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:''For the nurse who appears in Pokémon Center in the games, see [[Nurse (game)]] or [[Teala]].''
 
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{{CharacterInfobox|
 
name=Nurse Joy |
 
jname=ジョーイ |
 
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caption=A Nurse Joy |
 
gender=Female |
 
region=[[Kanto]], [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], [[Sinnoh]] |
 
relatives=Other Nurse Joys |
 
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trainerclass=none |
 
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leader=no |
 
team=no |
 
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epnum=EP002 |
 
epname=Pokémon Emergency! |
 
enva=[[Megan Hollingshead]] ([[Original Series|OS]])<br>[[Bella Hudson]] ([[Advanced Generation series|AG]])<br>[[Michele Knotz]] ([[Pokémon USA|PUSA]])|
 
java={{wp|Yuriko Yamaguchi}}<br>{{wp|Kikuko Inoue}} (temp.)
 
}}
 
'''Nurse Joy''' (Japanese: '''ジョーイ''' ''Joy'') is (or are) kind nurses who take care of [[Pokémon]]. As revealed in ''[[DP028|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 {{ga|Nurse}}s.
 
 
==In the anime==
 
There is not one Nurse Joy. Rather, there are countless Joys working at [[Pokémon Center]]s across the [[Pokémon nation|country]].
 
 
As a rule, Nurse Joys are kind, earnest, honest Pokémon nurses who take care of sick and injured Pokémon.
 
[[Image:Three Nurse Joy.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Three Nurse Joys]]
 
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.
 
[[Image:Two_young_Joys.png|right|thumb|210px|Two young Joys named [[Marnie and Paige]]]]
 
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, to the Nurse Joys being Pokémon themselves.
 
 
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 {{p|Machoke}}, {{p|Rhydon}} and archaeologists to find {{p|Kabuto}} fossils to revive them.
 
[[Image:Joy Costume.PNG|left|thumb|190px|Nurse Joy in a {{p|Chansey}} outfit.]]
 
Although there are many exceptions, Nurse Joy will generally have {{TP|Nurse Joy|Chansey}} to assist her. In fact, Chansey's [[evolution]] added in [[Generation II]], {{p|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 Professor]]s. [[Slateport City]] is one such town.
 
 
Nurse Joys also judge [[Pokémon Contests]] and the [[Grand Festival]]s.
 
===Pokémon===
 
This listing is for Nurse Joy's usual Pokémon in the anime.
 
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|-
 
| align=center | [[Image:Nurse Joy's Chansey sprite.png]]<br>{{TP|Nurse Joy|Chansey}}
 
|}
 
 
====Other====
 
This listing is for Pokémon various individual Nurse Joys have had during the course of the anime.
 
 
{|border="1" style="border: 1px solid #000; border-collapse: collapse;" width=500px cellspacing="0"
 
|-
 
| align=center | [[Image:025.png]]<br>{{p|Pikachu}}<br>([[EP002]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:007.png]]<br>{{p|Squirtle}}<br>([[EP056]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:081.png]]<br>{{p|Magnemite}}<br>([[EP101]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:Giant Bulbasaur.png]]<br>{{p|Bulbasaur}}<br>([[EP102]])<br>([[Giant Pokémon|giant]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:Nurse Joy's Blissey sprite.png]]<br>{{tp|Nurse Joy|Blissey}}<br>([[EP129]])
 
|-
 
| align=center | [[Image:192.png]]<br>{{p|Sunflora}}<br>([[EP135]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:079.png]]<br>{{p|Slowpoke}}<br>([[Takeshi's Paradise]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:202.png]]<br>{{p|Wobbuffet}}<br>([[EP173]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:124.png]]<br>{{p|Jynx}}<br>([[EP250]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:220.png]]<br>{{p|Swinub}}<br>([[EP250]])
 
|-
 
| align=center | [[Image:221.png]]<br>{{p|Piloswine}}<br>([[EP250]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:077.png]]<br>{{p|Ponyta}}<br>([[H013]])
 
| align=center colspan=2 | [[Image:255.png]] &rarr; [[Image:256.png]]<br>{{p|Torchic}} &rarr; {{p|Combusken}}<br>([[AG034]])
 
 
| align=center | [[Image:273.png]]<br>{{p|Seedot}}<br>([[AG037]])
 
|-
 
| align=center | [[Image:274.png]]<br>{{p|Nuzleaf}}<br>([[AG037]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:043.png]]<br>{{p|Oddish}}<br>([[AG037]], [[AG159]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:Spr_4d_154_f.png]]<br>{{p|Meganium}}<br>([[AG161]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:425.png]]<br>{{p|Drifloon}}<br>([[DP028]])
 
