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'''Ash's Unfezant''' (Japanese: '''サトシのケンホロウ''' ''Satoshi's Kenhallow'') is the first {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} that [[Ash Ketchum]] {{pkmn2|caught}} in the [[Unova]] region.
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'''Ash's Unfezant''' (Japanese: '''サトシのケンホロウ''' ''Satoshi's Kenhallow'') was the first {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} that {{Ash}} {{pkmn2|caught}} in the [[Unova]] [[region]], and his thirty-third overall.
   
==History==
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==In the anime==
 
[[File:Ash Pidove.png|thumb|left|250px|As a Pidove]]
 
[[File:Ash Pidove.png|thumb|left|250px|As a Pidove]]
As he has done in every other region he has traveled in before, Ash usually catches a {{type|Flying}} Pokémon early in his journey. Pidove was caught soon after Ash's arrival in Unova. In ''[[BW002|Enter Iris and Axew!]]'', shortly after a flock of Pidove had escaped when Ash had failed to capture one of them, he noticed her pecking at the ground, and engaged her in a battle. She managed to put up a good fight against [[Ash's Pikachu]], until the {{t|Electric}} Mouse Pokémon used his powerful {{m|Iron Tail}} and {{m|Thunderbolt}} attacks, which caused her to faint. Ash threw a [[Poké Ball]] and successfully caught her. Later on, for the first time, Pidove was sent out in an effort to save Pikachu and [[Iris's Axew]] from {{TRT}}'s capture. However, as she was still weak from her battle with Pikachu, she was quickly defeated by [[Jessie's Woobat]]'s powerful Gust attack. She was later healed at the [[Pokémon Center]], along with Pikachu and Axew.
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As he has done in every other [[region]] he has traveled in before, Ash often catches a {{type|Flying}} Pokémon early in his {{pkmn|journey}}. Indeed, Pidove was caught soon after Ash's arrival in Unova. In ''[[BW002|Enter Iris and Axew!]]'', shortly after a flock of Pidove had escaped when Ash had failed to capture one of them, he noticed her pecking at the ground, and engaged her in a battle. She managed to put up a good fight against [[Ash's Pikachu]], until the {{t|Electric}} Mouse Pokémon used his powerful {{m|Iron Tail}} and {{m|Thunderbolt}} attacks, which caused her to faint. Ash threw a {{i|Poké Ball}} and successfully caught her. Later on, for the first time, Pidove was sent out in an effort to save Pikachu and [[Iris's Axew]] from {{TRT}}'s capture. However, as she was still weak from her battle with Pikachu, she was quickly defeated by [[Jessie's Woobat]]'s powerful Gust attack. She was later healed at the [[Pokémon Center]], along with Pikachu and Axew.
   
 
Pidove was occasionally used by Ash to find and track certain Pokémon. She helped Ash find two {{p|Darumaka}} in ''[[BW008|Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!]]'' and a wild {{AP|Snivy}} in ''[[BW007|Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!]]'', playing a dominant role in the {{t|Grass}} Pokémon's capture. At the time, Pidove had followed Snivy throughout from the time she escaped using {{m|Leaf Storm}}. As she witnessed all of Ash's other Pokémon (Pikachu, {{AP|Oshawott}} and {{AP|Tepig}}) fall to the Grass Snake Pokémon's {{m|Attract}}, she volunteered to battle Snivy. When Snivy attempted to use Attract on Pidove, Pidove was unaffected as she was female (a fact of which Ash had been completely unaware of, despite Iris and Cilan's assumptions that it was his strategy). After a hard-fought battle, Pidove weakened Snivy enough for her to be captured by Ash.
 
Pidove was occasionally used by Ash to find and track certain Pokémon. She helped Ash find two {{p|Darumaka}} in ''[[BW008|Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!]]'' and a wild {{AP|Snivy}} in ''[[BW007|Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!]]'', playing a dominant role in the {{t|Grass}} Pokémon's capture. At the time, Pidove had followed Snivy throughout from the time she escaped using {{m|Leaf Storm}}. As she witnessed all of Ash's other Pokémon (Pikachu, {{AP|Oshawott}} and {{AP|Tepig}}) fall to the Grass Snake Pokémon's {{m|Attract}}, she volunteered to battle Snivy. When Snivy attempted to use Attract on Pidove, Pidove was unaffected as she was female (a fact of which Ash had been completely unaware of, despite Iris and Cilan's assumptions that it was his strategy). After a hard-fought battle, Pidove weakened Snivy enough for her to be captured by Ash.
   
In ''[[BW010|A Rival Battle for Club Champ!]]'' she was briefly used by Ash in a 5-on-5 battle against [[Trip]]'s {{p|Frillish}}. She tried her best but after her Air Cutter was blocked by his {{m|Protect}}, she was taken by surprise by his {{m|Water Pulse}}, and got knocked out in the process.
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In ''[[BW010|A Rival Battle for Club Champ!]]'', she was briefly used by Ash in a 5-on-5 battle against [[Trip]]'s {{p|Frillish}}. She tried her best but after her Air Cutter was blocked by his {{m|Protect}}, she was taken by surprise by his {{m|Water Pulse}}, and got knocked out in the process.
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In ''[[BW019|A Connoisseur's Revenge!]]'', Pidove was revealed to have been transferred to Professor Juniper shortly after Ash captured Sewaddle. She would return to his team three episodes later.
   
 
In ''[[BW022|A Venipede Stampede!]]'', Ash used her to help send the {{p|Venipede}} that took over [[Castelia City]] to the park in the center of the city. Although things started well, she was almost hit by a {{m|Sludge Bomb}} and was only just saved by an Air Cutter from Trip's {{p|Tranquill}}. She then helped remove a few more and then suddenly evolved into Tranquill herself. As a result of her new stronger form, Tranquill was able to clear out the last Venipede with a powerful Gust alongside help from Trip's Tranquill's Aerial Ace attacks.
 
In ''[[BW022|A Venipede Stampede!]]'', Ash used her to help send the {{p|Venipede}} that took over [[Castelia City]] to the park in the center of the city. Although things started well, she was almost hit by a {{m|Sludge Bomb}} and was only just saved by an Air Cutter from Trip's {{p|Tranquill}}. She then helped remove a few more and then suddenly evolved into Tranquill herself. As a result of her new stronger form, Tranquill was able to clear out the last Venipede with a powerful Gust alongside help from Trip's Tranquill's Aerial Ace attacks.
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In ''[[BW036|Archeops In The Modern World!]]'', Tranquill was used to help a newly revived female {{p|Archen}} learn how to fly. After Archen evolved into {{p|Archeops}}, Tranquill defended her from Team Rocket and they said their goodbyes, up in the air, once Archeops found some others.
 
In ''[[BW036|Archeops In The Modern World!]]'', Tranquill was used to help a newly revived female {{p|Archen}} learn how to fly. After Archen evolved into {{p|Archeops}}, Tranquill defended her from Team Rocket and they said their goodbyes, up in the air, once Archeops found some others.
 
[[File:Ash Tranquill.png|thumb|250px|left|As a Tranquill]]
 
