Drew's Roserade

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Drew's Roserade
シュウのロズレイド Shū's Roserade
Poké Ball
Drew Roserade.png
Harley, Roserade, Drew, and Solidad
Debuts in Now That's Flower Power!
Caught at Hoenn
Evolves in Prior to Our Cup Runneth Over!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Drew
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This Pokémon spent between 154 to 234 episodes as Roselia.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Roselia Ikue Ohtani Ikue Ohtani (AG033-AG123)
Sarah Natochenny (AG162-AG187)
As Roserade N/A

Drew's Roserade (Japanese: シュウのロズレイド Shū's Roserade) was Drew's first Pokémon seen in the anime. It is also his main Pokémon.

In the anime

History

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

As a Roselia
Hoenn

As a Roselia, Roserade first appeared in Now That's Flower Power! when Drew challenged May to a Contest Battle to determine who would get some Bluk Berries. It battled May's Beautifly, managing to stop its Tackle with Petal Dance and paralyze it with Stun Spore. However, Roselia's Magical Leaf was overcome by Silver Wind and it took damage, just as Team Rocket interrupted the match by stealing the Berries. It then destroyed their mecha with Solar Beam and combined the attack with Pikachu's Thunderbolt to send them blasting off, allowing Torchic to retrieve the Berries. Roselia later sat and watched the fireworks that were made with the Bluk Berries.

In Win, Lose or Drew!, Roselia was used in the Slateport City Pokémon Contest. In the Appeals Round, it finished an amazing performance by shredding Petal Dance with Magical Leaf and scoring a 29.4. Its first opponent in the Battle Round was May's Beautifly and it won the battle without taking a hit. It was later beaten in the second round by Robert's Milotic.

In Pros and Con Artists, Roselia battled Ash's Taillow. It first incapacitated Taillow with Stun Spore and won the match with Solar Beam. In the next episode, Roselia was used in the Fallarbor Town Pokémon Contest, where it once again got through the Appeals Round, scoring high with a 29.6. In the Battle Round, Roselia was matched against Grace's Medicham. It started off with Magical Leaf, but Medicham avoided the attack by using Meditate. Roselia was able to easily and gracefully evade Medicham's Ice Punch before having its Petal Dance sent back at it by Medicham's Confusion. Roselia launched a Solar Beam attack, but it was blocked by a shield of ice that Medicham created with its Ice Punch, the attack reflected on the ice and struck Roselia. It was then knocked out by its opponent's High Jump Kick.

In Disaster of Disguise, it was seen being defeated by Timmy Grimm's Dusclops, suffering major injuries in the process. Drew rushed Roselia to the Pokémon Center and as a result of its injuries he decided not to enter the Verdanturf Contest.

Roselia performed in the Appeals Round of the R1 Rubello Contest in Cruisin' for a Losin'. It made a gorgeous entrance with Petal Dance and managed to impress the Contest Judges enough to send Drew through to the Battle Round.

As a Roselia with Drew

In Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?, Roselia was sent out to battle Jessie's Seviper on Mirage Island while its Trainer attempted to rescue May. It battled alongside a group of wild Wynaut who were trying to get back the Liechi Berries that Team Rocket stole. Roselia confused Team Rocket by using Petal Dance in the complete wrong direction; the wind blew the attack back and cut the rope May had been tied up in. It then stood back and watched Pikachu, Beautifly and Masquerain finish them off.

Roselia reappeared at the Hoenn Grand Festival in Hi Ho Silver Wind! when Drew was congratulating May for getting her fifth Ribbon. Later, in the preliminary Appeals Round, Roselia scored Drew a 95, sending him through to the main Appeals Round. In Deceit and Assist, Roselia was seen being groomed by its Trainer along with Masquerain.

In Rhapsody in Drew, Roselia was chosen to battle alongside Flygon in the quarterfinals against May's Combusken and Skitty. Roselia started the battle with Petal Dance, but Skitty's Assist became Fire Spin and incinerated the move. When Flygon stole the attention and left their opponents open to attack, Roselia launched a Solar Beam along with Flygon's Flamethrower, which was stopped by Combusken's Fire Spin. Roselia dodged Skitty's next Blizzard attack and jumped on Flygon. When Combusken was launched up to Roselia and its partner, it launched a Magical Leaf in order to defend itself, but the move was blown away by Blizzard. Confronted by Combusken's Quick Attack and Skitty's Tackle, Roselia paralyzed them both with Stun Spore, evading their attacks and allowing Flygon to land a direct hit on May's Pokémon just as time ran out. Drew won the battle on points, advancing to the semifinals.

In the final round, Roselia was used alongside Masquerain against Robert's Milotic and Claydol. Despite Drew's determination to win the title of Top Coordinator, he was unable to overcome Robert's tactics. As a result, his Pokémon ended up losing the battle on points. After the final match, Roselia was seen training with Masquerain during the party held to celebrate all the hard-working Coordinators who participated in the Grand Festival.

