Janine/Quotes

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These are Janine's quotes in the Pokémon games.

In the core series

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

  • Before battle
"Fufufufu... I'm sorry to disappoint you... I'm only joking! I'm the real deal! Janine of Fuchsia Gym, that's me!"
  • Being defeated
"You're a tough one. You definitely won... Here's SoulBadge. Take it."
  • After being defeated
"You're so tough! I have a special gift! It's Toxic, a powerful poison that steadily saps the victim's HP."
"I'm going to really apply myself and improve my skills. I want to become better than both Father and you!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"My father is Gym Leader of this town. I'm training to use Poison Pokémon as well as my father."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Fuchsia Gym

  • Before battle
"Fufufufu... I'm sorry to disappoint you... I'm only joking! I'm the real deal! Janine of Fuchsia Gym, that's me!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"You've got a great battle technique!"
  • When the last Pokémon is at a critical health
"Not good. Seriously not good."
  • Being defeated
"...!!! So... So strong!"
  • After being defeated
"I see... You have defeated Koga, my father and a member of the Elite Four, to come here. No wonder you are strong! You've definitely won... Here's the Soul Badge. Take it."
"You're so tough! I have a special gift!"
"It's Poison Jab, a powerful Poison-type move that may poison its victim."
"I'm going to really apply myself and improve my skills. I want to become much better than both my father and you!"

Fighting Dojo

  • Before battle
"I can't use my ninja technique, but I won't let you win!"
  • After being defeated
"I lost today, but I'll win next time!"

Pokémon League Reception Gate

  • In the evenings (after number registration)
"I'm done taking lunch to my dad, and now I'm on my way home. Do you want to take a picture with me?"
No: "That's a pity."
Yes: "Can you look as cool as me for the picture? Don't you think we look good in the picture?"

Celadon Department Store

"Ha! You don't know a thing! The best Trainer in the world is Koga, one of the Elite Four! Namely--my dad!"
"Please stop this! Why don't you just admit that my dad is the true Trainer!"
"Bah!"

Pokégear Registering (Reception Gate)

"I'm on my way to my dad's house to give him his lunch. The Elite Four has no time to rest, day or night. It's such hard work, you know? Say! Do you want to exchange numbers?"
Yes: "Call me on Monday around noon if you want to battle!"
No: "You don't look like you're scared, but you are, aren't you?"
"Now you want to know my number, don't you?"

Pokégear Phone

  • Calling her
"Hello, hello, hello... Oh, hello, what are you up to? I'm just fine, thanks! Many of the Gym Leaders are much stronger than I am. We've just got to work harder!"
"Hello, hello, hello... Oh, hello, what are you up to? I'm just fine, thanks! My schedule's fairly open on Monday afternoons. Would you mind calling me back then?"
"Sorry? I'm afraid I can't hear you very well. Must be a bad connection. Can you call again from somewhere else?"
  • Her calling the player
"This is Janine. How are you doing? Hey, can I talk to you about my dad? Only if you want to hear, though. Seriously? I might talk your ear off if I'm not careful!"
"This is Janine. How are you doing? See, I've been training with my dad since I was little--to be a Gym Leader. I haven't even considered taking any other path, really. It's my dream to someday become a better Gym Leader than Dad!"
"This is Janine. How are you doing? Falkner in Violet City... He's talking about his dad all the time! Seriously, he's such a daddy's boy, he needs to become his own person sometime, you know? What do you mean, I should talk? Ha ha--mind your own business!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

  • Before battle (first round)
"I'm Janine! Feel the horror of Poison-type Pokémon!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"I'm Janine! I'm a modern ninja! Feel the horror of the Poison-type Pokémon I use!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I'm Janine! The essence of ninjas' moves obtained by training! Feel the horror from the Poison-type Pokémon who've mastered it."
  • Being defeated
"You've got a great battle technique!"
  • If the player is defeated
"I'm Janine! Remember this name!"
  • After being defeated
"I'm going to really apply myself and improve my skills. I want to become much better than both my father and you!"
  • After winning
"Even though I won, you were quite strong! The path of Pokémon is the path of training! Let's meet here again!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"While I admire your victory, I'm disappointed that I lost... I'm still not a full-fledged Trainer yet. I'll train with my father to be better than before and challenge you again!"

