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Misty
English Misty
Japanese カスミ
Japanese (Romanized) Kasumi
French Ondine
Korean 이슬 (Iseul)
Chinese (Hong Kong) 小霞 (Xiǎo Xiá)
Bio
Misty, the Gym Leader of the Cerulean City Gym, was first seen fishing on a riverbank near Pallet Town. Thinking she had a big catch, she reeled in Ash and Pikachu, who had jumped in the river to escape a flock of wild Spearow. Misty suggested that Ash take Pikachu to the nearest Pokémon Center and pointed them in the right direction. In a hurry, Ash jumped on Misty's bicycle so that he could quickly get Pikachu to the Pokémon Center. He promised one day to the return bike. Misty eventually follows Ash to Viridian City, carrying her bike that was destroyed by Pikachu's Thundershock while battling the flock of Spearow.

Several dislikes have been revealed over time which include carrots, peppers, and most famously bugs. However, Misty has warmed up to a few cuter bug Pokémon which were Ash's Butterfree and Heracross along with Tracey's Scyther. Despite being known as a tomboy she does have girlish tendencies and likes romance along with French things. Misty is also said to have a crush on Ash but its largely added in English with a few hints given in Japanese as well along with Rudy, Danny, and Georgio expressing romantic feelings toward Misty at one time or another.

One of her quirks is a tendency to be quick tempered but she also has a compassionate and caring side as shown with Togepi along with others met on her journey with Ash. Even with Ash and Brock Misty has acted as the voice of reason from time to time and pulled Brock away by the ear to keep him from getting into trouble with a random Nurse Joy, Officer Jenny or anyone else he became infatuated with.

Misty is a very devoted water Pokemon trainer and has a number of achievements including top 8 in the Whirl Cup, winner of the Seaking Catching Contest, and winner of the Celedon City Princess Festival. Despite raising water Pokemon she was afraid of Gyarados after a traumatic experience as a toddler but conquered this fear after taming one at the Cerulean City gym.

She has captured Horsea, Poliwag, and Corsola during her travels with Ash along with acquiring Togepi because she was the first living thing it saw after hatching and had imprinted her as its mother and trainer as a result.

The on screen evolutions her team members have gone through were Poliwag into Poliwhirl and later into Politoed after it accidentally grabbed Ash's King's Rock and was returned to Misty after being stolen by Team Rocket and released with the rock on its head. Togepi also became Togetic during her brief appearance in Hoenn but was released almost immediately afterward and went to the Mirage Kingdom to protect the other Togepi that live there. The first three team members she is known to have are Staryu, Starmie, and Goldeen, all three acquired prior to her first appearance.

Kasumi the Tambourinist

In PM150, Misty recalled that when she was young she was known as "Kasumi the Tambourinist" (タンバリン使いのカスミ) but her playing skills didn't seem to be too good as Olesia's Wooper closed their ears and it wasn't until Misty's Togepi started playing it that they responded normally to the tambourine. Misty thought she was decent at playing and she couldn't figure out what she was doing wrong.
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The egg that Togepi was inside was taken care by Brock mostly but once Togepi hatched, the first thing it saw was Misty and so this was imprinted in its mind.Ash, Brock, Misty and Meowth all had a battle to see who would keep Togepi but even though Ash won, Togepi would only want to be with Misty as she was the first person it saw. Misty's Togepi turned out to be a very stuck up and jealous Pokémon. [View More]
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Misty's Goldeen sent out her Goldeen as a distraction so that Ash could save Pikachu and escape from Team Rocket. Goldeen was unable to battle on land, but it served as a good enough distraction which allowed Ash and Pikachu to escape.
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Misty's Staryu is one of the powerhouses on her water Pokémon based team and has seen action in numerous battles. This is one of her three original team members which also had Misty's Goldeen and Misty's Starmie, its final evolved form. The attacks it was commonly seen using were Water Gun and occasionally Rapid Spin. Misty's Staryu's personality is largely a mystery due to the fact that it has no face and thus no facial expressions but has proven its self to be very dependable time and time again.
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Starmie was first seen in Misty's Gym battle against Ash.
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Obtained by Misty
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While investigating the disappearance of missing children in Yoyoyo Town, Misty came in contact with a wild Psyduck that Nurse Joy was treating at the Pokémon Center.Psyduck had a headache and Nurse Joy wasn't sure why it hadn't recovered like the other Pokémon.Brock said he'd help Nurse Joy with Psyduck but one look at it and Brock tried to pass the responsibility off to Misty because she was a Water Type Pokémon Trainer. [View More]
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Misty befriended Poliwag as she was searching for Salveyo weed to cure Ash and Tracey from Vileplume's Stun Spore. Poliwag decided to stay with Misty after Ash and Tracey recovered.
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Misty's Togetic was released to help protect the Togepi Paradise and the Togepi who live there.
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Misty caught Corsola with the Lure Ball she got from Kurt. Misty selected her Corsola to race at the Alto Mare Summer Festa where water Pokémon pull their trainer down the canals of the city.Misty's Corsola's main competitor was Ash's Totodile who was neck and neck against it for a lot of the race. [View More]
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Misty's Gyarados was sent out to help defend the Mirage Kingdom from Colonel Hansen.
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Misty's Azurill was caught shortly before Ash entered the Battle Frontier. It is first seen at Ash's house in Pallet Town.
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Misty's Poliwag evolved during a battle with Ash to determine who would get to keep Totodile.Misty commented right after it evolved that its sleek skin looks great.Misty's Poliwhirl ended up loosing the battle with Ash's Bulbasaur and Totodile was given to Ash. [View More]
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During a battle against Team Rocket, Misty's Poliwhirl evolved into Politoed.
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Daisy's Luvdisc was always turning down Misty's Luvdisc's advances until she go captured by Team Rocket. After Caserin saved her from Team Rocket, she fell in love with him.
Episodes (328)

