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{{AnimeCharacter
 
{{AnimeCharacter
 
|name = May
 
|name = May
|image = May.png
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|image = May_Anime_Art.jpg
 
|jname = '''ハルカ''' ''Haruka''
 
|jname = '''ハルカ''' ''Haruka''
|age = 10
 
 
|hometown = [[Petalburg City]]
 
|hometown = [[Petalburg City]]
 
|region = Hoenn
 
|region = Hoenn
|family = [[Max]]
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|family = [[Max]] (brother)<br />[[Norman]] (father)<br />[[Caroline]] (mother)
*[[Norman]]
 
*[[Caroline]]
 
 
|class = [[Coordinator]]
 
|class = [[Coordinator]]
|friends = [[Ash]]
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|friends = [[Ash Ketchum]]<br />[[Brock (anime)|Brock]]<br />[[Misty (anime)|Misty]]<br />[[Dawn (anime)|Dawn]]<br />[[Tracey Sketchit]]<br />[[Zoey]]<br />[[Drew]]<br />[[Solidad]]
*[[Brock (anime)|Brock]]
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|voiceact = [[Veronica Taylor]]<br /><small>(4kids)</small><br />(English)<br>[[Michele Knotz]]<br /><small>(TPCi)</small><br />(English)<br />[[KAORI]]<br />(Japanese)
*[[Misty (anime)|Misty]]
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|AltImageWidth = 200
*[[Dawn (anime)|Dawn]]
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|firstappear = [[AG001: Get the Show on the Road!|Get the Show on the Road!]]
*[[Zoey]]
 
*[[Drew]]
 
*[[Solidad]]
 
|firstappear = [[AG001: Get the Show on the Road!]]
 
|voiceact = [[Veronica Taylor]] (4Kids) <small>(English)</small>
 
[[Michele Knotz]] (TPCI) <small>(English)</small>
 
KAORI <small>(Japanese)</small>
 
|AltImageWidth = 100
 
 
|gender = Female}}
 
|gender = Female}}
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{{quote|My bike's been barbecued!|May after [[Ash's Pikachu]] accidently charred her bicycle.}}
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'''May''' is a young, tomboyish and energetic Pokémon [[Coordinator]] currently traveling through various regions to compete in [[Pokémon Contest]]s. She started her journey traveling through the [[Hoenn]] region accompanying [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and [[Brock (anime)|Brock]], along with her little brother [[Max]]. On the way to the Grand Fesival, she met Harley and Drew. When Ash and Brock left for [[Sinnoh]], she goes to [[Johto]] alone without Max. She appears in a few episodes of ''Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension'', where she traveled to Sinnoh to compete in the [[Wallace Cup]]. She reappears as a flashback in The Dream Continues.
   
{{q|My bike's been barbecued!|'''May''' after [[Ash's Pikachu]] charred her bike.}}
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==Appearance==
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May has brown hair secured by a red and white kerchief, and blue eyes. She wears a red shirt with a bit of navy blue on it, yellow fanny pack, white and navy mittens, sleek dark blue leggings, white mini-skirt, and black socks along with red sneakers with black and yellow stripes. Her emerald-based outfit is an orange tunic with white pockets and stripes with a mint fanny pack, black vest underneath, the same socks, orange, white and black shoes along with the leggings color changed. In her cosplay as Nurse Joy, she wears a pink mini-dress, white dress coat, a nursing cap, and white Mary Janes,
   
'''May''' ('''ハルカ Haruka'') is a young energetic Pokémon [[Coordinator]] currently travelling through various regions and competing in [[Pokémon Contest]]s. She started her journey travelling through the [[Hoenn]] region accompanying [[Ash]] and [[Brock]], along with her little brother [[Max]]. When [[Ash]] and [[Brock]] leave for [[Sinnoh]], she goes to [[Johto]] alone without [[Max]]. She appears in a few episodes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension, where she travelled to Sinnoh to enter the [[Wallace Cup]]. She is also shown to have a disputable romantic interest in Drew, as she becomes flustered when accused of liking him, and blushed a considerable amount in de [[AG162: Spontaneous Combusken!|Spontaneous Combusken]] when Drew complimented her on needing two more ribbons.
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==Personality==
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At the start of her journey, May didn't like Pokémon, as she wanted to start her journey just so she can visit places. However, her encounter with Ash and Brock changed that. Despite her beauty, May is a kind-hearted person, who would help people in need. Like Misty, she can get very angry at times, with her disagreements with Ash or her brother, Max. However, she can get very sad, especially when she loses a Contest, but does her best to prevail. She is also shown to have a side for romance, though at rare occasions.
   
