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Roxanne

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This article is about the Gym Leader of Rustboro City. For the English voice actress, see Roxanne Beck.

Roxanne
ツツジ Tsutsuji
"The Rock-Loving Honors Student"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Roxanne.png
Artwork from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Taupe
Hometown Rustboro City
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Teacher*
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Leader of Rustboro Gym
Badge Stone Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Anime debut Gonna Rule The School!
English voice actor Karen Neill
Japanese voice actor Yuri Shiratori

Roxanne (Japanese: ツツジ Tsutsuji) is the Gym Leader of Rustboro City's Gym, known officially as the Rustboro Gym. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stone Badge. She is a scholar who specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.

In the games

Roxanne appears in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire as the Gym Leader of the Rustboro Gym. She believes Rock-type Pokémon to be rock-solid, and her strategy is to use Rock-type power attacks. She became a Gym Leader so that she could apply what she learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. She wants to face many new opponents to see them demonstrate how they battle and with which Pokémon. In addition to the Stone Badge, Roxanne gives out TM39 (Rock Tomb), in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Roxanne appears alongside the other Gym Leaders of Hoenn as an opponent in the Hoenn Leaders Tournament at the Pokémon World Tournament. She also participates alongside the Gym Leaders of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova in the World Leaders Tournament, and other Rock-type specialists in the Rock Type Expert Tournament.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader RoxanneRS / Rockin' Whiz RoxanneE

Strategy
Rock-type power attackRS
Rock-type power attack.E
Trainer's Pokémon
Rock-solid types are good.RS
I prefer Rock-hard Pokémon.E
Self-Introduction
Through battling, I want to learn all about Pokémon.RS
A leader of a big Gym bears a lot of responsibility.E

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle


First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Roxanne uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Roxanne will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Probopass.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Rustboro Gym
  • Before battle
"Hello, I am Roxanne, the Rustboro Pokémon Gym Leader. I became a Gym Leader so that I may apply what I learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. Would you kindly demonstrate how you battle, and with which Pokémon?"
  • Being defeated
"So... I lost... It seems that I still have much more to learn... I understand. The Pokémon League's rules state that Trainers are to be given this if they defeat a Gym Leader. Please accept the official Pokémon League Stone Badge."
  • After being defeated
"The Stone Badge heightens the attack power of your Pokémon. It also enables them to use the HM move Cut outside of battle. Please take this with you, too."
"That TM39 contains Rock Tomb. It not only inflicts damage by dropping rocks, it also lowers speed. If you use a TM, it instantly teaches the move to a Pokémon. Remember, a TM can be used only once, so think before you use it."RS
"That Technical Machine, TM39, contains Rock Tomb. It not only inflicts damage by dropping rocks, it also lowers speed. If you use a TM, it instantly teaches the move to a Pokémon. Remember, a TM can be used only once, so think before you use it."E
"Since you are so strong, you should challenge other Gym Leaders. By battling many Trainers, you should learn many things."
Match CallE
"Oh, hello, <player>? This is Roxanne of Rustboro City. I heard from Brawly that you're moving up through the ranks of Trainers at an incredible clip. Well, I'd rather not think that I can't beat you. I promise, I will shape up my Gym so that you may challenge us again. I hope you'll be looking forward to that occasion as much as me!"
RematchE
  • Before battle
"I'm so glad to see you again. I'm Roxanne, the Gym Leader here. I'm sure we've both experienced many battles since we last met. I would like to see how much better we've become. Let us battle!"
  • Being defeated
"Grr... Again, I have lost..."
  • After being defeated
"I still have much to learn when it comes to battling Pokémon. That awareness makes me love battling all that much more!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"Would you kindly demonstrate how you battle and with which Pokémon?"
  • Before battle (second round)
"By battling many Trainers, you should learn many things."
  • Before battle (final round)
"I apply what I learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. Would you kindly demonstrate how you battle and with which Pokémon?"
  • Being defeated
"So... I lost..."
  • If the player is defeated
"I learned many things from our battle."
  • After being defeated
"It seems that I still have much more to learn... I will participate in the tournament again. Will you be my opponent then as well?"
  • After winning
"I won in my battles because I've been able to apply what I've learned."
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"You were flawless. You're a role model for Trainers. The way you battle makes it hard to put it any other way. I can understand why you won! I want to learn even more about you!"

