Erika

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Erika
エリカ Erika
HGSS Erika.png
"The Nature-Loving Princess!"
General
Age: 18 or 19
Hometown: Celadon City
Region: Kanto
Badge: Rainbow Badge
Type: Grass
Debut:
Voice actor:

Leah Applebaum (English)

Class: Gym Leader
"Hello. Lovely weather isn't it? It's so pleasant. ...Oh dear... I must have dozed off. Welcome. My name is Erika. I am the Leader of Celadon Gym. I teach the art of flower arranging. My Pokémon are of the Grass-type. Oh, I'm sorry, I had no idea that you wished to challenge me. Very well, but I shall not lose."
— Erika, Pokémon Red, Blue, LeafGreen and FireRed.

Erika (エリカ Erika) serves as the Gym Leader at the Celadon City Gym. She specializes in using Grass-type Pokémon, and holds the Rainbow Badge for the trainers that defeat her. She dresses in elegant furisode kimonos and seems to represent traditional Japanese beauty.

In the anime

Erika Gloom.gif

Erika first appeared in the episode Pokémon Scent-sation, where she was first seen as a manager at a perfume shop. Due to an insult of the perfume from Ash, Erika banned him from the shop. When Ash and co. made their way to the local Gym, they found out that Erika was also the Gym Leader, where she banned him there too.

Following a plan made up by Team Rocket, Ash dressed up as a girl and re-introduced himself as "Ashley", so as to sneak inside the Gym. After his disguise was disintegrated by Pikachu, Erika later on decided to battle him. She had to under Pokémon League rules. Their match was cut short however, when Team Rocket decided to set fire to the Gym.

Everyone made it out of the Gym until Erika realized that her Gloom was still inside. Ash then ran into the gym and saved the Gloom. After the ordeal, Erika rewarded Ash with a Rainbow Badge for his actions.

In the manga

Red, Green and Blue Arc

Erika first told Red to catch an Eevee before he could challenge her at her gym.

After catching Eevee he challenged Erika and lost. Even though he did, Erika saw potential in Red and gave him the Rainbow Badge.

Yellow Arc

She fought against the mind controlled Pokémon that was aiming for all of the badges, and just like the other gym leaders, her badge was also taken.

Gold, Silver and Crystal Arc

She fought against Pryce during the competition that is a battle of two regions namely Kanto and Johto. Though she lost to Pryce.

In the game

Erika was in one of the first set of Gym Leaders in the original Pokémon games. She was again a Gym
Erika's artwork from FireRed and LeafGreen.
Leader in Pokémon Gold and Silver, and was updated in the Generation I remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Erika's Gym is filled with grass, flowers and other plants, and additionally, all of the Gym members are female. The player would need to use Cut in order to reach Erika in the Gym's center.

Upon defeating her, Erika rewards the player with Rainbow Badge along with TM21 (Mega Drain), in the Generation I games. In the Generation II and III games she gives out TM19 (Giga Drain).

Fame Checker

Celadon City - sign
  • What does this person do?
"Celadon City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Erika
The Nature-Loving Princess!"

Celadon Gym - Erika
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"I am a student of the art of flower arranging.
My Pokémon are solely of the Grass type."

Celadon Gym - Lass Lola
  • What is this person like?'
"Our Leader Erika might be quiet, but she’s famous around here."

Celadon Gym - Beauty Tamia
  • What
    Erika.jpg
    is this person like?
"We only use Grass-type Pokémon at our Gym.
Why? We also use them for making flower arrangements!"

Celadon Gym - Erika
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"I would never collect Pokémon if they were unattractive."

Celadon Mansion - Pokémon Journal
  • 'There’s a rumor...'
"Rumor has it that if you peek into Celadon Gym, you can often see Erika snoozing."

Message from Erika
  • From: Erika
  • To: [Player]
"I am so glad that there are strong Trainers like you.
That awareness alone inspires and motivates me to try harder.
Please visit me again.
Zzz..."

