If you were looking for the similarly spelled name, see Katie.
カエデ Kaede
"The Sugarbug"
Scarlet Violet Katy.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Green
Hometown Cortondo
Region Paldea
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Leader of Cortondo Gym
Badge Bug Badge
Specializes in Bug types

Katy (Japanese: カエデ Kaede) is a Gym Leader of Cortondo's Gym, known officially as the Cortondo Gym. She specializes in Bug-type Pokémon. She hands out the Bug Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the core series games

Besides being a Gym Leader, Katy runs a bakery named Patisserie Soapberry. She believes that both sweets and Bug-type Pokémon have great power despite their small sizes.[1] She was trained in the art of baking under the wing of Kofu.

Because her Gym is so close to Mesagoza, where many Trainers begin their Pokémon journey, she felt pressured to keep her battle style light and easy despite her wanting to go more all out, as evident by her Gym having the lowest-leveled Pokémon in the Paldea League. After her post-game rematch with the player, she has a moment of reflection and decides to step up the difficulty of her Gym to fit her style more.

In addition to the Gym Badge, Katy gives out TM021 (Pounce) after defeating her.


Gym battle

Katy will Terastallize her Teddiursa at the first opportunity.


Katy will Terastallize her Ursaring at the first opportunity.


Cortondo Gym
  • Before battle
"Eat up, my cute little Vivillon!"
"Oh? What a lovely Trainer you are."
"Thank you very much for your skillful olive rolling. It was quite impressive."
"Oh? Did I forget to introduce myself? Forgive me."
"My name is Katy, and I am the owner here at Patisserie Soapberry."
"Oh? That’s right, I’m not in my shop—I’m on duty as leader of the Cortondo Gym right now!"
"Forgive me. Ahem. My name is Katy, and I am the Gym Leader here in Cortondo."
"My main line of work is crafting sweets as a pastry chef."
"Little sweets that bring happiness with just one bite, Bug-type Pokémon hiding in foliage... Both are small and yet very powerful."
"Don’t let your guard down unless you would like to find yourself knocked off your feet!"
  • In battle
"Don’t take my Bug-type Pokémon lightly. You will be in for a world of pain if you do!"
  • Before sending out final Pokémon
"Oh? You’re quite good, aren’t you. How should I roll things out from here?"
"Now, my little Pokémon! Time to break free from your cocoon and come into your own!"
"Feast your eyes on my shining bug decoration! Though this one is not so sweet!"
  • Upon being defeated
"All of my sweet little Pokémon dropped like flies!"
  • After being defeated
"Your strength rose during our battle like a nice bread in the oven."
"I feel that I may need to work on my own strength as well!"
"Congratulations! You passed! As proof of your victory against me—the Gym Leader—allow me to present you with this Gym Badge."
"I hope you’ll enjoy it alongside a heaping serving of some of my deluxe handmade treats!"
"With <number of Badges> Gym Badge/Badges in your possession, Pokémon of up to Lv. <level> will be easier to catch and will listen to your commands as well." (If the player has less than eight Badges)
"With 8 Gym Badges in your possession, you will be able to catch Pokémon of any level. They will all certainly listen to your commands as well." (If the player has eight Badges)
"I see you have quite the appetite as well! How about a little TM as the frosting on this cake?"
"Once you’ve found a TM during your travels, you can then use a TM Machine to make copies of that TM. You did know that, right?"
"I wish you luck in your future adventures. May they be as sweet and lovely as a good dessert."
"Off you go, then. Until we meet again!"
"Hello there! My name is Katy, and I am the owner of Patisserie Soapberry."
"Oh? The new champion everyone is talking about–is it actually you, sweetie?"
Either way: "Hurray! I guessed correctly! I suppose that makes sense, though. You sure were strong!"
"You really looked like you were enjoying yourself when you tried my sweet treats, too."
"People like that always have great potential."
"So you're here on an errand for the Top Champion, are you?"
"I had completely forgotten that she was supposed to be going around for inspections!"
"Thankfully, I just happened to be here today to give cakes to my staff. Phew. Lucky me!"
"Very well, then. Is it time for me to get a taste of our new Champion's strength?"
Yes: "Hehe. Oh, what fun! Let's go somewhere more suited for battling."
No: "Awww. Not yet? Do come back when you're good and ready!"
If talked to again after selecting No: "Oh? Are you here to let me have a taste of our new Champion's strength?"
Cortondo Gym rematch
  • Before battle
"I remember your olive-rolling prowess very well, <player>."
"You had such vigor–it was almost as if you had Terastallized into a Fighting type yourself!"
"How many Gyms had you been to when you first came here to mine? Was it your first?"
"The Cortondo Gym is close to the academy, so many young Trainers just starting out like to come here first."
"With that in mind, La Primera asks me to go soft on Trainers–like a nice sponge cake."
"I feel sad for my sweet little bugs, though, since that means they quite often lose their battles."
"Hehe. But opportunities like this get me excited because I can finally show my true skill."
"Allow me to knead you into submission!"
  • In battle
"Don't expect me to be sweet today! And don't cry when you taste bitter defeat!"
  • Before sending out final Pokémon
"Perseverance is important for Bug types! It's time to leap toward victory!"
"My sweet little bear! Show me your new form as if you were a bug emerging from its cocoon!"
  • Upon using Ursaring's Fury Cutter
"I'll smash you like a cake with this decorative move! What do you think of this dessert?!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I see you've emerged from your chrysalis and become a beautiful new you."
  • After being defeated
"That was quite the battle. I must say that your skill rivals that of even La Primera."
"Ah! How sweet it is to battle without holding back–even if I end up losing!"
"I am beginning to think that going too soft on people may be no good for either party."
"My culinary teacher, Mr. Kofu, did tell me to put more of myself into my baking, after all."
"I think I may try conducting battles in more of my own style from now on!"
"If Trainers complain that the Cortondo Gym is suddenly more difficult, I'll just tell them that not all pastries are sweet!"
"Good-bye for now. I hope to see you again someday!"



In the TCG

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

Katy'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 #
Other Related Cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Katy Su       Violet ex   074/078
      Violet ex   097/078


An apron with the earlier unused design for Katy's logo, as seen in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet reveal trailer[2]
  • Katy's Japanese Gym Leader title is お菓子の虫.
  • The logo on Katy's apron is notably different in her concept art compared to her final design. An apron with the unused logo is shown prominently in the announcement trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.[2]
  • Katy is the only Paldea Gym Leader whose Terastallized Pokémon changes between her initial Gym battle and her rematch battle (due to her Teddiursa having evolved into Ursaring).
    • The fact that Katy's Terastallized Pokémon is Teddiursa (and later Ursaring) may allude to common depictions of bears enjoying honey. It may also be a pun on the bugbear, a mythical creature.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カエデ Kaede From 楓 kaede (maple)
English Katy Similar to her Japanese name and possibly from katydid (bush crickets)
German Ronah From an anagram of Ahorn (maple)
Spanish Araceli From arce (maple) and possibly from arácnido (arachnid) or araña (spider). Araceli is also a Spanish name typical from Lucena, located in Córdoba, which Cortondo is likely based on
French Éra From érable (maple)
Italian Aceria From acero (maple)
Korean 단풍 Danpung From 단풍 (丹楓) danpung (maple)
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿楓 / 阿枫 Ā Fēng From 楓 / 枫 fēng / fūng (maple)
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿楓 A Fūng
Indonesian Sera From Acer (genus of maples) and serangga (bug, insect)
Brazilian Portuguese Catarina From her English name
Thai คาเอเดะ Khaede Transliteration of her Japanese name

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