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リップ Lip
"The Bewitching Beautician"
Scarlet Violet Tulip.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Violet
Hometown Alfornada
Region Paldea
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Alfornada Gym
Badge Psychic Badge
Specializes in Psychic-types

Tulip (Japanese: リップ Lip) is the Gym Leader of Alfornada's Gym, known officially as the Alfornada Gym. She specializes in Psychic-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Besides being a Gym Leader, Tulip works as a model and a makeup artist. As such, she focuses on beauty and appearance a lot. Her Pokémon help her out in applying makeup which seems magical. She has a very busy schedule due to working on several businesses.[1]

Tulip is childhood friends with Dendra and has done a collaboration with fellow Gym Leader Iono. She doesn't like her boss, Geeta, very much, due to the latter's "bewitching aura" overlapping with the former's style.

Tulip enlists Dendra to help her with her Gym test of ESP exercise by defeating her in a Pokémon battle, in which the stakes were that the loser would do whatever the winner wanted. The Gym test requires the player to express different emotions as Dendra and a Medicham demonstrate them. Dendra also says that Tulip has always been an overachiever.

In addition to the Gym Badge, Tulip gives out TM120 (Psychic) after defeating her.


Gym battle

Tulip will Terastallize her Florges at the first opportunity.


Tulip will Terastallize her Florges at the first opportunity.


Main article: Tulip/Quotes



Tulip concept art.jpg
Concept art from Scarlet and Violet

In the TCG

Regular print of Tulip
Main article: Tulip (Future Flash 66)

Tulip was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Future Flash expansion, with artwork by Naoki Saito. It allows players to put up to 4 in any combination of Psychic-type Pokémon and Basic Psychic Energy cards from their discard pile into their hand.


  • Tulip's Japanese Gym Leader title is 超マジック・マキアージュ.
  • Tulip and Dendra are childhood friends.
  • The fact that Tulip's ace and Terastallized Pokémon is Florges references their shared trait of beauty.
  • After Tulip recalls her Pokémon from battle, she rests the Poké Ball against her temple rather than simply nodding at it like many trainers.


Language Name Origin
Japanese リップ Lip From tulip and possibly lipstick
English Tulip From tulip
German Tulia From Tulpe (tulip)
Spanish Tuli From tulipán (tulip)
French Tully From tulipe (tulip)
Italian Tulipa From tulipa (Portuguese for tulip)
Korean 리파 Lipa From tulipa (Portuguese for tulip)
Chinese (Mandarin) 莉普 Lìpǔ Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 莉普 Leihpóu

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