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Cilan's Pansage

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Cilan's Pansage
デントのヤナップ Dent's Yanappu
Poké Ball
Cilan Pansage.png
Cilan's Pansage
Debuts in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Caught at Unova
Gender Male
Ability Gluttony
Current location With Cilan
Pansage
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pansage Chika Fujimura Eli James

Cilan's Pansage (Japanese: デントのヤナップ Dent's Yanappu) is the first Pokémon Cilan was known to have and is considered his "premium brand Pokémon". He first appeared in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.

In the anime

History

Unova

Cilan and Pansage in the official artwork

Pansage was given to Cilan at a young age when his brothers also received their first Pokémon; he made his first appearance in Triple Leaders, Team Threats! where he showed him to Ash who scanned him on his Pokédex before battling.

Pansage was the third and final Pokémon Ash faced in his Striaton City Gym battle, where he went up against Ash's Oshawott. However, Pansage dodged all of his attacks with ease and hit Oshawott quite hard with Bullet Seed and Bite attacks. After Oshawott finally hit a midair Pansage with Water Gun, Pansage started charging Solar Beam, which petrified Oshawott with fear. He appeared again in Dreams by the Yard Full! where Oshawott deflected the Solar Beam and Pansage was soon defeated by Oshawott, earning Ash his first Badge in the Unova region. At the end of the episode, Cilan takes Pansage with him while he travels with Ash and Iris.

In The Bloom Is on Axew!, Cilan used Pansage in a battle against Iris's Axew to help Axew gain some battle experience. Even though Pansage significantly lowered his own attack power (twenty percent lower, according to Cilan), Axew was thrown off by his attacks. The battle ended when Axew used Dragon Rage, but he accidentally misfired it, which caused a massive explosion that took Pansage, as well as everyone else, by surprise.

In A Home for Dwebble!, Pansage was used to help track down a group of Dwebble by using Dig. He was accidentally injured by the one Dwebble that he was trying to help. He was hit in the head by a small rock. Dwebble apologized and a friendship was formed between the two Pokémon. He later fell ill because of the injury and was given an herbal remedy made by Iris. In the morning, after Pansage recovered, he assisted Dwebble in getting its rock back. Pansage was very happy when Dwebble decided to travel with Cilan and himself, so that their friendship could continue.

Pansage battled against Burgundy, another Pokémon Connoisseur in A Connoisseur's Revenge!. Cilan chose him to battle her Sawsbuck, which he defeated after confusing it with Dig and hitting it with strong Bullet Seed and Solar Beam attacks, not taking a single hit in the process, showing that Pansage was a better battler than Ash and Iris originally thought.

Pansage's abilities as a swimmer were shown in A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!. Cilan used him in a fishing competition to battle a wild Basculin both in and out of the water. He was able to subdue it with Solar Beam and Cilan was able to capture it. However, it was later released. Later, Pansage was used to help stop Team Rocket from stealing the Pokémon that were captured by the fishing competition contestants.

Cilan and Pansage in the anime

In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, Pansage appeared in Luke's movie alongside Cilan, as the main antagonists of the film. Later when Team Rocket had stolen Zorua he switched roles and helped save Zorua when Cilan began to ad-lib his part, claiming to be a Magician now freed by Team Rocket's evil influence.

In Battle For The Underground!, he was let out of his Poké Ball by Snivy when she found him amongst those that Team Rocket had stolen from the Nimbasa Pokémon Center, to help everyone escape from Team Rocket's train, however his Bullet Seed was not strong enough to break through the door. He later helped fight of Dr. Zager's helicopter, while the other Pokémon worked out an escape.

In Lost at the Stamp Rally!, Pansage teamed up with Tepig when his Trainer Cilan and Ash won a battle against Subway Bosses Ingo and Emmet. Battling their Eelektross and Chandelure, Pansage performed well, making use of the railings around the battle field. He and his partner battled well but were eventually defeated.

