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*
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 


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!"


On hand

Spr 4h 052.png

Traded away

Spr 4h 096.png


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 and Smea-Smea

Mary, once a famous singer, is now a radio presenter. She is also a close friend of Whitney, from whom she received a Smeargle. She hosts radio shows such as "DJ Mary's Pokémon Song Hour" and "The Pokémon Hour" (with Professor Oak). She plays her own songs on the radio sometimes, such as "Boy and His Lapras". In the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Mary also accompanied the Radio Director and Whitney for a visit to the Mahogany Gym.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Mary is one of the Pokéathlon's commentators. She had returned her Smeargle to Whitney.

Gold is a huge fan of hers.


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

Smea-Smea was a Pokémon that belonged to Whitney. She gave it to DJ Mary prior to Gold's arrival. It was known for bothering him all the time when they first met, which angered him. Gold chased after Smea-Smea with his Pokémon, 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 Flamethrower via its Sketch, making it capable of permanently melting Pryce's re-freezing ice.

Smea-Smea's known moves are Sketch and Flamethrower*.

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 from the cards:

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


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
Rarity # Japanese
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


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.

Non-player characters in the core series games
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