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Misty (Japanese: カスミ Kasumi) is a Gym Leader of Cerulean City's Gym, known officially as the Cerulean Gym. She hands out the Cascade Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Water-type Pokémon.

Misty's title is "The Tomboyish Mermaid." Her strategy is an all-out attack with Water-type Pokémon.

Misty is constantly looking for ways to improve her technique. A swimmer herself, she trains at the Seafoam Islands. As Misty becomes a stronger Trainer, she becomes the only one in her town who can defeat the Trainers at Cerulean's cape.

It is said that Misty has high hopes for the north cape, a romantic date spot. In later years, she is seen there with an unidentified boyfriend. She dislikes pests who bother her when she's on a date.

Misty worships Lorelei of the Elite Four. It's Misty's dream to travel one day. She wishes to meet many strong Trainers, such as Ethan/Kris/Lyra from Johto who defeats her in battle.

In addition to the Cascade Badge, Misty gives out TM11 (BubbleBeam) in Green, Red, Blue, and Yellow. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, she gives out TM03 (Water Pulse). In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, she doesn't give out a TM, but in its remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver she gives out TM03 (Water Pulse) again.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player wants to rebattle her, the player must go to Route 25 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on any day, after Suicune is captured or defeated. She can be found right at the end of Cerulean Cape, staring out into sea. Then, on Wednesday mornings, she can be called to arrange a rematch.
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Gender Female
Eye color Green (blue in some episodes)
Hair color Orange
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Lily, Violet (anime only)
Trainer class Gym LeaderRBYGSCFRLGHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation I, II, III, IV, V
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Stadium, Stadium 2
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Rachael Lillis
Michele Knotz (MOMP)
Japanese voice actor Mayumi Iizuka
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In the anime

Misty is a friend and former traveling partner of the anime's main character, Ash Ketchum. After he stole her bike and proceeded to accidentally destroy it in Pokémon - I Choose You!, Misty followed him around the Kanto region, Orange Archipelago, and Johto region, using the time she spent with him to further her goal of being the greatest Water Pokémon Trainer.

At the end of the original series, Misty's bike was returned and repaired by the Nurse Joy of Viridian City, and as her sisters were leaving on a world tour, Misty stayed at the Cerulean Gym as its leader in order to keep it open.

Despite this drawback, she still visits Ash from time to time, meeting up with him during the Mirage Kingdom and Battle Frontier arcs of the Advanced Generation series.
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In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Misty is a Water Pokémon Gym Leader from Cerulean City. She debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in Gyarados Splashes In! when Red saves her from her enraged Gyarados, which has been experimented on by Team Rocket. After they recapture the Pokémon, Red and Misty join forces to defeat Team Rocket and find the Moon Stone at Mt. Moon. During the battle, Misty is knocked out by a Team Rocket Grunt's Rhydon.

As is shown in Suddenly Starmie, she lives in a large mansion and has a horde of maids that look after her. Here she defeats Red in the Cerulean Gym and trains with him a couple of days to make them both stronger. At the end of this round she gives Red the Cascade Badge.
Later, Red wants to teach his Pokémon Surf, but the HM he tries to acquire is destroyed in a battle with a wild Dragonite. Misty saves Red from drowning; he at first, mistakes her for a mermaid. As Red's one hope of teaching his Pokémon Surf has been utterly demolished, Misty trades Red her Gyarados for his Krabby. They have each other's Pokémon in their respective parties to this day.

She is then seen in the Yellow chapter talking with Professor Oak about Red's disappearance and worries about him, especially after hearing that Oak gave Red's Pokédex and Pika to Yellow, who she considered a random stranger. She was then seen teaming up with the other 'good' Gym Leaders of Kanto to thwart Super Nerd Miles, then possessed by Agatha's Gastly and attempting to retrieve Pika. After the event, she meets Yellow for the first time and gives her an Omanyte. She was also seen being stalled by Agatha, who forced Cerulean under attack by a group of Gastly and Haunter. They finally retrieve what they were really after all along, her Gym Badge. Misty had her Starmie go to Cerise Island and give the message to the others.

Unlike in the anime, Misty has changed her hairstyle later on to match the one worn by her in Pokémon Gold and Silver. In the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, during the second Team Rocket crisis, Suicune lured Misty into a battle underneath Tohjo Falls and later offered to be her partner. The recruitment somehow gave her strength and confidence, as she was able to easily defeat Whitney in her exhibition match at the Indigo Plateau. However, she later becomes injured in the battle with the Masked Man, and Suicune goes on to take Crystal as its second partner for the battle's climax.

Misty seems to have a crush on Red. It is however, considered distinct from Misty's suspected crush on Ash in the anime, and in other manga. During the second Team Rocket crisis, Erika observes that Misty is planning on making some sort of confession of romantic feelings to Red. It is unlikely, however, that she ever managed to carry out this plan.
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Trivia

Her Japanese Leader title is おてんば人魚.
Misty is the only female Water-type Gym Leader.
Misty is the only Gym Leader to have appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee (albeit as a trophy).
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Versions there is a Swimmer who mentions "a tomboyish-mermaid Gym Leader in Kanto," most likely referring to Misty.
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Names
Language Name Origin
Japanese カスミ Kasumi From カスミソウ kasumisō, the Japanese name for Gypsophila. A reference to 霞み kasumi ("mist"). Also, 海 umi means sea.
English, German,
Italian, Spanish Misty Translation of 霞み kasumi in relation to the word mist.
French Ondine Refers to Ondine, a water nymph in Germanic mythology.
Korean 이슬 (Iseul) 이슬 means dew.
Chinese 小霞 (Xiǎo Xiá) From 霞み kasumi. 小 means little or young, while 霞 refers to the rosy glow of the clouds during sunrise or sunset.
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