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Poncho (Japanese: パンチョ Poncho) is a character of the day who appeared in Go Go Ludicolo!. He and his Ludicolo are traveling street performers who go from town to town with his Ludicolo to entertain people with their bongo playing and dancing.

Poncho encountered Ash and his friends in the middle of a forest located near North Petalburg. He challenged Ash to a battle, adding that if he wins he gets their sandwiches, but if he loses he would buy them some cheeseburgers. Ash confidently accepted the challenge, choosing Corphish. Poncho played his drums throughout the match, helping Ludicolo to keep tempo and eavde oncoming attacks with ease. Ash underestimated his opponent's abilities and lost.

Corphish refused to accept its defeat and it later found Poncho and Ludicolo and demanded a rematch. Before Poncho could reply, Team Rocket netted him and Ludicolo. Corphish intervene, causing the Meowth balloon to crash and sent the trio blasting off. Impressed with how strong Corphish was, Poncho decided to share the sandwiches he received earlier with the group. Poncho also agreed to a rematch, this time against Ash's Torkoal, though the winner was not revealed.


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Poncho's Ludicolo
Lombre → Ludicolo
Ludicolo is Poncho's only known Pokémon. It was revealed that Poncho had evolved it from a Lombre using a Water Stone.

Poncho's drums helped keep Ludicolo's tempo up, allowing it to evade oncoming attacks with ease. In first took on Ash's Corphish and won the match because of its defensive technqiues. After being captured by and rescued from Team Rocket, Ludicolo began battling Ash's Torkoal, though the winner was not revealed..

Ludicolo's known moves are Double Team, Protect, Focus Punch and Hyper Beam.

Debut Go Go Ludicolo!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 泉尚摯 Shoji Izumi
English Andrew Rannells
Finnish Veeti Kallio
Italian Giovanni Battezzato
Brazilian Portuguese Luiz Laffey

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