Kanto
As a Roselia at the Kanto Grand Festival with Masquerain

After Drew ended his journey throughout the Hoenn region, he traveled to Kanto to start a new Pokémon Contest circuit and brought along his Roselia. In Spontaneous Combusken!, Roselia was seen enjoying some rest and relaxation at a resort on Chrysanthemum Island alongside its Trainer. Drew told May that he and Roselia would not be competing in the Chrysanthemum Contest, as they had participated in several competitions lately and could use a break.

In May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, Drew and Roselia arrived at the Indigo Plateau for the Kanto Grand Festival. Roselia teamed up with Solidad's Slowbro to calm down a wild Aipom that was causing trouble in the Pokémon Center. Solidad revealed that Drew had used Roselia in his very first Pokémon Contest, in which he managed to reach the final round before losing to her.

In Thinning the Hoard!, Roselia was used alongside Masquerain in the eighth-finals against a Medicham and a Loudred. Roselia combined its Petal Dance with Masquerain's Silver Wind to create a powerful attack, which left the opponents unable to continue battling. As a result, the judges ruled Battle Off for the opposing team, and Drew was declared the winner of the match.

Battling alongside Butterfree as a Roselia

In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing, Roselia was used in a two-on-two Contest Battle alongside Drew's Butterfree against May's Combusken and Beautifly. With a Psychic powered Fire Spin heading in their direction, Roselia blasted though it with Petal Dance. Afterwards, Beautifly used the sparks from the Fire Spin in combination with Psychic to attack once again; Roselia defended against them with Magical Leaf, though the attack was burned up. This allowed Combusken to go in for an attack but Butterfree used Gust to send Roselia's flaming Magical Leaf at its opponents. Roselia used Petal Dance which ended up absorbing power from Beautifly's on coming Silver Wind and dealing massive damage to it and Combusken. Combusken, however, broke through with Overheat, though Roselia was shielded by Butterfree's Protect. They then combined Solar Beam and Psybeam to win the battle.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In A Full Course Tag Battle!, May revealed that Roselia accompanied Drew to Johto and evolved into a Roserade.

In Strategy With a Smile!, it watched the finals of the Wallace Cup with Drew, Solidad, and Harley.

Personality and characteristics

As a Roselia, it was very loyal towards its trainer, following his commands without question and always giving its all during its performances. It was also very strong, talented and in sync with its trainer not only in Pokémon Contests, but in regular battles as well, being able to take on opponents with type advantages such as May's Combusken and Ash's Taillow. It is, however, usually overpowered when battling more experienced coordinators like Solidad, Robert, Grace and The Phantom. In Pokémon Contests, Roselia performs its moves with elegance and gracefulness during both the Performance and Battle stages.

Outside of Pokémon Contests, Roselia was occasionally seen outside its Poké Ball walking by its trainer's side. It was shown to be quite cheerful and friendly, usually approaching and greeting May voluntarily as well as laughing at its trainer whenever he gets flustered or teased about his gestures and relationships with her. It was also shown to be very helpful and intelligent in situations, such as tricking Team Rocket by shooting Petal Dance in the complete wrong direction, thus allowing the wind to blow the attack back and cut the rope May had been tied up in. It was also by its trainer's side when he went backstage of the Mulberry Contest silently investigating Harley and Team Rocket's plan on sabotaging May's final Contest in Kanto. The silent communication between it and its trainer during the investigation proves the strong bond they share together. It was also shown to work well with other trainers' Pokémon, such as blasting Team Rocket away by combining its Solar Beam with Ash's Pikachu's Thunderbolt during its debut appearance, and stopping Aipom's chaos alongside Solidad's Slowbro.

It is presumed to still retain these traits as a Roserade, as May mentioned that it and Drew are still very strong and she couldn't beat them during her time in Sinnoh. It was by its trainer's side watching May competing in the finals of the Wallace Cup with Harley and Solidad.

Moves used

Drew Roselia Stun Spore.png
Using Stun Spore
as a Roselia
Move First Used In
Petal Dance Now That's Flower Power!
Stun Spore Now That's Flower Power!
Magical Leaf Now That's Flower Power!
Solar Beam Now That's Flower Power!
Mega Drain  A Full Course Tag Battle!
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

Ash & Pikachu

Roselia in Ash & Pikachu

Roserade appeared as a Roselia in Ash & Pikachu, where it was Drew's principal Pokémon.

Moves used

Drew Roselia Stun Spore AP.png
Using Stun Spore
Move First Used In
Petal Dance The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
Magical Leaf The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
Stun Spore The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
Solar Beam The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • As a Roselia, its size was inconsistent between episodes, but it was always much larger than regular Roselia.
  • Each of the three times May battled against it, she has lost even though most of her Pokémon that participated had the type advantage.
  • It is the only one of Drew's Pokémon that has been seen in two evolutionary stages.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Roselia and Roserade.

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