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プニちゃん Puni-chan
Squishy 10 Percent Forme.png
As a 10% Forme Zygarde
Debuts in Mega Evolution Special IV
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Bonnie
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Zygarde Yūki Kaji Billy Bob Thompson

Squishy (Japanese: プニちゃん Puni-chan) is a recurring Pokémon character in the anime currently traveling with Ash and his friends under the care of Bonnie. It is known by Team Flare by the code name Z1. It first appeared in Mega Evolution Special IV and is the central figure of the XY&Z arc of the XY series.


The Zygarde Core first appeared in Mega Evolution Special IV, where Mairin's Chespin recovered it from an experiment being done in the Lysandre Labs. Although the Core escaped, Mairin's Chespin fell into a coma. At some point after escaping Team Flare, it found its way to a bag on a stump, which the tired Order Pokémon decided to sleep in. This bag turned out to belong to Bonnie, who became quickly enamored with the cute Pokémon. It attempted to escape to no avail. Ash and Serena attempted to scan it to learn what it was, but neither Pokédex recognized it. Bonnie then nicknamed it Squishy in the absence of a species name and decided to take care of it despite Clemont pointing out that they knew nothing about this Pokémon.

Squishy was quickly separated from the group after Sawyer's Grovyle chased a group of Dodrio through the forest the group was in. The group, together with Sawyer, soon caught up to it, only to find it being captured by Team Flare scientist Celosia and a group of Team Flare Grunts. Celosia referred to Squishy as theirs, but her harsh treatment made Ash and his friends skeptical of this claim, they went on to save Squishy. The five and their Pokémon were able to escape with Squishy none the worse for its ordeal.

After escaping, Squishy was introduced to the rest of the group's Pokémon. During dinner, the group was confused that Squishy was refusing to eat, but understood when it basked in the setting sun and absorbed sunlight. Soon after, it went berserk upon seeing Terminus Cave on Serena's Town Map and attacked the device, which the group interpreted to mean it wanted to go there.

That night, it detected through its cells that Celosia and the Team Flare Grunts were still searching for it, so it woke the group up. It was attacked by the Grunts again, but Ash and Sawyer, still unconvinced that Squishy belonged to them, defended it while Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie carried it away from Celosia's group. However, it was separated from the three after Bonnie fell while crossing a river, leading to it being cornered by Bryony. Out of desperation, it absorbed surrounding cells to transform into its 10% Forme, allowing it to use Land's Wrath to force Bryony and her subordinates to retreat. Although this exhausted it, it absorbed light to heal itself.

Bonnie and Squishy

In Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!, Squishy was shown to Professor Sycamore, who was informed that neither of the two Pokédexes recognized it. Sycamore then went on to say that it may be a new Pokémon. While resting in Bonnie's bag, Dedenne wanted it to make space for it so that Dedenne could rest. Serena then decided that she would make an extension for Squishy to rest. While Serena was stitching Bonnie's bag, Squishy went to rest on a rock nearby and absorbed sunlight for itself to re-energize. When the stitching was done, both Squishy and Dedenne were happy as they could now rest in Bonnie's bag. Later Squishy got kidnapped by Team Rocket, along with Serena's Eevee, Clemont's Bunnelby, and Dedenne. They managed to escape, but were quickly found again. When Bunnelby and Dedenne got defeated by Gourgeist, Squishy prepared to change its form and attack them, but stopped when Ash and the group arrived.

In A Giga Battle with Mega Results!, Professor Sycamore met Squishy and took a DNA sample of it to start analyzing it.

In Dream a Little Dream from Me!, after the gang viewed the Litleonid meteor shower, Squishy separated from the rest of them to sleep in a nearby tree. A Darkrai also happened to nestle in that same tree, and started showing Squishy a nightmare, pulling Ash's Pikachu and Team Rocket's Meowth into its dream. In the dream, the group's Pokémon were either in their evolved or pre-evolved form and could speak human language, while the humans spoke like Pokémon. Pikachu and Meowth met up with Squishy, who was getting chased by a flaming ghost. Squishy showed them a glimpse of its true strength, before attempting to escape to its home so it could access this power. After the defeat of the flaming ghost, it was woken from its dream by Clemont's (failed) invention, and promptly found by Ash and his friends.

