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Mom
おかあさん Mom
Gold Silver Mom.png
Art from Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Gender Female
Hometown Pallet Town, New Bark Town, Littleroot Town, Twinleaf Town, Nuvema Town, Aspertia City, Vaniville Town, Chicole Village, Pokémon HQ Lab
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Almia, Orre
Relatives All player characters, Norman (husband)RSE,
Jovi (daughter)XD, husband (I, IV, VI),
daughter (Ranger 2)
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X, Y, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Game animation debut Pokémon Origins
English voice actor Laura Post
Japanese voice actor Satsuki Yukino
Anime counterpart Delia Ketchum, Caroline, Johanna, Grace
Counterpart debut Pokémon - I Choose You!

The player's mom (Japanese: おかあさん mother) is a character in every core series Pokémon game. Although different each time, she will always be the one to see her child off on his or her journey with his or her starter Pokémon.

In the games

In the games, when players speaks to their mother, she will heal the party, except in Johto, in which the player must instead use the healing machine in Professor Elm's lab. The player's mother may also do several other things specific to the game. When the player is setting off on his or her journey as a Pokémon Trainer, the player's mother will typically give him/her the Running Shoes as a gift, either in person or via a messenger, reading the provided instructions as well.

Kanto

This mother is the mother of Red or Leaf. In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, at the beginning of the games, she will inform the player that Professor Oak wants to see the player. After that, she will heal the player's Pokémon when talked to. This same mother also appears in Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, telling the player how worried she is about Red, her son, but also how proud she is of him.

Sprites

Mom Kanto I OD.png Mom Kanto II OD.png Mom Kanto III OD.png Mom Kanto OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Generation III
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
  • If talked to
"Right. All boys leave home someday. It said so on TV. Prof.Oak, next door, is looking for you."
  • If talked to after receiving starter
"<player>, if you drive your Pokémon too hard, they'll dislike you. You should take a rest. <heals party> Oh good! You and your Pokémon are looking great! Take care now!"
Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal
  • First time talking to
"Hi! Red's been away for a long time. He hasn't called either, so I have no idea where he is or what he's been doing. They say that no word is proof that he's doing fine, but I do worry about him."
  • Subsequent times talking to
"I worry about Red getting hurt or sick, but he's a boy. I'm proud that he is doing what he wants to do."
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
  • If talked to
"...Right. All boys leave home someday/girls dream of traveling, It said so on TV. Oh, yes. Prof. Oak, next door, was looking for you."
  • If talked to after receiving starter
"<player>! You should take a quick rest. <heals party> Oh, good! You and your Pokémon are looking great. Take care now!"
  • If whited out without visiting Pokémon Center
"<player>! Welcome home. It sounds like you had quite an experience. Maybe you should take a quick rest. <heals party> Oh, good! You and your Pokémon are looking great. I just heard from Prof. Oak. He said that Pokémon's energy is measured in HP. If your Pokémon lose their HP, you can restore them at any Pokémon Center. If you're going to travel far away, the smart Trainer stocks up on Potions at the Pokémon Mart. Make me proud, honey! Take care!"
"Dear <player>,
Here is a pair of Running Shoes for my beloved challenger. Remember, I'll always cheer for you! Don't ever give up!
From Mom"
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
"Hi! Red's been away. He hasn't called either, so I have no idea where he is or what he's been doing. They say no news is good news, but I do worry about him."

Johto

This mother is the mother of Ethan, Kris, or Lyra. In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player's mother informs them that the Pokégear has returned from the repair shop. In Generation II, she then helps set the day of the week. She will save the player's money, so that a quarter of the money won from each battle is automatically sent to her, and money can be deposited and withdrawn from her. She occasionally buys decorationsGSC, damage-reducing BerriesHGSS or other items (listed below) with the player's money, then apologizes for spending the money she is saving. Her cooking specialty is the Cinnabar Volcano Burger.

Sprites

Mom Johto II OD.png Mom Johto OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Items purchased

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Once only

The player's mother will buy these items when savings reach a certain amount. These items can only be obtained once, except the Super Potion which can be obtained twice.

