Tracey's Marill (Japanese: ケンジのマリル Kenji's Maril) was one of the two Pokémon owned by Tracey Sketchit before he met Ash in the Orange Islands, and the second seen in his possession.
In the anime
Marill was first called upon in The Crystal Onix to help locate the mythical Crystal Onix using its superior hearing abilities after Venonat failed to locate it with its sight. In a matter of seconds, Marill picked up on Onix's voice and led the group to its secret den located on the other side of Sunburst Island. As a Water Pokémon, it was also able to find Onix hiding underwater.
In Tracey Gets Bugged, Marill teamed up with Venonat on Murcott Island to help search for Bug-types. Working together, they were able to locate an injured and elderly Scyther that Tracey was able to capture and help.
Tracey loaned Marill and Scyther to Misty to help fight a fire on Ascorbia Island while he went to search for Captain Aidan's missing Wartortle in The Pokémon Water War. It managed to help out long enough for Team Wartortle to come and take care of the rest.
On the day that Tracey announced that he would leave the group in order to be Professor Oak's assistant, he used Marill to help send Team Rocket blasting off after Scyther had rescued Pikachu from them. The next morning, it was seen with Tracey and its teammates as they saw Ash, Misty, and Brock off as they departed for Johto.
In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, Marill helped with the crisis at Professor Oak's laboratory.
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Marill hasn't been seen much since Tracey arrived in Pallet Town. However, it produced the Egg that hatched into Misty's Azurill. The two battled alongside each other in The Right Place and the Right Mime, firing dual Water Gun attacks at Team Rocket after they had tried to make off with the Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Marill appeared in JN147, where it, Tracey, and the rest of his Pokémon greeted Ash upon his visit back to Pallet Town.
Personality and characteristics
Generally, Marill is a friendly Pokémon with nurturing instincts. While the group was on a deserted island in A Way Off Day Off, it used its tail to keep Togepi entertained. Marill is also generally obedient unless it is faced with an opponent that is big and scary, as seen in In the Pink. In such instances, Marill will jump in Tracey's arms for protection.
Marill is the only one of Tracey's Pokémon that seems to be used both for battling and for Pokémon watching. In the former case, it was called out to battle Team Rocket in Stage Fight! and The Rivalry Revival. In the latter case, its ears can hear Pokémon from far away and locate where the Pokémon are found. Tracey also used it to help find Ash's Pikachu and Misty's Togepi when they were separated from their Trainers.
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In the games
In the side series
Pokémon Puzzle League
Marill is one of Tracey's three Pokémon in Pokémon Puzzle League.
- Marill is the second Generation II Pokémon to be owned by a main character in the anime, the first being Togepi.
- Marill is currently the only known Pokémon owned by a main character that has produced an Egg.
- Marill is Tracey's only:
- non-Bug-type Pokémon he has on hand.
- Pokémon to not be dual-typed at the time of the anime's release.
- Pokémon that is part of a three-stage evolutionary family.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Marill.
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