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ホミカ Homika
"Poison days, poison on the stage!"
Black 2 White 2 Roxie.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2 by Yusuke Ohmura[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Virbank City
Region Unova
Relatives Pop Roxie (father)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2, Masters EX
Leader of Virbank Gym
Badge Toxic Badge
Specializes in Poison
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Brianna Knickerbocker[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Chisa Suganuma[3] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
English voice actor Alyson Rosenfeld
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura

Roxie (Japanese: ホミカ Homika) is a musician who is the Gym Leader of Virbank City's Gym, known officially as the Virbank Gym. She specializes in Poison-type Pokémon. She gives the Toxic Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the core series games

Roxie appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as a Gym Leader. She is a musician who plays the bass guitar. Her Gym is a music club. Trainers who defeat Roxie will receive the Toxic Badge, along with TM09 (Venoshock).

Before the Gym battle, Roxie is seen in Virbank City outside of the Pokémon Center, arguing with her father about him becoming a movie star. He defends his wishes by commenting that Roxie balances her duties as the Virbank Gym Leader, and as a member of her rock band. He leaves, and Roxie gets angry and heads for the Gym, which the player can directly challenge.

After the Gym battle, Roxie can be seen near the port with Hugh and several of the Team Plasma Grunts. After the battle that follows, she gives the player HM01 (Cut) and then heads back to the Gym.

Roxie later makes a brief appearance after the player competes in the PWT for the first time, expressing an interest in competing in it (causing Clay to remark that word of the competition is spreading). Roxie does indeed compete in it later, along with most other Gym Leaders. During summer, she also visits Cynthia at Caitlin's villa in Undella Town, as do the other female Gym Leaders.


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Roxie uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles. She will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Scolipede.

Driftveil/Mix Tournament

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders/Mix Master Tournament

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name RoxieForever! Thank yooou! 'This is a story about the first time I ever went to one of Roxie's shows! Many fans collapsed from the toxic power of her songs. Roxie's really a toxic shock to the system, isn't she?!' Maybe they were just too excited and fainted. Make sure to drink lots of fluids when you go to concerts! 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Roxie (Masters)

Roxie forms a sync pair with Whirlipede, and its evolved form Scolipede, along with Amped Form Toxtricity in Pokémon Masters EX. Her Toxtricity is capable of Gigantamaxing. Roxie has been a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Roxie has also made notable appearances in one of the game's Main Stories, Legendary Adventures.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#044 VSRoxie Masters.png Roxie #0545 MastersIcon0545.png Whirlipede → Scolipede
PoisonIC Masters.png
PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★☆☆EX Can be selected after Chapter 2
Sync Pair Scout
#044 VSRoxie Sygna Masters.png Sygna Suit
#0849 MastersIcon0849.png Toxtricity Dynamax icon.png Buddy Move Icon Masters.png
Amped FormGigantamax
PoisonIC Masters.png
GroundIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png Masters Special Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout



Roxie Concept art B2W2.jpg Dream League Card Pack Artwork Naoki Saito.jpg
Concept art from Black 2 and White 2 Raw artwork of the Dream League
package art by Naoki Saito


Spr B2W2 Roxie.png Roxie OD.png VSRoxie.png
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2


Main article: Roxie/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Roxie in the anime

Roxie appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Part 2. Like the games, she is a musician who plays the bass guitar. She fronts Unova's top punk rock band named "Koffing and the Toxics", with Roughneck Nicky and Guitarist Billy Jo as the other members.

She is also a powerful Gym Leader, defeating everyone who dared to challenge her with only three Pokémon even when they challenged her with six. When Ash arrived at her Gym, she was thrilled to see his Pikachu, as she too had a Pokémon originating from Kanto, Koffing, and happily accepted his challenge.

Roxie defeated five out of six of Ash's Pokémon, except for Pikachu, who knocked out Roxie's Garbodor. When she was defeated, she happily congratulated Ash as the crowd cheered for his victory, and she presented him with his eighth and final Unova Badge, the Toxic Badge.

She reappeared in a flashback in Curtain Up, Unova League!. She also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.


Roxie is brimming with confidence. She is determined to prove her strength against all challengers, with the Virbank Gym's unique rules giving the challenger the opportunity to use up to six Pokémon against Roxie's three. Her usual battle strategy is to poison her opponent's Pokémon before dealing damage with some heavy-hitting attacks. She is highly perceptive and has developed counter strategies to take out her challengers in quick succession.

Roxie proved herself to be a very capable Gym Leader, defeating five of Ash's six Pokémon despite being at a disadvantage in terms of her party. She would occasionally perform a riff on her bass during the battle, and the crowd would chant her name. Despite their status as opponents, she also preferred giving Ash a fairer chance, offering Pignite a Pecha Berry to heal its poisoning after it defeated Scolipede when she could have simply let the battle continue with Pignite weakening.


This listing is of Roxie's known Pokémon in the anime:

Roxie's Koffing
Koffing was the first Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. She captured it while she was touring in Kanto, and it inspired her to assemble her rock band, "Koffing and the Toxics". When Ash, Cilan, and Iris arrived at the Gym, it was seen defeating a Trainer's Gothitelle despite the type disadvantage. During the match, it defeated Ash's Boldore and Unfezant rather easily, but was later defeated by Leavanny, who used String Shot to tie Koffing up and then hit it with Energy Ball.

