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(Japanese: ノノミ Nonomi) is a character of the day who appeared in BW109. She is a new Trainer just starting out on her Pokémon journey and was on her way to Nuvema Town to get her Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper. She is very anxious and fears that everything will turn out worse than the reality.
Ash and his friends met her as she was having trouble crossing over a bridge. They crossed ahead of her, reassuring her that the bridge was safe. Later, when she arrived at the lab, she refused to go inside, fearing it was full of hostile Galvantula and instead called out to anyone inside. She met with Ash and his friends again who invited her inside, and again she panicked, fearing Professor Juniper would be cruel to her. Instead, the Professor greeted her with a smile, and released Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott so she could choose one as her starter. Nonomi decided to take Tepig, as she worried that a Serperior would constrict her, or that an Oshawott would drench her in her sleep.
Ash, Cilan, and Iris decided to help Nonomi bond with Tepig through a Tag Battle. She initially told Tepig to use Thunderbolt, and Ash taught her that Tepig can't use Thunderbolt since it's a Fire-type and to look up its moves in her Pokédex. The battle was interrupted when Team Rocket appeared. In a panic, Nonomi quickly returned Tepig to its Poké Ball as the other Pokémon were stunned by Amoonguss's Stun Spore. Team Rocket nearly managed to steal Pikachu, but Nonomi was able to distract Team Rocket with Tepig, who ended up being captured instead. Ash then sent Unfezant and Pikachu to rescue Tepig, and it was returned to Nonomi. Nonomi then set off on her journey.
| Nonomi's Tepig
| Nonomi chose Tepig as her Starter Pokémon. To start some training, she with along with Ash and the others decided to have a Tag Battle, during which they were attacked by Team Rocket and their new Pokémon. Tepig managed to distract Team Rocket before they could steal Pikachu, but ended up being captured itself. It was then rescued by Unfezant and Pikachu and returned to its Trainer.
Tepig's known moves are Ember and Tackle.