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For the variant appearing in the games, see Misty (game).

Misty is a character whose first appearance was in the very first episode of the anime series, Pokémon - I Choose You!.

In the episode, she first meets Ash after fishing him out of the water when he was trying to get away from a flock of Spearow. Ash then takes Misty's bike from her in order to escape the Spearow, which is then wrecked by Pikachu's Thunder Shock. Misty then tracks down Ash and follows him around on his adventures until he can pay her back, although she eventually forgets about the bike and becomes one of Ash's closest friends in the process. However, at the end of their journey through the Johto Region, Misty's bike has been fully repaired, and she departs to return home to Cerulean City.

She's currently the Cerulean City Gym Leader, after her older sisters.


Misty has orange hair, tied in a ponytail. She has green eyes and white skin. She wears red suspenders, a yellow tank top, blue denim shorts and red and yellow sneakers. Her whole midriff is showing, but her belly button is not usually drawn on.

In one episode in Pokemon Chronicles, her primary top is replaced with a yellow sleeveless hoodie shirt but maintains her denim shorts and sneakers from her primary outfit.

Her new outfit when she meets up with Ash and Brock in Hoenn, consists of a yellow sleeveless vest with a dark blue button, a dark blue collar, red swimsuit, yellow shorts and orange shoes.


Misty has a slight inferiority complex, mostly due to her three older sisters Daisy (oldest), Violet (second-from-oldest) and Lily (third-from-oldest), who formed the group, "The Three Sensational Sisters" (their synchronized swimming group), and refer to Misty as the "runt" or "weaker one". This complex diminishes over time as Misty grows closer to Daisy. Until Misty resumed her duties as the Cerulean City Gym Leader, her sisters were the ones who directly ran the gym, although when Ash came along to get his Cascade Badge, it was Misty who battled him for it, explicitly referring to herself as being one of the Gym Leaders during this instance.

Misty specializes mainly in Water-type Pokémon, which are her favorite type, but she's had other types, and she also deeply admires Lorelei, an Ice-type Pokémon trainer. Misty aims to become a world-class trainer, and her well-trained Pokémon reflect her aspirations of becoming so. Her least favorite type of Pokémon are Bug-type Pokémon, as she has a deep-rooted fear of them (except for the kinds she sees as "cute" or "pretty"). However, Misty's fear lessens over the course of the series - but not to the point where she's totally gotten over it, as shown in A Real Cleffa Hanger.

As the series continues, she gradually shows herself to be kind and sensible. Sometimes she would restrain Brock from girls, often pulling him away by the ear. This trait continued with the friends who join Ash on his journeys after she parted ways with him.


Original series

Misty 2

Misty (Season 1)


Misty and Togepi

In the series, Misty first is seen wearing a yellow tank top with red suspenders and light blue denim shorts. Her whole midriff is showing, but her belly button is not usually drawn on. Her shoes were colored red and white, with a yellow streak in the middle. Misty's personality in the anime can be very complex at times. She can be very nice to her friends but will then quickly change moods in a short amount of time, particularly anger. She is quite proficient in anything having to do with water, as she can be seen in certain episodes where she has ability in fishing, swimming, and overall Water Pokémon training. Even though she wanted to stay with Ash, Misty felt obligated to watch over the Gym since her sisters would be gone on their world trip. The two went their separate ways, and Misty resumed Gym Leader duties at Cerulean City's Gym.

Pokémon: Advanced

In this series, Misty wears a pale yellow vest/sleeveless jacket, with a dark blue button and a collar of the same color. She also wears yellow shorts, crimson leotard under her vest, light and burnt orange hi-tops, and white socks. Misty has only appeared as a guest star in the remainder of the Pokémon series. In one of her cameo appearances in the Advanced Generation series, her Togepi evolves into Togetic. Misty releases Togetic after it chooses to stay behind to defend the Mirage Kingdom. After Ash finishes competing in the Hoenn League, he returns home to Pallet Town to find Misty waiting for him. However, she isn't the only one to rejoin Ash, as May, Max, and Brock join him as well for the Battle Frontier challenges. She travels with Ash for two episodes, and shortly after returns to her Gym.



