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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Misty with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Tue Jul 28 2009, 65 Comments, Add Comment
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Pokemon (1998)
MistyRachael Lillis
Rachael Lillis
Pokemon (1998)
MistyMichele Knotz
Michele Knotz

EDITOR'S OPINION

Misty, quite possibly one of the most known Tsunderes in all of modern anime. (Well in the US at least of course.) But still she is well known as the Gym Leader of Cerulean City and the original "Girl traveling in Ash's little group".

Ever since Misty's debut in the anime back in the late 90's she has been voiced by Rachel Lillis, and Rachel is very well known for this role (and quite understandably so). And yes I too am one of the plenty whom always did enjoy Rachel Lillis' handiwork as Misty and its always been some of her best handiwork.

Though in the rather infamous Pokemon The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon (and occasionally afterwards) she was voiced by Michele Knotz whom also voiced a certain other familiar Rachel Lillis role. And Michele Knotz always went for the sound-a-like route for her known Pokemon Female Human roles (except for May... at first, but that's a different story.) But still Michele does do a pretty good sound-a-like and overall does a fairly satisfactory performance as Misty. (But then again by the time Michele got to voice Misty it was at the time when Misty only very occasionally ever appeared at all in the Pokemon anime so its not like Michele had that much time to voice Misty.)

Overall neither one are bad but I am going with Rachel Lillis here.

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tlemmens10
said at 12:27 AM on Tue Jun 24 2014
The two voices come close.
Savate
said at 9:26 AM on Sun Jun 22 2014
#1) Rachael Lillis (EP001-EP276 = AG/Hoenn 3-Part Cameo = Early BF/AG132-AG134)- Perfect. She was so awesome in this role, that she even outdoes her ORG JPN Seiyu Mayumi Iizuka to me, who was also quite excellent. She managed to get the fiery temper down well, but also the sweet and caring side as well-- she nailed it. 10/10

#2) Michele Knotz (Pokemon: Learning League > MoMP > BW116)- Good. Michele did a great job with Misty in MoMP, doing an almost spot on imitation of Rachael's Misty, but the only thing that she was lacking in comparison was proper delivery of her lines/the acting, which was awkward, like "WHAT in the world brought YOU here?" She improved in the Pokemon: Learning League Shorts, and was an equal to Rachael as Misty there. However, in BW116, she sounded completely off in ther ole, and more like Eileen Stevens' Iris than Rachael Lillis' Misty. 8/10
HienFan
said at 6:10 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@Savate Surprise for once the Pokemon US voice isn't considered mediocre/bad

But to be fair on Knotz there was years of absence when she returned in BW116
Savate
said at 6:15 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@HienFan
I really can't stand most of them, but this one is a close one for me: true, but I think Lillis was a lot more consistent over time than Knotz has been as a result of that, if it makes sense.
Pokeshipper9000
said at 10:01 AM on Tue Jun 10 2014
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Rachel. Knotz sounds too like her May.
Element Riser
said at 1:57 PM on Sat Jun 7 2014
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Rachael Lillis was perfect in this role! Though Michele Knotz wasn't bad.
Savate
said at 6:25 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
@Element Riser
Well, until BW116 in Knotz's case, where she lost it and used a voice sounding more like Iris instead: Knotz was good in MoMP, though, definitely.
HienFan
said at 7:46 PM on Sat May 3 2014
I cannot tell the difference so I'll sit out
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:58 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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They're both so similar sounding. Eerily similar. Michelle Knotz' Rachael Lillis impression for Misty, as with Jessie, is simply perfect. However, you still can't beat the real, original Rachael Lillis. Her Misty was absolute perfection, to the point where many (myself included) prefer it over the character's original Japanese voice. She gets my vote every time.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 10:15 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
Rachael Lillis. Michele Knotz was just doing a cheap imitation of Lillis in the Mastermind Special, but she did improve greatly in the "Pokemon Learning League" Shorts online for a time. However, with the recent flashback in BW, it seems Michele Knotz has completely lost her touch with Misty.

