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Mars

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Mars
マーズ Mars
Diamond Pearl Mars.png
Art from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Commander
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Member of Team Galactic
Rank Commander
Anime debut Losing Its Lustrous!
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Rie Tanaka

Mars (Japanese: マーズ Mars) is one of Team Galactic's four Commanders in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In the games

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

She is first seen leading the efforts of Team Galactic to control the Valley Windworks near Route 205. Mars is then seen at Lake Verity. She makes her final appearance (along with Jupiter) atop the Spear Pillar, in an attempt to slow down the player so Cyrus can awaken the legendary Pokémon, but as the player battles her and Jupiter, the rival assists him/her.

Pokémon

First battle


Second battle


Third battle (Multi Battle with Jupiter)


Quotes

Valley Windworks
  • Before battle
"I'm one of Team Galactic's three Commanders. We've been trying to create a new world that's better than this one... But people have shown little understanding about what we do. You don't understand either, do you? It's a little saddening... So, let's have a battle to decide what we should do next. If I win, you leave. If you win, we, Team Galactic, will leave!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"What do you think you're doing to my Pokémon?!"
  • When defeated
"This can't be?! I lost?! You... you uppity brat!"
  • After being defeated
"Oops! I messed that one up! That's all right, though. I quite enjoyed our battle. I guess it's time to say good-bye and leave for the time being!"
Lake Verity
  • Before battle
"That face...! It brings back bad memories! I'm talking about the windworks! I caught a whole lot of trouble for that little incident. What's with that look on your face? You do remember me, don't you? Fine, whatever. I'll tell you who I am again! I'm Mars, one of Team Galactic's Commanders. So, what is it? Are you some lovey-dovey couple to the rescue? Not a chance! Not even a teeny one! You're all going down!"
  • When defeated
"...! Again and again..."
  • After being defeated
"I lost again... So, first the windworks, and now Lake Verity that I owe you for! This shouldn't be happening to Team Galactic's Commander..."
"...Calm down, Mars... I've done my part in all of this... My mission was to transport the lake's Pokémon to our HQ... ...That's right! I accomplished my mission without a problem! Team! We're pulling out! The boss is waiting at the HQ!"
"The Pokémon of the three lakes are connected somehow. Thanks to Saturn's grandstanding at Lake Valor, a cavern appeared here. It was the cavern where the Pokémon Mesprit slept. Mesprit appeared, too, probably to go help its friends. That worked out well for us. It was super easy to catch."
"So, now we've got them all: Mesprit, "the Being of Emotion." Azelf, "the Being of Willpower." Uxie, "the Being of Intelligence." Now that we have them all... You can look forward to what plans Team Galactic has for them!"
Spear Pillar
  • If the player tries to leave after Cyrus summoned Dialga/Palkia
"You don't think that you can just run off now, do you?"
  • If talked to
"Well, hotshot? Now what?"
  • Before battle
"There's no need to rush. I can understand you want to battle our boss real bad, but you'll have to go through me first. After all, you've made me look bad more times than I care to remember!"
  • When defeated
"Sheesh... I should have done the fighting myself."

In Pokémon Platinum

At the Valley Windworks, Mars argues with Charon, showing her distaste for his superior attitude. She also indicates a lower opinion of him for being a recent member. She and Jupiter, after the events at the Spear Pillar, quit Team Galactic because Charon has different ideals from former boss Cyrus. It is also shown that Mars and Jupiter have a mutual dislike of each other. Mars mentions that she'll be going off to the Distortion World to find Cyrus after quitting the team.

