According to the TV showTrouble Talk, she is an expert in Fossils and has been written up in a number of magazines for it. She is also a friend of Steven Stone and joins stone hunting groups with him, according to a stone seller on Route 114.
"So… I lost… It seems that I still have much more to learn… I understand. The Pokémon League's rules state that Trainers are to be given this if they defeat a Gym Leader. Please accept the official Pokémon League Stone Badge."
After being defeated
"The Stone Badge heightens the attack power of your Pokémon. It also enables them to use the HM move Cut outside of battle. Please take this with you, too."
"That TM39 contains Rock Tomb. It not only inflicts damage by dropping rocks, it also lowers speed. If you use a TM, it instantly teaches the move to a Pokémon. Remember, a TM can be used only once, so think before you use it."RS
"That Technical Machine, TM39, contains Rock Tomb. It not only inflicts damage by dropping rocks, it also lowers speed. If you use a TM, it instantly teaches the move to a Pokémon. Remember, a TM can be used only once, so think before you use it."E
"Since you are so strong, you should challenge other Gym Leaders. By battling many Trainers, you should learn many things."
"Oh, hello, <player>? This is Roxanne of Rustboro City. I heard from Brawly that you're moving up through the ranks of Trainers at an incredible clip. Well, I'd rather not think that I can't beat you. I promise, I will shape up my Gym so that you may challenge us again. I hope you'll be looking forward to that occasion as much as me!"
After registering her
"Oh, hello, <player>! I've been hard at work retraining since we met. I will still need some more time before I can reopen the Gym. But when I do, please visit my Gym for a rematch!"
After defeating Champion, before rematch is available
"Is this <player>? Congratulations! I've been hearing about you! As for me, I need some more time before I can reopen the Gym. But when I do, please visit my Gym for a rematch!"
When rematch is available
"<Player>! My Gym is ready! Please visit Rustboro whenever you can!"
After a rematch
"At the Rustboro Gym, the fact that we battled, <player>, is a matter of pride."
"Hello. You must be a new challenger. I am Roxanne, the Rustboro City Pokémon Gym Leader. I became a Gym Leader so that I may apply in battle all that I’ve learned at the Pokémon Trainers’ School. If you defeat me in a Pokémon battle, I’ll present you with a Gym Badge as proof of your strength as a Trainer. Please take up the challenge. I look forward to seeing you as a challenger. Until then, farewell."
"Just as I expected… I knew you and your Pokémon would be able to get this far. Now, would you kindly demonstrate how you battle with your Pokémon?"
"So… I lost… It seems that I still have much more to learn…"
After being defeated
"I understand. The Pokémon League’s rules state that Trainers receive this if they defeat a Gym Leader. Please accept the official Pokémon League Stone Badge."
"The Stone Badge enables Pokémon to use the HM move Cut outside of battle. All Pokémon up to Level 20, even those you get in trades, will also obey you. And… Please take this with you, too."
"The move Rock Tomb not only inflicts damage by dropping rocks, it also lowers the target’s Speed. If you use a TM, it instantly teaches the move to a Pokémon. You can use a TM as many times as you want, so please try it out!"
Talked to again after the battle
"Since you are so strong, you should challenge other Gym Leaders, too. By battling many Trainers, you'll likely learn many things."
"I have a friend who shares my keen interest in collecting stones. His name’s Steven. He’s known for his serious expression, but when it comes to rare stones or Steel-type Pokémon, his eyes light up. He gets animated, and his expression changes, showing an unexpected charming side."
After becoming Champion
"Congratulations on becoming the Champion. I sometimes remember the day I handed you the Stone Badge. I felt so uplifted from our battle! It would make me happy if we could battle again someday."
"I know I'm asking the impossible, but please! Oh, I can specially give you a Stone Badge… …Oh! What am I saying? No, no way! There's no way I would use a Badge entrusted from the Pokémon League for such a purpose… Ah… but… I want… I really… want the Fossil."
"Sob… sob… Sob… sob… Sorry. I'm ashamed of myself. You're absolutely right… I was behaving like a spoiled child… Now, I'll excuse myself…"
Roxanne is a top graduate of the Rustboro CityPokémon Trainers' School, and now teaches the academy's beginner class. She was granted the position of Rustboro Gym Leader because of her excellent record at the academy, and she allows some of the school's students to undertake internships at the Rustboro Gym.
Roxanne debuted in Gonna Rule The School!. Ash and his friends met her when Max found a lost Poliwag that was soon revealed to belong to the Pokémon Trainers' School. Roxanne then invited the group to the school before Ash's Gymbattle. Roxanne admitted that she was going to be busy teaching her students until tomorrow, and promised she would battle Ash the day after.
Ash, Max, and Brock joined Roxanne's students the next day after being invited by the principal, while May studied with the Contest class. Team Rocket arrived and stole the school's Pokémon, but under Roxanne's watchful eye, her students and Max were able to recover them. She then called on her Geodude and sent Team Rocket blasting off.
