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Roxanne's Nosepass

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Roxanne's Nosepass
ツツジのノズパス Tsutsuji's Nosepass
Poké Ball
Roxanne Nosepass Adventures.png
Roxanne's Nosepass in Pokémon Adventures
Debuts in Blowing Past Nosepass I
Caught at Hoenn
Gender Unknown
Ability Magnet Pull
Nature Adamant
Current location With Roxanne
Nosepass
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Nosepass N/A Darren Dunstan

Roxanne's Nosepass (Japanese: ツツジのノズパス Tsutsuji's Nosepass) is Roxanne's signature Pokémon in the manga, anime and games.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

History

Roxanne and her Nosepass

Nosepass's first appearance in Pokémon Adventures was when Roxanne sent it out during her Gym battle against Sapphire's Rono. Despite the type-disadvantage, it managed to overwhelm Rono when Magnet Pull prevented him from switching out and moving. From that point on, Nosepass used a combination of Rock Throw and Rock Slide to defeat Rono. However, Sapphire figured out Nosepass's weakness as it would usually face north and stay that direction. With Nosepass facing the other way, Rono was able to escape the rubble and defeat Nosepass.

Later, Roxanne sent out Nosepass during her battle with Team Magma. It prevented Groudon from escaping by using Block, which gave the other Gym Leaders a chance to attack Groudon with their Pokémon. When nearby civilians were in danger of being killed, Courtney forced Roxanne to surrender in which Ninetales went on to defeat Nosepass and Groudon was freed from Nosepass's Block.

Personality and characteristics

Roxanne usually kept Nosepass's Poké Ball in a hollowed-out book. During battle, it knew some techniques that prevent the opponent from escaping. However, only a few such as Sapphire and Courtney knew their way around it.

Moves used

Roxanne Nosepass Block Adventures.png
Using Block
Move First Used In
Harden Blowing Past Nosepass I
Rock Throw Blowing Past Nosepass II
Rock Slide Blowing Past Nosepass II
Block The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VIII
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime

Roxanne's Nosepass in the anime
Roxanne and her Nosepass

Nosepass's only appearance was in The Winner By a Nosepass where Roxanne used it in a Gym battle against Ash. As Pikachu became worn out after battling her Geodude and had trouble with his Iron Tail technique, Nosepass was able to get the upperhand. However, Nosepass struggled to keep up with Pikachu's speed after he used Quick Attack to dodge. Later, it unknowingly blasted off Team Rocket after using Thunder Wave and made a hole in the battlefield. Even though Pikachu started to get more tired, a Zap Cannon coming from Nosepass recharged him and Nosepass was defeated by Pikachu's Iron Tail, which earned Ash the Stone Badge.

Nosepass reappeared in a flashback in Sharpedo Attack! when Ash was recalling the time he won his first badge in Hoenn.

Moves used

Roxanne Nosepass Sandstorm.png
Using Sandstorm
Move First Used In
Rock Tomb A Winner by a Nosepass
Sandstorm A Winner by a Nosepass
Zap Cannon A Winner by a Nosepass
Thunder Wave A Winner by a Nosepass
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

Nosepass is Roxanne's main Pokémon in every battle the player has with her in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. During the Pokémon World Tournament in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, she uses a Probopass instead.

Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Gym battle Rematches
Spr 3r 299.png
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
None
Nosepass Lv.15
Tackle
Normal
Harden
Normal
Rock Throw
Rock
Rock Tomb
Rock
Spr 3e 299.gif
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry
Nosepass Lv.15
Block
Normal
Harden
Normal
Tackle
Normal
Rock Tomb
Rock
Spr 3e 299.gif
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
None
Nosepass Lv.37/42
Double Team
Normal
Explosion
Normal
Protect
Normal
Rock Slide
Rock
Spr 3e 299.gif
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Nosepass Lv.47/52
Double Team
Normal
Explosion
Normal
Protect
Normal
Rock Slide
Rock

In other manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Roxanne's Nosepass in Ash and Pikachu

Nosepass's only appearance in the Ash and Pikachu manga was in Trust In Each Other!!.

After Roxanne's Geodude lost to Pikachu's Iron Tail, Nosepass was the next opponent Pikachu faced. Nosepass had very little trouble at first with the battle as Pikachu hadn't mastered Iron Tail. However, despite Nosepass's combination of Rock Tomb and Sandstorm, it struggled to keep up with Pikachu's speed. Nosepass was defeated when Pikachu successfully mastered Iron Tail and got charged by Zap Cannon.

Moves used

Roxanne Nosepass Zap Cannon AP.png
Using Zap Cannon
Move First Used In
Rock Tomb Trust In Each Other!!
Sandstorm Trust In Each Other!!
Zap Cannon Trust In Each Other!!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Roxanne's Nosepass in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Nosepass's only appearance in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire was in Clefairy's Training Camp!!.

Trivia

Related articles

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


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