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Sakura

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This article is about the Pokémon Trainer from Ecruteak City. For the character also named Sakura, see Daisy (anime).
Sakura
サクラ Sakura
Sakura.png
Sakura
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Magenta
Hometown Ecruteak City
Region Johto
Relatives Satsuki, Tamao, Sumomo, Koume (sisters)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Anime debut Trouble's Brewing
English voice actor Kerry Williams
Japanese voice actor Mariko Kōda

Sakura (Japanese: サクラ Sakura), known as Sayo in the English language versions of the games, is a Pokémon Trainer who lives with her sisters, the Kimono Sisters, in Ecruteak City.

In the anime

Sakura in full costume

Sakura made her first appearance in Trouble's Brewing. She was particularly friendly with Misty, due to having the common experience of being the youngest in a group of sisters. For a while, she even considered joining Ash and his friends for their Pokémon journey, but eventually decided to train by herself first before embarking on her own journey.

In Espeon, Not Included, the group met up with Sakura again while passing through to Ecruteak City. By this time, her Eevee had evolved into an Espeon. She used Espeon in a battle against Misty's Corsola, where the coral Pokémon emerged victorious. She also later helped the group to save her sisters' stolen Pokémon from Team Rocket.

Sakura's most recent appearance was in the special episode The Blue Badge of Courage where she was revealed to be challenging Gyms and so visited Misty in Cerulean City. She mentioned that by that point she already had three Gym Badges. After helping Misty to save Kinso's stolen Badges from the Gym Badge thieves, Sakura had a battle against Misty's Corsola once again, this time with Espeon being victorious, thus earning Sakura her fourth Badge.

Pokémon

This listing is of Sakura's known Pokémon:

Sakura's Espeon
Eevee → Espeon
Main article: Sakura's Espeon

Espeon is Sakura's main Pokémon. It first appeared as an Eevee in Trouble's Brewing. By its next appearance in Espeon, Not Included, it had already evolved into Espeon and had a battle against Misty's Corsola. However, it was defeated by the Water-type. It also appeared in The Blue Badge of Courage defeating Misty's Corsola, earning Sakura a Cascade Badge.

Debut Trouble's Brewing
Voice actors
Japanese Yumi Tōma
English Kayzie Rogers
Sakura's Beautifly
Beautifly
Beautifly first appeared in The Blue Badge of Courage, when Sakura used it to find the people who stole Kinso's Badges.

None of Beautifly's moves are known.

Debut The Blue Badge of Courage
Voice actors
Japanese Machiko Toyoshima
English Rachael Lillis

Badges obtained

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 國府田マリ子 Mariko Kōda
English Kerry Williams
Polish Magda Ostolska (EP183)
Katarzyna Łukaszyńska (EP226)
Brazilian Portuguese Tatiane Keplmair (EP183-EP226)
Priscilla Concépcion (SS005)
Spanish Latin America Ana Lobo (EP183-EP226)
Ariadna Rivas (SS005)
Spain Sandra Jara (EP183-EP226)
Carmen Cervantes (SS005)

In the games

Generation II

In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Sayo can be battled in the Ecruteak Dancing Hall as well as her sisters. Once she and her sisters are defeated, a man will give the player HM03.

Pokémon



Generation IV

Sayo makes an appearance in the Gold and Silver remakes, HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well. Unlike before, but as with her sisters in these games, she can be encountered outside of the Ecruteak Dance Hall. She first meets the player in the Ice Path when her sandals get stuck to the ice. She can be fought after the player receives the Rainbow Wing or the Silver Wing. Unlike before, she is in ownership of a Jolteon. Once she and her sisters are defeated in a consecutive battle, the player receives either the Clear Bell or the Tide Bell.

Pokémon



Sprites

Kimono Girl b II OD.png Spr GS Kimono Girl.png Kimono Girl OD.png Spr HGSS Kimono Girl.png
Sayo's overworld sprite from
Generation II
Sayo's sprite from
Generation II
Sayo's overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sayo's sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese, English*, German*, Spanish* サクラ Sakura From 桜 cherry blossom.
English*, Italian* Sayo
French* Yumiko
German* Keiko
Spanish* Bea
Korean* 예솔 Yesol
Chinese (Taiwan)* 櫻花 Yīnghuā Means Cherry flower.


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKenny
ConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgil
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
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 ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
Gurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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