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Roxanne is the Gym Leader of the Rustboro City Gym. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stonebadge. She is a scholar who specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.
||Literally means "azalea".
||Similarity with the word "rock".
||Similarity with the word "roche"(rock).
||Possible derivation from "Felsen"(stone)
||Possible relation to "pietra"(stone).
||Possible relation to "piedra" and "petreo" ("stone" and "rocky" respectively).
||A phonetical translation of "Roxanne"
||A phonetical translation of "Roxanne".
||杜鵑 (Du Juan)
||A phonetical translation of "Tsutsuji".
In the anime
Ash Ketchum and his friends met Roxanne 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 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.
On the next day, 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 the Iron Tail technique, taking 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 rock-centered Pewter City Gym.
She is voiced by 白鳥由里 Yuri Shiratori in Japanese and Amy Palant in English.
This listing is of Roxanne Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.
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 Trainers 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 Stonebadge, Roxanne gives out TM39, Rock Tomb, in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Pokémon Emerald.
This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.
In the Pokémon Special 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 Special, Sapphire arrived in Rustboro eager to win her first Badge. She entered the Rustboro Gym only to see a clasroom 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 unknowngly 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 Special manga.