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Misty (anime)

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Misty
カスミ Kasumi
Misty AG.png
Misty in the Advanced Generation series, with her Togepi
Age 10 (as of EP003, not stated in dub)
Gender Female
Eye color Viridian
Hair color Orange
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Violet, and Lily
Trainer class Trainer, Gym Leader
Game counterpart Misty
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Rachael Lillis (EP001 - AG134)
Michele Knotz (MoMP-present)
Japanese voice actor Mayumi Iizuka

Misty (Japanese: カスミ Kasumi) is a friend and former traveling partner of Ash Ketchum.

History

Misty as seen in the original series

Original series

A stubborn tomboy, Misty is the youngest of four sisters who live in the Cerulean Gym. Fed up with her more glamorous older sisters, Misty left the Gym with the goal of becoming the world's greatest Water Pokémon Trainer. She first met Ash when she "caught" him with her fishing line in a river between Pallet Town and Viridian City. She traveled around with Ash, Brock, and Tracey through the Kanto region, Orange Islands, and Johto region.

Her purpose was ostensibly to get Ash to replace her bicycle, which he had accidentally destroyed when they first met. However, Misty often seemed to have forgotten about the bicycle, indicating that her real reason for following along was that she simply wanted to remain with her friends.

During her travels with Ash, she, aside from training to become the best Water Pokémon Trainer, also acted as his coach in many Pokémon battles. She is somewhat considered as a rival to Ash due to their competitive nature. It was also her job to drag Brock away from women by his ear.

Misty made her anime debut in Pokémon, I Choose You!, fishing in a nearby river on Route 1. As her fishing rod snagged something, she managed to pull out not a Water Pokémon, but Ash and his injured Pikachu, who were being chased by a flock of Spearow. After pointing Ash in the direction of the nearest Pokémon Center, the one in Viridian City, he stole her bike, saying that he would return it someday.

In the next episode, Misty appears in the Pokémon Center after Ash drops off his Pikachu, holding her charred bike and demanding a new one right away. She is distracted from her demands when Nurse Joy brings Pikachu out, sad to see Pikachu in such condition. Before anything else could be said, an Ekans and Koffing burst through the ceiling, and Team Rocket come through as well. After helping Nurse Joy and Ash wheel Pikachu into the back room, she tells Ash to help defend the center with the Pokémon in stock. After a few failed tries, she decides to step in herself, and sends out her Goldeen to buy some time, though quickly recalls it since Water Pokémon can't battle on land. Later in the episode, it was revealed by Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy that Misty had gone with Ash to the Viridian Forest. As the screen cuts to them, Misty lets out a scream, seeing a Bug Pokémon, which happens to be a Caterpie, she reveals her fear of bugs and tells him to do something about it. So, the new Trainer decides to throw a Poké Ball at it.

Baby Misty

Misty participated in the Whirl Cup alongside Ash from Octillery the Outcast to The Perfect Match!. She defeated Ash in battle in the second round. Misty made it all the way to the best eight of the Whirl Cup, but narrowly lost to Trinity in the end.

Misty as a Gym Leader

After Ash competed in the Silver Conference, however, her bicycle was repaired and returned to her by the Viridian City Nurse Joy. Misty was shown to be sad that she no longer had the convenient excuse to travel with Ash, especially when she saw that Ash hadn't learned that and had assumed she followed him because of her bike. In addition, her sisters Daisy, Lily, and Violet, called Misty at this time to tell her they were going on a world tour, and needed her to return to Cerulean and watch the Gym in their absence. However, Misty saw how Ash truly cared for her when he saved her from a trio of Pokémon gangsters. Misty wanted to stay with Ash, but felt it was her responsibility to take over the Gym, which would be shut down if left unattended.

Upon the return of her sisters, Misty remained the sole Cerulean Gym Leader. Since their return, only Daisy appears to spend any significant amount of time at the Gym.

While working in the Gym, Misty sometimes receives help from Tracey when he is either visiting or running an errand for Professor Oak.

