Liza (Johto)

ジーク Sieg
Liza Best Wishes.png
Liza in Pokémon the Series: Black & White flashback
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Green
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Charizard's Burning Ambitions
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Sakiko Tamagawa

Liza (Japanese: ジーク Sieg) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is the caretaker of the Charicific Valley, which was made specifically as a natural paradise for wild Charizard.


Liza in her debut

Liza debuted in Charizard's Burning Ambitions. She knew of a Trainer's victory at the Violet Gym with a Charizard, and immediately deduced that that Trainer was Ash, as she can identify Charizard Trainers by the lingering scent of their Charizard partner. She invited Ash and his friends to come with her into the valley, encouraging Ash to ride his Charizard as transport, somewhat questioning why—as a Charizard Trainer—he had never flown upon his (even though when Ash originally got Charizard to obey him in Charizard Chills, he also flew on it). She also questioned the strength of Ash's Charizard, indicating only 'weak' Charizard display their power through Charizard's typical stream of fire, and that it needed some serious training. Charizard wanted to train at the valley seeing the other powerful Charizard there, but Liza initially refused after it lost to her Charizard, Charla. But after seeing its determination to train there, she agreed.

Liza made a brief cameo appearance in Spell of the Unown: Entei with Charla and all of the other Charizard in the Charicific Valley. She could be seen watching the news coverage of the events unfolding in Greenfield.

In Great Bowls of Fire!, Liza brought Ash's Charizard with her. It was revealed that she was good friends with Clair ever since they were young children. Liza often takes the Charizard from the Charicific Valley to Blackthorn City in order to train them.

In Better Eight Than Never, Liza watched Ash's rematch against Clair. She later left Blackthorn City, taking Charizard back to the Charicific Valley for further training.

Ash would also call Liza sometimes whenever he needed Charizard sent over, as seen in The Ties that Bind, Numero Uno Articuno!, and Gathering the Gang of Four!.

Liza appeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, again with Charla and all of the other Charizard in the Charicific Valley. She sent Ash's Charizard to Professor Oak off-screen, so he could send it to the Unova region. Charizard went on to travel with Ash through the Decolore Islands, and since The Dream Continues!, it now resides at Professor Oak's Laboratory.


Liza is a confident and tough Charizard Trainer who enjoys the responsibility of being the Charicific Valley caretaker. She is competitive and likes to push the Charizard of Charicific Valley to their limits. Liza's blunt advice and rough trials eventually led Ash's Charizard to reconsider his ambitions and confidence in his abilities. Her training strategy relies on mutual respect. Though she is fully aware of a Charizard's power, she does not accept misbehavior and aggression.


This listing is of Liza's known Pokémon in the anime:




Charizard (multiple)
Liza trains multiple Charizard that live at Charicific Valley. They are wild, and never see humans because of the risk of Pokémon poachers. The Charizard battle and train to become stronger. She first showed them to Ash and his friends, where they saw some of them battling, some of them sleeping, and some doing other activities. One large Charizard walked up to Ash's, and Liza pointed out that if it could defeat this Charizard, it could live in the valley. Ash's Charizard was initially unsuccessful, but it eventually joined the group of Charizard at the end of the episode.

It was revealed in Great Bowls of Fire! that she often takes Charizard to Blackthorn City in order to train them.

Different Charizard have different moves; the large Charizard's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Charizard's Burning Ambitions

Formerly trained


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 玉川紗己子 Sakiko Tamagawa
English Lisa Ortiz
Arabic إيمان بيطار Iman Bitar
Finnish Jenni Sivonen
European French Sophie Landresse (EP134)
Géraldine Frippiat (EP253-EP254)
Hebrew דון לני-גבאי Dawn Lanny-Gabay
Italian Monica Bonetto (EP134; Mediaset dub)
Deborah Morese (EP134; TPCi dub)
Patrizia Salmoiraghi (EP253-EP254)
Polish Anna Bielańska (EP134)
Unknown voice actress (EP253-EP254)
Portuguese Brazil Maralise Tartarine (EP134)
Christiane Bullara (EP253-EP254)
Portugal Unknown actress (EP134)
Bárbara Lourenço (EP253-EP254)
Spanish Latin America Karla Falcón
Spain Adelaida López


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジーク Sieg May come from Siegfried. Sieg is also a German word for "victory".
English, German,
Italian, Spanish
Liza From Charizard
French Lise
Spanish Lisi From Picnicker Liz from Route 32
Korean 지크 Sieg Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 紀珂 Jìkē Transliteration of Sieg

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLunalaNecrozmaStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioDrone RotomHero duoLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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