Ursaring first appeared in Teddiursa's Picnic, attacking Gold and Maizie as they approached a wild Teddiursa. Ursaring chases the two and they soon run into Silver. Realizing that Silver is planning on capturing Ursaring Gold decides to catch him as well. Gold sends Aibo out to attack Ursaring and he starts unleashing multiple Scratches on him. Silver quickly joins in and tells Sneasel and Croconaw to attack Ursaring as well, irritating the Hibernator Pokémon. Ursaring then aims a Slash at Maizie and Gold saves her just in time. Ursaring attempts another Slash and Sneasel jumps in and uses Icy Wind to freeze his paws, though he manages to thaw them with Fire Punch. Ursaring and Teddiursa soon corner the group on a cliff. While the situation looks hopeless Silver teaches Gold the proper way to catch a Pokémon and the two manage to catch Ursaring and Teddiursa. Afterwards, Silver uses Ursaring to defeat the Team Rocket Grunts disturbing the Slowpoke at Slowpoke Well.
In Tyranitar War, Ursaring participated in Silver's fight against Gold, going up against his Sudobo. Ursaring attacks with a barrage of Fury Swipes while Sudobo counters with Mimic. After a quick show of strength, with Ursaring coming out on top, he is recalled for Kingdra.
Sometime prior to the start of the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter Giovanni and Ursaring were in Ilex Forest waiting for Celebi to appear. Celebi eventually came and brought Pryce along with it, whom Ursaring immediately began attacking. Before he could cause any major damage though Lance showed up and stopped them, informing the group that they all shared a common goal.
In All About Arceus V, Ursaring shows up alongside Giovanni to help with the Arceus crisis. Upon arriving he ruthlessly brushed Petrel aside after he attempts to disguise himself as Giovanni. Soon after he battled against Giratina and attacks with a powerful Slash. Later during the battle Ursaring threw his opponent around and used Avalanche, dealing heavy damage.
Personality and characteristics
Typical of his species, Ursaring is shown to be aggressive and hostile toward everyone. Ursaring was shown to be an extremely powerful battler, being the powerhouse of Silver's team when he was with him, and was even recognized by Giovanni for his strength. Ursaring has a lot of pride as he refused to be captured by an average Trainer.