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レンブ Renbu
Black White Marshal.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Yellow-orange and Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Fighting types

Marshal (Japanese: レンブ Renbu) is a Master Fighting-type Trainer and member of the Unova Elite Four.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, Marshal appears as a member of the Elite Four of Unova. He calls himself Alder's apprentice, though he is largely unaware of Alder's thoughts. He is first mentioned outside Twist Mountain when Alder says Cheren reminds him of Marshal due to the value he places on power. Post-game, Marshal appears in Victory Road before Cheren's rematch, at the cave exit of Victory Road.

In Black 2 and White 2, Marshal first appears outside the south entrance of Twist Mountain.


Pokémon Black and White

Initial battle (pre-National Pokédex)

Rematch (post-National Pokédex)

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Initial battle (Normal Mode)

Initial battle (Challenge Mode)

Rematch (Normal Mode)

Rematch (Challenge Mode)


Pokémon Black and White

Initial fight
  •  Before battle
"Greetings, challenger. My name is Marshal. In order to master the art of fighting, I'm training under my mentor, Alder. My mentor sees your potential as a Trainer and is taking an interest in you. It is my intention to test you--to take you to the limits of your strength. Kiai!"
  •  During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"Oh, so strong. That makes my heart dance!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"That's my final Pokémon! So we'll use our last bit of strength!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Well, this may be the last. I will put everything into my next move!"
  • When defeated
"There is no single strongest Pokémon or sole best combination... That's why it is difficult to keep winning. However, I think a heart that desires strength and strives to grow stronger is a precious ideal. That is why I respect you--because you have these things."
  • After being defeated
"Whew! Well done! As your battles continue, aim for even greater heights!"
  • General afterword
"Representing the Pokémon League in the absence of the Champion has been my duty as Alder's student. However, there is nothing as empty as words not backed up by strength. A word in your ear, strong challenger... The other members of the Elite Four are far more powerful than I am. Do not underestimate them!"
  • If defeated last
"Challenger, if you defeat the entire Elite Four of the Pokémon League, you can go on to challenge the Champion. And you have earned that right. Return to the plaza in the center and check the statue."
  • Before battle
"I thank you deeply for the chance for another round of combat against you. In myself, I seek to develop the strength of a fighter. And shatter any weakness in myself! Prevailing with the force of my convictions! Victory, decisive victory, is my intention! Challenger, here I come!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"Oh! Strong as usual. That makes my heart dance!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"The last one! I'll use the last bit of strength!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Oh... This may be the last. I will put everything into the next move!"
  • When defeated
"There is no strongest Pokémon or single best combination... So, there are no guarantees of winning. But the determination to be strong and to continue to grow and improve is itself a great strength. It's the determination that you show that makes me respect you."
  • After being defeated
"There are still many strong Trainers in this Pokémon League. You should deepen your bonds with your Pokémon by battling with them."
  • General afterword
"In times past, I wandered all the regions of the world in pursuit of strength... One day, I met my mentor and began to grasp the wisdom of making strength an internal quality... And one day, I decided to become part of the Elite Four of Unova... For some reason, the battle we just had brought those fateful times back to mind."
  • If defeated last
"The strength shown by you and your Pokémon has deeply impressed me... Please, continue to the next room to face the strongest Trainer of the Unova region!"
Victory Road
"Of course! And no one can get away from themselves."
"My mentor told me you were here, so I came to see. Listen. Even if you lose in battle, if you surpass what you've done before, you have bested yourself. Take the opportunity of a battle to look at your opponent, look at the Pokémon involved, and look at yourself!"

Cheren: "Are those Alder's words?"

"Maybe. But I'm borrowing them. What I want are battles with Trainers who believe in themselves like that... When I mix it up with a Trainer like that, both my Pokémon and I get even stronger. Well then, I'll be waiting for your challenge in the Pokémon League."


Spr BW Marshal.png Spr B2W2 Marshal.png VSMarshal.png Marshal OD.png
Marshal's sprite from
Black and White
Marshal's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Marshal's VS sprite from
Generation V
Marshal's overworld sprite from
Generation V

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Marshal in the Pokémon Adventures manga

Marshal first appears in Nimbasa City carrying an unconscious White after her defeat at the hands of N. After stopping Black who had mistaken him as her attacker, gives the girl to him and leaves so he can tend his own business. Later, he meets up with Alder for a special event at the Battle Subway and they begin battling. Despite Marshal seemingly gaining the upper hand, Alder manages to defeat him.


This listing is of Marshal's known Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Marshal's Throh
Throh is the first Pokémon Marshal is seen to own. He fought Black's Nite and won when Black thought that Marshal had kidnapped White and attacked him.

Throh's only known move is Storm Throw.

Debut Black & White chapter
Marshal's Sawk
Sawk is the second Pokémon Marshal is seen to own. He fought Black's Brav and won when Black thought that Marshal had kidnapped White and attacked him.

Sawk's only known move is Retaliate.

Debut Black & White chapter
Marshal's Mienshao
Mienshao is the third Pokémon Marshal is seen to own. It was used to battle Alder in the Battle Subway and lost.

Mienshao's only known move is Pound.

Debut Black & White chapter
Marshal's Tirtouga
Marshal had owned a Tirtouga sometime before arriving in Nimbasa City. Because of its hard-to-control nature, he had released it the day before meeting Black and White. It was later captured by Black and was named Goura.
Debut Black & White chapter

In the Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Marshal in Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Marshal appears alongside the other Elite Four members defeated by N's Zekrom at the destroyed Pokémon League. He is also shown on the cover of Monthly Fighting, and Shin and his Emboar are fans of his.



Language Name Origin
Japanese レンブ Renbu From 蓮霧 (レンブ) renbu, Syzygium samarangense, commonly called wax apple. Also from 練武 renbu, practice martial arts.
English Marshal Most likely from martial arts.
French Kunz Likely from the genus Kunzea.
German Eugen Likely from the genus Eugenia.
Italian Marzio Likely from martial arts.
Spanish Lotto From loto, Lotus. May also be derived from lucta, Latin for "fight".
Korean 연무 Yeonmu Korean reading for 蓮霧 and 練武, both of which can be derived from Renbu.

Unova League
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Alder Iris

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