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Johanna

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Johanna
アヤコ Ayako
Johanna DP.png
Art from the Diamond & Pearl series
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Lucas (son) or Dawn (daughter)*
Diamond (son)*
Dawn (daughter)*
Trainer class Coordinator
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Anime debut Following A Maiden's Voyage!
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny
Japanese voice actor Makoto Tsumura

Johanna (Japanese: アヤコ Ayako) is the mother of the player character in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. In the anime, she is the mother of Dawn while in Pokémon Adventures, she is the mother of Diamond.

In the games

Unlike previous mothers, Johanna is less content to stay at home. After the player begins their journey, she can be found at the Contest Hall and occasionally enters Master Rank Super Contests with her Kangaskhan, nicknamed Jumpy (Japanese: ガルちゃん Garu-chan).

She seems to be a friend of the judge Keira.

Pokémon

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Type:
  Normal  
Jumpy
Dizzy Punch
Cool
Appeal:
0  
Endure
Tough
Appeal:
2 ♥♥
Reversal
Cool
Appeal:
2 ♥♥
Outrage
Cool
Appeal:
2 ♥♥

Quotes

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Twinleaf Town

  • When the player leaves their room:
"<Player>! <Rival> came calling for you a little while ago. I don't know what it was about, but he said it was an emergency."
"Oh, yes! <Player>! Don't go into the tall grass. Wild Pokémon might attack you. It would be OK if you had your own Pokémon, but you don't, so..."
  • After receiving starter:
"What's up, dear? ... Wow. I can't believe that happened to you. Am I ever glad that both you and <rival> are unharmed. The professor you mentioned is most likely Professor Rowan of Sandgem Town. I've heard that he is well known for his studies on Pokémon. I hear he's also quite intimidating... <Player>, I think you need to visit him in Sandgem Town. You need to properly explain why you had no choice but to use his Pokémon. Don't worry! I'm sure he will understand."
"Oh, I know! <Player>, put these on."
"Going to Sandgem Town is like an adventure in itself, right? With those Running Shoes, you can get to faraway places much faster. OK... Let me read the instructions... "Press the B Button and dash about faster than ever before! Put on the Running Shoes and blaze new trails of adventure!" Well, isn't that just nifty!"
  • After meeting Professor Rowan:
"What's up, <player>? ... Wow. Professor Rowan asked you to do something that big. OK, dear, go for it! Your mom's got your back! Oh, I know! <Player>, I've got something that you'll find useful."
"That's a Journal. It keeps a record of your daily events. Check it, and you'll be able to remember what you did last. Gee, a journey full of adventure... I envy you, kiddo. Plus, you're not alone. You have your Pokémon with you. I wish I could go instead! I'm just joking, dear! Yup, <player>! I'll be all right by myself, so you go and enjoy your adventure! When you're exposed to new things, and experience new sensations... It makes your mother happy, too. ...But come back sometimes. I would like to see the kinds of Pokémon you've caught, dear."
"Oh? No, he's not..."
"Not to worry, <player> will deliver that to him. Won't you, <player>?"
"Bye-bye, <player>! Enjoy your adventure!"

Contest Hall

"Oh, hi, <player>."
"Oh, I don't know about that. I've never spoken to <player> about Contests. I'm surprised you two know each other, though."
"Were you surprised to see me, <player>? I got bored, so I came out to Hearthome for a little vacation. I'm just as surprised to see you here, my dear! But are you serious about entering Contests? Not dressed that way! When your Pokémon is all dressed up, you can't be dressed your usual way. Put this on for a little glamour."
"I'm sure it will look good on you. After all, I chose it. Go enjoy the Contests, honey! Contests will give you a different look at the many charms of Pokémon. It should be an eye-opening experience for you. Bye now!"

Twinleaf Town (post-game)

"<Player>! <Rival> came looking for you a little while ago. I don't know what it was about, but he was shouting about you needing to get on a ship at Snowpoint City. You know how impatient he is. He was gone before I could ask. Anyway, how's it going, kid? Is your project with Professor Rowan coming along?"

