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Krokorok made its first appearance in ''[[BW003|A Sandile Gusher of Change!]]'' as a Sandile. It, along with a group of other Sandile, caused trouble at the spa resort on {{rt|1|Unova}}. It was actually trying to save the other Pokémon in the area because it knew that a geyser would soon erupt. {{Ash}}, {{an|Iris}}, and the son of the spa resort owner, [[Dan]], helped Sandile save the Pokémon, and Sandile's group leaves.
 
Krokorok made its first appearance in ''[[BW003|A Sandile Gusher of Change!]]'' as a Sandile. It, along with a group of other Sandile, caused trouble at the spa resort on {{rt|1|Unova}}. It was actually trying to save the other Pokémon in the area because it knew that a geyser would soon erupt. {{Ash}}, {{an|Iris}}, and the son of the spa resort owner, [[Dan]], helped Sandile save the Pokémon, and Sandile's group leaves.
   
Sandile reappeared in [[BW012]]. It was searching for [[Ash's Pikachu]] so that it could battle him. But it was sent blasting off by a wild {{p|Trubbish}} in stead.
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Sandile reappeared in [[BW012]]. It was searching for [[Ash's Pikachu]] so that it could battle him. But it was sent blasting off by a wild {{p|Trubbish}} instead.
   
 
Sandile appeared once again in [[BW020]]. It still wanted to battle Ash's Pikachu but lost its confidence after a wild {{p|Ducklett}} stole its signature sunglasses. Once it got them back, it battled Ash and Pikachu and evolved into {{p|Krokorok}} in the process.
 
Sandile appeared once again in [[BW020]]. It still wanted to battle Ash's Pikachu but lost its confidence after a wild {{p|Ducklett}} stole its signature sunglasses. Once it got them back, it battled Ash and Pikachu and evolved into {{p|Krokorok}} in the process.

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

Jigglypuff

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 followed the gang throughout their journey until 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
File:MM Granbull.png
As a 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

Move First Used In
Counter Why? Why Not!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Spoink

Spoink
バネブー Baneboo
Spoink anime.png
Spoink
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

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Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic  Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Confuse Ray Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Psybeam  Clamperl of Wisdom
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

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

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Using Yawn
Move First Used In
Sand-Attack Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Sand Tomb Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Yawn  Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Sandstorm  Sleight of Sand!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

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.

Sunglasses Krokorok

Main article: Sunglasses Krokorok
File:Sunglasses Krokorok.png
The Sunglasses Krokorok
As a Sandile

Krokorok made its first appearance in A Sandile Gusher of Change! as a Sandile. It, along with a group of other Sandile, caused trouble at the spa resort on Route 1. It was actually trying to save the other Pokémon in the area because it knew that a geyser would soon erupt. Ash, Iris, and the son of the spa resort owner, Dan, helped Sandile save the Pokémon, and Sandile's group leaves.

Sandile reappeared in BW012. It was searching for Ash's Pikachu so that it could battle him. But it was sent blasting off by a wild Trubbish instead.

Sandile appeared once again in BW020. It still wanted to battle Ash's Pikachu but lost its confidence after a wild Ducklett stole its signature sunglasses. Once it got them back, it battled Ash and Pikachu and evolved into Krokorok in the process.

Recurring Pokémon that have been caught

Three 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 Gotta Get a Gible! after helping it to learn Draco Meteor. Later on, Ash caught an Oshawott that followed him from Professor Juniper's laboratory in A Sandile Gusher of Change!.


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