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Marley (Japanese: マイ Mai) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. She is one of five Trainers who can join with the main character during an event in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. She first appears in a part of Victory Road only accessible after defeating the Elite Four.
Later, she can join the player in competition at Sinnoh's Battle Tower.
In the Battle Tower, Marley seems to prefer Pokémon with a high Speed stat.
This listing is of Marley's known Pokémon:
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Marley or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
When first met:
...You are..? [player], I want to get through this cave, can I come with you?
...Pokémon shouldn't be hurt... I'll heal them...
... You're very chatty.
...The Pokémon among flowers...
Deeper in the cave:
...Oh! This is it. There's a stone tablet ahead... I wanted to see the Pokémon that visits, that's all... I appreciate your escorting me...
...Just a little...
If you choose to leave the cave
...You're going back... Too bad... Bye-bye...
When you return after leaving the cave
...You took so long... Please don't make me wait... I felt a little forlorn waiting...
Losing in battle:
...My time with you is drawing to a close...
...You're so strong. It makes me feel happy. ...I don't know why. This is a strange feeling...
...I might like battling with you. ...Just a little. Only a tiny bit.
Approaching Route 224 tablet in the Oak's Letter event:
I... I don't like to talk... I choose my words carefully, but they may still hurt someone accidentally... When I think of that, I clam up...
That's why I think this certain Pokémon is so wonderful. It's a Pokémon that conveys the feelings of gratitude in a nice way...
That stone tablet... It has a strange feel to it...
Thank you... That must have been the Pokémon that conveys the feelings of gratitude... You made it so I could see it... So, I'll have to convey thanks in my own words, too...
To you, too... Thank you..."
In the anime
Marley made her debut appearance in Keeping in Top Forme!. She was spotted unconscious floating down a river in a boat by Brock. He called out to her trying to warn her of an on coming waterfall, but she did not respond. He jumped in the river to stop the boat then used Happiny to pull them out of the water. Afterwards, Marley finally wakes up and introduces herself.
Because Brock saved her, Marley asks him to escort her to a flower field. Ash and friends eventually discovered that Marley was harboring an injured Shaymin. She explains that she was approached by Shaymin because it was being attacked by a trio of thugs who wanted to take Shaymin.
Marley eventually gets to the flower field that has Gracideas and Shaymin is about to transform into its Sky Forme. There it defeats Team Rocket and is reunited with its friends. Marley then bids Shaymin farewell.
This listing is of Marley's known Pokémon in the anime:
| Marley befriended and sheltered Shaymin when it was attacked by Team Rocket while traveling to a flower field to reunite with its friends. After meeting up with Ash and friends, Shaymin finally made it to the flower field and after making it to some hard-to-reach Gracideas transformed into its Sky Forme and sent Team Rocket blasting off. However the attack by Team Rocket had destroyed the Gracidea flowers and the ice that had been created to fend off Team Rocket forced Shaymin to transform back into Land Forme. All looked lost until Shaymin's friends arrived and some Gracidea flowers bloomed allowing Shaymin to transform again. After saying a fond farewell to Marley, Shaymin left with its friends.
Shaymin's known moves are Seed Flare, Aromatherapy, and Air Slash.
|| Keeping in Top Forme!
In the manga
Marley first appeared in the Battleground fighting against Buck in a battle with an undecided winner as Buck soon ran off. Later on, after Buck was defeated at Stark Mountain, she appeared, watching over him, as he healed up and was seen with Oak's Letter.
|| マイ Mai
|| From 米 mai, rice.
|| Similar to barley.
|| Similar to Avoine, which means Oat or Avena
|| From riso, rice.
|| Literally means semolina.
|| 미정 Mijeong
|| '미' may be derived from 'rice' (米, mi)
Professor Rowan • Professor Oak • Johanna • Barry • Lucas • Dawn • Cynthia • Looker • Stat Trainers (Cheryl • Riley • Mira • Buck • Marley)
Bebe • Teala • Felicity • Roxy and Oli • Roseanne • Rad Rickshaw • Eldritch • Wilma • Jasmine • Julia • Jordan • Dexter • Keira • Dr. Footstep • Mr. Goods
Mr. Fuego • Pokétch Co. President • Pokémon Fan Club Chairman • Massage Girl • Scarf Guy • Helena • Ketch Appy • Team Galactic • Gym guide
Gym Leaders • Elite Four • Frontier Brains • Name Rater • Day-Care Couple • Professors' aides • Stats judge