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マリィ Mary
Sword Shield Marnie.png
Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Black
Hometown Spikemuth
Region Galar
Relatives Piers (older brother)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Gym Leader
Generation VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Marnie (Masters)
Games Sword and Shield, Masters EX
English voice actor Cristina Vee[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yukari Tamura[2] (Masters EX)
Member of Galar League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Spikemuth Gym
Badge Dark Badge
Specializes in Dark-types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon: Twilight Wings,
Pokémon Evolutions
Debut Battling Turned Up to Eleven! (Series)
Early-Evening Waves (Twilight Wings)
The Champion (Evolutions)
English voice actor Hayden Daviau (Series)
Dawn Bennett (Twilight Wings)
Japanese voice actor Yui Ogura (Series)
Yui Ishikawa (Twilight Wings)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Watch Out!! Strong Rivals

Marnie (Japanese: マリィ Mary) is one of the rival characters in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the others being Hop and Bede, and specializes in Dark-type Pokémon. She eventually replaces her older brother Piers as the Gym Leader of her hometown Spikemuth. As the Spikemuth Gym Leader, she gives the Dark Badge to Trainers who defeat her.

In the core series games

Marnie is one of the player's rivals. She is a stoic but well-mannered girl who wants to become Champion to support her hometown Spikemuth. Her first Pokémon is her Morpeko, who can be seen following her around outside of battle. She is constantly followed by her fan club, Team Yell. She can first be seen at Motostoke Stadium while the player and Hop register for the Gym Challenge. The player first meets Marnie in the lobby of Motostoke's Budew Drop Inn, where she scolds a group of Team Yell Grunts for causing trouble for the player, Hop, and other participants before introducing herself and apologizing on her behalf. After the player returns to Motostoke, the player has their first battle with her in the same lobby. The next day, Marnie will give them a copy of Kabu's League Card and two Burn Heals before seeing them off. The player later meets Marnie and Morpeko at Ballonlea Stadium, where she learns her Morpeko has taken a liking to the player, and she gives them a copy of her League Card before officially acknowledging them as a rival.

Later, on the outskirts of Spikemuth on Route 9, Marnie will show the player an alternate way into town but insist on a battle before they can enter. After being defeated, Marnie gives them Piers's League Card and leads them inside, claiming she'll get her revenge in the Champion Cup. During their Spikemuth Gym Mission, the player will learn that Team Yell consists of the Gym's Gym Trainers, and that they blocked the main entrance to cut down on Marnie's competition. They also learn that the Gym Leader, Piers, is Marnie's older brother. After Piers is defeated, Marnie arrives to congratulate both her brother and her rival on the match and tells Piers she knows he plans to retire his title after the Champion Cup. Piers planned on offering the position to her, but Marnie refuses, telling him she can't be a Gym Leader if she becomes Champion. The player leaves Spikemuth while Marnie and Piers have their Gym Battle.

The player next meets Marnie as their first opponent in the semi-finals of the Wyndon Stadium Champion Cup. Marnie says she was expecting them, and that despite what they've been through together, she declares she's going to go all-out. Marnie is revealed to have a Dynamax Band, unlike her brother, and uses it to Gigantamax the newest addition to her team, Grimmsnarl. After being defeated, Marnie thanks the player for the battle, saying that she enjoyed putting on a show for the crowd, but tells the player she hasn't yet decided who to root for just yet. After the semi-finals, the player and Hop meet Marnie, Piers, and Team Yell in front of the Rose of the Rondelands hotel, who agree to help them look for Leon. While the player battles Macro Cosmos's Eric, Marnie will lead Team Yell in cheering for the player, boosting their Pokémon's stats. As the player and the others reach Rose Tower, Marnie and Piers will stay behind to hold off any other interlopers. Marnie later appears in the waiting room of Wyndon Stadium after Piers loses his match with Raihan in the Champion Cup finals, telling the player she'll be cheering for them.

