is the female counterpart to {{ga|Red}} and is the main [[player character|playable character]] in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}. She lives in [[Pallet Town]], across from her upcoming rival in [[Pokémon training]], {{ga|Blue}}. Leaf is presumably 11 years old, the same age as her male counterpart.
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
 
===In FireRed and LeafGreen===
 
===In FireRed and LeafGreen===
 
====When selected as the player character====
 
====When selected as the player character====
"Leaf" is a young aspiring trainer from Pallet Town. The Generation I instruction booklets explain that Red became interested in Pokémon after his best friend, Blue, stopped playing with him and became a bully, so presumably this is true for "Leaf", Red's female counterpart, as well. Her adventure begins one day when [[Professor Oak]] calls her to his lab and gives her a [[Starter Pokémon|choice of Pokémon]]. Blue challenges "Leaf" to a [[Pokémon battle]] as soon as they get their Pokémon. A bit later, Professor Oak calls the two back, gives each of them a [[Pokédex]], and sends them on a journey to fulfill their dream of capturing every type of Pokémon.
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Leaf is a curious girl from Pallet Town. The Generation I instruction booklets explain that Red became interested in Pokémon after his best friend, Blue, stopped playing with him and became a bully, so presumably this is true for Leaf, Red's female counterpart, as well. Her adventure begins one day when [[Professor Oak]] calls her to his lab and gives her a [[Starter Pokémon|choice of Pokémon]]. Blue challenges Leaf to a [[Pokémon battle]] as soon as they get their Pokémon. A bit later, Professor Oak calls the two back, gives each of them a [[Pokédex]], and sends them on a journey to fulfill their dream of capturing every type of Pokémon.
   
"Leaf" travels all over Kanto, filling in the [[Pokédex]] and defeating [[Gym Leader]]s. Her [[rival]] Blue constantly stays one step ahead, and shows up quite a few times to impede her progress. When "Leaf" eventually reaches the [[Elite Four]], she finds that Blue has beaten her to a milestone yet again and has become the [[Indigo League]] {{pkmn|Champion}}. "Leaf" defeats Blue in the final battle, and becomes the Champion herself.
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Leaf travels all over Kanto, filling in the [[Pokédex]] and defeating [[Gym Leader]]s. Her [[rival]] Blue constantly stays one step ahead, and shows up quite a few times to impede her progress. When Leaf eventually reaches the [[Elite Four]], she finds that Blue has beaten her to a milestone yet again and has become the [[Indigo League]] {{pkmn|Champion}}. Leaf defeats Blue in the final battle, and becomes the Champion herself.
   
"Leaf"'s main conflict in the games, aside from Blue, is [[Team Rocket]], an infamous group of Pokémon thieves. "Leaf" clashes with [[Team Rocket]] many times in her quest. She defeats a group of grunts at [[Mt. Moon]] who are attempting to steal rare Pokémon [[fossil]]s, and defeats another group ahead at a bridge in [[Cerulean City]]. "Leaf" protects the [[Pokémon Tower]] and [[Mr. Fuji]] in [[Lavender Town]] and destroys their hold on the [[Celadon Game Corner|Game Corner]]. After she foils their plot to take over [[Silph Co.]], "Leaf" encounters [[Giovanni]], the leader of Team Rocket, as the final Gym Leader in [[Viridian City]]. Upon defeating him, "Leaf" stops the group's world domination plots once and for all, though a few remaining grunts, many who appeared and were defeated by "Leaf" on [[Chrono Island]] in [[Generation III]], would band together in [[Johto]] to try and revive the group.
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Leaf's main conflict in the games, aside from Blue, is [[Team Rocket]], an infamous group of Pokémon thieves. Leaf clashes with [[Team Rocket]] many times in her quest. She defeats a group of grunts at [[Mt. Moon]] who are attempting to steal rare Pokémon [[fossil]]s, and defeats another group ahead at a bridge in [[Cerulean City]]. Leaf protects the [[Pokémon Tower]] and [[Mr. Fuji]] in [[Lavender Town]] and destroys their hold on the [[Celadon Game Corner|Game Corner]]. After she foils their plot to take over [[Silph Co.]], Leaf encounters [[Giovanni]], the leader of Team Rocket, as the final Gym Leader in [[Viridian City]]. Upon defeating him, Leaf stops the group's world domination plots once and for all, though a few remaining grunts, many who appeared and were defeated by Leaf on [[Chrono Island]] in [[Generation III]], would band together in [[Johto]] to try and revive the group.
   
 
====When not selected as the player character====
 
====When not selected as the player character====
When not selected as the player character, "Leaf" does not appear in the game. "Leaf"'s actions in this case are currently unknown.
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When not selected as the player character, Leaf does not appear in the game. Leaf's actions in this case are currently unknown.
   
