From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
キクナ Kikuna
Chrysa JN.png
Chrysa in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Female
Eye color Purple
Hair color Blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Relatives Unnamed mother and
younger sister
Anime debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
English voice actor Casey Mongillo
Japanese voice actor Sayaka Senbongi

Chrysa (Japanese: キクナ Kikuna) is a recurring character who appeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. She is one of Professor Cerise's assistants.




Before becoming a researcher, Chrysa attended a university, where she met Kiley, as revealed in On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!.

In Memories of a Warming Kindness!, it was revealed that Chrysa was quite insecure when she became a researcher. One day, prior to a conference she had to attend to present her research, she lost the research data, leading to her unable to deliver the presentation. This incident left her depressed until later, she ended up meeting a Psyduck, who had given his scarf to her, and his Trainer. After returning back the scarf to the Duck Pokemon, the three made a snowman and had a snowball fight before taking a photo. This meeting ended up making her forget about her insecurity and move on with her goals, with the photo being kept in Chrysa's house, used to motivate herself whenever she was feeling down.

This experience also made Chrysa a big fan of Psyduck, leading her to buy merchandise based on it whenever she found any.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Chrysa debuted in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, where she was present during the opening of Cerise Laboratory. She later saw Professor Oak and Delia off as they returned to Pallet Town.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, she revealed the presence of an outbreak of Ivysaur in Vermilion City.

In The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, after Ash and Goh brought a frail Piplup they found at Vermilion Port, Chrysa managed to locate the Penguin Pokemon's Trainer, Lauren, who was from Snowpoint City.

In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, when Chloe was preparing to go to school, was intercepted by Ash and Goh's excitement of their showing her their newly caught Pokémon, but Chrysa arrived at that moment, reminding her that it was time to go to school and giving her the opportunity to escape the boys' excitement. While walking towards the main room of the laboratory, Chrysa and Professor Cerise were surprised by the darkness inside the lab before they were scared by Ren's Magnemite who directed them to its Trainer's location. Chrysa and Cerise were shocked when they found an unconscious Ren after he was knocked out by a menacing Gengar, with Chrysa worried about his well-being. Later, upon discovering Gengar fighting with Chloe's Yamper, Ren and Chrysa deducted that Yamper wanted to follow Chloe's commands and became glad upon the duo's victory.

In A Chilling Curse!, Chrysa was the second to be attacked by the same Gengar, alerting Ash and Goh to her location. Later, she was shocked to hear that Cerise knew that the Gengar had been residing in the building before it was turned into the laboratory, though they were not surprised by how Cerise ignored the Shadow Pokémon's attempts to drive him away. Unbeknownst to everyone, Ash was possessed by Gengar, with Chrysa becoming puzzled after Ash drank water from a flower vase he picked from the table.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, Chrysa accompanied Chloe and Professor Cerise in the Vermilion City Pokémon Grand Eating Contest, demonstrating a lot of knowledge of the competition. She is quite a fan of a Blaziken and his Trainer who often participate in the competition.

In JN119, Chrysa and Mimey gave a presentation at Cerise Laboratory about the "Seven Wonders of the Laboratory", the theme of the presentation was about Chloe's Eevee and evolutions.


Chrysa's love for Psyduck

Chrysa has a calm personality. Despite this, she reveals in Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered! that, like Chloe, she was always very jealous of her younger sibling.

During the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest, she showed a more competitive and heated side, especially when her favorite competitor decided to drop out. Compared to Ren, Chrysa serves as a kind of counterpoint, as when he talks about the difficulties of training a Feebas and she interrupts him by encouraging Jinny to continue looking for the right way to train her Pokémon.

One of her favorite Pokémon is Psyduck, to the point where her apartment is full of its merchandise, even in the Cerise Laboratory, she has some of its related items. This stems from the time when she was a student, when she was depressed one day due to a particular failure, it was a Psyduck who had consoled her. After playing with it and its Trainer, she was able to get over her depression. From that day, she became a fan of the Duck Pokémon.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 千本木彩花 Sayaka Senbongi
English Casey Mongillo
Arabic ليلى شماس Leila Shammas
Danish Sandra Bothmann
Finnish Hanna Mönkäre
European French Esther Aflalo
Indonesian Esti Rohmiati
Italian Martina Tamburello
Korean 장예나 Jang Yena
Norwegian Helene Wibrand
Polish Magdalena Herman-Urbańska
Portuguese Brazil Marcela Duarte
Portugal Márcia Pacheco
Spanish Latin America Erika Ugalde
Spain Anahí de la Fuente


Language Name Origin
Japanese キクナ Kikuna From 菊菜 kikuna (garland chrysanthemum) or 菊名駅 Kikuna-eki (Kikuna Station, a train station in Yokohama located one stop away from Myōrenji Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line)
English, Spanish,
French, Italian
Chrysa From chrysanthemum
German Christin Similar to her English name
Korean 숙희 Sukhui From 쑥갓 ssukgat (garland chrysanthemum)
Chinese (Mandarin) 菊菜 Júcài From the Japanese name 菊菜 Kikuna. Contains 菊 (chrysanthemum).
Brazilian Portuguese Cissa Similar to her English name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLunalaNecrozmaStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioDrone RotomHero duoLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

Project Anime logo.png This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.