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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.
- 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.
|| マリナ Marina
| Marina is from her Japanese name.
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 瑪莉娜 Mǎlìnà*
| 瑪莉娜 is a transliteration of her Japanese name.|
娜 (nà) may be taken from the 'na' in her Japanese name.