Lily (Kanto)

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ボタン Botan
Lily Kanto.png
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Pink
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Violet, Misty
Trainer class Gym Leader
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead
Japanese voice actor Yoko Asada

Lily (Japanese: ボタン Botan) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a Water-type Pokémon specialist and is one of Misty's sisters. She is the second youngest of the four sisters. She and her sisters, Daisy and Violet, are also the former Gym Leaders of the Cerulean Gym.

In the anime

Original series
Young Lily

She made her debut appearance in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City along with Misty's other sisters. She and her sisters participate in the water shows hosted by the Cerulean Gym. She is also one of the three temporary Leaders of Cerulean Gym. She, along with her other two sisters, refused to battle with Ash Ketchum due to their Pokémon being injured from their defeats against the other three trainers from Pallet Town. The only remaining Pokémon that was healthy enough to battle was a Goldeen that Lily owned.

Prior to Just Add Water, Lily and her sisters met a young Trainer named Dorian who was inspired by the Cerulean Gym to create his own Gym in Johto.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, she left on a cruise with her sisters, leaving Misty to take temporary charge of the Gym.

Pokémon Chronicles

She made many more appearances along with Daisy and Violet in future episodes as well as in Pokémon Chronicles.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Lily and her sisters going out on vacation in Alola, Kanto!

Lily, along with Daisy and Violet, reappeared in a fantasy during the Poké Problem segment of Alola, Kanto!, where the Spectacular Sisters ditched the Gym to go on a trip, leaving Misty in charge of everything. She reappeared again in the same capacity in Alola, Alola!, although Misty revealed she had Lily and the others take over Gym duties while she was in Alola.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Lily appeared in a fantasy in A Fated Face-Off!.


Lily and Violet tend to tease Misty more often than Daisy. Throughout The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, she often teases Misty for not being a strong Trainer like they are, and for not being as pretty as them. She even labels Misty as a runt in comparison. Unlike her other sisters, she truly doesn't believe Misty is a powerful Trainer and has absolutely no faith in her during the start of her Gym battle with Ash. As the battle progresses, however, she does admit that Misty has some talent as a Pokémon Trainer. When Ash and Misty set out on their journey, she encourages Misty to become a strong Trainer so that she can become good at something.

Like her other sisters, she cares mostly about her looks. They demonstrated this by caring more about their hair than their Pokémon during an attack by Team Rocket. They also don't like losing to the challengers at their Gym and would rather just give away their Gym Badge instead of losing. Lily is also very childlike and carefree. During the water shows hosted by the Gym, she is shown to prefer playing boyish roles, whereas Violet plays the more girlish ones.


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On hand

Lily has her own Goldeen as her only known Pokémon. She sent it out briefly to show Ash that it was the only Pokémon that she had left after she and her two other sisters were beaten by the three other Trainers from Pallet Town.

Goldeen's only known move is Horn Attack*.

Debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City

At the Gym

See The Sensational Sisters → Pokémon

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浅田葉子 Yoko Asada
English Megan Hollingshead
Arabic فاطمة سعد Fatima Saad (EP007)
امال سعد الدين Amal Saad Eddin (EP061)
Czech Jana Páleníčková (EP007)
Jolana Smyčková (EP061)
Finnish Tiina Räsänen (EP007)
Pauliina Virta (EP061)
Norwegian Lena Meieran (EP007)
Siri Nilsen (EP061)
Polish Małgorzata Maślanka-Krajewska
Brazilian Portuguese Rita Almeida (EP007)
Sandra Mara Azevedo (EP061)
Spanish Latin America Christine Byrd
Spain Pilar Martín (EP007)
Isatxa Mengíbar (EP061)

In the games

Lily appears in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as one of Misty's Gym Trainers, along with Violet and Daisy. She will jump down from a diving board before challenging the player.



  • Before battle
"Appearing in a glamourous flash! My Pokémon will totally stomp you!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Blub blub..."
  • After being defeated
"I used up all my energy with my fantastic dive."

In the manga

Lily and her sisters in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Movie adaptations

Lily appeared in a flashback of Ash's adventures in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.


  • Lily was the only known one of The Sensational Sisters that had a Pokémon left at the time of Ash's arrival, not including the Pokémon that were already in the gym.
  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it is mentioned that Lily, Daisy, and Violet's natural hair-colors are actually black, and that their pink, blonde, and blue hair were wigs that they wore during their shows. The same source also reveals that they were themselves orphaned at a young age due to their parents abandoning them thanks to the harsh regulations of being a Gym Leader.
  • Before battling Lily in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!; the word glamorous is misspelled as glamourous.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ボタン Botan From 牡丹 botan (tree peony)
English, German,
Spanish, European French
Lily From lily
Canadian French Lili Similar to her English name
Italian Silvia From salvia
Korean 세나 Sena From 세 se (three)
Chinese (Mandarin) 牡丹 Mǔdān From 牡丹 mǔdān / máauhdāan (tree peony)
Chinese (Cantonese) 牡丹 Máauhdāan
Brazilian Portuguese Lily*
Same as her English name
Similar to her English name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
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See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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