== Biography ==
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==Biography==
[[File:277-May.jpg|thumb|left|200px|May riding her bike.]]
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[[File:277-May.jpg|thumb|left|May riding her bike.]]
May is a Pokémon coordinator from [[Petalburg City]] and is the daughter of the [[Petalburg City]] [[Gym Leader]], [[Norman]], and sister of [[Max]]. She meets [[Ash Ketchum]] in [[Hoenn]] and starts travelling with him after obtaining her first [[Pokémon]], [[Torchic]].
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May is a Pokémon coordinator from [[Petalburg City]] and is the daughter of the [[Petalburg City]] [[Gym Leader]], [[Norman]], and sister of [[Max]]. She met [[Ash Ketchum]] in Hoenn and starts traveling with him after obtaining her first [[Pokémon]], [[Torchic]]. She has [[rival]]ries from some contest participants, [[Drew]], [[Harley]], and [[Jessie]] of [[Team Rocket]], and goes on to win many contests. She picked [[Torchic]] as her first [[Pokémon]] and [[Squirtle]] as her first [[Kanto]] [[Pokémon]].
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[[File:May-Beautifly.jpg|thumb|left|May and her [[Beautifly]].]]
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She loves cute and pretty Pokémon and flashy techniques, competing in contests and making her own Pokéblock with recipes that she thinks up. "''May's Purple Surprise''" and "''May's Pink Surprise''" were such examples, as everyone else rejected them after tasting them, while the only ones who liked her Pink/Purple Surprise are her [[Munchlax]] and [[Jessie]].
   
She has [[rival]]ries from some contest participants, [[Drew]], [[Harley]], and [[Jessie]] of [[Team Rocket]], and goes on to win many contests. She is in four [[Pokémon]] movies. She picked [[Torchic]] as her first [[Pokémon]] and [[Squirtle]] as her first [[Kanto]] [[Pokémon]]. May is generally a very sweet, fun-loving, caring, kind-hearted, and a brave person. But sometimes a real go-getter type of confident person. When it comes to certain things, she can be a glass half-full type of a straight woman that she is, even though she is a very nice person.
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When May saw a contest battle for the first time, she decided to become a coordinator. She then had to overcome her fear of Bug type Pokémon by raising her [[Wurmple]] into a [[Beautifly]].
   
But she can have a tougher side sometimes, such as when she argues with her brother, Max. Despite that they argue once in a while, she has definitely shown that she really deeply cares for her brother. She helps people a lot, especially ones with romance problems. May has a tendency to rely on luck once in a while when it comes to certain things.
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While Ash and Brock chose to travel to [[Sinnoh]], May decides to follow her rivals to [[Johto]]. However, she meets up with Ash, Brock, and [[Dawn (anime)|Dawn]] in Sinnoh, wearing a green bandanna like the character [[Pokémon Emerald]], then sometime later participates in the [[Wallace Cup]]. Dawn once referred to her as "''Princess''" which makes the fact that she has an unknown identification believable.
   
[[File:May-Beautifly.jpg|thumb|200px|May and her [[Beautifly]].]]
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[[File:DawnvsMay-BattleForTheCup.png|thumb|May and Dawn battling in the [[Wallace Cup]].]]
She really loves cute Pokémon and flashy techniques, and competing in contests. She really loves making her own Pokéblock with recipes that she thinks up, including ones she calls "''May's Purple Surprise''" and "''May's Pink Surprise''" while everyone else rejected them after tasting them, the only ones who liked her Purple Surprise are her [[Munchlax]] and [[Jessie]].
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[[File:May in Sinnoh.jpg|thumb|right|May saying goodbye to her friends.]]
   
When May saw a contest battle for the first time, she decided to become a coordinator. She then had to overcome her fear of bug type Pokémon by raising her [[Wurmple]] into a [[Beautifly]].
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After narrowly losing to Dawn in the [[Wallace Cup]] Finals, she leaves the group to continue her journey in Johto.
   
While [[Ash]] and [[Brock]] chose to travel to [[Sinnoh]], May decides to follow her rivals to [[Johto]]. However, she meets up with [[Ash]], [[Brock]], and [[Dawn (anime)|Dawn]] in Sinnoh, wearing a green bandanna like the character [[Pokémon Emerald]], then sometime later participates in the [[Wallace Cup]]. [[Dawn]] once referred to her as "''Princess''" which makes the fact that she has an unknown identification believable.
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She would use her Combusken's [[Fire Spin]] and her Squirtle's [[Bubble]] to create a combination of Fire and Water. Which was dubbed by Lillian's Medichan as a Fire and Water [[Whirlwind]]. She was able to knock-out [[Drew's Flygon]] and his [[Absol]]. During her journey she won numerous ribbons in both Hoenn and Kanto and she is still using those skills and talents in Johto currently. But May did reappear during the Sinnoh saga in four episodes meeting Ash, Pikachu, Brock, Dawn and [[Zoey]] for the [[Wallace Cup]]. May also has a personal ending theme song called ''I Won't Lose'' also called Haruka's theme in Japan in two episodes of the Pokémon anime's Kanto Battle Frontier saga the theme was used as background music in ''Curbing the Crimson Tide!'' and again in the next episode ''What I Did For Love!''. It was also used during the Sinnoh Wallace Cup saga.
 
