Misty (anime)

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カスミ Kasumi
Misty SM.png
Art from Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Age 10[1] (not stated in dub)
12[2] (The Electric Tale of Pikachu)
Gender Female
Eye color Viridian
Hair color Orange
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Violet, and Lily (sisters)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Rachael Lillis (EP001 - AG134)
Michele Knotz (MoMP - JN147)
Japanese voice actor Mayumi Iizuka
Member of Indigo League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Generation I
Counterpart(s) Misty
Games Puzzle League
Manga series Ash & Pikachu
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Pokémon Newspaper Strip
Counterpart(s) Misty (Pokémon Newspaper Strip)
Debut Hoppip, the Wind Calls! (Ash & Pikachu)
Pikachu, I See You! (The Electric Tale of Pikachu)

Misty (Japanese: カスミ Kasumi) is an aspiring Water Pokémon Master and a former traveling partner of Ash. She is also the Gym Leader of the Cerulean Gym, handing out the Cascade Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Water-type Pokémon.

Misty journeyed with Ash through Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, sharpening her skills as a Water-type Trainer along the way. Eventually, she decided to return home to preside over her family's Gym. After watching Ash in the Masters Eight Tournament, she was inspired to go on another journey and left the Gym under her sisters' care. During her travels, she reunited and resumed traveling with Ash in Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master until she decided to return home.

In the anime



Baby Misty

Not much is known about Misty's early childhood other than that she grew up in Cerulean City in the Kanto region with her three sisters. When she was very young, an encounter with a Gyarados at the Cerulean Gym led to her being frightened of them. In No Big Woop!, it was revealed that Misty used to play the tambourine as a toddler. Misty often received hand-me-down toys and clothes from her older sisters, who seemed to have been favored in their family, as seen during flashbacks in Princess vs. Princess. Eventually, Misty became one of the Gym Leaders of the Cerulean Gym alongside her sisters. Bullying and exclusion by her sisters led Misty to leave home and effectively leave her sisters as the Gym Leaders before Pokémon, I Choose You!, choosing to prove herself as a Water-type Pokémon Master.

Original series

Misty carrying her burnt bike

Misty debuted in Pokémon, I Choose You!, fishing in a nearby river on Route 1. As her fishing rod snagged something, she managed to pull out not a Water-type Pokémon, but Ash and his injured Pikachu, who were being chased by a flock of Spearow. After pointing Ash in the direction of the nearest Pokémon Center, the one in Viridian City, he borrowed her bicycle, saying that he would return it someday.

In Pokémon Emergency!, Misty appeared in the Pokémon Center after Ash dropped off his Pikachu, holding her charred bike and demanding a new one right away. She continued following Ash as he headed for Pewter City, telling him in Showdown in Pewter City that she would continue following him until she was paid back for the bike.

Consequently, Misty traveled around the Kanto region, the Orange Archipelago, and the Johto region with Ash. Earlier in the series, she mentioned getting her bicycle replaced several times. By the end of the Indigo League, however, Misty seemed to have forgotten about the bicycle, indicating that her real reason for following along with Ash was that she simply wanted to remain with her friends. While traveling with Ash, Misty often acted as his coach in Pokémon battles.

Ash and Misty were later joined by Brock, from Showdown in Pewter City to Poké Ball Peril and again from the end of The Rivalry Revival to the end of the original series, and Tracey from The Lost Lapras to The Rivalry Revival. When she and Brock were both traveling with Ash, Misty would pull Brock away by his ear when he approached a beautiful woman. This began in The Bridge Bike Gang and Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, and became far more frequent while they were in Johto.

Misty with Daisy, Violet, and Lily

In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, Misty challenged Ash to a Gym battle after her sisters at the Cerulean Gym nearly gave Ash a Cascade Badge without a battle and to prove she was as good a Pokémon Trainer as her sisters. Ash and Misty each defeated one Pokémon, but Team Rocket interrupted the match when they tried to steal the Gym's Water Pokémon. Misty's sisters awarded Ash a Badge when Pikachu saved the Gym with its Thunderbolt, over Misty's objections.