 
===In other games===
 
===In other games===
"Leaf" makes a cameo appearance in both [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]]. While she does not appear in the games' Story Mode, she is playable in the Battle Mode when a FireRed or LeafGreen cartridge is used with her as the player character. She can take on the [[Mt. Battle]]'s 100-battle challenge, as well as compete in Colosseum battles.
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Leaf makes a cameo appearance in both [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]]. While she does not appear in the games' Story Mode, she is playable in the Battle Mode when a FireRed or LeafGreen cartridge is used with her as the player character. She can take on the [[Mt. Battle]]'s 100-battle challenge, as well as compete in Colosseum battles.
   
 
==Optional names for Leaf==
 
==Optional names for Leaf==
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==Counterparts==
 
==Counterparts==
Though no counterpart to "Leaf" has appeared in the [[Pokémon anime]], she has a few counterparts appearing in various [[Pokémon manga]].
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Though no counterpart to Leaf has appeared in the [[Pokémon anime]], she has a few counterparts appearing in various [[Pokémon manga]].
   
{{adv|Green}} from the [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga, who appears to be based on an [[Pokémon Red and Green beta#Female player character|unused female player character]] from {{game|Red and Green|s}}, is widely considered to be Leaf's counterpart in the manga. This is supported by the fact that Green's outfit changes to match "Leaf"'s in the {{chap|FireRed & LeafGreen}}.
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{{adv|Green}} from the [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga, who appears to be based on an [[Pokémon Red and Green beta#Female player character|unused female player character]] from {{game|Red and Green|s}}, is widely considered to be Leaf's counterpart in the manga. This is supported by the fact that Green's outfit changes to match Leaf's in the {{chap|FireRed & LeafGreen}}.
   
"Leaf" also has a counterpart in the [[Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire]] manga series named {{OBP|Blue|Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire}}.
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Leaf also has a counterpart in the [[Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire]] manga series named {{OBP|Blue|Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire}}.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The fan name "Leaf" was found in FireRed and LeafGreen's data as a dummied-out opponent Trainer, alongside {{ga|Red}} (whose name is Red as it was before).
 
** {{ga|Blue}} was also found in FireRed and LeafGreen as a dummied-out opponent Trainer, although under the name of Terry.
 
 
* Although her official debut was in FireRed and LeafGreen, a character model of Leaf is present in Pokémon Colosseum, which came out a full two months before the aforementioned remakes.
 
* Although her official debut was in FireRed and LeafGreen, a character model of Leaf is present in Pokémon Colosseum, which came out a full two months before the aforementioned remakes.
 
* In [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]], {{p|Jigglypuff}} can wear Leaf's hat as an alternate costume.
 
* In [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]], {{p|Jigglypuff}} can wear Leaf's hat as an alternate costume.
* "Leaf"'s FireRed and LeafGreen sprite shows her with blue eyes, although every other sprite and the official artwork shows her with brown eyes.
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* Leaf's FireRed and LeafGreen sprite shows her with blue eyes, although every other sprite and the official artwork shows her with brown eyes.
 
* The majority of her Japanese default names are shared with {{ga|Dawn}} and {{ga|Lyra}}. She also shares all of {{ga|Kris}}'s alternate Japanese names.
 
* The majority of her Japanese default names are shared with {{ga|Dawn}} and {{ga|Lyra}}. She also shares all of {{ga|Kris}}'s alternate Japanese names.
* "Leaf" is the only female player character who does not have a default name. {{ga|Kris}}, {{ga|May}}, {{ga|Dawn}}, {{ga|Lyra}}, and {{ga|Hilda}} are all default names.
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* Leaf is the only female player character whose default name is not a common given name. {{ga|Kris}}, {{ga|May}}, {{ga|Dawn}}, {{ga|Lyra}}, and {{ga|Hilda}} are all ordinary given names.
* Though she is neither playable nor an opponent in the handheld [[Generation IV]] games, "Leaf" made a brief cameo battling against {{ga|Red}} in an early trailer for [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]] on the Wii.
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* Though she is neither playable nor an opponent in the handheld [[Generation IV]] games, Leaf made a brief cameo battling against {{ga|Red}} in an early trailer for [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]] on the Wii.
 
* Though "Leaf" is by far the name she is most commonly known by, she is also sometimes referred to as '''Fuguri''' (フグリ) in the Japanese fandom. The name is derived from {{tt|リー'''フグリ'''ーン|LeafGreen}} (rī'''fugurī'''n).
 
* Though "Leaf" is by far the name she is most commonly known by, she is also sometimes referred to as '''Fuguri''' (フグリ) in the Japanese fandom. The name is derived from {{tt|リー'''フグリ'''ーン|LeafGreen}} (rī'''fugurī'''n).
   

