If you were looking for the Coordinator who battled May, see Erica.

Erika
エリカ Erika
"The Nature-Loving Princess!"
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Erika.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Female
Eye color Gray*, Green*, Brown*
Hair color Black*, Blue*, Teal*
Hometown Celadon City
Region Kanto
Relatives None
Trainer class Gym LeaderRBYGSCFRLGHGSSPE
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VII
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!, Pokémon Stadium, Stadium 2, Masters EX
Leader of Celadon Gym
Badge Rainbow Badge
Specializes in Grass types
Game animation debut File 3: Giovanni
English voice actor Xanthe Huynh[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Ai Kayano[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
English voice actor Leah Applebaum (EP026)
Nathalie Gorham (M20)
Japanese voice actor Kyoko Hikami

Erika (Japanese: エリカ Erika) is the Gym Leader of Celadon City's Gym, known officially as the Celadon Gym. She hands out the Rainbow Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She is a serene young woman who specializes in Grass-type Pokémon. She is always dressed in an elegant kimono, and seems to represent traditional Japanese beauty.

In the core series games

Erika's title is The Nature-Loving Princess.

Erika is ladylike, and a teacher of flower-arranging. She is a quiet girl, but she's well-known in Celadon City. Erika only collects Pokémon if she considers them attractive, though her definition of attractive seems to include varieties only a botanist could love. She also tends to doze off quite a bit, implying she may be narcoleptic (or simply being affected by the powders given off by the grass Pokémon), but will become inspired after a good match.

In addition to the Rainbow Badge, Erika gives out TM21 (Mega Drain), in Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, their remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as FireRed and LeafGreen, she gives out TM19 (Giga Drain). In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the reward TM once again contains Mega Drain, but this time is TM53.

She can be battled again in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after talking to her on Saturday or Sunday between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. She is found by Celadon City's fountain. If she is called on Sunday morning, she will happily give a rematch at the Fighting Dojo.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Erika in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Celadon City - sign
  • What does this person do?
"Celadon City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Erika
The Nature-Loving Princess!"
Celadon Gym - Erika
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"I am a student of the art of flower arranging.
My Pokémon are solely of the Grass type."
Celadon Gym - Lass Lisa*
  • What is this person like?
"Our Leader Erika might be quiet, but she’s famous around here."
Celadon Gym - Beauty Tamia
  • What is this person like?
"We only use Grass-type Pokémon at our Gym.
Why? We also use them for making flower arrangements!"
Celadon Gym - Erika
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"I would never collect Pokémon if they were unattractive."
Celadon Mansion - Pokémon Journal
  • There’s a rumor...
"Rumor has it that if you peek into Celadon Gym, you can often see Erika snoozing."
Message from Erika
  • From: Erika
  • To: [Player]
"I am so glad that there are strong Trainers like you.
That awareness alone inspires and motivates me to try harder.
Please visit me again.
Zzz..."

Pokémon

Pokémon Red and Blue

For each of her Pokémon, Erika has a Super Potion that she uses 50% of the time if the HP falls below 10%.



Pokémon Yellow

For each of her Pokémon, Erika has a Super Potion that she uses 50% of the time if the HP falls below 10%.



Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle



Rematch



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

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

Kanto Leaders Tournament



Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament



Challenge the Champion Lance!



Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Gym battle



Rematch



In the side series games

Pokémon Stadium

Erika appears in Pokémon Stadium as the fourth Gym Leader the player faces during the Gym Leader Castle challenge. During Round 2, she also uses Pokémon outside her specialty type.

Pokémon

Round 1



Round 2



Pokémon Stadium 2

Erika returns in Pokémon Stadium 2 as part of the Kanto Gym Leader Castle. Her strategy largely revolves around using sleep-inducing moves, including Rest for some of her own Pokémon.

During the game's end credits, Erika is seen having a battle with Falkner at the Violet Gym.

Pokémon

Round 1



Round 2



In spin-off games

Pokémon Puzzle League

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Erika appears in Pokémon Puzzle League.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Erika (Masters)

Erika forms a sync pair with Vileplume in Pokémon Masters EX. As one of the Pokémon Masters League leaders, Erika hands out the Tranquility Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

Artwork

       
Headshot from
Red and Blue
Official artwork from
Yellow
Official artwork from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Official artwork from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Sprites

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
         
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In other games

     
Portrait from
Stadium
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Quotes

Main article: Erika/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

 
A young Erika
 
Erika in the anime

Erika appeared in Pokémon Scent-sation!, where she runs a perfumery in Celadon City and sells a special brand of perfume made from the essence of her favorite Pokémon, Gloom. Misty, Brock, and Pikachu were enamored with the scents, but Ash insulted the perfume. In protest, Erika had him banned from her store and by extension the greenhouse, which also served as the location of the Celadon Gym.

