Art from Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
|Age||10 (as of EP003)*|
|Relatives||Daisy, Violet, and Lily (sisters)|
|Trainer class||Trainer, Gym Leader|
|Leader of||Cerulean Gym|
|Specializes in||Water types|
|Anime debut||Pokémon - I Choose You!|
|English voice actor||Rachael Lillis (EP001 - AG134)|
Michele Knotz (MoMP - present)
|Japanese voice actor||Mayumi Iizuka|
Misty (Japanese: カスミ Kasumi) is an aspiring Water Pokémon Master and a former traveling partner of Ash. She is also the Gym Leader of the Cerulean Gym, handing out the Cascade Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Water-type Pokémon.
Misty journeyed with Ash through Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, sharpening her skills as a Water-type Trainer along the way. Eventually, she decided to return home to preside over her family's Gym.
In the anime
Not much is known about Misty's early childhood other than her technically being one of the Gym Leaders alongside the three sisters. When she was very young, an encounter with a Gyarados at the Cerulean Gym led to her being frightened of them. In No Big Woop!, it was revealed that Misty used to play the tambourine as a toddler. Misty often received hand-me-down toys and clothes from her older sisters, who seemed to have been favored in their family, as seen during flashbacks in Princess vs. Princess. Bullying and exclusion by her sisters led Misty to leave home and effectively leave her sisters as the Gym Leaders prior to Pokémon, I Choose You!, choosing to prove herself as a Water-type Pokémon Master.
Misty debuted in Pokémon, I Choose You!, fishing in a nearby river on Route 1. As her fishing rod snagged something, she managed to pull out not a Water-type Pokémon, but Ash and his injured Pikachu, who were being chased by a flock of Spearow. After pointing Ash in the direction of the nearest Pokémon Center, the one in Viridian City, he borrowed her bicycle, saying that he would return it someday.
In Pokémon Emergency!, Misty appeared in the Pokémon Center after Ash dropped off his Pikachu, holding her charred bike and demanding a new one right away. She continued following Ash as he headed for Pewter City, telling him in Showdown in Pewter City that she would continue following him until she was paid back for the bike.
Consequently, Misty traveled around the Kanto region, the Orange Archipelago, and the Johto region with Ash. Earlier in the series, she mentioned getting her bicycle replaced several times. By the end of the Indigo League, however, Misty seemed to have forgotten about the bicycle, indicating that her real reason for following along with Ash was that she simply wanted to remain with her friends. While traveling with Ash, Misty often acted as his coach in Pokémon battles.
Ash and Misty were later joined by Brock, from Showdown in Pewter City to Poké Ball Peril and again from the end of The Rivalry Revival to the end of the original series, and Tracey from The Lost Lapras to The Rivalry Revival. When she and Brock were both traveling with Ash, Misty would pull Brock away by his ear when he approached a beautiful woman. This began in The Bridge Bike Gang and Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, and became far more frequent while they were in Johto.
In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, Misty challenged Ash to a Gym battle after her sisters at the Cerulean Gym nearly gave Ash a Cascade Badge without a battle and to prove she was as good a Pokémon Trainer as her sisters. Ash and Misty each defeated one Pokémon, but Team Rocket interrupted the match when they tried to steal the Gym's Water Pokémon. Misty's sisters awarded Ash a Badge when Pikachu saved the Gym with its Thunderbolt, over Misty's objections.
In Tentacool & Tentacruel, while waiting for the next ferry to the mainland, Misty saw a large group of Tentacool and a giant Tentacruel attacking Porta Vista after human activity destroyed their homes. She convinced the Tentacool and Tentacruel to stop attacking the port, and the humans would no longer occupy Tentacool and Tentacruel's homes in the reef, and caught a Horsea as well.
Misty became the first main character to look after a baby Pokémon in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?, when the egg that Ash had found in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon hatches into a Togepi. It imprinted on Misty as its mother when she became the first thing it saw, even after Ash won a tournament to decide who got to keep it. Misty would carry Togepi around without a Poké Ball for the rest of the series.
In Misty Meets Her Match, Misty was given a chance to stay in the Orange Islands when Rudy, the Gym Leader on Trovita Island, offered to let her stay with him. Misty considered the offer, but she ultimately chose to keep traveling with Ash, and supported him in his battle against Rudy.
