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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.

Original series

Fearow

Fearow
Main article: Ash's Fearow

Fearow's first appearance was the first episode of the anime, where it appeared as a Spearow. It attacked Ash and Pikachu after Ash threw a rock at it. Its second and final appearance was in Pallet Party Panic, where it was shown to have evolved into a Fearow. It battled against Ash's Pidgeotto, who soon evolved into a Pidgeot, Ash attempted to capture the Fearow while riding on Pidgeot's back. Despite its weakened state, he was still unable to capture it, and left Pidgeot behind to guard against any future attacks. It was seen in a flashback in Fighting Flyer with Fire.

Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh
Main article: Ho-Oh (anime)

The second recurring wild Pokémon in the anime, and the one that made three appearances.

After Ash and Pikachu were exhausted from fighting a flock of Spearow, Ash saw a glimpse of Ho-Oh flying over a rainbow. The Pokédex couldn't record the data of Ho-Oh as it was unknown at the time. Since then, it would often fly around.

Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff
Main article: Jigglypuff (anime)

The third 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.

Slowking reappeared in Slowking's Day.

Suicune

Suicune
スイクン Suicune
Recurring Suicune anime.png
Suicune
Debuts in Don't Touch that 'dile
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Johto
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.

Personality and characteristics

Suicune was a calm Pokémon as shown as it didn't get angry at anyone who tried to battle or capture it.

Moves used

Suicune Mirror Coat.png
Using Mirror Coat
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.


Snubbull/Granbull

Madame Muchmoney's Granbull
As a Snubbull
Main article: Madame Muchmoney's Granbull

Snubbull first appeared in Snubbull Snobbery in the possession of a rich woman named Madame Muchmoney, engaged to another Snubbull named Winthrop. She was not happy with her life of luxury, and preferred playing to pampering and Brock's rice balls to gourmet food. Ash and his friends helped Madame to realize this, and so she started making changes just for the sake of Snubbull's happiness. However, Snubbull still felt something missing from her life, specifically Meowth's tail which she loves to bite down on. Thus, Snubbull ran away from home to follow Team Rocket.

Her final appearance was in The Trouble With Snubbull, where she evolved into Granbull and returned to her owner, who had been searching for her since she first left.


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.

Lugia


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Lugia
ルギア Lugia
Dr Namba Lugia.png
Lugia
Debuts in Around the Whirlpool
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Lugia
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lugia  ???  ???

Lugia first appeared in Around the Whirlpool as a silhouette swimming underwater. Ash and his friends who were clinging on their Pokémon, as they were being dragged into a whirlpool (after another mishap involving Team Rocket), when it suddenly disappeared, which was followed by Lugia's mysterious silhouette and its strange call.

In The Mystery is History, it appeared when Oliver, Ash, and his friends were playing with the child Lugia, Silver. Lugia and Silver played with the group underwater.

In A Parent Trapped!, Lugia looked for the child after it was told that it was kidnapped by some members of Team Rocket. Lugia became enraged after finding out what happened until Ash mentioned that the group will find and rescue Silver. When Lugia found Silver in a cage, it went for the cage. Despite the group warning Lugia not to get closer, the parent Lugia was caught alongside its child.

In A Promise is a Promise, Lugia was taken captive to Team Rocket's base. Jessie, James, and Meowth attempt to free it until they got interrupted by Butch and Cassidy. Their battle accidentally freed the adult Lugia and it went on a rampage until it reunited with Silver. Although doing so, pieces of the ceiling were falling down and Lugia protected Silver and the group with Safeguard. After escaping from Team Rocket's base, Silver stayed with the adult Lugia with Oliver saying goodbye to them both.

Personality and characteristics

Lugia is very protective of its child, as shown when people it hasn't seen before were near it. Following Team Rocket's attack, Lugia and Silver left, with Silver having to separate from Oliver.

Moves used

Silver parent Aeroblast.png
Using Aeroblast
Move First Used In
Rain Dance A Parent Trapped!
Aeroblast A Parent Trapped!
Safeguard A Promise is a Promise
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Delibird

Main article: Delibird (Team Rocket)
Delibird

Delibird is a Pokémon that once belonged to the Rocket Scout. Since then, it has followed Team Rocket around mostly because of their dues they needed to pay. After getting them paid by the end of Johto, Delibird followed them less.

