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 looked hopeless, Silver taught Gold the proper way to catch a Pokémon, and the two managed 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 attacked with a barrage of Fury Swipes, while Sudobo countered it with Mimic. After a quick show of strength, with Ursaring coming out on top, he is recalled in favor of Kingdra.
Sometime before the start of the 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 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 seems to be aggressive and hostile toward everyone. Ursaring was also an extremely powerful battler, being the powerhouse of Silver's team when he was with him, and he was even recognized by Giovanni for his strength. Ursaring has a lot of pride, as he refused to be captured by an average Trainer.