Robin used to be a traveling salesman. One day, he was on a ship when a storm hit. Everybody was safely evacuated from the ship except for Robin. After falling overboard, a Wailmer saved his life and brought him to Wailmer Island. He remained there for many years until Ash, his friends and Team Rocket crashed on the island.
Working together with their Pokémon and the damaged plane, they created a boat that they hoped would get them past the whirlpools around the island. However, Team Rocket stole the boat for themselves and tried to make it alone. The whirlpools broke the boat. Then, the Wailmer evolved into a Wailord. Team Rocket plotted to steal it, but it sent them flying with Water Spout. Using Wailord, Robin and the others were able to escape from the island.
Eventually, they found a ship traveling to Ever Grande City. However, once he reached the boat, Robin decided to return to Wailmer Island. He said that he would much rather live there, where he could be closer to the Wailord that saved his life many years before. In addition, he could do what he wanted, instead of working everyday like he did before getting stuck on the island. The kids respected his decision, and while they went on to the Hoenn League, Robin returned to the island with Wailord.
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Reason: Wailord's voice actors.
|Wailmer saved Robin's life and brought him to the island that Robin then named Wailmer Island. Over the years, Robin and Wailmer became very close friends. On the day Robin was supposed to leave the island with Ash, Brock, May, Max, and Team Rocket, he woke up at sunrise to make sure he'll have time to say goodbye to Wailmer. When Team Rocket then tried escaping on Wailmer's back, weighting more than Wailmer could carry, it evolved into a Wailord and blasted Team Rocket away with Water Spout. It then carried everybody else through the whirlpools to safety, but Robin decided to stay with it and live his life on Wailmer Island.|
- Robin may have been named after Robinson Crusoe, a fictional character who was stranded on an island for 28 years.
- The strange mask he wears on his head, along with his purple fuzzy hair, make him slightly resemble a Venonat. Even Max thought he was one at first glance.
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