Nurse Joy
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Nurse Joy

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Nurse Joy with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Pokemon

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 Jan 20 2010
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse Joy (Unova)Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyDiane Stillwell
Diane Stillwell
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyErica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
Pokemon (1998)
Nurse JoyMegan Hollingshead
Megan Hollingshead


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Vocal Evolver
said at 12:36 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
Megan Hollingshead. She's got such a swoon-worthy voice!
said at 6:35 AM on Mon Jun 5 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Megan Hollingshead is easily the best IMO, although I think Erica Schroeder is a close second! Both give Nurse Joy a very kind and soft voice.

The other two don't really do much for me unfortunately.
said at 12:02 AM on Sat Jan 28 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Megan Hollingshead
She sounds exactly like a kind, caring nurse and I love how she could convey the different personalities of the different Nurse Joys without needing to stray from her original pitch.
2. Erica Schroder
Sounds almost exactly like Megan and managed to convey the same personality. A worthy successor.
3. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
She sounds very sweet and I would definitely say this is one of her better roles in the Pokémon dub, despite the fact she occasionally suffers from "weird delivery syndrome."
4. Kate Bristol
She's good in her own right, even if I occasionally find her performance to be stilted.
5. Michele Knotz
Very stilted and lacks emotion. I think the poor voice direction during DP was probably the cause of this.
6. Jen DaCosta
Too high pitched and childlike. She was better suited for Bonnie/any other child character.
7. Diane Stillwell
...I have no words for how bad this performance is. She sounds so fake and emotionless. I have no idea why the casting director/voice director even did this.
said at 10:42 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
1. Megan Hollingshead
2. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
said at 2:53 PM on Thu Sep 29 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Megan Hollingshead: She definitely sounded the most like a loving, kindly nurse would and put lots of energy in her performance.

2. Erica Schroeder: A pretty good fill in for Megan and the difference between the two was fairly nominal in pitch.

3. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld: Good, but a bit too high pitched, and her delivery got awkward sometimes.

4. Kate Bristol (Not here, but she's her current VA in the dub): Okay, but has trouble with her delivery and gets a bit too forced.

5. Diane Stillwell: She's a bit too dry and monotone for her own good.

6. Jen DaCosta (Again, not here, but was the first XY dub voice for her): I found this a miscast, personally. They sounded far too young and high pitched, and it didn't really fit the age group like the others did.
said at 2:43 PM on Thu Sep 29 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Megan Hollingshead
said at 9:54 AM on Fri May 13 2016
1 Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
2 Jen DaCosta
3 Erica Schroeder
4 Diane Stillwell
5 Megan Hollingshead
said at 9:28 PM on Tue Apr 19 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Megan Hollingshead: Hollingshead sounds the most loving, caring and natural not to mention motherly.
2. Erica Schroeder: It's not exactly like Hollingshead but she does a splendid job.
3. Alyson Rosenfeld: She sounds a bit young for Nurse Joy but she does a wonderful job and sounds quite motherly in this role.
4. Kate Bristol: Bristol has a really great voice and it is very suiting for Nurse Joy.
5. Michele Knotz: Knotz had potential but the voice is too similar to her Jessie voice and it doesn't help that she was over cast in Battle Frontier.
6. Jen DaCosta: She sounds a tad too young and much like a little girl, she should have been cast as Bonnie.
said at 1:18 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
I'm amazed the often sultry sounding Megan Hollingshead could pull off such a sweet, soft spoken lady like Nurse Joy. It's a great example of her playing against type and a solid performance too.

Erica Schroeder is a bit too quiet but otherwise a solid replacement for Megan.

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld is actually decent all things considered.

Diane Stillwell sounds a bit too airheaded in the role.

No comment on the other voices that aren't on here.

In the end I'm giving my vote to Megan but Erica and Alyson did mostly well too.
said at 5:45 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017

"I'm amazed the often sultry sounding Megan Hollingshead could pull off such a sweet, soft spoken lady like Nurse Joy. It's a great example of her playing against type and a solid performance too."

Don't be: That was actually Megan's first ever voice role, according to this interview:
said at 4:46 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Megan sounded most natural, loving, and caring as the character.

Erica did a great imitation of Megan while also sounding kind and motherly, but made the role her own.

Alyson sounds a bit forced, but still did a decent job, but not as.

Michele screamed apathetic and lifeless for a character who is supposed to be energetic.

