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ホミカ Homika
"Poison Life, Poison Live!"
Black 2 White 2 Roxie.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Virbank City
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed father
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Virbank Gym
Badge Toxic Badge
Specializes in Poison
Anime debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1)
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura

Roxie (Japanese ホミカ Homika) is the Gym Leader of Virbank City's Gym, known officially as the Virbank Gym. She specializes in Poison-type Pokémon. She gives the Toxic Badge to Trainers who defeat her.


In the games

Roxie appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as a Gym Leader. She is a musician who plays the bass guitar. Her Gym is a music club. Trainers who defeat Roxie will receive the Toxic Badge, along with TM09 (Venoshock).


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Roxie's sprite from
Generation V
Roxie's VS sprite from
Generation V
Roxie's overworld sprite from
Generation V


This listing is for Roxie's Pokémon in the games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Initial battle (Normal mode)

Initial battle (Challenge mode)

In the anime

Roxie in the anime

Roxie appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) and Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2). She is a powerful Gym Leader, defeating everyone who dared to challenge her with only three Pokémon. When Ash arrived at her Gym, she was thrilled to see his Pikachu, as she too had a Pokémon originating from Kanto, Koffing, and happily accepted his challenge.

Roxie proved herself to be a very capable Gym Leader, defeating five of Ash's six Pokémon despite being at a disadvantage in terms of her party. She would occasionally perform a riff on her bass during the battle, and the crowd would chant her name. When she was defeated she happily congratulated Ash as the crowd cheered for his victory, and she presented him with his eight and final Unova Badge, the Toxic Badge.


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

Roxie's Koffing
Koffing was the first Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. She captured it while she was in Kanto. It defeated Ash's Boldore and Unfezant, but was later defeated by Leavanny.

Koffing's known moves are Clear Smog, Gyro Ball, Sludge Bomb, and Will-O-Wisp.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1)
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
Roxie's Scolipede
Scolipede was the second Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Leavanny, but was later defeated by Pignite.

Scolipede's known moves are Toxic, Screech, Sludge Bomb and Rock Tomb.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1)
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
Roxie's Garbodor
Garbodor was the third and last Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Pignite and Palpitoad, but was later defeated by Pikachu.

Garbodor's known moves are DoubleSlap, Gunk Shot, Hyper Beam, and Venoshock.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2)
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

Roxie in A New Legend manga

Arata challenges Roxie to a gym battle in order to get his badge.


Roxie's Koffing
Koffing is Roxie's first known Pokémon. Roxie used against Arata in their battle.
Debut ANL2


  • Her Japanese Leader title is ポイズンライフ ポイズンライブ!.
  • Roxie is the first Poison-type Gym Leader outside of Kanto.
  • Her bass is styled similarly to the Venipede evolutionary family.
  • She is the first Gym Leader to appear in the anime before her debut game.
  • Both Roxie and Janine have known fathers in the series. Unlike Roxie's father, Janine's father was also a Poison-type Gym Leader.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ホミカ Homika From ホミカ homika, a corruption of the species name of the poisonous strychnine tree, Strychnos nux-vomica.
English Roxie Likely a combination of the music genre "rock" and "toxic".
French Strykna From Strychnos nux-vomica.
German Mica From Strychnos nux-vomica.
Italian Velia From veleno, venom
Spanish Hiedra From hiedra venenosa, poison ivy

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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