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In the anime
|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}}
===Quotes===
===={{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}====
''';[[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 obtainingdefeating the {{badge|Icicle}}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."''
 
* After obtainingdefeating the Icicle BadgeCandice
:''"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."''
 
''';[[VillaResort 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}}====
:''"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!"''
 
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Maylene anime.png|thumb|220px|Maylene in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
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Maylene debuted in ''[[DP066|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. As a result, Maylene lost confidence in herself as a Gym Leader, a position that she had only held for six months. Paul's rude remarks, combined with how badly Maylene performed during the battle, caused her {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}} and the majoritymost of her {{cat|Gym assistants}} to lose faith in her and feel concerned for her. 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, thinking thatto a battle betweento themhelp couldher endregain upher helping them overcome their self-confidence issues. Maylene agreed to have a Gym battle with her, which took place in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''.
 
During their battle, Maylene warned her Pokémon to 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 ''[[DP068|A Triple Fighting 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.
 
Maylene appeared again in ''[[DP069|Enter Galactic!]]'', where she helped Ash and {{ashfr}} stop [[Team Galactic]] from stealing the [[Veilstone City]] Meteorites. The following day, she and Reggie said goodbye to Ash and his friends as they left for [[Pastoria City]].
 
DuringShe theiralso battle,made Maylenea warnedcameo herappearance Pokémon to be careful because Dawn's [[Contest Battle]] tactics could distract them. Both Maylene and Dawn were takingin the battleending verycredits 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 on her skills as a Gym Leader. After that, Maylene accepted Ash's challenge, and they faced off inof ''[[DP068M13|AZoroark: TripleMaster Fightingof Chance!Illusions]]''. Although the hard-fought battle resulted in a tie, Maylene considered Ash to have battled well enough and she awarded him the {{Badge|Cobble}}.
 
Maylene appeared again in ''[[DP069|Enter Galactic!]]'', helping Ash and {{ashfr}} to stop [[Team Galactic]] from stealing the [[Veilstone City]] Meteorites.===Character===
Maylene is kind and sincere. Her doubts in her abilities are not unusual for a new [[Gym Leader]], as seen with [[Lavaridge Gym]]'s [[Flannery]] and {{an|Misty}} of the [[Cerulean Gym]]. Even so, she is held in high esteem by [[Veilstone City]] and regarded as a "warrior" for her confident spirit.
 
SheMaylene's alsoathletic appearedskills were showcased in her debut, where she was shown to be able to hit her {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}}'s {{m|Aura Sphere}} attacks away. Her concentration helps her to remain focused and confident in {{pkmn|battle}}, so she spends much of her time meditating. Maylene also mimics her Pokémon's movements during a flashbackmatch to be in sync with them. 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 Luacario's {{m|Force Palm}} to inflict [[DP120status]] conditions that leave her opponent vulnerable to a fury of direct hits.
 
===Pokémon===
|vajp=Daisuke Sakaguchi
|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, being able to defeat {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}} before being knocked out by {{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}}'s {{m|Double Hit}}.
 
It was next used in the Gym battle against {{Ash}}, where it was able to {{status|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}}.}}
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|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}}.}}
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.
 
===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.
 
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