Pokémon

First battle


Second battle


Third battle (Multi Battle with Jupiter)


Fourth battle


Quotes

At Valley Windworks
  • Before battle
"I'm one of Team Galactic's three Commanders. ...No, wait. That's one of four Commanders. My name is Mars! We've been trying to create a new world that's better than this one... But people have shown little understanding about what we do. You don't understand either, do you? It's a little saddening... So, let's have a battle to decide what we should do next. If I win, you leave. If you win, we, Team Galactic, will leave!"
  • During battle (first non-KO hit)
"What do you think you're doing to my Pokémon?!"
  • When defeated
"This can't be?! I lost?! You...you uppity brat!"
  • After being defeated
"Oops! I messed that one up! That's all right, though. I quite enjoyed our battle."
"Will you shut it! The boss is the only person in the world who's allowed to order me around! You can keep quiet around me! You only joined us recently. Don't think you're important! I guess it's time to say good-bye and leave for the time being!"
Lake Verity
  • Before battle
"That face...! It brings back bad memories! I'm talking about the windworks! I caught a whole lot of trouble for that little incident. What's with that look on your face? You do remember me, don't you? Fine, whatever. I'll tell you who I am again! I'm Mars, one of Team Galactic's Commanders. So, what is it? Are you some lovey-dovey couple to the rescue? Not a chance! Not even a teeny one! You're all going down!"
  • When defeated
"...! Again and again..."
  • After being defeated
"I lost again... So, first the windworks, and now Lake Verity that I owe you for! This shouldn't be happening to Team Galactic's Commander..."
"...Calm down, Mars... I've done my part in all of this... My mission was to transport the lake's Pokémon to our HQ... ...That's right! I accomplished my mission without a problem! Team! We're pulling out! The boss is waiting at the HQ!"
"The Pokémon of the three lakes are connected somehow. Thanks to Saturn's grandstanding at Lake Valor, a cavern appeared here. It was the cavern where the Pokémon Mesprit slept. Mesprit appeared, too, probably to go help its friends. That worked out well for us. It was super easy to catch."
"So, now we've got them all: Mesprit, "the Being of Emotion." Azelf, "the Being of Willpower." Uxie, "the Being of Intelligence." Now that we have them all... You can look forward to what plans Team Galactic has for them!"
Spear Pillar
  • If talked to
"I'm surprised you actually made it here. You can stay if you promise not to meddle."
  • Before battle
"Where do you think you're going? I won't let you disturb our boss. If you're not going to listen, you'll have to go through me first. After all, you've made me look bad more times than I care to remember!"
  • When defeated
"Sheesh... I should have done the fighting myself."
"M-Master Cyrus?! Where did he go?!"
Stark Mountain
  • Before battle
"Hey! You! Tell us where Master Cyrus went. Where were you after you disappeared at the Spear Pillar?"
"Huh? The Distortion World!? Where Giratina was? You're not making any sense! Don't play that card with me!"
"Fine! You don't want to talk? I'll bash you and make you talk!"
  • When defeated
"What's with you?! Do you have a vendetta against me?!"
  • After being defeated
"My Pokémon let me down again! How am I supposed to get information about our missing Master Cyrus?"
"OK! That's it for me! I'm going to look for Master Cyrus. The Distortion World, was it called? I should go there, right? I'm quits with Team Galactic. Jupiter, you can deal with it!"
"There you have it. We're going back to being ordinary girls. You can mop up whichever way you want."

In the anime

Mars in the anime

Mars made her debut appearance in Losing Its Lustrous!. She, along with Saturn attempted to steal the Lustrous Orb from the Celestic Town museum. She also appeared in Double Team Turnover!, in which she informed Cyrus that the Red Chain project is nearing completion.

Mars appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! along with her Purugly. She had brought the Spear Key to Iron Island where she activated the ruins in the island to find the exact location of the Spear Pillar in Mt. Coronet. After failing to complete the task in Saving the World From Ruins!, she attempted to blow up the island on Cyrus's orders but she failed due to Riley and his Lucario.

She later appeared in The Needs of the Three! and The Battle Finale of Legend!. After the disappearance of Cyrus, she became distraught and even tried following him, but was stopped by Saturn. The duo, along with Jupiter, were later arrested.

She appeared briefly in Memories are Made of Bliss! in Team Rocket's fantasy with all the other members of Team Galactic.

