DJ Mary

DJ Mary
クルミ Kurumi
DJ Mary Sugimori.png
Artwork by Ken Sugimori for the TCG
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Crimson*
Pink*
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Stadium 2
Anime debut Air Time!
English voice actor Amy Birnbaum
Japanese voice actor Atsuko Enomoto

DJ Mary (Japanese: クルミ Kurumi) is a DJ in Goldenrod Radio Tower. She co-hosts the famous radio program, Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk, with Professor Oak.

In the games

Mary is a famous celebrity in both Johto and Kanto regions. Due to her popularity, many people travel from Kanto to Johto to listen to her show. She can be found at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, where she also winds up as one of Team Rocket's hostages when the organization invades the tower. Once Team Rocket is defeated, she will thank the player with a Pink BowGSC/BrightPowderHGSS. After the player has defeated Lance at the Indigo Plateau, Mary will show up with Professor Oak, attempting to interview the player before Lance takes them to the Hall of Fame.

According to Buena, Mary has a weight problem. Despite not being a Trainer, Mary has caught one Pokémon, Drowzee, but since it was always making her drowsy, she traded it with one of her fans for a Meowth.

Mary also hosts the Quiz in Pokémon Stadium 2.

Items given

Item Location Games
Bag Card Key Sprite.png Card Key Goldenrod Radio Tower  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag None Sprite.png Pink Bow Goldenrod Radio Tower  G  S  C 
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder Goldenrod Radio Tower  HG  SS 

Quotes

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Goldenrod Radio Tower

  • Before defeating Team Rocket
"Why? Why do I have to suffer through this? Meowth, help me!"
  • After defeating Team Rocket
"Oh! You're my little savior! Will you take this as my thanks?"
"It's just right for Pokémon that know normal-type moves."
  • If talked to again
"Please tune in to me on Prof. Oak's Pokémon Talk show."

Indigo Plateau

"Oh, no! It's all over! Prof. Oak, if you weren't so slow..."
"Let's interview the brand new Champion!"
"Oh, wait! We haven't done the interview!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Goldenrod Radio Tower

  • After defeating Team Rocket
"Oh! You're my little savior! Will you take this as my thanks?"
"When a Pokémon holds it, it lowers the opponent's accuracy."
  • If talked to again
"Please tune in to me on Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk show."

Indigo Plateau

"Oh, no! It's all over! Professor Oak, if you weren't so slow..."
"Let's interview the brand-new Champion!"
"Oh, wait! We haven't done the interview!"

Pokémon

On hand

Spr 4h 052.png
Meowth

Traded away

Spr 4h 096.png
Drowzee

Sprites

DJ Mary II OD.png DJ Mary OD.png Quizgirl.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Portrait from
Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

DJ Mary in the anime

Mary's first appearance was in Air Time. She was at the Goldenrod Radio Tower. Ash appeared on her show to talk about his Pokémon and his aspirations.

She also appeared in Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?. She and Professor Oak were going to do a live show in Maroon Town. Team Rocket got wind of this and disguised themselves as the professor and Mary. With the help of Nurse Joy, a quiz show determined who was the real Oak and Mary.

Mary also appeared in Oaknapped! Professor Oak disappeared before taping a segment for her show, so she asked Officer Jenny, Ritchie and Tracey to help her find him. They eventually learned that he had been kidnapped by Butch and Cassidy.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 榎本温子 Atsuko Enomoto
English Amy Birnbaum
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Finnish Elise Langenoja
Polish Anna Dąbkowska (EP160)
Magdalena Beska (EP245)
European Spanish Mar Bordallo

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

DJ Mary in Pokémon Adventures

Mary debuts in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. She is a radio show host at the Goldenrod Radio Tower as well as a singer known for the song "Boy and His Lapras". Mary is first seen hosting a radio show when Gold, a fan of hers, bursts into the recording session. Gold reveals that Mary's Smeargle, Smea-Smea, painted his face earlier and wishes to have his revenge on it. Gold's anger leads into an argument with Whitney, who was the one who gave Smea-Smea to Mary in the first place. After the argument gets good ratings for the show, the Radio Director, Hirō, decides to market it by organizing a race with Gold and Whitney as the competitors. Although confused at the whole situation, Mary acts as one of the hosts covering the event.

Later, Mary joins Whitney, Hirō, and Pokémon Association Director in traveling to the Mahogany Gym in order to warn Pryce of Suicune, which had been challenging all of the Gym Leaders in Johto.

At the Indigo Plateau, Mary appears as one of hosts of the Pokémon League. She gets caught up in the Masked Man's attack of the League with his army of mind controlled Rocket Grunts. With Smea-Smea's Fire-type attacks that it copied from Entei, Mary helps stop one of the Masked Man's ice dolls permanently. After the Masked Man was defeated, Mary returned to her life as a radio show host.

In the Emerald chapter, Mary appears as one of the people that came to visit the Battle Frontier as a result of Scott wishing on Jirachi.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Mary appears as a commentator at the Pokéathlon. There, she meets with Gold again, who had come to compete.

Pokémon

This listing is for Mary's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Formerly owned

Smea-Smea
Smea-Smea
Smea-Smea (Japanese: ドブルくん Doble-kun) is Mary's only known Pokémon. It was given to Mary from her friend, Whitney. It first appeared pranking Gold while he was sleeping by using its tail to draw over his face. Gold chased after Smea-Smea all the way to Goldenrod's Radio Tower, where he found out that it belonged to Whitney and DJ Mary. Smea-Smea appeared again along with Mary while Whitney was battling against Pryce's Suicune ice sculpture. During the final battle against the Masked Man, Smea-Smea was seen mimicking Entei's flames via its Sketch, making it capable of permanently melting the Masked Man's re-freezing ice. In the ninth chapter, Smea-Smea was revealed to have been returned to Whitney.

Smea-Smea's only known move is Sketch.

Debut Smeargle Smudge

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

DJ Mary in Golden Boys
DJ Mary in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

DJ Mary appears in the chapter Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!!. In the English translation, she is still referred to by her Japanese name, Kurumi. She hosts a Pokémon tournament organized by the Pokémon Day Care.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

DJ Mary appears in Showdown at the Radio Tower!!. She ends up becoming a hostage of Giovanni's during his takeover of the Radio Tower. She is rescued by Red and his Pokémon in the end.

In the TCG

Artwork

Artwork from the cards:

Mary Impulse.png Mary Request.png
Outside broadcasting Interviewing Jasmine and Amphy

Cards

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

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mary T Neo Genesis Rare 87/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Rare  
Mary's Impulse T [Su] Expedition Base Set Uncommon 142/165 Base Expansion Pack Uncommon 054/128
Mary's Request T [Su] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 86/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 098/106
      Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
 

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese クルミ Kurumi From 胡桃 kurumi, walnut.
English DJ Mary
French Lula
German Margit
Italian Lori
Spanish Rosa
Korean 호두 Hodu From 호도 (胡桃) hodo, walnut.
Chinese (Mandarin) 胡桃 Hútáo From 胡桃 kurumi, walnut.



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