Miltank (sometimes referred to as Milty by her Trainer) first appeared in A Goldenrod Opportunity. Whitney sent her out during Ash's Gymbattle, having saved her as her last Pokémon when her Nidorina and Clefairy lost to Cyndaquil, with the latter forfeiting. Cyndaquil tried its best to defeat Miltank but was taken out by a super-effective Rollout. Miltank's next opponent was Totodile. Totodile used Water Gun on Miltank to get her wet. However, Water Gun had no effect on the Milk Cow Pokémon and Totodile was taken out by a stronger Rollout due to its effect. With two Pokémon taken out on Ash's side, Pikachu was the last one. Pikachu used Thunderbolt on Miltank since Water Gun would have given him the upper hand. However, Miltank's consecutive spinning by using Rollout caused her to dry up quickly and the Electric-type move was ineffective. As a result, Miltank's Rollout made contact with Pikachu, taking him out and winning the match for Whitney.
Miltank and Whitney
In A Dairy Tale Ending, Whitney sent out Miltank to battle Team Rocket after they raided her uncle Milton's farm to get some food. Miltank managed to send them flying with Rollout. Afterwards, Miltank demonstrated her Rollout attack on a grassy field and showed it to the group. Her training got interrupted by Team Rocket's return with a giant rolling barrel that snatched both Miltank and Pikachu. The barrel used its own Rollout attack as a clean getaway. Miltank and Pikachu were freed by Cyndaquil and Totodile using Tackle and Water Gun, respectively. After Team Rocket's defeat, Miltank was used in the rematch against Ash.
Ash relied on a strategy during the rematch that was used earlier to defeat Team Rocket's giant barrel-shaped mecha. Cyndaquil was Miltank's first opponent. Cyndaquil was able to tire Miltank out. However, it was once again defeated by her super-effective Rollout. Her next opponent was Totodile. Totodile dug trenches using his Water Gun in order to divert Miltank's Rollout. Totodile, too, was beaten by Miltank. Pikachu was the last opponent for Miltank. Miltank headed towards Pikachu but hit the trenches instead as Pikachu was super fast. Pikachu headed for the trenches and Miltank was on top of him, causing Pikachu to toss Miltank in the air and defeat her with a Thunder Shock. Whitney admitted defeat since her Miltank lost and she is her toughest Pokémon.
Miltank reappeared in a flashback in All That Glitters! when Ash was recalling the time about earning his badges when they were stolen by a trio of Murkrow. She reappeared in another one in Why? Wynaut! while Ash and the others were looking for the missing Badges. Miltank made a cameo in Lyra's fantasy alongside Whitney in Bagged Then Tagged!.
Personality and characteristics
Miltank is a tough Pokémon, according to Whitney herself when she sent her out during the first match with Ash. This claim was proven to be true when Miltank single-handedly took out all three of Ash's Pokémon without suffering a scratch.
In Pokémon Masters EX, during her Sync Pair Story "A Day with Whitney", Whitney explains that she met Miltank at the Moomoo Farm. Miltank used Rollout on Whitney as soon as she saw her. Whitney believes that Miltank was looking for someone to take her away from the farm and was using Rollout to test people to see if they were the right Trainer for her. An old man at the farm was happy to have Whitney take Miltank off his hands.
This Miltank was distributed to players who inserted a serial code that was given away to players who complete at least three battles during the Johto Classic (Japanese: ジョウトオープン Johto Open) competition on the Pokémon Global Link. The competition was held from May 27 to 29, 2016.
Whitney used Miltank as her final Pokémon during her Gym battle with Ash in The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling. Whitney's Miltank started off with an advantage due to her powerful Rollout attack, but when Ash switched from Psyduck to Pikachu, Pikachu hid in one of the craters caused by Miltank's rolling and was able to survive the attack and strike from below, defeating Miltank.
Whitney's Miltank appears in Pokémon Adventures. She has the nicknameMil Mil (Japanese: ミルたんMiltan).
Mil Mil debuted in Smeargle Smudge as a cameo during Gold and Whitney's bike race. She was ordered by Whitney to use Rollout on Gold so that Whitney could be ahead of Gold. In How Do You Do, Sudowoodo?, Mil Mil was once again ordered to use the move but at two different targets, a Sudowoodo and Rhydon which were blocking the way. Mil Mil tried to defeat the Rhydon, but to no avail, and Whitney broke her arm after Rhydon kidnapped her.
Mil Mil reappeared in Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa, where she saved Whitney and everyone else from falling on the ice. Afterwards, she finishes up the battle with Suicune after Whitney's Cleffa, Fafa, and her Igglybuff, Buff Buff, manage to confuse it with Sweet Kiss. Despite the advantage Mil Mil had with the slippery floor and being Whitney's strongest Pokémon, Mil Mil was defeated and Suicune, which turned out to be an ice sculpture, was still standing. However, Pryce's tips managed to pin it down.
Mil Mil was used in the opening ceremony of the Pokémon League in Notorious Noctowl where she battled Misty's Starmie and lost after a quick succession of attacks from Starmie.
Later, Whitney sends out Miltank to deal with a giant tree that was blocking the path to Route 36. However, her Tackle was proven ineffective.
In A Promise Given to Miltank, she battles Gold's Croconaw during their rematch. However, Miltank becomes very sick along with the other Miltank at the Moomoo Farm and the only way to cure Whitney's Miltank was to feed her several Berries before sundown. After Gold and Whitney find some Berries for Miltank, Miltank is fed the Berries and she starts to feel better.
Whitney's Miltank was featured in the TCG as one of Whitney's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Whitney's Miltank.
Whitney's Miltank Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Coinciding with the general release of the Super-Burst Impact expansion on September 7, 2018 was the Super-Burst Impact Pokémon Center Limited Set (Japanese: 超爆インパクト ポケモンセンター限定セット), which could only be purchased at Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores, and on the Pokémon Center Online. This premium set contains 2 Super-Burst Impact booster boxes as well as 3 accessories with designs reflecting the Johto theme of the main expansion:
The Whitney & Miltank Deck Case (Japanese: デッキシールド アカネ＆ミルタンクDeck Case: Akane & Miltank) and matching set of 64 Whitney & Miltank Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド アカネ＆ミルタンクDeck Shield: Akane & Miltank) feature Gym LeaderWhitney and her Miltank. The deck case can store 180 cards and comes with 2 card dividers.