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アカネ Akane
""The Incredibly Pretty Girl""
Art from Gold and Silver
Gender Female
Hometown Goldenrod City
Region Johto
Relatives Uncle Milton (anime)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation II
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2
Leader of Goldenrod Gym
Badge Plain Badge
Anime debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead
Japanese voice actor Yuko Miyamura

Whitney (Japanese: アカネ Akane) is the Gym Leader of Goldenrod City's Gym, known officially as the Goldenrod Gym. She hands out the Plain Badge to trainers who defeat her. She is a young girl who uses Normal-type Pokémon.

In the anime

Whitney appeared in the episodes A Goldenrod Opportunity and A Dairy Tale Ending.

Whitney is a sweet but ditzy young lady. She easily gets lost in her own home town.

Ash challenged her to a Gym match, but was unable to stop her Miltank, who constantly used Rollout to deflect attacks.

After his defeat, Whitney invited Ash to her Uncle Milton's dairy farm, where many Miltank were raised to produce milk for consumption.

Ash, Brock, and Misty spent the day taking care of the dairy's many Miltank.

After Ash stoped a barrel-shaped robot piloted by Team Rocket, he came up with a strategy to defeat Miltank. He used Totodile and Cyndaquil to slow it down, then had Pikachu knock it out. With that, Ash won the Plain Badge.

Whitney's Japanese voice actress is 宮村優子 Yuko Miyamura, her English voice actress is Megan Hollingshead and her Brazilian Portuguese voice actress is Fernanda Bulara.


This listing is of Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.


In the games

Whitney's title is "The Incredibly Pretty Girl!".

Although she only began battling a little while ago, Whitney's talent attracted the Pokémon League to choose her as a Gym Leader. Her gym is filled with other young girls like herself, who use cute Normal-type Pokémon like Meowth. Her gym is shaped like a Clefairy.

Whitney doesn't like trainers who are too serious in battle. When Whitney's defeated, she throws a temper tantrum and cries, but after drying her eyes and blowing her nose she will get over her loss and give you the badge.

After winning the Plain Badge, Whitney gives out TM45 (Attract). Whitney says that Attract is perfect for a cutie like her, because it makes full use of a Pokémon's cuteness.


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

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal


Pokémon Stadium 2

  • Round 1 Pokémon


  • Round 2 Pokémon



"Hi! I'm Whitney! Everyone was into Pokémon, so I got into it too! Pokémon are super-cute! You want to battle? I'm warning you--I'm good!"

"Sob... ...Waaaaaaah! You're mean! You shouldn't be so serious! You...you child, you! Waaaaah! Waaaaah! Snivel, hic...You meanie!"

"...Sniff... What? What do you want? A badge? Oh, right. I forgot. Here's Plain Badge."

In the Pokémon Special manga

Whitney in the manga

In Pokémon Special, Whitney is an actress. She is also good friends with DJ Mary.

She met Gold while performing at the Radio Tower in Goldenrod City. The two clashed and ended up competing against each other in a bike race.

Whitney isn't a strong Gym Leader, according to Suicune. Whitney is the only Johto Gym Leader, besides Pryce, that Suicune didn't challenge for a right to be its partner in the fight against the Mask of Ice.


This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.



Smeargle (Given to DJ Mary)

In the Golden Boys manga


This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Golden Boys manga.

  • Miltank
  • Ditto
  • Cleffa
  • Magby

In the TCG

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Whitney only appears in the Vs Series. In addition to her Pokémon, she appears on a TM card.


This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG.

  • Clefable
  • Wigglytuff
  • Persian
  • Lickitung
  • Furret
  • Miltank


  • Her Japanese Leader title is 方向オンチな浪速っ娘.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アカネ Akane Refers to 茜 akane, a madder; and 赤 aka, red.
English Whitney White islands. It's similar to the word white.
French Blanche Literally means white.
German Bianka From Italian bianco, white.
Italian Chiara From chiaro, light, pale.
Spanish Blanca Literally means white.
Korean 꼭두 Kkokdu reference to 꼭두서니 kkokduseoni, madder red (as in her Japanese name).
Chinese (Hong Kong) 小茜 Xiǎo Qiàn 茜 is taken from 茜 akane.

External links

Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
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Azalea Gym Hive Badge
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Goldenrod Gym Plain Badge
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Ecruteak Gym Fog Badge
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Cianwood Gym Storm Badge
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Olivine Gym Mineral Badge
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Mahogany Gym Glacier Badge
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Blackthorn Gym Rising Badge
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