Difference between revisions of "Maylene"

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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, yet very concerned for her. When {{Ash}} challenged her, she declined, much to the annoyance of Lucario.
Discovering {{an|Dawn}} has similar issues herself (following [[DP049|her]] [[DP061|recent]] [[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.