Item Location Games
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Moon Stone Sprite.png Moon Stone Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Silk Scarf Sprite.png Silk Scarf Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Choice Scarf Sprite.png Choice Scarf Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Bag Muscle Band Sprite.png Muscle Band Bought by the player's mother after savings reach a certain amount  HG  SS 
Unlimited times

These items are bought in groups of 5 as the savings increase. These items can be obtained an unlimited number of times.

Item Location Games
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Rindo Berry Sprite.png Rindo Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Chople Berry Sprite.png Chople Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Kebia Berry Sprite.png Kebia Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Coba Berry Sprite.png Coba Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Payapa Berry Sprite.png Payapa Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Tanga Berry Sprite.png Tanga Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Haban Berry Sprite.png Haban Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Kasib Berry Sprite.png Kasib Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Babiri Berry Sprite.png Babiri Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Colbur Berry Sprite.png Colbur Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 
Bag Chilan Berry Sprite.png Chilan Berry Bought by the player's mother as the savings increase  HG  SS 

Quotes

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal

New Bark Town

"Oh, <player>...! Our neighbor, Prof.Elm, was looking for you. He said he wanted you to do something for him. Oh! I almost forgot! Your Pokémon Gear is back from the repair shop. Here you go! <gives Pokégear> Pokémon Gear, or just Pokégear. It is essential if you want to be a good trainer. Oh, the day of the week isn't set. You mustn't forget that! What day is it? <chosen day>, is it? Is it Daylight Saving time now? <current time> DST, is that ok? Come home to adjust your clock for Daylight Saving Time. By the way, do you know how to use the Phone?"
Yes
"Don't you just turn the Pokégear on and select the Phone icon? Phone numbers are stored in memory. Just choose a name you want to call. Gee, isn't that convenient?"
No
"I'll read the instructions. Turn the Pokégear on and select the Phone icon. Phone numbers are stored in memory. Just choose a name you want to call. Gee, isn't that convenient?"
  • If talked to again
"Prof. Elm is waiting for you. Hurry up, baby!"
  • After receiving starter
"So, what was Prof. Elm's errand? ... That does sound challenging. But, you should be proud that people rely on you."
  • After giving Egg to Elm
"Wow, that's a cute Pokémon. Where did you get it? ... So, you're leaving on an adventure... OK! I'll help too. But what I can do for you? I know! I'll save money for you! On a long journey, money's important. Do you want me to save your money?"
Yes
"OK, I'll take care of your money. .................."
"Be careful. Pokémon are your friends. You need to work as a team. Now, go on!"
  • If talked to again
"<player>, do it! I'm behind you all the way!"
  • After leaving house
"Hi! Welcome home! You're trying very hard, I see. I've kept your room tidy. Or is this about your money?"
Yes
"What do you want to do?"
  • Get
"How much do you want to take?"
"You haven't saved that much."
"<player>, don't give up!"
  • Save
"How much do you want to save?"
"You don't have that much."
"Your money's safe here! Get going!"
  • Change
"Do you want to save some money?"
Yes
"OK, I'll save your money. Trust me! <player>, stick with it!"
No
"Just do what you can."
  • Cancel
"Just do what you can."


No
"Do you want to switch to Daylight Saving Time?"
Yes
"I set the clock forward by one hour. Just do what you can."
No
"Just do what you can."

