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Valerie
マーシュ Mache
"The maiden from a land with history."
XY Valerie.png
Art from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Black
Hometown Laverre City
Region Kalos (originally Johto)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Marchioness*
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Leader of Laverre Gym
Badge Fairy Badge
Specializes in Fairy type
Anime debut A Fashionable Battle!
English voice actor Kate Bristol
Japanese voice actor Satsuki Yukino

Valerie (Japanese: マーシュ Mache) is the Gym Leader of Laverre City's Gym, known officially as the Laverre Gym. She specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon. She gives the Fairy Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the games

Valerie appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. She is a fashion designer who originally comes from Johto. She appears to possess a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful. Trainers who defeat Valerie will receive the Fairy Badge, along with TM99 (Dazzling Gleam). Valerie also seems to want to feel like a Pokémon, and she self-designed her costume in an attempt to identify herself with Pokémon. Also, according to the television show Gym Freaks, her outfit weighs 33 pounds. It also states that she used to be a model and as such can wear incredibly high heels.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

Gym battle


Battle Chateau


Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch


Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge


Quotes

Pokémon X and Y

Laverre Gym

  • Before battle
"Oh, if it isn't a young Trainer... So you've flown all the way through my Gym, fluttering down to me on a fortunate wind. Then I suppose you have earned yourself the right to a battle, as a reward for your efforts. I am Valerie, who leads this Fairy-type Gym. I hope your visit will prove entertaining to you. The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong."
  • Being defeated
"I hope the sun is shining tomorrow... That would be reason enough to smile."
  • After being defeated
"Yes... that was a fine battle. I shall reward you for this great victory. This is the Fairy Badge. It is yours now. Its beauty is captivating, is it not? ... ... ... ... ... ... Ah... Do forgive me. I was so captivated, I forgot for a moment that it is yours."
"This captivating Fairy Badge will endear any Pokémon up to Lv. 80 to you... Yes, even those Pokémon that you may receive from others will obey you. I also wish to award you this TM... Please consider it a personal gift from me, not simply the winnings of a battle."
"Oh? My, what a curious feeling... I can't seem to recall any longer which move is contained in that TM. I hope you might forgive me."
"My designs are said to be rather mystifying. Do you agree with that? I've always wanted to be a Pokémon, you see. That desire is my inspiration and what I try to achieve by designing. And yet...the only time I feel I am truly one with Pokémon is when we are embroiled in desperate battle. I wonder why that is... Hmm... Could it be-- Never mind. It is nothing, kind Trainer."
(post-game) "What do you think it is exactly that separates humans from Pokémon? Is there even need for such a thing? Why should they be separate from one another?"

Battle Chateau

  • Before battle (initial)
"Oh, if it isn't my young Trainer... It is lovely to get to meet you again like this. Then I suppose you have earned yourself the right to a battle, as a reward for your efforts. The elusive Fairy may appear frail as the breeze and delicate as a bloom, but it is strong."
  • Before battle (rematch)
"Oh, if it isn't my young Trainer... We seem to keep meeting like this, don't we? Then I suppose you have earned yourself the right to a battle, as a reward for your efforts. The elusive Fairy may appear frail as the breeze and delicate as a bloom, but it is strong."
  • Being defeated
"I hope that you will find things worth smiling about tomorrow..."
  • After being defeated
(if giving the player an item) "I hope you will accept this gift from me... Please consider it as a personal gift from me, not simply the winnings of a battle."
"That was truly a captivating battle. I might just be captivated by you."
  • After defeating the player
"Oh goodness, what a pity..."

Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Laverre City Gym! ... Oooooh. Valerie has arrived! She's glorious! What a beauty! With a fairylike existence! She can wear such high heels because she used to be a model. If I were wearing heels that high, I wouldn't be able to get out of my house. Ah... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Laverre City Gym! ... Ohhh. Valerie has arrived! She's beautiful! So beautiful! Her existence is fairylike! Her clothes weigh 33 pounds! How can she managed to wear it? She might be surprisingly muscular... Oops. I shouldn't have said that... Ah... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

Sprites

VSValerie.png XY Valerie Icon.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y

In the anime

Valerie in the anime

Valerie first appeared in A Fashionable Battle!. After Ash and his friends arrived in Laverre City, Serena became excited about wanting to meet her. When a fashion show was about to start, Valerie became unsure on what to do while preparing for the fashion show. Blossom and Katherine brought over Serena and Bonnie and Valerie recommended them to her fashion show to replace the other two people who didn't show up. During the fashion show, Valerie had a battle against Sawyer in which she was going to give a Gym Badge to him if he defeated her. However, Valerie easily defeated Sawyer's Bagon thanks to her Spritzee's speed. This battle caused Ash to realize that Valerie was going to be tough to deal with.

In Fairy-Type Trickery!, Valerie got to battle Ash next. When Ash and his friends arrived in the Laverre Gym, they noticed that Valerie was absent. Valerie made her entrance in the Gym after a performance was made in the Gym. They began their battle with Valerie using Sylveon first. She revealed that she wanted to be a Pokémon, which was why she talked like one. After Fletchinder defeated Valerie's Sylveon, Valerie sent out Spritzee next. Her strategy was revealed when she had Spritzee use Trick Room. This managed to defeat Fletchinder as Fletchinder took too long with the multiple Flame Charges during the stage Trick Room was active. Valerie dealt with Hawlucha next. By treating it as a wrestling ring, Hawlucha withheld Spritzee's attacks and then X-Scissored the Trick Room, shattering it. Spritzee was defeated by Hawlucha, defeating Valerie. The Furisode Girls comment that Valerie hasn't lost to anybody in a while. She then gave Ash the Fairy Badge as proof for defeating her. She reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.

She appeared in a fantasy in XY125, when Ash was talking to Takeru about the Gym Leaders that he had defeated in Kalos, in order for him to be able to compete in the Lumiose Conference.

She appeared in XY132, where she was in her Gym, watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with her Pokémon.

Pokémon


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Valerie's Spritzee
Spritzee
Spritzee is Valerie's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with Valerie and her Pokémon before the fashion show began. During the fashion show, it battled against Sawyer's Bagon. When Bagon launched a Dragon Breath, Spritzee was completely unaffected by the move. After easily dodging Bagon's Headbutt attacks using its agility, it defeated Bagon with Dazzling Gleam.

It reappeared in Fairy-Type Trickery!, where it battled against Ash in his Laverre Gym battle. It defeated his Fletchinder despite Fletchinder's super effective attacks, but lost to Hawlucha despite having a type advantage. It reappeared in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!.

It appeared again in XY132, where it was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

Spritzee's known moves are Dazzling Gleam, Trick Room, Gyro Ball, and Moonblast.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
English Lisa Ortiz
Valerie's Sylveon
Sylveon
Sylveon was briefly seen in its first appearance with the other Pokémon when Valerie prepared for her fashion show.

It reappeared in Fairy-Type Trickery!, where it battled against Ash in his Laverre Gym battle. Despite proving to be a powerful opponent, it eventually fell for Fletchinder's super effective Steel Wing.

It appeared again in XY132, where it was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

Sylveon's known moves are Disarming Voice, Fairy Wind, and Giga Impact.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinatsu Akasaki
English Erica Schroeder
Valerie's Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime was briefly seen with the other Pokémon when Valerie was preparing for her fashion show.

It appeared again in XY132, where it was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Valerie's Mawile
Mawile
Mawile was briefly seen with the other Pokémon when Valerie was preparing for her fashion show.

It appeared again in XY132, where it was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

None of Mawile's moves are known.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 雪野五月 Satsuki Yukino
English Kate Bristol
Italian Ludovica de Caro
Brazilian Portuguese Kandy Riccy
Spanish Latin America Valentina Souza
Spain Marta Almazán

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Valerie in Pokémon Adventures

Valerie debuted in the X & Y chapter. She is first seen at a Laverre City hospital alongside Grant and Olympia. They came to visit their friend and fellow Gym Leader Korrina, who was still recuperating from injuries she sustained from a battle with Team Flare. Afterward, she leaves with Grant and Olympia to have a meeting with the other Kalos Gym Leaders.

After meeting up with Wulfric and Ramos, the Gym Leaders finish their meeting and return to Y's group. They travel by sea on Wulfric's Avalugg to Geosenge Town, where Team Flare's base is located. Upon arriving, they find the ultimate weapon in the process of being activated. When Y leaps in to keep the weapon's petals from opening, the Gym Leaders assist her by also using their strength and their Pokémon to keep the weapon closed. By using her Mr. Mime's ability to create invisible blocks of solid air, she assisted her fellow Gym Leaders by allowing them to stand in the air. The plan was stopped by Bryony, who used her special goggles to see through the technique and used her Bisharp to cut through them with ease.

Despite their best efforts, the Gym Leaders are unable to prevent the ultimate weapon from blooming and firing on the Kalos region. The attack hits many areas and damages several buildings, but the heroes' efforts managed to weaken the weapon's power and prevent any lives from being taken. The Gym Leaders and Y were also protected from the attack thanks to Valerie and Olympia's Pokémon surrounding them in barriers.

Later, the Kalos Gym Leaders help rebuild the damaged buildings that were destroyed by the ultimate weapon's blast. Due to Team Flare's influence over the media, the Gym Leaders and X's group were blamed for the incident.

Pokémon

This listing is of Valerie's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Valerie's Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime is Valerie's only known Pokémon. It accompanied Valerie to visit an injured Korrina at a Laverre City hospital. Later, it was used at Geosenge Town to keep the ultimate weapon from being activated. By creating blocks of solid air, it helped keep the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon floating in the air. Bryony saw through this trick and used her Bisharp to cut through the blocks, sending Mr. Mime and the other Pokémon plummeting to the ground. When the ultimate weapon was fired, it created a barrier to protect the Gym Leaders and Y from its effect.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut Quilladin Stands

Trivia

  • Valerie's Japanese Leader title is 歴史の国から 来た 乙女.
  • According to a Tourist in Kalos's hotels, Valerie is from the Johto region.
  • In both the original Japanese game and anime, Valerie speaks with a Kyoto dialect of Japanese. Ecruteak City in the Johto region is inspired by the city of Kyoto and some of its residents use the same dialect.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マーシュ Mache From mâche (French for the plant Valerianella locusta, corn salad), also called rapunzel in German, related to the fairy tale of the same name.
English, German Valerie From the genus Valerianella and possibly faerie
French Valériane From the genus Valerianella
Italian Valérie From the genus Valerianella
Spanish Valeria From the genus Valerianella
Brazilian Portuguese Valéria From the genus Valerianella
Korean 마슈 Mache Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪綉 Mǎxiù Transliteration of her Japanese name. The character 綉 means embroidery, a reference to her profession.


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
XY Viola Icon.png
Viola
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
XY Grant Icon.png
Grant
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
XY Korrina Icon.png
Korrina
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
XY Ramos Icon.png
Ramos
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
XY Clemont Icon.png
Clemont
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
XY Valerie Icon.png
Valerie
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
XY Olympia Icon.png
Olympia
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
XY Wulfric Icon.png
Wulfric

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