Lyra (Japanese: コトネKotone) is a Trainer from the Johto region who joined Ash and the gang on their journey. She first appeared in the episode An Egg Scramble. She calls Dawn "Dane". This Lyra is the game Lyra's anime counterpart, originally from Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. She is voiced by Eileen Stevens.
During their journey she and Dawn become good friends, despite the fact Lyra that she keeps calling Dawn, "Dane" (Dawn eventually gives up trying to correct her). On a few occasions, she has asked Dawn embarrassing questions about her love life (such as when she asked Dawn if Ash was her boyfriend). She also tried to play matchmaker between her friend Khoury and Dawn in A Rivalry to Gible On.
Marill first appeared in An Egg Scramble! and is seen by her side most of the time.
In her several recurring roles, Lyra has shown a slight interest in Ash. In the Episode "Gone With the Windworks!" Lyra (after embarrassing Dawn by asking her if Ash was her boyfriend) says that: "Ash is quite a catch don't ya think?".