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| ""The Tomboyish Mermaid!""
Art from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
|| 10 (as of EP003, not stated in dub)|
12 (Electric Tale of Pikachu)
| Eye color
| Hair color
|| 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
|| Cascade Badge
| 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 anime
Misty is the youngest of four sisters who live in the Cerulean Gym. Fed up with her more glamorous 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 traveled around with Ash, Brock, and Tracey through the Kanto region, Orange Islands, and Johto region.
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 Template:Type2 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. The one Pokémon type that Misty cannot stand are Template:Type2s; she tends to freak out in most cases whenever she encounters a Bug-type, which was first demonstrated when she refused to befriend Ash's Caterpie. However, bugs are only one of three things Misty strongly dislikes, the other two being carrots and peppers.
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 was 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.
Upon the return of her sisters, Misty remained the sole Cerulean Gym Leader. Since their return, only Daisy appears to spend any significant amount of time at the Gym.
While working in the gym, Misty sometimes receives help from Tracey when he is either visiting or running an errand for Professor Oak.
Either through the tradition of her family's gym or merely her love of them, Misty prefers to train Water Pokémon. She usually bases her choice of Pokémon to train by looks, preferring Pokémon that she thinks of as "cute" over ones that she thinks are "ugly", but is willing to overcome such differences. Her love of water Pokémon stems from the fact that they are extremely flexible in battle, meaning that they can easily adapt to the opponent, as she stated in Some Like It Hot. Since becoming gym leader, she has overcome her fear of Gyarados and continues to learn more about caring and battling with water Pokémon as challengers come to the Cerulean Gym.
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
She presumably also has access to any other Pokémon at the gym, such as Luverin, Seaking and Seel, due to being the Gym Leader.
|| Voice actor(s)
|| Jasna Palić Picukarić |
|| Eva Spoustová
|| Marlies Somers
|| Rachael Lillis (4Kids dub) |
Michele Knotz (TPCi dub)
| French (Canada)
|| Kim Jalabert
| French (Europe)
|| Fanny Roy
|| Angela Wiederhut
|| עדי בן ישראל Adi Ben Israel |
נעמה אוזן Na'ama Ozen
טליה ברקאי Talia Barkai
|| Alessandra Karpoff
|| 飯塚雅弓 Mayumi Iizuka
|| 지미애 Chi Mi-Ae
|| Anine Kruse
|| Iwona Rulewicz
| Portuguese (Brazil)
|| Márcia Regina
| Portuguese (Europe)
|| Helena Montez (movies 1, 2, 3, and 4) |
Paula Pais (EP117-EP273)
| Spanish (Europe)
|| Míriam Valencia |
Pilar González Aguado (movie 3 and Mewtwo Returns)
| Spanish (Latin America)
|| Xóchitl Ugarte
|| Anna Book
In the games
Art of Misty from Pokémon Red and Blue Versions
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 Trainer Gold/Kris 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.
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.
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!"
"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."
In the manga
In the Pokémon Special manga
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 the enemy Rhydon. (This occurs in the Raging Rhydon chapter.)
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. Red still has Misty's Gyarados in his party to this day.
In Johto, during the second Team Rocket crisis, Suicune chooses Misty to be its partner. She, however, is injured in the battle with the Mask of Ice, 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 Pokémon 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 Special manga.
This listing is of Misty's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.
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.
In Pocket Monsters
The slapstick manga, 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.
In Pokémon Zensho
When Ash 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, Ash gets a cramp and nearly drowns, but Misty manages to rescue him.
Later on, as Ash 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 Ash 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 Ash 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.
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:
Misty and the Cascade Badge.
Misty and the Cascade Badge.
Sabrina controls Misty and Psyduck.
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Misty or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
In the TFG
Misty appears as a rare Trainer figure in the launch set, Next Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.
Misty appears as a random trophy wearing her outfit from the anime.
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.
A possible older version of Misty (right) appeared in the original trailer for the first movie.
- Her Japanese Leader title is おてんば人魚.
- Misty's seiyū, Mayumi Iizuka, has hinted in her blog that Misty will make an appearance in the Diamond & Pearl series . No such appearance has been made or confirmed yet, however.
- Misty was the only one of the main characters to have a Pokémon along with its evolved form on her team at the same time.
- Misty is the only one of Ash's friends to have a Psychic-type Pokémon.
- Misty is one of only two main characters that has no parent revealed, the other being Tracey.
- Only two of Misty's Pokémon are not Template:Type2: Togetic and Azurill, though Azurill can evolve into one later.
- Out of the four Template:Type2 gym leaders, Misty is the only female. She also is the youngest.
- Misty's Latin American Spanish dub actress, Xóchitl Ugarte, has a sister (Gaby Ugarte) who dubs another female main character of the anime.
- Misty is the first of Ash's friends to challenge a gym (albeit an unofficial gym), since she challenged and won against the unofficial Johto Water gym leader in Just Add Water.
- Misty is the only character in the Pokémon franchise to have a recurring Pokémon in all the franchise media, the Pokémon being Starmie.
- Former director and storyboard artist of the Pokémon anime, Masamitsu Hidaka, stated in an interview that Misty will not return as a main character in future seasons, but she will continue to make cameo appearances from time to time like she has in the past. His words caused some controversy among fans. However, this was only stated by Hidaka and not by other staff members. Hidaka did also mention Contests in connection with Misty, although the translator neglected to mention what was meant by this.
- She is the only main character to have genderless Pokémon in her team. She had Staryu and Starmie.
||カスミソウ Kasumi-Sou, Gypsophila. 霞み kasumi, mist.
|English, German, Italian, Spanish
||Translation of 霞み kasumi in relation to the word mist.
||Refers to Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology.
||이슬 means dew.
||小霞 (Xiǎo Xiá)
||霞 is taken from 霞み kasumi.
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