In Hook, Line, and Stinker, Misty competed in the annual Seaking Catching Competition. After Misty and Andreas both caught Seaking that weighed 55 kg., Misty and Andreas battled each other in order to break the tie. Misty won the competition after her Poliwhirl defeated Andreas' Poliwrath.
Misty participated in the Whirl Cup alongside Ash from Octillery the Outcast to The Perfect Match!. She defeated Ash in the second round and made it to the best eight of the competition before she narrowly lost to Trinity.
In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, Misty returned to the Viridian City Pokémon Center and learned that her bicycle was repaired by the city's Nurse Joy. Misty was shown to be sad that she no longer had the convenient excuse to travel with Ash — especially when she saw that Ash hadn't learned that and had assumed she followed him because of her bike. In addition, her sisters Daisy, Lily, and Violet, called Misty at this time to tell her they were going on a world tour, and needed her to return to Cerulean and watch the Gym in their absence. However, Misty saw how Ash truly cared for her when he saved her from a trio of Pokémon gangsters. Misty wanted to stay with Ash, but felt it was her responsibility to take over the Gym, which would be shut down if it was left unattended.
Upon the return of her sisters, Misty remained the sole Cerulean Gym Leader. Since their return, only Daisy appears to spend any significant amount of time at the Gym. While working in the Gym, Misty sometimes receives help from Tracey when he is either visiting or running an errand for Professor Oak.
Misty was first mentioned by Ash in Tree's a Crowd.
She reappeared from The Princess and the Togepi to A Togepi Mirage!, where she met up with Ash and Brock again, along with meeting May and Max for the first time. In A Togepi Mirage, her Togepi evolved into a Togetic and helped defend the Togepi Paradise. Towards the end of the episode, Togetic decided to stay with the other Togepi to protect them, sharing one last tearful moment with Misty.
She watched Ash compete in the Ever Grande Conference in Saved by the Beldum and Shocks and Bonds. She then traveled with Ash from The Scheme Team to A Real Cleffa-Hanger, and was later invited to the Mirage Mansion by Dr. Yung in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. She later appeared in flashbacks in Gathering the Gang of Four.
It was revealed in Cerulean Blues that Misty feared Gyarados, having climbed into one's mouth as a baby, and that she doubted her own ability to run Cerulean Gym alone. It wasn't until she selflessly protected her Gyarados from a Poison Sting assault that she was not only able to conquer her fears but regain the confidence to run the Gym with a now obedient Gyarados.
Misty never physically appeared in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, but she was referenced a couple of times. Her special lure appeared in Buizel Your Way out of This!, and she appeared in a picture on Brock's memory wall in the special episode DPS02.
Misty appeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! as Ash recalled the important moments of his and Charizard's friendship. She was mentioned and reappeared in a fantasy in The Dream Continues!.
Misty made recurring appearances during Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, starting with Alola, Kanto!. Misty and Brock reunited with Ash when he and his classmates arrived at the Kanto airport, then compared Kantonian and Alolan Pokémon with the class at Professor Oak's lab. Later, Misty and the rest of the group worked together to defeat Team Rocket, who Misty was angry to find were still stealing Pokémon. Afterwards, the group had a party and learned from Professor Kukui that the class had plans to head to Cerulean City for a Gym battle.
In When Regions Collide!, the group arrived at Cerulean City, where Misty and Brock assisted Professor Kukui's lecture on the mechanics of Gym battles and the Pokémon League. Misty defeated Lana and Mallow in a Multi Battle, but she and her Mega Gyarados lost against Ash and his Pikachu. She and Brock then bade Ash and his classmates farewell and accepted Ash's offer to visit Alola sometime in the future.
Misty also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of I Choose You!.
In Alola, Alola!, Misty and Brock visited Ash and his classmates in Alola after Lana invited them. She also explained that her sisters took charge, and implied that Cerulean Gym was facing enough challengers that she simply needed a break. Whilst Brock remained at the Pokémon Center, Misty accompanied Ash and the others to Treasure Island, where they enjoyed Mantine Surfing and playing with the Pokémon before the villainous obstacle Team Rocket trio attempted to steal the Mantine. However, with the help of Gyarados and several Z-Moves, she and the others managed to blast Team Rocket off, foiling their every plan.
In Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Misty accompanied Ash, his classmates, and Brock to Akala Island where they visited Paniola Ranch and later met Island Kahuna Olivia. At the end of the episode, Brock and Misty left Alola to return to Kanto, although not before expressing interest in visiting Alola again.
Misty is a girl who can be sweet and optimistic at times, but she is best known for her vocal frustrations and seething anger. Misty also tended to get very angry whenever Ash got their party lost, especially in forests. She is very extreme in most of her moods, and she abruptly switches between her emotions. However, as time went on, Misty mellowed and her hyperactive personality was reduced significantly by the end of the original series.
She is also picky, sensitive, nosy and grumpy about love. There are many episodes where she is seen getting along with the younger siblings of the family, namely Mikey, Sakura, and Max. This stems from the fact that she understands what it's like to be the youngest because she has three older sisters.
Her goals are not as clear as those of the other main characters, but her main interest is training Water-type Pokémon in aim of becoming Water Pokémon Master. Misty aggressively defends the Water-type against critics as seen in The School of Hard Knocks and when she first met Fire enthusiast Macy. She considers all members of the Water-type to be "cute", though her positive opinion on Tentacool in Tentacool and Tentacruel divided Ash and Brock. Fishing is one of her hobbies, and she even has a special lure, which she designed to look like herself. In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, she sent one to Ash as a gift. Sometime before she left for Kanto at the end of Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Misty gave Lana another one as thanks for inviting her and Brock to visit Alola.
Misty's battle style was first showcased in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, where she challenged Ash. She had her Staryu dive into the water to wash off Butterfree's status-inducing moves. Misty has developed a more rounded battle strategy since becoming the full-time Cerulean Gym Leader, mirroring many of Ash's own methods. During Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, Misty was shown to become increasingly confident and focused on her role as the Cerulean Gym Leader. Cerulean Blues saw her overcome her fear and help calm a raging Gyarados which now serves as her one of her main Pokémon, while Misty learned about the Gym Badge-making process and began to appreciate her role in The Blue Badge of Courage. She continues to improve her Pokémon as seen with Psyduck's mastery of Water Gun and her Corsola's strong defenses make for a tireless battle.
The one Pokémon type that Misty cannot stand are Bug-types, as shown in Ash Catches a Pokémon! and more recently in Alola, Alola!. The only Bug-type Pokémon Misty is not afraid of are the kinds that she deems "cute" or "pretty", like Ledyba and Butterfree, some belonging to her friends, like Tracey's Venonat, or ones that don't look like bugs, such as Pineco. However, Bug Pokémon are only one of three things Misty strongly dislikes, the other two being carrots and peppers.
Either through the tradition of her family's Gym or merely her love of them, Misty prefers to train Water-type Pokémon. She usually bases her choice of Pokémon to train by looks, preferring Pokémon that she thinks of as "cute" over ones that she thinks are "ugly," but is willing to overcome such differences. Her love of Water Pokémon stems from the fact that they are extremely flexible in battle, meaning that they can easily adapt to the opponent, as she stated in Some Like It Hot. Since becoming a Gym Leader, she has overcome her fear of Gyarados and continues to learn more about caring and battling with Water Pokémon as challengers come to the Cerulean Gym.
This is a listing of Misty's Pokémon. Pokémon listed as "on hand" have been seen since her return to the anime in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
Gyarados ↔ Mega Gyarados
At Cerulean Gym
Poliwag → Poliwhirl → Politoed
Egg → Azurill
Egg → Togepi → Togetic
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Misty borrowed Pikachu from Ash to participate in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. In the tournament, he knocked out Jessie's Arbok, Weezing and Meowth. After Jessie assumes that the battle was over, Meowth reminds her that she has Lickitung left. She calls out her newly caught Lickitung and easily defeats Pikachu.
|Debut||Pokémon - I Choose You!|
Misty borrowed Ash's Bulbasaur to participate in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. It was sent out after Pikachu got defeated by Lickitung. During the battle, Lickitung defeats Bulbasaur using the same techniques that it used on Pikachu.
|Debut||Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village|
Misty borrowed Vulpix from Brock to participate in the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. Similar to the other borrowed Pokémon given to Misty, Vulpix gets knocked out by Lickitung as well.
|Debut||Pokémon Fashion Flash|
|Misty befriends a Golduck which lives on Kinnow Island who she mistakes for thinking that her Psyduck had evolved. He was first seen under Misty's backpack and after Misty had found him she used him in a battle against Marina and her Psyduck. Psyduck used Confusion on a wave which Golduck rode and was about to crash into Psyduck until Team Rocket appeared and nabbed Marina's Pokémon. He was used with Marina's Starmie to get them back and Golduck throws Team Rocket's sub onto the beach. He hits the sub with a Water Gun, and stops Arbok's attack with Disable then slams Arbok to the floor with a Psychic, and eventually send Team Rocket blasting off with a Hyper Beam and saves Marina's Pokémon.
