ミカン Mikan
"The Steel-Clad Defense Girl"
HeartGold SoulSilver Jasmine.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Female
Eye color Blue*, Light brown*
Hair color Light brown
Hometown Olivine City
Region Johto
Relatives Myron (grandfather, anime) Janina (sister, anime)
Trainer class Gym LeaderGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation II, IV, V
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Pokémon Stadium 2, Masters EX
Leader of Olivine Gym
Badge Mineral Badge
Specializes in Steel types
Formerly Rock types*
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Kimberly Woods[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yuka Iguchi[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Fight for the Light!
English voice actor Tara Jayne (4Kids dub)
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (TPCi dub)
Japanese voice actor Yumi Kakazu

Jasmine (Japanese: ミカン Mikan) is the Gym Leader of Olivine City's Gym, known officially as the Olivine Gym. She specializes in Steel-type Pokémon, and she gives the Mineral Badge to Trainers who defeat her in battle. She also appears in Sinnoh to give Trainers HM07 (Waterfall) and to compete in Sinnoh's Super Contests.

In the core series

Jasmine appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Gym Leader of the Olivine Gym. Her title in these games is "The Steel-Clad Defense Girl." She also appears in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Jasmine is a shy girl who has trouble speaking. She is compassionate, and when Amphy, the Ampharos in the Glitter Lighthouse, falls ill, Jasmine looks after it. Amphy will only take the medicine the player brings from Jasmine.

When the player first meets Jasmine, she will refuse to battle, as she is busy caring for Amphy. She requests that a special medicine be brought from the Cianwood City pharmacy. When it is retrieved, she uses it to heal the Ampharos and returns to the Gym afterwards. In battle, she uses the newly-discovered Steel-type Pokémon, but a Gentleman in the Lighthouse says she used to train Rock-type Pokémon such as Onix. Once defeated, she will yield the Mineral Badge and TM23 (Iron Tail).

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Jasmine can be fought multiple times in Saffron City's Fighting Dojo. She will use a stronger team here but will not appear until her Pokégear phone number has been obtained at the Olivine City diner. She goes there every afternoon, between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, and will afterwards travel to Kanto for battles on Wednesday afternoons. After defeating all of the Kanto Gym Leaders, visiting Jasmine at her Gym in Olivine will cause her to offer to make a trade with the player, although the player will need to talk to Jasmine a second time because she will be nervous about it. She offers a Steelix nicknamed Rusty that holds a Soothe Bell. She will accept any Pokémon in exchange, being the first in-game trade where this is possible. Rusty isn't the same as her battling Steelix, as Rusty is male whereas the other is female.

Jasmine in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Jasmine is staying in Sunyshore City for a while, which she says reminds her of home with its lighthouse and its location on the sea. She also occasionally enters Master Rank Super Contests with her Steelix, which is nicknamed Rusty. She gives the player HM07 (Waterfall) after defeating the eighth Gym Leader, Volkner. A conversation with Erika in HeartGold and SoulSilver places Jasmine's appearance in Sinnoh after the main plot of the Johto games.


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Pokémon Super Contests
Steel Ground
2 ♥♥
Stone Edge
2 ♥♥
Mud Sport
2 ♥♥
Fire Fang
3 ♥♥♥

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle


   Stamina  Course
Supreme Cup

Traded to the player
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
Item Ability Nature English
Olivine Gym   Any Pokémon   Steelix Rusty ネール   Soothe Bell Rock Head Brave Jasmine ミカン 26491 8/30/28/18/20/6

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

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

Johto Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Gathered! Gym Leader!

In the side series

Pokémon Stadium 2

Jasmine appears in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle. This is the only game where she uses Pokémon outside her specialty type of Steel.

During the game's end credits, she is seen having a battle with Brock.


Round 1

Round 2

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Jasmine (Masters)


Headshot from
Generation II
Artwork from the
Game Freak website


In the core series

Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In other games

Portrait from
Puzzle Challenge
Portraits from
Stadium 2


Main article: Jasmine/Quotes

In the anime

Main series


Original series
Jasmine in the original series

Jasmine debuted in Fight for the Light!, where she interrupted Ash's Gym battle because her apprentice Janina was pretending to be the official Gym Leader. Jasmine went on to dismiss Janina for impersonating her and also covering her Onix in wax to repel normally effective Water attacks. Jasmine apologized to Ash on Janina's behalf, and added that she would battle him when her Ampharos was feeling better.

Ash and his friends later visited the Shining Lighthouse and met up with Jasmine, her grandfather Myron, and her Ampharos, nicknamed Sparkle. Later, Jasmine and the others fled the lighthouse after James had his Weezing smother them with its thick Smog. Team Rocket then kidnapped Sparkle, and incidentally Brock, though Janina and her Onix managed to rescue the pair, after which Ash sent the trio blasting off. After seeing Janina's heroism, Jasmine sent her young apprentice along with Ash and his friends to collect some medicine for Sparkle from Cianwood City.

