May's Skitty

May's Skitty
ハルカのエネコ Haruka's Eneco
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May's Skitty
Debuts in I Feel Skitty!
Caught at A greenhouse around Route 111
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Skitty Megumi Hayashibara

May's Skitty (Japanese: ハルカのエネコ Haruka's Eneco) was the second Pokémon that May caught in the Hoenn region, and her third overall.

In the anime


Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire


Skitty debuted in I Feel Skitty!, when Torchic wandered off during a training session and met it when it was apparently wounded. Following on Brock's suggestion that they take it to The Greenhouse, Skitty received some aromatherapy treatment for its fatigue. Team Rocket later accidentally kidnapped Skitty during their perfume heist. However, Jessie was quickly taken by its cuteness and wanted it for herself. Meowth, who developed a crush on Skitty, assisted Skitty in escaping the many misfortunes that always befall the Rocket trio. Eventually, May and Jessie had a Pokémon battle with their Beautifly and Dustox to decide who would get Skitty; May proved victorious, and Skitty accidentally allowed itself to be caught after chasing one of her Poké Balls.

Skitty and May

In the next episode, Skitty let itself out of its Poké Ball on a whim, before running away on May, who had to chase it. This became a running gag, including in Maxxed Out!, where Max told Max that Skitty was generally a troublesome Pokémon and required a disciplined Trainer. It barely paid attention when introduced to the other Pokémon, but unintentionally succeeded in keeping Jessie away from Max's Surskit by snapping at her hair. It later used Double Slap to defeat Jessie and allowed Surskit and Ash's Pikachu to blast them off.

In Game Winning Assist, May had to address Skitty's flighty and mischievous behavior when it disturbed a group of Slugma and got them into trouble. She decided to teach it to battle and learned that it had the move Assist, but despite calling upon Ember and Silver Wind, it lost its practice battle against Julie and her Furret. Skitty also got itself and May captured by Team Rocket when it ran after their mecha as it made off with all of Julie's sleeping Numel. However, Skitty managed to rouse the Numel with an Ember Assist, and then used Double Slap to smash the sprinkler Team Rocket was using to sedate them. It later used Ember through Assist in All Torkoal, No Play to drive away a group of Magnemite that were attacking a Torkoal.

When May and her friends returned to Mauville City in Manectric Charge, Skitty battled with Watt's Ampharos. Skitty landed a few hits, but was hit by Thunder Shock when Watt revealed that Ampharos could redirect the attack. An Iron Tail almost ended the battle, but Skitty used Assist to use Torchic's Quick Attack to dodge Thunder Shock and hit Ampharos, winning the battle with Double Slap.

Learning Blizzard from Abby and Johnny

In Delcatty Got Your Tongue, Skitty lost its voice in a battle with Team Rocket when it inhaled Torkoal's smoke. However, Dr. Abby managed to fix this problem with a simple massage. While Skitty was being treated, May learned that Abby was the Top Coordinator she read about in the Coordinator Monthly magazine. She was impressed by Abby's achievements and asked to see her partner Pokémon, a Delcatty nicknamed Johnny. May's Skitty and Johnny were later captured by Team Rocket, but broke free and turned on Seviper and Cacnea. Dr. Abby helped Skitty learn Blizzard, just like Johnny. With Blizzard in its arsenal, Skitty helped send Team Rocket blasting off. As a result of the battle, May decided to use Skitty in her next Contest.

Skitty was used in the Verdanturf Town Pokémon Contest in Disguise Da Limit. A failed Blizzard almost botched its opener, but it salvaged the round by juggling with Double Slap, a trick it learned from Abby and Johnny, and this allowed it to move on to the Contest Battles. It defeated Stefano's Wartortle and moved further on in the tournament, eventually reaching the finals where it went up against Timmy Grimm and his Dusclops, but it had a tough time battling it due to the ineffectiveness of Normal-type attacks on Ghost-type Pokémon, being only able to trust in its unpredictable Assist and unmastered Blizzard. Skitty was hit by a Focus Punch, but failed to attack with Double Slap due to the immunity. However, Skitty managed to deflect a follow-up Focus Punch with Double Slap, only to be damaged by a combination of Will-O-Wisp and Psychic. Dusclops gained the upper hand with a series of Hyper Beams while Skitty could not muster Blizzard to create opposition. Ultimately, Skitty used Assist to get Gust and defend herself from Hyper Beam and used String Shot through Assist to block Focus Punch, and Ember to block Will-O-Wisp. Finally, Skitty pulled off Blizzard and knocked out Timmy's Dusclops, winning the tournament.