He was later used in the last part of the battle between Marina and her Starmie, he gets battered with Starmie's Tackle and Bubble but shatters Starmie's Light Screen with another Hyper Beam fainting it. Misty tries to recall Golduck but her Psyduck pops out. Golduck then runs off and shows off his skills to a bunch of girls.
|Debut||Bye Bye Psyduck|
Tracey loaned Misty his Scyther along with Marill to help put out a fire on Ascorbia Island.
|Debut||Tracey Gets Bugged|
Tracey loaned Misty his Marill along with Scyther to help put out a fire on Ascorbia Island.
|Debut||The Crystal Onix|
|Ash, Brock and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha after they were able to get to the exit.|
|Misty hooked a big Seaking using her special lure for the Seaking Catching Competition. It weighed 55kg which placed Misty equal first with Andreas. Misty was then chosen the winner with a subsequent Pokémon battle. Under contest rules, the Seaking was released back into the lake.
None of Seaking's moves are known.
|Debut||Hook, Line, and Stinker|
|Misty used a Mantine to get from Melemele Island to Treasure Island.
None of Mantine's moves are known.
|Misty rode Dragonair alongside Lana in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! to travel to Akala Island.
Dragonair's only known move is Ice Beam.
|Debut||A Mission of Ultra Urgency!|
Misty has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:
- Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume Contest - N/A (Beauty and the Beach)
- Big P Pokémon Race - DNF (The Flame Pokémon-athon!)
- Queen of the Princess Festival - Winner (Princess vs. Princess)
- Seaking Catching Competition - Winner (Hook, Line, and Stinker)
- Pokémon Balloon Race - Winner (with Ash and Brock; tied with Skyler and Tenma; The Big Balloon Blow-Up)
- Whirl Cup - Top 8/Top 16* (The Perfect Match!)
- Tour de Alto Mare - Winner (Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias)
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In the games
Pokémon Puzzle League
In Pokémon Puzzle League, Misty is one of the opponents in the 1P Stadium mode, and one of the characters available in the 2P Stadium mode.
In the manga
Ash & Pikachu
Misty is a main character in Ash & Pikachu, where she is often portrayed as being bad-tempered. She also talks about being ladylike often, and wishes that Ash and Brock would treat her with more respect as a lady.
She was revealed to have left the group in Let's Save Pikachu!! sometime before Ash went to Hoenn.
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Misty is a recurring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. She first appears in Pikachu, I See You. She takes a liking to Ash's Pikachu and tells Ash about what it takes to be a professional Pokémon Trainer. Ash steals her bicycle later to rush Pikachu to a Pokémon Center after being injured by a flock of Spearow.
She travels with Ash for the following chapter, Play Misty For Me, expecting Ash to repay her for her bike. Later, when Ash arrives in Cerulean City, he battles her instead of The Sensational Sisters. Misty awards Ash the Cascade Badge when his Fearow takes back his hat from Misty's head.
Misty disappears from the manga until Ash and Brock bump into her at the Nomads Independence Day festival in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race. After this, she is a common traveling companion to Ash and Brock, though they still part ways at times, such as when Misty and Duplica search for wild Ditto in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.
|Debut||Play Misty For Me|
|Misty threw Shellder at Ash after he was constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.
None of Shellder's moves are known.
|Debut||Play Misty For Me|
|Lapras is Misty's mode of water transportation.
None of Lapras's moves are known.
|Debut||Play Misty For Me|
Psyduck was seen as a cameo where it was floating in the flood of tears created by Ash.
|Debut||Pikachu's Excellent Adventure|
Misty's Starmie was used to rehydrate Ash after he cried too much while Pikachu was gone.
|Debut||Pikachu's Excellent Adventure|
Magical Pokémon Journey
Misty, along with Ash and Brock, make cameo appearances in bonus chapters of Magical Pokémon Journey. In the bonus chapters, Misty and her friends have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).
