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Dawn's Piplup
English Dawn's Piplup
Japanese ヒカリのポッチャマ
Japanese (Romanized) Hikari no Pochama
Piplup is Dawn's first Pokémon that she received from Professor Rowan. It has quite a stubborn attitude and it always thinks it is right.

On the way to Sunyshore City

In a meadow en route to Sunyshore City, during Ash's Gible's training session, Dawn's Piplup constantly got hit by its unsuccessful Draco Meteor attacks. After it had enough, it started yelling at Gible and when the Land Shark Pokémon ignored it, Piplup unleashed numerous BubbleBeam and Whirlpool attacks on it. Seeing as the group didn't seem to care for it, though, Dawn's Piplup wandered off into the nearby forest by itself.

It later encountered Team Rocket disguised as members of an organization called the Pokémon Rescue Corps, who promised to help Dawn's Piplup by talking to the Trainers at fault. After they let Ash and Dawn know how Piplup felt, the Penguin Pokémon was really grateful for what they did. In order to show its gratitude, it agreed to bring Pikachu to them, as it fell for their excuse that they just wanted to ask Pikachu if there's something troubling it as well. Dawn's Piplup led Pikachu to them, but Team Rocket deceived the Pokémon and trapped them into a cage. However, due to a stray Rhyperior's attack, Dawn's Piplup and Pikachu managed to break free from Team Rocket's trap and were reunited with their Trainers. Then, Ash and Dawn, as well as Ash's Gible, apologized to Piplup.

Later on, during the battle with Team Rocket, Dawn's Piplup got really angry after being attacked by James's Carnivine's Vine Whip and it learned a new attack, Hydro Pump, which it unleashed on the evil team and sent them blasting off.

Ash's Oshawott and Dawn's Piplup Rivalry

Ash's Oshawott and Dawn's Piplup both fell in love with Meloetta and the two of them began a rivalry to win the affection of Meloetta. Ash's Oshawott would often come out of its PokéBall when it could tell that Dawn's Piplup was trying to take advantage of a situation. Even though the two of them often argued, they found a common ground and became friends after Meloetta left.

Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup

Dawn's Piplup participated in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup at the Kagome Town stadium. In the first round it was in the seventh match and faced off against Ramone's Stoutland. The match quickly showcased Dawn's Piplup finishing off Ramone's Stoutland to win the battle which allowed Dawn to advance to the second round while Ramone was eliminated from the tournament.
Move Type First Episode Used Notes
Bubble Beam Water DP1 First used to attack Nanakamado's Hikozaru.
Peck Flying DP1 Used on Hikari.
Bide Normal DP1 Used to fight off Ariados
Whirlpool Water DP26 Used against the Rocket Gang.
Hydro Pump Water DP164 The ultimate water attack.
Ice Beam Ice BWS22 Revealed to know during the battle with Dent.
Drill Peck Flying BWS22 Revealed to know during the battle with Dent.
Headbutt Normal BWS23 First used against the rampaging Iwark.
Episodes (190)


Setting Off! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!
Following A Maiden's Voyage!


Find Pikachu! Route 202!
Two Degrees of Separation!


Pochama VS Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!
Dawn Of A New Era!


I got a Naetle!
Gettin' Twiggy With It!


Different Strokes for Different Blokes
Forest of Hesitation! Shinji Again!


Pochama Tries its Best!!
Like It or Lup It!


Let's Play with Mimirol!?
Setting the World on its Buneary
Not on My Watch Ya Don't
Pokétch Unavailable?!
Big Charge of Ancient Pokémon!
Wild in the Streets
O'er the Rampardos We Watched!
Return to Kurogane Gym! Decisive Match with Rampard!!
Twice Smitten, Once Shy!パチリスゲットで・・・・・・大丈夫!?Getting Pachirisu...... is fine!?
The Strongest Koiking and the Most Beautiful Hinbass!
Ya See We Want an Evolution!
Faced with Steelix Determination!
Roaring Haganeil! Protect the Bippa Village!!
Roserade the Mystery Man and the Flower Legend!
Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan!
Pokémon Contest! Sonou Tournament!!
Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!
Settling a Not-So-Old Score!
Deciding Match! Pochama VS Pottaishi!!
The Champ Twins!サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトルで大丈夫!?Satoshi and Hikari! A Tag Battle Will be Fine!?
Hakutai Forest! Minomucchi Evolution Tactics!!
Some Enchanted Sweetening
All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go
I like it! Pokémon Roleplay Tournament!!
Buizel! The Road to Strength!!
Buizel Your Way Out of This
Elite Four Goyō and Dootakun!
An Elite Meet and Greet
A Secret Sphere of Influence
The Shin'ō Space-Time Legend!
Explosive Birth! Cycling Road!!
One Big Happiny Family!
Pikachu in Charge!
Steamboat Willies!
Hikari, Nozomi and a Double Performance!!
A Stand-Up Sit-Down!
Rakurai Practice Center!
The Electrike Company!
Malice in Wonderland
Mumage! Escape from a Nightmare!!
Save the Stray Child Hipopotas!
Mass Hip-Po-Sis
Maze Shuffle! Everyone Hustle!!
A Maze-ing Race!
Miru and Keeshi and the Water's Bottom
Sandshrew's Locker

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