Chloe, full name Chloe Cerise, is a character appearing in the Pokémon Journeys series. She is the daughter of Professor Cerise and Talia, and Parker's older sister, she normally attends school in Vermilion City. Although Chloe is 10 years old, she stays in school, instead of traveling on a Pokémon journey.
Chloe is a short and slender young girl with maroon hair, fair skin, and asparagus-green eyes. She also braids her hair and keeps it in a side ponytail with a cherry blossom-shaped clip.
For clothing, Chloe wears a school uniform that consists of a baggy white dress with blue anchors on the sides, a blue and white collar around her shoulders, and a yellow ribbon around her neck. Chloe wears a pair of mid knee dark grey socks on her feet, which have white lines on the top of them. She wears a pair of short white boots that match her dress. Her boot strap is blue and she has white Velcro straps that are connected to small golden buttons. The rims of her soles are dark grey to match her socks and her boot soles are the same color. Much of her school outfit also has yellow accents. To keep her homework and school materials safe, she carries a brown school bag around with her. The bag has different pockets for storage and gold-colored buckles.
When she isn't attending school, Chloe wears a light pink dress over a white shirt. She also wears white stockings.
When Chloe goes to sleep, she wears a simple white top with a red ribbon and pink shorts. (While her mother Talia once drew a picture of a pajama-clad Chloe with pink feet, she doesn't wear socks when she sleeps.)
On the outside, Chloe appears to be detached and cold when she talks to other people. She is also very aloof (so she prefers to keep to herself most of the time), but she does have a few friends. Despite this, Chloe has a prickly side, as she often gets verbally aggressive towards people that upset her. She is easily exasperated and dislikes when people make assumptions about her, which has caused her to put up a wall around herself. She also dislikes her bedhead.
Before the events of "Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!", Chloe also grew to dislike Pokémon for some unexplained reason. She even treated her own family's Yamper with coldness and scorn before it saved her life. However, Chloe used to have a different attitude towards Pokémon in the past (a facet of her personality that her friend Goh remembers). Whatever the reason for her drastic change in attitude is currently unknown, though she does dislike when people make assumptions about how she must like them due to being Professor Cerise's daughter.
Chloe also seems to have boy troubles, as she is often annoyed or upset by most of the males she talks to, even her own family members. (She's also been shown to have three female friends, compared to just one male friend in Goh.) Having to deal with Goh and her father's antics for most of her life may have been the catalyst, but whether or not this is the case remains to be seen.
Since Professor Cerise is Chloe's father, she naturally loves him. They share a healthy, loving relationship, but like with any family, their bond isn't perfect—Professor Cerise's antics and childlike wonder for everything often embarrasses his daughter, prompting her to scold or snap at him in an attempt to reign him in.
Talia is Chloe's mother, so she loves her very much. Unlike with her father and brother, however, Chloe seems to get along with her mother much more than the males in her family—she doesn't get annoyed by her mother, and she doesn't snap at her. Chloe even goes to her mother for advice whenever something troubles her.
Unlike some siblings, Chloe and Parker seem to get along well, with little to no rivalry or major fights. However, while Chloe's brother supports her, they don't completely see eye to eye, like with most of the males she knows, Parker sometimes annoys her.
Chloe and Goh are childhood friends. While she doesn't like Goh's boastfulness and hyper attitude, she cares about him, often frequently reminding him to behave and do his homework. She also sometimes gets concerned for his safety, especially after he became her father's assistant along with Ash. In PJ038, Chloe seems to begin developing feelings for Goh, as she blushed at him after Goh was able to calm down and bond with the Aerodactyl that was restored and went on rampage.
Chloe doesn't have the best relationship with Ash. When they first met, Chloe was suspicious of Ash and quickly shuffled away without talking to him, despite the fact that her Yamper electrocuted him. Since then, Chloe has said almost nothing to him, even though Ash is a nice person and would be more than willing to be friends with her. Whether this is due to her aloofness, exasperation with rambunctious boys or simple disdain for him is currently unknown. At the Fossil Pokémon exhibition, the two were shown to be on good terms when Ash aided her in carrying the fossil she found.
