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Maylene will make her first appearance in [[DP066]].
Maylene will make her first appearance in [[DP066]].
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Revision as of 23:01, 31 January 2008

スモモ Sumomo
""The Barefoot, Fighting Genius""
Art from Diamond/Pearl
Gender Female
Hometown Veilstone City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Father (gambler at Game Corner)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl
Leader of Veilstone Gym
Badge Cobble Badge
Anime debut DP066
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Unknown

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

Maylene guards against her Lucario's Bone Club.

Maylene will make her first appearance in DP066.



It is still unknown whether Maylene will use her game team (as Roark and Gardenia did) and therefore also have Meditite and Machoke.

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.




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."

In the Pokémon Special Manga

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.


Maylene owns these Pokémon:



  • Maylene is the only Sinnoh Gym Leader not to appear outside her gym at least once.
  • Maylene's Japanese name is shared with that of one of the Kimono Girls of Ecruteak City.


Language Name Origin
Japanese スモモ (Sumomo) Possibly taken from 相撲 (sumo). Can also mean plum.
English Maylene Variant of the name May, referring to the month. 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.

External links

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