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Revision as of 20:30, 13 September 2019

If you were looking for the character of the day with the Japanese name Karen, see Mary (EP139).
Karen
カリン Karin
HeartGold SoulSilver Karen.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Age 25*
Gender Female
Eye color Silvery-blue
Hair color Silvery-blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium 2, Masters
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Dark types

Karen (Japanese: カリン Karin) is a Dark-type Trainer and member of the Indigo Elite Four.

In the games

Karen is the final member of the Indigo League Elite Four in the Generation II and IV games. She prefers Dark-type Pokémon because she likes the tough and wild image they portray, and believes that skilled Trainers should try to win with the Pokémon they like the most.

Karen also appears as the final Elite Four member in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle. Here, her strategy mainly focuses on incapacitating her opponent by stacking up status conditions, like confusion, infatuation, and paralysis, onto the opposing Pokémon.

Pokémon

This listing is for Karen's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

First battle


Rematch


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

  • Before battle
"I am Karen of the Elite Four. You're <player>? How amusing. I love dark-type Pokémon. I find their wild, tough image to be so appealing. And they're so strong. Think you can take them? Just try to entertain me. Let's go."
  • Being defeated
"Well, aren't you good. I like that in a trainer."
  • After being defeated
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on — — the Champion is waiting."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

  • Before battle
"I am Karen of the Elite Four. You're <player>? How amusing. I love Dark-type Pokémon. I'm known for my overpowering tactics. Think you can take them? Just try to entertain me. Let's go."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"This is far from being backed into a corner!"
  • Last Pokémon at critical health
"You're no ordinary Trainer to have gotten this far."
  • Being defeated
"Well, aren't you good. I like that in a Trainer."
  • After being defeated
"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled Trainers should try to win with the Pokémon they love best. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on — — the Champion is waiting."

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

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Reason: Quotes seem to vary, perhaps depending on how well the player did..

  • Normal
"I'm verrry good. Will you challenge me? I'm sure this will be a good match. Let's begin!"
"Well, you were good. That was nice, but you could be even stronger."
  • Hard
"Well, this should be pretty fun. First, I'll tell you this... I'm verrry good. Will you challenge me? I hope this will be a good match. Let's begin!"
"Well, you were good. I like that. Go on ahead. The champion awaits."
  • Super Hard
"Well, this should be fun. First, I'll tell you this... I'm verrry good. Will you challenge me? I hope this will be a good match. Let's begin!"
"Well, you were good. Go on ahead. The champion awaits."
  • Intense
"Well, this should be fun. First, I'll tell you this... I'm verrry good. Will you take me on? I hope this will be a good match. Let's begin!"
"Well, you were good. I like that. Go on ahead. The champion awaits."

Pokémon Stadium 2

"You won through the ranks to reach me. I'm impressed. We, the Elite Four, will face you from here."
  • Before battle
"I am Karen. Would you care for a showdown with my Dark-type Pokémon?"
"I am unlike the three you've already met."
"You've assembled a charming team. Our battle should be a good one."
  • Sending out first Pokémon
"There!"
  • Sending out a new Pokémon
"<Pokémon>, go!"
"<Pokémon>, please!"
"<Pokémon>, don't fail me!"
"<Pokémon>, you know what to do!"
"That should be enough!"
"You're no good for this!"
"Switch out!"
"Good, that's enough!"
  • Own Pokémon faints
"This can't be happening!"
"Hmm... Is that how you want to play it?"
"We weren't deliberately aiming for the weak spot."
  • Player's Pokémon lands a critical hit
"It hit the weak spot precisely. You're good."
  • Commanding her Pokémon to use Swagger
"<Pokémon>, be proud--Swagger."
"So? Isn't it outstanding?"
"That showed subtle elegance."
"Oh, look. It's infatuated."
"I was hoping for that."
"Nothing can be done about that."
  • If the player is defeated
"It's working well."
  • After being defeated
"No! I can't win. How did you become so strong?"
"I will not stray from my chosen path."
"The Champion is looking forward to meeting you."
  • After winning
"That's about what I expected."
"Well, that was relatively entertaining."
"Come visit me anytime."
  • If the battle ended in a draw
"A draw...? But how...?"
  • If the player runs from the battle
"You're going to reappraise matters, aren't you?"

