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'''Dawn''' (Japanese: '''ヒカリ''' ''Hikari'') is a ten-year-old [[Pokémon Coordinator]] currently traveling through [[Sinnoh]] with {{Ash}} and [[Brock]]. Her goal is to become a great [[Pokémon Coordinator]] like her [[mom#In the anime|mother]], [[Johanna]]. Her [[starter Pokémon|first Pokémon]] was a {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} that she received from [[Professor Rowan]] in the [[DP001|first ''Diamond & Pearl'' series episode]].
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'''Dawn''' (Japanese: '''ヒカリ''' ''Hikari'') is a ten-year-old [[Pokémon Coordinator]] from [[Twinleaf Town]] and a former {{ashfr|traveling companion}} of {{Ash}} and {{an|Brock}}. Her goal is to become a great [[Top Coordinator]] like her [[mother]], [[Johanna]]. Her {{pkmn2|starter|first Pokémon}} was a {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} that she received from [[Professor Rowan]] in the [[DP001|first episode]] of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
   
==Character==
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==In the anime==
Dawn is notable for her confidence, since she is always looking towards the future rather than dwelling on her mistakes, although she has learned that this is not always enough. In the Japanese version, her catchphrase is, "{{tt|Daijōbu!|'It's fine!' or 'It'll be alright!'}}" Although not consistently translated in the English dub at first, she began to regularly use "No need to worry!" In stark contrast to {{an|May}}'s inexperience and self-doubt at the start of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, Dawn was overly confident and assured in her own strength in the beginning.
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===History===
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====Pre-series====
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[[File:Young Dawn.png|thumb|left|250px|Dawn during her childhood]]
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When Dawn was younger, she attended a kindergarten, where she met her friends {{si|Kenny}} and [[Leona]]. She also knew {{an|Barry}} and [[Noelle]] from before leaving [[Twinleaf Town]], but it is unclear how Dawn first met them.
   
[[File:Dawn contest.png|left|thumb|225px|Dawn in her Contest outfit]]
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In ''[[DP161|Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!]]'', Dawn revealed the story behind her nickname, '''Dee Dee''' (Japanese: '''ピカリ''' ''Pikari''). She explained that she, Kenny, and Leona had been selected as the week's Pokémon caretakers at their kindergarten, and were responsible for looking after the school's pets, {{p|Plusle}} and {{p|Minun}}. While Kenny and Leona cleaned down the pen, Dawn hugged the two {{type|Electric}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} tightly and received an electric shock as a result. This caused Dawn's hair to fizz out and sparkle, earning her the nickname "Diamond Dandruff" or "Dee Dee" for short. From then on, many of her classmates called Dawn by this embarrassing nickname. This led to Dawn developing a fear of Plusle and Minun.
She began her journey with her Piplup. Unlike {{an|May}}, she knew from the beginning that she wanted to be a {{pkmn|Coordinator}}. After meeting Ash and Brock, she decided to journey with them, as their experience would likely be helpful to her. Like Ash, she is lucky enough to have seen a [[legendary Pokémon]] at the start of her journey, the projected soul of {{p|Mesprit}} in ''[[DP001|Following a Maiden's Voyage!]]''. She lost her first {{pkmn|Contest}} in ''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'' and ended up getting support from her mother who told her to rely on her friends. Eventually, in her [[DP027|second official Contest]], Dawn narrowly beat her childhood rival {{si|Kenny}} to gain her first [[ribbon]].
 
   
In ''[[DP049|Dawn's Early Night!]]'', when she competed in the [[Hearthome City]] Contest, she lost in the Appeal Round, making her the first of the main characters to lose a Contest by losing the appeal round. In ''[[DP061|Team Shocker!]]'', she lost the Appeal Round for second time in a row. This marked a notable change in Dawn's character. Previously, she had only occasionally been seen {{pkmn|training}} for Contests. After the second blow to her self-esteem, she didn't know what to do and was still very upset throughout ''[[DP062|Tanks for the Memories!]]''. After this, she began to become more focused and regained her confidence after {{pkmn|battle|battling}} [[Maylene]] in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''. Dawn began to practice in earnest and eventually was able to break her losing streak in ''[[DP079|Strategy With a Smile!]]'' and was able to win the [[Wallace Cup]] after narrowly defeating {{an|May}} in the final round. Dawn has since maintained her newfound focus and humility. After learning of the next Contest in [[Celestic Town]], she became very dedicated in her training, and actually overworked her Pokémon in ''[[DP092|A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!]]''. Due to her hard work, she managed to win the Contest in ''[[DP095|Battling the Generation Gap!]]''. In ''[[DP106|A Breed Stampede!]]'', her {{TP|Dawn|Mamoswine}} began to disobey her after [[Evolution|evolving]]. Despite this, she is still eager to train it well.
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===={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}====
[[File:Young Dawn.png|thumb|left|240px|Young Dawn]]
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[[File:Dawn debut.png|thumb|250px|Dawn's [[DP001|debut appearance]]]]
While she is the only female main character not to have a sibling, she has two childhood friends that appeared in the {{pkmn|anime}}, {{si|Kenny}} and [[Leona]], both of whom call her '''Dee Dee''' (Japanese: '''ピカリ''' ''Pikari'') sometimes. Dawn has prevented them from telling Ash and Brock about the reason why she has this nickname, but in [[DP161]] it was revealed that the reason for the name was due to her hair glittering (ピカピカ ''pikapika'') after being shocked by the class pets in her kindergarten, {{p|Plusle}} and {{p|Minun}}. Due to the trauma from being teased by her entire class with the nickname, she is very reluctant to let others know the origin of the name. She seems to be closer to Leona than to Kenny. Kenny functions as a rival for Dawn alongside [[Zoey]]. Zoey also functions as a semi-mentor to Dawn and helped her recover from her [[DP061|second loss]]. All three are competing for their first time in the regional Contests. Leona, however, challenges [[Gym]]s. She also seemed to be childhood friends with [[Barry]] when she was little, and was very upset that he didn't remember who she was.
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Dawn began her [[Pokémon journey]] with an overconfident {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}}. She wasn't able to gain his trust at first, but after rescuing him from a swarm of {{p|Ariados}}, the two became friends. Unlike {{an|May}}, she knew from the beginning that she wanted to follow in [[Johanna|her mother]]'s footsteps and be a {{pkmn|Coordinator}}. After meeting {{Ash}} and {{an|Brock}}, she decided to travel with them, as their experience would likely be helpful to her. Like Ash, she saw a [[Legendary Pokémon]] at the start of her journey, the projected soul of {{DL|Lake guardians (anime)|Mesprit}} in ''[[DP001|Following A Maiden's Voyage!]]''.
[[File:Dawn snow pt.png|thumb|245px|Dawn in her winter clothes]]
 
Dawn is much more different than any of Ash's {{ashfr|other friends}}. Dawn has more concern about her appearance, as she will not show herself to Ash or Brock until she feels that her appearance is perfect. That may be a reason why she decides to sleep inside a tent while the others sleep outside. However, she has recently been seen sleeping outside with the others, such as in ''[[DP053|Tears for Fears!]]''. Every time she's going to be on camera, she needs to take a moment to brush her hair before going on. In ''[[DP070|The Bells are Singing!]]'', Dawn revealed that she was the one to design {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}}'s vest (but also admitted that her mother was the one to sew it). In ''[[DP086|Arriving in Style!]]'', she demonstrated her talent for designing again, sketching many different dresses for the [[Hearthome Collection]], though she rejected all of them.
 
   
Also unlike Ash's other friends, Dawn has already crossed a lot of boundaries that have previously only been held by Ash. She saw the aforementioned [[legendary Pokémon]] prior to meeting Ash, and is the first main character to own an {{type2|Electric}} [[Dawn's Pachirisu|Pokémon]] besides Ash. Having caught {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}}, {{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}}, and {{AP|Buizel}}, Dawn has captured more Pokémon in her first 35 episodes that any of the other main characters, aside from Ash. She is also the first main character besides Ash to have battled [[Lucian|a member]] of the [[Elite Four]], and the first of [[Ash's friends]] to have defeated a {{p|Phione|legendary Pokémon}} in battle.
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When Dawn began her journey she took a [[bicycle]], but like {{an|Misty}}'s and {{an|May}}'s bikes, [[Ash's Pikachu]] destroyed it with his {{m|Thunderbolt}}. However, she did not mention this to Ash until [[DP038|more than thirty episodes]] after it happened, yet only to acknowledge it as an honest accident due to a desperate situation, and didn't hold it against either Ash or Pikachu. Dawn had also planned to take a large suitcase full of clothing with her, but her mother made her leave it at home due to its impracticality. Instead, Dawn took a [[Bag|backpack]] her mother had prepared for her. Johanna also gave Dawn the first [[Ribbon]] she earned as a Coordinator as a good luck charm, an item that would recur throughout the series as a symbol of Dawn's determination.
   
She had a [[bicycle]], but like [[Misty]]'s and {{an|May}}'s bikes, [[Ash's Pikachu]] destroyed it with its {{m|Thunderbolt}}. However, she did not mention this to Ash until more than 30 episodes after it happened. Johanna gave Dawn one of her old [[ribbon]]s from her days as a Coordinator as a gift for luck. She also had a large suitcase full of dresses, but her mother made her leave it at home due to its impracticality. She also has a [[Contest Pass]] for the [[Sinnoh]] region, and her Contest cry is "Spotlight!" (U.S.), or "Charm up!" (Japan).
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Upon arriving in [[Jubilife City]], Dawn registered for a [[Contest Pass]] for the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]. She also obtained a [[Ball Capsule]] and some [[Seal]]s and introduced her Contest cry, which is "Spotlight!" in the English dub and "Charm up!" in the original Japanese version. Dawn lost her first [[Pokémon Contest]] in ''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'' to [[Zoey]], who became one of her closest friends and greatest [[rival]]s. After her loss, an upset Dawn called her mother, but Johanna told Dawn not to rely on her and instead rely on friends and Pokémon. Eventually, in Dawn's [[DP027|second official Contest]], she was able to narrowly beat her childhood friend {{si|Kenny}} to win her first [[Ribbon]].
   
