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This article is about the Gym Leader of Rustboro City. For the English voice actress, see Roxanne Beck.

ツツジ Tsutsuji
"The Rock-Loving Honors Student"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Roxanne.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by Megumi Mizutani[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Brown
Hometown Rustboro City
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
Leader of Rustboro Gym
Badge Stone Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Game animation debut Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer
English voice actor Erica Schroeder (ORAS Trailer)
Sarah Miller-Crews[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura (ORAS Trailer)
Mai Gotō[3] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Gonna Rule The School!
English voice actor Karen Neill
Japanese voice actor Yuri Shiratori

Roxanne (Japanese: ツツジ Tsutsuji) is the Gym Leader of Rustboro City's Gym, known officially as the Rustboro Gym. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stone Badge. She is a scholar who specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Roxanne appears in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire as the Gym Leader of the Rustboro Gym. She believes Rock-type Pokémon to be rock-solid, and her strategy is to use Rock-type power attacks. She became a Gym Leader so that she could apply what she learned at the Pokémon Trainers' School in battle. She wants to face many new opponents to see them demonstrate how they battle and with which Pokémon. In addition to the Stone Badge, Roxanne gives out TM39 (Rock Tomb).

After Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's Delta Episode, she can also be seen at the Fossil Maniac's cave, begging for a Fossil. She even considers offering him a free Stone Badge in exchange, but quickly restrains herself, despite her desperate desire.

According to the TV show Trouble Talk, she is an expert in Fossils and has been written up in a number of magazines for it. She is also a friend of Steven Stone and joins stone hunting groups with him, according to a stone seller on Route 114.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Roxanne appears alongside the other Gym Leaders of Hoenn as an opponent in the Hoenn Leaders Tournament at the Pokémon World Tournament. She also participates alongside the Gym Leaders of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova in the World Leaders Tournament, and other Rock-type specialists in the Rock Type Expert Tournament.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader RoxanneRSORAS / Rockin' Whiz RoxanneE

Rock-type power attackRS
Rock-type power attack.E
Attacking with Rock-type power!ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
Rock-solid types are good.RSORAS
I prefer Rock-hard Pokémon.E
Through battling, I want to learn all about Pokémon.RS
A leader of a big Gym bears a lot of responsibility.E
I want to learn all about Pokémon through battle.ORAS
Match Call
My gym is ready! Please visit RUSTBORO whenever you can!E


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Roxanne uses two Potions.

Pokémon Emerald

Roxanne uses two Potions in the Gym battle, and three Full Restores in the rematches.

Gym battle

First rematch

Second rematch

Third rematch

Fourth rematch onwards

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Roxanne uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Roxanne will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Probopass.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Roxanne (Masters)

Roxanne forms a sync pair with Nosepass and its evolved form Probopass, along with Runerigus in Pokémon Masters EX. Roxanne became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#019 VSRoxanne Masters.png Roxanne #0476 MastersIcon0476.png Nosepass → Probopass
RockIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★☆☆☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#019 VSRoxanne Fall 2023 Masters.png Fall 2023
#0867 MastersIcon0867.png Runerigus Buddy Move Icon Masters.png
GroundIC Masters.png
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout



Ruby Sapphire Roxanne.png Roxanne ORAS concept art.png
Official artwork from Generation III Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

Spr RS Roxanne.png Spr B2W2 Roxanne.png VSRoxanne.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Roxanne III OD.png Roxanne OD.png Roxanne ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Main article: Roxanne/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Roxanne in the anime

Roxanne is a top graduate of the Rustboro City Pokémon Trainers' School, and now teaches the academy's beginner class. She was granted the position of Rustboro Gym Leader because of her excellent record at the academy, and she allows some of the school's students to undertake internships at the Rustboro Gym.

Roxanne debuted in Gonna Rule The School!. Ash and his friends met her when Max found a lost Poliwag that was soon revealed to belong to the Pokémon Trainers' School. Roxanne then invited the group to the school before Ash's Gym battle. Roxanne admitted that she was going to be busy teaching her students until tomorrow, and promised she would battle Ash the day after.

Ash, Max, and Brock joined Roxanne's students the next day after being invited by the principal, while May studied with the Contest class. Team Rocket arrived and stole the school's Pokémon, but under Roxanne's watchful eye, her students and Max were able to recover them. She then called on her Geodude and sent Team Rocket blasting off.

