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In the anime
{{CharInfobox|
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|name=Maylene|
|jname=スモモ |
|tmname=Sumomo |
|slogan=yes |
|sloganline=The Barefoot, Fighting Genius! |
|image=Diamond Pearl Maylene.png |
|size=250px |
|caption=Art from {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}} |
|gender=Female |
|colors=yes|
|eyes=Pink|
|hair=Pink|
|hometown=[[Veilstone City]] |
|region=[[Sinnoh]] |
|relatives= Unnamed Fatherfather (man at [[Veilstone Game Corner|Game Corner]]) |
|trainer=yes |
|trainerclass=[[Gym Leader]]{{sup/4|DPPt}}<br>[[Pokémon Trainer]]{{sup/5|B2W2}} |
|game=yes |
|generation={{Gen|IV}}, {{Gen|V}} |
|games=[[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Diamond, Pearl]], {{v2|Platinum}}, [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold, SoulSilver]], {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, {{pkmn|Masters}}
|leader=yes |
|gym=Veilstone Gym |
|specialist=yes |
|type={{t|Fighting}} types |
|badge=Badge#Cobble Badge{{!}}Cobble Badge |
|brain=no |
|anime=yes |
|epnum=DP066|
|epname=Lost Leader Strategy!|
|enva=[[Rachael Lillis]]|
|java=[[Aya Endō]]|
}}
'''Maylene''' (Japanese: '''スモモ''' ''Sumomo'') is the [[Gym Leader]] of [[Veilstone City]]'s [[Gym]], known officially as the [[Veilstone Gym]]. She hands out the {{Badge|Cobble}} to {{pkmn|Trainer}}s who defeat her. She [[Type expert|specializes]] in {{type|Fighting}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}.
 
==In the games==
Maylene uses {{type|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. In addition, if she is the fourth Gym Leader defeated, all Pokémon up to level 4050 will obey their Trainer. 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 does not know her own strength, as she is 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 {{rt|217|Sinnoh}} where she is apparently {{pkmn|training}} by walking to [[Snowpoint City]]. She does not 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 will see her later. In the post-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 appears in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} in [[Celadon City]]'s restaurant, having entered what appears to be an eating contest; piles of empty bowls surround her, amazing her onlookers. In addition, she will occasionally participate in the [[Pokéathlon]]'s Supreme Cup in the Power Course with her {{p|Lucario}}, {{p|Meditite}}, and {{p|Machoke}}.
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===Quotes===
===={{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}====
'''[[Veilstone{{incomplete|section|needs=Missing Gym]]'''quotes; what does she say between giving out the Cobble Badge and TM60 in Platinum, does she have different text if beaten fourth in Diamond/Pearl?}}
 
;[[Veilstone Gym]]
* Before battle
:''"Hello. I'm pleased to meet you. I'm Maylene, and I'm the [[Gym Leader]]. I don't really know what it means to be strong, or how I got to be the Gym Leader. But I will do the best I can as the Gym Leader. I take battling very seriously. Whenever you're ready!"''
 
* After sendingthe opponent sends out their last Pokémon
:''"Oh! But this isn't the end, my friend!"''
 
* LastWhen the opponent's last Pokémon is at critical health
:''"I'm in a bit of a bind, aren't I?"''
 
* BeingUpon being defeated
:''"I shall admit defeat... You are much too strong."''
 
* After being defeated
:''"...OK. You win. That was a tough loss. I learned a lot from it. Please, accept this [[Gym]] [[Badge]]."''
:''"Um... I should explain about that Badge. If you have that official [[Pokémon League]] Badge, you can use the [[HM|hidden move]] {{m|Fly}} outside of battle. Oh, and please take this as well."''
:''"That [[TM60]] contains the [[move]] {{m|Drain Punch}}. Um... That move inflicts damage, and it robs the target's HP."''
 
* If talked to again
:''"Gee, I'm hungry... Oh, sorry, it's nothing. I didn't say anything. <Player>, 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?"''
 
''';{{rt|217|Sinnoh}}''' ({{v2sup/4|PlatinumPt}} only)<br>
:''"Oh, <player>! Um, are you maybe on your way to [[Snowpoint City]]? That's where I'm going, too. If I use {{m|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!"''
:''"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!"''
 