Wynaut


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Wynaut
ソーナノ Sohnano
Wynaut anime.png
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 who followed Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket around in Blackthorn City. Even though it followed them everywhere, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Bayleef and Noctowl were the only ones to see it.

Wynaut first appeared in Fangs for Nothin' where it was briefly seen taking some food from Team Rocket. Wobbuffet only saw it doing so.

In Great Bowls of Fire, Wynaut popped its arm out of the bushes while Ash, Misty, Brock, Clair, and Liza returned to the Blackthorn Gym for Ash's Gym battle.

While Charla was about to eat some food in Better Eight Than Never, Liza provided to her, Wynaut quickly snatched the food from Charla, unbeknownst to her.

In Why? Wynaut!. While Team Rocket were spying on Ash and his friends, Wynaut sneaked over and took their snack, putting the blame on Wobbuffet. Wynaut went for Ash's badges but Wobbuffet caught Wynaut this time. However, despite doing so, it was unable to tell Team Rocket that Wynaut took the badges. Later, Wynaut met Ash's Bayleef and Noctowl while they were searching for Ash's stolen badges. After finishing the berries Wynaut found, Wynaut went back inside a bush. When Team Rocket attacked Wooper and Bayleef, Wynaut jumped out and countered Arbok's Poison Sting and went back hiding in the bush. After defeating Team Rocket, Wynaut found the Rising Badge that Ash needed and gave it to Bayleef secretly. Wynaut left before Ash found out.

Personality and characteristics

Wynaut had a tendency to pop up out of nowhere at random moments, especially in its final appearance Why? Wynaut! when it popped out of nowhere and took the case containing Ash's badges (which Team Rocket had stolen from him) away from Wobbuffet who was guarding the case while its teammates were away. Wobbuffet was very confused and startled to see Wynaut, and panicked even more once Wynaut took the case away just as its teammates came back.

Later on in the episode after the case got open and the badges went all over the place, Ash and his friends as well as Noctowl and Bayleef searched everywhere for the badges. At first they found seven of them, and then Noctowl and Bayleef set out to find the one they had missed, and that's when they saw Wynaut who gave the badge to them, and then Bayleef called to Ash and gave him back his badge and he thanked her and asked her if it had just been lying on the ground. Bayleef tried to explain to her trainer about Wynaut, but it was already gone, causing both Bayleef and Noctowl to become confused, so Wynaut has a tendency to appear out of nowhere when a Pokémon is nearby and then disappear when people come around, showing that there's a possibility Wynaut either doesn't want to be seen by humans, or just likes playing a little joke leaving those who did see it very confused.

Moves used

Wynaut Counter.png
Using Counter
Move First Used In
Counter Why? Wynaut!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Advanced Generation series

Loudred

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

Personality and Characteristics

Loudred does not like to be disturbed while it's sleeping, which it does most of the time, and this could mean that it's a lazy Pokémon. If it gets disturbed while it's sleeping, it'll become very angry and chase after the person or people that woke it up.

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
Recurring Spoink anime.png
Spoink
Debuts in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location Hoenn
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.

Personality and characteristics

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 Confuse Ray.png
Using Confuse Ray
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.

Trivia

  • In the English dub of Clamperl of Wisdom, James refers to Spoink as male by stating "One must admire his suave movements."

Groudon

Groudon
ヒポポタス Groudon
Groudon anime.png
Groudon
Debuts in Gaining Groudon
Gender Unknown
Ability Drought
Current location In the volcano
Groudon
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Groudon Computer effects
Activating Drought

Groudon first appeared in Gaining Groudon sleeping in its containment chamber.

In The Scuffle of Legends, Pikachu who became possessed by the Blue Orb awakened Groudon. It broke out of the chamber and destroyed Team Aqua's ship. Groudon nullified Kyogre's Drizzle with its own Ability, Drought. Groudon fought Kyogre in the ocean. Because of Brock and May's interference with Kyogre, Groudon was able to defeat Kyogre with Solar Beam. After the Blue and Red Orbs went in the sky, Groudon went back in a volcano.

Personality and characteristics

Groudon's personality is unknown as it was only seen awakened once. However, Groudon may be somewhat helpful, as it awoke in order to stop Kyogre from drowning Monsu Island into the sea.