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Misty Goldeen anime
Misty's Goldeen is a Pokémon Misty caught in Kanto. It still resides with her in the Cerulean Gym. Goldeen is one of Misty's favorite Pokémon.
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Misty Staryu anime
Misty's Staryu was one of the three original Pokémon acquired by Misty in the Kanto region in the anime, and Misty also has a Staryu in most of the games she appeared in.
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Misty Starmie anime
Misty's Starmie is one of Misty's Pokémon that see used during her travels through Kanto and Johto.
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Misty Horsea
Horsea was caught when a gang was trying to stop a giant Tentacruel from destroying a city.
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Misty Psyduck anime
Misty's Psyduck's first appearance was in Hypno's Naptime and was caught at HopHopHop Town, where Psyduck freely went into Misty's Poké Ball. The two seem to have a rough relationship.
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Misty Politoed
Misty's Politoed is one of Misty's Pokémon that she caught in the Orange Islands as a Poliwag. It evolved from a Poliwag to Poliwhirl in The Totodile Duel and evolved again from Poliwhirl to Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes when it accidentally touched a King's Rock, causing it to evolve. It currently resides in the Cerulean Gym with Misty.
Poliwag → Poliwhirl → Politoed
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Misty Corsola
Corsola was caught in episode A Corsola Caper! after the gang found a bunch of Corsola for a family.
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Misty Gyarados anime
Gyarados and Misty have a nice relationship at Cerulean Blues. When she appeared in Pokémon Advanced, everyone was shocked of how she was controlling a Gyarados and she got over her fear of it.
Magikarp → Gyarados
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Cerulean shellder
Shellder is one of the many Pokémon that reside in the Cerulean City Gym.
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Cerulean Gym's Seaking
Seaking is one of the many Pokémon that reside in the Cerulean City Gym.
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Misty's Pokemon
These Goldeen are a few of the many Pokémon that reside in the Cerulean City Gym.
Goldeen (x4)
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Cerulean Gym Dewgong
The Cerulean Gym's mascot was a Seel. In "The Misty Mermaid", Seel battled against Team Rocket, and evolved into Dewgong. Dewgong has made several appearances in Pokemon Chronicles.
Seel → Dewgong
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Caserin and Luverin
Caserin appeared in the Pokémon Chronicles. Team Rocket attempted to capture it.
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Misty Azurill
Tracey gave Misty an egg and which ended up hatching into an Azurill after she released Togetic (anime).
Egg → Azurill


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Misty Seaking
Misty caught Seaking during a Seaking Catching Contest, and then released soon afterwards because of contest rules.
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Misty Togetic
Ash found it as an egg and soon it hatched into a Togepi. Ash wanted it, but Togepi liked Misty, so it chose Misty. When Misty visited Ash on his Hoenn journey, Team Rocket invaded and Togepi evolved into Togetic. Misty left it to protect the Mirage Kingdom in the episode A Togepi Mirage!.
Egg → Togepi → Togetic


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Ash Pikachu
Misty used Ash's Pikachu in episode Princess vs. Princess.
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Ash Squirtle
Misty used Ash's Squirtle in episode Beauty and the Beach.
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Ash Bulbasaur
Misty used Ash's Bulbasaur in episode Princess vs. Princess.
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Suzy Vulpix
Misty used Brock's Vulpix in episode Princess vs. Princess.
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Misty Golduck
Misty befriended commanded a wild Golduck, when she believed her Psyduck evolved. However, she soon discovered that Golduck wasn't hers and it was just a wild Pokémon that like to show off for girls. Misty even described it as a Pokémon version of Brock.
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Tracey Scyther
Misty borrowed Scyther from Tracey to save a building from a fire.
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Tracey Marill
Misty borrowed Marill from Tracey to save a building from a fire.
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Hagatha Hoothoot
Ash, Brock and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the haunted forest. It attacked Ash and got affectionate with Misty since it only got along well with pretty girls. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha after they were able to get to the exit.


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Wilhomena Marill
Misty befriended Whilomena's Marill when it was lost from its trainer. Eventually, Whilomena was found and Misty returned Marill to her.