Later, Jessie and James were caught trying to steal perfume and were also banned from the Gym. Ash found them and untied them in exchange for help entering the Gym. Disguised as a girl named Ashley, with Team Rocket disguised as Ashley's parents, Ash signed up as a student at the Gym. Erika was reading a fairy-tale to some Grass-type Pokémon when he found and recognized her. Pikachu instantly recognized Ash and exposed his disguise, but Erika agreed to his request for a battle.

 
Erika as the manager in her Perfume Shop

Erika sent out her Tangela against Ash's Bulbasaur. Ash quickly recalled Bulbasaur after it was paralyzed by a close-range Stun Spore. Charmander then defeated Erika's Weepinbell before being overwhelmed by Gloom's scent. However, before the match could continue, it was interrupted when Team Rocket started a fire in the Gym as revenge for being thrown out. While Misty, Brock, and Erika's Gym assistants worked together to douse the fire, Ash ran into the Gym to rescue Gloom. Out of gratitude, Erika awarded Ash with the Rainbow Badge.

She reappeared in flashbacks in the Japanese versions of Pikachu's Goodbye and Gotta Catch Ya Later!.

Character

Erika has a kindhearted personality and takes on students to teach them about being a good Trainer and perfume manufacturing. However, she also possesses a temperamental side, particularly when her perfume is insulted. In battle, she uses status moves like Stun Spore to overwhelm her opponent's Pokémon. This strategy also helped her overcome Ash's Charmander, a Fire-type with a type advantage against Grass-type Pokémon.

Erika has a close relationship with her Gloom, who saved her from a Grimer while she was a young girl.

Pokémon


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On hand

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

 
Tangela
One of Erika's battling Pokémon, Tangela is a strong Pokémon that manages to use its vines and Stun Spore in order to incapacitate the enemy. During its battle against Ash, it managed to take out Bulbasaur by using this combination. Erika then recalled Tangela when Ash sent out his Charmander.

Tangela's known moves are Constrict and Stun Spore.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Weepinbell
Weepinbell was the next Pokémon Erika sent out to counter Ash's Charmander. Although Erika thought Charmander would be no match against her Grass-type Pokémon, Weepinbell's Razor Leaf was easily knocked away with Flamethrower, and while the Flycatcher Pokémon was dodging the flaming leaves, it was easily finished off by Charmander's Skull Bash.

It reappeared in a flashback in Bad to the Bone, where it was defeated in a Gym battle by Otoshi's Marowak.

Weepinbell's only known move is Razor Leaf.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart
 
Gloom
Gloom once saved Erika from a Grimer when she was a girl. Erika went on to become close friends with Gloom and it was her inspiration to become a Grass type expert.

Erika used Gloom as her final Pokémon in her Gym battle against Ash Ketchum. With its horrid scent, it defeated Charmander easily. But before it could fight with Ash's Pikachu, a bomb placed in the Gym by Team Rocket exploded, setting the Gym ablaze.

Even though everyone managed to escape, Gloom was still trapped in the Gym surrounded by flames. Ash rushed into the Gym and rescued Gloom. In gratitude for saving Gloom, Erika gave Ash the Rainbow Badge.

It reappeared in flashbacks in the Japanese versions of Pikachu's Goodbye and Gotta Catch Ya Later!.

None of Gloom's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kaori Tsuji
English Megan Hollingshead
At the Celadon Gym
 
Exeggcute
Erika has an Exeggcute that was seen around the Celadon Gym. It was first seen when Erika is telling a story to her students, and one of the Gym caretakers is seen helping it, Bellsprout, and Oddish exercise. It is later seen being recalled into its Poké Ball by a caretaker when the Gym is caught on fire by Team Rocket's bomb.

None of Exeggcute's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Oddish
Erika has an Oddish that was seen around the Celadon Gym. It was first seen when Erika is telling a story to her students, and one of the Gym caretakers is seen helping the other Grass Pokémon exercise. It is later seen cowering in terror under a leaf when the Gym caught fire because of Team Rocket's bomb, and soon is recalled into its Poké Ball by a caretaker of the Gym.

