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Bonnie (Japanese: ユリーカ Eureka) is a traveling companion of Ash who debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! along with her older brother, Clemont.
Bonnie was first seen with her brother Clemont in Lumiose City. Both were standing outside the Prism Tower when they watched Ash go inside to challenge the Lumiose Gym. When Ash was ejected out of the building, Clemont saved Ash with his Clemontic Gear while Bonnie saved Ash's Pikachu by catching him before he hit the ground. Thinking that he was cute, Bonnie hugged Pikachu, who shocked her in retaliation. Bonnie quickly apologized and explained that she is too young to have her own Pokémon and therefore always becomes excited when she meets one. Though she cannot own a Pokémon, she participates in other activities when she can. When Clemont and Ash had a battle against each other, she refereed the match for them. She later led them to Professor Sycamore's lab when Froakie was injured by Team Rocket.
In Lumiose City Pursuit!, Bonnie met Professor Sycamore's Garchomp and played with the professor's other Pokémon, before Team Rocket infiltrated the lab. Bonnie tagged along with Ash and Clemont to help free the enraged Garchomp from the machine controlling her, and Bonnie watched her brother use one of his inventions to break in to the Prism Tower.
In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, Bonnie and Clemont officially decided to accompany Ash on his journey through Kalos. Later in the episode, the group encountered a wild Dedenne. Bonnie asked Clemont to allow her to keep Dedenne, and Ash agreed, Bonnie tried to offer a berry to Dedenne, but a wild Fletchling stole the berry, scaring off Dedenne in the process. She later watched with her brother as Ash caught the Fletchling. After it was caught, Bonnie scolded Fletchling for stealing Dedenne's food but quickly forgave the Pokémon. Dedenne was later seen following Bonnie and the others.
Then, in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, Bonnie met the Dedenne from the previous episode when he stole the food she was trying to feed to Pikachu and Fletchling. She begged Clemont to capture him for her, but Dedenne forced the group to chase him in several holes in the ground, which caused Dedenne and Pikachu to get lost together. Eventually, Pikachu and Dedenne returned, but a previous encounter with Team Rocket left Dedenne exhausted to the point of fainting, much to Bonnie's horror. After Dedenne was rejuvenated by one of Clemont's inventions, he bonded with Clemont and helped defeat Team Rocket. Afterward, Dedenne allowed Clemont to capture him so that Bonnie could keep him in her satchel.
In From A to Z!, Bonnie discovered a strange, incredibly cute green Pokémon (unbeknownst to her or her friends, a Zygarde Core) resting in her satchel. The Pokémon panicked upon seeing Bonnie and attempted to escape, to no avail. Although baffled as to what it was, as Ash and Serena's attempts to scan it with their Pokédexes had proven futile, Bonnie nicknamed it Squishy (Japanese: プニちゃん Puni-chan) in the absence of a species name, dead set on looking after it. Unfortunately, Squishy was quickly lost because of a Dodrio stampede caused by Sawyer's Grovyle. Although they quickly caught up to it, it had been captured by a group of Team Flare Grunts led by Celosia. Ash and Sawyer were able to rescue Squishy from Team Flare, Bonnie catching it after it was dropped by Celosia's Drapion.
Later, Bonnie was unable to get Squishy to eat, not understanding why until it crawled over to a rock to rest and absorb sunlight. Afterwards, when it saw Terminus Cave on Serena's Town Map, it attacked the device, apparently thinking it was a portal to the cave; as a result, the group decided that was their next destination. That night, Squishy, detecting that Celosia was still searching for it, woke the group. The group once again defended it, Serena and Clemont falling back to escape with Bonnie and Squishy as Ash and Sawyer covered their escape. However, Bonnie lost her balance and fell while crossing a river; although she didn't seem hurt, she had lost Squishy again. By the time she reunited with Squishy, it was exhausted from having defended itself against another group of Team Flare Grunts led by Bryony, but it absorbed light to recover, much to Bonnie's relief.
During Meeting at Terminus Cave!, Bonnie brought Squishy back to Terminus Cave, where it started meditating in the water. When Team Flare attacked, Bonnie nearly got hit by Drapion's Pin Missile but was saved by Ash. Greninja eventually recovered Squishy and gave it to Bonnie, but Squishy ultimately decided to battle Team Flare itself. In doing so, Bonnie and her friends learned that Squishy had the ability to access stronger formes. In this act of bravery, however, Squishy got separated from the rest of Ash's group, which left Bonnie very worried.
