Molly Hale

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Molly Hale
ミー・スノードン Me Snowdon
Molly Hale.png
Molly Hale
Age 5
Gender Female
Hometown Greenfield
Region Johto
Relatives Spencer Hale (father), Unnamed mother
Anime debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
English voice actor Amy Birnbaum
Japanese voice actor Akiko Yajima

Molly Hale (Japanese: ミー・スノードン Me Snowdon) is a little girl from Greenfield, and the daughter of researcher Spencer Hale. She is the main antagonist of Spell of the Unown: Entei.

History

Molly under the spell of the Unown, as an 18-year-old

Sometime before the events of the film, Molly's mother disappeared, supposedly because of Spencer's research (in the Japanese version, her absence was never directly explained, although guidebooks released with the movie revealed that she had been hospitalized before the events of the film). Spencer was left to care for Molly, but because his job requires an undying commitment, she was often left under the care of the servants and housekeepers.

At the beginning of the movie, Molly was read tales of Legendary Pokémon by her father. She stated that Entei was her favorite Legendary Pokémon because it reminded her of her father. Spencer then abruptly left after receiving an email involving his research. When her father later disappeared into the Unown Dimension, Molly was left in the care of the family servants. Before he vanished, her father left behind a mysterious puzzle box with Unown-shaped letter tiles.

Upon receiving the box, Molly used the tiles to spell "Mama" and "Papa", the people she truly desired. When she began to cry, the Unown sprung to life and granted her wish, summoning an Entei who was led to believe it is Molly's father. The Unown then started to reflect Molly's confusion, anxiety, fear, and loneliness with their Hidden Power, slowly engulfing her mansion and then her hometown, Greenfield, with crystal, driving everyone but Molly away.

Molly decided she needed a mother as well, and had the Entei bring Delia to her after seeing her on television. Upon being confronted by Entei, Delia was hypnotized into believing that she was the girl's true mother and was taken to the mansion. However, the hypnosis was eventually broken when Delia saw her son Ash risking his life while trying to enter the crystallized mansion. Since that moment, Delia tried to reason with Molly, helping and protecting her throughout the movie. Molly became inspired by seeing Ash use his Pokémon to enter the mansion and decided that she wanted to be a Pokémon Trainer. She then fell asleep, and Entei left to greet Ash and his friends, bringing along a dream-version of Molly. Molly wished she were older so that she might be a Trainer, and she then turned into a teenager.

As a 10-year-old

She greeted Ash and his friends and challenged them to a battle. Brock volunteered to battle her so that Ash and Misty could continue on and find Delia. After Brock's defeat, she met up with Ash and Misty further ahead. After realizing Misty, who was younger than her teenage form, was a Trainer as well, she changed to a preteen and challenged Misty to a battle while Ash went ahead.

Once Ash reached Delia, they woke up the real Molly and asked that she escape with them. When Delia revealed that she was leaving, Molly was left heartbroken, and her emotional turmoil caused the Unown to lose some control. Entei then appeared to defend her, but after a gruesome battle between him and Ash's Charizard, Molly realized what her wish was doing to those around her, and she agreed to end the illusion and return to reality. This caused the Unown to completely lose control of their psychic concentration. They reached the Unown's chamber and Entei sacrificed himself to drive away the Unown, returning the land and manor to normal. At the same time, the Unown returned to their ruins, returning Spencer from their dimension in the process. He then returned to the manor and reunited with his daughter.

After some time, Molly received a real Pokémon, a Teddiursa. While playing with it one day, her father appeared with her mother by his side, leaving Molly overjoyed.

Molly briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

Character

With her mother having disappeared several years prior (or having been hospitalized, depending on the version) and her father busy with his work schedule, Molly had become increasingly lonely and withdrawn. Her father's own disappearance only exacerbated this loneliness. The Unown gave Molly the opportunity to live out her wildest fantasies and idealized reality, which appeared to have originated from the fairy-tales her father read to her, twisted together with her strong emotions. From a psychological standpoint, Molly's decision to have Greenfield become a crystal wasteland and surround herself with Pokémon was indicative of her distrust for people.

Molly also expressed strong ambitions to become an extremely strong Pokémon Trainer. As such, she battled both Brock and Misty with Pokémon possessing abnormally high levels of strength. She also took on physical appearances that she believed to be more befitting of a Trainer, though she retained her childish personality.

Molly eventually came to realize that she can achieve her true desires in real life, and this led the Unown to disappear. Her newly acquired Teddiursa is representative of this change.

Pokémon


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On hand

Molly battled Ash, Misty, and Brock with dream Pokémon manifested by Entei. However, she was only shown with one real Pokémon, a Teddiursa.

