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Ash's Rowlet

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In the anime
In ''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]'', Rowlet was used in the [[Akala Island]] grand trial alongside Rockruff, battling Olivia's {{p|Lycanroc}} and {{p|Probopass}}. Despite their opponents giving them tough times with their combination tactics, Rowlet eventually managed to defeat Probopass with {{m|Bloom Doom}}. Unfortunately for Ash, Rockruff impulsively attacked Rowlet in a fit of aggression, accidentally knocking it out and leaving the Puppy Pokémon to face Lycanroc alone.
In ''[[SM053|Rescuing the Unwilling!]]'', Rowlet and Litten joined Lana, {{an|Sophocles}}, and Mallow in the fight against [[{{an|Lusamine]]}}'s {{p|Mismagius}}, {{p|Milotic}}, and {{p|Lilligant}}, which were being controlled by {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Nihilego}}. Rowlet used Tackle to free [[Ash's friends]] and their Pokémon from Lilligant's Teeter Dance, but Lilligant drew Rowlet towards it with its {{m|Sweet Scent}} move. In [[SM054|the next episode]], Mallow's Steenee emitted its own Sweet Scent to bring Rowlet back to her. Rowlet was then launched into the air by Steenee's Double Slap and afterwards kicked back towards the ground, allowing Rowlet to perform a high-speed Peck attack, dubbed "Rowlaunch" by Lana, on Lilligant. The attack angered Lilligant, causing it to charge up its {{m|Solar Beam}} attack, but Litten interrupted the move with {{m|Fire Fang}}. Although Lilligant appeared to have been defeated by this move, Nihilego made it get back up and continue battling. The battle ended when Ash and Pikachu performed {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}} to defeat Nihilego.
In ''[[SM075|Some Kind of Laziness!]]'', Ash went to see {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Bulu}} so it could help train for a rematch with [[Nanu]]. After agreeing to help, Tapu Bulu used its powers to make several large trees grow instantly before resting on them to absorb their energy. When Rowlet decided to roost on the trees, it absorbed some of the trees' energy as well, causing it to learn {{m|Razor Leaf}}.
In ''[[SM131|The Battlefield of Truth and Love!]]'', Ash chose to use Rowlet in his upcoming battle against Hau and his {{p|Decidueye}}. Upon learning this, Rowlet flew into the sky and approached a wild {{p|Wingull}}, asking it to bring its foster family to the [[Manalo Stadium]].
In ''[[SM132|Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!]]'', Ash and Rowlet were training for their battle when its family arrived at the stadium. Toucannon and Trumbeak demonstrated to Rowlet how to use the move {{m|Feather Dance}}. Rowlet attempted to master it afterwards, but before it could do so, the battle was already about to begin. Trumbeak and the Pikipek returned with a cloak resembling Decidueye, prompting Lana to refer to Rowlet as '''Decidulet''' (Japanese '''ジュナクロー''' ''Junakroh'') and the battle started. Ash and Rowlet attempted to attack Decidueye with Bloom Doom, but Decidueye was able to dodge it before trapping Rowlet with {{m|Spirit Shackle}}. This nearly left Rowlet unable to avoid {{m|Sinister Arrow Raid}}, but it barely avoided the attack by making it hit its cloak instead.
The match continued in [[SM133|the next episode]], with Rowlet enduring a series of powerful {{m|Leaf Blade}} and {{m|Razor Leaf}} attacks. Ash had Rowlet retaliate with {{m|Brave Bird}}, which Decidueye intercepted with {{m|Sky Attack}}. When the smoke cleared, Decidueye eventually got back on its feet while Rowlet lay face-down on the ground. However, just as Nanu was about to award the victory to Hau, Hala quickly realized that Rowlet was sleeping instead and allowed the match to continue. After being hit by Spirit Shackle, Rowlet was able to master Feather Dance while avoiding Sky Attack, molting the entirety of its surface plumage. Afterwards, it knocked Decidueye out with Brave Bird, winning the match.
===Personality and characteristics===
[[File:Trumbeak Rowlet.png|thumb|left|250px|Trumbeak and Rowlet]]
Rowlet is somewhat naive and inexperienced. In its [[SM004|debut episode]], Rowlet brought a wind chime from a market on [[Melemele Island]] to its nest, thinking it was {{pkmn|food}}. When Ash asked it to find {{an|Lillie}} in ''[[SM014|Getting to Know You!]]'', it returned with a watermelon instead. Similarly, when Ash asked it to try and find Pikachu in ''[[SM067|Love at First Twirl!]]'', it got distracted by the scent of {{TRT}}'s honey donuts. It is drawn to the aroma of Sweet Scent, such as when used by [[Mallow's Bounsweet]] in ''[[SM004|First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!]]'' or by [[{{an|Lusamine]]}}'s {{p|Lilligant}} in ''[[SM053|Rescuing the Unwilling!]]''.
[[File:Poké Problem extra scene SM075.png|thumb|250px|Rowlet sleeping]]

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