Artwork

Gold Silver Karen.png
Headshot from
Generation II

Sprites

In the core series

Spr GS Karen.png Spr HGSS Karen.png VSKaren.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Karen II OD.png Karen OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

S2 Elite Four Karen.png Spr Masters Karen.png VSKaren Masters.png
Portrait from
Stadium 2
Model from
Masters
VS model from
Masters

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Karen in Pokémon Adventures

History

Past

Karen, along with Will, Green, Silver, Sham, and Carl, was one of the children raised by the Masked Man to be his servants. Unlike Silver and Green, Karen was not kidnapped and went to the Masked Man willingly out of boredom.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Karen debuted with Will at the Ilex Forest, where they were tasked to guard the area. When Green arrived to stop the Masked Man's plan to capture Celebi, she was attacked by Karen and Will. With the Ho-Oh and Lugia they borrowed from the Masked Man, Karen and Will exploited Green's fear of birds to torture her. When Green learned that Karen and Will also defeated and captured Silver, she overcame her fear of birds and sent out Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres to fight. Green and her allies, Red and Blue, each used one of the legendary birds to battle Karen and Will. With the assistance of many Pokémon sent from all across Johto and Kanto, Ho-Oh and Lugia were freed from the Masked Man's control and fly away. Defeated, Karen made her escape.

After the Masked Man's defeat, Karen and Will were approached by Bruno and Koga, who offered to form an alliance since all four of them were once members of various criminal organizations.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

It is revealed that Karen, Will, Bruno, and Koga were all made members of the Johto Elite Four by the Pokémon Association. The Johto Elite Four went to the Pokéathlon as an act of promotion for the Pokémon League. There, they met Gold, who they challenged to the Power Course. Karen was the only Elite Four member who didn't participate in the events.

Pokémon

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

Karen's Eevee

Karen's Umbreon
Eevee → Umbreon
Karen's Umbreon is Karen's main Pokémon. It was first used to battle Green's Snubbull at the Ilex Forest, but was defeated. Later, it fought Green's Snubbull while riding on top of Green's Moltres. By using the moon to power itself up, Umbreon defeated Snubbull. In The Escape, it was revealed that Umbreon evolved from an Eevee.

Umbreon's known moves are Faint Attack, Moonlight, and Bite.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Karen's Murkrow
Murkrow (×2)
These two Murkrow were used by Karen to take her and Will to safety after the Masked Man's defeat.

None of their moves are known.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Karen's Houndoom
Houndoom
Houndoom first appeared alongside its Trainer at the Pokéathlon. It was not seen participating in any events.

None of Houndoom's moves are known.

Debut Attaway, Aipom!

Borrowed

Masked Man's Ho-Oh
Ho-Oh
Main article: Tower duo (Adventures)

The Masked Man lent Ho-Oh to Karen in order to guard the Ilex Forest. Karen used Ho-Oh to battle Green, Red, and Blue, who used Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, respectively. During the battle, many Pokémon sent from people from Kanto and Johto came to assist. The Pokémon latched on to Ho-Oh and Lugia, and their combined power freed the two from the Masked Man's control. Now freed, Ho-Oh and Lugia flew off to parts unknown.

Debut Oh, It's Ho-Oh!

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Karen in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Karen appeared in Betting on the Name of the Strongest!. When obtained all eight Badges, he was shown battling Karen. After defeating her, Jō went on to battle Lance.

Pokémon

Karen's Umbreon
Umbreon
Umbreon is Karen's only known Pokémon. It battled Jō's Totodile and lost.

None of Umbreon's moves are known.

Debut Betting on the Name of the Strongest!


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Karen in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Red encounters Karen in A Challenge to the Elite Four! as part of the newly reformed Elite Four. Her role in this manga is similar to Lance's in the Generation II games and the remakes where she was the last one fought as Lance himself was absent.

When Red arrived in the Pokémon League, Will, Koga and Bruno fell from the Elite Four Tower, seemly defeated by Karen. Red ask them what happened, but Koga asked him to ask Karen herself. Red manages to get to the top and finds Karen, along with her's, Koga's, Bruno's and Will's Pokémon. Red asked Karen what happened between her and the rest of the Elite Four, but Karen says it is none of his business. However, with her teammates' Pokémon, Red is outnumbered. Clefairy then takes out a giant sieve to "sieve" out the opponents, leaving behind only Karen's Umbreon. Umbreon proves to be a tough opponent, but Clefairy succeeds in beating it.

After her defeat, Karen reveals to Red what actually happened. The Elite Four were exhausted from training, thus Karen decided to tell them a joke. After Karen shares the same joke to Red and his Pokémon, only Clefairy finds it funny and laugh, while Red and his other Pokémon fell down at the dumb joke. Apparently, Will, Koga and Bruno also fell down the building after hearing her dumb joke.

Pokémon

Karen's Vileplume
Vileplume
Vileplume was one of the Pokémon that was "sieved" by Clefairy.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!
Karen's Gengar
Gengar
Gengar was one of the Pokémon that was "sieved" by Clefairy.

None of Gengar's moves are known.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!
Karen's Umbreon
Umbreon
Umbreon is the Pokémon that Clefairy battled with. In the first part of the battle, Clefairy treated it as a dog by showing Umbreon to some chicken, in which Umbreon liked. Later, Umbreon's Sand-Attack and Mean Look put Clefairy at a disadvantage. Tyrogue pointed out to a bright sun in which Clefairy can use to win. Clefairy uses Light Screen so that the sun's ray can reflect it and turns it into SolarBeam, which defeated Umbreon.

Umbreon's known moves are Sand-Attack and Mean Look.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!

In the TCG

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

Karen's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Karen's Rapidash Fire Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 087/141
Karen's Magmar Fire       Pokémon VS Common 088/141
Karen's Flareon Fire       Pokémon VS Common 089/141
Karen's Tyranitar Darkness       Pokémon VS Rare Holo 090/141
Karen's Umbreon Darkness       Pokémon VS Rare Holo 091/141
Karen's Houndoom Fire       Pokémon VS Common 092/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Karen's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 125/141
Karen's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 126/141
Karen Su XY Black Star Promos   XY177 XY-P Promotional cards   256/XY-P
      The Best of XY   142/171
Yellow A Alternate cards   XY177a The Best of XY   183/171
 

Trivia

  • Karen is the only Elite Four member in HeartGold and SoulSilver who does not use a Pokémon that is part of a three-stage evolutionary line in her rematch team.
    • She is also the only one who, in her rematch with the player, uses a different final Pokémon from the one used in the initial battle. In her case, she replaces Houndoom with Umbreon, though Houndoom is still present in her party.
  • Karen appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. She uses a Murkrow to battle.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カリン Karin From 花梨 karin (Burmese rosewood) or 榠樝 karin (Chinese quince)
English, Italian, Spanish Karen Similar to Japanese name. Also contains the last five letters of 'darken'.
French Marion Contains the word noir (black) backwards.
German Melanie From the ancient Greek word μέλας melas (black, dark). Also similar to Melancholie (melancholia).
Spanish* Morgana From Morgan le Fay.
Korean 카렌 Karen Similar to Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 梨花 Líhuā *
梨林 Lílín *
From 花梨 Karin, with the characters reversed.
Possibly from 花梨 karin and 花林 karin.
Chinese (Cantonese) 梨花 From 花梨 Karin, with the characters reversed.
Thai คาริน Karin Same as Japanese name.
Vietnamese Karin Transliteration of her Japanese name.


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