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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
Bio
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.
Moveset
Move Type First Episode Used Notes
Bubble Beam Water DP 1 First used to attack Nanakamado's Hikozaru.
Peck Flying DP 1 Used on Hikari.
Bide Normal DP 1 Used to fight off Ariados
Whirlpool Water DP 26 Used against the Rocket Gang.
Hydro Pump Water DP 164 The ultimate water attack.
Ice Beam Ice BWS2 2 Revealed to know during the battle with Dent.
Drill Peck Flying BWS2 2 Revealed to know during the battle with Dent.
Headbutt Normal BWS2 3 First used against the rampaging Iwark.
Episodes (190)

Mischief Phione!
Hold the Phione
いたずらフィオネ!
Another one Gabites the Dust
Pokémon Contest! Akebi Tournament!!
ポケモンコンテスト! アケビ大会!!
Stealing the Conversation
Wild Junsa and her Partner Perap!
ワイルドジュンサーと相棒ペラップ!
Yukimenoko in the Middle of a Blizzard
The Drifting Snorunt
吹雪の中のユキメノコ
ロケット団解散!?
Noodles: Roamin' Off
Rocket Gang Disbands!?
Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
PokéRinger! Decisive Sky Battle!!
ポケリンガ ! 天空大決戦!!
Trials and Adulations!
Clash! Manmoo VS Bossgodora!
激突!マンムーVSボスゴドラ!
ふしぎないきもの ポケットモンスター!
Mysterious Animals Pocket Monsters!!
The Lonely Snoverさびしがりやのユキカブリ!The Lonely Yukikaburi!
Stopped in the Name of Love進化!その時ポッチャマは!?Evolution! But Then Pochama...?!
Old Rivals, New Tricksポケモンコンテスト・タツナミ大会!!Pokémon Contest - Tatsunami Tournament!!
To Thine Own Pokemon Be True!ポケモンピンポン大会!エテボースがんばる!!Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament! Eteboth Gives Its All!!
Battling a Cute Dramaチェリンボ!けなげなバトル!?Cherinbo! A Brave Battle!?
Classroom Trainingトレーナースクールのスズナ先生!Teacher Suzuna of the Trainers' School!
Sliding into Seventhキッサキジム! 氷のバトル!!Kissaki Gym! Ice Battle!!
A Pyramiding Rageバトルピラミッド!シンジvsジンダイ!!Battle Pyramid! Shinji VS Jindai!!
Pillars of Friendship復活のレジギガス!J再び!!The Revived Regigigas! J Returns!!
Frozen on Their Tracksデンリュウ列車!ハンサム登場!!The Denryu Train! Handsome Appears!!
Pedal to the Mettleフルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!!-前編-Full Battle! Shinji VS Satoshi!! -Part 1-
Evolving Strategiesフルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!!-後編-Full Battle! Shinji VS Satoshi!! -Part 2-
Uncrushing Defeatユクシーの影!Yuxie's Shadow!
Promoting Healthy Tangrowth森の王者!モジャンボ!!The Forest King! Mojumbo!!
Beating The Bustle & Hustle!全員参戦!ポケモンハッスル!Everyone Joins the Battle! Pokémon Hustle!
Gateway to Ruinテンガン山の遺跡!ギンガ団の陰謀!!The Ruins at Mt. Tengan! The Galaxy Gang Conspiracy!!
Three Sides to Every Storyマリル・ポッチャマ・エレキッド!Maril - Pochama - Elekid!
Strategy Begins At HomeヒカリVSママ!親子対決!!Hikari VS Mama! Showdown Between Parent and Child!!
A Faux Oak Finish!オーキド博士を救出せよ! ニョロトノVSグレッグル!!Rescue Professor Okido! Nyorotono VS Gureggru!!
Historical Mystery Tourネイティ, ネイティオ。。。不思議な森!Naty, Natio... Mysterious Forest!
Challenging A Towering Figure!タワータイクーン! その男, クロツグ!!Tower Tycoon! That Man, Kurotsugu!!
Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!史上最悪のトゲピー!The Most Horrible Togepi of All Time!
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