''';[[Snowpoint City]] [[Pokémon Center]]''' (Platinum only)<br>{{sup/4|Pt}}
* Before defeating Candice
:''"Brrr... Oh, hi, <player>! Are you taking the Gym challenge now? I'm hoping to see [[Candice]] soon, but I'm staying put until I warm up again first. Oh, you should know that Candice is a user of {{type|Ice}} Pokémon. I really admire Candice. She's so studious. She wanted to practice against me to learn about the {{t|Fighting}} type. It's because the Ice type matches up badly against the Fighting type."''
 
'''[[Villa]]'''* After defeating Candice
:''"Oh! That's the Icicle Badge! You must have beaten Candice. With that Badge, aren't you allowed to use the hidden move {{m|Rock Climb}}? Rock Climb can be learned by {{type|Rock}} or Fighting-type Pokémon, I think."''
 
;[[Resort Area]]{{sup/4|Pt}}
:''"...Um, your Villa... Would it be OK if I took a look around?"''
::'''Yes''': ''"<Player>Oh, pleasethank hear how my training is goingyou. Thanks to my training, I'm beginning to understand the feelings of Pokémon. It lets me choose moves with much more confidence!"''
::'''No''': ''"Oh... It makes me a little sad..."''
 
;[[Villa]]{{sup/4|Pt}}
* Any of the following
:''"<Player>, please hear how my training is going. Thanks to my training, it doesn't feel so cold to be in deep snow! Well, just a little..."''
:''"<Player>, please hear how my training is going. Thanks to my training, my handwriting has improved tenfold! ...Yes. It has absolutely nothing to do with how strong I am as a Gym Leader."''
:''"<Player>, please hear how my training is going...You knowThanks thoseto [[Accessory|Accessories]]my fortraining, Pokémon?I Wouldcan ittell behow funnystrong ifmy someoneopponent wereis tobeforehand. wearOh, those?"'yes, <player>, you're (toridiculously Candice)tough."''
:''"<Player>, please hear how my training is going. Thanks to my training, I'm beginning to understand the feelings of Pokémon..! Th-thankIt youlets some choose moves with much more confidence!"'' (to Candice)
:''"What<Player>, makesplease ahear Gymhow Leadermy atraining goodis one?"'going. Lately, my father has been overseeing my training! Well, only when he wins at the Game Corner, but... I'm (tostill Candice)delighted he does this with me!"''
 
* When Candice is at the Villa
:''"What makes a Gym Leader a good one?"''
:''"...You know those [[Accessory|Accessories]] for Pokémon? Would it be funny if someone were to wear those?"''
:''"...! Th-thank you so much!"''
:''"...Candice?"''
:''"Oh, sorry, it's nothing! I didn't say anything!"''
:''"Candice, what does it mean to be strong?"''
:''"Yes, please!"''
:''"...This is delicious!"''
:''"Yes, please."''
 
''';[[Battleground]]'''
'''Scenario 1'''
* Before battle
:''"I think it's OK if I were to keep losing to the same Trainer. Battling that person tells me how much my Pokémon and I have changed. That's why I would like to challenge you for a rematch now, <{{Player}}player>."'' <br>
::''"'Yes,''': what''"OK! isRei! itOh, <{{Player}}>?that's Wouldmy you maybebow likebefore a battle?"''match. (If<Player>, I''No''m wasthrowing theeverything firstI answer)<br>have at you!"''
::'''Yes''': ''"OK! Rei! Oh, that's my bow before a match. <{{Player}}>, I'm throwing everything I have at you!"'' <br>
::'''No''': ''"Sigh... I braced myself for a battle. This is a little deflating..."''
::'''If talked to again after the player answered "No"''': ''"Yes, what is it, <player>? Would you maybe like a battle?"''
 
* LastWhen the opponent's last Pokémon is at critical health
:''"This is like back at the Gym, isn't it? I'm in a bit of a bind, aren't I?"''
 
* BeingUpon being defeated
:''"I'm forced to admit defeat again... You are much too strong."''
 
* After being defeated
:''"I love visiting here. [[Buck]]'s grandpa cooks for us, and it's all delicious. That's not all! We can eat all we want. Isn't that amazing, <{{Player}}player>?"''
 
