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Marley

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Marley
マイ Mai
Diamond Pearl Marley.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Anime debut Keeping In Top Forme!
English voice actor Dani Marcus
Japanese voice actor Miyuki Sawashiro

Marley (Japanese: マイ Mai) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. She specializes in Pokémon with high Speed.

In the games

Marley is one of five Trainers who can join with the main character during an event in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. She first appears in a part of Victory Road only accessible after defeating the Elite Four. Despite her reserved nature, she appears to be fond of Shaymin, and wants to inspect the stone tablet at the end of Route 224 in hopes of meeting it.

Later, she can join the player in competition at Sinnoh's Battle Tower. In Pokémon Platinum, she is also a possible opponent in the Battleground.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Pokémon Platinum

Victory Road


Battleground


Battle Tower

In the Battle Tower, Marley seems to prefer Pokémon with a high Speed stat.

Diamond and Pearl
Spr b 4d 051.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Grip Claw Sprite.png Grip Claw
Dugtrio Lv.50
Sand Tomb
Ground Physical
Toxic
Poison Status
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Dig
Ground Physical
Spr b 4d 051.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Dugtrio Lv.50
Swagger
Normal Status
Attract
Normal Status
Sand-Attack
Ground Status
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Spr b 4d 051.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Razor Claw Sprite.png Razor Claw
Dugtrio Lv.50
Fissure
Ground Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Spr b 4d 051.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Muscle Band Sprite.png Muscle Band
Dugtrio Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Slash
Normal Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Spr b 4d 101.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
Bag Damp Rock Sprite.png Damp Rock
Electrode Lv.50
Magnet Rise
Electric Status
Thunder
Electric Special
Swift
Normal Special
Rain Dance
Water Status
Spr b 4d 101.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry
Electrode Lv.50
Magnet Rise
Electric Status
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Charge Beam
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Spr b 4d 101.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Electrode Lv.50
Toxic
Poison Status
Protect
Normal Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Light Screen
Psychic Status
Spr b 4d 101.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Electrode Lv.50
Magnet Rise
Electric Status
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Screech
Normal Status
Explosion
Normal Physical
Spr b 4d 121.png
Types:
Water Psychic
Ability:
Natural Cure
Held item:
Bag Wide Lens Sprite.png Wide Lens
Starmie Lv.50
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Blizzard
Ice Special
Light Screen
Psychic Status
Spr b 4d 121.png
Types:
Water Psychic
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry
Starmie Lv.50
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Power Gem
Rock Special
Spr b 4d 121.png
Types:
Water Psychic
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Expert Belt Sprite.png Expert Belt
Starmie Lv.50
Psychic
Psychic Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Surf
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Spr b 4d 121.png
Types:
Water Psychic
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Damp Rock Sprite.png Damp Rock
Starmie Lv.50
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Rain Dance
Water Status
Thunder
Electric Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Spr b 4d 142.png
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry
Aerodactyl Lv.50
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Spr b 4d 142.png
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Aerodactyl Lv.50
Roost
Flying Status
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Attract
Normal Status
Swagger
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 142.png
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Aerodactyl Lv.50
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Thunder Fang
Electric Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Spr b 4d 142.png
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Choice Band Sprite.png Choice Band
Aerodactyl Lv.50
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Spr b 4d 169.png
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry
Crobat Lv.50
Roost
Flying Status
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Spr b 4d 169.png
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Payapa Berry Sprite.png Payapa Berry
Crobat Lv.50
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Brave Bird
Flying Physical
Cross Poison
Poison Physical
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Spr b 4d 169.png
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Sharp Beak Sprite.png Sharp Beak
Crobat Lv.50
Air Cutter
Flying Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
U-turn
Bug Physical
Spr b 4d 169.png
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Crobat Lv.50
Cross Poison
Poison Physical
U-turn
Bug Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Spr b 4d 254.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Sceptile Lv.50
Leaf Storm
Grass Special
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Spr b 4d 254.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Sceptile Lv.50
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Spr b 4d 254.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Sceptile Lv.50
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Agility
Psychic Status
Spr b 4d 254.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Sceptile Lv.50
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Spr b 4d 277.png
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Guts
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Swellow Lv.50
Endeavor
Normal Physical
Fly
Flying Physical
Facade
Normal Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Spr b 4d 277.png
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Guts
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Swellow Lv.50
Pursuit
Dark Physical
Facade
Normal Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Spr b 4d 291.png
Types:
Bug Flying
Ability:
Speed Boost
Held item:
Bag Focus Band Sprite.png Focus Band
Ninjask Lv.50
Slash
Normal Physical
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Baton Pass
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 291.png
Types:
Bug Flying
Ability:
Speed Boost
Held item:
Bag Petaya Berry Sprite.png Petaya Berry
Ninjask Lv.50
Baton Pass
Normal Status
Dig
Ground Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Endure
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 461 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Choice Band Sprite.png Choice Band
Weavile Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Ice Shard
Ice Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Spr b 4d 461 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Razor Claw Sprite.png Razor Claw
Weavile Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Slash
Normal Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Spr b 4d 461 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Chople Berry Sprite.png Chople Berry
Weavile Lv.50
Ice Shard
Ice Physical
Night Slash
Dark Physical
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Spr b 4d 461 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Weavile Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical


Platinum

This listing is of Marley's known Pokémon:

Spr b 4d 051.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Arena Trap
Held item:
Bag Lax Incense Sprite.png Lax Incense
Dugtrio Lv.50
Earth Power
Ground Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Tri Attack
Normal Special
Sandstorm
Rock Status
Spr b 4p 065 m.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Expert Belt Sprite.png Expert Belt
Alakazam Lv.50
Psychic
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Spr b 4d 121.png
Types:
Water Psychic
Ability:
Natural Cure or Illuminate
Held item:
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry
Starmie Lv.50
Surf
Water Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Spr b 4h 127.png
Type:
Bug Unknown
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Pinsir Lv.50
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Guillotine
Normal Physical
Spr b 4p 135.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Volt Absorb
Held item:
Bag Razor Fang Sprite.png Razor Fang
Jolteon Lv.50
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Signal Beam
Bug Special
Spr b 4h 142.png
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Aerodactyl Lv.50
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Torment
Dark Status
Taunt
Dark Status
Spr b 4d 169.png
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Razor Fang Sprite.png Razor Fang
Crobat Lv.50
Air Slash
Flying Special
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Twister
Dragon Special
Spr b 4h 254.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Sceptile Lv.50
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Spr b 4p 424 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb
Ambipom Lv.50
Double Hit
Normal Physical
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
Seed Bomb
Grass Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Spr b 4p 461 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Weavile Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Attract
Normal Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Hail
Ice Status
Spr b 4p 461 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Razor Claw Sprite.png Razor Claw
Weavile Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Spr b 4h 461 f.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Weavile Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Counter
Fighting Physical


Spr b 4d 059.png
Arcanine
Spr b 4d 101.png
Electrode
Spr b 4d 243.png
Raikou
Spr b 4d 277.png
Swellow
Spr b 4d 291.png
Ninjask
Spr b 4p 419 m.png
Floatzel

Quotes

Victory Road

"...I'm Marley. ...You are? Oh... <player>, will you help me, please? I want to get through this tunnel. Will you let me go with you?"
"...Pokémon shouldn't be hurt... I'll heal them..."
"...You're going back... Too bad... Bye-bye..."
"...You took so long... Please don't make me wait... I felt a little forlorn waiting..."
"...Oh! This is it. There's a stone tablet ahead... I wanted to see the Pokémon that visits, that's all... ...I appreciate your escorting me... ...Just a little..."
  • When walking
"... You're very chatty..."
"...The Pokémon among flowers..."

Route 224

"I... I don't like to talk... I choose my words carefully, but they may still hurt someone accidentally... When I think of that, I clam up... That's why I think this certain Pokémon is so wonderful. It's a Pokémon that conveys the feelings of gratitude in a nice way..."
"That stone tablet... It has a strange feel to it..."
"Thank you... That must have been the Pokémon that conveys the feelings of gratitude... You made it so I could see it... So, I'll have to convey thanks in my own words, too..."
"To you, too... Thank you..."'

The Battleground

"I... is it okay to battle?"
No: ...Oh? ... You can be that mean?"
"...So? ...Are we going to battle?"
Yes: "...OK. I'll do my best."
  • During battle
"...My time with you is drawing to a close."
  • When defeated
"...Awww."
  • After being defeated
"...You're so strong. It makes me feel happy. ...I don't know why. This is a strange feeling..."

The Battleground (variant)

"...Oh? A battle? With me?"
No: "...Oh, you. I'm getting to dislike you a little."
"...If you won't battle, I might not come back..."
Yes: "...OK. I... won't lose...!"
  • During battle
"...My time with you is drawing to a close."
  • When defeated
"...Awww."
  • After being defeated
"...I might like battling with you. ...Just a little. Only a tiny bit."

Sprites

Spr Pt Marley.png Marley OD.png DP Marley Back.png
Sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Back sprite from
Generation IV

In the anime

Marley in the anime

Marley made her debut appearance in Keeping In Top Forme!. She was spotted unconscious floating down a river in a boat by Brock. He called out to her, trying to warn her of an oncoming waterfall, but she did not respond. He jumped in the river to stop the boat, and then used Happiny to pull them out of the water. Afterwards, Marley finally woke up and introduced herself.

Because Brock saved her, Marley asked him to escort her to a flower field. Ash and his friends eventually discovered that Marley was harboring an injured Shaymin. She explained that she was approached by Shaymin because it was being attacked by a trio of thugs who wanted to take it.

