Vivian at the Hoenn Grand Festival
|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!.
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.
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 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.
- In The Rise of Darkrai, Marian can be seen hosting the Alamos Town Pokémon Contest. However, she has a mole on the left side of her face (which she normally does not have), making her look exactly like 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.|
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|