In the side series

Pokémon Stadium 2

  • Before battle
"Yep, I'm Janine. You're saying you beat my father?"
"My Pokémon are masters of poisonous moves."
"I know you're tough. This is deadly serious!"
  • Sending out first Pokémon
"<Pokémon>, go!"
  • Sending out a new Pokémon
"<Pokémon>, give it your best shot!"
"There, that's <Pokémon>!"
"Good, <Pokémon>!"
"You did well, <Pokémon>!"
"<Pokémon>, put it away!"
"You're no good for this!"
"<Pokémon>, come back!"
"All right, that's good enough, <Pokémon>!"
  • Own Pokémon faints
"I give!"
"No! Really?!?"
  • Player's Pokémon faints
"That's the way I like it!"
"Taking that critical hit... You have no luck at all."
  • Player's Pokémon lands a critical hit
"What? That was a critical hit? What do you mean?!?"
"Aww, don't take that."
  • Commanding her Pokémon to use Attract
"There, turn on the Charm!"
"<Pokémon>, Double Team!"
"Baton Pass!"
"Poisonous moves sap you steadily."
"That'll do."
"That'll do."
  • If the player is defeated
"I avenged our honor!"
  • After being defeated
"I understand losing to Father, but losing to you?"
"Why? How could this happen?"
"Aren't you something. Where did you train?"
  • After winning
"There, there. It went just as I expected. I'll battle someone tougher next time."
"Heh! Sure, winning makes me happy."
"I did it! Not too shabby!"
  • If the battle ended in a draw
"Whew. We can't end it this way."
  • If the player runs from the battle
"Ha, ha, ha! Is that a ninja escape technique?"

