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Keegan (Japanese: ユタカ Yutaka) is a character of the day from the Pokémon anime who appeared in The Stolen Stones!.
He appeared with his older sister Ramona. They had to deliver some Fire Stones for a Fire-type Pokémon battling contest which was going to be held in a city near Olivine City. He and his sister appeared on the stage to save Ash, Misty, and Brock from a falling accident with the help of their three Arcanine.
Keegan tried to teach Ash how to command and ride on his Arcanine after Ash showed a lot of interest. However, he had a hard time learning how to be one with the Arcanine. Soon, the Fire Stones that he and his sister had to deliver were stolen by Team Rocket. The group split up, with Keegan and Ash deciding to follow Jessie. They followed her right to a battle field. She gave her word that she would give the stones back if Ash defeated her in a battle. Pikachu easily defeated her Arbok and she seemingly handed the stones over. But at the moment they wanted to retrieve them they fell into a hole and found out that the Fire Stones they got from Jessie were fake. Even worse, Keegan had hurt his arm in the fall.
Once out of the hole, Keegan and Ash attempted to go after Jessie once again to get the stones and Pikachu back. But as soon as Arcanine tried to take off, Keegan cringed in pain. Ash suggested that he himself should lead Arcanine to which Keegan agreed. Ash still had trouble leading Arcanine, but Keegan said that Ash had to become one with Arcanine like he did with Pikachu. Soon, Ash learned to lead Arcanine perfectly.
They ultimately found Team Rocket and got the stones back. Keegan and Ramona then delivered them to the competition.
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| Keegan has an Arcanine who he sometimes calls Arcky. It was not given a nickname in the Japanese version.
Arcanine first appeared when it saved Ash and his friends from falling off a cliff with the help of Ramona's two Arcanine. Ash and his friends thanked them and Keegan and Ramone told them that they were heading to a nearby city. Afterwards, Ash tried to ride Arcanine himself but fell off. Suddenly, Team Rocket arrived and stole the Fire Stones along with Ash's Pikachu. The group got Pikachu back but Team Rocket quickly got on their newly acquired fast bikes and got away. The Arcanine gave chase, only for them to fall down in one of Team Rocket's holes.
Ash, Keegan and Arcanine searched for Team Rocket and eventually found them. They defeated Jessie's Arbok and went on to grab the stones but fell down a huge pitfall. Team Rocket then grabbed Pikachu once again. Later, they managed to get out and Ash had to ride Keegan's Arcanine as Keegan himself had hurt his arm. They spotted Team Rocket but were countered by Jessie's Wobbuffet when they attacked. Ramona and the group then arrived and Ramona's Arcanine blew up Team Rocket's balloon, causing it to fall down to the ground. They tried to escape but Pikachu sent them blasting off.
Arcanine's known moves are Take Down, Fire Spin and Extreme Speed.
|| The Stolen Stones!