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Revision as of 19:01, 14 October 2012

ホミカ Homika
"A Little Poison in Your Days, a Little Poison on the Stage"
Black 2 White 2 Roxie.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Virbank City
Region Unova
Relatives Pop Roxie (father)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Virbank Gym
Badge Toxic Badge
Specializes in Poison
Anime debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
English voice actor Alyson Rosenfeld
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura

Roxie (Japanese ホミカ Homika) is the Gym Leader of Virbank City's Gym, known officially as the Virbank Gym. She specializes in Poison-type Pokémon. She gives the Toxic Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the games

Roxie appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as a Gym Leader. She is a musician who plays the bass guitar. Her Gym is a music club. Trainers who defeat Roxie will receive the Toxic Badge, along with TM09 (Venoshock).


Spr B2W2 Roxie.png VSRoxie.png Roxie OD.png
Roxie's sprite from
Generation V
Roxie's VS sprite from
Generation V
Roxie's overworld sprite from
Generation V


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Roxie uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles.

Driftveil Tournament

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


At Virbank Gym

  • Before battle
"Get ready! I'm gonna knock some sense outta ya!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"I can feel your desire to win pouring out of you!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"It's not over yet! Time to turn this show around for a victory!"
  • When defeated
"Wait! I was right in the middle of the chorus!"
  • After being defeated
"Sigh! What are you doing losing, Roxie?! Well…I guess that means you're strong! This stinks, but I gave it everything I had, and I feel revitalized and refreshed now!"
"Here! Proof that you beat me! Two Badges! Now Pokémon up to Lv. 30, even Pokémon you got in trades, will realize how good you are and won't ignore your commands!"
"Also, here! Use this TM! TM09 is Venoshock! It covers the target in a special poisonous liquid! Even better, if your target's already poisoned, it does double damage! Heh heh! It almost packs too much of a punch!"
"Your Pokémon WANTED this win! Keep on going on like this, and do all sorts of stuff!"
"You're going to Pokéstar Studios?! OH! I forgot! The old man! I have to get him back to work as captain!"

Badge Case

It's kindness to say no for your friends and Pokémon, right?

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name RoxieForever! Thank yooou! 'This is a story about the first time I ever went to one of Roxie's shows! Many fans collapsed from the toxic power of her songs. Roxie's really a toxic shock to the system, isn't she?!' Maybe they were just too excited and fainted. Make sure to drink lots of fluids when you go to concerts! 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In the anime

Roxie in the anime

Roxie appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2. She is a powerful Gym Leader, defeating everyone who dared to challenge her with only three Pokémon. When Ash arrived at her Gym, she was thrilled to see his Pikachu, as she too had a Pokémon originating from Kanto, Koffing, and happily accepted his challenge.

Roxie proved herself to be a very capable Gym Leader, defeating five of Ash's six Pokémon despite being at a disadvantage in terms of her party. She would occasionally perform a riff on her bass during the battle, and the crowd would chant her name. When she was defeated she happily congratulated Ash as the crowd cheered for his victory, and she presented him with his eighth and final Unova Badge, the Toxic Badge.


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

Roxie's Koffing
Koffing was the first Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. She captured it while she was in Kanto, and it inspired her to assemble her rock band, "Koffing and the Toxics." During the match, it defeated Ash's Boldore and Unfezant rather easily, but was later defeated by Leavanny.

Koffing's known moves are Clear Smog, Gyro Ball, Sludge Bomb and Will-O-Wisp.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
Roxie's Scolipede
Scolipede was the second Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Leavanny, but was later taken down by Pignite's powerful Fire Pledge.

Scolipede's known moves are Toxic, Rock Tomb, Sludge Bomb and Screech.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
Roxie's Garbodor
Garbodor was the third and last Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Pignite and Palpitoad, but was later defeated by Pikachu, after getting paralyzed by his Static.

Garbodor's known moves are DoubleSlap, Hyper Beam, Gunk Shot and Venoshock.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

Roxie in Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~


Roxie's Koffing
Koffing is Roxie's first known Pokémon. Roxie used Koffing against Arata in their battle.
Debut ANL2


  • Her Japanese Leader title is ポイズンライフ ポイズンライブ!.
  • Roxie is the first Poison-type Gym Leader outside of Kanto.
  • Her bass is styled similarly to the Venipede evolutionary family.
  • She is the first Gym Leader to appear in the anime before her debut game.
  • Both Roxie and Janine have known fathers in the series. Unlike Roxie's father, Janine's father was also a Poison-type Gym Leader.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ホミカ Homika From ホミカ homika, a corruption of the species name of the poisonous strychnine tree, Strychnos nux-vomica.
English Roxie Likely a combination of the music genre "rock" and "toxic".
French Strykna From Strychnos nux-vomica.
German Mica From Strychnos nux-vomica.
Italian Velia From veleno, venom
Spanish Hiedra From hiedra venenosa, poison ivy
Korean 보미카 Vomica From Strychnos nux-vomica.
Chinese (Mandarin) 霍米加 ‎Huòmǐjiā Transliteration of her Japanese name.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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