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In the anime
|generation={{Gen|IV}}, {{Gen|V}}
|games=[[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Diamond, Pearl]], {{v2|Platinum}}, [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold, SoulSilver]], {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, {{pkmn|Masters}}
|gym=Veilstone Gym
{{incomplete|section|needs=Missing quotes; what does she say between giving out the Cobble Badge and TM60 in Platinum, does she have different text if beaten fourth in Diamond/Pearl?}}
;[[Veilstone Gym]]
* Before battle
==In the anime==
[[File:Maylene anime.png|thumb|220px|Maylene in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
Prior to assuming the role of [[Veilstone City]]'s [[Gym Leader]], Maylene and {{TP|Maylene|Lucario}} were regarded as formidable opponents and well-known in the Veilstone area. Her promotion to Gym Leader, which occurred six months prior to ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'', was welcomed by the city, but the pressure and expectations led Maylene to become increasingly distracted.
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 remarksThis, combined with how badly Maylene performed during the battle, caused her Lucario and most of her {{cat|Gym assistants}} to lose faith in her, though mostly out of worry. When {{Ash}} challenged her, she declined, much to the annoyance of Lucario.
[[File:Maylene and Dawn.png|thumb|left|220px|Maylene and Dawn]]
Maylene is kindheld in high esteem by [[Veilstone City]] and sincereregarded as a "warrior" for her confident spirit. Her doubtsathletic skills were showcased in her abilitiesdebut, arewhere notshe unusualwas forable ato newhit [[Gymher Leader]]{{TP|Maylene|Lucario}}'s {{m|Aura Sphere}} attacks away. She meditates to improve her concentration during {{pkmn|battle}}. In battle, asMaylene seenhas withher [[LavaridgePokémon Gym]]'suse [[Flannery]]offense attacks like {{m|Brick Break}} and {{anm|MistyBone Rush}} ofas the [[Ceruleanperfect Gym]]defense against her opponent's tactics. EvenShe so,also sheuses is{{p|Meditite}}'s held{{m|Confusion}} inand highLucario's esteem{{m|Force byPalm}} to inflict [[Veilstonestatus Citycondition]]s andthat regardedleave asher opponent vulnerable to a "warrior"fury forof herdirect confident spirithits.
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.
|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 in this battle, being able to defeat {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}} before being knocked out by {{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}}'s {{m|Double Hit}}.
It was next used in theher Gym battle against {{Ash}}, where it was able to {{status|Confusion|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}}.}}
|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}}.
! style="{{roundytr|5px}};" | Origin
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Japanese
| スモモ ''Sumomo''
|The Japanese nameFrom for the''sumomo'' ({{wp|Prunus salicina|Japanese plum}}.) Aand reference to相撲 ''{{wp|sumo|sumō}} wrestling.''
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| English
| Maylene
|Sounds likeFrom ''melee''. Mayand also derive frompossibly the phrase, "a ''lean'', mean, fighting machine."''
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|French German
|Mélina Hilda
| From ''mêléehiltja'', brawl.(Old High German for battle)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|German Spanish
|Hilda Brega
| From the Germanic root ''hildjobregar'', battle.(to fight)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|Italian French
|Marzia Mélina
| From ''marzialemêlée'', martial.(brawl)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|Spanish Italian
|Brega Marzia
| From ''bregarmarziale'', to fight.(martial)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|Russian Korean
|Мейлин 자두 ''MeilinJadu''
|Transcription ofFrom English자두 name''jadu'' (plum)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|Korean Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and Mainland China}})
|자두 阿李 ''JaduĀ Lǐ''
|Means From 李 ''plum'' (Direct translation of ''Sumomo''.plum)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Chinese ({{tt|MandarinCantonese|Taiwan and mainlandHong China.Kong}})
| 阿李 ''ĀA Léih''
| From 李 ''sumomoléih''. Refers to ''(plum''.)
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Russian
| Мейлин ''Meilin''
| Transcription of her English name
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Vietnamese
| Sumomo
| TransliterationTranscription of her Japanese name
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