Dawn's Quilava

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Dawn's Quilava
ヒカリのマグマラシ Hikari's Magmarashi
Poké Ball
Dawn Quilava.png
Dawn's Quilava
Egg obtained in An Egg Scramble!
Hatches in An Egg Scramble!
Hatched at Sinnoh
Evolves in SS024
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Dawn
Egg Cyndaquil Quilava
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode in its Egg and 49 episodes as Cyndaquil.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Cyndaquil Kiyotaka Furushima Kayzie Rogers
As Quilava Kiyotaka Furushima N/A

Dawn's Quilava (Japanese: ヒカリのマグマラシ Hikari's Magmarashi) is the seventh Pokémon obtained by Dawn.


As a Cyndaquil

In An Egg Scramble!, Dawn battled Lyra in the Johto Festival and defeated her. As a prize, Dawn was given an egg, which was soon abducted by Team Rocket. While it was in Team Rocket's possession, it showed signs of hatching. When Dawn finally got it back, it hatched right in front of her eyes, revealing it to be a Cyndaquil.

It has a tendency to flare up its back when it's happy or when it's showing affection, which Dawn usually ends up getting caught in in the process.

Dawn's Piplup appears to be jealous over the attention that it gets, though this may be attributed to the fact that Cyndaquil wasn't very responsive to Piplup at first. Piplup often attacks it and it in turn fights back, causing frequent squabbles between the two. They seem to be trying to compete for superiority over the other. These fights have stopped in subsequent episodes.

In Gone With the Windworks!, it battled Ash's Grotle and proved to be a strong opponent even though it had just hatched.

In Dressed for Jess Success!, it showed its interest in Contests after watching Dawn practice with her Mamoswine by trying to mimic it with the flames on its back.

In Bagged Then Tagged!, it was used in Dawn's and Ash's tag battle against Lyra and Khoury. It was able to defeat Chikorita with a Flame Wheel combined with Ash's Monferno's Flamethrower.

File:Flame ice combo.png
Cyndaquil using its Flame Wheel and Mamoswine using Ice Shard making a Flame-Ice Cuboid

In Double-Time Battle Training!, it was used in a double battle together with Dawn's Mamoswine. After using the "Flame-Ice" combo, it failed to execute it all of the way and Zoey's Leafeon defeated it, along with Mamoswine with a Magical Leaf combined with Kirlia's Psychic.

Quilava, as a Cyndaquil, along with Mamoswine, were used in the Daybreak Town Contest Double Battle Round along with Mamoswine in Playing the Performance Encore!. Both of them managed to defeat Ursula's Plusle and Minun in the finals earning Dawn her fifth and final ribbon.

In Last Call, First Round!, it was used in the Appeal Round of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. Together with Buneary, they made an excellent combination that put Dawn through to the next round. Later in Coming Full Festival Circle! it battled Jessie in the semi-finals along with Buneary and got Dawn to the finals.

In SS024, it was used in a battle against Johanna's Glameow and Umbreon, but when Piplup and Cyndaquil unleashed their Whirlpool-Flame Wheel combination; the battle was stopped due to them fighting. Cyndaquil then helped Dawn rescue a Piplup and a Chimchar that had escaped from Professor Rowan's lab from a group of Ariados. It became injured when one of them attacked it with Poison Sting. It was able to overcome its injury by evolving into Quilava. It was able to defeat the leader of the group, a shiny Ariados, with its newly learned move, Eruption.

Moves used

Using Flame Wheel as a Cyndaquil
Move First Used In
Flame Wheel  Gone With the Windworks!
SmokeScreen Gone With the Windworks!
Swift  Gone With the Windworks!
Eruption  SS024
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

  • Flame Ice is a combination which was created by Mamoswine and Cyndaquil when they were training with Dawn in Double-Time Battle Training!. It involves Cyndaquil being trapped by Mamoswine's Ice Shard while it uses Flame Wheel.
  • Flame Wheel-Swift is a combination Cyndaquil developed while training with Dawn in Twinleaf Town. Cyndaquil would perform it by firing a ring of Swift into the air, then jumping into the center and charging Flame Wheel, causing the two moves to mix.
  • Flaming Whirlpool was a combination worked on by Dawn involving both Cyndaquil and Piplup. For the move, Piplup would surround Cyndaquil's Flame Wheel with a Whirlpool, which created the effect of a sphere of water with flames inside. Dawn attempted to use this during her second battle against her mother, however the combination failed throwing both Piplup and Cyndaquil to the ground.


As a Cyndaquil showing affection
  • Of all Pokémon eggs owned by main characters, Quilava took the least amount of time to hatch, hatching in the same episode it was obtained in.
  • Like May's Bulbasaur, Quilava is a starter Pokémon from the region alternate to her own in her generation that has a type disadvantage against her actual starter. Also, Ash owns Pokémon of the same species as May's and Dawn's second starter Pokémon.
  • Similar to May getting her Bulbasaur, Dawn also got a starter Pokémon from the game region that was featured in the most recent game. In the original Japanese airings, May got Bulbasaur a few months after Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen's release, while Dawn got Cyndaquil five days after the release of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Quilava is the eighth Pokémon to follow the pattern of premiering in a movie and then being captured by one of the main characters. In all cases, the premiered Pokémon is not the same character as the one caught, just the same species. Dawn's Cyndaquil comes after Arceus and the Jewel of Life. This is only a technical premiere, as Cyndaquil was featured during the original Johto series as well.
  • Quilava is the sixth Generation II Pokémon to be part of the main cast during the Diamond & Pearl series, however, unlike its predecessors Aipom, Sudowoodo, Gligar, Yanma, and Swinub/Piloswine, it was introduced after HeartGold and SoulSilver were already known.
    • Quilava is also the third of said Pokémon who were Dawn's at one point or another.
    • Quilava is the only one of the said Pokémon which does not have a Generation IV Pokémon in its evolutionary family.
  • Similar to Ash's Quilava, it learned Eruption immediately following its evolution.

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