[[File:DawnvsMay-BattleForTheCup.png|thumb|left|May and Dawn battling in the [[Wallace Cup]].|200px]]
 
After narrowly losing to [[Dawn]] in the [[Wallace Cup]] Finals, she leaves the group to continue her journey in [[Johto]]. This was May's last appearance, and the future of her appearing again remains uncertain.
 
 
May has a unique taste for food. She loves to taste many different types of food. As a Coordinator, May was able to learn more about [[Pokémon]], and her knowledge became greater during her journey in both [[Hoenn]] and [[Kanto]] for her contests that she competes in, that she can come up with different types of attacks.
 
 
[[File:416413-435.jpg|May saying goodbye to her friends.|thumb|200px]]
 
She was also able use these combinations in battle. For example she would use her [[Combusken]]'s [[Fire Spin]] and her [[Squirtle]]'s [[Bubble]] to create a combination of Fire and Water. Which was dubbed by Lillian's Medichan as a Fire and Water [[Whirlwind]]. She was able to knock-out [[Drew's Flygon]] and his [[Absol]]. During her journey she won numerous ribbons in both [[Hoenn]] and [[Kanto]] and she is still using those skills and talents in [[Johto]] currently. But May did reappear during the [[Sinnoh]] saga in four episodes Meeting [[Ash]], [[Pikachu]], [[Brock]], [[Dawn]] and [[Zoey]] for the [[Wallace Cup]]. May also has a personal ending theme song called ''I Won't Lose'' also called Haruka's theme in Japan in two episodes of the [[Pokémon]] anime's [[Kanto]] battle frontier saga the theme was used as background music in ''Curbing the Crimson Tide!'' and again in the next episode ''What I Did For Love!''. It was also used during the [[Sinnoh]] Wallace Cup saga.
 
   
 
==Pokémon==
 
==Pokémon==
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|info = Blaziken was given to May by [[Professor Birch]] in Littleroot Town when it was still a [[Torchic]]. She chose it as her starter Pokémon because she thought [[Treecko]] was creepy and scary (though she later called them cute in Trees a Crowd), while the starter [[Mudkip]] had attacked her earlier with a Water Gun to the face. As a Torchic, it evolved in the episode A Shroomish Skirmish, when trying to fend off some [[Shroomish]] and [[Breloom]]. It later evolved in the midst of a Pokémon battle with Team Rocket.
 
|info = Blaziken was given to May by [[Professor Birch]] in Littleroot Town when it was still a [[Torchic]]. She chose it as her starter Pokémon because she thought [[Treecko]] was creepy and scary (though she later called them cute in Trees a Crowd), while the starter [[Mudkip]] had attacked her earlier with a Water Gun to the face. As a Torchic, it evolved in the episode A Shroomish Skirmish, when trying to fend off some [[Shroomish]] and [[Breloom]]. It later evolved in the midst of a Pokémon battle with Team Rocket.
 
|nameline = [[May's Blaziken|Torchic → Combusken → Blaziken]]
 
|nameline = [[May's Blaziken|Torchic → Combusken → Blaziken]]
|gender = Male|type2 = fighting}}
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|gender = Male|type2 = fighting}}
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{{AnimePokémon
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|type = bug
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|image = May Beautifly.png
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|info = May watched a Pokémon Contest and she saw a Beautifly and she wanted one. When May caught a Wurmple, Jessie from Team Rocket had one and were switched but were returned to their rightful trainers. Beautifly knows [[Gust]], [[Aerial Ace]], [[Morning Sun]], [[Silver Wind]], and [[Psychic (move)|Psychic]].
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|nameline = [[May's Beautifly|Wurmple→ Silcoon→ Beautifly]]
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|gender = Female
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|type2 = flying}}
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = normal
 
|type = normal
 
|image = May Skitty.png
 
|image = May Skitty.png
|info = Skitty was caught in the Episode [["I Feel Skitty"]] when Torchic ran away from a training session with May and found a sick Skitty. She knows powerful moves like [[Blizzard]], [[DoubleSlap]]
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|info = Skitty was caught in the Episode "[[AG047: I Feel Skitty!|I Feel Skitty]]" when Torchic ran away from a training session with May and found a sick Skitty. She knows powerful moves like [[Blizzard]], [[DoubleSlap]]
 
and [[Assist]].
 
and [[Assist]].
 
