Vivian Meridian

Vivian Meridian
ビビアン Vivian
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Vivian at the Hoenn Grand Festival
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Relatives Lilian Meridian (sister)
Anime debut Win, Lose, or Drew!
English voice actor Lisa Adams (4Kids)
Sonny Dey (TPCi)
Japanese voice actor Yumi Takada

Vivian Meridian (Japanese: ビビアン Vivian) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is the master of ceremonies of Hoenn Pokémon Contests and the older sister of Lilian Meridian. She first appeared in Win, Lose or Drew!.

In the anime


Vivian debuted in Win, Lose or Drew!, where she hosted the Slateport City Pokémon Contest. During the Appeals Round, she helped May get back up on her feet after she fell down while trying to send out her Beautifly.

Vivian in the panel of judges

In Come What May!, after Raoul Contesta disqualified Jessie of the Fallarbor Contest for cheating, Vivian apologized to the audience for the inconvenience.

In Cruisin' for a Losin', Vivian hosted the R1 Rubello Contest, which only accepted entrants who had previously earned at least one Ribbon. Upon noticing that Savannah was nervous, Vivian encouraged her by giving her a push. In the second round, Vivian showed concern for May's Bulbasaur, who had a case of stage fright.

She was seen in a flashback in The Saffron Con, when Ash and his friends went to talk to her sister Lilian at the Saffron City Contest Hall.

During the Kanto Grand Festival, which took place from May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! to Channeling the Battle Zone! and was held at Indigo Plateau, Vivian joined Raoul Contesta, Mr. Sukizo, and Nurse Joy in the panel of judges. After the Contest Battle between May and Drew in the quarter-finals, she mentioned that she had been watching both of them since their days in Hoenn and that she was very impressed by their techniques.


Vivian showing the Lilycove Ribbon

Vivian is the older sister of Lilian, the master of ceremonies of Kanto Pokémon Contests. Although the two look very similar and share the same occupation, they are drastically different in terms of personality. While Lilian has a bubbly and cheerful personality, Vivian is classy and graceful. According to Lilian, even if they dress so differently from each other, they are still mistaken for one another.

Vivian has high enthusiasm for her job as an announcer. She is in charge of hosting all the Hoenn Pokémon Contests sanctioned by the Pokémon Activities Committee and the Hoenn Grand Festival as well. For this reason, she has appeared in a number of episodes with Contests during Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. She conducts every competition in a formal and punctilious way, much like the host of an award ceremony.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高田由美 Yumi Takada
English Lisa Adams (4Kids dub)
Sonny Dey (TPCi dub)
Dutch Marjolein Algera
Finnish Elina Jollman (AG051-AG091)
Susa Saukko (AG103-AG123)
Henna Haverinen (AG180-AG182)
European French Fanny Roy
German Claudia Schmidt
Italian Sonia Mazza (AG035)
Monica Bonetto (AG051)
Jolanda Granato (AG062-AG091)
Elisabetta Spinelli (AG103)
Debora Magnaghi (AG116-AG123)
Korean 김서영 Gim Seo-Yeong
Polish Iwona Rulewicz
Brazilian Portuguese Denise Reis (AG035)
Cecília Lemes (AG051-present)
Spanish Latin America Romy Mendoza
Spain Ana María Marí

In the manga

Vivian in the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash & Pikachu

Vivian appeared in The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!, where she hosted the Slateport City Pokémon Contest.


Marian in the tenth movie


Language Name Origin
Japanese ビビアン Vivian
English, Italian, German Vivian Meridian From her Japanese name.
French Viviane From her Japanese name.
Korean 비비안 Vivian From her Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 薇薇安 Wéiwéiān Transliteration of her Japanese name.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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