Molly Hale's Teddiursa
Teddiursa
Molly was shown to have a Teddiursa at the end of the movie. It is unknown where and when she obtained it.

None of Teddiursa's moves are known.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei

Illusion Pokémon created by the Unown

Due to being Pokémon created through Molly's dreams, these Pokémon were a lot stronger than real ones, as stated by Brock.

Molly Hale's Flaaffy
Flaaffy
Flaaffy was the first Pokémon Molly used in her battle against Brock. Brock sent out his Zubat, who quickly used Supersonic, leaving Flaaffy confused. After Zubat's failed follow-up attack, Flaaffy finished the battle with a Thunder Shock.

Flaaffy's known moves are Headbutt and Thunder Shock.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Molly Hale's Teddiursa
Teddiursa
Teddiursa was the second Pokémon Molly used in her battle against Brock. Brock started off by commenting on how such a cute Trainer had a cute Pokémon. Teddiursa started the battle by using Dynamic Punch against Brock's Vulpix, which greatly damaged it. Vulpix then attacked with Quick Attack, and Teddiursa used Fury Swipes, resulting in Teddiursa's win.

Teddiursa's known moves are Dynamic Punch and Fury Swipes.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tara Jayne
Molly Hale's Phanpy
Phanpy
Phanpy was Molly's third and final Pokémon used in her battle against Brock. It made quick work of Brock's Onix with a Rollout. Phanpy's choice was a pun on Brock saying earlier that he likes to "rock and roll" his Onix being the rock, and Phanpy being the roll.

Phanpy's only known move is Rollout.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tara Jayne
Molly Hale's Kingdra
Kingdra
Kingdra was the first Pokémon Molly used in her battle against Misty. After Molly raised the water to flood the field, she summoned her Kingdra. It started off by using Smokescreen, and then Headbutt. After Misty's Goldeen's failed Fury Attack, Kingdra won the battle.

Kingdra's known moves are Smokescreen and Headbutt.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Molly Hale's Mantine
Mantine
Mantine was Molly's second Pokémon used in her battle against Misty. Mantine attacked Misty's Staryu with a Whirlpool, trapping Staryu in a vortex. After Staryu escaped with a Rapid Spin, it charged at Staryu's Tackle with a Take Down. The rest of the battle took place off-screen, leaving the outcome unknown.

Mantine's known moves are Tackle, Bubble Beam, Whirlpool, and Take Down.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
Molly Hale's Entei
Entei
Main article: Entei (M03)

Entei was a physical manifestation created by the Unown of Molly's desires for companionship. He is an illusionary Entei that appeared to Molly after she made a wish to the Unown. He served as a replacement father for her while her real father, Spencer, was trapped in the Unown Dimension. When Ash attempted to confront Entei to get his mother back, his Totodile and Cyndaquil were rapidly defeated, with Pikachu only lasting longer without faring any better, and even Charizard — who had witnessed the incident on television at the Charicific Valley and come to help — was only able to hold Entei off without actually defeating it. However, when Entei was about to break Charizard's neck, Molly finally decided that she wanted things to be real again.

Debut Spell of the Unown: Entei
Voice actors
Japanese Naoto Takenaka
English Dan Green

In the manga

Molly and Entei in the manga

In the Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei manga

As she is a main character in the film, Molly also appears in the manga adaptation, Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei.

Pokémon

Molly's Entei
Entei
Main article: Entei (M03)

Entei is an illusionary Pokémon created by the Unown.

Debut Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei
Teddiursa, Phanpy, and Flaaffy
Teddiursa, Phanpy, and Flaaffy appeared to battle Brock.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei
Mantine and Kingdra
Mantine and Kingdra appeared to battle Misty.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei

Artwork

Molly Hale artwork.png
Artwork from the Game Freak website

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 矢島晶子 Akiko Yajima
English Amy Birnbaum
Dutch Lottie Hellingman
Finnish Outi Alanen
European French Carole Baillien
German Sabine Bohlmann
Hungarian Ilona Molnar
Icelandic Kristrún Hauksdóttir
Italian Giovanna Papandrea
Norwegian Siri Nilsen
Polish Agnieszka Kunikowska
Portuguese Brazil Christiane Monteiro
Portugal Sandra de Castro
Spanish Latin America Alondra Hidalgo
Toni Rodríguez (teenager)
Spain Ana Esther Alborg
Swedish Therese Reuterswärd
Turkish Arzu Doğan

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean 미이 Mee Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 小美·史諾頓 Xiǎo Měi Shǐnuòdùn
小米* Xiǎo Mǐ
Transliteration of her Japanese name
Thai มี Me Transliteration of her Japanese name


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