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Forsythia

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Forsythia

Forsythia (Japanese: ツボミ Tsubomi) is an anime character.

She made her main appearance in Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!. She lives in Floaroma Town where she cares for her Berry orchard with the help of her Pokémon - Roserade and Lotad. She also teaches Poffin cooking classes. Ash, Dawn, and Brock saw a flyer advertising her Poffin classes and paid a visit to her home.

She explained to them how to cook the Poffin. Dawn and Brock were having no trouble at all with making theirs but Ash couldn't get it right and ended up burning them. When Dawn fed her Poffin to her Pokémon, however, they ended up hating it. She couldn't understand why and said she used her mother's recipe. Forsythia then went on to explain that all Pokémon have different tastes just like people do.

Ash asked why Forsythia's Roserade was so shy. She told the story of how she met and befriended it by giving it her red scarf.

A younger Forsythia

The story was interrupted when Team Rocket came barreling through her garden in a tank, stealing all of her Berries. When Roserade saw how upset Forsythia was over this it ran back into her house and wrapped the scarf around its face. It came back out and attacked Team Rocket using Magical Leaf. Team Rocket then found out from Lotad that without the scarf Roserade didn't have the confidence to fight so Meowth and Mime Jr. removed it.

They were about to run off with Roserade and the Berries but Forsythia jumped in front of the tank and told Roserade that it didn't need the scarf to believe in itself. With that, Roserade escaped and used a beautiful Petal Dance attack against Team Rocket. After they were gone, Roserade's Sunny Day combined with Lotad's Water Gun, and Forsythia's garden began to regrow. Later, Dawn was finally able to make Poffins that Piplup, Buneary, and Pachirisu liked, and thanked Forsythia for all her help.

Forsythia also made a brief cameo in Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! along with her Pokémon.

Pokémon

Forsythia's Budew

Forsythia's Roserade
Budew → Roselia → Roserade
One day while visiting the local Pokémon Center, Forsythia encountered a Budew that had been injured while fighting other Pokémon. Although Budew was normally timid, Forsythia befriended it by giving it her red scarf and Nurse Joy allowed her to adopt it. Over time and through Forsythia's care, Budew evolved into Roselia and later into Roserade however it never seemed to lose its shy nature. What Forsythia didn't know was that Roserade was fearlessly protecting Forsythia's Berry garden, gaining confidence by wearing the red scarf it was given all those years ago.

However when Team Rocket attempted to steal all the Berries from the garden, they also stole the red scarf when Roserade tried to stop them, causing the Bouquet Pokémon to become timid again. However Forsythia convinced Roserade that just because the scarf was gone it was still strong. Thanks to Forsythia's kind words, Roserade's confidence returned and Team Rocket were soon sent blasting off. Roserade later helped restore the garden with Lotad's help.

Roserade's known moves are Magical Leaf, Petal Dance, and Sunny Day.

Debut Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Sarah Natochenny
Forsythia's Lotad
Lotad
Forsythia's other Pokémon was a Lotad that had a very cheery nature. Despite the fact that Roserade was normally timid around other Pokémon, it was clear that Lotad and Roserade were close and Lotad was the only one who knew that Roserade was protecting the Berry fields. When Team Rocket attacked the Berry fields, Lotad saved Forsythia from being trapped by the giant baskets that were sent down from their mecha, and later helped convince Roserade that it could still defeat Team Rocket even without its scarf. Lotad later helped Roserade to restore the damaged garden.

Lotad's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浅野真澄 Masumi Asano
English Stacia Newcomb
Polish Katarzyna Łaska
European Spanish Ana Esther Alborg

Trivia

  • The day Forsythia met her Budew is similar to the time Tyson met his Meowth, when he gave Meowth boots.
  • Forsythia's Japanese name is almost identical to Budew's Japanese name.
  • Forsythia owns a Sprayduck like the one in the games.


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