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Whitney

Whitney
アカネ Akane
"The Incredibly Pretty Girl"
HeartGold SoulSilver Whitney.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Female
Eye color Brown*, Pink*
Hair color Pink
Hometown Goldenrod City
Region Johto
Relatives Milton (uncle*), Grandmother*
Trainer class Gym LeaderGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation II, IV, V
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Pokémon Stadium 2
Leader of Goldenrod Gym
Badge Plain Badge
Specializes in Normal types
Anime debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead
Japanese voice actor Yūko Miyamura

Whitney (Japanese: アカネ Akane) is the Gym Leader of Goldenrod City's Gym, known officially as the Goldenrod Gym. She hands out the Plain Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She is a young girl who uses Normal-type Pokémon.

In the games

Whitney appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Leader of the Goldenrod Gym. She is the third Gym Leader that Trainers must defeat to move further in the game. She is known as "The Incredibly Pretty Girl!".

Whitney uses the Normal-type, and although she only began battling a little while ago, her talent attracted the Pokémon League to choose her as a Gym Leader. Her Gym is filled with other young girls like herself, who use cute Normal-type Pokémon like Meowth, and is shaped like a Clefairy. While in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal all challengers have to do to reach Whitney is navigate through the Gym's maze puzzle, Whitney is initially absent from the Gym in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. She can be found in Goldenrod's Radio Tower attempting to win a Radio Card. If the player helps her, she will return to the Gym. Despite this act of kindness, she will throw a temper tantrum upon defeat and refuse to give the Plain Badge. A Gym Trainer will tell the player that she will eventually calm down. Once calmed down, however, she will give the player the Badge, and TM45 (Attract). Apparently, this move is perfect for her, because it makes full use of a Pokémon's cuteness.

Like the other Johto and Kanto Gym Leaders, Whitney will leave her Gym from time to time in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Unlike other Leaders, she will not travel far: just down the road to the Goldenrod Department Store anyday between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. She's to the far left of the 6th floor. Once her Pokégear phone number has been obtained, she will accept rematches on Saturday afternoons at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. Her team in these battles will be significantly stronger than her team in the initial battles, although her signature Miltank will remain in her party.

Whitney also makes an appearance in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle. This is the only game in which she appears and uses Pokémon of a type other than Normal (she does use a Nidorina in her anime appearance, however).

Like the rest of the Johto Gym Leaders, Whitney reappears in Black 2 and White 2 as a possible opponent for the player in the Johto Leaders Tournament, and subsequently, the World Leaders Tournament. According to a man in the Pokémon World Tournament lobby, Whitney loves softball, and the clothes she wears reflect that.

Pokémon

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle


Rematch


Pokéathlon
Whitney IV OD.png  Speed  Course
Supreme Cup
241OD.png Miltank
 Speed 
035OD.png Clefairy
 Speed 
036OD.png Clefable
 Speed 

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Whitney uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Whitney will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Miltank.

Johto Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Champion Lance Tournament


