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'''Erika''' (Japanese: '''エリカ''' ''Erika'') is the [[Gym Leader]] of [[Celadon City]]'s [[Gym]], known officially as the [[Celadon Gym]]. She hands out the {{Badge|Rainbow}} to {{pkmn|Trainer}}s who defeat her. She is a serene young woman who [[Type expert|specializes]] in {{type|Grass}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. She sometimesis dressesalways dressed in an elegant {{wp|Furisode|kimonoskimono}}, and seems to represent traditional Japanese beauty.
==In the games==
* Erika's Japanese Leader title is {{tt|自然を愛するお嬢様|Nature-loving Lady}}.
* Erika's {{game|Yellow}} sprite had beenwas altered from the original {{pkmn|games}}. The only other significant opponents to be changed were {{ga|Blue}}, [[Brock]], and [[Misty]], based on their prominent anime counterparts.
** Because of this change, her kimono became crossed left over right instead of right over left, which is agenerally typical stylereserved for dressing deceased people during their funerals.
* In every {{pkmn|battle}} against Erika, at least one of her Pokémon knows a {{status|sleep}}-inducing move.
* Erika, along with [[Janine]], are the only [[Kanto]] [[Gym Leader]]s to give the {{player}} a TM upon their defeat in {{3v2|Gold|Silver|Crystal}}.
* Erika's [[Generation III]] sprite is the only one of her sprites that does not have a {{i|Poké Ball}} in it.
* In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, in her [[rematch]] team, Erika's {{p|Victreebel}} and {{p|Bellossom}} don't level up atin allher [[rematch]] team, both stayingremaining at Level 56.
* IfIn one looks closely at her hairband and obi in theErika's HeartGold and SoulSilver artwork, the heart-shaped crest from the HeartGold logo can be seen in her hairband and obi.
* In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Erika's hairband and obi are red, in her official artwork, battle sprite, and VS sprite. However, in her overworld sprite, they are magenta instead.
* Erika is the only Kanto Gym Leader to have the same Japanese and English name.
** Also, Erika's [[Badge]], the Rainbow Badge, is the only Kanto Badge to have the same Japanese and English name.