Suzie

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If you were looking for the Brock's little sister, see Brock's siblings. For the character with the Japanese name Susie, see Felicity.

Suzie
ユキ Yuki
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Suzie
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Teal
Hometown Scissor Street
Region Kanto
Trainer class Breeder, groomer
Anime debut Pokémon Fashion Flash
English voice actor Leah Applebaum (EP028)
Megan Hollingshead (EP169)
Japanese voice actor Rei Sakuma

Suzie (Japanese: ユキ Yuki) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She is a famous Pokémon Breeder and groomer who is adept at releasing a Pokémon's inner beauty and health.

History

Suzie debuted in Pokémon Fashion Flash. Brock took Ash and Misty to Scissor Street so they could visit Suzie's salon, where he asked for Suzie to make him her student as he could learn a lot from her; he knew she was a trophy winning Pokémon Breeder, who was often featured among the most popular Breeders in magazines, and also had a popular website. However, Suzie turned Brock down, saying that she was just too busy to take on students.

Suzie invited everyone to lunch, where she noted Pikachu's healthy coat. Brock happily announced that he personally prepared the Mouse Pokémon's food. Vulpix ate some of Pikachu's food, and Brock was so flattered by this that he slammed his head into the table while bowing before the Fire-type Pokémon. Misty brought up the topic of some flashy Pokémon they had seen on Scissor Street, and Suzie explained that they were customers of Salon Roquet, a flashy beauty parlor that had been attracting all of Suzie's usual customers. Ash didn't like the idea of dressing up Pokémon. An angered Misty said the idea was great and decided to take her Psyduck over to the rival parlor just to spite Ash.

Suzie said that she usually put emphasis on substance over style, but she had begun to question her methods when Salon Roquet had began to rise in popularity. Ash and Brock tried to cheer her up, insisting that she was really good, and they organized a demonstration lecture to showcase Suzie's philosophy. Suzie explained that close personal relationships with Pokémon were the most important thing in raising them. The lecture drew a lot of customers away from Salon Roquet, leaving only Misty and her Psyduck.

It turned out Salon Roquet was actually a front for Team Rocket, who decided to hold Misty hostage to try to get Pikachu. Psyduck, however, escaped and ran back to Suzie's salon to get help. Angered, Suzie made a long speech about inner beauty being more important than outer beauty. Ash and Brock then had Pikachu and Geodude battle Team Rocket, and Suzie finished things by having Vulpix blast the villains off with a Fire Spin. Suzie was impressed with the way Brock handled his Pokémon in battle and thanked him for helping to restore her faith in her own methods. Suzie decided to shut down her salon and go her own journey. Since Brock was the first person other than herself that Vulpix liked, Suzie decided that Brock should take care of it, as he might be able to raise it better than she would.

Suzie made a brief appearance in Brock's fantasy in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Brock and Suzie continued to keep in contact via email. In Beauty and the Breeder, Suzie requested a favor from Brock, to borrow Vulpix for the upcoming Pokémon Beauty Contest in Bonitaville. During the contest, Team Rocket disguised themselves as official doctors and took Vulpix and Zane's Ninetales.

Upon reuniting with their Pokémon, Suzie and Zane had them use a double Fire Spin to send the trio blasting off. The battle also led Zane to admit that Suzie's focus on a Pokémon's inner beauty was just as critical as its physical appearance, something that had previously been a point of contention between the two of them. Zane and Suzie then agreed to open up a joint Pokémon salon that would focus on a Pokémon's inner and outer beauty. Brock also came to realize that he and Suzie would only ever be close friends, and he also left Vulpix with its Trainer.

Character

Suzie is a businesswoman who is always focused on delivering the best service for her customers. She adamantly adheres to a philosophy that states a Pokémon's inner beauty is the most important factor to making a Pokémon truly beautiful, and she becomes furious whenever someone disregards this.

Her friendly and approachable personality has led her to acquire many repeat clients and make close friends within the Pokemon beauty and breeding world, including Zane and Brock.

Pokémon

This listing is of Suzie's known Pokémon in the anime:

Brock's Vulpix
Vulpix
Main article: Brock's Vulpix

Vulpix was given to Brock by Suzie in the episode Pokémon Fashion Flash. Suzie was Brock's idol, and Vulpix took a liking to him, which was surprising, as the little Pokémon had a very snobbish and primadonna-ish nature. It even liked Brock's homemade Pokémon food. Impressed with the way Brock cared for his Geodude and Ash's Pikachu, Suzie decided that Brock might be able to take better care of Vulpix than she could.

Brock later met up with Suzie again in Johto and returned Vulpix to her in Beauty and the Breeder, saying at the time that he had always felt that Vulpix wasn't really his and he was just looking after it for a time.

Debut Pokémon Fashion Flash
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rachael Lillis

Pokémon competitions

Suzie has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 佐久間レイ Rei Sakuma
English Leah Applebaum (EP028)
Megan Hollingshead (EP169)
Finnish Minna Tasanto (EP028)
Elise Langenoja (EP169)
Korean 차명화 Cha Myung-Hwa
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Olga Borys (EP028)
Anna Dąbkowska (EP169)
Spanish Latin America Liliana Barba (EP028)
María Fernanda Morales (EP169)
Spain Ana María Marí

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ユキ Yuki
English, French, Spanish Suzie Similar vowel sounds to Yuki.
Italian Suzy Similar to her English name.
German Susi Similar to her English name.
Korean 희야 Huiya
Chinese (Mandarin) 小雪 Xiǎo Xuě From 雪 yuki. Literally means "light snow".


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