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Maylene
スモモ Sumomo
"The Barefoot, Fighting Genius!"
250px
Art from Diamond/Pearl
Gender Female
Eye color Pink
Hair color Pink
Hometown Veilstone City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Unnamed Father (man at Game Corner)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Leader of Veilstone Gym
Badge Cobble Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
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 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.

Later in Platinum, the player encounters her upon entering Route 217 where she is apparently training by walking to Snowpoint City. She doesn't use Fly—even if she can—so she can train herself. She is also used to the cold, even if she is lightly dressed and barefoot. In Snowpoint's Pokémon Center, she says that she admires Candice for being so studious and that she'll see her later. Later in the game, she can appear at the Battleground, where she and the other Sinnoh Gym Leaders and Trainers can be battled again. After battling her here, she mentions that she believes that being barefoot is healthier than wearing footwear, pointing out that Pokémon go barefoot.

Maylene appears in HeartGold and SoulSilver in Celadon City's restaurant, having entered what appears to be an eating contest; piles of empty bowls surround her, amazing her onlookers. In addition, she will occasionally participate in the Pokéathlon's Supreme Cup in the Power Course with her Lucario, Meditite, and Machoke.

Maylene seems to like to eat a lot, saying how it is so great that she can eat all she want in both the Battleground and Celadon City's restaurant, and is also apparently able to eat many bowls in one sitting.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Pokémon Platinum



Rematch


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokéathlon
EthanAthUnusedHGSSwalkdown.png  Power  Course
Supreme Cup
448OD.png Lucario
 Power 
307OD.png Meditite
 Power 
067OD.png Machoke
 Power 

Quotes

Veilstone Gym

  • 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?"

Route 217 (Platinum only)

"Oh, [player]! Um, are you maybe on your way to Snowpoint City? That's where I'm going, too. If I use Fly, I can get there instantly, but I'm walking for my training. I have no problem with this. I'm used to the cold because I go barefoot and lightly dressed. ...Achoo! Oh, that was nothing. Really, I'm not cold at all. I'll be going now. Please take care!"

Snowpoint City Pokémon Center (Platinum only)

"Brrr... Oh, hi, [player]! Are you taking the Gym challenge now? I'm hoping to see Candice soon, but I'm staying put until I warm up again first. Oh, you should know that Candice is a user of Ice-type Pokémon. I really admire Candice. She's so studious. She wanted to practice against me to learn about the Fighting type. It's because the Ice type matches up badly against the Fighting type."

Villa

"...Um, your Villa... Would it be OK if I took a look around?"
"[player], please hear how my training is going. Thanks to my training, I'm beginning to understand the feelings of Pokémon. It lets me choose moves with much more confidence!"
"[player], please hear how my training is going. Thanks to my training, my handwriting has improved tenfold! ...Yes. It has absolutely nothing to do with how strong I am as a Gym Leader."
"...You know those Accessories for Pokémon? Would it be funny if someone were to wear those?" (to Candice)
"...! Th-thank you so much!" (to Candice)
"What makes a Gym Leader a good one?" (to Candice)

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Celadon City

"Munch munch munch... The eatathon contest! I never dreamed of such a wonderful thing. After a strict diet of training, I can eat like a Hippowdon. The winner eats for free, too. That's just a dream come true!"

Sprites

File:SpriteSumomo.png File:MaylenePlatinum.gif VSMaylene.png
Maylene's sprite from Diamond and Pearl Maylene's sprite from Platinum Maylene's VS sprite from Platinum

In the anime

File:Maylene.png
Maylene in the anime

Maylene made her first appearance in Lost Leader Strategy!.

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:

Maylene's Meditite
Meditite
Meditite first appeared in a flashback in Lost Leader Strategy! where it was used in Maylene's battle against Paul. As Maylene was out of sync with Meditite, it was easily defeated by Honchkrow.

It's first full appearance was during Maylene's Gym battle against Dawn in Crossing the Battle Line!. Unlike the battle against Paul, in this battle Meditite was used to its full potential, being able to defeat Buneary before being knocked out by Ambipom's Double Hit.

It was next used in the Gym battle against Ash, where it was able to confuse both Staravia and Chimchar but was unable to defeat them. It eventually fell to Staravia's newly learned Brave Bird.

Meditite's known moves are Detect, Drain Punch, Confusion and Meditate.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Maylene's Machoke
Machoke
Machoke first appeared in Lost Leader Strategy! during the flashback of Maylene's Gym battle against Paul. It was called upon second to battle Honchkrow but it was quickly knocked out by Sky Attack. It was not used during the Gym battle against Dawn.

It was the first Pokémon used by Maylene during her Gym battle against Ash, where it put up a strong defense against his Staravia despite the type disadvantage. Despite this however Machoke was still defeated by the Starling Pokémon's combination of Quick Attack and Aerial Ace.

Machoke's known moves are DynamicPunch, Brick Break, Cross Chop and Seismic Toss.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
Maylene's Lucario
Lucario
Main article: Maylene's Lucario

Lucario first appeared alongside Maylene training during Lost Leader Strategy! where it was unhappy with Maylene due to her depression from losing against Paul and as a result their bond was extremely strained. However after defeating Dawn's Ambipom and Piplup he and Maylene were soon back in sync with each other which helped it to defeat Staravia and Chimchar and force Ash's Buizel to a draw during the Gym battle against Ash.

Lucario was later used to help protect Veilstone City's famous meteorites from being stolen by Saturn during Enter Galactic!.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 遠藤綾 Aya Endō
English Rachael Lillis
Czech Klára Šumanová
European French Elisabeth Guinand
Polish Agnieszka Maliszewska
European Spanish Ana Esther Alborg

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Maylene is seen training with her two Pokémon. She almost gets hit by Chimhiko's Ember (when the trio was testing Platinum's newly-earned Zoom Lens) while she was jogging around the city. She challenges Platinum to a match, adding that Platinum must use Monferno against her. Later, she met again with Platinum when she was traveling alone before the battle with Candice in Snowpoint City. After Platinum narrowly scores a victory against Candice, the three travel to Lake Acuity together to attempt to stop Team Galactic's nefarious schemes, but Jupiter defeats them.

File:Maylene and Wake manga.png
Maylene and her Riolu and Crasher Wake with his Floatzel

Pokémon

Maylene owns these Pokémon:

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Riolu
307.png
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
448.png
Lucario

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Maylene or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Lucario GL Fighting 32 Rare Holo Rising Rivals 8/111
Machamp GL Fighting 64 Uncommon Rising Rivals 46/111

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. Though that Kimono Girl's name was changed to Komomo in HeartGold and SoulSilver, possibly not to conflict with Maylene's Japanese name.
  • 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.
  • 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 Battleground, three out of five are.
  • Maylene is the only Sinnoh Gym leader as of yet to have not lost to Ash at least once.
  • Of the three current Fighting-type gym leaders (Chuck, Brawly and herself), Maylene is the only one who is female.
  • Of all of the trainers that can be fought at the Battleground, Maylene has the strongest Pokémon of any of them. Her Lucario at, Lv. 66, is one level stronger than the rest of the trainers' strongest Pokémon, as all of the rest are at Lv. 65.
  • In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, her Pokémon are the same levels that Pastoria Gym Leader Crasher Wake's Pokémon are.
    • This is most likely due to the fact that the player can choose to visit Veilstone or Pastoria simultaneously without affecting the progression of the storyline, meaning Wake and Maylene could be battled in either order.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese スモモ (Sumomo) The Japanese name for the Japanese plum. A reference to sumo wrestling.
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.

References

External links

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


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedGreenBlueTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName RaterDay-Care ManProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesman

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