Sprites

Gen. I Yellow Gen. II Gen. III Gen. IV Challenge Sprite Gen. V
Erika(RB)Sprite.png
Erika(Y)Sprite.png
Erika(GS)Sprite.png
Erika(FrLg)Sprite.png
ErikaHGSS.gif
VSErika.png
ErikaB2W2.gif

Pokémon

In the anime

Erika's Gloom.jpg
Gloom
Gloom is Erika's main and favorite Pokémon. It was first seen absorbing Koffing's Smoke and knocking out Team Rocket with its stench. It was later seen in Ash's gym battle with Ash where it was the final Pokémon used in the battle. It quickly beat Charmander by releasing its strong smell. It was then caught in the fire in the gym caused by Team Rocket and Ash saved it which made Erika give him the Rainbow Badge out of gratitude.
Erika's Tangela.jpg
Tangela
Tangela was Erika's first Pokémon in her battle against Ash. It was shown powerful and beat Bulbasaur with a combination of Constrict and Stun Spore.
200px-Erika Weepinbell.png
Weepinbell
Weepinbell was only seen shortly in battle. It went up against Ash's Charmander and attacked immediately with Razor Leaf but was beaten quickly when Charmander burnt all of the Razor Leaf and the Skull bashed Weepinbell out of the match.


In Game

Red and Blue

Victreebel
Victreebel(RB)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 29 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Wrap
PoisonPowder
Razor Leaf
Sleep Powder
Tangela
Tangela(RB)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 24 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Bind
Constrict
-
-
Vileplume
Vileplume(RB)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 29 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
PoisonPowder
Mega Drain
Sleep Powder
Petal Dance
[[]]
[[File:{{{P4}}}_RB.png|link={{{P4}}}|56x56px]]
 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}RB.png|link={{{P5}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}RB.png|link={{{P6}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


Yellow

Tangela
Tangela(Y)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 30 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Bind
Mega Drain
Vine Whip
Constrict
Weepinbell
Weepinbell(Y)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 32 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Wrap
Stun Spore
Sleep Powder
Razor Leaf
Gloom
Gloom(Y)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 32 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Acid
Petal Dance
Stun Spore
Sleep Powder
[[]]
[[File:{{{P4}}}_RB.png|link={{{P4}}}|56x56px]]
 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}RB.png|link={{{P5}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}RB.png|link={{{P6}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


Gold, Silver and Crystal

Tangela
Tangela(G)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 42
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Vine Whip
Bind
Giga Drain
Sleep Powder
Victreebel
Victreebel(G)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 46
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Sunny Day
Synthesis
Acid
Razor Leaf
Jumpluff
Jumpluff(G)Sprite.png
 GrassFlying 
Lv. 41
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Mega Drain
Leech Seed
Cotton Spore
Giga Drain
Bellossom
Bellossom(G)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 46
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Sunny Day
Synthesis
Petal Dance
SolarBeam
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}GS.png|link={{{P5}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}GS.png|link={{{P6}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


FireRed and LeafGreen

Victreebel
Victreebel(FrLg)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 29
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Acid
PoisonPowder
Stun Spore
Giga Drain
Tangela
Tangela(FrLg)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 24
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
PoisonPowder
Constrict
Ingrain
Giga Drain
Vileplume
Vileplume(FrLg)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 29
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Acid
Giga Drain
Sleep Powder
Stun Spore
[[]]
[[File:{{{P4}}}_FRLG.png|link={{{P4}}}|56x56px]]
 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}FRLG.png|link={{{P5}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}FRLG.png|link={{{P6}}}|56x56px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


HeartGold and SoulSilver

Jumpluff
Jumpluff HGSS.png
 GrassFlying 
Lv. 51
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Leech Seed
U-Turn
Giga Drain
Sunny Day
Tangela
Tangela HGSS.png
 Grass
Lv. 52
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
AncientPower
Wring Out
Giga Drain
Sleep Powder
Victreebel
Victreebel HGSS.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 56
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Sunny Day
Grass Knot
Leaf Storm
Razor Leaf
Bellossom
Bellossom HGSS.png
 Grass
Lv. 56
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Sitrus Berry
Sunny Day
Synthesis
Giga Drain
SolarBeam
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}HGSS.png|link={{{P5}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}HGSS.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-

