Lyra (anime)

コトネ Kotone
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Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Lyra
Anime debut An Egg Scramble!
English voice actor Eileen Stevens
Japanese voice actor Megumi Nakajima

Lyra (Japanese: コトネ Kotone) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a Pokémon Trainer from New Bark Town and a traveling companion of Khoury.


Lyra and Khoury


As a rookie Trainer, Lyra was given a Chikorita as her first partner Pokémon. Together, Lyra was able to challenge and defeat the Gym Leaders of Violet City and Azalea Town, thus receiving the Badges from those Gyms.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Lyra debuted in An Egg Scramble!. Ash and his friends first met her when her Marill wandered off and they found it wedged in between two buildings. She introduced herself as a Trainer from Johto. She came to Sinnoh with her friend, Khoury and his father in order to observe the Pokémon residing in the region. Later, she asks Dawn to participate in the Johto Festival. The two girls had a battle, but Lyra lost and rewarded Dawn with an Egg. At the end of the episode, Lyra and Khoury joined Ash's group because the former wanted to watch the upcoming Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest in which Dawn would be participating.

In Gone With the Windworks!, Lyra's Marill was lost inside the Valley Windworks. During the search, the group also got stuck in place, while trying to escape Lyra uses her Girafarig but to no avail. At the end of the day, the group finally managed to get out of the place and continued their journey to Lilypad Town.

In A Rivalry to Gible On!, Lyra and the others found a wild Gible, after the group decided who will capture it, Khoury managed the feat after several complications along the way.

In Dressed for Jess Success!, Lyra was finally able to watch the Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest. After Dawn's defeat in the Contest, Lyra joined the others to try to cheer her up.

Lyra last appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!, where she and Khoury had a Tag Battle against Ash and Dawn in the Lilypad Colosseum. Both Lyra and Khoury eventually lost the battle. Later, they went to the airport to meet with Khoury's father before going back to Johto. Then, Brock suggested that Lyra challenge Whitney and Morty. Also, upon her request, she asked Khoury to become her traveling companion and later, they promised Ash and Dawn that they would see them again.


It is implied in Gone With the Windworks! that Lyra has an interest in Ash. She admires his bravery and wishes Khoury acted more like him. Lyra has even asked Dawn if she and Ash are a couple, though Dawn informed her that they are just friends. Perhaps Lyra was interested in Ash's spontaneity, something that Khoury lacks. In A Rivalry to Gible On!, Lyra attempted to pair Khoury and Dawn together as a couple, despite Dawn's refusal, before eventually realizing she had feelings for the former.


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This listing is of Lyra's known Pokémon in the anime:

Main article: Lyra's Marill

Marill is one of Lyra's main Pokémon and appears to be very affectionate towards her. Marill first appeared in An Egg Scramble! and it was because of Marill that Ash and his friends met Lyra.

Debut An Egg Scramble!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers
Chikorita is Lyra's first partner Pokémon and was used by Lyra to battle Dawn's Piplup in An Egg Scramble! as part of the Johto Festival. Despite the type-advantage, Chikorita was defeated by Piplup's super-effective Peck.

Chikorita's next appearance was in Bagged Then Tagged! where it was used in a Tag Battle alongside Khoury's Totodile against Ash's Monferno and Dawn's Cyndaquil. Although Chikorita was weak against both Fire types, it still put up a good fight but was defeated by Cyndaquil's Flame Wheel and Monferno's Flamethrower.

Chikorita's known moves are Razor Leaf, Light Screen, Solar Beam and Tackle.

Debut An Egg Scramble!
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
English Kei Shindō
Lyra's Girafarig made a brief appearance in Gone With the Windworks! when it was used by Lyra to try to help the gang escape from the Valley Windworks after becoming trapped. Despite its power, Girafarig was unable to break down the door keeping the gang contained.

Girafarig's only known move is Double Hit.

Debut Gone With the Windworks!


Lyra's Badges

Badges obtained

This listing is of the Badges Lyra has obtained in the Johto region:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中島愛 Megumi Nakajima
English Eileen Stevens
Czech Nikola Votočková
Danish Mette Skovmark
Finnish Heljä Heikkinen
European French Béatrice Wegnez
Indonesian Jane Leisilla Zahara
Italian Francesca Bielli
Polish Monika Pikuła
Brazilian Portuguese Bianca Alencar
Spanish Latin America Andrea De Gyves
Spain Beatriz Berciano


  • Lyra is the first anime character based on a female player character seen to have Badges, although Marina is known to have entered the Silver Conference.
  • She owns the female variation of the Pokédex, as well as the pink model of the Pokégear introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • In the Japanese version, Lyra makes a pun of her own name by saying koto ne?, which means "right?", at the end of her sentences.
  • Lyra mispronounces Dawn's name as Dane (Japanese: ヒカリン Hikarin).
    • Marilyn also called Dawn Hikarin in the original Japanese version. However, she instead refers to her as Dawny in the English dub.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コトネ Kotone From 琴音 kotone, "sound of koto".
English Lyra From lyre.
French Célesta From celesta.
Italian Cetra From cetra.
Spanish Lira From lira, lyre.
Korean 금선 Geumseon Means "Geum string."
Chinese (Mandarin) 琴音 Qínyīn From 琴音 kotone. Literally means "sound of qin." 琴 (qín) is also a general term for free reed, string and keyboard instruments.

See also

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
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See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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