'''[[Battleground]]Scenario 2''' (alternate)
* Before battle
:''"Being together with Pokémon gave me the strength to keep going. Please, <{{Player}}player>, accept my challenge!"'' <br>
::''"<{{Player}}>!'Yes''': I know I'm'"OK, beinghere awe pestcome, but please, accept our challenge<player>!" (If ''No'' is the first answer)<br>
: Yes:'''No''': ''"OK,! hereGot it! We'll train much harder so we comecan battle with you, <{{Player}}player>!"'' <br>
::'''If talked to again after the player answered "No"''': ''"OK<Player>! GotI it!know WeI'llm trainbeing mucha harderpest, sobut weplease, canaccept battleour with you, <{{Player}}>challenge!"''
 
* DuringWhen battlethe opponent's last Pokémon is at critical health
:''"This is like back at the Gym, isn't it? I'm in a bit of a bind, aren't I?"''
 
* BeingUpon being defeated
:''"I'm forced to admit defeat again... You are much too strong."''
 
* After being defeated
:''"Hello, <{{Player}}player>! I've heard that it's more healthy to go barefoot. Come to think of it, the Pokémon are all barefooted."''
 
===={{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}====
''';[[Celadon City]]'''
:''"Munch munch munch... The [[Pokéathlon|eatathon contest]]! I never dreamed of such a wonderful thing. After a strict diet ofduring training, I can eat like a <sc>{{p|Hippowdon|HIPPOWDON}}</sc>. The winner eats for free, too. That's just a dream come true!"''
 
===={{game|Black and White|s|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2|2}}====
=====;[[Pokémon World Tournament]]=====
* Before battle (first round)
:''"I'm pleased to meet you. Whenever you're ready!"''
:''"Nice to see you again. I don't really know what it means to be strong. But I will do the best I can as a Trainer. I take battling very seriously. Whenever you're ready!"''
 
* BeingUpon being defeated
:''"I shall admit defeat... You are much too strong."''
 
:''"Thank you very much. I learned a lot from it."''
 
* After beingbattle defeated(if the player won)
:''"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?"''
 
* After winningbattle (if the player lost)
:''"Learn from your foe by winning, and learn from your foe by losing, too... Everything is an experience... Yes. Pokémon made me realize that.... That is how I feel."''
 
* In the lobby, (after the tournament)
:''"Looking at the way you battle, I learned something! You like your Pokémon! I think it's wonderful!"''
 
[[File:Spr Pt Maylene.png]]
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|-
| Sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Diamond and Pearl}}
| Sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum}}
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| colspan="2" style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{fighting color dark}}; background: #{{fighting color light}}; width:80px" | [[File:Maylene IV OD.png]]
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|-
| colspan="2" | Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Generation IV}}<!--She makes a cameo in HGSS.-->
| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Black 2 and<br>White 2}}
| VS spriteSprite from<br> the {{color2|000000|Pokémon Platinum VersionBadge|PlatinumBadge Case}}
|}
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Maylene anime.png|left|thumb|230px220px|Maylene in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
Prior to assuming the role of [[Veilstone City]]'s [[Gym Leader]], Maylene and {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}} were regarded as formidable opponents and well-known in the Veilstone area. Her promotion to Gym Leader, which occurred six months prior to ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'', was welcomed by the city, but the pressure and expectations led Maylene to become increasingly distracted.
 
Maylene debuted in ''Lost Leader Strategy!'', where it was revealed that she had been challenged by [[Paul]] to a [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} prior to the episode's events. {{cat|Paul's Pokémon}} had a [[type]] advantage over Maylene's {{type|Fighting}} [[Party|team]], and this, coupled with the fact that Maylene was feeling out of sync with her Pokémon, resulted in an embarrassing match in which she failed to [[Fainting|knock out]] a single one of his Pokémon. After being defeated, Maylene awarded Paul with the {{Badge|Cobble}}, and Paul noted that she was the weakest [[Gym Leader]] he had ever battled. This, combined with how badly Maylene performed during the battle, caused her Lucario and most of her {{cat|Gym assistants}} to lose faith in her, though mostly out of worry. When {{Ash}} challenged her, she declined, much to the annoyance of Lucario.
 
