Casey (anime)

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ナナコ Nanako
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Purple
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Relatives Unnamed father and grandfather
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut The Double Trouble Header
English voice actor Kerry Williams
Japanese voice actor Nina Kumagaya

Casey (Japanese: ナナコ Nanako) is a nominally recurring Trainer in the Pokémon anime.


Casey first appeared in The Double Trouble Header, where Ash, Misty and Brock see her capturing a Rattata. Soon after her appearance, Casey battles against an overconfident Ash that just uses his Charizard to defeat her easily.

After her defeat, Casey is tricked by Team Rocket and faces Ash again, this time battling his Pikachu using her Chikorita. She battles well, but the battle is interrupted by Jessie, James, and Meowth, who try to capture Chikorita and Pikachu.

At the end Ash and Casey unite to defeat Team Rocket and become friends.

She appears in a flashback in The Chikorita Rescue.

She returns in The Bug Stops Here, where Ash competes against her in the Bug-Catching Contest. She decides to win at all costs with her Chikorita, which almost causes Ash's defeat. Chikorita evolves to defeat Team Rocket more than once. Before leaving, Ash presents her with a Beedrill because of her admiration for yellow and black Pokémon.

Casey catching a Pokémon

Casey returns in Here's Lookin 'at You, Elekid!, where she reveals that her Bayleef evolved into a Meganium. She also tries to catch a wild Elekid and with hard work she manages to capture it, the pre-evolution of her favorite Pokémon, Electabuzz.

In A Date With Delcatty, she visits the Kanto region to try to watch a baseball game with team Starmie against the team Electabuzz. She meets up with Misty and both unite to defeat Butch and Cassidy which trying to steal a rare Pokémon belonging to Georgio, Delcatty.

Her latest appearance was in Those Darn Electabuzz! where she helps her idol Corey Demario and his Charizard, Don (Jp: ドン Don).


Casey's team

She and her family are fans of the Electabuzz baseball team, and she loves Pokémon with the team's colors, yellow with black stripes. She started with a Chikorita, which she received from Professor Elm of New Bark Town.

In the original Japanese version, Casey speaks with a Kansai dialect, in which natives to Osaka, Japan speak. Adding to this is Casey's love of the Electabuzz baseball team, an analogue to the real world Osaka baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers. Not only is there a similarity in both Electabuzz and tigers being striped animals, but the Hanshin Tigers are known for having a very loyal fanbase.

Casey has been compared to Ash in his early days of Pokémon training. However, they have different styles of training, and different tastes in Pokémon.


This listing is of Casey's Pokémon as of Those Darn Electabuzz!:

On hand

Casey's Meganium
Chikorita → Bayleef → Meganium
Main article: Casey's Meganium

Meganium is Casey's first and primary Pokémon. She obtained it as a Chikorita from Professor Elm's lab. It first appeared in The Double Trouble Header. It evolved into Bayleef in The Bug Stops Here, and again into Meganium by Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid!.

Debut The Double Trouble Header
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Kōrogi
English Satomi Kōrogi
Casey's Pidgey
Casey's Pidgey was seen for the first time in Casey's battle with Ash in The Double Trouble Header, her debut appearance. It was easily defeated by Ash's Charizard. It was also later used to battle against Team Rocket.

It is likely that Pidgey, like Rattata, was chosen as a reflection of Casey being a beginning Trainer at the time. While Meganium, Beedrill, and Elekid are often seen out of their Poké Balls, Pidgey has not been heard of since Casey's debut episode.

Pidgey's only known move is Quick Attack.

Debut The Double Trouble Header
Casey's Rattata
Casey's Rattata was seen for the first time during Casey's debut appearance in The Double Trouble Header as a wild Pokémon. She battled it with her Chikorita and then caught it. Rattata was soon called out during Casey's battle against Ash, where it was quickly defeated by his Charizard. It was also later used to battle against Team Rocket. It reappeared in a flashback in The Chikorita Rescue.

