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Marian (Japanese: モモアン Momoan) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She is the Sinnoh Contest announcer.
Marian's voice was first heard in Following A Maiden's Voyage!, but her first appearance in person was in Mounting a Coordinator Assault! during the Jubilife City Pokémon Contest. Since then, she has appeared in several episodes featuring Pokémon Contests.
In Wild in the Streets!, Marian appeared on television to announce that a Pokémon Contest would be held in Floaroma Town. She was seen urging Coordinators to visit the location to take part in the event, saying she would be there along with Mr. Contesta and Mr. Sukizo.
Marian appeared on a video in the official Pokémon Contest website in A Stand-Up Sit-Down!. Zoey used her laptop to show Dawn the video, in which Marian explained that the first stage of the Hearthome Contest is a Double Performance, and the second stage consists of two-on-two Contest Battles. Marian also commented on a performance delivered by Top Coordinator Marina, detailing how two Pokémon can work together during the first stage.
In Throwing the Track Switch, Marian was seen reporting that Kenny had obtained his second Ribbon after winning the Sage Contest with his Prinplup. She also interviewed Mr. Contesta, asking him about the Contest circuit. She later announced that her next broadcast would be from Solaceon Town, the site of the next Pokémon Contest.
Marian appeared briefly in Our Cup Runneth Over!, in which she was shown interviewing Contest Master Wallace as he prepared to host the Wallace Cup.
In A Breed Stampede!, Marian appeared on television to wrap up two of the most recent Pokémon Contests. She announced that the Gerbera Contest had ended in a victory for Kenny, who earned his third Ribbon. She also reported that Nando had obtained the Beach Rose Ribbon, bringing his total to four. She concluded her program by saying that a Pokémon Contest was scheduled to be held in Chocovine Town.
Marian's next appearance was in Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, where she announced the location of the next Pokémon Contest, Daybreak Town. She also revealed that the Daybreak Contest would follow the Double Performance format for the first time in quite a while.
In Fighting Ire with Fire!, Marian appeared on television with the latest news regarding the Grand Festival straight from the Pokémon Contest Grand Festival Planning Committee. She started her report by officially announcing the Lakeside Resort on the shores of Lake Valor as the location of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. She then revealed that there were seven more Pokémon Contests taking place in the Sinnoh region before the Grand Festival. She also invited Pokémon Coordinators who had not yet collected the five Contest Ribbons required to enter the Grand Festival to take part in the remaining Contest events.
Marian is a very energetic person who seems to enjoy her work. As a Contest announcer, she is responsible for explaining the proceedings to the audience and introducing the competing Coordinators on stage. She also comments on the performances and battles. At the start of a Pokémon Contest, she shows the Ribbon the winning Coordinator will receive and introduces the panel of judges.
Besides hosting Pokémon Contests, Marian has a television show where she announces the locations of the next Contest events. She also summarizes past Contests and interviews famous people in the Contest world, such as Raoul Contesta and Wallace. In addition, Marian records videos for the Contest website.
Marian's relation to Vivian and Lilian is unknown. She looks identical to the two except she doesn't have a mole.
- During the ending credits of The Rise of Darkrai, Marian can be seen hosting the Alamos Contest. However, she has a mole on the left side of her face, making her look like Vivian.
- In the Latin American dub, Marian had the same voice actress as Vivian and Lilian during the twelfth season.
- In the Dutch dub, Marian has the same voice actress as Lilian.
- Excluding Jessie disguised as Jessadia, Marian is the only Contest Announcer whose name was changed from the Japanese version.
||Similar to ビビアン Vivian and リリアン Lilian.
|English, German, Italian
||Similar to Vivian and Lilian.
||Similar to her English name.
||From her Japanese name.
||From 百安 Momoan.