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Janina (Japanese: コナツ Konatsu) is one of Jasmine's young apprentices at the Olivine Gym, and a recurring character in the Pokémon anime.

Janina appeared in several episodes of the anime. Her first appearance was in Fight for the Light!. She challenged Ash to a battle, but cheated by putting water-resistant polish on her Onix. After apologizing for her deception, she helped Ash and the others go to Cianwood City to help get medicine for Jasmine's sick Ampharos, Sparkle, whose ailment was the reason Jasmine was unavailable for Ash's Gym battle.

She also helped out during Jasmine and Ash's Gym battle in Nerves of Steelix! by acting as the referee. One of her dreams is to become a strong Pokémon Trainer, and Ash told her that he would eventually come back to battle her when she became stronger.


This listing is of Janina's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

Janina's Onix
Onix is Janina's only known Pokémon. It first appeared when Janina posed as Jasmine and battled Ash in a Gym battle which she cheated using a water resistant polish. Ash called out his Totodile and used Water Gun which did no damage from the polish, Onix then tackled Totodile and fainted it. Ash then sent out Pikachu and used Agility before being stopped by Jasmine. Jasmine then told Janina to scrub the polish off Onix which she did.

Later, when Team Rocket were causing havoc in the Glitter Lighthouse, Onix saw the smoke caused by Weezing, so Janina decided to go and investigate. She found Team Rocket in their balloon. Jessie ordered Arbok to use Poison Sting which Onix deflected. Team Rocket tried to escape on the sea where Onix couldn't go. Onix went on the tsunami barriers and swung its body latching onto Arbok, swinging them and sending them blasting off.

Onix made a brief cameo in Nerves of Steelix! with Janina.

Onix's known moves are Tackle and Wrap*.

Debut Fight for the Light
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

As Janina offered a 3-on-3 match, Janina has at least two other Pokémon with her.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 笹本優子 Yūko Sasamoto
English Kerry Williams
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Polish Magda Ostolska (EP208-EP209)
Monika Jarosińska (EP223-EP224)
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Bullara
Spanish Latin America Lupita Leal (EP208-EP209)
Patricia Acevedo (EP224)
Spain Cristina Yuste


  • In the Castilian Spanish dub of Pokémon, she is named Sachiko, which is the Spanish name of Janine. This is probably because the translator mistook her name with Janine's.
    • This also happens in the German version, with both sharing the name of Janina.

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