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Dawn lives in [[Twinleaf Town]] with her mother and dreams big, so she and her {{ga|Barry|best friend}} (and soon-to-be [[rival]]) have high hopes of catching the {{p|Mesprit|legendary Pokémon}} of their nearby [[Lake Verity|Lake]]. After meeting Professor Rowan and his assistant {{ga|Lucas}}, they are attacked by wild Pokémon and as a last resort, use the Pokémon in the briefcase the Professor has forgotten. After bringing the Pokémon back Dawn receives the Pokémon she used as well as a Pokédex and goes on to gather the eight Badges of Sinnoh, defeat Team Galactic and conquer the Pokémon League all before taking on the Battle Frontier.
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Dawn lives in [[Twinleaf Town]] with her mother and dreams big, so she and her {{ga|Barry|best friend}} (and soon-to-be [[rival]]) have high hopes of catching the {{p|Mesprit|legendary Pokémon}} of their nearby [[Lake Verity|Lake]]. After meeting Professor Rowan and his assistant {{ga|Lucas}}, they are attacked by wild Pokémon and as a last resort, use the Pokémon in the briefcase the Professor has forgotten. After bringing the Pokémon back Dawn receives the Pokémon she used as well as a Pokédex and goes on to gather the eight Badges of Sinnoh, defeat Team Galactic and conquer the Pokémon League all before taking on the Battle Tower.
   
 
She has to stop [[Team Galactic]] from trying to use either {{p|Dialga}}{{sup|D}} or {{p|Palkia}}{{sup|P}} to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.
 
She has to stop [[Team Galactic]] from trying to use either {{p|Dialga}}{{sup|D}} or {{p|Palkia}}{{sup|P}} to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.

Revision as of 16:50, 9 September 2012

Dawn
ヒカリ Hikari
Platinum Dawn.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Female
Hometown Twinleaf Town (as player)
Sandgem Town (as partner)
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Johanna, unnamed father (as player)
Unnamed sister, grandfather, father (as partner)
Trainer class Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Anime counterpart Dawn
Counterpart debut Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Manga counterpart(s) Platinum, Mitsumi

Dawn (Japanese: ヒカリ Hikari) is the female player character of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Her male counterpart is Lucas.

Dawn is also a character from the anime who travels with Ash and Brock in Sinnoh. She is modeled after the game character.

Platinum Berlitz from Pokémon Adventures and Mitsumi from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! are based off Dawn's design.

In the games

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Dawn lives in Twinleaf Town with her mother and dreams big, so she and her best friend (and soon-to-be rival) have high hopes of catching the legendary Pokémon of their nearby Lake. After meeting Professor Rowan and his assistant Lucas, they are attacked by wild Pokémon and as a last resort, use the Pokémon in the briefcase the Professor has forgotten. After bringing the Pokémon back Dawn receives the Pokémon she used as well as a Pokédex and goes on to gather the eight Badges of Sinnoh, defeat Team Galactic and conquer the Pokémon League all before taking on the Battle Tower.

She has to stop Team Galactic from trying to use either DialgaD or PalkiaP to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.

If the player chooses Lucas, she will become Rowan's assistant for the game. Dawn lives in Sandgem Town with her little sister, grandfather, and father—who works as an assistant of Professor Rowan. She is already the Professor's assistant at the beginning of the game. She also demonstrates to the player how to capture Pokémon by capturing a wild Bidoof.

Pokémon

First battle (capture tutorial)

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4d 399 f.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
None
Bidoof Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
Second battle (as partner)

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Third battle (as partner)

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Quotes

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Lake Verity
"Professor, there isn't anything out of the ordinary on the other side, either!"
"Professor, how are you enjoying being back in Sinnoh? After being away for four years, it must be exciting again?"
"I beg your pardon... We'll be on our way."
  • After battle
"Oh! There's the briefcase! The professor would have been furious if I'd lost it... Huh? Oh, no! Did you... Did you use the Pokémon in here? You did?! Oh, my gosh! What's the professor going to say...? ... This is so not good... I'll take this briefcase for now."
Route 201
"Um... Yes! Professor, please wait for me! I think you should visit our lab later. OK, see you!"
Sandgem Town
"Oh! There you are! Please, come with me! The professor is waiting! This is it! Our Pokémon Research Lab! Let's go..."
"Wow, what was that? Your friend sure seems to be really impatient. Well, anyway... Let's go inside."
  • In Professor Rowan's lab
"I'm sure glad that you're kind toward Pokémon! If you weren't, I'd have to... Oh, I just can't say it..."
  • After receiving the Pokédex
"I've got one too!"
"The Pokémon that I used for the first time was a Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup! If you'd have chosen a Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup at the lake, we'd have the same Pokémon now! Not that it matters, but... Anyways, I'm Dawn. I also help the professor add pages to the Pokédex. So, in a sense, I'm just like you. I just got a little head start on you, that's all. I'll be happy to teach you things. Glad to meet you, <player>!"
  • Before town tutorial
"OK, <player>, I'll act as your mentor. I've got a bit more experience than you as a Trainer and as the professor's assistant. OK, follow me!"
  • After town tutorial
"Oh, that's right! <player>... Don't you need to let your family know that you're going to be helping Prof. Rowan with the Pokédex? You may need to go far away, so I think you should let someone know. Oh, but before you go, heal up your Pokémon at the Poké Center. It will be a lot less scary that way. OK, bye now!
Route 202
"Oh, that's right! <player>, I haven't taught you how to catch a Pokémon. I'll demonstrate how to catch one, so just watch me, OK?"
  • Catching tutorial
"OK! It's HP is down! It's ready for a Poké Ball!"
  • After tutorial
"Giggle... See? Isn't it neat? Actually, it's better to lower your target's HP more than I did. It's important to get the Pokémon's HP as low as possible. This is because a healthy Pokémon is very difficult to catch. Oh, Pokémon also get easier to catch if you make them sleep or something by using a Pokémon's move. OK, <player>, to get you started, I'll give you five Poké Balls."
"If you have lots of Pokémon with you, it will be safer on long trips. Plus, it will be a lot more fun having your Pokémon friends along. OK, I need to get going. Bye, now!"
Jubilife City
"Hi, <player>! Are you catching Pokémon? ...Um... I think you'd feel a lot safer if you were to catch some more. In Jubilife City, there's the Trainers' School, which... Well, you know. <player>, you should visit it. You'll get some tips on Pokémon. Oh yes, Barry went to the Trainers' School earlier. OK, bye now!"