Pokégear

  • When called while on Elm's errand
"Hello? Oh, hi, <player>! You're on a big mission for Prof.Elm? Be good!"
  • After giving Egg to Elm
"Hi, <player>! If you're done with your errand come on home, dear."
  • When called
"Hello? Oh, hi, <player>! Working hard? <place comment> By the way, you've saved up PokémonDollar.png<amount>. Do you want to keep on saving?/Want to start saving again?/Oh, <player>, you're not saving any money. Would you like to save?/It's important to save your money."
Yes
"OK. I'll save your money. <player>, keep it up! I'm rooting for you, baby!"
No
"OK. I won't save your money. <player>, keep it up! I'm rooting for you, baby!"
  • Place comment
New Bark Town
"What? You're in New Bark Town? Come to see your Mom sometime!"
Cherrygrove City
"You're visiting Cherrygrove City? How about coming home for a bit?"
Violet City
"Oh, so you're in Violet City... Isn't that where Sprout Tower is? Did you go take a look?"
Azalea Town
"Oh, so you're in Azalea Town... Isn't that where Slowpoke Well is? Did you go take a look?"
Goldenrod City
"Oh, so you're in Goldenrod City... Isn't that where Radio Tower is? Did you go take a look?"
Cities past Ecruteak and places past Route 27
"Really, you're in <place>? I've never gone there. That's kind of neat, <player>."
Any non-city Johto place and Kanto Routes 26 and 27
"Wow, you're in <place>? Good luck on your Pokémon quest!"
Misc (such as Ilex Forest, Sprout Tower or inside a building)
"That sounds really tough. But, <player>, I know you're really determined. You'll be OK, right?"
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
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New Bark Town

"Hi, <player>! You're finally awake. Your friend Ethan/Lyra was just here. He/she was playing hide-and-seek with his/her Marill. Oh, I almost forgot! Our acquaintance, Professor Elm, was looking for you. He said he had a favor to ask of you. You know where the lab is, right? It's right next door to us. By the way, do you have everything you need to go out? Here, use this Bag to carry things... This is your Trainer Card... Here you can save a record of your progress... These are also rather helpful... Just try touching the buttons, and you'll know what to do in no time."
  • If talked to again
"Professor Elm has been waiting for you, dear. Please, go and help him."
  • After receiving starter
"Oh! <player>! That's a cute Pokémon you have. Professor Elm must have given it to you? Oh, Professor Elm has a task for you, you say? What kind of task? ... I see. That sounds a little difficult. But when someone takes that kind of request of you, it must be important! Oh, that's right! I completely forgot! Your Pokégear came back from the repair shop! Here you go! The Pokémon Gear... or Pokégear, as it's often called, is what every Trainer should have. Guess what? You can use the Pokégear to make a phone call, too. Do you remember how?"
Yes
"Just power on the Pokégear and touch the telephone button, OK? The names of people you can call are automatically registered. Just select one to give him or her a call. Wow, I can't believe it's so easy to make a phone call!"
No
"Select the Pokégear button on the Touch Screen. Then select the telephone button. The names of people you can call are automatically registered. Just select one to give him or her a call. Wow, I can't believe it's so easy to make a phone call!"
  • If talked to again
"What's wrong? Did you forget how to get to Mr. Pokémon's house? Go north on Route 30. Take care, dear."
  • After giving Egg to Elm
"... So, you're leaving on an adventure... OK! I'll help, too. But what I can do for you? I know! Every time you receive prize money, I'll save some of it for you. On a long journey, money's important. Do you want me to save your money for you?"
Yes
"Ok, I'll take care of your money. Be careful out there. Pokémon are your friends. When you work as a team, you can accomplish anything! Now, go on!"
No
"Ok, but be careful out there. Pokémon are your friends. When you work as a team, you can accomplish anything! Now, go on!"
"Hi! Welcome home! You're doing fine, I see. I've kept your room tidy and clean. Or... Is this about your money?"
Withdraw
"Oh! You have no money saved."
Deposit
"Just do what you can."