In Tentacool & Tentacruel, while waiting for the next ferry to the mainland, Misty saw a large group of Tentacool and a giant Tentacruel attacking Porta Vista after human activity destroyed their homes. She convinced the Tentacool and Tentacruel to stop attacking the port, and the humans would no longer occupy Tentacool and Tentacruel's homes in the reef and caught a Horsea as well.

Misty became the first main character to look after a baby Pokémon in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?, when the egg that Ash had found in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon hatches into a Togepi. It imprinted on Misty as its mother when she became the first thing it saw, even after Ash won a tournament to decide who got to keep it. Misty would carry Togepi around without a Poké Ball for the rest of the series.

In Misty Meets Her Match, Misty was given a chance to stay in the Orange Islands when Rudy, the Gym Leader on Trovita Island, offered to let her stay with him. Misty considered the offer, but she ultimately chose to keep traveling with Ash and supported him in his battle against Rudy.

In Hook, Line, and Stinker, Misty competed in the annual Seaking Catching Competition. After Misty and Andreas both caught Seaking that weighed 55 kg., Misty and Andreas battled each other to break the tie. Misty won the competition after her Poliwhirl defeated Andreas' Poliwrath.

Misty and Trinity

Misty participated in the Whirl Cup alongside Ash from Octillery the Outcast to The Perfect Match!. She defeated Ash in the second round and made it to the best eight of the competition before she narrowly lost to Trinity.

In Just Add Water, Misty met a Water-type Trainer named Dorian, after discovering that he is a fan of her sisters, Misty challenged him to a battle. After defeating Team Rocket and ending her battle with Dorian in a draw, Dorian was impressed with Misty's battle skills.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, Misty returned to the Viridian City Pokémon Center and learned that her bicycle was repaired by the city's Nurse Joy. Misty was shown to be sad that she no longer had the convenient excuse to travel with Ash — especially when she saw that Ash hadn't learned that and had assumed she followed him because of her bike. In addition, her sisters Daisy, Lily, and Violet, called Misty at this time to tell her they were going on a world tour, and needed her to return to Cerulean and watch the Gym in their absence. However, Misty saw how Ash truly cared for her when he saved her from a trio of Pokémon gangsters. Misty wanted to stay with Ash, but felt it was her responsibility to take over the Gym, which would be shut down if it was left unattended.

Upon the return of her sisters, Misty remained the sole Cerulean Gym Leader. Since their return, only Daisy appears to spend a significant amount of time at the Gym. While working in the Gym, Misty sometimes receives help from Tracey when he is either visiting or running an errand for Professor Oak.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Misty was first mentioned by Ash in Tree's a Crowd.

She reappeared from The Princess and the Togepi to A Togepi Mirage!, where she met up with Ash and Brock again in Hoenn, along with meeting May and Max for the first time. In A Togepi Mirage, her Togepi evolved into a Togetic and helped defend the Togepi Paradise. Towards the end of the episode, Togetic decided to stay with the other Togepi to protect them, sharing one last tearful moment with Misty.

She watched Ash compete in the Ever Grande Conference in Saved by the Beldum and Shocks and Bonds. She traveled with Ash from The Scheme Team to A Real Cleffa-Hanger, and was later invited to the Mirage Mansion by Dr. Yung in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. She later appeared in flashbacks in Gathering the Gang of Four.

It was revealed in Cerulean Blues that Misty feared Gyarados, having climbed into one's mouth as a baby, and that she doubted her own ability to run Cerulean Gym alone. It wasn't until she selflessly protected her Gyarados from a Poison Sting assault that she was not only able to conquer her fears but regain the confidence to run the Gym with a now-obedient Gyarados.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Misty never physically appeared in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, but she was referenced a couple of times. Her special lure appeared in Buizel Your Way out of This!, and she appeared in a picture on Brock's memory wall in the special episode DPS02.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Misty appeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! as Ash recalled the important moments of his and Charizard's friendship. She was mentioned and reappeared in a fantasy in The Dream Continues!.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Misty and her Key Stone

Misty made recurring appearances during Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, starting with Alola, Kanto!. Misty and Brock reunited with Ash when he and his classmates arrived at the Kanto airport, then compared Kantonian and Alolan Pokémon with the class at Professor Oak's lab. Later, Misty and the rest of the group worked together to defeat Team Rocket, who Misty was angry to find were still stealing Pokémon. Afterward, the group had a party and learned from Professor Kukui that the class had plans to head to Cerulean City for a Gym battle.

