Danny was the second Gym Leader Ash encountered in the Orange Archipelago, in Navel Maneuvers. He appears to enjoy water sports including sailing and windsurfing. He and Misty seemed to develop some sort of relationship.
Danny did not simply battle Ash, however; instead, he challenged Ash to work with his Pokémon in order to win the Badge. Initially, Danny and Ash had to climb a mountain without the aid of any of their Pokémon. Then Ash and Danny each chose three Pokémon to build a bobsled (or toboggan) of sorts, and the final challenge was a bobsled race down the side of the mountain. He reappeared in flashbacks in A Way Off Day Off and Hello, Pummelo!.
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This is a listing of Danny's known Pokémon in the anime.
Danny's Nidoqueen was used by him during the first challenge against Ash. Using Ice Beam, she was able to quickly freeze the water coming out of the geyser in order to beat Lapras. Nidoqueen's physical strength was then used to help carve out a sled from Danny's slab of ice in the second challenge.
Scyther was the only one of Danny's Pokémon to be in both the second and third challenges. It first helped carve the block ice into a sled after which it then helped steer that sled in the race down the mountain.