After the player becomes Champion, they'll find Marnie in one of the rooms of the Budew Drop Inn, talking to her Morpeko. She attempts to practice smiling by pushing up the corners of her mouth, but when she is caught by the player, she runs off embarrassed. The player can then find her in Spikemuth, where she reveals she did take up Piers's offer, taking his place as Gym Leader. The player can train with her in a rematch here once daily. After being defeated for the first time, she will give the player a copy of her rare League Card. After obtaining this Card, they can encounter her in rematches in Champion tournaments at Wyndon Stadium as well. Here, she will use the same team, only she will also Gigantamax her Grimmsnarl once more.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Marnie's League Cards in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Normal League Card
"As a child, she was timid and a bit of a crybaby. However, she became more cheerful as she played with the Pokémon she received from her brother, and her talents as a Trainer also grew greatly. She joined the Gym Challenge because she wishes to breathe life back into her dilapidated hometown, but she says she has been somewhat distracted by the boutiques throughout Galar. Though many in Spikemuth see her as a local celebrity, she herself has no interest in pursuing fame. However, she says she does appreciate the support of Team Yell, her personal cheering squad."
Rare League Card
"She was appointed as the new Gym Leader of Spikemuth by her brother Piers. Piers caught Morpeko and gave it to her when she was five. She still finds herself at the mercy of Morpeko's mood swings even now. The local dialect of Spikemuth has a distinct kick to it, and many of Marnie's fans have started mimicking her. Marnie won't change her expression even when she gets angry, but once something sets her off, she stays angry for a long time."


Marnie keeps her Pokémon in Dusk Balls.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

First battle

Second battle

Third battle


Champion tournaments

Galarian Star Tournament

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Marnie (Masters)

Marnie forms a sync pair with Morpeko, Grimmsnarl, Mawile, Toxicroak, and Galarian Moltres in Pokémon Masters EX. Her Mawile is capable of Mega Evolving. Marnie became a playable sync pair on February 26, 2021.

Marnie has also made notable appearances in the game's Main Stories, Legendary Adventures and the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#119   Marnie #0877   Morpeko
Full Belly Mode ↔ Hangry Mode
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#119   Summer 2021
#0861   Grimmsnarl
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#119   Palentine's 2022
#0303   Mawile
  Mega Mawile
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#119   Marnie #0454   Toxicroak
  ★★★★☆☆EX Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100
#119   Champion
#0146   Moltres    
Galarian Form
  ★★★★★☆EX Master Fair Sync Pair Scout



Concept art from Sword and Shield Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Genga from JN099 [3] Official artwork of Marnie and Piers from PASH! Magazine [4]


Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

Marnie's League Card in
Sword and Shield
Marnie's rare League Card in
Sword and Shield


Main article: Marnie/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Marnie in the anime

Marnie debuted in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, where she was revealed to be Ash's next opponent in the World Coronation Series. According to Piers, she was hoping to use her success in the competition to help her dilapidated hometown, Spikemuth, to gain more popularity. While she ended up losing the battle with Ash, the audience was still impressed by her battle skills, causing many to become interested in visiting Spikemuth, much to Marnie's delight.

In A Flood of Torrential Gains!, Marnie watched Ash's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon.


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

Morpeko is Marnie's first known Pokémon and is usually seen outside of its Poké Ball. It was seen watching the battle between its Trainer and Ash.

None of Morpeko's moves are known and its Ability is Hunger Switch[5].

Debut Battling Turned Up to Eleven!
Voice actors
Japanese Daiki Yamashita

Grimmsnarl ↔ Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl is Marnie's second known Pokémon. He is capable of Gigantamaxing and was used during Marnie's battle against Ash, where he faced Gengar and lost. He is housed in a Dusk Ball.

Grimmsnarl's known moves are Spirit Break, False Surrender, Darkest Lariat, and Stomping Tantrum.
As a Gigantamax Grimmsnarl, he can use G-Max Snooze, Max Quake, and Max Starfall.

Debut Battling Turned Up to Eleven!
Voice actors
Japanese Shogo Sakata
English Jason Griffith


World Coronation Series

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小倉唯 Yui Ogura
English Hayden Daviau
European French Marie Braam
Hebrew גליה קורקט Galia Correct
Italian Elena Cavalli Carbone
Polish Carolin Mrugała
Brazilian Portuguese Àlex Constan
Spanish Latin America Samanta Figueroa
Spain Irene Valadés

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Early-Evening Waves, Marnie was eating at a Battle Café with her Morpeko while Sonia and Nessa were talking.

In Sky, Marnie watched the battle between Leon and Raihan on her phone together with her Morpeko and Piers in Spikemuth.

In The Gathering of Stars, Marnie was invited to the Galarian Star Tournament. She was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out to the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


This listing is of Marnie's known Pokémon in the Pokémon: Twilight Wings:

Morpeko is Marnie's first known Pokémon. Morpeko is always seen accompanying Marnie.

In Early-Evening Waves, Morpeko is seen eating at a Battle Café accompanied by Marnie.

In Sky, Morpeko is seen with her Trainer watching the battle between Leon and Raihan.

In The Gathering of Stars, Morpeko is seen next to Marnie celebrating the invitation to the Galarian Star Tournament.

None of Morpeko's moves are known.