Moves used

Groudon Fissure.png
Using Fissure
Move First Used In
Solar Beam The Scuffle of Legends
Fissure The Scuffle of Legends
Mud Shot The Scuffle of Legends
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Kyogre

Kyogre
カイオーガ Kaiorga
Kyogre anime.png
Kyogre
Debuts in Gaining Groudon
Gender Unknown
Ability Drizzle
Current location In the ocean
Kyogre
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Kyogre Computer effects
Activating Drizzle

Kyogre first appeared in Gaining Groudon sleeping in the containment room of Team Magma's ship. It was freed by Shelly who infiltrated the ship in disguise as a member of Team Magma. After being freed, Kyogre escaped Team Magma's ship and destroyed it with Hyper Beam. Kyogre was later seen sleeping in its containment chamber on Team Aqua's ship. Kyogre once again escaped after Team Rocket failed to catch it with their net electrified.

In The Scuffle of Legends, Kyogre was out in the ocean near Monsu Island where its appearance caused a heavy downpour and strong winds. Using the Red Orb, Archie took control of Kyogre where he had it attack Lance's Dragonite which Dragonite narrowly dodged the attack and then fought Gyarados. After Groudon appeared which nullified the weather, Kyogre fought Groudon. Because of the interference with May's Beautifly and Brock's Mudkip, Kyogre was defeated by Groudon's Solar Beam which separated the orbs from Archie and Pikachu. Despite Archie being saved by Dragonite, Pikachu fell in the ocean and Kyogre, released from the Red Orb, swam underwater to rescue both Ash and Pikachu. Kyogre resurfaced with the two and both the Blue and Red Orbs went in the sky. With that done, Kyogre returned deep in the ocean.

Personality and characteristics

Kyogre's personality is unknown as it was only seen under the control of Archie. However, it is shown to be immensely powerful, causing large storms and almost able to drown Monsu Island. However, outside of Archie's control, it was shown to save Ash and Pikachu from drowning, which may suggest that it is somewhat helpful.

Moves used

Kyogre Hydro Pump.png
Using Hydro Pump
Move First Used In
Hyper Beam Gaining Groudon
Hydro Pump The Scuffle of Legends
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Diamond & Pearl series

Mesprit

Mesprit
Main article: Lake guardians (anime)

Dawn saw the projected soul of Mesprit near Lake Verity in Following A Maiden Voyage!.

A statue and silhouette of the same Mesprit appears in A Secret Sphere of Influence.

Mesprit itself appeared in The Needs of the Three!, where it, along with Uxie, came to Lake Valor after Azelf was captured. However, it was also captured by J and Team Galactic, but before it was captured, it used Future Sight with Uxie, destroying her ship later on. It was then controlled by the team to help fulfill its goal. In The Battle Finale of Legend!, after breaking from their control with the help of Dawn's Piplup and Cynthia's Garchomp, it helped in stopping Cyrus's plot to use Dialga and Palkia.

Mesprit also appeared in PK21 with Uxie and Azelf, serving Pikachu and his friends some apples.

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.

Personality and Characteristics

As stated before, this Marill is very similar to the recurring Jigglypuff as it loves to sing for an audience and gets furious when it's audience falls asleep on it. The only difference between Marill and Jigglypuff is that Jigglypuff scribbles on the audience, whereas Marill uses Tail Whip on the audience.

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 but they failed.

Personality and characteristics

Hippopotas was shown to be extremely friendly and trusting of Ash and his friends when he first appeared in Mass Hip-Po-Sis, and the reason is because Ash saved Hippopotas when he was stuck on the ledge of a cliff and then gave Hippopotas some food that he had been trying to reach. After Hippopotas was safe and full Ash and his friends continued on, but stopped when they noticed Hippopotas had been following them, and both Brock and Dawn noticed Hippopotas had taken a liking to Ash. In Hippopotas' next appearance Sleight of Sand Hippopotas met up with Ash and his friends once again after getting separated from his friend Hippowdon and he was really sad showing that Hippopotas loves hanging out with his friends.

Moves used

Hippopotas Sand Tomb.png
Using Sand Tomb
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.

Azelf

Azelf
Main article: Lake guardians (anime)

Azelf appeared in spirit form (much like Mesprit did to Dawn in Following a Maiden's Voyage!) to Ash in Pruning a Passel of Pals!.

Azelf first appeared in its physical form in The Needs of the Three!, where it was the first to be captured by J and Team Galactic. It was then controlled by the team to help fulfill its goal. In The Battle Finale of Legend!, after breaking from their control with the help of Ash's Pikachu and Staraptor, it helped in stopping Cyrus's plot to use Dialga and Palkia.