Revision as of 04:43, 11 November 2011

Leaf
リーフ Leaf
FireRed LeafGreen Leaf.png
Art from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Female
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Mother
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Player character
Generation III
Games FireRed, LeafGreen
Manga counterpart(s) Blue, Green

Leaf (Japanese: リーフ Leaf) is the female counterpart to Red and is the main playable character in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. She lives in Pallet Town, across from her upcoming rival in Pokémon training, Blue. Leaf is presumably 11 years old, the same age as her male counterpart.

Story

In FireRed and LeafGreen

When selected as the player character

Leaf is a curious girl from Pallet Town. The Generation I instruction booklets explain that Red became interested in Pokémon after his best friend, Blue, stopped playing with him and became a bully, so presumably this is true for Leaf, Red's female counterpart, as well. Her adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls her to his lab and gives her a choice of Pokémon. Blue challenges Leaf to a Pokémon battle as soon as they get their Pokémon. A bit later, Professor Oak calls the two back, gives each of them a Pokédex, and sends them on a journey to fulfill their dream of capturing every type of Pokémon.

Leaf travels all over Kanto, filling in the Pokédex and defeating Gym Leaders. Her rival Blue constantly stays one step ahead, and shows up quite a few times to impede her progress. When Leaf eventually reaches the Elite Four, she finds that Blue has beaten her to a milestone yet again and has become the Indigo League Champion. Leaf defeats Blue in the final battle, and becomes the Champion herself.

Leaf's main conflict in the games, aside from Blue, is Team Rocket, an infamous group of Pokémon thieves. Leaf clashes with Team Rocket many times in her quest. She defeats a group of grunts at Mt. Moon who are attempting to steal rare Pokémon fossils, and defeats another group ahead at a bridge in Cerulean City. Leaf protects the Pokémon Tower and Mr. Fuji in Lavender Town and destroys their hold on the Game Corner. After she foils their plot to take over Silph Co., Leaf encounters Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, as the final Gym Leader in Viridian City. Upon defeating him, Leaf stops the group's world domination plots once and for all, though a few remaining grunts, many who appeared and were defeated by Leaf on Chrono Island in Generation III, would band together in Johto to try and revive the group.

When not selected as the player character

When not selected as the player character, Leaf does not appear in the game. Leaf's actions in this case are currently unknown.

In other games

Leaf makes a cameo appearance in both Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. While she does not appear in the games' Story Mode, she is playable in the Battle Mode when a FireRed or LeafGreen cartridge is used with her as the player character. She can take on the Mt. Battle's 100-battle challenge, as well as compete in Colosseum battles.

Optional names for Leaf

Artwork

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Ken Sugimori artwork from a 2005 New Year's postcard.

Sprites

File:FRLG Leaf.png FRLG Leaf Back.png FRLG Leaf Intro.png LeafFRLGwalkdown.png File:FRLG Leaf.gif

Colo Leaf.png

XD Leaf.png

Leaf sprite from
Generation III
Back sprite from
Generation III
Intro sprite from
Generation III
Overworld sprite from
Generation III
Credits sprite from
Generation III
Leaf model from
Colosseum
Leaf headshot from
Pokémon XD

Counterparts

Though no counterpart to Leaf has appeared in the Pokémon anime, she has a few counterparts appearing in various Pokémon manga.

Green from the Pokémon Adventures manga, who appears to be based on an unused female player character from Pokémon Red and Green, is widely considered to be Leaf's counterpart in the manga. This is supported by the fact that Green's outfit changes to match Leaf's in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter.

Leaf also has a counterpart in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga series named Blue.

Trivia

  • Although her official debut was in FireRed and LeafGreen, a character model of Leaf is present in Pokémon Colosseum, which came out a full two months before the aforementioned remakes.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Jigglypuff can wear Leaf's hat as an alternate costume.
  • Leaf's FireRed and LeafGreen sprite shows her with blue eyes, although every other sprite and the official artwork shows her with brown eyes.
  • The majority of her Japanese default names are shared with Dawn and Lyra. She also shares all of Kris's alternate Japanese names.
  • Leaf is the only female player character whose default name is not a common given name. Kris, May, Dawn, Lyra, and Hilda are all ordinary given names.
  • Though she is neither playable nor an opponent in the handheld Generation IV games, Leaf made a brief cameo battling against Red in an early trailer for Pokémon Battle Revolution on the Wii.
  • Though "Leaf" is by far the name she is most commonly known by, she is also sometimes referred to as Fuguri (フグリ) in the Japanese fandom. The name is derived from リーフグリーン (rīfugurīn).



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