Marina (Johto)

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マリナ Marina
Marina Johto.png
Gender Female
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Kris
Anime debut The Legend of Thunder!
English voice actor Kelly Davis
Japanese voice actor Kazusa Murai

Marina (Japanese: マリナ Marina) is a Trainer from New Bark Town, she is one of the main characters of The Legend of Thunder!.


Her starter was a Totodile. She received her starter Pokémon at the same time as Jimmy and Vincent.

The Legend of Thunder!

She appeared in The Legend of Thunder!, where she battled Attila and Hun to save Raikou with the help of Jimmy, Vincent, and Eusine.

In the Advanced Generation series

Marina in a magazine for a Pokétch.

In the intro of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Marina is seen running by the coast with Lugia and her three Pokémon: Little Miss, Wani-Wani, and Little Pink.

In the Diamond & Pearl series

In Not on My Watch Ya Don't!, Marina appears on the cover of a magazine, modeling the Pokétch. This may imply her goal of becoming an idol has come true. Additionally, she makes another cameo appearance in A Stand-Up Sit-Down!, performing in a Contest on Zoey's PC. Marian calls her a "Top Coordinator". This would imply she has a Contest Pass for either Johto or Sinnoh. Marina even appears to have her own merchandise; one of the customers to the café in Tanks for the Memories! wears a t-shirt with Marina's face on it.


She loves cute Pokémon and cute nicknames (Little Pink for her Jigglypuff, for instance), and does synchronized movements with them when she calls them out.

Her goal, unlike most other Trainers, is to be a "Pokémon Idol". The specifics of being a Pokémon Idol are never made clear in the anime, but it seems to entail putting on a show while battling. Notably, she first appeared before the debut of Pokémon Contests, though in recent appearances, she was shown to become a Coordinator herself. She also entered the Silver Conference along with Jimmy a full year before Jackson.

She also loves men in capes, especially Lance, having a whole notebook full of pictures of him.


Main article: Wani-Wani

Wani-Wani, a Feraligatr, was Marina's starter Pokémon, obtained as a Totodile from Professor Elm on the same day that Vincent received his Chikorita and Jimmy received his Cyndaquil.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Little Miss
Little Miss
Main article: Little Miss

Little Miss is Marina's female Misdreavus. She seems to be one of her favorite Pokémon. She usually is kept outside of her Poké Ball.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryoka Yuzuki
English Kayzie Rogers
Little Pink
Little Pink
Marina used her Jigglypuff, Little Pink (Japanese: ピンクちゃん Pink-chan), to battle Jimmy's Beedrill in The Legend of Thunder!. It was last seen in Marina's cameo in A Stand-Up Sit-Down being used in a double performance with Wani-Wani.

While ordinary Jigglypuff are usually depicted as blue-eyed, Marina's Jigglypuff is green-eyed. The only time another green-eyed Jigglypuff appeared was in Rough, Tough Jigglypuff.

Little Pink's known moves are Sing and Psychic.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
Japanese Yumi Tōma
English Rachael Lillis


Sugimori Marina anime.png Sugimori Marina Little Miss anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Marina for the anime. Ken Sugimori artwork from the Game Freak website.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 村井かずさ Kazusa Murai
English Kelly Davis
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto
European Spanish María del Mar Jorcano


Marina on a t-shirt.
  • When Jackson (Vincent) appeared in the Silver Conference, he referred Marina and Jimmy as "Dani" and "Yoshi", leading many to believe that "Dani" was the official English name for Marina. Whether this was the original intention remains unknown. However, in The Legend of Thunder!, she is properly identified as Marina.
  • Even though the specifics of being a Pokémon Idol are never made clear in the anime, a Trainer class introduced in Generation IV is known as Pokémon Idols. One of them, after battle, states "A Pokémon idol follows their fans, while a Trainer follows their Pokémon".
  • All of Marina's known Pokémon have only been revealed to know two moves.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マリナ Marina
English Marina*
Marina is from her Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪莉娜 Mǎlìnà*
娜娜 Nànà*
瑪莉娜 is a transliteration of her Japanese name.
娜 () may be taken from the 'na' in her Japanese name.

Marina's Pokémon
On hand:
160 Wani-Wani 
200 Little Miss 
039 Pink 

Top Coordinators

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