In A Call for Brotherly Love!, Cilan used Pansage to battle with Chili's Pansear, after they were challenged. During the battle, Pansage was revealed to know Rock Tomb, which he used to defeat the High Temp Pokémon. He also calmed Pansear down after it had a fight with its Trainer. Pansage, Cilan and the others all later helped Chili and Pansear train and even learn his own most powerful attack: Solar Beam.

In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1, Cilan called upon Pansage to hold off Tornadus while Ash, Iris and Lewis ran ahead to Landorus's shrine. However, Pansage was soon overcome by the legendary Pokémon who had a type advantage and was returned to his Poké Ball. Then in the next episode, he helped rescue the members of the Forces of Nature from Team Rocket after they were captured, repeatedly using Solar Beam on Dr. Zager's helicopter until he was joined by Pikachu, Ash's Roggenrola, Iris's Axew and Emolga to cause the forcefield prisons trapping the trio to break.

In Cilan Takes Flight!, Cilan called upon Pansage to participate in Skyla's 'Air battle' simulation. Skyla then predicted that Pansage would not be able to beat her Flying-type Pokémon. Pansage battled Skyla's Swoobat and proved her right by falling quickly to Swoobat's Air Cutter and Gust attacks without landing a single hit.

Pansage was Cilan's chosen Pokémon for the Clubsplosion tournament. He battled Flora's Gothorita in The Clubsplosion Begins! for the first round. After his Solar Beam collided with Gothorita's Psyshock, Pansage was able to win the battle, using Dig whilst covered by the smoke created by the collision. He later battled Stephan's Sawk in A Clubsplosion of Excitement!. Pansage was overwhelmed when Sawk easily defended against his Bullet Seed with Close Combat and hit him hard. Pansage attempted to stop Sawk's Karate Chop with Bite, but it only allowed Sawk a better method of attack, slamming Pansage to the ground. After the brutal attack, Pansage was able to stand back up, only to immediately be defeated by Low Sweep, knocking Cilan out of the tournament.

In Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!, he was chosen to battle Dawn and her Piplup. However, Pansage found it difficult to compete with Piplup's Pokémon Contest techniques; having a Bullet Seed knocked back at him by Drill Peck and Rock Tomb destroyed by a BubbleBeam Counter Shield. Eventually, Pansage launched a Solar Beam which clashed with Piplup's Ice Beam causing a firework-like explosion. Upon seeing this, Meloetta became over-excited and interrupted the battle; Jervis then called an official time out.

In Jostling for the Junior Cup!, Pansage was used in the first round of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup against Shepherd's Galvantula and won the battle. Thus, Cilan advanced to the second round.

In Unova's Survival Crisis!, Pansage was sent out to battle the Forces of Nature and fired off attacks while riding on Ridley's Golurk.

In Secrets From Out of the Fog! Pansage was sent out to battle a Team Plasma Grunt's Liepard, using Bullet Seed to prevent it from attacking. However, his Bullet Seed collided with Barret's Magnezone's Magnet Bomb and the resulting explosion knocked out Ash's Pignite. Pansage eventually defeated Liepard.

Decolore Islands

Cilan had entered Pansage in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Capacia Island in The Journalist from Another Region!. In comparison to the other Pokémon entered, Pasange was considerably smaller. Cilan was aware of the weight disadvantage but insisted that their tactic would make up for it. However, Pansage was quickly defeated by his first opponent, a Hariyama, who knocked him clear out of the ring and into the arms of his Trainer.

