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Lyra (Japanese: コトネ Kotone) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who debuted in An Egg Scramble!.
Ash and his friends first met Lyra when her Marill wandered off and they found it wedged in between two buildings. She introduced herself as a Trainer from Johto. She came to Sinnoh with her friend, Khoury and his father in order to observe the Pokémon native to the region. Later she asks Dawn to participate in the Johto Festival. The two girls had a battle but Lyra lost and rewarded Dawn with an Egg. At the end of the episode, Lyra and Khoury joined Ash's group because the former wanted to watch the upcoming Lilypad Contest Dawn would be participating in. She last appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!, where she and Khoury had a Tag Battle against Ash and Dawn in the Lilypad Colosseum. Both Lyra and Khoury eventually lost the battle. Later they went to the airport to meet with Khoury's father before going back to Johto. Then, Brock suggested her to challenge Whitney and Morty. Also, upon her request, she asked Khoury to become her traveling companion and later, they promised Ash and Dawn that they would see them again.
It is implied in Gone With the Windworks! that Lyra has an interest in Ash. She admires his bravery and wishes Khoury acted more like him. Lyra has even asked Dawn if she and Ash are a couple though Dawn informed her that they are just friends. Perhaps she was interested in Ash's spontaneousness, something that Khoury obviously lacks. In A Rivalry to Gible On!, she attempted to pair Khoury and Dawn together as a couple, despite Dawn's refusal, before eventually realizing she had feelings for the former.
This listing is of Lyra's known Pokémon:
| Lyra's Girafarig made a brief appearance in Gone With the Windworks! when it was used by Lyra to try to help the gang escape from the Valley Windworks after becoming trapped. Despite its power, Girafarig was unable to break down the door keeping the gang contained.
Girafarig's only known move is Double Hit.
|| Gone With the Windworks!
- Lyra is the first anime character based on a female player character seen to have Badges.
- She owns the female variation of the Pokédex, as well as the pink model of the Pokégear introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- In the Japanese version, Lyra makes a pun of her own name by saying koto ne?, which means "right?", at the end of her sentences.
- Lyra occasionally mispronounces Dawn's name as Dane (Japanese: ヒカリン Hikarin).
- Marilyn, the character of the day from Battling a Cute Drama!, also called Dawn Hikarin in Japanese. However, Marilyn refers to her as Dawny in the English dub.
|| コトネ Kotone
|| From 琴音 kotone, "sound of koto".
|| From lyre.
|| From celesta.
|| From cetra.
|| From lira, lyre.
|| 금선 Geumseon
|| Means "Geum string."
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 琴音 Qínyīn
|| From 琴音 kotone. Literally means "sound of qin." 琴 (qín) is also a general term for free reed, string and keyboard instruments.