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- If you were looking for the character from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, see Green (game).
- Leaf redirects here. For other uses, see Leaf (disambiguation).
Leaf (Japanese: リーフ Leaf) is the female player character in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Her male counterpart is Red.
In the core series
Leaf's adventure begins after Professor Oak calls her to his lab and gives her a choice of Pokémon. Blue challenges Leaf to a Pokémon battle as soon as they get their Pokémon. Later, Professor Oak calls the two back, gives each of them a Pokédex, and sends them on a journey to fulfill their dream of capturing every kind of Pokémon.
Leaf travels all over Kanto, filling in the Pokédex and defeating the Gym Leaders. Her rival Blue constantly stays one step ahead, and shows up quite a few times to impede her progress. When Leaf eventually reaches the Elite Four, she finds that Blue has beaten her to a milestone yet again and has become the Indigo League Champion. Leaf defeats Blue in the final battle, and becomes the Champion herself. Her adventure continues even after that, with Leaf discovering new places, such as the Sevii Islands.
Leaf's main conflict in the games, aside from Blue, is Team Rocket, an infamous group of Pokémon thieves. Leaf clashes with Team Rocket many times in her quest. She defeats a group of grunts at Mt. Moon who are attempting to steal rare Pokémon Fossils, and defeats another group ahead at a bridge in Cerulean City. Leaf protects the Pokémon Tower and Mr. Fuji in Lavender Town and destroys their hold on the Game Corner. After she foils their plot to take over Silph Co., Leaf encounters Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, as the final Gym Leader in Viridian City. Upon defeating him, Leaf stops the group's world domination plots once and for all, though a few remaining grunts, many who appeared and were defeated by Leaf on Five Island in Generation III, would band together in Johto to try to revive the group.
In other games
In the side series
Pokémon Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness
Leaf makes an appearance in both Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. While she does not appear in the games' Story Mode, she is playable in the Battle Mode when a FireRed or LeafGreen cartridge is used, with a female player character chosen. She can take on Mt. Battle's 100-battle challenge, as well as compete in Colosseum battles.
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Leaf made a brief appearance in the debut trailer of Pokémon Battle Revolution, having a Double Battle against Red, using a Groudon and a Pikachu. Despite this, she didn't appear in the final cut of the game.
In spin-off games
Leaf appears in as a supporting character in Pokémon Masters's story. She was later made available in the normal Sync Pair scout rotation. A Sygna Suit variant where she uses a Venusaur capable of Mega Evolution has also been seen in a trailer.
| Sync Dex
|| Move Type(s)
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|| Base Potential
|| Sync Pair Scout
Super Smash Bros. series
Leaf, as the female Pokémon Trainer, in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Main article: Pokémon Trainer (Super Smash Bros.)
Leaf appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as the female variant of "Pokémon Trainer" (of which Red is the default). She shares his team of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, marking the first time that she has used the Charmander line in fiction outside the main series games.
Green in Pokémon Adventures
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Green (Adventures)
Green from Pokémon Adventures serves as Leaf's counterpart, taking on Leaf's appearance from the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter onwards.
In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga
- Main article: Blue (Ruby-Sapphire)
Leaf also has a counterpart in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire, who is named Blue.
Cover of the Pocket Monsters Red, Green, and Blue guidebook
- An artwork of an unnamed female character drawn by Ken Sugimori was released in the games' official strategy guide. Sugimori had stated that he wanted to portray a trio of Trainers facing off against each other, hence designed the female character for the cover. The female character was later adapted for the Pokémon Craft DX magazine drawn by Emiko Yoshino, as well as the character Green in Pokémon Adventures and the character of the same name in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Sugimori also noted that he took the unnamed female character into consideration when he was designing Leaf in FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Leaf's hat somewhat resembles a Premier Ball.
- Leaf's FireRed and LeafGreen sprite shows her with blue eyes, although every other sprite and the official artwork shows her with brown eyes.
- The majority of her Japanese default names are shared with Dawn and Lyra. She also shares all of Kris's alternate Japanese names.
- Though she is neither playable nor an opponent in the handheld Generation IV games, Leaf made a brief cameo battling against Red in an early trailer for Pokémon Battle Revolution on the Wii.
- Leaf is the only non-rival female player character to have a counterpart who appeared in Pokémon Pocket Monsters.
- Pokémon Craft DX gallery
Leaf is used as the official name for this character in Pokémon Masters and on merchandise such as Kotobukiya's ARTFX J figurine and the Bandai's Pokémon Scale World collection. She is also referred to as "Leaf" in unused Trainer data and as one of her optional names in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and was hinted as such to be the default name by Sugimori on Twitter.
Until the reveal of her official name, she was also known in the fandom as "Green" (ブルー Blue in Japanese) to match her Pokémon Adventures counterpart. This name would later be used officially in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! for Green, although it has not been confirmed whether Leaf and Green are different versions of the same character. She is also sometimes referred to as フグリ Fuguri in the Japanese fandom. The name is derived from the katakana rendering of "LeafGreen", リーフグリーン rīfugurīn.
|| リーフ Leaf
|| From Pokémon LeafGreen
| English, German,
|| From Pokémon LeafGreen
|| From hoja (leaf)
|| 리프 Leaf
|| Transcription of her Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 葉子 Yèzǐ
|| From 葉子 yèzi / yihpjí (leaf)
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 葉子 Yihpjí