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Kimono Girl
まいこはん Dancing Girl
Gold Silver Kimono Girl.png
Art from Gold and Silver
Other names Kimono Sisters (Series)
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Female
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Sakura
Anime debut Trouble's Brewing (Series)
The Reawakening (Generations)
The Show (Evolutions)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Just a Spearow Carrier (Adventures)
Gold and Black VS Team Rocket (The Golden Boys)
JBA3 (Jō's Big Adventure)

A Kimono Girl (Japanese: まいこはん Dancing Girl) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first appeared in the Generation II games. They appear as young women dressed in kimonos.

Kimono Girls usually appear as a quintet of Trainers who each own one of Eevee's evolutions.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, five Kimono Girls live in Ecruteak City, and can be battled at the Ecruteak Dance Theater. Each owns one of the five Eeveelutions available in Generation II.

In Pokémon Crystal only, Kimono Girls Saito and Arita can appear in the Battle Tower as random opponents.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Kimono Girls' roles are expanded, and they are met outside the dance theater as well: Zuki is met in Violet City after the player has retrieved the Pokémon Egg from one of Professor Elm's aides; Naoko is found being lost in Ilex Forest; Miki is being harassed by a Team Rocket Grunt in the dance theater in Ecruteak; Kuni is met in the Goldenrod Tunnel during the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident; and Sayo needs to be freed from being stuck on ice in the Ice Path.

After the played has earned all eight Johto Badges and obtained the Master Ball from Professor Elm, the player travels to Ecruteak City and battles the five Kimono Girl consecutively in order to obtain the Clear BellHG/Tidal BellSS. Zuki also tells the player that Ho-OhHG/LugiaSS is to be awakened and then controlled. The Kimono Girls then travel to the Bell TowerHG/Whirl IslandsSS, where they will perform a dance that summons Ho-OhHG/LugiaSS there.

While being faced at the Dance Theater, the Kimono Girls also reveal several things that they did off-screen: Zuki handed the Mystery Egg to Mr. Pokémon; Naoko witnessed the player defeating Team Rocket at the Slowpoke Well; Sayo watched as the player passed the Elder's test at the Dragon's Den; and Kuni saw the player taking down Team Rocket once and for all at the Radio Tower.

Kuni can later be encountered as a Pokéathlon participant at the Pokéathlon Dome.

In Generation IV, the girls' respective Eeveelutions are swapped; only Zuki and Kuni's partners remained the same from Generation II. Additionally, all of their Pokémon get a level raise from 17 to 38 and improved movesets, due to them being fought later in the game than in Generation II. Finally, Kuni's Japanese name, Sumomo, was altered to Komomo, probably to avoid confusion with Maylene, whose Japanese name is also Sumomo.

Pokémon

Generation II











Generation IV











Given away as an Egg (Zuki)
Spr 4h 175.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Hustle or Serene Grace
Held item:
None
Togepi/ Lv.1
Growl
Normal Status
Charm
Normal Status
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Pokéathlon (Kuni)
Kimono Girl OD.png  Skill  Course
Supreme Cup
196OD.png Espeon
 Skill 
197OD.png Umbreon
 Skill 
133OD.png Eevee
 Skill 


In the side series games

Pokémon Stadium 2

In Pokémon Stadium 2, a Kimono Girl is present in the game's main menu. In White City, two Kimono Girls can be battled in two different areas; Naomi appears in Earl's Pokémon Academy to teach the player about the importance of held Berries, while Emiko appears in the Great and Ultra Ball divisions of the Challenge Cup.