==Pokémon==
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[[File:Dawn Contest debut.png|thumb|left|250px|Dawn in her first [[Pokémon Contest]]]]
[[File:DawnTeamDP155.png|thumb|220px|right|Dawn's party as of ''[[DP143|An Egg Scramble!]]'']]
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Dawn regularly {{pkmn|training|trained}} her Pokémon and took the opportunity to practice her skills with Zoey whenever the two met, such as in ''[[DP041|A Stand-Up Sit-Down!]]''. Zoey was always helpful to Dawn during their meetings and helped inspire her to come up with new [[Contest combination|combinations]]. However, even with Zoey's help Dawn was not able to perfect {{AP|Buizel}}'s [[Ash's Buizel#Moves improvised|Ice Aqua Jet]] despite coming up with the idea. Ash later accomplished Ice Aqua Jet in the [[Wallace Cup]], after Buizel had been [[trade]]d to him.
Since starting her journey, the [[Pokémon]] that Dawn acquire tend to be cute and small like her starter, {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}}. Because she is still a rookie, she may have some rough spots on how to deal with her Pokémon properly. However, she still deeply cares for all her Pokémon, especially Piplup.
 
   
This listing is of Dawn's [[Pokémon ]] as of the most recent Japanese episode:
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In ''[[DP049|Dawn's Early Night!]]'', Dawn felt confident but lost in the [[Appeal|Performance Stage]] of the {{ci|Hearthome}} Contest. In the {{to|Solaceon}} Contest, which took place in ''[[DP061|Team Shocker!]]'', she did not pass the Performance Stage for the second time in a row, due to being overzealous with {{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}}'s {{m|Swift}} appeal out of desperation to make up for the previous loss. This marked a notable change in Dawn's character. After the second blow to her self-esteem, she didn't know what to do and was still very upset throughout ''[[DP062|Tanks for the Memories!]]''. After this, she became more focused and regained her confidence after {{pkmn|battle|battling}} [[Maylene]] in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''. She also began to practice in earnest for all her Contest's [[appeal|performances]] and [[Contest Battle|battles]]. Following [[Zoey]]'s advice to show off the Pokémon and not its [[move]]s, Dawn was able to pass through the first round in the [[Wallace Cup]] and eventually break her losing streak by narrowly defeating {{an|May}} in the final round of the competition in ''[[DP079|Strategy With a Smile!]]''. Since this turning point, Dawn has maintained her focus and humility.
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After learning of the upcoming Contest in [[Celestic Town]], Dawn became very dedicated in her training to the point of overworking her Pokémon in ''[[DP092|A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!]]''. Due to her intense efforts, she managed to win the Contest in ''[[DP095|Battling The Generation Gap!]]''. One of Dawn's combinations in that Contest inspired one of {{Ash}}'s notable tactics, the [[Counter Shield]]. In ''[[DP106|A Breed Stampede!]]'', her {{TP|Dawn|Mamoswine}} began to disobey her after [[Evolution|evolving]]. Despite this, she was still eager to train it well and finally gained its trust after healing it in ''[[DP119|Trials and Adulations!]]''. However, Mamoswine still rebelled and disobeyed Dawn after it was hit by an attack and lost its temper in the semifinals of the {{to|Lilypad}} {{pkmn|Contest}} in ''[[DP146|Dressed for Jess Success!]]''. Even though this caused Dawn to lose, she remained calm and optimistic that her and Mamoswine would be victorious the next time.
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Dawn traveled back home with Ash and Brock for the annual [[Twinleaf Festival]] in ''[[DP138|Strategy Begins at Home!]]''. Dawn went on to compete against her mother in a [[Double Battle|two-on-two]] [[Contest Battle]]. Johanna's {{TP|Johanna|Glameow}} and {{p|Umbreon}} versed [[Dawn's Piplup]] and {{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}}. Although Johanna won the match with relative ease, she was impressed by Dawn's teamwork and complimented her. The homecoming helped Dawn to regain her focus, especially after a venture into her own subconscious in ''[[DP140|Historical Mystery Tour!]]''. Once the festival ended, the group left Twinleaf Town at the end of ''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]''.
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Her encounter with Mesprit, like Ash and Brock's encounters with {{DL|Lake guardians (anime)|Azelf}} and {{DL|Lake guardians (anime)|Uxie}} respectively, proved to be fate as [[Team Galactic]] intended to capture the [[lake guardians]] to awaken {{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}} at [[Spear Pillar]]. The lake guardians communicated telepathically with Ash, Dawn and Brock and {{m|teleport}}ed them to the [[Team Galactic HQ|Team Galactic Headquarters]]. With the help of [[Cynthia]], the three Trainers foiled Team Galactic's plans and freed the lake guardians in ''[[DP152|The Battle Finale of Legend!]]''
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[[File:DawnCollection.png|thumb|250px|Dawn in the [[Hearthome Collection]]]]
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In ''[[DP155|Double-Time Battle Training!]]'', Dawn and her friends watched Zoey compete in the [[Brussel Town]] Pokémon Contest. Zoey was victorious, and [[Candice]] brought over an array of desserts to celebrate. During their meal, Candice introduced the [[Tamato Berry]] Ice Cream Sandwich, describing it as "hot and spicy on the inside and cold on the outside", and saying that oftentimes things that don't seem to go well together are actually the most compatible. The dessert and Candice's words inspired Dawn to create a new combination using {{t|Ice}}- and {{type|Fire}} [[move]]s. After many failed attempts, she perfected her technique called Flame Ice, which involved Cyndaquil using {{m|Flame Wheel}} while being encased in Mamoswine's {{m|Ice Shard}} attack. She used this move later in the {{to|Daybreak}} {{pkmn|Contest}}.
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Dawn revealed the story behind her nickname, "Dee Dee", to Ash and Brock in ''[[DP161|Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!]]'', though [[Ursula]] happened to overhear the conversation. In the final round of the Daybreak Town Contest, Ursula battled Dawn using her {{p|Plusle}} and {{p|Minun}} and deliberately had her Pokémon shock Dawn's hair to recreate "Diamond Dandruff". Even though Dawn temporarily succumbed to her trauma, she was able to overcome her inhibition with Mamoswine's and Cyndaquil's encouragement. Ultimately, she defeated Ursula, winning her final fifth Ribbon as well as the opportunity to participate in the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]].
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She later trained in ''[[DP167|Teaching the Student Teacher!]]'' where she came up with a new tactic for the [[Grand Festival]], the Ice Chandelier, which she managed to perfect by trial and error. Though she originally wanted to see Pachirisu use its Discharge attack while surrounded by Mamoswine's Ice Shard, she eventually decided to cover Pachirisu in a larger bubble of ice from Buneary's {{m|Ice Beam}}. This gave Pachirisu enough room to run, making Ice Chandelier look its best. Besides coming up with combination moves, she also acquired a new Pokémon, {{TP|Dawn|Togekiss}}. Dawn trained with Togekiss in ''[[DP172|With the Easiest of Grace!]]'' to find a way to battle with it while not ignoring its need to move gracefully, and she was eventually able to adjust her own battling style to accommodate her new Pokémon.
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Dawn entered the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]] in ''[[DP174|Last Call — First Round!]]'', using her Buneary and Cyndaquil in the Appeals Round. She progressed through the round and battled [[Ursula]] first in [[DP175|the next episode]]. With Mamoswine and Pachirisu she was able to successfully use her combination Ice Chandelier to defeat [[Ursula's Gabite]] and {{p|Flareon}}. In the [[DP176|following episode]], she defeated [[Jessie|Jessilina]] and progressed to the [[DP177|finals]]. Dawn would face Zoey in the final round, which fulfilled the promise the two had made with each other after their first Contest to some day meet in the last round of the Grand Festival.
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It was a very evenly matched and close fight between her Piplup and Togekiss and [[Zoey's Glameow]] and {{p|Gallade}}, but in the end Dawn lost. After the finals, she met with her mother and returned the Ribbon Johanna had given her as a good luck charm at the very start of her journey. Dawn said that she no longer needed to walk in her mother's shadow, and only needed her Pokémon's care and support to become a Top Coordinator, proving to her mother and to herself how much she had grown as a Trainer.
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[[File:Zoey and Dawn.png|thumb|left|250px|Dawn and her main [[rival]], [[Zoey]]]]
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After the competition, Zoey told Dawn that [[Candice]] was throwing a victory party for her in [[Snowpoint City]] and that Dawn was also welcome; however, Dawn declined the invitation, stating that she still wanted to support Ash in his upcoming battle at [[Sunyshore Gym]] and in the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]]. She then thanked all the Pokémon that had traveled with her through Sinnoh for their hard work and pledged to not give up her dream of being a [[Top Coordinator]].
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After Ash competed in the [[Sinnoh League]], she contemplated whether or not to go with Ash and Brock to [[Kanto]]. However, she received invitation by [[Paris]] for her {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}} to work with her for a short while as a Pokémon fashion model and decided to stay in [[Sinnoh]]. Dawn and Ash later shared a final high-five, their trademark exchange throughout the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, before Ash and Brock left for Kanto.
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After Buneary's modeling work with Paris was completed, Dawn decided to spend some time at home before considering her next move on her journey to become Top Coordinator. In [[SS024]], Dawn decided to go to the [[Hoenn]] region, since Hoenn is the region Contests originated from. However, though she was certain she would take Piplup, she did not know if she should take all of her other Pokémon with her to Hoenn or not. She sought advice from Professor Rowan, who instead sent her to help a new Trainer who was having trouble deciding what her first Pokémon would be. Dawn and [[Shinko]] ran into an {{p|Ariados}}'s web, reminiscent of the first challenge Dawn faced with Piplup. Dawn's Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava in order to protect the two Trainers, and it was then that Dawn realized all of her Pokémon still had potential to grow with her. She decided to take all her Pokémon to Hoenn with her and soon left on her new adventure with her dream of becoming a Top Coordinator burning as bright as ever.
