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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Nurse Joy with sound clips and images.
Nurse Joy is responsible for the well being and care of all Pokemon. There are countless Nurse Joys in Pokemon Centers across the regions. Every Nurse Joy is related in some way (sisters, aunts, mothers, cousins). Nurse Joys usually have Chansey or Blissey to assist them. All Nurse Joys are kind and honest people.

In the English dub of the Pokemon anime, Nurse Joy was first voiced by Megan Hollingshead.

When Megan Hollingshead left 4Kids Entertainment after the 6th season of Pokemon the role was recast and Erica Schroeder voiced Nurse Joy.

When 4Kids lost the license for the Pokemon anime to Pokemon USA all characters were recast for the 10 year anniversary special Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon. In this special Nurse Joy was voiced by Diane Stillwell.

In the English dub version of the anime by Pokemon USA, Nurse Joy is voiced by Michele Knotz for the final saga of Battle Frontier and for all of Diamond and Pearl.

For Best Wishes Nurse Joy is voiced by Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld.

Created by Jackson_H on Wed Jan 20 2010, 27 Comments, Add Comment
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Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyMegan Hollingshead
Megan Hollingshead
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyErica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyDiane Stillwell
Diane Stillwell
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyMichele Knotz
Michele Knotz
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse Joy (Unova)Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

EDITOR'S OPINION

Megan Hollingshead is my favorite and crushes the competition here (IMO)! Her Nurse Joy voice is definitely one of her best performances.

Erica Schroeder was a fairly good replacement. Diane Stillwell was ok but not too memorable. Michele Knotz does a pretty good job too. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld is also fitting for this character and gives a solid performance.


Jackson_H

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OldSchoolFTW
said at 4:34 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
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My Ranking:

1. Megan Hollingshead
2. Erica Schroeder
3. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
4. Michele Knotz
5. Diane Stillwell
ImAmuTan
said at 3:10 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I actually agree with you on this one XD
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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Megan Hollingshead has the most iconic and caring nurse-like voice. Her first replacement, Erica Schroeder, actually succeeded at capturing the quality of Megan's take while still being her own voice. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld is also perfect as the younger Unova Nurse Joys.

Less good are Michelle Knotz, who just sounds bland and stiff rather than kind and loving, and especially Dianne Stillwell, who's doing a cartoonish imitation of Megan's original take.
Silenthilllz
said at 4:59 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
Megan is awesome. I love her so much
Dra12as
said at 12:27 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Megan Hollingshead seems to be the best of the bunch.
Animefan98
said at 12:57 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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I like all of them except for Michelle and Diane!
MatthewC17
said at 10:59 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
@JSD No doubt Michele based her performance on Diane's
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@MatthewC17 Just like Diane was imitating Megan, but it was CLEARLY just a cheap imitation!
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:51 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
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#1 Megan Hollingshead
She's just too classic to pass up, and served as inspiration for the other English voices of Nurse Joy. A loving heart, caring nature, motherly softness, and fierce determination define the character, and Megan captured all of those aspects perfectly. She's also just a great voice actress in general, so it'll be hard to beat her regardless!

#2 Erica Schroeder
Very similar to Megan, sounding a bit younger but still maintaining the former's tender nature and strong will. I actually didn't even notice the change of cast at first! Too bad she didn't voice the character very long though, as I'm sure she'd have improved over time. Still, she certainly did a wonderful job, especially as a replacement.

#3 Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
A bit too high and young-sounding for the part, but she still did very well here, capturing all of Megan's virtues and making it her own. Definitely one of the best performances of the BW saga, and I'm sure she'll continue to do better.

#4 Michele Knotz
Not bad at all, just too similar to her other Pokemon roles. Michele Knotz has been overcasted way too much in the entirety of the TPCi dub of the Pokemon anime, but it's not her fault. I'd say that that's mostly due to how small the voice-over talent pool was when TPCi took over.

#5 Diane Stillwell
With so little to go on, there's not much I can say, but I suppose she at least had some potential.
MatthewC17
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I couldn't agree more
MatthewC17
said at 4:00 PM on Mon Mar 26 2012
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"That sounds scary" - Stating the obvious much?
MatthewC17
said at 9:09 PM on Sat Mar 3 2012
1. Megan Hollingshead
2. Erica Schroedor
3. Alyson Rosenfield
4. Diane Stillwell
5. Michele Knotz

said at 12:45 AM on Fri Dec 30 2011
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I think Erica and Diane did a pretty fair job in maintaining Joy's personality. It was Knotz and Alyson that totally took it in another direction. And it's not a good one.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 3:17 AM on Sun Oct 30 2011
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I guess if I had to pick an order, it would be:

1. Megan Hollinshead
2. Erica Schroeder
3. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
4. Michele Knotz
5. Diane Stillwell
Celeste
said at 1:52 AM on Sat Sep 3 2011
I don't like any of the other actresses who portrayed Nurse Joy. :(
MatthewC17
said at 4:00 PM on Thu Jul 14 2011
Stillwell and Knotz sounded very similar
kermit
said at 7:10 PM on Sun Mar 6 2011
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alyson leigh rosenfeld sounds great!
MatthewC17
said at 10:21 PM on Sun Mar 25 2012
@kermit Yeah her performance suits Joy real well
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:04 PM on Mon Feb 21 2011
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld now added!
pokemonfan2 (Guest)
said at 1:04 AM on Thu Dec 2 2010
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obviously Megan wins, with Erica as a replacement, but the other two fail horribly. Sorry pokemonlotty, but your "different person" thing just doesn't make sense. Like the jenny's, all the nurse joy's are exactly the same. I don't care what Brock says, there's no difference between them(besides the island one which has a tan).

PS: the main voice actors from season 1-8 are the best, no contest.
pokemonlotty (Guest)
said at 1:10 AM on Wed Sep 1 2010
I like Megan's best but since all Nurse Joys are a different person it doesn't matter.
angrymoviedork (Guest)
said at 9:48 AM on Sun Aug 29 2010
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Megan for sure.
lili (Guest)
said at 1:06 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Megan blows her replacements out of the water... Her voice was so sweet and soothing; it was perfect for the character and very memorable. Erica was a good replacement and did a good imitation. The other two could best be described as "meh".
pokemonfan (Guest)
said at 10:11 PM on Sun Mar 21 2010
I meant "Joy" not "Jenny"
I hate typos *GRR..*
pokemonfan (Guest)
said at 10:10 PM on Sun Mar 21 2010
Megan Hollingshead ALL THE WAY!

AS tory said Jenny is a "warm and loving person"
Megan is the only one who shows this in her performance.
tory (Guest)
said at 3:57 PM on Wed Jan 27 2010
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Gotta be Megan—great as Jenny and Joy. She brought the character to life as a warm, loving person, like she ought to be.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:49 AM on Wed Jan 20 2010
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Definitely Megan Hollingshead!


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