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メロン Melon
"The ice-cold professional!"
Sword Shield Melony.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield by take[1]
Age 30+[2]
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Circhester
Region Galar
Relatives Gordie (son), unnamed daughter,
three unnamed sons
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Melony (Masters)
Games Shield, Masters EX
English voice actor Wendee Lee[3] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yūko Kaida (Masters EX)
Member of Galar League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Circhester Stadium
Badge Ice Badge
Specializes in Ice-types
Anime series Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Debut Assistant
English voice actor Laura Post
Japanese voice actor N/A
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest

Melony (Japanese: メロン Melon) is the Gym Leader of Circhester's Gym, known officially as Circhester Stadium. She specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. She gives the Ice Badge to Trainers who defeat her. In Pokémon Sword, her son, Gordie, takes her place as Circhester's Gym Leader instead.

In the core series games

Melony is the sixth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Shield. She has been the Gym Leader of Circhester since her twenties. She is also the only known Gym Leader to have ever defeated Raihan, who is said to be the strongest Gym Leader in the Galar League.[4] At one point, she wanted her son Gordie to run the Gym as her successor. However, her son wanted to be a Rock-type user instead. This led to a battle that caused the whole town to split, with the two never speaking to each other again. Despite this, Melony somehow became the first member of Gordie's fan club.

While normally generous and bighearted, she loves to battle hard, along with hitting the opponent's weak spot with unflinching accuracy. Her battle style is described as severe and stoic. It is believed her harsh battle style was influenced by the fight she had with her son. Melony's Gym is considered a major roadblock by many Gym Challengers who visit it, the reason being the powerful Gym Trainers having been trained by her strict and very effective coaching.

After Melony's initial defeat, the player is awarded with the Ice Badge, TM27 (Icy Wind), and the Ice Uniform.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Melony's League Cards in Pokémon Shield.

Normal League Card
"Melony has been a Gym Leader since she was in her twenties. She is also known as a very effective coach, but her coaching style is incredibly strict. Her battle style is fittingly severe and stoic, as well. Any Gym Trainers who manage to remain under Melony are sure to be powerful opponents. Thus many see Circhester Stadium as a major roadblock for Gym Challengers. Many quietly speculate that Melony's harsh battle style is due to a fight she had with her son."
Rare League Card
"Melony wanted Gordie to take over as the Gym Leader of Circhester, while Gordie wanted to dedicate himself to Rock-type Pokémon. The Pokémon battle between the two ended up dividing the whole town. Ever since that day, Melony and Gordie hardly ever see each other. That being said, Melony supposedly managed to become the first member of Gordie's fan club. Gordie seems to have a complicated expression in their photo together, but then again, that may just be one's own imagination..."


Melony keeps her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Shield

Gym battle

Champion tournaments

Galarian Star Tournament

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Melony (Masters)

Melony forms a sync pair with Lapras in Pokémon Masters EX. Her Lapras is capable of Gigantamaxing. Melony became a playable sync pair on October 5, 2022.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#156 VSMelony Masters.png Melony #0131 MastersIcon0131.png Lapras Dynamax icon.png
IceIC Masters.png
RockIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout



Melony SwSh concept art.jpg
Concept art from Sword and Shield


GST Melony icon.png
Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

League Card Melony.png League Card Melony rare.png
Melony's League Card in
Melony's rare League Card in


Main article: Melony/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Melony appeared as a visual in Assistant, where she battled Gordie's Coalossal in its Gigantamax form.

She physically appeared in Sky, where she gave her thoughts about Leon in an interview.

In The Gathering of Stars, Melony was seen relaxing at the Hero's Bath in Circhester with her Galarian Darmanitan and Frosmoth after receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. She was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


Melony's Gigantamax Lapras
Lapras Dynamax icon.png
Lapras briefly appeared in its Gigantamax form while battling Gordie's Gigantamax Coalossal.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Assistant
Melony's Darmanitan
Darmanitan was seen at Melony's side at the Hero's Bath.

None of Darmanitan's moves are known.

Debut The Gathering of Stars
Melony's Frosmoth
Frosmoth was seen at Melony's side at the Hero's Bath.

None of Frosmoth's moves are known.

Debut The Gathering of Stars


Melony briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Melony debuted in Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest. Unlike the games, she and Gordie share the Circhester Stadium and alternate who acts as its Gym Leader. She was first seen talking to Bea on the phone about Bede's forced withdrawal from the Gym Challenge.

