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Marlon

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Marlon
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 The Road to Humilau!
English voice actor Ed Paul
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.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/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. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Jellicent.

Unova Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Quotes

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 HP loss)
"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!"
  • Being 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!"

Pokémon World Tournament

  • Before battle (first round)
"You look strong! Shoots! Let's start!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"I'm strong like the ocean's wide. You're gonna get swept away, fo' sho'. Eh, that's enough talk! I'll prove it! Let's get started, 'K?"
  • Before battle (final round)
"Oh ho, so I'm facing you! That's off the wall. How 'bout you and I make some waves and sweep the audience away? Let's leave 'em with even bigger smiles!"
  • Being defeated
"You're strong as a gnarly wave and as nice as a glassy sea."
  • If the player is defeated
"You're tough, but it's not enough to sway the sea, 'K!"
  • After being defeated
"You don't just look strong--you're strong fo' reals! Eh, I was swept away, too!"
  • After winning
"The tide comes in an' out, and in life you win and lose! What's important is that it keeps goin'."
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Eh, right now, you're like a ragin' sea that washes everythin' away! Uihaa! What a great battle, yo!"

Badge Case

It's cliché to compare life to a rough sea, but don't be swept away!

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!"

Sprites

Spr B2W2 Marlon.png Marlon OD.png VSMarlon.png
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Marlon in the anime

Marlon made his debut appearance in The Road to Humilau! where Cameron aimed to challenge his Gym for his final Badge. After Cameron and Ash had gotten lost on their way to Humilau City, Marlon found the two Trainers and took them to his Gym. There, Marlon faced Cameron in a Gym battle. Although Marlon had a powerful team, he was defeated by Cameron's Samurott, giving Cameron his last Gym Badge.

Marlon makes a cameo appearance in the credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Pokémon

Marlon's Wailord
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 The Road to Humilau!
Marlon's Jellicent
Jellicent
Jellicent was the first Pokémon Marlon used against Cameron in their Gym battle. He battled Cameron'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 The Road to Humilau!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Billy Bob Thompson
Marlon's Mantine
Mantine
Mantine is Marlon's ace Pokémon. It was the second Pokémon Marlon used against Cameron in their Gym battle. It quickly knocked out Ferrothorn with a combination of Wing Attack, Bullet Seed, and Psybeam. Afterwards, Mantine faced Cameron's Samurott and was knocked out without landing a single attack on her.

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

Debut The Road to Humilau!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda
English Ed Paul
Danish Niclas Mortensen
Polish Przemysław Stippa
Spanish Latin America Víctor Ugarte
Spain Pablo Sevilla

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Marlon in Pokémon Adventures

Marlon makes his first appearance as a competitor in the Unova Pokémon League. There, he makes it to the top 8 and is set up against Hood Man as his opponent. In the battle, Marlon proves to be a powerful opponent, but is ultimately defeated and eliminated from the tournament. Afterward, Marlon decides to leave, only to be approached by White. When White asks him for information about the mysterious Hood Man, Marlon reveals that the Trainer made it to the League without even collecting any Badges. Despite this, Marlon tells White that she should focus her investigations on Cheren because he seems even more suspicious than Hood Man.

Pokémon

Marlon's Jellicent

Marlon's Jellicent
Frllish → Jellicent
Jellicent is Marlon's only known Pokémon. It has been with Marlon ever since it was a Frillish. Marlon used it to battle Hood Man's Beheeyem at the Unova Pokémon League. Although it put up a good fight, Beheeyem defeated it with Shadow Ball, making Hood Man the winner. Later, it was healed by White's Nancy in an attempt to get Marlon's trust.

Jellicent's known moves are Scald and Recover, and its Ability is Cursed Body.

Debut PS514

Trivia

  • 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.
  • According to one of the television stations in Unova, Marlon learned to jump by practicing with the Mantine that lived by his childhood home.

Names

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.
Chinese (Mandarin) 西子伊 Xīzǐyī Transliteration of his Japanese name.


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
Lenora
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Elesa
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Clay
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Skyla
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Brycen
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Cheren
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Roxie
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png
Marlon

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