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Janine (Masters)
Menu interface (voice clips)
  • After being recruited for the first time
"Janine of Fuchsia Gym—that's me! I'm a ninja Pokémon Trainer and master of all things poison!"
  • Subsequent recruitments
"Janine on the scene! I'm still learning, but I'll back you up with my ninja techniques!"
  • Sync pair viewer
"I'm the real deal!"
"I'll show you what it means to be a ninja master!"
  • Selection screen (forming team)
"Looks like I'm up!"
  • Selection screen (disbanding team)
"See ya later!"
  • Upon learning a new lucky skill
"Something new for us to try!"
  • Upon leveling up
"That's all my training paying off!"
  • Upon reaching max level
"I promise I'll become the best ninja ever!"
  • Upon unlocking a new level cap
"I'll never lose to anyone again!"
  • During conversation
"Hi!"
"Hey!"
"Yeah?"
"Heheheh!"
"Eheheheheheh!"
"Hmhmhm!"
"Hah, hah..."
"Eheheheh."
"Impressive!"
"Super cool!"
"Congrats!"
"You've got this!"
"Heyy!"
"Why, you!"
"No way."
"Auuugh."
"Nhuh, nhuh!"
"It can't be!"
"Haaah."
"What?"
"Naah!"
"Aah!"
"Uuuuh..."
"Huuuuh."
"Hmmm."
"All right!"
"Thanks!"
"Sorry about that."
"You can count on me!"
"No!"
"Ow!"
"I'd appreciate it!"
"I see."
"Oh, wow!"
"Oh...eheheheh."
"See ya later!"
"I'm ready to go!"
"I'm getting pumped!"
  • During special log-in conversation (morning)
"Morning! I always start my day with a long jog to help strengthen my legs!"
"Life is full of distractions, but I'm gonna do my best to stay focused on my training today!"
  • During special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"If I ever want to beat you or my father, I've gotta train hard every day!"
"I was just on my way to give my father his lunch!"
  • During special log-in conversation (evening)
"If your eyes aren't used to the dark, I can guide you at night."
"Moving through the shadows of night... Mark of a true ninja!"
  • During special gift conversation
"Here, take this!"'
Battle interface (voice clips)
  • Co-op match screen
"All right!"
  • VS screen
"I'm ready for battle!"
  • Sending out Pokémon
"Come on!"
  • Using Pokémon move
"Go!"
"This isn't over!"
  • Using item
"Hiyah!"
  • Using Trainer move
"Hyah! An opening!"
  • Using sync move
"I'm getting pumped!"
  • Unity attack / theme skill
"Silence!"
"Shadow!"
"Poison!"
  • Uh-oh!
"I'm getting pumped!"
  • Switching in
"Let's get started!"
  • Recalling fainted Pokémon
"Do we need more training?"
  • "Nice" emote
"Hey, pretty good!"
  • "Watch out" emote
"I sense danger!"
  • "Let's do this" emote
"I'm only joking."
  • "Thanks" emote
"Thanks!"
  • Defeat
"Agh... We'll win next time."
  • Victory
"All right!"
"You were no match for my ninja techniques."
Main Story PML Arc - Chapter 16 - Ninja Kin
  • Ninja Kin: Part 1
"Here they are, Father! It's <player>'s team!"
"You should be flattered. Father only prepares like this for opponents that he considers formidable."
"Don't think that your conventional strategies will work against us!"
  • Ninja Kin: Part 2
"... ... ..."
"I'm sorry, Father."
"I'm not a child. I know why we lost that battle."
"I held you back..."
"Father..."
"You can't spoil me like that! If you really consider me an equal, you should be more strict with me!"
"Besides, I don't want to take your kindness for granted! I have to become stronger so that I can proudly call myself your equal."
"That's why I'm going to go on a journey to train!"
"I guess this is good-bye for a while. I promise I'll come back stronger."
"So when I do, let's battle together!"
Main Story PML Arc - Chapter 30 - The Road to Victory
  • The Road to Victory: Part 2
  • After speaking to Koga and Norman
  • Off-screen, as "???"
"Father!"
  • After appearing, as Janine
"I decided to take the day off. After all, the big battle is today!"
"Here, I made you some lunch!"
Main Story Villain Arc - Johto - Team Rocket's Revival
  • Infiltrate the Rocket Hideout
"My father and I will take care of everyone here! Let's help each other out!"
"OK, prepare yourselves!"
Story Event - Family Ties
  • A Family against All Odds
"Good battle! Guess that's another victory for us!"
"<player>, Gladion, Lillie, you're doing great! You're really starting to move with confidence!"
Costume Event - Poké War Games
  • Team Huddle
"Yes, Father!"
  • Clash of Factions
"If you want to pass through this forest, you'll have to battle us!"
Find the Ditto impostors!
  • If spoken to
"I see... You've got some impressive transformation technique there!"
"Say, why don't you come with me to Fuchsia Gym?"
Story Event - The Electrifying Influencer
  • Pasio #2: It's Full of Famous People?!
"We're from Fuchsia City in Kanto, and we're—"
Trainer Files - Elegant Flying-Type Pokémon
  • Noctowl's Nickname
"Wha—?!"
"Wait! I-I may have lost to you..."
"but that doesn't mean my father lost!"
"Bah!"
"Already on it!"
  • Inherited Techniques and Feelings
"You fell for my technique!"
"You can't lay a hand on me, as poison brings your steady doom..."
"That's the essence of ninjas' moves!"
"Falkner!"
"Hehe! Got a better impression of me?"
"H-huh? Your attitude sure did a 180..."
"Well, if you can see how great my father is now, that's all that matters."
"See ya later!"
Story Event - Victor's Cooking Class!
  • Relishing Heartwarming Memories
"Did you make this, Father?!"
"Wow! Thank you, Father!"
Sync Pair Story - A Day with Janine
"Hmm, I see. So that's how you're gonna fight, huh?"
What are you doing?: "Oh, <player>! Hey there!"
"I was, uh... I was watching the townspeople."
Do you see someone you know?: "Oh, <player>! Hey there!"
"No, I was watching strangers."
"I was watching the movements of all the Trainers and Pokémon in town."
"I was also watching the Pokémon battles that were happening all over."
"This is a part of my training, too!"
"I've been out here since early this morning!"
You really work hard on your studies, don't you?: "You got that right!"
You're just slacking off, aren't you?!: "No—I'm not! This is training!"
"I train every day with Ariados."
"But what makes Pokémon battles deep is the fact that they're more than just tests of strength."
"It's suuuper important that you read what your opponent is thinking and build your strategy around that!"
"I was watching all of these Trainers and Pokémon..."
"so I can learn to read one—even two—steps ahead in battle."
