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Florinda Showers (Japanese: リンドウ・ムラサメ Lindow Murasame) is a character of the day who appeared in Make Room for Gloom of the Pokémon anime, as well as in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.
In the anime
Florinda owns the Xanadu Nursery, after inheriting it from her still living parents. She takes care of the plants there, and gives them her utmost attention and care. She has very long purple hair and bright amethyst eyes. She wears a yellow, almost gown-like sun dress and a green jacket on top.
Florinda is an expert on plants of the Pokémon world, and those with special properties which can affect Pokémon. She cares very much for her plants, declaring that they are like "children" to her, and cares as much for her Gloom. Since she runs the Nursery for her parents, she feels that they expect a lot from her, thus giving her a few confidence issues. She is very sweet and gentle, but too self-pitying.
Her confidence issues seem to have begun when she tried using a Leaf Stone on her Gloom. She thinks that even with the Evolution Stone, she was not able to evolve her Gloom because of not training it properly enough, although she has already helped it to develop an antidote for some of the plants that exist in the garden. She reciprocates these confidence issues with her running the nursery. She finds out later that the Leaf Stone she used was fake, upon close scrutiny by Brock (who, as usual, is smitten over the beautiful Florinda). They find out later on that it was all Team Rocket's doing, but then, Florinda blames herself too much for being so gullible, even going to the extent that she says that she's useless.
She had trained her Gloom well enough and thoroughly properly, though, and much better than she thought she had. She finally realized her potential when Team Rocket started making off with Ash's Pikachu and everyone except for her and her Gloom had been afflicted by Stun Stem, a plant located in the nursery that Paralyzed everyone. Along with some encouragement from Brock, Florinda gathered the confidence she needed to defeat Team Rocket and save Pikachu.
Although Brock had helped her, Florinda's true love was Potter, an employee at the Xanadu Nursery. She asked if he wanted to help her manage it, and he agreed, both realizing that they had fallen in love with each other. This portion also contained a funny scene, in which Brock is anguished by Florinda's declaration of love to Potter. Since Brock helped Florinda regain her confidence, he naturally thought that he had won the affection of Florinda, but it actually did not happen.
Potter and Florinda now manage the Xanadu Nursery, working hand-in-hand to take care of the plants contained within it.
After her Gloom cured Ash's Bulbasaur from an encounter with some of the plants, the two seemed to develop a certain affection for each other, with Bulbasaur rubbing against and licking Gloom and Gloom clearly blushing, but nothing apparently came of it.
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| Florinda Showers' Gloom lives at the Xanadu Nursery and first appeared when Brock thought he saw a beautiful women all Ash saw was Gloom. It later appeared when Ash's Bulbasaur sniffed "Stun Stem" making it paralyzed, Gloom had developed an immunity to the plant and helped Bulbasaur to the treatment room and in the end Bulbasaur recovers from a liquid in Gloom's flower and decide to play. It was revealed that its owner wanted to evolve it with a Leaf Stone but it did not work, Professor Oak appears saying the Leaf Stone was a fake.
Suddenly Team Rocket attack, using a powder from the Stun Stem to stop the group except from Florinda and Gloom. Gloom confronts Team Rocket as they send out Arbok and Weezing, Gloom can't see anything from the smoke Weezing caused and uses Double Team confusing them. It then finishes them off with a Solar Beam sending them blasting off.
It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.
Gloom's known moves are Double Team and Solar Beam.
|| Make Room for Gloom
| Voice actors
|| Kayzie Rogers
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
Florinda in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Florinda also appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, a manga series based on the anime. She appears in the chapter Days of Gloom and Glory.
Her family lived in a house for many generations until it sank into the sea. Similarly to the anime, she was tricked by Team Rocket into buying Leaf Stones. Potter would go to such lengths as to dive into the sea to retrieve her things. She finds an abandoned baby Meowth and adopts it. Eventually Team Rocket come back to steal all of her Gloom, but she commands them to all use SolarBeam, which sends Team Rocket blasting off.
- In the anime, both of her Gloom's moves are TMs (TM32 and TM22), and Florinda notes that she taught it Solar Beam after seeing the move in a magazine.
|| リンドウ・ムラサメ Lindow Murasame
|| From 竜胆 rindō (gentian) or 林道 rindō (forest path) and 村雨 murasame (passing shower)
| English, Italian
|| Florinda Showers
|| From flora and shower
| French, German, Spanish
|| Same as English name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 林子 Línzi
|| From 林子 línzi, grove