Lyra (anime)

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コトネ Kotone
Lyra anime.png
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Lyra
Anime debut An Egg Scramble!
English voice actor Eileen Stevens
Japanese voice actor Megumi Nakajima

Lyra (Japanese: コトネ Kotone) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who debuted in An Egg Scramble!.


Ash and his friends first met Lyra when her Marill wandered off and they found it wedged in between two buildings. She introduced herself as a Trainer from Johto. She came to Sinnoh with her friend, Khoury and his father in order to observe the Pokémon native to the region. Later she asks Dawn to participate in the Johto Festival. The two girls had a battle but Lyra lost and rewarded Dawn with an Egg. At the end of the episode, Lyra and Khoury joined Ash's group because the former wanted to watch the upcoming Lilypad Contest Dawn would be participating in. She last appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!, where she and Khoury had a Tag Battle against Ash and Dawn in the Lilypad Colosseum. Both Lyra and Khoury eventually lost the battle. Later they went to the airport to meet with Khoury's father before going back to Johto. Then, Brock suggested her to challenge Whitney and Morty. Also, upon her request, she asked Khoury to become her traveling companion and later, they promised Ash and Dawn that they would see them again.


It is implied in Gone With the Windworks! that Lyra has an interest in Ash. She admires his bravery and wishes Khoury acted more like him. Lyra has even asked Dawn if she and Ash are a couple though Dawn informed her that they are just friends. Perhaps she was interested in Ash's spontaneousness, something that Khoury obviously lacks. In A Rivalry to Gible On!, she attempted to pair Khoury and Dawn together as a couple, despite Dawn's refusal, before eventually realizing she had feelings for the former.


This listing is of Lyra's known Pokémon:

Lyra's Marill
Main article: Lyra's Marill

Marill is one of Lyra's main Pokémon and appears to be very affectionate towards her. Marill first appeared in An Egg Scramble! and it was because of Marill that Ash and his friends met Lyra.

Debut An Egg Scramble!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers
Lyra's Chikorita
Chikorita is Lyra's starter Pokémon and was used by Lyra to battle Dawn's Piplup in An Egg Scramble! as part of the Johto Festival. Despite the type-advantage, Chikorita was defeated by Piplup's Peck.

Chikorita's next appearance was in Bagged Then Tagged! where it was used in a Tag Battle alongside Khoury's Totodile against Ash's Monferno and Dawn's Cyndaquil. Although Chikorita was weak against both Fire types, it still put up a good fight but was defeated by Cyndaquil's Flame Wheel and Monferno's Flamethrower.

Chikorita's known moves are Tackle, Razor Leaf, Light Screen and SolarBeam.

Debut An Egg Scramble!
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
English Kei Shindō
Lyra's Girafarig
Lyra's Girafarig made a brief appearance in Gone With the Windworks! when it was used by Lyra to try to help the gang escape from the Valley Windworks after becoming trapped. Despite its power, Girafarig was unable to break down the door keeping the gang contained.

Girafarig's only known move is Double Hit.

Debut Gone With the Windworks!

Badges obtained

Lyra's Badges

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中島愛 Megumi Nakajima
English Eileen Stevens
Czech Nikola Votočková
Indonesian Jane Leisilla Zahara
Brazilian Portuguese Bianca Alencar
Spanish Latin America Andrea De Gyves
Spain Beatriz Berciano


  • Lyra is the first anime character based on a female player character seen to have Badges.
  • She owns the female variation of the Pokédex, as well as the pink model of the Pokégear introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • In the Japanese version, Lyra makes a pun of her own name by saying koto ne?, which means "right?", at the end of her sentences.
  • Lyra occasionally mispronounces Dawn's name as Dane (Japanese: ヒカリン Hikarin).
    • Marilyn, the character of the day from Battling a Cute Drama!, also called Dawn Hikarin in Japanese. However, Marilyn refers to her as Dawny in the English dub.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コトネ Kotone From 琴音 kotone, "sound of koto".
English Lyra From lyre.
French Célesta From celesta.
Italian Cetra From cetra.
Spanish Lira From lira, lyre.
Korean 금선 Geumseon Means "Geum string."
Chinese (Mandarin) 琴音 Qínyīn From 琴音 kotone. Literally means "sound of qin." 琴 (qín) is also a general term for free reed, string and keyboard instruments.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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