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Gold and Silver

  • Before battle
"Hi! I'm Whitney! Everyone was into Pokémon, so I got into it too! Pokémon are super-cute! You want to battle? I'm warning you--I'm good!"
  • When defeated
"Sob... ...Waaaaaaah! You're mean! You shouldn't be so serious! You...you child, you! Waaaaah! Waaaaah! Snivel, hic...You meanie!"
  • After being defeated
"...Sniff... What? What do you want? A badge? Oh, right. I forgot. Here's Plain Badge."
  • After battle
"Ah, that was a good cry! Come for a visit again! Bye-bye!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Goldenrod Radio Tower
  • Before winning the Radio Card
"Hi! My name is Whitney! I heard about the Quiz to win a Radio Card, so I came here to get one... But this Quiz is so hard!"
  • After winning the Radio Card
"Wow, you did it! I thought the answer to the third question was surely apricots! Oops! It's time to go back to the Gym!"
Goldenrod Gym
  • Before battle
"Hi! I'm Whitney! ...You! I saw you at the Radio Tower just now. Everyone was into Pokémon, so I got into it, too! Pokémon are super cute! You want to battle? I'm warning you--I'm good!"
  • Sending out last Pokémon
"H-hey! Just one left? But... I ain't losin' you hear?"
  • When last Pokémon is at critical health
"Poor me!"
  • When defeated
"Ugh..."
  • After being defeated
"Waaaaah! Waaaaah! ...Snivel, hic. ... You meanie!"
"Sniff... What? What do you want? A Badge? Oh, right. I forgot. Here's the Plain Badge. The Plain Badge lets your Pokémon use Strength outside of battle. Oh, you can have this, too! It's Attract! It makes full use of a Pokémon's charm. Isn't it just perfect for a cutie like me? That's right! I heard this thing called the Pokéathlon Dome is now open right next to the National Park. You should go try it, since you're so good at battling with your Pokémon!
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"I never break my promises! Are you ready?"
  • After being defeated
"You really are strong! But I won't lose next time!"
Goldenrod Department Store
"Why don't we take a picture together?"
Yes: "OK! Stand right next to me, right here! Don't we look good together?"
No: "That's a shame!"
Pokégear Registering
"What a coincidence! This must be meant to be! Do you want to exchange phone numbers? Please?"
Yes: "I'm available around noon on Saturdays. Give me a call when you've got time."'
No: "Don't be so mean."
"Do you want to know my phone number now?"
Pokégear Phone
  • Calling her:
"Hello... Um, hey, what's up? I'm doing great over here...totally! There are so many Gym Leaders that are stronger than me... Um, I really need to work harder and improve!"
"Hello... Um, hey, what's up? I'm doing great over here...totally! I'm often bored Saturdays at noon. There's nothing to do... Um... So, call me Saturday, OK?"
  • Her calling the player:
"Um, this is Whitney. How are you? Um, have you ever been to the Moomoo Farm off Route 39? My Milky... Um, I mean, my Miltank, is staying over there now..."
"Um, I've gotta tell you, I'm so hungry... Do you know how it feels? I'm not an overeater or anything! This is completely normal for my age!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I'm warning you---I'm good!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"I'm warning you---I'm good! If you lose to me, you'd better not cry!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I'm warning you--I'm good! Also, my Pokémon aren't just cute--they're really strong! Well let's get to it!"
  • When defeated
"Ugh..."
  • If the player is defeated
"See? Didn't I tell ya? My Pokémon are really strong!"
  • After being defeated
"Waaaaah! Waaaaah! ...Snivel, hic. ...You meanie! ... ... Ah, that was a good cry! I'm going to get even stronger and challenge this again!"
  • After winning
"You'll probably win next time, since you're so good at picking moves!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"I was surprised by how strong you were! I can see why you won the tournament. When you have a chance, tell me all about why you're so strong!"

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

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Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Quotes seem to vary, perhaps depending on how well the player did..

  • Easy
"Hey! You kept me waiting! Forget it. Let's just battle."
"... ...Hmph"
  • Normal
"Hey! You kept me waiting! Let's cut the chit-chat!"
"... ... ...Hmph! ...Tch."
  • Hard
"Hey! You kept me waiting! Don't complain! Let's battle!"
"Ugh... Why? Why? Don't be so hard on me!"
  • Super Hard
"Hey there! You're late! No grumbling, now. Let's battle."
"Ugh... No way! Why? Why? Don't be so hard on me--I'm just a kid!"
  • Intense
"Hey there! You're late! No grumbling! Let's battle!"
"Uh... Why? Why? Don't be so hard on me-- I'm just a kid..."

