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Original series

Fearow

Fearow
Main article: Ash's Fearow

Fearow debuted as a Spearow in the first episode of the anime. It attacked Ash and Pikachu after Ash threw a rock at it. Its second and final appearance was in Pallet Party Panic, where it was shown to have evolved into a Fearow. It battled against Ash's Pidgeotto, who soon evolved into a Pidgeot. Ash attempted to capture the Fearow while riding on Pidgeot's back. Despite its weakened state, he was still unable to capture it, and he left Pidgeot behind to guard against any future attacks. This Fearow was seen in a flashback in Fighting Flyer with Fire.

Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh
Main article: Ho-Oh (anime)

Ho-Oh is the second recurring wild Pokémon in the anime, making three appearances.

After Ash and Pikachu were exhausted from fighting a flock of Spearow, Ash saw a glimpse of Ho-Oh flying over a rainbow. The Pokédex couldn't record the data of Ho-Oh, as it was unknown at the time. Since then, it would often fly around.

Haunter

Haunter
Main article: Sabrina's Haunter

Haunter first appeared in The Tower of Terror. After Ash befriended it, he attempted to use it to battle Sabrina, but Haunter decided to goof off. At the end of Haunter Versus Kadabra, Haunter decided to stay with Sabrina.

Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff
Main article: Jigglypuff (anime)

The fourth recurring wild Pokémon in the anime, and the one that made the most appearances, is Jigglypuff.

Jigglypuff's first appearance was in The Song of Jigglypuff. At first it couldn't sing, but that changed once Brock gave it a piece of fruit which soothed its throat. Jigglypuff followed the gang throughout their journey until the Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, and returned after a long absence in the Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Jigglypuff is perhaps best known, however, for its running gag. Whenever it saw that its song put its listeners to sleep, it would inflate angrily, making a distinctive "honk" sound, then doodle over the faces of its audience with its marker.

Clefairy

Clefairy
ピッピ Pippi
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Clefairy
Debuts in Clefairy Tales
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Orbiting the atmosphere
035
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Clefairy Unknown

Ash and his friends first encountered the Clefairy after their spacecraft crashed near Viridian City in Clefairy Tales. The Clefairy resorted to stealing items, including Jigglypuff's signature microphone marker and Pikachu, from across a nearby town to rebuild their spaceship.

The group, along with Oswald and Jigglypuff, tracked the Clefairy to an underground cave and stormed the spaceship to recover Jigglypuff's microphone and Pikachu. Jigglypuff ended up defeating all of the Clefairy with Pound, but the spacecraft still took off because of its preset launch, though the group and Jigglypuff escaped. Oswald remained on board until the spaceship crashed again in another village. The Clefairy once again stole the locals' items to return to orbit.

The group re-encountered the Clefairy in Wish Upon a Star Shape, after their spacecraft crashed into a Johto mountainside. Prior to the crash-landing, the Clefairy beamed a Cleffa to safety, and it landed on Ash's Phanpy. Cleffa quickly struck up a friendship with Phanpy. It later led everyone to the crash site while also trying to escape Team Rocket and the Pokémon Mystery Club (PMC).

The Clefairy went on to use the parts from Team Rocket's mecha and the PMC's machine to repair their spacecraft. Pikachu's Thunderbolt ultimately helped the craft in lifting off. Cleffa went on to evolve into a Clefairy and reunited with its family once again.

Personality and characteristics

The Clefairy group is a close-knit clan. The group's leader wears a signature daisy flower on its ear. They resort to theft to repair their spacecraft, though the stolen items often prove to be unreliable and cause their spacecraft to crash frequently.

Moves used

Clefairy leader DoubleSlap.png
Using Double Slap
Move First Used In
Light Screen Clefairy Tales
Pound Clefairy Tales
Double Slap Clefairy Tales
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Slowking

Slowking
Main article: Slowking (M02)

This talking Slowking lived on Shamouti Island, and was the guardian of the shrine located there. He gave Ash advice on where to find the Ice Sphere. He later praised the Team Rocket trio, upset that no one saw them being heroes, telling them that their heroic actions did not go unnoticed.

Slowking reappeared in Slowking's Day.

Lapras


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Lapras
ラプラス Laplace
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Lapras
Debuts in Viva Las Lapras
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Migrating in the ocean
131
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lapras Unknown Unknown

Prior to The Lost Lapras, a young member of the herd had somehow strayed away from its mother and the others, and ended up being stranded on the beaches of Tangelo Island. Ash and his friends rescued the young Lapras from a trio of unruly boys who were attacking it. Later, Ash promised to help return Lapras to its herd and went on to catch it.

