Cilan's Pansage

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Cilan's Pansage
デントのヤナップ Dent's Yanappu
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Cilan's Pansage
Debuts in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Caught at Unova
Gender Male[1]
Ability Gluttony
Current location With Cilan
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pansage Chika Fujimura Eli James (BW005-BW141)
Unknown (JN139)

Cilan's Pansage (Japanese: デントのヤナップ Dent's Yanappu) was the first Pokémon acquired by Cilan. He was given to Cilan prior to the start of Pokémon the Series: Black & White. Pansage also appeared in the games Cilan appears in.

In the anime

Main series



Pansage was given to Cilan at a young age when his brothers also received their first Pokémon. Years later, Cilan and his brothers became the Striaton Gym Leaders, with Pansage being used whenever Cilan was challenged. One of these challengers, as revealed in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, was Burgundy, whom Pansage won against by defeating her Oshawott.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Pansage debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!, where he showed him to Ash, who scanned him on his Pokédex before battling.

Pansage battling Ash's Oshawott

Pansage was the third and final Pokémon Ash faced in his battle in the Striaton Gym, where he went up against Ash's Oshawott. However, Pansage dodged all of his moves with ease and hit Oshawott quite hard with Bullet Seed and Bite. After Oshawott finally hit a midair Pansage with Water Gun, Pansage started charging Solar Beam, which petrified Oshawott with fear.

In Dreams by the Yard Full!, Oshawott deflected the Solar Beam and Pansage was soon defeated by Oshawott, earning Ash the Trio Badge, his first Unova League Badge. At the end of the episode, Cilan takes Pansage with him while he travels with Ash and Iris.

In The Bloom Is on Axew!, Cilan used Pansage in a battle against Iris's Axew to help Axew gain some battle experience. Even though Pansage significantly lowered his own attack power (twenty percent lower, according to Cilan), Axew was thrown off by his attacks. The battle ended when Axew used Dragon Rage, but he accidentally misfired it, which caused a massive explosion that took Pansage and everyone else by surprise.

In A Home for Dwebble!, Pansage was used to help track down a group of Dwebble by using Dig. He was accidentally injured by the one Dwebble that he was trying to help. He was hit in the head by a small rock. Dwebble apologized and a friendship was formed between the two Pokémon. He later fell ill because of the injury and was given an herbal remedy made by Iris. In the morning, after Pansage recovered, he assisted Dwebble in getting its rock back. Pansage was very happy when Dwebble decided to travel with Cilan and himself, so that their friendship could continue.

When Cilan was challenged to a rematch by fellow Pokémon Connaisseuse Burgundy in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, he chose Pansage to battle her Sawsbuck, which he defeated after confusing it with Dig and hitting it with strong Bullet Seed and Solar Beam attacks, not taking a single hit in the process, showing that Pansage was a better battler than Ash and Iris originally thought.

Pansage's abilities as a swimmer were shown in A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!. Cilan used him in a fishing competition to battle a wild Basculin both in and out of the water. He was able to subdue it with Solar Beam and Cilan was able to capture it. However, it was later released. Later, Pansage was used to help stop Team Rocket from stealing the Pokémon that were captured by the fishing competition contestants.

Pansage and Cilan participating in Luke's movie

In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, Pansage appeared in Luke's movie alongside Cilan, as the main antagonists of the film. Later when Team Rocket had stolen Zorua he switched roles and helped save Zorua when Cilan began to ad-lib his part, claiming to be a Magician now freed by Team Rocket's evil influence.

In Battle For The Underground!, he was let out of his Poké Ball by Snivy when she found him among those that Team Rocket had stolen from the Nimbasa City Pokémon Center, to help everyone escape from Team Rocket's train, however his Bullet Seed was not strong enough to break through the door. He later helped fight of Dr. Zager's helicopter, while the other Pokémon worked out an escape.

In Lost at the Stamp Rally!, Pansage teamed up with Tepig when his Trainer Cilan and Ash battled Subway Bosses Ingo and Emmet. Battling their Eelektross and Chandelure, Pansage performed well, making use of the railings around the battle field. He and his partner battled well but were eventually defeated.

