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  • Flag Misty
  • Flag カスミ
  • Flag Kasumi
  • Flag Kasumi
  • Flag Ondine
  • Flag 이슬 (Iseul)
  • Flag 小霞 (Xiǎo Xiá)
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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 Ketchum and Pikachu, who had jumped in the river to escape a flock of wild Spearow. Misty suggested that Ash Ketchum take Pikachu to the nearest Pokémon Center and pointed them in the right direction. In a hurry, Ash Ketchum 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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum. Even with Ash Ketchum 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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum'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.
Owned Pokémon
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  • United States Misty's Azurill
  • Japan カスミのルリリ
  • Japan Kasumi no Ruriri
  • Japan Kasumi's Ruriri
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  • United States Misty's Corsola
  • Japan カスミのサニーゴ
  • Japan Kasumi no Sunnygo
  • Japan Kasumi's Sunnygo
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  • United States Misty's Goldeen
  • Japan カスミのトサキント
  • Japan Kasumi no Tosakinto
  • Japan Kasumi's Tosakinto
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  • United States Misty's Gyarados
  • Japan カスミのギャラドス
  • Japan Kasumi no Gyarados
  • Japan Kasumi's Gyarados
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  • United States Misty's Horsea
  • Japan カスミのタッツー
  • Japan Kasumi no Tattu
  • Japan Kasumi's Tattu
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  • United States Misty's Luvdisc (Caserin)
  • Japan カスミのラブカス (カスリン)
  • Japan Kasumi no Lovecus (Cuserine)
  • Japan Kasumi's Lovecus (Cuserine)
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  • United States Misty's Politoed
  • Japan カスミのニョロトノ
  • Japan Kasumi no Nyorotono
  • Japan Kasumi's Nyorotono
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  • United States Misty's Poliwag
  • Japan カスミのニョロモ
  • Japan Kasumi no Nyoromo
  • Japan Kasumi's Nyoromo
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  • United States Misty's Poliwhirl
  • Japan カスミのニョロゾ
  • Japan Kasumi no Nyorozo
  • Japan Kasumi's Nyorozo
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  • United States Misty's Psyduck
  • Japan カスミのコダック
  • Japan Kasumi no Koduck
  • Japan Kasumi's Koduck
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  • United States Misty's Starmie
  • Japan カスミのスターミー
  • Japan Kasumi no Starmie
  • Japan Kasumi's Starmie
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  • United States Misty's Staryu
  • Japan カスミのヒトデマン
  • Japan Kasumi no Hitodeman
  • Japan Kasumi's Hitodeman
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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  • United States Misty's Togetic
  • Japan カスミのトゲチック
  • Japan Kasumi no Togechick
  • Japan Kasumi's Togechick
Series Title
SL 1 Pokémon - I Choose You!ポケモン!きみにきめた!Pokémon! I Choose You!
SL 2 Pokémon Emergencyたいけつ!ポケモンセンター!Confrontation! Pokemon Center!
SL 3 ポケモン ゲットだぜ!/Get Pokémon!/Ash Catches a Pokémon
SL 4 Challenge of the Samuraiサムライしょうねんのちょうせん!Challenge of the Samurai Boy!
SL 5 Showdown in Pewter City/ニビジムのたたかい!/The Fight at Nibi Gym!
SL 6 Pippi and the Moon Stone/Clefairy and the Moon Stone/ピッピとつきのいし
SL 7 The Water Flowers of Hanada City/ハナダシティのすいちゅうか/Water Flowers of Cerulean City
SL 8 Road to the Pokémon League/The Path to the Pokemon League/ポケモンリーグへのみち
SL 9 Pokémon Victory Manual/The School of Hard Knocks/ポケモンひっしょうマニュアル
SL 10 Fushigidane of the Hidden Village/Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village/かくれざとのフシギダネ
SL 11 Stray Pokémon Hitokage/はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ/Charmander the Stray Pokemon
SL 12 ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!/Enter the Zenigame Squad!/Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
SL 13 マサキのとうだい/Masaki's Lighthouse/Mystery at the Lighthouse
SL 14 Electric Shock Showdown! Kuchiba Gym/でんげきたいけつ!クチバジム/Electric Shock Showdown
SL 15 Battle Aboard the St. Anne/サントアンヌごうのたたかい!/Battle Aboard the St. Anne!
SL 16 Pokemon Shipwreck/A Pokémon Robinsonade/ポケモンひょうりゅうき
SL 17 Island of the Giant Pokémon!?/The Island of Giant Pokemon/きょだいポケモンのしま!?
PM 18 Beauty and the BeachアオプルコのきゅうじつHoliday at Aopulco
SL 19 メノクラゲドククラゲ/Menokurage and Dokukurage/Tentacool and Tentacruel
SL 20 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
SL 21 バイバイバタフリー/Bye Bye Butterfree/Bye-Bye Butterfree
SL 22 Casey! Psionic Confrontation!/Abra and the Psychic Pokemon/ケーシィ!ちょうのうりょくたいけつ!
SL 23 The Tower of Terror/Getting one in the Pokémon Tower!/ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
SL 24 Haunter Versus Kadabra/ゴーストVSエスパー!/Ghost VS Psychic!
SL 25 Don't Get Mad, Okorizaru!/Primeape Goes Bananas/おこらないでねオコリザル!
SL 26 Pokemon Scent-sation/エリカとクサイハナ/Erika and Kusaihana
SL 27 Hypno's Naptime/Sleeper and Pokémon Regression!?/スリーパーとポケモンがえり!?
SL 28 ロコン!ブリーダーたいけつ!/Pokemon Fashion Flash/Rokon! Breeder Showdown!
SL 29 The Punchy Pokemon/Fighting Pokémon! The Big Battle!/かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!
SL 30 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