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Maylene uses {{type2|Fighting}} Pokémon in her battles. Trainers who defeat her receive the {{Badge|Cobble}}, {{TM|60|Drain Punch}} and are able to use {{m|Fly}} outside of battle. Maylene is considered a cute little girl, but adults in the town respect her for her power. Maylene's father gambles at the [[Veilstone Game Corner]]. Maylene apparently doesn't know her own strength, as she's totally unsure of how she got to be Gym Leader, and seems rather confused by the whole thing.
 
Later in {{v2|Platinum}}, the player encounters her upon entering [[Route {{rt|217]]|Sinnoh}} where she is apparently {{pkmn|training}} by walking to [[Snowpoint City]]. She doesn't use {{m|Fly}}—even if she can—so she can train herself. She is also used to the cold, even if she is lightly dressed and barefoot. In Snowpoint's [[Pokémon Center]], she says that she admires [[Candice]] for being so studious and that she'll see her later. Later in the game, she can appear at the [[Battleground]], where she and the other Sinnoh Gym Leaders and Trainers can be battled again. After battling her here, she mentions that she believes that being barefoot is healthier than wearing footwear, pointing out that Pokémon go barefoot.
 
Maylene also seems to like to eat, saying how it is so great how she can eat all she wants at the [[Battleground]] or how she appears in [[Celadon City]] in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} and has entered, as well as currently winning, what appears to be an eating contest. Occasionally, she will participate in the [[Pokéathlon]]'s Supreme Cup in the Power Course with her {{p|Lucario}}, {{p|Meditite}}, and {{p|Machoke}}.
:''"Gee, I'm hungry... Oh, sorry, it's nothing. I didn't say anything. <name>, I can't explain what it means to be strong. I don't know how much effort goes into being strong... But being with Pokémon lets us keep making the effort, doesn't it?"''
 
'''[[Route {{rt|217]]|Sinnoh}}''' ({{v2|Platinum}} only)<br>
:''"Oh, [[player character|[player]]]! Um, are you maybe on your way to Snowpoint City? That's where I'm going, too. If I use Fly, I can get there instantly, but I'm walking for my training. I have no problem with this. I'm used to the cold because I go barefoot and lightly dressed. ...Achoo! Oh, that was nothing. Really, I'm not cold at all. I'll be going now. Please take care!"''
 
 
==Trivia==
* Maylene is the only Sinnoh Gym Leader in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} to not appear outside her gym at least once in the game. She makes several appearances outside of her Gym in {{game|Platinum}}, however, when the player reaches {{rt|217|Sinnoh}}, at the Pokémon Center in [[Snowpoint City]] before beating Candice, and at the [[Battleground]].
* Maylene's Japanese name is shared with that of one of the [[Kimono Girl]]s of [[Ecruteak City]]. Though that Kimono Girl's name was changed to ''Komomo'' in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, possibly not to conflict with Maylene's Japanese name.
* Maylene is one of the youngest Gym Leaders in Sinnoh. However, the youngest [[Gym Leaders]] in the Pokémon world seem to hail from [[Hoenn]], being the twins from [[Mossdeep City]], [[Tate and Liza]].