It is likely that Rattata, like Pidgey, was chosen as a reflection of Casey being a beginning Trainer at the time. While Meganium, Beedrill, and Elekid are often seen out of their Poké Balls, Rattata has not been heard of since Casey's debut episode.

Rattata's only known move is Tackle.

Debut The Double Trouble Header
Casey's Beedrill
Main article: Casey's Beedrill

Beedrill was initially caught by Ash in the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here. Ash gave it to Casey afterwards because of her love for yellow and black-striped Pokémon.

Debut The Bug Stops Here
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Casey's Elekid
Elekid first appeared as a wild Pokémon where it interrupted a picnic that Ash and his friends were having. Casey came by and noticed the Elekid after defeating Team Rocket the second time in the episode. As Elekid is the pre-evolution of her favorite mascot of the baseball team, Casey challenged it to a battle with her Meganium. Even though it put up a great fight, it was no match for Meganium's strength. As a result, Casey was able to catch Elekid. Since Elekid was caught, Larvitar felt sad as it wasn't able to see its friend. Casey promised to take care of her newly captured Pokémon and friend. Elekid appeared next to Casey and Meganium when Casey said goodbye to Ash and his friends singing the song of the Electabuzz team.

Elekid maded a cameo in Address Unown! where it was shown in Larvitar's memories. It also appeared in A Date With Delcatty where it battled Georgio's Delcatty and lost, and in Those Darn Electabuzz where it helped Casey and her other Pokémon to try to resolve a phobia of Fire-type Pokémon.

Elekid's known moves are Thunderbolt and ThunderPunch.

Debut Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Yūji Ueda


Casey's Weedle
Casey caught Weedle at the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here. It was released under the rules of the contest and as such very little is known about it.

None of Weedle's moves are known.

Debut The Bug Stops Here
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart

Dub only

Casey mentions that she has Rapidash and Magmar in the dub of Those Darn Electabuzz!. However, no reference to those Pokémon is made in the Japanese version.


Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 熊谷ニーナ Nina Kumagaya
English Kerry Williams
Dutch Niki Romijn (EP118-EP161)
Ineborg Wieten (EP261)
Hebrew טליה ברקאי Talya Barkai
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli (EP118-EP261)
Gilmara Sanches (SS011, SS017)
Spanish Latin America Rommy Mendoza (EP118-EP261)
Gaby Ugarte (SS011)
Georgina Sánchez (SS017)
Spain Isacha Mengíbar (EP118-EP261)
Sandra Jara (SS011, SS017)

In the games

Pokémon Zany Cards

Casey in Pokémon Zany Cards

Casey appears, along with Duplica, as the Stage 3 opponent of Special Seven mode.


  • Before battle
"It's me, Casey! Fan of ELECT-A-BUZZ!! Our team was in the cellar, but we'll be champs this season! Let's get this series started!"
  • During battle
  • Using a card
"Curve ball misses!"
"Time to rally, team!"
"Try this pitch!"
"It's the ninth inning!"
  • Using Pikachu
"I like Pikachu!"
  • Using Counter
"Game-winning homer!"
  • Drawing a card
"Keep an eye on the ball.
"Never give up! Never!"
  • Hit
"Hey! Nice hit!"
"Great pitching staff!"
  • Hit with Jigglypuff
"Zzz... World champ..."
  • Hit with Reverse
"Cheater! Base on balls."
  • After battle
  • Second or third
"I'm out!"
  • When defeated
"Oh no! A losing streak!"



Language Name Reference to
Japanese ナナコ Nanako From 七子 seventh child.
English, German, Spanish Casey From the poem "Casey at the Bat", also meant to originally be the name for Ash Ketchum
French Cathy
Spanish Vanesa* / Casey
Korean 나진 Najin
Chinese 奈奈 Nàinài From the first part of her Japanese name.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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