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キクコ Kikuko
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Agatha.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Female
Eye color Black
Hair color Graying blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Four
Gym Leader (temporary; anime only)
Generation I, III, VII
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!, Stadium, Masters EX
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Ghost types
Game animation debut The Challenger
English voice actor N/A (Origins)
Ellyn Stern (Generations)
Dorothy Fahn[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor N/A (Origins)
Hisako Kyōda (Generations)
Yoshino Otori[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut The Scheme Team
English voice actor Allyson Johnson
Lisa Ortiz (M20)
Japanese voice actor Kazuko Sugiyama

Agatha (Japanese: キクコ Kikuko) is a Ghost-type Trainer who serves as a member of the Indigo Elite Four in Generations I, III, and VII.

In the core series games

Agatha is an elderly woman who is the third Trainer of the Kanto Elite Four in Generations I, III, and VII, and the oldest such known to date. As such, she serves as an inspiration for senior Pokémon Trainers all around the region. She uses Ghost-type Pokémon and other Pokémon with horrifying appearances. She has a very short temper and believes Pokémon should primarily be used for battling.

Agatha and Professor Oak were once friendly rivals in their youth. However, their relationship has grown bitter and strained over the years because Agatha believes he was too weak to continue competing. In Pokémon Masters EX, during her Sync Pair Story "A Day with Agatha", Agatha explains how she and Oak met. Oak was always friendly and open when he was young and would talk to Agatha and try to help her. Though he was only trying to be nice, it still annoyed Agatha because she wanted to be left alone. Agatha would battle Oak to try and get him to go away, but he was always better than her, and so she would battle him again and again. Eventually, the time they spent together began to mean a lot to Agatha. As a result, when Oak got the idea to invent the Pokédex and subsequently stopped battling, Agatha felt betrayed.

By the events of the Generation II and IV games, Agatha is no longer a member of the Elite Four, and Bruno has assumed her position. Her absence is never explained, but an old portrait with younger versions of her, Professor Oak, and Kurt can be seen in the latter's house.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Agatha in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Pokémon League - Agatha
  • What does this person do?
"I am Agatha of the Elite Four."
Indigo Plateau - Crusher*
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"Agatha's Ghost-type Pokémon are horrifically terrifying in toughness."
Indigo Plateau - Crusher*
  • What is this person like?
"That old lady's got a really short fuse, too.
It doesn't take anything to get that scary lady hollering."
Seven Island - Pokémon Journal
  • There's a rumor...
"In her youth, Agatha and Prof. Oak were rivals who vied for
supremacy as Trainers."
Pokémon League - Agatha
  • Family and friends?
"I hear Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child.
That old duff was once tough and handsome.
But that was decades ago. He's a shadow of his former self."
Six Island - Old Lady
  • What is this person like?
"Take Agatha, for example.
She set a record for being the oldest-ever Elite Four member."
Message from Agatha
  • From: Agatha
  • To: [Player]
"When you grow older, don't you dare go soft like that coot Oak!
Be like me and keep battling on!"


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

Pokémon Red and Blue

Agatha will switch her current Pokémon 7.8125% (20/256) of the time. Additionally, she has two Super Potions per Pokémon to use 42.1875% (108/256) of the time when their HP falls below 25%.

Pokémon Yellow

Agatha will switch her current Pokémon 7.8125% (20/256) of the time. Additionally, she has two Super Potions per Pokémon to use 42.1875% (108/256) of the time when their HP falls below 25%.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Agatha has two Full Restores in both battles.

First battle


Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

First battle


In the side series games

Pokémon Stadium

Agatha appears in Pokémon Stadium as the second member of the Elite Four during the Gym Leader Castle challenge. Due to the small number of Ghost-type Pokémon in Generation I, she also uses Pokémon from other types, mostly Poison.


Round 1

Round 2

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Agatha (Masters)

Agatha, in her Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen design, forms a sync pair with Gengar and Arbok in Pokémon Masters EX. Her Gengar is capable of Mega Evolving. Agatha became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#009 VSAgatha Masters.png Agatha #0094 MastersIcon0094M.png Gengar
Bag Gengarite Sprite.png Mega Gengar
GhostIC Masters.png
DarkIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
#009 VSAgatha Masters.png Agatha #0024 MastersIcon0024.png Arbok
PoisonIC Masters.png
PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★★★☆EX Variety Sync Pair Scout



FireRed LeafGreen Agatha.png LGPE Elite Four.png Agatha LGPE concept art.jpg
Official artwork from FireRed and LeafGreen by Ken Sugimori[3] Confronting Chase and Elaine Concept art from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Sprites and models

In the core series

Spr RG Agatha.png Spr Y Agatha.png Spr FRLG Agatha.png VSAgatha PE.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Agatha I OD.png Agatha OD.png ODAgatha PE.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In other games

Agatha Stadium.png
Portrait from


Main article: Agatha/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Agatha in the anime

Agatha appeared in The Scheme Team. Ash met her while traveling through Viridian City during his journey home to Pallet Town. Scott formally introduced her to Ash, and Agatha explained that she was acting as the temporary Gym Leader for the Viridian Gym until the true new Gym Leader would arrive. She uses Ghost Pokémon for the Gym.

Ash then challenged Agatha to a battle, hoping to demonstrate his strength to Scott. Despite being in the Top 8 of the recent Ever Grande Conference and putting up a good fight against Agatha, Ash lost to her Gengar. Despite that, both Agatha and Scott were impressed by Ash's technique, and Agatha revealed to Ash that she is a member of the Elite Four. She and Scott both recommended Ash to challenge the Battle Frontier and the Frontier Brains.

Team Rocket soon arrived, hoping to kidnap Pikachu, but Ash worked together with Agatha and her Golbat to send the trio blasting off. She then wished Ash the best for his upcoming Battle Frontier challenge and said that she would be rooting for him.


Agatha is confident in battle and always looks forward to challenging a strong Trainer. In her match against Ash, she bade her time to observe Pikachu's movements before having her Gengar attack. Over time, she has developed an array of strategies to counter an opponent, such as when she used her Golbat's Supersonic to reflect Cacnea's Pin Missile rather than confusing it.


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

Agatha's Gengar
Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar is Agatha's main Pokémon, which she first used in a battle against Ash's Pikachu.

Debut The Scheme Team
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Ed Paul
Agatha's Golbat
Agatha used Golbat to save Ash's Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket. Afterwards, it worked together with Pikachu to send them blasting off.

Golbat's known moves are Air Cutter and Supersonic.

Debut The Scheme Team
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Shin-ichiro Miki

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 杉山佳寿子 Kazuko Sugiyama
English Allyson Johnson
Lisa Ortiz (M20)
German Marion Hartmann
Italian Caterina Rochira
Brazilian Portuguese Gilmara Sanches
Spanish Latin America Gabriela Gómez
Spain María Romero

I Choose You!

Agatha in I Choose You!

Agatha briefly appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. She appeared in Ash's nightmare, in which he lived in a world where Pokémon never existed and attended school like a normal child. In this nightmare, she was seen teaching Ash's class.

Pokémon Origins

Agatha appeared briefly in File 4: Charizard. She was seen being challenged and defeated by Red, allowing Red move on to challenge Lance.


Agatha's Gengar
Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar is Agatha's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling Red's Dodrio, eventually losing off-screen.

Debut File 4: Charizard

Pokémon Generations

Agatha appeared in The Challenger, where she was first seen talking about Blue, the first Trainer in a long time to collect eight Gym Badges, with the rest of the Kanto Elite Four. Later, she was the third Elite Four member challenged by Blue. After her Arbok was defeated, Agatha admitted to Blue that she had expected him, as the grandson of Professor Oak, to focus on completing the Pokédex, but Blue responded that, for him, filling the Pokédex was just a tool to become stronger. Blue managed to defeat Agatha and her Gengar off-screen, allowing him to move on to Lance's room.


Agatha's Arbok
Arbok is Agatha's first known Pokémon. It was seen battling Blue's Rhydon, but eventually lost.

None of Arbok's moves are known.

Debut The Challenger
Agatha's Gengar
Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar is Agatha's second known Pokémon. It was the last Pokémon used by Agatha in her battle against Blue, first being sent out against his Rhydon and eventually losing off-screen. Agatha keeps Gengar's Poké Ball embedded on her walking stick.

Debut The Challenger

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 京田尚子 Hisako Kyōda
English Ellyn Stern
Brazilian Portuguese Maria da Penha
European Spanish Rosa Pastó


Agatha briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures



When Agatha and Professor Oak were younger, Agatha met up with Oak during the Pokémon League and asked why he quit their "research group". He explained that he disagreed with their methods and wanted to create the Pokédex, which she thought was a stupid idea that would never be complete, and a battle ensued which Oak won. Agatha would soon face Oak again in the finals of the Pokémon League, which Oak barely won after a battle that lasted over eight hours. Agatha would end up developing a personal vendetta against him and anyone who associates with him.

Red, Green & Blue arc

Agatha debuted in a cameo when Professor Oak talked about his first championship win, which was against her in the finals. Agatha, along with the rest of the original Kanto Elite Four, physically debuted in A Charizard...and a Champion, where they were seen observing Red and Blue's battle at Indigo Plateau.

Yellow arc

Agatha was one of the main villains in this chapter; she was one of the Elite Four who tried to destroy most of humanity from their base on Cerise Island.

She was first seen trying to take away Super Nerd Miles after he was defeated by Yellow and the Good Gym Leaders of Kanto. She was then seen in a flashback during the events of the previous chapter where she battled Blue and attempted to kill him by having her Gengar use Dream Eater to suck away his energy. While encased in the Dream Eater's coffin, she told him of her vendetta against Professor Oak and anyone associated with him, which included Blue. He managed to escape with help from his Golduck, and a Haunter she stole from Camper Evan was also taken back. She then had her Gengar lead an army of Haunter to attack Cerulean City to delay Misty.

She fought Blue and Koga, revealing an Arbok with the ability to change the pattern on its belly and use different corresponding abilities. She decided to divide Koga and Blue using her Arbok's Rock Slide and she had her Golbat attack Blue. While Blue was distracted fighting Golbat, she had her Gengar use Lick on Blue's eyes, causing temporary blindness. After battling Koga's Arbok for a while Koga started throwing shuriken balls out of nowhere, which Agatha believed was a pitiful attempt to harm her but was really Koga's attempt to get a Paralyze Heal to Blue. After that Blue rejoined the battle and Koga used his Golbat's Leech Life to collect his own blood and smeared it on Arbok's pattern, preventing it from changing anymore. While Agatha was presumably beaten, her Arbok was reading itself to attack an unknowing Koga from behind, only to be stopped by Blue before it could land a Poison Sting attack. Agatha was subsequently defeated and seemingly vanished after her defeat, but not before she had her Gengar masquerade as Koga and Blue's shadow to slowly drain their energy, which was defeated as well. She then revealed that she was the one controlling the Pokémon armies of her peers by using special wrist bands to control them.

Agatha used the mind-controlling powers of her Ghost-type Pokémon to control Bruno against his will. It is shown that she was the one who also recruited Lorelei by healing her Seel and then figuring out they have a common distaste of humans.


This listing is of Agatha's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Agatha's Gastly
Gastly (multiple)
Gastly is part of Agatha's Ghost army. They were used to attack the Kanto cities. Agatha also has her own Gastly outside of the army. The Gastly first appears as a dark fog lifting Super Nerd Miles when he'd been beaten. Blue's Charizard was able to defeat Gastly by attacking out of nowhere, after which the boy deduces that the same Elite Four member whom he'd fought before was behind the scenes. In said battle, Blue's Scyther was used to Slash Gastly into pieces.

None of Gastly's moves are known.

Debut As Gastly as Before
Agatha's Haunter
Haunter (multiple)
Agatha stole many Haunter, both wild and Trainer-owned, and used them to attack the cities of Kanto.

None of Haunter's moves are known.

Debut Lapras Lazily
Agatha's Gengar
Gengar (multiple)
Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar is part of Agatha's Ghost army.

Debut Lapras Lazily
Agatha's Arbok
Arbok was sent out to battle Koga and Blue as it was their goal to try to defeat Agatha. Agatha's Arbok has several abilities activated by Agatha changing the patterns on its abdomen, including the speed-boosting pattern, the attack boosting pattern, and the invulnerability pattern that repels poisons. However, its ability was nullified when its body was smeared with blood.

Arbok's known moves are Wrap, Leer, Rock Slide, Body Slam, Bite, Bind*, Poison Sting, and Haze*.

Debut Growing Out of Gengar
Agatha's Golbat
Golbat was another Pokémon sent out to battle against Koga and Blue.

Golbat's only known move is Supersonic.

Debut Growing Out of Gengar

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Agatha in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Agatha appears in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!. She has the ability to transform into a Golbat.

She is first seen as a Golbat, spying on Red as he boarded the Luxury Liner. After they boarded, Agatha transformed into a human. She took an interest in Clefairy. She does everything to get Clefairy to obey her. While on the ship, she caused the captain to collapse and made Clefairy the new captain. However, all of this turned out to be fake as Agatha was only interested in Clefairy because his blood seemed tasty. After she sucked Clefairy's blood, Red found out who she was as she transformed into a Golbat. However, the blood Agatha drained from Clefairy turned out to taste bad, and miniature versions of Clefairy escaped Agatha's Golbat body. She was last seen in the water after the Luxury Liner got destroyed.


Agatha's Golbat
Agatha has the ability to transform into a Golbat and back into a human at will. She first appeared in this form when she was spying on Red and his Pokémon. She was last seen in this form on a sunken cruise ship.

None of Golbat's moves are known.

Debut Panic on the Luxury Liner?!
Agatha's Haunter and Gengar
Haunter and Gengar
Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Haunter and Gengar were first seen spying on Red. They were hidden after Agatha transformed from a Golbat to her human self. Both reappeared after Agatha changed back into a Golbat.

None of Haunter's and Gengar's moves are known.

Debut Panic on the Luxury Liner?!

Pokémon Zensho

Agatha in Pokémon Zensho

Agatha appears in PZ10 as the third member of the Elite Four. She challenges Satoshi with her Gengar and is defeated, advancing Satoshi to the next room.


Agatha's Gengar
Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar is the Pokémon that Agatha sent out while battling Satoshi. It went up against Satoshi's Alakazam and lost.

Debut Indigo Plateau

In the TCG

Full Art print of Agatha
Main article: Agatha (Chilling Reign 129)

Agatha was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Jet-Black Spirit expansion before debuting in English in the Chilling Reign expansion, with artwork by Ken Sugimori. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by NC Empire. It allows the player to move up to three damage counters from their Active Pokémon to their opponent's.



Language Name Origin
Japanese キクコ Kikuko From 菊 kiku (chrysanthemum) and possibly 鬼 ki (ghost)
English, Spanish, French,
Italian, Brazilian Portuguese
Agatha Possibly from aghast, ghost, gothic, or hag. May also be a reference to popular British crime writer Agatha Christie
German Agathe From her English name
Korean 국화 Gukhwa* From 국화 (菊花) gukhwa (chrysanthemum)
할멈 Halmeom* From 할멈 halmeom (old woman)
Chinese (Mandarin) 菊子 Júzǐ* From the Japanese name 菊子 Kikuko. Contains 菊 (chrysanthemum).
喜久子 Xǐjiǔzi*
紀久子 Jìjiǔzi*
From the Japanese name 喜久子 Kikuko
From the Japanese name 紀久子 Kikuko
Chinese (Cantonese) 菊子 Gūkjí From the Japanese name 菊子 Kikuko. Contains 菊 gūk (chrysanthemum).
Russian Агата Agata Transcription of her English name
Thai คิคุโกะ Khikhuko Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Kikuko Transcription of her Japanese name

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