In Survival of the Striaton Gym!, Pansage helped his Trainer to gather fruit for lunch. When the gang encountered an Abomasnow, Pansage offered a piece of fruit to the Frost Tree Pokémon, only to be attacked instead. The Abomasnow was revealed to be owned by Morana who had come to challenge Cilan. Pansage briefly reunited with Chili's Pansear and Cress's Panpour before confronting Morana and her Abomasnow with his trainer. When the battle started, Abomasnow's Snow Warning ability lay snow across their battle field. Both Pokémon collided their equally powerful Bullet Seed attacks before Pansage dodged and struck Abomasnow with Dig, only to take a hit from Abomasnow's Strength. Pansage's Solar Beam was then matched by Abomasnow's Blizzard. Pansage then managed to avoid Sheer Cold with Dig and strike his opponent with Bullet Seed from within the hole. Pansage readied a Rock Tomb to finish the battle but was frozen by Blizzard. As Abomasnow charged towards the frozen Pansage using Strength, Pansage managed to charge a Solar Beam which broke through the ice and stopped Abomasnow's attack. Pansage finally knocked out his opponent with Rock Tomb. After the battle, Pansage graciously healed Abomasnow with herbs from his head.

Johto

Pansage appeared in SS027, traveling with Cilan. After discovering a lake the two decided to fish. Aiming on catching a Qwilfish Cilan cast his lure into the lake but caught a Gyarados instead. Deciding to capture the Atrocious Pokémon Cilan had Pansage battle it. After dodging a Hydro Pump he was able to land two successful hits with Bullet Seed and Rock Tomb. Cilan orders a Solar Beam to finish it off and Pansage begans charging energy from the sun while jumping toward Gyarados to attack at close range. Gyarados counters with a Flamethrower and greatly injures the Grass Monkey Pokémon. Seeing Pansage hurt Cilan calls off the battle and rushes to get him to a Pokémon Center.

Upon arriving at the Pokémon Center Cilan explains to Nurse Joy about the episode with the Gyarados and it's Flamethrower. Pansage is sent to the recovery room and after nervously waiting Nurse Joy tells him that Pansage will be fine and just needs some rest. While resting Cilan leaves him at the Pokémon Center while he goes to help bring Gyarados back to the lake. After Pansage fully recovered Brock tells him that he will take him to Cilan. Upon arriving Pansage sees his trainer trying to calm down the Gyarados, now on a rampage. After Brock sees that Gyarados is injured Cilan has Pansage use Grass Whistle to put it to sleep so Brock can heal it with a Potion.

Personality and characteristics

Pansear and Pansage

Much like his Trainer, Pansage is kind and cheerful to others. He was patient and gentle when battling the severely disadvantaged Axew in The Bloom Is on Axew! as well as on the wild Venipede in A Venipede Stampede!. He had no problem with adjusting his own attack power on these Pokémon. He is also shown to be very forgiving in A Home For Dwebble! as he held no grudge against Dwebble despite being injured by it and eventually made ill. However, he can also be very competitive as seen in A Connoisseur's Revenge! when he battled against Burgundy's Sawsbuck, as well as quick tempered as seen in Emolga and the New Volt Switch! when he was suddenly attacked while taking a nap and knocked out Minccino without being given orders.

Pansage was shown to have a close relationship with Chili's Pansear in A Call for Brotherly Love!, as the two happily greeted each other with a handshake. He also consoled Pansear after it and Chili had a fight, and was happy to train with it so Pansear could learn Solar Beam. This relationship was shown again in Survival of the Striaton Gym!, while Cress's Panpour was also shown to share this close bond. Pansage was shown to be gracious in victory in the same episode, healing the Abomasnow that had previously been aggressive towards him.

Moves used

Cilan Pansage Bite.png
Using Bite
Cilan Pansage Rock Tomb.png
Using Rock Tomb
Move First Used In
Bullet Seed  Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Bite Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Solar Beam  Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Dig A Home for Dwebble!
Rock Tomb  A Call for Brotherly Love!
Grass Whistle  SS027
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Cilan's Pansage appears in the following games:

Pokémon Black and White

Spr 5b 511.png
Type:
  Grass  
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Pansage Lv.14
Work Up
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
Lick
Ghost Physical
Fury Swipes
Normal Physical

