If you were looking for the character of the day in Searching for a Wish! whose Japanese name is Holly, see Gemma.
ホノカ Honoka
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Auburn
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Tag! We're It...!
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny
Japanese voice actor Arisa Ogasawara

Holly (Japanese: ホノカ Honoka) is a minor recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She first appeared in Tag! We're It...! as Brock's Tag Battle partner.


Holly and Brock

Holly partook in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. Using a number system, she had the number 21 and went to Brock as he had the number 16 and the two numbers were paired with each other. Due to that, Holly and Brock became partners.

Sometime after that and Dawn's and Conway's first battle in the tournament, Holly battled with two Trainers who owned a Yanma and Bagon. She managed to stay in the lead with the help of Brock and as a result, their opponents ended up fighting with each other, causing Holly and Brock to win. She then watched Ash's and Paul's battle with two Trainers and their Rhydon and Magmar, and continued to do so from this point on with the other battles.

In Glory Blaze!, Holly was shown to have jealousy towards Brock when he flirted with Nurse Joy. However, she became proud of Brock when he treated an injured Chimchar. When Paul was telling the story on how he first met Chimchar, Holly listened in. The next day, she battled a Furret and Hitmonchan in the second round and won rather quickly.

In Smells Like Team Spirit!, she battled Ash and Paul and despite Ash and Paul fighting with each other, Holly lost the battle. Due to the loss, Holly felt bad and mentioned that it was her fault that it happened. At the Pokémon Center, Brock found out that Holly left without saying goodbye but Nurse Joy informed him that she left in order to train more and to become a better partner for Brock.


At first, Holly did not show any interest in Brock, saying that she had no interest in "younger men," but after battling together with him she was impressed by his battling skills. Later, in Glory Blaze!, she seemed jealous that he was flirting with Nurse Joy. Later on, she was seen to have "heart-eyes" while watching Brock battle.

After Holly and Brock lost the battle against Ash and Paul, she couldn't help but feel responsible for the loss. Afterwards, she left without saying goodbye to him. Nurse Joy told Brock that she wanted to train more, so that she could become a better partner for Brock.


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This listing is of Holly's known Pokémon:

Wingull was first seen on Holly's shoulder when Brock was looking for his partner. During Wingull's first shown battle, it was teamed with Brock's Sudowoodo against a Bagon and a Yanma. It started by using Blizzard which failed. After a little advice from Brock and more moves by Wingull and Sudowoodo, Brock and Holly won the Tag Battle.

Wingull's known moves are Aerial Ace and Blizzard.

Debut Tag! We're It...!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
Holly's Nosepass was briefly seen along with Brock's Croagunk battling a Hitmonchan and a Furret where it managed to defeat Furret with Zap Cannon.

Nosepass's only known move is Zap Cannon.

Debut Glory Blaze!
Farfetch'd was first seen tagged with Brock's Croagunk against Paul's Torterra and Ash's Staravia. It quickly got hit by one of Torterra's Hyper Beams and fainted.

Farfetch'd's only known move is Air Slash.

Debut Smells Like Team Spirit!
Voice actors
English Maddie Blaustein

Pokémon competitions

Holly has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小笠原亜里沙 Arisa Ogasawara
English Sarah Natochenny
Czech Jitka Moučková
Finnish Jenni Sivonen
Italian Jolanda Granato
Polish Anna Sztejner
Brazilian Portuguese Samira Fernandes
Spanish Latin America Nallely Solís
Spain Olga Velasco


  • Holly is one of the few females who have fallen in love with Brock.
  • She has the same Japanese voice actor as Noelle, another female Trainer with auburn hair and blue eyes.

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