Pokémon Platinum

Twinleaf Town

  • When the player leaves their room:
"<Player>! <Rival> already left. I don't know what it was about, but he sure was in a hurry!"
"Oh, yes! <Player>! Don't go into the tall grass. Wild Pokémon might attack you. It would be OK if you had your own Pokémon, but you don't, so... Well, take care, sweetie!"
  • After receiving starter:
"What's the matter, dear? ... Wow. That's what happened to you? You and <rival> are lucky to have met Prof. Rowan. Imagine if you didn't... I wouldn't like to think what the wild Pokémon might have done to you two. <Player>, go see Prof. Rowan, and thank him properly for your Pokémon. His lab is in Sandgem Town, isn't it? Now that you have your own Pokémon, the tall grass won't be so threatening."
"Oh, I know! <Player>, put these on."
"Going to Sandgem Town is like an adventure in itself, right? With those Running Shoes, you can get to faraway places much faster. OK... Let me read the instructions... "Press the B Button and dash about faster than ever before! Put on the Running Shoes and blaze new trails of adventure!" Well, isn't that just nifty!"
  • After meeting Professor Rowan:
"What is it, <player>? ... Wow. Professor Rowan asked you to do something that big. OK, dear, go for it! Your mom's got your back! Oh, I know! <Player>, I've got something that you'll find useful."
"That's a Journal. It keeps a record of your daily events. Check it, and you'll be able to remember what you did last. Gee, a journey full of adventure... I envy you, kiddo. Plus, you're not alone. You have your Pokémon with you. I wish I could go instead! I'm just joking, dear! Yup, <player>! I'll be all right by myself, so you go and enjoy your adventure! When you're exposed to new things, and experience new sensations... It makes your mother happy, too. ...But come back sometimes. I would like to see the kinds of Pokémon you've caught, dear."
"Oh? No, he's not..."
"Not to worry, <player> will deliver that to him. Won't you, <player>?"
"Bye-bye, <player>! Enjoy your adventure!"

Twinleaf Town (post-game)

"<Player>! <Rival> came looking for you a little while ago. I don't know what it was about, but he was shouting about you needing to get on a ship at Snowpoint City. You know how impatient he is. He was gone before I could ask. Anyway, how's it going, kid? Is your project with Professor Rowan coming along?"

Sprites

Johanna OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

In the anime

Johanna's achievements

Johanna made her debut appearance in the anime in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

She used to be a great Pokémon Coordinator, having won a Ribbon Cup from the Grand Festival and earning the title of Top Coordinator. Dawn wanted to follow in her footsteps and become a great Coordinator as well. When Dawn left on her journey, Johanna gave her the Ribbon she first received, which both of them carried for good luck.

In The Bells are Singing!, it was revealed that she sewed Buneary's vest. As a young girl, she was shown participating in a Contest in a flashback in Battling the Generation Gap! against her childhood rival, Lila.

In Battling a Cute Drama!, Ash, Dawn, and Brock received their new outfits from her.

Young Johanna along with her Glameow

Johanna appeared in Strategy Begins at Home! and met Ash and Brock in person for the first time. She used Glameow and an Umbreon in a Double Battle with her daughter, which she quickly won. While one might think that her skills might have gotten rusty since she became a mom, it turns out that she teaches a Coordinator class out of her home, and even has a battlefield behind her house for instructing her students. As a result, her skills are still as sharp as ever.

In Challenging a Towering Figure!, Johanna was the hostess for the tournament which was a part of the Twinleaf Festival. She wore a gown during the occasion.

Johanna in a gown

In Teaching the Student Teacher!, Johanna was supposed to have a seminar for children, "My Very First Pokémon Coordinator Class," but she had to fill in for a Nurse Joy who was taking care of too many Pokémon as a judge in the Neighborly Town Contest. Dawn volunteered to teach in her place. At the end of the episode, Johanna gave Dawn a new outfit to wear at the Grand Festival.

She appeared in a brief cameo in Last Call, First Round!, Opposites Interact! and Coming Full Festival Circle! watching Dawn compete in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, then again in person in A Grand Fight for Winning! in the audience. She also made a cameo appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Her latest appearance was in SS024 when Dawn returned home, she decided to have a battle her Piplup and Cyndaquil. But after Piplup and Cyndaquil started squabbling, the battle was stopped. She is lastly seen saying her farewells to Dawn on her journey to Hoenn.

Pokémon

This listing is of Johanna's known Pokémon in the anime:

Johanna's Glameow
Glameow
Main article: Johanna's Glameow

Johanna's Glameow was her main Pokémon as a Coordinator. After Johanna retired from her career, Glameow became the family pet. It was seen battling against Lila's Delcatty in a flashback, where it lost by points. It later battled alongside Johanna's Umbreon against Dawn's Piplup and Pachirisu and won. Glameow was also seen in Challenging A Towering Figure! during the Twinleaf Festival battle tournament.

Debut Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Chinami Nishimura
Johanna's Umbreon
Umbreon
Johanna's Umbreon is her only other known Pokémon. It first appeared in Strategy Begins at Home!, where it battled against Dawn's Piplup and Pachirisu alongside Johanna's Glameow and won. It was later seen in Challenging a Towering Figure! during the Twinleaf Festival battle tournament.

