Art from Diamond and Pearl
|Trainer class||Pokémon Trainer|
|Games||Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum|
HeartGold and SoulSilver
|English voice actor||Dorothy Fahn (Masters EX)|
|Japanese voice actor||Sara Matsumoto (Masters EX)|
|Anime debut||Keeping In Top Forme!|
|English voice actor||Dani Marcus|
|Japanese voice actor||Miyuki Sawashiro|
In the games
Marley is one of five Trainers who can join with the main character during an event in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. She first appears in a part of Victory Road only accessible after entering the Hall of Fame. Despite her reserved nature, she appears to be fond of Shaymin, and wants to inspect the stone tablet at the end of Route 224 in hopes of meeting it.
In the Battle Tower, Marley seems to prefer Pokémon with a high Speed stat.
In spin-off games
- Main article: Marley (Masters)
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- Main article: Marley/Quotes
In the anime
Marley debuted in Keeping In Top Forme!. She was spotted unconscious floating down a river in a boat by Brock. He called out to her, trying to warn her of an oncoming waterfall, but she did not respond. He jumped in the river to stop the boat, and then used Happiny to pull them out of the water. Afterwards, Marley finally woke up and introduced herself.
Because Brock saved her, Marley asked him to escort her to a flower field. Ash and his friends eventually discovered that Marley was harboring an injured Shaymin. She explained that she was approached by Shaymin because it was being attacked by a trio of thugs who wanted to take it.
Marley eventually got to the flower field that had Gracidea flowers, and Shaymin was about to transform into its Sky Forme. There, it defeated Team Rocket and was reunited with its friends. Marley then bid Shaymin farewell. As Shaymin left, Marley informed Ash and his friends that it said goodbye to her telepathically.
|When Marley was first attacked by Team Rocket, she was able to use her Arcanine to send them blasting off, and later used Arcanine to escape when she was confronted by them again.
Arcanine's only known move is Flamethrower.
|Debut||Keeping In Top Forme!|
|Marley befriended and sheltered Shaymin when it was attacked by Team Rocket while traveling to a flower field to reunite with its friends. After meeting up with Ash and friends, Shaymin finally made it to the flower field and, after making it to some hard-to-reach Gracidea flowers, transformed into its Sky Forme and sent Team Rocket blasting off. However, the attack by Team Rocket had destroyed the Gracidea flowers and the ice that had been created to fend off Team Rocket forced Shaymin to transform back into its Land Forme. All looked lost until Shaymin's friends arrived and some Gracidea flowers bloomed, allowing Shaymin to transform again. After saying a fond farewell to Marley, Shaymin left with its friends.|
|Debut||Keeping In Top Forme!|
In the manga
Marley first makes an appearance in the Battleground battling with Buck. The battle, much to Marley's annoyance, goes without a conclusion as Buck notices Looker spying on them and chases after him while the officer escapes.
Later, after Buck and Looker are sent to the hospital after escaping from Team Galactic on Stark Mountain, Marley is seen worrying near Buck's hospital bed. While there, it is revealed that she has Oak's Letter in her possession.
Later, Marley arrives at Route 224 where she begs for the Pokémon Shaymin to help her. Shaymin reacts to her wish and appears before Marley. Marley is soon captured by the Advanced level Grunt of Team Galactic, but he frees her after Platinum, Cheryl, Mira, Riley, and Palmer arrive. They enter the Distortion World but are separated upon arriving due to the dimension's strange gravity.
There, Mira finds Charon, the man that defeated Buck, and tries to stop him from escaping but is stopped by Jupiter and the other Galactic Commanders. Marley faces Jupiter and her Tangrowth, while Cheryl and Mira fight Mars and Saturn, respectively. Jupiter proves to be a powerful enemy, but with Platinum's information from her first battle with Jupiter, Marley manages to figure out her opponent's strategy.
The battle is interrupted by Giratina as it flies past them so that it can fight with the other Legendary Pokémon in the area. As it flies past her, Shaymin accidentally gets stuck on Giratina's head and gets caught in the ensuing fight. Soon after, everyone begins to gather together and the conversation that follows reminds Marley about what she read in the letter she received from Professor Oak.
The gratitude Shaymin senses makes it decide to join in the fray and it does so by using Worry Seed to wake everyone up from Darkrai's Dark Void. This attack allows everyone to redirect Giratina's attacks to hit Charon, forcing him to retreat. Marley and the others are left behind as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum chase after Charon to the real world.
After Charon is defeated, Marley asks Shaymin if it wants to stay with her, an offer Shaymin accepts.
|Arcanine is Marley's first known Pokémon. Arcanine was first used to battle Buck's Claydol at the Battleground but never had a real conclusion. Later, it fought Jupiter's Tangrowth at the Distortion World.
Arcanine's only known move is Flare Blitz*.
|Debut||Leaping Past Lopunny|
|Marley met Shaymin on Route 224 after begging for its help. She quickly befriended it and took it with her into the Distortion World where it got caught in the battle between the Legendary Sinnoh Pokémon. When Charon tried to escape, Shaymin used Marley's Gracidea Flower to turn into its Sky Forme and chase after him but was defeated. After the battle had ended, Marley asked if it would stay with her and it accepted.|
|Debut||The Final Dimensional Duel IV|
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Marley or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Marley's Request||Su||Stormfront||87/100||Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky||087/092|
- Her outfit is based on the gothic lolita style.
- She is the only one of the stat Trainers to not use at least one Legendary Pokémon in the Battle Tower in Diamond and Pearl. This changes in Platinum, as she has a Raikou.
- Marley may command her Arcanine to attack the player's Pokémon with Fire Fang if the player's Pokémon has Flash Fire as its ability.
|Japanese||マイ Mai||From 米 mai (rice)|
|Spanish||Sémola||From sémola (semolina)|
|French||Viviane||From avoine (oat)|
|Italian||Risetta||From riso (rice)|
|Korean||미정 Mijeong||From 미 (米) mi (rice)|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||米依 Mǐyī*||From 米 mǐ (rice)|
|小舞 Xiǎo Wǔ*||From the Japanese name 舞 Mai|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||米依 Máihyī*||From 米 máih (rice)|
|小舞 Síu Móuh*||From the Japanese name 舞 Mai|
|Vietnamese||Mai||Transcription of her Japanese name|
|Non-player characters in the core series games|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|