None of Oddish's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Bellsprout
Erika has a Bellsprout that was seen around the Celadon Gym. It was first seen when Erika is telling a story to her students, and one of the Gym caretakers is seen helping the other Grass Pokémon exercise. It is later seen cowering in terror under a leaf when the Gym caught fire because of Team Rocket's bomb, and soon is recalled into its Poké Ball by a caretaker of the Gym.

None of Bellsprout's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Gloom
Erika has another Gloom which was seen while Ash, disguised as Ashley, walked into the greenhouse part of the Celadon Gym. A caretaker of the Gym was seen wiping the drool from its mouth with a handkerchief.

None of Gloom's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
 
Weepinbell
Erika has another Weepinbell which can be seen when Ash (disguised as Ashley) walks into the greenhouse part of the Gym. It is sitting next to Erika's other Gloom, and watching a caretaker wipe the drool from the Gloom's mouth. It is then later seen being recalled into its Poké Ball by a Gym caretaker when Team Rocket's bomb causes the Gym to go up in flames.

None of Weepinbell's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Vileplume
Erika has a Vileplume that she lets roam around the Gym. It was first seen watching a Gym caretaker wipe the drool of a Gloom's mouth with a handkerchief. It was later recalled into its Poké Ball after Team Rocket set off a bomb in the Gym and caused it to go up in flames.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Victreebel
Erika owns a Victreebel which was only seen sitting next to her other Pokémon during a story telling session at the Gym. However, unlike other Victreebel that are seen in the series, this one is much smaller than normal Victreebel.

None of Victreebel's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!
 
Tangela
Erika owns another Tangela which was briefly seen when the Gym caretakers are rushing around the Gym and recalling all of the Grass Pokémon after Team Rocket set off a bomb in the Gym and caused it to go up in flames.

None of Tangela's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Scent-sation!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 氷上恭子 Kyoko Hikami
English Leah Applebaum
Czech Jolana Smyčková
Finnish Minna Tasanto
Jenni Sivonen (young)
German Martina Dunker
Hindi प्रज्ञा पांड्या शाह Parignya Pandya Shah (Hungama dub)
Polish Olga Borys
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto
Spanish Latin America Mariana Ortiz
Spain Gloria Núñez


I Choose You!

 
Erika in I Choose You!

Erika appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. In this continuity, she was the third Gym Leader faced by Ash during his journey around Kanto. Ash defeated her, earning him a Rainbow Badge.

Pokémon

 
Tangela
Erika used Tangela in her Gym battle against Ash, where it faced off against his Pikachu. It was defeated by Pikachu's Quick Attack, winning the match for Ash.

Tangela's only known move is Vine Whip.

Debut I Choose You!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 氷上恭子 Kyoko Hikami
English Nathalie Gorham
Finnish Saara Lehtonen
European Spanish Mayte Mira
Swedish Linda Åslund


Pokémon Origins

Erika appeared briefly in File 3: Giovanni. She was first seen with a Beauty and a female Cooltrainer. She was then seen being challenged to a Gym battle and defeated by Red, earning him the Rainbow Badge.

Pokémon

 
Vileplume
Vileplume is Erika's only known Pokémon. She used it during her Gym battle against Red, but it was defeated by his Charmeleon.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut File 3: Giovanni

GOTCHA!

Erika briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

How I Became a Pokémon Card

In How I Became a Pokémon Card, Erika appears in Erika and Kaede... and Dark Gloom. She is a childhood friend of Kaede, a Team Rocket operative with allergies to flowers. Kaede had an unfortunate reaction to a flower wreath Erika gave her at a party and ran off in shame. They met again later when Kaede invaded Erika's Gym on behalf of Team Rocket. Erika was overjoyed to see her old friend and seemed to disregard any and all ill plots.

Pokémon Adventures

 
Erika and Blaine

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Erika is an elegant young princess who gives lectures at universities and practices archery. She is allied with the "good" Gym Leaders of Kanto, and often assists Misty and Brock during crises.

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

She debuted in Blame It on Eevee, where she sent Red out on a quest to capture an unusual Eevee that could change at will between its three evolved forms, due to being "modified" in a Team Rocket experiment. Erika threatened to kill Eevee by removing it from the healing machine Red had put it in; however, it turned out that she was just testing Red's character, and she then revealed her true alliance and saved the Eevee.