Jennifer Forziati-DaCosta sounds more like a little girl in the role than a woman as XY Joy.
said at 11:41 PM on Sat Sep 19 2015
@Dr.Who I do wonder what Knotz would have sounded like if she used her natural voice.
said at 9:12 AM on Sun Sep 20 2015
Same here: probably better, tbh.
said at 2:32 PM on Thu Sep 24 2015
@Dr.Who If you watch the BW episode with the flashback her Nurse Joy sounds nasally and very much like Kayzie Rogers' Max voice.
said at 2:39 PM on Thu Sep 24 2015
Yeah, that's true.
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Sep 4 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Ah. Nurse Joy.
1. Megan Hollingshead: A perfect fit and quite motherly.
2. Erica Schroeder: Not bad Nurse Joy sounds a little sweeter here I don't mind at all.
3. Alyson Rosenfield: A bit young sounding but she did a good job providing a friendly and nurturing sounding voice for the Unova Joy.
4. Michele Knotz: The voice itself is too similar to Jessie's, and the script here doesn't help.
5. Jennifer Forziati-DaCosta: I much rather see Erica Schroeder return here for Joy.

I didn't mention Diane Stillwell because I don't think it's her at all Kayzie Rogers said that she was in the Mirage special but her role is still unknown.
said at 10:47 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
Megan gave off that kindly, warm nature a Nurse should have, Erica was really similar, Diane was kinda apathetic sounding, Michele was boring sounding, and Alyson is too cutesy sounding.

Guess it's Megan for me.
said at 9:52 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
I like them all

I feel like Alyson's version will rip you a new one if you eff up.
said at 7:44 AM on Tue Sep 9 2014
1 Erica
2 Alyson
3 Michelle
4 Megan(yes I said it, I wasn't that fond of the earlier season Joy voice)
said at 3:28 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
Megan Hollingshead is the best, making Nurse Joy sound loving and caring, while also giving her a lot of character and genuine emotions.

Erica Schroeder is second best for doing a pretty good imitation of Megan Hollingshead's Joy while also giving her a new spin on the character that was refreshing and still stayed motherly.

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld was third best, but sounded a bit too young for the character voice-wise and her acting was good but the delivery of some lines was off, but she still sounded caring, so she did a good job as the Unova Joy.

From here, things go downhill: Michele Knotz gets fourth place, as she made Nurse Joy sound VERY manly and quite similar to Sarah Natochenny's modern-day Delia (which is NOT a good thing), but her acting was okay and it was a mediocre performance.

Diane Stillwell is second worst, sounding very robotic, flat, and almost lifeless as Joy, while having a pitch eerily similar to Michele Knotz as Nurse Joy.

The worst, though, is the current actress for Nurse Joy in the dub for XY (Jennifer Something?): XY Joy just sounds like a little girl, and not a woman at all-- it's a complete miscast voice-wise, and the acting is very rigid and unconvincing.
said at 3:59 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
I actually think that's Knotz as MoMP Joy (in both versions). Stillwell only voiced the second Officer Jenny seen at the end (heard in her clip) and Rogers/Peacock voiced the first (the one communicating with Joy).

This belief that Stillwell voiced both undoubtedly developed from the time when it was believed that Hollingshead did both.
said at 4:07 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
I'm pretty sure you're right that it's Michele Knotz as MoMP Joy as well: the vocal pitch sounds nearly identical to her own, IMO.
Element Riser
said at 2:08 PM on Sun Aug 10 2014
@Savate I agree with all of this; Jennifer whatever-her-last-name-is has the voice that Bonnie should have had.
said at 1:48 PM on Sun Jul 26 2015
@Element Riser Jennifer Forziati-DaCosta. No wonder you couldn't remember that.
said at 4:34 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
My Ranking:

1. Megan Hollingshead
2. Erica Schroeder
3. Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
4. Michele Knotz
5. Diane Stillwell
said at 3:10 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I actually agree with you on this one XD
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
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.
said at 4:59 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
Megan is awesome. I love her so much
said at 12:27 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Megan Hollingshead seems to be the best of the bunch.
said at 12:57 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I like all of them except for Michelle and Diane!
said at 10:59 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
@JSD No doubt Michele based her performance on Diane's
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!
said at 5:51 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
#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.
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I couldn't agree more
said at 4:00 PM on Mon Mar 26 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
"That sounds scary" - Stating the obvious much?
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 3:17 AM on Sun Oct 30 2011
 5 Shout Outs!
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
said at 1:52 AM on Sat Sep 3 2011
I don't like any of the other actresses who portrayed Nurse Joy. :(
said at 4:00 PM on Thu Jul 14 2011
Stillwell and Knotz sounded very similar
said at 7:10 PM on Sun Mar 6 2011
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alyson leigh rosenfeld sounds great!
said at 10:21 PM on Sun Mar 25 2012
@kermit Yeah her performance suits Joy real well
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said at 11:04 PM on Mon Feb 21 2011
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld now added!
said at 1:49 AM on Wed Jan 20 2010
 2 Shout Outs!
Definitely Megan Hollingshead!
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