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Dawn's Piplup


Known As:
  • Flag Dawn's Piplup
  • Flag ヒカリのポッチャマ
  • Flag Hikari no Pochama
Biography
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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum 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.
Known Moveset
Move Type First Ep Notes
Bubble Beam Type DP 1 First used to attack Nanakamado's Hikozaru.
Peck Type DP 1 Used on Hikari.
Bide Type DP 1 Used to fight off Ariados
Whirlpool Type DP 26 Used against the Rocket Gang.
Hydro Pump Type DP 164 The ultimate water attack.
Ice Beam Type BWS2 2 Revealed to know during the battle with Dent.
Drill Peck Type BWS2 2 Revealed to know during the battle with Dent.
Headbutt Type BWS2 3 First used against the rampaging Iwark.
Episodes
Series Title
DP 1 旅立ち!フタバタウンからマサゴタウンへ!/Setting Off! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!/Following A Maiden's Voyage!
DP 2 Find Pikachu! Route 202!/Two Degrees of Separation!/ピカチュウをさがせ!202番道路!
DP 4 Pochama VS Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!/ポッチャマ対スボミー!ヒカリ初バトル!!/Dawn Of A New Era!
DP 5 I got a Naetle!/ナエトル、ゲットだぜ!/Gettin' Twiggy With It!
DP 6 Different Strokes for Different Blokes/Forest of Hesitation! Shinji Again!/迷いの森!シンジふたたび!!
DP 7 Pochama Tries its Best!!/ポッチャマがんばる!!/Like It or Lup It!
DP 9 Let's Play with Mimirol!?/Setting the World on its Buneary/ミミロルとあそぼう!?
DP 10 Not on My Watch Ya Don't/Pokétch Unavailable?!/ポケッチ入手困難!?
DP 17 Big Charge of Ancient Pokémon!/古代ポケモン大進撃!/Wild in the Streets
DP 18 O'er the Rampardos We Watched!/Return to Kurogane Gym! Decisive Match with Rampard!!/クロガネジムふたたび!決戦ラムパルド!!
DP 19 Twice Smitten, Once Shy!パチリスゲットで・・・・・・大丈夫!?Getting Pachirisu...... is fine!?
DP 21 The Strongest Koiking and the Most Beautiful Hinbass!/Ya See We Want an Evolution!/最強のコイキングと最も美しいヒンバス!
DP 23 Faced with Steelix Determination!/Roaring Haganeil! Protect the Bippa Village!!/爆走ハガネール!ビッパの村を守れ!!
DP 25 Roserade the Mystery Man and the Flower Legend!/怪傑ロズレイドと花伝説!/Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan!
DP 26 Pokémon Contest! Sonou Tournament!!/Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!/ポケモンコンテスト!ソノオ大会!!
DP 27 Settling a Not-So-Old Score!/Deciding Match! Pochama VS Pottaishi!!/決戦!ポッチャマVSポッタイシ!!
DP 29 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!?
DP 30 Hakutai Forest! Minomucchi Evolution Tactics!!/Some Enchanted Sweetening/ハクタイの森!ミノムッチ進化作戦!!
DP 33 All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go/I like it! Pokémon Roleplay Tournament!!/スキです!ポケモンなりきり大会!!
DP 34 Buizel! The Road to Strength!!/ブイゼル!最強への道!!/Buizel Your Way Out of This
DP 35 Elite Four Goyō and Dootakun!/四天王ゴヨウとドータクン!/An Elite Meet and Greet
DP 36 シンオウ時空伝説!/A Secret Sphere of Influence/The Shin'ō Space-Time Legend!
DP 38 爆誕!サイクリングロード!!/Explosive Birth! Cycling Road!!/One Big Happiny Family!
DP 39 ピカチュウのおるすばん!/Pikachu in Charge!/Steamboat Willies!
DP 41 Hikari, Nozomi and a Double Performance!!/ヒカリとノゾミとダブルパフォーマンス!!/A Stand-Up Sit-Down!
DP 42 ラクライ訓練センター!/Rakurai Practice Center!/The Electrike Company!
DP 43 ムウマージ!悪夢からの脱出!!/Malice in Wonderland/Mumage! Escape from a Nightmare!!
DP 44 迷子のヒポポタスを助けろ!/Save the Stray Child Hipopotas!/Mass Hip-Po-Sis
DP 46 Maze Shuffle! Everyone Hustle!!/迷路でシャッフル!みんなでハッスル!!/A Maze-ing Race!
DP 47 ミルとケーシィと水の底!/Miru and Keeshi and the Water's Bottom/Sandshrew's Locker