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| "The Master of Psychic Pokémon!"
Art from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
|| 21 (Electric Tale of Pikachu)
| Eye color
|| Blue (anime), Red (game)
| Hair color
|| Dark blue (games and TCG), dark green (anime)
|| Saffron City
|| Father, mother (anime)
| Trainer class
|| Gym Leader, Rocket Commander (Adventures)
|| I, II, III, IV
|| Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium, Stadium 2
| Leader of
|| Saffron Gym
|| Marsh Badge
| Specializes in
| Anime debut
|| Abra and the Psychic Showdown
| English voice actor
|| Lisa Ortiz
| Japanese voice actor
|| Kae Araki
Sabrina (Japanese: ナツメ Natsume) is the Gym Leader of Saffron City's Gym, known officially as the Saffron Gym. She hands out the Marsh Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She is a young lady with psychic abilities, and thus trains Template:Type2 Pokémon.
In the games
Sabrina has appeared in every generation of Pokémon as the Gym Leader of the Saffron Gym. Known as "The Master of Psychic Pokémon" ("The Mistress of Psychic-type Pokémon" in Generation IV), she has had psychic powers ever since she was a child, when she accidentally bent a spoon. She apparently dislikes battling, but is hard to beat because she can communicate with her Pokémon telepathically. Her fame has grown so much that even Trainers living in the Sevii Islands have heard of her. Previously there were two Gyms in Saffron City, a Template:Type2 Gym, and a Psychic-type Gym. Sabrina used her advantage to defeat the rival gym and strip them of their Gym status.
She appears to the have the ability to see the future. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal she states that three years ago she foresaw the arrival of another strong challenger (realized in the form of Ethan, Kris, and Lyra. After this second defeat, she accepts that the ability of foresight may be limited.
In Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen, Trainers must navigate warp tiles to find Sabrina hiding in the middle of her Gym. Defeating her will earn them the Marsh Badge and a Template:Type2 TM: TM46 (Psywave) in Generation I; TM04 (Calm Mind) in Generation III. The Gym maintains a similar style in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. The warp tiles are maintained, as is the badge: Sabrina, however, gives no TM in Generation II and TM48 (Skill Swap) in Generation IV.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Sabrina has received a major redesign, now sporting a vastly different hairstyle and a completely new, more casual-looking outfit. After her initial defeat in Saffron City, she ventures outside of her Gym. She can be found at the dock for the S.S. Aqua in the Olivine City Harbor at any time on Friday. After the player has obtained her phone number here, she can be called during Sunday afternoon to arrange a rematch at the Fighting Dojo she once defeated.
Sabrina also appears in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2. A large number of her Pokémon here are not of the Psychic-type, including a Template:Type2 Hitmonlee.
This is a list of the Fame Checker’s information on Sabrina in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Saffron City - sign
- What does this person do?
- "Saffron City Pokémon Gym
- Leader: Sabrina
- The Master of Psychic Pokémon!"
- Three Island - young man
- Favorite kind of Pokémon?
- "You know about a girl Gym Leader in Saffron City?
- She uses Psychic-type Pokémon, right?"
- Saffron Gym - Sabrina
- What is this person like?
- "I have had psychic powers since I was a child.
- It started when a spoon I carelessly tossed, bent."
- Saffron Gym - Sabrina
- What is this person like?
- "I dislike battling, but if you wish, I will show you my powers!"
- Saffron City - Pokémon Journal
- "People say that Sabrina can communicate with her Pokémon during battle without speaking."
- Saffron Gym - Psychic Tyron
- What is this person like?
- "Sabrina just wiped out the Karate Master next door."
- Message from Sabrina
- From: Sabrina
- To: [Player]
- "The love you have towards your Pokémon...
- It was a power that was never bested by my psychic power."
This is a listing of Sabrina's Pokémon in the video games she has appeared in.
Second battle (rematch)
"I had a vision of your arrival! I have had psychic powers since I was a little child. I first learned to bend spoons with my mind. I dislike fighting, but if you wish, I will show you my powers!"
"I'm shocked! But a loss is a loss. I admit I didn't work hard enough to win. You earned the Marsh Badge."
"I had a vision of your arrival! I have had psychic powers since I was a child. It started when a spoon I carelessly tossed, bent. I dislike battling, but if you wish, I will show you my powers!"
