Rono

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Rono
どらら Dorara
Poké Ball
Sapphire Rono.png
Sapphire's Aggron
Debuts in Distracting Dustox
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Mashing Makuhita
With a Spoink in Your Step II
Gender Male
Ability Sturdy
Nature Naughty
Current location With Sapphire
Aron Lairon Aggron
This Pokémon spent 11 rounds as Aron and 61 rounds as Lairon.

Rono (Japanese: どらら Dorara) is one of the Pokémon that Sapphire owns in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

History

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

As an Aron

Prior to the start of the series Sapphire owned Rono as an Aron. He was present the day that Sapphire and Ruby were attacked by a Salamence, but was not used to help fend it off. Rono first appeared in the end of Distracting Dustox, as one of the four Pokémon Sapphire started her journey with.

In Lombre Larceny, Rono was used to help rescue Mr. Stone's Castform from a water fountain. With his ability to chew through metal, Rono was able to eat enough of the fountain enough for Sapphire to rip it off and rescue the Castform. It was soon revealed that Team Aqua was the reason Castform was trapped, and Rono and Chic were sent out to battle them. Both Rono and Chic defeated their Sharpedo and Carvanha, but took damage from their Ability Rough Skin. Due to the injury Rono was unable to take out Shelly's Ludicolo, but Chic was able to defeat it with help from Castform.

In Blowing Past Nosepass I, Rono was used as Sapphire's first choice against Roxanne and her Nosepass. After exchanging an attack Sapphire declares that Nosepass is too strong and decides to switch, but is unable to. Roxanne points out that Nosepass has Magnet Pull and switching Rono out is impossible. Nosepass then attacks with a barrage of Rock Throws and attempts to finish him with Rock Slide. Roxanne declares the match over, but Rono climbs out of the rubble and attacks. Due to Nosepass being unable to face a different direction than north, it loses its balance when it turns around, allowing Rono to beat it and give Sapphire the victory.

In Mashing Makuhita, Sapphire trains Rono and Chic at Granite Cave in order to prepare for her Gym battle against Brawly. After training for most of the day the two evolve into Lairon and Combusken. Sapphire then goes to Brawly and begins their battle. During the battle Rono is sent out against his Hariyama and immediately attacks with Metal Claw and Iron Tail. Using its Jū fighting style, Makuhita easily defeats Rono, and Sapphire recalls him just in time.

As a Lairon

In Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II, Rono is used to battle against Matt in a flooded cable car. Matt sends his Sharpedo in to finish Sapphire off and Rono jumps in the way and uses Iron Defense, breaking Sharpedo's teeth. While distracted Sapphire takes the teeth and pierces the glass, removing the water. With the water gone Rono smashes into them with Take Down and sends them flying.

In Master Class with Masquerain, Rono, alongside Troppy and Phando, were used in Sapphire's battle against Winona and her Masquerain, Swablu, and Beautifly. Although Winona's Pokémon prove tough, Sapphire manages to defeat her, earning the Feather Badge.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon X, Rono, alongside Ruby and Sapphire's other Pokémon, are used to battle against Archie and Maxie. Rono was seen being pushed back by Archie's Walrein's Icy Wind.

In With a Spoink in Your Step II, Rono evolved into Aggron during Sapphire's training on Mirage Island.

Emerald chapter

In Susceptible to Sceptile, Rono was used against Tucker's Salamence in the Battle Dome. The match went unseen, but Sapphire ended up losing the battle.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

In PAORAS12, Rono was used in a Double Battle alongside Kiruru against Zinnia's Goodra and Salamence. The battle was stopped when Zinnia fled.

Personality and characteristics

Rono is a mischievous Pokémon and loves to play around, though he always listens to Sapphire. Like Sapphire he has a love for battling and is very strong. He cares greatly for his Trainer.

Moves used

Rono Metal Claw.png
Using Metal Claw as a Lairon
Rono Take Down.png
Using Take Down as a Lairon
Move First Used In
Metal Claw Blowing Past Nosepass I
Iron Tail Blowing Past Nosepass II
Iron Defense Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II
Take Down Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II
Aerial Ace Master Class with Masquerain
Metal Burst  PAORAS13
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 Aron, Lairon, and Aggron.


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