Debut Early-Evening Waves
Voice actors
English Allegra Clark
Grimmsnarl is Marnie's second known Pokémon.

None of Grimmsnarl's moves are known.

Debut The Gathering of Stars
Voice actors
English Chris Hackney

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石川由依 Yui Ishikawa
English Dawn Bennett


Marnie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Marnie appeared in The Champion as a spectator for Leon and Victor's Championship Match.


Morpeko is Marnie's only known Pokémon.

None of Morpeko's moves are known.

Debut The Champion

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Marnie debuted in Watch Out!! Strong Rivals. She was first seen in front of the Galar Mine, unable to enter due to a large boulder blocking the entrance. Marnie, Casey, and Hop combined their Pokémon's attacks to move the boulder. Later, everyone gathered at Turffield Stadium, where they each fought a Gym battle against Milo and won.

Marnie in her Gym Challenge uniform

In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, Marnie appeared at the Ballonlea Stadium to explain Casey's absence during the Route 9 Tunnel Dynamax incident to clear her of suspicion. She also mentioned that due to Allister's absence, she had been forced to battle against Bea instead for her fourth Badge. Later, after obtaining her sixth Gym Badge, Marnie met with Hop in front of Circhester Stadium. She asked Hop to come with her to Spikemuth, stating that it would be too dangerous for them and Henry to enter the town by themselves.

In Unbelievable!! The Shocking Truth, after arriving in Spikemuth, Marnie and Hop found Piers battling Sordward and Shielbert. Marnie stopped her brother from finishing Sordward and Shielbert off, allowing them to escape. After regrouping with Henry's group, Piers was informed by Leon and Sonia that Rose, Sordward, and Shielbert were working together. Hoping to discover whether or not Rose intended on bringing harm to Galar, the Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower, but were stopped by Oleana. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Marnie, Henry, Casey, Bede, and Hop headed up an elevator to meet Rose, only to learn he wasn't in the building. Appearing on a video screen, Rose announced his intention to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights began appearing all over the region, causing Pokémon to start Dynamaxing at random. While some went back to their hometowns to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon, Marnie traveled with the others to the Hammerlocke Energy Plant, where they were joined by Leon's group. Upon entering the building, everyone found Rose ecstatic that his plan was a success.

Marnie and Piers

In PASS27, Rose explained he meant no harm to Galar and sent Sordward and Shielbert to defeat Eternatus and prevent the Darkest Day from spiraling out of control. Despite their claims of being descendants of the heroes that once stopped the Darkest Day, Sordward and Shielbert were unable to win, forcing Rose to take their place. Oleana explained that Rose's actions were for the benefit of Galar and requested that everyone help stop Eternatus. The group agreed and made their way to the summit, where they found Rose had already been defeated. By teaming up, Marnie, Piers, Leon, Hop, Nessa, Melony, and Raihan managed to take Eternatus down, only for it to get back up and unleash its Eternamax form. The others were quickly overwhelmed, but were saved by the timely arrival of Zacian and Zamazenta. The two Pokémon attempted to use the Rusted Sword and Shield, only for Eternatus to grab them and Henry.

In PASS30, Zacian and Zamazenta struck Eternatus with a double Giga Impact, causing a massive explosion of energy and light. Once the light cleared, Henry, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus had all vanished. Casey and Marvin reviewed footage of the incident and discovered something teleporting Henry away just as Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus clashed. By tracking samples of Eternatus's poison on Henry's body and the material of the rusted artifacts, Casey found matching signals on both the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra. With no idea where Henry ended up, Oleana sent Marnie, Casey, Marvin, Hop, and Bede to both locations.

In PASS32, while riding a train to the Crown Tundra, Marnie, Bede, and Hop encountered Peonia, a girl trying to escape from her overbearing father, Peony. Marnie challenged Peony to a battle, stating that if she won, Peonia would be allowed to go free. In the battle, Marnie's Morgrem evolved into a Grimmsnarl and defeated Peony's Copperajah. Once Peonia left, Marnie and the others agreed to take her place as part of the Peony Exploration Team. The four traveled to Freezington, where their home base was located.

In PASS36, Marnie, Bede, and Hop arrived at Dyna Tree Hill, where they found a Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. Detecting traces of the rusted items in the area, Marnie and the others split up to determine which of the Legendary bird Pokémon knew where it was located. Marnie went after Zapdos while Hop and Bede faced Moltres and Articuno, respectively. However, Zapdos ended up taking Marnie with it before running off, until she was saved by Cara Liss on Route 6. Per Cara Liss's request, Marnie gathered some Fossils for her to combine and resurrect. She did, however, refuse Cara Liss's request to stay with her once the Darkest Day started to reemerge, prompting her to head back to Hammerlocke.