Marley eventually got to the flower field that had Gracidea flowers, and Shaymin was about to transform into its Sky Forme. There, it defeated Team Rocket and was reunited with its friends. Marley then bid Shaymin farewell. As Shaymin left, Marley informed Ash and his friends that it said goodbye to her telepathically.

Pokémon

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Marley's Arcanine
Arcanine
When Marley was first attacked by Team Rocket, she was able to use her Arcanine to send them blasting off, and later used Arcanine to escape when she was confronted by them again.

Arcanine's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Keeping In Top Forme!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland

Befriended

Shaymin Land Forme

Shaymin Sky Forme
Shaymin
Marley befriended and sheltered Shaymin when it was attacked by Team Rocket while traveling to a flower field to reunite with its friends. After meeting up with Ash and friends, Shaymin finally made it to the flower field and, after making it to some hard-to-reach Gracidea flowers, transformed into its Sky Forme and sent Team Rocket blasting off. However, the attack by Team Rocket had destroyed the Gracidea flowers and the ice that had been created to fend off Team Rocket forced Shaymin to transform back into its Land Forme. All looked lost until Shaymin's friends arrived and some Gracidea flowers bloomed, allowing Shaymin to transform again. After saying a fond farewell to Marley, Shaymin left with its friends.

Shaymin's known moves are Seed Flare, Aromatherapy, and Air Slash.

Debut Keeping In Top Forme!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Amy Palant

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 沢城みゆき Miyuki Sawashiro
English Dani Marcus
German Jacqueline Belle
Polish Julia Kołakowska
Spanish Latin America Christine Byrd
Spain María Blanco

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Marley in Pokémon Adventures

Marley first makes an appearance in the Battleground battling with Buck. The battle, much to Marley's annoyance, goes without a conclusion as Buck notices Looker spying on them and chases after him while the officer escapes.

Later, after Buck and Looker are sent to the hospital after escaping from Team Galactic on Stark Mountain, Marley is seen worrying near Buck's hospital bed. While there, it is revealed that she has Oak's Letter in her possession.

Later, Marley arrives at Route 224 where she begs for the Pokémon Shaymin to help her. Shaymin reacts to her wish and appears before Marley. Marley is soon captured by the Advanced level Grunt of Team Galactic, but he frees her after Platinum, Cheryl, Mira, Riley, and Palmer arrive. They enter the Distortion World but are separated upon arriving due to the dimension's strange gravity.

There, Mira finds Charon, the man that defeated Buck, and tries to stop him from escaping but is stopped by Jupiter and the other Galactic Commanders. Marley faces Jupiter and her Tangrowth, while Cheryl and Mira fight Mars and Saturn, respectively. Jupiter proves to be a powerful enemy, but with Platinum's information from her first battle with Jupiter, Marley manages to figure out her opponent's strategy.

The battle is interrupted by Giratina as it flies past them so that it can fight with the other Legendary Pokémon in the area. As it flies past her, Shaymin accidentally gets stuck on Giratina's head and gets caught in the ensuing fight. Soon after, everyone begins to gather together and the conversation that follows reminds Marley about what she read in the letter she received from Professor Oak.

The gratitude Shaymin senses makes it decide to join in the fray and it does so by using Worry Seed to wake everyone up from Darkrai's Dark Void. This attack allows everyone to redirect Giratina's attacks to hit Charon, forcing him to retreat. Marley and the others are left behind as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum chase after Charon to the real world.

After Charon is defeated, Marley asks Shaymin if it wants to stay with her, an offer Shaymin accepts.

Pokémon

Marley's Arcanine
Arcanine
Arcanine is Marley's first known Pokémon. Arcanine was first used to battle Buck's Claydol at the Battleground but never had a real conclusion. Later, it fought Jupiter's Tangrowth at the Distortion World.

Arcanine's only known move is Flare Blitz.

Debut Leaping Past Lopunny
Marley's Shaymin

Marley's Shaymin
Shaymin
Marley met Shaymin on Route 224 after begging for its help. She quickly befriended it and took it with her into the Distortion World where it got caught in the battle between the other Legendary Sinnoh Pokémon. When Charon tried to escape, Shaymin used Marley's Gracidea Flower to turn into its Sky Forme and chase after him but was defeated. After the battle had ended, Marley asked if it would stay with her and it accepted.

Shaymin's known moves are Worry Seed and Seed Flare.

Debut The Final Dimensional Duel IV

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Marley or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Marley's Request Su Stormfront Uncommon 87/100 Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Uncommon 087/092
 

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マイ Mai From 米 mai, rice
English Marley Similar to barley
French Viviane Similar to Avoine, which means oats or Avena
German Charlie Similar to barley
Italian Risetta From riso, rice
Spanish Sémola From semolina
Korean 미정 Mijeong 미 is rice (米, mi)
Chinese (Mandarin) 米依 Mǐyī*
小舞 Xiǎo Wǔ*
Transliteration of her Japanese name. Contains 米 , rice.
From 舞 mai, dance.

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