Pokégear

  • When called while on Elm's errand
"Hello? Oh, hi, <player>! So, how goes the errand you're helping Professor Elm with? I know you're determined. You'll be OK!"
  • When called on a route
"Hello? Oh, hi, <player>! Working hard? That sounds really tough. But, <player>, I know you're really determined. You'll be OK, right? Oh, <player>, you're not saving any money. Would you like to save/It's important to save your money OK. I'll save your money./OK. I won't save your money.. <player>, keep it up! I'm rooting for you, baby!"
  • When called in city
"Hello? Oh, hi, <player>! <place's comment> Oh, <player>, you're not saving any money. Would you like to save/It's important to save your money OK. I'll save your money./OK. I won't save your money.. <player>, keep it up! I'm rooting for you, baby!"
New Bark Town
"Working hard? What's going on? How are you getting along with your Pokémon? You know, I've found that if you're affectionate to your Pokémon, they respond in kind."
Cherrygrove City
"Working hard? You're visiting Cherrygrove City? You know, you're pretty close... How about coming home for a bit?"
Violet City
"Working hard? Oh, so you're in Violet City... Isn't that where Sprout Tower is? Did you go take a look?"
Goldenrod City
"Working hard? Oh, so you're in Goldenrod City... Isn't that where the Radio Tower is? Did you go take a look?"
Dark Cave, Ilex Forest, Sprout Tower, Ruins of Alph, etc.
"Working hard? Wow, you're in <name>? Good luck on your Pokémon quest!/Well, as your mom, I know you're doing your best wherever you go!"
Inside a plain building
"You sound happy! I feel so much better!"
  • When called in Kanto
"Hello? Oh, hi, <player>! Working hard? You're in Kanto?! Wow, that's wonderful, <player>! Oh, <player>, you're not saving any money. Would you like to save/It's important to save your money OK. I'll save your money./OK. I won't save your money.. <player>, keep it up! I'm rooting for you, baby!"

Hoenn

This mother is the mother of Brendan or May and the wife of Norman. In Generation III, the player's mother helps the player move in, and instructs them to set the time on the clock upstairs and to make sure that everything is on their desk. When the player comes back downstairs, she will say that the player's father is on TV; however, the player just missed him.

When the player defeats Norman, she will give an Amulet Coin as a reward.

After the player has entered the Hall of Fame, a news report will be on TV. It will announce that a Pokémon is roaming the Hoenn region, which will be either LatiasS, LatiosR, or it will not distinguish which of the eon duo is the roaming PokémonE, due to static interference. In Emerald, the player's mother will ask if the news report was either about a red creature (Latias) or a blue creature (Latios). The one chosen will then roam Hoenn.

Sprites

Mom Hoenn OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation III

Quotes

Littleroot Town
  • Upon arriving
"<Player>, we're here, honey! It must be tiring riding with our things in the moving truck. Well, this is Littleroot Town. How do you like it? This is our new home! It has a quaint feel, but it seems to be an easy place to live, don't you think? And, you get your own room, <player>! Let's go inside."
Player's house
  • First time
"See, <player>? Isn't it nice in here, too? The mover's Pokémon do all the work of moving us in and cleaning up after. This is so convenient! <Player>, your room is upstairs. Go check it out, dear! Dad bought you a new clock to mark our move here. Don't forget to set it!"
  • If talked to again
"See, <player>? Isn't it nice in here, too?"
  • If the player attempts to leave
"Well, <player>? Aren't you interested in seeing your very own room?"
  • If the player goes upstairs, then downstairs without setting the clock
"<Player>. Go set the clock in your room, honey."
  • After the player sets the clock
"<Player>, how do you like your new room? Good! Everything's put away neatly! They finished moving everything in downstairs, too. Pokémon movers are so convenient! Oh, you should make sure that everything's all there on your desk."
  • After the player goes downstairs
"Oh! <Player>, <player>! Quick! Come quickly! Look, it's Petalburg Gym! Maybe Dad will be on!"
"Oh… It's over. I think Dad was on, but we missed him. Too bad. Oh, yes. One of Dad's friends lives in town. Prof. Birch is his name. He lives right next door, so you should go over and introduce yourself."
  • If talked to again
"See you, honey!"
  • If the player left and re-entered without obtaining a Pokémon
"Did you introduce yourself to Prof. Birch?"
  • After obtaining a Pokémon
"How are you doing, <player>? You look a little tired. I think you should rest a bit."
"Take care, honey!"
Littleroot Town
"Wait, <player>!"
"<Player>! <Player>! Did you introduce yourself to Prof. Birch? Oh! What an adorable Pokémon! You got it from Prof. Birch. How nice! You're your father's child, all right. You look good together with Pokémon! Here, honey! If you're going out on an adventure, wear these Running Shoes. They'll put a zip in your step! <Player>, those shoes came with instructions."
"... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... To think that you have your very own Pokémon now… Your father will be overjoyed. …But please be careful. If anything happens, you can come home. Go on, go get them, honey!"
Player's house
"What is that, honey? A PokéNav? Someone from Devon gave it to you? Well, honey, how about registering your mom?"
  • After obtaining the Balance Badge
"Oh? Did Dad give you that Badge? Then here's something from your Mom!"
"Don't push yourself too hard, dear. You can always come home. Go for it, honey!"
  • After becoming the Champion
"That Dad of yours... He comes home for the first time in a while, but all he talks about is Pokémon. He should relax and stay a little longer."
"Is that a breaking news story?"E
"<Player>, did you catch that? What color did the announcer say that Pokémon was?"E
"Well, isn't that something! There are still unknown Pokémon!"E
"Don't push yourself too hard, dear. You can always come home. Go for it, honey!"E
Match CallE
"Your father and you... Everyone is captivated by Pokémon. What is the charm of Pokémon? Me? I adore Pokémon that help me with my everyday chores."
"Hi, <player>! Your father keeps himself locked away in the Petalburg Gym. He comes home every so often. But he goes back to the Gym when he's eaten everything he can. I'm guessing that losing to you was a big blow to his pride!"
"<Player>... Don't worry about me or the house. Wear those Running Shoes until they fall apart, honey!"

