| This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.|
As such, their information may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
Shinko is a young girl who is preparing to set off on her Pokémon journey. However, she is indecisive and cannot decide what Pokémon to select as her first, or whether to compete in Contests or aim for the Sinnoh League. She likes to thoroughly prepare and take notes before making a decision.
In a situation remarkably similar to Dawn's, Shinko was in the middle of examining the starter Pokémon when the Chimchar and Piplup start fighting. They end up breaking the window and escaping into the woods. Shinko tells Professor Rowan what happened and Dawn offers to help find the escaped Pokémon.
Shinko and Dawn walk through the forest when they quickly encounter the escaped Piplup and Chimchar, but they run away out of sight. Suddenly they find that Chimchar and Piplup are caught in a web guarded by an Ariados. Cyndaquil is able to free them but is distracted by Shinko. Suddenly the Ariados fires a Poison Sting and Cyndaquil takes the hit and is badly hurt.
Then, multiple Ariados appear and fire a String Shot stopping Shinko and Dawn in their tracks. However, Dawn is able to stop them using all of her Pokémon. But the leader Ariados uses Psychic controlling them and using String Shot to stop them. But suddenly Cyndaquil evolves into a Quilava and uses Eruption defeating the Ariados. They successfully get the Pokémon back and Shinko decides to wait a while before choosing her starter Pokémon. She is later seen at Twinleaf's port when Dawn leaves for her journey to Hoenn.
Her catchprase is "That's good to know!", which she uses every time she deems something to be important enough to write down in her notebook.
|This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.|