Renbu redirects here. For the Berry with the Japanese name of Renbu Fruit, see Rowap Berry.
レンブ Renbu
Black White Marshal.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Saffron and Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Masters EX
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Fighting types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Phillip Reich[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yoshikazu Nagano[2] (Masters EX)

Marshal (Japanese: レンブ Renbu) is a Fighting-type Trainer and member of the Unova Elite Four.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Black and White, Marshal appears as a member of the Elite Four of Unova. He calls himself Alder's apprentice, though he is largely unaware of Alder's thoughts. He is first mentioned outside Twist Mountain when Alder says Cheren reminds him of Marshal due to the value he places on power. During the post-game, Marshal appears in Victory Road before the player's rematch with Cheren.

In Black 2 and White 2, Marshal first appears outside the south entrance of Twist Mountain, where he will prevent the player from entering, saying there has been a cave-in.


Pokémon Black and White

First battle (pre-National Pokédex)

Rematch (post-National Pokédex)

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)

First battle (Challenge Mode)

Rematch (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)

Rematch (Challenge Mode)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Marshal (Masters)

Marshal forms a sync pair with Conkeldurr in Pokémon Masters EX. Marshal became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#047   Marshal #0534   Conkeldurr
  ★★★★ Selected after Chapter 2
Sync Pair Scout



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


Main article: Marshal/Quotes

In the anime


Marshal briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Marshal in Pokémon Adventures

Marshal is first seen in Nimbasa City, carrying an unconscious White after finding her unconscious underneath the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel. When Black sees Marshal with White, he assumes that Marshal attacked her and sends out his Pokémon to battle. After easily defeating Black's Pokémon, Marshal gives White to him and explains everything. As he leaves, Marshal tells Black to take White to a hospital. Afterward, Marshal arrives at the seabed, where he meets with Alder.

When Black and White arrive at the Battle Subway, they find Marshal and Alder battling each other. Despite Marshal seemingly gaining the upper hand, the battle ends in Alder's favor. The Mayor of Nimbasa City reveals that the battle between Marshal and Alder was part of a series of tests for Battle Subway before it opened to the public. Despite a lack of battling experience, White decides to take part in the next Battle Subway test. Later, Marshal finds Black sulking due to being jealous that White was chosen to test the Battle Subway and not him. Marshal tells Black to stop complaining and sends him off to help White catch her first Pokémon. After Black and White succeed in their mission to capture a Pokémon, Marshal notices that Black's newly caught Tirtouga used to belong to him before he released it a day earlier.

On Route 6, Marshal tries to convince Alder to not leave the Pokémon League, only for his pleas to be refused. They are approached by N, who challenges Alder to a Double Battle. Alder accepts N's challenge while Marshal referees the battle. In the end, Alder loses and eventually disappears, allowing Team Plasma to use his defeat as a means to justify their goals, which only increased the amount of released Pokémon and lowered the number of Pokémon League spectators.

At the Pokémon League, Marshal gathers with his fellow Elite Four members to make way for the tournament. Marshal, furious at how Team Plasma has used Alder's defeat to justify their goals, asks his allies to help join in the fight against them. Much to his disappointment, none of them agree with his wishes. The four then watch as spectators for the tournament before their battles can begin. Although the tournament is won by Black, the event is interrupted by Team Plasma, who attacks the stadium by surrounding it with N's Castle. The Elite Four travel on Shauntal's Golurk to try and confront N at the top of the castle, but they are attacked by Hood Man, who uses Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus against them to try and figure out how to activate the three Pokémon's Therian Formes. After gaining sufficient information, Hood Man escaped, taking the Pokémon with him.


This listing is of Marshal's known Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Throh is Marshal's first known Pokémon. He was used to battle Black's Pignite, Nite, in Nimbasa City, where he easily won.

Throh's only known move is Storm Throw, and his Ability is Guts.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Sawk is Marshal's second known Pokémon. He was used to battle Black's Braviary, Brav, in Nimbasa City, where he easily won. During Team Plasma's attack on the League, Marshal used Sawk to battle Landorus. With the power of Caitlin's Gothitelle and its Telekinesis, Sawk and Marshal were able to float in the air.

Sawk's known moves are Retaliate and Karate Chop, and his Ability is Sturdy.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Mienshao is Marshal's third known Pokémon. It was used to battle Alder's Accelgor at the Battle Subway. Despite its quick speed, Mienshao was defeated by Accelgor's Acid Spray.

Mienshao's only known move is Pound, and its Ability is Inner Focus.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Conkeldurr is Marshal's fourth known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at the Pokémon League. Later, it was used to battle Hood Man's Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus.

None of Conkeldurr's moves are known.

Debut Dream a Little Dream
Main article: Costa

Marshal had owned a Tirtouga sometime before arriving in Nimbasa City. Because of his hard-to-control nature, he had released him the day before meeting Black and White. He was later captured by Black and named Costa.

Debut Growing Pains

Pocket Monsters BW

Marshal in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Marshal appears in volume 3 of Pocket Monsters BW.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Marshal appears in A Very Important Thing, alongside the other Elite Four members defeated by N's Zekrom at the destroyed Pokémon League. He is also shown on the cover of Monthly Fighting, and Shin and his Emboar are fans of his.



Language Name Origin
Japanese レンブ Renbu From 蓮霧 renbu (wax apple) and 練武 renbu (practice martial arts)
English Marshal From martial arts
German Eugen From Eugenia javanica, a synonym to wax apple
Spanish Lotto From lotta (Italian for fight) and possibly loto (lotus, referring to the 蓮 in his Japanese name)
French Kunz From the genus Kunzea and possibly Kampfkunst (German for martial arts)
Italian Marzio From arte marziale (martial arts)
Korean 연무 Yeonmu From the Korean reading of both 蓮霧 (wax apple) and 練武 (practice martial arts)
Chinese (Mandarin) 連武 / 连武 Liánwǔ From 蓮霧 / 莲雾 liánwù / lìhnmouh (wax apple) and 練武 / 练武 liànwǔ / lihnmóuh (practice martial arts)
Chinese (Cantonese) 連武 Lìhnmóuh
Vietnamese Renbu Transcription of his Japanese name

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