He lives with his wife Sophia at the Sunflora Lodge, which they operate together. The couple continue to enjoy each other's company, and Marcello also enjoys Sophia's fictional romantic stories. Sophia and Marcello were married 50 years ago, at which they took a picture with hundreds of Sunflora, and continued this tradition for their next 49 wedding anniversaries. On their 50th anniversary, however, the weather was particularly cold and the Sunflora never appeared at the south slope location.
Ash was able to use his Sun Stone that he won as a prize in the Bug-Catching Contest to evolve a recently rescued Sunkern into a Sunflora. This newly evolved Sunflora went on to call the other Sunflora over, allowing Marcello and Sophia to maintain their anniversary tradition, and Todd took the commemorative snapshot.
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| Over the years, Marcello and his wife Sophia had befriended loads of Sunflora, and it all began with their wedding where they first took a picture with a field of Sunflora behind them. The flowery and bright backdrop led Marcello and Sophia to continue this tradition into their 49th year of marriage.
The couple's 50th year of this same tradition was at threat because of the cold weather in the area. But later a Sunflora, which Ash just evolved, went on and called the hundreds of other Sunflora in time for Sophia and Marcello's 50th anniversary photo.
None of the Sunflora's moves are known.
- Marcello's name is a reference to the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni. Also, his wife's name, Sophia, is a reference to the Italian actress Sophia Loren, who starred with the former in several films.
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