In BW116, Misty said "Charmander looks funny," and I swear she sounded just like Eileen Stevens does as Iris. I know it's only one line, but it seems like Michele has actually gotten worse at Misty in the recent era episodes.

Rachael Lillis is the best voice actor for Misty. Hot-tempered, fiery, passionate...Lillis had it all down pat for Misty. She was very well cast in this role.

Michele Knotz is pretty average...she's not good or bad. She's just okay in this role, and she's gotten worse in BW116. Rachael Lillis wins this one.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:00 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@OldSchoolFTW To be fair, Misty hadn't been seen in a loooong time, so Michele was WAY out of practice for that part.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 12:51 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
Agreed. Michele could probably do a great job as Misty again, if she had the time to get comfortable in the role.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 6:57 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@OldSchoolFTW If not, then they ought to just have Rachael voice Misty again if the character makes a future appearance. They had her to voice Maylene after all.
Legacyman
said at 12:28 PM on Fri Aug 16 2013
Misty is no pushover. Rachael Lillis proves that fact a million times. Michele Knotz, on the other hand, makes Misty look like a pushover. I speak for all Pokemon fans when I say everyone prefers Rachael Lillis more than Michele Knotz, am I right?
Fulgore2005
said at 6:07 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Legacyman You realise there are 5 people who prefer Michele, don't you?
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:59 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Legacyman Most everyone prefers Rachael Lillis, but Michelle was a very close second in her earliest days as Misty. She only made her sound like a pushover in the BW Charizard episode.
MatthewC17
said at 10:40 AM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Rachael's Misty is too memorable, and those scenes that show the firey red-head temper are proof
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:48 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@MatthewC17 Agreed. Rachael just OWNED the role they way nobody else can.
Legacyman
said at 10:28 PM on Sat Jul 27 2013
Like I said about Jessie, Rachael Lillis makes the perfect voice for Misty. She knows how to make the character more interesting than any other female. Michele Knotz botched it badly when she took over.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:02 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Legacyman Michele actually sounded alot better in the Mastermind of Mirages special than just that one clip would lead you to believe. She was at least good at sounding like how Rachael was voicing Misty by late Johto.
Dra12as
said at 12:24 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Misty/Kasumi, the tomboyish mermaid.

1) Rachael Lillis- Phenomenal. It's rare that an English dub performance supercedes even its Japanese counterpart to most people, but I must say Lillis did to me. She just sound like she has this fiery intensity in her voice that is absolutely perfect for Misty.

2) Mayumi Iizuka- Great performance. Fits Kasumi very well, but a bit too sweet-sounding. Still can pull off the tomboyish side of her well enough, and is a pleasure to hear.

3) Michele Knotz- Decent performance. Rather generic and forced, but a good voice for the character. Not the worst performance in TPCi English but not the best one either.
MatthewC17
said at 5:24 PM on Sun Dec 30 2012
@Dra12as I agree with you all the way
Knotz is a decent replacement but Lillis is Misty
Revolution9
said at 9:27 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
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Though Rachel Lillis may be working on stage and broadway at the moment but I did read on Save Our Voice Actors, that she's willing to come back on Pokemon. She's been allowed back before to do minor roles but I feel she's about ready to regain her rightful place as Jessie. Whatever happens, it's time that Pokemon got revolutionized, starting with bringing Lillis and the others back.
MatthewC17
said at 4:49 PM on Thu Dec 6 2012
@Revolution9 Yeah I miss that charm Lillis would put in when she voiced her characters
whytmango
said at 4:00 PM on Sun Sep 2 2012
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I really am not a big fan of Michele Knotz being in recast roles. Sometimes it works (like here), but other times (May), she just miserably fails. I'll have to go with Rachael Lillis here, however. Michele is a bit bland.
Nikky
said at 9:44 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
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Rachael's Misty is substantially better.
Torak
said at 8:37 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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Rachael was amazing in this role! She completely nailed the character, and sounded very natural.

Not to be rude, but I dislike Micheal to complete hell, but I guess she was the best VA that TPCI had to voice Misty. To be honest she isn't so bad in this role, still Rachael by a landslide.
Animefan98
said at 1:23 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
I couldn't really tell the difference...OK, fine, Rachel
dreamer
said at 2:59 PM on Mon May 14 2012
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Always Racheal. No doubt about it. First voice I ever heard, loved and brought happiness to my life when I was little. Always love her voice
RaphaelofTheDarkness
said at 9:33 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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Ah the memories... I really wish they hadn't cut Misty... I pretty much stopped watching the show after the 2 season, like for instance I heard the new theme song and was thinking (literally) "WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT" I just feel like they have made so so many bad decisions, like while I was writing this I could hear the season 1 theme song (in my mind) and I just feel they need to fall back on the things that they did that were good. Any waus for all this rambling I haven't gotten very far. Out of Rachael Lillis and Michele Knotz I definitly prefer Lillis, and seriously you older gen people like me, remember those cool "little" pikachu shorts/adventures they did with the movies (I miss them so much). T_T

said at 12:30 AM on Fri Dec 30 2011
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Knotz surprisingly captures Lillis' rendition of Misty's voice better than most dub replacements. Misty's always been my favorite character, primarily because of the adoring voice. Being able to replicate it so well is a bit of a relief. But with Misty being all but eliminated from the series, I guess it doesn't matter much, anymore.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 5:09 AM on Fri Jan 6 2012
@overlay Yeah, Michele has not had much of a tenure as Misty. So far, she's only voiced her in the 10th Anniversary Special, and I believe a couple brief appearances in episodes in Advanced. Since Rachael has been voicing a few smaller recurring characters in the series, it wouldn't surprise me if she returned for any future Misty appearances. I know we haven't seen the last of Misty. She's just too iconic to be gone from the series forever.
MatthewC17
said at 10:46 AM on Fri Jan 27 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 If Misty does make a return Rachael has to voice her, Michele's take on Misty is too high-pitched and sounds like a young girl
Celeste
said at 9:49 PM on Tue Aug 23 2011
I'm for Rachel's voice. :) She sounds more pure and innocent than Michelle does.
MatthewC17
said at 5:26 PM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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I love Rachael's Misty she sounds cute
Michele's Misty sounds too much like her May voice
Downloadsbacon
said at 1:46 AM on Sun Jul 31 2011
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RACHAEL fpr the vote here
pokemastanumba1
said at 11:26 PM on Fri May 6 2011
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This is absolutely no contest. Rachael for the win!
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:01 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
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They sound almost exactly the same! Michelle Knotz did a REALLY good imitation of Rachel Lillis' Misty.

Still, can't quite beat the original so Rachel gets my vote.
Pokeyug
said at 12:46 AM on Tue Mar 22 2011
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Rachael Lillis is awesome as Misty!
penguintruth
said at 12:55 AM on Fri Feb 11 2011
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Racheal is amazing in the role. She creates such a geniune feeling. But Michele is decent, even if she is doing an impression.
Zerowings101
said at 7:56 AM on Fri Feb 11 2011
@penguintruth I agree. :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:24 PM on Fri Oct 22 2010
not sure if you're joking or not but if you're serious and actually want to know, Misty was Ash's original traveling partner for Kanto, Orange Islands and Johto (original series).

After she left May replaced her in Hoenn and Battle Frontier. Then Dawn replaced May in Sinnoh.

If you haven't watched the old episodes you probably wouldn't know of Misty since he rarely appears anymore.
paroni (Guest)
said at 4:17 PM on Fri Oct 22 2010
Yeah I don't remember this character at all
maneaterparker (Guest)
said at 4:11 PM on Fri Oct 22 2010
Who's this Misty you guys keep talking about?

