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Ash's Frogadier

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Ash's Frogadier
サトシのゲコガシラ Satoshi's Gekogahshier
Poké Ball
Ash Frogadier.png
Ash's Frogadier
Debuts in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Caught in Lumiose City Pursuit!
Caught at Lumiose City
Evolves in XY052
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location With Ash
Froakie Frogadier
This Pokémon spent 51 episodes as Froakie.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Froakie Yūji Ueda Billy Bob Thompson
As Frogadier Kiyotaka Furushima N/A

Ash's Frogadier (Japanese: サトシのゲコガシラ Satoshi's Gekogahshier) is the first Pokémon that Ash obtained in the Kalos region.

History

As a Pokémon available for use at Professor Sycamore's lab

As a Froakie

As a Froakie, it originally belonged to Professor Sycamore, as one of the three starter Pokémon a new Pokémon Trainer could choose. It first saw Ash when he fell down from the Prism Tower in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. It continued to observe the gang until Team Rocket intervened in Ash and Clemont's friendly Pokémon battle. It volunteered to help out by successfully using his Frubbles to counter Jessie's Wobbuffet, but ended up receiving quite a bit of damage during the encounter. Ash then decided to take him to Professor Sycamore's lab, where it was treated and restored to full health. Upon asking about his Trainer, the professor told Ash that his Trainer had called to give Froakie back. He revealed that Froakie had gone through several Trainers, but came back either from leaving them or being returned for being disobedient.

Froakie covered in a hood of bubbles

Later on, Team Rocket attempted to use a ring-type device against Froakie, but the lab's Garchomp got caught in the middle instead, causing her to go on a rampage after the machine malfunctioned. Ash, along with his Pikachu and newly befriended Froakie, headed out to rescue Garchomp. In order to prevent her from falling down the Prism Tower, Froakie used its Frubbles on Garchomp's feet and Pikachu broke the device using Iron Tail.

While leaving Professor Sycamore's laboratory the next day, Froakie threw a chunk of its Frubbles in Ash's face in order to get his attention. It was standing alongside a Poké Ball on the floor in front of it, expressing its desire to join his party. Froakie then happily pressed the Poké Ball's button and was captured.

With Ash

In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, Froakie was introduced to Professor Oak, who was fascinated by the Bubble Frog Pokémon. For most of the trip on Route 4, Froakie was seen outside of its Poké Ball. After a wild Fletchling took a Berry that Bonnie was going to give to a Dedenne, Froakie stubbornly attempted to fight Fletchling, only to lose. After Ash learned that it was only trying to get payback at Fletchling for making Bonnie sad, Ash and Froakie challenged Fletchling to one final battle, by climbing the rocks to match Fletchling's speed, although it escaped from Ash's Poké Ball once, it later defeated it, which ended in both its defeat and capture.

In Battling on Thin Ice!, Froakie helped train Pikachu and Fletchling for a rematch against Viola. It used its Frubbles for Pikachu and Fletchling to dodge.

In Clemont's Got a Secret!, it was used by Ash while he, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie infiltrated the Lumiose City Gym in order to take it back from Clembot. It used its Frubbles to incapacitate a Magnemite and a Magneton belonging to Clemont, which were assigned to guard the Gym by Clembot.

Ash and Frogadier

In Kindergarten Chaos!, Froakie battled Penelope's Sylveon but lost due to it being infatuated by Sylveon's Attract. Froakie was embarrassed for a while afterwards but it helped defeat Team Rocket and earned the trust of Randall in the process.

In A Rush of Ninja Wisdom, Froakie battled Sanpei's Frogadier and was easily defeated by its evolved form's powerful Quick Attack. This caused Ash to want to teach Froakie Quick Attack with help of Sanpei. After lots of training Froakie still wasn't able to perfect Quick Attack. Suddenly Team Rocket attacked the group and caught Pikachu and Frogadier. Thanks to its training, Froakie managed to learn Double Team and used it to free Pikachu and Frogadier and blasted them off along with Frogadier using a double Water Pulse.

