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This article is about the character of the day from EP091. For other uses of the name, see Marina.

Marina (Japanese: ツバキ Tsubaki) is a character of the day in the Pokémon anime who appeared in Bye Bye Psyduck.



Main series

Marina lives in the Orange Islands. She, like Misty, is a Water-type Pokémon Trainer, and the two of them became fast friends. She was first seen fishing with her Tentacruel near Kinnow Island, when she came across Misty's Psyduck, who couldn't swim. When she met Misty, Ash, and Tracey, she noticed that Psyduck had a bright pink tail. Marina said that meant the Pokémon was going to evolve soon, which excited Misty. Realizing their shared enthusiasm for Water Pokémon, the two decided to have a battle to determine who was the best Water Pokémon Trainer.

In the subsequent battle, Misty's Goldeen lost to Marina's Tentacruel, but her Staryu evened the odds. Marina then used her Psyduck, which proved to be much more powerful than Misty's, as it did not need a headache to unleash its Psychic powers.

With Staryu having fainted, Misty decided to use Psyduck, hoping it would evolve. Ash accidentally tossed her backpack into the water, and when she pulled it out, a Golduck came out.

Thinking her Psyduck had evolved, Misty battled with Marina and ended up winning, Golduck defeating Marina's Starmie (the battle with the Psyduck was interrupted by Team Rocket). It was at this point Misty realized that her Psyduck did not evolve. The Golduck she was using was just trying to impress her. Marina then realized the information she told Misty about Psyduck evolving wasn't true. Although Marina assured Misty that this demonstrated her superior skill as a Trainer, she won using an evolved wild Pokémon without even catching it. Ash also pointed out that technically Misty's final battle couldn't count as she won using a Pokémon that wasn't hers. She later promised to battle Misty again once her Psyduck evolved.


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Marina's Tentacruel
Marina's Tentacruel first appeared beside her while she was Fishing on a boat. It gave back Misty's Psyduck using its tentacle. It was then used in a battle against Misty and her Goldeen. Using Agility, Goldeen dodged Tentacruel's Wrap, and lunged for a Horn Attack. Tentacruel then stabbed it with a Poison Sting, fainting Goldeen. Misty then sent out her Staryu, and using Swift instantly fainted Tentacruel.

It later appeared when it was nabbed by Team Rocket alongside her Psyduck, but is later saved by Golduck.

Tentacruel's known moves are Wrap and Poison Sting.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Marina's Psyduck
Marina's Psyduck first appeared in a battle against Misty and her Staryu. Staryu used Water Gun, but Psyduck deflected it with a Confusion, hitting Staryu and making it faint. Misty used a Golduck whom she believed was her Psyduck. Psyduck used Confusion, creating a wave that Golduck rode, and was about to hit the wave until Team Rocket arrived, nabbing Psyduck and Tentacruel. It was later saved by Golduck.

Psyduck's only known move is Confusion.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
English Michael Haigney
Marina's Starmie
Marina's Starmie first appeared when Team Rocket had nabbed her Tentacruel and Psyduck and it tried to help but Golduck sped past. It was later used in a battle against Misty and Golduck. It went in for a Tackle, hurting Golduck, and then used Bubble. Golduck used Hyper Beam, which Starmie stopped with a Light Screen, but the force was too powerful, shattering the screen and fainting Starmie.

Starmie's known moves are Tackle, Bubble*, and Light Screen.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani

I Choose You!

Marina as seen in I Choose You!

Marina made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. In this continuity, she is one of the Trainers from Pallet collecting their starter Pokémon; specifically, she picked Bulbasaur.


Marina's Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur was the Pokémon that Marina picked as her starter Pokémon from Professor Oak.

None of Bulbasaur's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
English Michele Knotz

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 野上ゆかな Yukana Nogami
English Lisa Ortiz
German Veronika Neugebauer
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Anna Bielańska
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Bullara
Spanish Latin America Isabel Romo
Spain Cristina Yuste

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