[[File:Ash Tranquill.png|thumb|250px|left|As a Tranquill]]
Ash used Tranquill to battle [[Skyla]] in ''[[BW068|An Amazing Aerial Battle!]]''. She was first sent out to battle {{p|Swoobat}} who had already defeated {{AP|Krokorok}} before her. After their Gust and Air Cutter attacks proved to be dead even, the battle took to the sky where Tranquill tried to get the upper hand with her newly learned Wing Attack, however Swoobat was able to swiftly dodge the barrage of Wing Attacks until it was finally beaten by Tranquill's powerful Air Cutter attacks, as they descended to the ground. She then fought Skyla's {{p|Unfezant}}, but with none of her attacks even touching Unfezant due to her lack of speed, Tranquill started to show signs of tiring after narrowly escaping a barrage of {{m|Air Slash}} attacks and was called back to her Poké Ball, while {{AP|Pikachu}} took her place. She was brought back out again after Pikachu had lost to Skyla's {{p|Swanna}} despite having the type-advantage. During the battle with Swanna, she was able to hit Swanna with a powerful Quick Attack and Air Cutter causing Swanna to fall towards the Gym; she then rushed past Swanna and tried to hit it with Gust, however Gust was vastly overpowered by Swanna's {{m|Hurricane}} attack. While it seemed as if Tranquill had been knocked out, she began to glow and evolved into Unfezant. With her new found power and speed, she was easily able to dodge Swanna's powerful {{m|Brave Bird}} attacks and with the help of her newly learned Aerial Ace attack, was able to defeat Swanna with one extremely powerful hit, winning her the battle and earning Ash his sixth Unova {{Badge|Jet|Badge}}.
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Ash used Tranquill to battle [[Skyla]] in ''[[BW068|An Amazing Aerial Battle!]]''. She was first sent out to battle {{p|Swoobat}} who had already defeated {{AP|Krokorok}} before her. After their Gust and Air Cutter attacks proved to be dead even, the battle took to the sky where Tranquill tried to get the upper hand with her newly learned Wing Attack, however Swoobat was able to swiftly dodge the barrage of Wing Attacks until it was finally beaten by Tranquill's powerful Air Cutter attacks, as they descended to the ground. She then fought Skyla's {{p|Unfezant}}, but with none of her attacks even touching Unfezant due to her lack of speed, Tranquill started to show signs of tiring after narrowly escaping a barrage of {{m|Air Slash}} attacks and was called back to her Poké Ball, while {{AP|Pikachu}} took her place. She was brought back out again after Pikachu had lost to [[Skyla's Swanna]] despite having the type-advantage. During the battle with Swanna, she was able to hit Swanna with a powerful Quick Attack and Air Cutter causing Swanna to fall towards the Gym; she then rushed past Swanna and tried to hit it with Gust, however Gust was vastly overpowered by Swanna's {{m|Hurricane}} attack. While it seemed as if Tranquill had been knocked out, she began to glow and evolved into Unfezant. With her new found power and speed, she was easily able to dodge Swanna's powerful {{m|Brave Bird}} attacks and with the help of her newly learned Aerial Ace attack, was able to defeat Swanna with one extremely powerful hit, winning her the battle and earning Ash his sixth Unova {{Badge|Jet|Badge}}.
   
 
In ''[[BW083|Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1]]'', Ash sent Unfezant out as his second Pokémon in his 6-on-3 Gym battle against [[Roxie]], where she faced Roxie's {{p|Koffing}}. Unfezant started the round with a Quick Attack, that made a direct hit. Koffing then attacked back with {{m|Will-O-Wisp}}, but Unfezant sent it back with a Gust before attacking with Air Cutter. Koffing, however, avoided the attack and launched a {{m|Sludge Bomb}}, which hit and {{status|poison}}ed Unfezant. Though she was weakened, Unfezant was able to withstand Koffing's {{m|Clear Smog}} and fight back. She was, however, unable to stand two consecutive {{m|Gyro Ball}}s, and was finally taken down.
 
In ''[[BW083|Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1]]'', Ash sent Unfezant out as his second Pokémon in his 6-on-3 Gym battle against [[Roxie]], where she faced Roxie's {{p|Koffing}}. Unfezant started the round with a Quick Attack, that made a direct hit. Koffing then attacked back with {{m|Will-O-Wisp}}, but Unfezant sent it back with a Gust before attacking with Air Cutter. Koffing, however, avoided the attack and launched a {{m|Sludge Bomb}}, which hit and {{status|poison}}ed Unfezant. Though she was weakened, Unfezant was able to withstand Koffing's {{m|Clear Smog}} and fight back. She was, however, unable to stand two consecutive {{m|Gyro Ball}}s, and was finally taken down.
[[File:Ash and Unfezant.png|thumb|250px|Ash and Unfezant]]
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[[File:Ash and Unfezant.png|thumb|250px|Unfezant and Ash]]
 
In ''[[BW097|Unova's Survival Crisis!]]'', Ash used Unfezant along with {{AP|Pikachu}} to battle the Kami trio after {{an|Giovanni}} took control of them to keep Ash and friends occupied. After [[Iris's Dragonite]] was injured and fell to the ground, Unfezant and Pikachu managed to save {{an|Iris}} and Dragonite from being attacked by {{p|Thundurus}}. When {{an|Meloetta}} was finally freed from the tomb, Unfezant grabbed it so that it didn't fall and get hurt.
 
