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Roxie
(ホミカ Homika)
Roxie
"A Little Poison in Your Days, a Little Poison on the Stage"
General
Hometown Virbank City
Region Unova
Family Unnamed father
Badge Toxic Badge
Preferred Type Poison
First Appearance

Black 2 and White 2 (games)
Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) (anime)

Voice actor

Alyson Rosenfeld English
Eri KitamuraJapanese

Class: Gym Leader

Roxie is the Poison-type Unova Gym Leader in Unova.

Appearance

Roxie wears a blue dress with purple stripes and black boots,she has white hair tied in a ponytail and has blue eyes.

Personality

Biography

Games

Black 2 & White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, Roxie is the second Gym Leader the player meets and battles.

Manga

Main article: Roxie (Adventures)


Anime

Roxie anime

Roxie in the anime

Roxie made her debut in Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) and was the final Gym Leader Ash Ketchum faced after he heard the Opelucid Gym was closed. She's the lead vocalist and bass player of her band "Koffing and the Toxics" and she exudes confidence. Unlike other Gym Leaders, she pits her three Pokémon against his opponent's entire team, stating that if her opponent beats her team, she gives them the Toxic Badge.

Sprites

B2W2 battle sprite


VS. Sprite
RoxieB2W2sprite
VSRoxie

Pokémon

Games

Black 2 and White 2

Gym Battle

Koffing BW
Koffing
 Type Poison 
Whirlipede BW
Whirlipede
 Type Bug Type Poison 
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 Type 
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 Type 
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 Type 
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 Type 
Lv. 16 Lv. 18 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Poison Point Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Assurance Venoshock - - - -
Tackle Poison Sting - - - -
Smog Protect - - - -
Clear Smog Pursuit - - - -

Koffing BW
Koffing
 Type Poison 
Grimer BW
Grimer
 Type Poison 
Whirlipede BW
Whirlipede
 Type Bug Type Poison 
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 Type 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
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 Type 
Lv. 17 Lv. 17 Lv. 19 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Stench Ability: Poison Point Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Oran Berry Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Venoshock Venoshock Venoshock - - -
Assurance Mud-Slap Poison Sting - - -
Smog Disable Protect - - -
Tackle Poison Gas Rollout - - -

Driftveil Tournament/Mix Tournament

Anime

On hand
Pokémon Information
Homika's Koffing
Koffing is Roxie's first-used Pokémon in her battle against Ash; Roxie comments that she caught it while traveling through Kanto. It was quite powerful, defeating Ash's Boldore and Unfezant, but ultimately fell in battle to Ash's Leavanny.
Koffing
Pokémon Information
Homika's Scolipede
Scolipede easily defeated Ash's Leavanny in battle, but was knocked unconscious by Ash's Pignite.
Scolipede
Pokémon Information
Homika's Garbodor
Garbador, like Koffing, was very powerful and managed to defeat Ash's Pignite and Palpitoad. However, it was knocked out by Ash's Pikachu.
Garbodor

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Roxie's Japanese Gym leader title is "ポイズンライフ ポイズンライブ!".
  • Roxie is the first Gym leader to make an appearance in the anime before her debut in the games.
  • Roxie's instrument appears to be designed after the Venipede family.
  • Roxie's name may be a combination of the music genre "rock" and "toxic" which relates to Poison-type and being in a rock band.
  • Roxie is the first Poison-type Gym leader since Kanto's Koga and his daughter Janine.
  • Roxie and the Cianwood Gym Leader Chuck would have their respective episodes as season finales, except Ash won the Storm Badge in one episode while he won the Toxic Badge in the episode after she made her debut.
  • Roxie is the only Gym leader with freckles.
  • In the anime, Ash challenged Roxie for his final Unova Badge as opposed to the Opelucid City Gym, which was closed.
  • Roxie's Whirlipede is underleveled as her Venepede should have evolved at Level 22.
  • Roxie's Gym, in the Anime, is the only one in Pokémon history to act like a Gym in the game, where you can pit your team against however many Pokémon in the opposing team.
  • In the real games excluding spin-offs, Roxie and her band are the first to provide vocals: In Japan, where Koffing is known as Dogars, the chant is "D-O-G-A-R-S DOGARS!" This was changed to "P-O-K-E-M-O-N POKEMON" for the English release.
  • In the anime, Roxie's band is called "Koffing and the Toxics".
  • Roxie's name in Japanese, (ホミカ, Homika) means Nux vomica, a type of poison tree.

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