|nameline = [[May's Skitty|Skitty]]
 
|nameline = [[May's Skitty|Skitty]]
|gender = female}}
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|gender = female}}
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
|type = bug
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|type = grass
|image = May Beautifly.png
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|image = May Venusaur.png
|info = May watched a Pokémon Contest and she saw a Beautifly and she wanted one. When May caught a Wurmple, Jessie from Team Rocket had one and were switched but were returned to their rightful trainers. Beautifly knows [[Gust]], [[Aerial Ace]], [[Morning Sun]], [[Silver Wind]], and [[Psychic]].
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|info = May was kidnapped by a Skarmory and ended getting lost in a place called the Forbidden Forest, which is a preserve for Grass-type Pokémon. Then May met a clumsy Bulbasaur trying to pick flowers. It eventually evolved in a Ivysaur and much later it evolved into a Venusaur. She knows moves like Petal Dance, Razor Leaf and Vine Whip.
|nameline = [[May's Beautifly|Wurmple→ Silcoon→ Beautifly]]
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|nameline = [[May's Venusaur|Bulbasaur→ Ivysaur→ Venusaur]]
|gender = Female
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|gender = female
|type2 = flying}}
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|type2 = poison}}
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = normal
 
|type = normal
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|info = Munchlax was caught in the episode "Berry, Berry Interesting". It could use powerful moves like Solarbeam, Focus Punch and Metronome. It is the only Pokémon which likes May's new recipe Pokéblocks.
 
|info = Munchlax was caught in the episode "Berry, Berry Interesting". It could use powerful moves like Solarbeam, Focus Punch and Metronome. It is the only Pokémon which likes May's new recipe Pokéblocks.
 
|nameline = [[May's Munchlax|Munchlax]]|gender = Male}}{{AnimePokémon
 
|nameline = [[May's Munchlax|Munchlax]]|gender = Male}}{{AnimePokémon
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|type = water
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|image = May Wartortle.png
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|info = After May left Skitty and Beautifly in Hoenn, she met Ash in Pallet Town and one of Oak's Squirtles seemed to take a liking to her. Professor Oak allowed May to have the Squirtle and travelled in her Poké Ball. He learns powerful moves like Ice Beam, Aqua Tail and Rapid Spin.
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|nameline = [[May's Wartortle|Squirtle→ Wartortle]]
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|gender = Male}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = ice
 
|type = ice
 
|image = May Glaceon.png
 
|image = May Glaceon.png
 
|info = May recieved Glaceon as an Egg and watched every contest that May entered. It was the third Normal-type Pokémon that May obtained. It knows Shadow Ball, Ice Shard, Secret Power and Mirror Coat.
 
|info = May recieved Glaceon as an Egg and watched every contest that May entered. It was the third Normal-type Pokémon that May obtained. It knows Shadow Ball, Ice Shard, Secret Power and Mirror Coat.
 
|nameline = [[May's Glaceon|Egg→ Eevee→ Glaceon]]
 
|nameline = [[May's Glaceon|Egg→ Eevee→ Glaceon]]
|gender = Female
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|gender = Female}}
}}
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===Befriended===
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{{AnimePokémon
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|type = normal
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|type2 = flying
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|image = AG064.png
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|info =
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|nameline = [[Swablu]]}}
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===Borrowed===
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = water
 
|type = water
|image = May Wartortle.png
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|image = Professor Birch Mudkip.png
|info = After May left Skitty and Beautifly in Hoenn, she met Ash in Pallet Town and one of Oak's Squirtles seemed to take a liking to her. Professor Oak allowed May to have the Squirtle and travelled in her Poké Ball. He learns powerful moves like Ice Beam, Aqua Tail and Rapid Spin.
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|nameline = [[Professor Birch's Mudkip|Mudkip]]}}
|nameline = [[May's Wartortle|Squirtle→ Wartortle]]
 
|gender = Male
 
}}
 
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
|type = grass
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|type = fighting
|image = May Venusaur.png
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|image = May Hitmonchan-1-.png
|info = May was kidnapped by a Skarmory and ended getting lost in a place called the Forbidden Forest, which is a preserve for Grass-type Pokémon. Then May met a clumsy Bulbasaur trying to pick flowers. It eventually evolved in a Ivysaur and much later it evolved into a Venusaur. She knows moves like Petal Dance, Razor Leaf and Vine Whip.
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|info = May borrowed Hitmonchan from [[Kyle Hamm]] after [[Master Hamm]] broke his back.
|nameline = [[May's Venusaur|Bulbasaur→ Ivysaur→ Venusaur]]
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|nameline = [[Kyle's Hitmonchan|Hitmonchan]]
|gender = female
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|gender = male}}
|type2 = poison}}
 
   
===Freed===
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===Released===
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = water
 
|type = water
 
|image = May's Manaphy.png
 
|image = May's Manaphy.png
 
|info = After May saved the [[Manaphy]] egg in [[Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]], it hatched and imprinted on May and thought she was its mother. It had such a close bond with May, it began learning words and even learn May's name. But it knew it had to leave and protect Samiya, the Sea Temple, even though it did not want to leave her side. Leaving her behind, it left with a few words including "love" and "you".
 
