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カスミ Kasumi
"The Tomboyish Mermaid!"
HeartGold SoulSilver Misty.png
Art from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Age 10 (as of EP003, not stated in dub)
12 (Electric Tale of Pikachu)
Gender Female
Eye color Green (In some episodes is blue)
Hair color Orange
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Lily, Violet (anime only)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium, Stadium 2
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
Anime debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Rachael Lillis (4Kids)
Michele Knotz (TPCi)
Japanese voice actor Mayumi Iizuka

Misty (Japanese: カスミ Kasumi) is a Gym Leader of Cerulean City's Gym, known officially as the Cerulean Gym. She hands out the Cascade Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the games

Art of Misty from Pokémon Red and Blue Versions
File:Misty RGBY.png
Full art of Misty from Generation I
Artwork from FireRed and LeafGreen

Misty's title is "The Tomboyish Mermaid." Her strategy is an all-out attack with Water-type Pokémon.

Misty is constantly looking for ways to improve her technique. A swimmer herself, she trains at the Seafoam Islands. As Misty becomes a stronger Trainer, she becomes the only one in her town who can defeat the Trainers at Cerulean's cape.

It is said that Misty has high hopes for the north cape, a romantic date spot. In later years, she is seen there with an unidentified boyfriend. She dislikes pests who bother her when she's on a date.

Misty worships Lorelei of the Elite Four. It's Misty's dream to travel one day. She wishes to meet many strong Trainers, such as Ethan/Kris/Lyra from Johto who defeats her in battle.

In addition to the Cascade Badge, Misty gives out TM11 (BubbleBeam) in Green, Red, Blue, and Yellow. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, she gives out TM03 (Water Pulse). In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, she doesn't give out a TM, but in its remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver she gives out TM03 (Water Pulse) again.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player wants to rebattle her, the player must go to Route 25 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on any day, after Suicune is captured or defeated. She can be found right at the end of Cerulean Cape, staring out into sea. Then, on Wednesday mornings, she can be called to arrange a rematch.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker’s information on Misty in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Cerulean City - sign
  • What does this person do?
"Cerulean City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Misty
The Tomboyish Mermaid!"
Cerulean Gym - Misty
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"My policy is an all-out offensive with Water-type Pokémon!"
Cerulean Gym - Swimmer♂ Luis
  • What is this person like?
"Misty is a Trainer who’s going to keep improving.
She won’t lose to someone like you!"
Seafoam Islands - young man
  • There’s a rumor...
"Strong Trainers and Water Pokémon are common sights in these parts.
They say that Misty of the Cerulean Gym trains here."
Cerulean Cape - dame
  • There’s a rumor...
"This cape is a famous date spot.
Misty, the Gym Leader, has high hopes about this place."
Cerulean City - Pokémon Journal
  • There’s a rumor...
"Misty is said to worship Lorelei of the Elite Four."
Message from Misty
  • From: Misty
  • To: [Player]
I’m going to keep training here at this Gym.
When I get better, I’d love to hit the road and travel."


This is a listing of Misty's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Red, Blue and Green

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym match

Second battle (Rematch)

Pokémon Stadium

Round 1

Round 2

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

Round 2


File:Misty Blue.PNG File:Y Misty.png File:Misty 02.png
Misty's sprite from
Generation I
Misty's sprite from
Pokémon Yellow
Misty's sprite from
Generation II
File:SpriteMisty.png File:MistyHGSS.gif VSMisty.png
Misty's sprite from
Generation III
Misty's sprite from
Generation IV
Misty's VS sprite from
Generation IV
Misty Stadium.png S2 Leader Misty.png
Misty's artwork from
Pokémon Stadium
Misty's artwork from
Pokémon Stadium 2

Pokémon Red and Blue

"Hi, you're a new face! Trainers who want to turn pro have to have a policy about Pokémon! What is your approach when you catch Pokémon? My policy is an all-out offensive with water-type Pokémon!"

"Wow! You're too much! All right! You can have the Cascade Badge to show you beat me!"

Pokémon Yellow

"Hi, you're a new face! What's your policy on Pokémon? What is your approach? My policy is an all-out offensive with water-type Pokémon! Misty, the world-famous beauty, is your host! Are you ready, sweetie?"

"I can't believe I lost! All right! You can have the Cascade Badge to show you beat me!"

Pokémon Gold and Silver

"I was expecting you, you pest! You may have a lot of Johto Gym Badges, but you'd better not take me too lightly. My Water-type Pokémon are tough!"

"You really are good... I'll admit that you are skilled... Here you go. It's Cascade Badge."

