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Green (Leaf)
ブルー Blue
Green in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Names: Japanese: Leaf, Blue
English: Leaf, Green
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Class: Pokémon Trainer
Region: Kanto
Hometown: Pallet Town
Relatives: Mother
Debut: Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (2004)
Other Appearances: None
Rival(s): Blue

Leaf (リーフ Leaf) also known as Green (ブルー Blue) is the female character in the Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen games. Her male counterpart is Red in the same games. Her equivalent character in the Special Manga is Blue (or Green in English).'=


Leaf is a young girl with long brown hair and pale skin. She wears a white sleeveless shirt and a short red miniskirt. She also wears a white hat, white shoes and saggy, grey socks. Leaf's build is that of a small girl, probably 9-12. She is average height for a child, and very slender.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Leaf in her room, in FireRed and LeafGreen.

Leaf is a young girl from Pallet Town. The local Pokémon expert, Professor Oak, stops her from leaving town one day, saying that she needs a Pokémon for her protection. Upon doing this, Oak takes her to his lab and allows Leaf to choose one of three starter Pokémon, along with his grandson Blue.

After spending some time with her Pokémon, and returning to Pallet Town, Professor Oak gives both her and Blue a Pokédex so that they can fill it with information on Pokémon. This is the start of Leaf's Pokémon journey throughout the Kanto region.

In Manga

Main article: Green (manga)

Leaf appears in the Pokémon Special Manga, as the character Green.


Leaf in the intro to FRLG Battle sprite from Gen. III Back sprite from Gen. III Leaf in the credits for FRLG
FRLG Leaf Intro.png
FRLG Leaf.png
FRLG Leaf Back Sprite.png
Running Leaf.gif


Leaf apparently was supposed to be in the original, Japanese Red and Green versions of the game. In Nintendo's Official Guidebook, Leaf appears alongside Red and the rival Blue. There was even some concept art for her character.

The reason she was left out of the games is unknown. It is possible that because of the limits in the game card, they left her out since they could not feature optional characters. Though it could have been possible to feature each character in a different version. But later they recycled her design into Leaf's Fire Red & Leaf Green design.


  • Leaf is the only playable character from the games not to be featured in the anime. This is not including the playable characters from Pokemon Black and White.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, one of Jigglypuff's alternate costumes includes Leaf's hat. In opposition, Pikachu can wear Red's hat.