DJ Mary

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DJ Mary
クルミ Kurumi
DJ Mary Sugimori.png
Artwork by Ken Sugimori for the TCG
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Crimson*
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium 2
Anime debut Air Time!
English voice actor Amy Birnbaum
Japanese voice actor Atsuko Enomoto

DJ Mary (Japanese: クルミ Kurumi) is a DJ in Goldenrod Radio Tower. She co-hosts the famous radio program, Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk, with Professor Oak.

In the core series games

Mary is a famous celebrity in both the Johto and Kanto regions. Due to her popularity, many people travel from Kanto to Johto to listen to her show. She can be found at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, where she also winds up as one of Team Rocket's hostages when the organization invades the tower. Once Team Rocket is defeated, she will thank the player with a Pink BowGSC/BrightPowderHGSS. After the player has defeated Lance at the Indigo Plateau, Mary will show up with Professor Oak, attempting to interview the player before Lance takes them to the Hall of Fame.

According to the player's Pokégear calls with Buena, Mary has a weight problem. Despite not being a Trainer, Mary has caught one Pokémon, Drowzee, but since it was always making her drowsy, she traded it with one of her fans for a Meowth.

Items given

Item Location Games
None Pink Bow Goldenrod Radio Tower  G  S  C 
BrightPowder BrightPowder Goldenrod Radio Tower  HG  SS 


On hand

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Traded away

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In the side series games

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Pokémon Stadium 2

Mary also hosts her own quiz show in Pokémon Stadium 2.



In the core series

DJ Mary II OD.png DJ Mary OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

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Portrait from
Stadium 2


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Goldenrod Radio Tower
  • Before defeating Team Rocket
"Why? Why do I have to suffer through this? Meowth, help me!"
  • After defeating Team Rocket
"Oh! You're my little savior! Will you take this as my thanks?"
"It's just right for Pokémon that know normal-type moves."
  • If talked to again
"Please tune into me on Prof. Oak's Pokémon Talk show."
Indigo Plateau
"Oh, no! It's all over! Prof. Oak, if you weren't so slow..."
"Let's interview the brand new Champion!"
"Oh, wait! We haven't done the interview!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Goldenrod Radio Tower
  • Before defeating Team Rocket
"Why? Why do I have to suffer through this? Meowth, help me!"
  • After defeating Team Rocket
"Oh! You're my little savior! Will you take this as my thanks?"
"When a Pokémon holds it, it lowers the opponent's accuracy."
  • If talked to again
"Please tune in to me on Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk show."
Indigo Plateau
"Oh, no! It's all over! Professor Oak, if you weren't so slow..."
"Let's interview the brand-new Champion!"
"Oh, wait! We haven't done the interview!"

In the anime

DJ Mary in the anime

DJ Mary debuted in Air Time, where she was first seen at the Goldenrod Radio Tower. Ash appeared on her show to talk about his Pokémon and his aspirations. She was due to narrate the next radio segment, a drama series, but Team Rocket had earlier destroyed the radio station's tape reels. Team Rocket, disguised as the Dugtrio Trio, and Ash's group helped fill in the voice actor roles while DJ Mary narrated the radio drama about "Prince Goldenrod". She was forced to improvise after Team Rocket added their own twists to the script, but she managed to tie everything together.

In Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?, DJ Mary and Professor Oak were going to do a live show in Maroon Town, but Team Rocket got wind of this and disguised themselves as Oak and Mary. With the help of Nurse Joy, a quiz show determined who was the real Oak and DJ Mary.

In Oaknapped!, DJ Mary informed Tracey that Oak disappeared before he could tape a segment for her show. Tracey and Ritchie later caught up with her and Officer Jenny at Seafoam Island's TV station. Together, they located Oak and defeated his kidnappers, Butch and Cassidy.


DJ Mary is well known for her celebrity interviews and radio segments, which are broadcast across the Kanto and Johto regions. She is good friends with Professor Oak and often works with him. She is also a celebrity in her own right and has her own fan-club.

