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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)

An Egg Scramble!ジョウトフェスタ! チコリータとワニノコ登場!!Jouto Festa! Chicorita and Waninoko Appear!!
Gone With the Windworks!ダンジョン攻略!? 谷間の発電所!Dungeon Escape!? The Valley Power Plant!
A Rivalry to Gible On!フカマル…ゲットだぜ!I got... Fukamaru!
Dressed for Jess Success!ポケモンコンテスト! スイレン大会!!Pokémon Contest! Suiren Tournament!!
Bagged Then Tagged!サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトル!!Satoshi and Hikari! Tag Battle!!
Try for the Family Stone!ムウマとヤミカラスとやみのいし!Muma and Yamikarasu and the Dark Stone!
Sticking With Who You Knowピカチュウポッチャマくっつかないで!!Pikachu, Pochama, Keep Apart!!
Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!赤い鎖!ギンガ団始動!!The Red Chain! Activated by Galaxy Gang!!
The Needs of Threeアグノム・ユクシー・エムリット!Agnome-Yuxie-Emrit!
The Battle Finale of Legend!ディアルガとパルキア! 最後の戦い!!Dialga and Palkia! The Final Battle!!
The Treasure is All Mine!危険がいっぱい!コジロウの宝箱!!Full of Danger! Kojiro's Treasure Chest!!
Mastering Current Events!エアバトルマスター登場!グライオンVSハッサム!!The Air Battle Master Appears! Glion VS Hassam!!
Double-Time Battle Training!ダブルバトル!マンムーとヒノアラシ!!Double Battle! Manmoo and Hinoarashi!!
Meteoric Rise to Excellence!フカマルとりゅうせいぐん!!Fukamaru and Draco Meteor!!
Gotta Get a Gible!フカマル! ゲットだぜ!!Fukamaru! Get it!!
Regaining the Home Advantage!爆走!ジバコイルVSメタグロス!!Roaring Around! Jibacoil VS Metagross!!
Short and To the Punch唸れ れいとうパンチ!ブイゼルVSバリヤード!!Roar, Ice Punch! Buoysel VS Barrierd!!
A Marathon Rivalry!燃えよカビゴン!ポケスロンの王者!!Get Fired Up, Kabigon! The King of Pokéthlon!!
Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn!開幕!ポケモンコンテスト・アサツキ大会!!Opening! Pokémon Contest・Asatsuki Tournament!!
Playing the Performance Encore!ダブルバトル!VSプラスル・マイナン!!Double Battle! VS Plusle・Minun!!
Fighting Ire with Fire!爆進化!ゴウカザル!!Blast Evolution! Goukazaru!!
Piplup, Up and Away!ポッチャマはぐれる!Pochama Runs Away!
Flint Sparks the Fire!四天王オーバとジムリーダー・デンジ!Elite Four Oba and Gym Leader Denji!
The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!発進!ナギサタワー!!Takeoff! Nagisa Tower!!
Teaching the Student Teacher!海辺のポケモンスクール!The Pokémon School at the Beach!
Keeping in Top Forme!飛べシェイミ!空の彼方へ!!Fly Shaymin! Beyond the Sky!!
Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!ポケモンレンジャー! ヒードラン救出作戦!!Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!!
An Elite Coverup!四天王キクノ!カバルドンVSドダイトス!!Elite Four Kikuno! Kabarudon VS Dodaitose!!
Dawn of a Royal Day!トゲキッス舞う!王女さまのポケモンコンテスト!!Togekiss Dances! The Princess' Pokémon Contest!!
With the Easiest of Grace!トゲキッス! 華麗なるバトル!!Togekiss! A Battle of Splendor!!
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