"This loss shocks me! But a loss is a loss. I admit I didn't work hard enough to win. You earned the Marsh Badge."
"Psychic power isn't something that only a few people have. Everyone has psychic power. People just don't realize it."
"I knew you were coming... Three years ago I had a vision of your arrival. You're after my badge. I don't enjoy battling, but it's my duty as a Leader to confer badge on anyone who has proven him/herself worthy. Since you wish it, I will show you my psychic powers!"
"Your power... It far exceeds what I foresaw... Maybe it isn't possible to fully predict what the future holds... Ok, you win. You earned yourself Marsh Badge. Marsh Badge draws out your subliminal powers... Although I failed to accurately predict your power, this much I know to be true. You will become a celebrated and beloved Champion."
- "I knew you were coming... Three years ago I had a vision of your arrival. You’re after my Badge. I don’t enjoy battling, but it’s my duty as a Gym Leader to confer Badges on anyone who has proven him- or herself worthy. Since you wish it, I will show you my psychic powers!"
- Sending out last Pokémon:
- "What will happen after this? I already know."
- "Was the future I saw...wrong?"
- "I get it..."
- "Your power... It far exceeds what I foresaw... Maybe it isn’t possible to fully predict what the future holds... OK, you win. You earned yourself the Marsh Badge."
- "I failed to accurately predict your power. That means that your power is beyond my psychic ability. You deserve this. Please take this TM, too! It contains Skill Swap! It swaps Abilities between the user and the target. You will become a celebrated and beloved Champion!"
- "Your love for your Pokémon smashed my psychic abilities... The ability to love, I think, is some kind of psychic ability..."
- "Out of the blue... I get the urge to see the ocean... It may be fun to exchange numbers with you... Do you want mine?"
- No: "I see... I thought you'd make a good friend."
- "Now you want to know my number? I can see it in your eyes..."
- "I think I can keep my promises if you call me on Sundays around noon."
- "Hello... Anything new going on with you? I'm the same as usual. I think I've got some free time on Sundays around noon. Could you call me back then?"
- Sunday noon:
- "Hello... Anything new going on with you? I'm the same as usual. Ah, wonderful! I've got some free time right now. Would you like to battle again?"
- No: "I see... You have the right to refuse an offer. I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up. But I'm still a little disappointed..."
- "I knew it. That's just like you. So, I'll see you at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City then!"
In the anime
In the anime, Sabrina was the fourth gym leader Ash encountered. He challenged her initially in Abra and the Psychic Showdown, and had a rematch with her in Haunter Versus Kadabra.
Sabrina inherited her psychic power from her father, who had the ability to teleport from location to location, as well as telekinesis. It manifested when she was young, and it was soon apparent that Sabrina's abilities far exceeded her father's. She was able to use her psychic powers to do many things- teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, and transmutation.
As her power increased, she grew more obsessed with developing it. She became less and less emotional, using her abilities for destructive purposes. This caused a deep psychological rift. The emotions she tried to shut off developed into a separate personality- a young girl who manifested as a puppet around Sabrina. Sabrina's mind was divided into the cold, callous woman with a thirst for power and the little girl who just wanted to have fun.
Sabrina became the leader of the Saffron Gym, and turned it into an institute where fellow psychics could develop their powers. Ash was headed to Saffron one day, unknowingly watched by Sabrina. Sabrina's younger self used her psychic abilities to save Ash and his friends from Team Rocket. The next day, despite warnings from a mysterious man, Ash challenged Sabrina and lost miserably. Sabrina used her powers to shrink Ash and his friends, but they were saved by the man. He cautioned Ash that only Template:Type2 Pokémon could defeat Psychic-types.
Ash resolved to catch a Ghost-type Pokémon. After a trip to the Lavender Tower, Ash returned with a Haunter he had befriended. Ash challenged Sabrina to a rematch, but Haunter had wandered off in the meantime. Ash managed to escape Sabrina's wrath, rescued by the mysterious man once again, but Brock and Misty were transformed into dolls and placed into a dollhouse, where they met Sabrina's mother in the same predicament.