In PASS43, several months after the end of the Darkest Day, Marnie faced Hop in the Champion Cup semi-finals to compete for right to battle Leon. The winner of the battle was not revealed.


On hand

Morpeko is Marnie's first known Pokémon. It was first seen helping move a boulder blocking the way to Turffield.

Morpeko's only known move is Aura Wheel and its Ability is Hunger Switch.

Debut Watch Out!! Strong Rivals
Scrafty ↔ Dynamax Scrafty
Scrafty is Marnie's second known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to battle Gordie's Gigantamax Coalossal in a Gym battle.

None of Scrafty's moves are known.

Debut Swaying!! Murky Memories

Morgrem → Grimmsnarl ↔ Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl is Marnie's third known Pokémon. He was first seen as a Morgrem, where he was used to battle Eternatus on the Tower Summit. Later, at the Crown Tundra, he was used to battle Peony's Copperajah. By evolving into Grimmsnarl, he was able to win the battle with a powerful Hammer Arm. At the Champion Cup semi-finals, he was Gigantamaxed to face Hop's Dubwool.

Grimmsnarl's only known move is Hammer Arm.

Debut PASS28
Status unknown
Legendary giants
Marnie, Bede, and Hop encountered Regirock, Regice, and Registeel at the Crown Tundra. It was never specified who caught which giant or if they were kept.

None of their moves are known.

Debut PASS36

Traveling with

Rotom Phone


Badges obtained

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Marnie in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Marnie's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Morpeko    Brilliant Stars   095/172 Start Deck 100   290/414
Morpeko    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH287 (Top Left) VMAX Climax   226/184 (Top Left)
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH288 (Top Right) VMAX Climax   227/184 (Top Right)
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH289 (Bottom Left) VMAX Climax   228/184 (Bottom Left)
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH290 (Bottom Right) VMAX Climax   229/184 (Bottom Right)
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Marnie Su Sword & Shield   169/202 Shield   059/060
Sword & Shield   200/202 Shield   068/060
Sword & Shield   208/202 Shield   072/060
      S-P Promotional cards   086/S-P
      Legendary Heartbeat   073/076
Champion's Path   056/073      
      Shiny Star V   177/190
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH120 S-P Promotional cards   140/S-P
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH121 Shiny Star V   198/190
      VMAX Climax   160/184
Friends in Galar Su Brilliant Stars   140/172 VMAX Climax   149/184
Silver Tempest   TG23/TG30 VMAX Climax   258/184
Marnie's Pride Su Brilliant Stars   145/172 Start Deck 100   408/414
Brilliant Stars   171/172 Start Deck 100   419/414


  • Marnie's uniform number is "960", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 苦労 kurō, meaning "hardship", or 黒 kuro, meaning "black".
  • Marnie is the first core series rival who can be rematched in Single Battles repeatedly in more than one location.
  • Marnie and Piers are the first Gym Leaders who specialize in Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Marnie is the only Gym Leader who doesn't use the Trainer class "Leader" or "Gym Leader" when battled at a Gym.
  • Marnie was designed by Yusuke Ohmura.[6]


Language Name Origin
Japanese マリィ Mary From rosemary, and possibly from 魔 ma, “demon”
English Marnie From rosmarine (Middle English for rosemary) or Rosmarinus (rosemary clade)
German, Italian Mary Same as her Japanese name
Spanish Roxy From rosemary
French Rosemary From rosemary
Korean 마리 Mari Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪俐 / 玛俐 Mǎlì Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪俐 Máhleih
Brazilian Portuguese Marine From Rosmarinus (rosemary clade)
Russian Марни Marni Transcription of her English name

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Captain: Piers (Masters)
Lower members: Team Yell Grunts
Spikemuth Gym Trainers
Related: Marnie (Masters)
Locations: Spikemuth

Trainers in the World Coronation Series
  Master AshLeonCynthiaDianthaStevenLanceAlainIris
  Ultra RaihanFlintDrasnaVolknerMarnieBea
  Great KricketinaRintoDozerTony
  Normal KorrinaHaydenVisquezLobOliver

Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaMumHopBedeMarnieSoniaLeon
SordwardShielbertMustardKlaraAveryHoneyHydePeonyPeoniaCalyrexBall Guy
Watt TradersIngredients SellersDigging DuoCamping King
Team YellMacro CosmosDanGym LeadersMorimotoCara LissJack

Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium  
Hulbury Stadium  
Motostoke Stadium  
Stow-on-Side Stadium  
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium  
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium  
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym  
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium  

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