Pokémon



Gallery

Artwork

S2 Kimono Girl artwork.png
Art from Stadium 2

Sprites

In the core series

Spr GS SW97 Kimono Girl.png Spr GS Kimono Girl.png Spr HGSS Kimono Girl.png
Beta sprite from
the Spaceworld '97 demo
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Kimono Girl r II OD.png Kimono Girl b II OD.png Kimono Girl g II OD.png Kimono Girl OD.png
Zuki's overworld sprite from
Generation II
Kuni and Sayo's overworld
sprite from
Generation II
Miki and Naoko's overworld
sprite from
Generation II
Overworld
sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

S2 Kimono Girl.pngS2 Kimono Girl alt.pngS2 Kimono Girl alt2.png
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Quotes

Main article: Kimono Girl/Quotes

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon Stadium 2


In the anime

Main series

The Kimono Sisters in kimonos in the anime.
Left to right: Koume, Tamao, Satsuki, and Sumomo
The Kimono Sisters in casual clothes. Left to right: Koume, Sumomo, Satsuki, and Tamao

History

Original series

The Kimono Girls were called the Kimono Sisters in the original series. The dub retained their original Japanese names instead of using their localized English names.

In Trouble's Brewing, after Ash Ecruteak Gym victory, the gang bumped into Sakura, who took them to the tea ceremony her sisters were running after Misty inquired about a nearby advertising poster. Sumomo was the first sister the group met, greeting them formally. Tamao was seen next, demonstrating ikebana to a small audience. Later, they passed by the lone Koume playing her shamisen. Finally, they were treated to a quiet display of the art of tea making and drinking by Satsuki. Brock was entranced by them all and grew frightened when they were all together and called him out on his praise.

The sisters are skilled Trainers as well as tradition keepers. Upon proposing a challenge to the trio to battle for Sakura to join them, Sumomo and Satsuki both displayed their Vaporeon and Jolteon's abilities against Misty's Poliwhirl and Ash's Pikachu, respectively. Vaporeon defeated Poliwhirl and Pikachu won against Jolteon, but the latter only after Team Rocket's interruption.

When Sakura changed her mind about leaving at that time, Satsuki admitted that she and the other three weren't against Sakura leaving to begin her journey, only that they wanted her to not be dependent on others if she finally did.

In Espeon, Not Included, the four elder sisters attended a lucrative Pokémon Dance Academy class. However, the academy was another one of Team Rocket's schemes, and the Kimono sisters ended up handing over their Pokémon in exchange for private dancing lessons when they were actually stolen. With the help of Sakura's Eevee, now an Espeon, as well as Misty's Corsola, the other four Eeveelutions were rescued, and the episode ended with the sisters wishing Sakura well on her own journey.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In An Egg Scramble!, the Kimono Girls made a cameo in Lyra's video about Johto during the Johto Festival.

Character

All of the sisters are sincere and polite. Satsuki is the oldest among the sisters and appears to do most of the talking, while Koume appears to be the most withdrawn and shy. The sisters are well-versed in many of the ancient arts like the tea ceremony and ikebana flower arrangements, and they continue to train themselves in these traditions.

They unintentionally excluded the youngest sister Sakura from many of their activities, namely because they deemed her to be immature and poorly trained. When Sakura revealed she wanted to be a Pokémon Trainer in Trouble's Brewing, they were initially doubtful of Sakura's commitments to her goal, but she gained their respect by the end of Espeon, Not Included.

Pokémon


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Satsuki's Jolteon
Jolteon
Satsuki's Jolteon was first seen when Team Rocket disrupted the Kimono Sisters' tea ceremony, but didn't battle until its match against Ash and Pikachu. It fended off a few attacks from Pikachu, but ultimately succumbed to a Thunder attack. It is housed in a Moon Ball, matching Satsuki's kimono pattern.

Jolteon's known moves are Thunder Shock and Zap Cannon*.

Debut Trouble's Brewing
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Sumomo's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Sumomo's Vaporeon was first seen when Team Rocket disrupted the Kimono Sisters' tea ceremony, but it didn't battle until it was matched up against Misty and her Poliwhirl. The Pokémon were well matched, but Vaporeon eventually defeated Poliwhirl with its Aurora Beam. It is housed in a Lure Ball, matching Sumomo's kimono pattern.

Vaporeon's known moves are Tackle, Sand Attack, Quick Attack, Water Gun, and Aurora Beam.

