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Liko's Floragato
リコのニャローテ Liko's Nyarote
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Liko's Floragato
Debuts in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One)
Caught at Indigo Academy
Evolves in HZ045
Gender Female[1]
Ability Overgrow
Tera Type Grass
Nature Quirky[2]
Current location With Liko
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This Pokémon spent 44 episodes as Sprigatito.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Sprigatito Megumi Hayashibara Kira Buckland
As Floragato Megumi Hayashibara N/A

Liko's Floragato (Japanese: リコのニャローテ Liko's Nyarote) was the first partner Pokémon that Liko obtained at the beginning of her journey, given to her as a Sprigatito at Indigo Academy. She is usually seen outside her Poké Ball.

In the anime

History

Pre-series

The incident that made Sprigatito wary of using Leafage

Prior to Pokémon Horizons: The Series, Floragato, still as a Sprigatito was raised by Manya at her home among other feline Pokémon, as seen in HZ040. During this time, Sprigatito was usually alone, preferring to stay by herself rather than playing with others, until she impressed her fellow Pokémon with her skills in using Leafage and became close friends with a group of other Sprigatito. One day, she witnessed her friends in trouble after they were snatched by a wild Spidops. Although she managed to scare the attacker away, she ended up hurting her friends in the process. From this point onwards, they started avoiding her, afraid of what could happen to them. Thus, Sprigatito felt lonely again, sitting alone on the roof as the others found partners for themselves, and stopping using the move that once was a source of admiration.

Later on, she was among a variety of first partner Pokémon being introduced to a beginning Trainer from Indigo Academy. As Manya noted at the moment, Sprigatito saw something in her, something that made her think they were made for one another.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Sprigatito being picked to be Liko's first partner Pokémon

Floragato debuted in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One) as a Sprigatito, when Liko received her as her first partner Pokémon from Indigo Academy. At first, Sprigatito and Liko didn't get along well, with the Grass Cat Pokémon scratching her Trainer's hand and running off to mind her own business. In her battle debut against Ann's Oshawott, Sprigatito didn't listen to Liko's instructions, which led to her getting hit by a Water Gun.

During the next days, Liko worked hard to strengthen her bond with Sprigatito by learning more about her and make her listen to her instructions in battle, but to little avail. When Amethio first approached Liko, Sprigatito immediately got suspicious of him and led her Trainer to the school's rooftop. She then went up against Zirc's Rhydon and won after subduing it with her aroma.

After being rescued by Friede in the next episode, they were taken aboard his airship with the other members of the Rising Volt Tacklers, but were soon confronted by Amethio and his teammates. Liko was about to give herself up, but after some encouragement from Sprigatito, she stood tall and had her partner unleash a Leafage so strong it broke the forcefield around the Wing Deck, exposing everyone to the unrelenting weather going on. In the process, however, she got blown overboard, which allowed the Explorers to kidnap her before fleeing.

In For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!, Sprigatito was kept in a warehouse with Onia, who had taken a liking to Sprigatito and was giving her food and toys. With the help of Murdock's Rockruff, Liko located Sprigatito and took her back from the Explorers, only to be confronted by Onia and her Skarmory. Sprigatito was able to blind Onia and Skarmory with Leafage, allowing them to escape. At the end of the day, Sprigatito and Liko joined the Rising Volt Tacklers as official members.

Floragato and her friends

In Found You, Fuecoco!, Sprigatito battled Onia and her Golduck, and quickly defeated them. However, Sprigatito and Liko were almost ambushed by Amethio and his Corviknight. Fortunately, they were saved by Liko's pendant once again. Sprigatito then teamed up with Roy's soon-to-be Fuecoco in order to battle against Amethio's Ceruledge. Despite the numerical advantage, Ceruledge was clearly dominating the battle, which ultimately came to a halt when a Black Rayquaza emerged from Roy's Ancient Poké Ball and started attacking, forcing the Explorers to retreat.

