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Dawn
ヒカリ Hikari
Platinum Dawn.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Female
Eye color Blue-gray*, Slate gray*
Hair color Blue-gray*, Slate gray*
Hometown Twinleaf Town (as player)
Sandgem Town (as NPC)
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Johanna, unnamed father (as player)
Unnamed father, younger sister, grandfather (as NPC)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation IV, VII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Masters EX
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Kimberley Anne Campbell (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Anime counterpart Dawn
Counterpart debut Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Manga counterpart(s) Platinum, Mitsumi

Dawn (Japanese: ヒカリ Hikari) is the female player character of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Her male counterpart is Lucas.

Contents

In the core series

As the protagonist

Dawn lives in Twinleaf Town with her mother and dreams big, so she and her best friend (and soon-to-be rival) have high hopes of catching the legendary Pokémon of their nearby lake. After meeting Professor Rowan and his assistant Lucas, they are attacked by wild Starly and as a last resort, use the Pokémon in the briefcase the Professor has forgotten. After bringing the Pokémon back Dawn receives the Pokémon she used as well as a Pokédex and goes on to gather the eight Badges of Sinnoh, defeat Team Galactic and conquer the Pokémon League all before taking on the Battle Tower.

She has to stop Team Galactic from trying to use either DialgaD or PalkiaP to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.

In Platinum, Dawn and Barry instead go to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados. They receive their Pokémon on Route 201 when Professor Rowan realizes that they are so dedicated to Pokémon as to attempt to travel from Twinleaf Town to Sandgem Town through the tall grass without any Pokémon of their own.

In addition, Team Galactic attempts to use both Dialga and Palkia, but they are stopped by Giratina. Finally, Dawn has to go to the Distortion World and face Giratina, in order to stop both worlds from destroying each other.

Years later, her exploits are referenced by Cynthia, who remembers a young Trainer who defeated her.

As a non-playable character

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 had already received her starter Pokémon before the player (a Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup, whichever is weak to the player's starter). She also demonstrates to the player how to capture Pokémon by capturing a wild Bidoof.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Capture tutorial

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4d 399 f.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
None
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
First Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Platinum
Capture tutorial

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4p 399 f.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
None
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
First Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Dawn (Masters)

Dawn forms a sync pair with Turtwig and its evolutions Grotle and Torterra in Pokémon Masters EX.

Artwork

Diamond Pearl Dawn.png Dawn and Turtwig Sugimori.png Sinnoh Underground.png
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl
Signed artwork by
Ken Sugimori
Underground with Lucas
Pt Wifi Plaza.png Seabreak path.png Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain artwork.png
Wi-Fi Plaza artwork Discovering Shaymin with Lucas and Professor Oak Battle Frontier artwork

Sprites

Spr DP Dawn.png Spr Pt Dawn.png Dawnwalkdown.png DawnPtwalkdown.png DawnContestwalkdown.png DawnChallenge.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Platinum
Overworld Super Contest sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Platinum
DP Dawn Back.png Pt Dawn Back.png DP Dawn intro.png Pt Dawn Intro.png VSDawn Masters.png Spr Masters Dawn.png
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum
VS Model from
Masters EX
Model from
Masters EX