Pansage teaching Pansear Solar Beam

In A Call for Brotherly Love!, Cilan used Pansage to battle with Chili's Pansear, after they were challenged. During the battle, Pansage was revealed to know Rock Tomb, which he used to defeat the High Temp Pokémon. He also calmed Pansear down after it had a fight with its Trainer. Pansage, Cilan, and the others later helped Chili and Pansear train and even learn his own most powerful attack: Solar Beam.

In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1, Cilan called upon Pansage to hold off Tornadus while Ash, Iris and Lewis ran ahead to Landorus's shrine. However, Pansage was soon overcome by the legendary Pokémon who had a type advantage and was returned to his Poké Ball. Then in the next episode, he helped rescue the members of the Forces of Nature from Team Rocket after they were captured, repeatedly using Solar Beam on Dr. Zager's helicopter until he was joined by Pikachu, Ash's Roggenrola, Iris's Axew, and Emolga to cause the force field prisons trapping the trio to break.

In Cilan Takes Flight!, Cilan called upon Pansage to participate in Skyla's "Air Battle" simulation. Skyla then predicted that Pansage would not be able to beat her Flying-type Pokémon. Pansage battled Skyla's Swoobat and proved her right by falling quickly to Swoobat's Air Cutter and Gust attacks without landing a single hit.

Pansage was Cilan's chosen Pokémon for Ambiga Town's Clubsplosion tournament. He battled Flora's Gothorita in The Clubsplosion Begins! for the first round. After his Solar Beam collided with Gothorita's Psyshock, Pansage was able to win the battle, using Dig while covered by the smoke created by the collision. He later battled Stephan's Sawk in A Clubsplosion of Excitement!. Pansage was overwhelmed when Sawk easily defended against his Bullet Seed with Close Combat and hit him hard. Pansage attempted to stop Sawk's Karate Chop with Bite, but it only allowed Sawk a better method of attack, slamming Pansage to the ground. After the brutal attack, Pansage was able to stand back up, only to immediately be defeated by Low Sweep, knocking Cilan out of the tournament.

Pansage battling the Forces of Nature

In Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!, when Cilan challenged Dawn in order to evaluate a Pokémon that had been raised by a Coordinator, he chose Pansage to battle Dawn's Piplup. However, Pansage found it difficult to compete with Piplup's Pokémon Contest techniques; having a Bullet Seed knocked back at him by Drill Peck and Rock Tomb destroyed by a Bubble Beam Counter Shield. Eventually, Pansage launched a Solar Beam which clashed with Piplup's Ice Beam causing a firework-like explosion. Upon seeing this, Meloetta became over-excited and interrupted the battle; Jervis then called an official time out.

In Jostling for the Junior Cup!, Pansage was used in the first round of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup against Shepherd's Galvantula and won the battle. Thus, Cilan advanced to the second round.

In Unova's Survival Crisis!, Pansage was sent out to battle the Forces of Nature and fired off attacks while riding on Ridley's Golurk.

In Secrets From Out of the Fog!, Pansage was sent out to battle a Team Plasma Grunt's Liepard, using Bullet Seed to prevent it from attacking. However, his Bullet Seed collided with Barret's Magnezone's Magnet Bomb, and the resulting explosion knocked out Ash's Pignite. Pansage eventually defeated Liepard.

Decolore Islands
Gluttony activated

Cilan had entered Pansage in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Capacia Island in The Journalist from Another Region!. In comparison to the other Pokémon entered, Pasange was considerably smaller. Cilan was aware of the weight disadvantage but insisted that their tactic would make up for it. However, Pansage was quickly defeated by his first opponent, a Hariyama, who knocked him clear out of the ring and into the arms of his Trainer.

