Ash's Scraggy

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Ash's Scraggy
サトシのズルッグ Satoshi's Zuruggu
Poké Ball
Ash Scraggy.png
Ash's Scraggy
Egg obtained in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
Hatches in Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild!
Hatched at Near Nacrene City
Gender Male
Ability Moxie*
Current location With Ash
Egg Scraggy
This Pokémon spent 5 episodes in its Egg.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Scraggy Akeno Watanabe N/A

Ash's Scraggy (Japanese: サトシのズルッグ Satoshi's Zuruggu) is the fifth Pokémon that Ash Ketchum obtained in the Unova region.


As an egg

Ash received Scraggy's egg in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! as a parting gift from Karena for helping her settle a conflict between her granddaughter Daniela and her students, who had befriended a Trubbish.

In Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild!, when the egg started hatching, Axew accidentally knocked it, causing it to roll down a hill towards some sharp rocks, but Pikachu used Quick Attack to catch it in midair.

Scraggy hatched from his egg shortly after and he wasted no time showing off his headstrong nature. When Pikachu tried to greet him, he used Leer on him and then Headbutted him. He later tried to pick fights with Ash's other Pokémon. Since he was newly hatched, he was easily subdued by weak attacks. Ash attempted to catch him with his Poké Ball but Scraggy refused, wanting to explore the outside world a little longer.

Later, Scraggy wandered off and started headbutting a tree which was the home of a group of Galvantula. He became paralyzed by Galvantula's hairs and needed to be healed. With no Pokémon Centers around, Iris quickly made up a potion for him to cure his paralysis. He felt better the next morning and left to confront the Galvantula that attacked him. Again he was outmatched as the entire colony appeared to battle him and was saved by Ash and the rest of his Pokémon. Seeing what they were willing to do for him, Scraggy began to trust his new teammates and his new Trainer.

Ash and Scraggy

Shortly after, Cilan suggested that Scraggy battle Iris's Axew. The battle ended in a draw when both Pokémon knocked each other out. After the battle, Scraggy happily agreed to go inside his Poké Ball.

Scraggy was used to battle Axew on two more occasions, but each had the same result as their first battle. Their third battle however, Scraggy lost becuase Axew was able to execute a perfect Dragon Rage.

In BW032, Scraggy met a wild Cottonee who tried to play with him. Like with every new Pokémon he meets, he tried to attack it but was distracted by its Cotton Spore. He eventually befriends the Cottonee after it was shot down by a female Cottonee it was trying to court. Scraggy helped it train in order to prove to its love interest that it was a capable battler. By the end of the episode, Scraggy was called out of his Poké Ball in order to say goodbye to Cottonee and chased it and its lover while waving.

In BW035, his aggressive attitude landed him and the other Pokémon in trouble when he attacked a group of wild Foongus. In retaliation, they engulfed the Pokémon in a cloud of PoisonPowder, poisoning them. However, Ash's Oshawott, who avoided getting poisoned, found some healing plants at the bottom of a lake and cured the other Pokémon.


From the moment he hatched, Scraggy has been shown to be a headstrong Pokémon who views new Pokémon as an opponent. He will Leer at his potential opponents to show his toughness before trying to headbutt them. His overconfidence often gets him into trouble as he believes he is much stronger than he actually is. A stubborn Pokémon, Scraggy will not give up on trying to defeat an opponent even if he is injured. Despite disliking to do so, he knows when to accept help from his friends and Trainer. He is also shown to care about those who he considers his friends. This is shown in BW032 when Ash tries to recall him to his Poké Ball but does not want to go in because he wants to help out his new Cottonee friend.

Moves used

Ash Scraggy Headbutt.png
Using Headbutt
Move First Used In
Leer Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild!
Headbutt Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild!
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

A Japanese event distributed a game counterpart of Ash's Scraggy via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Interestingly, it always has Moxie as its ability, and knows Low Kick and Hi Jump Kick in addition to Leer and Headbutt, since its anime counterpart currently only knows the latter two moves. This event started on January 28th, 2011 and ended on February 10, 2011.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball ズルッグ Dex No. 559 Adamant nature. Normal Leer None
Lv. 1 Type Jan. 28, 2011 Fighting Low Kick
Spr 5b 559.png Dark Fighting Pokémon Event Normal Headbutt
OT サトシ Met at Lv. 1. Fighting Hi Jump Kick
ID No. 01281   This Pokémon was available in Japan
from January 28, 2011 to February 10, 2011.
Item Ability  
Muscle Band Muscle Band Moxie  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.


  • Scraggy is the first Dark-type Pokémon owned by any main character in the anime.
  • Scraggy's egg was the first egg owned by a main character, that appeared onscreen, not to be taken from its owner by another person or a Pokémon.

Related articles

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

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