Dawn (game)

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Dawn
ヒカリ Hikari
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Dawn.png
Official artwork from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Height 4'8" (1.42 m)[1]
Eye color Dark blue*, Slate gray*, Brown*, Blonde*, Brunette*
Hair color Dark blue*, Slate gray*, Black* Light Blue*, Brown*
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, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Dawn (Masters)
Games Diamond and Pearl, Diamond and Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Masters EX
English voice actor Kimberley Anne Campbell[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Rie Takahashi[3] (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Counterpart(s) Dawn
English voice actor Emily Jenness
Japanese voice actor Megumi Toyoguchi
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
Counterpart(s) Platinum (Adventures), Mitsumi
Debut Stagestruck Starly/VS Starly (Pokémon Adventures)
In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!! (Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!)

Dawn (Japanese: ヒカリ Hikari) is the female player character of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and their Generation VIII remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. As an NPC, Dawn serves as the assisant to Professor Rowan. Her male counterpart is Lucas.

Terminology

Dawn (Japanese: ヒカリ Hikari) is her name when she appears as a non-player character in the core series games, and is also the name of her counterpart in Pokémon Masters EX.

Some screenshots of Pokémon Platinum on the Japanese Nintendo website refer to Dawn as ティナ (Tina).[4] A trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl refers to Dawn in English as "Hikari", her Japanese official name.

In the core series games

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

As the protagonist

Dawn lives in Twinleaf Town with her mother. Her close friend (and soon-to-be rival), Barry oversees a television program focusing on the red Gyarados, so two head on over to the nearby lake in search of a similar Pokémon. 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 Gym 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 DialgaDBD or PalkiaPSP to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.

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 and had received her starter Pokémon before the player, having either a Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup picking the one weaker to the player's. She demonstrates to the player how to capture Pokémon by capturing a wild Bidoof.

Pokémon Platinum

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.

Dawn's role as NPC is nearly identical to that of Diamond and Pearl.

Generation V

In Generation V, the player character from Diamond, Pearl and Platinum and their exploits are referenced by Cynthia, who remembers a young Trainer who had defeated her.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Capture tutorial

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



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

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Platinum
Capture tutorial

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



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

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Capture tutorial

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
  None  
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
First Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Second Multi Battle partner

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Weekend battles

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:

Before Version 1.1.0, Infernape knew Overheat, Focus Blast and Grass Knot instead of Flare Blitz, Close Combat and Earthquake.



Weekend battles (after entering the Hall of Fame 10 times)

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:

Before Version 1.1.0, Infernape knew Overheat, Focus Blast and Grass Knot instead of Flare Blitz, Close Combat and Earthquake.



In the side series games

Pokémon Battle Revolution

Dawn may appear in DS Battle multiplayer if a Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver cartridge containing a game where the player character is female is connected to the Wii console. She can compete in both free fights and tournaments in a Colosseum.

In the spin-off games

 
Dawn and Turtwig in the Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Dawn (Masters)

Dawn, who is based on the player character, in her Pokémon Diamond and Pearl design, forms a sync pair with Turtwig and its evolved forms Grotle and Torterra, along with Alcremie, Cresselia, Sensu Style Oricorio, and Plant Cloak Wormadam in Pokémon Masters EX. Dawn became a playable sync pair on May 28, 2020.

Dawn has also made notable appearances in one of the game's Main Stories, the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#094   Dawn #0389   Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra
Grass
 
Bug
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#094   Palentine's 2021
Dawn
#0869   Alcremie
Vanilla Cream
Fairy
 
Steel
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#094   Sygna Suit
Dawn
#0488   Cresselia
Psychic
 
Dark
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#094   New Year's 2023
Dawn
#0741   Oricorio
Sensu Style
Ghost
 
Ice
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#094   Dawn #0413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug
 
Flying
 
  ★★★★☆☆EX Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100

Pokémon GO

Main article: Style (GO)

For the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Dawn's outfit was released as free style options in Pokémon GO.

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 in the anime
 
Dawn's alternate world counterpart

In the anime

Main series

Main article: Dawn (anime)
Main article: Alternate World Dawn

Dawn is one of the many player characters appearing in the games to also be present in the anime. Appearing throughout Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, she is a Pokémon Coordinator and a former traveling companion of Ash and Brock. She has reappeared in Pokémon the Series: Black & White and, more recently, Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

In The Gates of Warp!, an alternate universe version of Dawn was introduced. Unlike the main universe Dawn, this version is a talented Trainer who has participated in the Sinnoh League.

GOTCHA!

Dawn briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

 
Dawn in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Platinum (Adventures)

In Pokémon Adventures, Dawn has a counterpart named Platinum. She is the daughter of the House of Berlitz, the richest and most influential family in Sinnoh. After leaving home, she develops an interest in battling and goes on to challenge all of Sinnoh's Gym Leaders and the Battle Frontier.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Mitsumi

In Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure!, Mitsumi is based on Dawn. She is a skilled Trainer who used to be a member of Team Galactic, but now works as an assistant to Professor Rowan.

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!

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   Cosmic Eclipse   54/236 Dream League   009/049
Cosmic Eclipse   239/236 Dream League   052/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mom's Kindness Su Majestic Dawn   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
Friends in Sinnoh Su Crown Zenith   131/159 VSTAR Universe   154/172
Crown Zenith   149/159 VSTAR Universe   247/172
 


Gallery

For images on Dawn's anime counterpart, see: Dawn (anime)
For images on Dawn in Pokémon Masters EX, see: Dawn (Masters)

Artwork

Standard

     
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl
Official artwork from
Platinum
Official artwork from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
     
Official artwork of "Platinum Style" from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Wi-Fi Plaza artwork
in Platinum
Battle Frontier artwork
in Platinum
     
Discovering Shaymin with Lucas and Professor Oak
in Platinum
In the Underground with Lucas
in Platinum
Key art from Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
     
Grand Underground artwork
in Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
Amity Square artwork
in Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
Super Contest Show artwork
in Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
     
Signed artwork by
Ken Sugimori from Nintendo Dream Nov. 2009
Artwork at the Old Chateau for Pokémon Day by Megumi Mizutani Brilliant Diamond
and Shining Pearl
Release Celebration fanart by
Tomohiro Kitakaze[5]

Concept art

     
Concept art from Diamond and Pearl
     
Concept art from Diamond and Pearl Concept art from Platinum Concept art of Dawn's Pikachu Hoodie Style from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
     
Concept art of Dawn's Platinum Style from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Concept art of Dawn's Cycling Style from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Concept art of Dawn's Contest Style from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Merchandise

         
Cover artwork for the
Brilliant Diamond art book
Cover artwork for the
Shining Pearl art book
Artwork by Naoki Saito for the
Pokémon Trainers merchandise line
Artwork by Hitoshi Ariga for the
Dawn & Piplup Kotobukiya ArtFX J Figure
Artwork by Hitoshi Ariga for the
Dawn & Turtwig Kotobukiya ArtFX J Figure

Raw TCG artwork

For all images and products relating to this character in the TCG, see their In the TCG section

   
Artwork of Mom's Kindness from Majestic dawn, illustrated by Ken Sugimori Full Artwork print of Friends in Sinnoh from Crown Zenith, illustrated by Hideki Ishikawa

Game assets

Sprites and models

         
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
         
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum
VS sprite from
Platinum
       
Sprites of Dawn from the player select screen of
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
       
Overworld models from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
         
         
 
VS images from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trivia

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

References


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor Juniper
BiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeonProfessor LaventonNemona


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