Rematch

Shiftry
ShiftryHGSSSpriteF.png
 GrassDark 
Lv. 54
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Leaf Storm
Sucker Punch
Sunny Day
Explosion
Jumpluff
Jumpluff HGSS.png
 GrassFlying 
Lv. 53
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
U-Turn
Memento
Sleep Powder
Giga Drain
Victreebel
Victreebel HGSS.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 56
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Kelpsy Berry
Natural Gift
Sludge Bomb
Leaf Storm
Leaf Blade
Bellossom
Bellossom HGSS.png
 Grass
Lv. 56
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Sunny Day
SolarBeam
Giga Drain
Attract
Roserade
RoseradeSprite.png
 Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif 
Lv. 55
Ability: Natural Cure
Item: None
Weather Ball
Energy Ball
Sludge Bomb
Stun Spore
Tangrowth
Tangrowth HGSS.png
 Type Grass.gif
Lv. 60
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Swords Dance
Power Whip
Rock Slide
Earthquake


Black 2 and White 2

Grass-type Tournament
Vileplume
80x80px
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Drain Punch
Swords Dance
Synthesis
Sleep Powder
Venusaur
80x80px
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50
Ability: Overgrow
Item: Expert Belt
Leaf Storm
Power Whip
Earthquake
Outrage
Cradily
Cradily BW.gif
 RockGrass 
Lv. 50
Ability: Suction Cups
Item: Leftovers
Stone Edge
Recover
Seed Bomb
Curse
Exeggutor
80x80px
 GrassPsychic 
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Tanga Berry
Psychic
Psyshock
Leaf Storm
Ancientpower
Tangrowth
Tangrowth BW.gif
 Type Grass.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Power Herb
Solarbeam
Ancientpower
Focus Blast
Synthesis
Abomasnow
Abomasnow BW.gif
 Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Snow Warning
Item: Focus Sash
Blizzard
Leech Seed
Protect
Sheer Cold
Kanto Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Vileplume
80x80px
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: None
Petal Dance
Sleep Powder
Moonlight
Sunny Day
Venusaur
80x80px
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50
Ability: Overgrow
Item: Sitrus Berry
Petal Dance
Toxic
Light Screen
Synthesis
Victreebel
80x80px
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Salac Berry
Leaf Blade
Sucker Punch
Swords Dance
Reflect
Exeggutor
80x80px
 GrassPsychic 
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Tanga Berry
Solarbeam
Psyshock
Hypnosis
Sunny Day
Tangrowth
Tangrowth BW.gif
 Type Grass.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Liechi Berry
Power Whip
Earthquake
Rock Slide
Swords Dance
Bellossom
Bellossom BW.gif
 Type Grass.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Fighting Gem
Leaf Blade
Drain Punch
Swords Dance
Sunny Day
Download Tournament (Challenge the Champion, Lance!)
Whimsicott
Whimsicott BW.gif
 Grass
Lv. 50
Ability: Prankster
Item: None
Taunt
Tailwind
Giga Drain
Substitute
Lilligant
Lilligant BW.gif
 Grass
Lv. 50
Ability: Own Tempo
Item: Occa Berry
Teeter Dance
Quiver Dance
Petal Dance
Attract
Vileplume
80x80px
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50
Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: Power Herb
Solarbeam
Toxic
Venoshock
Synthesis
[[]]
[[File:{{{P4}}}_SM.png|link={{{P4}}}|80x80px]]
 ???
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P5}}}_SM.png|link={{{P5}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-
[[]]
[[File:{{{P6}}}SM.png|link={{{P6}}}|80x80px]]
 File:Type .gif
Lv. - -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
-
-
-
-


Pokémon Stadium

Gym Leader Castle

Vileplume
Vileplume(FrLg)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Acid
Absorb
SolarBeam
Body Slam
Victreebel
Victreebel(FrLg)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Sleep Powder
Acid
Razor Leaf
Cut
Tangela
Tangela(FrLg)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Bind
Stun Spore
Double-Edge
Mega Drain
Gloom
Gloom(FRLG)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Acid
Sleep Powder
Petal Dance
Mega Drain
Weepinbell
Weepinbell(FRLG)Sprite.png
 Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Wrap
Stun Spore
Mega Drain
Razor Leaf
Exeggcute
Exeggcute(FRLG)Sprite.png
 Type Grass.gifType Psychic.gif 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Hypnosis
Leech Seed
Toxic
Psychic

