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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.
This listing is for Karen's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.
Pokémon Stadium 2
"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.
This listing is of Karen's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Karen or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
|| Reference to
|| カリン (Karin)
|| From 花梨, a Burmese Rosewood.
| English, Italian, Spanish
|| Almost an anagram of darken, similar to Japanese name.
|| It contains the word noir (black) backwards.
|| Derived from the ancient Greek word for "dark". It's also similar to Melancholie (melancholy).
|| 카렌 (Karen)
|| 花梨 (Hua Li)
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