Well, I learned something today!/That's awesome!: "I know, right?"
"With perfect strategy is how a ninja fights!"
"My father has always told me that I must train not only my body but my mind and spirit, too!"
"But...no matter how perfect your strategy is, it doesn't count for anything unless you are connected with your Pokémon."
"I learned that the most important thing is for the Trainer and the Pokémon to have a trusting relationship."
I see./I can see that being really important.: "It's not like Ariados and I need that kind of advice, though! We have each other's back all the time!"
"All the pain and sorrows that we went through... We were able to overcome them together."
"Right, Ariados?"
"Considering what good partners we are, I know we won't lose to anybody!"
We'll give you a run for your money!: "Well then, I guess that makes us rivals!"
Even your dad?: "Of course!"
"We could beat my father and his Crobat!"
"With our sync strength, Ariados and I will only get stronger!"
"Stronger than you...and stronger than Father!"
Pokémon Center
  • Random conversation
"People in Kanto say that Weezing are Pokémon that eat poison gas and get bigger."
"And would you believe that they are really popular among girls?"
"Yeah, I figured you wouldn't. I might be the only girl that does like them."
  • If spoken to again
"I love my Weezing."
"I might sometimes make him angry and make him explode, though."
  • Random conversation
"My father is Koga, of the Elite Four! I want to become more like him. That's why I have to train even harder!"
"Father is very strong and strict. He is also cool with how skilled of a Pokémon Trainer he is!"
"But more importantly, he's kind! Isn't he awesome?"
"But I won't lose in the PML! I'm still a Pokémon Trainer first and foremost and a daughter second!"
  • If spoken to again
"Overcoming the person you admire the most is the ultimate form of flattery!"
"So I was hoping that I could battle you a lot."
"That way, we can polish each other's skills!"
  • Random conversation
"Everybody in the Fuchsia City Gym disguises themselves to look like me! You can imagine how hard it is to find me!"
"It's really fun, and a lot of the challengers have good things to say about it, but..."
"nobody realizes it's me if I ever dress up."
  • If spoken to again
"There are a lot of fashionable people on Pasio."
"But whenever I dress up, everybody asks if it's just another disguise."
"I mean...that's not really my intention."
  • Random conversation
"My ninja uniform is specially tailored! It's made from Ariados silk!"
"It's really durable! And even better, it's warm in the winter and really cool in the summer!"
"But the best part is that it makes me feel as if Ariados is always protecting me."
  • If spoken to again
"People sometimes make gloves or scarves with Ariados silk, too."
"Maybe I can make you some!"
  • Random conversation
"Hey, <player>. What do you think of Poison-type Pokémon?"
"I think it's great that each Pokémon has moves that it alone specializes in."
"And they use those moves to get any advantage they can and become stronger, whether their type is Fire, Grass, Water, or even Poison."
"Of course, Poison isn't one of the popular types, but I'm not ashamed to say that I like it."
  • If spoken to again
"You can ask me anything about Poison types! I'll teach you everything I know!"
"I'm learning a lot about moves from you, too, <player>. It's nice to be able to exchange knowledge."
  • Random conversation
"My father is a member of the Elite Four! He's one of the best Pokémon Trainers in the world!"
"I inherited my Gym from my father!"
"I still have a lot to learn, but one day, I'm going to become so strong that both my father and all the other Gym Leaders will acknowledge me!"
  • If spoken to again
"I want to become stronger so that I'll be a better Gym Leader!"
"I have to study more about poison and practice my ninja techniques... There are a lot of things I have to do!"
"I'm going to be challenging you to battles a lot more in the future, so be ready for that!"
  • Random conversation
"I'm not one to brag, but I think I'm pretty strong!"
"Of course, I still have a lot to learn, and I'm not nearly strong enough for my father to accept me."
"But as long as I'm with you, I know I can surpass all my limits!"
  • If spoken to again
"I apparently have a little bit of stage fright."
"But whenever I'm talking to you, I can relax and use my full strength!"
"So let's stick together! I don't think I can do this without you!"
  • Special log-in conversation (generic)
"Hey, <player>! I was getting tired of waiting for you!"
"Let's train and get superduper stronger together!"
  • Special log-in conversation (morning)
"Morning! I always start my day with a long jog to help strengthen my legs!"
  • Special log-in conversation (morning)
"Life is full of distractions, but I'm gonna do my best to stay focused on my training today!"
  • Special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"If I ever want to beat you or my father, I've gotta train hard every day!"
  • Special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"I was just on my way to give my father his lunch!"
  • Special log-in conversation (evening)
"If your eyes aren't used to the dark, I can guide you at night."
  • Special log-in conversation (evening)
"Moving through the shadows of night... Mark of a true ninja!"
  • Special gift conversation
"Here, you can have this! It was caught in Ariados's thread!"
"Whether it's a Pokémon or an item, there's always a right place to use it!"
  • After giving out item
"You can find a lot of cool stuff caught in Ariados's web. Isn't that cool?"
"When I was a kid, I was clumsy and would get caught in Ariados's web myself."
"Oh, really? It's nice to know that there's another girl out there who likes Poison types."
"I wonder what her training was like. My father's training worked me to the bone..."
"We must train even harder, then!"
"There are so many strategies that Poison types excel in. I wonder what kinds of moves she uses..."
"I'm getting excited just talking about it! One of these days, we should go challenge that dojo!"
"Not before I show her the essence of a ninja's moves!"
  • Special Type Team-Up (2023) Daily Type Rotation event conversation with Roxie and Looker
"My ability to transform is a secret ninja technique! I won't lose easily!"