"Are there many strong trainers in Johto? Like you, I mean. I'm going to travel one day, I can battle some skilled trainers."

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"Hi, you're a new face! Only those Trainers who have a policy about Pokémon can turn pro. What is your approach when you catch and train Pokémon? My policy is an all out offensive with Water Pokémon!"

"Wow! You're too much, all right! You can have the Cascade Badge to show that you beat me."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Cerulean Gym

  • Before battle
"I was expecting you, you pest! You may have a lot of Johto Gym Badges, but you'd better not take me too lightly. My Water-type Pokémon are tough!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Hmm... You're pretty good..."
  • During battle
"Looks like you're not just someone who gets in the way..."
  • When defeated
"Looks like this is it..."
  • After being defeated
"You really are good... I'll admit that you are skilled... Here you go. It's the Cascade Badge."
"Here is another memento from this battle. Take it!"
"It contains the move Water Pulse. It can sometimes confuse your foe. You've managed to defeat Trainers all the way from Johto. I'm sure you have a good use for it."
  • Obtaining PokéGear Phone number
"I love the sunset here! It gives me courage to go on, you know? Right! Why don't we exchange numbers?"
"That's a shame!"
"So do you want to know my number?"
"Give me a call on Wednesday morning if you want another battle with me!"
  • Before rematch
"So here you are… Don’t make me wait! I’ve heard a lot of good things about you since our last battle. Let me test how good you are!"
  • After the rematch
"Wow! You are getting stronger by the battle!"

PokéGear Phone

"Hi... Oh, hi there. What’s happening? Everything’s good with me. I’m really sorry, but I’ve got a lot going on... I’m pretty busy lately... Well, Wednesday mornings I’ve got some free time. Want to try calling then?"
Wednesday morning:
"Hi... Oh, hi there. What’s happening? Everything’s good with me. Oh hi, I’m free today! Let’s battle again, OK?"
No: "Aw... That makes me sad..."
"OK! So, I’ll see you at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City, then!"
"Hi... Oh, hi there. What’s happening? Everything’s good with me. I’m waiting at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. If you stand me up, I’m going to be sad."
"Could you repeat that? I can’t hear you at all. A bad connection, I guess. Please move along and call again!"

In the anime

Main article: Misty (anime)

Misty is a friend and former traveling partner of the anime's main character, Ash Ketchum. After he stole her bike and proceeded to accidentally destroy it in Pokémon - I Choose You!, Misty followed him around the Kanto region, Orange Archipelago, and Johto region, using the time she spent with him to further her goal of being the greatest Water Pokémon Trainer.

At the end of the original series, Misty's bike was returned, repaired, by the Nurse Joy of Viridian City, and as her sisters were leaving on a world tour, Misty would have to stay at the Cerulean Gym as its leader in order to keep it open.

Despite this drawback, she still visits Ash from time to time, meeting up with him during the Mirage Kingdom and Battle Frontier arcs of the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Misty with her Starmie and Brock with his Geodude

Misty is a Water Pokémon Gym Leader from Cerulean City. She debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in Gyarados Splashes In! when Red saves her from her enraged Gyarados, which has been experimented on by Team Rocket. After they recapture the Pokémon, Red and Misty join forces to defeat Team Rocket and find the Moon Stone at Mt. Moon. During the battle, Misty is knocked out by a Team Rocket Grunt's Rhydon.

Misty, dressed up

As is shown in Suddenly Starmie, she lives in a large mansion and has a horde of maids that look after her. Here she defeats Red in the Cerulean Gym and trains with him a couple of days to make them both stronger. At the end of this round she gives Red the Cascade Badge.

Later, Red wants to teach his Pokémon Surf, but the HM he tries to acquire is destroyed in a battle with a Dragonite. Misty saves Red from drowning; he at first, mistakes her for a mermaid. As Red's one hope of teaching his Pokémon Surf has been utterly demolished, Misty trades Red her Gyarados for his Krabby. They have each other's Pokémon in their respective parties to this day.

She is then seen in the Yellow Saga talking with Professor Oak about Red's disappearance and worries about him, especially after hearing that Oak gave Red's Pokédex and Pika to Yellow, who she considered a random stranger. She was then seen defeating Agatha and William like all of the other Good Gym Leaders of Kanto. She was also seen being stalled by Agatha by forcing her city under attack by a group of Haunter. The Haunter finally retrieve what they were really after all along, her Gym Badge and she had her Starmie go to Cerise Island and give the message to the others.

In Johto, during the second Team Rocket crisis, Suicune chooses Misty to be its partner. She, however, later becomes injured in the battle with the Masked Man, and Suicune goes on to take Crystal as its second partner for the battle's climax.

