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- This article is about the Gym Leader of Rustboro City. For the English voice actress, see Roxanne Beck.
Roxanne (Japanese: ツツジ Tsutsuji) is the Gym Leader of Rustboro City's Gym, known officially as the Rustboro Gym. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stone Badge. She is a scholar who specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon.
In the games
Roxanne's title is "The Rock-Loving Honor Student." Her strategy is Rock-type power attacks. She believes Rock-type Pokémon to be rock solid.
Roxanne became a Gym Leader so that she could apply what she learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. She wants to face many new opponents to see them demonstrate how they battle and with which Pokémon.
Her desire is to learn all about Pokémon through battling.
In addition to the Stone Badge, Roxanne gives out TM39 (Rock Tomb), in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.
This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.
In the anime
Roxanne first appeared in Gonna Rule The School. Ash Ketchum and his friends met her when Max found a lost Poliwag from Roxanne's school. Roxanne teaches classes on Pokémon to the citizens of Rustboro. She is in charge of teaching very young children about Pokémon in the Pokémon Trainer's School.
When Ash and company first arrived in Rustboro, Roxanne was not able to answer Ash's challenge because she was still busy with teaching. However, she and the headmaster of the school invited the gang to spend a day in the school.
In A Winner By a Nosepass, Ash battled Roxanne at the Gym while being filmed by some of Roxanne's students. Ash's Pikachu was able to defeat both of her Pokémon through a combination of pure electrical power and its newly learned Iron Tail technique which took Roxanne by surprise.
Roxanne apparently knows Professor Oak, as he gives live remote lectures for the students at the school. She also knows about Brock and the Pewter City Gym, which shares her specialty.
This listing is of Roxanne's known Pokémon in the anime:
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Roxanne is an honor student at the Pokémon Trainers School of Rustboro and knows much trivia about Pokémon. She's also extremely arrogant about her intellect.
Roxanne travels around by riding on her Graveler. She keeps her Nosepass's Poké Ball in a hollowed-out book.
In Pokémon Adventures, Sapphire arrived in Rustboro eager to win her first Badge. She entered the Rustboro Gym only to see a classroom full of students listening to a lecture from Roxanne.
Roxanne makes her opponents take a written test as part of the Gym challenge. Despite her difficulty with schoolwork, Sapphire got the highest marks in the testing due to her tutoring from her father, Professor Birch.
Sapphire battled with her Aron only to have Roxanne's Nosepass block her attacks with Harden. Sapphire was unable to withdraw her Aron from the battle thanks to Nosepass' Magnet Pull. Sapphire, however, realized that Nosepass must always face north and had her Aron attack from behind.
In the Hoenn conflict, she sided with Team Aqua. She had worked with Professor Cozmo, who unknowingly assisted the evil team, and reasoned that the Professor wouldn't support an evil group. She changed her mind after Kyogre and Groudon started their rampage.
Roxanne attempted to stop Groudon in Lilycove City by having her Nosepass use Block. It worked, but during a battle with Courtney, the FireHead threatened to kill nearby civilians and so Roxanne yielded, allowing Courtney's Ninetales to knock out Nosepass.
This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
- Nosepass has an Adamant nature.
"Hello, I am Roxanne, the Rustboro Pokémon Gym Leader. I became a Gym Leader so that I might apply what I learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. Would you kindly demonstrate how you battle, and with which Pokémon?"
"So... I lost... It seems that I still have much more to learn... I understand. The Pokémon League's rules state that Trainers are to be given this if they defeat a Gym Leader. Please accept the official Pokémon League Stone Badge."
"Since you are so strong, you should challenge other Gym leaders. By battling many Trainers, you should learn many things."
Before a rematch:
"I'm so glad to see you again. I'm Roxanne, the Gym Leader here. I'm sure we've both experienced many battles since we last met. I would like to see how much better we've become. Let us battle!"
"I still have much to learn when it comes to battling Pokémon. That awareness makes me love battling all that much more!"
Template:Type2 power attack
Trainer's Pokémon -
Rock-solid types are good.
Through battling, I want to learn all about Pokémon.
- Roxanne was the first Gym Leader that is encountered first in the region to give out a TM containing a move of her signature type; both Falkner and Brock gave out TMs containing moves not of their specialty type in their respective first appearances, changing to their specialty in their games' remakes.
- Roxanne is currently the only one out of the four first Gym Leaders who is female.
- Roxanne is the only Rock-type Gym Leader with a Nosepass
||躑躅 Tsutsuji, Rhododendron.
||Similarity with the word rock.
||Similarity with the word roche (rock).
||From Felsen (stone)
||From pietra (stone).
||From piedra (stone) and petreo (rocky).
|Chinese (Mainland China)