Marina (Johto)

This article is about the character from The Legend of Thunder!. For other uses of the name, see Marina.
マリナ Marina
Marina Johto.png
Gender Female
Eye color Teal
Hair color Capri
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer, Coordinator
Game counterpart Kris
Anime debut The Legend of Thunder!
English voice actor Caren Manuel
Japanese voice actor Kazusa Murai

Marina (Japanese: マリナ Marina) is one of the main characters of The Legend of Thunder!, along with Jimmy and Vincent. She is a Trainer and Coordinator from New Bark Town.



Marina and her friends

Marina's starter Pokémon was a Totodile that she nicknamed Wani-Wani; she received it from Professor Elm on the same day Jimmy received his Cyndaquil and Vincent obtained his Chikorita. She entered the Silver Conference along with Jimmy a full year before Vincent competed.

The Legend of Thunder!

Marina and Jimmy in The Legend of Thunder!

Marina was first seen talking to Vincent on the videophone at a Pokémon Center. When she noticed Jimmy's presence, she quickly said goodbye to Vincent to give him attention. They started talking about their journeys, and Marina said she wanted to turn all of her battles into a show to make people happy. When Jimmy said that training and being a star were two completely different things, Marina challenged him to a battle to prove him wrong. During the battle, a lightning bolt struck the battlefield, scaring Little Miss and causing her to run into the woods. Marina then chased her and discovered that Attila and Hun from Team Rocket were trying to capture the Legendary Raikou.

Upon seeing Raikou being hurt, Marina joined Jimmy to help him fight off Attila and Hun. She entered the battle with Little Miss and managed to incapacitate Attila's Skarmory and Hun's Steelix, forcing them to retreat. Later, she met Eugene at the Pokémon Center and soon became enamored with him. When Raikou fled from the Pokémon Center, Eugene offered Marina and Jimmy a ride in his car so that they could follow it. Together with Jimmy and Vincent, she tried to keep Raikou away from Team Rocket, however, they were unsuccessful and both Marina and Raikou ended up in the shuttle. There, she found a way to unlock the door of the cargo hold and free Raikou.

Marina was tied up when Attila and Hun returned to try to capture Raikou once again. She fell from the cliff she was on, but was rescued by Jimmy's Beedrill. When Raikou was trapped in the force field formed by the Miracle Crystal, Marina sent Little Miss to battle Attila and Hun's Pokémon along with Eugene's Alakazam. She later helped Jimmy and Vincent defend their Pokémon while they were trying to break the force field to free Raikou. Once the Thunder Pokémon got out of the field, Marina thanked it for coming back to save her. Having helped protect Raikou from Team Rocket and made a friend in it, Marina continued her journey to become a great Pokémon Trainer.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Marina and her friends in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In the opening sequence of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Marina was seen running by the coast with Lugia and her three Pokémon: Little Miss, Wani-Wani, and Pink.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, Marina was featured on the cover of a magazine, modeling the Pokétch. Additionally, she made another cameo appearance in A Stand-Up Sit-Down! in a video hosted on the official Pokémon Contest website, which Zoey showed to Dawn. In the video, Marina was seen delivering a Double Performance with Wani-Wani and Pink. Marian called her a Top Coordinator, meaning she has won the Grand Festival and has been awarded the Ribbon Cup. Marina even appears to have her own merchandise; one of the customers of the Mountain Hut Maid Café in Tanks for the Memories! wore a T-shirt with her face on it.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Pride of a Champion!, Marina appeared watching the Masters Eight Tournament match between Lance and Diantha on TV, alongside Jimmy and Vincent.


Marina in a magazine for a Pokétch

Marina loves cute Pokémon and nicknames. She also loves men in capes and has a whole notebook full of pictures of Lance. She tends to perform synchronized movements with her Pokémon whenever she calls them out of their Poké Balls. She practices singing and dancing steps with her Pokémon, which gives them a dynamic rhythm in battle.

Her goal, unlike most other Trainers, is to be a Pokémon Idol. One aspect of being a Pokémon Idol seems to entail putting on a show while battling. It should be noted that in Japanese pop culture, idols are media personalities admired for their cuteness. Therefore, it is assumed that Marina's ambitions are somewhere along these lines, and she plans to use cute and talented Pokémon to help her become famous. Given that one of her cameos in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl was as a magazine model, it is likely that real-life Japanese idols were the basis of her character design.

Marina first appeared before the concept of Pokémon Coordinating and the Idol Trainer class were introduced in the games. However, she was shown to have become a Coordinator in her later appearances.


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

Main article: Wani-Wani

Wani-Wani (Japanese: ワニワニ Wani-Wani), a Feraligatr, was Marina's starter Pokémon, obtained as a Totodile from Professor Elm on the same day that Vincent received his Chikorita and Jimmy received his Cyndaquil.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
English Jimmy Zoppi (As a Croconaw)
Little Miss
Main article: Little Miss

Little Miss (Japanese: ムウちゃん Mu-chan) is Marina's female Misdreavus. She seems to be one of her favorite Pokémon. She usually is kept outside of her Poké Ball.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryoka Yuzuki
English Kayzie Rogers
Marina used her Jigglypuff, Pink (Japanese: ピンクちゃん Pink-chan), to battle Jimmy's Beedrill in The Legend of Thunder!. It was last seen in Marina's cameo in A Stand-Up Sit-Down being used in a Double Performance with Wani-Wani.

While ordinary Jigglypuff are usually depicted as blue-eyed, Marina's Jigglypuff is green-eyed. The only time another green-eyed Jigglypuff appeared was in Rough, Tough Jigglypuff.

Pink's known moves are Sing and Psychic.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
Japanese Yumi Touma
English Rachael Lillis


Badges obtained

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

Ribbons obtained

This listing is of the Ribbons Marina has obtained:

Pokémon competitions

Marina has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 村井かずさ Kazusa Murai
English Caren Manuel
European French Delphine Chauvier
Italian Tosawi Piovani
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto
Spanish Latin America Georgina Sánchez
Spain María del Mar Jorcano


Ken Sugimori's design of Marina for the anime. Ken Sugimori artwork from the Game Freak website.


  • In the English dub, when Jackson appeared in the Silver Conference, he referred to Marina and Jimmy as "Dani" and "Yoshi", leading many to believe that "Dani" was the official English name for Marina. However, it is unknown whether this was the original intention.
  • Even though the specifics of being a Pokémon Idol are never made clear in the anime, a Trainer class introduced in Generation IV is known as Idol. One of them, after battle, states, "A Pokémon idol follows their fans, while a Trainer follows their Pokémon."
  • Marina is the only anime character based on a player character (Kris) who has met her opposite-gender counterpart, as she is good friends with Jimmy, who is based on Ethan.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マリナ Marina Means "of the sea".
English, Spanish, Italian, French Marina*
Marina is from her Japanese name.
Korean 마리나 Marina Same as her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪莉娜 Mǎlìnà*
娜娜 Nànà*
瑪莉娜 is a transliteration of her Japanese name.
娜 () may be taken from the 'na' in her Japanese name.
Thai มาริน่า Marina Same as her Japanese name
German Kris*
From Kristall or from "Kris" the japanese name of the first female protagonist in the games.
From her english name.

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