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リサ Lisa
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Orange
Hometown Fula City
Region Unknown
Relatives Rick (brother)
Anime debut The Power of Us
English voice actor
Japanese voice actor Rina Kawaei

Risa (Japanese: リサ Lisa) is one of the main characters of The Power of Us. She is a high school student and a beginning Pokémon Trainer.


Risa at her school

Prior to the events of The Power of Us, Risa was a star athlete, but a leg injury caused her to stop. Though her injury healed, she became concerned about running. One day after high school, Risa visited her brother Rick in the hospital. Whilst there, he asked her to go catch him a Pokémon. She agreed to complete the task after receiving a pair of red sunglasses, despite not knowing much about Pokémon.

Arriving in Fula City soon after, Kellie bumped into Risa then noticed her empty Poké Ball. Risa explained that she was looking for a particular Pokémon for her brother. Kellie then informed Risa that her uncle Callahan may be able to assist. After examining the photo Callahan directed Risa to a nearby mountain. After watching the Pokémon Catch Race, Risa followed Callahan's advice. She was infuriated to learn from a pair of Pokémon Rangers that the mountain was off limits and that Eevee didn't live on the mountain. Risa quickly figured that Callahan had lied. Risa arrived back at the hotel the next morning, where she recognized Ash as the Catching Race runner-up. Ash agreed to help Risa. She eventually succeeded in catching an Eevee, using Pikachu for assistance.

Later, Risa reluctantly assisted in the cleanup operation after Ash volunteered everyone's assistance. She went to confronted Callahan about his lies, only for him to run off because he needed to present a research presentation on Toren's behalf. Risa and the others followed Callahan to the Research Pavilion. Soon Team Rocket released a smoke bomb in the area and Risa's Eevee was injured in the subsequent stampede. Toren and Harriet escorted Risa over to the Pokémon Center, where Eevee was bandaged up because of a broken leg.

The next day, Risa and Ash noticed the breeze had stopped blowing in Fula City and soon learned from a passerby that the eternal flame had been stolen. They met up with Mayor Oliver and Harriet; and later Toren, who revealed that a trail of his stolen Smeargle ink was used in the eternal flame theft. This led the group up a mountain, and they arrived just in time to stop a pair of Pokémon hunters from harming Zeraora and Margo.

The sudden explosion of Toren's stolen Effect Spore and the subsequent blaze led Risa to join forces with Ash and the others. She initially stayed with Margo and Ash to help treat the wild Pokémon, but Ash encouraged her to rush over to the pedestal to return the stolen eternal flame in the hopes of summoning Lugia. Risa was initially hesitant, but after seeing her injured Eevee limp towards her with the baton in hand, she overcame her fear and accepted the task. Her fast pace and Rick’s unexpected assistance helped Risa reach the pedestal in time to summon Lugia who went on to put out the blaze.

Risa later attended the Wind Festival's closing ceremony with Ash and the others. Afterwards, she revisited Rick in hospital and confronted him with her earlier query as to how he knew where she was. Rick was left speechless, but didn’t answer the question.


Risa is shown to be very close to her brother Rick. This is evidenced by the fact she visits him in hospital soon after learning that he was there. Another sign of this is the way she agrees to catch him a Pokémon, despite knowing little about them.

Risa developed low self-esteem following her sudden injury which ended her athletics record. Ash's spontaneity and unpredictability led Risa to adapt and overcome her self-imposed limitations. Her fears of heights and running were put at the back of her mind for the greater good. Rick's decision to send Risa to the Wind Festival in the first place may have been to push his sister beyond her comfort zone. She is otherwise gracious and sincere, making her an easily likable person. Risa dislikes being misled or confronted by brutality. She was shown to tackle issues head-on, like when she confronted Callahan over his lies and later when she went to approached the Pokémon hunters.


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This listing is of Risa's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

Risa's Eevee
Eevee is Risa's partner Pokémon. With the help of Ash, she caught Eevee, having been requested by her brother to do so. It later sustained a broken leg from being trampled after Team Rocket released a smoke bomb in the area. The recovery period helped Eevee and Risa to quickly bond and trust each other.

Eevee's known moves are Sand Attack, Tackle, and Swift.

Debut The Power of Us
Voice actors
English Erica Schroeder


Ash's Pikachu (M20)
Pikachu (M20)
Main article: Ash's Pikachu (M20)

Pikachu was used by Risa to battle a wild Eevee that her brother Rick asked her to catch. Pikachu battled Eevee until Risa was able to throw a Poké Ball at the Evolution Pokemon and successfully catch it.

Debut The Power of Us
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川栄李奈 Rina Kawaei
Thai ธันยนันท์ พิพัฒน์ไชยศิริ Thanyanan Piphatchaisiri.
Vietnamese Hoàng Yến Chibi


Language Name Origin
Japanese リサ Lisa
English, Latin American Spanish Risa Same as her Japanese name
European Spanish Rita Similar to her Japanese and English names
Chinese (Mandarin) 利莎 Lìshā Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 利莎 Leihsā Mandarin-based transliteration of her Japanese name
Korean 리사 Risa Transliteration of her Japanese name
Thai ริสะ Risa Transliteration of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Lisa Same as her Japanese name

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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