Pokémon! I Choose You!ポケモン!きみにきめた!Pokémon! I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergencyたいけつ!ポケモンセンター!Confrontation! Pokemon Center!
ポケモン ゲットだぜ!
Get Pokémon!
Ash Catches a Pokémon
Challenge of the Samuraiサムライしょうねんのちょうせん!Challenge of the Samurai Boy!
Showdown in Pewter City
ニビジムのたたかい!
The Fight at Nibi Gym!
Pippi and the Moon Stone
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
ピッピとつきのいし
The Water Flowers of Hanada City
ハナダシティのすいちゅうか
Water Flowers of Cerulean City
Road to the Pokémon League
The Path to the Pokemon League
ポケモンリーグへのみち
Pokémon Victory Manual
The School of Hard Knocks
ポケモンひっしょうマニュアル
Fushigidane of the Hidden Village
Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
かくれざとのフシギダネ
Stray Pokémon Hitokage
はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ
Charmander the Stray Pokemon
ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!
Enter the Zenigame Squad!
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
マサキのとうだい
Masaki's Lighthouse
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown! Kuchiba Gym
でんげきたいけつ!クチバジム
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne!
サントアンヌごうのたたかい!
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokemon Shipwreck
A Pokémon Robinsonade
ポケモンひょうりゅうき
Island of the Giant Pokémon!?
The Island of Giant Pokemon
きょだいポケモンのしま!?
アオプルコのきゅうじつ
Beauty and the Beach
Holiday at Aopulco
メノクラゲドククラゲ
Menokurage and Dokukurage
Tentacool and Tentacruel
ゆうれいポケモンとなつまつり
Pokémon Ghosts and the Summer Festival
The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
バイバイバタフリー
Bye Bye Butterfree
Bye-Bye Butterfree
Casey! Psionic Confrontation!
Abra and the Psychic Pokemon
ケーシィ!ちょうのうりょくたいけつ!
The Tower of Terror
Getting one in the Pokémon Tower!
ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
Haunter Versus Kadabra
ゴーストVSエスパー!
Ghost VS Psychic!
Don't Get Mad, Okorizaru!
Primeape Goes Bananas
おこらないでねオコリザル!
Pokemon Scent-sation
エリカとクサイハナ
Erika and Kusaihana
Hypno's Naptime
Sleeper and Pokémon Regression!?
スリーパーとポケモンがえり!?
ロコン!ブリーダーたいけつ!
Pokemon Fashion Flash
Rokon! Breeder Showdown!
The Punchy Pokemon
Fighting Pokémon! The Big Battle!
かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!
コイルはでんきネズミのユメをみるか!?
Do Coil Dream of Electric Mice!?
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
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