In When Regions Collide!, the group arrived at Cerulean City, where Misty and Brock assisted Professor Kukui's lecture on the mechanics of Gym battles and the Pokémon League. Misty defeated Lana and Mallow in a Multi Battle, but she and her Mega Gyarados lost against Ash and his Pikachu. She and Brock bade Ash and his classmates farewell and accepted Ash's offer to visit Alola sometime in the future.

Misty and Lana

During the time that passed after the visit to Alola, Misty and Lana became close friends, exchanging messages with each other.

In Alola, Alola!, Misty and Brock visited Ash and his classmates in Alola after Lana invited them. She also explained that her sisters took charge, and implied that the Cerulean Gym was facing enough challengers that she simply needed a break. Whilst Brock remained at the Pokémon Center, Misty accompanied Ash and the others to Treasure Island, where they enjoyed Mantine Surfing and playing with the Pokémon before the villainous obstacle Team Rocket trio attempted to steal the Mantine. However, with the help of Gyarados and several Z-Moves, she and the others managed to blast Team Rocket off, foiling their every plan.

In Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Misty accompanied Ash, his classmates, and Brock to Akala Island where they visited Paniola Ranch and later met island kahuna Olivia. At the end of the episode, Brock and Misty left Alola to return to Kanto, although not before expressing interest in visiting Alola again.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Destination: Coronation!, Misty's silhouette was alongside the other Kanto Gym Leaders as the narrator explained how the Gym Leader system works in the Pokémon world.

Misty meeting Goh and his Inteleon

In Partners in Time!, Misty appeared watching Ash's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon alongside Psyduck and Gyarados at the Cerulean Gym. During the battle's climax, Misty is shown to be anxious as Pikachu reaches his limit.

In This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Misty is seen meeting Goh and interacting with his Inteleon at the Cerulean Gym.

In A Fated Face-Off!, Misty reunited with Ash, stopping him from trying to catch a Clauncher that she had been trying to catch. After trying to catch Clauncher through fishing, Misty and Ash had a battle to decide who would catch Clauncher. Misty used her Politoed to battle against Corphish and after a tough battle, Politoed emerged victorious, allowing Misty to add Clauncher to her team. Afterward, Misty decided to rejoin Ash on his journey. She also explained that she decided to go on a new journey, and left the gym under the care of her sisters.

Misty after catching a Pokémon

In Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, Misty and Ash traveled to Galar. After reuniting with Brock, they were helped by Cilan to save Brock from the mind control of a wild Hatterene. After everything was resolved, Brock joined the group and they said goodbye to Cilan who went back to travel alone.

In Ride, Lapras, Ride!, Misty joined Ash to rescue a Wailmer that was trapped in a mountain. During the rescue, the Pokémon evolved into a Wailord, which made everything more difficult. With Ash's Pokémon, Misty, and Brock, and their respective Trainers working together, they were able to rescue the huge Pokémon.

In Getting to the Heart of it All!, Misty joined Ash to give Banette a new heart-shaped hair tie. Ash decided that Misty should give her heart-shaped hair tie to Banette, and she agreed. After a long search for Banette, Ash gave Misty's heart-shaped hair tie to Banette. However, Ash and his friends decided that he and his friends should look for its owner. They scattered around with no hope, leading them to become tired and decide to continue the search the next day. But when Brock realized that Banette's owner was Nurse Joy, they organized a reunion that finally happened.

In Rocket Revengers!, Misty attempted to aid James's Mime Jr., who seemingly defected from its Trainer, in locating Officer Jenny to refer their latest plot. She held off James's Yamask and Jessie's Frillish with her Staryu and Psyduck to allow Ash, Pikachu, and Mime Jr. to continue onward. Soon afterward, however, she and the others deduced something was off and then discovered Mime Jr.'s defection was faked as part of a trap against Pikachu. She eventually witnessed Latias' appearance, recognizing it from what Ash relayed to her and Brock about his earlier encounter with her. She also witnessed her psychic vision of her friend Latios escaping confinement.

In The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!, Misty separated from Ash and Brock to return to Cerulean City.

Other appearances

Misty made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of I Choose You!.

Misty reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, where she had largely the same role as in Mewtwo Strikes Back.