|info = After May saved the [[Manaphy]] egg in [[Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]], it hatched and imprinted on May and thought she was its mother. It had such a close bond with May, it began learning words and even learn May's name. But it knew it had to leave and protect Samiya, the Sea Temple, even though it did not want to leave her side. Leaving her behind, it left with a few words including "love" and "you".
|nameline = [[Manaphy]]}}
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|nameline = [[Manaphy (MS009)|Manaphy]]}}
   
 
==Ribbons==
 
==Ribbons==
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! style="background-color: rgb(255, 153, 0);"|[[Verdanturf Town]] Ribbon
 
! style="background-color: rgb(255, 153, 0);"|[[Verdanturf Town]] Ribbon
|She won against the Phantom's(Timmy)'s Dusclops with her newly acquired Skitty.
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|She won against the Phantom's (Timmy)'s Dusclops with her newly acquired Skitty.
 
|-
 
|-
 
! style="background-color: rgb(0, 153, 153);"|[[Lilycove City]] Ribbon
 
! style="background-color: rgb(0, 153, 153);"|[[Lilycove City]] Ribbon
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|-
 
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! style="background-color: rgb(153, 102, 255);"|Johto Ribbon 1
 
! style="background-color: rgb(153, 102, 255);"|Johto Ribbon 1
|It was revealed in DP 76 that [[May]] has won three Ribbons in [[Johto]].
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|It was revealed in DP 76 that May has won three Ribbons in [[Johto]].
 
|-
 
|-
 
! style="background-color: rgb(153, 255, 102);"|Johto Ribbon 2
 
! style="background-color: rgb(153, 255, 102);"|Johto Ribbon 2
|It was revealed in DP 76 that [[May]] has won three Ribbons in [[Johto]].
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|It was revealed in DP 76 that May has won three Ribbons in [[Johto]].
 
|-
 
|-
 
! style="background-color: rgb(255, 0, 102);"|Johto Ribbon 3
 
! style="background-color: rgb(255, 0, 102);"|Johto Ribbon 3
|It was revealed in DP 76 that [[May]] has won three Ribbons in [[Johto]].
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|It was revealed in DP 76 that May has won three Ribbons in [[Johto]].
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==Grand Festival ranking==
 
==Grand Festival ranking==
 
May placed in the following [[Grand Festival]] competitions:
 
May placed in the following [[Grand Festival]] competitions:
*[[Hoenn]] Grand Festival (Quarter-Finals)
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*[[Hoenn]] Grand Festival (Quarter-Finalist)
*[[Kanto]] Grand Festival (Semi-Finals)
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*[[Kanto]] Grand Festival (Semi-Finalist)
 
==Episodes==
 
Generally, May appeared in the episode frequently when travelling with [[Ash]] in the [[Hoenn]] region. However, she briefly appeared in [[Sinnoh]] and accompanies Ash, Dawn, and Brock to the Wallace Cup.
 
 
These are the episodes that May appeared in [[Sinnoh]]. May also battled with Dawn but narrowly lost.
 
 
*Our Cup Runneth Over
 
*[[DP076: A Full Course Tag Battle!|A Full Course Tag Battle]]
 
*[[Staging a Heroes' Welcome]]
 
*Prunning a Passel of Pals
 
*Strategy with a Smile
 
   
 
==Voice Actresses==
 
==Voice Actresses==
* '''English: '''[[Veronica Taylor]]''' '''(Season 6-8),''' '''[[Michele Knotz]]''' '''(Season 9, 11)
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* '''English: '''[[Veronica Taylor]]''' '''(Seasons 6 - 8, Movies 6 - 8)
* '''Japanese:''' Kaori Suzuki
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* '''English: '''[[Michele Knotz]]''' '''(Seasons 9 - present, Movie 9)
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* '''Japanese:''' KAORI (credited as Kaori Suzuki)
 
* '''Dutch: '''Nicoline van Doorn
 
* '''Dutch: '''Nicoline van Doorn
 
* '''Greek: '''Yro Loupi (Season 6-8),''' '''Stella Bonatsou (Season 9)
 
* '''Greek: '''Yro Loupi (Season 6-8),''' '''Stella Bonatsou (Season 9)
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*May was the only character to give a personal narration of her introduction in the series.
 
*May was the only character to give a personal narration of her introduction in the series.
 
*In seasons 6-8, May and Ash shared the same voice actress: [[Veronica Taylor]].
 
*In seasons 6-8, May and Ash shared the same voice actress: [[Veronica Taylor]].
*May is a third generation character, and she owned '''two''' and befriended one Legendary Pokémon from the fourth generation: [[Munchlax]], [[Glaceon]] (can only evolve from [[Eevee]] in [[Sinnoh]]), and she had befriended a [[Manaphy]] a Mythical Pokémon.
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*May has owned two Pokémon and befriended one Legendary Pokémon from the fourth generation: [[Munchlax]], [[Glaceon]] (can only evolve from [[Eevee]] in [[Sinnoh]]), and she had befriended a [[Manaphy]], a Mythical Pokémon.
 