Artwork

Gold Silver Whitney.png Game Freak Whitney Aipom.png Game Freak Whitney.png Game Freak Whitney Ethan.jpg
Headshot from Generation II Ken Sugimori artwork from the Game Freak website Artwork from the Game Freak website In the Ruins of Alph with Ethan

Sprites

Spr GS Whitney.png Spr HGSS Whitney.png Spr B2W2 Whitney.png VSWhitney.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Whitney II OD.png Whitney IV OD.png Whitney OD.png S2 Leader Whitney.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Portrait from
Stadium 2

In the anime

Whitney in the Original series

Whitney appeared in the episodes A Goldenrod Opportunity and A Dairy Tale Ending. She is a sweet but ditzy young lady who easily gets lost in her own home town.

Whitney's and Morty's appearance in Bagged Then Tagged!

In Whitney's first appearance, she ran up to Ash's Pikachu after he bumped into her Clefairy. She took care of Pikachu by giving him a kiss on the head, much to his amusement. Whitney then took Ash and his friends to the Goldenrod Galleria by taking the Underground Path as a shortcut there. However, they stumbled across many areas that they didn't want to go to. After a while, they went to a restaurant to eat some hamburgers. Later, Whitney encountered Team Rocket and they stole her Clefairy. The trio got chased down to the Magnet Train Station. They got on the Magnet Train but were stopped by Whitney, Ash and his friends. Team Rocket then blasted off with the train, empty-handed. After learning Whitney is the Goldenrod Gym Leader, Ash challenged her to a Gym match. During the match, he managed to defeat her first two Pokémon but was unable to stop her Miltank, who constantly used Rollout to deflect attacks.

After Ash's defeat, Whitney invited him and his friends to her Uncle Milton's dairy farm, where many Miltank are raised to produce milk for consumption. Ash, Brock, and Misty spent the day taking care of the dairy's many Miltank until Team Rocket arrived with a barrel-shaped robot. During his fight against them, Ash came up with a strategy to defeat Miltank and asked Whitney for another match. He used Totodile and Cyndaquil to slow her down, then had Pikachu knock her out. Though the match had taken place outside of the Gym, Whitney accepted her defeat and awarded Ash the Plain Badge.

She made a small cameo along with Morty in Bagged Then Tagged! when it was revealed that Lyra's next Gym challenge was supposed to be either one of them.

Pokémon

This listing is of Whitney's known Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

Whitney's Clefairy
Clefairy
Whitney's Clefairy first appeared when Pikachu accidentally knocked into Clefairy. After shopping, Whitney found that Clefairy was missing. It had been caught by Team Rocket. Then, at the Magnet Train platform, it used Metronome which turned into Gust, which freed Pikachu.

It was used again as the second Pokémon in the Gym battle against Ash, were it went up against Cyndaquil. It began with using Metronome. However, it turned into Splash. Then, Cyndaquil used another Flamethrower, forcing Whitney to withdraw it from the match.

Clefairy seems to be Whitney's favorite Pokémon, as it is usually seen traveling out of its Poké Ball.

Clefairy's only known move is Metronome.
Clefairy has also used Gust and Splash via Metronome.

Debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
Voice actors
Japanese Mayumi Iizuka
English Tara Jayne
Whitney's Nidorina
Nidorina
Nidorina was the first Pokémon used by Whitney in the Gym battle, battling against Cyndaquil. However, none of her attacks were a match for Cyndaquil's Flamethrower. Nidorina was soon defeated by Cyndaquil's second Flamethrower.

Nidorina's known moves are Poison Sting and Tackle.

Debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Kōrogi
English Satomi Kōrogi
Whitney's Miltank
Miltank
Main article: Whitney's Miltank

Whitney's Miltank was the last Pokémon used in the Gym battle. She managed to defeat Cyndaquil by using Rollout continuously. Ash then used Totodile, telling him to use Water Gun; however, he did not slow Miltank down. With another Rollout, Totodile was knocked out. Pikachu was then used to use Thunderbolt on Miltank, but it was ineffective. Pikachu was defeated by the second turn of Rollout.

She appeared again in the next episode, sending Team Rocket flying. Then, in a friendly battle before Ash could challenge Whitney once again, she managed to defeat Ash's Cyndaquil and Totodile, but was defeated by Ash's Pikachu, earning Ash the Plain Badge.

Debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Megumi Hayashibara

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 宮村優子 Yūko Miyamura
English Megan Hollingshead
Polish Monika Jarosińska
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Bulara
Spanish Latin America Liliana Barba
Spain Cristina Yuste

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Whitney in Ash and Pikachu

In manga series Ash and Pikachu, based on the anime, Ash battles against Whitney for the Plain Badge in The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling. In Ash and Pikachu, Whitney has a grandmother, who runs a fortune telling booth.

Pokémon

This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Ash and Pikachu manga.

Whitney's Nidorina
Nidorina
Whitney uses Nidorina in her battle against Ash. She commands Nidorina to attack, but she trips over Psyduck, the impact of which causes her to faint, losing the round.

None of Nidorina's moves are known.

Debut The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling
Whitney's Clefairy
Clefairy
Whitney uses Clefairy in her battle against Ash. Whitney commands Clefairy to use Metronome, but then Clefairy starts jumping around, out of control. Deemed to have lost the will to battle, Clefairy lost the round.

Clefairy's only known move is Metronome.

Debut The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling
Whitney's Miltank
Miltank
Main article: Whitney's Miltank

Whitney used Miltank as her final Pokémon in the match against Ash. Miltank lost to Pikachu after a long battle.

Debut The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Whitney in Pokémon Adventures

Whitney debuted in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. She make her first appearance in Smeargle Smudge at the Goldenrod Radio Tower. She gets into an argument with Gold, who is furious that DJ Mary's Smea-Smea painted over his face while he slept. The argument gets high ratings for the Radio Tower, so Hirō decides to make it a special that will be broadcasted over Johto. Whitney and Gold are made to compete against each other in a race from Goldenrod City to Route 37. Whitney uses her Pokémon to gain a huge lead, but her path is blocked by a giant tree in the middle of the road. They are soon attacked by a wild Rhydon, which kidnaps Whitney and takes her away. Gold figures out that the tree was actually a Sudowoodo that had been attacked by the Rhydon. Gold befriends and captures the Sudowoodo and uses it to defeat Rhydon and rescue Whitney. Afterward, Whitney promises to Gold that the next time they fight, she will come out the victor.

Later, Whitney travels to the Mahogany Gym with DJ Mary, the Radio Tower crew, and the Pokémon Association Director. They plan on entering to warn Pryce about the Legendary Pokémon Suicune that has been challenging all the Johto Gym Leaders. They find that Suicune had already been beaten by Pryce and frozen solid, but it quickly breaks out of the ice and attacks. Whitney teams up with Pryce to take down Suicune, but the Pokémon is revealed to only be one of Pryce's ice sculptures.

Whitney in the ninth chapter

At the Indigo Plateau, Whitney arrives with her fellow Johto Gym Leaders to take place exhibition tournament for the Pokémon League against the Kanto Gym Leaders. In the second round, she faces off against the Cerulean City Gym Leader, Misty. Despite her tenaciousness, Whitney is easily defeated, giving Kanto its first win. When the Masked Man attacks the Pokémon League, Chuck and the other Gym Leaders combat his army of mind-controlled Team Rocket Grunts. The fight takes them to the Magnet Train, which is used as a diversion to get the Gym Leaders away from the stadium. Once the Team Rocket Grunts had been defeated, Whitney manages to figure out the Masked Man's true identity. After the Masked Man is defeated, Whitney returned to her usual duties of being a Gym Leader.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Whitney takes Gold to the newly-opened Pokéathlon Dome to compete in the Pokéathlon. She stays behind in the sidelines while Gold proceeds to win all the competitions. When Gold reveals the real reason why he decided to come to the Pokéathlon, Whitney gets angry and attacks Gold for keeping secrets from her. This gets interrupted by an injured Dragonite belonging to Lance attacks the stadium. After defeating the Dragonite and keeping on to it for safe-keeping, Gold says his goodbyes to Whitney. At the end of the ninth chapter, it is revealed that Whitney developed a crush on Bruno and repeatedly sends him snacks as gifts.

