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.

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!:

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Casey's Pidgey and Rattata were only seen in Casey's battle with Ash in The Double Trouble Header. It is likely that these Pokémon were chosen as a reflection of her being a beginning trainer at the time. While Meganium, Beedrill, and Elekid are often seen out of their Poké Balls, Pidgey and Rattata have not been heard of since Casey's debut episode.

Dub only


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 熊谷ニーナ Nina Kumagaya
English Kerry Williams
Dutch Niki Romijn (season 3-4)
Ineborg Wieten (season 5)
Hebrew טליה ברקאי Talya Barkai
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli (Johto)
Gilmara Sanches (Pokémon Chronicles)
European Spanish Isacha Mengíbar (EP118-EP261)
Sandra Jara (H011, H017)



Language Name Reference to
Japanese ナナコ Nanako From 七子 seventh child
English, German Casey From the poem "Casey at the Bat"
French Cathy
Spanish* Vanessa
Korean 나진 Najin
Chinese 奈奈 Nàinài From the first part of her Japanese name.

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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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