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Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime

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Several wild Pokémon had a recurring role in the Pokémon anime.

Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff
Main article: Jigglypuff (anime)

The first recurring wild Pokémon in the anime, and the one that made the most appearances, is Jigglypuff.

Jigglypuff's first appearance was in The Song of Jigglypuff. At first it couldn't sing, but that changed once Brock gave it a piece of fruit which soothed its throat. Jigglypuff followed the gang throughout their journey until the Advanced Generation series. It set a goal to accomplish what it had failed to in the first episode: to have someone listen to its song in its entirety without falling asleep.

Jigglypuff is perhaps best known, however, for its running gag. Whenever it saw that its song put its listeners to sleep, it would inflate angrily, making a distinctive "honk" sound, then doodle over the faces of its audience with its marker.

Slowking

Slowking
Main article: Slowking (M02)

This talking Slowking lived on Shamouti Island, and was the guardian of the shrine located on the island. He gave Ash advice on where to find the Ice, Thunder and Fire Spheres. He later praised the Team Rocket trio, upset that no-one saw them being heroes, telling them that their heroic actions did not go unnoticed.

Suicune

Suicune
スイクン Suicune
Suicune anime.png
Suicune
Debuts in Don't Touch that 'dile
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Suicune
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Suicune Masahiko Tanaka

Suicune first appeared in the anime in the episode Don't Touch That 'dile as a form of energy. When Ash, Misty and Brock were lost in a forest, Togepi and Pikachu sensed something and led the trio to a lake. Suicune was standing on a small island in the lake. At first, Ash did not understand what Pokémon it was and wanted to capture it. However, Suicune ran away towards the direction of New Bark Town as soon as Ash made an attempt to battle it. Ash and group chased it to New Bark from where they began their Johto adventure.

Suicune appeared once again in the episode, For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!. After Team Rocket had removed a Crystal Bell from Ecruteak's Tin Tower, many Bug-type Pokémon invaded the city. They wrapped Jessie, James and Meowth in a web by using String Shot and blocked off the entry to the Tin Tower. The bugs even attacked Ash, Misty, Brock, Morty and Eusine when they wanted to go to the Tin Tower. Suicune appeared, calming down the Pokémon and freeing the Rocket trio as well as the city from the webs of the bugs. Eusine wanted to capture Suicune and sent out his Alakazam to battle it. Alakazam used a Disable, but Suicune easily blocked it with a Mirror Coat. It then used Roar to send Alakazam back into its Poké Ball and fled from the place before Eusine could even react.

Moves used

Suicune Aurora Beam.png
Using Aurora Beam
Move First Used In
Aurora Beam For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
Mirror Coat For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
Roar For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Pichu Posse

Pichu Brothers
Pichu Brothers and friends
Main article: Pichu Brothers

The Pichu Brothers were first introduced in the third mini-movie Pikachu & Pichu, where they met Ash's Pikachu who was lost after falling off a nearby building, in which Ash was planning a party celebrating the anniversary of when he and Pikachu first met. Pikachu and the Pichu Brothers went all throughout the town chased by a Houndour who eventually helped them when the local Pokémon Playhouse was collapsing.

They also have a number of friends living in Big Town that regularly take part in their adventures. They have all made appearances in various side story episodes, as well as a cameo at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and the gang have also received their own game for the Pokémon mini, Pichu Bros. mini.

Wynaut


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Wynaut
ソーナノ Sohnano
Wynaut
Wynaut
Debuts in Fangs for Nothin'
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Wynaut
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wynaut  ??? Kayzie Rogers

Wynaut is a wild Pokémon that followed Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket around in Blackthorn City from Fangs for Nothin' until Why? Why Not!. Even though it followed them everywhere, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Bayleef and Noctowl were the only ones to see it.

Moves used

Wynaut Counter.png
Using Counter
Move First Used In
Counter Why? Why Not!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Loudred


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Loudred
ドゴーム Dogohmb
Loudred
Loudred
Debuts in A Hole Lotta Trouble
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Loudred
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Loudred  ??? Darren Dunstan

Loudred first appeared in A Hole Lotta Trouble where it ran by and stepped on Jessie when she was climbing up to the next floor or Granite Cave. In the next episode Jessie fell on top of it while it was sleeping when she hastily ran to catch whatever was attacking Ash and his friends. Loudred then sent her, James and Meowth flying with an extremely loud Screech attack. It reappeared again in Turning Over a Nuzleaf where it was pinched on the ear by Ash's Corphish. Loudred ran around in pain, screeching, causing the Silcoon to fall from May's arms and roll off, separating it and the other Pokémon that went to its rescue to become separated from their Trainers. Loudred's last appearance was in A Three Team Scheme! where Professor Birch fell from a Wingull's nest on to it, waking it from its sleep. Loudred screeched at him before leaving.