Koffing's known moves are Clear Smog, Gyro Ball, Sludge Bomb, and Will-O-Wisp.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Bill Rogers
Roxie's Scolipede
Scolipede was the second Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It quickly defeated Ash's Leavanny, but was later taken down by Pignite's powerful Fire Pledge, who had the type advantage.

Scolipede's known moves are Toxic, Rock Tomb, Sludge Bomb, and Screech.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Marc Thompson
Roxie's Garbodor
Garbodor was the third and last Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Pignite and Palpitoad, but was later defeated by Pikachu after getting paralyzed by his Static. It reappeared in a flashback in Certain Up, Unova League!.

Garbodor's known moves are Double Slap, Hyper Beam, Gunk Shot, and Venoshock.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura
English Alyson Rosenfeld
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Danish Sara Poulsen
Finnish Taru Tikkanen
European French Alexandra Corréa
Polish Julia Chatys
Brazilian Portuguese Clarice Espíndola
Spanish Latin America Mireya Mendoza
Spain Ainhoa Martín (BW083-BW084)
Isatxa Mengíbar (BW103)


Roxie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 arc

Roxie in Pokémon Adventures

Roxie was first mentioned by Yuko in Movie Panic, where she debuted in New Sword Player. After attending one of her concerts, Blake asked Roxie to be a judge at the Aspertia City Trainers' School Autumn Choir Tournament, which she happily accepted. In Choir Tournament, after Blake's team won the competition, Roxie had her father take the winning team and their class to Castelia City to compete in the Unova Choir Tournament.

In Angry Boy, shortly after arriving at their destination, Roxie encountered an injured member of the executive committee for the Unova Choir Tournament. When the man revealed his Karrablast was stolen by Team Plasma, Roxie, Blake, Whitley, and Hugh headed to the Castelia Sewers to find the culprits. Soon after entering the area, everyone was attacked by a group of Team Plasma Grunts. Roxie and Whitley were separated from the others, but they managed to defeat the Grunts, forcing them to retreat.

In Therian Forme III, Roxie and Whitley left the sewers to meet with the others at Prime Pier. Whitley stayed behind while Roxie went ahead to return the executive committee member's Karrablast. Hugh appeared and revealed to everyone that a student was a member of Team Plasma, forcing Whitley to come out of hiding and reveal herself. Finding her behavior suspicious, Roxie and the class began to suspect Whitley, but were put to sleep by her Foongy's spores.

In Pink Slip, Cheren woke up to find he, Roxie, and the class were taken to the Marine Tube. There, they encountered Benga, a Trainers' School student that was suspended on the first day of school for picking a fight with his classmates. Benga and Marlon took everyone to safety after Castelia was frozen over by Team Plasma's flying ship, the Plasma Frigate. When asked to join Benga and Marlon launch a counterattack against the villains, Roxie and Cheren agreed.

In Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony, Roxie attended the Trainers' School graduation ceremony.


Roxie's Whirlipede
Whirlipede is Roxie's only known Pokémon. It was sent out to assist Roxie in finding the villains who attacked a man and stole his Karrablast. At the Castelia Sewers, Whirlipede was used to battle the Team Plasma Grunts' Muk. Due to being a Poison-type expert, Roxie managed to hold her own in battle, but was eventually overwhelmed by the number of opponents.

None of Whirlipede's moves are known.

Debut Angry Boy

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Roxie in Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Roxie appeared in ANL2 where she punched two Team Plasma Grunts away. Seeing the incident, Roxie wasn't convinced that Arata could take care of any Pokémon. Roxie decided to settle their score with a Pokémon battle, with Arata using the Pokémon he was able to protect from Team Plasma. During the middle of the battle, Bianca recognized Roxie as a singer and Trainer from Virbank City. Roxie confirmed her talents to Arata and doesn't sense the heart in him to become a Pokémon Trainer. After Arata protected Oshawott from a falling light pole, Oshawott was able to defeat Roxie. She then promised to Arata that she will battle him seriously next time and told him that she was the Gym Leader in the Virbank Gym.


Roxie's Koffing
Koffing is Roxie's only known Pokémon. She used Koffing against Arata's Oshawott in their battle and lost.

None of Koffing's moves are known.

Debut ANL2

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Roxie in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Roxie's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Koffing Psychic Cosmic Eclipse Common 76/236 Dream League C 021/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 243/236 Dream League CHR 056/049
Weezing Psychic Cosmic Eclipse Rare 77/236 Dream League U 022/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Roxie Su Cosmic Eclipse Uncommon 205/236 Dream League U 046/049
      Tag All Stars SR 197/173


  • Roxie's Japanese Leader title is ポイズンライフ ポイズンライブ!.
  • Her bass is styled similarly to the Venipede evolutionary family.
  • She is the only Gym Leader to appear in the anime before her debut in the games.
  • Based on her official artwork and her in-game sprite, Roxie is left-handed.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ホミカ Homika From ホミカ homika (strychnine tree), a poisonous plant
English, Brazilian
Roxie From toxic and rock music; could also be a reference to Roxy and Poison, two characters from Final Fight.
German Mica From Strychnos nux-vomica (scientific name of strychnine tree)
Spanish Hiedra From hiedra venenosa (poison ivy)
French Strykna From Strychnos nux-vomica (scientific name of strychnine tree)
Italian Velia From veleno (venom)
Korean 보미카 Vomica From Strychnos nux-vomica
Chinese (Mandarin) 霍米加 Huòmǐjiā Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 霍米加 Fokmáihgā
Indonesian Roksi Similar to her English name
Vietnamese Homika Transcription of her Japanese name

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