Quotes

Main article: Dawn (game)/Quotes

Optional names

Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean
ダイヤ DiaD
パール PearlP
プラチナ PlatinumPt
キヨミ KiyomiDP / ハル HaruPt
サトコ Satoko
チホ Chiho
キョウコ Kyōko
マキコ Makiko
ミキコ Mikiko
ミチコ Michiko
ジュンコ Junko
チナミ Chinami
リエ Rie
セツコ Setsuko
ユキコ Yukiko
マミナ Mamina
ノリコ Noriko
ヒサエ Hisae
モモコ Momoko
ミスズ Misuzu
DiamondD
PearlP
PlatoPt
KarlaDP / JoellePt
Britney
Kelli
Nina
Heidi
Miriam
Teresa
Aubrey
Kelly
Naomi
Abby
Denise
Tamara
Linda
Faith
Mari
Maggie
DiamantD
PerloP
PlatinePt
JoannaDP / LouanePt
Lucie
Edith
Sophie
Claire
Audrey
Marion
Sayaka
Noémie
Linda
FloDP / SuziePt
Yuki
Carmen
Coralie
Nadia
Hélène
Caro
DiamantD
PerlP
PlatiPt
MandyDP / EdwinaPt
Andrea
Sina
Sara
Sigrun
Elena
Birgit
Diana
Antje
Susi
Ute
Daniela
Silke
Linda
Jamie
Pia
Eva
DiamanD
PerlP
PlatinPt
CinziaDP / GiorgiaPt
Luisa
Amanda
Sara
Elisa
Lorenza
Paola
Gaia
Claudia
Wilma
Ivana
Monia
Letizia
Linda
Ilaria
Isotta
Viviana
DiamantD
PerlaP
PlatinoPt
MenaDP / AntoniaPt
Cira
María
Nayra
Mariau
Miriam
Teresa
Claudia
Aiora
Rita
Aria
Matilde
Nuria
Izarbe
Salia
Mirta
Susa
다이아몬드 DiamondD
PearlP
플래티넘 PlatinumPt
링링 RingringDP / 봄 BomPt
서연 Seoyeon
해나 Haena
아라 Ara
유경 Yugyeong
윤혜 Yunhye
태희 Taehyi
나정 Najeong
인희 Inhyi
나영 Nayeong
꽃님 Kkotnim
설아 Seola
지나 Jina
주애 Juae
사희 Sahyi
미영 Miyeong
은영 Eun'yeong

Counterparts

Dawn's anime counterpart

In the anime

In the main series

Main article: Dawn (anime)

Like most of the other player characters, Dawn has an anime counterpart who shares her name. Appearing throughout Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, she is a Pokémon Coordinator and a former traveling companion of Ash and Brock.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Dawn briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Dawn in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl manga

Dawn appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. None of her Pokémon are known.

In other manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum (Adventures)

In Pokémon Adventures, Dawn has a counterpart named Platinum.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Mitsumi

In Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure!, Mitsumi is based on Dawn.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! manga

Main article: Yuki (RMCO)

In Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!, Yuki is based on Dawn.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dawn or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Dawn's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Piplup Water Cosmic Eclipse Common 54/236 Dream League C 009/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 239/236 Dream League CHR 052/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mom's Kindness Su Majestic Dawn Uncommon 83/100 Torterra/Infernape/Empoleon Half Deck    
      Giratina/Dialga Half Deck   013/014
      Piplup/Pikachu Half Deck   015/015
      Arceus LV.X Deck: Grass & Fire   017/017
      Arceus LV.X Deck: Lightning & Psychic   017/017
 

Trivia

  • In both English and Japanese, Dawn shares her name with an Evolution 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" (1.40 m) tall and weighs 75 lbs (34 kg). This was confirmed by checking the heights and weights of certain Pokémon in the Pokédex. She is the same weight as Weavile and Porygon-Z.
  • The majority of her Japanese default names are shared with Leaf and Lyra. She also shares all of Kris's alternate Japanese names.
  • She shares her Chinese name with Wally.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒカリ Hikari From 光 hikari (light)
English Dawn From dawn (first appearance of light in the morning)
German Lucia From lux (Latin for light)
Spanish Maya
French Aurore From aurore (dawn)
Italian Lucinda From luce (light)
Korean 빛나 Bitna From 빛 bit (light) or 빛나다 binnada (to shine)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小光 Xiǎo Guāng From 光 guāng / gwōng (light)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小光 Síu Gwōng

Related articles


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/Dawn
Professor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeon


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
LucasDawnHilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
ElioSeleneChaseElaineVictorGloria
Side series: WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games: MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaJordanDexterKeiraDr. FootstepMr. Goods
Mr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge

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