Whitney reappeared in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, travelling with Gold to the Pokéathlon Dome. While Whitney watched from the stands, Gold took part in the Pokéathlon and won all five courses before revealing to Whitney and the new Elite Four the reason why he came. Whitney also witnessed the sudden rampage of a Dragonite, thought to be Lance's, which destroyed the Pokéathlon Dome.

Pokémon

This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Mil Mil
Mil Mil
Main article: Whitney's Miltank

Mil Mil is Whitney's first known Pokémon. Whitney first used her to battle against Gold in their bike race, giving Whitney the lead. Since then, Mil Mil has been repeatedly used by Whitney.

Debut Smeargle Smudge
Buff Buff
Buff Buff
Buff Buff is Whitney's second known Pokémon. It was first seen traveling with Whitney to the Mahogany Gym. There, it battled the Suicune ice sculpture made by Pryce. On the Magnet Train, it helped incapacitate several Team Rocket Grunts.

Buff Buff's known moves are Sweet Kiss and Attract, and its Ability is Cute Charm.

Debut Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa
Fafa
Fafa
Fafa is Whitney's third known Pokémon. It was first seen traveling with Whitney to the Mahogany Gym. There, it battled the Suicune ice sculpture made by Pryce. On the Magnet Train, it helped incapacitate several Team Rocket Grunts.

Fafa's known moves are Sweet Kiss and Attract.

Debut Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa
Whitney's Smea-Smea
Smea-Smea
Smea-Smea originally belonged to DJ Mary after being given to her by Whitney as a gift. It first appeared pranking Gold by painting over his face while he slept. Angered, Gold chased after Smea-Smea and repeatedly got into fights with it. Since then, it has traveled with DJ Mary and helped in several battles, such as copying Entei's flames so that it could permanently melt the Masked Man's ice soldiers. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Smea-Smea has been returned to Whitney's possession. It was used to smear paint over Gold's face when he wouldn't listen to what Whitney was saying.

Smea-Smea's only known move is Sketch.

Debut Smeargle Smudge

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Whitney first appears in For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd where she tags along with Gold to find a missing Farfetch'd. She has a battle with Gold where she sends out her Ditto and Miltank and defeats him. Whitney decides to take away his Pikachu for the time being as she thought it was a cute Pokémon. She begins traveling with him and follows him on his journey. She watches him when he is fighting his rival at a tournament. Even though Gold was defeated by Black, Black's tactics were ruled unfairly which actually made Gold the winner. Whitney did not return Pikachu until he defeated her later. Whitney traveled with him up until Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament in which she says farewell to him and leaves. Whitney loves cute Pokémon and is very encouraging of Gold as he progresses through his journey.

Pokémon

This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga.

Whitney's Miltank
Miltank
Main article: Whitney's Miltank

Miltank is Whitney's signature Pokémon. She was relied on as a mode of transportation.

Debut For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd
Whitney's Cleffa
Cleffa
Cleffa is Whitney's Pokémon that is usually seen out of its Poké Ball. It helped Whitney search for a Farfetch'd. When they found it, Cleffa sang a lullaby to place it to sleep. Cleffa was responsible for taking the SquirtBottle to awaken Sudowoodo that Gold caught later on.

Cleffa's only known move is Sing.

Debut For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd
Whitney's Ditto
Ditto
Ditto was sent out to battle Pidgey. Since Ditto made a replica of Pidgey, Pidgey was not able to keep up with Ditto.

Ditto's only move is Transform.

Debut For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd
Whitney's Magby
Magby
Whitney owns a Pokémon that is not her specialty type, Magby. However, she still thinks that it is cute due to it being a baby Pokémon.

Magby's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut A Huge Mysterious Tree!!

