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Ash's Rowlet

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Personality and characteristics
===Personality and characteristics===
[[File:Poké Problem extra scene SM075.png|thumb|250px|Rowlet sleeping]]
[[File:Trumbeak Rowlet.png|thumb|left|250px|Trumbeak and Rowlet]]
Rowlet is somewhat naive and inexperienced. In its [[SM004|debut episode]], Rowlet brought a wind chime from a market on [[Melemele Island]] to its nest, thinking it was {{pkmn|food}}. When Ash asked it to find {{an|Lillie}} in ''[[SM014|Getting to Know You!]]'', it returned with a watermelon instead. Similarly, when Ash asked it to try and find Pikachu in ''[[SM067|Love at First Twirl!]]'', it got distracted by the scent of {{TRT}}'s honey donuts. It is drawn to the aroma of Sweet Scent, such as when used by [[Mallow's Bounsweet]] in ''[[SM004|First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!]]'' or by [[Lusamine]]'s {{p|Lilligant}} in ''[[SM053|Rescuing the Unwilling!]]''.
[[File:Poké Problem extra scene SM075.png|thumb|250px|Rowlet sleeping]]
Rowlet also seems to be a very relaxed Pokémon, as shown in ''[[SM005|Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!]]'', when it spent most of the episode not being bothered by what was going on around it, whether that included being splashed by water or being kidnapped by Team Rocket. Rowlet is often seen sleeping during the day, only waking up when it is needed by someone else, such as its Trainer. This character trait was shown in ''[[SM009|To Top a Totem!]]'' and ''[[SM035|Currying Favor and Flavor!]]'', when Ash called Rowlet out to battle against a Totem Pokémon and its ally, only to find it sleeping, in need of awakening. In its time as a wild Pokémon, it was even seen nodding off while being lectured by its caretaker, {{p|Trumbeak}}. However, in ''[[SM029|Lulled to La-La Land!]]'', Rotom noted that Rowlet shouldn't be sleeping so much. Rowlet has been show to sleep through almost anything, such as during battles and whilst being buried under sand, as shown in ''[[SM109|A Grand Debut!]]''. Despite this, it is loyal towards its friends, and would do anything to protect them. Due to its naivety and inexperience, Rowlet tends to panic when it is separated from Ash; however, this shows its closeness to Ash. Its closeness to its Trainer was also shown when it would sit or sleep on Ash's head, although it would also sometimes sit on Ash's shoulders.
Rowlet started to take a more serious approach to battling after its loss to [[Hau]]'s {{p|Dartrix}} in ''[[SM097|No Stone Unturned!]]''. This can be seen when it kept attacking the Substitute Doll, and when it even visited its old foster family for some training. Unlike other Pokémon in the anime who have prevented themselves from evolving, like Ash's Pikachu or [[Dawn's Piplup]], Rowlet doesn't seem uninterested or afraid of [[evolution]], but decided it liked the [[Everstone]] it picked up after it allowed it to perform {{m|Seed Bomb}}. Since the battle, Rowlet has developed a rivalry with {{p|Decidueye}}. While the rivalry is normally friendly, they are extremely competitive, as seen in [[SM131]], when Rowlet and Decidueye interacted aggressively and passionately with each other upon learning that they would be battling each other in the [[Manalo Conference]].
Starting in ''[[SM111|Show Me the Metal!]]'', Rowlet formed a close friendship with a {{APp|Meltan}}. When Meltan's nut head fell off of its body, Rowlet flew to catch it, saving it from a {{p|Murkrow}}. This was seen again in the [[SM112|next episode]], where it tried to substitute its lost nut head for many objects. Rowlet's protectiveness of Meltan saw it take {{MTR}}'s {{m|Fury Swipes}} in the place of the Hex Nut Pokémon, causing Rowlet's back to become badly damaged. However, Rowlet often has to prevent Meltan from causing damage, such as in ''[[SM116|The Secret Princess!]]'', where it prevented Meltan from eating a frying pan. Rowlet was asleep during Meltan's evolution into {{pAP|Melmetal}} in [[SM138]], but it instantly recognized its friend upon waking up, congratulating it and finding a nice place to rest inside the hole in its stomach.