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|Marshal as seen in Black and White.|
|Debut||Pokémon: Black and White Versions|
Marshal was a trainer who used to wander all of the world's regions in pursuit of strength. One day he met Alder, the champion of Unova's Pokémon League, and Marshal wound up becoming Alder's apprentice in order to master the art of fighting. Alder taught him the importance of making strength an internal quality, and Marshal later decided to become part of Unova's Elite Four as a result. He also eventually gained the duty of representing the Pokémon League during Alder's absence. Within the Pokémon League, Marshal was housed within an industrial-looking room with an elevator resembling a mine shaft elevator.
In Black and White, Marshal was initially challenged and defeated by both N and Hilbert/Hilda in the same day. Marshal had anticipated the latter match due to Alder having told Marshal about the potential he saw in Hilbert/Hilda. As Marshal believed that nothing matters except for the results, he saw himself as just a guy who lost. He earned a respect for Hilbert/Hilda during the battle but also warned him that the rest of the Elite Four were tougher than he. Marshal could later be challenged to rematches, which he also looked forward to as he relished the chance to shatter his weaknesses and improve himself. After being defeated this time, he mused how there are no guarantees of winning due to there being no true strongest Pokémon or combination, but that the determination to improve was a great strength in itself, which led Marshal to respect the trainer. He also found himself recalling the time he met Alder.
Marshal also briefly showed up in Victory Road where Cheren was after Alder told him about his training there. He gave Cheren an inspirational talk about how even if one lost in battle, if that person had surpassed what he had done in the past, he still would have bested himself. Cheren suspected him of using Alder's words, and Marshal admitted that he was maybe borrowing them. Marshal anticipated facing Cheren in the future and returned to the Pokémon League to await his eventual challenge.
In battle, he uses the following Pokémon:
- His name seems to have been chosen for its resemblance to the "martial" in "martial arts".
- His designer has claimed that he was designed with the image of a tiger in mind, in comparison to Alder resembling a lion, and he practices street fighting.
|Pokémon Elite Four|
|Kanto|| Lorelei|| Bruno|| Agatha|| Lance|| Blue|
|Johto|| Will|| Koga|| Bruno|| Karen|| Lance|
|Hoenn|| Sidney|| Phoebe|| Glacia|| Drake|| Steven Stone/Wallace|
|Sinnoh|| Aaron|| Bertha|| Flint|| Lucian|| Cynthia|
|Unova|| Shauntal|| Marshal|| Grimsley|| Caitlin|| Alder|