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Dawn briefly appeared in a picture on {{an|Brock}}'s memory wall in the side story episode [[SS025]].
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[[File:Dawn heading to Johto.png|thumb|250px|Dawn heading to the [[Johto]] [[region]]]]
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In ''[[BW085|All for the Love of Meloetta!]]'', it was revealed that Dawn had traveled to the [[Unova]] region and was staying in [[Cynthia]]'s villa in [[Undella Town]] while the {{pkmn|Champion}} was visiting [[Virbank City]]. Dawn later reunited with {{Ash}} and his new friends, {{an|Iris}} and {{an|Cilan}}, whom Dawn met for the first time. She also battled Cilan, using her Piplup against his {{TP|Cilan|Pansage}}, but because the battle was interrupted, no winner was identified. She became a good friend of Iris when they traveled to the [[Deserted Island (BW087)|Onix Island]] in ''[[BW087|Expedition to Onix Island!]]'' and was surprised by the unfamiliar Pokémon native to the Unova region, such as {{p|Foongus}}.
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Before coming to [[Undella Town]], Dawn had visited [[Nimbasa City]] where she watched a [[Pokémon Musical]] and one of [[Elesa]]'s fashion shows. She also revealed that she would enter the [[Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup]]. Dawn later made it to [[BW091|the second round]] before her Mamoswine was defeated by [[Iris's Dragonite]], despite the fact that Dragonite still wasn't listening to Iris's orders.
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Later, in ''[[BW093|Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!]]'', she met {{un|Cameron}}, along with Ash, Iris and Cilan. When they arrived at Cynthia's villa in Undella Town, she announced her intention to head to [[Johto]] to compete in the Wallace Cup being held there. After battling Ash, using her Quilava against Ash's Pikachu, and saying their farewells, she and Piplup boarded a flight to [[Blackthorn City]].
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Dawn later appeared during a fantasy in ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]''.
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====''[[M20|I Choose You!]]''====
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Dawn made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]''.
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===Character===
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[[File:Dawn Poffins.png|thumb|250px|Dawn's [[Poffin]]s]]
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Dawn grew up inspired by her mother's achievements and from a very young age decided that she wanted to be a {{pkmn|Coordinator}}. She takes immense pride in what [[Johanna]] was able to accomplish and this is reflected in her determination to follow in her footsteps and become a respected [[Top Coordinator]]. As a kid, she would help Johanna prepare [[Poffin]]s for her Pokémon, something which led Dawn to discover the perfect recipe for her own Pokémon years later.
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Dawn is notable for her confidence, since she almost always tries to look towards the future rather than dwell on her mistakes. In the Japanese version, Dawn's catchphrase is "Daijōbu!", which can be translated as "It's fine!" or "Don't worry!". Although not consistently translated in the English dub at first, she began to regularly use "No need to worry!".
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In stark contrast to {{an|May}}'s inexperience and self-doubt at the start of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, Dawn was overly confident and assured in her own strength at the beginning of her journey. Because of this, she became emotional after she was eliminated from Pokémon Contests, and often cried after losing. After failing to pass the Performance Stage two times in a row, Dawn became depressed. In ''[[DP062|Tanks for the Memories!]]'', Dawn remembered these failures and had to excuse herself so she could cry. These behaviors were completely opposite those she had exhibited at the beginning of her journey, something Ash and Brock took notice of. Their encouragement was not enough to renew her psyche though, and it was not until she defeated May to win the [[Wallace Cup]] that she truly regained her confidence and focus. After this point, Dawn took on a more positive and determined personality. In addition, she became more mature. Instead of reverting to her old headstrong and confident attitude, she became more aware of her faults and how she could work to overcome them.
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[[File:Dawn catches a Pokémon.png|thumb|left|250px|Dawn after {{pkmn2|caught|catching}} a Pokémon]]
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Dawn has a sibling-like relationship with Ash, and they often share a high five when one of them accomplish something. Throughout their journey, they were very supportive of each other, usually training together and pushing one another to become better versions of themselves. Sometimes when Ash challenged a [[Gym Leader]], Dawn would wear her cheerleading outfit and perform a routine alongside her Pokémon to encourage him. In ''[[DP133|Uncrushing Defeat!]]'', upon noticing how disappointed in himself Ash was for losing a [[Full Battle]] against Paul, Dawn presented a circus act to cheer him up.
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A key example of Dawn's growth and maturity occurred in ''[[DP119|Trials and Adulations!]]'', in which she was separated from Ash and Brock and her Mamoswine's leg was badly injured. Instead of panicking or trying to force Mamoswine to continue walking, Dawn thought back to lessons Brock had given her about Pokémon care. She recalled that the sap of a plant could help soothe pain and called upon her Pokémon to search for it. Dawn applied the sap, wrapped the wound, formed a bed of leaves for Mamoswine, and gathered food and {{Berries}} for it to eat. Dawn was ultimately rewarded as she gained her Mamoswine's respect and loyalty. Dawn's actions go deeper than that though, they are evidence of her growth as a {{pkmn|Trainer}} and person.
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Over the course of her journey in Sinnoh, Dawn was able to come up with various combinations to show up her Pokémon's looks and strength. This began with something as simple as making her Piplup's beak grow longer when using {{m|Peck}}, a technique she used even until the end of the Grand Festival. She later followed with simple spinning, which her Piplup and Buneary first practiced for a while in [[Oreburgh City]]. The spinning move was adapted by Ash in his first [[Gym]] battle in Sinnoh.
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Later on, Dawn began experimenting with more complex combinations, such as Flame Ice and Ice Chandelier. After a lot of practice, Dawn's Pokémon were able to master these combinations in battle. Coincidentally, both of these moves were used to defeat [[Ursula]].
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[[File:Dawn brushing hair.png|thumb|250px|Dawn brushing her hair]]
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Originally, Dawn had great concern about her appearance and would not show herself to Ash or Brock until she felt that her appearance was acceptable. In fact, Dawn often slept in a tent while Ash and Brock slept outside. However, after ''[[DP053|Tears for Fears!]]'', Dawn began to sleep outside as well and was less concerned with her appearance in front of Ash and Brock. This may have been an indicator that she had become more focused as a Trainer and Coordinator, paying more attention to her Pokémon and less attention to her looks. Even so, whenever Dawn knew she was going to be on camera, she would pause to brush her hair, such as in ''[[DP174|Last Call - First Round!]]'' when {{si|Rhonda}} wanted to interview her for her broadcast of the Grand Festival.
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  +
Dawn also has an interest in fashion and often reads the {{DL|Magazines in the Pokémon world|Poké Chic}} magazine. In ''[[DP070|The Bells Are Singing!]]'', Dawn revealed that she was the one to design {{TP|Dawn|Buneary}}'s vest, but also admitted that her mother was the one to sew it. In ''[[DP086|Arriving in Style!]]'', she demonstrated her talent for designing again, sketching many different outfits for the [[Hearthome Collection]]. Though she was initially unsure about her creations, she set her mind on designing simple dresses and accessories after realizing the actual role of a [[Pokémon Stylist]]. For that, she was praised by [[Hermione]], who said Dawn has the true spirit of a Stylist.
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===Pokémon===
  +
[[File:Dawn Party.png‎|thumb|250px|Dawn's current [[party]]]]
  +
Most of the Pokémon that Dawn {{pkmn2|caught}} were cute and small like her starter, {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}}.
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Initially, due to her lack of experience, Dawn had difficulties dealing with her Pokémon properly. For instance, she would often bicker with Piplup and her Pachirisu would hit unwanted targets with its {{m|Discharge}}. Even later on in the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series, after most of her Pokémon had become obedient, her Mamoswine had a tendency to get angry and disobey her. It was not until ''[[DP119|Trials and Adulations!]]'' that Dawn was fully able to manage all of her Pokémon. Despite the many issues she had at first, Dawn always deeply cared for her Pokémon, especially for Piplup.
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As a Pokémon Coordinator, Dawn trained her Pokémon for both [[appeal]]s and [[Contest Battle|battles]]. Because of this, she learned to utilize her Pokémon's capabilities creatively. For example, she trained Buneary to use {{m|Ice Beam}} various ways, which proved helpful in the many Pokémon Contests she participated in. She was also able to pull off successful combinations with her Togekiss in the finals of the Grand Festival, despite not having trained it for very long compared to her other Pokémon.
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  +
====On hand====
  +
<!--Please do not change Togekiss's type to Fairy/Flying, as she was Normal/Flying in her debut.-->
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{| width="100%"
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| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Piplup|Dawn Piplup.png|water}} ♂
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| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Buneary|Dawn Buneary.png|normal}}
 
| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Pachirisu|Dawn Pachirisu.png|electric}}
 
| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Pachirisu|Dawn Pachirisu.png|electric}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Mamoswine|DawnMamoswineHD.png|ice|ground|fir=Swinub|mid=Piloswine}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Mamoswine|Dawn Mamoswine.png|ice|ground|fir=Swinub|mid=Piloswine}}
| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Cyndaquil|Dawn Cyndaquil.png|fire|fir=Egg}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Quilava|Dawn Quilava.png|fire|fir=Egg|mid=Cyndaquil}}
|
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| {{ActivePoké|Dawn|Togekiss|Dawn Togekiss.png|Normal|Flying}} ♀
 
|}
 
|}
   
===In training===
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====In training====<!--Dawn still owns Ambipom as far as it is known. Do not change this section to "Given away".-->
{| align="center" width="100%"
+
{| width="100%"
|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Ambipom|Dawn Ambipom.png|normal|fir=Aipom|size=190px}} ♀
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Ambipom|Dawn Ambipom.png|normal|fir=Aipom}} ♀
 
 
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|}
   
===Traded away===
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====Traded away====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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{| width="100%"
|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Dawn and Buizel.png|water|size=190px}} ♂
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Ash'sBuizel.png|water}} ♂
 
 
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===Temporary===
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====Temporary====
{|border="1" style="border: 1px solid #000; border-collapse: collapse;" width=300px cellspacing="0"
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{{MissingInfo|2|enva|java}}
|-
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{{TrainerPoké
| align=center | [[Image:088.png]]<br>{{p|Grimer}}
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|main=yes
| align=center | [[Image:085.png]]<br>{{p|Dodrio}}
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|trainer=Ash
| align=center | [[Image:319.png]]<br>{{p|Sharpedo}}
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|pkmn=Pikachu
|}
+
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Electric
  +
|img=Dawn Pikachu.png
  +
|epnum=EP001
  +
|epname=Pokémon - I Choose You!
  +
|vajp=Ikue Ohtani
  +
|vaen=Ikue Ohtani
  +
|desc=When Dawn rescued Pikachu from Team Rocket, after trying to capture him thinking he was a wild Pokémon, she looked after Pikachu until returning to Ash in [[DP003|the next episode]].}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Brock
  +
|pkmn=Croagunk
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Poison
  +
|type2=Fighting
  +
|img=Dawn Croagunk.png
  +
|epnum=DP008
  +
|epname=Gymbaliar!
  +
|vajp=Katsuyuki Konishi
  +
|vaen=Bill Rogers
  +
|desc=After the group got separated by {{p|Graveler}} and {{p|Golem}} using {{m|Rollout}}, Croagunk ended up going with Dawn while they were stuck in a maze looking for Ash and Brock. When the group found each other on two sides of a maze wall, Croagunk, along with the other Pokémon, were commanded to break a hole on one side of the wall.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Chimchar
  +
|type1=Fire
  +
|img=Dawn Chimchar Staravia.png
  +
|epnum=DP003
  +
|epname=When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
  +
|vajp=Megumi Hayashibara
  +
|vaen=Bill Rogers
  +
|desc=When Ash was training for his Pastoria Gym battle, he lent Chimchar and Staravia to Dawn so they can practice.
  +
  +
Under Dawn's command, Chimchar used {{m|Flamethrower}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Staravia
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Normal
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Dawn Chimchar Staravia.png
  +
|epnum=DP002
  +
|epname=Two Degrees of Separation!
  +
|vajp=Kiyotaka Furushima
  +
|vaen=Sarah Natochenny
  +
|desc=When Ash was training for his Pastoria Gym battle, he lent Staravia and Chimchar to Dawn so they can practice.
  +
  +
Under Dawn's command, Staravia used {{m|Aerial Ace}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Dawn
  +
|pkmn=Grimer
  +
|type1=Poison
  +
|img=Dawn Grimer.png
  +
|epnum=DP088
  +
|epname=Camping It Up!
  +
|desc=Dawn trained this {{p|Grimer}} during the first day of the [[Pokémon Summer Academy]]. It was used in a battle against a {{p|Venonat}} trained by [[Conway]]. During the battle, it used a [[Counter Shield]] that Dawn had taught it.
  +
  +
Grimer's known moves are {{m|Poison Gas}}, {{m|Mud-Slap}}{{tt|*|Not used, just mentioned in the Pokédex}}, {{m|Sludge}} and {{m|Gunk Shot}}{{tt|*|Not used, just mentioned in the Pokédex}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Dawn
  +
|pkmn=Dodrio
  +
|type1=Normal
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Dawn Dodrio.png
  +
|epnum=DP091
  +
|epname=One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
  +
|desc=Dawn used {{p|Dodrio}} in the first leg of the triathlon.
  +
  +
None of Dodrio's moves are known.}}
  +
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{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Dawn
  +
|pkmn=Sharpedo
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|type2=Dark
  +
|img=Conway Floatzel.png
  +
|epnum=DP091
  +
|epname=One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
  +
|desc=Dawn used {{p|Sharpedo}} in the second leg of the triathlon.
  +
  +
None of Sharpedo's moves are known.}}
  +
  +
===Contests===
  +
[[File:Dawn 4 ribbons.png|thumb|220px|Dawn's Ribbons as of ''[[DP115|Stealing the Conversation!]]'']]
  +
====Sinnoh Ribbons====
  +
This listing is of the [[Ribbon]]s Dawn has obtained in the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]:
  +
* {{to|Floaroma}} [[a:File:Floaroma Ribbon.png|Ribbon]] (''[[DP027|Settling a Not-So-Old Score!]]'')
  +
* {{DL|Ribbon|Aqua Ribbon}} (for winning the [[Wallace Cup]]; ''[[DP079|Strategy with a Smile!]]'')
  +
* {{to|Celestic}} [[a:File:Celestic Ribbon.png|Ribbon]] (''[[DP095|Battling The Generation Gap!]]'')
  +
* {{to|Chocovine}} [[a:File:Chocovine Ribbon.png|Ribbon]] (''[[DP114|Another One Gabites the Dust!]]'')
  +
* {{to|Daybreak}} [[a:File:Daybreak Ribbon.png|Ribbon]] (''[[DP162|Playing the Performance Encore!]]'')
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  +
====Grand Festival ranking====
  +
Dawn has competed in the following [[Grand Festival]] tournaments:
  +
* [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]] - Runner-up (''[[DP177|A Grand Fight for Winning!]]'')
   
* '''Grimer''': Trained during ''[[DP088|Camping It Up!]]''.
+
====Other achievements====
* '''Dodrio''' and '''Sharpedo''': Used in the triathlon in ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]''.
+
Dawn has competed in the following [[Pokémon Contest]]s:
  +
* {{ci|Jubilife}} Contest - Top 4 (''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'')
  +
* Unofficial Contest - Runner-up (''[[DP022|Borrowing on Bad Faith!]]'')
  +
* {{to|Alamos}} Contest - Unknown (''[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai'']])
  +
* {{ci|Hearthome}} Contest - Appeal Round (''[[DP049|Dawn's Early Night!'']])
  +
* {{to|Solaceon}} Contest - Appeal Round (''[[DP061|Team Shocker!'']])
  +
* {{to|Sandalstraw}} Contest - Runner-up (''[[DP123|Old Rivals, New Tricks!'']])
  +
* {{to|Lilypad}} Contest - Top 4 (''[[DP146|Dressed for Jess Success!'']])
   
==Ribbons==
+
====Outfits====
[[Image:Dawn ribbon4.png|thumb|right|200px|Dawn's ribbons as of ''[[DP114|Another One Gabites the Dust!]]'']]
+
* [[List of clothing in the anime#Dawn|Dawn's different outfits seen in the anime]]
===[[Sinnoh]] ribbons===
 
* {{to|Floaroma}} [[Ribbon]] (''[[DP027|Settling a Not-So-Old Score!]]'')
 
* [[Ribbon#In the anime|Aqua Ribbon]] (''[[DP079|Strategy with a Smile!]]'')
 
* {{to|Celestic}} [[Ribbon]] (''[[DP095|Battling the Generation Gap!]]'')
 
* {{to|Chocovine}} [[Ribbon]] (''[[DP114|Another One Gabites the Dust!]]'')
 
* {{to|Asatsuki}} [[Ribbon]] ([[DP162]])
 
   
==Achievements==
+
===Pokémon competitions===
* Unofficial Contest in ''[[DP022|Borrowing on Bad Faith!]]'' - Runner-Up
+
[[File:Dawn tiara.png|thumb|220px|The tiara Dawn received for winning the Hearthome Collection]]
* [[Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition]] (Runner-up - with [[Conway]]) (''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]'')
+
Dawn has competed in the following {{cat|Pokémon competitions}}:
  +
* [[Pokémon Dress-Up Contest]] - N/A (''[[DP033|All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!]]'')
  +
* [[Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition]] - Runner-up (with [[Conway]]; ''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]'')
  +
* [[Wallace Cup]] - Winner (''[[DP079|Strategy with a Smile!]]'')
 
* [[Hearthome Collection]] - Winner (''[[DP086|Arriving in Style!]]'')
 
* [[Hearthome Collection]] - Winner (''[[DP086|Arriving in Style!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Summer Academy]] - Winner ({{DL|Pokémon Summer Academy|Red Team}}; ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Triathlon]] - N/A (''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament]] - Top 4 (''[[DP124|To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!]]'')
  +
* [[Festival Battle Challenge]] - N/A (''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup]] - Top 8 (''[[BW091|Battling Authority Once Again!]]'')
   
==Voice actors==
+
===Voice actors===
 
{{vatable|color={{pearl color}}|bordercolor={{pearl color light}}
 
{{vatable|color={{pearl color}}|bordercolor={{pearl color light}}
 
|ja=豊口めぐみ ''[[Megumi Toyoguchi]]''
 
|ja=豊口めぐみ ''[[Megumi Toyoguchi]]''
 
|en=[[Emily Jenness]]
 
|en=[[Emily Jenness]]
|cs=Rosita Erbanová
+
|zh_cmn=纪元 ''Jì Yuán'' (Mainland China)<br>林美秀 ''Lín Měixiù'' (Taiwan)
|nl=Meghna Kumar
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|cs=Rozita Erbanová
|fr_eu=Alexandra Corréa
+
|nl=Meghna Kumar
|de=Jana Julie
+
|fi=Mirjami Heikkinen
|he=טליה ברקאי Talia Barkai
+
|fr_eu=Alexandra Corréa
|it=Tosawi Piovani
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|el=Στέλλα Μπονάτσου ''Stella Bonatsou''
|ko=정미숙 Chong Mi-Suk
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|de=Jana Julie Kilka
|no=Eline Høyer
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|he=טליה ברקאי ''Talia Barkai''
|pl=Magdalena Krylik ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])<br>Beata Wyrąbkiewicz ([[DP053]]-present)
+
|hu=Bernadett Vágó
  +
|id=Dewi Arifiani ({{series|Diamond & Pearl}}<!--DP054-DP135, DP138-DP141 are never aired in Indonesia-->, [[Pokémon movie|movies]])<br>Diah Sekartadji Wulandari ([[DP146]]-[[DP148]], [[DP176]]-[[DP178]])
  +
|it=Tosawi Piovani ([[DP001]]-[[DP104]])<br>Ludovica De Caro ([[DP105]]-present)
  +
|ko=정미숙 ''Chong Mi-Suk''
  +
|no=Eline Høyer
  +
|pl=Magdalena Krylik ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])<br>Beata Wyrąbkiewicz ([[DP053]]-[[DP191]], [[BW085]]-[[BW093]])
 
|pt_br=Fernanda Bulara
 
|pt_br=Fernanda Bulara
|pt_eu=Raquel Ferreira
+
|pt_eu=Raquel Ferreira ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])<br>Joana Carvalho ([[DP053]]-present, [[Pokémon movie|movies]])
  +
|ru=Анастасия Фомичева ''Anastasia Fomicheva'' ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])<br>Ольга Шорохова ''Olga Shorohova'' ([[DP053]]-present)
 
|es_eu=Mar Bordallo
 
|es_eu=Mar Bordallo
|es_la=Gaby Ugarte ([[DP001]]-[[DP104]])<br>Leyla Rangel ([[DP105]]-present)
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|es_la=Gaby Ugarte ([[DP001]]-[[DP104]], [[DP158]]-[[DP191]])<br>Leyla Rangel ([[DP105]]-[[DP157]], [[BW085]]-[[BW093]])
|zh_cmn=林美秀 (Taiwan)
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|sv=Elina Raeder
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|th=ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น'' Sansanee Watthananumomchan''<br>([[DP001]] - [[DP053]])
  +
|da=Annevig Schelde Ebbe
  +
|vi=Lưu Ái Phương ([[BW085]]-[[BW093]])<br>Kim Ngọc ([[M10]]-[[M13]])
 
