Maya (Japanese: マユ Mayu) is a recurring character in the Pokémon Adventures manga. She is a student at the Aspertia City Trainers' School.
Maya debuted in The Transfer Student. She, Yuki, and Yuko were first seen greeting Blake as he went to class. Later, Cheren held a miniature tournament where his students battled each other in two groups separated by gender. Maya lost, but congratulated Whitley for winning the girls' side. In Movie Panic, Maya went on a class trip to Pokéstar Studios. After returning to school, Maya and the other girls consulted on their plans for the upcoming cultural festival. When Hugh reminded the girls they had to return to their dorms, Yuki told him off, one of her comments angering him into attacking until Leo stopped him. Maya and the others angrily left while telling Hugh they wanted him to get expelled.
In Choir Tournament, Maya competed in the Autumn Choir Tournament as a member of Team Jigglypuff. The team eventually won, and as a reward for their performance, Roxie had her father take the winning team and their class to Castelia City to participate in the Unova Choir Tournament. Shortly after they arrived, Roxie found a member of the Unova Choir Tournament's executive committee injured and his Karrablast stolen by Team Plasma. Blake, Whitley, Hugh, and Roxie went to find the thieves while Maya and the others stayed behind to look after the committee member.
In Therian Forme III, Cheren and his class gathered at Prime Pier. Yuki tried to tell Cheren about the situation, only to be interrupted by Hugh, who revealed that a member of their class is a member of Team Plasma. Hugh decided to leave school and fight Team Plasma, but was stopped by Whitley. Finding this behavior suspicious, Maya and the others began to suspect Whitley, only to be affected by her Foongy's spores, putting them all to sleep.
In Pink Slip, Cheren woke up to find that he, Roxie, and his class were taken to the Marine Tube. Benga, a Trainers' School student suspended for picking fights, and Marlon moved everyone to safety after Castelia was frozen by Team Plasma's flying ship, the Plasma Frigate. While Cheren and the others discussed how to deal with the threat, Maya, Yuki, and Yuko assisted N's Zorua, who disguised itself as Whitley to fool the class into thinking she never left. This successfully convinced Maya and the others that Whitley was never a Team Plasma member.
In Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony, Maya helped take Hugh to the Trainers' School, where she and the other classmates apologized for treating him poorly and begged him to start attending class again. Embarrassed, Hugh agreed to come back to school and apologized for his earlier behavior as well. Later, Maya attended the Trainers' School graduation ceremony with her classmates.
|Combee is Maya's first known Pokémon. He was first seen with his Trainer as she was heading off to class at the Aspertia City Trainers' School.
None of Combeee's moves are known.
|Debut||The Transfer Student|
|Jigglypuff is Maya's second known Pokémon. It was first used to put Hugh to sleep so he could be taken to the Trainers' School.
Jigglypuff's only known move is Sing.
|Debut||Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony|
|This Jigglypuff was partnered with Maya during the Autumn Choir Tournament. Together, they performed in Team Jigglypuff and faced off against other students. In the finals, Team Jigglypuff faced off against Team Sawsbuck, but eventually came out on top.
Jigglypuff's known moves are Sing and Hyper Voice.
- Maya's design is based on the Aroma Lady Trainer class from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|