In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, Melony met Henry Sword, Casey Shield, and Marvin in Circhester. She asked Henry to repair an ice cane belonging to her Mr. Rime. Once the cane was fixed, Melony recalled how she caught Mr. Rime, revealing that she was responsible for the cane breaking in the first place. When Henry admitted he hadn't fully completed the repairs, Melony suggested he keep Mr. Rime, noting that it preferred Henry's company more. Afterward, Melony faced Henry and Hop in Gym battles, which she lost.

In Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day, the Galar Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower to find out if Rose intended on bringing harm to the region. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Henry, Casey, Bede, Hop, and Marnie went up to meet Rose, only find he was elsewhere. On a video screen, Rose announced his intention to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights began appearing all over the region, causing Pokémon to start Dynamaxing at random. While some went back to their hometowns to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon, Melony traveled with the others to the Hammerlocke Energy Plant. Upon arriving and meeting with Leon's group and found Rose ecstatic that his plan was a success.

In Shock!! Chairman Rose's Plan, Rose explained he meant no harm to Galar and sent Sordward and Shielbert to defeat Eternatus and prevent the Darkest Day from spiraling out of control. Despite their claims of being descendants of the heroes that once stopped the Darkest Day, Sordward and Shielbert were unable to win, forcing Rose to take their place. Oleana explained that Rose's actions were for the benefit of Galar and requested that everyone help stop Eternatus. The group agreed and made their way to the summit, where they found Rose had already been defeated. By teaming up, Melony, Piers, Leon, Hop, Nessa, Marnie, and Raihan managed to take Eternatus down, only for it to get back up and unleash its Eternamax form.

In PASS29, Eternatus quickly overwhelmed Melony and the others, only for Zacian and Zamazenta to appear and assist in the battle against the Gigantic Pokémon. They attempted to wield the Rusted Sword and Shield, but the items and Henry were snatched out of the air by Eternatus. Zacian and Zamazenta struck Eternatus at the same time, creating a massive blast of light. By the time the light cleared, Henry, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus had vanished. Melony and everyone injured during the battle were taken to a hospital to recover from the effects of Eternatus's poison.

In PASS35, after taking special medicine, Melony and the others began to recover from the effects of the poison.


On hand
Melony's Frosmoth
Frosmoth is Melony's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Kayne during their Gym battle.

None of Frosmoth's moves are known.

Debut Swaying!! Murky Memories
Melony's Lapras

Melony's Gigantamax Lapras
Lapras Dynamax icon.png
Lapras is Melony's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Hop's Pincurchin during their Gym battle. It was later used to battle Eternatus on the Tower Summit.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Swaying!! Murky Memories
Melony's Darmanitan
Galarian Darmanitan is Melony's fourth known Pokémon. It was first used to battle against Oleana's Salazzle at Rose Tower.

None of Darmanitan's moves are known.

Debut Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day
Given away
Melony's Mr. Rime
Mr. Rime
Mr. Rime is Melony's first known Pokémon. When its ice cane broke, Mr. Rime went into a depressive state and refused to leave its Poké Ball. Melony lent it to Henry, hoping he could use his Tool Meister skills to repair it. Once the repairs were made, Melony allowed Henry to keep it. It is housed in an Ultra Ball.

None of Mr. Rime's moves are known.

Debut Crunch!! Snowy Battle
Traveling with
Rotom Phone

In the TCG

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

Melony's Pokémon
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 #
Frosmoth Water Astral Radiance TGH TG04/TG30 VMAX Climax CHR 192/184
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Melony Su Chilling Reign Uncommon 146/198 Silver Lance U 068/070
Chilling Reign Rare Ultra 195/198 Silver Lance SR 083/070
Chilling Reign Rare Rainbow 218/198 Silver Lance HR 091/070
      VMAX Climax   161/184
Astral Radiance TGU TG26/TG30 VMAX Climax SR 274/184
      VSTAR Universe   162/172
Crown Zenith GGU GG64/GG70 VSTAR Universe SAR 244/172


Icon of Northern Delights, Melony's sponsor
  • Melony was designed by take.[5]
  • Melony's uniform number is "361", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 寒い samui, meaning "cold".
  • Melony's Pokémon League sponsor is Northern Delights.


Language Name Origin
Japanese メロン Melon From melon
Brazilian Portuguese
Melony From melon
German Mel From Melone (melon)
Spanish Mel From melón (melon)
French Lona From melon
Italian Melania From melone (melon)
Korean 멜론 Melon From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 美蓉 Měiróng From the transcription of her Japanese name and possibly 美容 měiróng / méihyùhng (beauty)
Chinese (Cantonese) 美蓉 Méihyùhng

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GST Opal icon.png GST Bede icon.png
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