Peeko in the anime
In the games
Peeko is kidnapped by a Team Magma GruntROR/Team Aqua GruntSEAS and taken to Rusturf Tunnel. The player follows and defeats the grunt to rescue her. After she is rescued and returned to Mr. Briney, he will return to his cottage and later offer to sail the player to Dewford Town and Slateport City.
She is referred to by Mr. Briney as "darling", journeying the sea alongside him.
- Audio guide: This painting depicts an old man who keeps a flying Pokémon close at hand.
- Incidentally, the man's name is Mr. Briney, and the Wingull's name is Peeko.
In the anime
Mr. Briney was revealed to have met Peeko one day while he was fishing, when she flew down and landed on the top of his head.
Peeko first appeared in On a Wingull and a Prayer! when May asked him for a way to get to Dewford Town as Ash and his friends were lost. May noticed Peeko and was willing to interact with her, only for Peeko to shy away from her due to the fact that she only trusts Mr. Briney. This changed when May brought out Pokémon food. Later, she was kidnapped by a Team Aqua Grunt who was in disguise as a Devon Corporation worker earlier to force Mr. Briney to give him a boat to meet his partners. When the Grunt was about to get away on Mr. Briney's boat with Peeko, Team Rocket interfered using their mecha to steal both Peeko and Ash's Pikachu. This was interrupted by Brock's Lotad's Water Gun, which stopped the mecha. With Peeko still trapped in the cage, the Team Aqua Grunt took her and drove away on Mr. Briney's boat.
However, Mr. Briney had a Wingull-shaped boat ready which was modeled after his Peeko. He took Ash and the others, and they chased down the Team Aqua Grunt. The two boats raced around until Mr. Briney had his boat jump up to block the boat the Grunt was riding on. With the Grunt stopped, Peeko ended up being returned to Mr. Briney. However, the Grunt was still able to get away on Team Aqua's submarine. With the Grunt gone, Peeko and Mr. Briney were reunited.
In Sharpedo Attack!, Peeko was sitting on Mr. Briney's shoulder during the boat ride to Dewford Town. Along the way, they encountered some Sharpedo when May and Max were swimming. Mr. Briney had Peeko fly to where the two were and they got picked up by her. However, Taillow had to help out since Peeko's strength wasn't enough. Later, when the group docked on an island, Peeko participated in trapping the leader of the Sharpedo by serving as some sort of transportation while Ash captured the other Sharpedo's attention and lured them away from their leader. With the distraction, Mr. Briney and the others closed the area off, trapping the Sharpedo leader. After clearing the Sharpedo problem and taking the group to Dewford Town, Peeko was last seen waving goodbye to them while she and Mr. Briney set sail back to their hometown.
Personality and characteristics
Peeko was shown to be very close to Mr. Briney and appeared to only trust him. This was seen when she hid behind Mr. Briney when May tried approaching her. Despite her initial lack of trust, Peeko was shown to be rather friendly and at times helpful towards Ash and the group once she warmed up to them. When May and Max were surrounded by Sharpedo while swimming, Peeko came to their rescue and helped bring them back to safety. Mr. Briney also mentioned that Peeko was the inspiration for him to start sailing again and he even built a Wingull-shaped boat, the S.S. Wingull, as a result.
In the manga
Like in other game-based adaptations, Peeko appears as a dainty Wingull that belongs to the old fisherman Briney. Briney endears her greatly, calling her "Peeko-poo." She first appears in Blowing Past Nosepass I where she found Ruby caught in the old man's fish nets. In Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I, Ruby was officially introduced to the two and his rescue was explained to him.
In the next chapter, after a Crawdaunt attacked their ship, Peeko distracted the Crawdaunt by attacking it when Ruby was trying to save Mr. Briney. However, Peeko ended up getting a broken beak as she charged straight into Crawdaunt's armored exoskeleton. This was when Crawdaunt's Shell Armor Ability activated, which prevented it from getting hurt by Peeko's attacks. Ruby ended up nursing her beak and healed her wound (he also adorned her with his "brand" of fashionable make-up). When Mr. Briney dropped off Ruby at his destination and met up with Sapphire, Peeko sailed away along with Mr. Briney.
Peeko was seen in Sneaky Like Shedinja where she is still shown hovering around her owner.
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Peeko appears in We've Found Team Magma's Secret!!. Peeko is Mr. Briney's best friend, and accompanies him everywhere.
When at a restaurant, Red wonders if Mr. Briney was going to eat his meal, which appeared in the shape of a bird. Mr. Briney reveals to the group that it was actually his compainion, Peeko, and that he simply enjoyed dressing her up. Afterwards, Peeko becomes affectionate towards Clefairy, often hugging him, much to his displeasure.
Mr. Briney refused to give Peeko to Team Magma and Maxie after they demanded her from him. They play "tug-of-war" with Clefairy, using Peeko as the rope. Mr. Briney stops the game and rescues Peeko, giving her the option to fly away. Team Magma and Clefairy chase after her, with Clefairy using a hot-air balloon as means of flight transportation. The balloon lands on Peeko, who flies away from it, revealing that she neither wanted to be with Team Magma nor Clefairy.
In the TCG
- Main article: Mr. Briney's Compassion (EX Dragon 87)
- Peeko and Mr. Briney are featured in one of the paintings on display in Lumiose Museum in Pokémon X and Y.
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