In Survival of the Striaton Gym!, Pansage helped his Trainer to gather fruit for lunch. When the gang encountered an Abomasnow, Pansage offered a piece of fruit to the Frost Tree Pokémon, only to be attacked instead. The Abomasnow was revealed to be owned by Morana who had come to challenge Cilan. Pansage briefly reunited with Chili's Pansear and Cress's Panpour before confronting Morana and her Abomasnow with his Trainer. When the battle started, Abomasnow's Snow Warning ability lay snow across their battle field. Both Pokémon collided their Bullet Seed attacks, with Abomasnow's overpowering Pansages's, but not before Pansage dodged and struck Abomasnow with Dig, only to take a hit from Abomasnow's Strength. Pansage's Solar Beam was then matched by Abomasnow's Blizzard. Pansage then managed to avoid Sheer Cold with Dig and strike his opponent with Bullet Seed from within the hole. Pansage readied a Rock Tomb to finish the battle but was frozen by Blizzard. As Abomasnow charged towards the frozen Pansage using Strength, Pansage charged a Solar Beam that broke through the ice and stopped Abomasnow's attack. Pansage finally knocked out his opponent with Rock Tomb. After the battle, Pansage graciously healed Abomasnow with herbs from his head.

Pansage and Cilan

In BWS01, Cilan had Pansage battle a Qwilfish he wanted to catch while fishing. After dodging a Hydro Pump he was able to land two successful hits with Bullet Seed and Rock Tomb. Cilan orders a Solar Beam to finish it off and Pansage begans charging energy from the sun while jumping toward Gyarados to attack at close range. Gyarados counters with a Flamethrower and greatly injures the Grass Monkey Pokémon. Seeing Pansage hurt Cilan calls off the battle and rushes to get him to a Pokémon Center.

Upon arriving at the Pokémon Center Cilan explains to Nurse Joy about the Gyarados and its Flamethrower. Pansage is sent to the recovery room and after nervously waiting Nurse Joy tells him that Pansage will be fine and just needs some rest. While resting Cilan leaves him at the Pokémon Center while he goes to help bring Gyarados back to the lake. After Pansage fully recovered Brock tells him that he will take him to Cilan. Upon arriving Pansage sees his trainer trying to calm down the Gyarados, now on a rampage. After Brock sees that Gyarados is injured Cilan has Pansage use Grass Whistle to put it to sleep so Brock can heal it with a Potion.

Pokémon the Series: XY

In XYS06, Pansage joined Clemont's Chespin in battling a wild Eelektross.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Pansage appeared in a flashback in Thrash of the Titans!.

In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, it was revealed that Cilan and Pansage had become listeners of Team Rocket's new radio show.

In Partners in Time!, Pansage watched Ash's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon.

In Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, Cilan briefly used Pansage to battle a hypnotized Brock and his Steelix.

Personality and characteristics

Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour
Pansage offering his leaves to Morana's Abomasnow

Much like his Trainer, Pansage is kind and cheerful to others. He was patient and gentle when battling the severely disadvantaged Axew in The Bloom Is on Axew!, as well as on the wild Venipede in A Venipede Stampede!. He had no problem with adjusting his own attack power on these Pokémon. He is also very forgiving in A Home For Dwebble! as he held no grudge against Dwebble despite being injured by it and eventually made ill. However, he can also be very competitive as seen in A Connoisseur's Revenge! when he battled against Burgundy's Sawsbuck, as well as quick-tempered as seen in Emolga and the New Volt Switch! when he was suddenly attacked while taking a nap and knocked out Minccino without being given orders.

Pansage has a close relationship with Chili's Pansear in A Call for Brotherly Love!, as the two happily greeted each other with a handshake. He also consoled Pansear after it and Chili had a fight, and was happy to train with it so Pansear could learn Solar Beam. This relationship was shown again in Survival of the Striaton Gym!, while Cress's Panpour was also revealed to share this close bond. Pansage was also gracious in victory, as shown in the same episode, where he healed the Abomasnow that had previously been aggressive towards him.

Moves used

Using Bite
Using Vine Whip
Move First Used In
Bullet Seed  Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Bite Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Solar Beam Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Dig A Home for Dwebble!
Rock Tomb A Call for Brotherly Love!
Grass Whistle BWS01
Vine Whip  XYS06
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Artwork from "After the story" [2] Artwork from "After the story" [3]


Cilan's Pansage briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the games

In the core series

Cilan's Pansage appears in the following games:

Pokémon Black and White
Grass Unknown
Held item:
Pansage Lv.14
Work Up
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
Ghost Physical
Fury Swipes
Normal Physical

