Daisy (anime)

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Daisy
サクラ Sakura
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Daisy
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Violet, Lily, Misty
Trainer class Gym Leader
BeautyPE
Generation VII
Games Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Rei Sakuma

Daisy (Japanese: サクラ Sakura) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a Water-type Pokémon specialist and is the oldest of Misty's sisters. She and her sisters, Violet and Lily, are also the former Gym Leaders of the Cerulean Gym.

In the anime

History

Pre-series
Young Daisy

According to Misty in Princess vs. Princess, Daisy and her other sisters were always very distant from her, and would usually leave Misty her dolls when they broke.

Over the years, Daisy and her sisters achieved enormous fame and worldwide respect for their aquatic performances. This motivated Misty to separate from her sisters and move away from the Cerulean Gym.

Daisy in her debut
Original series

When Misty left to become a Water Pokémon Master, Daisy and her other two sisters were put in charge of the Gym. However, after Gary and the other two Trainers from Pallet Town defeated them consecutively, they decided to stop accepting battles and to instead perform water ballet shows for the residents of Cerulean City. They were continuing this and neglecting the Gym when Misty stopped by to drop off her Starmie and her Horsea to play at the Gym in The Misty Mermaid.

Prior to Just Add Water, Daisy and her sisters met a young Trainer named Dorian who was inspired by the Cerulean Gym to create his own Gym in Johto.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, the sisters called Misty to tell her that they had won a trip around the world because Daisy was third place in a pageant. They made Misty return to Cerulean City so she could take over the role of Gym Leader for them.

Pokémon Chronicles

Daisy reappeared in The Blue Badge of Courage, when the Gym ran out of Badges, Misty talked to Daisy on a video conference about how she could get more. Daisy tells them that they will have to go to Rifure Village to pick up a new batch. Soon after, she hung up the call, going back on her vacation trip.

Daisy returned to the Gym two weeks before A Date with Delcatty. However, Misty is still the official Gym Leader, with Daisy and the other sisters filling in when Misty is away. Once Misty told her and Tracey about meeting Georgio, Daisy decided to help Tracey with repairs at the Gym and later go out to dinner with him.

In Luvdisc Is A Many Splendored Thing!, Daisy invited Tracey over to see the Gym's new Luvdisc, Caserin and Luverin. Butch and Cassidy of Team Rocket went on to nab Luverin for Dr. Namba. However Daisy gave chase in her car, with Misty, Tracey and Caserin, in the back, and later her ready-packed inflatable boat. Later Daisy and Misty used their Luvdisc to defeat the Rocket duo in a tag team effort.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In Judgment Day!, Daisy appeared in a flashback when Jimmy told Ash and his friends how she had asked him to clean the Cerulean Gym's pool and gotten a Cascade Badge from her as thanks for the help.

During the brief trip that Misty took with Ash, Brock, May and Max in A Real Cleffa-Hanger, Daisy called Misty to warn her of the huge amount of Trainers that were after a Gym battle. Later, she called again to get Misty back to the Gym faster.

Daisy and her sisters going out on vacation in Alola, Kanto!
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Daisy, along with Violet and Lily, reappeared in a fantasy during the Poké Problem segment of Alola, Kanto!, where the Spectacular Sisters ditched the Gym to go on a trip, leaving Misty in charge of everything. She reappeared again in the same capacity in Alola, Alola!, although Misty revealed she had Daisy and the others take over Gym duties while she was in Alola.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Daisy appeared in a fantasy in A Fated Face-Off!. Misty revealed that upon leaving on a new journey after Ash's victory in the World Coronation Series, she left the Gym in the care of her sisters.

Daisy reappeared in a flashback in Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!.

Personality

Daisy and Misty

Cheerful and somewhat absentminded, Daisy spends more time at the Cerulean Gym compared to Violet and Lily. As such, she does show some prowess, responsibility, and determination as a Gym Leader compared to Violet and Lily, which is especially evident in how she, alongside Misty, spearheaded a rescue operation for Luverin when it was abducted by Cassidy and Butch of Team Rocket, and later defeating them. However, she is still not very responsible as a Gym Leader overall and dislikes battling, as in A Real Cleffa-Hanger, Daisy asked Misty if they could just give Badges to the Trainers instead of battling them. As revealed in Judgment Day!, Daisy give Gym Badges out for free, even when Misty is the official Leader.

Rather Daisy, much like Lily and Violet, is more focused on her looks, with her main ambition in life being acting and modelling. She played the lead actress in the drag racer film "High Speed Hannah". Daisy is also the brains behind the Cerulean Gym's famous underwater ballets, which bring her and her sisters much acclaim.