In The Winner by a Nosepass, Ash battled Roxanne at the Rustboro Gym while being filmed by some of Roxanne's students. Treecko went up against Roxanne's Geodude, but was defeated by its powerful Mega Punch attacks. Pikachu was able to defeat both of her Pokémon through a combination of pure electrical power and its newly learned Iron Tail technique, which took Roxanne by surprise. Afterwards, Roxanne gave Ash the Stone Badge in recognition of his victory.

Roxanne is familiar with Professor Oak, as he gives live remote lectures to the students at the school. She also knew about Brock and the Pewter Gym before she met him, as the Pewter Gym shares her Rock-type specialty.

She reappeared in a flashback in Whiscash and Ash.


Roxanne enjoys fostering young Trainers. She offers them real-life experiences, such as filming her Gym battles and taking her students on excursions. Roxanne values collaboration, confidence, and consideration in her students and earmarks those qualities as critical to a Trainer's success with handling their Pokémon.

She relies on her Pokémon's defenses to overcome a challenger's offensive techniques. Roxanne is perceptive and quickly understands a Trainer's battle strategy when she first sees it. Both of her Pokémon have a wide variety of moves, allowing Roxanne to launch a range of combinations that take advantage of her opponent's weaknesses.


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Roxanne's Geodude
Geodude debuted in Gonna Rule The School!, when Roxanne used it to fight off Team Rocket. In the next episode, Geodude was the first Pokémon Roxanne used in her Gym battle with Ash. Geodude easily defeated Treecko with two Mega Punch attacks despite the type disadvantage and Ash's best efforts, since Treecko did not know any Grass-type moves at the time. Pikachu, however, managed to defeat Geodude with Thunder*.

Geodude's known moves are Mega Punch, Rock Throw, and Rollout.

Debut Gonna Rule The School!
Voice actors
English Michael Haigney
Roxanne's Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

The next Pokémon Roxanne used in her battle with Ash was her signature Pokémon, Nosepass. Pikachu's recently learned Iron Tail technique was still underdeveloped and proved ineffective against Nosepass. It was a tough opponent for Pikachu, but he eventually managed to perfect his Iron Tail and defeated Nosepass with it, earning Ash the Stone Badge.

Debut The Winner by a Nosepass
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Darren Dunstan

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 白鳥由里 Yuri Shiratori
English Karen Neill
Finnish Karolina Blom
Italian Renata Bertolas
Norwegian Lena Meieran
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
Brazilian Portuguese Rosa Maria Baroli
Spanish Latin America Liliana Barba
Spain María Antonia Rodríguez

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Roxanne in the animated trailer

Roxanne briefly appeared in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, where she battled May.


Roxanne's Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Roxanne sent out her Nosepass during her Gym battle against May, where it went up against her Mudkip.

Debut Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura
English Erica Schroeder


Roxanne briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Roxanne in Ash & Pikachu

Roxanne appeared in Trust In Each Other!!, where Ash challenged her to a Gym battle and won.


Roxanne's Geodude
Geodude was the first Pokémon Roxanne sent out during her Gym battle against Ash. It was able to defeat Treecko but lost to Pikachu.

Geodude's only known move is Mega Punch.

Debut Trust In Each Other!!
Roxanne's Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass was the second Pokémon Roxanne sent out during her Gym battle against Ash.

Debut Trust In Each Other!!

Pokémon Adventures

Roxanne in Pokémon Adventures


Ruby & Sapphire arc

Roxanne is a graduate of the Rustboro Trainers' School and passed with high grades. When Sapphire arrives at the Gym to obtain her first Badge, she is shocked to find that other challengers are just studying. Roxanne explains that due to having so many challengers, she makes people take tests as a requirement to be able to face her. Sapphire reluctantly takes the test as well, but initially struggles due to her poor literacy skills. With help from advisors on how to read certain words, Sapphire manages to pass her test with flying colors, much to Roxanne's surprise.

The two then have their Gym battle against each other. Roxanne faces Sapphire's Rono with her Nosepass. Sapphire finds that Nosepass is too strong to beat, but is unable to switch due to Nosepass's Magnet Pull Ability. By exploiting Nosepass's inability to face in directions other than north or else it will lose its balance, Sapphire strikes Nosepass from behind and defeats it, earning herself a Stone Badge. Roxanne congratulates Sapphire for her efforts and explains that the Badges can enable Sapphire to take place in the Pokémon League.

Later, Roxanne and the other Gym Leaders are called on by Flannery to meet in Fortree City. They have a discussion on Team Magma and Team Aqua about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. Roxanne exclaims that her former colleague Professor Cozmo is being funded by Team Aqua. She claims that since Professor Cozmo would never work with villains, Team Aqua is on the side of good and Team Magma is on the side of evil.

