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ボタン Botan
Scarlet Violet Penny.png
Art from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Gender Female
Eye color Black
Hair color Light blue and red
Hometown Unspecified location in Galar[1]
Region Paldea (originally Galar)
Relatives Unnamed father
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Team Star
Rank Big Boss

Penny (Japanese: ボタン Botan) is a character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

In the core series games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Penny is a student at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV, and is in the same grade as the player character. She has a shy personality, and is often absent from class. She always has her fluffy Eevee backpack with her wherever she goes. She possesses unparalleled skill with machines and computers. She is enrolled in the STEM track of the Academy, with her homeroom teacher being Tyme.

Her secret identity is Cassiopeia, the "big boss" of Team Star; none of the other bosses know of her true identity because she never left her room during her time with them. Afraid that her fellow bosses will be expelled from the Academy because of their involvement in the team but unable to forcibly disband the group herself, she recruits the player character into "Operation Starfall" to make them stand down.


First battle

Academy Ace Tournament


  • Penny is the youngest villainous team leader from the core series.
  • Penny's Student ID at the Academy is 803B121.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ボタン Botan From 牡丹 botan (tree peony)
English, Italian Penny From peony
German Cosima From Paeonia × suffruticosa (scientific name of tree peony)
Spanish Noa From the genus Paeonia
French Pania From the genus Paeonia
Korean 모란 Moran From 모란 (牡丹) moran (tree peony)
Chinese (Mandarin) 牡丹 Mǔdān From 牡丹 mǔdān / máauhdāan (tree peony)
Chinese (Cantonese) 牡丹 Máauhdāan

Language Name Origin
Japanese カシオペア Cassiopeia From the constellation Cassiopeia
English, German Cassiopeia From Cassiopeia
Spanish Casiopea From Casiopea (Cassiopeia)
French Cassiopée From Cassiopée (Cassiopeia)
Italian Cassiopea From Cassiopea (Cassiopeia)
Korean 카시오페아 Cassiopeia From the Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 仙后 Xiānhòu From 仙后座 Xiānhòu-zuò / Sīnhauh-joh (Cassiopeia)
Chinese (Cantonese) 仙后 Sīnhauh

Related articles


  1. "I wanted this student to take some time to rest, so I had them return home to the Galar region."

Big Boss: Cassiopeia
Bosses: GiacomoMelaAtticusEriOrtega
Lower members: Team Star Grunts

Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroNemonaGeetaArvenPenny
Team StarGym LeadersElite Four

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