Items given

Item Location Games
Bag Running Shoes Sprite.png Running Shoes Given to the player before leaving on the journey  R  S  E 
Bag Amulet Coin Sprite.png Amulet Coin Given to the player after defeating Norman  R  S  E 

Sinnoh

Main article: Johanna

Johanna is the mother of Lucas or Dawn. In Generation IV, the player's mother takes on an active lifestyle, competing in Pokémon Super Contests in Hearthome City at times. She gives the player a tuxedo or a dress when they meet at the Super Contest Hall. She also gives the player a Journal at the beginning of the game.

Sprites

Johanna OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

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!"

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?"

Items given

Item Location Games
Bag Running Shoes Sprite.png Running Shoes Given to the player before leaving on the journey  D  P  Pt 
Bag Journal Sprite.png Journal Given to the player before leaving on the journey  D  P  Pt 

Unova

Nuvema Town

This mother is the mother of Hilbert or Hilda. She lives in Nuvema Town, and she met her husband while he was on his own Pokémon journey. Apparently she was once a Trainer and had a journey of her own.

She mostly stays at home but leaves at one point to deliver the Running Shoes. Looker dresses up as her in the player's house after the defeat of Team Plasma.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, much like Red's mother in Generation II and IV, she still resides in the same house and tells the player that her son/daughter is out in another region looking for N.

If Memory Link has been activated, she will refer to her son/daughter by the player's name from the game the input friend code is from. Otherwise, she will not refer to them by a name, but rather as her child.

Sprites
Mom Xtransceiver 1.png Mom Unova OD.png
Mom's Xtransceiver
sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Quotes
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Items given
Item Location Games
Bag Running Shoes Sprite.png Running Shoes Given to the player at Route 2  B  W 

Aspertia City

This mother is the mother of Nate or Rosa. She lives in Aspertia City, and is an old friend of Professor Juniper. She is fairly knowledgeable about the various locations in Unova, and used to work as a Pokémon Center receptionist. The Pokémon Centers she is implied to have worked in are located in Nimbasa City and Mistralton City.

Sprites
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Mom's Xtransceiver
sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Concept art from
Black 2 and White 2
Quotes
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Aspertia City

