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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)

Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!メタモン・へんしんバトル!本物はドッチ~ニョ!?Metamon Transform Battle! Which One~ is it that's Real!?
Last Call, First Round!グランドフェスティバル開幕! 炎と氷のアート!!The Grand Festival Begins! The Art of Flame and Ice!!
Opposites Interact!マンムー、バチリス!決めろ氷のシャンデリア!!Manmoo, Pachirisu! Finish it with Ice Chandelier!!
Coming Full — Festival Circle!セミファイナル!決勝へ進むのは!?Semi-Finals! Who will Advance to the Finals!?
A Grand Fight for Winning!決着ライバル対決!ヒカリVSノゾミ!!Concluding Rival Battle! Hikari VS Nozomi!!
For the Love of Meowth!さよならロケット団!ニャースの恋!?Farewell, Rocket Gang! Nyarth's Love!?
The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!電撃バトル!最後のバッジ!!Electric Shock Battle! The Final Badge!!
Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Portサトシvsケンゴ!それぞれの船出!Satoshi VS Kengo! Setting Sail for Respective Destinations!!
Bucking the Treasure Trend!トレジャーハンター・バクとヤジロン!Treasure Hunter Baku and Yajiron!
An Old Family Blend!熱戦前夜!サトシのポケモン大集合!!The Night before the Fierce Fight! The Great Assembly of Satoshi's Pokémon!!
League Unleashed!開幕! シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!Begin! The Sinnoh League Suzuran Tournament!!
Casting a Paul on Barry!シンオウリーグ三回戦!シンジ対ジュン!!The Third Fighting Round of the Sinnoh League! Shinji VS Jun!!
Working on a Right Move!恐怖のトリックルーム!サトシ対コウヘイ!!The Trick Room of Terror! Satoshi VS Kohei!!
Familiarity Breeds Strategy!ライバル決戦!サトシ対シンジ!!Decisive Rival Match! Satoshi vs Shinji!!
A Real Rival Rouser!激闘フルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!Fierce Full Battle! Satoshi VS Shinji!!
Battling a Thaw in Relations!決着ライバルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!Rival Battle Conclusion! Satoshi VS Shinji!!
The Semi-Final Frontier!シンオウリーグ準決勝!ダークライ登場!!Sinnoh League Semifinal! Darkrai Appears!!
The Brockster Is In!ポケモンドクター・タケシ!Pokémon Doctor Takeshi!
Memories Are Made of Bliss!思い出はパール!友情はダイヤモンド!!Memories are Pearls! Friendships are Diamonds!!
All for the Love of Meloetta!歌えメロエッタ!愛の旋律!!Sing, Meloetta! The Melody of Love!!
Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times!ポッチャマVSヤナップ!華麗なるバトル!!Pochama VS Yanappu! A Battle of Splendor!!
Expedition to Onix Island!イワークの島でサバイバル!Survival at Iwark Island!
The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!ソムリエ探偵デント!消えたクマシュンの謎!!Dent the Sommelier Detective! The Mystery of the Missing Kumasyun!!
Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!アイリスと暴れ者カイリュー!Iris and the Roughneck Kairyu!
Jostling for the Junior Cup!ジュニアカップ開幕!カイリューVSツンベアー!!The Junior Cup Begins! Kairyu VS Tunbear!!
Battling Authority Once Again!パワーバトル!アイリスVSヒカリ!!Power Battle! Iris VS Hikari!!
Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!サトシ、アイリス、シューティー! 最後のバトル!!Satoshi, Iris and Shootie! The Final Battles!!
Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!別れと出会いのジュニアカップ!The Junior Cup, Site of Partings and Encounters!
ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ
Pokémon The Rise of Darkrai
Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai
ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ
Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin
Giratina and the Sky Warrior
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