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Hi! I'm Whitney! Everyone was into Pokémon, so I got into it too! Pokémon are super-cute! You want to battle? I'm warning you-I'm good!

–Whitney, Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Whitney (Japanese: アカネ Akane) is the Goldenrod City Gym Leader. She specializes in using Normal-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Whitney is a young girl, probably in her mid-teens. She has pink hair, usually pulled into two ponytails, and two small yellow barrettes help hold it back. Her eyes are a light pink, matching her hair color and overall personality.

Gold, Silver and Crystal

She wears a white shirt with pink stripes on on the sleeves ends and down the middle with two yellow triangles to the left of her chest. She wears short white shorts with black socks reaching her shins and sneakers matching her shirt, albeit with a blue strap and triangle on the sides. She also wears a sports bra under her shirt. 

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Whitney is shown wearing a white shirt with red stripes over the end of the sleeves and down the middle with gold buttons, denim shorts and long black and blue striped socks that nearly cover her entire shins. Her right arm has a red wristband and her shoes have the same red and white pattern as her shirt. 

Personality

Whitney has a energetic, chaotic personality. She is very kind, but also loud and cocky. It is shown that when a trainer defeats her, she breaks down and cries, showing weakness in her as well. But, she usually returns after her breakdown to give the trainer their earned badge, showing that she also respects the battle and her duty as a gym leader. 

Biography

Games

Whitney only recently started training Pokémon and was so talented she was given the position of Gym Leader by the Pokémon League, despite her inexperience as a Trainer and slight immaturity (such as leaving the Gym to go to the Radio station to win a Radio Card and crying after she loses). When defeated, Whitney will start crying and will not give the Gym Badge. If the player walks away, a trainer will tell you to talk to her. After Whitney stops crying, she will give the Plain Badge and TM45 (Attract).

Manga

Main article: Whitney (Adventures)


Anime

Main article: Whitney (anime)

Whitney first appeared when Ash, Misty and Brock were lost in Goldenrod City. At first glance Whitney is a kind girl, but she can be klutzy and ditzy sometimes, getting lost in her own town as an example. However, in battle she is quite formidable, especially with her Miltank.

Sprites

Gen. II Gen. IV Challenge Sprite Gen. V
Whitney(GS)Sprite
Whitney(HGSS)Sprite
VSWhitney
Whitney(B2W2)Sprite

Pokémon

Gold, Silver and Crystal

C 035 front
Clefairy
 Type Normal 
C 241 front
Miltank
 Type Normal 
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 Type 
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 Type 
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 Type 
Lv. 18 Lv. 20 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Encore Stomp - - - -
Mimic Attract - - - -
DoubleSlap Milk Drink - - - -
Metronome Rollout - - - -


HeartGold and SoulSilver

HGSS 035 front
Clefairy
 Type Normal 
HGSS 241 front
Miltank
 Type Normal 
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 Type 
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 Type 
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 Type 
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 Type 
Lv. 17 Lv. 19 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Cute Charm Ability: Scrappy Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: Lum Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Mimic Attract - - - -
Encore Milk Drink - - - -
DoubleSlap Stomp - - - -
Metronome Rollout - - - -

Black 2 and White 2

Watchog BW
Watchog
 Type Normal 
Cinccino BW
Cinccino
 Type Normal 
Miltank BW
Miltank
 Type Normal 
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 Type 
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 Type 
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 Type 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Keen Eye Ability: Technician Ability: Scrappy Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Focus Band Item: Choice Scarf Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Hyper Fang Tail Slap Body Slam - - -
Low Kick Bullet Seed Fire Punch - - -
Zen Headbutt Rock Blast Defense Curl - - -
Thunderpunch Wake-Up Slap Rollout - - -

Stadium 2

Trivia

  • There is a Whitney look-alike in the Generation III Pokémon Contest audiences.
  • She is the first Gym Leader to primarily use Normal-type Pokémon.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, during the first battle, her Clefairy's ability is Cute Charm, however, during the rematch, her Clefable's ability is Magic Guard, but it should still be Cute Charm.
  • All of Whitney's Pokémon in the main series are female.
  • The name Whitney means "white island". White, being a plain color, fits the Normal Gym Leader theme.

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