Dawn's Togekiss

Dawn's Togekiss
ヒカリのトゲキッス Hikari's Togekiss
Poké Ball
Dawn Togekiss.png
Dawn's Togekiss
Debuts in Dawn of a Royal Day!
Caught at Arrowroot Town
Gender Female[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location With Dawn
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This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Togekiss Kikuko Inoue

Dawn's Togekiss (Japanese: ヒカリのトゲキッス Hikari's Togekiss) was the first Pokémon that Dawn received as a gift, and her eighth overall in the Sinnoh region. Togekiss originally belonged to Princess Salvia before being given to Dawn.

History

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

 
Togekiss and Dawn

With Princess Salvia

Togekiss originally belonged to Princess Salvia, a doppelgänger of Dawn who appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!, and who wished to compete in a Pokémon Contest to see what it was like. As the two had a near-identical appearance, they switched lives for a short time, with Dawn secretly becoming Salvia and Salvia, dressed as Dawn, using Togekiss in the Arrowroot Town Contest. Doing very well for her first Contest, Salvia managed to win the Contest but gave the awarded Ribbon to her opponent, Jessilina, instead, as Dawn already had the required Ribbons for entry into the Grand Festival. To allow her to continue competing in Contests, Salvia gave Togekiss to Dawn.

With Dawn

In With the Easiest of Grace!, Dawn began training Togekiss for the Grand Festival, during which she became fast friends with Piplup. Ash volunteered to use Gible against Togekiss for a training match, and while the two were evenly-matched, Togekiss's motherly instincts came to the fore when she shielded Piplup from Gible's still unreliable Draco Meteor. Togekiss then talked with Gible, warning him to be more careful with his moves which made Gible regret his past carelessness.

Dawn initially had difficulties battling with Togekiss, as she only would use graceful moves in battle. However Dawn soon realized that instead of Togekiss changing to suit Dawn, Dawn should instead change her strategy to suit Togekiss's strengths. This new strategy was later used to win against Jessie and Yanmega, who were looking for revenge on Dawn and Togekiss for their defeat in the Contest. Togekiss continued her training in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! and Opposites Interact! alongside Dawn's other Pokémon.

 
At the Grand Festival with Piplup

Togekiss was used alongside Piplup in the finals of the Sinnoh Grand Festival against Zoey's Glameow and Gallade in A Grand Fight for Winning!. Togekiss used her best moves and managed to surprise Zoey, who had never seen the Jubilee Pokémon in battle before. However, Togekiss was unable to hit Zoey's Pokémon directly, due to their elusiveness and speed, but she still managed to bring down Zoey's points thanks to her grace, such as when dodging with elegance Gallade's Vacuum Wave. In the end, even after using a wonderful Sky Attack-Peck combination with the help of Piplup, the two Pokémon lost the final.

In For The Love Of Meowth, Togekiss searched for Mamie's Glameow and battled and lost against an over-powered Meowth who had fallen in love with the same Glameow.

In Memories are Made of Bliss!, Togekiss consoled Piplup when he became heart-broken over Pikachu leaving.

In DPS01, she was used to help fight off the Ariados that were attacking Dawn and Shinko. She was caught in String Shot and couldn't do anything until Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava and saved her.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

In Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!, Togekiss was introduced to Ash, Iris, and Cilan's Pokémon alongside the rest of Dawn's Pokémon.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Togekiss appeared in a flashback in A Midsummer Night's Light!.

Personality and characteristics

 
Togekiss's elegance

Being raised by Princess Salvia, Togekiss was brought up much like she was, always being poised and graceful above all else. She would take a bow whenever she was complimented, or contrarily, to express her own gratitude. Furthermore, Togekiss is extremely compassionate, kind-hearted, and selfless, possessing advanced maturity and displaying tremendous motherly insticts towards her fellow Pokémon, most notably to Ash's Gible and Dawn's Piplup, whom Togekiss seemed to have a particular fondness of, as she was often helping Piplup by shielding him from harm, or cleaning him whenever he got dirty, as well comforting him when he was sad or frightened. She would also scold Gible often for not having better control of his then imperfected Draco Meteor and getting Piplup hurt as a result.

 
Togekiss being motherly

Initially, Dawn and Togekiss had trouble adapting to each other's battling styles, as Dawn believed they couldn't fight effectively, as Togekiss would try to make her attacks as graceful as possible before launching them, such as dancing around in the sky and twirling to show off her appeal, which would cause their opponents to gain more than enough time to either recover or defend themselves. However, Dawn quickly decided to adapt to Togekiss's battling style, although Togekiss also decided to slightly adapt to Dawn's more straight-foward style, as while continuing to showcase her moves before firing them, she would accelerate her efforts to prevent her opponents from getting the upper hand.

Moves used

 
Using Safeguard
Move First Used In
Aura Sphere Dawn of a Royal Day!
Sky Attack Dawn of a Royal Day!
Air Slash Dawn of a Royal Day!
Safeguard Dawn of a Royal Day!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
  A Grand Fight for Winning! Aura Sphere and Bubble Beam Dawn's Piplup
Description: Piplup jumps on Togekiss's back. Then Togekiss takes flight and uses Aura Sphere. Piplup follows up with Bubble Beam, surrounding the Fighting-type attack with bubbles while it heads towards the opposing team. The combination was used during a two-on-two Contest Battle against Zoey's Glameow and Gallade in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
  A Grand Fight for Winning! Whirlpool and Aura Sphere Dawn's Piplup
Description: Piplup uses Whirlpool and Togekiss uses Aura Sphere. The two moves fuse into a glowing light blue swirling whirlpool. The combination was used as an offense and defense move during a two-on-two Contest Battle against Zoey's Glameow and Gallade in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, successfully countering the opponent's combination of Signal Beam and Iron Tail.
  A Grand Fight for Winning! Sky Attack and Peck Dawn's Piplup
Description: Togekiss uses Sky Attack. Then Piplup uses Peck while riding on Togekiss. The Flying-type moves combine to create a crimson aura that surrounds the two Pokémon. The combination was used during a two-on-two Contest Battle against Zoey's Glameow and Gallade in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Trivia

 
Togekiss appearing larger in her debut

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Togekiss.

References



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