In Special Training with Cap!, Sprigatito briefly sparred against Roy's Fuecoco. However, they didn't make much progress, as both Pokémon tired themselves into a draw after consecutive uses of Leafage and Ember. Later, after being unable to talk to Dot, Liko and Roy's determination to get stronger convinced Friede into holding a special training session for the rookies: this time, Sprigatito and Fuecoco faced off against Captain Pikachu and needed to land only a single hit on the Mouse Pokémon to win the match. While they initially struggled against his Double Team, Sprigatito managed to almost score a Scratch after her Trainer figured out Pikachu's behavior. After a lunch break, Sprigatito battled against Fuecoco once more in order to see how much the special training paid off. In the end, despite being at a type disadvantage, Sprigatito knocked Fuecoco out with her newly-learned Quick Attack, giving Liko the win. This battle was the first step for the new Rising Volt Tacklers to get closer to Dot, who let them know that the Black Rayquaza was in Paldea.

Sprigatito retrieving Liko's pendant

In Fly! Wattrel!!, Sprigatito and Liko went to Levincia after her Trainer saw an advertisement for the Spicy Herba Mystica that Murdock had wanted. However, unbeknownst to both of them, this was a trap set up by Spinel in order to steal Liko's pendant. After arriving in a dark alley, Sprigatito was put in a trance by Spinel's Beheeyem as he easily stole the pendant. It was later revealed in the next episode that Sprigatito went through a memory wipe thanks to Beheeyem, but regained her memory piece by piece. After jumping off a building with Liko, Sprigatito reunited with the Rising Volt Tacklers. In Quaxly, We Can Do It, Sprigatito teamed up with Roy's Pokémon and Dot's Quaxly to battle Spinel's Pokémon. Although they were able to defeat his Magneton and Beheeyem, they nearly lost to his Umbreon. However, Sprigatito was able to get Liko's pedant back from Spinel.

In Kabu's Battle Training!, Sprigatito participated in a Gym challenge set up by Motostoke's Gym Leader Kabu. Sprigatito's role was to extinguish the Litwick flames while Fuecoco attempted to keep them lit. Sprigatito ended up gaining the advantage, only for Liko to give up on the challenge when she noticed Roy's improvement, upsetting Sprigatito. She then went on to battle alongside Fuecoco against Kabu's Centiskorch and Wakaba's Rolycoly. The two were unable to defeat Centiskorch and, when faced off against Rolycoly, Liko forfeited against Sprigatito's wishes so Wakaba could win, which greatly upset both Wakaba and Sprigatito.

Overgrow activated

In Charge! Galar Mine!, Sprigatito battled against the Explorers alongside Fuecoco until they encountered a Galarian Moltres that had an Ancient Poké Ball. After Moltres overwhelmed everyone and left Captain Pikachu injured, Sprigatito left the Galar Mine with Liko, Roy, and the Mouse Pokémon. In the next episode, Sprigatito was brought to the Motostoke Pokémon Center in order to recover. After recovering, Sprigatito battled Moltres again in an attempt to calm down the angry Pokémon. With the help of Arboliva's Seed Sower, it increased the power of Sprigatito's Leafage in order to have its sweet scent reach Moltres. This calmed the Legendary Pokémon down, and it returned to its Ancient Poké Ball, which allowed Liko to take it under her care.

In The Stolen Treasure, Sprigatito teamed up with Roy's Pokémon to battle against Tepen in order to get the Ancient Poké Ball back that he stole from them, but was put to sleep by the special Sleep Powder that his Foongus had.

In HZ040, Sprigatito ran away from the Brave Olivine, after she accidentally injured Liko during a practice battle against Fuecoco. She went to Manya's home, as she saw her home nearby earlier while Liko was giving Hatenna and Terapagos a bath. When Liko arrived to claim her, Sprigatito refused to leave as she believed that she would hurt her Trainer again. However, Sprigatito was convinced by Liko that what happen before was an accident and knew that she would never want to hurt her on purpose. After understanding Liko's words, Sprigatito saw Hatenna and Terapagos snatched by a wild Spidops. She initially hesitated to use Leafage again to hurt her friends, but Liko encouraged her to use it, and she used it again. This time, she learned Magical Leaf to save them. After returning to the Brave Olivine, Sprigatito continued her practice battle against Fuecoco and won.