In ''[[BW097|Unova's Survival Crisis!]]'', Ash used Unfezant along with {{AP|Pikachu}} to battle the Kami trio after {{an|Giovanni}} took control of them to keep Ash and friends occupied. After [[Iris's Dragonite]] was injured and fell to the ground, Unfezant and Pikachu managed to save {{an|Iris}} and Dragonite from being attacked by {{p|Thundurus}}. When {{an|Meloetta}} was finally freed from the tomb, Unfezant grabbed it so that it didn't fall and get hurt.
   
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In ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', Ash sent Unfezant to [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]] in order to make room in his team for his returning {{AP|Charizard}}, rotating her out of the team for the rest of the series.
 
In ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', Ash sent Unfezant to [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]] in order to make room in his team for his returning {{AP|Charizard}}, rotating her out of the team for the rest of the series.
   
She later reunited with Ash and the entire Unova team at Oak's lab in ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]''. Unfezant joined in with them to launch a group attack on Team Rocket, using Air Cutter to send them blasting off for the final time in the Best Wishes series. Unfezant was left at the lab before Ash set off for the [[Kalos]] region.
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She later reunited with Ash and the entire Unova team at Oak's lab in ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]''. Unfezant joined in with them to launch a group attack on Team Rocket, using Air Cutter to send them blasting off for the final time in the {{series|Best Wishes}}. Unfezant later posed in a group photo with the rest of Ash's Pokémon. Then, she was left at the lab when Ash set off for the [[Kalos]] region.
   
==Personality and characteristics==
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===Personality and characteristics===
 
Unfezant has been shown to be a helpful Pokémon such as when Ash needs help dealing with Team Rocket or when he needs her to search for a Pokémon. She also has been shown to go the extra mile when helping with training, such as when {{p|Archen}} needed help with her flying skills. Unfezant isn't a confrontational Pokémon, not even fighting back when attacked by [[Ash's Scraggy]] instead choosing to freak out and run away from him and, in the same instance, is shown to be rather sensitive. Unfezant is also shown to be quite confident, as shown in ''[[BW022|A Venipede Stampede!]]'', where she took no hesitation in trying to clear [[Castelia City]] from the group of {{p|Venipede}}. After evolving into Unfezant and beating [[Skyla]]'s {{p|Swanna}} in ''[[BW068|An Amazing Aerial Battle!]]'', she excitedly celebrated by doing a couple of victory laps above the Gym.
 
Unfezant has been shown to be a helpful Pokémon such as when Ash needs help dealing with Team Rocket or when he needs her to search for a Pokémon. She also has been shown to go the extra mile when helping with training, such as when {{p|Archen}} needed help with her flying skills. Unfezant isn't a confrontational Pokémon, not even fighting back when attacked by [[Ash's Scraggy]] instead choosing to freak out and run away from him and, in the same instance, is shown to be rather sensitive. Unfezant is also shown to be quite confident, as shown in ''[[BW022|A Venipede Stampede!]]'', where she took no hesitation in trying to clear [[Castelia City]] from the group of {{p|Venipede}}. After evolving into Unfezant and beating [[Skyla]]'s {{p|Swanna}} in ''[[BW068|An Amazing Aerial Battle!]]'', she excitedly celebrated by doing a couple of victory laps above the Gym.
   
==Moves used==
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===Moves used===
 
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{{main|List of local English event Pokémon distributions in Generation V#Secret Eggs|Secret Eggs}}
 
{{main|List of local English event Pokémon distributions in Generation V#Secret Eggs|Secret Eggs}}
 
A Japanese event randomly distributed an Egg that contained an in-game representation of Ash's Pidove, [[Iris's Axew]], or [[Cilan's Pansage]] via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Like the anime counterpart, the Pidove is always female, and knows {{m|Gust}}, {{m|Quick Attack}}, and {{m|Air Cutter}}. This event started on December 17, 2010, and ended on January 11, 2011. This Egg was also distributed at participating American {{wp|Toys 'R' Us}} locations from April 27 to May 31, 2011.
 
A Japanese event randomly distributed an Egg that contained an in-game representation of Ash's Pidove, [[Iris's Axew]], or [[Cilan's Pansage]] via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Like the anime counterpart, the Pidove is always female, and knows {{m|Gust}}, {{m|Quick Attack}}, and {{m|Air Cutter}}. This event started on December 17, 2010, and ended on January 11, 2011. This Egg was also distributed at participating American {{wp|Toys 'R' Us}} locations from April 27 to May 31, 2011.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Unfezant's capture as a Pidove was first revealed in a preview for the {{series|Best Wishes}}.
 