Yellow chapter

Erika then starts teaching at the Celadon University, replacing a dangerous professor. In Whacked by Marowak!, she goes to meet Yellow after hearing about her from Misty, only to hear from one of her teammates that a Red look-alike has been spotted right outside of Celadon City. Pika races to him only to find out it was a disguise and the real Trainer, Miles, was hired by the Elite Four, who then beats her to the ground, threatens to take her life, and uses his Marowak's Bonemerang laced with some of his Paras's Spores to disable Erika while Yellow chases him. She then figures out that to disguise himself as Red, he would've needed to encounter Red's scent in real life and has Blaine call over for assistance.

She is next seen defending Celadon from Lorelei and her Shellder and Cloyster. She then realized that the Good Gym Leaders of Kanto were simply being stalled so Lance could carry out his real plan, and hoped that Yellow and Blaine had found out the same. She also realized that they were being targeted so the Elite Four could get their hands on the Gym Leader's Badges, which one of the Shellder finally retrieved from her and Misty.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Erika is the supervisor of the Kanto Gym Leaders, meaning that she was automatically pitted against Pryce, the Leader of the Johto Gym Leaders, in the exhibition tournament held at the Indigo Plateau. She lost that match and was later lured into the Magnet Train along with the other Gym Leaders to fight masked Team Rocket Grunts. She witnessed Misty's sudden burst of strength and gave her a flower brooch. Erika was on the front half of the train which later was about to crash into a dead end, but Red appeared out of nowhere to stop the train. Erika then lent Red her Pokégear.

Pokémon

This is a listing of Erika's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

 
Angela
Angela (Japanese: モンちゃん Mon-chan), Erika's Tangela, first appeared on Cycling Road, where it hopped in front of Red on his bicycle and was nearly run over. Later on, Erika used it to fight Red's Saur when Red and Bill confronted her, thinking that she had been working with Team Rocket. During the Elite Four's invasion of Kanto, it was used to fight off their Ice-type Pokémon that had been attacking Celadon City.

Angela's known moves are Vine Whip, Bind, Absorb, Constrict, and Growth.

Debut Blame It on Eevee
 
Vileplume
Vileplume was first sent out to defend Erika from an attacking Drowzee. When Erika fought Red, she used Vileplume against Pika, lasting a long time before Erika ended the match and awarded Red the Badge. She was later seen when Erika met up with Yellow.

Vileplume's known moves are Petal Dance and Swords Dance, and her Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut Blame It on Eevee
 

 
Bellsprout → Weepinbell → Victreebel
Victreebel first appeared as a Bellsprout during Erika's battle with Red, where it used Mimic to defeat Red's Poli. Later, during the Yellow chapter, it was revealed to have fully evolved.

Victreebel's only known move is Mimic.
Victreebel has also used Double Slap* via Mimic.

Debut Meanwhile...Vileplume!
 

 
Gloom → Bellossom
Bellossom was first seen as a Gloom during the good Gym Leader's battle with Super Nerd Miles. Very little was known about her due to her brief appearance. She is later seen accompanying Erika, Brock, and Misty to Goldenrod City for the Gym Leader conference. She was used in Erika's match with Pryce, where she used her Petal Dance against the old man's Swinub. She also fought against Team Rocket.

Bellossom's only known move is Petal Dance, and her Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut Paras Sight
 
Skiploom
Skiploom was used by Erika in her battle with Pryce during the Gym Leader tournament.

Skiploom's known moves are Stun Spore and Synthesis.

Debut Bringing up Bellossom

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
Erika in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Erika appears in A Tough Battle With The Powerful Venusaur!!. With her Venusaur, she helps Red defeat Team Rocket. Red and Erika attempt to steal the Silph Scope from Team Rocket as they guard the Gym searching for Erika and Red. They hide in the bulb of Erika's Venusaur but are eventually exposed due to Clefairy "passing gas" inside the bulb. Team Rocket captures them, but they eventually escape.

Later, she appears in a performance on stage showing her Oddish in which it evolved into a Gloom and then into a Vileplume, which didn't please the judges.

In the manga, Erika's father is Silph Co.'s president.

