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This article is about the character of the day in the anime. For the character in the Generation II games, see Kimono Girl.
If you were looking for the character of the day from Ariados, Amigos with the Japanese name of "Miki", see Mickey.


Miki (Japanese: ミキ Miki) is a character of the day who appeared in Hot Matches!.

Miki had been training her Skarmory in the mountains between Azalea Town and Goldenrod City for several weeks prior to meeting Ash and his friends. She defeated many Trainers, but was very eager to battle Fire-type Pokémon in the hopes of teaching her Skarmory how to overcome its type disadvantage. Brock found Miki to be very pretty, but Miki mistook him as a Trainer and challenged him, telling him to use a Fire-type. Skarmory successfully defeated Brock's Vulpix and later Ash's Cyndaquil. However, Ash believed that Cyndaquil could become stronger than Skarmory if it could light its flame when needed. Over dinner, Miki revealed that she follows an intense training schedule; Ash went on to adapt it to help his Cyndaquil become stronger and finally control its flame.

Miki decided to have a rematch against Ash to see how well his training had progressed, and Cyndaquil proved to be powerful enough to defeat Skarmory. Miki complimented Ash on his training, and she was inspired to go on her own journey and take on the Johto League Gym Leaders.


Miki's Skarmory
Miki has a very strong Skarmory which she uses to battle Fire-type Pokémon in order to help it master its type disadvantages. After Skarmory defeated Brock's Vulpix with its Steel Wing, Ash sent out his Cyndaquil to battle Skarmory. Skarmory used Fury Attack and Swift in the battle, nearly knocking Cyndaquil out. Skarmory was about to finish off the Fire-type when the two Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket. It broke free easily with Swift and later sent Team Rocket blasting off, freeing Cyndaquil in the process.

The next day, Miki battled Ash and Cyndaquil again. After a heated battle, both Pokémon were badly hurt, but regardless, Cyndaquil was able to defeat Skarmory with a powerful Flamethrower.

Skarmory's known moves are Fury Attack, Agility, Swift, and Steel Wing.

Debut Hot Matches!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Addie Blaustein

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 榎本温子 Atsuko Enomoto
English Lisa Ortiz
Polish Anna Dąbkowska
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli
Spanish Latin America María Fernanda Morales
Spain Sandra Jara

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