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ミカン Mikan
"The Steel-Clad Defense Girl"
HeartGold SoulSilver Jasmine.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Female
Eye color Blue*, Light brown*
Hair color Light brown
Hometown Olivine City
Region Johto
Relatives Grandpa Myron (anime)
Trainer class Gym Leader, Coordinator
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Pokémon Stadium 2, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver
Leader of Olivine Gym
Badge Mineral Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s (Formerly Template:Type2s)
Anime debut Fight for the Light
English voice actor Tara Jayne
Japanese voice actor Yumi Kakazu

Jasmine (Japanese: ミカン Mikan) is the Gym Leader of Olivine City's Gym, known officially as the Olivine Gym. Her specialty is Template:Type2 Pokémon, and she gives the Mineral Badge to Trainers who defeat her in battle. She also appears in Sinnoh to give Trainers HM07 (Waterfall) and to compete in Sinnoh's Super Contests.

In the games

Headshot of Jasmine from Pokémon Gold and Silver

Jasmine appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Gym Leader of the Olivine Gym. Her title in these games is "The Steel-Clad Defense Girl." She also appears in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Jasmine is a very shy girl, and has trouble speaking. She is a compassionate girl, and when the Ampharos in Glitter Lighthouse (nicknamed Amphy) falls ill, Jasmine is so worried she cannot even smile. Amphy and Jasmine appear to be close, because once medicine is brought for Amphy, it will only take it from her.

Typically Jasmine is the sixth Gym Leader to be challenged in the Johto region, although she is the fifth to be encountered. When she is first met she will refuse to battle the player, as she is busy taking care of a sick Ampharos. She requests that a special medicine be brought from the Cianwood City pharmacy. When it is retrieved, she will heal the Ampharos and return to the Gym. In battle, she uses the recently-discovered Template:Type2 Pokémon, but it's said that she recently used to train a different type. A Gentleman in the Lighthouse says she used to train Template:Type2 Pokémon, like Onix. Once defeated she will yield the Mineral Badge and TM23 (Iron Tail).

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine is available to be fought again in Saffron City's Fighting Dojo. She will use a stronger team here—but will not appear until her Pokégear phone number has been obtained from the Olivine City diner. She goes there every afternoon, between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, but will travel to Kanto for battles on Wednesday afternoons. After defeating her in a rematch, visiting Jasmine at her Gym in Olivine will cause her to offer to make a trade with the player. However, the player will need to talk to Jasmine a second time because she will be nervous. She offers a Steelix nicknamed Rusty (Japanese: ネール Neil) (OT: 26491) that holds a Soothe Bell. She will accept any Pokémon in exchange. Notably, it's probably the same Steelix that she uses in Super Contests in Sinnoh.

Jasmine in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Jasmine is staying in Sunyshore City for a while, which she says reminds her of home with its lighthouse and its location on the sea. She also occasionally enters Super Contests with her Steelix, which is nicknamed Rusty (Japanese: ネール Neil). She gives the player HM07 (Waterfall) after defeating the eighth Gym Leader, Volkner. A conversation with Erika in HeartGold and SoulSilver places Jasmine's appearance in Sinnoh after the main plot of the Johto games.


This listing is of Jasmine's Pokémon in the video games she has appeared in:

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Pokémon Super Contests
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  Steel     Ground  
2 ♥♥
Stone Edge
2 ♥♥
Mud Sport
2 ♥♥
Fire Fang
3 ♥♥♥

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym match

Second battle (Rematch)

EthanAthUnusedHGSSwalkdown.png  Stamina  Course
Supreme Cup
208OD.png Steelix
082OD.png Magneton
081OD.png Magnemite

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

Round 2


File:SpriteJasmine.png File:JasmineHGSS.gif VSJasmine.png
Jasmine's sprite from
Generation II
Jasmine's sprite from
Generation IV
Jasmine's VS sprite from
Generation IV

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

"Thank you for your help at the Lighthouse... But this is different. Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jasmine, a Gym Leader. I use the Steel-type. ...Do you know about the Steel-type? It's a type that was only recently discovered. ...Um... May I begin?"

"...You are a better trainer than me, in both skill and kindness. In accordance with League rules, I confer upon you this Badge."

"Um... I don't know how to say this, but good luck..."

Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

"... This city makes me feel at home somehow. It's next to the sea, and there's a lighthouse. Oh, that's this town's Gym Badge. You must be very good. ...Er...um... P-please, take this, too."

"...Um... I... I don't know how I should say this, but good luck."