Temporary

Whitney's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Gold's Pikachu

Whitney was very interested in Gold's Pikachu. After Gold lost to her in a Gym battle, Whitney took Gold's Pikachu and did not return it until he defeated her.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon Appears!!

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Whitney in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Whitney appears in Fierce Battle Between Clefairy and Clefable. She is a waitress at a restaurant Red and the others go in. Her restaurant is also a Gym that Red challenges her in.

Pokémon

Whitney's Miltank
Miltank
Main article: Whitney's Miltank

Miltank is a strong Pokémon in Whitney's possession. She did the job in the restaurant of serving milk.

Debut Fierce Battle Between Clefairy and Clefable
Whitney's Clefable
Clefable
Clefable is Clefairy's childhood buddy. They were friends for a long time until Clefairy ate all of the noodles without sharing. Since then, they would fight. After reuniting, it was revealed that both Clefairy and Clefable still held a grudge towards each other. During the Gym Battle, Clefable used her attacks the same time as Clefairy, resulting in a stalemate until both of them fell asleep and their ghost forms appear. Clefable's ghost form was defeated by Clefairy after getting eaten.

Clefable's known moves are DoubleSlap and Rollout.

Debut Fierce Battle Between Clefairy and Clefable

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Whitney or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Whitney's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Whitney's Clefable Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 014/141
Whitney's Wigglytuff Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 015/141
Whitney's Persian Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 016/141
Whitney's Lickitung Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 017/141
Whitney's Furret Colorless Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 018/141
Whitney's Miltank Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 019/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Whitney's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 107/141
Whitney's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 108/141
 

Trivia

  • Her Japanese Leader title is ダイナマイト プリティ ギャル!.
  • She is the first Johto Gym Leader encountered that uses a Generation II Pokémon in battle, which only half of Johto's Gym Leaders do.
  • In Generation III, a Whitney look-alike, along with Jasmine and Pryce look-alikes, can be seen as an audience member in a Pokémon Contest.
  • In the anime, she is the only Johto Gym Leader to have been defeated by Ash in a rematch, although it also took Ash two battles to defeat Pryce (the first battle was not an official Gym battle).
  • In her rematch in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, she owns both of the dual-type Normal Pokémon who do not have Flying as their secondary type — Girafarig and Bibarel (as of Generation IV).
  • Whitney appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. She uses a Clefairy to battle.
  • Whitney is the only Gym Leader whose team's movesets do not alter between Generations II and IV, although their levels do.
  • In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Whitney does not use any dual-type Pokémon in the Pokémon World Tournament. She shares this trait with Cheren, who is also a Normal-type Gym Leader.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アカネ Akane Refers to 茜 akane, a madder; or 明るい (akarui), bright, luminous.
English Whitney Similar to the word white.
French Blanche Literally means white.
German Bianka From Italian bianco, white.
Italian Chiara From chiaro, light, pale.
Spanish Blanca Literally means white.
Korean 꼭두 Kkokdu Reference to 꼭두서니 kkokduseoni, madder red (as in her Japanese name).
Chinese (Mandarin) 小茜 Xiǎo Qiàn 茜 is taken from 茜 akane. Literally "little madder".


Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
Falkner OD.png
Falkner
Azalea Gym Hive Badge
Bugsy OD.png
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym Plain Badge
Whitney OD.png
Whitney
Ecruteak Gym Fog Badge
Morty OD.png
Morty
Cianwood Gym Storm Badge
Chuck OD.png
Chuck
Olivine Gym Mineral Badge
Jasmine OD.png
Jasmine
Mahogany Gym Glacier Badge
Pryce OD.png
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym Rising Badge
Clair OD.png
Clair


Ash and Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Rivals
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders
WhitneyClairRoxanneNormanNolandGretaLucy
Other
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family


Golden Boys characters
GoldBlackChrisGreyProfessor Oak

Professor ElmMr. PokémonDJ MaryTakeoKurt
Day-Care CoupleFalknerBugsyWhitneyMorty
ChuckJasmineEusineBlack TyranitarJoey


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