*She is the only female character to have three starters ([[May's Blaziken|Torchic]], [[May's Wartortle|Squirtle]] and [[May's Venusaur|Bulbasaur]]).
 
*She is the only female character to have three starters ([[May's Blaziken|Torchic]], [[May's Wartortle|Squirtle]] and [[May's Venusaur|Bulbasaur]]).
 
*The first Pokémon she used in fact was not [[Torchic]] but a [[Mudkip]] but she did not know how to command it to attack [[Poochyena]] and ended up getting hit in the face with a [[Water Gun]] attack.
 
*The first Pokémon she used in fact was not [[Torchic]] but a [[Mudkip]] but she did not know how to command it to attack [[Poochyena]] and ended up getting hit in the face with a [[Water Gun]] attack.
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*She is nicknamed "The Princess of Hoenn" which made her blush.
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*May's short temper is not as bad as Misty's, but she can get really angry when someone steals her food.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{{Gallery Box|<gallery widths="120">
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
may 59.jpg|May's Hoenn Clothes
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May008.jpg|May's Hoenn Clothes
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May emerald outfit.jpg|May in her Emerald based outfit
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May Wallace Cup.png
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May019.jpg|May in her pink swimsuit
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May038.jpg|May, cosplaying as Nurse Joy
 
may 99.jpg|May's fantasy of winning the [[Grand Festival]]
 
may 99.jpg|May's fantasy of winning the [[Grand Festival]]
250px-MayDiamondPearl.png|May in her Emerald based outfit
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May Movie Dress b by grlplysme.jpg|May in princess gown from movie 8
May3.jpg|May's appearance in the Wallace Cup
 
M2 0002.jpg|May in her noblewoman's or princess gown from movie 8
 
 
It's May!!.png|May and her [[May's Beautifly|Beautifly]]
 
It's May!!.png|May and her [[May's Beautifly|Beautifly]]
 
May!!!!.png|May and [[May's Wartortle|Wartortle]]
 
May!!!!.png|May and [[May's Wartortle|Wartortle]]
 
Ash and His Friend.png|May, Ash, Max and Brock
 
Ash and His Friend.png|May, Ash, Max and Brock
Awesome Sir Aaron.png|Pokemon 8th Movie Poster
 
 
Pokemon Anime.png|Ash, May, Brock, Max and Professor Birch
 
Pokemon Anime.png|Ash, May, Brock, Max and Professor Birch
Max15.jpg|May With her brother [[Max]]
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Max15.jpg|May with her brother [[Max]]
img_1740046_36950743_9.jpg|A very mad May...
 
 
May's Wartortle surrounded by bubbles.jpg
 
May's Wartortle surrounded by bubbles.jpg
hqdefault.jpg|May swimming underwater with her clothes on
 
May in a swimsuit.jpg|May in her pink swimsuit
 
 
DP078.png|Dawn, May and Zoey
 
DP078.png|Dawn, May and Zoey
533938-may_movie_8_dress_z_by_grlplysme11.jpg|May in her dress in Pokémon Movie 8
 
534020-slippers_may_02.jpg|May, Dawn and Zoey
 
533592-may_yellow.jpg|May in her yellow swimsuit
 
tumblr_m212piURpE1qlms3vo1_500.gif|Ash, Brock, May and Max looking at Pikachu
 
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May
(ハルカ Haruka)
May Anime Art
General
Gender: Female
Hometown: Petalburg City
Region: Hoenn
Family: Max (brother)
Norman (father)
Caroline (mother)
Class: Coordinator
Friends: Ash Ketchum
Brock
Misty
Dawn
Tracey Sketchit
Zoey
Drew
Solidad
First Appearance: Get the Show on the Road!
Voice actor: Veronica Taylor
(4kids)
(English)
Michele Knotz
(TPCi)
(English)
KAORI
(Japanese)
My bike's been barbecued!

–May after Ash's Pikachu accidently charred her bicycle.

May is a young, tomboyish and energetic Pokémon Coordinator currently traveling through various regions to compete in Pokémon Contests. She started her journey traveling through the Hoenn region accompanying Ash and Brock, along with her little brother Max. On the way to the Grand Fesival, she met Harley and Drew. When Ash and Brock left for Sinnoh, she goes to Johto alone without Max. She appears in a few episodes of Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension, where she traveled to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup. She reappears as a flashback in The Dream Continues.

AppearanceEdit

May has brown hair secured by a red and white kerchief, and blue eyes. She wears a red shirt with a bit of navy blue on it, yellow fanny pack, white and navy mittens, sleek dark blue leggings, white mini-skirt, and black socks along with red sneakers with black and yellow stripes. Her emerald-based outfit is an orange tunic with white pockets and stripes with a mint fanny pack, black vest underneath, the same socks, orange, white and black shoes along with the leggings color changed. In her cosplay as Nurse Joy, she wears a pink mini-dress, white dress coat, a nursing cap, and white Mary Janes,

PersonalityEdit

At the start of her journey, May didn't like Pokémon, as she wanted to start her journey just so she can visit places. However, her encounter with Ash and Brock changed that. Despite her beauty, May is a kind-hearted person, who would help people in need. Like Misty, she can get very angry at times, with her disagreements with Ash or her brother, Max. However, she can get very sad, especially when she loses a Contest, but does her best to prevail. She is also shown to have a side for romance, though at rare occasions.