[[File:Maylene and Dawn.png|thumb|left|220px|Maylene and Dawn]]
Although Maylene was feeling very sad and discouraged, she discovered a friend in {{an|Dawn}}, who at the time was going through a difficult period on her {{pkmn|journey}} following her losses in the [[Appeal|Performance Stage]] of both the {{ci|Hearthome}} and {{to|Solaceon}} [[Pokémon Contest]]s. The two confided in one another and shared their experiences and insecurities, and while doing that, Dawn had the idea of challenging Maylene to a battle to help her regain her confidence. Maylene agreed to have a Gym battle with her, which took place in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''.
 
During their battle, Maylene madewarned her firstPokémon appearanceto be careful because Dawn's [[Contest Battle]] tactics could distract them. Both Maylene and Dawn took the match seriously, and their efforts were noted by Ash, {{an|Brock}}, [[Reggie]], and [[Connally]]. Eventually, after a fierce battle, Maylene managed to defeat Dawn, regaining trust in her skills as a Gym Leader. Afterwards, Maylene accepted Ash's challenge, and they faced off in ''[[DP066DP068|LostA LeaderTriple StrategyFighting Chance!]]''. Although the hard-fought battle resulted in a tie, Maylene considered Ash to have battled well enough and she awarded him the Cobble Badge.
 
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She was challenged by Ash next in ''[[DP068|A Triple Fighting Chance!]]'', an even harder-fought battle which resulted in a tie. With the decision now hers, Maylene considered Ash to have battled well enough that she awarded him the {{Badge|Cobble}}.===Character===
Maylene is held in high esteem by [[Veilstone City]] and regarded as a "warrior" for her confident spirit. Her athletic skills were showcased in her debut, where she was able to hit her {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}}'s {{m|Aura Sphere}} attacks away. She meditates to improve her concentration during {{pkmn|battle}}. In battle, Maylene has her Pokémon use offense attacks like {{m|Brick Break}} and {{m|Bone Rush}} as the perfect defense against her opponent's tactics. She also uses {{p|Meditite}}'s {{m|Confusion}} and Lucario's {{m|Force Palm}} to inflict [[status condition]]s that leave her opponent vulnerable to a fury of direct hits.
 
Maylene also appeared in ''[[DP069|Enter Galactic!]]'', helping Ash and {{ashfr}} to stop [[Team Galactic]] from stealing the Veilstone City Meteorites.
===Pokémon===
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This listing is of Maylene's known {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} in the {{pkmn|anime}}:
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|vaen=Bill Rogers
|desc={{p|Lucario}} first appeared alongside Maylene training during ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'', where it was unhappy with Maylene due to her depression from losing against [[Paul]] and, as a result, their bond was extremely strained. However, after defeating [[Dawn's Ambipom]] and {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}}, Lucario and Maylene were soon back in sync with each other which helped it to defeat {{AP|Staravia}} and {{AP|Chimchar}} and force [[Ash's Buizel]] to a draw during the [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} against {{Ash}}.
 
Lucario was later used to help protect [[Veilstone City]]'s famous meteorites from being stolen by [[Saturn]] during ''[[DP069|Enter Galactic!]]''.}}
|vajp=Chinami Nishimura
|vaen=Kayzie Rogers
|desc={{p|Meditite}} first appeared in a flashback in ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'', where it was used in Maylene's {{pkmn|battle}} against [[Paul]]. As Maylene was out of sync with Meditite, it was easily defeated by {{TP|Paul|Honchkrow}}.
 
Its first full appearance was during Maylene's [[Gym]] battle against {{an|Dawn}} in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''. Unlike the battle against Paul, in this battle Meditite was used to its full potential in this battle, being able to defeat {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}} before being knocked out by {{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}}'s {{m|Double Hit}}.
 
It was next used in theher Gym battle against {{Ash}}, where it was able to {{status|Confusion|confuse}} both {{AP|Staravia}} and {{AP|Chimchar}} but was unable to defeat them. It eventually fell to Staravia's newly -learned {{m|Brave Bird}}.
 
