OA high level of nostalgia means that this year my chosen theme for the 2016 A to Z challenge is Pokemon. Whether you yourself have a similar level of sentimentality or you’ve never really gotten into it, I hope that you enjoy this month of posts as I indulge myself.

Following on from Nurse Joy, today we have the other half of that combination, Officer Jenny. As her name might lead you to believe, Officer Jenny is the name of the police officers who attend to the world of Pokemon, fighting against the crimes of Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Aqua and Team Galactic, among others criminals that occur in the world.

officer jenny familyAs with Nurse Joy, there are many different Officer Jenny’s working across the regions of the Pokemon world, all who look alike and share the same family name of Jenny. Most people can’t tell them apart (although the Officer Jenny’s in Unova look distinctly different to those of the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions) apart from Brock, who again, seems to be able to tell which Jenny comes from which city. For the rest of us, see if you can spot the symbols on thier hats, which changes depending on the town which they operate in.

ojenny-16The uniform can change between the regions, but generally the Officer’s will be wearing a blue and light blue fairly practical outfit, with a cap under which you can see the greenish-blue hair. Other equipment that the officer’s have varies depending on the region and particular problems that they encounter, although quite a few of them have motorbikes. Huge motorbikes, with a back seat large enough for a Growlithe to sit on! Yes, Officer Jenny’s tend to have a Growlithe as their partner Pokemon due to their loyal nature and excellent tracking skills. Of course, there are exceptions, but mostly I get to see the basic stage of one of my favourite Pokemon!


As you can probably guess, there is a distinct parallel between the families of Office Jenny and Nurse Joy. And whilst they never outright say (there’s maybe on episode where they mention potentially being cousins? I seem to remember that being a thing, but I could be remembering them talking about the other Jenny’s rather than the Officer/Nurse connection) if there is a connection or not, they do mention that they are on very good terms with each other.


OddishPokemon of the Day

O is for Oddish

Resembling a bulb plant with a round blue body and green leaves on it’s head, Oddish is know as the weed Pokemon. The leaves are prehensile and can be used to catch objects, scale vertical surfaces, and of course, absorb light. Oddish is a nocturnal Pokemon and will bury its body in the ground during the day, leaving on its leaves exposed. It will wake up when moonlight shines on the leaves, and then during the night it will scatter seeds and find new soil to plant itself in.


Turns out there are only six Pokemon that begin with the letter O. That, and I do quite like Oddish. It’s cute, and nocturnal, and heavens knows that given half a chance I go nocturnal (really, I do, it happens quite a lot when I’m off work on holiday and things). That and those leaves are more useful than they look.