In Machoke, Machoke Man!, Ash and the others arrived in Cianwood, and Janina then took an express service back to Olivine City to deliver the medicine. Janina later called Ash to inform him that Jasmine was still not up to battling because of her concerns for Sparkle. Following Chuck's suggestion, the group took a detour through the Whirl Islands and later returned to Olivine City in Throwing in the Noctowl for Ash's match.

Jasmine and her Steelix helped Ash recover his Pikachu from Team Rocket before sending them blasting off in Nerves of Steelix!. Ash and Jasmine later had their Gym battle. Though Pikachu defeated Jasmine's Magnemite in the first round, he was left exhausted and was later defeated by Steelix. In the final round, Cyndaquil faced off against Steelix. The round proved to be difficult for both sides, but Cyndaquil eventually claimed victory after it used Flamethrower to transform Steelix's Sandstorm attack into a powerful fire whirl. Jasmine subsequently gave Ash his sixth Badge, the Mineral Badge.

She later reappeared in a flashback in Why? Wynaut!.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

After a long absence, Jasmine reappeared in Sunyshore City, wearing her Generation IV outfit, in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!. Ash and his friends were surprised to see her again as she watched Kenny practice some of his Contest combinations. Jasmine explained that she was traveling around and studying Contest Battles in order to become stronger. After Flint rescued the group from Team Rocket, Jasmine asked him for a battle and he accepted. Jasmine's battle style hadn't changed much, however, and Flint's Infernape knocked out her Steelix with a Flare Blitz.

Jasmine then joined Ash and his friends back at the Pokémon Center, where she told Dawn about her fears about being a Gym Leader and explained that it was important for a person to follow their own path. The following day, Jasmine announced that while she enjoyed her journey, she would return to her position as the Olivine Gym Leader to continue her training.


Jasmine is typically gentle and soft-spoken, though in battle, she is markedly more confident and somewhat aggressive. In Nerves of Steelix!, she was not afraid to take on Team Rocket and was quite vocal in letting Ash know that she wouldn't go easy on him during battle. Jasmine holds herself to account in her role as Olivine City's Gym Leader and also expects these standards to be upheld by her apprentices. She is, however, very mindful of her limitations and will seek time away from her Gym Leader duties to collect herself.

Her battle strategy is simply to attack her opponent's Pokémon. Jasmine's handling of Steelix in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port! was much the same as her strategy during her battle against Ash in Nerves of Steelix!. In both cases, she was reliant on Steelix's Iron Tail and Sandstorm. She, however, hopes to implement changes like adding offensive techniques to improve her skills as Gym Leader.


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On hand

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

Jasmine's Magnemite debuted in Fight for the Light!, where it was first seen riding on Jasmine's shoulder, something it did throughout the entire episode. It was also the first Pokémon that Jasmine used in her Gym battle with Ash in Nerves of Steelix!, where it was faced off against Ash's Pikachu. Despite proving itself to be very fast and pretty strong, it exhausted itself and was finally knocked out by Pikachu's Quick Attack.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder Wave.

Debut Fight for the Light!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Steelix is Jasmine's main Pokémon. It debuted in Nerves of Steelix!, when Jasmine used it to stop Team Rocket's Wobbuffet mecha and send them blasting off.

Debut Nerves of Steelix!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
In the lighthouse

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese かかずゆみ Yumi Kakazu
English Tara Jayne (EP208, EP224)
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (DP180)
Czech Jolana Smyčková (EP208)
Jana Páleníčková (DP180)
Finnish Heljä Heikkinen
Hebrew דון לני-גבאי Dawn Lanny-Gabay
Norwegian Hanne Dancke Arnesen
Polish Joanna Domańska (EP208)
Magdalena Beska (EP224)
Julia Kołakowska (DP180)
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto (EP208, EP224)
Luciana Baroli (DP180)
Spanish Latin America Gaby Ugarte
Spain Conchi López (EP208)
Pepa Castro (EP224)
María Blanco (DP180)


Jasmine briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Jasmine debuted in Gligar Glide, being called by the Day-Care Man. She was told to come over, as the Egg her two Togetic produced hatched into Gold's Togepi, Togebo. As she passed through Ecruteak City on her way there, an earthquake caused by Team Rocket ravaged the area. She managed to escape most of the chaos by escaping to the Bell Tower, but the shaking caused her to get caught in rubble. Using Amphy as a distress signal, she caught the attention of both Gold and Silver, who arrived to help. They managed to rescue her before the tower collapsed and sent Jasmine off to safety on Amphy's back. Unaware of the identities of her saviors, Jasmine helped with getting Ecruteak City back to normal.

At the Indigo Plateau, Jasmine arrives with her fellow Johto Gym Leaders to participate in an exhibition tournament for the Pokémon League against the Kanto Gym Leaders. In the first round, she faces off against the Pewter City Gym Leader, Brock. She surprises everyone by using Steelix, a new Pokémon that no one had known about. Since he knew nothing about Steelix or even its type, Brock is eventually defeated. Professor Oak reveals to everyone the discovery of the new Steel-type, in which Jasmine specializes. When the Masked Man attacks the Pokémon League, Jasmine and the other Gym Leaders combat his army of mind-controlled Team Rocket Grunts. The fight takes them to the Magnet Train, which is used as a diversion to get the Gym Leaders away from the stadium. After the Masked Man is defeated, Jasmine returned to her usual duties as a Gym Leader.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Perturbed by Pachirisu, Jasmine makes a cameo appearance. She is seen together with Fantina, on their way to the Master Rank Super Contest in Hearthome City.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

It is revealed that Jasmine left to the Sinnoh region so that she may partake in Pokémon Contests and refuses to come back until she had mastered them.