Meditite's known moves are {{m|Detect}}, {{m|Drain Punch}}, {{m|Confusion}}, and {{m|Meditate}}.}}
<!--|vajp=-->
|vaen=Tom Wayland
|desc={{p|Machoke}} first appeared in ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'' during the flashback of Maylene's [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} against [[Paul]]. It was called upon second to battle {{TP|Paul|Honchkrow}}, but it was quickly knocked out by {{m|Sky Attack}}. It was not used during the Gym battle against {{an|Dawn}}.
 
It was the first Pokémon used by Maylene during her Gym battle against {{Ash}}, where it put up a strong defense against his {{AP|Staravia}} despite the [[type]] disadvantage. Despite this however Machoke was still defeated by the Starling Pokémon's combination of {{m|Quick Attack}} and {{m|Aerial Ace}}.
 
Machoke's known moves are {{m|Dynamic Punch}}, {{m|Brick Break}}, {{m|Cross Chop}}, and {{m|Seismic Toss}}.}}
|en=[[Rachael Lillis]]
|cs=Klára Šumanová
|fi=Jenni Sivonen
|pl=Agnieszka Maliszewska
|es_la=Marianna Santiago
She later appears in [[Snowpoint City]], jogging in the cold where Platinum spots her and asks her to take her to the Snowpoint Gym Leader, Candice. She watches the Gym battle between Candice and Platinum and later, along with Candice, joins Platinum on her quest to stop Team Galactic from blowing up [[Lake Acuity]] and capturing the legendary {{p|Uxie}}. Later, at Lake Acuity they are confronted by Team Galactic Commander, Jupiter and despite putting up a good fight, are defeated by her powerful Pokémon and are unable to prevent Uxie from being captured. After being healed they decided to get some training in order to defeat her, Candice calls fellow Gym Leader Byron who then calls and asks Volkner to train them. After some difficulty with their new tutor, they finish their training with him and later at the Spear Pillar, she and Candice fight and defeat Jupiter along with the other Galactic Commanders. She and the other Gym Leaders later fight Team Galactic Leader Cyrus in order to break the Red Chain controlling the legendary Dialga and Palkia and after a tough battle, they are able to break the Chain. However, it turns out the one they broke was the second artificial one that he created.
 
Later, the Gym Leaders are found unconscious lying in a pile of rubble by Platinum and [[Cynthia]]. After helping them out, Maylene, Candice, and [[Gardenia]] wake up and give Platinum a {{p|Pachirisu}}, a {{pTP|Platinum|Froslass}}, and a {{p|Cherrim}}, respectively. Just after, a stray attack fired from the battle between Diamond and Pearl against Dialga and Palkia knocks them unconscious and melts the Poké Balls, preventing Platinum from using her newly gained team members. Later, when the clash between Dialga and Palkia creates a black hole in the sky, Maylene and the other Gym Leaders are nearly sucked into it before being saved by Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. After Cyrus's defeat, Maylene, the other Gym Leaders, and Cyrus are carried by the Sinnoh Pokédex holders so they can be taken to the hospital to heal their injuries.
 
It is heavily implied that due to her father's gambling habit, Maylene is actually living in poverty as seen when she is jealous of Platinum's wealth and the fact that her father wears shabby clothing along with that every time he appears, his stomach is seen growling. This was revealed to be a fact when she gave Platinum her Pachirisu.
|epnum=PS356
|epname=Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I
|desc={{p|Riolu}} is Maylene's strongest Pokémon and her main battler. She uses ithim in her battle against Platinum and manages to defeat her Chatot but is defeated by Platinum applying her Slots skills to her Monferno. It was later used in her first battle against Jupiter but was eventually defeated by her powerful Pokémon. It was used against the Galactic Commander one last time where it defeated her Tangrowth with an Aura Sphere and Ice Shard combination with Candice's Abomasnow.
 