Azelf also appeared in PK21 with Uxie and Mesprit, serving Pikachu and his friends some apples.

Uxie

Uxie
Main article: Lake guardians (anime)

Uxie's "soul" appeared to Brock, much in the same way those of Mesprit and Azelf appeared to Dawn and Ash, in Uncrushing Defeat!

Uxie appeared in its physical form in The Needs of the Three!, where it, along with Mesprit, came to Lake Valor after Azelf was captured. However, it was also captured by J and Team Galactic, but before it was captured, it used Future Sight with Mesprit, destroying her ship later on. It was then controlled by the team to help fulfill its goal. In The Battle Finale of Legend!, after breaking from their control with the help of Brock's Croagunk and Ash's Gliscor, it helped in stopping Cyrus's plot to use Dialga and Palkia.

Uxie also appeared in PK21 with Azelf and Mesprit, serving Pikachu and his friends some apples.

Best Wishes series

Zekrom

Zekrom
ゼクロム Zekrom
Zekrom anime.png
Zekrom
Debuts in In the Shadow of Zekrom!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Zekrom
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Zekrom Not heard

Zekrom first appeared in In the Shadow of Zekrom! hiding in a dark storm cloud. It zapped electricity at Pikachu, disabling him of using his Electric powers. This was not found out until Ash's first battle with Trip.

In Enter Iris and Axew!, Zekrom appeared once more and caused a thunderstorm. The storm hit Pikachu again and he regained his Electric powers.

Zekrom made further appearances in flashbacks.

Personality and characteristics

Zekrom's personality remains a mystery as seen in both of its appearances where it hid in the clouds.

Moves used

Zekrom Thunder.png
Using Thunder
Move First Used In
Thunder In the Shadow of Zekrom!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Tornadus

Tornadus
Therian Forme Tornadus
Main article: Forces of Nature (anime)

A Tornadus debuted in the main series in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1. He appeared in Milos Island's legend and then attacked unexpectedly when Ash, his friends and Lewis tried to summon Landorus. Once Thundurus appeared, the two engaged in a fierce battle. He then appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2, where he ultimately was calmed by Landorus.

Tornadus appeared in both of his Formes in Unova's Survival Crisis!, where he was summoned to the Abyssal Ruins by Giovanni and sent on a rampage alongside Thundurus and Landorus. Eventually, he was freed by Meloetta and departed.

Thundurus

Thundurus
Therian Forme Thundurus
Main article: Forces of Nature (anime)

A Thundurus made his TV episode debut in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2. It appeared on Milos Island after Team Rocket destroyed its shrine, then began fighting with Tornadus. Later, when Landorus tried to stop them, they fought Landorus together, even after Jessie, James, Meowth and Dr. Zager tried to capture them.

Thundurus appeared in both of his Formes in Unova's Survival Crisis!, where he was summoned to the Abyssal Ruins by Giovanni and sent on a rampage alongside Tornadus and Landorus. Eventually, the three were freed by Meloetta and departed.

Landorus

Landorus
Therian Forme Landorus
Main article: Forces of Nature (anime)

Landorus made his debut in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1. He appeared in the legend of Milos Island related to Ash and his friends by Lewis, and later appeared at the end of the episode when called to stop the battle of Tornadus and Thundurus. He then appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2, where he managed to subdue the other members of the Forces of Nature.

Landorus appeared in both of his Formes in Unova's Survival Crisis!, where he was summoned to the Abyssal Ruins by Giovanni and sent on a rampage alongside Tornadus and Thundurus. Eventually, the three were freed by Meloetta and departed.

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 have in a dropped storyline.

Reshiram

Reshiram
レシラム Reshiram
Reshiram anime.png
Reshiram
Debuts in The Name's N!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Reshiram
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Reshiram Computer effects

Reshiram first appeared in The Name's N! in a flashback N had during his time in his castle. It flew away when the castle was on fire.

It reappeared in Secrets From Out of the Fog! in another flashback while N revealed that he was once a member of Team Plasma. It was revealed that Reshiram was responsible for burning the castle.

Reshiram made another flashback appearance in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

Reshiram was revived from the Light Stone in What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!. Following the revival, Colress zapped it with his machine and Ghetsis took control of it. Because of Pikachu and Reshiram rebelling against the machine, Colress and Ghetsis lost control of Reshiram. Before Reshiram flies off, N stopped it and said that he always wanted to meet it. N asks Reshiram how it felt when it saw everyone battle against evil in the ruins and silently responded to him by looking at him.