Was she a COTD or something?
nickstr (Guest)
said at 9:54 PM on Mon Oct 18 2010
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I like Rachael as well and pokemonlotty1 I fully agree with you removing Misty was a huge mistake and it seems as though the show's demise internationally can be linked to this along with perhaps a few other events.
acora94 (Guest)
said at 1:34 AM on Thu Sep 2 2010
Michele.
pokemonlotty1 (Guest)
said at 12:58 AM on Wed Sep 1 2010
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Yeah I waaaay rather her old voice but does it even matter any more I mean seriously Misty is out f the show now (unfortunatelly unother Pokemon mistake) She'd only be in tiny cameo appearence if anythings so I think everyone should focus more on Ash,Prof. Oak, Deilia etc. characters we know won't be leaving.
angrymoviedork (Guest)
said at 9:27 AM on Sun Aug 29 2010
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Rachael Hands Down!
lili (Guest)
said at 12:09 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Rachael's is much more natural and suitable for the personality of the character. Misty has a feisty side and Michele's version is far too sweet sounding to pull it off. Besides, she uses the same voice for her version of May.
vsigma100 (Guest)
said at 1:42 PM on Tue Aug 17 2010
Racheal. I like them both though.
nathan (Guest)
said at 1:30 AM on Mon Aug 9 2010
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Rachel sounds more Natural.
sora (Guest)
said at 12:47 AM on Tue Jul 6 2010
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Rachael Lillis, hands down. She /created/ the Misty voice; Knotz's attempt is simply mimicry.
pokemonfan (Guest)
said at 9:53 PM on Sun Mar 21 2010
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Michele sounds like she's breathing straight into the mike. All she's really doing is trying to do is copy Rachael's voice.
Rachael's voice is clearly the better one. No matter how hard Michele tries, she will never be Misty.
matthew (Guest)
said at 4:47 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
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Rachael YES! Michele NO!
flynn (Guest)
said at 11:22 AM on Sat Feb 20 2010
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Rachel fer sure. Though, Michele isn't too bad.
jonthepokemontrainer (Guest)
said at 6:44 AM on Sun Jan 3 2010
What kind of accent is that?
aimee (Guest)
said at 2:16 AM on Sun Dec 20 2009
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Rachael did a wonderful job with Misty, and turned her into one of my all-time favorite characters. I speak Japanese and English (my mom's Japanese) and most of the time I tend to prefer anime characters speaking their "native" language. :) Not so with Misty--Rachael's version is the best.
pw13 (Guest)
said at 10:43 PM on Mon Nov 30 2009
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Rachael Lillis FTW
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 12:47 AM on Tue Nov 3 2009
yeah trying to get a kayzie sound clip but hard to find the original airing of mastermind o mirage pokemon. Hard to find because it got redubbed with current voice cast for the DVD.
jeff (Guest)
said at 10:37 PM on Mon Nov 2 2009
Hey! That was Kayzie Rogers playing Ash in the Knotz clip!
ninjagrape (Guest)
said at 5:40 AM on Sun Oct 4 2009
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Misty was probably always my least fav character. She's a selfish, nosy, whining brat who thinks she's queen of everything. I think Lillis fits that nicely! ha... ^-^
mike (Guest)
said at 3:14 PM on Sun Sep 6 2009
not a huge deal but in the description it says Misty is the gym leader of celadon when she is really the gym leader of cerulean. :)
sabrblade (Guest)
said at 9:19 PM on Tue Aug 11 2009
The clip with Knotz's Misty also has Ash's third voice that's missing from his page. Can't remember who it was that did it, though, but it was only in the televised version of Mastermind of the Mirage Pokemon.
uni101 (Guest)
said at 8:38 AM on Fri Aug 7 2009
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Rachel sounds more Natural.
jeff (Guest)
said at 5:20 PM on Thu Jul 30 2009
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Rachael Lillis. She is an amazing actress. She became Misty. Knotz is okay,, but I got the impression that she was coping Lillis.


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