Pokémon

On hand
 
Venusaur
Venusaur is Erika's main Pokémon. It first appeared hiding in a plant, surprising Clefairy by grabbing him with its vine. Afterwards, Clefairy had a battle with it, in which Clefairy wasn't doing too well at first but managed to defeat Venusaur in the end after reflecting Solar Beam with Barrier. When Team Rocket came, Red and the others hid in Venusaur's bulb so they wouldn't get caught.

Venusaur's known moves are Poison Powder, Vine Whip, and Solar Beam.

Debut A Tough Battle With The Powerful Venusaur!!
 

 
Oddish → Gloom → Vileplume
Erika brought along Oddish to a performance on stage in which it evolved into Gloom and then into Vileplume as part of the act.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut The No. 1 Pokémon!!
Status unknown
 
Other Grass types
Oddish, Gloom, Bellsprout, Exeggutor and Tangela are some other Grass-type Pokémon Erika has. They were only seen tending her garden. However, since they were only seen at her garden, it is unknown if they are officially hers or if either the Oddish or Gloom is the same one as the one from the No. 1 Pokémon contest that Erika entered in The No. 1 Pokémon!!.

None of their moves are known.

Debut A Tough Battle With The Powerful Venusaur!!
Stolen from her father
 
Porygon
Erika's father created Porygon prior to Team Rocket's takeover of Silph Co. When Giovanni's twin brother held her father hostage, it was revealed that he took the Porygon and multiplied them for his evil deeds.

Porygon's only known move is Psybeam.

Debut Finish Off Team Rocket!!

Pokémon Zensho

 
Erika in Pokémon Zensho

When Satoshi reaches Celadon City in PZ05, he challenges Erika to a battle. In the middle of the battle, Charmeleon accidentally burns Erika's kimono and responds by slashing. Erika was about to be declared the winner but Erika mentions that Satoshi raised his Charmeleon well and gives him the Rainbow Badge.

Pokémon

On hand
 
Vileplume
Vileplume is Erika's only known Pokémon. She sent it out to battle Satoshi's Charmeleon, only for Vileplume to get burned in the process.

Vileplume's only known move is Petal Dance.

Debut Celadon City
In the Gym
 
Gym Pokémon
Erika was shown to have a Tangela, Gloom, Victreebel, and Weepinbell at her Gym.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Celadon City

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

 
Erika in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Erika appeared as a silhouette in JBA5 alongside the other Kanto Gym Leaders.

In the TCG

In the Trading Card Game, the card Erika allows each player to draw up to three cards. Another card, Erika's Kindness, demonstrates her kindness, depicting her as helping a Growlithe out of the rain. Erika's Maids enables the player to trade two cards in a hand for two Pokémon in the deck, both with Erika in their names. Charity is attached to the player's Active Pokémon, and if that Pokémon is not knocked out, the card returns to the owner's hand; it allows the player to reduce the damage their attacks inflict on the Defending Pokémon. Erika's Perfume allows the player to peek at the hand of the opponent and force them to summon any number of basic Pokémon from the hand to the Bench.

As in the anime, she also appears to make fragrances, such as LeAF, depicted on Erika's perfume.

Erika has an eponymous Theme Deck in the Gym Heroes expansion. Its Japanese counterpart is based on the Celadon Gym.

Artwork

Artwork from the cards:

         
Erika and the Rainbow Badge Erika smiling Erika helping a lost Growlithe Erika and her maids
     
Artwork from the
Tamamushi City Gym Theme Deck
Erika and an ikebana arrangement of Bellsprout
and evolutions in a Vileplume-shaped planter
Erika's perfume Erika's updated VS art

