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Pokémon Center Nurse

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Artwork of Nurse from Generation I

The Pokémon Center Nurse is an operator of a Pokémon Center. They facilitate the restoration of Trainer's Pokémon to full health, and usually provide this basic service free of charge.

The nurses that operates the Pokémon Centers are usually not known to be named, except in the anime, in which the nurses are all named Joy. Occasionally, nurses with specific names do appear, such as Teala, and a nurse named Casey (Japanese: メディ Medi) which participates in Super Contests in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. It is currently unknown if the names applies to any or all the other nurses in the games.

In the games

Ken Sugimori's artwork of a Nurse from the TCG

A Pokémon Center Nurse operates every Pokémon Center in the Pokémon games, usually standing behind the counter and beside a machine which is able to heal the player's Pokémon to full health. The nurses are not known to be named and there is no evidence to support that they are related, unlike their anime counterpart. Since many characters in-game feature the same overworld sprites (the nurses included) it is impossible to tell whether or not these nurses all look the same.

In Pokémon Yellow, the Nurse appears under a different overworld sprite. She is more similar to the anime's Joy than in any other game, and is even accompanied by Chansey in every center. Furthermore, an old news page from Game Freak on Pokémon Yellow suggests that her name is Joy (ジョーイ)—the same as in the anime. This seems to apply only to Yellow, as many aspects of Yellow are based on the anime.

In Generation II, the Nurse in Fuchsia City has green hair. It is unknown if this has any significance. Interestingly, there are multiple green-haired nurses in the second floor of all Generation II Pokémon Centers.

A nurse named Teala appears in every Pokémon Center of Generation III (second floor) and Generation IV (basement), usually giving information about Wireless Communication to the player. She manages the items the player obtains through Mystery Gift in Generation III.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a nurse named Casey (Japanese: メディ Medi) participates in Super Contests with a Chansey nicknamed Pinky. It is unknown whether (and unlikely that) all nurses in the game are so named.

In Pokémon Black and White Versions 2, the player character's Mother used to be a nurse, outright stated by her during an Xtransceiver conversation. She has mentioned working at Nimbasa City and is implied to have worked at Mistralton City.

Pokémon

Casey uses this Pokémon in Contests.

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Type:
  Normal  
Pinky
Healing Wish
Cute
Appeal:
0  
Fling
Tough
Appeal:
1
Minimize
Cute
Appeal:
2 ♥♥
Double-Edge
Tough
Appeal:
0  

Quotes

Red, Blue and Yellow

Welcome to our Pokémon Center!
We heal your Pokémon back to perfect health!
...
Ok. We'll need your Pokémon.
...
Thank you! Your Pokémon are fighting fit!
We hope to see you again!

Gold, Silver and Crystal

If it's morning

Good morning!

If it's day

Hello!

If it's night

Good evening! You're out late.

The rest is as follows:

Welcome to our Pokémon Center.
We can heal your Pokémon to perfect health.
Shall we heal your Pokémon?
...
Ok, may I see your Pokémon?
...
Thank you for waiting.
Your Pokémon are fully healed.
We hope to see you again.

Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

Hello, and welcome to the Pokémon Center.
We restore your tired Pokémon to full health.
Would you like to rest your Pokémon
...
OK, I'll take your Pokémon for a few seconds.
...
Thank you for waiting.
We've restored your Pokémon to full health.
We hope to see you again!

FireRed and LeafGreen

Welcome to our Pokémon Center!
Would you like me to heal your Pokémon back to perfect health?
...
OK, I'll take your Pokémon for a few seconds.
...
Thank you for waiting. We've restored your Pokémon to full health.
We hope to see you again!

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

If it's morning

Good morning! Welcome to the Pokémon Center.

If it's day or night

Hello, and welcome to the Pokémon Center.

The rest is as follows:

We restore your tired Pokémon to full health.
Would you like to rest your Pokémon?
...
OK, I'll take your Pokémon for a few seconds.
...
Thank you for waiting.
We've restored your Pokémon to full health.
We hope to see you again!

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Before obtaining 4 Trainer stars:

Hello, and welcome to the Pokémon Center.
We restore your tired Pokémon to full health.
Would you like to rest your Pokémon?
...
OK, I'll take your Pokémon for a few seconds.
...
Thank you for waiting.
We've restored your Pokémon to full health.
Please, come back again any time!

After obtaining 4 Trainer stars:

Introduction (First time)
Hello, and welcome to the Pokémon Center.
We restore your tired Pokémon to full health.
Would you like to...
Th-that Trainer Card!
That wonderful shade! And all those stars!
I've seen several Trainers with Violet Trainer Cards up to now...
But you're the first to top them with that impressive Trainer Card.
Please, <PLAYER>, may I please heal your Pokémon?
...
Introduction (Second and subsequent times)
Great to see you, <PLAYER>!
You want the usual right?
...
Post-introduction
I will be pleased to take your Pokémon for a few seconds.
...
Thank you for waiting.
We hope to see you again!

Black and White

If it's morning

Good morning! Welcome to the Pokémon Center.

If it's day or night

Hello, and welcome to the Pokémon Center.

The rest is as follows:

We restore your tired Pokémon to full health.
Would you like to rest your Pokémon?
...
OK, I'll take your Pokémon for a few seconds.
...
Thank you for waiting.
We've restored your Pokémon to full health.
We hope to see you again!

In the anime

A Nurse Joy from the Best Wishes series
Main article: Nurse Joy

In the anime, Pokémon Centers are run by the Nurse Joys (Japanese: ジョーイ Joy, referred to as ジョーイさん Joy-san by most characters).

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

A Nurse Joy from the The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In addition to Nurse Joy appearing, several generic nurses appear in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, first appearing in Clefairy Tale. Nurses appear in a wide variety of outfits, which vary from city to city.

In the TCG

In Expedition Base Set there is a Supporter card called Pokémon Nurse. The art on this card slightly resembles Joy from the anime, but has blue hair. The nurse appearing on the card also seems to have been based on the game's nurse, since the TCG is based on the games, rather than anime.

Trivia

  • When returning the player's Pokémon, the Nurse ends with "We hope to see you again!", causing many jokes to be made in the fandom about her wishing harm to come to the player's Pokémon so that he or she would return. This line was eventually changed in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver to read "Please, come back again any time!" instead.
    • However, after the player receives four Trainer stars, she says "We hope to see you again!" instead.
    • Oddly enough, the change in HeartGold and SoulSilver does not carry on to the English versions of Black and White.


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