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Roxanne.png
Official artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Sprites

Spr RS Roxanne.png Spr B2W2 Roxanne.png Roxanne III OD.png Roxanne OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Roxanne in the anime

Roxanne first appeared in Gonna Rule The School. Ash Ketchum and his friends met her when Max found a lost Poliwag from Roxanne's school. She is in charge of teaching very young children about Pokémon in the Pokémon Trainer's School. As such, when Ash and company first arrived in Rustboro, Roxanne was not able to answer Ash's challenge because she was still busy with teaching. However, she and the headmaster of the school invited the gang to spend a day in the school. 

In A Winner By a Nosepass, Ash battled Roxanne at the Gym while being filmed by some of Roxanne's students. Ash's Pikachu was able to defeat both of her Pokémon through a combination of pure electrical power and its newly learned Iron Tail technique, which took Roxanne by surprise.

Roxanne apparently knows Professor Oak, as he gives live remote lectures for the students at the school. She also knew about Brock and the Pewter Gym before he met him, as the Pewter Gym shares her specialty.

Pokémon

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

Roxanne's Geodude
Geodude
Geodude was first seen in Gonna Rule The School, when Roxanne used it to fight off Team Rocket. In the next episode, Geodude was the first Pokémon Roxanne used in her Gym battle with Ash. Geodude easily defeated Treecko with two Mega Punch attacks despite the type disadvantage and Ash's best efforts, since Treecko didn't know any Grass-type moves at the time. Pikachu, however, managed to defeat Geodude with Thunder*.

Geodude's known moves are Mega Punch, Rock Throw, and Rollout.

Debut Gonna Rule The School!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michael Haigney
Roxanne's Nosepass
Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

The next Pokémon Roxanne used in her battle with Ash was her signature Pokémon, Nosepass. Since Pikachu had not much experience in using the move Iron Tail as he had only recently learned it, he was not able to use it effectively against Nosepass. It proved to be a tough opponent for Pikachu. Pikachu eventually managed to perfect his Iron Tail however, and was able to defeat Nosepass with it, earning Ash the Stone Badge.

Debut The Winner By a Nosepass
Voice actors
Japanese
English Darren Dunstan

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 白鳥由里 Yuri Shiratori
English Karen Neill
Norwegian Lena Meieran
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
Brazilian Portuguese Rosa Maria Baroli
Spanish Latin America Liliana Barba
Spain María Antonia Rodríguez

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Roxanne in the Ash and Pikachu manga

Roxanne appeared in Trust In Each Other!! of the Ash and Pikachu manga where Ash challenged her to a Gym battle and won.

Pokémon

Roxanne's Geodude
Geodude
Geodude was the first Pokémon Roxanne sent out during her Gym battle against Ash. It was able to defeat Treecko but lost to Pikachu.

Geodude's only known move is Mega Punch.

Debut Trust In Each Other!!
Roxanne's Nosepass
Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass was the second Pokémon Roxanne sent out during her Gym battle against Ash.

Debut Trust In Each Other!!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Roxanne in Pokémon Adventures

Roxanne debuts in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. She is a graduate of the Rustboro Trainers' School and passed with high grades. When Sapphire arrives at the Gym to obtain her first Badge, she is shocked to find that other challengers are just studying. Roxanne explains that due to having so many challengers, she makes people take tests as a requirement to be able to face her. Sapphire reluctantly takes the test as well, but initially struggles due to her poor literacy skills. With help from advisors on how to read certain words, Sapphire manages to pass her test with flying colors, much to Roxanne's surprise.

The two then have their Gym battle against each other. Roxanne faces Sapphire's Rono with her Nosepass. Sapphire finds that Nosepass is too strong to beat, but is unable to switch due to Nosepass's Magnet Pull Ability. By exploiting Nosepass's inability to face in directions other than north or else it will lose its balance, Sapphire strikes Nosepass from behind and defeats it, earning herself a Stone Badge. Roxanne congratulates Sapphire for her efforts and explains that the Badges can enable Sapphire to take place in the Pokémon League.

