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This article is about the Gym Leader of Rustboro City. For the English voice actress, see Roxanne Beck.

ツツジ Tsutsuji
""The Rock-Loving Honor Student""
Art from R/S/E
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Taupe
Hometown Rustboro City
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym Leader, Teacher
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Leader of Rustboro Gym
Badge Stone Badge
Anime debut Gonna Rule The School!
English voice actor Karen Neill
Japanese voice actor Yuri Shiratori

Roxanne (Japanese: ツツジ Tsutsuji) is the Gym Leader of Rustboro City's Gym, known officially as the Rustboro Gym. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stone Badge. She is a scholar who specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the games

Roxanne's title is "The Rock-Loving Honor Student." Her strategy is Rock-type power attacks. She believes Rock-type Pokémon to be rock solid.

Roxanne became a Gym Leader so that she could apply what she learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. She wants to face many new opponents to see them demonstrate how they battle and with which Pokémon.

Her desire is to learn all about Pokémon through battling.

In addition to the Stone Badge, Roxanne gives out TM39 (Rock Tomb), in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.


This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

First rematch

Second rematch

Third rematch

Fourth rematch

In the anime

Roxanne in the anime

Roxanne first appeared in Gonna Rule The School. Ash Ketchum and his friends met her when Max found a lost Poliwag from Roxanne's school. Roxanne teaches classes on Pokémon to the citizens of Rustboro. She is in charge of teaching very young children about Pokémon in the Pokémon Trainer's School.

When Ash and company first arrived in Rustboro, Roxanne was not able to answer Ash's challenge because she was still busy with teaching. However, she and the headmaster of the school invited the gang to spend a day in the school.

In A Winner By a Nosepass, Ash battled Roxanne at the Gym while being filmed by some of Roxanne's students. Ash's Pikachu was able to defeat both of her Pokémon through a combination of pure electrical power and its newly learned Iron Tail technique which took Roxanne by surprise.

Roxanne apparently knows Professor Oak, as he gives live remote lectures for the students at the school. She also knows about Brock and the Pewter City Gym, which shares her specialty.


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

Debut [[]]
Debut [[]]

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 白鳥由里 Yuri Shiratori
English Karen Neill
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
European Spanish María Antonia Rodríguez

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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Roxanne and her Nosepass in Pokémon Adventures

Roxanne is an honor student at the Pokémon Trainers School of Rustboro and knows much trivia about Pokémon. She's also extremely arrogant about her intellect.

Roxanne travels around by riding on her Graveler. She keeps her Nosepass's Poké Ball in a hollowed-out book.

In Pokémon Adventures, Sapphire arrived in Rustboro eager to win her first Badge. She entered the Rustboro Gym only to see a classroom full of students listening to a lecture from Roxanne.

Roxanne makes her opponents take a written test as part of the Gym challenge. Despite her difficulty with schoolwork, Sapphire got the highest marks in the testing due to her tutoring from her father, Professor Birch.

Sapphire battled with her Aron only to have Roxanne's Nosepass block her attacks with Harden. Sapphire was unable to withdraw her Aron from the battle thanks to Nosepass' Magnet Pull. Sapphire, however, realized that Nosepass must always face north and had her Aron attack from behind.

In the Hoenn conflict, she sided with Team Aqua. She had worked with Professor Cozmo, who unknowingly assisted the evil team, and reasoned that the Professor wouldn't support an evil group. She changed her mind after Kyogre and Groudon started their rampage.

Roxanne attempted to stop Groudon in Lilycove City by having her Nosepass use Block. It worked, but during a battle with Courtney, the FireHead threatened to kill nearby civilians and so Roxanne yielded, allowing Courtney's Ninetales to knock out Nosepass.


This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

  • Nosepass has an Adamant nature.


"Hello, I am Roxanne, the Rustboro Pokémon Gym Leader. I became a Gym Leader so that I might apply what I learned at the Pokémon Trainer's School in battle. Would you kindly demonstrate how you battle, and with which Pokémon?"

"So... I lost... It seems that I still have much more to learn... I understand. The Pokémon League's rules state that Trainers are to be given this if they defeat a Gym Leader. Please accept the official Pokémon League Stone Badge."

"Since you are so strong, you should challenge other Gym leaders. By battling many Trainers, you should learn many things."

Before a rematch:

"I'm so glad to see you again. I'm Roxanne, the Gym Leader here. I'm sure we've both experienced many battles since we last met. I would like to see how much better we've become. Let us battle!"

"I still have much to learn when it comes to battling Pokémon. That awareness makes me love battling all that much more!"

Trainer's Eyes

Strategy - Template:Type2 power attack

Trainer's Pokémon - Rock-solid types are good.

Self-Introduction - Through battling, I want to learn all about Pokémon.


  • Roxanne was the first Gym Leader that is encountered first in the region to give out a TM containing a move of her signature type; both Falkner and Brock gave out TMs containing moves not of their specialty type in their respective first appearances, changing to their specialty in their games' remakes.
  • Roxanne is currently the only one out of the four first Gym Leaders who is female.
  • Roxanne is the only Rock-type Gym Leader with a Nosepass


Language Name Origin
Japanese ツツジ (Tsutsuji) 躑躅 Tsutsuji, Rhododendron.
English Roxanne Similarity with the word rock.
French Roxanne Similarity with the word roche (rock).
German Felizia From Felsen (stone)
Italian Petra From pietra (stone).
Spanish Petra From piedra (stone) and petreo (rocky).
Korean 원규 Wongyu
Chinese (Taiwan) 杜娟 Dùjuān
Chinese (Mainland China) 杜鹃 Dùjuān


External links

Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
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Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
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Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
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Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
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Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
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Fortree Gym Feather Badge
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Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
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Wallace Juan

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