N also asked if it could believe in humans as they believe in Pokémon. The world of truth that Reshiram wants and the ideal world for humans. N tells Reshiram that just like it, he will keep fighting for the ideal world that everyone can live in. Reshiram accepted N's request and flew away peacefully into the sky.

Personality and characteristics

Reshiram's personality is largely a mystery as it was only seen in flashbacks and under the control of Ghetsis. However, it appears to have a close association with N, and it is able to effectively commune with him.

Moves used

Reshiram Blue Flare.png
Using Blue Flare
Move First Used In
Fusion Flare What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Blue Flare What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


XY series

Malamar

Malamar
カラマネロ Calamanero
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Malamar
Debuts in A Conspiracy to Conquer!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
Malamar
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Malamar Kensuke Satō Marc Thompson

Malamar first appeared in A Conspiracy to Conquer!. Unlike most wild Pokémon, this Malamar is an independently evil being who conspires to change the face of the world. It hypnotized an Officer Jenny who went to investigate at a radio observatory. As a result, she became Madame X. Together, the two went to a dark cave where Team Rocket were and hypnotized them, save for Meowth. With Team Rocket in tow, Malamar found the whereabouts of Ash and his friends by a tree. It took Pikachu with them and forced him to be under their control. By the time Ash, his friends, and Meowth arrived in the observation chamber of the radio observatory, Malamar cruelly took control of Clemont, Bonnie, and Serena. The Automatic Pikachu Retrieving Device that Clemont built earlier entered the observatory and crashes into Malamar, breaking its control over everyone it hypnotized. Officer Jenny went back to normal and explained what happened. Malamar revealed that it tricked them into believing that Madame X was a real person and it was using her as its pawn. Malamar also revealed that Madame X's goal of taking over the world was a lie and hopes to reconstruct the world using a mind control machine. Angered at Malamar's lies and dishonesty, Ash, Officer Jenny, and the gang went after Malamar who led them to a room containing the system of great significance. Since everyone saw what Malamar was doing, it destroyed the mind-control device that it was building and fled.

Malamar with its two fellow Malamar

Malamar reappeared in Facing the Grand Design! where it had recruited two other Malamar in a plan to distort the world using energy crystals. Malamar and the other two hypnotized the top scientists in Kalos to build the energy crystals. Afterwards, they stole three delivery trucks and recklessly drove them with the crystals to the Grace Tower to get their plan in action. When Team Rocket went to the top of Grace Tower, the Malamar trio spotted them after Inkay became furious at the one particular Malamar for what it did to them previously. Malamar was unable to find the Team Rocket trio after they fled.

Malamar discovered the trio along with Ash, his friends, and the Officer Jenny who it had hypnotized before. The three of them caught Ash, his friends (with the exception of Clemont), Jessie, and Officer Jenny by keeping them frozen in the air through Psychic, leaving Clemont, Meowth, James and Inkay to save the day. Malamar and the other two were defeated after being subdued by James's Inkay, a group of good Malamar and other wild Inkay who James and Clemont had brought to help, their crystals were deactivated by Officer Jenny's Manectric. Despite their defeat and Officer Jenny pointing it out, all of the crystals combined into one and the evil Malamar went in them as a method of escape, allowing all three of them to avoid capture, thus destroying any evidence of their plan. Before they left, they claim their heading into the future but swore they will return to fight once more and their plan will succeed someday.

Personality and characteristics

Unlike most Pokémon, Malamar is a cruel and evil Pokémon with a mysterious dark past. Though there have been many mischievous, manipulative and misunderstood Pokémon in the series, the wild Malamar are unique for being the only ones to seek world dominion without any known human influence. Malamar had no trouble with its plans for world domination as it hypnotized people and Pokémon to do its bidding. However, Trainers with a strong bond with their Pokémon such as Ash with Pikachu and James with Inkay are able to break free of Malamar's hypnotic control, or by pain as seen in Meowth's case, snapping out of it by scratching himself - or others such as Ash - repeatedly in the face. The three evil Malamar are shown to be psychopaths for they showed no signs of remorse, guilt, or redemption after their plans were stopped by Ash and his friends. They're also shown to be very merciless when their leader brainwashed several Pokémon, Ash's friends, Team Rocket, Pikachu and Officer Jenny and forced them to attack Ash and Meowth without any decency or mercy. They even lack the sense of honor and morality when they refused to accept defeat or learn from their previous mistakes.

