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シズイ Shizui
"The man who is more marine than the sea!"
Black 2 White 2 Marlon.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark Blue
Hometown Seigaiha City
Region Unova
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Seigaiha Gym
Badge Wave Badge
Specializes in Water types

Marlon (Japanese シズイ Shizui) is the Gym Leader of Seigaiha City's Gym, known officially as the Seigaiha Gym. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon. He gives the Wave Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the games

Marlon appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as the eighth Gym Leader that the player will face. He is described as a big-hearted Trainer who gives passionate advice.

Marlon specializes in Water-type Pokémon. Upon defeating him, he will reward the player with a Wave Badge and TM55 (Scald).


Spr B2W2 Marlon.png VSMarlon.png Marlon OD.png
Marlon's sprite from
Generation V
Marlon's VS sprite from
Generation V
Marlon's overworld sprite from
Generation V


This listing is for Marlon's Pokémon in the games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Pokémon can be either male or female.

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Experts/World Leaders Tournament

In the anime

Marlon in the opening

Marlon makes a cameo appearance in Be an Arrow!.


  • His Japanese Leader title is 海よりも 海な 男!.
  • Marlon is the second Water-type Unova Gym Leader, the first being Cress.
  • Marlon speaks using a Kyushu dialect in the Japanese version.
  • Marlon is the fourth Trainer whose sprite animation shows him with an irregular entrance, coming from the right side. The others are Aaron, Koga, and Janine.
  • Being at level 55, Marlon's Jellicent in Challenge mode is the highest leveled Pokémon to be owned by a Gym Leader during the initial battle with them, tied with Giovanni's Nidoking and Rhydon in Yellow.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シズイ Shizui From シズイ shizui (Schoenoplectus nipponicus / Scirpus nipponicus), a plant that grows in marshes.
Also from 滴 shizuku (drop), 水 sui (water), and possibly 井 i (well).
English Marlon From marlin or marine.
French Amana Possibly from Amana.
German Benson From Teichbinsen (Schoenoplectus).
Italian Ciprian From Cyperaceae and Scirpus.
Spanish Ciprián From ciperáceas (Cyperaceae) and Scirpus.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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