}}
 
}}
   
==In the TCG==
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===Artwork===
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dawn or her Pokémon in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color}}; font-size:80%"
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DP.png|150px]]
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DP 2.png|100px]]
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DP 3.png|150px]]
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DP 4.png|100px]]
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DP 5.png|150px]]
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|-
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| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Diamond & Pearl series|''Diamond & Pearl'' series}}
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| colspan=4 | Alternative artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Diamond & Pearl series|''Diamond & Pearl'' series}}
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|}
   
{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #999; border-collapse: collapse; background: white;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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====Other artwork====
|- style="background: #{{tcg Water color}};"
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color}}; font-size:80%"
!Name
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn PLL.png|80px]]
!Type
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DVD cover.png|x220px]]
!Level
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| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Dawn DVD cover 2.png|x220px]]
!Rarity
 
!Set
 
!Set no.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{TCG ID|Movie Random Pack Promo|Piplup M|7}} || {{e|Water}} || 39 || - || {{TCG|Movie Commemoration Random Pack}} (no English release) || 007/022
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| Artwork from the {{color2|000|Pokémon Learning League}} website
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| Artwork from the DVD cover of<br>{{color2|000|List of English language Battle Dimension home video releases (Region 1)|Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension - Box Set 2}}
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| Artwork from the DVD cover of<br>{{color2|000|List of English language Galactic Battles home video releases (Region 1)|Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles - Box Set 2}}
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|}
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  +
==In the manga==
  +
===In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga===
  +
[[File:Dawn PDP.png|thumb|150px|Dawn and a {{p|Grimer}} in {{OBP|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl|Sakai Takayuki}}]]
  +
Dawn and her {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} appear as main characters alongside {{Ash}} and {{AP|Pikachu}} in {{OBP|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl|Sakai Takayuki}}, an adaptation of the anime set in the timeline of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
  +
  +
====Pokémon====
  +
{| style="float:left; width: 75%"
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Piplup|Dawn Piplup PDP.png|water|link=Dawn's Piplup#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Buneary|Dawn Buneary PDP.png|normal|link=Dawn's Buneary#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♀
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Pachirisu|Dawn Pachirisu PDP.png|electric|link=Dawn's Pachirisu#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{TCG ID|Movie Random Pack Promo|Buneary M|19}} || {{e|Colorless}} || 33 || - || {{TCG|Movie Commemoration Random Pack}} (no English release) || 019/022
+
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Ambipom|Dawn Ambipom PDP.png|normal|fir=Aipom|link=Dawn's Ambipom#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Mamoswine|Dawn Mamoswine PDP.png|ice|ground||link=Dawn's Mamoswine#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
 
|}
 
|}
  +
{{left clear}}
  +
=====Traded away=====
  +
{| style="float:left; width: 25%"
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Buizel|Dawn Buizel PDP.png|water|link=Ash's Buizel#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂
  +
|}
  +
{{left clear}}
  +
  +
===In the movie adaptations===
  +
[[File:DP series trio.png|thumb|250px|Dawn, Ash, and Brock in the manga]]
  +
Dawn appears in the manga adaptations of ''{{ma|The Rise of Darkrai}}'', ''{{ma|Giratina and the Sky Warrior}}'', ''{{ma|Arceus and the Jewel of Life}}'', and ''{{ma|Zoroark: Master of Illusions}}''. Her team is the same in these manga adaptations.
  +
  +
==In the TCG==
  +
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dawn or her Pokémon in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
  +
  +
{{cardlist/header|Dawn's Pokémon|Fairy|char=yes}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Piplup M (Movie Random Pack 7)|Piplup]] {{SP|M}}|type=Water|jpset=Movie Commemoration Random Pack|jpnum=007/022}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Buneary M (Movie Random Pack 19)|Buneary]] {{SP|M}}|type=Colorless|jpset=Movie Commemoration Random Pack|jpnum=019/022}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Dream League|Piplup|52}}|type=Water|jpset=Dream League|jprarity=CHR|jpnum=052/049}}
  +
{{cardlist/footer|Fairy}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Dawn's name is a reference to {{game3|Diamond and Pearl|Diamond|s}}, as [[Paul]] references {{game3|Diamond and Pearl|Pearl|s}}. "Dawn" may also be a reference to "Hikari," which means "light"--dawn is essentially the day's first light.
+
[[File:Dawn rivals.png|thumb|370px|Dawn's recurring rivals as seen in [[The Greatest - Everyday!]]]]
[[Image:Dawnpll.JPG|220px|thumb|right|Dawn in [[Pokémon Learning League]]]]
+
* Dawn is the first of Ash's female traveling companions to not be related to a [[Gym Leader]].
[[File:Dawn first 2 Pokémon.png|thumb|250px|Dawn's first two Pokémon]]
+
* Dawn is the first traveling companion to have the new [[Ken Sugimori|Sugimori]]-style eyes.
* Like [[I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~|May]], she has her own [[List of Japanese ending themes|ending theme song]], titled 君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜 ''[[By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~]]''. It is the first ending of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. The song is performed by グリン ''Grin''.
 
 
* On the [[Pokémon Learning League]] website, [[List of clothing in the anime|her clothing]] has been altered so that her white undershirt has sleeves and she is wearing black stockings or tights.
 
* On the [[Pokémon Learning League]] website, [[List of clothing in the anime|her clothing]] has been altered so that her white undershirt has sleeves and she is wearing black stockings or tights.
* Dawn is the first Pokémon Trainer introduced as a novice to not have a {{type2|Bug}} Pokémon be her first evolution, as Ash's first evolving Pokémon was Caterpie, and May's was Wurmple. Dawn's first evolving Pokémon was {{TP|Dawn|Aipom|Ambipom}}.
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* Dawn's socks have shifted position on her legs from mid-knee to below-knee several times throughout the anime.
** The only Pokémon on Dawn's team that have [[Evolution|evolved]] so far are part of a [[Generation II]] evolution family.
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* Dawn's Japanese name is Hikari, and [[Zoey|her main rival]]'s is Nozomi. The ''{{wp|Hikari (train)|Hikari}}'' and the ''{{wp|Nozomi (train)|Nozomi}}'' are two {{wp|Shinkansen}} "bullet train" lines in Japan. The Nozomi is faster than the Hikari, possibly symbolizing that Zoey is farther along in her coordinating skills than Dawn.
* All of the Pokémon Dawn has owned have been members of the {{egg3|Ground}}, though several are in other groups as well.
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* When Dawn temporarily returned to the show in the {{series|Best Wishes}}, she returned for nine episodes. This is the same as {{an|Misty}}, but longer than {{an|May}}, who returned to the show for nine and five episodes, respectively; Misty's return was on four different occasions for a total of nine.
* Dawn's Latin American Spanish dub actress, Gaby Ugarte, is the sister of Xóchitl Ugarte, [[Misty]]'s Latin American Spanish voice actress. Interestingly, the two characters haven't met yet.
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** Dawn is also the only one between them not to use a new outfit during her return.
* Megumi Toyoguchi voiced to Ran Kotobuki from Super Gals!. In Spain was voiced for Mar Bordallo, interestingly she later voices Dawn like Toyoguchi.
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** She is also the only one to not have a change in her [[party]].
* Dawn's Japanese name is Hikari, and [[Zoey|her rival's]] is Nozomi. The ''Hikari'' and the ''Nozomi'' are two Shinkansen "bullet train" lines. The Nozomi is faster than the Hikari, possibly symbolizing that Zoey is farther along in her coordinating skills than Dawn. It should also be noted that they go in opposite directions.
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** She is also the only one to not encounter {{TRT}} during her return.
* All of Dawn's Pokémon (and those she has owned in the past) draw parallels with one or more of Ash's or {{an|May}}'s Pokémon - excluding [[Ash's Buizel]] and [[Dawn's Ambipom]], who are currently owned by Ash or were owned by Ash previously.
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* Out of Ash's female traveling companions, Dawn has met the most of Ash's main rivals, having met {{Gary}} and [[Paul]] during her original run and having met [[Trip]] during her return.
** [[Dawn's Piplup]] is similar to [[Ash's Pikachu]] in many ways: it was her [[starter Pokémon]], the two bonded after saving each other from wild Pokémon, and Piplup stays outside its Poké Ball and refuses to evolve.
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* Dawn is the only [[Pokémon Coordinator]] in the anime to compete for the same {{pkmn|Contest}} [[Ribbon]] twice.
** [[Dawn's Buneary]] is like [[May's Beautifly]] in that Dawn had wanted to (and in Dawn's case, actually attempted to) capture one in an episode before they actually managed to. It is also their first capture.
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* Dawn is the first of [[Ash's friends]] to battle an [[Elite Four]] member, having battled [[Lucian]] in ''[[DP035|An Elite Meet and Greet!]]''. She is also the first to challenge an official [[Gym]], having battled [[Maylene]] in ''[[DP067|Crossing the Battle Line!]]''.
** [[Dawn's Pachirisu]] is a parallel to [[May's Skitty]], in that it is often hyper and needs to be calmed down (with a Poffin or toy respectively). It is also Dawn's second capture.
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* Dawn is the only main character to be mentioned in the summary of the Japanese opening themes along with Ash.
** [[Dawn's Mamoswine]] draws parallels to both [[May's Munchlax]] as a Swinub, in that it lives to eat, and [[Ash's Charizard]] in that it was respectful of its Trainer in its basic form, but disobeyed in its second and third form. It is also similar in that it evolved from its second form to its final form within less than five episodes from evolving the first time. Both Ash's Charizard, Dawn's Mamoswine and May's Munchlax were all the Trainer's fifth captures within their career.
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* Dawn is the first female traveling companion not to have [[Generation I]] and [[Generation III]] Pokémon officially under her ownership.
** [[Dawn's Cyndaquil]] is draws parallels to [[May's Squirtle]]. Both are [[starter Pokémon]] from the region focused on in the remakes of their owner's introductory generation, while their owner is based on the female player character of the main games of their generation. It also draws some similarities to [[May's Venusaur]] for some of the same reasons, as both were given to the characters shortly after the release of the starter Pokémon's remake.
 
