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|Region||Galar (original region unknown)|
Marvin (Japanese: マナブ Manabu) is a character in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
In the manga
Marvin debuted in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon. He had recently moved to Galar and noted how different the local Zigzagoon looked compared to where he was from. He was surprised by a giant Pangoro and wandered into a campsite, where he encountered Henry Sword, Casey Shield, and Professor Magnolia, learning that the giant Pangoro had just been a simulation used by Casey to research Dynamax.
Wanting to teach Marvin about what Dynamaxing is, Henry and Casey allowed the boy to participate in another simulation. Henry lent his Sirfetch'd to use since Marvin had no Pokémon of his own. Together, the trio fought the Dynamax Pangoro hologram, eventually defeating it. Having experienced a Pokémon battle for the first time, Marvin gained the confidence to set out on his own Pokémon journey. After asking and receiving approval from his parents, Marvin joined Henry and others on their quest to study Dynamax.
In Chomp!! Defeat Drednaw, the trailer house was attacked by a trio of wild Drednaw. In order to battle the Bite Pokémon, Henry and Casey each received a Rotom Phone with a Pokédex function installed, officially making them both Pokédex holders. With some assistance from Sobble, the Drednaw were defeated. Afterward, Professor Magnolia suggested Marvin keep Sobble, which he happily accepted and later nicknamed Sniffler.
In Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex, Marvin helped Henry train for his upcoming Gym battle with Nessa. Marvin eventually called off the battle, but Henry's Twiggy gained enough experience to evolve into a Thwackey. Afterward, Marvin and Casey went to Hulbury Stadium, where they watched Henry's battle with Nessa.
In Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea, Marvin and Henry trained together in preparation for the latter's Gym battle with Opal. While they sparred, Sniffler evolved into a Drizzile, giving Henry the idea to use its water bombs and devise a strategy for avoiding Opal's Gigantamax Alcremie's attacks. The training proved to be a success, allowing Henry to win the battle.
In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, the group traveled to Route 9 Tunnel, where several people had reported seeing Pokémon Dynamaxing despite it not being a Power Spot. There, they found a wild Dracovish under attack by several Trainers under orders to either catch or get rid of it. With quick thinking and Sniffler's tears, Marvin kept the Trainers distracted long enough for him to catch Dracovish and escape. At Henry and Casey's suggestion, he decided to keep Dracovish and nicknamed it Draco.
In PASS22, Marvin and the others traveled to Spikemuth to meet with Sonia about information on the thieves that stole Casey's Pokémon a year ago. Sordward and Shielbert, the culprits behind the theft, attacked the trailer car hoping to steal a camera containing data that would incriminate the. Piers arrived and tricked the brothers into leaving with the camera, unaware its memory card had secretly been removed. Sordward and Shielbert later returned for the memory card, only for Henry and the others to expose their true identities, forcing them to flee once more.
In PASS25, Leon and Sonia informed everyone that Rose was working with Sordward, and Shielbert. Henry, Casey, Hop, Bede, Marnie and some Gym Leaders traveled to Rose Tower to find out if Rose intended on bringing harm to Galar. They learned that Rose intended to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights appeared all over the region, causing Pokémon to begin Dynamaxing at random. Henry, Casey, their friends, and some Gym Leaders went to confront Rose in Hammerlocke while Marvin and Professor Magnolia transported the remaining Gym Leaders to the towns under attack by the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon.
In PASS30, various Macro Cosmos's were dispatched to fend off the Dynamax Pokémon in populated areas. Marvin's group chose to help Henry and the others battle Eternatus in Hammerlocke. By the time they arrived, the battle was over, and Henry and Eternatus had vanished. While the injured were taken to a hospital to recover, Marvin and Casey reviewed footage of the incident and found out Henry was teleported away by something. By tracking samples of Eternatus's poison and the material of the Rusted Sword and Shield Henry was holding, they found matching signals on both the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra. With no idea where Henry ended up, Oleana sent Marvin, Casey, Bede, Hop, and Marnie to both locations.
In PASS31, Marvin and Casey arrived at the Master Dojo and reunited with Henry. They received instructions from Oleana to gather materials for a medicine that would cure their friends suffering from Eternatus's poison. Klara and Avery led the trio to the Forest of Focus to collect tree sap. They successfully obtained the sap, only to later anger a Greedent and its Skwovet underlings. Sniffler, Twiggy, and Bit teamed up to fend off the group, evolving into their final forms in the process.
In PASS37, Casey determined the Rusted Shield was located at Loop Lagoon. The three traveled to a nearby tree that contained the shield, only for it to be guarded by a Galarian Moltres that carried Hop away from the Crown Tundra. Hop teamed up with the others to stun Moltres, but when Henry retrieved the shield, Moltres got back up and carried him to the Crown Tundra
Sniffler (Japanese: ナミダくん Namida-kun) is Marvin's first known Pokémon. As a Sobble, it took a liking to Marvin as they traveled together and happily accepted when he asked it to join his team. It later evolved into a Drizzile while helping Henry prepare for his fifth Gym battle and again into Inteleon while on the Isle of Armor.
|Debut||Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon|
|Draco (Japanese: ウオのん Uonon) is Marvin's second known Pokémon. Something caused it to Dynamax at the Route 9 Tunnel, sending it into a berserk rampage from shock. Several Macro Cosmos employees were sent to cover up the mess by either catching or getting rid of Dracovish, but it was saved at the last second by Marvin and Sniffler.
Draco's only known move is Ancient Power.
|Debut||Stealth!! Infiltrate the Energy Plant|
Henry lent Marvin his Sirfetch'd to use against the Dynamax Pangoro hologram. With Henry and Casey's help, Marvin and Sirfetch'd eventually defeated the Pangoro hologram.
|Debut||Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon|
In the games
Marvin is a non-player character that makes an appearance in Pokémon Sword and Shield. He is a Schoolboy that can be battled on Route 3.
This listing is of Marvin's Pokémon in the games:
Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Before battle
- "Oh! Instead of a Pokémon, I found a Trainer! I'll have to check how strong you are!"
- Upon being defeated
- "Yeowch! Your Pokémon are way too strong!"
- After being defeated
- "Losing's really painful, so I'll raise my partner Pokémon, too!"
|Japanese||マナブ Manabu||From 学ぶ manabu (to learn)|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||阿學 / 阿学 Ā Xué||From 學 / 学 xué / hohk (to learn)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||阿學 A Hohk|
- Main article: Sniffler → Names
|Japanese||ウオのん Uonon||From ウオノラゴン Uonoragon (Dracovish)|
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|