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For the variant appearing in the games, see Erika.

Erika is a character appearing in Pokémon Adventures, who is the Gym Leader of Celadon City in the Kanto region.


Erika is identical in appearance to her game counterpart.


Erika has a kind personality, as she teams up with the rest of the Gym Leaders to combat the rising threat of Team Rocket, and later the Elite Four. She has also shown herself to be cruel, particularly against a unique Eevee whom Red had rescued; however this was just a facade to test Red's allegiance.


Red, Green & Blue arcEdit

Erika first appears upon the Cycling Road, whereupon she apologises to Red for her Tangela knocking him over. She steps out of the royal procession, as Red is held back by her followers. Red asks Erika whether she is the Gym Leader of Celadon City, to which she confirms this. Erika is surprised at his request, but states that she only challenges worthwhile opponents. Before her bodyguards can seize Red, Erika accepts his challenge, much to their surprise. However, Erika explains that he needs to first prove his worth before their battle, by catching an Eevee for her. Later, when Erika is practising at the archery range, she is approached by one of her followers. She asks Erika whether her actions are justified, prompting Erika to release Petal Dance at her.

Erika berates her follower for letting her guard down, as a Drowzee slumps to the ground unconscious. She thinks to herself that Eevee must be found as soon as possible. Later, Erika appears behind Red, proclaiming that he has passed her test. Red accuses Erika of sending him out to find her mutated Eevee, to which she asks him whether he still wishes to battle. Erika comments that they each have 3 Pokémon, telling her Tangela to attack. It wraps around his Saur's bulb, hurling it across the room.

As Red switches his Saur for Poli, Erika is surprised that he switched Pokémon so early into their battle. Erika follows suit, swapping out with Bellsprout, as Poli uses Double Slap, defeating Erika's Bellsprout with ease. However, Erika manages to defeat Poli by using Mimic. Erika summons her Vileplume, which prompts Red to use Pika. She attacks swiftly with Petal Dance, but Pika is able to deflect the blades with ease. Erika comments that he has saved the best for last, telling her Vileplume to use Swords Dance. Erika asks where his previous arrogance went, informing him that Eevee will be put down.

Red is outraged by this, as Erika informs him that, should he open its Poké Ball, Eevee will most certainly die. As Pika releases a Substitute of itself, Erika comments that his efforts will be in vain. However, Erika is surprised when Pika guards the Poké Ball instead of attacking her directly, and commends their kindness. Erika picks up Pika, and pushes a lever on the machine. She turns to face Red, informing him that Eevee has been restored to full health. Erika reveals that this Eevee was a test subject for Team Rocket, and that they need the strengths that a Trainer like him possesses in order to defeat them. Red agrees, stating that he will do whatever he can to help them, prompting Erika to give him the Rainbow Badge.

Yellow arcEdit

Later, Erika fights against the swarms of Shellder and Cloyster released by Lorelei at Celadon City. However, she realises that Lance is merely using these Pokémon to prevent the Gym Leaders from reaching Cerise Island. However, Erika is taken off guard by one of the Shellder, which makes off with her Badge, using it for the Amplification Device on the island.

Crystal arcEdit

Suicune thought of some of the Gym Leaders, including Erika, whom it could face.[1]

Erika joined Misty and Brock in an expedition to the Gym Leaders' tournament in Goldenrod City. Since the S.S. Aqua was not sailing on schedule, they traveled through Tohjo Falls. Since the bridge was destroyed, Brock had his Onix extend itself to the other end, letting everyone pass to the other side, though wished the Maglev train was finished sooner. They stopped as Misty went to rescue a Krabby and fell through the waterfall.[2] Erika and Brock tried to find Misty and get her out of the waterfall. Erika also informed Brock the tournament was held in Goldenrod City, where they would face the Gym Leaders from Johto. After Suicune joined Misty, she returned to Erika and Brock, as the trio rode on Brock's Onix away.[3]

Erika was invited by the Pokémon League to take part in a Gym Leaders' Tournament. Being the captain of Kanto Gym Leaders, she was to face Pryce later on.[4] Erika took her seat and watched Brock battle Jasmine.[5] Erika also heard that Sabrina went to Mt. Silver to heal her limbs. She asked if she saw Red, which Sabrina confirmed.[6] Misty and Erika were in shock and wanted to learn more. Sabrina ignored them, stating she didn't come here to for "chit-chat", then left.[7]

Since Blaine was absent to battle Clair, Pryce and Erika were called to battle. Before facing Pryce, Erika was saddened that Blaine couldn't be the team captain, as he wasn't even present during the meeting with Kanto Gym Leaders. Still, Erika greeted Pryce and the battle was started. Erika's Bellossom gained the upper hand during the first half of the battle by spreading petals and soon, Erika sent out Skiploom. Though Skiploom got hit by Swinub's ice attack, it recovered by using Synthesis. However, Pryce's Swinub knocked out Skiploom with Swinub's Powder Snow. Pryce claimed he won because, like Erika, his attack was disguised by indifference.[8]

Due to Team Rocket having infiltrated into the Indigo Plateau, Erika battled the grunts. She and the Gym Leaders went into the train, which locked them all in and rode away.[9] During the fighting, Clair suspected someone was controlling the Team Rocket grunts. Since they couldn't fight at the stadium, Clair challenged Blaine to a fight. Blaine accepted her challenge and let the other Gym Leaders continue battling. Erika noted how Misty started to battle the Team Rocket grunts fiercely. Erika sensed what was Misty feeling and gave her a flower to cheer her up, since Misty would confess feelings to someone. However, they continued to battle the grunts as their priority.[10] She was also shocked to hear the train they were in would crash into a wall.[11]

Fortunately, Red had his Snorlax stop the train, thus rescuing the Gym Leaders. Erika was glad Red was present and went to report to Misty, who was gone. Still, to aid Red, Erika gave him her Pokégear.[12]

In the end, Erika returned to his Gym, where she was challenged by other trainers, who wanted to obtain her badge to enter the Pokémon League.[13]


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