| align=center | [[Image:Chrissy.PNG]]<br>"{{p|Croagunk|Chrissy}}"<br>(''Guremi'')<BR>([[DP082]])
 
|}
 
 
====Befriended====
 
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|-
 
| align=center colspan=2 | [[Image:129.png]]&rarr;[[Image:130.png]]<br>[[Gyarados (Pokémon)|Magikarp &rarr; Gyarados]]<br>([[EP092]])<br>({{pkmn2|giant}})
 
|}
 
 
====Given away====
 
{|border="1" style="border: 1px solid #000; border-collapse: collapse;" width=200px cellspacing="0"
 
|-
 
| align=center | [[Image:252.png]]<br> {{p|Treecko}}<br>([[AG034]])<br>(given to Stephanie's father)
 
| align=center | [[Image:258.png]]<br> {{p|Mudkip}}<br>([[AG034]])<br>(given to {{ho|Stephanie}})
 
|}
 
 
===Voice actors===
 
* '''Japanese'''
 
** 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]])
 
* '''English'''
 
** [[Megan Hollingshead]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub, [[EP002]]-[[AG040]])
 
** [[Bella Hudson]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub, [[AG042]]-[[AG144]])
 
** [[Diane Stillwell]] ([[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon|MMoP]])
 
** [[Michele Knotz]] ({{PUSA}} dub, [[AG146]]-present)
 
* '''Brazilian'''
 
** [[Fátima Noya]]
 
* '''Spanish'''
 
** Pilar Martín (Spain)
 
 
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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Many Nurse Joys have jobs, positions, hobbies, or areas of study other than just a Pokemon Nurse:
==External links==
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*In ''[[The_Joy_of_Water_Pokemon|The Joy of Water Pokemon]]'', the Nurse Joy at Lake Lucid also studied methods of caring for Water Pokemon and her ancestors were environmentalists who worked on cleaning a polluted lake. Her ancestors were also authors.
*[http://pokeani.com/chara/r-joy.html Joy's Profile] on [[Pokeani]] (Japanese)
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*In ''[[Showdown_in_Dark_City|Showdown in Dark City]]'', A nurse joy who was a member of the [[PIA|Pokemon Inspection Agency]] appeared, carrying her Chansey in a rather unique [[pokeball]].
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*In ''[[Cerulean_Blues|Cerulean Blues]]'' there was another Agent Joy. However, this Joy didn't wear the Nurse Joy attire (not even the hat!) and might not have been a Nurse.
{{Animecharacters}}
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*The fossil-digging Nurse Joy appeared in ''[[EP089|Shell Shock!]]'' digging up Kabuto Fossils. This Joy's helmet had a cross, indicating her nurse status.
[[Category:Anime characters]]
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*The athletic Nurse Joy who paddled at high speeds to help pokemon abroad was featured in ''[[The_Joy_of_Pokemon|The Joy of Pokemon]]''.
[[Category:Female characters]]
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* A bespectacled Joy who studied Pokemon Psychology appeared in ''[[Chikorita's_Big_Upset|Chikorita's Big Upset]]''.
 
[[de:Schwester Joy]]
 
<!--[[ja:ジョーイ]]-->
 
 
[[fr:Infirmière Joëlle]]
 
[[ja:ジョーイ]]
 
[[pt:Enfermeira Joy]]
 

Revision as of 09:21, 21 March 2009

Trivia

Many Nurse Joys have jobs, positions, hobbies, or areas of study other than just a Pokemon Nurse:

  • In The Joy of Water Pokemon, the Nurse Joy at Lake Lucid also studied methods of caring for Water Pokemon and her ancestors were environmentalists who worked on cleaning a polluted lake. Her ancestors were also authors.
  • In Showdown in Dark City, A nurse joy who was a member of the Pokemon Inspection Agency appeared, carrying her Chansey in a rather unique pokeball.
  • In Cerulean Blues there was another Agent Joy. However, this Joy didn't wear the Nurse Joy attire (not even the hat!) and might not have been a Nurse.
  • The fossil-digging Nurse Joy appeared in Shell Shock! digging up Kabuto Fossils. This Joy's helmet had a cross, indicating her nurse status.
  • The athletic Nurse Joy who paddled at high speeds to help pokemon abroad was featured in The Joy of Pokemon.
  • A bespectacled Joy who studied Pokemon Psychology appeared in Chikorita's Big Upset.