Voice Actresses

  • English:
  • Japanese: Mayumi Iizuka
  • Swedish: Anna Book
  • Icelandic: Vigdís Pálsdóttir, Freydís Kristófersdóttir
  • Norwegian: Anine Kruse
  • German: Angela Wiederhut
  • Dutch: Marlies Somers
  • Italian: Alessandra Karpoff
  • Spanish: Miriam Valencia, Pilar Gonzalez-Aguado
  • Czech: Eva Spoustova
  • Greek: Michaella Antoniou
  • Danish: Lulu Jacobsen (Season 1-2), Simone Drechsler (Season 7), Annevig Schlede-Ebbe (Season 6-8)
  • Canadian French: Kim Jalabert
  • Arabic: Majd Zaza
  • Catalan: Nina Romero
  • Polish: Iwona Rulewicz
  • Russian: Tatiana Zinovenko
  • Filipino: Candice Arellano
  • Mandarin: Lin Kailing, Long Xianhui, Xie Jiaojuan, Lin Meixiu
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Marcia Regina
  • Serbian: Marija Dakić
  • Croatian: Jasna Palić-Picukarić, Olga Pakalović
  • Korean: Chi Mi-Ae
  • French: Fanny Roy
  • Thai: Sansanee Wattananumomchan
  • Hebrew: Adi Ben Israel, Na'ama Ozen, Talia Barkai
  • Portuguese: Helena Montez, Paula Pais, Carla, Isabel Ribas
  • Iberian Spanish: Xochitl Ugarte
  • Turkish: Birtanem Coskun-Candaner


  • Despite Misty being a Water-type trainer, she has had some exceptions in the anime which are, Togepi which is a Normal turned Fairy type, Togetic which evolved from Togepi is a Normal turned Fairy/Flying type, and Azurill which is a Normal/Fairy type.
  • Misty is the first victim of the recurring gag in the anime where Ash's Pikachu destroys every main female character's bike. This gag was also transferred to May and Dawn. However, this gag did not affect IrisBonnie or Serena, because they did not have bikes.
    • Iris and Bonnie were shocked directly by Pikachu, while Serena wasn't shocked at all.
  • In the anime, although Misty possesses a fear of most Bug-types, she does make an exception for those she likes (such as Beautifly, Ash's Butterfree, Ash's Heracross and Ledyba), or ones that don't look like bugs (such as Pineco, which looks like a pinecone).
    • She also has a fear of Gyarados after crawling into its mouth as a baby (despite it being part Water-type). She overcame this fear and she had a Gyarados of her own that knows the Fire-type move Flamethrower.
  • Misty was the one who originated the gag of pulling Brock away from pretty women by the ear every time he flirted with a pretty woman. This gag transferred to Max in Hoenn, and then Brock's Croagunk in Sinnoh (though Croagunk used Poison Jab instead of pulling Brock's ear, making it easier to drag him away while he was stunned by the poison).
  • Misty originally called Ash's Caterpie "ugly" and "disgusting"; Ash later attempted to leave Misty, only to have her secretly following him. Once it evolved to Butterfree, she took a liking to it (thus showing that she didn't dislike all Bug-type Pokémon — just ones that did not fit her view of beauty).
  • Misty has three things she has a strong dislike for. They are carrots, peppers, and bugs, as she put it in episode 3 of the first series.
  • A recurring gag the started in the Orange Islands League is when someone in the show indicated that Ash and Misty were attracted to each other — something both of them denied. In the second Pokémon movie, Misty got jealous after Melody kisses Ash, implying that she truly does have a crush on Ash; although she initially denies it, she changes her mind later and implicitly admits it to be true towards the end of the film. In fact, Misty's Song strongly implies this even more. Previously, in the Orange Island League, one gym leader who was attracted to Misty noticed her feelings for Ash, and tried hinting at it to Ash, who was oblivious. In a later episode in the Johto League, Misty even told Ash that one day they would be married, surprising Ash (although it's debatable whether or not she meant that they would end up marrying each other).
  • Misty is the only female main character to appear in more than one generation as she appeared in Generation I and II as a main character, while May, Dawn, Iris, Bonnie and Serena have appeared in only one generation as a main character yet.
  • Misty adopts a different personality when talking about/interacting with water Pokémon, as noted by Ash in the episode Tentacool & Tentacruel.
  • Misty did not actually become Gym Leader in Cerulean Blues, as the Japanese version of that episode had Inspector Joy specifically stating that Misty proved herself well enough to continue running Cerulean Gym. In addition, Misty has also explicitly referred to herself in both versions as the Cerulean Gym Leader in "The Waterflowers of Cerulean City", "Totodile Duel", and "Entei and the Unknown Tower", taking place well before Cerulean Blues.


See also

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