Umbreon's latest appearance was in SS024 where it was used to battle Dawn's Piplup and Cyndaquil alongside Glameow. It was able to do some dazzling combinations with Glameow, but when Piplup and Cyndaquil unleashed their Whirlpool-Flame Wheel combination; the battle was stopped due to them fighting.

Umbreon's known moves are Attract, Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Swift, and Iron Tail.

Debut Strategy Begins at Home!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 津村まこと Makoto Tsumura
English Sarah Natochenny
Finnish Raili Raitala
Norwegian Lena Meieran
Polish Bożena Furczyk (DP001-DP012)
Monika Kwiatkowska (DP027-DP049)
Anna Sroka (DP061-DP95, DP162-present)
Anna Sztejner (DP137-DP141)
Portuguese Brazil Denise Reis (DP001-DP012, DP043-DP061, DP095)
Silvia Suzy (DP027)
Elisa Villon (DP079)
Lene Bastos (DP137-present)
Portugal Sandra de Castro (DP001-DP049)
Isabel Queirós (DP061-DP095)
Ângela Marques (DP137-DP141)
European Spanish Gemma Martín

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Diamond and Johanna

Johanna was first seen in Perturbed by Pachirisu in a video that Platinum was watching to practice for the Dance Competition of her first Pokémon Super Contest. She later appeared as a figment of Diamond's thought after the boy reminisced about the bonds that families share in Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II.

She made her first appearance in Stopping Sableye when Diamond learned that she had headed to Lake Verity to gather Berries and would be in danger because of Team Galactic's plan to blow up the lake. He went there and found her being held hostage by the Commander Mars. Johanna barely managed to escape with Diamond's help as he distracted Mars and allowed his mother to run away.

After returning home alongside Sebastian and Roseanne, she realized that the jacket and shoes that she ordered for Diamond were gone, and conjured the idea to call him on the phone she left in a pocket. Soon, though, after he received her call, she heard from him that he was infiltrated their flying shuttle and would be having a final showdown with Team Galactic, much to her shock. Sebastian traveled to Pastoria City with Johanna and Roseanne in order to inform Pearl about Diamond's disappearance.

Johanna became a Super Contest Coordinator once more by the end of the Platinum chapter, and also made a short cameo at the end of the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter.

Pokémon

Johanna's Glameow
Glameow
Main article: Johanna's Glameow

Glameow is the family's house pet. It is also assumed to be her Contest Pokémon as it was shown that she earned many Ribbons in Sinnoh.

Debut Perturbed by Pachirisu
Johanna's Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan is Johanna's second seen Pokémon. She is assumed to be another one of Johanna's Contest Pokémon as shown in a picture of her and Dexter.
Debut Stopping Sableye

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Johanna or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Mom
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mom's Kindness Su Majestic Dawn Uncommon 83/100 Torterra/Infernape/Empoleon Half Deck    
      Giratina/Dialga Half Deck   013/014
      Piplup/Pikachu Half Deck   015/015
      Arceus LV.X Deck: Grass & Fire   017/017
      Arceus LV.X Deck: Lightning & Psychic   017/017
 

Trivia

Johanna's Ribbon
  • Johanna is the only mother who has a role other than mother.
  • Johanna is the first mother of an anime protagonist to be directly based on a game counterpart.
  • Johanna is the first mother of a player character in a handheld game whose name is known.
  • Johanna's Japanese name was originally intended to be Emiko (エミコ), as seen in the early sketches for Diamond & Pearl series.
  • The color of Johanna's first Ribbon—the one she gave Dawn at the start of her journey—is the same color as the Ribbon Dawn first earned but it wasn't the same Ribbon.


Names

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Language Name Origin
Japanese アヤコ Ayako
English Johanna
French Ingrid
German Katrin
Italian Olga
Spanish Casilda Possibly from casa (home).
Korean 진희 Jinhyi
Chinese 彩子 Cǎizǐ From the name 彩子 Ayako.

Jumpy

Language Name Origin
Japanese ガルちゃん Garu-chan From ガルーラ Garura (Kangaskhan)
English Jumpy From jump
German Hüpfer From hüpfen (German for bounce)
Italian Jumpy Same as English name
Spanish Kangur From Kangaskhan and canguro (Spanish for kangaroo)


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevorShōta
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhoury
Don GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorter
AlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreStevenAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur Pierre
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters


Coordinators
Kanto
Daisy Oak**Drew*Harley*Jessie*May*Solidad*
Johto Dawn*Drew*Harley*May*Solidad*
Hoenn Chaz**Courtney*Dawn*Drew*Harley*Jessie*Juan*Lisia**May*Robert*Ruby*Sapphire*Wallace**
Sinnoh Dawn*Fantina**Jasmine*Jessie*Johanna**Kenny*May*Nando*Ursula*Zoey*
Other Haruka*Marina*Wallace*


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