"Oh, hi! Why, Aurea Juniper! It's been far too long! What can I do for you? ... Wow! A Pokédex... For my child? Why, that's great! I think a journey would be a wonderful experience! What now? She's already here? Oh, for Pete's sake. You never change. Once you've decided on something, you just start going. OK! Bianca, right? A big, green hat. Got it. OK! No worries!"
  • Returning home:
"<Player>! I'm home!"
  • When the player leaves their room:
"Do you know Professor Juniper? She's a famous Pokémon researcher. Actually, she's an old friend of mine, and she called me today for the first time in ages! This is out of the blue, but, <player>! Do you want to have a Pokémon?"
No: "What?! That's a shock! I'll ask you again. Do you want a Pokémon?"
Yes: "OK! Step one completed! Well then, do you know what a Pokédex is?"
No: "I see... It's an amazing device that automatically records the Pokémon you encounter! Yet another question! You want a Pokédex, right?"
Yes: "I knew you would! Isn't it amazing how it automatically records Pokémon you encounter? Yet another question! You want a Pokédex, right?"
No: "I don't mean to be selfish, but I'd like it if you were a bit more agreeable. Having a Pokédex means travelling around the world! Think about that for a second. So I'll ask you again... You want a Pokédex, right?"
Yes: "OK! Step two completed! <Player>! Your course of action has been set! A girl named Bianca has come here to meet you! She's Professor Juniper's assistant. I was told to simply look for a big, green hat! That's right! You're going to go look for Bianca. And then you'll get a Pokédex and a Pokémon to be your partner! Oh! Your Xtransceiver's in your Bag right? Do you know how to open your Bag?"
No: "I'll send you off with these words from “Adventure Rules.” “The X Button is vitally important for Trainers.” OK! Off with you now! Go look for Bianca, OK!"
Yes: "The girl's name is Bianca. I was told you should look for a big, green hat! She might be lost because this is her first time here. Go look for her!"
  • If the player speaks to her again before finding Bianca while alone:
"The girl's name is Bianca. I was told you should look for a big, green hat! She might be lost because this is her first time here. Go look for her!"
  • If the player speaks to her again before finding Bianca while accompanied by Hugh:
"Oh? Are the both of you out looking for Bianca? You still haven't found her? Look for the big, green hat!"
"Oh! Nice to meet you! You must be Bianca, right? And <player> picked <starter>, then! Hee hee. Looking good! Oh! I almost forgot! Here! Take these! They're Running Shoes! A perfect fit! I'll read the instructions to you! “Hold the B Button to run faster than normal. Put on the Running Shoes and race around to your heart's content!” Now, you and <starter> can run anywhere you want!" (Hugh's sister gives the player two Town Maps and asks the player to give one to Hugh.) "That's a good idea! Even if it is a single road to the ocean, having a Town Map is always nice. I mean, if you use a Town Map, you'll know all about what the Unova region is like!" (After Bianca tells the player to come to Route 19:) "Bon voyage! Take <starter> and go see many different Pokémon and people with your own eyes!"
  • If the player speaks to her again outside the Pokémon Center:
"Bon voyage! Take <starter> and go see many different Pokémon and people with your own eyes!"
  • At home (after having heard Bianca's catching tutorial):
"Welcome back! Hey, how are your Pokémon? Well, why don't you rest for a moment? Nothing but hard work will wear you out!" (The player's party is healed.)
  • Immediately after the player's party has been healed, and if the player speaks to her again before having left the house (random):
"The same step is a lot more wonderful if it's made while thinking about Pokémon!"
"I wish we knew how Pokémon felt..."
"Seeing energetic Pokémon fills me up with energy, too! It reminds me of when I used to work in the Pokémon Center!"
"When I was younger, I worked at Pokémon Centers all over the place!"
"Looking good! Both you and your Pokémon seem raring to go!"

Xtransceiver

  • Call from the player's mom when the player first enters Virbank City:
"Hi! It's your mom! Where are you right now? Wow, Virbank City! There's a complex there, right? Have you been there yet? The way it looks at night is really quite nice! And you can also train your Pokémon there! You know, your Pokémon can do some things and you can do others. I hope you can all work together and accomplish amazing things!"
  • Mom's opening when the player calls her:
"Oh! You sound full of energy!"
  • When the player is presented with dialogue options:
"What do you need, dear?"
  • "I'd like to talk."
"There are many different Pokémon, and even the same kind of Pokémon have individuals with completely different Natures! I wonder what kind of Pokémon is a perfect match for you."
  • "Good-bye."
"OK! Take care of yourself!"
Items given
Item Location Games
Bag Running Shoes Sprite.png Running Shoes Given to the player in Aspertia City  B2  W2 

Kalos

Main article: Grace (Kalos)

Grace is the mother of Calem or Serena. She is a retired Rhyhorn racer, who currently lives with her and a Fletchling at their new home at Vaniville Town.

