Nurse Joy

Nurse Joy (original name Pokémon Center Lady in the card game) is the name of multiple nurses that work in Pokémon Centers throughout the various locations in the regions in the games and anime. A Nurse Joy can completely heal any Pokémon to perfect health. She has appeared in Pokémon games since the beginning of the Generation I. Much like in the games, most of the Nurse Joys have brink pink hair and fair skin. Others could have a lighter shade of hair color, or brighter or darker skin. The Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh Nurse Joys wear a Mexican-pink colored dress with a white nurse apron, and low-heel Mary Jane shoes. In Unova, Nurse Joys have different hairstyle with the hair being tied in rounder rings, a plain pink dress with a shorter apron, white pantyhose, and pink shoes instead of white. Kalos Nurse Joys wear a pink and white dress with a white collar, and the same pantyhose and shoes as the ones in Unova. Nurse Joys in the Orange Archipelago wore more summer-themed clothing, including a pink, short-sleeved shirt and a teal apron with a tropical flower design on it, though one Nurse Joy travels around the islands in her kayak, wearing a blue-and-yellow wet suit and having darker skin due to suntan.

Nurse Joys could be distinguished from other Nurse Joys by the color of their cross, or badge.One exception is in Pokemon The First Movie, where the Nurse Joy of Old Shore Wharf had been kidnapped and brainwashed by Mewtwo to serve him as his maid with false memories that made her believe she lived on New Island her whole life and served him the whole time while he used her knowledge of Pokemon physiology to his advantage. She's only seen wearing the trademark uniform of Nurse Joys of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh in a missing person poster. While on New Island, she wore a red dress and hat with a white cloth that hid most of her head from view except for her face until Mewtwo released her from his mind control. When Brock caught her as she fainted, the hat fell off, revealing the rest of her head. She remained wearing the dress until the end of the movie, when Mewtwo erased her memories of the events on New Island and sent her back to Old Shore Wharf, where she appeared to take Trainers to the Pokémon Center for shelter from the storm, wearing a hoodie with her Red Cross on it instead of the usual uniform. A Nurse Joy is placed inside every Pokémon center in every town, in every game.

 She is always behind the Pokémon center, waiting for a new customer. When you approach her and talk to her, she will say, "Welcome to the Pokémon Center, where we will heal your Pokémon back to full health. Would you like me to take your Pokémon?" If you click no, she will say, "We hope to see you again," but if you click yes, she will say, "Okay, I'll take your Pokémon for a few seconds." She will then take each of your Poké Balls and place them on a tray, where they will light up numerous times before Nurse Joy takes them and hands them back to you. She will then say, "Your Pokémon are now healed. We hope to see you again." On your birthday, she will ask you if it is your birthday and she will wish you a happy birthday. She will also say a little bit of Pokérus if your Pokémon has it or was cured from it.This phrase has gained a lot of jokes to it, due to the fact that Nurse Joy says, "We hope to see you again," making it sound like she wants your Pokémon to get injured again so that the player would have to go back to the Pokémon Center.Nurse Joy will always heal the player character's Pokémon, except in the Battle Mansion.

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