Pokémon

This listing is of Mars's known Pokémon in the anime:

Mars's Purugly
Purugly
Main article: Mars's Purugly

Purugly's first appearance was alongside Mars in Losing Its Lustrous! as she was destroying the Celestic Ruins to create a distraction so that Saturn could steal the Lustrous Orb. Purugly made a more significant appearance in the next episode, in which it battled Ash, Dawn and Cynthia for the orb and proved itself to be very powerful.

Debut Double Team Turnover!
Mars's Bronzor
Bronzor
Bronzor made a brief appearance in Double Team Turnover! when it assisted Mars in her attempt to retrieve the Lustrous Orb from Team Rocket before it was knocked out by Staravia, Piplup and Garchomp.

Bronzor's only known move is Hypnosis.

Debut Double Team Turnover!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 田中理恵 Rie Tanaka
English Lisa Ortiz
Czech Nikola Votočková (DP096, DP097)
Jana Páleníčková (DP110-present)
Polish Monika Wierzbicka (DP096-DP097)
Anna Sztejner (DP110-DP111, DP151-DP152)
Portuguese Brazil Letícia Quinto (DP096-DP097, DP151-DP152)
Priscila Ferreira (DP110-DP111)
Portugal Rute Pimenta
Spanish Latin America Leyla Rangel (DP096, DP097)
Angélica Villa (DP110-present)
Spain Olga Velasco

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Mars and her Purugly with Saturn and his Croagunk in the manga

Mars makes her first appearance (in silhouette) at the Valley Windworks where she attempts to gather and steal energy from the power plant. She encounters Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum who have come to find out what had happened to the Valley Windworks Manager. She battles them with her Pokémon and once her Electivire had successfully gather enough energy; she cut off one of the windmills and flew off with it.

She reappears at the Team Galactic HQ after Saturn suffers his defeat by the hands of Paka and Uji where they get into an argument about how Saturn doesn’t like people standing in his room. She presents the Electivire she had used to steal the Windworks energy previously and transfers it to the almost complete Galactic Bomb.

The next time she is seen is when she travels to Lake Verity after Diamond manages to defeat her swarm of Yanmega that she had sent to Professor Rowan’s lab to steal some of his research. She destroys the controller to the machine that was commanding the Yanmega and voices her annoyance at using machines to do her work for her and is told by the Team Galactic Grunts that they have arrived at their destination.

When Mars arrives at the Lake she encounters Diamond’s mother picking Berries and takes her hostage. When Diamond arrives at the Lake to rescue his mother (who he’s realized has been captured by Mars) he finds out that he’s too late; Mars has already found her. Mars introduces herself as one of the three Team Galactic Commanders chosen by Cyrus and offers Diamond a chance to watch the Lake’s upcoming explosion; an offer he refuses.

During the ensuing battle Johanna manages to escape to safety while Diamond takes to the skies with Mars following him. Mars easily overpowers him while in the air long enough for the countdown to reach “0” and waits for the Lake’s imminent explosion. Despite being disappointed that her Lake wasn’t the one blown up she continues her plans and successfully captures Mesprit and takes her leave, however, unbeknownst to her, Dia had snuck on the Airship and is on his way to the Team Galactic HQ.

She later appears at the Team Galactic HQ along with her fellow Commanders Saturn and Jupiter who were also successful in their attempts in capturing Azelf and Uxie, respectively. Later, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and all of the Galactic Grunts bear witness to Cyrus giving a speech about how they will create a new world with no spirit and set off to finish their plans.

She later appears along with Saturn and Jupiter to deliver a message to Cyrus about how an intruder has infiltrated their defenses; Cyrus tells them to ignore it and go to the Spear Pillar. Later, at the Spear Pillar she greets Cyrus when he arrives but is surprised to seem him wounded; Cyrus tells them to not let anyone stop his ritual which they all promise to do.

Immediately after, they are attacked by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders Fantina, Roark, and Gardenia and they battle them to prevent them from reaching Cyrus. Mars and the other Commanders are evenly matched with the Sinnoh Gym Leaders until reinforcements arrive to help them; Mars battles Crasher Wake and Gardenia but despite her power, she is eventually defeated.

