Whitney uses the Normal-type, and although she only began battling a little while ago, her talent attracted the Pokémon League to choose her as a Gym Leader. Her Gym is filled with other young girls like herself, who use cute Normal-type Pokémon like Meowth, and is shaped like a Clefairy. While in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal all challengers have to do to reach Whitney is navigate through the Gym's maze puzzle, Whitney is initially absent from the Gym in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. She can be found in Goldenrod's Radio Tower attempting to win a Radio Card. If the player helps her, she will return to the Gym. Despite this act of kindness, she will throw a temper tantrum upon defeat and refuse to give the Plain Badge. A Gym Trainer will tell the player that she will eventually calm down. Once calmed down, however, she will give the player the Badge, and TM45 (Attract). Apparently, this move is perfect for her, because it makes full use of a Pokémon's cuteness.
Like the other Johto and Kanto Gym Leaders, Whitney will leave her Gym from time to time in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Unlike other Leaders, she will not travel far: just down the road to the Goldenrod Department Store anyday between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. She's to the far left of the 6th floor. Once her Pokégear phone number has been obtained, she will accept rematches on Saturday afternoons at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. Her team in these battles will be significantly stronger than her team in the initial battles, although her signature Miltank will remain in her party.
"Hi! I'm Whitney! ...You! I saw you at the Radio Tower just now. Everyone was into Pokémon, so I got into it, too! Pokémon are super cute! You want to battle? I'm warning you--I'm good!"
Sending out last Pokémon
"H-hey! Just one left? But... I ain't losin' you hear?"
When last Pokémon is at critical health
After being defeated
"Waaaaah! Waaaaah! ...Snivel, hic. ... You meanie!"
After the player speaks to Lass Cathy
"Sniff... What? What do you want? A Badge? Oh, right. I forgot. Here's the Plain Badge. The Plain Badge lets your Pokémon use Strength outside of battle. Oh, you can have this, too! It's Attract! It makes full use of a Pokémon's charm. Isn't it just perfect for a cutie like me? That's right! I heard this thing called the Pokéathlon Dome is now open right next to the National Park. You should go try it, since you're so good at battling with your Pokémon!
If talked to again
"Ah, that was a good cry! Come for a visit again! Bye-bye!"
"Hi, <player>! Are you here for the Pokéathlon? Me, too! I have been so excited since its construction. It is close to Goldenrod City, you know?"
"Huh? Were you going to participate in the Pokéathlon looking like that? You’re not prepared at all, are you? So... Are you a medium or a small? You look more like a medium... OK! I’ll get you a jersey that suits you! You want to look your best if you’re going to participate in the Pokéathlon, don’t you? Wait right there!"
"This is just right for you!"
"You look perfect. Now that you are ready, I will... Oh, no! Where are my Pokémon? I have to go back. See ya!"
In Whitney's debut, she ran up to Ash's Pikachu after he bumped into her Clefairy. She took care of Pikachu by giving him a kiss on the head, much to his amusement. Whitney then took Ash and his friends to the Goldenrod Galleria by taking the Underground Path as a shortcut there. However, they stumbled across many areas that they didn't want to go to. After a while, they went to a restaurant to eat some hamburgers. Later, Whitney encountered Team Rocket and they stole her Clefairy. The trio got chased down to the Magnet Train Station. They got on the Magnet Train but were stopped by Whitney, Ash and his friends. Team Rocket then blasted off with the train, empty-handed. After learning Whitney is the Goldenrod Gym Leader, Ash challenged her to a Gym match. During the match, he managed to defeat her first two Pokémon but was unable to stop her Miltank, who constantly used Rollout to deflect attacks.
After Ash's defeat, Whitney invited him and his friends to her Uncle Milton's dairy farm, where many Miltank are raised to produce milk for consumption. Ash, Brock, and Misty spent the day taking care of the dairy's many Miltank until Team Rocket arrived with a barrel-shaped robot. During his fight against them, Ash came up with a strategy to defeat Miltank and asked Whitney for another match. He used Totodile and Cyndaquil to slow her down, then had Pikachu knock her out. Though the match had taken place outside of the Gym, Whitney accepted her defeat and awarded Ash the Plain Badge. She also reappeared in a flashback in Why? Wynaut!.
She reappeared in a flashback along with Morty in Bagged Then Tagged!, when it was revealed that Lyra's next Gym challenge was supposed to be either one of them.
This listing is of Whitney's known Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.
Whitney's Clefairy first appeared when Pikachu accidentally knocked into it. After shopping, Whitney found that Clefairy was missing, having been caught by Team Rocket. Then, at the Magnet Train platform, it used Metronome, which turned into Gust, which in turn freed Pikachu.
It was used again as the second Pokémon in the Gym battle against Ash, where it went up against Cyndaquil. It began with using Metronome. However, it turned into Splash. Then, Cyndaquil used another Flamethrower, forcing Whitney to withdraw it from the match.
Clefairy seems to be Whitney's favorite Pokémon, as it is usually seen traveling out of its Poké Ball.
Nidorina was the first Pokémon used by Whitney in the Gym battle, battling against Cyndaquil. However, none of her attacks were a match for Cyndaquil's Flamethrower. Nidorina was soon defeated by Cyndaquil's second Flamethrower.
Whitney's Miltank was the last Pokémon used in the Gym battle. She managed to defeat Cyndaquil by using Rollout continuously. Ash then used Totodile, telling him to use Water Gun; however, he did not slow Miltank down. With another Rollout, Totodile was knocked out. Pikachu was then used to use Thunderbolt on Miltank, but it was ineffective. Pikachu was defeated by the second turn of Rollout.
