Pokémon Center Nurse
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|Pokémon Center nurse|
ポケモンセンターナース Pokémon Center nurse
Overworld model from Generation VII
|Region||Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, Galar, Orre, Sevii Islands|
|Generation||I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII|
|Games||Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Let's Go Pikachu, Let's Go Eevee, Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Colosseum, XD: Gale of Darkness|
|Anime counterpart||Nurse Joy|
|Counterpart debut||Pokémon Emergency!|
The Pokémon Center nurse (Japanese: ポケモンセンターナース Pokémon Center nurse) is an operator of a Pokémon Center. In Generations I, II, and III, they are also referred to as receptionists (Japanese: うけつけのねーちゃん reception lady). They facilitate the restoration of Trainers' Pokémon to full health, and usually provide this basic service free of charge.
In the games
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A Pokémon Center Nurse operates every Pokémon Center in the Pokémon games (except the one in Po Town, which was taken by Team Skull), usually standing behind the counter and beside a machine which is able to heal the player's Pokémon to full health.
In Pokémon Yellow, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Nurses appearance is changed to resemble the anime's Nurse Joy as she appears in Kanto. They are also all accompanied by Chansey like Nurse Joy.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player's mom used to be a nurse, outright stated by her during a Xtransceiver conversation. She has mentioned working at Nimbasa City and is implied to have worked at Mistralton City.
Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
- Main article: Pokémon Center Nurse/Quotes
|Gen II||Gen II
|Gen IV||Gen V||Gen VI
In the anime
- Main article: Nurse Joy
In the anime, Pokémon Centers are run by the Nurse Joys (Japanese: ジョーイ Joy, referred to as ジョーイさん Joy-san by most characters).
In Real Life...Inquire Within!, Ash and his classmates substituted for Melemele Island's Nurse Joy as part of a work experience program. During this, versions of the uniform intended for male Nurses were shown, and were worn by Kiawe, Sophocles, and (after clearing a misunderstanding) Ash as well. The male uniform appeared again in Alola, Alola!, worn by Brock while he helped an ailing Yungoos as part of his Doctor training.
Pokémon Center nurses made a couple of appearances during the miniseries, serving the same role as in the games. The first one was seen in Viridian City in File 1: Red, while another one appeared in Lavender Town in File 2: Cubone. Unlike in most other media, these nurses were different from each other and had different voices as well.
A Pokémon Center nurse appeared in a cameo in The Champion.
In the manga
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
A nurse appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.
In the TCG
A Supporter card called Pokémon Nurse appears in the Expedition Base Set. The art on this card slightly resembles Nurse Joy from the anime, but has blue hair. The nurse appearing on the card also seems to have been based on the games' nurse, since the Trading Card Game is based on the games, rather than the anime.
|Pokémon Nurse/Pokémon Center Lady|
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.
|Pokémon Nurse||T [Su]||Expedition Base Set||145/165||Base Expansion Pack||058/128|
|Pokémon Center Lady||Su||Flashfire||93/106||Wild Blaze||078/080|
|Generations||68/83||BREAK Starter Pack||070/072|
|Hidden Fates||64/68||Brock of Pewter City Gym Trainer Battle Deck||027/031|
|Sword & Shield||176/202||V Starter Set Grass||021/023|
|Vivid Voltage||185/185||S-P Promotional cards||069/S-P|
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