シズイ Shizui
"A Bigger Splash Than the Sea!"
Black 2 White 2 Marlon.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark Blue
Hometown Humilau City
Region Unova
Trainer class Gym Leader
Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2, Masters EX
Leader of Humilau Gym
Badge Wave Badge
Specializes in Water types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Ray Chase[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Ryota Iwasaki[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut The Road to Humilau!
English voice actor Ed Paul
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda

Marlon (Japanese: シズイ Shizui) is the Gym Leader of Humilau City's Gym, known officially as the Humilau Gym. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon. He gives the Wave Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the core series

Marlon appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as the eighth and final Gym Leader that the player challenges. He is a big-hearted Pokémon Trainer who gives passionate advice. Marlon also seems to be a very relaxed and carefree man, as shown by his obliviousness as to who Team Plasma are and what they do. He asks the player if Team Plasma are bad people.

Marlon specializes in Water-type Pokémon. Upon defeating him, he will reward the player with a Wave Badge and TM55 (Scald). Outside of battle, Marlon is a fisherman who catches Water-type Pokémon which he would later use in future Gym battles.

Upon arriving in Humilau City, Marlon is absent from the Gym, and the player is sent to find him. The player meets Marlon just as they head north of the Gym, in which he returns to it and awaits a Gym battle. After the Gym battle, Marlon jumps into the ocean and swims away. Upon exiting the Gym, Hugh walks up and congratulates the player on gaining all eight of Unova's Gym Badges, and then their attention turns to Team Plasma, during which Marlon walks up and asks about them.

He heads off to the Seaside Cave to find the Plasma Frigate. Later on, at Route 21, he is seen jumping off the Plasma Frigate after lowering the boarding plank, and then heads back to the Gym, leaving the player and Hugh to deal with Team Plasma.


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode

Challenge Mode

Pokémon World Tournament

Marlon uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. He will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Jellicent.

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders/Mix Master Tournament

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name MisterFisher! Thank yooou! 'Marlon was swimming the other day, and he just kept going faster until he shot out of the water and into the sky! That swimming style could completely dominate the world of swimming.' Hm... That is amazing, but nobody else can do that. Actually, can you even call jumping into the sky swimming? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Marlon (Masters)



Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2


Main article: Marlon/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Marlon in the anime

Marlon appeared in The Road to Humilau!, where Cameron aimed to challenge his Gym for his final Badge. After Cameron and Ash lost their way to Humilau City, Marlon found the two Trainers and took them to his Gym. There, he faced Cameron in a Gym battle. Although Marlon had a powerful team, he was defeated by Cameron's Samurott, giving Cameron his last Gym Badge.

Marlon made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.


Marlon is a spirited Gym Leader with a laidback personality. He has a strong team of Water Pokémon, which perform well in the Humilau Gym's open ocean battlefield. Marlon utilizes offense to bring down his challengers and takes advantage of the Gym's aquatic setting.


Wailord was used to transport Marlon, Ash, and Cameron to the Humilau Gym.

None of Wailord's moves are known.

Debut The Road to Humilau!
Jellicent was the first Pokémon that Marlon used against Cameron in their Gym battle. He battled Cameron's Ferrothorn, and while he was defeated by Ferrothorn's Thunderbolt, his Ability was activated, thereby disabling the move.

Jellicent's only known move is Shadow Ball and his Ability is Cursed Body.

Debut The Road to Humilau!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Billy Bob Thompson
Mantine is Marlon's ace Pokémon. It was the second Pokémon that Marlon used against Cameron in their Gym battle. It quickly knocked out Ferrothorn with a combination of Wing Attack, Bullet Seed, and Psybeam. Afterwards, Mantine faced off against Cameron's female Samurott and was knocked out without landing a single attack on her.

Mantine's known moves are Wing Attack, Bullet Seed, and Psybeam.

Debut The Road to Humilau!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda
English Ed Paul
Czech Petr Gelnar
Danish Niclas Mortensen
Polish Przemysław Stippa
Brazilian Portuguese Robson Kumode
Spanish Latin America Víctor Ugarte
Spain Pablo Sevilla
Swedish Jesper Adefelt


Marlon briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Black & White chapter

Marlon debuted in Hallway Hijinks, where he participated as a competitor in the Pokémon League. After battling his way through Victory Road, he eventually made it into the top 8. In The Tournament Continues, Marlon faced Hood Man in the quarterfinals. Despite managing to disable the moves of Hood Man's Beheeyem, Marlon ended up losing, allowing Hood Man to advance to the next round.

In Something Suspicious, Marlon attempted to head back home, only to be approached by White. When asked on what he knew about Hood Man, Marlon revealed his opponent had managed to somehow enter the League without collecting a single Gym Badge. White decided to expose Hood Man for cheating, but was stopped by Marlon, who was perfectly fine with losing since his opponent was a strong Trainer. Marlon stated that he found Cheren more suspicious and suggested that White begin investigating him next.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Sometime before the events of the eleventh chapter, Marlon became the Gym Leader of Humilau City. In Pink Slip, Marlon and Benga helped rescue Cheren's class and Roxie from Castelia City, which had been frozen by the Plasma Frigate. After explaining the situation, Marlon and Began asked Cheren and Roxie to join them and launch a counterattack against Team Plasma.



Frillish → Jellicent
Jellicent is Marlon's only known Pokémon. He has been with Marlon ever since he was a Frillish. Marlon used him to battle Hood Man's Beheeyem at the Unova Pokémon League. Although he put up a good fight, Beheeyem defeated him with Shadow Ball, giving Hood Man the victory. Later, he was healed by White's Alomomola, Nancy, in an attempt to get Marlon's trust.

Jellicent's known moves are Scald and Recover, and his Ability is Cursed Body.

Debut The Tournament Continues

Marlon has at least two other Pokémon, as he participated in the quarterfinals of the Unova Pokémon League, which requires a Single Battle involving three Pokémon.

Badges obtained

Unova League
  • At least eight unknown Badges


Pokémon League

Marlon has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:


  • Marlon's Japanese Leader title is 海よりも 海な 男!.
  • Marlon speaks in a Kyushu dialect in the Japanese version.
  • Marlon is the first Gym Leader to appear in only one anime episode since Bugsy, who appeared in Gettin' The Bugs Out, 607 episodes prior to Marlon's appearance.
    • However, at the time of Marlon's anime appearance, Chuck had also only appeared in one episode, before making a second appearance in Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!.
  • According to one of the television stations in Unova, Marlon learned to jump by practicing with the Mantine that lived by his childhood home.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シズイ Shizui From シズイ shizui (Schoenoplectus nipponicus: species of club-rush that grows in marshes), 滴 shizuku (drop), 水 sui (water), and possibly 井 i (well)
English Marlon From marlin and marine
German Benson From Teichbinsen (club-rush)
Spanish Ciprián From ciperáceas (sedges) or the genus Scirpus
French Amana Possibly from the genus Amana
Italian Ciprian From Cyperaceae or the genus Scirpus
Korean 시즈 Sijeu From a partial transcription of his Japanese name and seas
Chinese (Mandarin) 西子伊 Xīzǐyī Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 西子伊 Sāijíyī
Vietnamese Shizui Transcription of his Japanese name

Related articles


  1. Ray Chase on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)

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