Valerie

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Valerie
マーシュ Mache
"The maiden from a land with history."
XY Valerie.png
Art from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Black
Hometown Laverre City
Region Kalos (originally Johto)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Marchioness*
Generation VI, VII
Games X and Y, Masters EX
Leader of Laverre Gym
Badge Fairy Badge
Specializes in Fairy type
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Skyler Davenport[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Hitomi Ueda[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut A Fashionable Battle!
English voice actor Kate Bristol
Japanese voice actor Satsuki Yukino

Valerie (Japanese: マーシュ Mache) is the Gym Leader of Laverre City's Gym, known officially as the Laverre Gym. She specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon. She gives the Fairy Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the core series

Valerie appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. She is a fashion designer who originally came from Johto. She appears to possess a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful. Trainers who defeat Valerie will receive the Fairy Badge, along with TM99 (Dazzling Gleam). Valerie also seems to want to feel like a Pokémon, and she self-designed her costume in an attempt to identify herself with Pokémon. Also, according to the television show Gym Freaks, her outfit weighs 33 pounds. It also states that she used to be a model and as such can wear incredibly high heels.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

Gym battle



Battle Chateau



Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch



Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge



Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Laverre City Gym! ... Oooooh. Valerie has arrived! She's glorious! What a beauty! With a fairylike existence! She can wear such high heels because she used to be a model. If I were wearing heels that high, I wouldn't be able to get out of my house. Ah... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Laverre City Gym! ... Ohhh. Valerie has arrived! She's beautiful! So beautiful! Her existence is fairylike! Her clothes weigh 33 pounds! How can she managed to wear it? She might be surprisingly muscular... Oops. I shouldn't have said that... Ah... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Valerie (Masters)

Artwork

Valerie concept art.png
Concept artwork from Pokémon XY

Sprites

VSValerie.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
Valerie XY OD.png XY Valerie Icon.png
Overworld model from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y

Quotes

Main article: Valerie/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Valerie in the anime

Valerie is the Laverre City Gym Leader, as well as a famous fashion designer. She operates her fashion retail store and hosts fashion shows inside the Laverre Gym.

She debuted in A Fashionable Battle!. After Ash and his friends arrived in Laverre City, Serena became excited about the prospect of meeting her. When a fashion show was about to start, Valerie became unsure of what to do while preparing for the fashion show. Blossom and Katherine brought over Serena and Bonnie, and Valerie recommended them to replace two participants who didn't show up for her fashion show. During the event, Valerie had a Gym battle, to showcase her designs, against Sawyer and easily defeated his Bagon with the help of her Spritzee's speed. This battle caused Ash to realize that Valerie was going to be tough to deal with.

In Fairy-Type Trickery!, Valerie got to battle Ash next. When Ash and his friends arrived in the Laverre Gym, they initially noticed that Valerie was absent. She then made a grand entrance with flower petals to welcome Ash to the Gym. Beginning their two-on-two match, Valerie called out Sylveon first. After Fletchinder defeated Valerie's Sylveon, Valerie sent out Spritzee next. Her strategy was revealed when she had Spritzee use Trick Room. This managed to defeat Fletchinder, as Fletchinder took too long with the multiple Flame Charges during the stage Trick Room was active. Valerie dealt with Hawlucha next. By treating it as a wrestling ring, Hawlucha withheld Spritzee's attacks and then X-Scissored the Trick Room, shattering it. Spritzee was defeated by Hawlucha, thus defeating Valerie. The Furisode Girls commented that Valerie hadn't lost to anybody in a while. She then gave Ash the Fairy Badge as proof for defeating her. She reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.

She appeared in a fantasy in A League of His Own!, when Ash was talking to Everett about the Gym Leaders that he had defeated in Kalos, in order for him to be able to compete in the Lumiose Conference.

In A Towering Takeover!, Valerie was seen in her Gym, watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with her Pokémon. In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, Valerie and Spritzee were among those who helped to destroy the Giant Rock.

She reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Character

Valerie is always poised and polite. Behind this, however, Valerie is bold and confident in how she conducts herself on the battlefield. Her Fairy Pokémon are trained with beauty and power, or what she calls "hidden fangs", in mind. Valerie is incredibly empathetic and revealed that she wishes to be a Pokémon. As a result, she has developed the unique ability to speak to some Pokémon, which allows her to use them to their full abilities in battle such as her Sylveon's ribbons.

She is also creative and has an eye for detail. Valerie believes that only nature represents true beauty, and often incorporates floral and Pokémon motifs in her fashion designs. Her designs are best showcased in battle, where their intricate details and the free-flowing movement of the materials come to life.

Pokémon


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Valerie's Spritzee
Spritzee
Spritzee is Valerie's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with Valerie and her Pokémon before the fashion show began. During the fashion show, it battled Sawyer's Bagon. When Bagon launched a Dragon Breath, Spritzee was completely unaffected by the move. After easily dodging Bagon's Headbutt attacks using its agility, it defeated Bagon with Dazzling Gleam.

In Fairy-Type Trickery!, Valerie chose Spritzee as second and final Pokémon to battle Ash in his Laverre Gym battle. It defeated his Fletchinder despite Fletchinder's super-effective attacks, but lost to Hawlucha despite having a type advantage. It reappeared in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!.

In A Towering Takeover!, it was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie. In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, it helped destroy the Giant Rock.

It reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Spritzee's known moves are Dazzling Gleam, Trick Room, Gyro Ball, Moonblast, and Light Screen.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
English Lisa Ortiz
Valerie's Sylveon
Sylveon
Sylveon was briefly seen in its first appearance with the other Pokémon when Valerie prepared for her fashion show.

In Fairy-Type Trickery!, Sylveon battled Ash in his Laverre Gym battle. It proved to be a powerful opponent, using its ribbons to take control of its round against Ash's Fletchinder and dealing a close range Fairy Wind. However, it was eventually defeated by Fletchinder's super-effective Steel Wing.

In A Towering Takeover!, it was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

Sylveon's known moves are Disarming Voice, Fairy Wind, and Giga Impact.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinatsu Akasaki
English Erica Schroeder
Valerie's Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime was briefly seen with the other Pokémon when Valerie was preparing for her fashion show.

In A Towering Takeover!, Mr. Mime was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Valerie's Mawile
Mawile
Mawile was briefly seen with the other Pokémon when Valerie was preparing for her fashion show.

In A Towering Takeover!, Mawile was seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Valerie.

None of Mawile's moves are known.

Debut A Fashionable Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 雪野五月 Satsuki Yukino
English Kate Bristol
Finnish Unknown voice actress (XY073-XY074)
Alina Tomnikov (XY135-XY136)
Hebrew אורלי תגר Orly Tagar
Italian Ludovica de Caro
Brazilian Portuguese Kandy Kathy Ricci
Spanish Latin America Valentina Souza
Spain Marta Almazán


GOTCHA!

Valerie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Valerie in Pokémon Adventures

Valerie debuted in PS577. She, alongside Grant and Olympia, went to visit Korrina, who was in a Laverre City hospital recuperating from injuries she sustained in a battle with Team Flare. They soon left to have a meeting with the other Kalos Gym Leaders to decide on how to deal with Team Flare. In PS579, Y, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna joined the Gym Leaders and traveled to Geosenge Town to confront Team Flare. Shortly after they arrived, the group witnessed the ultimate weapon emerging from underground like a flower bud. To prevent the weapon from blooming, the Gym Leaders and Y used their bodies to keep the petals in place by force, but were met with interference by Bryony.

The ultimate weapon eventually fired anyway, but the combined efforts of the Gym Leaders and their allies successfully weakened the weapon enough to make it unable to take any innocent lives. Using her newly-obtained Xerneas, Xerxer, Y tried to destroy the ultimate weapon, but was interrupted by Malva and her Yveltal. Due to Xerneas and Yveltal being evenly matched, Xerosic announced that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire. Xerxer confirmed this and retreated, taking Y and the others with it.

In PS582, Ramos revealed that Team Flare blamed the destruction caused by the ultimate weapon on the Gym Leaders and the Vaniville children. X and his friends were advised to keep out of the public's eye while the Gym Leaders helped rebuild the damaged areas. In Xerneas Gives, Valerie, Grant, Ramos, Olympia, and Wulfric helped stop Team Flare's attempt to reactivate the ultimate weapon by defeating a group of Grunts that were stationed around Cyllage City. After Team Flare was fully defeated, Valerie and her allies met with X and his friends at Lumiose City to congratulate them on their victory.

Pokémon

This listing is of Valerie's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Valerie's Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime is Valerie's only known Pokémon. It accompanied Valerie to visit an injured Korrina at a Laverre City hospital. Later, it was used at Geosenge Town to keep the ultimate weapon from being activated. By creating blocks of solid air, it helped keep the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon floating in the air. Bryony saw through this trick and used her Bisharp to cut through the blocks, sending Mr. Mime and the other Pokémon plummeting to the ground. When the ultimate weapon was fired, it created a barrier to protect the Gym Leaders and Y from its effect.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut PS577

Trivia

  • Valerie's Japanese Leader title is 歴史の国から 来た 乙女.
  • According to a Tourist in Kalos's hotels, Valerie is from the Johto region. Valerie herself confirms this as a fact in Pokémon Masters EX.
  • In both the original Japanese game and anime, Valerie speaks with a Kyoto dialect of Japanese. Ecruteak City in the Johto region is inspired by the city of Kyoto and some of its residents use the same dialect.
  • In Pokémon Masters EX, according to Erika, Valerie's clothing costs over 500 Big Pearls, which translates to over PokémonDollar.png2,000,000.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マーシュ Mache From mâche (French for corn salad, rapunzel), related to the fairy tale of the same name
English, German Valerie From Valerianella locusta (corn salad) and possibly faerie
Spanish Valeria From Valerianella locusta
French Valériane From Valerianella locusta
Italian Valérie From Valerianella locusta
Korean 마슈 Mache Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪綉 / 玛绣 Mǎxiù From the transcription of her Japanese name and 綉 / 绣 xiù / sau (embroidery)
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪綉 Máhsau
Brazilian Portuguese Valerie*
Valéria*
From her English name
From the genus Valerianella


References


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
XY Viola Icon.png
Viola
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
XY Grant Icon.png
Grant
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
XY Korrina Icon.png
Korrina
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
XY Ramos Icon.png
Ramos
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
XY Clemont Icon.png
Clemont
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
XY Valerie Icon.png
Valerie
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
XY Olympia Icon.png
Olympia
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
XY Wulfric Icon.png
Wulfric


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