Misty and her friends

Misty is a girl who can be sweet and optimistic at times, but she is best known for her vocal frustrations and seething anger. Misty also tended to get very angry whenever Ash got their party lost, especially in forests. She is very extreme in most of her moods, and she abruptly switches between her emotions. However, as time went on, Misty mellowed and her hyperactive personality was reduced significantly by the end of the original series. In the Japanese version, she uses the pronoun Atashi in reference to herself.

She is also picky, sensitive, nosy, and grumpy about love. There are many episodes where she is seen getting along with the younger siblings of the family, namely Mikey, Sakura, and Max. This stems from the fact that she understands what it's like to be the youngest because she has three older sisters.

She is shown to have a somewhat vain side to her, often referring to herself as an "internationally known beauty" (世界の美少女 the world's most beautiful girl) in introductions to others. It is implied that this trait was a result of her inferiority complex towards her older sisters. However, this trait was mostly excluded from the dub until Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Misty showing her love for Water-type Pokémon

Her goals are not as clear as those of the other main characters (with the possible exception of Ash), but her main interest is training Water-type Pokémon with the dream of becoming a Water Pokémon Master. Misty aggressively defends the Water-type against critics as seen in The School of Hard Knocks and when she first met Fire enthusiast Macy. She considers all members of the Water-type to be "cute", though her positive opinion on Tentacool in Tentacool and Tentacruel divided Ash and Brock. Fishing is one of her hobbies, and she even has a special lure, which she designed to look like herself. In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, she sent one to Ash as a gift. Sometime before she left for Kanto at the end of Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Misty gave Lana another one as thanks for inviting her and Brock to visit Alola.

Misty holding a Cascade Badge

Misty's battle style was first showcased in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, where she challenged Ash. She had her Staryu dive into the water to wash off Butterfree's status-inducing moves. Misty has developed a more rounded battle strategy since becoming the full-time Cerulean Gym Leader, mirroring many of Ash's methods. During Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, Misty was shown to become increasingly confident and focused on her role as the Cerulean Gym Leader. Cerulean Blues saw her overcome her fear and help calm a raging Gyarados which now serves as one of her main Pokémon, while Misty learned about the Gym Badge-making process and began to appreciate her role in The Blue Badge of Courage. She continues to improve her Pokémon as seen with Psyduck's mastery of Water Gun and her Corsola's strong defenses make for a tireless battle.

Misty showing her fear of Bug Pokémon

The one Pokémon type that Misty cannot stand are Bug-types, as shown in Ash Catches a Pokémon! and more recently in Alola, Alola!. The only Bug-type Pokémon Misty is not afraid of are the kinds that she deems "cute" or "pretty", like Ledyba and Butterfree, some belonging to her friends, like Tracey's Venonat, or ones that don't look like bugs, such as Pineco. However, Bug Pokémon are only one of three things Misty strongly dislikes, the other two being carrots and peppers. When asked how she feels about dual-typed Bug/Water Pokémon, such as Dewpider, Misty replied "that's a tough one".

Her catchphrase when sending out a Pokémon is (いくわよ!マーイステディ! Go! My Steady!). Like her "beauty" title, this was not carried over into the dub until Sun & Moon.

Early into the series, she was shown to have a more pragmatic view on battling, which is best demonstrated in the third episode where she agreed to Ash fighting against Team Rocket despite the specific battle technically being illegal because it ultimately had the best chances of Ash not losing quickly, and also her disappointment that Ash proceeded to forfeit against Brock instead of taking the lucky advantage against him during his rematch.


Misty and some of her Pokémon in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Either through the tradition of her family's Gym or merely her love of them, Misty prefers to train Water-type Pokémon. She usually bases her choice of Pokémon to train by looks, preferring Pokémon that she thinks of as "cute" over ones that she thinks are "ugly," but is willing to overcome such differences.

Her love of Water Pokémon stems from the fact that they are extremely flexible in battle, meaning that they can easily adapt to the opponent, as she stated in Some Like It Hot. Since becoming a Gym Leader, she has overcome her fear of Gyarados and continues to learn more about caring and battling with Water Pokémon as challengers come to the Cerulean Gym.

