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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
Nurse Joy is not a single entity. Rather, there are dozens and dozens of Joys working at [[Pokémon Center]]s across the regions. Nurse Joy's voice actresses are 白石文子 ''Ayako Shiraishi'' ([[EP002]]-[[EP229]]), 山口由里子 ''Yuriko Yamaguchi'' ([[EP245]]-[[DP022]]; [[DP051]]-present), 井上喜久子 ''Kikuko Inoue'' ([[DP025]]-[[DP050]]) in the Japanese version. They are voiced by [[Megan Hollingshead]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub, [[EP002]]-[[AG040]]), [[Bella Hudson]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub, [[AG042]]-[[AG145]]), and [[Michelle Knotz]] ([[Pokémon USA|PUSA]]/[[TAJ Productions|TAJ]] dub,[[AG146]]-present) in the English version. The two young Joys from ''[[DP028|Drifloon in the Wind]]'' were voiced by 能登麻美子 ''Mamiko Noto'' ([[Marnie]]) and 日笠山亜美 ''Tsugimi Higasayama'' ([[Paige]]) in Japanese and [[Sonny Dey]] (Marnie) and [[Emily Jenness]] (Paige) in English. In Brazil, Nurse Joy is voiced by [[Fátima Noya]].
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Nurse Joy is not a single entity. Rather, there are dozens and dozens of Joys working at [[Pokémon Center]]s across the regions. Nurse Joy's voice actresses are 白石文子 ''Ayako Shiraishi'' ([[EP002]]-[[EP229]]), 山口由里子 ''Yuriko Yamaguchi'' ([[EP245]]-[[DP022]]; [[DP051]]-present), and 井上喜久子 ''Kikuko Inoue'' ([[DP025]]-[[DP050]]) in the Japanese version. They are voiced by [[Megan Hollingshead]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub, [[EP002]]-[[AG040]]), [[Bella Hudson]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub, [[AG042]]-[[AG145]]), and [[Michelle Knotz]] ([[Pokémon USA|PUSA]]/[[TAJ Productions|TAJ]] dub,[[AG146]]-present) in the English version. The two young Joys from ''[[DP028|Drifloon in the Wind]]'' were voiced by 能登麻美子 ''Mamiko Noto'' ([[Marnie]]) and 日笠山亜美 ''Tsugimi Higasayama'' ([[Paige]]) in Japanese and [[Sonny Dey]] (Marnie) and [[Emily Jenness]] (Paige) in English. In Brazil, Nurse Joy is voiced by [[Fátima Noya]].
   
 
As a rule, Nurse Joys are kind, earnest, honest Pokémon nurses who take care of sick and injured Pokémon.
 
As a rule, Nurse Joys are kind, earnest, honest Pokémon nurses who take care of sick and injured Pokémon.

Revision as of 13:21, 31 January 2008

For the nurse who appears in Pokémon Center in the games, see Nurse (game) or Teala.

Nurse Joy
ジョーイ Joy
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A Nurse Joy
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh
Relatives Other Nurse Joys
Trainer class none
Generation I
Games Yellow
Anime debut Pokémon Emergency!
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead (OS)
Bella Hudson (AG)
Michelle Knotz (PUSA)
Japanese voice actor Yuriko Yamaguchi
Kikuko Inoue (temp.)

Nurse Joy (Japanese: ジョーイ Joy) is (or are) kind nurses who take care of Pokémon. As revealed in Drifloon in the Wind!, Joy is not the first name of these women, but actually the family name. Her Japanese name is a play on 女医 joi, woman doctor. They are based on the game Nurses.

In the anime

Nurse Joy is not a single entity. Rather, there are dozens and dozens of Joys working at Pokémon Centers across the regions. Nurse Joy's voice actresses are 白石文子 Ayako Shiraishi (EP002-EP229), 山口由里子 Yuriko Yamaguchi (EP245-DP022; DP051-present), and 井上喜久子 Kikuko Inoue (DP025-DP050) in the Japanese version. They are voiced by Megan Hollingshead (4Kids dub, EP002-AG040), Bella Hudson (4Kids dub, AG042-AG145), and Michelle Knotz (PUSA/TAJ dub,AG146-present) in the English version. The two young Joys from Drifloon in the Wind were voiced by 能登麻美子 Mamiko Noto (Marnie) and 日笠山亜美 Tsugimi Higasayama (Paige) in Japanese and Sonny Dey (Marnie) and Emily Jenness (Paige) in English. In Brazil, Nurse Joy is voiced by Fátima Noya.

As a rule, Nurse Joys are kind, earnest, honest Pokémon nurses who take care of sick and injured Pokémon.

They are not entirely identical, though aside from themselves, it seems that Brock is the only one who can tell them apart. However, each Nurse Joy will have a different color cross on her hat that indicates which location she works at.

Supposedly, they are all extremely similar-looking relatives - cousins, sisters, etc. However, fans have proposed various other theories has been suggested for the strange phenomenon - everything from time travel to cloning.

There are some notable Nurse Joys that are very different from the others: the muscle-bound kayak-riding Nurse Joy in the Orange Archipelago, for example. On top of that, all the Nurse Joys of the Orange Archipelago have a darker skin tone than the ones found in any other region, probably an effect of living in such sunny weather. Then, there is the Nurse Joy who led an excavation team made up of Machoke, Rhydon and archaeologists to find Kabuto fossils to revive them.

File:Joy Costume.PNG
Nurse Joy in a Chansey outfit.

Although there are many exceptions, Nurse Joy will generally have Chansey to assist her. In fact, Chansey's evolution added in Generation II, Blissey, appears physically similar to Nurse Joy. Further driving home the connection, Blissey's Japanese name can be taken to mean "Happy Nurse".

There is a very distinct parallel between the families of Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny. This may indicate some sort of relation or deeper connection, and fans have sometimes speculated about such. However, the only thing known about the two families is that they are apparently on good terms.

In addition, Nurse Joys give out Starter Pokémon to trainers in towns or cities without Pokémon Professors. Slateport City is one such town.

Pokémon

This listing is for Nurse Joy's usual Pokémon in the anime.

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Chansey

Other

This listing is for Pokémon various individual Nurse Joys have had during the course of the anime.

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Blissey
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Bulbasaur
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Combusken
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Sunflora
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Pikachu
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Jynx
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Swinub
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Piloswine
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Oddish
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Seedot
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Nuzleaf
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Meganium
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Magikarp
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Ponyta
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Drifloon

Trivia

File:Joy Costume.PNG
A Nurse Joy in a Chansey hat.
File:Jenny Chansey Hat.JPG
An Officer Jenny wearing a Chansey hat.


External links

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters