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ミツコ Mitsuko
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Petalburg City
Region Hoenn
Relatives May (daughter), Max (son), Norman (husband)
Game counterpart Mom
Anime debut There's no Place Like Hoenn
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead (AG003)
Karen Neill (AG069-AG132)
Klara Leopold (AG180)
Japanese voice actor Yumi Tōma

Caroline (Japanese: ミツコ Mitsuko) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She is the mother of May and Max, and the wife of Norman.


Caroline was first seen in There's no Place Like Hoenn. She presented herself as a cheerful and positive woman. She cares deeply for her children and passionately tried to help May rescue her Torchic from Team Rocket.

In Love, Petalburg Style!, a different side of Caroline was shown. She had become upset and suspicious of her husband because he had been spending time with the local Nurse Joy. As it turned out, Nurse Joy had been helping Norman set up a fireworks display for his and Caroline's wedding anniversary. When Caroline realized this, she immediately apologized and reassured Norman that she loved him. Beautifly hold a special place in Caroline's heart, she recalled that Norman proposed to her in a flower and Beautifly-filled meadow.

Caroline is probably a Pokémon Trainer. In a flashback in A Cacturne for the Worse, she was seen holding a Poké Ball. In this flashback, May had been wearing a blue swimming cap in the ocean and Caroline mistook her for a Tentacool from afar. This is when Caroline pulled out her Poké Ball, in an attempt to catch the "Tentacool" that was really May. She made a cameo appearance in Saved by the Beldum, where she watched Ash competing in the Ever Grande Conference.

Caroline is also May's biggest supporter. She traveled all the way from her home in Petalburg to the Hoenn Grand Festival in Slateport City in order to support her daughter in her Pokémon Contests. She also called May in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!. She also reappeared in other flashbacks in Date Expectations! and A Full Course Tag Battle!.

Her final appearances saw her watching May in the Wallace Cup on television in Staging a Heroes' Welcome! and Strategy with a Smile!.


Cared for

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May Skitty with Caroline.png
  • When May went to Kanto, she left Beautifly and Skitty in the care of her parents. However, when May traveled to Sinnoh for the Wallace Cup, Beautifly had rejoined May's team. Skitty also appeared during May's campaign in the Wallace Cup, but it is unknown if Skitty had also rejoined May's team or was just sent temporarily.

In the games

Main article: Mom (Hoenn)

Caroline's game counterpart is the unnamed mother of the player in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 冬馬由美 Yumi Tōma
English Megan Hollingshead (AG003)
Karen Neill (AG069-AG132)
Klara Leopold (AG180)
Finnish Unknown voice actress (AG003)
Hanna-Maija Nikander (AG069-AG132)
Jenni Sivonen (AG180)
Italian Federica De Bortoli
Korean 우정신 U Jeong-sin
Norwegian Siv Klynderud
Polish Katarzyna Łukaszyńska
Brazilian Portuguese Denise Reis (AG003-AG114)
Adna Cruz (AG122-AG124)
Suzy Pereira (AG132)
Gilmara Sanches (AG180)
Spanish Latin America Gabriela Gómez (AG003)
Patricia Acevedo (AG069-AG070)
Laura Torres (AG114-AG132)
Elsa Covián (AG180)
Spain Pepa Castro (AG003, AG114-AG132)
María Jesús Nieto (AG069-AG070)
Beatriz Berciano (AG180)


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミツコ Mitsuko May come from 満子 (child full of blessings) or 光子 (shining child).
English, French, German, Spanish Caroline Comes from care.
Chinese (Mandarin) 美津子 Měijīnzǐ From 美津子 Mitsuko.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeUluSophocles's parentsMolayne
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakMoaniHobbesNebbyFabaWickeIlimaAcerolaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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