She appeared again in the next episode, sending Team Rocket flying. Then, in a friendly battle before Ash could challenge Whitney once again, she managed to defeat Ash's Cyndaquil and Totodile, but was defeated by Ash's Pikachu, earning Ash the Plain Badge.
Whitney uses Clefairy in her battle against Ash. Whitney commands Clefairy to use Metronome, but then Clefairy starts jumping around, out of control. Deemed to have lost the will to battle, Clefairy lost the round.
Whitney debuted in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. She make her first appearance in Smeargle Smudge at the Goldenrod Radio Tower. She gets into an argument with Gold, who is furious about DJ Mary's Smea-Smea having painted on his face while he slept. The argument gets high ratings for the Radio Tower, so Hirō decides to make it a special that will be broadcasted over Johto. Whitney and Gold are made to compete against each other in a race from Goldenrod City to Route 37. Whitney uses her Pokémon to gain a huge lead, but her path is blocked by a giant tree in the middle of the road. They are soon attacked by a wild Rhydon, which kidnaps Whitney and takes her away. Gold figures out that the tree was actually a Sudowoodo that had been attacked by the Rhydon and was in hiding. Gold befriends and captures the Sudowoodo, and uses it to defeat Rhydon and rescue Whitney. Afterward, Whitney promises to Gold that the next time they fight, she will come out the victor.
Later, Whitney travels to the Mahogany Gym with DJ Mary, the Radio Tower crew, and the Pokémon Association Director. They plan on entering to warn Pryce about the Legendary Pokémon Suicune that has been challenging all the Johto Gym Leaders. They find that Suicune had already been beaten by Pryce and frozen solid, but it quickly breaks out of the ice and attacks. Whitney teams up with Pryce to take down Suicune, but the Pokémon is revealed to only be one of Pryce's ice sculptures.
Whitney in the ninth chapter
At the Indigo Plateau, Whitney arrives with her fellow Johto Gym Leaders to participate in the exhibition tournament for the Pokémon League against the Kanto Gym Leaders. In the second round, she faces off against the Cerulean City Gym Leader, Misty. Despite her tenaciousness, Whitney is easily defeated, giving Kanto its first win. When the Masked Man attacks the Pokémon League, Chuck and the other Gym Leaders combat his army of mind-controlled Team Rocket Grunts. The fight takes them to the Magnet Train, which is used as a diversion to get the Gym Leaders away from the stadium. Once the Team Rocket Grunts are defeated, Whitney manages to figure out the Masked Man's true identity. After the Masked Man is defeated, Whitney returns to her usual duties of being a Gym Leader.
In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Whitney takes Gold to the newly-opened Pokéathlon Dome to compete in the Pokéathlon. She stays behind in the sidelines while Gold proceeds to win all the competitions. When Gold reveals the real reason why he decided to come to the Pokéathlon, Whitney gets angry and attacks Gold for keeping secrets from her. This gets interrupted when an injured Dragonite belonging to Lance attacks the stadium. After defeating the Dragonite and deciding to hold on to it for safe-keeping, Gold says his goodbyes to Whitney. At the end of the ninth chapter, it is revealed that Whitney developed a crush on Bruno and repeatedly sends him snacks as gifts.
This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Mil Mil (Japanese: ミルたんMiltan) is Whitney's first known Pokémon. Whitney first used her to battle against Gold in their bike race, giving Whitney the lead. Since then, Mil Mil has been repeatedly used by Whitney.
Buff Buff (Japanese: ププたんPuputan) and Fafa (Japanese: ピィたんPytan) are Whitney's second and third known Pokémon. They were first seen traveling with Whitney to the Mahogany Gym. There, they battled the Suicune ice sculpture made by Pryce. On the Magnet Train, they helped incapacitate several Team Rocket Grunts.
Smea-Smea (Japanese: ドブルくんDoble-kun) originally belonged to DJ Mary after being given to her by Whitney as a gift. It first appeared pranking Gold by painting over his face while he slept. Angered, Gold chased after Smea-Smea and repeatedly got into fights with it. Since then, it has traveled with DJ Mary and helped in several battles, such as copying Entei's flames so that it could permanently melt the Masked Man's ice soldiers. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Smea-Smea has been returned to Whitney's possession. It was used to smear paint over Gold's face when he wouldn't listen to what Whitney was saying.
In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
Whitney in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Whitney first appears in For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd where she tags along with Gold to find a missing Farfetch'd. She has a battle with Gold where she sends out her Ditto and Miltank and defeats him. Whitney decides to take away his Pikachu for the time being as she thought it was a cute Pokémon. She begins traveling with him and follows him on his journey. She watches him when he is fighting his rival at a tournament. Even though Gold was defeated by Black, Black's tactics were ruled unfairly which actually made Gold the winner. Whitney did not return Pikachu until he defeated her later. Whitney traveled with him up until Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament in which she says farewell to him and leaves. Whitney loves cute Pokémon and is very encouraging of Gold as he progresses through his journey.
This listing is for Whitney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga.
Cleffa is Whitney's Pokémon that is usually seen out of its Poké Ball. It helped Whitney search for a Farfetch'd. When they found it, Cleffa sang a lullaby to place it to sleep. Cleffa was responsible for taking the SquirtBottle to awaken the Sudowoodo that Gold caught later on.
Clefable is Clefairy's childhood buddy. They were friends for a long time until Clefairy ate all of the noodles without sharing. Since then, they would fight. After reuniting, it was revealed that both Clefairy and Clefable still held a grudge towards each other. During the Gym Battle, Clefable used her attacks the same time as Clefairy, resulting in a stalemate until both of them fell asleep and their ghost forms appear. Clefable's ghost form was defeated by Clefairy after getting eaten.
Whitney's Pokémon 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.