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Clemont's Bunnelby

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Clemont's Bunnelby
シトロンのホルビー Citron's Horubee
Poké Ball
Clemont Bunnelby.png
Clemont's Bunnelby
Debuts in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Caught at Outskirts of Lumiose City
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location With Clemont
Bunnelby
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Bunnelby Chinatsu Akasaki Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

Clemont's Bunnelby (Japanese: シトロンのホルビー Citron's Horubee) is the first Pokémon Clemont was known to have, and his fourth overall. It debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

History

As seen in A Trip Down Memory Train!, Bunnelby originally lived with a group of friends inside a train car inside the abandonded Lumiose Subway. In order to help feed his friends, Bunnelby went to the surface to find food, stealing the apple Bonnie had retrieved from her house. Clemont and Bonnie gave chase, eventually falling down to the abandoned subway tunnels. Bunnelby returned to his friends, splitting the apple into even shares for his friends. After their meal, however, they were attacked by a wild Diggersby, who was trying to take the abandoned subway car as its own. While Bunnelby tried to battle Diggersby, he was clearly outmatched. Clemont grabbed Bunnelby with his Clemontic Gear's Aipom Arm, and ran away from the bully Pokémon with Bonnie and Bunnelby's friends.

After running away, Clemont and Bonnie treated Bunnelby's wounds with a Super Potion and some bandages. Regaining some of his strength, Bunnelby immediately wanted to fight Diggersby again, but Clemont stopped him, saying the bully was too powerful to battle with a direct approach. Instead, Clemont and Bonnie demonstrated ways for Bunnelby to use his evasive skills, Double Team and Dig to dodge its powerful attack, and use his strong ears to defend himself. Challenging Diggersby to another battle, Bunnelby put these strategies to good use, defeating Diggersby, causing it to leave frustrated, refusing Bunnelby's offer to reconcile.

With his friends

Bunnelby's victory was short-lived however, as tremors began to shake the abandoned station. Clemont realized that the subway station's demolition was beginning, and that the group had to escape immediately. Discovering that Bunnelby and his friends did not want to leave their subway car home, Clemont brought out his Clemontic Gear's Running Generator, restoring power to the car, allowing them to ride the car to safety outdoors at the end of the track. Before they could get the train running, however, the track was blocked by a large boulder. Diggersby returned, using its powerful ears to move the boulder, and bashfully accepted Bunnelby's offer to help with the escape. As the train moved, Bunnelby moved to the front of the car, using his Mud Shot to help flip the train switches to direct the train to its destination.

Having arrived at a distant abandoned train station on the outskirts of the city, Clemont and Bonnie said goodbye to Bunnelby, his friends, and Diggersby, and left them to their new home. Noticing Bunnelby's sadness, his friends, including Diggersby, insisted him to join Clemont. Wiping away his tears, Bunnelby said goodbye, and ran to Clemont's side. After capturing him, Clemont called him back out, saying he was very touched Bunnelby had chosen to stay with him, and began crying tears of joy. Together, Clemont, Bunnelby, and Bonnie returned to Lumiose City.

Bunnelby was first mentioned by Clemont in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, where he was his most recent capture after Clemont and Bonnie were kicked out of the Lumiose Gym after it was taken over by Clemont's robotic stand-in Clembot. He was used by Clemont to battle Ash's Pikachu. Much to Ash's surprise, Bunnelby was able to dodge Pikachu's attacks with his agility. The two seemed evenly matched, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket.

Bunnelby teamed up with Pikachu to try and stop the villains, but Jessie's Wobbuffet deflected Pikachu's attack and almost injured him. After Pikachu was saved by a Froakie, Bunnelby sent the trio into the air with Dig, allowing Pikachu and Froakie to blast them off.

Bunnelby was used in Clemont's Got a Secret! to battle against Clemont's Heliolisk, which was being used by Clembot. Bunnelby was initially overwhelmed by Heliolisk's strong and direct attacks of Bulldoze and Parabolic Charge, but eventually overcame the Generator Pokémon by combining his Dig and Double Team attacks to confuse it.

In Forging Forest Friendships!, Bunnelby was used in a Double Battle with Chespin against Froakie and Hawlucha. Due to an argument between Froakie and Hawlucha, Clemont's Pokémon had the upper hand, but Froakie used its speed to trick Chespin's Pin Missile into hitting Bunnelby, knocking him out. Later, he wanted to eat some of Serena's Poké Puffs, only for Chespin to have already eaten them.

