Lily (Kanto)

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ボタン Botan
Lily Kanto.png
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Pink
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Violet, Misty
Trainer class Gym Leader
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead
Japanese voice actor Yōko Asada

Lily (Japanese: ボタン Botan) is one of Misty's sisters, along with Daisy and Violet. She's the second youngest of the four sisters.


Lily and her sisters going out on vacation in SM042

She made her debut appearance in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City along with Misty's other sisters. She and her sisters participate in the water shows hosted by the Cerulean Gym. She is also one of the three temporary Leaders of Cerulean Gym. She, along with her other two sisters, refused to battle with Ash Ketchum due to their Pokémon being injured from their defeats against the other three trainers from Pallet Town. The only remaining Pokémon that was healthy enough to battle was a Goldeen that Lily owned.

She, Daisy, and Violet were mentioned in Just Add Water by Dorian.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, she left on a cruise with her sisters and leaving Misty to take temporary charge of the Gym.

She made many more appearances along with Daisy and Violet in future episodes as well as in Pokémon Chronicles.

Lily, along with Daisy and Violet, reappeared in a fantasy during the Poké Problem segment of SM042, in which the Spectacular Sisters ditched the Gym to go on a trip, leaving Misty in charge of everything.


Lily and Violet tend to tease Misty more often than Daisy. Throughout The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, she often teases Misty for not being a strong Trainer like they are, and for not being as pretty as them. She even labels Misty as a runt in comparison. Unlike her other sisters, she truly doesn't believe Misty is a powerful Trainer and has absolutely no faith in her during the start of her Gym battle with Ash. As the battle progresses, however, she does admit that Misty has some talent as a Pokémon Trainer. When Ash and Misty set out on their journey, she encourages Misty to become a strong Trainer so that she can become good at something.

Like her other sisters, she cares mostly about her looks. They demonstrated this by caring more about their hair than their Pokémon during an attack by Team Rocket. They also don't like losing to the challengers at their Gym and would rather just give away their Gym Badge instead of losing. Violet is also very childlike and carefree. During the water shows hosted by the Gym, she is shown to prefer playing boyish roles, whereas Violet plays the more girlish ones.


Lily has pink hair and blue eyes. She is first seen wearing an orange swimsuit throughout the duration of her debut episode.


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On hand

Lily's Goldeen
Lily has her own Goldeen as her only known Pokémon. She sent it out briefly to show Ash that it was the only Pokémon that she had left after she and her two other sisters were beaten by the three other Trainers from Pallet Town.

Goldeen's only known move is Horn Attack*.

Debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City

At the Gym

See The Sensational Sisters → Pokémon

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浅田葉子 Yōko Asada
English Megan Hollingshead
Czech Jana Páleníčková (EP007)
Jolana Smyčková (EP061)
Finnish Tiina Räsänen (EP007)
Pauliina Virta (EP061)
Norwegian Lena Meieran (EP007)
Siri Nilsen (EP061)
Polish Małgorzata Maślanka-Krajewska
Brazilian Portuguese Rita Almeida (EP007)
Sandra Mara Azevedo (EP061)
Spanish Latin America Christine Byrd
Spain Pilar Martín (EP007)
Isacha Mengíbar (EP061)


  • Lily was the only known one of The Sensational Sisters that had a Pokémon left at the time of Ash's arrival, not including the Pokémon that were already in the gym.
  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it is mentioned that Lily, Daisy, and Violet's natural hair-colors are actually black, and that their pink, blonde, and blue hair were wigs that they wore during their shows. The same source also reveals that they were themselves orphaned at a young age due to their parents abandoning them thanks to the harsh regulations of being a Gym Leader.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ボタン Botan From 牡丹 peony
English, French Lily From lily
Canadian French Lili From lily
Korean 세나 Sena From 세 se, Three.
Chinese 牡丹 Mǔdān Refers to the tree peony.
Brazilian Portuguese Lily*
Same as her English name
Similar to her English name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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