Pop Roxie

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Pop Roxie
ホミカパパ Homika's Papa
Pop Roxie Adventures.png
Pop Roxie in Pokémon Adventures
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown, possibly Virbank City
Region Unova
Relatives Roxie (daughter)
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Choir Tournament

Pop Roxie (Japanese: ホミカパパ Homika's Papa) is a character appearing in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the core series games

Pop Roxie is a sailor who runs a ferry between Virbank City and Castelia City. He is also the father of the Virbank Gym Leader Roxie. He is first seen arguing with his daughter in front of Virbank's Pokémon Center over his movie career, insisting that since Roxie is both a Gym Leader and a musician, he can be both a sailor and a movie star.

While he is auditioning at Pokéstar Studios, the gate to the studios cannot be entered until the player obtains the Toxic Badge. Upon entering Pokéstar Studios, the player watches Pop Roxie's first movie, Midlife Man of Justice vs. Brycen-Man of the Brycen-Man Series. As Riolu-Man, he ends up acting scared and being defeated. He later claims that one day, he will act once more. He then reopens his ferrying service.


Pokéstar Studios

Midlife Man of Justice vs. Brycen-Man


Virbank City
  • Upon arriving in the city
"Roxie, don't try to stop me! I'm off to Pokéstar Studios to live up my true potential! My dream is to be a ship captain and a movie star!"
"Oh, dear daughter. You split your time between your responsibilities as a Gym Leader and with your band, right? I can do that, too!"
Pokéstar Studios
  • In the cinema
"Oh, if it isn't the scout himself! Thanks to you, I've made my movie debut!"
"And who would that be?"
"You beat Roxie, I see."
"You must be a pretty good Trainer. Oh, you know what? They're releasing my movie now! Are you thinking about making a Pokéstar Studios debut, too? Then, I do insist you watch my movie in order to gain acting tips from a professional such as myself."
"Awesome! Let's go!"
"This is where you choose the movie you want to watch. There are eight screens in the theater here in Pokéstar Studios! Pretty impressive, huh? Now... Huh? It seems my movie will be shown on a special screen."
  • In the movie
"Can you hold on, please?"
"The Messenger of Truth and Ideals, Riolu-Man enters! Hey there, Brycen-Man! It's not nice to do bad things!"
"I'm scared!*"
"I wasn't hero material after all..."
  • After the movie
"Ha ha ha. I've always dreamed of making my debut on the silver screen..."
"Now I've fulfilled that dream..."
"Different people have different talents. I knew it all along. But I see my daughter striving to balance the responsibility of being a Gym Leader while pursuing her own dream of being in a band. Although I'm a father, I really wanted to pursue my own long-held dream... If you stop pursuing your dreams, your life might as well be over, right?"
"I'm going back to my duties as a ship captain for now. Someday, I'll return to the screen! Until that day comes, I'll leave all of the starring roles to you!"
Virbank City
  • After going to Pokéstar Studios
"So you saw it..."
"That movie was...No, it wasn't the movie. It was me. I was so excited that I didn't really become Riolu-Man! Acting like that won't thrill or excite anyone..."
"OK! I guess I'll do my best as a captain! I'll excite and thrill everyone by barreling through rough waves!"
  • Going to Castelia City for the first time:
"Of course! Please, step this away!"
Castelia City
  • Upon arriving
"Everyone, we've arrived at Castelia City!"
Castelia City/Virbank City
  • After first trip
"What can I do for you? Would you like to sail to Virbank/Castelia City?"
Yes: "Of course! Please, step this way!"
No: "OK then! Please come to talk to me whenever you'd like to board!"


Roxie father OD.png B2W2 Roxie father Back.png
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Back sprite from

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pop Roxie debuts in Choir Tournament. Roxie has her father take the students of the Aspertia City Trainers' School to Castelia City as a reward for winning the Autumn Choir Tournament. Roxie later reveals that her father once wanted to be a movie star and planned on giving up his job as a ship captain to do so. When Pop Roxie saw Blake and Whitley's performance at Pokéstar Studios, he realized that they were better than him and gave up.


Language Title
France Flag.png French Père de Strykna
Germany Flag.png German Micas Papa
Italy Flag.png Italian Papà di Velia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보미카아빠 Bomika Appa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Padre de Hiedra

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym Leaders • Elite Four (Unova · BB) • PWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesmanSpecial CoachesGuidance counselors

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