Quotes

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Vaniville Town

  • When the player leaves their room:
"Morning, <player>! You sure slept well! All rested up from the move? <Player>! You look like you just rolled out of bed! Go have a look at yourself in the mirror, and change out of your pajamas."
  • After player looks at the mirror:
"It's about time you got going! Why don't you step out and say hello to the neighbors?"
  • After receiving starter:
"So! What did you and the neighbor kids end up doing? Wait one second, <player>! Is that a Poké Ball you have there? You got your very own Pokémon? Lucky you! How about that? You're a Pokémon Trainer now, too! Congratulations! Huh? A letter for me? It says it's from somebody named Sycamore. What could it be? A love letter? … … … Wow, what lovely handwriting... Hmm? What do we have here? A request... Oh, I see! <Player>! We've barely unpacked, and all kinds of exciting things are happening! OK! Let's get you and <starter> ready for your journey! Here you are, <player>. I even packed a change of clothes. My, what an unexpected turn of events! It's just like a sudden last burst of speed from a racer in a Rhyhorn race! You made friends! You met your Pokémon! And now you get to take a lap around Kalos! Oh, and don't forget this!"
"You know how to use a Town Map, right?"
Yes: "That's my boy! Select the Town Map from your Bag whenever you want to use it!"
No: "Press the X Button to open the Bag. Next, use the +Control Pad to select the KEY ITEMS Pocket. Select the Town Map, and doing a lap around the Kalos region will be a snap!"
"I don't know what this Professor Sycamore wants you to see on your trip... But taking a journey with your Pokémon is a really wonderful experience."
  • After encountering Rhyhorn:
"Ha ha ha! What a card! I guess Rhyhorn just wanted to give you a big send-off for your journey! Well, it has known you since you were born, after all! Good luck, <player>! Go for broke! And don't worry! You'll have Pokémon by your side, so you'll be fine!"

Vaniville Town (post-game)

  • Before meeting Professor Sycamore:
"<Player>! I saw the parade on TV! Professor Sycamore went all out trying to get everyone to show up for you, you know! That reminds me... I received a message from Professor Sycamore. He says he wants to meet you at Lumiose Station. Do you know where that is? If you don't, it's just a quick cab ride. I wonder why he wants to meet you now, though. He should've just talked to you at the parade..."
  • After meeting Professor Sycamore (four variants):
"All right! You and your Pokémon look raring to go!"
"My motto is "go for broke!" It means to risk everything and try as hard as possible."
"A memory from when I was a Rhyhorn racer? There was the time I couldn't stop at the finish line. Your dad was waiting there, and I sent him flying..."
"The connection that I feel with my Rhyhorn during a race... I want you to feel that kind of closeness with your Pokémon as well."

Items given

Item Location Games
Bag Town Map Sprite.png Town Map Given to the player after presenting Professor Sycamore's letter  X  Y 

In side games

Orre

In Pokémon XD, Michael's mom is a researcher at the Pokémon Lab. Her name is Lily and she has a daughter named Jovi. She takes a supportive role throughout the game by working alongside Professor Krane.

Almia

In Almia, the mother of Kellyn or Kate exchanges letters with their family as they attend Ranger School. The family later moves to Chicole Village to be closer to Kellyn or Kate. She also bought the books on the bookshelf. The mother doesn't do much besides look after her youngest child and take care of the player's inactive partner Pokémon. She later has the player perform a Quest where she asks the player to read a recipe off the fridge for her while she cooks.

In the anime

Delia Ketchum, mother of Ash Ketchum

In the anime, each of the main characters which have a player character counterpart have had their mother introduced except for Jimmy and Marina. Unlike the moms in the games, however, all of them lead a moderately more active lifestyle.

Delia, Ash's mom, is shown to travel to most of the Pokémon League competitions that her son takes part in. She also has her own Pokémon, a Mr. Mime, which cleans the house for her.

