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Ash's Froakie
サトシのケロマツ Satoshi's Keromatsu
Poké Ball
Ash Froakie.png
Ash's Froakie
Debuts in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Caught in Lumiose City Pursuit!
Caught at Lumiose City
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Ash
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Froakie Shin'ichirō Miki Billy Bob Thompson

Ash's Froakie (Japanese: サトシのケロマツ Satoshi's Keromatsu) is the first Pokémon that Ash obtained in the Kalos region.


Froakie's previous Trainers
Froakie covered in a hood of bubbles

Froakie originally belonged to Professor Sycamore, as one of the three starter Pokémon a new Pokémon Trainer could choose. It first saw Ash when he fell down from the Prism Tower in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. It continued to observe the gang until Team Rocket intervened in Ash and Clemont's friendly Pokémon battle. It volunteered to help out by successfully using its Frubbles to counter Jessie's Wobbuffet, but ended up receiving quite a bit of damage during the encounter. Ash then decided to take it to Professor Sycamore's lab, where it was treated and restored to full health. Upon asking about its Trainer, the professor told Ash that its Trainer had called to give Froakie back. He revealed that Froakie had gone through several Trainers, but came back either from leaving them or being returned for being disobedient.

Ash and his Froakie

Later on, Team Rocket attempted to use a ring-type device against Froakie, but a Garchomp got caught in the middle instead, causing it to go berserk and the machine to malfunction. Ash, along with his Pikachu and newly befriended Froakie, headed out to rescue Garchomp. In order to prevent Garchomp from falling down the Prism Tower, Froakie used its Frubbles on Garchomp's feet and Pikachu broke the device using Iron Tail.

While leaving Professor Sycamore's laboratory, Froakie threw a chunk of its Frubbles in Ash's face in order to get his attention. It was standing alongside a Poké Ball on the floor in front of it, expressing its desire to join his party. Froakie then happily pressed the Poké Ball's button and was captured.

In XY003, Froakie was introduced to Professor Oak, where he was fascinated by it. For most of the trip on Route 4, Froakie was seen outside of its Poké Ball. After a wild Fletchling took a Berry that Bonnie was going to give to a Dedenne, Froakie stubbornly attempted to fight Fletchling, only to lose. After Ash learned that it was only trying to get payback at Fletchling for making Bonnie sad, Ash and Froakie challenged Fletchling to one final battle, which ended it both its defeat and capture.

Personality and characteristics

Froakie is a stubborn Pokémon, displayed by the fact that it had several other Trainers that it refused to listened to and either forced them to return it to Professor Sycamore or would abandon them and return itself. It is also extremely similar to Ash personality wise, possibly more than Pikachu, as it is not afraid to leap into danger regardless of its own safety and doesn't back down from a fight. It is clear that it recognizes these traits in Ash, hence why Froakie was finally willing to accept being taken into Ash's wing.

Moves used

Ash Froakie Bubble.png
Using Bubble
Move First Used In
Water Pulse Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Bubble XY003
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves Improvised
  • Frubble is a physical characteristic of Froakie's which was first used in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. It reaches into the bubbles on it's neck, pulling out handfuls of bubbles and throwing them at its opponents much like an actual attack. This is used usually to subdue the opponent allowing for Froakie to strike while they are distracted. However as seen in Lumiose City Pursuit!, it can also be used as a kind of adhesive which stopped Garchomp from falling off Prism Tower. In XY003, Froakie also used it to make a Frubble copy of itself to distract Fletchling and give it the chance to attack with Bubble.


  • With Froakie, this is the first time that Ash captures a starter Pokémon as his first Pokémon in a region.
  • Froakie is Ash's first Pokémon to be owned by more than one Trainer before him.

Related articles

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

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