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In the anime
==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 were takingtook the battle verymatch 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 onin her skills as a Gym Leader. After thatAfterwards, 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|Cobble}}.
 
Maylene appeared again in ''[[DP069|Enter Galactic!]]'', helpingwhere she helped Ash and {{ashfr}} to 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]].
 
She also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.
 
===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.
 
Maylene's athletic skills 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 match 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 [[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}}.}}
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