BiographyEdit

277-May

May riding her bike.

May is a Pokémon coordinator from Petalburg City and is the daughter of the Petalburg City Gym Leader, Norman, and sister of Max. She met Ash Ketchum in Hoenn and starts traveling with him after obtaining her first Pokémon, Torchic. She has rivalries from some contest participants, Drew, Harley, and Jessie of Team Rocket, and goes on to win many contests. She picked Torchic as her first Pokémon and Squirtle as her first Kanto Pokémon.

May-Beautifly

May and her Beautifly.

She loves cute and pretty Pokémon and flashy techniques, competing in contests and making her own Pokéblock with recipes that she thinks up. "May's Purple Surprise" and "May's Pink Surprise" were such examples, as everyone else rejected them after tasting them, while the only ones who liked her Pink/Purple Surprise are her Munchlax and Jessie.

When May saw a contest battle for the first time, she decided to become a coordinator. She then had to overcome her fear of Bug type Pokémon by raising her Wurmple into a Beautifly.

While Ash and Brock chose to travel to Sinnoh, May decides to follow her rivals to Johto. However, she meets up with Ash, Brock, and Dawn in Sinnoh, wearing a green bandanna like the character Pokémon Emerald, then sometime later participates in the Wallace Cup. Dawn once referred to her as "Princess" which makes the fact that she has an unknown identification believable.

DawnvsMay-BattleForTheCup

May and Dawn battling in the Wallace Cup.

May in Sinnoh

May saying goodbye to her friends.

After narrowly losing to Dawn in the Wallace Cup Finals, she leaves the group to continue her journey in Johto.

She would use her Combusken's Fire Spin and her Squirtle's Bubble to create a combination of Fire and Water. Which was dubbed by Lillian's Medichan as a Fire and Water Whirlwind. She was able to knock-out Drew's Flygon and his Absol. During her journey she won numerous ribbons in both Hoenn and Kanto and she is still using those skills and talents in Johto currently. But May did reappear during the Sinnoh saga in four episodes meeting Ash, Pikachu, Brock, Dawn and Zoey for the Wallace Cup. May also has a personal ending theme song called I Won't Lose also called Haruka's theme in Japan in two episodes of the Pokémon anime's Kanto Battle Frontier saga the theme was used as background music in Curbing the Crimson Tide! and again in the next episode What I Did For Love!. It was also used during the Sinnoh Wallace Cup saga.

PokémonEdit

On handEdit

Pokémon Information
May Blaziken
Blaziken was given to May by Professor Birch in Littleroot Town when it was still a Torchic. She chose it as her starter Pokémon because she thought Treecko was creepy and scary (though she later called them cute in Trees a Crowd), while the starter Mudkip had attacked her earlier with a Water Gun to the face. As a Torchic, it evolved in the episode A Shroomish Skirmish, when trying to fend off some Shroomish and Breloom. It later evolved in the midst of a Pokémon battle with Team Rocket.
Torchic → Combusken → Blaziken
Pokémon Information
May Beautifly
May watched a Pokémon Contest and she saw a Beautifly and she wanted one. When May caught a Wurmple, Jessie from Team Rocket had one and were switched but were returned to their rightful trainers. Beautifly knows Gust, Aerial Ace, Morning Sun, Silver Wind, and Psychic.
Wurmple→ Silcoon→ Beautifly
Pokémon Information
May Skitty
Skitty was caught in the Episode "I Feel Skitty" when Torchic ran away from a training session with May and found a sick Skitty. She knows powerful moves like Blizzard, DoubleSlap and Assist.
Skitty
Pokémon Information
May Venusaur
May was kidnapped by a Skarmory and ended getting lost in a place called the Forbidden Forest, which is a preserve for Grass-type Pokémon. Then May met a clumsy Bulbasaur trying to pick flowers. It eventually evolved in a Ivysaur and much later it evolved into a Venusaur. She knows moves like Petal Dance, Razor Leaf and Vine Whip.
Bulbasaur→ Ivysaur→ Venusaur
Pokémon Information
May Munchlax
Munchlax was caught in the episode "Berry, Berry Interesting". It could use powerful moves like Solarbeam, Focus Punch and Metronome. It is the only Pokémon which likes May's new recipe Pokéblocks.
Munchlax
Pokémon Information
May Wartortle
After May left Skitty and Beautifly in Hoenn, she met Ash in Pallet Town and one of Oak's Squirtles seemed to take a liking to her. Professor Oak allowed May to have the Squirtle and travelled in her Poké Ball. He learns powerful moves like Ice Beam, Aqua Tail and Rapid Spin.
Squirtle→ Wartortle
Pokémon Information
May Glaceon
May recieved Glaceon as an Egg and watched every contest that May entered. It was the third Normal-type Pokémon that May obtained. It knows Shadow Ball, Ice Shard, Secret Power and Mirror Coat.
Egg→ Eevee→ Glaceon