Skitty in the Grand Festival

May also used Skitty in the Pacifidlog Town Contest in Mean With Envy and Pacifidlog Jam. After using Razor Leaf Assist, Blizzard and Double Slap to pass the first round, Skitty fought Joshua and his Houndoom in the second round, where the two were evenly matched until an explosion caused by the collision of Flamethrower and Blizzard knocked Houndoom out. In the final round, Skitty took a battering from Erica's Jynx but managed to recover with a String Shot from Assist, which bound up Jynx. However, another Assist produced Razor Leaf to free Jynx, leaving it at Jynx's mercy. Subsequent Assists produced useless String Shots and Vine Whips, until it became Fire Spin, which directly hit Jynx. May ordered Skitty to use Tackle, which ended the battle and won the Contest for May.

In Deceit and Assist, Harley deceived May and told her to use only Assist in the main Appeals Round of the Hoenn Grand Festival. This put May at risk of being eliminated from the event as Head Judge Raoul Contesta soon became unimpressed due to May overusing Assist to display the charms of her other Pokémon rather than Skitty's. Eventually, Assist turned into Petal Dance and Skitty ended up confusing itself. However, May was able to save the act by creating an ice sculpture with Blizzard that allowed her to move onto the Battle Round.

In Rhapsody in Drew, Skitty and Combusken fought against Drew's Roselia and Flygon, and began well by using an Assist Fire Spin to burn up Roselia's attacks. However, Combusken lost a bout with Flygon and fell on it, injuring Skitty. Despite fighting back valiantly, they were unable to overcome the teamwork of Flygon and Roselia and Skitty was knocked out with Combusken.

After the Ever Grande Conference, May left Skitty at her house because it liked the greenhouse there.


May returned Skitty to her party in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!. It, alongside Beautifly, created a new Contest combination by combining Blizzard and Psychic to make a snow tornado.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Skitty reappeared in Pruning a Passel of Pals! when May came to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup. It was shown defeating an Exeggutor with Blizzard during the competition.

Personality and characteristics

Skitty failing at teamwork

Skitty is a very ditzy and mischievous Pokémon, often letting itself out of its Poké Ball and provoking trouble with wild Pokémon. This was slightly addressed by encounters with Julie and Dr. Abby. However, Skitty has shown to be a natural in Pokémon Contests, as it helped May win her second and last ribbon to compete in the Grand Festival.

Though friendly with other Pokémon, Skitty also proved to be a poor team player, as evidenced in The Bicker the Better, in which it had compatibility issues with both Ash's Corphish and Jessie's Seviper while working alongside them in Tag Battles. Skitty showed improvement by Rhapsody in Drew though, where it battled Drew's Roselia and Flygon together with May's Combusken in the quarterfinals of the Hoenn Grand Festival. However, Skitty and its partner could still not match the masterful teamwork Drew's Pokémon displayed.

Skitty has a very cute and charming personality and is always cheerful. As described in the Pokédex, Skitty loves to play with moving objects, its own tail, and the tails of other Pokémon, such as Pikachu, Meowth, and Aipom.

Moves used

Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Tackle I Feel Skitty!
Double Slap Maxxed Out!
Assist Game Winning Assist
Blizzard Delcatty Got Your Tongue
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves used via Assist

Using Ember
Using Fire Spin
Move First Used In
Ember Game Winning Assist*
Silver Wind Game Winning Assist*
Gust Game Winning Assist*
String Shot All Torkoal, No Play*
Quick Attack Manectric Charge*
Fire Spin Mean with Envy*
Razor Leaf Mean with Envy*
Vine Whip Pacifidlog Jam*
Petal Dance Pacifidlog Jam*
Solar Beam Deceit and Assist*
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
  The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing! Psychic and Blizzard May's Beautifly
Description: Beautifly uses Psychic to power-up a move making it faster and powerful like Combusken's Fire Spin or Skitty's Blizzard.


Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In the games

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle!

Skitty appears in Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle!.

In the manga

Skitty in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

May's Skitty appeared in The Birth Of The Invisible Team, Max And Ralts!!.


  • Skitty is the first Pokémon belonging to one of Ash's friends to use an Ice-type move.
  • Skitty is the only Pokémon in the anime to have used the move Assist.

Related articles

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

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