Gym Leader Castle Round 2

Vileplume
Vileplume(FrLg)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 50 [[Gender|]]
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Stun Spore
Petal Dance
Body Slam
Mega Drain
Clefable
Clefable(FRLG)Sprite.png
 Normal
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Thunderbolt
Psychic
Ice Beam
Body Slam
Tangela
Tangela(FrLg)Sprite.png
 Grass
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Bind
Toxic
Double-Edge
Mega Drain
Dewgong
Dewgong(FrLg)Sprite.png
 WaterIce 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Blizzard
Rest
Body Slam
Surf
Victreebel
Victreebel(FrLg)Sprite.png
 Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Wrap
Mega Drain
Razor Leaf
Toxic
Exeggutor
Exeggutor(FRLG)Sprite.png
 Type Grass.gifType Psychic.gif 
Lv. 50 -
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Hypnosis
Explosion
Psychic
Mega Drain


Pokémon Stadium 2

Gym Leader Castle

Bellossom
Bellossom HGSS.png
 Grass
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Sleep Powder
Return
Moonlight
Giga Drain
Chansey
Chansey(HGSS)Sprite.png
 Normal
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Lucky Punch
Sing
Psychic
Blizzard
Softboiled
Tangela
Tangela HGSS.png
 Grass
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Quick Claw
Sleep Powder
Slam
SolarBeam
Giga Drain
Vaporeon
Vaporeon(HGSS)Sprite.png
 Water
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Scope Lens
Surf
Rest
Sleep Talk
Bite
Venusaur
Venusaur(HGSS)SpriteM.png
 Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: PRZCureBerry
Sleep Powder
Cut
Leech Seed
Razor Leaf
Jumpluff
Jumpluff HGSS.png
 Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Sleep Powder
Leech Seed
Return
SolarBeam

Gym Leader Castle Round 2

Bellossom
Bellossom HGSS.png
 Grass
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: None
Return
Razor Leaf
Stun Spore
Sleep Powder
Exeggutor
HGSSExeggutor.png
 GrassPsychic 
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Focus Band
Sleep Powder
Psychic
Giga Drain
Stun Spore
Marowak
MarowakHGSS.png
 Ground
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Thick Club
Bonemerang
Rest
Snore
Belly Drum
Ninetales
NinetalesHeartGoldSoulSilver.png
 Fire
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Bright Powder
Flamethrower
Body Slam
Hypnosis
Iron Tail
Mantine
HGSSMantine.png
 Type Water.gifType Flying.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Mint Berry
Rest
Surf
Ice Beam
Sleep Talk
Blissey
Blissey(HGSS)Sprite.png
 Type Normal.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: [[None
Item: Miracle Berry
Sing
Light Screen
Reflect
Psychic


Gallery

Voice Actresses

  • English: Leah Applebaum
  • Japanese: Kyoko Hikami
  • Czech: Jolana Smyckova
  • German: Martina Dunker
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Leticia Quinto
  • Spanish: Gloria Nunez
  • Iberian Spanish: Mariana Ortiz

Trivia

  • Erika's name is a play on of the plant ERICA, which makes her a Grass-type trainer.
  • In the first release of Pokémon Gold's Japanese rom, the player could see Erika's Tangela at a level higher than 100.
  • In the games, Erika is said to sometimes fall asleep in her gym.
  • Erika's official art and game sprites show her having black hair, but the art in Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2 and the anime show her to have blue hair.
  • In the anime, Erika was the second Gym Leader to have a story of how she came to be today and have a younger version of herself. The first was Sabrina. Another one was Clay of the Driftveil Gym.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, all of Erika's Rematch Team have the Chlorophyll ability aside from Roserade, which has Natural Cure.
  • Erika's name is the same in English and Japanese. This makes her one of the few characters to have the same name in both languages (another one being Iris and Cheren).