Vivian Meridian

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Vivian Meridian
ビビアン Vivian
Vivian Meridian.png
Vivian at the Hoenn Grand Festival
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Relatives Lilian Meridian (sister)
Anime debut Win, Lose, or Drew!
English voice actor Lisa Adams (4Kids)
Sonny Dey (TPCi)
Japanese voice actor Yumi Takada

Vivian Meridian (Japanese: ビビアン Vivian) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is the master of ceremonies of Hoenn Pokémon Contests and the older sister of Lilian Meridian. She first appeared in Win, Lose or Drew!.


Vivian debuted in Win, Lose or Drew!, where she hosted the Slateport City Pokémon Contest. During the Appeals Round, she helped May get back up on her feet after she fell down while trying to send out her Beautifly.

Vivian in the panel of judges

In Come What May!, after Raoul Contesta disqualified Jessie of the Fallarbor Contest for cheating, Vivian apologized to the audience for the inconvenience.

In Cruisin' for a Losin', Vivian hosted the R1 Rubello Contest, which only accepted entrants who had previously earned at least one Ribbon. Upon noticing that Savannah was nervous, Vivian encouraged her by giving her a push. In the second round, Vivian showed concern for May's Bulbasaur, who had a case of stage fright.

She was seen in a flashback in The Saffron Con, when Ash and his friends went to talk to her sister Lilian at the Saffron City Contest Hall.

During the Kanto Grand Festival, which took place from May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! to Channeling the Battle Zone! and was held at Indigo Plateau, Vivian joined Raoul Contesta, Mr. Sukizo, and Nurse Joy in the panel of judges. After the Contest Battle between May and Drew in the quarter-finals, she mentioned that she had been watching both of them since their days in Hoenn and that she was very impressed by their techniques.


Vivian showing the Lilycove Ribbon

Vivian is the older sister of Lilian, the master of ceremonies of Kanto Pokémon Contests. Although the two look very similar and share the same occupation, they are drastically different in terms of personality. While Lilian has a bubbly and cheerful personality, Vivian is classy and graceful. According to Lilian, even if they dress so differently from each other, they are still mistaken for one another.

Vivian has high enthusiasm for her job as an announcer. She is in charge of hosting all the Hoenn Pokémon Contests sanctioned by the Pokémon Activities Committee and the Hoenn Grand Festival as well. For this reason, she has appeared in a number of episodes with Contests during Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. She conducts every competition in a formal and punctilious way, much like the host of an award ceremony.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高田由美 Yumi Takada
English Lisa Adams (4Kids dub)
Sonny Dey (TPCi dub)
Dutch Marjolein Algera
Finnish Elina Jollman (AG051-AG091)
Susa Saukko (AG103-AG123)
Henna Haverinen (AG180-AG182)
Korean 김서영 Gim Seo-Yeong
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
Brazilian Portuguese Denise Reis (AG035)
Cecília Lemes (AG051-present)
Spanish Latin America Romy Mendoza
Spain Ana María Marí


Marian in the tenth movie


Language Name Origin
Japanese ビビアン Vivian
English, Italian, German Vivian Meridian From her Japanese name.
French Viviane From her Japanese name.
Korean 비비안 Vivian From her Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 薇薇安 Wéiwéiān Transliteration of her Japanese name.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGohCinderace
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSonia
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianBrandonLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioStuffulWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenRotom PhonesParkerTaliaLeonMorpekoGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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