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

Togetic (×2)
Jasmine owns both a male and female Togetic. At one point they were left at the Day Care and produced an Egg together. This Egg would hatch into Togebo, Gold's Togepi. At the Pokémon League, they were seen among Jasmine's team as she decided what to choose for her battle with Brock, but were not picked.

None of Togetic's moves are known.

Debut Gligar Glide
Magneton (×2)
These two Magneton were seen accompanying Jasmine through Ecruteak City. They, along with their Trainer, were caught in the earthquake that ravaged the entire area. At the Pokémon League, they were seen among Jasmine's team as she decided what to choose for her battle with Brock, but were not picked.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut Quilava Quandary
Main article: Amphy

Amphy was first seen with Jasmine as she escaped the Ecruteak City earthquake by hiding in the Bell Tower. With Silver and Gold's help, Amphy got Jasmine to safety.

Debut Ampharos Amore
Onix → Steelix
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jasmine first used Steelix to battle Brock at the Pokémon League. He was initially disguised as an Onix, which confused everyone else at his strange appearance. After chipping away at the gravel covering his body, Brock uncovered his true identity, but was unable to defeat him. Steelix defeated Brock's Onix with Crunch, giving Jasmine the win.

Debut Capital Kabutops

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Jasmine in Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys
Jasmine when she was younger

Jasmine first appeared in A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos where she wanted Gold to lend her his Croconaw. She wanted his Croconaw because she needed to get to Cianwood City to get medicine to cure her Ampharos's sickness. Jasmine, Gold, and Chris went around Olivine City to find a big Water-type Pokémon. They had no luck though. She found a Gyarados fighting a Wartortle in the middle of a busy street.

Even though it belonged to Black, Gold wanted to borrow it and they had a battle. Black chose Gyarados as the Pokémon to battle with against Gold's Pikachu. Jasmine tried convincing Black to not use Gyarados but Black retorted by saying that nothing is fair in a real battle. When Pikachu stood no chance against Gyarados, Jasmine took Gold's place. Using her Steelix, it finished Gyarados with one Iron Tail. As Gyarados got defeated, the group was unable to use it.

The town volunteered to build a raft for the group to use while the captain provided a map for them to go to Cianwood City. As they got on, it was unable to carry them as it can only carry two people. Jasmine decided to go to there by herself but Gold and Chris were willing to go there instead. Jasmine stayed behind to look after Amphy while Gold and Chris went on to Cianwood City.

Gold and Chris got the medicine. They went to the messenger Pidgey shop to send the medicine to Jasmine.

Later, Jasmine and the citizens of Olivine City came to Gold's rescue while the Black Tyranitar was on a rampage.


Magneton is only seen wandering with Jasmine.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos
Main article: Amphy

Ampharos is the Pokémon that is used to light up the lighthouse in Olivine City.

Debut A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos
Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jasmine sent out Steelix to take Gold's place in battling Black's Gyarados.

Debut A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Jasmine in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Red encounters Jasmine in Light Up The Lighthouse!! at the Olivine Lighthouse while she is taking care of her Ampharos. They meet each other again in Tyrogue's in Love?!.



In the TCG

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

Jasmine'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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Jasmine's Raichu   Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS   027/141
Jasmine's Magneton         Pokémon VS   028/141
Jasmine's Electabuzz         Pokémon VS   029/141
Jasmine's Jolteon         Pokémon VS   030/141
Jasmine's Ampharos         Pokémon VS   031/141
Jasmine's Steelix         Pokémon VS   032/141
Steelix   Cosmic Eclipse   247/236 Dream League   060/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Jasmine's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS   111/141
Jasmine's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS   112/141
Mary's Request T [Su] EX Unseen Forces   86/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   098/106
      Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
Jasmine Su Team Up   145/181 Dark Order   051/052
Team Up   177/181 Dark Order   058/052



Language Name Origin
Japanese ミカン Mikan From 蜜柑 mikan (satsuma mandarin; generic word for citrus fruit)
English, French, Italian Jasmine From jasmine and mine or mineral
German Jasmin From Jasmin (jasmine) and Mine or Mineral
Spanish Yasmina From jazmín (jasmine) and mina (mine) or mineral
Korean 규리 Gyuri From 귤 (橘) gyul (citrus fruit)
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿蜜 Ā Mì* From 蜜柑 mìgān (satsuma mandarin)
阿桔 Ā Jú* From 桔 (orange)
阿四 Ā Sì* Mix-up with Chuck's Chinese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿蜜 Ā Maht* From 蜜柑 mahtgām (satsuma mandarin)
小蜜 Síu Maht*
Thai มิคัง Mikan Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Mikan Transcription of her Japanese name


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