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| ""The Tomboyish Mermaid!""
Art from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
|| Cerulean City
|| Daisy, Lily, Violet (anime only)
| Trainer class
|| Gym Leader
|| I, II, III
|| Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, Stadium, Stadium 2
| Leader of
|| Cerulean Gym
| Anime debut
|| Pokémon! I Choose You!
| English voice actor
| Japanese voice actor
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 Cascadebadge to trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Water-type Pokémon.
In the anime
Misty is the youngest of four sisters who live in the Cerulean Gym. Fed up with her more glamourous older sisters, Misty left the gym with the goal of becoming the world's greatest Water Pokémon trainer. She met Ash when she "caught" him with her fishing line in a river between Pallet Town and Viridian City. She travelled around with Ash, Brock, and Tracey through the Kanto region, Orange Islands, and Johto region. In Japanese she is voiced by 飯塚雅弓 Mayumi Iizuka. In English she is voiced by Rachael Lillis (EP002-AG145), and Michelle Knotz (AG146-present]). Marcia Regina voices her in the Brazilian dub.
Misty can be sweet and optimistic at times, but she is best known for how easily she can be angered or frustrated, and how loud and violent she can become in response. She is very extreme in most of her moods, and can switch between them quickly. Her goals are not as clear as those of the other main characters, since though her main interest is training Water-type Pokémon, there's many things she loves to do and she is very confident in her abilities in all aspects of life. Fishing is one of her hobbies, however, and she has a special lure which she designed to look like herself and gave to Ash as a gift.
Her purpose was ostensibly to get Ash to replace her bicycle, which he had accidentally destroyed when they first met. However, Misty often seemed to have forgotten about the bicycle, indicating that her real reason for following along was that she simply wanted to remain with her friends. In the Orange Islands, evidence that she has romantic feelings for Ash surfaced as well.
After Ash competed in the Johto League Silver Conference, however, her bicycle is repaired and returned to her by the Viridian City Nurse Joy. Misty was shown to be sad that she no longer had the convenient excuse to travel with Ash. In addition, her sisters Daisy, Lily, and Violet, called Misty at this time to tell her they were going on a world tour, and needed her to return to Cerulean and watch the Gym in their absence. Misty wanted to stay with Ash, but felt it was her responsibility to take over the Gym, which would be shut down if left unattended.
Even after her sisters returned, Misty remained the sole Cerulean Gym Leader, as they had never been reliable in that role. Only Daisy (the eldest sister, and the one Misty is on the best terms with) seems to spend any significant amount of time at the Gym now that Misty has returned. Misty used to hate Gyarados because of a traumatic experience as a child in which she was nearly eaten by one, but she later overcame her fears and now uses a Gyarados as one of her primary Pokémon.
Misty's full name is often supposed by fans to be "Misty Waterflower", based on the title of the episode in which she is revealed as the Cerulean Gym Leader, but she is never actually referred to by that name in the anime. "Williams" is also listed as her last name on some websites. The writers of the show have confirmed that they do not know Misty's last name.
This is a listing of Misty's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode. As she is currently residing in the Cerulean Gym, all of her Pokémon are there and none are listed as "on hand".
At Cerulean Gym
In the games
Art of Misty from Pokémon Red
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. s 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 trainer Gold/Kris from Johto who defeats her in battle.
In addition to the Cascadebadge, Misty gives out TM11, Bubblebeam, in Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, she gives out TM03, Water Pulse.
In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Pokémon Crystal, she doesn't give out a TM.
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
- "Strong Trainers and Water Pokémon are common sights in these parts.
- They say that Misty of the Cerulean Gym trains here."
- Cerulean Cape - dame
- "This cape is a famous date spot.
- Misty, the Gym Leader, has high hopes about this place."
- Cerulean City - Pokémon Journal
- "Misty is said to worship Lorelei of the Elite Four."
- Message from Misty
- 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.
- Level 42 Golduck: Surf, Disable, Psych Up, Psychic
- Level 42 Quagsire: Surf, Amnesia, Earthquake, Rain Dance
- Level 44 Lapras: Surf, Perish Song, Blizzard, Rain Dance
- Level 47 Starmie: Surf, Confuse Ray, Recover, Ice Beam
- Round 1 Pokémon
- Round 2 Pokémon
Pokémon Stadium 2
- Round 1 Pokémon
- Round 2 Pokémon
In the manga
In the Pokémon Special manga
Misty is one of the heroic Gym Leaders in Pokémon Special. She met Red while attempting to rescue her Gyarados from Koga of Team Rocket. She lives in a large mansion and is looked after by a hoarde of maids.
Red saved Misty's Gyarados, and she and Red ended up spending a lot of time together. Red eventually left, although Misty asked him to stay and train some more. Later, Red wanted to teach his Pokémon Surf, but the HM he tried to acquire was destroyed, so Misty traded Red her Gyarados for his Krabby. Red still has Misty's Gyarados in his party to this day. Misty seems to have a crush on Red. This is distinct from Misty's suspected crush on Ash in the Pokémon anime, and in other manga.
In Johto, during the second Team Rocket crisis, Suicune chose Misty to be its partner.
This is a listing of Misty's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.
- Omanyte (given to Yellow)
- Gyarados (traded to Red for Krabby)
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 Pokemon Trainer and soon departs. Later, in a manner similar to the Pokemon 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 Cascadebadge and to retrieve the hat she took off his head.
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 the cards:
Misty and the Cascadebadge.
Misty and the Cascadebadge.
Mistys shows her cute side.
Sabrina controls Misty and Psyduck.
Misty's updated VS artwork.
This is a listing Misty's Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG.
- Level 15 Psyduck
- Level 48 Golduck
- Level 15 Poliwag
- Level 37 Poliwhirl
- Level 43 Poliwrath
- Level 12 Tentacool
- Level 16 Tentacool
- Level 30 Tentacruel
- Level 20 Seel
- Level 10 Shellder
- Level 30 Cloyster
- Level 10 Horsea
- Level 30 Seadra
- Level 8 Goldeen
- Level 10 Goldeen
- Level 24 Seaking
- Level 20 Staryu
- Level 35 Starmie
In the Vs set, she also has
In the TFG
Misty appears as a rare trainer figure in the launch set, Next Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
- Misty's GSC depiction resembles a woman that was seen in the original Japanese trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back.
- Misty was the only one of Ash's friends to have a Pokémon along with its evolved form on her team at the same time.
- She is the only main character to have a genderless Pokémon.
- Misty is one of only two main characters that has no parent revealed, the other being Tracey.
||霞み kasumi, mist.
||Translation of 霞み kasumi in relation to the word mist.
||Refers to Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology.
||이슬 means dew.
||Transliteration of Misty.
||Transliteration of Misty.
||小霞 Xiǎo Xiá
||霞 is taken from 霞み kasumi.
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