As an experienced Water-type Pokémon Trainer, Misty has access to many powerful Pokémon and mechanics such as Mega Evolution. This allows her to be able to battle other powerful Trainers like Dorian, Trinity, or Ash in equal conditions.

This is a listing of Misty's Pokémon that are listed as "in rotation" in the anime.

In rotation

Misty Staryu.png
Misty Starmie.png
Misty Psyduck.png
Misty Politoed.png
Poliwag → Poliwhirl → Politoed
Misty Gyarados.png
Gyarados Mezastar Mega Evolution icon.png
Misty Azurill.png
Egg → Azurill
Misty Clauncher.png

At Cerulean Gym

Misty Goldeen.png
Misty Horsea.png
Misty Corsola.png

She presumably also has access to any other Pokémon at the Gym, such as Dewgong, Luverin, Seaking, Goldeen, Shellder, and Seel, due to being the Gym Leader.


Misty Togetic.png
Egg → Togepi → Togetic


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Ash's Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Misty borrowed Pikachu from Ash to participate in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. In the tournament, he knocked out Jessie's Arbok, Weezing and Meowth. After Jessie assumes that the battle was over, Meowth reminds her that she has Lickitung left. She calls out her newly caught Lickitung and easily defeats Pikachu.

Debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Otani
English Ikue Otani
Ash's Bulbasaur
Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

Misty borrowed Ash's Bulbasaur to participate in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. It was sent out after Pikachu got defeated by Lickitung. During the battle, Lickitung defeats Bulbasaur using the same techniques that it used on Pikachu.

Debut Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Brock's Vulpix
Main article: Brock's Vulpix

Misty borrowed Vulpix from Brock to participate in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. Similar to the other borrowed Pokémon given to Misty, Vulpix gets knocked out by Lickitung as well.

Debut Pokémon Fashion Flash
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rachael Lillis
Misty's Golduck
Misty befriends a Golduck which lives on Kinnow Island who she mistakes for thinking that her Psyduck had evolved. He was first seen under Misty's backpack and after Misty had found him she used him in a battle against Marina and her Psyduck. Psyduck used Confusion on a wave which Golduck rode and was about to crash into Psyduck until Team Rocket appeared and nabbed Marina's Pokémon. He was used with Marina's Starmie to get them back and Golduck throws Team Rocket's sub onto the beach. He hits the sub with a Water Gun, and stops Arbok's attack with Disable and then slams Arbok to the floor with a Psychic, and eventually send Team Rocket blasting off with a Hyper Beam and saves Marina's Pokémon.

He was later used in the last part of the battle between Marina and her Starmie, he gets battered with Starmie's Tackle and Bubble but shatters Starmie's Light Screen with another Hyper Beam fainting it. Misty tries to recall Golduck but her Psyduck pops out. Golduck runs off and shows off his skills to a bunch of girls.

Golduck's known moves are Surf*, Water Gun, Disable, Confusion, Psychic, Fury Swipes, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa
Tracey's Scyther
Main article: Tracey's Scyther

Tracey loaned Misty his Scyther along with Marill to help put out a fire on Ascorbia Island.

Debut Tracey Gets Bugged
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart
Tracey's Marill
Main article: Tracey's Marill

Tracey loaned Misty his Marill along with Scyther to help put out a fire on Ascorbia Island.

Debut The Crystal Onix
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
English Kayzie Rogers
Hagatha and Nagatha's Hoothoot
Ash, Brock and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha, after they were able to get to the exit.

Hoothoot's known moves are Foresight and Peck.

Debut Illusion Confusion
Ash's Seaking
Misty hooked a big Seaking using her special lure for the Seaking Catching Competition. It weighed 55kg which placed Misty equal first with Andreas. Misty was chosen as the winner with a subsequent Pokémon battle. Under contest rules, the Seaking was released back into the lake.

None of Seaking's moves are known.

Debut Hook, Line, and Stinker

Ride Pokémon

A Ride Mantine
Misty used a Mantine to get from Melemele Island to Treasure Island.

None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Alola, Alola!
A Ride Dragonair
Misty rode Dragonair alongside Lana in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! to travel to Akala Island.

Dragonair's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!

