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In the anime
==In the anime==
[[File:Maylene anime.png|thumb|left|thumb|230px220px|Maylene in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
[[File:Maylene and Dawn.png|thumb|220px|Maylene and Dawn]]
Maylene made her first appearance in the {{pkmn|anime}} in ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]''.
Prior to the events of the episode Maylene had been challenged by [[Paul]], who brought Pokémon to the Gym that had type-advantages over hers. Worse than that, Maylene felt out of sync with her Pokémon and as a result she suffered an embarrassing defeat, not even managing to knock out a single one of Paul's Pokémon. Afterwards, when she gave him the {{Badge|Cobble}}, he noted how weak she was. As a result Maylene had lost confidence in herself as a Gym Leader, a position she's only held for six months. This, combined with how badly the previous battle went, caused her {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}} and the majority of her Gym assistants to lose faith in her. When {{Ash}} challenged her, she declined, much to the annoyance of Lucario.
Discovering {{an|Dawn}} has similar issues herself (following ''[[DP049|Dawn's Early Nighther]]'' and ''[[DP061|Team Shocker!recent]]'''s contest[[Pokémon Contest]] defeats), Maylene agrees to have a Gym battle with her in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''. She managed to defeat Dawn after a hard-fought battle.
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}}.
This listing is of Maylene's known {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} in the {{pkmn|anime}}: