received her Cyndaquil as an egg after she defeated Kotone in a battle during the Johto Festa in Suiren Town. Team Rocket noticed the egg while they were flying away and Meowth
used his extender arm to capture the egg.
While escaping from a wild Ursaring, James
noticed that the egg was glowing, signifying that it was close to hatching. Dawn
was able to recover the egg in time to watch it hatch.
didn't get along with her Piplup just after it hatched as they fought a lot.
While in Brussel Town, Dawn
decided to start training for her next contest which would take place in Daybreak Town. Since the contest would consist of double performances, she wanted to find a suitable partner for her Mamoswine for the double battle rounds. As Dawn's Mamoswine
failed to work well with both Dawn's Piplup
and D-Pachirisu, Dawn
decided to try out a collaboration between her Cyndaquil and the Twin Tusk Pokémon. Even though Cyndaquil and Mamoswine lost the practice battle against Zoey
's Kirlia and Leafeon, it turned out that Cyndaquil was a suitable partner for Mamoswine and Dawn
vowed to perfect their combination move, Flame Ice, and use it in her next contest.
was used alongside Dawn's Cyndaquil
in the battle rounds of the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest. Their combination move seemed to be imperfect, as the ice that engulfed Cyndaquil's Flame Wheel attack melted really quickly. Even though they hadn't mastered Flame Ice yet, Mamoswine and Cyndaquil managed to win through all of the battle rounds, eventually reaching the finals where they faced off against Ursula
's Plusle and Minun. Plusle and Minun proved to be two pretty strong opponents for Mamoswine and Cyndaquil, especially due to their combined Encore attack. However, after encouraging Dawn
, who was feeling desperate, and helping her overcome her fears, Mamoswine and Cyndaquil managed to master their Flame Ice combination and pull off a last-minute victory, helping Dawn
earn her fifth ribbon and a place at the Grand Festival.