For the variant appearing in the games, see Lyra (game).
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Lyra is a Trainer from the Johto region who joined Ash and the gang on their journey temporarily.


Lyra's attire and appearance consists of a white rounded hat with a red ribbon on it, brown hair tied in pigtails, brown eyes and fair skin. Lyra wears a black top under a quarter-sleeved dark red sweater with a light beige collar, denim jean overalls, a yellow handbag, white and black knee-length stockings, and red shoes with white soles.


Lyra first appeared in the episode An Egg Scramble!. She frequently mispronounces Dawn "Dane". Lyra is the game Lyra's anime counterpart, originally from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Her Pokémon are Chikorita, Girafarig, and Marill. She has 2 Johto badges, the Hive Badge from Bugsy and the Zephyr Badge from Falkner.

During their journey, Lyra and Dawn become good friends, despite Lyra consistently 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 until she herself developed feelings for him and asked him to accompany her on her journey which he accepted.

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On hand

Lyra Marill

Lyra Girafarig

Given away


  • In her several recurring roles, Lyra has shown a slight interest in Ash. In "Gone With the Windworks!" Lyra states "Ash is quite a catch, don't ya think?".
  • Lyra is the playable female protagonist in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, replacing the old female protagonist Kris from Pokémon Crystal Version.
  • In "A Rivalry to Gible On", she mentions to Dawn that she thinks Khoury and Dawn would be a good match.
  • Despite her popularity from being the female protagonist in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Lyra has only appeared in 5 episodes of the anime.


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Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Barry - Brock - Dawn - Gary Oak - James - Jessie - Kenny - Marian - Misty - Mr. Sukizo - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Paul - Professor Samuel Oak - Professor Rowan - Raoul Contesta - Tracey Sketchit - Ursula - Zoey
Main character's PokémonAsh's Buizel - Ash's Gible - Ash's Gliscor - Ash's Grotle - Ash's Monferno - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Staraptor
Dawn's Ambipom - Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Cyndaquil - Dawn's Mamoswine - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piplup
Brock's Croagunk - Brock's Happiny - Brock's Sudowoodo
James' Carnivine - James' Mime Jr. - Jessie's Seviper - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Jessie's Yanmega - Team Rocket's Meowth
Paul's Electabuzz - Paul's Hariyama - Paul's Honchkrow - Paul's Lairon - Paul's Magmortar - Paul's Nidoking - Paul's Torterra - Paul's Ursaring - Paul's Weavile
Barry's Empoleon - Barry's Heracross - Barry's Roserade - Barry's Staraptor
Kenny's Machoke - Kenny's Prinplup
Zoey's Glameow - Zoey's Kirlia - Zoey's Leafeon
Gary's Electivire - Gary's Umbreon
Ursula's Gabite - Ursula's Wormadam
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