Paul's Ursaring (Japanese: シンジのリングマ Shinji's Ringuma) is the fifth Pokémon that was shown to be owned by Paul.
Ash and his friends had gotten lost in Bewilder Forest in Different Strokes for Different Blokes. While looking for a way out, they encountered an angry Ursaring, which started chasing them. After getting out of the forest, the group encountered Paul. Using his Chimchar, Paul weakened Ursaring and caught it. Afterwards, Paul used his Pokédex to scan its attacks, and then decided to keep it.
In Top-Down Training!, Paul used Ursaring to save Chimchar from Team Rocket.
In Glory Blaze!, Paul used it in training Chimchar.
In Chim - Charred!, Ursaring was used in a battle against Chimchar, who, by that point, had come under Ash's ownership. With its brute strength and power, it almost defeated Chimchar when he activated his Blaze Ability. However, after Chimchar lost control of Blaze, he defeated Ursaring.
Ursaring was used against Brandon's Regice in A Pyramiding Rage!. After a clash of its Hammer Arm and Regice's Focus Punch, it attacked Ursaring with a Zap Cannon blast, which paralyzed it. Brandon then recalled Regice and sent out Regirock. Paul gave up on Ursaring and did not command it to attack. It then got knocked out by Regirock's Stone Edge attack.
In Evolving Strategies! Ursaring was used in the Full Battle against Ash as Paul's sixth Pokemon, which took place at Lake Acuity. With the power of Bulk Up, it easily defeated Ash's Buizel and Staraptor before being recalled. During the battle with Pikachu, it got paralyzed by Pikachu's Static Ability. However, this, in turn, activated its Guts Ability, giving the Hibernator Pokémon the power that it needed ultimately take Pikachu down. Ursaring was eventually brought down by Chimchar once again after being attacked with a Flamethrower.
In Casting a Paul on Barry!, Ursaring was sent out to battle against Barry's Empoleon in the third round of the Lily of the Valley Conference. However, Barry replaced Empoleon with his Hitmonlee. During a very close match between the two, Ursaring was burned by Hitmonlee's Blaze Kick, activating Ursaring's Guts Ability again, giving Ursaring enough power to defeat Hitmonlee. It then fought against Barry's Empoleon again, but after having a Focus Blast fired back to it, Paul recalled it.
In Battling a Thaw in Relations!, Ursaring was at Reggie's house along with Torterra, Weavile, and Honchkrow. It was unhappy to hear that Paul had lost in the quarterfinals of the Lily of the Valley Conference.
Personality and characteristics
Like most Ursaring, Paul's Ursaring was shown to be aggressive and hostile toward everyone, often screaming when exiting its Poké Ball. This has led to others being intimidated by it and cowering in fear, seen most particularly in a battle against Ash's Chimchar when this trait was exacerbated by Chimchar flinching as a result of Ursaring's Secret Power. Paul has never shown any concern with Ursaring's personality, apparently encouraging such violent behavior as a means of drawing out its strength.
It is an extremely powerful battler with high amounts of stamina and resilience, being able to use its Guts Ability effectively as well as defeat strong opponents with relative ease. These traits were shown most prominently when it single-handedly beat half of Ash's team during Ash and Paul's Full Battle at Lake Acuity and when it defeated Barry's Hitmonlee in a prolonged battle after taking several super-effective hits.
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Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
- For DP086, Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia is about Paul's Ursaring. He writers this senryū about it: 「バトルなら パワーでしょうぶ リングマよ」 "Use your power to fight in battles, Ringuma."
- Ursaring is the only Pokémon still under Paul's ownership to not be fully evolved, although it has not physically appeared since the introduction of its evolution.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Ursaring.
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