In HZ043, Sprigatito was used to battle against Sidian's Garganacl. Despite her best efforts, none of her attacks seemed to faze the opposing Pokémon, who eventually used her Magical Leaf as a smokescreen to bind her and unleash a point-blank Salt Cure. This was enough to activate her Overgrow Ability, giving her a power boost in a pinch, but the battle was called off early due to new developments on the Explorers's plan.

In HZ044, Sprigatito played a part in stalling the Explorers until Dot arrived to deactivate the machine they were using. In the next episode, Sprigatito teamed up with Fuecoco, Quaxly, Captain Pikachu, and Friede's Charizard in order to battle against the Black Rayquaza. Collectively, they manage to create an opening for Fuecoco to unleash his Disarming Voice, but the Legendary Pokémon counterattacked with a Draco Meteor, almost hitting Sprigatito if not by the sudden arrival of Amethio. Then, fueled up by her Trainer's determination, Sprigatito evolved into Floragato and was able to land a hit on the Legendary Pokémon, but collapsed from exhaustion.

In HZ046, Floragato traveled with Liko to Naranja Academy. After a tour and being introduced to some of the teachers, Floragato had a rematch against Ann's Dewott, mirroring the first battle she had under Liko's ownership. This time, Floragato was able to win the battle by using her type advantage and newfound dexterity to her advantage.

In HZ047, Floragato headed to Cortondo with her Trainer for their Terastal Training's test. She assisted Liko with successfully baking a matcha cake. In the subsequent battle against Katy, Floragato struggled to attack her Teddiursa due to sweet scent and charm distracting her constantly. Liko swifty ordered her to use Magical Leaf to blow away the sweet scent and to land a hit on her opponent. Floragato then terastallized into a Grass type to deal more damage to Teddiursa with a boosted Magical Leaf. However, Teddiursa terastallized into a Bug type, rending the move ineffective and followed up with a boosted Fury Cutter, beating Floragato. Despite the loss, Liko and Floragato both passed the test due to their strong bond, effort and use of Terastal at an appropriate time.

Personality and characteristics

Sprigatito being easily provoked

Floragato has shown to be brave, headstrong, and somewhat reckless. As a Sprigatito, she was not the affectionate type nor an attention-seeker, both traits common of her species, to the point of being hostile to humans if they tried to display affection. As the time passed, specially since the events of The Pendant That Starts It All (Part Two), her initial coldness and hostility towards those around her has mellowed out as she became friendlier with people and Pokémon alike, but has not outright disappeared: when she first met Diana in Reunion at the Ancient Castle, she tried to scratch her, probably in response to what she was saying. Much like her Trainer, she can be cautious of trusting others, a trait first seen when Amethio presented himself to them in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), but otherwise has no reservations and can easily make friends.

She has shown to be relaxed and overall unimpressed with various things. She enjoys sunbathing and, as revealed in Special Training with Cap!, dry-flavored food, with a special liking to matcha, but has been seen enjoying sweets in The Bittersweet Truth. In addition, she is easily startled by loud noises and has shown to be easily provokable, as seen during her first training match against Captain Pikachu, in which his Double Team strategy frustrated her. Despite being a Grass-type Pokémon, she doesn't like water.

Floragato and Liko

Initially, Sprigatito was a lot more free-spirited and did not seem interested in Liko at all, scratching her hand during their first meeting and running off to mind her own business. However, after witnessing the effort her Trainer was putting in order to actually understand her habits, she started to break out of her shell and eventually came to appreciate her affection, allowing Liko to carry her on her arms or taking the initiative to sit on her shoulder or atop her head. Furthermore, upon witnessing the lengths her Trainer was willing to go in order to protect her, even during their initial hardships, such as when they were falling from a height at the Indigo Academy or when Liko rescued her from the Explorers, she became very loyal to Liko. Although their bond is pretty strong, she gets upset with her Trainer at times, specially if Liko does something she doesn't like or approve of, but does understand her well-meaning intentions to help their friends.