Unlike her other sisters, Daisy is closer to Misty and her friends, being responsible for encouraging Misty to participate in the underwater ballet and helping Tracey with his research on new Pokémon at the Gym.

Pokémon

This is a listing of Daisy's known Pokémon in the anime.

On hand

Luverin
Luverin
Main article: Caserin and Luverin

Daisy's Luvdisc, nicknamed Luverin (Japanese: ラブリン Loverine), is a Pokémon that was owned for a water show and the only known Pokémon she officially has on hand. At first, Luverin did not show interest in Caserin, but after defeating Butch and Cassidy, she changed her mind.

Debut Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!
Voice actors
Japanese Kyoko Hikami
English Rachael Lillis

In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, Daisy mentioned that she had to send all of her Pokémon to the Pokémon Center after their defeats against the Pallet Town Trainers.

At the Gym

See The Sensational Sisters → Pokémon
Daisy featured as the Prince of the Underwater Ballet

Theatrical performances

Filmography

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 佐久間レイ Rei Sakuma
English Lisa Ortiz
Arabic فدوى سليمان Fadwa Souleimane (EP007)
فاطمة سعد Fatima Saad (EP061)
Unknown voice actress (EP273)
Czech Klára Jandová (EP007)
Jana Páleníčková (EP061)
Finnish Elise Langenoja (EP007, EP061)
Karolina Blom (EP273)
Unknown voice actress (AG134)
European French Guylaine Gibert
Italian Tosawi Piovani (EP005; Mediaset dub)
Ludovica De Caro (EP005; TPCi dub)
Elisabetta Spinelli (EP061)
Laura Brambilla (AG134)
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand (EP007)
Ida Lind (EP061)
Siv Klynderud (EP273)
Polish Anna Bielańska (EP007, EP061)
Katarzyna Łukaszyńska (EP273)
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli (EP007)
Daniela Piquet (EP061)
Raquel Marinho (EP273)
Silvia Suzy (AG134)
Gilmara Sanches (Pokémon Chronicles)
Spanish Latin America Jacqueline Castañeda (EP007, EP061)
Rossy Aguirre (EP273)
Circe Luna (EP007*)
Claudia Aline (HS05, HS11)
Mildred Barrera (AG134)
Spain Carmen Cervantes (EP007, EP061)
Felicidad Barrio (EP273)
Olga Velasco (HS05, HS11, HS16)
Beatriz Berciano (AG134)
Vietnamese Võ Huyền Chi


In the games

Daisy appears in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as one of Misty's Gym Trainers, along with Lily and Violet. She will jump down from a diving board before challenging the player.

Pokémon



Quotes

  • Before battle
"Did you see that dive just now? Don’t you think it's deserving of a gold medal?"
  • Upon being defeated
"Your Pokémon totally deserves/deserve a gold medal!"
  • After being defeated
"This Gym's pool uses water from the ocean."

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Daisy in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Daisy first appearance is in Play Misty For Me.

Daisy appeared again later in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race, where she is seen attending the Nomads Independence Day festival with Misty.

Ash & Pikachu

Daisy in Ash & Pikachu

Daisy appeared in a cameo alongside her sisters in Let's Save Pikachu!!. In this chapter, Ash recalled that Misty left the group to take care of the Cerulean Gym while her sisters traveled the world.

Movie adaptations

Daisy and her sisters in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Daisy appeared in a flashback of Ash's adventures in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

Trivia

  • In the Spanish dub of Pokémon Chronicles, she is mistakenly named Dalia, which is the Spanish name of Daisy Oak.
  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it is mentioned that Daisy, Lily, and Violet's natural hair-colors are actually black, and that their blonde, pink, and blue hair were wigs that they wore during their shows. The same source also reveals that they were themselves orphaned at a young age due to their parents abandoning them thanks to the harsh regulations of being a Gym Leader.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese サクラ Sakura From 桜 sakura (cherry blossom)
English, German,
Spanish, French
Daisy From daisy
Italian Margi From margherita (daisy)
Korean 하나 Hana From 하나 hana (one)
Chinese (Mandarin) 櫻花 / 樱花 Yīnghuā From 櫻花 / 樱花 yīnghuā / yīngfā (cherry blossom)
Chinese (Cantonese) 櫻花 Yīngfā
Brazilian Portuguese Margarida*
Daisy*
Deisi*
From margarida (daisy)
Same as her English name
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


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