Debut Trouble's Brewing
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Rachael Lillis
Tamao's Umbreon
Umbreon
Tamao's Umbreon was first seen when Team Rocket disrupted the Kimono Sisters' tea ceremony, during which it rescued Sakura's Eevee from Team Rocket. It is housed in a Fast Ball, matching Tamao's kimono pattern.

Umbreon's only known move is Agility*.

Debut Trouble's Brewing
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi
English Kayzie Rogers
Koume's Flareon
Flareon
Koume's Flareon was first seen when Team Rocket disrupted the Kimono Sisters' tea ceremony in Trouble's Brewing.

In Espeon, Not Included, Flareon was called out during the Kimono Sisters' dance class. The dance lesson turned out to be another of Team Rocket's ploys, however, and it was soon stolen by them. Sakura's Espeon later located Flareon and the other Pokémon before releasing it from its cage.

While Flareon's Poké Ball has never been shown, Koume's kimono pattern suggests that it's housed in a Love Ball.

None of Flareon's moves are known.

Debut Trouble's Brewing
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers
Sakura's Espeon
Eevee → Espeon
Main article: Sakura's Espeon

Espeon debuted as an Eevee in Trouble's Brewing, where he was the only unevolved Pokémon owned by the five sisters. By the time he next appeared in Espeon Not Included, he had evolved into Espeon.

Debut Trouble's Brewing
Voice actors
Japanese Yumi Touma
English Yumi Touma
Kayzie Rogers (HS05)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Satsuki: 冬馬由美 Yumi Touma
Sumomo: こおろぎさとみ Satomi Koorogi
Tamao: 愛河里花子 Rikako Aikawa
Koume: かないみか Mika Kanai
Sakura: 國府田マリ子 Mariko Kouda
English Satsuki: Lisa Ortiz
Sumomo: Kayzie Rogers
Tamao: Megan Hollingshead
Koume: Tara Jayne
Sakura: Kerry Williams
Finnish Satsuki: Jenni Sivonen
Sumomo: Elise Langenoja
Tamao: Jenni Sivonen
Koume: Elise Langenoja
Sakura: Jenni Sivonen
European French Satsuki: Marie Van Ermengem (EP183) / Delphine Moriau (EP226)
Sumomo: Marie Van Ermengem (EP183) / Guylaine Gibert (EP226)
Tamao: Marie Van Ermengem (EP183) / Julie Basecqz (EP226)
Koume: Marie Van Ermengem
Sakura: Marie Van Ermengem (EP183) / Véronique Fyon (EP226)
Italian Satsuki: Patrizia Mottola
Sumomo: Laura Brambilla
Tamao: Marcella Silvestri (EP183) / Serena Clerici (EP226)
Koume: Cinzia Massironi
Sakura: Federica Valenti
Polish Satsuki: Unknown voice actress (EP183) / Magdalena Beska (EP226)
Sumomo: Anna Dąbkowska (EP183) / Joanna Domańska (EP226)
Tamao: Joanna Domańska
Koume: Monika Jarosińska (EP183) / Joanna Domańska (EP226)
Sakura: Magda Ostolska (EP183) / Katarzyna Łukaszyńska (EP226)
European Spanish Satsuki: Elsa Pinillos
Sumomo: Gloria Núñez
Tamao: Amparo Bravo
Koume: Raquel Cubillo
Sakura: Sandra Jara (EP183-EP226) / Carmen Cervantes (HS05)


Pokémon Generations

A Kimono Girl in Pokémon Generations

A Kimono Girl made a brief appearance in a flashback in The Reawakening. She was one of the citizens of Ecruteak City during the time when the Brass Tower was struck by lightning. She wept as the flames that engulfed the Brass Tower killed three nameless Pokémon, which would later be revived by Ho-Oh as the Legendary beasts.

Pokémon Evolutions

The Kimono Girls in Pokémon Evolutions

The Kimono Girls appeared in The Show, where they performed in a stage play based on the tale of Lugia and the destruction of the Burned Tower, once known as the Brass Tower. Each girl took turns narrating a portion of the story, using the moves of their respective Eeveelutions' alongside various other backstage Pokémon to provide visual and dramatic effects.