* Dawn also shares the same choice for a [[starter Pokémon]] as her rival {{si|Kenny}}.
 
=== Similarities to Ash ===
 
[[File:Dawn Mamoswine Cyndaquil.png|thumb|250px|Dawn with her Mamoswine and Cyndaquil]]
 
* Out of all of {{Ash}}'s {{ashfr|friends}}, Dawn is the only one so far to have her debut episode dedicated completely to herself. Unlike other debut episodes, Ash didn't appear until the last minute. Also in that episode, she saw {{p|Mesprit|a legendary Pokémon}} similar to how Ash did at the start of his journey.
 
* She is the only main character aside from Ash to challenge an official Pokémon Gym from the games, and the first of Ash's friends to compete in an official Gym Battle in the main series since ''[[EP005|Showdown at Pewter City]]'' and ''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]'', where Brock battled Ash and Misty battled Ash respectively.
 
** Counting Gym Leaders of any sort (regardless of game appearance), Dawn is only the second main character other than Ash to do this, as Misty challenged [[Dorian]] in ''[[EP256|Just Add Water]]''.
 
* Dawn is the second main character to have three Pokémon to disobey her: {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}}, {{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}} and {{TP|Dawn|Mamoswine}}. Ash's were {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{AP|Primeape}}, and {{AP|Charizard}}.
 
* Like Ash, she has a [[Johanna|mother]] who lives by herself with a [[Johanna's Glameow|Pokémon]] of her own, with no information whatsoever about her father, mirroring [[Delia Ketchum]] and her [[Mimey|Mr. Mime]].
 
* Like Ash, Dawn has a childhood rival named {{si|Kenny}} who calls her by the nickname "Dee-dee" (Japanese: ピカリ ''Pikari''). Ash's childhood rival {{Gary}} calls him by the nickname "Ashy-boy" (Japanese: サトシくん ''Satoshi-kun'').
 
* Like Ash, she has an [[Dawn's Pachirisu|Electric-type Pokémon]] that is based off of a rodent.
 
** She also owns a {{TP|Dawn|Cyndaquil}}.
 
* Like Ash, Dawn imagined each of the Sinnoh starters before her journey began. She selected the Water-type starter (Piplup), which was Ash's original type choice (Squirtle) in Kanto.
 
   
 
==Names==
 
==Names==
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| ヒカリ ''Hikari''
 
| ヒカリ ''Hikari''
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| From 光/ひかり ''hikari'', light or shine.
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| English
 
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| Dawn
 
| Dawn
| May be a reference to ''Hikari'', as dawn is essentially the day's first light.
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| May be a reference to ''Hikari''; dawn is the day's first light.
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| French
 
| French
 
| Aurore
 
| Aurore
| Literally means dawn.
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| From ''aurore'', dawn.
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| German
 
| German
 
| Lucia
 
| Lucia
| A reference to ''lux lucid'', Latin for light.
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| From Latin ''lux'', light.
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| Italian
 
| Italian
 
| Lucinda
 
| Lucinda
| From ''luce'', Italian for light.
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| From ''luce'', light.
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| Spanish
 
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| Maya
 
| Maya
| This may be from a gag that the Spanish dubbers did in switching Dawn's and May's names around. Notice Dawn's Spanish name, Maya, is closer to May, while {{an|May}}'s Spanish name is Aura, which translates into "dawn."
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| Maya can be a reference to the {{wp|Maya civilization}}, who worshiped sun.
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| Korean
 
| Korean
 
| 나빛나 ''Na Bit-Na''
 
| 나빛나 ''Na Bit-Na''
 
| When read as a sentence, it means ''I shine''.
 
| When read as a sentence, it means ''I shine''.
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| Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainland China}})
 
| 小光 ''Xiǎo Guāng''
 
| 小光 ''Xiǎo Guāng''
| From 光 ''hikari'', light. Literally "young light".
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| From 光 ''hikari'', light. Can be taken as "young light" or "early light"
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| 小光{{tt|*|anime}} ''Síu Gwōng''<br>光子{{tt|*|M10}} ''Gwōngjí''
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| From 光 ''hikari''.
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| Доун ''Doun'' (Дон ''Don'' - [[S11]])
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| From Dawn
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| ฮิคาริ ''Hikari''
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| Same as her Japanese name.
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| Same as her English name.
 
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* [http://www.stage-on.net/hikari/ Daijoubu!], the fanlisting for Dawn
 
* [http://pokeani.com/chara/r-hikari.html Hikari's Profile] on [[Pokeani]] (Japanese)
 
* [http://pokeani.com/poke/r_poke-hikari.html Hikari's Pokémon] on [[Pokeani]] (Japanese)
 
   
 
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Dawn
ヒカリ Hikari
Dawn BW2.png
Art from the Best Wishes series
Age 10 (as of debut)
Gender Female
Eye color Dark blue
Hair color Dark blue
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Johanna (mother)
Trainer class Coordinator
Game counterpart Dawn
Anime debut Following A Maiden's Voyage!
English voice actor Emily Jenness
Japanese voice actor Megumi Toyoguchi

Dawn (Japanese: ヒカリ Hikari) is a ten-year-old Pokémon Coordinator from Twinleaf Town and a former traveling companion of Ash and Brock. Her goal is to become a great Top Coordinator like her mother, Johanna. Her first Pokémon was a Piplup that she received from Professor Rowan in the first episode of the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the anime

History

Pre-series

Dawn during her childhood

When Dawn was younger, she attended a kindergarten, where she met her friends Kenny and Leona. She also knew Barry and Noelle from before leaving Twinleaf Town, but it is unclear how Dawn first met them.

In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, Dawn revealed the story behind her nickname, Dee Dee (Japanese: ピカリ Pikari). She explained that she, Kenny, and Leona had been selected as the week's Pokémon caretakers at their kindergarten, and were responsible for looking after the school's pets, Plusle and Minun. While Kenny and Leona cleaned down the pen, Dawn hugged the two Electric-type Pokémon tightly and received an electric shock as a result. This caused Dawn's hair to fizz out and sparkle, earning her the nickname "Diamond Dandruff" or "Dee Dee" for short. From then on, many of her classmates called Dawn by this embarrassing nickname. This led to Dawn developing a fear of Plusle and Minun.

Diamond & Pearl series

Dawn began her Pokémon journey with an overconfident Piplup. She wasn't able to gain his trust at first, but after rescuing him from a swarm of Ariados, the two became friends. Unlike May, she knew from the beginning that she wanted to follow in her mother's footsteps and be a Coordinator. After meeting Ash and Brock, she decided to travel with them, as their experience would likely be helpful to her. Like Ash, she saw a Legendary Pokémon at the start of her journey, the projected soul of Mesprit in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

When Dawn began her journey she took a bicycle, but like Misty's and May's bikes, Ash's Pikachu destroyed it with his Thunderbolt. However, she did not mention this to Ash until more than thirty episodes after it happened, yet only to acknowledge it as an honest accident due to a desperate situation, and didn't hold it against either Ash or Pikachu. Dawn had also planned to take a large suitcase full of clothing with her, but her mother made her leave it at home due to its impracticality. Instead, Dawn took a backpack her mother had prepared for her. Johanna also gave Dawn the first Ribbon she earned as a Coordinator as a good luck charm, an item that would recur throughout the series as a symbol of Dawn's determination.

Upon arriving in Jubilife City, Dawn registered for a Contest Pass for the Sinnoh region. She also obtained a Ball Capsule and some Seals and introduced her Contest cry, which is "Spotlight!" in the English dub and "Charm up!" in the original Japanese version. Dawn lost her first Pokémon Contest in Arrival of a Rival! to Zoey, who became one of her closest friends and greatest rivals. After her loss, an upset Dawn called her mother, but Johanna told Dawn not to rely on her and instead rely on friends and Pokémon. Eventually, in Dawn's second official Contest, she was able to narrowly beat her childhood friend Kenny to win her first Ribbon.

Dawn in her first Pokémon Contest

Dawn regularly trained her Pokémon and took the opportunity to practice her skills with Zoey whenever the two met, such as in A Stand-Up Sit-Down!. Zoey was always helpful to Dawn during their meetings and helped inspire her to come up with new combinations. However, even with Zoey's help Dawn was not able to perfect Buizel's Ice Aqua Jet despite coming up with the idea. Ash later accomplished Ice Aqua Jet in the Wallace Cup, after Buizel had been traded to him.

In Dawn's Early Night!, Dawn felt confident but lost in the Performance Stage of the Hearthome Contest. In the Solaceon Contest, which took place in Team Shocker!, she did not pass the Performance Stage for the second time in a row, due to being overzealous with Ambipom's Swift appeal out of desperation to make up for the previous loss. This marked a notable change in Dawn's character. After the second blow to her self-esteem, she didn't know what to do and was still very upset throughout Tanks for the Memories!. After this, she became more focused and regained her confidence after battling Maylene in Crossing the Battle Line!. She also began to practice in earnest for all her Contest's performances and battles. Following Zoey's advice to show off the Pokémon and not its moves, Dawn was able to pass through the first round in the Wallace Cup and eventually break her losing streak by narrowly defeating May in the final round of the competition in Strategy With a Smile!. Since this turning point, Dawn has maintained her focus and humility.

After learning of the upcoming Contest in Celestic Town, Dawn became very dedicated in her training to the point of overworking her Pokémon in A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!. Due to her intense efforts, she managed to win the Contest in Battling The Generation Gap!. One of Dawn's combinations in that Contest inspired one of Ash's notable tactics, the Counter Shield. In A Breed Stampede!, her Mamoswine began to disobey her after evolving. Despite this, she was still eager to train it well and finally gained its trust after healing it in Trials and Adulations!. However, Mamoswine still rebelled and disobeyed Dawn after it was hit by an attack and lost its temper in the semifinals of the Lilypad Contest in Dressed for Jess Success!. Even though this caused Dawn to lose, she remained calm and optimistic that her and Mamoswine would be victorious the next time.

