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- Jenny redirects here. For the movie character from Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, see Jenny (movie).
Officer Jenny (Japanese: ジュンサー Junsar, usually referred to as ジュンサーさん Junsar-san) is the name by which the police officers who use Pokémon in their duties are referred to.
In the anime
Officer Jenny before being digitally recolored in EP267
Officer Jenny is not a single entity. Rather, there are many Jennys working as police officers across the various regions of the Pokémon world.
Generally, Officer Jennys are brave and determined, but can be ineffective in their police duties. They fight against the likes of Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Aqua and Team Galactic - among other miscellaneous criminals. Although there are many exceptions, Officer Jenny will generally have Growlithe to use as a police dog.
Although Jennys appear to be identical, there is some minor divergence among them, as evidenced by Brock. Brock is able to recognize different Jennys on numerous occasions; he appears to be the only character who can tell the Officer Jennys apart. The town/region where a certain Jenny comes from can be discerned by the symbol on their hats, which differs depending on location. There seem to be two Viridian Jennys, as during the Indigo League, two Jennys with the same hat symbol (previously stated to belong to the Viridian City Jenny) were seen side-by-side. The Jennys of the Orange Archipelago are outfitted with uniforms of a distinctly lighter blue color. The Unova region is home to Officer Jennys that look distinctly different than those of other regions. The Unova Officer Jennys all have a tan-colored uniform, unlike the other Jennys that wore blue. Additionally, the Jennys of Unova don a much shorter hairstyle.
When the series was digitally recolored in Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid, starting with Love, Pokémon Style Jenny's hair became more of a greenish blue to match her Sugimori artwork. Before this, her hair appeared to be more blue in color.
There is a very distinct parallel between the families of Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy, and Don George. This may indicate some sort of relation or deeper connection. However, the only thing known about the three families is that they are apparently on good terms.
Ash's Squirtle was loaned to an Officer Jenny who fights fires. It is the leader of a group of four other Squirtle known as the "Squirtle Squad", who serve as the local firefighting team.
A young Officer Jenny named Marble appeared in Luxray Vision!. She was in charge of looking for "The Bandit Beauties Three."
An Officer Jenny from Kanto appeared in Stealing the Conversation! with a Chatot as her partner. Apparently, she had come all the way to Sinnoh to capture Jessie, James, and Meowth.
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The following are Officer Jenny's usual Pokémon in the anime, in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova.
During the course of the anime, various individual Officer Jennys have had the following Pokémon:
| Officer Jenny uses a Pidgeot in a port town between Kanto and Hoenn. It is used to search for criminals from the air.
None of Pidgeot's moves are known.
|| Hoenn Alone!
| During their travels through the Decolora Archipelago, Ash and his friends encountered a group of Water-type Pokémon who were stealing food from their ferry, with Croconaw as their leader. All four Pokémon in the so-called Pirate gang had been abandoned by their trainers and were distrustful of humans. Ash battled Croconaw and Azumarill with Snivy and Pignite and won, forcing the pirates to hand over what they had stolen. Croconaw then led its friends to save a group of Darumaka that were being swept out to sea, and found it enjoyed rescuing others. As a result, the pirates joined up with Officer Jenny as a Water Rescue Squad.
Croconaw's known moves are Scald, Hydro Pump, Hidden Power and Iron Tail.
| Azumarill was a powerful and eager member of Croconaw's pirate gang, who had no problems with stealing food from humans. She battled Snivy and Pignite alongside her friend but was defeated, but did assist in the rescue of the Darumaka before happily joining with Officer Jenny.
Azumarill's known moves are Water Gun and BubbleBeam.
In the games
In Pokémon Yellow, Officer Jenny will give out a Squirtle in Vermilion City, as a reference to Ash's Squirtle in the anime. Officer Jenny also replaces the generic male officer in Cerulean City.
- "These poor people here were robbed. We're postive that Team Rocket is behind this terrible deed. Even our Police Force has trouble with the Rockets!"
- "I just caught a Squirtle that was always getting into mischief. I think it needs a good trainer to get it straight."
- After obtaining the Thunder Badge
- "You have the Thunder Badge!? You must be a good trainer! I just caught a Squirtle that was always getting into mischief. Would you take good care of it?"
- No: "Oh... What am I to do now?"
- Yes: (after giving the Squirtle to the player) "OK! Please treat Squirtle right!"
- "How is Squirtle doing?"
In the manga
Officer Jenny in the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
An Officer Jenny makes a brief cameo in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. She appears in a helicopter chasing after Team Rocket in the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure. Generic police officers appear in the manga as well.
It is stated that Brock is the only character that can tell the Officer Jennys apart.
- No Officer Jenny has been seen with a Generation III Pokémon in her party.
- The Officer Jenny of LaRousse City is seen wearing a different uniform to all her counterparts, it being a far more elaborate version than the others (although it does retain the standard coloring and basic design scheme).
- Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy and Don George all have Japanese names that begin with the kana ジ, while their English names all start with the same sound, dʒ. They also all happen to be part of a large, extended family.
- Similar to Nurse Joy, Jenny is a last name, Marble being one example.
- Every Officer Jenny, before Best Wishes, could be told apart by the symbol on their hat.
|| ジュンサー Junsar
|| From 巡査 junsa (police)
|| Officer Jenny
|| Likely chosen for its similarity to the Japanese name.
|| Agent Jenny
|| Direct translation of English name.
|| Officer Rocky
|| Agente Mara
|| 여경 Yeogyeong
|| Can translate as "female police" 女警.
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 君莎 Jūnshā
|| Transliteration of her Japanese name.
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 君莎 Gwānsā
|| Transliteration of her Japanese name.
|| Konstaapeli Jenny
|| Translation of English name.
|| Polițista Jenny
|| Translates as Policewoman Jenny.