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James's Inkay

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James's Inkay
コジロウのマーイーカ Kojirō's Maaiika
Poké Ball
James Inkay.png
James's Inkay
Debuts in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Caught at Route 4
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With James
Inkay
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Inkay Kenta Miyake Michael Liscio Jr.

James's Inkay (Japanese: コジロウのマーイーカ Kojirō's Maaiika) is the first Pokémon that James captured in the Kalos region.

History

James and his Inkay

Inkay first appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! while Team Rocket was dining at a café in Lumiose City. As Team Rocket were busy celebrating news from Giovanni, Inkay stole their food and proceeded to eat it from under their table. While Team Rocket were on their balloon, the same Inkay from before approached them when they dropped their sandwich and sprayed ink at them. After Team Rocket cleaned themselves off, James scanned the Inkay to get some details about it and the Team Rocket trio attempted to battle it with Wobbuffet. However, James offered Inkay some food instead as bait. While Inkay was distracted, James threw a Poké Ball at it and caught it, much to the surprise of Jessie and Meowth.

In A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, it was sent out for the first time to help capture Pikachu and a Dedenne, but the two managed to evade them. When the two were rescued by Ash and his friends, Team Rocket arrived and James sent Inkay out again to battle Dedenne, who was under Clemont's command. The two proved to be evenly matched until Dedenne used Nuzzle on Inkay, paralyzing it and allowing Dedenne and Pikachu to defeat it by combining their respective Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt.

In Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!, Inkay was part of Team Rocket's plan to impersonate Ash and his friends. Inkay disguised itself as Pikachu alongside its trainer, who masqueraded as Ash. James meets a boy Myron and his Pancham and asks for a battle, to which Myron declines. James has Inkay attack Pancham with its Psybeam and Tackle anyways, which causes Myron to call for Officer Jenny. Inkay is later seen helping Team Rocket eat a bunch of food and running off without paying.

Personality and characteristics

Inkay appears to be a sneaky and mischievous Pokémon as it was seen stealing food from Team Rocket and then followed them in their balloon. It seems to love food and would often go out of its way to steal it, to the point of allowing James to use this to his advantage and capture it. Inkay is also a powerful and resourceful battler, shown in Grooming Furfrou! and Calling from Beyond the Aura!. It was able to beat Officer Jenny's Manectric with ease and then prevented Pikachu from attacking it by spraying him with ink in the former and easily knocked out Bunnelby with Tackle in the latter.

Moves used

James Inkay Tackle.png
Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Tackle A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!
Psybeam A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!
Foul Play A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Ink Spray

Moves Improvised

  • Ink Spray: Inkay shoots ink from its mouth to blind and distract the opponent.

Trivia

  • Inkay is the first Dark-type to be owned by a main antagonist in the anime.

Related articles

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


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