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キクコ Kikuko
FireRed LeafGreen Agatha.png
Art from FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Female
Eye color Black
Hair color Graying blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Trainer
Generation I, III
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Stadium
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Template:Type2s
Anime debut The Scheme Team
English voice actor Allyson Johnson
Japanese voice actor Kazuko Sugiyama

Agatha (Japanese: キクコ Kikuko) is a master Template:Type2 Trainer.

In Generations I and III, she is an elderly woman who is the third and oldest member of the Kanto Elite Four, her specialty type being Ghost.

In the games

Agatha is a member of the Elite Four, and the oldest one to date. As such, she serves as an inspiration for senior Pokémon Trainers all around the region. She uses Ghost-type Pokémon, and other Pokémon with horrifying appearances.

Agatha and Professor Oak were once friendly rivals in their youth, and it appears that Agatha may have once had a crush on Oak. However, their relationship has grown bitter and strained over the years because Agatha believes he was too weak to continue competing.

She has a very short temper.

By the events of the Generation II and Generation IV games, Agatha is no longer a member of the Elite Four, and Bruno has assumed her position. Her absence was never explained; in fact, she is not mentioned at all.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Agatha in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Pokémon League - Agatha
  • What does this person do?
"I am Agatha of the Elite Four."
Indigo Plateau - Crusher
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"<sc>Agatha's Ghost-type Pokémon are horrifically terrifying in toughness."
Indigo Plateau - Crusher
  • What is this person like?
"That old lady's got a really short fuse, too.
It doesn't take anything to get that scary lady hollering."
Seven Island - Pokémon Journal
  • There's a rumor...
"In her youth, Agatha and Prof. Oak were rivals who vied for
supremacy as Trainers."
Pokémon League - Agatha
  • Family and friends?
"I hear Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child.
That old duff was once tough and handsome.
But that was decades ago. He's a shadow of his former self."
Six Island - old lady
  • What is this person like?
"Take Agatha, for example.
She set a record for being the oldest-ever Elite Four member."
Message from Agatha
  • From: Agatha
  • To: [Player]
"When you grow older, don't you dare go soft like that coot Oak!
Be like me and keep battling on!"


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the video games she has appeared in.

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

First battle

Second battle

Pokémon Stadium

Round 1

Round 2


File:RB Agatha.png File:YellowAgatha.png File:FRLG Agatha.png
Agatha's sprite from
Generation I
Agatha's sprite from
Pokémon Yellow
Agatha's sprite from
Generation III

Pokémon Red and Blue

"I am Agatha of the Elite Four! Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child! That old duff was once tough and handsome! That was decades ago! Now he just wants to fiddle with his Pokédex! He's wrong! Pokémon are for fighting! [player]! I'll show you how a real trainer fights!"

"Oh ho! You're something special, child!"

"You win! I see what the old duff sees in you now. I've nothing else to say. Run along now, child!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"I am Agatha of the Elite Four. I hear Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child (You're the child that Oak's taken under his wing, aren't you?). That old duff was once tough and handsome. But that was decades ago. He's a shadow of his former self. Now he just wants to fiddle with his Pokédex. He's wrong. Pokémon are for battling! [player]! I'll show you how a real Trainer battles!"

"Oh, my! You're something special, child!"

"You win! I see what the old duff sees in you now. I've nothing else to say. Run along now, child!"

In the anime

File:Agatha anime.jpg
Agatha in the anime.

Agatha appears in the anime in The Scheme Team, acting as a temporary Gym Leader for the Viridian Gym.

While Ash was going through Viridian City on the way to Pallet Town, he met up with Scott. Wanting to show Scott how strong he was, Ash challenged Agatha to a gym battle. Despite maintaining top eight of the Ever Grande Conference, Ash lost to her Gengar.

Although he lost, both Agatha and Scott were impressed. It was then Agatha revealed to Ash that she is a member of the Elite Four. She and Scott both recommended that Ash go to the Battle Frontier and challenge the Frontier Brains.


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the anime.

Agatha's Gengar
Gengar is Agatha's main Pokémon which she used in battle against Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu first used Quick Attack, which proved itself as nothing against the Template:Type2 Shadow Pokémon. Pikachu manages to hit Gengar with Iron Tail twice and break its Double Team with a Thunderbolt. Pikachu is about to finish Gengar off with Thunder as Agatha launches her fatal Hypnosis - Dream Eater combo, knocking Pikachu out.