Ever since her time at Manya's house, Sprigatito was insecure and afraid of her own strength, as she feared causing serious harm to her friends. Liko attributed this reasoning to explain Sprigatito's initial aversion to using Leafage when they first met. However, through Liko's support and encouragement, she let go of her fear and became more confident in herself, coming around to enjoy battling and developing a desire to become stronger.

Floragato with Hatenna and Terapagos

Sprigatito has shown to get jealous of other Pokémon taking or winning Liko's affection and getting along with her, as seen with Alex's Fidough in Welcome to Paldea! and Terapagos in Terapagos's Adventure!. However, Sprigatito quickly let go of her envy after she befriended them. Although, when Liko met a wild Hatenna and took care of her in The Lonely Hatenna, she didn't show any sign of jealousy towards her, as she helped her Trainer look after the Calm Pokémon, which led them to form a close friendship and become teammates when her Trainer caught her, after encouraging her to stay with them. Ever since Hatenna joined the group, Sprigatito became protective of her, as she came to see her as her little sister and would get concerned when she would wander off on her own, as shown in As Long as I'm with My Friends, when she ran away from Dot's strong emotions, but was relieved that she was safe when the group found her.

Floragato's fur becoming sharp

As a Sprigatito, Floragato was capable of releasing a sweet scent from her paws that relaxed those who smelled it. Sunbathing strengthen the power of her sweet scent, as noted by Liko herself. This aroma was strong enough to put Zirc's Rhydon to sleep in the middle of their battle in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One) and to calm Lucius's Galarian Moltres down in Fiery Galarian Moltres. Moreover, Floragato has shown to be a tactic battler and was specially adept at using her Leafage, and later Magical Leaf, for various purposes. In HZ040, it was revealed that her proficiency with the move had garnered her some popularity around Manya's house even before partnering with Liko. Since becoming her Pokémon, however, Sprigatito gained even more control over Leafage: as of Kabu's Battle Training!, she became able to control its speed, quantity, and power to better suit the situation. Her Leafage can also be used to spread her sweet scent over large areas, as seen in Fiery Galarian Moltres, and to blind opponents, usually in preparation for a sneak attack or for escaping—both applications point to Floragato's natural ingenuity, which matches perfectly with Liko's observational skills, allowing her to circumvent her lack of raw strength.

Appearance

See also: Terastal
As a Sprigatito As a Terastal Floragato
Liko Sprigatito.png Liko Floragato Terastal.png

Moves used

Liko Floragato Quick Attack.png
Using Quick Attack
Move First Used In
Leafage The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One)
Scratch Special Training with Cap!
Quick Attack Special Training with Cap!
Magical Leaf HZ040
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Liko Sprigatito aromatic Leafage.png Fiery Galarian Moltres Leafage Roy's Wattrel and Friede's Charizard
Description: Sprigatito kneads her forepaws at the ground repeatedly, causing a soothing aroma to begin wafting into the air. She then fires off several Leafage attacks, spreading the aroma all around the area to calm down the target. Wattrel and Charizard flap their wings to blow the aromatic Leafage in the opponent's direction. This was used to calm down Lucius's Galarian Moltres.

Artwork

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Official artwork from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Official artwork from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Reveal artwork from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Reveal artwork from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
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First poster from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Second poster from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Third poster from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Fifth poster from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Official artwork from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Eyecatch

HZ eyecatch Liko Uniform.png HZ eyecatch Liko Sprigatito V2.png HZ eyecatch Liko Floragato.png

In the manga

Floragato in Pocket Monsters
As a Sprigatito in Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

Floragato appeared in the Pocket Monsters manga, playing the same role she does in the anime. She debuted in HZM00 as a Sprigatito and evolved into a Floragato in HZM03.

Moves used

Liko Floragato Magical Leaf HZM.png
Using Magical Leaf
Move First Used In
Leafage HZM01
Magical Leaf HZM03
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Sprigatito appears as a main character in the Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~ manga.