In A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, Bunnelby was shown helping Clemont train for his upcoming Gym battle with Ash, defeating his Magneton in battle and learning a new unseen move.

In The Moment of Lumiose Truth!, Bunnelby was used in Clemont's Gym Battle against Ash, despite the Digging Pokémon not being an Electric-type. HE was Clemont's first Pokémon who went up against Pikachu. Pikachu used Thunderbolt, which was blocked by Bunnelby using his ears to create a mud shield. Bunnelby then used Dig, which was too fast for Pikachu to evade. Pikachu followed up with Quick Attack, which Bunnelby quickly recovered from. He then used Double Slap but Pikachu used Iron Tail which the Digging Pokémon caught with his ears. This reminded Bonnie of their first battle. Instead of letting Pikachu counter with Electro Ball, Bunnelby used his new move, Wild Charge, dealing major damage to Pikachu. Bunnelby then hit Pikachu with another Dig. Pikachu responded with Quick Attack, but Bunnelby used Dig again. However, Ash had Pikachu use Iron Tail on the ground, forcing Bunnelby to emerge and dealing major damage. Pikachu then used another Iron Tail, defeating Bunnelby.

Dream Bunnelby as a Diggersby

In Adventures in Running Errands!, the group arrived at a Pokémon Center to shelter from the rain. A leak in the roof, however, caused the center's machinery to short-circuit. While Clemont was fixing the machine, he had Bunnelby accompany Chespin on an errand to buy a machine part. Chespin was given a purse with a letter on which the part's name was written. While heading towards the shop, a wild Fearow snatched the purse from the duo. The two eventually managed to get the purse back and escape from the Fearow. While continuing their errand, Bunnelby and Chespin got attacked by Team Rocket. They managed to hold their own against Inkay and Gourgeist. When Gourgeist attacked with Shadow Ball, Fletchinder arrived and blocked the attack, followed by Ash and his Noibat. Despite being told to stand back, Bunnelby and Chespin continued to fight Team Rocket themselves and managed to blast them off. Bunnelby and Chespin then finished their errand, giving Clemont the last part to fix the Pokémon Center's main system.

In A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!, Bunnelby, along with the rest of Clemont's party, helped Serena look for a timid Eevee she intended to befriend and capture. To do this Clemont laid out Poké Puffs to lure her in. While Bunnelby noticed Eevee take one of the Poké Puffs, he gave her a chance to get away with the food, leaving Chespin to take the blame. Because of this, Eevee took a liking to him and he was called out very often to comfort her whenever she was troubled, as happened in Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, A Performance Pop Quiz! and Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!.

During the events of A Cellular Connection!, Bunnelby got hurt saving Bonnie from a nasty fall during the search for Puni-chan, and was admitted to a Pokémon Center. This left Bonnie feeling very guilty about it, and she promptly went to look for the herbs necessary to cure it. By the end of the episode Bunnelby had recovered.

Personality and characteristics

Clemont and his Bunnelby
Bunnelby with Serena's Eevee

Bunnelby is shown to be a kind Pokémon and shares a lot of traits with his Trainer, such as when he got nervous of being on camera in A PokéVision of Things to Come!. He has been seen to be altruistic when helping to clean up after dinner and helping the other Pokémon to protect Ash from Team Rocket's attacks in The Bamboozling Forest! respectively.

Bunnelby is noticeably mature in the way he acts. Although he has very little patience with Chespin's antics sometimes, Bunnelby gets along very well with the rest of the group's Pokémon. Bunnelby's maturity is best shown in Adventures in Running Errands!, when he chaperones Chespin on an errand and keeps it out of trouble and away from distractions multiple times.

In A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!, after showing an act of kindness to Serena's Eevee, the shy Pokémon began to trust Bunnelby. He is one of the only people or Pokémon, aside from Serena herself, that she feels completely comfortable around. As a result, Bunnelby is often called on to look after her, such as when Serena left her behind to perform in the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

Moves used

Clemont Bunnelby Dig.png
Using Dig
Move First Used In
Dig  Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Double Slap  Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Mud Shot  Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Double Team Clemont's Got a Secret!
Wild Charge  The Moment of Lumiose Truth!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Bunnelby.


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