Gengar's known moves are Shadow Ball, Double Team, Hypnosis and Dream Eater.

Debut The Scheme Team
Voice actors
English Ed Paul
Agatha's Golbat
Agatha used Golbat to save Ash's Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket and also used it along with Ash's Pikachu to send them blasting off.

Golbat's known moves are Air Cutter and Supersonic.

Debut The Scheme Team
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Kazuko Sugiyama
English Allyson Johnson
German Marion Hartmann
Brazilian Portuguese Gilmara Sanches
European Spanish María Romero

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


She was first seen as a cameo when Oak talked about his first championship win, which appeared to be against her in the finals. Agatha was the main villainess in the Pokémon Yellow arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga. Agatha was one of the Elite Four who tried to destroy most of humanity from their base on Cerise Island.

She was first seen trying to take away Super Nerd William after he was defeated by Yellow and the Good Gym Leaders of Kanto. She was then seen in a flashback during the events of the Red, Blue, and Green Chapter where she battled Blue and attempted to kill him due to his relation to Professor Oak by having his Gengar use Dream Eater to suck away his energy. He managed to escape though and a Haunter she stole from a trainer named Bozz was also taken back. She then had her Haunter attack Cerulean City to delay Misty.

She fought against Blue and Koga, revealing an Arbok with the ability to change the pattern on its belly and use different corresponding abilities. She decided to divide Koga and Blue using her Arbok's Rock Slide and she had her Golbat attack Blue. After battling Koga's Arbok for a while Koga started throwing shuriken balls out of nowhere, which Agatha believed was a pitiful attempt to harm her, but was really an attempt to heal Blue's paralysis that Agatha caused using her Haunter's Lick. After that Blue rejoined the battle and Koga used his Golbat's Leech Life to collect his own blood and smeared it on Arbok's pattern, preventing it from changing anymore. While Agatha was presumably beaten, a second Arbok of hers attacked an unknowing Koga from behind, only to be stopped by Blue before it could land a Poison Sting attack. Agatha was subsequently defeated and seemingly vanished after her defeat, but first she had her Gengar masquerade as Koga and Blue's shadow to slowly drain their energy, which was defeated as well. She then revealed that she was the one controlling the Pokémon armies of her peers by using special wrist bands to control them and she used these same bands to force Bruno to join the Elite Four as well.

Agatha used the mind-controlling powers of her Template:Type2 Pokémon to control Bruno against his will. It is shown that she was the one who also recruited Lorelei by healing her Seel and then figuring out they have a common distaste of humans.

Her relationship was also revealed when the two were younger. Oak defeated her in the finals for the Pokémon Championship and Agatha met him after the battle and asked why he quit their "research group". He explained that he wanted to create the Pokédex, which she thought was a stupid idea that would never be complete, and a battle ensued. Oak barely won after a battle that lasted several hours, with Agatha swearing a personal vendetta over him and anyone who associates with him.


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Haunter (multiple)
Gengar (multiple)
Arbok (x2)


  • Agatha, like the other members of the Elite Four, had a revamp in her character design in the Generation III games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. She is depicted as being taller, slightly younger, and her hair has changed color from gray to graying blonde.
  • Due to her resemblance to Bertha of the Sinnoh Elite Four in position, name (both English and Japanese), and physical appearance, the two are theorized by some to be related.
  • Though she claims to specialize in the Ghost-type, the common type shared by all her Pokémon in the games (except Misdreavus) is Poison. This is most likely because Generation I lacked Ghost-types, the only ones being the Gastly line.
  • In her first battle in FireRed and LeafGreen, all her Pokémon are female. In the second and subsequent battles, they are all male.


Language Name Reference to
Japanese キクコ Kikuko Kiku, chrysanthemum.
English, French, Italian, Spanish Agatha Ironically means good and kind, but likely chosen for similarity with aghast, ghost or hag.
German Agathe From the English given name.
Korean 할멈 (Halmeom)*

국화 (Gukhwa)*

Literally means old woman.

Means chrysanthemum (菊花), in Japanese kiku.

Chinese 菊子 (Júzǐ) From 菊子 Kikuko.

Template:Elite Four of Kanto

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