Kanto gym leaders
Erika debuts in Chapter 19.
Erika is on the last leg of a long journey, and is being carried in a small gondola by her retinue. Her Tangela, Angela, causes Red to fly off his bike. Erika makes her retinue apologize for their rude behavior, and when Red doesn't respond, her attendants tell Red that Erika is the daughter of the richest man in Celadon City, and the gym leader.
Red challenges Erika to a battle but she declines, telling him to prove himself by catching an Eevee. She gives him a deadline to capture Eevee by.
The day of the deadline, Erika is practicing archery. An attendant is telling that that giving Red that mission was dangerous and threatened the entire project. Erika senses something and unleashes Vileplume, knocking out a Drowzee that was spying on her attendant. Erika advises her attendant to be more cautious.
She later leads the residents of Celadon City to block two of Saffron City's exits to prevent Team Rocket's escape; she teams up with Misty and Brock to block the other exits. She later meets with Red, Blue, and Green to confirm that Team Rocket has been captured, and the Pokémon they harmed will recover.
During the contest between gym leaders, she is chosen as the leader of the Kanto gym leaders.
She is mature and responsible.
- Petal Dance