In The Winner by a Nosepass, Ash battled Roxanne at the Rustboro Gym while being filmed by some of Roxanne's students. Treecko went up against Roxanne's Geodude, but was defeated by its powerful Mega Punch attacks. Pikachu was able to defeat both of her Pokémon through a combination of pure electrical power and its newly learned Iron Tail technique, which took Roxanne by surprise. Afterwards, Roxanne gave Ash the Stone Badge in recognition of his victory.
Roxanne is familiar with Professor Oak, as he gives live remote lectures to the students at the school. She also knew about Brock and the Pewter Gym before she met him, as the Pewter Gym shares her Rock-type specialty.
Roxanne enjoys fostering young Trainers. She offers them real-life experiences, such as filming her Gymbattles and taking her students on excursions. Roxanne values collaboration, confidence, and consideration in her students and earmarks those qualities as critical to a Trainer's success with handling their Pokemon.
She relies on her Pokémon's defenses to overcome a challenger's offensive techniques. Roxanne is perceptive and quickly understands a Trainer's battle strategy when she first sees it. Both of her Pokémon have a wide variety of moves, allowing Roxanne to launch a range of combinations that take advantage of her opponent's weaknesses.
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The next Pokémon Roxanne used in her battle with Ash was her signature Pokémon, Nosepass. Pikachu's recently learned Iron Tail technique was still underdeveloped and proved ineffective against Nosepass. It was a tough opponent for Pikachu, but he eventually managed to perfect his Iron Tail and defeated Nosepass with it, earning Ash the Stone Badge.
Roxanne is a graduate of the Rustboro Trainers' School and passed with high grades. When Sapphire arrives at the Gym to obtain her first Badge, she is shocked to find that other challengers are just studying. Roxanne explains that due to having so many challengers, she makes people take tests as a requirement to be able to face her. Sapphire reluctantly takes the test as well, but initially struggles due to her poor literacy skills. With help from advisors on how to read certain words, Sapphire manages to pass her test with flying colors, much to Roxanne's surprise.
The two then have their Gym battle against each other. Roxanne faces Sapphire's Rono with her Nosepass. Sapphire finds that Nosepass is too strong to beat, but is unable to switch due to Nosepass's Magnet Pull Ability. By exploiting Nosepass's inability to face in directions other than north or else it will lose its balance, Sapphire strikes Nosepass from behind and defeats it, earning herself a Stone Badge. Roxanne congratulates Sapphire for her efforts and explains that the Badges can enable Sapphire to take place in the Pokémon League.
Later, Roxanne and the other Gym Leaders are called on by Flannery to meet in Fortree City. They have a discussion on Team Magma and Team Aqua about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. Roxanne exclaims that her former colleague Professor Cozmo is being funded by Team Aqua. She claims that since Professor Cozmo would never work with villains, Team Aqua is on the side of good and Team Magma is on the side of evil.
Roxanne in the thirteenth chapter
When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Roxanne and Brawly are sent to the drought-plagued areas to face Groudon in battle. Despite their best efforts, Groudon proves to be too powerful for any of their attacks to damage it. Roxanne manages to prevent Groudon from moving with her Nosepass's Block and continuously attacks it to prevent Groudon from advancing any further. Wallace also arrives to assist Roxanne and Brawly in attacking Groudon, but all three are interrupted by the Three Fires of Team Magma, Blaise, Tabitha, and Courtney. The three grab Roxanne, Brawly, and Wallace and takes them to Lilycove City to prevent the Gym Leaders from stopping Groudon any further. Roxanne is dragged to Cove Lily Motel, where Courtney faces her in battle. Roxanne nearly manages to win, but Courtney holds several people hostage and threatens their lives. With no choice but to give up, Roxanne reluctantly allows Courtney to knock her Nosepass out, freeing Groudon from the effects of Block.
After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated, with Groudon and Kyogre returning to their deep slumber, Roxanne celebrated the victory with her allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.
Roxanne, along with various people from around Hoenn, is called to Sootopolis City to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the planet. When the plan to attack Grand Meteor Delta starts, Roxanne and the others have their Pokémon attack the meteoroid at the same time. This, combined with the might of Mega Rayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.
This listing is for Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Graveler is Roxanne's second known Pokémon. It was first used to take Roxanne to the Gym Leaders' meeting in Fortree City. Later, it helped battle against Groudon by using its Rock Blast to prevent Groudon from moving.
Cradily is Roxanne's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Courtney's Ninetales at the Cove Lily Motel. Using its Ingrain, Cradily was able to heal from any damage, but was defeated when Courtney took hostages, forcing Roxanne to give up.
Roxanne appears in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga in Clefairy's Training Camp!!, where she is encountered by Red as she is carrying groceries. She invites him and his Pokémon to come with her to her Gym, which doubles as a Pokémon School. Roxanne shows them inside, where her Nosepass is reading a book. Roxanne explains that she wants Nosepass to study hard in order to get a good job elsewhere, but that he was not cooperating the way she wanted. Red and his Pokémon agree to try and help. After much sightseeing with Nosepass, they manage to have him work as a picnic table. Pleased with the decision, Roxanne wants to give them the Stone Badge, but they decide to give her a doughnut instead.
This listing is of Roxanne's Pokémon in the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga.