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ナツメ Natsume
""The Master of Psychic Pokémon!""
Art from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Age 21 (Electric Tale of Pikachu)
Gender Female
Eye color Blue (anime), Red (game)
Hair color Dark blue (games and TCG), dark green (anime)
Hometown Saffron City
Region Kanto
Relatives Father, mother (anime)
Trainer class Gym Leader, Rocket Commander (Special)
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium, Stadium 2
Leader of Saffron Gym
Badge Marsh Badge
Anime debut Abra and the Psychic Showdown
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Kae Araki

Sabrina (Japanese: ナツメ Natsume) is the Gym Leader of Saffron City's Gym, known officially as the Saffron Gym. She hands out the Marsh Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She is a young lady with psychic abilities, and thus trains Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the games

Art of Sabrina from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Sabrina's title is "The Master of Psychic Pokémon." She has had psychic powers ever since she was a child, when she accidentally bent a spoon. She apparently dislikes battling, but is hard to beat because she can communicate with her Pokémon telepathically. Her fame has grown so much that even Trainers living in the Sevii Islands have heard of her. Previously there were two Gyms in Saffron City, a Template:Type2 Gym, and a Psychic-type Gym. Sabrina used her advantage to defeat the rival gym and strip them of their Gym status.

In the same year that Sabrina was defeated by Red/Leaf, she had a vision of Gold/Kris's arrival. However, Sabrina was unable to foresee the greatness of this opponent's power, teaching her that even the ability of foresight may be limited.

In addition to the Marsh Badge, Sabrina gives out TM46 (Psywave), in Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. In FireRed and LeafGreen Versions, she gives out TM04 (Calm Mind). In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, she doesn't give out a TM.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker’s information on Sabrina in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.

Saffron City - sign
  • What does this person do?
"Saffron City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Sabrina
The Master of Psychic Pokémon!"
Three Island - young man
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"You know about a girl Gym Leader in Saffron City?
She uses Psychic-type Pokémon, right?"
Saffron Gym - Sabrina
  • What is this person like?
"I have had psychic powers since I was a child.
It started when a spoon I carelessly tossed, bent."
Saffron Gym - Sabrina
  • What is this person like?
"I dislike battling, but if you wish, I will show you my powers!"
Saffron City - Pokémon Journal
  • There’s a rumor...
"People say that Sabrina can communicate with her Pokémon during battle without speaking."
Saffron Gym - Psychic Tyron
  • What is this person like?
"Sabrina just wiped out the Karate Master next door."
Message from Sabrina
  • From: Sabrina
  • To: [Player]
"The love you have towards your Pokémon...
It was a power that was never bested by my psychic power."


This is a listing of Sabrina's Pokémon in the video games she has appeared in.

Pokémon Red, Blue and Green

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Pokémon Yellow

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Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

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Pokémon Stadium

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Pokémon Stadium 2

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Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

"I had a vision of your arrival! I have had psychic powers since I was a little child. I first learned to bend spoons with my mind. I dislike fighting, but if you wish, I will show you my powers!"

"I'm shocked! But a loss is a loss. I admit I didn't work hard enough to win. You earned the Marsh Badge."

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"I had a vision of your arrival! I have had psychic powers since I was a little child. It started when a spoon I carelessly tossed, bent. I dislike fighting, but if you wish, I will show you my powers!"

"This loss shocks me! But a loss is a loss. I admit I didn't work hard enough to win. You earned the Marsh Badge."

"Psychic power isn't something that only a few people have. Everyone has psychic power. People just don't realize it."

Pokémon Gold and Silver

"I knew you were coming... Three years ago I had a vision of your arrival. You're after my badge. I don't enjoy battling, but it's my duty as a Leader to confer badge on anyone who has proven him- herself worthy. Since you wish it, I will show you my psychic powers!"

"Your power... It far exceeds what I foresaw... Maybe it isn't possible to fully predict what the future holds... Ok, you win. You earned yourself Marsh Badge. Marsh Badge draws out your subliminal powers... Although I failed to accurately predict your power, this much I know to be true. You will become a celebrated and beloved Champion."

In the anime

Sabrina with a doll of her former self.

In the anime, Sabrina was the fourth gym leader Ash encountered. He challenged her initially in Abra and the Psychic Showdown, and had a rematch with her in Haunter Versus Kadabra.

Sabrina inherited her psychic power from her father, who had the ability to teleport from location to location, as well as telekinesis. It manifested when she was young, and it was soon apparent that Sabrina's abilities far exceeded her father's. She was able to use her psychic powers to do many things- teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, and transmutation.

As her power increased, she grew more obsessed with developing it. She became less and less emotional, using her abilities for destructive purposes. This caused a deep psychological rift. The emotions she tried to shut off developed into a separate personality- a young girl who manifested as a puppet around Sabrina. Sabrina's mind was divided into the cold, callous woman with a thirst for power and the little girl who just wanted to have fun.

Sabrina became the leader of the Saffron Gym, and turned it into an institute where fellow psychics could develop their powers. Ash was headed to Saffron one day, unknowingly watched by Sabrina. Sabrina's younger self used her psychic abilities to save Ash and his friends from Team Rocket. The next day, despite warnings from a mysterious man, Ash challenged Sabrina and lost miserably. Sabrina used her powers to shrink Ash and his friends, but they were saved by the man. He cautioned Ash that only Template:Type2 Pokémon could defeat Psychic-types.

Ash resolved to catch a Ghost-type Pokémon. After a trip to the Lavender Tower, Ash returned with a Haunter he had befriended. Ash challenged Sabrina to a rematch, but Haunter had wandered off in the meantime. Ash managed to escape Sabrina's wrath, rescued by the mysterious man once again, but Brock and Misty were transformed into dolls and placed into a dollhouse, where they met Sabrina's mother in the same predicament.

After talking with the man, who was revealed to be Sabrina's father, Ash returned once more, and during the match, Haunter appeared and started to playfully tease Sabrina. Haunter's antics delighted Sabrina so much, that she was no longer able to contain her emotions and started to laugh. This caused her two personalities to merge back into one. Ash was deemed the winner of the match due to the inability of Sabrina or her psychically-linked Pokémon to battle, and the young man won the Marsh Badge. Haunter chose to stay with Sabrina and her reunited family.


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

Abra → Kadabra

Voice actors

In the Pokémon Special manga

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Sabrina and her Mr. Mime (right) with Lt. Surge and his Raichu (left)

Sabrina is one of the three villainous heads of Team Rocket, and serves under Giovanni in Pokémon Special.

Under her boss's orders, she captured Moltres and brought it to Saffron City. She then used her Mr. Mime's Barrier to totally close off Saffron City from the outside world. Red's Pikachu was able to pass through the barrier by using Substitute. He was then able to defeat Mr. Mime and let Red, Blue, and Green in. At Silph Co., Sabrina took on Blue, but the younger Trainer was able to best Sabrina by outwitting her.

Later, Sabrina helped the Pallet Town Trainers in the fight against the Elite Four during the Cerise Island battle. Sabrina's Alakazam created magical items called the Spoons of Destiny. When held by a strong Trainer, the Spoons of Destiny would point out a Trainer of a similar style and personality. Using these tools, Green was paired with Koga, Yellow was paired with Blaine, Red was paired with Lt. Surge, and Sabrina herself was paired with Blue. It would seem that all eight members still carry the spoons to this day.

During the battle against Lorelei, Sabrina suffered severe frostbite injuries. Because of this, she later traveled to mystic springs at Johto's Mt. Silver to heal.


This is a listing of Sabrina's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.

Mr. Mime



In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga probably presents the most sympathetic portrayal of Sabrina. She is a kind and gentle shrine maiden who runs a Gym in the mountains with her Abra. When she was a child, Sabrina's Pokémon were all killed by a gigantic Haunter that used Dream Eater to suck out their souls. After defeating Ash in a gym battle, Sabrina hears of the giant Haunter appearing at the Pokémon Tower, and went off to go defeat it. Unfortunately, she herself fell prey to the Haunter and her soul sucked out. But with Brock and Ash's help, Sabrina is able to defeat the Haunter. Although Ash tries to catch it with an Ultra Ball, it kills itself using Selfdestruct rather than let itself be captured.




  • Several other Pokémon killed by a Giant Haunter, Black Fog.

In the TCG

There is a Theme Deck named for Sabrina in the Gym Challenge expansion. It has two versions, English and Japanese.



This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Sabrina or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Sabrina's Gengar Psychic 39 Rare HolographicH Gym Heroes 14/132
Sabrina's Venomoth Grass 24 Rare Gym Heroes 34/132
Sabrina's Haunter Psychic 20 Uncommon Gym Heroes 58/132
Sabrina's Jynx Psychic 20 Uncommon Gym Heroes 59/132
Sabrina's Slowbro Psychic 29 Uncommon Gym Heroes 60/132
Sabrina's Abra Psychic 11 Common Gym Heroes 91/132
Sabrina's Drowzee Psychic 15 Common Gym Heroes 92/132
Sabrina's Gastly Psychic 16 Common Gym Heroes 93/132
Sabrina's Mr. Mime Psychic 20 Common Gym Heroes 94/132
Sabrina's Slowpoke Psychic 15 Common Gym Heroes 95/132
Sabrina's Venonat Grass 13 Common Gym Heroes 96/132
Sabrina's ESP - - Uncommon Gym Heroes 117/132
Sabrina's Gaze - - Common Gym Heroes 125/132
Sabrina's Alakazam Psychic 44 Rare HolographicH Gym Challenge 16/132
Sabrina - - Rare HolographicH Gym Heroes 20/132
Rare 110/132
Sabrina's Gengar Psychic 42 Rare Gym Challenge 29/132
Sabrina's Golduck Water 33 Rare Gym Challenge 30/132
Sabrina's Haunter Psychic 29 Uncommon Gym Challenge 55/132
Sabrina's Hypno Psychic 31 Uncommon Gym Challenge 56/132
Sabrina's Jynx Psychic 21 Uncommon Gym Challenge 57/132
Sabrina's Kadabra Psychic 41 Uncommon Gym Challenge 58/132
Sabrina's Mr. Mime Psychic 30 Uncommon Gym Challenge 59/132
Sabrina's Abra Psychic 12 Common Gym Challenge 93/132
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Sabrina's Abra Psychic 18 Common Gym Challenge 94/132
Sabrina's Drowzee Psychic 18 Common Gym Challenge 95/132
Sabrina's Gastly Psychic 9 Common Gym Challenge 96/132
Sabrina's Gastly Psychic 10 Common Gym Challenge 97/132
Sabrina's Porygon Colorless 17 Common Gym Challenge 98/132
Sabrina's Psyduck Water 16 Common Gym Challenge 99/132
Sabrina's Psychic Control - - Common Gym Challenge 121/132
Saffron City Gym - - Common Gym Challenge 122/132
Sabrina's Xatu Psychic - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 55/141
Sabrina's Espeon Psychic - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 56/141


  • Her Japanese Leader title is エスパー レディ.
  • She, alongside Erika, is the only Gym Leader to have been defeated in the anime by Ash out of sequence with the games.
  • Sabrina is the first Gym Leader in the anime to receive a Pokémon from a main character. The second is Gardenia.
  • Sabrina is also the first Gym Leader to have a Pokémon that is not of her main type.
  • Although Sabrina's official hair color is grayish-blue, there are many depictions of her with green or black hair.
  • In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it is possible to "skip" Sabrina's gym by not going to Silph. Co. and just surfing to Cinnabar Island.
    • However, Sabrina must be defeated in order to move on to challenge the Pokémon League.


Language Name Reference to
Japanese ナツメ Natsume The Japanese word for jujube.
English, German, Italian, Spanish Sabrina Similar to the word psychic (ˈsaɪkɪk), abra or brain. It could also be a reference to the teenage witch on TV. It could also be a reference to the plant Zebrina which has the same color as her hair.
French Morgane Reference to Morgan le Fay, a powerful sorceress in Arthurian legend.
Korean 초련 Choryeon From 초능력 Choneungryeok, psychic abilities.
Chinese (Taiwan and Mainland) 娜姿 Nuózí
Chinese (Hong Kong) 麗姿 Lìzí

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