Moves used

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Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Hypnosis A Conspiracy to Conquer!
Psychic A Conspiracy to Conquer!
Dark Pulse Facing the Grand Design!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Rayquaza

Rayquaza
レックウザ Rayquaza
Recurring Rayquaza anime.png
Rayquaza
Mega Rayquaza anime.png
As a Mega Rayquaza
Debuts in Mega Evolution Special II
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In the ozone layer
Rayquaza
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Rayquaza Computer effects

Rayquaza first appeared in Mega Evolution Special II where its slumber was disturbed by Alain and the gang when they excavated a giant megalith. It appears in a fit of rage and violently attacked, fighting against Alain and Steven with their Mega Charizard and Mega Metagross, gaining the upper hand before destroying the megalith with Draco Meteor. It then left and returned to the ozone layer.

It reappeared in Mega Evolution Special III where it stopped a battle between Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon.

Personality and characteristics

Not much was seen of Rayquaza's personality as it was mostly seen in a fit of rage. However, it was shown to stop the violent clash between Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon when the two clashed.

Moves used

Mega Rayquaza Dragon Ascent.png
Using Dragon Ascent
Move First Used In
Dragon Pulse Mega Evolution Special II
Dragon Ascent Mega Evolution Special II
Draco Meteor Mega Evolution Special II
Hyper Beam Mega Evolution Special III
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Wooper

Wooper
ウパー Upah
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Wooper
Debuts in Defending the Homeland!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Kalos Route 14
Wooper
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wooper Hitomi Nabatame

Prior to the events of A Slippery Encounter!, Wooper was close friends with a lone Goomy who lived in the wetlands. The two were very happy together and often played with the rest of the Pokémon in the wetlands. One day, while Wooper and Goomy were playing together in a lake, the wetlands were invaded by a Florges and her Bug-type and Poison-type army. During the chaos, Wooper became separated from its friend Goomy as Goomy landed on a fleeing Swanna.

Wooper made its first onscreen appearance in Defending the Homeland! where it got to reunite with Goomy who was now a Goodra. When Goodra, who remembered all the good times it had with it, called loudly for its friends, Wooper recognized its voice and was the first to go find it. When it saw Goodra, it approached Goodra and was happy when Goodra recognized it. The other Pokémon then came out to greet Goodra. Wooper had a happy reunion with Goodra, but this was cut short when Swanna warned then about Florges's arrival.

Florges's army attacked once again. Goodra was able to get Wooper and its friends to fight back, and Goodra bested Florges in the battle. After the fight, when Goodra was recovering from a surprise attack, Wooper stayed with Goodra to watch it recover. During the nighttime, an Ariados kidnapped Wooper, Pikachu, and Dedenne while they were sleeping.

In Beyond the Rainbow!, Wooper was placed in a special cage. It saw that Florges was holding her weakened child. Wooper, along with Pikachu and Dedenne tried convincing Florges that Team Rocket was lying but Meowth cutted them off by accusation. After Ash, Bonnie, and Goodra found and confronted Team Rocket, Florges attempted to attack after hearing the truth but Team Rocket escaped on their mecha taking with them the cages containing Wooper, Pikachu, and Dedenne, and the stolen spring water. Wooper was found on the back of Team Rocket's airship. It was freed after Pumpkaboo accidentally slammed into the panel. After defeating Team Rocket, Goodra placed Wooper on a Yanmega to escape the falling airship.

Wooper was then seen interacting with the other Pokémon after Floette became fully healed. Goodra was then told to stay behind with Wooper and the other Pokémon in the wetlands since it belonged there and it was no longer a Goomy. Thus, it could protect the other Pokémon from future dangers.

Personality and characteristics

Wooper was a very close friend of a single Goomy and was almost always with it during its time in the wetlands. It appeared to be the closest friend of Goomy, as the two would often happily play together along with the other Pokémon in the wetlands. Much like Goomy, Wooper is very playful and friendly.

Due to it being especially close to Goomy, Wooper was the first to recognize Goodra when it had returned, now fully evolved. It was also the first to approach it, despite warning from the other Pokémon in the wetlands. It also stayed with Goodra while it was recovering from a surprise attack caused by Team Rocket.