Moves used

Move First Used In
Leafage PMLT01
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Pocket Monsters ~The Detouring Volt Tacklers!!~

Sprigatito appears as a main character in the Pocket Monsters ~The Detouring Volt Tacklers!!~ manga.

In the games

Core series

Password reveal from Pokémon Singapore's Facebook page

A Sprigatito based on Liko's Sprigatito was distributed to players who inserted a password. The password could be used to obtain Sprigatito from March 15 to September 30, 2024. The password was L1K0W1TH906.

Wonder Card 1535 | Liko's Sprigatito Gift
#0906  Sprigatito Female icon HOME.png  Paldea icon.png
Poké Ball HOME.png Level 5 0906Sprigatito.png
Type:
GrassIC SV.png UnknownIC SV.png
Tera Type: GrassIC Tera.png
Ability: Overgrow
Held item: None
ID: 230414
OT: Liko
リコ
리코
莉可
Met: the Pokémon animated show (fateful encounter)
Nature: Quirky
Ribbons
/ Marks:
Classic Ribbon Partner Ribbon 
Scratch
Normal icon.pngNormal PhysicalIC SV.png
Leafage
Grass icon.pngGrass PhysicalIC SV.png
 
None.png  None.png
 
None.png  None.png
Games Method Duration
SV Password: L1K0W1TH906 March 15 to September 30, 2024
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Spin-off games

Pokémon GO

On March 5, 2024, as part of Pokémon GO's Pokémon Horizons: The Series Celebration Event, which was based on Pokémon Horizons: The Series, several Pokémon based on those encountered in the anime appeared more frequently in the wild, in raids, from Eggs, from Field Research tasks, and during surprise encounters, with Sprigatito appearing in the wild, from Field Research tasks, and during surprise encounters. The event ran from March 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., to March 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Pokémon Mezastar

Sprigatito appears in Pokémon Mezastar as one of Liko's Pokémon. It appears as an opponent during the first Gorgeous Star set.

As an opponent
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Sprigatito
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Mezastar Grass type.png Leafage


Disks
Tag No. Name Type Grade
4-1-069 Sprigatito Grass
P Sprigatito Grass
 



Trivia

  • Floragato is the first first partner Pokémon to have been obtained by a main character in the first episode of a new series since Dawn's Piplup was obtained in Following A Maiden's Voyage!, 766 episodes earlier.
  • Floragato is the first Grass-type first partner Pokémon to:
  • Floragato is the only Paldea first partner Pokémon to:
    • Have been obtained by her Trainer in her debut episode.
    • Not have been with the Rising Volt Tacklers as a wild Pokémon.
    • Be confirmed female.
    • Have a confirmed Ability.
  • Floragato is the fastest Grass-type first partner Pokémon belonging to a main character to evolve in the anime, evolving in just 44 episodes after her debut.
  • Floragato is the first Pokémon owned by a main character to Terastallize in the anime.
  • Prior to Floragato's gender being confirmed as female in HZ036, Liko's VA Minori Suzuki had hinted towards the Pokémon being female in an interview, comparing them to sisters.[3] In another interview, Roy's VA Yuka Terasaki suggested the same by stating that Liko and Sprigatito have a "friendship between girls".[4]
  • Prior to her evolution in HZ045, a poster featuring Floragato was leaked on Family AnimeFesta for a Japanese event for Pokémon Horizons: The Series. This, however, was soon removed. After HZ043 aired, the poster was released on official Japanese Twitter page. It was also foreshadowed in CoroCoro Ichiban! Magazine, where Floragato was featured on a pencil case that came with ordering the magazine.
  • Floragato is the first ever Pokémon to be distributed in the core series games with a Partner Ribbon.

References

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sprigatito and Floragato.


Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (FloragatoHatenna) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (QuaxlyTinkatink)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelCoralSidianChalceGibeon
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfatherBlanca
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLiko's homeroom teacherLucius (TerapagosRayquazaSix Heroes) • NemonaClavellGeetaDendraJacqPennyGym LeadersElite FourMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters


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