Misty seems to have a crush on Red. It is however, considered distinct from Misty's suspected crush on Ash in the anime, and in other manga. During the second Team Rocket crisis, Erika observes that Misty is planning on making some sort of confession of romantic feelings to Red. It is unlikely, however, that she ever managed to carry out this plan.


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

Misty's Staryu
Staryu was the first Pokémon of Misty's seen. It was used quite often by her, most notably against her rampaging Gyarados and Koga's Rhydon. Its known moves include Recover and BubbleBeam.
Debut Gyarados Splashes In!
Misty's Starmie
Starmie is one of Misty's main Pokémon. It was first seen when Misty trained with Red to become stronger so that they could fight against Team Rocket more easily. In the Yellow chapter, it was used to defend Cerulean City from the Elite Four's Template:Type2 Pokémon army. Starmie was also used in the Gym Leader tournament in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, where it easily defeated Whitney's Mil Mil. It can use an ancient star language to write messages in mid air, which comes in handy when Misty needs to send a message across a long distance or when a Pokémon needs to tell Misty something. Its known moves are Water Gun, BubbleBeam, Flash, Rapid Spin and Hyper Beam.
Debut Suddenly Starmie
Misty's Krabby
Krabby was originally owned by Red but Misty traded her Gyarados for it in You know... Articuno!. Krabby was used often by Misty, most notably when she was fighting to defend Cerulean City from the Elite Four's Template:Type2 Pokémon army.
Debut A Tale of Ninetales
Misty's Goldeen
Goldeen was only seen during the Elite Four's attack on Kanto. It was used by Misty to defend her city from Agatha's Ghost Pokémon army. Its known attacks are Waterfall and Supersonic.
Debut Punching Poliwrath
Misty's Chinchou
Chinchou was used by Misty to light up the Tohjo Falls when she fell into a cave while saving a wild Krabby.
Debut Light Up My Days, Chinchou
Misty's Lanturn
Lanturn was used by Misty to fight Suicune in the Tohjo Falls. Its quick movements and powerful attacks allowed it to do well against the legendary Pokémon. Its known moves are Hydro Pump and Waterfall.
Debut Upstream-Swimmer Lanturn
Formerly owned

This listing is of Misty's previously owned Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

(given to Yellow)
("Gyara", traded to Red for Krabby)

Electric Tale of Pikachu

File:Misty Dengeki.png
Misty in the Electric Tale of Pikachu

Misty first appears riding her bicycle and finding a Pikachu in a field. During her initial meeting with its owner, she proceeds to explain how difficult it is to become a pro Pokémon Trainer and soon departs. Later, in a manner similar to the Pokémon anime, Ash runs into her again, only to take her bike to escape from a flock of Spearow and a Fearow. In the end, the bike shared the same fate as the anime counterpart.

Throughout the series, Misty and Ash travel together on occasion. At one point, Ash ends up having to battle her in the Cerulean Gym in order to win the Cascade Badge and to retrieve the hat she took off his head. When he retrieves his hat, Misty accused him of cheating and they get into an argument, causing Daisy to remark that Misty has a thing for younger men.


Magikarp → Gyarados

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

The slapstick manga, Pokémon Pocket Monsters, depicts Misty differently than in other manga. Red, the protagonist of the series, is seeking a Moon Stone along with his Pikachu and his Clefairy (one that speaks human language). When they meet Misty, Clefairy notices that she is wearing a Moon Stone as a necklace. She declares that they battle her if they wish to have it. While the Clefairy is initially pumped up to battle, he quickly changes his mind when he sees that his opponent is a massive Blastoise. After a while, the battle is won when Clefairy sucks up all the water in a nearby river and releases the water onto Misty's Pokémon, sending it flying into the sky. Just when Misty is about to reward Red's group with the prize they sought, it gets stolen by someone else.



Pokémon Zensho

When Satoshi arrives at the Cerulean Gym, he is given a pair of swimming trunks as that is all that is allowed inside the pool arena. Misty appears soon after, prompting a blush from him. Soon after, during the battle, he sends out his Charmander, which is afraid of going near the water since the flame on its tail might go out. His Pikachu is sent next, but having no idea of what to do around the water, it falls in. As he attempts to save his Pokémon, Satoshi gets a cramp and nearly drowns, but Misty manages to rescue him.

