Brock's Ludicolo

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Brock's Ludicolo
タケシのルンパッパ Takeshi's Runpappa
Poké Ball
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Brock's Ludicolo
Debuts in The Lotad Lowdown
Caught at Route 104
Evolves in Take the Lombre Home!
Once in a Mawile
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Pewter Gym
Lotad Lombre Ludicolo
This Pokémon spent 51 episodes as Lotad and 42 episodes as Lombre.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lotad Miyako Itō Kayzie Rogers
As Lombre Miyako Itō Dan Green
As Ludicolo Fumihiko Tachiki Eric Stuart (AG105-AG124)
Bill Rogers (AG177-present)

Brock's Ludicolo (Japanese: タケシのルンパッパ Takeshi's Runpappa) was the first Pokémon acquired by Brock in Hoenn, and his sixth in total.



As a Lotad

Before joining Brock's party in the episode The Lotad Lowdown, Lotad belonged to a group of Lotad that lived near the Flower Shop between Petalburg City and Rustboro City. It was somewhat dense compared to the other Lotad that watered the shop's garden, but thanks to some encouragement from Brock, it was eventually able to water the plants as well. Soon after, it joined Brock's team after rescuing its fellow Lotad from Team Rocket.

Lotad's personality was somewhat similar to that of Misty's Psyduck, although not as frustrating to its Trainer, as Brock is much more patient then Misty was. It usually had a vacant stare about it and was slow to react to the events occurring around it. Nevertheless, it remained a trustworthy Pokémon when called upon to do battle or to aid Brock (its lily pad makes for a handy table). It stood loyally by Brock's side when he nursed an injured Sharpedo back to health in episode Sharpedo Attack!. During the events of the episode A Mudkip Mission, Lotad rescued some Mudkip, one of which Brock captured. Since then, the two Water types would often be used together, usually to launch a dual Water Gun attack.

As a Lombre

Lotad evolved in Take the Lombre Home!, after falling into an empty well. The people of the nearby village claimed Lombre as their "Water Lord," and hoped that it would be able to end the drought blamed on a Solrock. As a Lombre, it continued to be used often alongside Mudkip. Because it looks similar to a sombrero-wearing human, Lombre has performed alongside Brock in his Takeshi's Paradise outfit.

In Once in a Mawile, a Mawile became infatuated with a seemingly uninterested Lombre. Brock wished Lombre to reciprocate so that he could get closer to Mawile's Trainer, Samantha, but Lombre appeared apathetic. Later, while Mawile and Samantha were performing onstage, Lombre searched through Samantha's belongings, discovering a Water Stone. The contact with the Water Stone triggered its evolution into Ludicolo, as well as a change in personality. As a Ludicolo, it now was much more friendly and energetic, and was now willing to return Mawile's affection. Unfortunately for Ludicolo (and Brock), Mawile wanted nothing to do with the fully evolved Pokémon and moved on to other Pokémon, namely a Psyduck. Although surprised, Ludicolo quickly bounced back to its happy state and took Brock with it.

Because of how much his brothers and sisters enjoyed it, Brock left Ludicolo with his family at the Pewter City Gym, as revealed in A Real Cleffa Hanger.

Kanto Battle Frontier

Ludicolo reappeared in Grating Spaces!, where it was revealed that Lola and Flint took Ludicolo with them on holiday so it could carry their luggage.

Personality and characteristics

Ludicolo and Brock

As a Lotad, Ludicolo proved to be a bit slower than the other Lotad it worked with. Gradually, Lotad grew to be a high functioning Pokémon, with the help of Brock's encouragement. As a Lombre, Ludicolo was shown to be a very happy Pokémon, often cheering for its teammates in battle. However, Lombre was occasionally apathetic to situations around him, such as in Once in a Mawile!, when it ignored the advances of a Mawile. In said episode, Lombre evolved and its personality changed again, this time falling for the Mawile but was instead rejected. Like all Ludicolo, Brock's enjoys dancing and having fun with other Pokémon. As seen in Grating Spaces when it carried Brock's parents' luggage, Ludicolo is very helpful as well.

Moves used

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Using Water Gun as a Lombre
Move First Used In
Water Gun The Lotad Lowdown
Razor Leaf Sharpedo Attack!
Bullet Seed Once in a Mawile
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

Ludicolo in Ash & Pikachu
As a Lotad
As a Lombre

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ludicolo first appeared as a Lotad in Brock, A Man Of Resolve!!. It was revealed to have evolved into Lombre in Saving Kyogre, The Lord Of The Ocean Depths! and again into Ludicolo in The Birth Of The Invincible Team, Max And Ralts!!.


  • Brock's capture of Lotad marks the first time that any of the main protagonists owned a Grass-type Pokémon besides Ash.
  • All of the moves used by Lotad, Lombre, and Ludicolo cannot be used in the games through leveling up. Water Gun and Razor Leaf have to be taught through breeding (though impossible at the same time prior to Generation VI), and Bullet Seed has to be taught through TM09.
  • Ludicolo is the only Pokémon owned by a main character to be shown evolving by a stone.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Lotad, Lombre, and Ludicolo.

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