Moves used

Dewford Island Loudred Screech.png
Using Screech
Move First Used In
Screech Gone Corphishin'
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Spoink

Spoink
バネブー Baneboo
Spoink anime.png
Spoink
Debuts in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Spoink
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Spoink Miyako Itō Rachael Lillis

Spoink first appeared in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend. It had lost its pearl, and Ash and his friends were trying to find it. As it turns out, Team Rocket had found it and had traded it to the Magikarp salesman for a Magikarp. After learning this, the kids confronted the salesman and demanded he give back the pearl. Team Rocket also demanded he give them the pearl back as well. In the ensuing battle, Spoink's pearl was returned and Team Rocket was sent blasting off.

It made its second, and final, appearance in Clamperl of Wisdom. Like the previous time, it had lost its pearl. This time, it was lost in the ocean without any way of retrieving it. But the kids learned from a scientist named Isaiah that Spoink's pearls come from Clamperl. Eventually, they found a Clamperl who was willing to give its pearl to Spoink. They said goodbye to Spoink, and it hasn't been seen since that episode.

After losing its pearl, Spoink has a habit of using Psychic to move any round objects (and after a while, even not-so-round objects) on its head, including an angry Electrode, much to the dismay of those around it. It developed a friendship with Ash's Torkoal during its adventures with the group.

Moves used

Spoink Psychic.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Confuse Ray Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Psybeam Clamperl of Wisdom
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Marill


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Marill
マリル Maril
Marill PK.png
Marill
Debuts in Pikachu's Exploration Club
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Marill
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Marill Unknown Unknown

A Marill with the ability to Sing appeared in Pikachu's Exploration Club, Pikachu's Ice Adventure, Pikachu's Big Sparking Search, and Pikachu's Big Mysterious Adventure. It seems to be similar to Jigglypuff, as like Jigglypuff, it is also offended as its listeners fall asleep and it inflates itself in anger.

Moves used

Marill PK Tail Whip.png
Using Tail Whip
Move First Used In
Sing Pikachu's Exploration Club
Tail Whip Pikachu's Exploration Club
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Hippopotas

Hippopotas
ヒポポタス Hippopotas
Hippopotas anime.png
Hippopotas
Debuts in Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location Sinnoh
Hippopotas
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Hippopotas Chie Satō

Hippopotas made his first appearance in Mass Hip-Po-Sis!, where Ash, with the aid of his friends, rescued the Pokémon from being trapped upon a high ledge. It was then discovered that Hippopotas was lost and he was separated from the rest of the Hippopotas and Hippowdon. Ash and friends helped Hippopotas find his way back to the herd. Like a few other Pokémon, Hippopotas seemed to like to be carried on top of Ash's head.

Jessie had trouble saying the Pokémon's species name; she and her Team Rocket fellows attempted to steal Hippopotas for their boss.

Hippopotas's final appearance was in Sleight of Sand! with his father Hippowdon. In this episode, Butch and Cassidy also wanted to kidnap the Hippo Pokémon.

Moves used

Hippopotas Sandstorm.png
Using Sandstorm
Move First Used In
Yawn Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Sand Attack Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Sand Tomb Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
Sandstorm Sleight of Sand!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • Hippopotas's tendency to use Yawn seems to mirror Jigglypuff's love for singing.
  • Although Hippopotas weighs 109.1 pounds in the games, Ash has no problem carrying him. This is an example of anime physics.

Meloetta

Meloetta
Main article: Meloetta (anime)

Meloetta began following Ash and his friends in An Epic Defense Force!. It is the first legendary Pokémon to follow the group, although Victini did in M14 and Celebi would of in a dropped storyline.

Recurring Pokémon that have been caught

Six Pokémon that recurred in the anime were later caught, five by Ash and one by Clemont. An Aipom began following the group through the Kanto region, and was caught three episodes later by Ash in Channeling the Battle Zone!. Ash also caught a Gible in Gotta Get a Gible! after helping him to learn Draco Meteor. Later on, Ash caught an Oshawott that followed him from Professor Juniper's laboratory in A Sandile Gusher of Change!. He later caught the Sunglasses Krokorok that had been following him since A Sandile Gusher of Change! in Battling the Bully!. He also caught a Froakie in Lumiose City Pursuit! that helped save him from Team Rocket. Clemont caught a Dedenne that was following the group in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! which he gave to Bonnie to take care of.


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