Melony
メロン Melon
"The ice-cold professional!"
Sword Shield Melony.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Circhester
Region Galar
Relatives Gordie (son), unnamed daughter, three unnamed sons
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Shield
Leader of Circhester Stadium
Badge Ice Badge
Specializes in Ice types
Game animation debut Assistant
English voice actor Laura Post
Japanese voice actor N/A

Melony (Japanese: メロン Melon) is the Gym Leader of Circhester's Gym, known officially as Circhester Stadium. She specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. She gives the Ice Badge to Trainers who defeat her. In Pokémon Sword, her son, Gordie, takes her place as Circhester's Gym Leader instead.

In the games

Melony is the sixth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Shield. She has been the Gym Leader of Circhester since her twenties. She is also the only known Gym Leader to have ever defeated Raihan, who is said to be the strongest Gym Leader in the Galar League.[1] At one point, she wanted her son Gordie to run the Gym as her successor. However, her son wanted to be a Rock-type user instead. This led to a battle that caused the whole town to split, with the two never speaking to each other again. Despite this, Melony somehow became the first member of Gordie's fan club.

While normally generous and bighearted, she loves to battle hard, along with hitting the opponent's weak spot with unflinching accuracy. Her battle style is described as severe and stoic. It is believed her harsh battle style was influenced by the fight she had with her son. Melony's Gym is considered a major roadblock by many Gym Challengers who visit it, the reason being the powerful Gym Trainers having been trained by her strict and very effective coaching.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Melony's League Cards in Pokémon Shield.

Normal League Card
"Melony has been a Gym Leader since she was in her twenties. She is also known as a very effective coach, but her coaching style is incredibly strict. Her battle style is fittingly severe and stoic, as well. Any Gym Trainers who manage to remain under Melony are sure to be powerful opponents. Thus many see Circhester Stadium as a major roadblock for Gym Challengers. Many quietly speculate that Melony's harsh battle style is due to a fight she had with her son."
Rare League Card
"Melony wanted Gordie to take over as the Gym Leader of Circhester, while Gordie wanted to dedicate himself to Rock-type Pokémon. The Pokémon battle between the two ended up dividing the whole town. Ever since that day, Melony and Gordie hardly ever see each other. That being said, Melony supposedly managed to become the first member of Gordie's fan club. Gordie seems to have a complicated expression in their photo together, but then again, that may just be one's own imagination..."

Pokémon

Melony keeps her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Shield

Gym battle



Champion tournaments



Galarian Star Tournament



Quotes

Main article: Melony/Quotes

Artwork

 
Concept art from Sword and Shield

Sprites

 
Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

   
Melony's League Card in
Shield
Melony's rare League Card in
Shield

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Melony appeared as a visual in Assistant, where she battled Gordie's Coalossal in its Gigantamax form.

She physically appeared in Sky, where she gave her thoughts about Leon in an interview.

In The Gathering of Stars, Melony was seen relaxing at the Hero's Bath in Circhester with her Galarian Darmanitan and Frosmoth after receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. She was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.

Pokémon

 
Lapras ↔ Gigantamax Lapras
Lapras briefly appeared in its Gigantamax form while battling Gordie's Gigantamax Coalossal.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Assistant
 
Darmanitan
Darmanitan was seen at Melony's side at the Hero's Bath.

None of Darmanitan's moves are known.

Debut The Gathering of Stars
 
Frosmoth
Frosmoth was seen at Melony's side at the Hero's Bath.

None of Frosmoth's moves are known.

Debut The Gathering of Stars

GOTCHA!

Melony briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Melony debuted in PASS15. Unlike the games, she and Gordie share the Circhester Stadium and alternate who acts as its Gym Leader. She was first seen talking to Bea on the phone about Bede's forced withdrawal from the Gym Challenge.

In PASS18, Melony met Henry Sword, Casey Shield, and Marvin in Circhester. She asked Henry to repair an ice cane belonging to her Mr. Rime. Once the cane was fixed, Melony recalled how she caught Mr. Rime, revealing that she was responsible for the cane breaking in the first place. When Henry admitted he hadn't fully completed the repairs, Melony suggested he keep Mr. Rime, noting that it preferred Henry's company more. Afterward, Melony faced Henry and Hop in Gym battles, which she lost.

In PASS25, the Galar Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower to find out if Rose intended on bringing harm to the region. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Henry, Casey, Bede, Hop, and Marnie went up to meet Rose, only find he was elsewhere. 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, Melony traveled with the others to the Hammerlocke Energy Plant. Upon arriving and meeting with Leon's group and found Rose ecstatic that his plan was a success.

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, Melony, Piers, Leon, Hop, Nessa, Marnie, and Raihan managed to take Eternatus down, only for it to get back up and unleash its Eternamax form.

Pokémon

On hand
 
Frosmoth
Frosmoth is Melony's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Sutekkin during their Gym battle.

None of Frosmoth's ​moves are known.

Debut PASS21
 

 
Lapras ↔ Gigantamax Lapras
Lapras is Melony's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Hop's Pincurchin during their Gym battle. It was later used to battle Eternatus on the Tower Summit.

None of Lapras's ​moves are known.

Debut PASS21
 
Darmanitan
Galarian Darmanitan is Melony's fourth known Pokémon. It was first used to battle against Oleana's Salazzle at Rose Tower.

None of Darmanitan's moves are known.

Debut PASS25
Given away
 
Mr. Rime
Mr. Rime is Melony's first known Pokémon. When its ice cane broke, Mr. Rime went into a depressive state and refused to leave its Poké Ball. Melony lent it to Henry, hoping he could use his Tool Meister skills to repair it. Once the repairs were made, Melony allowed Henry to keep it. It is housed in an Ultra Ball.

None of Mr. Rime's moves are known.

Debut PASS19
Traveling with
 
Rotom Phone

In the TCG

 
Full Art print of Melony
Main article: Melony (Chilling Reign 146)

Melony was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Silver Lance expansion before debuting in English in the Chilling Reign expansion, with artwork by take. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by Taira Akitsu. It allows the player to attach one Water Energy card from the discard pile to a Pokémon V, then draw three cards.

Trivia

  • Melony's uniform number is "361", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 寒い samui, meaning "cold".
  • The faint logo on Melony's clothes is for her sponsor: Northern Delights.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese メロン Melon From melon
English, Brazilian
Portuguese
Melony From melon
German Mel From Melone (melon)
Spanish Mel From melón (melon)
French Lona From melon
Italian Melania From melone (melon)
Korean 멜론 Melon From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 美蓉 Měiróng From the transcription of her Japanese name and possibly 美容 měiróng / méihyùhng (beauty)
Chinese (Cantonese) 美蓉 Méihyùhng

References

Related articles


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Gordie Melony
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Raihan


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