Lola

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Lola
ミズホ Mizuho
Lola.png
Lola
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Mahogany
Hometown Pewter City
Region Kanto
Relatives Flint (husband), Brock (son), Forrest (son), 8 other children
Trainer class Gym Leader
Leader of Pewter Gym
Badge Boulder Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
English voice actor Carol Jacobanis (SS001)
Annie Silver (AG177)
Japanese voice actor Mako Hyōdō

Lola (Japanese: ミズホ Mizuho) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a Water-type Pokémon specialist who first appeared in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!. She is the mother of Brock, Forrest, and eight other children and is married to Flint.

History

In A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, Flint recalled that he first met Lola when she was a budding Trainer. He was impressed by her Poliwag's Hydro Pump during a battle against his Graveler. They went on to date for some time, eventually got married, and had their ten children.

She, like her husband, left the family home prior to Showdown in Pewter City to pursue her own goals and artistic ventures. This left Brock in charge of the household, his nine younger siblings, and the Pewter Gym.

Brock was surprised to see Lola when he returned home in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, and was also impressed by her newly-caught Water Pokemon. However, her redecoration efforts of the Gym and changing it to a Water-type Gym led Flint to once again abandon the household, and Lola subsequently became the Pewter City Gym Leader. Brock confronted Lola directly about the issue, but she was too busy hanging her latest painting find and casually noted that Water Pokémon were much better than Rock-types.

Lola and Flint

Lola and Flint later had a rematch for the title of Gym Leader. Flint was sure he would lose due to type disadvantage, but Brock pressured him into having the battle anyway. Flint's Golem almost ended up drowning during the match and had to be resuscitated. Flint was almost ready to run away again, but after some flirting, Lola and Flint ended up being rekindling their relationship. As a result, the pair agreed to change the Gym to specialize in both Rock- and Water-types, much to their children's dismay.

Not ready to give up, Brock decided to battle his own mother to fully restore the Gym to its heritage Rock-type theme, and he came out victorious. Lola said she would give up trying to change the Gym's type, but Flint managed to persuade Brock to let Lola keep the decorations, even though she was supposed to take them down if she lost.

In Grating Spaces, Flint, Lola, and Brock's Ludicolo went on a plane trip that turned out to be organized by Team Rocket, who were posing as Gym stylists and took advantage of their absences to redecorate the Pewter Gym in a bid to take over the facility. Brock visited home and was shocked to see his parents' absences, and the Gym's latest renovation. When the pair returned from their trip, Brock scolded them for abandoning the children once again and informed them that they had fallen for one of Team Rocket's schemes.

Lola made a cameo in the ending credits of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where she and her family received a gift basket of Gracideas from Brock. She also briefly appeared in SS025, where she supported Forrest in his match against a Nurse Joy from the Pokémon Inspection Agency.

Character

Lola enjoys art and traveling, though her uptake of hobbies and personal tastes are contentious. She is overly cheery and likes cute things, though her Water-type expertise nevertheless makes her a tough opponent in battle.

Lola is shown to disregard the integrity of the Pewter Gym and its traditions, and in SS025, she mentioned hoping to turn it into a restaurant. While Flint often panders to Lola's every desire, Brock and his siblings disliked her decision to change the Pewter Gym to a Water Gym in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!. While Brock loves his mother, her lack of responsibility and consideration for the family is a constant irritant.

Pokémon


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

Lola's Marill
Marill
Lola's Marill was used against Flint's Golem in a battle for the title of Gym Leader. It was shaken up by Golem's Earthquake, but was able to use the waves of water to use Surf against it and win. It then helped Golem along with Blastoise to recover from drowning.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Marill and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed. In SS025, it, along with Brock's Sudowoodo, takes the role of Brock's youngest siblings' playmate.

Marill's only known move is Surf.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
English Kayzie Rogers
Lola's Blastoise
Blastoise
Lola's Blastoise is one of Lola's many Water-type Pokémon, seen at the redecorated gym. It was used to rescue Flint's Golem, after it had fallen into the water. It then performed CPR on Golem along with Marill. The next day it helped lift the new sign for the gym up alongside Golem which they broke. It was then seen watching the battle between Lola and Brock next to Flint.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Blastoise and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

None of Blastoise's moves are known.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart
Lola's Mantine
Mantine
Lola's Mantine was used against Brock's Onix, in a battle to reclaim the Pewter Gym and allow it to still be a Rock-type gym, Onix drained the pool with Dig leaving Mantine stranded. It then flew in the air using Bubble Beam hurting Onix, but it used Bind and despite having a clear type advantage, Mantine ends up losing the battle.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Mantine and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

Mantine's known moves are Bubble Beam and Confuse Ray*.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Lola's Gyarados
Gyarados
Lola's Gyarados is one of Lola's many Water-type Pokémon, seen at the redecorated gym. It was revealed that Flint tried to stop the Pewter Gym from becoming a Water-type Gym by putting concrete over the lake but Lola used Gyarados to break the concrete into small pieces.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Gyarados and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Lola's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Lola's Vaporeon is one of Lola's many Water-type Pokémon, seen at the redecorated gym.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Vaporeon and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

None of Vaporeon's moves are known.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Lola's Poliwag
Poliwag
Lola's Poliwag is one of Lola's many Water-type Pokémon, seen at the redecorated gym. It was revealed that the reason Flint had fallen in love with Lola was the precision of Poliwag's Hydro Pump against his Graveler. It was then seen watching the battle between Lola and Brock next to Flint.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Poliwag and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

Poliwag's only known move is Hydro Pump.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Rachael Lillis
Lola's Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Lola's Slowpoke is one of Lola's many Water-type Pokémon, seen at the redecorated gym. It was then seen watching the battle between Lola and Brock next to Flint.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Slowpoke and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

None of Slowpoke's moves are known.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Lola's Tentacruel
Tentacruel
Tentacruel is one of Lola's many Water-type Pokémon, seen at the redecorated gym.

In Grating Spaces!, Team Rocket planned to capture Tentacruel and the other Pokémon of Lola's but failed.

None of Tentacruel's moves are known.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 兵藤まこ Mako Hyōdō
English Carol Jacobanis (SS001)
Annie Silver (AG177)
Hebrew מאיה בר שלום Maya Bar Shalom
Brazilian Portuguese Adna Cruz (SS001)
Cláudia Carli (AG177)
Spanish Latin America Patricia Acevedo (SS001)
Gabriela Gómez (AG177)
Spain Gemma Martín (SS001)
Alicia Sainz de la Maza (AG177)

Trivia

  • In the English-language dub of Showdown at Pewter City, Flint claimed that Brock's mother passed away. However, this was not the case in the original, and no attempt is made to rectify the mistake in the dub. This has caused much confusion, and some fans still believe that Lola is Flint's new girlfriend or second wife.
  • Lola is the only member of Brock's family to not have squinted eyes.
  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it was mentioned that part of the reason why Lola abandoned her family alongside Flint was because of the stress relating to Gym Leader duties, specifically that she was losing three times. It also implies that Flint is not her only husband, as it mentioned that she "married again and again" to keep the Gym due to each husband fleeing from their responsibilities, which also resulted in her having lots of kids. It is also implied that her repeatedly marrying people and later leaving the Gym is the main reason why Brock often had a lovestruck nature to him, due to lacking a maternal figure while growing up and raising his siblings.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ミズホ Mizuho From 水 mizu, water.
English, French,
German, Spanish
Lola
Chinese 小米 Xiǎo Mǐ 米 is the transliteration of the mi in her Japanese name.


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracio
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuNebbyWickeFabaGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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