Crimson (Japanese: チシヲ Chishio) is a character of the day who appeared in Beating the Bustle and Hustle!. She is part of a criminal duo with Azure.

Crimson (left)

Crimson and Azure both became contestants on the television program Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle, but this edition was fabricated by Team Rocket with the hopes of stealing Pokémon. Officer Jenny had been tracking the two for quite some time and disguised herself in order to follow them.

Crimson had entered with her Zangoose and showed off her acrobatic skills as she and Azure were some of the few people able to beat the challenges in the game show. She and Azure eventually came across the box that Team Rocket had been keeping all of the Poké Balls that they took from the other contestants, and decided to help themselves to it. Team Rocket was thrilled with Azure and Crimson's performances on the course and viewed their heist as having potential, so they helped them escape from Officer Jenny.

Azure and Crimson, however, were determined to remain a duo, and they turned on Team Rocket. Crimson used her Zangoose in a Tag Battle with Azure and his Drowzee. Both easily defeated Meowth and Jessie's Yanmega, but eventually fell to Officer Jenny's Growlithe. Both Crimson and Azure were arrested by Officer Jenny and taken to jail.


Crimson's only known Pokémon is a very powerful Zangoose. During the battle against Ash and Officer Jenny, Zangoose was able to defeat Buizel before it was defeated by Pikachu's Iron Tail.

Zangoose's known moves are X-Scissor, Focus Punch, and Solar Beam.

Debut Beating the Bustle and Hustle!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 名塚佳織 Kaori Nazuka
English Rachael S. Stern
Czech Jitka Moučková
Finnish Ella Pyhältö
European French Maia Baran
Norwegian Lena Meieran
Polish Monika Pikuła
Brazilian Portuguese Elisa Villon
European Spanish Miriam Valencia

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