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* Maylene is the second Gym Leader to be voiced by [[Rachael Lillis]] in the English dub.
 
* Maylene is the second Gym Leader to be voiced by [[Rachael Lillis]] in the English dub.
 
* She is also the only Gym Leader in Sinnoh to have more Pokémon of the opposite gender than of the same gender as her; in the Veilstone Gym, two out of her three Pokémon are male, while at the Match Place, three out of five are.
 
* She is also the only Gym Leader in Sinnoh to have more Pokémon of the opposite gender than of the same gender as her; in the Veilstone Gym, two out of her three Pokémon are male, while at the Match Place, three out of five are.
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* Maylene is the only Gym leader as of yet to have not lost to {{Ash}} at least once, even though he battled her.
   
 
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Revision as of 04:57, 24 March 2009

Maylene
スモモ Sumomo
""The Barefoot, Fighting Genius""
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Art from Diamond/Pearl
Gender Female
Hometown Veilstone City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Father (gambler at Game Corner)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IV
Games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Leader of Veilstone Gym
Badge Cobble Badge
Anime debut Lost Leader Strategy!
English voice actor Rachael Lillis
Japanese voice actor Aya Endō

Maylene (Japanese: スモモ Sumomo) is the Gym Leader of Veilstone City's Gym, known officially as the Veilstone Gym. She hands out the Cobble Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the anime

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Maylene in the anime

Maylene made her first appearance in Lost Leader Strategy!. She is voiced by Aya Endō in Japanese and by Rachael Lillis in English.

After being defeated by Paul, Maylene had lost confidence in herself as a Gym Leader, a position she's only held for six months. When Ash challenged her, she declined, much to the annoyance of her Lucario.

Discovering Dawn has similar issues herself (following Dawn's Early Night and Team Shocker!'s contest defeats), Maylene agrees to have a gym battle with her in Crossing the Battle Line!. She managed to defeat Dawn after a hard-fought battle.

She was challenged by Ash next in A Triple Fighting Chance!, an even harder-fought battle which resulted in a tie. With the decision now hers, Maylene considered Ash to have battled well enough that she awarded him the Cobble Badge.

Maylene also appeared in Enter Galactic!.

Pokémon

This listing is of Maylene's known Pokémon in the anime:

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Meditite
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Machoke
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Lucario

In the games

Maylene uses Template:Type2 Pokémon in her battles. Trainers who defeat her receive the Cobble Badge, TM60 (Drain Punch) and are able to use Fly outside of battle. Maylene is considered a cute little girl, but adults in the town respect her for her power. Maylene's father gambles at the Veilstone Game Corner. Maylene apparently doesn't know her own strength, as she's totally unsure of how she got to be Gym Leader, and seems rather confused by the whole thing.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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Pokémon Platinum

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Rematch

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Quotes

Before battle
"Hello. I'm pleased to meet you. I'm Maylene, and I'm the Gym Leader. I don't really know what it means to be strong, or how I got to be the Gym Leader. But I will do the best I can as the Gym Leader. I take battling very seriously. Whenever you're ready!"

After sending out last Pokémon
"Oh! But this isn't the end, my friend!"

During battle
"I'm in a bit of a bind, aren't I?"

When defeated
"I shall admit defeat... You are much too strong."

After being defeated
"...OK. You win. That was a tough loss. I learned a lot from it. Please, accept this Gym Badge."

"Gee, I'm hungry... Oh, sorry, it's nothing. I didn't say anything. <name>, I can't explain what it means to be strong. I don't know how much effort goes into being strong... But being with Pokémon lets us keep making the effort, doesn't it?"

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Maylene is seen training with her two Pokémon. She almost gets hit by Pearl's Monferno's Ember (when the trio was testing Berlitz's newly-earned Zoom Lens) while she was jogging around the city. She challenges Berlitz to a match, adding that Berlitz must use Monferno against her. Later, following the events of Pokémon Platinum, she met again with Berlitz when she was traveling alone before the battle with Candice in Snowpoint City.

Pokémon

Maylene owns these Pokémon:

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Riolu
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Meditite

Pokémon DP

Maylene has a brief cameo in chapter 7 in volume 2, later in the volume she is seen complaining about only appearing in one panel.

Pokémon

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Machoke
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Lucario

Trivia

  • Maylene is the only Sinnoh Gym Leader in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl to not appear outside her gym at least once in the game. She makes several appearances outside of her Gym in Pokémon Platinum, however, when the player reaches Route 217, at the Pokémon Center in Snowpoint City before beating Candice, and at the Battleground.
  • Maylene's Japanese name is shared with that of one of the Kimono Girls of Ecruteak City.
  • Maylene is one of the youngest Gym Leaders in Sinnoh. However, the youngest Gym Leaders in the Pokémon world seem to hail from Hoenn, being the twins from Mossdeep City, Tate and Liza.
  • With the release of Pokémon Platinum, the order of three Gym battles in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are now shifted: instead of being third, Maylene is now fourth in the line-up. Had Ash fought Fantina previous to Maylene, he would have inadvertently gone out of order compared to the Diamond and Pearl line-up, but in order for the Platinum line-up. Ash battled the three shifted Gym Leaders in the order designated by Diamond and Pearl, as Platinum was not released until after Ash fought Crasher Wake, but before Fantina.
  • Maylene is the second Gym Leader to be voiced by Rachael Lillis in the English dub.
  • She is also the only Gym Leader in Sinnoh to have more Pokémon of the opposite gender than of the same gender as her; in the Veilstone Gym, two out of her three Pokémon are male, while at the Match Place, three out of five are.
  • Maylene is the only Gym leader as of yet to have not lost to Ash at least once, even though he battled her.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese スモモ (Sumomo) スモモ Sumomo, Prunus salicina.
English Maylene Sounds like melee.
French Mélina From mêlée, brawl.
German Hilda From the germanic root hildjo, battle.
Italian Marzia From marziale, martial.
Spanish Brega From bregar, to fight.
Korean 자두 (Jadu) Means plum (Direct translation of Sumomo.)
Chinese (Taiwan) 阿李 (Ā Lǐ) From 李, plum.

External links

Template:Maylene's Pokémon

Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym Coal Badge
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Roark
Eterna Gym Forest Badge
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Gardenia
Veilstone Gym Cobble Badge
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Maylene
Pastoria Gym Fin Badge
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Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym Relic Badge
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Fantina
Canalave Gym Mine Badge
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Byron
Snowpoint Gym Icicle Badge
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Candice
Sunyshore Gym Beacon Badge
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Volkner

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