Pokémon

Zuki's Umbreon
Umbreon
Zuki's Umbreon was used to reenact the fateful night the Brass Tower burned to the ground.

Umbreon's only known move is Moonlight.

Debut The Show
Sayo's Jolteon
Jolteon
Sayo's Jolteon was used along with a group of Magneton to reenact the lightning storm that plagued Ecruteak City.

Jolteon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut The Show
Miki's Flareon
Flareon
Miki's Flareon was used to reenact the inferno that consumed the Brass Tower after it was struck by lightning.

Flareon's known moves are Heat Wave and Flamethrower.

Debut The Show
Kuni's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Kuni's Vaporeon was used to reenact the rain that extinguished the Brass Tower fire.

Vaporeon's known moves are Rain Dance and Water Gun.

Debut The Show
Naoko's Espeon
Espeon
Main article: Sakura's Espeon

Naoko's Espeon was used to reenact the morning sun that rose in the wake of the Brass Tower's destruction.

Debut The Show

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Zuki: 上田麗奈 Reina Ueda
Miki: 村川梨衣 Rie Murakawa
Sayo: 千本木彩花 Sayaka Senbongi
Kuni: 諸星すみれ Sumire Morohoshi
Naoko: 藤田茜 Akane Fujita
English Zuki: Heather Gonzalez
Miki: Jenny Yokobori
Sayo: Jackie Lastra
Kuni: Laura Post
Naoko: Xanthe Huynh
European Spanish Zuki: Ruth Pazo Olivares
Miki: Natalia García Dans
Sayo: Beatriz Bravo
Kuni: Desiré Pillado
Naoko: Chelo Díaz


In the manga

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Kimono Girl appeared in JBA3.

Kimono Girls in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

A Kimono Girl was first seen in Just a Spearow Carrier as one of the Trainers waiting in line outside the Indigo Plateau.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

All five Kimono Girls made an appearance in Pleased as Punch With Parasect, when Gold decided to visit them in Ecruteak after finishing up at the Pokéathlon. Gold spent his time watching them perform, which annoyed the Radio Director of Goldenrod. However, Gold revealed that he was actually allowing time for Aibo to train in the meantime, as he was trying to learn Double Hit. When he finally did, Aibo evolved into Ambipom, winning the praise of the Kimono Girls. In All About Arceus IX, the Kimono Girls were revealed to have added a Leafeon and a Glaceon to their team.

Pokémon

Kimono Girl's Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd was seen with its Trainer at the Indigo Plateau.

None of Farfetch'd's moves are known.

Debut Just a Spearow Carrier
Miki's Flareon
Flareon
Flareon was seen dancing with its Trainer in the Ecruteak Dance Theater. Later, it was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Flareon's moves are known.

Debut Pleased as Punch With Parasect
Sayo's Jolteon
Jolteon
Jolteon was seen dancing with its Trainer in the Ecruteak Dance Theater. Later, it was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Jolteon's moves are known.

Debut Pleased as Punch With Parasect
Zuki's Umbreon
Umbreon
Umbreon was seen dancing with its Trainer in the Ecruteak Dance Theater. Later, it was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Umbreon's moves are known.

Debut Pleased as Punch With Parasect
Kuni's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Vaporeon was seen dancing with its Trainer in the Ecruteak Dance Theater. Later, it was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Vaporeon's moves are known.

Debut Pleased as Punch With Parasect
Naoko's Espeon
Espeon
Espeon was seen dancing with its Trainer in the Ecruteak Dance Theater. Later, it was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Espeon's moves are known.

Debut Pleased as Punch With Parasect
Kimono Girl's Leafeon
Leafeon
Leafeon was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Leafeon's moves are known.

Debut All About Arceus IX
Kimono Girl's Glaceon
Glaceon
Glaceon was seen listening to the sound of the Bell Tower's bell ringing.

None of Glaceon's moves are known.

Debut All About Arceus IX

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

The Kimono Girls made a small cameo in Gold and Black VS Team Rocket. Gold and Whitney were greeted by them when they arrived in Ecruteak City for the Pokémon Summit.