Later, Roxanne and the other Gym Leaders are called by Flannery to meet in Fortree City. They have a discussion on Team Magma and Team Aqua about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. Roxanne exclaims that her former colleague Professor Cozmo is being funded by Team Aqua. She claims that since Professor Cozmo would never work with villains, then Team Aqua is on the side of good and Team Magma is on the side of evil.

When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Roxanne and Brawly are sent to the drought-plagued areas to face Groudon in battle. Despite their best efforts, Groudon proves to be too powerful for any of their attacks to damage it. Roxanne manages to prevent Groudon from moving with her Nosepass's Block and continuously attacks it to prevent Groudon from advancing any further. Wallace also arrives to assist Roxanne and Brawly in attacking Groudon, but all three are interrupted by the Three Fires of Team Magma, Blaise, Tabitha, and Courtney. The three grab Roxanne, Brawly, and Wallace and takes them to Lilycove City to prevent the Gym Leaders from stopping Groudon any further. Roxanne is dragged to Cove Lily Motel, where Courtney faces her in battle. Roxanne nearly manages to win, but Courtney holds several people hostage and threatens their lives. With no choice but to give up, Roxanne reluctantly allows Courtney to knock her Nosepass out, freeing Groudon from the effects of Block.

After both Team Magma and Team Aqua defeated and Groudon and Kyogre returning to their deep slumber, Roxanne celebrated the victory with her allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.

Pokémon

This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Roxanne's Nosepass
Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass is Roxanne's first known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Sapphire's Rono but lost. It helped battle Groudon and stopped it moving with Block, but was later knocked out by Courtney's Ninetales, freeing Groudon.

Debut Blowing Past Nosepass I
Roxanne's Graveler
Graveler
Graveler is Roxanne's second known Pokémon. It was first used to take Roxanne to the Gym Leaders' meeting in Fortree City. Later, it helped battle against Groudon by using its Rock Blast to prevent Groudon from moving.

Graveler's only known move is Rock Blast.

Debut Short Shift for Shiftry
Roxanne's Cradily
Cradily
Cradily is Roxanne's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Courtney's Ninetales at the Cove Lily Motel. Using its Ingrain, Cradily was able to heal from any damage, but was defeated when Courtney took hostages, forcing Roxanne to give up.

Cradily's only known move is Ingrain, and its Ability is Insomnia*.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

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Roxanne in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Roxanne appears in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga in the chapter Clefairy's Training Camp!!. She was first seen carrying groceries to her gym and invites Red and his Pokémon along. Her Gym was also a Pokémon School. Roxanne showed them inside where her Nosepass resides, reading a book. Roxanne wants her Nosepass to study hard in order to get a good job elsewhere. However, she had trouble as Nosepass wanted something different. Red and his Pokémon help her out. In gratitude, Roxanne wanted to give them the Stone Badge but they decide to give her a donut instead. After much sightseeing with Nosepass, they managed to have Nosepass work as a picnic table. Roxanne became pleased with the decision.

Pokémon

This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga.

Roxanne's Nosepass
Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass is Roxanne's Pokémon who was studying in her Gym.

Debut Clefairy's Training Camp!!


Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ツツジ Tsutsuji From 躑躅 tsutsuji, rhododendron. Possibly from 地 tsushi, earth.
English Roxanne From rock
French Roxanne From roche, rock
German Felizia From Felsen, stone
Italian Petra From pietra, stone
Spanish Petra From piedra (stone) and petreo (rocky)
Korean 원규 Wongyu* Possibly from 학원 hagwon (campus), 院規 wongyu (school regulation), and 圭 gyu (jade with pointed top)
원아 Won-a* Possibly from 학원 hagwon (campus) and 아 a (child)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
杜娟 Dùjuān* From 杜鵑 dùjuān (rhododendron) and 娟 juān (graceful)
杜鵑 Dùjuān* From 杜鵑 dùjuān (rhododendron)


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
Roxanne OD.png
Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
Brawly OD.png
Brawly
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Wattson OD.png
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
Flannery OD.png
Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
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Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
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Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
Wallace OD.png Juan OD.png
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