Dawn traveled back home with Ash and Brock for the annual Twinleaf Festival in Strategy Begins at Home!. Dawn went on to compete against her mother in a two-on-two Contest Battle. Johanna's Glameow and Umbreon versed Dawn's Piplup and Pachirisu. Although Johanna won the match with relative ease, she was impressed by Dawn's teamwork and complimented her. The homecoming helped Dawn to regain her focus, especially after a venture into her own subconscious in Historical Mystery Tour!. Once the festival ended, the group left Twinleaf Town at the end of Challenging a Towering Figure!.

Her encounter with Mesprit, like Ash and Brock's encounters with Azelf and Uxie respectively, proved to be fate as Team Galactic intended to capture the lake guardians to awaken Dialga and Palkia at Spear Pillar. The lake guardians communicated telepathically with Ash, Dawn and Brock and teleported them to the Team Galactic Headquarters. With the help of Cynthia, the three Trainers foiled Team Galactic's plans and freed the lake guardians in The Battle Finale of Legend!

In Double-Time Battle Training!, Dawn and her friends watched Zoey compete in the Brussel Town Pokémon Contest. Zoey was victorious, and Candice brought over an array of desserts to celebrate. During their meal, Candice introduced the Tamato Berry Ice Cream Sandwich, describing it as "hot and spicy on the inside and cold on the outside", and saying that oftentimes things that don't seem to go well together are actually the most compatible. The dessert and Candice's words inspired Dawn to create a new combination using Ice- and Fire-type moves. After many failed attempts, she perfected her technique called Flame Ice, which involved Cyndaquil using Flame Wheel while being encased in Mamoswine's Ice Shard attack. She used this move later in the Daybreak Contest.

Dawn revealed the story behind her nickname, "Dee Dee", to Ash and Brock in Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, though Ursula happened to overhear the conversation. In the final round of the Daybreak Town Contest, Ursula battled Dawn using her Plusle and Minun and deliberately had her Pokémon shock Dawn's hair to recreate "Diamond Dandruff". Even though Dawn temporarily succumbed to her trauma, she was able to overcome her inhibition with Mamoswine's and Cyndaquil's encouragement. Ultimately, she defeated Ursula, winning her final fifth Ribbon as well as the opportunity to participate in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

She later trained in Teaching the Student Teacher! where she came up with a new tactic for the Grand Festival, the Ice Chandelier, which she managed to perfect by trial and error. Though she originally wanted to see Pachirisu use its Discharge attack while surrounded by Mamoswine's Ice Shard, she eventually decided to cover Pachirisu in a larger bubble of ice from Buneary's Ice Beam. This gave Pachirisu enough room to run, making Ice Chandelier look its best. Besides coming up with combination moves, she also acquired a new Pokémon, Togekiss. Dawn trained with Togekiss in With the Easiest of Grace! to find a way to battle with it while not ignoring its need to move gracefully, and she was eventually able to adjust her own battling style to accommodate her new Pokémon.

Dawn entered the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!, using her Buneary and Cyndaquil in the Appeals Round. She progressed through the round and battled Ursula first in the next episode. With Mamoswine and Pachirisu she was able to successfully use her combination Ice Chandelier to defeat Ursula's Gabite and Flareon. In the following episode, she defeated Jessilina and progressed to the finals. Dawn would face Zoey in the final round, which fulfilled the promise the two had made with each other after their first Contest to some day meet in the last round of the Grand Festival.

It was a very evenly matched and close fight between her Piplup and Togekiss and Zoey's Glameow and Gallade, but in the end Dawn lost. After the finals, she met with her mother and returned the Ribbon Johanna had given her as a good luck charm at the very start of her journey. Dawn said that she no longer needed to walk in her mother's shadow, and only needed her Pokémon's care and support to become a Top Coordinator, proving to her mother and to herself how much she had grown as a Trainer.

Dawn and her main rival, Zoey

After the competition, Zoey told Dawn that Candice was throwing a victory party for her in Snowpoint City and that Dawn was also welcome; however, Dawn declined the invitation, stating that she still wanted to support Ash in his upcoming battle at Sunyshore Gym and in the Lily of the Valley Conference. She then thanked all the Pokémon that had traveled with her through Sinnoh for their hard work and pledged to not give up her dream of being a Top Coordinator.

After Ash competed in the Sinnoh League, she contemplated whether or not to go with Ash and Brock to Kanto. However, she received invitation by Paris for her Buneary to work with her for a short while as a Pokémon fashion model and decided to stay in Sinnoh. Dawn and Ash later shared a final high-five, their trademark exchange throughout the Diamond & Pearl series, before Ash and Brock left for Kanto.

After Buneary's modeling work with Paris was completed, Dawn decided to spend some time at home before considering her next move on her journey to become Top Coordinator. In SS024, Dawn decided to go to the Hoenn region, since Hoenn is the region Contests originated from. However, though she was certain she would take Piplup, she did not know if she should take all of her other Pokémon with her to Hoenn or not. She sought advice from Professor Rowan, who instead sent her to help a new Trainer who was having trouble deciding what her first Pokémon would be. Dawn and Shinko ran into an Ariados's web, reminiscent of the first challenge Dawn faced with Piplup. Dawn's Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava in order to protect the two Trainers, and it was then that Dawn realized all of her Pokémon still had potential to grow with her. She decided to take all her Pokémon to Hoenn with her and soon left on her new adventure with her dream of becoming a Top Coordinator burning as bright as ever.

Dawn briefly appeared in a picture on Brock's memory wall in the side story episode SS025.

Best Wishes series

Dawn heading to the Johto region

In All for the Love of Meloetta!, it was revealed that Dawn had traveled to the Unova region and was staying in Cynthia's villa in Undella Town while the Champion was visiting Virbank City. Dawn later reunited with Ash and his new friends, Iris and Cilan, whom Dawn met for the first time. She also battled Cilan, using her Piplup against his Pansage, but because the battle was interrupted, no winner was identified. She became a good friend of Iris when they traveled to the Onix Island in Expedition to Onix Island! and was surprised by the unfamiliar Pokémon native to the Unova region, such as Foongus.

Before coming to Undella Town, Dawn had visited Nimbasa City where she watched a Pokémon Musical and one of Elesa's fashion shows. She also revealed that she would enter the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. Dawn later made it to the second round before her Mamoswine was defeated by Iris's Dragonite, despite the fact that Dragonite still wasn't listening to Iris's orders.

Later, in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!, she met Cameron, along with Ash, Iris and Cilan. When they arrived at Cynthia's villa in Undella Town, she announced her intention to head to Johto to compete in the Wallace Cup being held there. After battling Ash, using her Quilava against Ash's Pikachu, and saying their farewells, she and Piplup boarded a flight to Blackthorn City.

Dawn later appeared during a fantasy in The Dream Continues!.

I Choose You!

Dawn made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of I Choose You!.

Character

Dawn's Poffins

Dawn grew up inspired by her mother's achievements and from a very young age decided that she wanted to be a Coordinator. She takes immense pride in what Johanna was able to accomplish and this is reflected in her determination to follow in her footsteps and become a respected Top Coordinator. As a kid, she would help Johanna prepare Poffins for her Pokémon, something which led Dawn to discover the perfect recipe for her own Pokémon years later.

Dawn is notable for her confidence, since she almost always tries to look towards the future rather than dwell on her mistakes. In the Japanese version, Dawn's catchphrase is "Daijōbu!", which can be translated as "It's fine!" or "Don't worry!". Although not consistently translated in the English dub at first, she began to regularly use "No need to worry!".

In stark contrast to May's inexperience and self-doubt at the start of the Advanced Generation series, Dawn was overly confident and assured in her own strength at the beginning of her journey. Because of this, she became emotional after she was eliminated from Pokémon Contests, and often cried after losing. After failing to pass the Performance Stage two times in a row, Dawn became depressed. In Tanks for the Memories!, Dawn remembered these failures and had to excuse herself so she could cry. These behaviors were completely opposite those she had exhibited at the beginning of her journey, something Ash and Brock took notice of. Their encouragement was not enough to renew her psyche though, and it was not until she defeated May to win the Wallace Cup that she truly regained her confidence and focus. After this point, Dawn took on a more positive and determined personality. In addition, she became more mature. Instead of reverting to her old headstrong and confident attitude, she became more aware of her faults and how she could work to overcome them.

Dawn after catching a Pokémon

Dawn has a sibling-like relationship with Ash, and they often share a high five when one of them accomplish something. Throughout their journey, they were very supportive of each other, usually training together and pushing one another to become better versions of themselves. Sometimes when Ash challenged a Gym Leader, Dawn would wear her cheerleading outfit and perform a routine alongside her Pokémon to encourage him. In Uncrushing Defeat!, upon noticing how disappointed in himself Ash was for losing a Full Battle against Paul, Dawn presented a circus act to cheer him up.

A key example of Dawn's growth and maturity occurred in Trials and Adulations!, in which she was separated from Ash and Brock and her Mamoswine's leg was badly injured. Instead of panicking or trying to force Mamoswine to continue walking, Dawn thought back to lessons Brock had given her about Pokémon care. She recalled that the sap of a plant could help soothe pain and called upon her Pokémon to search for it. Dawn applied the sap, wrapped the wound, formed a bed of leaves for Mamoswine, and gathered food and Berries for it to eat. Dawn was ultimately rewarded as she gained her Mamoswine's respect and loyalty. Dawn's actions go deeper than that though, they are evidence of her growth as a Trainer and person.

Over the course of her journey in Sinnoh, Dawn was able to come up with various combinations to show up her Pokémon's looks and strength. This began with something as simple as making her Piplup's beak grow longer when using Peck, a technique she used even until the end of the Grand Festival. She later followed with simple spinning, which her Piplup and Buneary first practiced for a while in Oreburgh City. The spinning move was adapted by Ash in his first Gym battle in Sinnoh.

