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Lyra (Japanese: コトネ Kotone) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a Pokémon Trainer from New Bark Town and a traveling companion of Khoury.
Lyra debuted in An Egg Scramble!. Ash and his friends first met her when her Marill wandered off and they found it wedged in between two buildings. She introduced herself as a Trainer from Johto. She came to Sinnoh with her friend, Khoury and his father in order to observe the Pokémon residing in the region. Later, she asks Dawn to participate in the Johto Festival. The two girls had a battle, but Lyra lost and rewarded Dawn with an Egg. At the end of the episode, Lyra and Khoury joined Ash's group because the former wanted to watch the upcoming Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest in which Dawn would be participating.
Lyra last appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!, where she and Khoury had a Tag Battle against Ash and Dawn in the Lilypad Colosseum. Both Lyra and Khoury eventually lost the battle. Later, they went to the airport to meet with Khoury's father before going back to Johto. Then, Brock suggested that Lyra challenge Whitney and Morty. Also, upon her request, she asked Khoury to become her traveling companion and later, they promised Ash and Dawn that they would see them again.
It is implied in Gone With the Windworks! that Lyra has an interest in Ash. She admires his bravery and wishes Khoury acted more like him. Lyra has even asked Dawn if she and Ash are a couple, though Dawn informed her that they are just friends. Perhaps Lyra was interested in Ash's spontaneity, something that Khoury lacks. In A Rivalry to Gible On!, Lyra attempted to pair Khoury and Dawn together as a couple, despite Dawn's refusal, before eventually realizing she had feelings for the former.
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This listing is of Lyra's known Pokémon in the anime:
| Lyra's Girafarig made a brief appearance in Gone With the Windworks! when it was used by Lyra to try to help the gang escape from the Valley Windworks after becoming trapped. Despite its power, Girafarig was unable to break down the door keeping the gang contained.
Girafarig's only known move is Double Hit.
|| Gone With the Windworks!
This listing is of the Badges Lyra has obtained in the Johto region:
- Lyra is the first anime character based on a female player character seen to have Badges, although Marina is known to have entered the Silver Conference.
- She owns the female variation of the Pokédex, as well as the pink model of the Pokégear introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- In the Japanese version, Lyra makes a pun of her own name by saying koto ne?, which means "right?", at the end of her sentences.
- Lyra mispronounces Dawn's name as Dane (Japanese: ヒカリン Hikarin).
- Marilyn also called Dawn Hikarin in the original Japanese version. However, she instead refers to her as Dawny in the English dub.
|| コトネ Kotone
|| From 琴音 kotone, "sound of koto".
|| From lyre.
|| From celesta.
|| From cetra.
|| From lira, lyre.
|| 금선 Geumseon
|| Means "Geum string."
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 琴音 Qínyīn
|| From 琴音 kotone. Literally means "sound of qin." 琴 (qín) is also a general term for free reed, string and keyboard instruments.