Roxanne in the thirteenth chapter

When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Roxanne and Brawly are sent to the drought-plagued areas to face Groudon in battle. Despite their best efforts, Groudon proves to be too powerful for any of their attacks to damage it. Roxanne manages to prevent Groudon from moving with her Nosepass's Block and continuously attacks it to prevent Groudon from advancing any further. Wallace also arrives to assist Roxanne and Brawly in attacking Groudon, but all three are interrupted by the Three Fires of Team Magma, Blaise, Tabitha, and Courtney. The three grab Roxanne, Brawly, and Wallace and takes them to Lilycove City to prevent the Gym Leaders from stopping Groudon any further. Roxanne is dragged to Cove Lily Motel, where Courtney faces her in battle. Roxanne nearly manages to win, but Courtney holds several people hostage and threatens their lives. With no choice but to give up, Roxanne reluctantly allows Courtney to knock her Nosepass out, freeing Groudon from the effects of Block.

After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated, with Groudon and Kyogre returning to their deep slumber, Roxanne celebrated the victory with her allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Roxanne, along with various people from around Hoenn, is called to Sootopolis City to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the planet. When the plan to attack Grand Meteor Delta starts, Roxanne and the others have their Pokémon attack the meteoroid at the same time. This, combined with the might of Mega Rayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.


This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Roxanne's Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass is Roxanne's first known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Sapphire's Rono but lost. It helped battle Groudon and stopped it moving with Block, but was later knocked out by Courtney's Ninetales, freeing Groudon.

Debut Blowing Past Nosepass I
Roxanne's Graveler
Graveler is Roxanne's second known Pokémon. It was first used to take Roxanne to the Gym Leaders' meeting in Fortree City. Later, it helped battle against Groudon by using its Rock Blast to prevent Groudon from moving.

Graveler's only known move is Rock Blast.

Debut Short Shrift for Shiftry
Roxanne's Cradily
Cradily is Roxanne's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Courtney's Ninetales at the Cove Lily Motel. Using its Ingrain, Cradily was able to heal from any damage, but was defeated when Courtney took hostages, forcing Roxanne to give up.

Cradily's only known move is Ingrain, and its Ability is Insomnia*.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Roxanne in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Roxanne appeared in Clefairy's Training Camp!!, where she encountered Red as she was carrying groceries. She invited him and his Pokémon to come with her to her Gym, which doubles as a Pokémon School. Roxanne showed them inside, where her Nosepass was reading a book. Roxanne explained that she wanted Nosepass to study hard in order to get a good job elsewhere, but that he was not cooperating the way she wanted. Red and his Pokémon agreed to try and help. After much sightseeing with Nosepass, they managed to have him work as a picnic table. Pleased with the decision, Roxanne wanted to give them the Stone Badge, but they decided to give her a doughnut instead.


This listing is of Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.

Roxanne's Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass is the only Pokémon of Roxanne's seen in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga. He is first seen studying in her Gym and later gets a job working as a picnic table.

Debut Clefairy's Training Camp!!

In the TCG

Full Art print of Roxanne
Main article: Roxanne (Astral Radiance 150)

Roxanne was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Battle Region subset before debuting in English in the Astral Radiance expansion, the regular print with artwork by Megumi Mizutani, and the Full Art and Rainbow Rare prints by Sanosuke Sakuma. This card can only be played if ones opponent has 3 or fewer Prize cards remaining. When played, both players shuffle their hand into their deck. Then, the person who played the card draws 6 cards, and the other player draws 2 cards.

One of Gym Badge's illustrations features Roxanne and her Gym Badge.



Language Name Origin
Japanese ツツジ Tsutsuji From 躑躅 tsutsuji (rhododendron)
English, Brazilian
Portuguese, French
Roxanne From rock
German Felizia From Felsen (stone)
Spanish Petra From piedra (stone)
Italian Petra From pietra (stone)
Korean 원규 Won-gyu* Possibly from 학원 (學園) hag-won (campus), 원규 (院規) wongyu (school regulation), and 규 (圭) gyu (jade with pointed top)
원아 Wona* Possibly from 학원 (學園) hagwon (campus) and 아 (兒) a (child)
Chinese (Mandarin) 杜娟 Dùjuān* From 杜鵑 / 杜鹃 dùjuān / douhgyūn (rhododendron)
杜鵑 Dùjuān*
Chinese (Cantonese) 杜娟 Douhgyūn
Russian Роксан Roksan Transcription of her English name
Thai ซึซึจิ Tsutsuji Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Tsutsuji Transcription of her Japanese name

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