Pokémon Newspaper Strip
- Main article: Misty (Pokémon Newspaper Strip)
Misty is one of the main characters of the Pokémon Newspaper Strip.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the anime version of Misty or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Misty's Goldeen||Gym Heroes||30/132||Hanada City Gym|
|Misty's Psyduck||Gym Heroes||54/132||Hanada City Gym|
|Misty's Starmie||Gym Heroes||56/132||Hanada City Gym|
|Misty's Goldeen||Gym Heroes||85/132||Leaders' Stadium|
|Misty's Horsea||Gym Heroes||86/132||Leaders' Stadium|
|Misty's Staryu||Gym Heroes||90/132||Hanada City Gym|
|Misty's Horsea||Gym Challenge||87/132||Leaders' Stadium|
|Misty's Staryu||Gym Challenge||92/132||Leaders' Stadium|
|Unnumbered Promotional cards|
|Misty's Psyduck||Gym Challenge||90/132||Leaders' Stadium|
|Misty's Politoed||Theater Limited VS Pack||003/018|
|Misty's Corsola||Theater Limited VS Pack||004/018|
- Misty is said to be 10 in the anime, though in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, she is 12 years old.
- Misty is the first of Ash's friends to challenge a Gym (albeit unofficially), since she challenged and tied with Dorian, Leader of the unofficial Coastline Gym, in Just Add Water.
- Misty is the first main character to be seen owning a Generation II Pokémon, that Pokémon being Togepi.
- Only Misty's Japanese name, meaning baby's breath, references a floral connection shared with her older sisters Daisy, Violet, and Lily. In all other languages, Misty's name references water.
- Misty is the first victim of the recurring gag in the anime where Ash's Pikachu shocks a main female character's bicycle or the character herself at the beginning of each series.
- Misty is the female traveling companion to have appeared in the most amount of episodes, with 284.
- Misty is also the female companion who has appeared in person in the most series, with three to her name.
- Out of all of Ash's friends, Misty holds the record of having the most Pokémon on hand at the time of her debut and the largest number of Pokémon with unexplained origins, with three each.
- Out of all of Ash's friends who have returned to the series, after their departure, Misty is the only one who has had new team additions on her return (not counting evolutions).
- Both Misty and Jessie were voiced by Rachael Lillis and then switched at to Michele Knotz when the 4Kids dub ended in 2006.
- Former director and storyboard artist of the Pokémon anime, Masamitsu Hidaka, stated in an interview that Misty will not return as a main character in future seasons, but she will continue to make guest appearances like she has in the past. He compared it to how May came back for the Wallace Cup in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, but said since Pokémon Contests "aren't really her thing", it would be for something else like a battle.
- According to Pocket Monsters: The Animation, Misty's parents abandoned their children and the Cerulean Gym due to the harsh regulations for Gym duties, thus forcing her and her sisters to run the Cerulean Gym until she left at 10 years old.
- Of all of Ash's friends who have returned after their series more than once, Misty is the only one to have changed from her original outfit and go back to using it again. Misty returned to wearing her original series outfit in Alola, Kanto!, after changing into a different outfit from The Princess and the Togepi onward.
- Out of all of Ash's female friends, Misty has owned the most Pokémon, with eleven.
|Japanese||カスミ Kasumi||From カスミソウ kasumisō, the Japanese name for Gypsophila. A reference to 霞み kasumi ("mist") and 海 umi ("sea")|
|English, Brazillian Portuguese, Dutch,
German, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Italian,
Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
|French||Ondine||From Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology|
|Korean||최이슬 Choi Iseul||이슬 means dew|
|From 霞み kasumi. 小 means little or young, while 霞 refers to the rosy glow of the clouds during sunrise or sunset.|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||小霞 Síu Hàh||Same as Mandarin name|
|Croatian||Misti||From English name|
|Indonesian||Misty (Kanto saga)
Kasumi (Johto saga-present)
|Same as English name|
Same as Japanese name
|Мисти Misti||Transcription of English name|
|Thai||คาสึมิ Kasumi||Same as Japanese name|
- Kids Pocket Books Pocket Monsters (テレビアニメ版 ポケットモンスターまるかじりブック〈3〉 (キッズ・ポケット・ブックス) )
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