In Pokémon Platinum

In the events of Platinum, Dawn and Barry instead go to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados. They receive their Pokémon on Route 201 when Professor Rowan realizes that they are so dedicated to Pokémon as to attempt to travel from Twinleaf Town to Sandgem Town through the tall grass without any Pokémon of their own.

In addition, Team Galactic attempts to use both Dialga and Palkia, but they are stopped by Giratina. Finally, Dawn has to go to the Distortion World and face Giratina, in order to stop both worlds from destroying each other.

She will again be Rowan's assistant if the player chooses Lucas.

Years later, her exploits are referenced by Cynthia, who remembers a young Trainer who defeated her.

Pokémon

First battle (capture tutorial)

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4p 399 f.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
None
Bidoof Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
Second battle (as partner)

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Third battle (as partner)

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Quotes

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Sandgem Town
"Hi, <player>! How's your Poké Radar? When you use it, do you sometimes see more than one patch of tall grass rustling? I've heard that patches farther away give you a better chance of seeing the same kind of Pokémon in a row."
"So, <player>. I'm also helping the professor put together the National Pokédex. Catching Pokémon can be really challenging, can't it? But, it's also so much fun!"
"Sometimes a patch of grass sparkles when a Poké Radar is used. People say a different-colored Pokémon is hiding there! Could that be true?"
"Is today maybe... Your birthday, <player>?"
Yes: "Giggle... Congratulations, <player>! And many more happy returns!"
No: "Oh, it isn't? I wonder what made me think that today was your birthday?"
The Villa
"Wow, <player>, this sofa is so sumptuous! You know, I think we have similar tastes, <player>."
"I'm envious of you having your own place. I have to share a bedroom with my little sister!"

Artwork

Diamond Pearl Dawn.png
Artwork from
Diamond and Pearl

Sprites

File:DP Dawn.png DP Dawn Back.png DP Dawn intro.png Dawnwalkdown.png DawnContestwalkdown.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Overworld Super Contest sprite from
Generation IV
File:Dawnplatinum.png Pt Dawn Back.png Pt Dawn Intro.png DawnPtwalkdown.png DawnChallenge.png
Sprite from
Platinum
Back sprite from
Platinum
Intro sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Platinum
VS sprite from
Platinum

Optional names for Dawn (as player character)

Counterparts

Dawn's anime counterpart

Like most of the other player characters, Dawn has an anime counterpart who shares her name. She is a traveling partner of Ash Ketchum and a Pokémon Coordinator.

Dawn also has two manga counterparts: Platinum Berlitz from the Pokémon Adventures manga, and Mitsumi from the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dawn or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mom's Kindness Su Majestic Dawn Uncommon 83/100 Torterra/Infernape/Empoleon Half Deck    
      Giratina/Dialga Half Deck   013/014
      Piplup/Pikachu Half Deck   015/015
      Arceus LV.X Deck: Grass & Fire   017/017
      Arceus LV.X Deck: Lightning & Psychic   017/017
 

Trivia

  • In both English and Japanese, Dawn shares her name with an evolutionary stone. However, it is not the same stone: her Japanese name is the same as the name of the Shiny Stone, not the Dawn Stone.
  • Dawn is 4'6" (1.40 m) tall and weighs 75 lbs (34 kg).
  • The majority of her Japanese default names are shared with Leaf and Lyra. She also shares all of Kris's alternate Japanese names.
  • She shares her Chinese name with Wally.

Names

Language Name Reference to
Japanese ヒカリ Hikari From 光/ひかり. Means "light", "shine"
English Dawn Probably a reference to Hikari; dawn is the day's first light.
German Lucia From Latin lux, light.
French Aurore Means "dawn" in French.
Italian Lucinda From Luce, Italian for light.
Spanish Maya Maya can be a reference to the Maya civilization, who worshiped the sun.
Korean 빛나 Bit'na From the Japanese name; means "light", "gleam", "glow". Also, is a native Korean word which is a synonym for 光/광
Chinese (Taiwan) 小光 Xiǎo Guāng From the Japanese name, 光/ひかり. Means "young light".

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Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/Serena


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
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