In Viva Las Lapras, Ash and his friends finally located Lapras's school off the coast of Tarroco Island. However, the group wanted nothing to do with Ash's Lapras and they swam away. Later, Ash's group rescued the school from Captain Crook and his crew of Pokémon poachers, and Ash's Lapras subsequently returned to the herd.

Ash and his friends met Naomi, a marine biologist and Lapras expert, near New Bark Town, in Lapras of Luxury. They also re-encountered Ash's Lapras and its herd as they continued their annual migration from the Orange Islands to the Johto region. Ash's Lapras became the leader of the herd after it defeated Team Rocket, who were attempting to snatch the group. The Lapras herd later left to continue their migration.

Personality and characteristics

The Lapras school prefer to live in peace and attempt to avoid direct confrontation. They are incredibly fearful of people, largely because of attacks from keen Pokémon poachers in the past. To those they trust, the Lapras were shown to be incredibly faithful.

Moves used

Ash Lapras Ice Beam.png
Using Ice Beam
Move First Used In
Water Gun Viva Las Lapras
Mist Viva Las Lapras
Ice Beam Viva Las Lapras
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Suicune

Suicune
スイクン Suicune
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Suicune
Debuts in Don't Touch that 'dile
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Johto
245
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Suicune Masahiko Tanaka

Ash and his friends first encountered Suicune as they were heading towards New Bark Town in Don't Touch That 'dile. Suicune was seen standing on a small island in a lake, appearing as a mysterious silhouette of blue energy. At first, Ash did not understand what Pokémon it was and wanted to catch it. However, Suicune leaped into the fog and vanished as soon as Ash made an attempt to battle it.

Suicune appeared once again in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!. After Team Rocket had removed the Crystal Bells from Ecruteak's Tin Tower, many Bug-type Pokémon invaded the city. They wrapped Jessie, James and Meowth in a String Shot and blocked off the entry to the Tin Tower. Suicune appeared in a mystical blue light and calmed the wild Pokémon down. Seeing the Legendary Pokémon, Jessie had Arbok launch a Poison Sting, but Suicune evaded the attack and sent Team Rocket blasting off with an Aurora Beam.

Eusine wanted to catch Suicune and sent out his Alakazam to battle it. Alakazam used Disable, but Suicune easily blocked it with a Mirror Coat. It then used Roar to send Alakazam back into its Poké Ball and fled from the area before Eusine could even react. The brief encounter led Eusine to pursue Suicune, in the hopes of seeing it again one day.

Personality and characteristics

Suicune was a calm Pokémon. It avoids direct confrontation and responds swiftly to anyone with immoral intentions. Suicune's few appearances and sudden disappearances maintain its mysterious nature and keeps it enshrouded in folklore.

Moves used

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Using Roar
Move First Used In
Aurora Beam For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
Mirror Coat For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
Roar For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


The Pichu Brothers and Pichu Posse

Pichu Brothers
Pichu Brothers and their friends
Main article: Pichu Brothers

The Pichu Brothers were first introduced in Pikachu & Pichu, where they met Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu was lost after falling off a nearby building, in which Ash was planning a party celebrating the anniversary of when he and Pikachu first met. Pikachu and the Pichu Brothers went all throughout the town chased by a Houndour who eventually helped them when the local Pokémon Playhouse was collapsing.

They also have a number of friends living in Big Town that regularly take part in their adventures. They have all made appearances in various specials, as well as a cameo at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and the gang have also received their own game for the Pokémon mini, Pichu Bros. mini.

Articuno


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Articuno
フリーザー Freezer
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Articuno
Debuts in Moving Pictures
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Snowtop Mountain
144
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Articuno Unknown Unknown

Todd first spotted Articuno from a distance as it flew across the sky in Moving Pictures, and again in Spring Fever. Its multiple appearances led Todd, Ash, and his friends to Snowtop Mountain in Freeze Frame.

Its presence was likely responsible for the extended cold conditions that affected the south slope and Sunflora Lodge featured in Moving Pictures. This caused all of the wild Sunflora to abandon the area, which nearly spoiled Sophia and Marcello's 50th wedding anniversary photograph with the Sun Pokémon. Luckily, a newly-evolved Sunflora was able to bring back the warmer conditions with Sunny Day and call the other Sunflora out of hiding.

In Freeze Frame, the group stumbled across Jigglypuff, who was frozen in ice. After being defrosted, Jigglypuff indicated that it had seen Articuno and pointed to Snowtop Mountain, affirming Todd's beliefs. Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny also knew that an Articuno had been frequenting the area because of a traveler's tale from 1,200 years ago.