Pokémon competitions

Misty's prize for winning the Tour de Alto Mare

Misty has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 飯塚雅弓 Mayumi Iizuka
English Rachael Lillis (EP001-AG134, M01-M05)
Michele Knotz (The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, BW116-JN147)
Arabic مجد ظاظ Majd Zaza (EP001-EP105)
جمانة الزنجي Joumana Zonji (EP106-JN147)
Bulgarian Даринка Митова Darinka Mitova
Catalan Carmen Ambrós
Mandarin Chinese 林凱羚 Lín Kǎilíng (EP001-EP103)
龍顯蕙 Lóng Xiǎnhuì (EP104-EP207)
謝佼娟 Xiè Jiǎojuān (EP208-EP259)
林美秀 Lín Měixiù (EP260-JN147)
Croatian Jasna Palić Picukarić
Olga Pakalović
Czech Eva Spoustová (EP001-EP209, M01-M04)
Jana Páleníčková (BW116-SM103, M22)
Anna Theimerová (JN138-JN147)
Danish Lulu Jacobsen (EP001-EP105, movies)
Annevig Schelde Ebbe (EP263-EP273, AG132-AG134)
Simone Drechsler (AG044-AG045)
Dutch Marlies Somers
Unknown voice actor (M05-M07)
Filipino Candice Arellano
Finnish Kiti Kokkonen (EP001-EP079, EP125-EP136, AG044-AG134, SM042-SM043, M01-M04, Pikachu shorts, MR, MoMP)
Outi Alanen (EP117-EP124)
Marjut Heikkinen (EP137-EP183)
Pauliina Virta (EP263-EP273)
Unknown (BW116)
Mirjami Heikkinen (SM??-JN147, M22)
Hanna Salonen (M05)
French Canada Kim Jalabert
Europe Fanny Roy
German Angela Wiederhut
Greek Μιχαέλα Αντωνίου Mihaela Antoniou
Hebrew עדי בן ישראל Adi Ben Israel
נעמה אוזן Na'ama Ozen
טליה ברקאי Talia Barkai
Hindi नेश्मा चेम्बुरकर Neshma Chemburkar (Cartoon Network dub - S01 and S02)
रुचा दिघे Rucha Dighe (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Eszter Dudás
Ilona Molnar (M04)
Dora Berkes (Mewtwo Returns)
Icelandic Vigdís Pálsdóttir (M03)
Freydís Kristófersdóttir (M05)
Indonesian Nurhasanah Iskandar (Kanto saga)
Wan Leoni Mutiarza (Johto saga, M02-M05)
Jane Leisilla Zahara (AG044-AG045)
Nining Yuningsih (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, RTV dub)
Wahyu Murti (M22)
Italian Alessandra Karpoff (EP001-AG134, SM042-present)
Benedetta Ponticelli (BW116, TPCi redub of EP001-EP157)
Korean 지미애 Ji Mi-Ae
이지현 Lee Chi-Hyeon (The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
김현지 Kim Hyeon-Ji (BW116)
여민정 Yeo Minjeong (redubbed M02, M03)
Norwegian Anine Kruse
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
Joanna Pach (EP007)*
Portuguese Brazil Márcia Regina (EP001-BW116, JN138-JN147, movies, Pikachu shorts, MR, Pokémon Chronicles, MoMP)
Aline Guioli (SM042-SM103, M22)
Portugal Helena Montez (EP001-EP128, M01-M04 and M22, SM042-present)
Ana Luís Martins (EP129-EP157)
Paula Pais (EP158-EP194)
Alda Joana (EP165-EP219)
Unknown voice actress (AG044-AG045, Pokémon Chronicles)
Isabel Ribas (AG132-AG134)
Romanian Mirela Corbeanu
Russian Наталья Синенко Natalia Sinenko (EP001-EP004)
Татьяна Зиновенко Tatiana Zinovenko (EP005-EP105)
Татьяна Весёлкина Tatyana Veselkina (M01-M03)
Лариса Брохман Larisa Brohman (AG044-AG045)
Ольга Голованова Olga Golovanova (AG132-AG134)
Дарья Фролова Daria Frolova (BW116)
Лина Иванова Lina Ivanova (SM042-SM043, SM102)
Евгения Ваган Evgeniya Vagan (SM103)
Алёна Созинова Alena Sozinova (M22)
Spanish Latin America Xóchitl Ugarte
Spain Miriam Valencia (EP001-BW116)
Sandra Villa (SM042-JN147, M22)
Pilar Aguado (M03, Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Anna Book (S01-S04, M01-M03)
Annica Smedius (S05-S08, M04-M05)
Maria Rydberg (EP055)
Carla Abrahamsen (BW116)
Thai ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumomchan
ธันวา ภักดีอำนาจ Thanwa Pakdeeamnat (M22)
Turkish Birtanem Coşkun Candaner
Ferda Yalçın Tuncay (M03)
Aysun Topar (M05)
Vietnamese Võ Huyền Chi (BW116)
Cao Thụy Thanh Hồng (EP001-present)
Phạm Huyền Trang (M22)


