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Thank you for your help at the Lighthouse... But this is different. Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jasmine, a Gym Leader. I use the...clang! Steel type! ...Do you know about the Steel type? They are very hard, cold, sharp, and really strong! Um... I'm not lying.

Jasmine (Japanese: ミカン Mikan) is the Gym Leader of Olivine City.

Appearance[]

Jasmine is a slender teenage girl with fair skin and milky chocolate brown eyes. She has long straight light brown hair that reaches her waist with two orange beaded hair ties that tie two locks of her hair into short pigtails that stick up.

Gold and Silver[]

Jasmine wears a white sleeveless sundress that reaches her knees with a large white ribbon on her chest and white ankle-strap sandals.

Crystal[]

Jasmine's appearance remains the same as it is in Gold and Silver.

Diamond and Pearl[]

She wears a teal sundress with a bridal hem that reaches her knees with a snow white cardigan that reaches her waist and sleeves that go over her elbows, and is tied with an orange puffy bow. She also wears white sandals which have two teal decorations over the toes.

Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver[]

Jasmine's appearance remains the same as it is in Diamond and Pearl.

Personality[]

Jasmine has a caring, honest and reserved personality which ties in with her concern towards the environment; this is evident in her aiding the sick Ampharos in Olivine City. According to some of the trainers of her gym, she keeps that side of her hidden really well.

Etymology[]

The name Jasmine comes from "jasmine" (a type of plant) and "mine" (as in to mine stones or minerals) or "mineral".

Her Japanese name, Mikan, originates from 金 (kane, metal or gold) and "mechanical". Following the plant-based naming of most Gym Leaders, it may also include 蜜柑 (mikan, a word used to refer to citrus fruits).

The flowers of a blossoming mikan tree bear a striking resemblance to jasmine flowers, which may be a reason for this localisation.

Biography[]

Games[]

Gold, Silver and Crystal[]

Jasmine makes two appearances in Gen. II and Gen. IV. In Gen. II, she is the Gym Leader of Olivine City. Defeating her will give you the Mineral Badge.

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum[]

In Gen. IV, she appears when you reach the beach at Sunyshore City and will give you the HM07 Waterfall.

In addition, if you make it to a Master Rank Pokémon Contests, you will go up against her and her Steelix.

She does amazing in the both the Dress up and Dance categories but falters in the performance of moves.

Other appearances[]

Sprites[]

Pokémon[]

Gold, Silver and Crystal[]

C 081 front
Magnemite
 Type Electric Type Steel 
C 208 front
Steelix
 Type Steel Type Ground 
C 081 front
Magnemite
 Type Electric Type Steel 

Lv. 30 - Lv. 35 Lv. 30 -

Item: None Item: None Item: None

Thunderbolt Harden Thunderbolt - - -
Supersonic Sandstorm Supersonic - - -
Sonic Boom Rock Throw Sonic Boom - - -
Thunder Wave Iron Tail Thunder Wave - - -


HeartGold and SoulSilver[]

Black 2 and White 2[]

Stadium 2[]

Trivia[]

  • Jasmine is the first Gym Leader to specialize in Steel-type Pokémon.
    • Four generations later, the concept of a sixth Gym Leader specializing in a newly introduced type happened again with Valerie being a specialist in Fairy-type Pokémon.
    • According to gentleman Preston in Glitter Lighthouse, Jasmine was originally a Rock-type specialist.
  • Jasmine is the only Johto Gym Leader that does not have trainers leading up to her in her Gym.
  • Though she is referred to as a Steel-type specialist, she is associated with Electric type Pokémon (such as Magnemite, Magnezone, and Ampharos) in various media (such as the games, anime, and TCG).
    • However, the Magnemite line is part Steel type.
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