DJ Mary worries about her broadcast schedules, though she is composed and upbeat during her performances. She is quick-thinking and can easily go impromptu during a radio interview, as seen in Air Time, when she noticed Ash's overwhelming nervousness.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 榎本温子 Atsuko Enomoto
English Amy Birnbaum
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Finnish Elise Langenoja
European French Marie Van Ermengem (EP160)
Alexandra Corréa (EP245)
Italian Elisabetta Spinelli (EP160)
Renata Bertolas (EP245)
Polish Anna Dąbkowska (EP160)
Magdalena Beska (EP245)
Spanish Latin America Cony Madera (EP160, EP245)
Adriana Casas (HS08)
Spain Mar Bordallo

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

DJ Mary in Pokémon Adventures


Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Mary is first seen hosting a radio show when Gold, a fan of hers, bursts into the recording session. Gold reveals that Mary's Smeargle, Smea-Smea, painted his face earlier and wishes to have his revenge on it. Gold's anger leads into an argument with Whitney, who was the one who gave Smea-Smea to Mary in the first place. After the argument gets good ratings for the show, the Radio Director, Hirō, decides to market it by organizing a race with Gold and Whitney as the competitors. Although confused at the whole situation, Mary acts as one of the hosts covering the event.

Later, Mary joins Whitney, Hirō, and the Pokémon Association Chairman in traveling to the Mahogany Gym in order to warn Pryce of Suicune, which had been challenging all of the Gym Leaders in Johto.

At the Indigo Plateau, Mary appears as one of hosts of the Pokémon League. She gets caught up in the Masked Man's attack of the League with his army of mind-controlled Team Rocket Grunts. With Smea-Smea's Fire-type attacks that it copied from Entei, Mary helps stop one of the Masked Man's ice dolls permanently. After the Masked Man was defeated, Mary returned to her life as a radio show host.

Emerald arc

In Epilogue, Mary appears as one of the people that came to visit the Battle Frontier as a result of Scott wishing on Jirachi.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Mary appears as a commentator at the Pokéathlon. There, she meets with Gold again, who had come to compete.


She is a radio show host at the Goldenrod Radio Tower as well as a singer known for the song "Boy and his Lapras".


This listing is for Mary's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Formerly owned
Smea-Smea (Japanese: ドブルくん Doble-kun) is Mary's only known Pokémon. It was given to Mary from her friend, Whitney. It first appeared subjecting Gold to a prank while he was sleeping by using its tail to draw over his face. Gold subsequently chased after Smea-Smea all the way to Goldenrod's Radio Tower, where he found out that it belonged to Whitney and DJ Mary. Smea-Smea appeared again along with Mary while Whitney was battling against Pryce's Suicune ice sculpture. During the final battle against the Masked Man, Smea-Smea was seen mimicking Entei's flames via its Sketch, making it capable of permanently melting the Masked Man's re-freezing ice. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver arc, Smea-Smea was revealed to have been returned to Whitney.

Smea-Smea's only known move is Sketch.

Debut Smeargle Smudge

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

DJ Mary in Golden Boys
DJ Mary in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

DJ Mary appears in Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!!. In the English translation, she is still referred to by her Japanese name, Kurumi. She hosts a Pokémon tournament organized by the Pokémon Day Care.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

DJ Mary appears in Showdown at the Radio Tower!!. She ends up becoming a hostage of Giovanni's during his takeover of the Radio Tower. She is rescued by Red and his Pokémon in the end.

In the TCG


Artwork from the cards:

Mary Impulse.png Mary Request.png
Outside broadcasting Interviewing Jasmine and Amphy


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

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Mary T Neo Genesis Rare 87/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Rare  
Mary's Impulse T [Su] Expedition Base Set Uncommon 142/165 Base Expansion Pack Uncommon 054/128
Mary's Request T [Su] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 86/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 098/106
      Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   014/016


Language Name Origin
Japanese クルミ Kurumi From 胡桃 kurumi (walnut)
English, Brazilian Portuguese Mary
German Margit Similar to her English name
Spanish Rosa From rosa (rose; pink)
French Lula
Marie* From Marie (French cognate of the English name "Mary")
Italian Lori Similar to her English name
Korean 호두 Hodu From 호두 hodu (walnut)
Chinese (Mandarin) 胡桃 Hútáo From 胡桃 hútáo / wùhtòuh (walnut)
Chinese (Cantonese) 胡桃 Wùhtòuh
Vietnamese Kurumi Transcription of her Japanese name

DJ Mary's Pokémon


Language Name Origin
Japanese ドブルくん Doble-kun From ドーブル Doble
English Smea-Smea From Smeargle
Brazilian Portuguese Smerg From Smeargle

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