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

Olivine Gym
  • Before battle
"Thank you for your help at the Lighthouse... But this is different. Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jasmine, a Gym Leader. I use the...clang! Steel type! ...Do you know about the Steel type? They are very hard, cold, sharp, and really strong! Um... I'm not lying."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Properly tempered steel won't be made rusty by things like this!"
  • During battle
"Steel will hang on to the very last!"
  • When defeated
"Well done..."
  • After being defeated
"...You are a better Trainer than me, in both skill and kindness. In accordance with League rules, I confer upon you this Badge. With that Badge, all Pokémon, including traded Pokémon up to Lv. 70, will obey you without question."
"Um... Please, take this, too... It is called Iron Tail. Your Pokémon will hit the target with its hard tail, occasionally lowering the target's Defense..."
"Um... I don't know how to say this, but good luck..."
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"We're here as we promised... Are you prepared?"
  • After being defeated
"True to your reputation..."
Pokégear Registering
"Hi! ...! These empty dishes in front of me are not all mine... Er... Actually, the person who sat here ahead of me ate a lot... Anyway, do you want to exchange phone numbers?"
Yes: "Now we can contact each other anytime. I should be able to battle you around noon on Wednesdays. I'll be waiting for your call!"
No: "Oh... I understand..."
"Did you change your mind? Will you exchange numbers?"
Pokégear Phone
  • Calling her:
"Hello... How are you? I'm doing well, thanks. There are so many other Trainers out there who are much stronger than me... You should challenge them and see."
"Hello... How are you? I'm doing well, thanks. I'm usually free on Wednesdays around noon. I could spare some time... Why don't you call me again then..."

In the anime

File:Jasmine DP180.png
Jasmine in the anime

Jasmine appears in Fight for the Light and Nerves of Steelix.

In the anime, Jasmine runs the Glitter Lighthouse in Olivine City. She used her Ampharos to light the way over the shore, but when it became ill, she asked Ash to fetch it some medicine from Cianwood City. Ash and his friends retrieved the medicine and sent it back with one of Jasmine's young apprentices, Janina.

Several weeks later, Ash and his friends returned from the Whirl Islands and Ash challenged Jasmine to a Gym battle. Ash used Cyndaquil and was able to defeat Jasmine's Steelix.

File:Jasmine anime.png
Jasmine's first appearance

Compared to other media, where she is typically depicted as meek and soft-spoken, the anime version of Jasmine is markedly more confident, and even aggressive during Gym battles. She makes a powerful introduction, leaping from a cliff and gracefully landing on her Steelix. She is not afraid to take on Team Rocket, and is quite vocal in letting Ash know she won't go easy on him during battle.

She appeared in DP180 in her HeartGold and SoulSilver outfit, where she is having a special training session with Kenny. She later asked Template:E4 if she could battle him and he accepted. The battle resulted in his Infernape knocking out her Steelix.


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

Jasmine's Magnemite
Jasmine's Magnemite was seen for the first time in Fight for the Light!, riding on Jasmine's shoulder through the whole episode. It was also the first Pokémon that Jasmine used in her Gym Battle with Ash in Nerves of Steelix, sending it against Ash's Pikachu. Despite proving itself very fast and pretty strong, it was finally knocked out by Pikachu's Quick Attack.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder Wave.

Debut Fight for the Light!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Jasmine's Steelix
Steelix is Jasmine's main Pokémon. It was seen for the first time in Nerves of Steelix, when Jasmine used it to stop Team Rocket's Wobbuffet mecha and send them blasting off.

Later in the same episode she sent it out in her Gym Battle with Ash. It easily defeated Ash's Pikachu, and Ash called out his Cyndaquil. Even thought Cyndaquil had a type advantage, Steelix was able to protect itself from Cyndaquil's Flamethrower by using Sandstorm. Finally Ash came up with a strategy of heating Sandstorm up with Flamethrower, turning the vortex of sand into a red-hot tornado. This was too much for Steelix, which was knocked out, winning the match for Ash and earning him the Mineral Badge.

Jasmine also used Steelix in her battle against Flint in DP180. Despite putting up a good fight, Steelix was quickly defeated by Flint's Infernape.

Steelix's known moves are Crunch, Iron Tail, Sandstorm and Dig.

Debut Nerves of Steelix
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka

In the lighthouse

Main article: Amphy#In the anime

While it is never explicitly stated that Amphy belongs to Jasmine, the young Gym Leader cares for the Glitter Lighthouse's Ampharos as she does in the games. It illuminates the Glitter Lighthouse to prevent ships and airplanes from crashing.

It first appeared sick, as Amphy does in Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Ash, his friends, and Jasmine's assistant Janina travel to Cianwood City to get a medicine to heal Amphy. When they return to challenge Jasmine, Amphy has been cured, but is not used in battle.

It later appeared in one of Lyra's presentations about the Johto region in the Diamond & Pearl series (pictured).