Advanced Generation series

Misty reappeared from The Princess and the Togepi to A Togepi Mirage! where she meets up with Ash and Brock again, along with meeting May and Max for the first time. During the episode A Togepi Mirage, her Togepi evolves into a Togetic and helps defend the Togepi Paradise. Towards the end of the episode, Togetic decides to stay with the other Togepi to protect them, sharing one last tearful moment with Misty. She makes a cameo appearance in both Saved by the Beldum and Shocks and Bonds, where she is seen watching Ash competing in the Hoenn League Tournament. She also makes three more appearances in the Advanced Generation series from The Scheme Team to A Real Cleffa-Hanger, as well as The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. She later appeared in flashbacks in Gathering the Gang of Four.

Diamond & Pearl series

Misty's appearance in High Touch!
Misty in Brock's memories in SS025

Misty has not physically appeared in the Diamond & Pearl series, but has been referenced. Misty's special lure appeared in Buizel Your Way out of This!, and Misty appeared on Brock's memory wall in the Diamond & Pearl special episode SS025.

Best Wishes series

Misty's appearance in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!

Misty has only appeared in flashbacks in the Best Wishes series. She and Brock made an appearance in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! during Ash's flashbacks of his and Charizard's friendship. Misty appeared in another flashback in The Dream Continues!.


Former director and storyboard artist of the Pokémon anime, Masamitsu Hidaka, stated in an interview that Misty will not return as a main character in future seasons, but she will continue to make guest appearances from time to time like she has in the past. He also mentioned Contests in connection with Misty, although the translator neglected to mention what was meant by this.

Personality and characteristics

Misty showing her fear of bugs

Misty can be sweet and optimistic at times, but she is best known for how easily she can be angered or frustrated and how loud and violent she can become in response. She is very extreme in most of her moods, and can switch between them quickly but as time went on Misty mellowed. She is also picky and sensitive about love. There are many episodes where she is seen getting along with the younger siblings of the family, namely Mikey, Sakura, and Max. This stems from the fact that she understands what it's like to be the youngest because she has three older sisters.

Her goals are not as clear as those of the other main characters, since though her main interest is training Water-type Pokémon, there are many things she loves to do and she is very confident in her abilities in all aspects of life. Fishing is one of her hobbies, however, and she has a special lure which she designed to look like herself and gave to Ash as a gift. The one Pokémon type that Misty cannot stand are Bug-types; she tends to freak out in most cases whenever she encounters a Bug-type, which was first demonstrated when she refused to befriend Ash's Caterpie. However, bugs are only one of three things Misty strongly dislikes, the other two being carrots and peppers. The only Bug-type Pokémon Misty is not afraid of are the kinds that she deems "cute" or "pretty", like Ledyba and Butterfree, some belonging to her friends, like Tracey's Venonat and Ash's Heracross, or ones that don't look like bugs, like Pineco.

Cerulean Blues revealed that Misty feared Gyarados having climbed into one's mouth as a baby, she also doubted her own ability to run Cerulean Gym alone. It wasn't until she selflessly protected her Gyarados from a Poison Sting assault that she was not only able to conquer her fears but regain the confidence to run the gym with a now obedient Gyarados.

Appearance

Misty's usual hairstyle is a side ponytail which sticks out on the left side of her head. There are times she has let her hair down: sometimes when she goes to sleep, when wearing formal outfits like a kimono, or when wearing her mermaid costume in The Misty Mermaid and Cerulean Blues. In the original series, Misty is taller than Ash but shorter than Brock, but from Advanced Generation onward, she and Ash are the same height. She has worn three main outfits in the series and all of them sport the colors yellow, blue, and red.

Pokémon

Either through the tradition of her family's Gym or merely her love of them, Misty prefers to train Water Pokémon. She usually bases her choice of Pokémon to train by looks, preferring Pokémon that she thinks of as "cute" over ones that she thinks are "ugly," but is willing to overcome such differences. Her love of water Pokémon stems from the fact that they are extremely flexible in battle, meaning that they can easily adapt to the opponent, as she stated in Some Like It Hot. Since becoming Gym Leader, she has overcome her fear of Gyarados and continues to learn more about caring and battling with water Pokémon as challengers come to the Cerulean Gym.

