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Officer Jenny

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Officer Jenny
ジュンサー Junsar
Officer Jenny BW.png
Art of Officer Jenny from the Best Wishes series
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto, Orange Archipelago, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova
Relatives Other Officer Jennys, Marble
Trainer class None
Generation I
Games Yellow
Anime debut Pokémon Emergency!
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead (EP002-AG065)
Jamie Davyous Owens (AG118-AG142)
Emily Williams (AG188-DP166)
Emily Jenness (BW006-present
Japanese voice actor Chinami Nishimura
Chiaki Takahashi (BW)

Officer Jenny (Japanese: ジュンサー Junsar) is the name by which the police officers who use Pokémon in their duties are referred to. Her Japanese name is a play on 巡査 junsa, police; policeman.

In the anime

Artwork of Jenny by Ken Sugimori
Blue haired Jenny from EP002 - EP236

Officer Jenny is not a single entity. Rather, there are many Jennys working as police officers across the various regions of the Pokémon world.

Generally, Officer Jennys are brave and determined, but mostly ineffective in their police duties. They fight against the likes of Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Aqua and Team Galactic - among other miscellaneous criminals. The town/region where a certain Jenny comes from can be discerned by the symbol on their hats which always differs depending on location.

Although Jennys appear mostly identical, there is some minor divergence among them, as evidenced by Brock, who is able to recognize different Jennys on numerous occasions. Brock appears to be the only character who can tell them apart. However, each Jenny has a different symbol on her hat that indicates location. There seem to be two Viridian Jennys, as during the Indigo League, two Jennys with the same hat symbol were seen side-by-side. (We know that the symbol in question--a star--indicates Viridian due to previous episodes.) It can also be noted that the Jennys of the Orange Archipelago are outfitted with uniforms of a distinctly lighter blue, almost white in color. One of the Viridian Jennys maintains a fierce rivalry with the Jenny of Eterna City. The Unova region also have different looking Officer Jennys. Their hair is shorter and they have a different uniform.

Although there are many exceptions, Officer Jenny will generally have Growlithe to use as a police dog.

Officer Jenny in the Best Wishes series

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

Ash's Squirtle was given to an Officer Jenny who fights fires. It is the leader of a group of four other Squirtle known as the "Squirtle Squad", who serve as the local firefighting team.

A young Officer Jenny named Marble appeared in Luxray Vision!. She was in charge of looking for "The Bandit Beauties Three." She was also voiced by 西村ちなみ Chinami Nishimura in Japanese, but voiced by Meghan McCracken in English.

An Officer Jenny from Kanto appeared in Stealing the Conversation! with a Chatot as her partner. Apparently, she had come all the way to Sinnoh to capture Jessie, James, and Meowth.


Pokémon

The following are Officer Jenny's usual Pokémon in the anime.

Officer Jenny's Growlithe
Growlithe
Main article: Officer Jenny's Growlithe

Growlithe is the most common species to be used by the Jenny family. The first one appeared in The Case of the K-9 Caper!.

Debut The Case of the K-9 Caper!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Tom Wayland
Officer Jenny's Arcanine
Arcanine
Arcanine is used by the Officer Jenny that helped Ash Ketchum and his friends track down Pokémon Hunter J.

Arcanine's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Mutiny in the Bounty

Other

During the course of the anime, various individual Officer Jennys have had the following Pokémon:

Officer Jenny's Gastly
Gastly
This Gastly, making its only appearance at Pikachu Re-Volts, was used by the Jenny on Mandarin Island North. It was able to use its ghost moves to find Butch, Cassidy and their Drowzee, who had brainwashed all of the other Pokémon on the island.

Gastly's only known move is Psywave.

Debut Pikachu Re-Volts
Officer Jenny's Spinarak
Spinarak
This Spinarak is used by the Jenny in Catallia City as a living testament to the one that had stopped The Black Arachnid. It was only seen in Spinarak Attack.

Spinarak's known moves are String Shot and Spider Web.

Debut Spinarak Attack
Squirtle Squad
Squirtle Squad
Main article: Squirtle Squad

The Squirtle Squad was a gang of abandoned troublemakers until they were adopted by Officer Jenny, who uses them to fight fires. Their leader is Ash's Squirtle. They debuted in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad.

Debut Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Eric Stuart
Officer Jenny's Wobbuffet
Wobbuffet
The Officer Jenny in Wobbuffet Village uses this Wobbuffet to help her protect the order in the village. It is not used in battle. Its first and only appearance was in Wobbu-Palooza!.

None of Wobbuffet's moves are known.

Debut Wobbu-Palooza!
Officer Jenny's Jumpluff
Jumpluff
This Jumpluff is used by a Jenny between Mahogany Town and Blackthorn City. It can sprinkle its spores in order to find footprints.

None of Jumpluff's moves are known.

Debut An EGG-sighting Adventure!
Officer Jenny's Pidgeot
Pidgeot
This Pidgeot is used by an Officer Jenny in a port town between Kanto and Hoenn. It is used to do searches for criminals from the air

Pidgeot's only known move is Fly.

Debut Hoenn Alone!
Officer Jenny's Parasect
Parasect
The Officer Jenny in a town near Petalburg City used this Parasect to try to stop the mass army of Gulpin that were rioting around the town in Gulpin it Down.

Parasect's only known move is Stun Spore.

Debut Gulpin it Down
Officer Jenny's Tangela
Tangela
The same Officer Jenny in Gulpin it Down used this Tangela to try to stop the mass army of Gulpin that were rioting around the town.

Tangela's only known move is Vine Whip.

