Pietra

Pietra (Japanese: エリコ Eriko) is a character of the day who appeared in Right On, Rhydon!. She also appeared in Ash & Pikachu.

In the anime

Pietra's grandmother sprained her ankle and Pietra wanted to make it easier for her to travel through the mountain by digging a tunnel through it. She was using Ground-type Pokémon to try to achieve this. As they dug deeper, water began to drip onto them, which caused the Ground-types to be scared off. As a result, she resolved to capture a certain Rhydon which was able to use Surf and as such, wasn't afraid of water.

Pietra met Ash and his friends, and together, they came across Rhydon. It escaped into the lake, however. Ash and Misty used their Water Pokémon to help search for it. Pietra used her speedboat to go out onto the lake. Soon, Totodile discovered Rhydon by accident and bit on its horn, angering it. Pietra tried to battle it, but was unsuccessful after it used Horn Drill in the water and caused a whirlpool.

They then traveled over to a small island where they saw Rhydon coming to shore. Pietra encountered it again, but Team Rocket interfered and tried to take it for themselves. Ash assisted in stopping them and the Rhydon jumped back into the lake. Pietra jumped into the lake after it and latched onto it. Rhydon carried her under water, but she refused to let go until it battled her, and eventually the Rhydon finally gave in and agreed.

She used her Marill to battle and defeat Rhydon, which allowed her to catch it. She then used her newly caught Rhydon to complete the tunnel.

Pokémon


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Marill
Marill is Pietra's main Pokémon. It is her only Pokémon that is not a Ground-type, and Pietra often carries Marill around in her arms. She used it to battle a Rhydon that knew Surf. Marill was able to weaken Rhydon enough so Pietra could capture it.

Marill wears an earring in its left ear.

Marill's known moves are Water Gun, Bubble Beam, Tackle, and Iron Tail.

Debut Right on, Rhydon
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
English Kayzie Rogers
 
Dugtrio (×3)
Pietra used these three Dugtrio for her digging project. They were seen carrying large rocks.

None of the Dugtrio's moves are known.

Debut Right on, Rhydon
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
 
Sandslash
Sandslash was one of the two Pokémon used by Pietra in the tunnel project. It along with her Graveler were seen trying to make the tunnel bigger.

None of Sandslash's moves are known.

Debut Right on, Rhydon
 
Graveler
Graveler was one of the two Pokémon used by Pietra in the digging project. It and her Sandslash were seen trying to make the tunnel bigger.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut Right on, Rhydon
 
Rhydon
Pietra wanted this Rhydon because of its ability to use Surf and her need for a surfing Pokémon that would ensure easier travel for her. Unlike most of her Ground-type Pokémon, Rhydon wasn't afraid of water. It is considered to be very strong as it knocked out many Pokémon that tried to battle it.

It was a reclusive wild Pokémon and would only attack others when threatened. It was particularly fond of apples, and this helped Pietra eventually track it down.

After witnessing Pietra's determination, Rhydon eventually conceded and agreed to battle Pietra. Rhydon went up against Pietra's Marill, and it was able to use its Horn Drill to block effective Water attacks. However, an Iron Tail allowed Pietra to catch Rhydon on her second attempt. It later helped Pietra complete her tunneling project.

Rhydon's known moves are Surf, Horn Drill, and Take Down.

Debut Right on, Rhydon
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 冬馬由美 Yumi Touma
English Carol Jacobanis
German Anke Kortemeier
Polish Anna Dąbkowska
Brazilian Portuguese Fernanda Bullara
Spanish Latin America Cony Madera
Spain Amparo Bravo


In the manga

 
Pietra in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Pietra appeared in The Grand Rhydon Plan. She goes by the Japanese name, Eriko, in Chuang Yi's English translation.

Pokémon

 
Rhydon
Rhydon was a Pokémon that Pietra caught.

None of Rhydon's moves are known.

Debut The Grand Rhydon Plan
 
Marill
Marill is Pietra's main Pokémon.

Marill's known moves are Bubble Beam and Iron Tail.

Debut The Grand Rhydon Plan
 
Diglett (×3)
Three Diglett made a minor appearance in the chapter where they were only shown digging a tunnel.

None of Diglett's moves are known.

Debut The Grand Rhydon Plan
 
Sandslash
Sandslash made a minor appearance in the chapter.

None of Sandslash's moves are known.

Debut The Grand Rhydon Plan
 
Graveler
Graveler made a minor appearance in the chapter.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut The Grand Rhydon Plan

Trivia

 
Pietra lookalike


Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Rivals
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
WhitneyClairRoxanneNormanNolandGretaLucy
Other
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKaburagiKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family


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