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Valerie

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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 Unknown
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 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.

She had a Gym battle against Ash in Fairy-Type Trickery!, using her Sylveon and Spritzee and lost.

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.

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

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
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 Steel Wing.

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.

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.

None of Mawile's moves are known.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 雪野五月 Satsuki Yukino
English Unknown

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.

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.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut X & Y chapter

Trivia

  • Valerie's Japanese Leader title is 歷史の国から 來た 乙女.
  • According to a Tourist in Kalos's hotels, Valerie is from the Johto region.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マーシュ Mache From mâche (French for corn salad) and possibly 魔術 majutsu (magic). Corn salad is also called rapunzel in German, related to the fairy tale.
English, German Valerie From the genus Valerianella and faerie
French Valériane From the genus Valerianella
Italian Valérie From the genus Valerianella
Spanish Valeria From the genus Valerianella
Korean 마슈 Mache Transliteration of her Japanese name


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

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