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ホミカ Homika
"A Little Poison in Your Days, a Little Poison on the Stage"
Black 2 White 2 Roxie.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Virbank City
Region Unova
Relatives Pop Roxie (father)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Virbank Gym
Badge Toxic Badge
Specializes in Poison
Anime debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
English voice actor Alyson Rosenfeld
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura

Roxie (Japanese: ホミカ Homika) is the Gym Leader of Virbank City's Gym, known officially as the Virbank Gym. She specializes in Poison-type Pokémon. She gives the Toxic Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the games

Roxie appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as a Gym Leader. She is a musician who plays the bass guitar. Her Gym is a music club. Trainers who defeat Roxie will receive the Toxic Badge, along with TM09 (Venoshock).

Before the Gym battle, Roxie is seen in Virbank City outside of the Pokémon Center, arguing with her father about him becoming a movie star. He defends his wishes by commenting that Roxie balances her duties as the Virbank Gym Leader, and as a member of her rock band. He leaves, and Roxie gets angry and heads for the Gym, which the player can directly challenge.

After the Gym battle, Roxie can be seen near the port with Hugh and several of the Team Plasma Grunts. After the battle that follows, she gives the player the HM Cut and then heads back to the Gym.

Roxie later makes a brief appearance after the player competes in the PWT for the first time, expressing an interest in competing in it (causing Clay to remark that word of the competition is spreading). Roxie does indeed compete in it later, along with most other Gym Leaders. In the summer, she visits Cynthia in Caitlin's villa in Undella Town.


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Roxie uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles.

Driftveil Tournament

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Virbank City

  • Upon arriving in the city
"Get real! You're a captain already, aren't you? If that ship doesn't move, you're going to cause lots of trouble!"
"AAAAAAH! You dim-witted...dense...dumb...daft...dippy...dorky...doltish DOFUS! Doing double duty isn't the problem! You're causing problems for people! Keeping people from getting where they're going because of sheer selfishness is unforgivable! I've HAD it! I'm going to the Gym!"

Virbank Gym

  • Before battle
"Get ready! I'm gonna knock some sense outta ya!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"I can feel your desire to win pouring out of you!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"It's not over yet! Time to turn this show around for a victory!"
  • When defeated
"Wait! I was right in the middle of the chorus!"
  • After being defeated
"Sigh! What are you doing losing, Roxie?! Well…I guess that means you're strong! This stinks, but I gave it everything I had, and I feel revitalized and refreshed now! Here! Proof that you beat me!"
"Two Badges! Now Pokémon up to Lv. 30, even Pokémon you got in trades, will realize how good you are and won't ignore your commands! Also, here! Use this TM!"
"TM09 is Venoshock! It covers the target in a special poisonous liquid! Even better, if your target's already poisoned, it does double damage! Heh heh! It almost packs too much of a punch!"
"Your Pokémon WANTED this win! Keep on going on like this, and do all sorts of stuff!"
"You're going to Pokéstar Studios?! OH! I forgot! The old man! I have to get him back to work as captain!"

Virbank City

"So, are you guys Team Plasma, then?"
  • Defeating Team Plasma:
"Split up! You, go check Route 20!"
"If I'd lost, my precious Pokémon would've been taken! Thanks, you two! Use this!
  • After returning to Virbank City:
"I thought your movie was pretty good."
"C'mon! Don't get down! You can keep trying while you continue on as captain! As long as you don't cause anyone trouble, I won't get mad. I don't know how the Pokéstar Studios people feel about that, though!"
"Oh... Did you hear us? Well, it looks like everyone from Team Plasma got away... I don't feel really good about it, but at least they're gone. Oh! There was a lot of ruckus, but you can sail to Castelia City now!"