Later, Articuno rescued Team Rocket after they were stranded on an ice ledge over a crevasse. Despite helping the trio, Team Rocket became set on capturing the legendary bird after Todd confirmed its identity. During their first attempt, Jessie had Wobbuffet use Mirror Coat to deflect one of Articuno's Ice Beams at it. This caused some icy debris to hit Articuno and send it down a crevasse, which Todd and Ash also fell into, while Pikachu and Jigglypuff followed after them. Articuno eventually overcame its injuries and saved both Ash and Todd from hitting the ground below. Team Rocket later landed nearby and tried to capture Articuno for a second time, but it sent them, along with Jigglypuff, blasting off with a powerful Blizzard.

As the sun rose, Articuno's blue plumage sparkled in the light. It then stayed still for a moment, allowing Todd to take his photograph, before flying off.

Personality and characteristics

Articuno remains a mysterious Pokémon. It will, however, make an appearance to protect traveling Trainers from becoming victims to the harsh cold and crevasses around Snowtop Mountain like it did for Team Rocket, as well as Todd and Ash in Freeze Frame.

Moves used

Snowtop Mountain Articuno Ice Beam.png
Using Ice Beam
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Freeze Frame
Powder Snow Freeze Frame
Agility Freeze Frame
Blizzard Freeze Frame
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Lugia

Lugia
Main article: Lugia (anime)

Lugia (Japanese: ルギア Lugia) is the parent of Silver and a recurring Pokémon character in the anime.

Silver

Silver
Main article: Silver (Johto)

Silver was a baby Lugia befriended by Oliver. It appeared in The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped!, and A Promise is a Promise.

Wynaut

Wynaut
ソーナノ Sohnano
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Wynaut
Debuts in Fangs for Nothin'
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Johto
360
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wynaut Megumi Hayashibara Kayzie Rogers

Wynaut is a wild Pokémon who followed Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket around Blackthorn City.

Wynaut briefly appeared in Fangs for Nothin' during one of Jessie's tirades. It stole a plate of food from Team Rocket. Wobbuffet was the first to notice, but it was blamed for the act.

In Great Bowls of Fire, Wynaut poked its arm out of the bushes while Ash, his friends, Clair, and Liza returned to the Blackthorn Gym.

Liza left some food for Charla to enjoy in Better Eight Than Never, but Wynaut quickly snatched the meal without anyone noticing.

Wynaut's only major appearance was in Why? Wynaut!. While Team Rocket was spying on Ash and his friends, Wynaut stole their snack, and Wobbuffet was once again blamed. Later, Team Rocket disguised themselves as reporters and managed to steal Ash's Badges. Wobbuffet went on to take the loot into the nearby forest while it waited for Jessie and James's return. Wynaut reappeared and went for the box containing the Badges, thinking it was food, but it was ambushed by Wobbuffet. Jessie, James and Meowth soon found Wobbuffet, causing it to lose track of Wynaut.

Despite Wobbuffet's best efforts, its teammates went on the hunt for the Badges and soon chased after a wild Wooper. Clair and Ash's group were also on the hunt for the Badges, and soon enough, Ash's Bayleef and Noctowl located Wynaut and Ash's Badges. Soon, Wooper, followed by Team Rocket, entered the scene and a battle ensued over the Badges. Wynaut jumped out, countered Arbok's Poison Sting, and went back to hiding in the scrubs. Ash arrived on the scene to find Team Rocket with his Badges in hand. They were sent blasting off and Ash's Badges were scattered into the air. Ash managed to recover seven of them, while Wynaut handed Bayleef and Noctowl the eighth Badge. Bayleef and Noctowl identify Wynaut as the one who recovered the eighth Badge, but Wynaut sailed away on a log barge before Ash could see it.

Personality and characteristics

Wynaut was a mischievous Pokémon, with a tendency to appear out of nowhere whenever a Pokémon was nearby and then disappear whenever people were around. It was an opportunistic thief driven by its appetite for food. Its small stature and extendable arms allow it to make a clean getaway. It targets people and Pokémon whenever they are distracted.

Moves used

Wynaut Counter.png
Using Counter
Move First Used In
Counter Why? Wynaut!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Larvitar

Larvitar
Main article: Ash's Larvitar

Larvitar was given to Ash and his friends as an Egg in Lapras of Luxury. It hatched in Hatch Me if You Can and was given to its mother in Mother of All Battles!.