Marina (EP091)

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

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


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 first appeared beside her while she was fishing on a boat. It was later used in a battle against Misty and her Goldeen. Although it was able to defeat Goldeen, it was afterwards defeated by Misty's Staryu.

Tentacruel's known moves are Wrap and Poison Sting.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Marina's Psyduck first appeared in a battle against Misty and her Staryu, defeating it by deflecting its own Water Gun back at it. Although Misty next intended to use her own Psyduck to battle it, it instead wound up facing Golduck. However, their battle was interrupted by Team Rocket before it could conclude.

Psyduck's only known move is Confusion.

Debut Bye Bye Psyduck
Voice actors
English Michael Haigney
Marina's Starmie first appeared when Marina tried to get her Pokémon back from Team Rocket, but Golduck ended up defeating them instead. It was later used in a battle against Misty and Golduck, but was defeated.

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

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

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 first partner Pokémon; specifically, she picked Bulbasaur.


Bulbasaur was the Pokémon that Marina picked as her first partner 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
Italian Debora Magnaghi
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Anna Bielańska
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Bullara
Spanish Latin America Isabel Romo
Spain Cristina Yuste

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