Later on, as Satoshi and Pikachu dry themselves off, Misty suggests that she teach them how to properly move around in the water, so they can stand a better chance next time. He trains along with Pikachu, who floats on a life saver. Misty attempts to take the device away from the mouse, only to see that it is clinging to it. Eventually, as Satoshi and Pikachu end up improving. As he sits around with a Seel, Misty relays a story over how a Dewgong rescued her once when a large wave swept her underwater at the beach. Due to that experience, she feels gratitude toward the Pokémon.

After Satoshi thwarts an attack by a Rocket grunt, she awards him with the Cascade Badge and her Seel, telling him that she hopes to meet the Dewgong that rescued her someday.


Seel (Given to Satoshi)

In the TCG

There is a Theme Deck named for Misty in the Gym Heroes expansion. It has two versions, English and Japanese.


Artwork from TCG cards featuring Misty:


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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Misty's Seadra Water 30 Rare HolographicH Gym Heroes 9/132
Misty's Tentacruel Water 30 Rare HolographicH Gym Heroes 10/132
Misty - - Rare HolographicH Gym Heroes 18/132
Rare 102/132
Misty's Cloyster Water 30 Rare Gym Heroes 29/132
Misty's Goldeen Water 8 Rare Gym Heroes 30/132
Misty's Poliwrath Water 43 Rare Gym Heroes 31/132
Misty's Tentacool Water 12 Rare Gym Heroes 32/132
Misty's Poliwhirl Water 37 Uncommon Gym Heroes 53/132
Misty's Psyduck Water 15 Uncommon Gym Heroes 54/132
Misty's Seaking Water 24 Uncommon Gym Heroes 55/132
Misty's Starmie Water 35 Uncommon Gym Heroes 56/132
Misty's Tentacool Water 16 Uncommon Gym Heroes 57/132
Misty's Goldeen Water 10 Common Gym Heroes 85/132
Misty's Horsea Water 10 Common Gym Heroes 86/132
Misty's Poliwag Water 15 Common Gym Heroes 87/132
Misty's Seel Water 20 Common Gym Heroes 88/132
Misty's Shellder Water 10 Common Gym Heroes 89/132
Misty's Staryu Water 20 Common Gym Heroes 90/132
Cerulean City Gym - - Uncommon Gym Heroes 108/132
Misty's Wrath - - Uncommon Gym Heroes 114/132
Misty's Duel - - Common Gym Heroes 123/132
Misty's Golduck Water 32 Rare HolographicH Gym Challenge 12/132
Misty's Gyarados Water 42 Rare HolographicH Gym Challenge 13/132
Misty's Dewgong Water 40 Uncommon Gym Challenge 54/132
Misty's Horsea Water 16 Common Gym Challenge 87/132
Misty's Magikarp Water 5 Common Gym Challenge 88/132
Misty's Poliwag Water 16 Common Gym Challenge 89/132
Misty's Psyduck Water 18 Common Gym Challenge 90/132
Misty's Seel Water 14 Common Gym Challenge 91/132
Misty's Staryu Water 16 Common Gym Challenge 92/132
Misty's Wish - - Rare Gym Challenge 108/132
Misty's Tears - - Uncommon Gym Challenge 118/132
Misty's Lapras Water - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 57/141
Misty's Quagsire Water - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 58/141
Misty's Politoed Water - - 5th Movie Half Deck (no English release) 3/18
Misty's Corsola Water - - 5th Movie Half Deck (no English release) 4/18
Misty's Treatment - - - Unnumbered Promotional cards (no English release) -

In the TFG

Misty appears as a rare Trainer figure in the launch set, Next Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Misty appears as a random trophy wearing her outfit from the anime.

Trophy information

Misty's the gym leader of Cerulean City and a real tomboy. She loves swimming and all things aquatic, so she makes a point of collecting Starmie, Staryu, and other Water-type Pokémon. This is common among gym leaders: typically, the Pokémon kept by trainers tend to reflect that person's personality and preferences.


  • Her Japanese Leader title is おてんば人魚.
  • In the games and the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Misty is an only child.
  • Out of the four Template:Type2 Gym Leaders, Misty is the only female. She also is the youngest.
  • Misty is the only Gym Leader to have appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee (albeit as a trophy).
  • Misty is the only character in the Pokémon franchise to have a recurring Pokémon in all the franchise media, the Pokémon being Starmie.


Language Name Reference to
Japanese カスミ Kasumi From カスミソウ kasumisō, the Japanese name for Gypsophila. A reference to 霞み kasumi ("mist").
English, German, Italian, Spanish Misty Translation of 霞み kasumi in relation to the word mist.
French Ondine Refers to Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology.
Korean 이슬 (Iseul) 이슬 means dew.
Chinese 小霞 (Xiǎo Xiá) "Little mist." 霞 is taken from 霞み kasumi.

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