Debut Gulpin it Down
Officer Jenny's Meganium
Meganium
The Officer Jenny in a town near Petalburg City used this Meganium to try to stop the mass army of Gulpin that were rioting around the town.

Meganium's only known move is Razor Leaf.

Debut Gulpin it Down
Officer Jenny's Stunky
Stunky
Stunky is used by the Officer Jenny in Eterna City. She uses its poison attacks to stop criminals and suspects.

None of Stunky's moves are known, but its ability is Stench.

Debut A Secret Sphere of Influence!
Buddy
Buddy
Buddy the Chatot is used by the Officer Jenny in a town near Snowpoint City. It was the officer's partner since a stake out in which Buddy caught a criminal. Its first and only appearance was in Stealing the Conversation!.

Buddy's known moves are Peck, FeatherDance and Steel Wing.

Debut Stealing the Conversation!
Officer Jenny's Swanna
Swanna
When a strange fog started to surround Skyarrow Bridge, the Officer Jenny of the area attempted to use her Swanna to clear it. However, this didn't work and both Jenny and Swanna quickly left to deal with an emergency.

Swanna's only known move is Defog.

Debut BW021
Officer Jenny's Herdier
Herdier
The Officer Jenny in Castelia City owns two Herdier. Herdier may be what the Jennys of Unova use instead of Growlithe or Arcanine as they are not found in that region.
Debut BW022

Mentioned

Blastoise
One of the Officer Jennys guarding the Ever Grande Conference mentioned that she owned a Blastoise, which she attempted to use to stop Team Rocket who had stolen the flame of Moltres. However, Nurse Joy stopped her since Blastoise could accidentally put the fire out.
Debut Like a Meowth to a Flame

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西村ちなみ Chinami Nishimura (EP002-DP166)
たかはし智秋 Chiaki Takahashi (BW006-present)
English Megan Hollingshead (4Kids dub; EP002-AG065, all movies up to Destiny Deoxys)
Jamie Davyous Owens (4Kids dub; AG119-AG142)
Diane Stillwell (MoMP)
Maya Rosewood (TPCi dub; AG155)
Emily Williams (TPCi dub; AG188-DP166)
Emily Jenness (TPCi dub; BW006-present)
Arabic فدوى سليمان Fadwa Suleiman
Catalan Sílvia Cabrera
Czech Kateřina Lojdová (EP002-EP195)
Jana Páleníčková (DP002-present)
Danish Ann Hjort
Simone Drechsler
Dutch Edna Kalb
Filipino Candice Arellano
French Canada Camille Cyr-Desmarais
Europe Guylaine Gibert
German Stefanie Beba
Marieke Oeffinger
Beate Pfeiffer
Hebrew נטע רווה Netta Ravé
Hungarian Árkosi Kati
Italian Marcella Silvestri
Monica Bonetto
Korean 이선주 Lee Seon-Ju (original series, all movies)
김서영 Kim Seo-Yeong (Advanced Generation series)
Norwegian Siv Klynderud
Polish Małgorzata Maślanka-Krajewska (seasons 1-4, all dubbed movies)
Katarzyna Łukaszyńska (seasons 5-6)
Katarzyna Pysiak (season 10 and 12)
Katarzyna Łaska (DP060)
Joanna Domańska (DP063-DP104)
Portuguese Brazil Raquel Marinho (seasons 1-7)
Gilmara Sanches (seasons 8-present)
Portugal Teresa Madruga (EP002-EP034)
Sandra de Castro (EP045-EP129)
Dora Cruz (EP133-EP195)
Carla (EP216-AG065)
Isabel Ribas (AG119-AG155)
Unknown voice actress (AG189-AG190)
Rita Fernandes (DP002-DP045)
Zélia Santos (DP059-present)
Spanish Latin America Ana María Grey (EP002-EP012)
Mayra Arellano (EP016-AG018, DP158-present)
Erika Edwards (AG065, TLoT, SS008)
Cristina Hernández (AG119-DP104)
Betzabe Jara (DP112-DP157)
Spain Valle Acebrón (EP002-EP236)
Isacha Mengíbar (EP267-present)
Turkish Mehpare Özlük

In the games

In Pokémon Yellow, Officer Jenny will give out a Squirtle in Vermilion City. Officer Jenny also replaces the generic male officer in Cerulean City.

In the manga

File:Officer Jenny Electric Tale.jpg
Officer Jenny in the manga

An Officer Jenny makes a brief cameo in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. She appears in a helicopter chasing after Team Rocket in the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure. Generic police officers appear in the manga as well.

It is stated that Brock is the only character that can tell the Officer Jennys apart.

Trivia

  • In the anime, her hair color changed; in early episodes it was blue, in recent episodes, it is green. However, this may be a result of the animators switching from cel-shading to digital coloring.
  • No Officer Jenny has been seen with a Generation III Pokémon in her party.
  • The Officer Jenny of LaRousse City is seen wearing a different uniform to all her counterparts, it being a far more elaborate version than the others (although it does retain the standard coloring and basic design scheme).
  • Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy, and Don George all have Japanese names that begin with the kana ジ. They also all happen to be part of a large, extended family.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ジュンサー Junsar From 巡査 junsa (police)
English Officer Jenny Likely chosen for its similarity to the Japanese name.
Finnish Konstaapeli Jenny Direct translation of English name.
French Agent Jenny Direct translation of English name.
German Officer Rocky
Spanish Agente Mara
Korean 여경 Yeogyeong Can translate as "female police" 女警.
Chinese 君莎 Jūnshā Transliteration of her Japanese name.


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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

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