Mystery Egg

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Main article: Secret Eggs

A Japanese event randomly distributed an Egg that contained an in-game representation of Cilan's Pansage, Ash's Pidove, or Iris's Axew via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Like its anime counterpart, this Pansage knows Bullet Seed, Bite, Solar Beam, and Dig. This event started on December 17, 2010 and ended on January 11, 2011. This Egg was also distributed at participating American Toys 'R' Us locations from April 27 to May 31, 2011.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  Pansage Dex No. 0511 Brave nature. Grass Bullet Seed None
Lv. 1 Type   Dark Bite
  Grass Unknown Pokémon Event Grass SolarBeam
OT (Hatcher's)
Egg obtained. Ground Dig
ID No. (Hatcher's)   This Pokémon was available in the United States
from April 27 to May 31, 2011.
Item Ability (Place hatched)
  None Gluttony Egg apparently hatched.
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was hatched by its original Trainer.
This may differ for every Pokémon.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The other date depends on when this Pokémon was hatched.
The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2

Pokémon Center Best Wishes Pokémon

From August 10 to September 6, 2013, Japanese Pokémon Centers distributed an in-game representation of Cilan's Pansage. The distribution was split into four one-week periods; each week, players could receive one of four Pokémon the Series: Black & White-themed Pokémon at random. The other three Pokémon distributed alongside Cilan's Pansage were Ash's Pikachu, Iris's Axew, and Professor Oak's Rotom.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  ヤナップ Dex No. 0511 Serious nature. Grass Bullet Seed  
Lv. 30 Type   Grass SolarBeam
  Grass Unknown Pokémon Cartoon Rock Rock Tomb
OT デント Apparently had a Ground Dig
ID No. 08103 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 10 to September 6, 2013.
Item Ability Lv. 30.
  None Gluttony  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Best Wishes: Intelligence Training Pokémon Big Sports Meet!

Pansage appears in Pokémon Best Wishes: Intelligence Training Pokémon Big Sports Meet!.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Pansage appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, where Cilan sent him out along with his other Pokémon while he was in Pokémon Hills.

Pocket Monsters BW

Cilan owns Pansage in Pocket Monsters BW. He uses it to battle Clefairy along with Chili's Pansear and Cress's Panpour, with no official winner of the battle, but Clefairy takes advantage of their attacks to make himself some green tea.

Moves used

Move First Used In
Vine Whip PMBW02
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pokémon Adventures

Cilan's Simisage in Pokémon Adventures
As a Pansage

Simisage first appeared as a Pansage. It assists Cilan and his brothers in the kitchen by using its leaves to make delicious tea for customers. Simisage, as a Pansage, first appeared in Welcome to Striaton City!!, with its Trainer at the Striaton Gym where it uses the leaves in its head to prepare tea for Black, Cheren and Bianca.

Later, it was used in the Gym battle against Black, Cheren, and Bianca alongside Cilan's brothers' Pokémon. They proved powerful against Black's Tep, Bianca's Oshawott, and Cheren's Snivy with their type advantages. Although it managed to defeat Bianca's Oshawott and break its scalchop, Tep managed to revive its fallen teammates with some healing leaves that were previously knocked off of Pansage's head. With Chili's Pansear defeated, the challengers won the match when the time limit ends due to them having three Pokémon able to battle while the Gym Leaders only had two.

In The Shadow Triad, Pansage was used to battle the Shadow Triad at the P2 Laboratory. Although it, Pansear, and Panpour were at a disadvantage against their opponents, their Trainers gave them a boost of power by evolving them with their respective Evolution stone. Pansage evolves into a Simisage, but is still unable to defeat its opponent despite becoming stronger. Eventually, they are saved by Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, who attacked both groups to rescue Keldeo, which the Shadow Triad had captured.

Moves used

Using Work Up as a Pansage
Move First Used In
Vine Whip Their First Gym Battle
Work Up Their First Gym Battle
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Pansage appeared in a flashback in Thrash of the Titans!, when Ash was telling Goh about his travels with Iris in Unova.

In the TCG

Pansage was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Cilan's Pansage.

Cilan's Pansage
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pansage   BW Black Star Promos   BW11 BW-P Promotional cards   001/BW-P
BW Black Star Promos   BW14 BW-P Promotional cards   004/BW-P



Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pansage and Simisage.

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