Riolu's known moves are {{m|Force Palm}}, {{m|Drain Punch}}, {{m|Vacuum Wave}}, {{m|Rock Smash}}, and {{m|Aura Sphere}}{{tt|*|Riolu cannot learn this move naturally}}, and itshis Ability is {{a|Inner Focus}}.}}
 
{{TrainerPoké
|epnum=PS356
|epname=Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I
|desc={{p|Meditite}} is one of Maylene's strongest fighters. ItShe was used in her Gym battle against Platinum but was defeated by her Chatot's {{m|Mirror Move}}. ItShe was later used against Jupiter at the [[Acuity Lakefront]] but was defeated by her powerful Pokémon. ItShe was later used against the Galactic Commander once again and later to break the Red Chain on the Spear Pillar.
 
Meditite's known moves are {{m|Bullet Punch}}, {{m|Psycho Cut}}, {{m|Power Swap}}, and {{m|Rock Tomb}}, and itsher Ability is {{a|Pure Power}}.}}
 
===In the [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!]] manga===
[[File:Maylene DPA.png|thumb|200px|Maylene in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!]]
Maylene has a brief cameo in ''[[DPA07|Dialga's Secret Keys!!]]'' where she battled Hareta and gave him the {{Badge|Cobble}} after her Machoke got defeated by {{TP|Hareta|Piplup}}. At the end of the chapter, she is seen complaining about only appearing in one panel. Later, she was called in by [[Byron]] to go to Lake Valor in order to help Hareta take out Team Galactic.
 
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* 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]].
** She also appears in Celadon City in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}.
* Maylene's Japanese name is shared with that of one of the [[Kimono Girl]]s of [[Ecruteak City]]. That Kimono Girl's name was changed to ''Komomo'' in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, possibly not to conflictavoid it conflicting with Maylene's Japanese name, as Maylene herself appears in those games.
* With the release of Pokémon Platinum, the order of three Gym battles in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are now shifted: instead of being third, Maylene is now fourth in the line-uplineup.
* SheMaylene is also the only Gym Leader in Sinnoh to have more Pokémon of the opposite gender than of the same gender as her; in the Veilstone Gym, two out of her three Pokémon are male, while at the Battleground, three out of five are.
* Of all of the Trainers that can be fought at the [[Battleground]], Maylene has the strongest Pokémon of any of them. Her Lucario, at level 66, is one level stronger than the rest of the Trainers' strongest Pokémon, as all of the rest are at Lv. 65.
** However, Maylene compensates for this, since her strongest Pokémon doesn't hold a [[Sitrus Berry]] unlike the other trainers at the Battleground.
* In {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, her {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} are the same levels that Pastoria Gym Leader [[Crasher Wake]]'s Pokémon are.
** This is most likely due to the fact that the player can choose to visit Veilstone or Pastoria simultaneously without affecting the progression of the storyline, meaning Wake and Maylene could be battled in either order.
! style="{{roundytr|5px}};" | Origin
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Japanese
| スモモ ''Sumomo''
|The Japanese nameFrom for the''sumomo'' ({{wp|Prunus salicina|Japanese plum}}.) Aand reference to相撲 ''{{wp|sumo|sumō}} wrestling.''
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| English
| Maylene
|Sounds likeFrom ''melee''. Mayand also derive frompossibly the phrase, "a ''lean'', mean, fighting machine."''
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|French German
|Mélina Hilda
| From ''mêléehiltja'', brawl.(Old High German for battle)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|German Spanish
|Hilda Brega
| From the Germanic root ''hildjobregar'', battle.(to fight)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|Italian French
|Marzia Mélina
| From ''marzialemêlée'', martial.(brawl)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|Spanish Italian
|Brega Marzia
| From ''bregarmarziale'', to fight.(martial)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Korean
| 자두 ''Jadu''
|Means From 자두 ''plumjadu'' (Direct translation of ''Sumomo''.plum)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainlandMainland China.}})
| 阿李 ''Ā Lǐ''
| From 李 ''sumomo''. Refers to ''(plum''.)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Chinese ({{tt|Cantonese|Hong Kong}})
| 阿李 ''A Léih''
| From 李 ''léih'' (plum)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Russian
| Мейлин ''Meilin''
| Transcription of her English name
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Vietnamese
| Sumomo
| Transcription of her Japanese name
|}
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* Pokémon.com [http://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episodes/season-11/episode-17-enter-galactic/ Enter Galactic!]
 
==ExternalRelated linksarticles==
* [[a:Category:Maylene|Images on the Bulbagarden Archives]]
 
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