Debut Fight for the Light!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese かかずゆみ Yumi Kakazu
English Tara Jayne
Czech Jolana Smyčková
Hebrew דון לני-גבאי Dawn Lanny-Gabay
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto
Spanish Latin America Gaby Ugarte
Spain Conchi López (EP208)
María José Castro (EP224)

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Janine and Jasmine.png
Jasmine and her Steelix (right) with Janine and her Ariados (left)

Jasmine initially left her Gym to see Togetaro, the egg of her two Togetic that Gold hatched for her. However, on her way Jasmine was caught in an earthquake caused by Team Rocket while traveling through Ecruteak City. Gold was to journey there to help her as instructed by the elderly couple at the Day Care. She had climbed the Tin Tower to get away from the shaking and had been caught in some rubble. Using Ampharos to send off a distress flare, she caught the attention of both Gold and Silver. Silver originally saved her, but Gold believed that Silver had in some way contributed to her injuries. Silver handed her over to Gold and was later given to Amphy, who rushed her out of the tower under Gold's orders before it collapsed, leaving the young rivals trapped in the tower.

Jasmine later managed to recover, unaware of Gold and Silver's efforts to rescue her (as she had not the consciousness to have any memory of the events). At the Pokémon League Tournament, she fought against Brock. She covered her Steelix in rubble to make it look like an Onix, thinking that the newly-discovered Steel Pokémon would be too horrifying for people to see. Steelix's type advantage gave it away, and the rubble was eventually cleared off to reveal her Steelix's nature. She later reasoned that she doesn't like to show off.

Jasmine once specialized in Template:Type2 Pokémon before Crystal and Professor Oak discovered Steel-type Pokémon.

Jasmine's two Togetic are the parents of Gold's Togetaro.

In VS. Pachirisu, Jasmine appears briefly in the background with Fantina, entering the Master Rank Super Contest.


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

Magneton x2

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Jasmine or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Jasmine's Raichu Lightning - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 27/141
Jasmine's Magneton Lightning - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 28/141
Jasmine's Electabuzz Lightning - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 29/141
Jasmine's Jolteon Lightning - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 30/141
Jasmine's Ampharos Lightning - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 31/141
Jasmine's Steelix Metal - Rare HolographicH Pokémon VS (no English release) 32/141
Jasmine's TM 01 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 111/141
Jasmine's TM 02 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 112/141

Although not the main focus of the card, Jasmine and Amphy also appear on Mary's Request in the EX Unseen Forces set.


  • Her Japanese Leader title is 鉄壁ガードの女の子.
  • She is the only female Gym Leader of Johto that admits defeat.
    • She is also the only female Johto Gym Leader that is not voiced by Megan Hollingshead in English.
  • Jasmine appears to be watching the Contests in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Whitney and Pryce appear in the audience as well.
  • The Olivine City Gym is the only Gym in Johto that does not have any Trainers other than its leader.
  • Jasmine is the first Gym Leader to appear in all five versions of a generation, as well as the first Gym Leader to appear outside of her home region in the games (she, along with both Brock and Misty, take this honor in the anime).
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine uses an Empoleon in her team in a rematch against the player. This makes her the third gym leader to use a starter Pokémon, or one of its evolutions, and one of two to use a different region's starter, the other being Clair's Charizard.
  • When rematched in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine's levels are actually the highest of all of the Johto leaders, despite her typically being the sixth leader; her Steelix reaches level 62, while the maximum of any other Johto leader is level 60.
  • Jasmine appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. She uses a Steelix to battle.
  • The moveset of Jasmine's team in Generation IV is almost completely identical to the moveset in Generation II - the only difference is her Steelix knows Sandstorm instead of Sunny Day.
  • Jasmine is the only in-game trade in the series that doesn't require the player to have a specific Pokémon to give.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine can be found in Celadon City with Erika. Erika is apparently trying to convince Jasmine to go participate in Pokémon Super Contests in Sinnoh, indicating that the events of HeartGold and SoulSilver happened prior to the events of Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.
  • Due to the nickname of the Steelix she trades to the player in HeartGold and SoulSilver, some believe it to be the same Steelix Jasmine uses in Super Contests in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. If this is the case, HeartGold and SoulSilver must take place after the Sinnoh three, although Erika's conversation with her mentioned above indicates that the games take place before the Sinnoh trio.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミカン (Mikan) 蜜柑 mikan, a citrus fruit. Mi(tsu): (Sweet as) honey, Kan: citrus fruit. Generic name for citrus fruits but it is also for unshiu mikan. Her hair accessories look like the fruit.
English, French, Italian Jasmine A jasmine is a sweet-smelling flower; the mine refers to mineral, or an actual mine.
German Jasmin As above.
Spanish Yasmina As above.
Korean 규리 (Gyuri) May be referring to the word 귤 (Gyul), which is a citrus fruit.
Chinese 阿蜜 (Ā Mì) 蜜 is taken from 蜜柑 mikan.

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