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Dario (Japanese: ドリオ Dorio) is a character of the day in the anime and also a minor character in a manga.
In the anime
Dario's only appearance was in The Flame Pokémon-athon!. He is an arrogant, stuck-up, and rude trainer who will go to great lengths of winning a race, even if it involves cheating. He and his Dodrio wanted to beat Lara Laramie in a Pokémon race, at any cost. He hired Team Rocket to break her arm, thinking she wouldn't be able to enter. However, he didn't count on Ash entering the race for her and riding her Ponyta.
With the help of Team Rocket, Dario soon went into the lead. They were successfully able to knock out a Tauros, Nidorina, and an Electrode. They also nearly knocked out Ash and Lara's Ponyta.
It looked as though Dario was about to win the race, but out of nowhere, Ash emerged and caught up to him. Dario had his Dodrio Peck Ponyta, but it only delayed the Pokémon temporarily. It then evolved into Rapidash and defeated Dario by just a few centimeters.
Blaming Team Rocket for his loss, Dario tied them up and had his Dodrio use Peck on them.
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| Dario's Dodrio's only appearance was in The Flame Pokémon-athon where it first appeared when it wanted to win the Pokémon Race with his Dodrio. The day of the race had arrived and Dario was riding with his Dodrio, riding in first for most of the race. Suddenly Ash and Ponyta caught up, Dario tries to put Ponyta off balance with a Peck but suddenly Ponyta evolves into a Rapidash and wins the race sending Dodrio flying with a Stomp.
Dodrio's only known move is Peck.
|| The Flame Pokémon-athon
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
Dario in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Dario makes an appearance in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu. In the chapter The Human Race and the Pokémon Race, Dario spooks Lara's Ponyta so that she will be injured and unable to participate in the Fuchsia Free-For-All Race. Unlike in his anime appearance, he spooks Ponyta by himself, without Team Rocket's help. He also hired a bunch of thugs and a herd of Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise to help him cheat in the race. He was shown to be a poor sport when Ash won, trying to take the flag away from him.
This listing is of Dario's Pokémon in the manga:
- Both his Japanese and English names may be a pun on "Dodrio", a Pokémon which seems to be his main Pokémon in both the anime and the manga.