Florges

Florges
フラージェス Florges
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Florges
Debuts in Defending the Homeland!
Gender Female
Ability Unknown
Current location Kalos Route 14
Florges
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Florges Megumi Hayashibara Aurora Bea

Shortly prior to the events of A Slippery Encounter!, Florges invaded the wetlands with an army of Yanmega, Ariados, Pinsir, Beedrill, and Seviper. When they arrived near the Pokémon living peacefully, Florges ordered all of her army to attack the Pokémon. A Goomy along with its close friend Wooper ran around panicking, and when the two were seen together, Florges confronted the two as they stared at her in utter fear. Florges then fired a Moonblast at the Goomy, which sent it flying and caused it to land on a fleeing Swanna.

Later, Florges made her first on-screen appearance in Defending the Homeland!. She and her army lived in one corner of the wetlands, while the inhabitants were chased over to a secluded area. In this episode, the same Goomy she attacked returned to the homeland, now a Goodra under the ownership of Ash. When Goodra called for its friends after remembering the good times it had with Wooper, some of the Pokémon under the ownership of Florges recognized it. They alerted Florges about this, who was sitting in a cave where a spring was. Florges then attacked once again along with her army, and Goodra and its friends confronted it. While Goodra and Florges were leading their respective armies of Pokémon and having a showdown, Florges recognized the Goodra as the same Goomy she attacked before and smirked. Soon, it became a showdown between Goodra and Florges. While the two battled well, Goodra learned Ice Beam and defeated Florges. However, Goodra was struck by a Psybeam and Shadow Ball and fainted, and Florges and her army were able to escape. Back at the cave, it is revealed that Florges is bathing her weakened friend, a Floette, in the spring, and after Team Rocket sees this, they call a temporary truce with Florges. As Florges is given commands by Team Rocket, she order one of her Ariados to kidnap Pikachu, Dedenne, and Wooper.

In Beyond the Rainbow!, a direct continuation of the previous episode, Goodra, Ash, and Bonnie confront Florges in her cave to rescue their friends. While they confront Florges, she reveals she is taking care of a weakened Floette. Team Rocket later appears and betrays her and decides to take away all of the water in the wetlands. Seeing as Florges's intentions were not truly malicious, Goodra, Ash, and Bonnie ally with Florges and together, they save the Pokémon from Team Rocket's grasp, doing so with the help of the inhabitants as well as Florges's own army, who ally with each other as well.

After Team Rocket is dealt with, Florges helps Goodra restore the wetlands by using Grassy Terrain to restore it while Goodra uses Rain Dance. Florges later sees Floette fully recover in the water, much to Florges's own joy. Floette, happy to have recovered, is grateful to Goodra for saving it. After Ash decides Goodra should stay in the wetlands, Florges and her army make amends with the inhabitants of the wetlands, and they become good friends. Florges, along with her Yanmega, Ariados, Pinsir, Beedrill, and Seviper remain in the wetlands and live peacefully with the rest of the Pokémon.

Personality and characteristics

When she first appeared in the wetlands, Florges attacked the Pokémon living there with her army of Bug-types and Poison-types. She appears to be a figure of great authority, as she was seen commanding several Yanmega, Ariados, Pinsir, Seviper, and Beedrill. Her aggressive attacks on the wetlands made her appear to be malicious.

However, it turned out that Florges was only after the spring water, which was said to have a rejuvenating effect on Pokémon, in order to heal her ailing Floette. Seeing this, the wetlands' inhabitants soon made amends with her and she lived peacefully with them along with her army. She appears to be a very caring Pokémon to her Floette, showing much concern over her condition. After all ended well, Florges was shown to be friendly, making good friends with the Pokémon in the wetlands.

The reason Florges attacked the Pokémon in the wetlands is because Team Rocket told her they were the bad guys and the reason Floette wasn't healing. After learning Team Rocket lied to her, Florges and her Pokémon army switched allegiances and joined up with Ash and Goodra to defeat Team Rocket.

Moves used

Blue Flower Florges Petal Blizzard.png
Using Petal Blizzard
Move First Used In
Moonblast Defending the Homeland!
Petal Blizzard Defending the Homeland!
Grassy Terrain Defending the Homeland!
Solar Beam Defending the Homeland!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Recurring Pokémon that have been caught

Six Pokémon that recurred in the anime were later caught, five by Ash and one by Clemont.



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