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シズイ Shizui
"A Bigger Splash Than the Sea!"
Black 2 White 2 Marlon.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark Blue
Hometown Humilau City
Region Unova
Trainer class Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Humilau Gym
Badge Wave Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut BW094
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda

Marlon (Japanese シズイ Shizui) is the Gym Leader of Humilau City's Gym, known officially as the Humilau Gym. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon. He gives the Wave Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the games

Marlon appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as the eighth and last Gym Leader that the player challenges. He is a big-hearted Pokémon Trainer who gives passionate advice. Marlon also seems to be a very relaxed and carefree man, as shown by his obliviousness as to who Team Plasma are and what they do. He asks the player if Team Plasma are bad people.

Marlon specializes in Water-type Pokémon. Upon defeating him, he will reward the player with a Wave Badge and TM55 (Scald). Outside of battle, Marlon is a fisherman who catches Water-type Pokémon which he would later use in future Gym battles.

Upon arriving in Humilau City, Marlon is absent from the Gym, and the player is sent to find him. The player meets Marlon just as they head north of the Gym, in which he returns to it and awaits a Gym battle. After the Gym battle, Marlon jumps into the ocean and swims away. Upon exiting the Gym, Hugh walks up and congratulates the player on gaining all eight of Unova's Gym Badges, and then their attention turns to Team Plasma, during which Marlon walks up and asks about them.

He heads off to the Seaside Cave to find the Plasma Frigate. Later on on Route 21, he is seen jumping off the Plasma Frigate after lowering the boarding plank, and then heads back to the Gym, leaving the player and Hugh to deal with Team Plasma.


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Marlon's sprite from
Generation V
Marlon's VS sprite from
Generation V
Marlon's overworld sprite from
Generation V


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Marlon uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles.

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Experts/World Leaders Tournament


Humilau City

"Sup, you must be here to challenge the Pokémon Gym! I'm the Gym Leader, Marlon. Sorry to make you look for me, yo. I was swimmin' with the Pokémon, and it felt real good, so I kept goin' and goin'. I'll be waitin' in the Gym, 'K?"

Humilau Gym

  • Before battle
"Sup! Here already, huh? You look strong! Shoots! Let's start!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"Dude… You're really into this, huh!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Awww, dude… I know I'm about done, but I'm still just so pumped up!"
  • When defeated
"You totally rocked that! You're raising some wicked Pokémon. You got this Trainer thing down!"
  • After being defeated
"You don't just look strong, you're strong fo' reals! Eh, I was swept away, too! Oh yeah, yo. I was so surprised that I forgot! I gotta give this to you!"
"That's the Wave Badge, the Unova region's new Gym Badge! Pretty sweet, right? Now you got all eight Badges, so you can be tight with any Pokémon! Oh yeah, got a TM for you, too!"
"So Scald sometimes burns the target, 'K? Oh, and you can even use it when you're all frozen and chillin' and stuff! Shoots! I'm off then! Hope it's useful!"

Humilau City

"Sup yo! What's this Team Plasma you're talking about do?"
"Nope! When the ocean's your home, you don't worry about things like that. 'Cause the ocean accepts all rivers! So you think Team Plasma's bad, then?"
Yes: "I get it. They're bad, so you fight 'em."
No: Shoots! Not bad… You think that but still fight!"
But, first, you got to say that in your own words. When you do, you'll understand better what you want to do and what you're hopin' for! Well then…"

Route 21

"Hold up!"
"Eh, this should do it!"
"Hey, friends! Team Plasma's not botherin' me. They could be up to no good for reals, and… It's not my style to go around decidin' Team Plasma's bad without thinkin' 'bout it just 'cause everyone says so! But, eh, you're havin' trouble, so I've got to help out! That's what I want to do!"
"Listen, 'K. Believe in somethin'! Searchin' for stolen Pokémon is fine! Keepin' Unova from bein' iced over's fine too! It's all good. But think 'bout why you're doin' that. The strength of your beliefs is what gives you and your Pokémon power! I made some noise, so some people came out! Hey, be careful, 'K!"

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name MisterFisher! Thank yooou! 'Marlon was swimming the other day, and he just kept going faster until he shot out of the water and into the sky! That swimming style could completely dominate the world of swimming.' Hm... That is amazing, but nobody else can do that. Actually, can you even call jumping into the sky swimming? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In the anime

Marlon in the anime

Marlon made his debut appearance in BW094, where Kotetsu battled him for his Gym badge and won.


Marlon's Wailord
Wailord is used as a means of transport to take Marlon and his challengers to the Humilau City Gym.

None of Wailord's moves are known.

Debut BW094
Marlon's Jellicent
Jellicent was the first Pokémon Marlon used against Kotetsu in their Gym battle. He battled Kotetsu's Ferrothorn, and after being defeated by Ferrothorn's Thunderbolt, his Ability activated, disabling the move.

Jellicent's only known move is Shadow Ball and his Ability is Cursed Body.

Debut BW094
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
Marlon's Mantine
Mantine was the second Pokémon Marlon used against Kotetsu in their Gym battle. It quickly knocked out Ferrothorn with a combination of Wing Attack, Bullet Seed, and Psybeam. Afterwards, Mantine faced Kotetsu's Samurott and was knocked out without landing an attack on it.

Mantine's known moves are Wing Attack, Bullet Seed and Psybeam.

Debut BW094
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka


  • His Japanese Leader title is 海よりも 海な 男!.
  • Marlon is the second Water-type Unova Gym Leader, the first being Cress.
  • Marlon speaks using a Kyushu dialect in the Japanese version.
  • Being at level 55, Marlon's Jellicent in Challenge Mode is the highest leveled Pokémon to be owned by a Gym Leader during the initial battle with them, tied with Giovanni's Nidoking and Rhydon in Yellow.
  • Marlon is the first Gym Leader since Chuck who only appeared in one episode of the anime.
  • According to the television, Marlon learned to jump by practicing with the Mantine that lived by his childhood home.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シズイ Shizui From シズイ shizui (Schoenoplectus nipponicus / Scirpus nipponicus), a plant that grows in marshes.
Also from 滴 shizuku (drop), 水 sui (water), and possibly 井 i (well).
English Marlon From marlin or marine.
French Amana Possibly from Amana.
German Benson From Teichbinsen (Schoenoplectus).
Italian Ciprian From Cyperaceae and Scirpus.
Spanish Ciprián From ciperáceas (Cyperaceae) and Scirpus.
Korean 시즈 Sijeu Partial transliteration of the Japanese name. Also from seas.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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