At first, Chloe treated her family's Yamper with coldness and indifference, despite the fact that it loved her more than anyone else. She didn't care for the Pokémon at all, even though it was entirely devoted to its "mistress" and fiercely protected her. However, Chloe eventually gained a newfound respect for the Pokémon after it saved her and her family from an evil Gengar.
When Chloe was young, her father, Prof. Cerise, introduced her to their new family pet, Yamper. Upon meeting Chloe, Yamper became very excited, however, it ended up scaring Chloe and making her cry. Yamper continued to follow Chloe around, even though she repeatedly told it to stop, until she eventually told it to leave her alone for good. After Yamper ran away sadly, she realized the mistake she made and started searching for it. While she was trying to find Yamper, a group of Venonat approached her, and she became petrified. However, Yamper appeared and rescued her by scaring them off. This event caused her and Yamper to become close, and they started to share her bedroom. Chloe would later forget this until Professor Cerise would bring it up years later.
Soon after, Chloe invited her childhood friend Goh to go to Professor Oak's Pokémon Summer Camp with her. During their visit in Pallet Town, Chloe and Goh encountered the Mythical Pokémon, Mew. The two chased after the unknown Pokémon, but it eventually got away in the aftermath of a baby Kangaskhan rescue. Professor Oak later confirmed that the Pokémon they saw was most likely the Mythical Pokémon Mew.
Four years later, after Chloe came home from school one day, she was greeted by her Yamper and a weird sight: an electrocuted Ash lying on the ground. Becoming suspicious of the injured boy, Chloe quickly shuffled away and didn't talk to him or get concerned. Chloe then wondered where Goh was, becoming annoyed shortly after when he sent her a message saying he'd be late for the opening ceremony of her father's research institute. After the two boys got back from their adventure with Lugia, Chloe met up with them. She admonished Goh for being late and gave him his homework, becoming angry when he complained about it. Later that same evening, Chloe had to remind her father to give Goh a Kanto Starter Pokémon. When Goh refused, saying that he wanted Mew, both the professor and his daughter were dumbstruck.
Then, some time after Ash caught a Dragonite, Chloe almost missed school one day due to sleeping in too late. While her brother Parker‘s attempts to get her out of bed were fruitless at first, Chloe's mother, Talia, eventually made her crack by saying that she wouldn't have time to braid her hair. Chloe groggily fussed about on top of her bed for a bit before she eventually came to her senses, blushing in embarrassment afterwards. Chloe's mother then helped her get ready for school, and they ate breakfast shortly after. While Chloe's family ate, her Yamper begged her for food, refusing to eat unless if she was the one that fed it. Chloe's family briefly mused about the fact that although the Yamper loved Chloe the most out of everyone in her family, she was the one who treated it the coldest (which shocked her). After they finished eating, Chloe's father took her and Yamper on a car ride, where the Pokémon tried to express its unwanted love for Chloe by licking her face. After she got out of the car, Chloe briefly met up with Ash and Goh. She then left Yamper behind with the two boys while she went to school, much to its disappointment. During her time at school, Chloe got bullied by a classmate, causing her to seek her mother out for advice. When Chloe eventually came back home after a long day at school, her father instructed her to command Yamper to use an attack against an evil Gengar. Since Chloe wasn't a battler, she internally struggled for a bit, but she eventually commanded Yamper to use Spark, resulting in the troublesome Pokémon being blasted out of the building. Later, Chloe cuddled in bed with her Yamper, happy that it saved her and having a newfound appreciation for it.
Chloe and Parker later joined Goh's team during a Pokémon Orientation event. While Parker excitedly looked for Pokémon such as Nidoran♂, Nidoran♀, Oddish, and Poliwag so that Goh could catch them, Chloe was much less interested in the event as a whole. Later, when two mysterious people approached and said that Lugia had appeared, Chloe was shocked when Yamper immediately began to want to battle. However, Yamper was quickly captured, along with Pikachu and Raboot, and the two mysterious people revealed themselves as Team Rocket. Team Rocket began to escape in their balloon but were knocked back down to the ground when the real Lugia (unbeknownst to everyone, it was actually Mew in disguise) blasted the balloon. Jessie and James then summoned the Rocket Prize Master and received a Skarmory and Crobat. Team Rocket was defeated by Ash and Goh and they were able to conclude the event safely. During the closure, Chloe encountered a Farfetch'd that had previously evaded Goh's attempts at capturing twice before. She quickly told Goh and Goh decided it was time to finally finish it, and managed to capture it after tricking it with a slow ball.
While Chloe was on a day off, a Pidove flew into her window and injured it's wing. When her family decided to take care of it, she grew to like it a lot, much to Yamper's dismay. Prof. Sakuragi recognized that Yamper was jealous that Chloe had to split her time between both Pidove and it. The next day, Chloe returned from school to see Pidove messing with Yamper, but Yamper eventually gave up trying to stop it. Chloe didn't understand why Yamper was jealous, even though she was still showing it attention. Prof. Sakuragi decided to tell Ash, Goh, and Chloe about how she got into the argument with Yamper and how Yamper saved her from those Venonat all those years ago. Chloe slowly began to remember what happened, upset that she had been so mean to it when she was a kid. Yamper then cried from outside, and the group ran outside to see Yamper and Pidove being attacked by a Fearow. Chloe remembered that Yamper knew Spark and had it attack Fearow, which was knocked out instantly. Chloe then said goodbye to Pidove when it's trainer returned to pick it up after seeing a missing Pidove report. Chloe was sad but recognized that it would be happier with its real trainer. She then took interest in a book her father had wrote that talked about what everyone needed to do to protect Pokémon and Human relationships.
When Pikachu started to act strangely, Chloe was able to accurately tell that Pikachu was jealous of Riolu based on her experiences dealing with Yamper's jealousy of Pidove.
Eventually, Chloe received a call from her brother Parker that his friend, Nami, was feeling sad because her friends were making fun of her Feebas. As this was a Pokémon issue, Chloe went to Ash and Goh for advice. Eventually, Nami came to Cerise Laboratory after learning that Feebas could evolve into Milotic. However, Ren said that evolving Feebas into Milotic was very difficult, which discouraged her from trying it. Chrysa later suggested that they should participate in the Water-type Pokémon Friendship Contest at Slateport City in the Hoenn Region, and if they won, her friends would have no choice but to accept that Feebas was great. They then went to Cerise Park to create a performance, but when Nami learned that she would have to swim, she became anxious because she didn't know how to swim. Chloe decided to step up and help Nami learn how to swim, and she also had Ash and Goh teach Feebas how to swim more gracefully. While training, Goh pointed out to Chloe that he thought she didn't like Pokémon, but she deflected her opinion by saying that she just wanted to see Nami win after all her hard work. All of them then went to Slateport City to watch the contest. While they were having a discussion, Chloe became upset when Goh got distracted and caught a Wingull. Chloe, Parker, and the boys later witnessed how Team Rocket attempted to rob all of the kids' Pokémon, as well as Feebas' evolution into Milotic. After Team Rocket was blasted off and Nami won the contest, Chloe said that she believed that Pokémon truly were amazing.
Chloe was later seen having some difficulty in deciding the theme of her research project, so her father suggested to do the project on fossils at the Pewter Museum. Though reluctant, Chloe was dragged by Ash and Goh who wanted to see the giant Shieldon exhibit.
- Chloe also appears in a short manga called Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters (I Love ♥ Pokémon), where her personality is vastly different from her anime appearance. In the manga, Chloe is much happier and explicitly says that she loves Pokémon, whereas her anime incarnation cannot stand them. Additionally, Chloe also has another friend that only appears in the manga: a little blonde girl named Mika that loves Pokémon and has a wild enthusiasm for them.
- One of the highlights in her hair is shaped like a flower.
- Although she normally appreciates her mother's illustrations, she doesn't really like drawings that involve her with messy bedhair (even though her mother explains to her that it is only a fictional creation).