In An Undersea Place to Call Home!, Froakie in order to save itself and a Skrelp from a whirlpool, it jumped on boxes and debris to escape from the whirlpool and reach safety. This gave Ash the idea for the Rock Tomb Climb.

Froakie made its Gym battle debut in Climbing the Walls!, where it took on Grant's Onix. Froakie started with Water Pulse and was met with Onix's Flash Cannon. Onix then used Rock Polish to raise its speed but Froakie was able to use its speed and Double Team to confuse Onix. Froakie used its supreme ability of climbing to get up Onix's Rock Tomb, which allowed Froakie to hit with Water Pulse. It then barely managed to dodge Iron Tail and proceeded to climb onto Onix's face. Froakie was then able to fire a point blank Water Pulse to finish it off. Froakie then went up against Tyrunt. Tyrunt used Rock Tomb and Froakie once again used the rocks to its advantage to get above its opponent. It managed to hit with Bubble but Grant expected Froakie to climb the Rock Tomb again and used the chance for Tyrunt to use Draco Meteor, which knocked Froakie out.

In The Forest Champion!, Froakie was used to battle a wild Hawlucha Ash had befriended when he did not want to use Pikachu. Due to Hawlucha's aerial mobility and speed it easily dodged Froakie's Water Pulse, but Froakie then used Double Team to counter Hawlucha's High Jump Kick causing it to miss and cause Hawlucha recoil damage. Froakie then climbed rocks in an attempt to match Hawlucha's aerial speed but failed, this caused Froakie to fall in the water. Afterwards it used a Double Team - Pound combination in an attempt to hit Hawlucha, but Hawlucha used its speed and climbed up the tree and dodged the attacks, after landing on the ground, Hawlucha used Flying Press, which Froakie countered with Pound at the last minute causing a collision which knocked out both Pokémon. This ended the battle in a draw. Later Froakie was seen when Ash captured Hawlucha.

Froakie would later conflict with Hawlucha in Forging Forest Friendships!. In the wake of learning Cut, Ash and Clemont decided to have a battle where Froakie and Hawlucha battled against Chespin and Bunnelby. Ash commanded Hawlucha to use Karate Chop to counter Bunnelby's Mud Shot but Froakie used Water Pulse on Bunnelby, angering Hawlucha since Froakie, and not itself, had hit Bunnelby. The dispute later escalated causing them to be separated by Ash. In an attempt to diffuse the tension, Ash decided to try and train the two into using a new move called "Super Flying Cut". During this, Ash gets kidnapped by a wild Trevenant and both Froakie and Hawlucha get separated from the rest of the group. After finding Ash's hat, the two resolved their differences and sought to find their trainer. After finding him, they battled Team Rocket, overcoming their Pokémon with their special move and blasting them off. Froakie and Hawlucha settled their argument and gave each other a fist bump, solidifying their new friendship.

In Summer of Discovery!, Froakie had a "first-touch battle" against Tierno's Squirtle. Froakie started off with a Water Pulse, but Squirtle dodged it easily. Ash then commanded Froakie to use Water Pulse again, but Squirtle was too fast. It dodged again and ran to Froakie. Squirtle touched Froakie, causing Froakie to lose.

In XY052, Froakie was training with Ash and Pikachu until Bonnie noticed Sanpei in the water, and went to rescue him and his Greninja, who were previously attacked by Saizō and his Barbaracle. It then went to look for a temple with Sanpei, and on the way it rescued Clemont from falling with its Frubbles. Whilst going through a cave it was attacked by a swarm of Golbat, along with the others, which separated Ash, Sanpei and their Pokémon from Clemont, Bonnie and Serena. Saizō and his Barbaracle then appeared before Ash and Sanpei. Ash decided to use Froakie to help Greninja battle. Both of them used Double Team around Barbaracle, with Froakie using Water Pulse and Greninja using Water Shuriken, which knocked out the Double Team clones. Their battle was interrupted by Team Rocket, but Saizō easily defeated them. Continuing their battle Barbaracle used Mud-Slap on the three Pokémon, knocking Froakie into rocks and blinding Pikachu and Greninja. Just as Barbaracle was about to finish the others off with Poison Jab, Froakie broke the rocks and evolved into Frogadier, blocking Barbaracle's attack with Cut and knocking it back. Frogadier used its new move Aerial Ace to block another attack and then it defeated Barbaracle with another Aerial Ace. However, Saizō and Barbaracle disappeared afterwards. When they arrived at the temple, they found Clemont, Bonnie, Serena, and Saizō, who revealed himself to be Sanpei's mentor, testing Sanpei.