This is a listing of Misty's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode. As she is currently residing in the Cerulean Gym, all of her Pokémon are there and none are listed as "on hand."

At Cerulean Gym

Misty Goldeen.png
Goldeen
Misty Staryu.png
Staryu
Misty Starmie.png
Starmie
Misty Horsea.png
Horsea
Misty Psyduck.png
Psyduck
Misty Politoed.png
Poliwag → Poliwhirl → Politoed
Misty Corsola.png
Corsola
Misty Gyarados.png
Gyarados
Caserin.png
Caserin
Misty Azurill.png
Egg → Azurill

She presumably also has access to any other Pokémon at the Gym, such as Dewgong, Luverin, Seaking, Goldeen, Shellder, and Seel, due to being the Gym Leader.

Released

Misty Togetic.png
Egg → Togepi → Togetic

Temporary

Misty's Seaking
Seaking
Misty captures a big Seaking using her special lure. It nearly pulled her in so she sent out her Poliwhirl. The Seaking slaps Poliwhirl with its tail, nearly throwing it out of the boat, but Poliwhirl uses DoubleSlap and Misty captures it. It being 55kg and winning the battle means Misty wins the Seaking Catching Day, but under contest rules she releases it.
Debut Hook, Line, and Stinker

Briefly used

Ash's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Misty borrowed Pikachu from Ash to participate in the Princess Pokémon Tournament. In the tournament, he knocked out Jessie's Arbok, Weezing and Meowth. After Jessie assumes that the battle was over, Meowth reminds her that she has Lickitung left. She calls out her newly caught Lickitung and easily defeats Pikachu.

Debut Princess vs. Princess
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani
Ash's Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

Misty borrowed Ash's Bulbasaur to participate in the Princess Pokémon Tournament. It was sent out after Pikachu got defeated by Lickitung's Lick. During the battle, Lickitung defeats Bulbasaur using the same techniques that it used on Pikachu.

Debut Princess vs. Princess
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Brock's Vulpix
Vulpix
Main article: Brock's Vulpix

Misty borrowed Vulpix from Brock to participate in the Princess Pokémon Tournament. Similar to the other borrowed Pokémon given to Misty, Vulpix gets knocked out by Lickitung as well.

Debut Princess vs. Princess
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rachael Lillis
Misty's Golduck
Golduck
Misty befriends a Golduck which lives on Kinnow Island who she mistakes for thinking that her Psyduck had evolved. He was first seen under Misty's backpack and after Misty had found him she used him in a battle against Marina and her Psyduck. Psyduck used Confusion on a wave which Golduck rode and was about to crash into Psyduck until Team Rocket appeared and nabbed Marina's Pokémon. He was used with Marina's Starmie to get them back and Golduck throws Team Rocket's sub onto the beach. He hits the sub with a Water Gun, and stops Arbok's attack with Disable then slams Arbok to the floor with a Psychic, and eventually send Team Rocket blasting off with a Hyper Beam and saves Marina's Pokémon.

He was later used in the last part of the battle between Marina and her Starmie, he gets battered with Starmie's Tackle and Bubble but shatters Starmie's Light Screen with another Hyper Beam fainting it. Misty tries to recall Golduck but her Psyduck pops out. Golduck then runs off and shows off his skills to a bunch of girls.

Golduck's known moves are Water Gun, Disable, Confusion, Psychic, Fury Swipes, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa
Tracey's Scyther
Scyther
Main article: Tracey's Scyther

Tracey loaned Misty his Scyther and Marill to help put out a fire on Ascorbia Island.

Debut The Pokémon Water War
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart
Tracey's Marill
Marill
Main article: Tracey's Marill

Tracey loaned Misty his Scyther and Marill to help put out a fire on Ascorbia Island.