Later on, Dawn began experimenting with more complex combinations, such as Flame Ice and Ice Chandelier. After a lot of practice, Dawn's Pokémon were able to master these combinations in battle. Coincidentally, both of these moves were used to defeat Ursula.

Dawn brushing her hair

Originally, Dawn had great concern about her appearance and would not show herself to Ash or Brock until she felt that her appearance was acceptable. In fact, Dawn often slept in a tent while Ash and Brock slept outside. However, after Tears for Fears!, Dawn began to sleep outside as well and was less concerned with her appearance in front of Ash and Brock. This may have been an indicator that she had become more focused as a Trainer and Coordinator, paying more attention to her Pokémon and less attention to her looks. Even so, whenever Dawn knew she was going to be on camera, she would pause to brush her hair, such as in Last Call - First Round! when Rhonda wanted to interview her for her broadcast of the Grand Festival.

Dawn also has an interest in fashion and often reads the Poké Chic magazine. In The Bells Are Singing!, Dawn revealed that she was the one to design Buneary's vest, but also admitted that her mother was the one to sew it. In Arriving in Style!, she demonstrated her talent for designing again, sketching many different outfits for the Hearthome Collection. Though she was initially unsure about her creations, she set her mind on designing simple dresses and accessories after realizing the actual role of a Pokémon Stylist. For that, she was praised by Hermione, who said Dawn has the true spirit of a Stylist.

Pokémon

Dawn's current party

Most of the Pokémon that Dawn caught were cute and small like her starter, Piplup.

Initially, due to her lack of experience, Dawn had difficulties dealing with her Pokémon properly. For instance, she would often bicker with Piplup and her Pachirisu would hit unwanted targets with its Discharge. Even later on in the Diamond & Pearl series, after most of her Pokémon had become obedient, her Mamoswine had a tendency to get angry and disobey her. It was not until Trials and Adulations! that Dawn was fully able to manage all of her Pokémon. Despite the many issues she had at first, Dawn always deeply cared for her Pokémon, especially for Piplup.

As a Pokémon Coordinator, Dawn trained her Pokémon for both appeals and battles. Because of this, she learned to utilize her Pokémon's capabilities creatively. For example, she trained Buneary to use Ice Beam various ways, which proved helpful in the many Pokémon Contests she participated in. She was also able to pull off successful combinations with her Togekiss in the finals of the Grand Festival, despite not having trained it for very long compared to her other Pokémon.

On hand

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Piplup
Dawn Buneary.png
Buneary
Dawn Pachirisu.png
Pachirisu
Dawn Mamoswine.png
Swinub → Piloswine → Mamoswine
Dawn Quilava.png
Egg → Cyndaquil → Quilava
Dawn Togekiss.png
Togekiss

In training

Dawn Ambipom.png
Aipom → Ambipom

Traded away

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Buizel

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Ash's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

When Dawn rescued Pikachu from Team Rocket, after trying to capture him thinking he was a wild Pokémon, she looked after Pikachu until returning to Ash in the next episode.

Debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani
Brock's Croagunk
Croagunk
Main article: Brock's Croagunk

After the group got separated by Graveler and Golem using Rollout, Croagunk ended up going with Dawn while they were stuck in a maze looking for Ash and Brock. When the group found each other on two sides of a maze wall, Croagunk, along with the other Pokémon, were commanded to break a hole on one side of the wall.

Debut Gymbaliar!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Bill Rogers
Ash's Chimchar
Chimchar
Main article: Ash's Chimchar

When Ash was training for his Pastoria Gym battle, he lent Chimchar and Staravia to Dawn so they can practice.

Under Dawn's command, Chimchar used Flamethrower.

Debut When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Bill Rogers
Ash's Staravia
Staravia
Main article: Ash's Staravia

When Ash was training for his Pastoria Gym battle, he lent Staravia and Chimchar to Dawn so they can practice.

Under Dawn's command, Staravia used Aerial Ace.

Debut Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sarah Natochenny
Dawn's Grimer
Grimer
Dawn trained this Grimer during the first day of the Pokémon Summer Academy. It was used in a battle against a Venonat trained by Conway. During the battle, it used a Counter Shield that Dawn had taught it.

Grimer's known moves are Poison Gas, Mud-Slap*, Sludge and Gunk Shot*.

Debut Camping It Up!
Dawn's Dodrio
Dodrio
Dawn used Dodrio in the first leg of the triathlon.

None of Dodrio's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
Dawn's Sharpedo
Sharpedo
Dawn used Sharpedo in the second leg of the triathlon.

None of Sharpedo's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!

Contests

Dawn's Ribbons as of Stealing the Conversation!

Sinnoh Ribbons

This listing is of the Ribbons Dawn has obtained in the Sinnoh region:

Grand Festival ranking

Dawn has competed in the following Grand Festival tournaments:

Other achievements

Dawn has competed in the following Pokémon Contests:

Outfits

Pokémon competitions

The tiara Dawn received for winning the Hearthome Collection

Dawn has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 豊口めぐみ Megumi Toyoguchi
English Emily Jenness
Mandarin Chinese 纪元 Jì Yuán (Mainland China)
林美秀 Lín Měixiù (Taiwan)
Czech Rozita Erbanová
Danish Annevig Schelde Ebbe
Dutch Meghna Kumar
Finnish Mirjami Heikkinen
European French Alexandra Corréa
German Jana Julie Kilka
Greek Στέλλα Μπονάτσου Stella Bonatsou
Hebrew טליה ברקאי Talia Barkai
Hungarian Bernadett Vágó
Indonesian Dewi Arifiani (Diamond & Pearl series, movies)
Diah Sekartadji Wulandari (DP146-DP148, DP176-DP178)
Italian Tosawi Piovani (DP001-DP104)
Ludovica De Caro (DP105-present)
Korean 정미숙 Chong Mi-Suk
Norwegian Eline Høyer
Polish Magdalena Krylik (DP001-DP052)
Beata Wyrąbkiewicz (DP053-DP191, BW085-BW093)
Portuguese Brazil Fernanda Bulara
Portugal Raquel Ferreira (DP001-DP052)
Joana Carvalho (DP053-present, movies)
Russian Анастасия Фомичева Anastasia Fomicheva (DP001-DP052)
Ольга Шорохова Olga Shorohova (DP053-present)
Spanish Latin America Gaby Ugarte (DP001-DP104, DP158-DP191)
Leyla Rangel (DP105-DP157, BW085-BW093)
Spain Mar Bordallo
Swedish Elina Raeder
Thai ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumomchan
(DP001 - DP053)
Vietnamese Lưu Ái Phương (BW085-BW093)
Kim Ngọc (M10-M13)

Artwork

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Official artwork from the
Diamond & Pearl series
Alternative artwork from the
Diamond & Pearl series

Other artwork

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Artwork from the Pokémon Learning League website Artwork from the DVD cover of
Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension - Box Set 2
Artwork from the DVD cover of
Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles - Box Set 2

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Dawn and her Piplup appear as main characters alongside Ash and Pikachu in Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl, an adaptation of the anime set in the timeline of the Diamond & Pearl series.

Pokémon

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Piplup
Dawn Buneary PDP.png
Buneary
Dawn Pachirisu PDP.png
Pachirisu
Dawn Ambipom PDP.png
Aipom → Ambipom
Dawn Mamoswine PDP.png
Mamoswine


Traded away
Dawn Buizel PDP.png
Buizel


In the movie adaptations

Dawn, Ash, and Brock in the manga

Dawn appears in the manga adaptations of The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Her team is the same in these manga adaptations.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dawn or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Dawn's Pokémon
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 #
Piplup Pokémon M Water       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   007/022
Buneary Pokémon M Colorless       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   019/022
Piplup Water       Dream League CHR 052/049
 

Trivia

Dawn's recurring rivals as seen in The Greatest - Everyday!
  • Dawn is the first of Ash's female traveling companions to not be related to a Gym Leader.
  • Dawn is the first traveling companion to have the new Sugimori-style eyes.
  • On the Pokémon Learning League website, her clothing has been altered so that her white undershirt has sleeves and she is wearing black stockings or tights.
  • Dawn's socks have shifted position on her legs from mid-knee to below-knee several times throughout the anime.
  • Dawn's Japanese name is Hikari, and her main rival's is Nozomi. The Hikari and the Nozomi are two Shinkansen "bullet train" lines in Japan. The Nozomi is faster than the Hikari, possibly symbolizing that Zoey is farther along in her coordinating skills than Dawn.
  • When Dawn temporarily returned to the show in the Best Wishes series, she returned for nine episodes. This is the same as Misty, but longer than May, who returned to the show for nine and five episodes, respectively; Misty's return was on four different occasions for a total of nine.
    • Dawn is also the only one between them not to use a new outfit during her return.
    • She is also the only one to not have a change in her party.
    • She is also the only one to not encounter Team Rocket during her return.
  • Out of Ash's female traveling companions, Dawn has met the most of Ash's main rivals, having met Gary and Paul during her original run and having met Trip during her return.
  • Dawn is the only Pokémon Coordinator in the anime to compete for the same Contest Ribbon twice.
  • Dawn is the first of Ash's friends to battle an Elite Four member, having battled Lucian in An Elite Meet and Greet!. She is also the first to challenge an official Gym, having battled Maylene in Crossing the Battle Line!.
  • Dawn is the only main character to be mentioned in the summary of the Japanese opening themes along with Ash.
  • Dawn is the first female traveling companion not to have Generation I and Generation III Pokémon officially under her ownership.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒカリ Hikari From 光/ひかり hikari, light or shine.
English Dawn May be a reference to Hikari; dawn is the day's first light.
French Aurore From aurore, dawn.
German Lucia From Latin lux, light.
Italian Lucinda From luce, light.
Spanish Maya Maya can be a reference to the Maya civilization, who worshiped sun.
Korean 나빛나 Na Bit-Na When read as a sentence, it means I shine.
Chinese (Mandarin) 小光 Xiǎo Guāng From 光 hikari, light. Can be taken as "young light" or "early light"
Chinese (Cantonese) 小光* Síu Gwōng
光子* Gwōngjí
From 光 hikari.
Russian Доун Doun (Дон Don - S11) From Dawn
Thai ฮิคาริ Hikari Same as her Japanese name.
Turkish Dawn Same as her English name.


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