Later, Mars and her teammates are discovered by another member of Team Galactic, Sird. Sird explains to them that she had infiltrated Team Rocket on a mission, but failed. Soon after, they are attacked by Riley of Iron Island, who had tracked Sird by her Aura. Sird battles Riley, allowing Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn to escape unharmed.

Later, Mars and her teammates witness Charon battling Diamond and Pearl at Eterna City with Heatran and Giratina. Despite their irritation that Charon has revealed his true loyalties, they decide to ignore it so that they can enter the Distortion World and rescue Cyrus. After arriving, they find Charon there as well. He lies and tells them that he is searching for Cyrus too, but is being attacked by a group of people and asks for their help.

Mars and the others comply, and they each face a different opponent in a one-on-one battle. Mars faces Cheryl in battle, while Jupiter faces Marley, and Saturn faces Mira. During the battle, the two seem evenly matched, and they constantly stop each other's strategies.

The battle is interrupted by Giratina, who flies past them so that it can fight the other legendary Pokémon in the area. After Charon is defeated, Mars, her fellow Commanders, and Cyrus emerge from the Distortion World and into the real world. Charon tries to lie to Cyrus by claiming that he intended to gather the legendary Pokémon for Team Galactic's sake. Cyrus reaches down to Charon, which Mars and Saturn think it means he's going to pinch him. However, Cyrus only takes his machine, and praises Charon for his technological genius. The records reveal that he has been using it since the battle on the Spear Pillar, which angers Saturn into figuring out that he was attempting to use the machine to control Dialga and Palkia into opening a hole to the Distortion World, to which Charon denies.

Cyrus speaks to his four Commanders once more and reveals that he is disbanding Team Galactic, which angers Jupiter because she, Mars, and Saturn will have nowhere else to go without him. Hearing her wishes, Cyrus takes Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter away with him and thanks Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum for their help.

Pokémon

Mars has these Pokémon:

Mars's Bronzor
Bronzor
Bronzor is the first Pokémon seen in on Mars's team. It was first used as a guard dog to prevent people from entering the Valley Windworks where it attacked Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, and the Valley Windworks manager's daughter but they managed to escape. Mars later used it to fill the Windworks with sand while she made her escape. Later, it was seen with Mars at Lake Verity and the Spear Pillar where it battled Wake and Gardenia's Pokémon but was eventually defeated. It later battled Cheryl's Blissey and prevented her from healing, but was later crushed by Giratina charging past them.

Bronzor's known moves are Gyro Ball, Sandstorm and Heal Block.

Debut Honey for Combee
Mars's Zubat
Zubat
Zubat is the second Pokémon seen on Mars's team. It is mainly used to threaten people with its sharp blade-like wings but is not usually seen in battle. It was first seen holding the Valley Windworks Manager at Knife-point so that he would be forced to work for them. It was later seen holding Johanna hostage with its wings but lost hold of her when she squeezed Berry Juice onto its face. It was last seen battling Crasher Wake and Gardenia's Pokémon but was defeated.

None of Zubat's moves are known.

Debut Belligerent Bronzor
Mars's Purugly
Purugly
Main article: Mars's Purugly

Purugly is the third Pokémon seen on Mars's team. Despite its large build, Purugly is a powerful battler than can hold its own in battles (although it can be comically be seen struggling trying to climb up a small step at one point).

Debut Belligerent Bronzor
Mars's Yanmega
Yanmega
Yanmega is the fourth Pokémon seen on Mars's team. Mars uses it as her mode of aerial transportation and it also proves to be a powerful battler.

Yanmega's known moves are Slash, U-turn, Bug Buzz and Bug Bite.

Debut Yikes, Yanmega! II
Mars's Electivire
Electivire
Electivire was used to steal the energy from the Valley Windworks. Later, it was seen transferring the stolen energy to the Galactic Bomb and hasn't been seen since. In the original magazine versions, Electivire was originally a Luxray.

None of Electivire's moves are known.