BefriendedEdit

Pokémon Information
AG064
Swablu

BorrowedEdit

Pokémon Information
Professor Birch Mudkip
No information available
Mudkip
Pokémon Information
May Hitmonchan-1-
May borrowed Hitmonchan from Kyle Hamm after Master Hamm broke his back.
Hitmonchan

ReleasedEdit

Pokémon Information
May's Manaphy
After May saved the Manaphy egg in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, it hatched and imprinted on May and thought she was its mother. It had such a close bond with May, it began learning words and even learn May's name. But it knew it had to leave and protect Samiya, the Sea Temple, even though it did not want to leave her side. Leaving her behind, it left with a few words including "love" and "you".
Manaphy

RibbonsEdit

Ribbon Additional Information
Fallarbor Town Ribbon She won against Grace and her Medicham with her Beautifly.
Verdanturf Town Ribbon She won against the Phantom's (Timmy)'s Dusclops with her newly acquired Skitty.
Lilycove City Ribbon She fought against Lily's Grumpig with her newly evolved Combusken which had a few power control issues.
Izabe Island Ribbon She won against her new rival Harley and his Cacturne with her Bulbasaur.
Pacifidlog Town Ribbon She won against a jealous girl called Erica and her Jynx with her Skitty.
Saffron City Ribbon Won again against her rival Harley with her new baby Squirtle and Combusken.
Silver Town Ribbon She won against wonna be rockstar Jeremey and his Venusaur with her Squirtle and Combusken.
Crysanthemum Island Ribbon Battled against a girl in love with Drew by the name of Brianna and her Vibrava with her Munchlax and Combusken.
Gardenia Town Ribbon She won against Brock and his Marshtomp with her Squirtle and Eevee.
Mulberry Town Ribbon She was able to win her fifth ribbon in Kanto against Jessie with her Squirtle and Combusken.
Teracotta Town Ribbon Getting half by tying with Ash's Sceptile, where she used Blaziken (unofficial).
Johto Ribbon 1 It was revealed in DP 76 that May has won three Ribbons in Johto.
Johto Ribbon 2 It was revealed in DP 76 that May has won three Ribbons in Johto.
Johto Ribbon 3 It was revealed in DP 76 that May has won three Ribbons in Johto.

Grand Festival rankingEdit

May placed in the following Grand Festival competitions:

  • Hoenn Grand Festival (Quarter-Finalist)
  • Kanto Grand Festival (Semi-Finalist)

Voice ActressesEdit

  • English: Veronica Taylor (Seasons 6 - 8, Movies 6 - 8)
  • English: Michele Knotz (Seasons 9 - present, Movie 9)
  • Japanese: KAORI (credited as Kaori Suzuki)
  • Dutch: Nicoline van Doorn
  • Greek: Yro Loupi (Season 6-8), Stella Bonatsou (Season 9)
  • Spanish: Cristina Yuste
  • Polish: Julita Kozuszek-Borsuk
  • French: Maia Baran
  • German: Nicola Grupe, Stephanie Kellner (Movie 6 and 7)
  • Italian: Serena Clerici
  • Filipino: Charmaine Cordoviz
  • Czech: Klara Sumanova
  • Portuguese: Carla (Season 6-8), Isabel Ribas (Season 9), Marta Mota (Season 11)
  • Mandarin: Fu Manjun
  • Danish: Annevig Schlede-Ebbe
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Tatiane Keplmair
  • Iberian Spanish: Ana Lobo, Liliana Barba, Mariana Ortiz, Agustina Priscila
  • Thai: Arunee Nuntiwass
  • Hebrew: Dawn Lanny-Gabay

TriviaEdit

  • Like Misty, May is last seen leaving the group and returning to her respective journey, with no mention or future appearance in the series.
  • May was the only character to give a personal narration of her introduction in the series.
  • In seasons 6-8, May and Ash shared the same voice actress: Veronica Taylor.
  • May has owned two Pokémon and befriended one Legendary Pokémon from the fourth generation: Munchlax, Glaceon (can only evolve from Eevee in Sinnoh), and she had befriended a Manaphy, a Mythical Pokémon.
  • She is the only female character to have three starters (Torchic, Squirtle and Bulbasaur).
  • The first Pokémon she used in fact was not Torchic but a Mudkip but she did not know how to command it to attack Poochyena and ended up getting hit in the face with a Water Gun attack.
  • She is nicknamed "The Princess of Hoenn" which made her blush.
  • May's short temper is not as bad as Misty's, but she can get really angry when someone steals her food.

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