Personality and characteristics

As a Froakie, it is a stubborn, picky Pokémon, displayed by the fact that it had several other Trainers that it refused to listen to, either forcing them to return it to Professor Sycamore or abandoning them and returning to the lab itself. It is also extremely similar to Ash personality wise, as it is not afraid to leap into danger regardless of its own safety and doesn't back down from a fight. It is clear that it recognizes these traits in Ash, hence why it was finally willing to accept being taken into Ash's wing. It also has a sense of honor, as demonstrated when it attacked Fletchling just because it made Bonnie cry. In The Bamboozling Forest!, it is shown to have a good judgment of character, as it became suspicious of Meowth when he pretended to side with it, Pikachu, and Chespin under a temporary truce. Froakie is prone to blushing when praised, as shown when being thanked by Bonnie in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! and Fennekin in The Bamboozling Forest!.

Moves used

Ash Froakie Pound.png
Using Pound as a Froakie
Ash Frogadier Aerial Ace.png
Using Aerial Ace
Move First Used In
Water Pulse Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Bubble A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Pound An Appetite for Battle!
Double Team A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Cut  Forging Forest Friendships!
Aerial Ace  XY052
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves improvised
Froakie using Frubbles
  • Frubble (Japanese: ケロムース Keromousse) — a physical characteristic of Froakie. It reaches into the bubbles on its neck, pulling out handfuls of bubbles and throwing them at its opponents much like an actual attack. This is used usually to subdue the opponent allowing for Froakie to strike while they are distracted. It can also be used as a kind of adhesive or as a cleaning agent (as in The Bamboozling Forest!), and Froakie can also use the frubbles to make a copy of itself (as in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!).
  • Rock Tomb Climb (Japanese: がんせきふうじふうじ Rock Trap Trap) — for his Cyllage Gym battle against Grant, Ash knew Froakie would be going up against the Gym Leader's Onix and its powerful Rock Tomb. To that end, Ash taught Froakie how to jump on the projectiles for momentum and use them to get close to Onix for powerful hits. Ash dubbed this technique 'Rock Tomb Climb'.
  • Super Flying Cut (Japanese: スーパーフライングいあいきり Super Flying Cut) — When Froakie and Hawlucha were not getting along in Forging Forest Friendships!, Ash came up with an idea where Froakie and Hawlucha could work together to make a powerful move. Froakie gets onto Hawlucha's back, and Hawlucha starts flying. Froakie would jump off of Hawlucha, and use Cut on the target. Then Hawlucha would come down and hit the same target, resulting in major damage. This was mastered during the battle with Team Rocket, resulting in their defeat.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Frogadier appeared in the manga adaptation of the 17th movie as a Froakie.

Trivia

  • With Froakie, this is the first time that Ash captures a starter Pokémon as his first Pokémon in a region.
    • Frogadier is also Ash's first regional capture that is not a Normal/Flying dual-type since Heracross, as well as the first one that is incapable of flying.
  • Frogadier is Ash's first Pokémon to be owned by more than one Trainer before him.
  • In the dub of Kindergarten Chaos!, it was implied by Ash that Frogadier is male, by calling it a "he".
  • Frogadier is the first Water-type starter Pokémon to have ever evolved under Ash's ownership.
    • As a Froakie, Frogadier was also Ash's first Water type to evolve under his ownership since Round One - Begin!, 777 episodes earlier, when Krabby evolved into Kingler.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Froakie and Frogadier.



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