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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}}
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Maylene anime.png|thumb|220px|Maylene in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
Maylene debuted in ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'', where it was revealed that she had been challenged by [[Paul]]Prior to a [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} prior toassuming the episode'srole events. {{cat|Paul's Pokémon}} had aof [[typeVeilstone City]] advantage over Maylene's {{type|Fighting}} [[Party|team]],Gym 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 outLeader]] a single one of his Pokémon. After being defeated, Maylene awarded Paul with theand {{BadgeTP|CobbleMaylene|Lucario}}, andwere Paulregarded notedas thatformidable sheopponents wasand thewell-known weakestin [[Gym Leader]] he hadthe everVeilstone battledarea. AsHer apromotion result, Maylene lost confidence in herself as ato Gym Leader, awas positionwelcomed that she had only held for six months. Paul's rude remarks, combined with how badly Maylene performed duringby the battlecity, caused her {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}} andbut the majority of her {{cat|Gym assistants}} to lose faith in herpressure and feelexpectations concernedled for her. When {{Ash}} challenged her, she declined, muchMaylene to thebecome annoyanceincreasingly of Lucariodistracted.
 
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 Lucario and most of her {{cat|Gym assistants}} to lose faith in 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 skills were appearedshowcased in aher 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 flashbackconfident in [[DP120]]{{pkmn|battle}}, andso she spends much of her time meditating. Maylene also mimics her Pokémon's movements madeduring a cameomatch appearanceto be in sync with them. In battle, Maylene has her Pokémon use offense attacks like {{m|Brick Break}} and {{m|Bone Rush}} as the endingperfect creditsdefense ofagainst her opponent's tactics. She also uses {{p|Meditite}}'[[M13s {{m|Zoroark:Confusion}} Masterand ofLuacario's Illusions{{m|Force Palm}} to inflict [[status]]'' 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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