Debut The Pokémon Water War
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
English Kayzie Rogers

Achievements

Misty's medallion as seen in Pokémon Heroes

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 飯塚雅弓 Mayumi Iizuka
English Rachael Lillis (EP001-AG134, movies 1-5)
Michele Knotz (Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon-present)
Arabic مجد ظاظ Majd Zaza
Bulgarian Даринка Митова Darinka Mitova
Catalan Nina Romero
Mandarin Chinese 林凱羚 Lín Kǎilíng (EP001-157)
龍顯蕙 Lóng Xiǎnhuì (EP158-261)
謝佼娟 Xiè Jiǎojuān (EP262-274)
林美秀 Lín Měixiù (AG)
Croatian Jasna Palić Picukarić
Olga Pakalović
Czech Eva Spoustová
Danish Lulu Jacobsen (first two seasons)
Simone Drechsler (season 7)
Annevig Schelde Ebbe (season 6 and 8)
Dutch Marlies Somers
Unknown voice actor (movies 5-7)
Filipino Candice Arellano
Finnish Kiti Kokkonen
Hanna Salonen (movies 5-7)
French Canada Kim Jalabert
Europe Fanny Roy
German Angela Wiederhut
Greek Μιχαέλα Αντωνίου Mihaela Antoniou
Hebrew עדי בן ישראל Adi Ben Israel
נעמה אוזן Na'ama Ozen
טליה ברקאי Talia Barkai
Hungarian Eszter Dudas
Ilona Molnar (M04)
Dora Berkes (Mewtwo Returns)
Indonesian Nurhasanah Iskandar (Kanto saga)
Wan Leoni Mutiarza (Johto saga, movie 2-5)
Jane Leisilla Zahara (AG044-AG045)
Italian Alessandra Karpoff
Benedetta Ponticelli (redub)
Korean 지미애 Chi Mi-Ae
Lee Chi-Hyun (The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
김현지 Kim Hyun-Ji (BW)
Norwegian Anine Kruse
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
Portuguese Brazil Márcia Regina
Portugal Helena Montez (EP001-EP128), movies 1-4
Unknown actress (EP129-EP157)
Paula Pais (EP158-EP209)
Carla (EP210-EP273, AG044-AG045, Pokémon Chronicles)
Isabel Ribas (AG132-AG134)
Russian Татьяна Зиновенко Tatiana Zinovenko (EP001-EP105)
Spanish Latin America Xóchitl Ugarte
Spain Miriam Valencia
Pilar González Aguado (movie 3 and Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Anna Book
Thai ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumomchan
Turkish Birtanem Coşkun Candaner

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Misty is a main character in the Ash and Pikachu manga, based on the Pokémon anime. In this manga, Misty is often portrayed as being bad-tempered. She also talks about being ladylike often, and wishes that Ash and Brock would treat her with more respect as a lady.

Pokémon

Misty's Togepi
Togepi
Main article: Misty's Togetic

Misty travels with her Togepi, much like she does in the anime.

Debut Hoppip, the Wind Calls!
Misty's Psyduck
Psyduck
Main article: Misty's Psyduck

Ash borrowed Psyduck from Misty in his battle against Whitney.

Debut The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling
Misty in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Misty is a recurring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, a manga series based on the Pokémon anime.

She first appears in the chapter Pikachu, I See You. She takes a liking to Ash's Pikachu and tells Ash about what it takes to be a professional Pokémon Trainer. Ash steals her bicycle later to rush Pikachu to a Pokémon Center after being injured by a flock of Spearow.

She travels with Ash for the following chapter, Play Misty For Me, expecting Ash to repay her for her bike. Later in the same chapter, when Ash arrives in Cerulean City, he battles her instead of The Sensational Sisters. Misty awards Ash the Cascade Badge when his Fearow takes back his hat from Misty's head.

Misty disappears from the manga until Ash and Brock bump into her at the Nomads Independence Day festival in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race. After this, she is a common traveling companion to Ash and Brock, though they still part ways at times, such as when Misty and Duplica search for wild Ditto in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

Pokémon

Misty's Gyarados
Gyarados
Main article: Misty's Gyarados

Misty's Gyarados was used in a challenge for Ash to get his hat back. It was defeated when Ash's Butterfree put it to sleep with Sleep Powder.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Misty's Shellder
Shellder
Misty threw Shellder at Ash after he was constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.

None of Shellder's moves are known.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Misty's Lapras
Lapras
Lapras is Misty's mode of water transportation.
Debut Play Misty For Me
Misty's Poliwhirl
Poliwag → Poliwhirl
Main article: Misty's Politoed

Misty is shown with a Poliwag in Clefairy Tale. Later, in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!, she ponders whether she wanted to evolve her Poliwhirl into Poliwrath.

Debut Clefairy Tale
Misty's Psyduck
Psyduck
Main article: Misty's Psyduck

Psyduck was seen as a cameo where it was floating in the flood of tears created by Ash.

Debut Pikachu's Excellent Adventure
Misty's Starmie
Starmie
Main article: Misty's Starmie

Misty's Starmie was used to rehydrate Ash after he cried too much while Pikachu was gone.

Debut Pikachu's Excellent Adventure

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Misty in Magical Pokémon Journey

Misty, along with Ash and Brock, make cameo appearances in bonus chapters of the Magical Pokémon Journey manga. In the bonus chapters, Misty and co. have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

In the TCG

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

Misty's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Rare 30/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Psyduck Water Gym Heroes Uncommon 54/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Starmie Water Gym Heroes Uncommon 56/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Common 85/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Horsea Water Gym Heroes Common 86/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Staryu Water Gym Heroes Common 90/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Horsea Water Gym Challenge Common 87/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Staryu Water Gym Challenge Common 92/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Misty's Psyduck Water Gym Challenge Common 90/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Politoed Water       Theater Limited VS Pack   003/018
Misty's Corsola Water       Theater Limited VS Pack   004/018
 

Trivia

  • Even though Misty is said to be 10 in the anime, she is said to be 12 in The Electric Tale of Pikachu.
  • Misty is the only one of the main characters to have a Pokémon along with its evolved form on her team at the same time.
  • Misty is the first of Ash's friends to challenge a Gym (albeit an unofficial Gym), since she challenged and won against the unofficial Johto Water Gym Leader in Just Add Water.
  • She is the only main character to have genderless Pokémon in her team. In fact, she has two, Staryu and Starmie.
  • She is the first main character to be seen owning a Generation II Pokémon, that Pokémon being Togepi.
  • Misty is the only one of her sisters not named after a flower, the names of her sisters being Daisy, Violet, and Lily. However, she does have the name for baby's breath in Japanese.
  • Misty is the first victim of the recurring gag in the anime where Ash's Pikachu shocks a main female character's bike or the character herself at the beginning of each series.
  • Misty is the female traveling companion to have appeared in the most amount of episodes, with 280 - Dawn is second with 200, May is third with 197 and Iris is last with 141.
  • Both Jessie and Misty were voiced by Rachel Lillis and then switched at some point to Michele Knotz.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カスミ Kasumi From カスミソウ kasumisō, the Japanese name for Gypsophila. A reference to 霞み kasumi ("mist") and 海 umi ("sea").
English, German, Italian, Spanish, Hindi Misty Translation of 霞み kasumi in relation to the word mist.
French Ondine Refers to Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology.
Korean 최이슬
Choi Iseul
이슬 means dew.
Chinese (Mandarin) 小霞
Xiǎo Xiá
From 霞み kasumi. 小 means little or young, while 霞 refers to the rosy glow of the clouds during sunrise or sunset.
Chinese (Cantonese) 小霞
Síu Hàh
Same as Mandarin name.
Indonesian Misty (Kanto saga)
Kasumi (Johto saga-present)
Same as English and Japanese name.
Thai คาสึมิ
Kasumi
Same as her Japanese name.


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Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKenny
ConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgil
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 MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexa
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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