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アヤメ Ayame
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Indigo
Hometown Cerulean City
Region Kanto
Relatives Daisy, Lily, Misty
Trainer class Gym Leader
Leader of Cerulean Gym
Badge Cascade Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
English voice actor Rachael Lillis
Japanese voice actor Tomoko Kawakami

Violet (Japanese: アヤメ Ayame) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a Water-type Pokémon specialist and is the second oldest of Misty's sisters. She and her sisters, Daisy and Lily, are also the former Gym Leaders of the Cerulean Gym.

In the anime

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Violet and her sisters going out on vacation in Alola, Kanto!

Violet made her first appearance in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City. In The Misty Mermaid, it is stated that Violet writes the sisters' water shows; however, a later episode shows Daisy performing this task. She sometimes also plays the part of the mermaid as seen in Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, she left on a cruise with her sisters, leaving Misty to take temporary charge of the Gym.

She made many more appearances along with Daisy and Violet in future episodes as well as in Pokémon Chronicles.

Violet, along with Daisy and Lily, reappeared in a fantasy during the Poké Problem segment of Alola, Kanto!, where the Spectacular Sisters ditched the Gym to go on a trip, leaving Misty in charge of everything. She reappeared again in the same capacity in Alola, Alola!, although Misty revealed she had Violet and the others take over Gym duties while she was in Alola.


Much like Lily, she seems to tease Misty more often than Daisy. However, she truly loves Misty despite this; when Ash and Misty set out on their journey, she encourages Misty to become a strong Trainer so that she can become good at something.

Like her other sisters, she mainly cares about her looks. They demonstrated this by caring more about their hair than their Pokémon during an attack by Team Rocket. They also don't like losing to the challengers at their Gym and would rather just give away their Gym Badge instead of losing. Violet is also very childlike and carefree. During the water shows hosted by the Gym, she is shown to prefer playing girlish roles, whereas Lily plays the more boyish ones.


At the Gym

See The Sensational Sisters → Pokémon

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川上とも子 Tomoko Kawakami
English Rachael Lillis
Czech Jolana Smyčková (EP007)
Klára Jandová (EP061)
Finnish Minna Tasanto (EP007)
Jenni Sivonen (EP061)
Norwegian Lena Meieran (EP007)
Katrine Blomstrand (EP061)
Polish Renata Berger
Brazilian Portuguese Silvia Suzy (EP007)
Márcia Gomes (EP061)
Spanish Latin America Romy Mendoza (EP007-EP061)
Nycolle González (EP007*)
Spain Isabel Fernández Avanthay (EP007)
Ana Isabel Hernando (EP061)

In the games

Violet appears in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as one of Misty's Gym Trainers, along with Lily and Daisy. She will jump down from a diving board before challenging the player.



  • Before battle
"Hm? Me? I'm a beautiful girl who glides on the water!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I'm soaked!"
  • After being defeated
"My tears are making the pool water even saltier!"

In the manga

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Violet and her sisters in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Movie adaptations

Violet appeared in a flashback of Ash's adventures in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.


  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it is mentioned that Violet, Lily, and Daisy's natural hair-colors are actually black, and that their blue, pink, and blonde hair were wigs that they wore during their shows. The same source also reveals that they were themselves orphaned at a young age due to their parents abandoning them thanks to the harsh regulations of being a Gym Leader.
  • In the English dub, Violet, along with Lily and Daisy, speaks with a Valley Girl accent.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アヤメ Ayame From 菖蒲 ayame (iris)
English, Italian, Spanish Violet From violet
French Violette From violet
German Violett From violet
Korean 두나 Duna From 두 du (two)
Chinese (Mandarin) 菖蒲 Chāngpú From the Japanese name 菖蒲 Ayame
Chinese (Cantonese) 菖蒲 Chēungpòuh
Brazilian Portuguese Violet*
Same as her English name
From violeta, violet

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Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeonDanikaQuillonGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon

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