Karen

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Karen
カリン Karin
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Art from G/S/C
Gender Female
Eye color Purple
Hair color Silver
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Trainer class Elite Trainer
Generation II
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau

Karen (Japanese: カリン Karin) is a master Template:Type2 Trainer and member of the Johto Elite Four.

In the games

In the Gold, Silver and Crystal, Karen is the fourth and final member of the Elite Four. She must be defeated before facing Lance, the League Champion.

Karen prefers Dark-type Pokémon because she likes the bad-boy image they portray.

Pokémon

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

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

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Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

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Round 2

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Quotes

"I am Karen of the Elite Four. Are you <name>? 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."

"Well, aren't you good. I like that in a trainer."

"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."

In the Pokémon Special manga

Karen, along with Will, Blue, Silver, Chermaine, and Keane, is one of the children kidnapped by the Mask of Ice and raised to be his servants. Karen was one of the leaders of the new Team Rocket formed in Johto.

After the Mask of Ice was defeated, Karen formed an alliance with Bruno, Will, and Koga; the four of them all ex-members of various criminal organizations.

Pokémon

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

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Eevee → Umbreon
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Murkrow ×2

In the TCG

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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Karen's Rapidash Fire - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 87/141
Karen's Magmar Fire - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 88/141
Karen's Flareon Fire - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 89/141
Karen's Tyranitar Darkness - Rare HolographicH Pokémon VS (no English release) 90/141
Karen's Umbreon Darkness - Rare HolographicH Pokémon VS (no English release) 91/141
Karen's Houndoom Fire - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 92/141
Karen's TM 01 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 125/141
Karen's TM 02 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 126/141

Trivia

Names

Language Name Reference to
Japanese カリン (Karin) From 花梨, a Burmese Rosewood.
English, Italian, Spanish Karen Almost an anagram of darken, similar to Japanese name.
French Marion It contains the word noir (black) backwards.
German Melanie Derived from the ancient Greek word for "dark". It's also similar to Melancholie (melancholy).
Korean 카렌 (Karen)
Chinese 花梨 (Hua Li)


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)*
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B*)
Duos: Butch & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*
Kaede*Blaine*

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