During the events of A Cellular Connection!, Bonnie wanted to go look for Squishy even though Clemont explicitly forbade her from doing so, out of concern that she would get hurt. When the group eventually got chased by a group of wild Scolipede as a result of Bonnie's recklessness, Bunnelby got hurt saving her from a nasty fall. Bunnelby was admitted to a Pokémon Center, which left Bonnie feeling very guilty about it, and she promptly went to look for the herbs necessary to cure him. By the end of the episode Bunnelby had recovered. Squishy had overseen Bonnie's efforts, and as a result returned to the group once more, as it believed humans and Pokémon could live together thanks to Bonnie.
During the following episodes, Bonnie would often be able to tell whenever Squishy was worried, and would sing a song to calm it. During the events of XY118, she was the one who told Diantha about Ash and Greninja's unique transformation. Later on, she would be the one to dub the forme "Ash-Greninja".
Bonnie is a young and cheerful girl who is always excited to meet new Pokémon. At times, she gets too invasive with Pokémon, similar to Iris, Burgundy and Bianca, causing them to attack her. She is very proud of her brother's accomplishments as an inventor, but sometimes criticizes him if his inventions do not work. For reasons currently unknown, she tries to find a wife for Clemont, first seen when she asks Viola and Jessica if they could marry her brother. This causes him to get embarrassed and remove her with his Aipom arm.
Bonnie seems to see Serena as a big sister, and they actively take part in several activities together, like Poké Puff baking, or clothes shopping. They also sleep together and play games as well. In fact, the majority of the time, if she isn't clinging on to Clemont, she's attached herself to Serena. On the rare occasion she's scared or troubled, if Clemont isn't nearby, Bonnie will hug Serena for comfort. She is also aware that Serena has a crush on Ash.
Bonnie doesn't interact with Ash as often as she does with Serena or her brother, but it is evident that she looks upon him favorably, and respects him. She almost always supports Ash in battle, the only exception being when he battles her brother. Ash in turn cares for Bonnie like a little sister, and does his best to help protect her, though he is quite lenient about it compared to Clemont. Being relatively immature himself, Ash is usually the first to support Bonnie's pleas for fun activities, even when Clemont is reluctant. She also views Ash as being quite dense, being unable to see the obvious affection Serena has for him.
Bonnie dislikes feeling left out. In Battles in the Sky!, she got upset because she was too small to glide in a wing suit and in A Stealthy Challenge!, where she naively asks Ash's newly evolved Frogadier to change back into Froakie so she could see his evolution, in which Clemont replied that her request was obviously impossible. Though she cannot own her own Pokémon, she participates in things that she can still do, such as refereeing unofficial matches. She also asks her brother permission to "keep" Pokémon that she one day wants to train, when she is old enough to be a Trainer. She enjoys taking care of her friend's Pokémon and particularly likes brushing their fur, similar to a groomer. She always likes to be able to participate in the same activities the rest of the group are taking part in, and not being able to (such as in Battles in the Sky! when she was denied entry to the indoor sky diving facility), or otherwise being unable to get her own way, causes her to pout. These accomplishments may seem small but they are a way for Bonnie to occupy herself and continuously learn more about being a Trainer.
Bonnie is shown to be innocently ignorant of scary things, seeing them more as being 'interesting' or 'fun'. This is seen in Seeking Shelter From the Storm! and Scary Hospitality!, where, when facing supernatural phenomenon that scares her elder travelling companions, Bonnie is seen happily looking around for the source of it. That's not to say that Bonnie can't be scared. Though she has no problem watching Pokémon battles, Bonnie does not like bullying or one-sided violence, and is often seen burying her face in her brother's or Serena's clothes in such situations.
All in all, Bonnie is still a child. In Battling on Thin Ice!, she became tired easily and had to be put to bed early. In A Jolting Switcheroo!, she began to cry after she lost track of Dedenne. Ash and Serena had to help calm her down and encouraged her not to give up. In Splitting Heirs!, it was revealed that she dislikes carrots.
Bonnie's love for Pokémon can be seen in her clothing and other gear, having a Tyrantrum pajama, a Slowbro swimsuit, a Snubbull apron set and a Delibird winter outfit. She also sleeps in a Shellder tent.
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|| Flabébé ♀
| This Flabébé befriended Bonnie due to her hair clip being shaped like a flower. Clemont tried to capture her for his sister to take care of, but it failed due to her already belonging to Grey and Florence. After losing her flower in an accident, she wandered off until landing on Bonnie. She stayed with her until finding a new flower. Later when Team Rocket attacked she helped by using Aromatherapy, soothing them into not attacking. By the end of the episode, she reunited with Florence and said goodbye to Bonnie.
|| To Find a Fairy Flower!
| Bonnie was introduced to Lapras by Heidi, Jay, and Kye, who had sworn to protect it after they found it all alone and hurt in a lake.
After playing with Lapras, the children discovered its body was feeling hot. It was briefly treated by Clemont, but he suggested they should bring a Nurse Joy as Lapras had a serious fever. Nurse Joy arrived and quickly made Lapras recover. After healing, Lapras started to cry out for the sky. Clemont figured it wanted to return to its friends in the sea. Although the children were initially against the idea of letting Lapras return to its natural habitat, they decided that if they really loved it, they would help in returning it.
Moments later, Team Rocket appeared, wanting to steal Lapras. While Ash, Clemont, and Serena fought them, the children ensured Lapras was guided safely to the sea. Although it got confused by James's Inkay's Psybeam, Heidi made it remember the good times they had with it. After this, its friends quickly came to help it and froze Team Rocket with Ice Beam. Afterwards, Lapras said goodbye to the Lapras Defense Force as it returned to sea with it friends.
Lapras's only known move is Water Gun.
|| Bonnie for the Defense!
| Tyrunt → Tyrantrum
| Bonnie first found this Tyrantrum in a forest at night as a Tyrunt. After playing with it and taking care of it for a while, Team Rocket tried to steal Tyrunt. Bonnie and Tyrunt tried to run away from them, but eventually Team Rocket caught up to them and snatched Tyrunt. When Team Rocket let Bonnie fall from their balloon, Tyrunt evolved into Tyrantrum and saved Bonnie before sending Team Rocket blasting off again. Afterwards Bonnie asked Clemont to catch Tyrantrum, but he failed due to it already belonging to someone. It turned out that Tyrantrum was a restored fossil Pokémon from a nearby research center, and was returned to be with its kind there, but not before having one final good-bye with Bonnie.
Tyrantrum's known moves are Fire Fang and Crunch.
|| The Tiny Caretaker!
| Voice actors
|| H.D. Quinn
| Bonnie accidentally got Lyn's bag which contained Pichu instead of her own bag while at the Pokémon Center. Bonnie didn't find out about this until Ash and Clemont were battling. Pichu came out of the bag and used Thunder Shock on its surroundings. It was calmed by Ash's Pikachu when he shocked it with Thunderbolt. Ash and his friends then went to look for Pichu's original Trainer and Dedenne.
While the group were on their search for them, Bonnie and Pikachu decided to care for Pichu for the time being by giving it food and playing with it. Clemont then came with the idea to use one of his inventions to lure Dedenne to them. The invention eventually exploded, but the explosion was noticed by Lyn's older sister Lena who quickly rushed to the scene, as she in turn was looking for Lyn. Lena was happy to find Pichu with the group and joined them to find Lyn and Dedenne. The group eventually found them in a grape orchard, about to be attacked by wild Beedrill. Pikachu drove the Beedrill away and Pichu was happily reunited with Lyn.
Pichu's only known move is Thunder Shock.
|| A Jolting Switcheroo!
| Voice actors
|| Kiyono Yasuno
|| Kiyono Yasuno
In the manga
In the movie adaptations
Bonnie appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction and Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.
- Bonnie is the youngest female protagonist.
- Bonnie serves as an antithesis to Brock's running gag as she is the one who requests any older female character that the group encounters to marry Clemont and is subsequently removed by him instead of the other way around.
- One noticeable difference is that Bonnie does not ask any Nurse Joys or Officer Jennys to marry Clemont; these are the most common targets of Brock's affection.
- Much like Iris at the beginning of the Best Wishes series, Bonnie (along with Ash and Clemont) was shocked by Pikachu when first meeting Ash. This follows the running gag in the anime, which involves Pikachu accidentally frying all of Ash's female traveling companions' bicycles, or, if they do not have one, shocking the girls themselves; with Serena being the only exception.
- In the Japanese version, Bonnie refers to herself in the third person.
- The color scheme of Bonnie's hair and clothes seems to match that of a Shiny Dedenne, a Pokémon that she is taking care of.
||From Eureka lemon
||From Bonnie Brae, a variety of lemon
|| Similar to her brother's name
||From her Japanese name
||From her Japanese name
||Transliteration of her Japanese name. Contains 柚 yòu, (pomelo).
||Mandarin-based transliteration of her Japanese name. Contains 柚 yáu, (pomelo).
||Same as her Japanese name.
||Transliteration of Japanese name.
||Transcription of English name