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ヒカリ Hikari
Art from D/P
Gender Female
Hometown Twinleaf Town (as player)
Sandgem Town (as partner)
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Johanna, unnamed father (as player)
Unnamed sister, grandfather, father (as partner)
Trainer class Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl
Anime counterpart Dawn
Counterpart debut EP001

Dawn (Japanese: ヒカリ Hikari) is the female player character of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The male counterpart is Lucas. If the player chooses Lucas, she will become Rowan's assistant for the game. Dawn lives in Sandgem Town with her little sister, grandfather, and father - who works as an assistant of Professor Rowan. She is already the Professor's assistant at the beginning of the game. She also demonstrates to the player how to capture Pokémon by capturing a wild Bidoof.

Dawn is also a character from the anime who travels with Ash and Brock in Sinnoh. She is modeled after the game character.

Ms. Berlitz from the Pokémon Special and Mitsumi from Pokémon DP are based off Dawn's design.



This listing is for Dawn's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

First battle (capture tutorial)
If player's starter was
Chimchar Piplup Turtwig

Second battle (as partner)
If player's starter was
Chimchar Piplup Turtwig

Third battle (as partner)
If player's starter was
Turtwig Chimchar Piplup

Optional names for Dawn (as player character)

Language English Japanese German French Italian Spanish Korean
  • Diamond
  • Pearl
  • Karla
  • Britney
  • Kelli
  • Nina
  • Heidi
  • Miriam
  • Teresa
  • Aubrey
  • Kelly
  • Naomi
  • Abby
  • Denise
  • Tamara
  • Linda
  • Faith
  • Mari
  • Maggie
  • キョウコ Kyōko
  • キヨミ Kiyomi
  • サトコ Satoko
  • ジュンコ Junko
  • セツコ Setsuko
  • ダイヤ Dia
  • チナミ Chinami
  • チホ Chiho
  • ノリコ Noriko
  • パール Pearl
  • ヒサエ Hisae
  • マキコ Makiko
  • マミナ Mamina
  • ミキコ Mikiko
  • ミスズ Misuzu
  • ミチコ Michiko
  • モモコ Momoko
  • ユキコ Yukiko
  • リエ Rie
  • Diamant
  • Perl
  • Sina
  • Pia
  • Mandy
  • Sigrun
  • Daniela
  • Silke
  • Ute
  • Linda
  • Susi
  • Diana
  • Andrea
  • Elena
  • Birgit
  • Antje
  • Eva
  • Sara
  • Jamie
  • Diamant
  • Perle
  • Flo
  • Linda
  • Audrey
  • Marion
  • Hélène
  • Sayaka
  • Claire
  • Coralie
  • Noémie
  • Lucie
  • Nadia
  • Yuki
  • Joanna
  • Edith
  • Carmen
  • Sophie
  • Caro
  • 꽃님 Kkotnim
  • 나영 Nayeong
  • 나정 Najeong
  • 다이아몬드 Diamond
  • 링링 Ringring
  • 미영 Miyeong
  • 사희 Sahyi
  • 서연 Seoyeon
  • 설아 Seola
  • 아라 Ara
  • 유경 Yugyeong
  • 윤혜 Yunhye
  • 은영 Eun'yeong
  • 인희 Inhyi
  • 주애 Juae
  • 지나 Jina
  • 태희 Taehyi
  • Pearl
  • 해나 Haena


  • In both English and Japanese, Dawn shares her name with an evolutionary stone. However, it is not the same stone: her Japanese name is the same as the name of the Shiny Stone, not the Dawn Stone.
  • Dawn is 4'6" (140 cm) tall and weighs 75 lbs (34 kg).
  • Dawn and Lucas are implied as a couple by Mars during the Lake Acuity battle: Quote: So what is it? Are you some lovey-dovey couple to the rescue?

Language Name Reference to
Japanese ヒカリ Hikari Means "light."
English Dawn Probably a reference to Hikari; dawn is the day's first light.
German Lucia From Latin lux, light.
French Aurore Means "dawn" in French.
Italian Lucinda From luce, Italian for light.
Spanish Maya
Korean 빛나 Bitna Means "lighting", "shining".
Chinese (Taiwan) 小光 Xiǎo Guāng From 光 hikari, light.


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