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Official artwork from the
original series
Alternative artwork from the
original series
Official artwork from
Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master
Artwork from "After the story" [3]
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Poster for
Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master
Artwork from "After the story" [4] Artwork from "After the story" [5] Artwork from "After the story" [6]

In the games

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Puzzle League

In Pokémon Puzzle League, Misty is one of the opponents in the 1P Stadium mode, and one of the characters available in the 2P Stadium mode.


Pokémon Channel

Although Misty herself doesn't physically appear in Pokémon Channel, her likeness is used on a special version of the Japanese version of Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, due to it featuring her as the narrator.

In the manga

Misty in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Misty is a main character in Ash & Pikachu, where she is often portrayed as being bad-tempered. She also talks about being ladylike often, and wishes that Ash and Brock would treat her with more respect as a lady.

She was revealed to have left the group in Let's Save Pikachu!! sometime before Ash went to Hoenn.


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The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Misty in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Misty is a recurring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. She first appears in Pikachu, I See You. She takes a liking to Ash's Pikachu and tells Ash about what it takes to be a professional Pokémon Trainer. Ash steals her bicycle later to rush Pikachu to a Pokémon Center after being injured by a flock of Spearow.

She travels with Ash for the following chapter, Play Misty For Me, expecting Ash to repay her for her bike. Later, when Ash arrives in Cerulean City, he battles her instead of The Sensational Sisters. Misty awards Ash the Cascade Badge when his Fearow takes back his hat from Misty's head.

Misty disappears from the manga until Ash and Brock bump into her at the Nomads Independence Day festival in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race. After this, she is a common traveling companion to Ash and Brock, though they still part ways at times, such as when Misty and Duplica search for wild Ditto in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.


Misty's Gyarados
Main article: Misty's Gyarados

Misty's Gyarados was used in a challenge for Ash to get his hat back. It was defeated when Ash's Butterfree put it to sleep with Sleep Powder.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Misty's Shellder
Misty threw Shellder at Ash after he was constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.

None of Shellder's moves are known.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Misty's Lapras
Lapras is Misty's mode of water transportation.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Misty's Poliwhirl
Poliwag → Poliwhirl
Main article: Misty's Poliwhirl

Misty is shown with a Poliwag in Clefairy Tale. Later, in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!, she ponders whether she wanted to evolve her Poliwhirl into Poliwrath.

Debut Clefairy Tale
Misty's Psyduck
Main article: Misty's Psyduck

Psyduck was seen as a cameo where it was floating in the flood of tears created by Ash.

Debut Pikachu's Excellent Adventure
Misty's Starmie
Main article: Misty's Starmie

Misty's Starmie was used to rehydrate Ash after he cried too much while Pikachu was gone.

Debut Pikachu's Excellent Adventure

Magical Pokémon Journey

Misty in Magical Pokémon Journey

Misty, along with Ash and Brock, make cameo appearances in bonus chapters of Magical Pokémon Journey. In the bonus chapters, Misty and her friends have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

Pokémon Newspaper Strip

Misty in the Pokémon Newspaper Strip
Main article: Misty (Pokémon Newspaper Strip)

Misty is one of the main characters of the Pokémon Newspaper Strip.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the anime version of Misty or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Misty'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 #
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Rare 30/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Psyduck Water Gym Heroes Uncommon 54/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Starmie Water Gym Heroes Uncommon 56/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Goldeen Water Gym Heroes Common 85/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Horsea Water Gym Heroes Common 86/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Staryu Water Gym Heroes Common 90/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Horsea Water Gym Challenge Common 87/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Staryu Water Gym Challenge Common 92/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Misty's Psyduck Water Gym Challenge Common 90/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Politoed Water       Theater Limited VS Pack   003/018
Misty's Corsola Water       Theater Limited VS Pack   004/018