Lola, Brock's mom, was, for a time, running the Pewter City Gym while Brock was traveling with Ash on his journey. She is an adept Trainer, however her insistence on using Water-type Pokémon—including attempting to shift Pewter City's Gym's traditional type from Rock to Water—is something she and Brock have butted heads over.

Caroline, May's mom, is also shown to travel a bit to watch her daughter's competitions in the Grand Festivals. Unlike her game counterpart, however, she lives in Petalburg City. She also seems to have Pokémon; however, they are never shown.

Johanna, Dawn's mom, apparently lives life very similarly to her own game counterpart. She has a Glameow and an Umbreon, and was formerly a winner of Sinnoh's Grand Festival.

Grace, Serena's mom, also lives life similarly to her own game counterpart. She has a pet Fletchling and Rhyhorn, and was once a Rhyhorn Racer.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash's mother, Delia Ketchum, makes an appearance in the chapter Pikachu, I See You!.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Hazel's mother and father are mentioned, but are never shown.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crystal's mom in Pokémon Adventures

Gold's mother makes an appearance in the beginning of the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. She often nags him about his messy hairstyle, calling it "explosive". She is based on the mother from Generation II.

Crystal's mother makes her first appearance in Absolutely Azumarill wanting to catch an Azumarill. After meeting up with her daughter she gifts Crystal with Kurt's Poké Balls and requests the capture of a wild Azumarill. After seeing how depressed Crystal after failing to capture Suicune, she slaps Crystal in the face (in the Viz release of Volume 11, this is replaced with her glaring at Crystal), and recommends Crystal to return to Mt. Mortar to train. She reappears in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter where she gives Crystal a new set of clothes (against her will) based on the outfit that Lyra wears.

Ruby's mother appears in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter where she can be seen worrying about her son and her husband.

Green's parents appear in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter where they are kidnapped by a Deoxys; they are eventually rescued.

Emerald's mother and father have been stated to be deceased, making him an orphan.

Diamond's mother is Johanna, a former Coordinator. She is the one to give him his winter clothing.

Platinum's mother is Professor Yanase Berlitz, a Pokémon researcher. She was the one who researched Rayquaza and attempted to make a Green Orb to try to control it. She is also the one who sent Platinum to the Sinnoh Battle Frontier to search for information on the Distortion World.

Whi-Two's mother was seen accompanying her to her first day at Aspertia City's Trainers' School. She decided to switch Whi-Two's school in order to cut off all connections with her past as a Team Plasma member. She is based on the mother from Black 2 and White 2.

Pokémon

Gold's mother
On hand

These Pokémon are raised by Gold's mom. Due to the large amount of Pokémon she raises, their home is known as "the Poké-house".

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Lickitung
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Sandshrew
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Oddish
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Krabby
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Chansey
Gold Weedle Adventures.png
Weedle
Gold Exeggcute Adventures.png
Exeggcute
Gold Kakuna Adventures.png
Kakuna
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Drowzee


Given away
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Aibo
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Polibo


Crystal's mother

Due to Crystal's mother being a Poké Maniac, she likes wearing clothes stylized on her Pokémon.

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Wobbuffet
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Azumarill


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All, Shu's father is an inventor who created the Income, a device which Shu uses to communicate with his Pikachu. Shu's father has spent the last five years of his life attempting to capture Mew.

Shu's mother has appeared in the manga as well.

In the TCG

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

Mom
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
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

  • Lily, Johanna, and Grace are the only in-game mothers to have their name revealed.
  • If the player has PokémonDollar.png999,999 on hand in HeartGold and SoulSilver, no additional money earned in battle will be sent to the player's mother, contrary to what the end-of-battle dialogue claims.
  • Generation V is the only Generation that introduced two different mother characters for the player. However, Black 2 and White 2 are not the first games in which two mother characters are accessible.

References



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterDragon Clan ElderLiWilmaPrimoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesPokémon Center menTealaAaruneTeam AquaTeam Magma
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsGym guideName RaterLegendary Top Pokémon Breeder
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
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