Lauren first appeared when she contacted the Cerise Laboratory after her Piplup found its way to Vermilion City and was brought to the lab by Ash and Goh. The two arranged to bring it to Sinnoh for her. Lauren met them soon after they arrived and was reunited with her Piplup. Afterwards, she explained why Piplup swam away.
Lauren later watched as Piplup and her Croagunk participated in the Pokémon Iceberg Race. The race was soon interrupted by Team Rocket, who captured all of the participating Pokémon before attacking the ship with their Beartic, causing Lauren to cling to the ship and making her lose her glasses. She was saved from falling into the water below when Piplup and Croagunk worked together to cut from the ship a life raft for her to land on. She later waved goodbye to Ash and Goh as they returned to Kanto, only for her glasses to fall into the ocean once again, though they were picked up by a Psyduck.
| Piplup is Lauren's first known Pokémon. She first met Piplup a year ago when her glasses fell into the ocean and Piplup retrieved them for her. It later swam away when a Croagunk did the same thing, winning Lauren's affections. Afterwards, Piplup arrived at the port of Vermilion City, where it was found by Ash and Goh. They took it to the Cerise Laboratory, where they were soon contacted by Lauren.
Ash and Goh took it to Sinnoh and returned it to Lauren. Still annoyed at Croagunk, Piplup entered the two in the Pokémon Iceberg Race to see who was the better swimmer. However, the race was interrupted by Team Rocket, who captured the other Pokémon participants, but Piplup continued racing against Croagunk, only stopping when Lauren's glasses fell into the ocean. Piplup helped save Lauren after she was knocked off the ship by cutting free a life raft for her to safely fall into, before retrieving the glasses. Piplup was later shocked when Lauren's glasses fell into the ocean, and a Psyduck retrieved them.
Piplup's only known move is Peck.
|Debut||The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!|
| Croagunk is Lauren's second known Pokémon. Like Piplup, Lauren first met Croagunk when her glasses fell into the ocean and Croagunk retrieved them for her, one month prior. This caused Piplup to become jealous, and it swam away. When Piplup was returned to Lauren, Piplup was still jealous, so it entered itself and Croagunk into the Pokémon Iceberg Race to see who was the better swimmer.
The race was interrupted by Team Rocket who captured the other Pokémon, but Croagunk continued racing against Piplup, only stopping when Lauren's glasses fell into the ocean. Croagunk helped save Lauren after she was knocked off the ship by cutting free a life raft for her to safely fall into, before retrieving the glasses. Croagunk was later shocked when Lauren's glasses fell into the ocean, and a Psyduck retrieved them.
Croagunk's only known move is Poison Jab.
|Debut||The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!|
Lauren has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:
|Japanese||ミサキ Misaki||From Picnicker Lauren (Japanese: ミサキ Misaki) on Route 207|
|English, Spanish||Lauren||From Picknicker Lauren on Route 207|
|German||Laurina||Similar to her English name|
|French||Laurène||Similar to her English name|
|Italian||Lory||Similar to her English name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||美咲 Měixiào||From Japanese name 美咲 Misaki|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Lorena||Similar to her English name|
|Russian||Лорен Loren||Transcription of her English name|
|This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.|