  • Misty was designed by Atsuko Nishida.[7]
  • Misty is the first victim of the recurring gag in the anime where Ash's Pikachu shocks a main female character's bicycle or the character herself at the beginning of each series.
  • Misty is the first main character to be seen owning a Generation II Pokémon, that Pokémon being Togepi.
  • Misty is the only main character with a game counterpart to not have any of her main outfits influenced by those worn by her game counterpart.
  • Misty is the only female main character to have used Mega Evolution.
  • Out of all of Ash's friends, Misty:
    • Holds the record for having the most Pokémon on hand at the time of her debut and the largest number of Pokémon with unexplained origins, with three each.
    • Is the first one to have challenged a Gym, albeit an unofficial one, as shown in Just Add Water.
    • Is the first one to have released a non-temporary Pokémon permanently.
  • Out of all of Ash's female friends, Misty:
    • Has appeared in the most amount of episodes, at 296.
    • Has owned the most Pokémon, at 12.
    • Is the first one to have had a full team of six Pokémon on hand, having done so thrice. Dawn would be the only other female character to have a full party on hand.
    • Is the only one to own more than one Pokémon of a given evolutionary family, those being Staryu and Starmie.
  • Only Misty's Japanese name (カスミ Kasumi, meaning baby's breath) references the floral theme behind the name of her older sisters: Daisy, Violet, and Lily. In all other languages, her name references water.
  • Out of all of Ash's friends who temporarily returned after departing with Ash, Misty:
  • Both Misty and Jessie were voiced by Rachael Lillis, and then switched to Michele Knotz when the 4Kids dub ended in 2006.
  • According to Pocket Monsters: The Animation, Misty's parents abandoned their children and the Cerulean Gym due to the harsh regulations for Gym duties, thus forcing her and her sisters to run the Cerulean Gym until she left at 10 years old. She also went to school at a girls-only school, with the closest she had to any significant encounter with someone of the opposite sex before meeting Ash was during the third grade where she lured a boy behind the gymnasium to tell him off for picking on one of her friends and beating him up.
  • Former director and storyboard artist of the Pokémon anime, Masamitsu Hidaka, stated in an interview that Misty will not return as a main character in future seasons, but she will continue to make guest appearances like she has in the past. He compared it to how May came back for the Wallace Cup in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, but said since Pokémon Contests "aren't really her thing," it would be for something else like a battle.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カスミ Kasumi From カスミソウ kasumisō, the Japanese name for Gypsophila. A reference to 霞み kasumi ("mist") and 海 umi ("sea")
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch,
German, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Italian,
Malay, Norwegian
Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Misty From mist
French Ondine From Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology
Korean 최이슬 Choi Iseul 이슬 means dew
Chinese (Mandarin) 小霞
Xiǎo Xiá
From 霞み kasumi. 小 means little or young, while 霞 refers to the rosy glow of the clouds during sunrise or sunset.
Chinese (Cantonese) 小霞 Síu Hàh Same as Mandarin name
Croatian Misti From English name
Indonesian Misty (Kanto saga)
Kasumi (Johto saga-present)
Same as English name
Same as Japanese name
Bulgarian, Russian
Мисти Misti Transcription of English name
Thai คาสึมิ Kasumi Same as Japanese name


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Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKaburagiKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
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Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuGary OakRitchieMay OakProfessor OakDelia KetchumJessieJamesMeowth
Gym Leaders
A.J.AyaBillDamianDarioDuplicaEevee brothersGiselleJeanette FisherOfficer JennyJoeNurse Joy
Lara LaramieMahriMelanieMikeyMimiProfessor OrvillePotterFlorinda ShowersRubySamuraiTommy

Characters: AshMistyBrockPikachuJessieJamesMeowth
GiovanniMechaMew2DeliaProfessor Oak
Songs: You & Me & PokémonIt Will All Be MineMy Best FriendsEverything Changes
Misty's SongThe Best at Being the WorstPikachu (I Choose You)What Kind of Pokémon Are You?
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