リップ Lip
"The Bewitching Beautician"
Scarlet Violet Tulip.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Violet
Hometown Alfornada
Region Paldea
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Alfornada Gym
Badge Psychic Badge
Specializes in Psychic-types

Tulip (Japanese: リップ Lip) is the Gym Leader of Alfornada's Gym, known officially as the Alfornada Gym. She specializes in Psychic-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Besides being a Gym Leader, Tulip works as a model and a makeup artist. As such, she focuses on beauty and appearance a lot. Her Pokémon help her out in applying makeup which seems magical. She has a very busy schedule due to working on several businesses.[1]

Tulip is childhood friends with Dendra and has done a collaboration with fellow Gym Leader Iono. She doesn't like her boss, Geeta, very much, due to the latter's "bewitching aura" overlapping with the former's style.

Tulip enlists Dendra to help her with her Gym test of ESP exercise by defeating her in a Pokémon battle, in which the stakes were that the loser would do whatever the winner wanted. The Gym test requires the player to express different emotions as Dendra and a Medicham demonstrate them. Dendra also says that Tulip has always been an overachiever.

In addition to the Gym Badge, Tulip gives out TM120 (Psychic) after defeating her.

In The Indigo Disk, Tulip can be invited to Blueberry Academy as a special coach.


Tulip will Terastallize her Florges at the first opportunity.

Gym battle


League Club Room

Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Tulip in the League Club Room, she will trade a Flittle to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0955  Flittle     
  Level 32  
Tera Type:  
Ability: Speed Boost
Held item: None
ID: 149671
OT: Tulip
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Impish
/ Marks:
Quick Attack
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.


Main article: Tulip/Quotes

In the anime


Tulip in Biri-Biri

Tulip briefly appeared as a silhouette alongside the rest of Paldea Gym Leaders in the music video for Biri-Biri.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Tulip appeared in Breathe Together, in which she is introduced by Iono as one of Paldea's Gym Leaders during her video collaboration with Naranja Academy.



In literature

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game!

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Rubi Beniguchi (Japanese: (べに)(ぐち)るびぃ Beniguchi Rubi), a cross-canon counterpart of Tulip, appears in the Scarlet & Violet arc of Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game!.

In the TCG

Ultra rare print of Tulip
Main article: Tulip (Paradox Rift 181)

Tulip was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Future Flash expansion and the English Paradox Rift expansion, with artwork by Naoki Saito. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same illustrator, and a special illustration rare version of the card illustrated by AKIRA EGAWA were released in the same sets. It allows players to put up to 4 in any combination of Psychic-type Pokémon and Basic Psychic Energy cards from their discard pile into their hand.

Other cards

Tulip also makes an appearance on the Espathra from the Paradox Rift expansion.


Sprites and models

VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Special Coach profile image from
Scarlet and Violet


Concept art from Scarlet and Violet


  • Tulip's Japanese Gym Leader title is 超マジック・マキアージュ.
  • Tulip and Dendra are childhood friends.
  • Tulip's ace and Terastallized Pokémon being Florges references their shared trait of beauty.
  • After Tulip recalls her Pokémon from battle, she rests the Poké Ball against her temple rather than simply nodding at it like many Trainers.


Language Name Origin
Japanese リップ Lip From tulip and possibly lipstick
English, Indonesian Tulip From tulip
German Tulia From Tulpe (tulip)
Spanish Tuli From tulipán (tulip)
French Tully From tulipe (tulip)
Italian, Brazilian Portuguese Tulipa From tulipa (Portuguese for tulip)
Korean 리파 Lipa From tulipa (Portuguese for tulip)
Chinese (Mandarin) 莉普 Lìpǔ Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 莉普 Leihpóu
Thai ลิป Lip Transcription of her Japanese name

See also


Gym Leaders of the Paldea region
Cortondo Gym  
Artazon Gym  
Levincia Gym  
Cascarrafa Gym  
Medali Gym  
Montenevera Gym  
Alfornada Gym  
Glaseado Gym  

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