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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 Kalos
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Clemont
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Bunnelby Chinatsu Akasaki Alyson 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!.


Clemont and his Bunnelby

Bunnelby was first mentioned by Clemont in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, where it was stated to be a recent capture, presumably captured after Clemont and Bonnie were kicked out of the Lumiose City Gym after it was taken over by Clemont's robotic stand-in Clembot. It was used by Clemont to battle Ash's Pikachu. Much to Ash's surprise, Bunnelby was able to dodge Pikachu's attacks with its 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 its 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 it out. Later, it 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 unknown 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. It was Clemont's first Pokémon who went up against Pikachu. Pikachu used Thunderbolt, which was blocked by Bunnelby using its 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. It then used Double Slap but Pikachu used Iron Tail which the Digging Pokémon caught with its ears. This reminded Bonnie of their first battle. Instead of letting Pikachu counter with Electro Ball, Bunnelby used its 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.

In XY083, 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.

Personality and characteristics

Bunnelby is shown to be a kind Pokémon and shares a lot of traits with its Trainer, such as when it got nervous of being on camera in A PokéVision of Things to Come!. It 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 it acts. Although it 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 XY083, when it chaperones Chespin on an errand and keeps it out of trouble and away from distractions multiple times.

Moves used

Clemont Bunnelby Mud Shot.png
Using Mud Shot
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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