Pokémon World Tournament

  • When first met
"Hey! You two! Haven't you got any wild and crazy Pokémon battles to show me?! Guess I'll have to enter the tournament myself and rock the audience right outta their seats!"
  • Before battle (first round)
"Get ready! I'm gonna knock some sense outta ya!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"Fight with this Pokémon that way... Use this item that way... Are you letting others decide that for you? Well, whatever, but what's important is figuring out what you want to do! Get ready! 'Cause I'm going to knock the common sense outta you and drag you into a brand new world!"
  • Before battle (last round)
"You don't do anything! What do you know?! You don't do anything! How're you gonna change?! But, I've got you covered! I'm gonna give your reason a toxic shock and open up your mind!"
  • When defeated
"Wild! Your reason's already more toxic than mine!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Hey, c'mon! Get serious! You gotta put more out there!"
  • After being defeated
"You didn't win... I lost! I was weak and made my Pokémon feel how much losing stinks! Watch out! Next time we meet, I'm going to give you a toxic shock!"
  • After winning
"Ya can't win 'em all. It's impossible, seriously! Trying to look cool every time you mess up or fail is totally exhausting! So you just have to let it all hang out!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Congrats on taking first! Losing stinks, but still... You're a fun Pokémon Trainer to battle! I mean, c'mon! The Pokémon battling with you are all like, "We're gonna win!""

Badge Case

It's kindness to say no for your friends and Pokémon, right?

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name RoxieForever! Thank yooou! 'This is a story about the first time I ever went to one of Roxie's shows! Many fans collapsed from the toxic power of her songs. Roxie's really a toxic shock to the system, isn't she?!' Maybe they were just too excited and fainted. Make sure to drink lots of fluids when you go to concerts! 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"


Spr B2W2 Roxie.png Roxie OD.png VSRoxie.png
Roxie's sprite from
Black 2
and White 2
Roxie's overworld sprite from
Black 2
and White 2
Roxie's VS sprite from
Black 2
and White 2

In the anime

Roxie in the anime

Roxie appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2. She is a powerful Gym Leader, defeating everyone who dared to challenge her with only three Pokémon. When Ash arrived at her Gym, she was thrilled to see his Pikachu, as she too had a Pokémon originating from Kanto, Koffing, and happily accepted his challenge.

Roxie proved herself to be a very capable Gym Leader, defeating five of Ash's six Pokémon despite being at a disadvantage in terms of her party. She would occasionally perform a riff on her bass during the battle, and the crowd would chant her name. When she was defeated she happily congratulated Ash as the crowd cheered for his victory, and she presented him with his eighth and final Unova Badge, the Toxic Badge.


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

Roxie's Koffing
Koffing was the first Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. She captured it while she was in Kanto, and it inspired her to assemble her rock band, "Koffing and the Toxics." During the match, it defeated Ash's Boldore and Unfezant rather easily, but was later defeated by Leavanny.

Koffing's known moves are Clear Smog, Gyro Ball, Sludge Bomb and Will-O-Wisp.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Bill Rogers
Roxie's Scolipede
Scolipede was the second Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It quickly defeated Ash's Leavanny, but was later taken down by Pignite's powerful Fire Pledge.

Scolipede's known moves are Toxic, Rock Tomb, Sludge Bomb and Screech.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Marc Thompson
Roxie's Garbodor
Garbodor was the third and last Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Pignite and Palpitoad, but was later defeated by Pikachu, after getting paralyzed by his Static.

Garbodor's known moves are DoubleSlap, Hyper Beam, Gunk Shot and Venoshock.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura
English Alyson Rosenfeld
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Brazilian Portuguese Clarice Espíndola
European Spanish Ainhoa Martín

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

Roxie in Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~


Roxie's Koffing
Koffing is Roxie's first known Pokémon. Roxie used Koffing against Arata in their battle.
Debut ANL2


  • Her Japanese Leader title is ポイズンライフ ポイズンライブ!.
  • Roxie is the first Poison-type Gym Leader outside of Kanto.
  • Her bass is styled similarly to the Venipede evolutionary family.
  • She is the first Gym Leader to appear in the anime before her debut game.
  • Both Roxie and Janine have known fathers in the series. Unlike Roxie's father, Janine's father was also a Poison-type Gym Leader.
  • Roxie is the only new Unova Gym Leader that doesn't share a type with a former Unova Gym Leader.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ホミカ Homika From ホミカ homika, a corruption of the species name of the poisonous strychnine tree, Strychnos nux-vomica.
English Roxie Possibly from toxic and rock (as in rock music).
French Strykna From Strychnos nux-vomica.
German Mica From Strychnos nux-vomica.
Italian Velia From veleno, venom
Spanish Hiedra From hiedra venenosa, poison ivy
Korean 보미카 Bomica From Strychnos nux-vomica.
Chinese (Mandarin) 霍米加 ‎Huòmǐjiā Transliteration of her Japanese name.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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