Trivia

  • In the English versions, the Kimono Girls were given different but still Japanese names; this is possibly due to the 17 character limit per line of the text boxes of the localized versions, which would make it impossible to fit many of the original names in a single line. The French localization originally also followed suit, but renamed them to their original Japanese names in Generation IV with the exception of Koume, who was referred to as Umeko instead.
  • In the French and German localizations of Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the name Keiko was used for different Kimono Girls.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, when the Kimono Girls are summoning the Legendary Pokémon, they dance clockwise for Ho-Oh and counter-clockwise for Lugia.
  • Bill's mother was once a Kimono Girl, according to Poké Maniac Brent, who reveals trivia about Bill via Pokégear.
  • Both of the anime episodes which featured all of the Kimono Sisters had Masaaki Iwane as animation director.
  • In the anime episode Espeon, Not Included, the four elder sisters' fans match the elemental themes of their Pokémon.
  • The はん han in the Japanese name of the Trainer class is an equivalent of the honorific さん san in the Kansai dialect.
  • The Kimono Girls dress in traditional Maiko attire.
  • In Pokémon GO, since the Generation II update, if an Eevee is nicknamed after Tamao or Sakura, it is guaranteed to evolve into that Kimono Sister's respective Eeveelution, while usually the form Eevee evolves into is random outside of select conditions.
  • In Pokémon Evolutions the Kimono Girls wear Apricorn Poké Balls as decorations in their hair that match the design of their respective Eeveelution:

Names

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 和服女孩 Wòhfuhk Néuihhàaih
Mandarin 和服女孩 Héfú Nǚhái *
藝妓 Yìjì *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kimono-tyttö
France Flag.png European French Kimono
Germany Flag.png German Kimono-Girl
Italy Flag.png Italian Kimono Girl
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전통무용수 Jeontong Muyongsu
Poland Flag.png Polish Dziewczyna w Kimono
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Garota Kimono
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Chica Kimono
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Kimonoflicka
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Maiko


Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Cantonese)
スモモ Sumomo*
コモモ Komomo*
Kuni*
Sumomo*
Komomo*
Michiyo*
Sumomo*
Komomo*
Wilma*
Andrea*
Komomo*
Maki*
Sumomo*
Komomo*
Zoe*
Sumomo*
태희 Taehui 桃桃 Táotáo*
小桃 Xiǎotáo*
李花 Lǐhuā*
桃桃 Tòuhtòuh*
小桃 Síutòuh*
サツキ Satsuki Miki*
Satsuki*
Satsuki*
Sayaka*
Satsuki*
Lore*
Christine*
Satsuki*
Keko*
Satsuki*
Kim*
난주 Nanju 五月 Wǔyuè*
小鵑 Xiǎojuān*
杜鹃 Dùjuān*
五月 Ńgh-yuht*
小鵑 Síugyūn*
コウメ Koume Naoko*
Koume*
Umeko*
Eri*
Koume*
Umeko*
Edith*
Nicole*
Umeko*
Yuki*
Koume*
Umeko*
Isa*
Koume*
수정 Sujeong 小梅 Xiǎoméi*
小夢 Xiǎomèng*
小梅 Síumùih
サクラ Sakura Sayo*
Sakura*
Sakura*
Yumiko*
Sakura*
Keiko*
Sakura*
Sayo*
Sakura*
Bea*
예솔 Yesol 櫻花 Yīnghuā*
小樱 Xiǎoyīng*
櫻花 Yīngfā
タマオ Tamao Zuki*
Tamao*
Tamao*
Keiko*
Tamao*
Linda*
Carina*
Tamao*
Kana*
Tamao*
Ico*
옥희 Okhui 玉緒 / 玉绪 Yùxù*
小玉 Xiǎo Yù*
玉緒 Yuhkséuih*
小玉 Síuyuhk*


Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurtCarrieDude
MaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoMaximoJetCaitlinCynthiaCameronMr. GameFelicityTeala
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsWeek SiblingsName RaterPoké SeerDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aides


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon


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