Cards

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

Erika'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 #
Erika's Clefable   Gym Heroes   3/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Dragonair   Gym Heroes   4/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Vileplume   Gym Heroes   5/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Clefairy   Gym Heroes   25/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Victreebel   Gym Heroes   26/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Dratini   Gym Heroes   42/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Erika's Exeggcute   Gym Heroes   43/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Exeggutor   Gym Heroes   44/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Gloom   Gym Heroes   45/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Gloom   Gym Heroes   46/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Oddish   Gym Heroes   47/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Weepinbell   Gym Heroes   48/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Weepinbell   Gym Heroes   49/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Bellsprout   Gym Heroes   75/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Bellsprout   Gym Heroes   76/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Exeggcute   Gym Heroes   77/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Oddish   Gym Heroes   78/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Tangela   Gym Heroes   79/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Venusaur   Gym Challenge   4/132 Challenge from the Darkness    
Erika's Bellsprout   Gym Challenge   38/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Bulbasaur   Gym Challenge   39/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Erika's Clefairy   Gym Challenge   40/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Ivysaur   Gym Challenge   41/132 Challenge from the Darkness    
Erika's Jigglypuff   Gym Challenge   69/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Oddish   Gym Challenge   70/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Paras   Gym Challenge   71/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Bellossom         Pokémon VS   059/141
Erika's Jumpluff         Pokémon VS   060/141
Vileplume    Cosmic Eclipse   4/236 Dream League   003/049
Cosmic Eclipse   211/236 Dream League   062/049
Cosmic Eclipse   250/236 Dream League   069/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Erika T Gym Heroes   16/132 Tamamushi City Gym    
Gym Heroes   100/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika Su Cosmic Eclipse   191/236 SM-P Promotional cards   362/SM-P
Charity T Gym Heroes   99/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Celadon City Gym T [St] Gym Heroes   107/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Tamamushi City Gym    
Erika's Maids T Gym Heroes   109/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Perfume T Gym Heroes   110/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Good Manners T Gym Heroes   111/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Erika's Kindness T Gym Challenge   103/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Gym Badge I XY Black Star Promos   XY206 XY-P Promotional cards    
Erika's Hospitality Su Team Up   140/181 Tag Bolt   084/095
Team Up   174/181 Tag Bolt   107/095
      SM-P Promotional cards   324/SM-P
 


In the TFG

Erika was slated to be released as a Trainer figure in the Unnamed Third Set of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.

Trivia

  • Erika's Japanese Leader title is 自然を愛するお嬢様.
  • Erika's Pokémon Yellow sprite was altered from the original games. The only other significant opponents to be changed were Blue, Brock, and Misty, based on their prominent anime counterparts.
    • The change was made to correct an error with her kimono. In the original sprite, it is crossed right over left, a style reserved for the deceased at funerals; the updated sprite has it properly crossed left over right.
  • In every battle against Erika, at least one of her Pokémon knows a sleep-inducing move.
  • Erika, along with Janine, are the only Kanto Gym Leaders to give the player a TM upon their defeat in Gold, Silver, and Crystal.
  • Erika's Generation III sprite is the only one of her sprites that does not have a Poké Ball in it.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Erika's Victreebel and Bellossom don't level up in her rematch team, both remaining at Level 56.
  • In Erika's HeartGold and SoulSilver artwork, the heart-shaped crest from the HeartGold logo can be seen in her hairband and obi.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Erika's hairband and obi are red in her official artwork, battle sprite, and VS sprite. However, in her overworld sprite, they are magenta instead.
  • Erika is the only Kanto Gym Leader to have the same Japanese and English name.
    • Also, Erika's Badge, the Rainbow Badge, is the only Kanto Badge to have the same Japanese and English name.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese エリカ Erika From the genus Erica
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Vietnamese
Erika Same as her Japanese name
Korean 민화 Minhwa From 화 (花) hwa (flower) and possibly 민화 (民話) minhwa (folk tale)
Chinese (Mandarin) 莉佳 Lìjiā* Partial transcription of her Japanese name. Contains 莉 (jasmine).
艾莉嘉 Àilìjiā* Transcription of her Japanese name. Contains 艾 ài (mugwort) and 莉 (jasmine).
Chinese (Cantonese) 莉佳 Leihgāai Partial transcription of her Japanese name. Contains 莉 leih (jasmine).
艾利嘉 Ngaaihleihgā*
艾莉佳 Ngaaihleihgāai*
Transcription of her Japanese name. Contains 艾 ngaaih (mugwort)
Brazilian Portuguese Érica*
Erika*
Érika*
Similar to her English name
Same as her English name
Similar to her English name
Russian Эрика Erika Transcription of her English name
Thai เอริกะ Erika Transcription of her Japanese name


Erika's Pokémon

Angela

Language Name Origin
Japanese モンちゃん Mon-chan From モンジャラ Monjara (Tangela)
English Angela From Tangela
Brazilian Portuguese Tanginha From Tangela
Vietnamese Mon Transcription of Japanese name


References


Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym  
 
Brock
Cerulean Gym  
 
Misty
Vermilion Gym  
 
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym  
 
Erika
Fuchsia Gym  
   
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym  
 
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym  
 
Blaine
Viridian Gym  
   
Giovanni Blue


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