* Unfezant's capture as a Pidove was first revealed in a preview for the {{series|Best Wishes}}.
* This is Ash's first Pokémon to be sent to a Pokémon laboratory other than Professor Oak's, in this case, Professor Juniper's lab.
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* She is Ash's first Pokémon to be sent to a Pokémon laboratory other than Professor Oak's, in this case, Professor Juniper's lab.
 
** She is also Ash's first Unova Pokémon to be sent to Professor Oak's Lab.
 
** She is also Ash's first Unova Pokémon to be sent to Professor Oak's Lab.
* Tranquill's evolution into Unfezant was first revealed in the Japanese ending ''[[Seven-colored Arch]]''.
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* Tranquill's evolution into Unfezant was first revealed in the Japanese ending [[Seven-colored Arch]].
 
* Unfezant was Ash's first Unova Pokémon to fully evolve.
 
* Unfezant was Ash's first Unova Pokémon to fully evolve.
* Out of all of Ash's Bird Pokémon, Unfezant took the shortest time to reach its final evolutionary stage (except for {{AP|Noctowl}}, which was already fully evolved when caught), the time being 66 episodes. His {{AP|Staraptor}} took 116, {{AP|Talonflame}} 82, {{AP|Pidgeot}} 78, and {{AP|Swellow}} 76 episodes to fully evolve.
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* Out of all of Ash's bird Pokémon, Unfezant took the shortest time to reach its final evolutionary stage (except for {{AP|Noctowl}}, which was already fully evolved when caught), the time being 66 episodes. His {{AP|Staraptor}} took 116, {{AP|Talonflame}} 83, {{AP|Pidgeot}} 78, and {{AP|Swellow}} 76 episodes to fully evolve.
* She is the only one of Ash's Unova Pokémon that has only used moves of her {{t|Normal|own}} {{t|Flying|types}}.
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* She is the only one of Ash's Unova Pokémon that has only used moves of her own types.
   
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
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Latest revision as of 20:00, 15 June 2019

Ash's Unfezant
サトシのケンホロウ Satoshi's Kenhallow
Poké Ball
Ash Unfezant.png
Ash's Unfezant
Debuts in Enter Iris and Axew!
Caught at Route 1
Evolves in A Venipede Stampede!
An Amazing Aerial Battle!
Gender Female[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location At Professor Oak's Laboratory
Pidove Tranquill Unfezant
This Pokémon spent 20 episodes as Pidove and 46 episodes as Tranquill.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pidove Chinami Nishimura Erica Schroeder
As Tranquill Chinami Nishimura Erica Schroeder
As Unfezant Chinami Nishimura Erica Schroeder

Ash's Unfezant (Japanese: サトシのケンホロウ Satoshi's Kenhallow) was the first Pokémon that Ash caught in the Unova region, and his thirty-third overall.

In the anime

As a Pidove

As he has done in every other region he has traveled in before, Ash often catches a Flying-type Pokémon early in his journey. Indeed, Pidove was caught soon after Ash's arrival in Unova. In Enter Iris and Axew!, shortly after a flock of Pidove had escaped when Ash had failed to capture one of them, he noticed her pecking at the ground, and engaged her in a battle. She managed to put up a good fight against Ash's Pikachu, until the Electric Mouse Pokémon used his powerful Iron Tail and Thunderbolt attacks, which caused her to faint. Ash threw a Poké Ball and successfully caught her. Later on, for the first time, Pidove was sent out in an effort to save Pikachu and Iris's Axew from Team Rocket's capture. However, as she was still weak from her battle with Pikachu, she was quickly defeated by Jessie's Woobat's powerful Gust attack. She was later healed at the Pokémon Center, along with Pikachu and Axew.

