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カスミ Kasumi
"The Tomboyish Mermaid!"
HeartGold SoulSilver Misty.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
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

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


Pokémon Red and Blue

  • Before battle

"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!"

  • When defeated

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

Pokémon Yellow

  • Before battle

"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, Silver, and Crystal

  • 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 battle

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

  • After being defeated

"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."
Pokégear Registering (Route 25)
"I love the sunset here! It gives me courage to go on, you know? Right! Why don't we exchange numbers?"
Yes: "Give me a call on Wednesday morning if you want another battle with me!"
No: "That's a shame!"
"So do you want to know my number?"
Pokégear Phone
  • Calling her:
"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?"
  • On Wednesdays:
"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..."
Yes: "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!"
Fighting Dojo
  • 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 rematch
"Wow! You are getting stronger by the battle!"


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Headshot from
Generation I.
Official artwork from Red and Blue. Official artwork from
Generation III.
Artwork from the Hanada City Gym Theme Deck. Artwork from the Game Freak website. Artwork from the Game Freak website.


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Misty's sprite from
Generation I
Misty's sprite from
Pokémon Yellow
Misty's sprite from
Generation II
Misty's sprite from
Generation III
Misty's sprite from
Generation IV
Misty's VS sprite from
Generation IV
Misty's artwork from
Pokémon Stadium
Misty's artwork from
Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

Misty 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 and 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

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty (anime)#In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Misty appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, a manga adaptation of the Pokémon anime.

Unlike in the anime, she does not travel with Ash and Brock constantly, though she does make many appearances.

Misty in Magical Pokémon Journey

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Misty, along with Ash and Brock, make cameo appearances in bonus chapters of the Magical Pokémon Journey manga. In the bonus chapters, Misty and co. have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

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.

Misty, dressed up

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 chapter 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 the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, 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
Main article: 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.

Debut Gyarados Splashes In!
Misty's Starmie
Main article: 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.

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.

Krabby's known moves are ViceGrip, Crabhammer and Guillotine.

Debut A Tale of Ninetales
Misty's Goldeen
Main article: 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.

Debut Punching Poliwrath
Misty's Chinchou
Chinchou (Japanese: チーちゃん Cho-chan) was used by Misty to light up the Tohjo Falls when she fell into a cave while saving a wild Krabby.

None of Chinchou's moves are known

Debut Chinchou in Charge
Misty's Lanturn
Lanturn (Japanese: ランちゃん Lan-chan) 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.

Lanturn's known moves are Hydro Pump and Waterfall.

Debut Lovely Lanturn
Formerly owned

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

Misty's Omanyte
Omanyte was one of the Pokémon given to Yellow along with Brock's Graveler as a parting gift for their training session. Yellow then nicknamed it Omny, and it has since evolved into an Omastar.

Omny's known moves are Water Gun, Ice Beam, Hydro Pump and Blizzard, and it has a Docile nature.

Debut As Gastly as Before
Misty's Gyarados
Main article: Gyara

Gyarados was given to Misty after Red recaught it when it was very fierce following Team Rocket's experiments on it. Later, Misty traded it for Red's Krabby when he could not teach any of his Pokémon, Surf, to get to Seafoam Islands.

Debut Gyarados Splashes in!
Misty's Suicune
Misty successfully caught this Suicune with the help of her Lanturn, as it longed for a Trainer that would help combat the Mask of Ice. However, it wasn't long until Misty's injuries from the fight with the mastermind forced it to partner with Crystal and leave her.
Debut Querulous Qwilfish

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Misty in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

The slapstick manga, Pokémon Pocket Monsters, depicts Misty differently than in other manga. Isamu Akai, the protagonist of the series, is seeking a Moon Stone along with his Pikachu and his Clefairy. 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 Isamu's group with the prize they sought, it gets stolen by someone else.


Misty's Blastoise
Blastoise is Misty's only known Pokémon. She sent it out as Clefairy's opponent. He defeated Blastoise when he sucked all of the water from a nearby river and unleashed all of the river water on it.

Blastoise's only known move is Hydro Pump.

Debut Receive The Moon Stone!!

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

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 Team 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.


Main article: Misty's Starmie

Starmie was sent out for Satoshi's second gym battle challenge. However, it could not battle as Satoshi had trouble dealing with water and the battle was officially called off.

Debut Cerulean City
Seel was given to Satoshi as a gift for mastering his swim lessons. This Seel reminded her of a Dewgong that rescued her once when a large wave swept her underwater at the beach. As a result, she wanted to see that Dewgong again.
Debut Cerulean City

In the TCG

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


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Misty and the Cascade Badge. Misty and the Cascade Badge. Misty and her Horsea. Misty's showing her love.
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Misty and her Psyduck. Misty and Staryu. Sabrina controls Misty and her Psyduck. Misty's updated Pokémon VS artwork.


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) 057/141
Misty's Quagsire Water - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 058/141
Misty's Politoed Water - - Theater Limited VS Pack (no English release) 003/018
Misty's Corsola Water - - Theater Limited VS Pack (no English release) 004/018
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.



Language Name Origin
Japanese カスミ Kasumi From カスミソウ kasumisō, the Japanese name for Gypsophila. A reference to 霞み kasumi ("mist"). Also, 海 umi means sea.
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) From 霞み kasumi. 小 means little or young, while 霞 refers to the rosy glow of the clouds during sunrise or sunset.

On Bulbagarden forums

Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
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Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
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Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
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Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
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Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
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Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
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Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
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Viridian Gym Earth Badge
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Giovanni Blue

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