After talking with the man, who was revealed to be Sabrina's father, Ash returned once more, and during the match, Haunter appeared and started to playfully tease Sabrina. Haunter's antics delighted Sabrina so much, that she was no longer able to contain her emotions and started to laugh. This caused her two personalities to merge back into one. Ash was deemed the winner of the match due to the inability of Sabrina or her psychically-linked Pokémon to battle, and the young man won the Marsh Badge. Haunter chose to stay with Sabrina and her reunited family.
This listing is of Sabrina's known Pokémon in the anime:
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Sabrina is one of the three villainous heads of Team Rocket, and serves under Giovanni in Pokémon Adventures.
She is first seen on top of her Kadabra after Red leaves Celadon City with an experimental Eevee, commenting how perfect that is even though it was thought that the Eevee had simply escaped.
Under her boss's orders, she captured Moltres and brought it to Saffron City. She then used her Mr. Mime's Barrier to totally close off Saffron City from the outside world. Red's Pikachu was able to pass through the barrier by using Substitute. He was then able to defeat Mr. Mime and let Red, Blue, and Green in. At Silph Co., Sabrina took on Green, but the younger Trainer was able to best Sabrina by outwitting her than incapacitating her using her Jigglypuff's Sing, however she eventually broke free and found Red and Green (although Green escaped) in the room that contained the Badge Energy Amplifier. She was the one who controlled Zapmolcuno when it was created by Green by accident.
Later, Sabrina helped the Pallet Town Trainers in the fight against the Elite Four during the Cerise Island battle. Sabrina's Alakazam created magical items called the Spoons of Destiny. When held by a strong Trainer, the Spoons of Destiny would point out a Trainer of a similar style and personality. Using these tools, Blue was paired with Koga, Yellow was paired with Blaine, Red was paired with Lt. Surge, and Sabrina herself was paired with Green. It would seem that all eight members still carry the spoons to this day.
Green and Sabrina found themselves battling Lorelei, who used her ice dolls to chain them to each other, something that proved to be a great disadvantage due to their lack of team work and Green was quickly knocked out.
Sabrina suffered severe frostbite injuries. Because of this, she later traveled to mystic springs at Johto's Mt. Silver to heal.
This is a listing of Sabrina's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga probably presents the most sympathetic portrayal of Sabrina. She is a kind and gentle shrine maiden who runs a Gym in the mountains with her Abra. When she was a child, Sabrina's Pokémon were all killed by a gigantic Haunter that used Dream Eater to suck out their souls. After defeating Ash in a gym battle, Sabrina hears of the giant Haunter appearing at the Pokémon Tower, and went off to go defeat it. Unfortunately, she herself fell prey to the Haunter and her soul sucked out. But with Brock and Ash's help, Sabrina is able to defeat the Haunter. Although Ash tries to catch it with an Ultra Ball, it kills itself using Selfdestruct rather than let itself be captured.
In the TCG
There is a Theme Deck named for Sabrina in the Gym Challenge expansion. It has two versions, English and Japanese.
Sabrina and the Marsh Badge
Sabrina and a Master Ball
Sabrina throws a Poké Ball.
Sabrina can cause others to levitate.
Sabrina controls Misty and Psyduck.
Sabrina's updated VS artwork
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Sabrina or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Her Japanese Leader title is エスパー レディ.
- She, alongside Erika, is the only Gym Leader to have been defeated in the anime by Ash out of sequence with the games.
- Sabrina is the first Gym Leader in the anime to receive a Pokémon from a main character. The second is Gardenia.
- Sabrina is also the first Gym Leader to have a Pokémon that is not of her main type.
- Although Sabrina's official hair color is grayish-blue, there are many depictions of her with green, purple or black hair.
- Interestingly, even though Sabrina isn't an Aura user, one of her quotes in FireRed and LeafGreen have her describing Psychic abilities in a manner similar to Aura's description.
||The Japanese word for jujube.
|English, German, Italian, Spanish
||Similar to the word psychic (ˈsaɪkɪk), abra or brain. It could also be a reference to the teenage witch on TV, or the plant Zebrina which has the same color as her hair.
||Reference to Morgan le Fay, a powerful sorceress in Arthurian legend.
||From 초능력 Choneungryeok, psychic abilities.
|Chinese (Taiwan and Mainland)
|Chinese (Hong Kong)