Pidove was occasionally used by Ash to find and track certain Pokémon. She helped Ash find two Darumaka in Saving Darmanitan From the Bell! and a wild Snivy in Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!, playing a dominant role in the Grass Pokémon's capture. At the time, Pidove had followed Snivy throughout from the time she escaped using Leaf Storm. As she witnessed all of Ash's other Pokémon (Pikachu, Oshawott and Tepig) fall to the Grass Snake Pokémon's Attract, she volunteered to battle Snivy. When Snivy attempted to use Attract on Pidove, Pidove was unaffected as she was female (a fact of which Ash had been completely unaware of, despite Iris and Cilan's assumptions that it was his strategy). After a hard-fought battle, Pidove weakened Snivy enough for her to be captured by Ash.

In A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, she was briefly used by Ash in a 5-on-5 battle against Trip's Frillish. She tried her best but after her Air Cutter was blocked by his Protect, she was taken by surprise by his Water Pulse, and got knocked out in the process.

In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, Pidove was revealed to have been transferred to Professor Juniper shortly after Ash captured Sewaddle. She would return to his team three episodes later.

In A Venipede Stampede!, Ash used her to help send the Venipede that took over Castelia City to the park in the center of the city. Although things started well, she was almost hit by a Sludge Bomb and was only just saved by an Air Cutter from Trip's Tranquill. She then helped remove a few more and then suddenly evolved into Tranquill herself. As a result of her new stronger form, Tranquill was able to clear out the last Venipede with a powerful Gust alongside help from Trip's Tranquill's Aerial Ace attacks.

In Archeops In The Modern World!, Tranquill was used to help a newly revived female Archen learn how to fly. After Archen evolved into Archeops, Tranquill defended her from Team Rocket and they said their goodbyes, up in the air, once Archeops found some others.

As a Tranquill

Ash used Tranquill to battle Skyla in An Amazing Aerial Battle!. She was first sent out to battle Swoobat who had already defeated Krokorok before her. After their Gust and Air Cutter attacks proved to be dead even, the battle took to the sky where Tranquill tried to get the upper hand with her newly learned Wing Attack, however Swoobat was able to swiftly dodge the barrage of Wing Attacks until it was finally beaten by Tranquill's powerful Air Cutter attacks, as they descended to the ground. She then fought Skyla's Unfezant, but with none of her attacks even touching Unfezant due to her lack of speed, Tranquill started to show signs of tiring after narrowly escaping a barrage of Air Slash attacks and was called back to her Poké Ball, while Pikachu took her place. She was brought back out again after Pikachu had lost to Skyla's Swanna despite having the type-advantage. During the battle with Swanna, she was able to hit Swanna with a powerful Quick Attack and Air Cutter causing Swanna to fall towards the Gym; she then rushed past Swanna and tried to hit it with Gust, however Gust was vastly overpowered by Swanna's Hurricane attack. While it seemed as if Tranquill had been knocked out, she began to glow and evolved into Unfezant. With her new found power and speed, she was easily able to dodge Swanna's powerful Brave Bird attacks and with the help of her newly learned Aerial Ace attack, was able to defeat Swanna with one extremely powerful hit, winning her the battle and earning Ash his sixth Unova Badge.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1, Ash sent Unfezant out as his second Pokémon in his 6-on-3 Gym battle against Roxie, where she faced Roxie's Koffing. Unfezant started the round with a Quick Attack, that made a direct hit. Koffing then attacked back with Will-O-Wisp, but Unfezant sent it back with a Gust before attacking with Air Cutter. Koffing, however, avoided the attack and launched a Sludge Bomb, which hit and poisoned Unfezant. Though she was weakened, Unfezant was able to withstand Koffing's Clear Smog and fight back. She was, however, unable to stand two consecutive Gyro Balls, and was finally taken down.

Unfezant and Ash

In Unova's Survival Crisis!, Ash used Unfezant along with Pikachu to battle the Kami trio after Giovanni took control of them to keep Ash and friends occupied. After Iris's Dragonite was injured and fell to the ground, Unfezant and Pikachu managed to save Iris and Dragonite from being attacked by Thundurus. When Meloetta was finally freed from the tomb, Unfezant grabbed it so that it didn't fall and get hurt.

