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[[Jessie]] had trouble saying the Pokémon's species name; she and her [[Team Rocket]] fellows attempted to steal Hippopotas for their boss.
 
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Hippoptas's final appearance was in ''[[DP065|Sleight of Sand!]]'' with his father {{p|Hippowdon}}. In this episode, [[Butch]] and [[Cassidy]] also wanted to kidnap the Hippo Pokémon.
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Hippopotas's final appearance was in ''[[DP065|Sleight of Sand!]]'' with his father {{p|Hippowdon}}. In this episode, [[Butch]] and [[Cassidy]] also wanted to kidnap the Hippo Pokémon.
   
 
Hippopotas's gender was confirmed in his first appearance, due to his coloration. Unlike other Pokémon, Hippopotas have completely different colors depending on gender.
 
Hippopotas's gender was confirmed in his first appearance, due to his coloration. Unlike other Pokémon, Hippopotas have completely different colors depending on gender.

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Several wild Pokémon had a recurring role in the Pokémon anime.

Jigglypuff

Main article: Jigglypuff (anime)

The first recurring wild Pokémon in the anime, and the one that made the most appearances, is Jigglypuff.

Jigglypuff's first appearance was in The Song of Jigglypuff. At first it couldn't sing, but that changed once Brock gave it a piece of fruit which soothed its throat. Jigglypuff started following the gang throughout their journey until during the Advanced Generation series. It set a goal to accomplish what it had failed to in the first episode: to have someone listen to its song in its entirety without falling asleep.

Jigglypuff is perhaps best known, however, for its running gag. Whenever it saw that its song put its listeners to sleep, it would inflate angrily, making a distinctive "honk" sound, then doodle over the faces of its audience with its marker.

Snubbull/Granbull

Main article: Madame Muchmoney's Granbull

Snubbull first appeared in Snubbull Snobbery in the possession of a rich woman named Madame Muchmoney, engaged to another Snubbull named Winthrop. She was not happy with her life of luxury, and preferred playing to pampering and Brock's rice balls to gourmet food. Ash and his friends helped Madame to realize this, and so she started making changes just for the sake of Snubbull's happiness. However, Snubbull still felt something missing from her life, specifically Meowth's tail which she loves to bite down on. Thus, Snubbull ran away from home to follow Team Rocket.

Her final appearance was in The Trouble With Snubbull, where she evolved into Granbull and returned to her owner, who had been searching for her since she first left.

Wynaut

Wynaut
ソーナノ Sohnano
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Wynaut
Debuts in Beauty is Skin Deep
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Wynaut
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wynaut  ??? Kayzie Rogers

Wynaut is a wild Pokémon that followed Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket around in Blackthorn City from Beauty is Skin Deep until Why? Why not!. Even though it followed them everywhere, Jessie's Wobbuffet and Ash's Bayleef and Noctowl were the only ones to see it. It was voiced by Kayzie Rogers in English.

Moves used

Using Move First Used In
Ash Pikachu Thunderbolt.png
Counter Why? Why Not!
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

Spoink

Spoink
バネブー Baneboo
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Spoink without a pearl on its head
Debuts in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Spoink
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Spoink Miyako Itō Rachael Lillis

Spoink first appeared in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend. It had lost its pearl, and Ash and his friends were trying to find it. As it turns out, Team Rocket had found it and had traded it to the Magikarp salesman for a Magikarp. After learning this, the kids confronted the salesman and demanded he give back the pearl. Team Rocket also demanded he give them the pearl back as well. In the ensuing battle, Spoink's pearl was returned and Team Rocket was sent blasting off.

It made its second, and final, appearance in Clamperl of Wisdom. Like the previous time, it had lost its pearl. This time, it was lost in the ocean without any way of retrieving it. But the kids learned from a scientist named Isaiah that Spoink's pearls come from Clamperl. Eventually, they found a Clamperl who was willing to give its pearl to Spoink. They said goodbye to Spoink, and it hasn't been seen since that episode.

After losing its pearl, Spoink has a habit of using Psychic to move any round objects (and after a while, even not-so-round objects) on its head, including an angry Electrode, much to the dismay of those around it. It developed a friendship with Ash's Torkoal during its adventures with the group.

Moves used

Using Psychic Move First Used In
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Psychic Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Psybeam Clamperl of Wisdom
Confuse Ray Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


Hippopotas

Hippopotas
ヒポポタス Hipopotas
Hippopotas anime.png
Hippopotas
Debuts in Mass Hip-Po-Sis
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location Sinnoh
Hippopotas
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Hippopotas Chie Satō

Hippopotas made its first appearance in Mass Hip-Po-Sis, where Ash, with the aid of his friends, rescued the Pokémon from being trapped upon a high ledge. It was then discovered that Hippopotas was lost and he was separated from the rest of the Hippopotas and Hippowdon. Ash and friends helped Hippopotas find his way back to the herd. Like a few other Pokémon, Hippopotas seemed to like to be carried on top of Ash's head.

Jessie had trouble saying the Pokémon's species name; she and her Team Rocket fellows attempted to steal Hippopotas for their boss.

Hippopotas's final appearance was in Sleight of Sand! with his father Hippowdon. In this episode, Butch and Cassidy also wanted to kidnap the Hippo Pokémon.

Hippopotas's gender was confirmed in his first appearance, due to his coloration. Unlike other Pokémon, Hippopotas have completely different colors depending on gender.

Moves used

Using Yawn Move First Used In
DP044.png
Sand-Attack Unknown
Sand Tomb Mass Hip-Po-Sis
Yawn Mass Hip-Po-Sis
Sandstorm Unknown
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

Trivia

  • Hippopotas's tendency to use Yawn seems to mirror Jigglypuff's love for Singing.
  • Although Hippopotas weighs 109.1 pounds in the games, Ash has no problem carrying it. This is an example of anime physics.

Recurring Pokémon that have been caught

Two Pokémon that recurred in the anime were later caught by Ash. An Aipom began following the group through the Kanto region, and was caught three episodes later in Channeling the Battle Zone!. He also caught a Gible in DP157 after helping it to learn Draco Meteor.



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