Debut Belligerent Bronzor

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Mars in the Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Mars first appeared in this manga at the Valley Windworks, attempting to steal the energy from the power plant. Hareta and Jun managed to defeat her.

She later reappeared in a special chapter, in which she attempted and failed to capture a Deoxys. During her battle with it, her Kangaskhan went out of control, requiring the help of Hareta and the Deoxys to stop it from rampaging.

Mars later, alongside Saturn, assists Hareta, Mitsumi and the others in defeating Dialga when its powers threaten to destroy Sinnoh.

Pokémon

Mars's Purugly
Purugly
Main article: Mars's Purugly

Purugly is Mars's main Pokémon. It was first used in a Tag Battle against Jun and Hareta. Mars gained the upper hand when it turned out the power. However, Shinx's Spark put the power back on which threw Purugly off guard, defeating it. Purugly then appeared in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2), in which it was easily defeated by Deoxys.

Debut The Mystery Boy, Jun!!
Mars's Zubat
Zubat
Zubat was Purugly's Tag Battle partner. It had the ability of seeing in the dark after Purugly turned off the power.
Debut The Mystery Boy, Jun!!
Mars's Bronzor
Bronzor
Mars's Bronzor made a brief appearance in the special chapter. It was only seen doing the job of trying to raid the Game Corner.
Debut Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2)
Mars's Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan was used in the special chapter in which she battled Deoxys after it easily defeated Mars's Purugly. When Kangaskhan used Outrage, it made her go on a rampage, even destroying Mars's Poké Ball in the process. Piplup's Brine stops her and she returns back to normal.

Kangaskhan's only known move is Outrage.

Debut Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2)
Mars's Magnezone
Magnezone
While Hareta was trying to get to Spear Pillar, Mars sends out her Magnezone to battle him. Hareta retaliates with Regigigas and defeats the magnet Pokémon.

Magnezone's only known move is Magnet Bomb.

Debut The Advent of the Legendary Pokémon!!

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Mars in Pocket Monsters DP

Mars makes an appearance in the chapter Helping the Legendary Pokémon!! of the Pocket Monsters DP manga.

Pokémon

Mars's Purugly
Purugly
Main article: Mars's Purugly

Mars sent out her Purugly while introducing herself.

Debut Helping the Legendary Pokémon!!
Mars's Bronzor
Bronzor
Bronzor was sent out to take on Clefairy. Clefairy used gag moves on Bronzor and used it as a frisbee.

None of Bronzor's moves are known.

Debut Helping the Legendary Pokémon!!

In the TCG

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

Mars's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Purugly Pokémon G Colorless Platinum Common 88/127 Galactic's Conquest Common 081/096
Porygon-Z Pokémon G Colorless Arceus Rare 26/99 Advent of Arceus Rare 075/090
      DPt-P Promotional cards   035/DPt-P
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Team Galactic's Mars Su Secret Wonders Uncommon 126/132 Shining Darkness Uncommon  
      Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
      Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
 

Trivia

  • Mars's name was changed to Venus in Spanish-language versions of the game, likely due to the fact that Mars is the name of a male Roman god. This also happened to Jupiter.
  • At one point in the game, Mars assumes Lucas and Dawn are a couple.
  • Mars is the Commander the player will battle the most times in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. The player will battle Saturn twice in each game, Jupiter twice in Diamond and Pearl but three times in Platinum, while Mars is battled three times in Diamond and Pearl and four times in Platinum, although it should be noted one of Jupiter and Mars's battles are together in a Double Battle.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マーズ Mars From Mars.
English, French, German Mars From Mars.
Italian Martes From Marte, Mars.
Spanish Venus From Venus.
Korean 마스 Mars From Mars.
Chinese (Mandarin) 夥星 / 伙星 Huǒxīng Homophone to 火星 Huǒxīng, Mars.



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Commanders: MarsJupiterSaturnCharonSird*
Notable Members: B-2*Mitsumi*Advanced level Grunt*Lily*Io*
Lower Members: Galactic GruntsScientists
Buildings: Galactic Eterna BuildingTeam Galactic HQ

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