Misty (Pokémon)

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Misty
Pokémon character
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A cosplayer with Misty outfit
First appearancePokémon Red and Blue (1996)
Created bySatoshi Tajiri
Designed byKen Sugimori and Atsuko Nishida (video games), Sayuri Ichishi (anime)
Voiced by
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RelativesDaisy, Violet, and Lily (sisters, anime only)

Misty, also known as Kasumi (カスミ) in Japan, is a fictional character from Pokémon video games. In the video game, she is the Gym Leader of Cerulean City specializing in water-type Pokemon. While in the anime she became Ash Ketchum and Brock traveling companion for the first five seasons.

Design[change | change source]

Misty character was designed by Ken Sugimori and Atsuko Nishida for the video game series. In the anime she was designed by Sayuri Ichishi.[9]

Misty's voice actor for Japanese is Mayumi Iizuka.[10] As for English, it is Rachael Lillis from seasons 1-8 and Michele Knotz from movie The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon until now.

Appearance[change | change source]

Video games[change | change source]

Misty appears in Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as the Gym Leader from Cerulean City by specializing in water-type Pokémon. She also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee and as a Gym Leader in the Pokémon Puzzle League.

Misty, as well as most of the gym leaders in Pokémon games, reappears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as part of the Pokémon World Tournament.[11]

Anime[change | change source]

Misty is a stubborn tomboy who loves water-type Pokémon and has three siblings, Daisy, Lily and Violet.[12] She follows Ash Ketchum in hopes of seeking compensation for her bicycle which was scorched by Pikachu's electric attack while holding a bunch of wild Spearows that were about to attack Ash.[13] Then after seeing Ash's determination, Misty chose to be his friend and mentor. Together with Brock, Misty becomes Ash's traveling companion in Kanto, the Orange Islands and Johto. Ash then keeps his promise to give Misty a new bike at the end of the Johto League Silver Conference. After that, Misty returned to Cerulean City to return to managing the gym she had left.

Printed adaptation[change | change source]

Misty appears in manga series Electric Tale of Pikachu, loosely based on Misty who appeared in the anime. She also appears in Pokémon Adventures with an appearance similar to that in the video game version.

Reception[change | change source]

Misty is described as a 'mother' figure and a 'nurturing component' in the anime by the book "The Japanification of Children's Popular Culture". Although on the other hand she also described as a character who is easily emotional with explosive anger.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rachael Lillis Animation VO demo". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. "Michele Knotz - Voice Actress - Resume". Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. Buhr, Reba [@rebabuhr] (29 August 2019). "@PokemonMasters is finally out! I am the English voice of #Misty!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved 29 August 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. "ポケモン新作ゲームのキャストはアニメ版から変更 鳥海浩輔&茅野愛衣&豊崎愛生&佐倉綾音ら出演". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). 28 June 2019.
  5. F. Maurice Speed, James Cameron-Wilson (2000). "Film Review 2000-2001". Film Review. ISBN 9781903111123. Voices: Ash Ketchum Veronica Taylor, Mewtwo Philip Bartlett, Misty Williams, etc. Rachel Lillis
  6. "US Version Voice Cast". Sight & Sound. 2001. Veronica Taylor Ash Ketchum Rachael Lillis Misty Williams
  7. "Rachael Lillis". British Film Institute. 2000 POKETTO MONSUTAA MABOROSHI NO POKEMON LUGIA BAKUDAN voice of Misty Williams .. 1999 GEKIJÔBAN POKETTO MONSUTÂ MIUTSÛ NO GYAKUSHÛ voice of Misty Williams
  8. Willis, John Alvin (2003). "Voice Cast". Screen World. p. 322. Veronica Taylor (Ash Ketchum), Rachael Lillis (Misty Williams/Jesse of Team Rocket), Eric Stuart (Brock Harrison/James Morgan of Team Rocket)
  9. Staf. "Credits". Pokeani. Archived from the original on 21 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  10. Staff (1999-04-06). "Press Session: Mayumi Iizuka". Ex. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
  11. "Pokémon Blast!". Nintendo Magazine. Nintendo Viacom Nickelodeon (45): 33. 2012.
  12. Kunihiko Yuyama (Director). "The Waterflowers of Cerulean City". Pokémon. Episode 7. Cartoon Network. Ash: What are you doing here?! // Misty: I'm a gym leader, too! The Fourth Sensational Sister!.
  13. Kunihiko Yuyama (Director). "Pokémon, I Choose You!". Pokémon. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  14. Barat, Mark I. (2008). The Japanification of Children's Popular Culture. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-8108-5121-4.