Mystery Egg

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Main article: Secret Eggs

A Japanese event randomly distributed an Egg that contained an in-game representation of Cilan's Pansage, Ash's Pidove, or Iris's Axew via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Like its anime counterpart, this Pansage knows Bullet Seed, Bite, Solar Beam, and Dig. This event started on December 17, 2010 and ended on January 11, 2011. This Egg was also distributed at participating American Toys 'R' Us locations from April 27 to May 31, 2011.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball Pansage Dex No. 511 Brave nature. Grass Bullet Seed None
Lv. 1 Type   Dark Bite
Spr 5b 511.png Grass Unknown Pokémon Event Grass SolarBeam
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
Egg obtained. Ground Dig
ID No. (Hatcher's)   This Pokémon was available in the United States
from April 27 to May 31, 2011.
Item Ability (Place hatched)
None None Gluttony Egg apparently hatched.
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was hatched by its original Trainer.
This may differ for every Pokémon.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The other date depends on when this Pokémon was hatched.
The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Pokémon Center Best Wishes Pokémon

Bulbanews

From August 10 to September 6, 2013, Japanese Pokémon Centers will distribute an in-game representation of Cilan's Pansage. The distribution will be split into four one-week periods; each week, players can receive one of four Best Wishes-themed Pokémon at random. The other three Pokémon distributed alongside Cilan's Pansage will be Ash's Pikachu, Iris's Axew and Professor Oak's Rotom.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball ヤナップ Dex No. 511 Serious nature. Grass Bullet Seed Wishing Ribbon
Lv. 30 Type   Grass SolarBeam
Spr 5b 511.png Grass Unknown Pokémon Cartoon Rock Rock Tomb
OT デント Apparently had a Ground Dig
ID No. 08103 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 10 to September 6, 2013.
Item Ability Lv. 30.
None None Gluttony  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cilan's Simisage in Pokémon Adventures

Simisage is Cilan's only known Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures that first appeared as a Pansage. Simisage also assists Cilan and his brothers in the kitchen by using its leaves to make delicious tea for customers. Simisage, as a Pansage, first appeared with its Trainer at the Striaton Gym where it uses the leaves in its head to prepare tea for Black, Cheren and Bianca.

Later, it is used in the Gym battle against Black, Cheren and Bianca alongside Cilan's brothers' Pokémon. They proved powerful against Black's Tep, Bianca's Oshawott and Cheren's Snivy with their type advantages. Although it managed to defeat Bianca's Oshawott and break its scalchop, Tep managed to revive its fallen teammates with some healing leaves that were previously knocked off of Pansage's head. With Chili's Pansear defeated, the challengers won the match when the time limit ends due to them having three Pokémon able to battle while the Gym Leaders only had two.

As a Pansage

Much later, Pansage was used to battle the Shadow Triad at the P2 Lab. Although it, Pansear, and Panpour were at a disadvantage against their opponents, their Trainers gave them a boost of power by evolving them with their respective evolutionary stone. Pansage evolves into a Simisage, but is still unable to defeat its opponent despite becoming stronger. Eventually, they are saved by Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, who attacked both groups to rescue the Keldeo the Shadow Triad had captured.

Moves used

Cilan Pansage Vine Whip Adventures.png
Using Vine Whip as a Pansage
Move First Used In
Vine Whip Their First Gym Battle
Work Up Their First Gym Battle
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Cilan also owns Pansage in Pocket Monsters BW. He uses it to battle Clefairy along with Chili's Pansear and Cress's Panpour, with no official winner of the battle but Clefairy takes advantage of their attacks to make himself some green tea.

Moves used

Move First Used In
Vine Whip PMBW02
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Pansage was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Cilan's Pansage.

Cilan's Pansage
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pansage Grass BW Black Star Promos   BW11 BW-P Promotional cards   001/BW-P
BW Black Star Promos   BW14 BW-P Promotional cards   004/BW-P
 

Trivia

  • Pansage is currently the only Pokémon in the anime to have his Ability confirmed without using it.

Related articles

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


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