In Cameron's Secret Weapon!, Ash used Unfezant in his Vertress Conference battle against Cameron and his Riolu. Despite Unfezant having the type advantage, Riolu proved to be a powerful opponent, being able to dodge both Gust and Quick Attack before landing on Unfezant's back and serving a close range hit with Force Palm. Ash told Unfezant to shake Riolu off and then strike back with an Air Cutter. However, the Emanation Pokémon was able to dodge the attack and then use Copycat, hitting Unfezant with her own move, before serving another hit with Vacuum Wave. Unfezant tried to attack with Aerial Ace, but the Flying-type's last effort was avoided and countered by Riolu's Circle Throw, which sent Unfezant flying into the arena wall, knocking her out.

In The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, Ash sent Unfezant to Professor Oak's Laboratory in order to make room in his team for his returning Charizard, rotating her out of the team for the rest of the series.

She later reunited with Ash and the entire Unova team at Oak's lab in The Dream Continues!. Unfezant joined in with them to launch a group attack on Team Rocket, using Air Cutter to send them blasting off for the final time in the Best Wishes series. Unfezant later posed in a group photo with the rest of Ash's Pokémon. Then, she was left at the lab when Ash set off for the Kalos region.

Personality and characteristics

Unfezant has been shown to be a helpful Pokémon such as when Ash needs help dealing with Team Rocket or when he needs her to search for a Pokémon. She also has been shown to go the extra mile when helping with training, such as when Archen needed help with her flying skills. Unfezant isn't a confrontational Pokémon, not even fighting back when attacked by Ash's Scraggy instead choosing to freak out and run away from him and, in the same instance, is shown to be rather sensitive. Unfezant is also shown to be quite confident, as shown in A Venipede Stampede!, where she took no hesitation in trying to clear Castelia City from the group of Venipede. After evolving into Unfezant and beating Skyla's Swanna in An Amazing Aerial Battle!, she excitedly celebrated by doing a couple of victory laps above the Gym.

Moves used

Ash Tranquill Wing Attack.png
Using Wing Attack as
a Tranquill
Move First Used In
Gust  Enter Iris and Axew!
Quick Attack  Enter Iris and Axew!
Air Cutter  Enter Iris and Axew!
Wing Attack × An Amazing Aerial Battle!
Aerial Ace  An Amazing Aerial Battle!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
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

Main article: Secret Eggs

A Japanese event randomly distributed an Egg that contained an in-game representation of Ash's Pidove, Iris's Axew, or Cilan's Pansage via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Like the anime counterpart, the Pidove is always female, and knows Gust, Quick Attack, and Air Cutter. This event started on December 17, 2010, and ended on January 11, 2011. This Egg was also distributed at participating American Toys 'R' Us locations from April 27 to May 31, 2011.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball summary IV.png Pidove Dex No. 519 Hardy nature. Flying Gust None
Lv. 1 Type   Normal Quick Attack
Spr 5b 519.png Normal Flying Pokémon Event Flying Air Cutter
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
Egg obtained. -- --
ID No. (Hatcher's)   This Pokémon was available in the United States
from April 27 to May 31, 2011.
Item Ability (Place hatched)
None None Super Luck Egg apparently hatched.
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was hatched by its original Trainer.
This may differ for every Pokémon.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The other date depends on when this Pokémon was hatched.
The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
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In the TCG

Pidove was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Ash's Pidove.

Ash's Pidove
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pidove Colorless BW Black Star Promos   BW15 BW-P Promotional cards   005/BW-P
Emerging Powers Common 80/98 BW-P Promotional cards   002/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   205/BW-P
 

Trivia

  • Unfezant's capture as a Pidove was first revealed in a preview for the Best Wishes series.
  • She is Ash's first Pokémon to be sent to a Pokémon laboratory other than Professor Oak's, in this case, Professor Juniper's lab.
    • She is also Ash's first Unova Pokémon to be sent to Professor Oak's Lab.
  • Tranquill's evolution into Unfezant was first revealed in the Japanese ending Seven-colored Arch.
  • Unfezant was Ash's first Unova Pokémon to fully evolve.
  • Out of all of Ash's bird Pokémon, Unfezant took the shortest time to reach its final evolutionary stage (except for Noctowl, which was already fully evolved when caught), the time being 66 episodes. His Staraptor took 116, Talonflame 83, Pidgeot 78, and Swellow 76 episodes to fully evolve.
  • She is the only one of Ash's Unova Pokémon that has only used moves of her own types.

Related articles

References

  1. First confirmed in Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!. It becomes more apparent when she is fully evolved, through a gender difference.



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