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Brock's Croagunk

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Brock's Croagunk
タケシのグレッグル Takeshi's Gureggru
Poké Ball
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Brock's Croagunk.
Debuts in Gymbaliar!
Caught at Sinnoh
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location With Brock
Croagunk
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Croagunk Katsuyuki Konishi Bill Rogers

Brock's Croagunk (Japanese: タケシのグレッグル Takeshi's Gureggru) was the first Pokémon Brock captured in the Sinnoh region, and the ninth overall. His Japanese voice actor is 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi and his English voice actor is Bill Rogers.

History

Croagunk was first seen resting outside a supermarket. When Meowth emerged from it, Croagunk followed him to where Team Rocket was using a fake gym to steal unsuspecting Trainers' Pokémon. While their plan was going badly, as it required Jessie to win, and her Dustox kept losing, she decided to use Croagunk and soon won many battles.

After Ash Ketchum and his friends entered the gym, Croagunk lost against Ash's Aipom. Team Rocket resorted to grabbing Ash's Pikachu and running off, leaving Croagunk behind in the process. Brock was the first to notice Croagunk, and feeling a connection, Croagunk later willingly went into Brock's Poké Ball.

Like Brock's Bonsly, Croagunk has attacked Brock in order to continue the series' running gag of keeping Brock away from the girls who are the objects of his affection, to the point that even Croagunk's presence can be sensed by Brock, which may make Brock suddenly stop making his romantic advances. When forcefully dragging Brock away from girls, he usually uses Poison Jab, which usually makes Brock suddenly collapse so Croagunk can easily drag Brock away. However, when Brock pledged to save Oralie's Magikarp and Haley's Feebas, Croagunk jabbed Brock, which caused Dawn to remark that Croagunk may have gone too far. Many fans think Croagunk could be jealous or possessive.

He has some unique characterization, as he acted alone many times. His actions were sometimes part of an episode plot. He has a unique fighting style, as shown in Leave It To Brocko, by defeating Seviper by repeatedly using Brick Break while Seviper was using Bind on him, eventually ending in a draw.

Croagunk has been shown to have his own pace for things like eating, attacking, or following Brock. Similar to Ash's Treecko, he is also a bit of a loner, preferring to sit alone when eating or just resting. In An Angry Combeenation, he didn't like the sweet taste of honey, which may imply his nature is brave, relaxed, quiet or sassy. This makes sense, considering a nature which dislikes sweet flavors has a lowered amount of speed.

He is a very powerful Pokémon, as demonstrated in his debut episode where he beat many trainers while he was under the command of Jessie. He has since become Brock's main battling Pokémon and has proved his power again and again, even stopping a Draco Meteor attack in The Rise of Darkrai. He seems to have a rivalry developing with one of the other strength-oriented Pokémon on the cast, Ash's Buizel.

He also has good hearing, as he could hear Buneary in the bush in Setting the World on its Buneary and Team Rocket sneaking into Oreburgh Gym in O'er the Rampardos we Watched. He is sometimes aware of many strange or some unusual situations; in Malice in Wonderland!, he literally saves the day when he jabs Brock and saves him from Mismagius's illusions. This may be due to the fact he has the Anticipation ability, which warns of a foe's super effective moves.

He also can do a remarkable impression of a Politoed, as seen in All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go, where his convincing cosplay and acting won a Pokémon Cosplay Competition.

Moves used

Trivia

  • According to the Pokétch, Croagunk is very close to Brock. In fact, Croagunk is about as close to Brock as Pikachu is to Ash.
  • Croagunk is the first Template:Type2 Pokémon owned by Brock.
  • Croagunk's only known losses are against Ash's Aipom, Paul's Torterra, and a group of Psyduck in DP087. It fought Jessie's Seviper to a draw when both Pokémon fainted. It also fought Saturn's Toxicroak, but since Team Galactic retreated, it ended in a draw.
  • It should be noted that when Croagunk uses Poison Jab on his opponents, his "fingers" fully glow with poison. However when he uses it on Brock, only the tips of his fingers glow possibly meaning that he doesn't use nearly as much poison on Brock as he would an adversary.
  • In Croagunk's anime debut, during the time under control of Jessie, he was told to use Poison Sting, yet he used Brick Break instead.
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Look at the Pokémon behind.
  • Croagunk is the second Pokémon Brock owns that is a Template:Type2. His first was his Crobat.
  • He is also Brock's first Pokémon in the Humanshape egg group.
  • In DP084, it is seen that some Pokémon find Croagunk odd. In Croagunk's debut, many humans also found it to be disturbing, including Brock himself.
  • Out of all the people to stop Brock from making a fool of himself in front of girls, Croagunk is the one shown so far to enjoy it, perhaps thinking it of a game. This is shown in DP086 when he giggles after Brock is shot down by Paris.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Croagunk.

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