Lisa (M03)

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リン Rin
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Anime debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Ai Katō

Lisa (Japanese: リン Rin) is a supporting character who appeared in Spell of the Unown: Entei. She is a Pokémon Trainer who challenged Ash to a Full Battle.


While Ash and his friends were traveling they encountered Lisa, who challenged Ash to a Full Battle. In the subsequent confrontation, Lisa's Girafarig and Butterfree defeated Ash's Chikorita and Bulbasaur, but his Totodile, Noctowl and Cyndaquil defeated her Granbull, Aipom and Mankey, and Ash's Pikachu and her Quagsire came to a draw, and Ash won the battle.

Afterwards she and her Pokémon enjoyed lunch and got talking. Learning that the group were looking for a Pokémon Center, Lisa escorted them to nearby Greenfield. However they discover much more than Greenfield's famous mountains, and noticed the area was becoming a crystal wasteland. Professor Oak and Ash's mother soon arrived to investigate the odd phenomena, including the disappearance of friend Spencer Hale.

Following Delia's kidnapping by an Entei, Ash and his friends rushed to the epicentre of the event, the Hale mansion. Meanwhile, Lisa remained at the Pokémon Center with Professor Oak and Schuyler, and she gave Ash her Pokégear to coordinate the rescue mission.

After the crisis was solved, Lisa waved goodbye to the group and left to continue her journey.


Lisa is amiable and easy going in her approach. She is confident in her abilities as a Pokémon Trainer and enjoys a challenge. She also looks out for her friends, like when she gave Ash her Pokégear to avoid him rushing into things without any help.


This listing is of Lisa's known Pokémon in the anime:

Lisa's Aipom
Aipom is Lisa's primary Pokémon, and is often seen outside of its Ball. It volunteered to go third in Lisa's battle with Ash. It proved to be extremely agile and graceful, using its tail as both a trapeze and a weapon in battle. However, this agility proved no match for Ash's Noctowl, who attacked it relentlessly and knocked it out with Tackle.

None of Aipom's moves are known.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Voice actors
Japanese Etsuko Kozakura
English Etsuko Kozakura
Lisa's Granbull
Granbull was Lisa's first choice of Pokémon to battle Ash. Its size made it too slow to catch the agile Totodile, who knocked it out with a single Water Gun.

Granbull's only known move is Bite.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Lisa's Girafarig
Girafarig was sent out to battle Chikorita, and proved to be a powerful battler, coming very close to hitting Chikorita on its first attack. It was tripped over by Vine Whip, but managed to dodge the Razor Leaf and struck Chikorita with a Psybeam, dazing her and knocking her out of the match.

Girafarig's known moves are Stomp and Psybeam.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Lisa's Butterfree
Butterfree was Lisa's fourth choice of Pokémon to battle Ash, fighting his Bulbasaur. It deflected Bulbasaur's Vine Whip easily, and then dazed it with Sleep Powder, before finishing it off with a gust of wind.

Butterfree's known moves are Safeguard, Sleep Powder and Whirlwind.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Lisa's Mankey
Mankey was sent out to fight Ash's Cyndaquil. It was quick and agile, but only managed to land one blow on Cyndaquil before it was blasted by Flamethrower and defeated.

None of Mankey's moves are known.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Lisa's Quagsire
Quagsire was Lisa's final Pokémon. Unlike the rest of her team, it was slow and worked defensively rather than offensively. It completely shook off Pikachu's Electric attacks, and met his physical ones with blows of its own. It then blew Pikachu away with Water Gun, but when Pikachu used the swing set momentum to propel himself into a falling Tackle, both Pokémon were knocked out, resulting in a draw and giving Ash three wins to Lisa's two.

Quagsire's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei


Lisa 2.png
Another artwork of Lisa

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 加藤あい Ai Katō
English Lisa Ortiz
Czech Pavlína Dytrtová
Finnish Jenni Sivonen
French Canada Stéfanie Dolan
Europe Julie Basecqz
German Veronika Neugebauer
Hebrew דון לני-גבאי Dawn Lanny-Gabay
Icelandic Linda Gunnarsdóttir
Norwegian Siv Klynderud
Polish Monika Kwiatkowska
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Crispim
Spanish Latin America Mariana Ortiz
Spain Mar Bordallo
Swedish Eleonor Telcs


  • Lisa's bandanna slightly resembles that of May during the Advanced Generation series. Coincidentally, they both were dubbed by the same voice actress in Latin America.
  • Lisa's German voice actress later voiced the protagonist of the series, Ash, from seasons 4 to 11.
  • Lisa shares her name with her English voice actress.
  • Lisa has two Pokémon, in common with Ash, being Butterfree and Aipom, as well as the pre-evolved form of a third. However, none of these three remain in Ash's immediate possession.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Suicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZarudeZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundee
FlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKako
KanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManuke
Marcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterMr. White
NevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRick
RossSchuylerShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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