Amber was first shown when she woke up early in the morning to become a Pokémon Master. She quickly had breakfast, rushed to Professor Oak's laboratory and picked Squirtle as her starter. They seemed to like each other from the first sight. When she went out of the laboratory, she met her later rival Ash Ketchum for the first time. They had a somewhat unfriendly conversation, and than Amber ran away to start her journey.
She was later shown walking in the woods to find the way to Viridian City. Amber met a wild Pidgey and caught him using her Squirtle.
Amber has very curly brown hair, grayish-green eyes and a slightly dark suntan.
Her outfit is a red jacket with rolled up sleeves, dark gray singlet and skinny black skirt with leggins under it. She wears a red cap with a Poké Ball, trainers and black fingerless gloves. On her shoulders she carries a large backpack.