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Mariah (Johto)

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Mariah and a Hoppip

Mariah (Japanese: アズサ Azusa) is a young meteorologist who was the character of the day of the anime in Foul Weather Friends.

She has a weather station between Violet City and Azalea Town and keeps a cluster of Hoppip in a cage so she can study their behavior and movement to predict wind patterns. She believes Hoppip have some sort of sixth sense that lets them predict weather patterns early.

She also befriended an Oddish that believes itself to be a Hoppip and is trained to track down her seven Hoppip whenever they're blown away.

Pokémon

Studied

Mariah's Hoppip
Hoppip (×7)
Mariah has seven Hoppip which she keeps in a cage near her weather station. She studies their behavior and movement to predict wind patterns. She also befriended an Oddish to track down any Hoppip that have blown away. One Hoppip first appeared when it had been blown away and Mariah successfully captured it with a net and returned it to her bunch. She showed Ash and his friends that when the wind blows the Hoppip cluster together.

Later, Team Rocket attacked using a fan to try to blow them away, but they were quickly taken back by Ash and his friends including Mariah and Oddish, and send Team Rocket blasting off. That night, a tornado ripped through Mariah's house and sent the Hoppip and Oddish flying away. Oddish was able to retrieve two but the other were captured once again by Team Rocket. When the group found Team Rocket, Oddish stepped in and sent them blasting off, freeing the Hoppip.

None of Hoppip's moves are known

Debut Foul Weather Friends
Mariah's Oddish
Oddish
Mariah befriended an Oddish that is used to track down any Hoppip that have accidentally been blown away by the wind. It first appeared painted pink to disguise itself as a Hoppip, but its cover was blown when it tried to fly off a rock, landing on its face. It was then revealed that Oddish is a little bit odd, spending most of its time with the Hoppip, for it wanted to be just like them. It tried again, this time landing on a pile of hay, crying. Suddenly, Team Rocket attacked using a fan to try to blow the Hoppip away, but were quickly taken back with the help of Ash and his friends including Mariah and Oddish, and sent Team Rocket blasting off.

That night, a tornado ripped through Mariah's house and sent Oddish and the Hoppip flying away. Mariah thought they had all gone for good, but found Oddish nearby. Oddish was used to retrieve all the missing Hoppip around the area and successfully found two. They found that Team Rocket had taken the rest and threw them to the ground. Staryu and Heracross were about to take charge, but suddenly Oddish stepped in. Team Rocket thought of it as puny, but with its amazing Solar Beam it was able to send Team Rocket blasting off single handed. In the end, it decided being an Oddish is just what it wants to be.

Oddish's known moves are Solar Beam, Stun Spore, and Sleep Powder.

Debut Foul Weather Friends

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高橋美紀 Miki Takahashi
English Tara Jayne
Polish Anna Dąbkowska
Brazilian Portuguese Melissa Garcia
European Spanish Conchi López

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Mariah in the Ash and Pikachu manga

Mariah appears in Hoppip, the Wind Calls! and is the first character of the day from the anime to appear in the Ash and Pikachu manga. In Chuang Yi's English translation, she is still known by her Japanese name, Azusa.

Mariah lives in a log house in the forest. She takes care of several Hoppip and uses them to study the weather. She also takes care of an Oddish who made friends with the Hoppip.

Pokémon

Mariah's Hoppip (multiple)
Hoppip (multiple)
Mariah takes care of several Hoppip and studies their behavior relating to weather changes. She uses a measurement system based on the way the Hoppip fly, where they fly and the way the grass moves after they land. She also observes the way Hoppip cluster together before wind blows.
Debut Hoppip, the Wind Calls!
Mariah's Oddish
Oddish
Mariah also takes care of an Oddish who made friends with her Hoppip. Since it spends so much time with Hoppip, Oddish believes that it is a Hoppip, too. When a tornado hits Mariah's home, Oddish helps rescue its Hoppip friends and helps rebuild Mariah's house.
Debut Hoppip, the Wind Calls!

Trivia

  • Her name is likely a reference to the song "They Call the Wind Mariah" from the musical Paint Your Wagon given that she is a weather researcher.


Ash and Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Rivals
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders
WhitneyClairRoxanneNormanNolandGretaLucy
Other
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family


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