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エーたろう Ētarō
Poké Ball
Debuts in Murkrow Row
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in VS Parasect
Gender Male
Ability Technician (Run Away as an Aipom)
Nature Naive
Current location With Gold
Aipom Ambipom
This Pokémon spent 357 rounds as Aipom.

Aibo (Japanese: エーたろう Ētarō), known as Ataro in Chuang Yi's translations, is an Ambipom owned by Gold in the Pokémon Adventures manga. As of VS Arceus V, he is level 83.


Aibo is one of the family Pokémon that lived with Gold in the house that he grew up in. Like his Trainer, Aibo tends to be very mischievous, but is shown to care for others. With his prehensile tail, Aibo can grab objects to be used to help in battle; after evolving, he gained a second one which improves this skill even further.


Aibo as an Aipom

Aibo first appears with Gold's mother, who asks him to go wake up her sleeping son. Along with the other Pokémon living there, they manage to wake up Gold who goes outside to play with them. Later, at night, they encounter a Trainer named Joey who had his bag stolen by a wild Murkrow. Together, Gold and Aibo manage to defeat and capture the thieving Pokémon.

Later, in a battle with the evil Masked Man, Aibo, along with Gold's other Pokémon, is used to battle the man. Despite their defeat by his hands, Aibo managed to scratch pieces of his mask off, which later proves to be instrumental in finding out his true identity.

Later, when Gold faces the Masked Man for the last time, Aibo is used against him. Despite easily being defeated, Aibo manages to send his boosted stats to Sudobo, giving him the speed needed to get the upper hand in the match.

In the Emerald chapter, Aibo appears with Gold and Crystal to fight against the villain, Guile Hideout. Gold gives his billiard cue to Aibo, who uses it power up Exbo's attack on Guile Hideout. Later, Aibo is used to subdue Guile along with Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald's other Pokémon only to be easily sent flying back.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Aibo is used in the Pokéathlon along with Gold's other Pokémon. In the Power Course, Aibo goes up against Bruno of the Elite Four. Despite the clear disadvantage Gold has, he manages to exploit Aibo's powerful tail strength to win the final round, giving him the win.

Later, Aibo evolves into an Ambipom after learning Double Hit at Ecruteak City. His evolution gains him the admiration of everyone around him, making Togebo jealous in the process.

Moves used

Aibo Double Hit.png
Using Double Hit
Move First Used In
Swagger Who Gives a Hoothoot?
Scratch Sneasel Sneak Attack
Double Team Number One Donphan
Agility The Last Battle VI
Baton Pass The Last Battle VI
Double Hit  VS Parasect
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • The English name Aibo is written very similarly to the Japanese word 相棒 aibō, meaning "partner." Incidentally, "partners" is how Gold describes his Pokémon when asked by Professor Oak.
  • Aibo is the only Generation II Pokémon that Gold originally had in his house, though one of the Generation I Pokémon he had at his house went on to become the Generation II Politoed during his journey.
  • In Gligar Glide, Aibo stared at Gold's Pokédex to view information about Gligar, implying that he knows how to read.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Aipom and Ambipom.

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