In Meeting at Terminus Cave!, when Ash and his friends arrived at Terminus Cave, Squishy separated from the group and continued alone to an underground lake in the cave. When it arrived at the lake, it got detected by a sensor placed by Team Flare. In the waters, it began meditating and contacted Z2. When the group arrived at the lake, their conversation ended and Squishy camouflaged itself. Then Team Flare entered Terminus Cave who, after spotting Squishy using their special scopes, managed to injure Squishy by shooting it with their specialized laser guns. During a hard fought battle between Ash and his friends and Team Flare, Squishy transformed to its 10% Forme and proceeded to defeat Team Flare's Pokémon. Celosia and Bryony then sent out their Manectric and Liepard to try and stop Squishy, but they were stopped in their tracks by Ash's Greninja and Pikachu, giving Squishy the chance to escape. After Team Flare had retreated, Squishy was seen hiding behind a tree, watching the group.

In A Cellular Connection!, Squishy was continuously seen watching the group. It also contacted Z2 again, who tried to convince Squishy to cut contact with humans. Squishy, however, disagreed with Z2 and wanted to continue observing humans. Later, when Bonnie was trying to get the medicine for Clemont's Bunnelby, who got injured earlier, Squishy helped Bonnie to reach it. At the end of the episode, Squishy returned to Bonnie's bag and had a tearful reunion with her.

In An Explosive Operation!, Squishy sensed something was wrong with Z2, as it was getting chased by Team Flare, greatly worrying it. At the end of the episode, Squishy felt incredibly upset after realizing Z2 had been captured by Team Flare and vowed that it would come to rescue it.

During Seeing the Forest for the Trees!, Squishy used its cells to find a safe hiding spot for the group after they got stuck in a snowstorm looking for Ash. It later went out to look for Ash after his friends started getting really worried. Using its 10% Forme, it eventually met up with Greninja and told it of Ash's location, which it had tracked using its cells. At the end of the episode, when Ash and Greninja had returned, Squishy sent a message to Z2, telling it that Ash and Greninja truly embodied the unity between people and Pokémon.

In M19, Squishy turned into 10% Forme to protect Pikachu from a Mega Banette's Will-O-Wisp by using Dragon Pulse to counter attack the move. It then latter was seen fighting with a Mega Glalie, before turning into Zygarde Complete Forme and firing a Dragon Pulse to counter the laser that Jarvis shot from his airship, at the Nebel Plateau and the Pokémon that live there.

Personality and characteristics

Squishy, being a Zygarde Core, is shown to be keeping a regular check of nature through its other cells that are scattered throughout the region. Squishy uses these cells as surveillance cameras, and will always check with its cells before falling asleep. If it senses that enemies are approaching, it will wake any traveling companions up to warn them. When in danger, as shown in From A to Z!, it calls upon these cells to change its form.

As shown when it tried to escape from the group, Squishy doesn't fully trust humans; this may stem from the experiments it was subjected to at the hands of Team Flare. It only warmed up to the group when they rescued it from Celosia, and even then, it didn't fully trust them until they defended it a second time. In Meeting at Terminus Cave!, it showed a moment's hesitation before heading to the center of Terminus Cave, looking back at Ash's group before plunging down a chasm. While communicating with Z2 in A Cellular Connection!, Squishy disagreed with Z2's unfavorable opinion on humankind, and expressed the desire to continue observing them.

As seen in the Japanese version of Dream a Little Dream from Me!, it tends to refer to itself in collective, as it is a part of the bigger Zygarde. Squishy is highly ticklish - as shown on its first encounter with the group and in Puni-chan's Song. Also, its biggest nightmare is a flame ghost who constantly tries to attack and capture it, which is most likely an allusion to Team Flare.

Moves used

10% Forme

Squishy Lands Wrath.png
Using Land's Wrath
Move First Used In
Land's Wrath From A to Z!
Dragon Pulse M19
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Complete Forme

Move First Used In
Dragon Pulse M19
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Yūki Kaji
English Billy Bob Thompson
Italian Serena Clerici
Brazilian Portuguese Márcio Simões


Language Name Origin
Japanese プニちゃん Puni-chan From プニプニ punipuni, an onomatopoeic word describing something squishy
English Squishy From squishy
French Pouic From que pouic, a slang term meaning nothing
German Blobby From Blob, meaning blob
Italian Mollicino From molle, meaning soft or squishy
Spanish Blandín From blando, meaning soft or squishy
Korean 말랑이 Mallangi From 말랑말랑 mallangmallang, meaning squishy
Danish Smatte From smat, meaning something with a soft and moist consistency
Dutch Gompie From gom, meaning gum
Finnish Löllö From löllö, a slang word meaning squishy
Norwegian Myki From myk, meaning soft
Brazilian Portuguese Geleca From geleia, jelly, and meleca, meaning slime
Swedish Kletis From klet, meaning sticky
Russian Сквиши Skvishi From the English name

Related articles

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

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