Character Information:

Dawn


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Known As:
  • Flag Dawn
  • Flag ヒカリ
  • Flag Hikari
  • Flag Aurore
Biography
Dawn is a Pokémon Coordinator whose hometown is Twinleaf Town in the Sinnoh region. Her mother was a famous coordinator and she decided to follow in her footsteps. Dawn started her journey off one day by heading to Professor Rowan's laboratory to receive her starter Pokémon. After the events that transpired at the laboratory, she decided to choose Piplup as her starter Pokémon.

Dawn met Ash Ketchum and Brock during the first day of her journey. She decided to travel with them as they journeyed through the Sinnoh region. Being inexperienced, journeying with Ash Ketchum and Brock has proven to be very helpful as she has learned a great deal about Pokémon from the both of them.

Dawn's favourite saying is "Daijōbu! (大丈夫)" which translates as "I'm fine" and she is constantly heard saying it. In the English dub her catch phrase is "No need to worry!".

Kenny is constantly teasing Dawn and calling her Dee Dee, short for Diamond Dandruff, (ピカリ, Pikari in the Japanese original) a nickname he came up with one day after she got shocked by the kindergarten's Plusle and Minun which caused her hair to go all frizzly and sparkle. ("ピカピカ", "pikapika" is an onomatopoeia for "sparkling".) Dawn revealed the way she got her nickname to Ash Ketchum and Brock when her childhood fears were revived after she encountered Ursula's Plusle and Minun before the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest.

Dawn was the first main character to lose in the first round of any competition. She lost in the appeals of both Hearthome and Solaceon contest. Those defeats put Dawn on the path she needed to be as after a brief recharge and positive influence by Ash Ketchum and Zoey she made it to the Grand Festival and by making it past fierce battles with the likes of Ursula and Jessie she made it to the finals. A distinction no other main character has ever achieved. Although defeat was the outcome her dream is still alive.

East Isshu and the Junior World Cup

By courtesy of Cynthia, Dawn decided to train at Cynthia's East Isshu house until the day the World Junior Cup started. Ash Ketchum was surprised to see her there as he thought she was in the Johto region.

In the second round of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup, Dawn was matched up against Iris. Despite Iris' Dragonite not following her commands, Dawn's Mamoswine ended up loosing the battle in a hard fought match between two very strong Pokémon. Dawn was eliminated from the tournament after that battle. After the Junior Cup reached it's conclusion Dawn revealed that her next stop would be Blackthorn City, Johto for an upcoming Wallace Cup.
Owned Pokémon
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  • United States Dawn's Piplup
  • Japan ヒカリのポッチャマ
  • Japan Hikari no Pochama
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  • United States Dawn's Buizel
  • Japan ヒカリのブイゼル
  • Japan Hikari no Buoysel
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  • United States Dawn's Buneary
  • Japan ヒカリのミミロル
  • Japan Hikari no Mimirol
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  • United States Dawn's Pachirisu
  • Japan ヒカリのパチリス
  • Japan Hikari no Pachirisu
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  • United States Dawn's Mamoswine
  • Japan ヒカリのマンムー
  • Japan Hikari no Manmoo
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  • United States Dawn's Piloswine
  • Japan ヒカリのイノムー
  • Japan Hikari no Inomoo
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  • United States Dawn's Aipom
  • Japan ヒカリのエイパム
  • Japan Hikari no Eipam
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  • United States Dawn's Ambipom
  • Japan ヒカリのエテボース
  • Japan Hikari no Eteboth
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  • United States Dawn's Swinub
  • Japan ヒカリのウリムー
  • Japan Hikari no Urimoo
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  • United States Dawn's Cyndaquil
  • Japan ヒカリのヒノアラシ
  • Japan Hikari no Hinoarashi
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  • United States Dawn's Togekiss
  • Japan ヒカリのトゲキッス
  • Japan Hikari no Togekiss
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  • United States Dawn's Quilava
  • Japan ヒカリのマグマラシ
  • Japan Hikari no Magmarashi
Episodes
Series Title
DP 1 旅立ち!フタバタウンからマサゴタウンへ!/Setting Off! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!/Following A Maiden's Voyage!
DP 2 Find Pikachu! Route 202!/Two Degrees of Separation!/ピカチュウをさがせ!202番道路!
DP 3 When Pokémon Worlds Collide!/Rival Battle! Three vs. Three!!/ライバルバトル!三対三!!
DP 4 Pochama VS Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!/ポッチャマ対スボミー!ヒカリ初バトル!!/Dawn Of A New Era!
DP 5 I got a Naetle!/ナエトル、ゲットだぜ!/Gettin' Twiggy With It!
DP 6 Different Strokes for Different Blokes/Forest of Hesitation! Shinji Again!/迷いの森!シンジふたたび!!
DP 7 Pochama Tries its Best!!/ポッチャマがんばる!!/Like It or Lup It!
DP 8 Gureggru of the Mysterious Gym!/Gymbaliar!/なぞのジムのグレッグル!
DP 9 Let's Play with Mimirol!?/Setting the World on its Buneary/ミミロルとあそぼう!?
DP 10 Not on My Watch Ya Don't/Pokétch Unavailable?!/ポケッチ入手困難!?
DP 11 Mounting a Coordinator Assault/Hikari! Contest Debut!!/ ヒカリ!コンテストデビュー!!
DP 12 Arrival of a Rival!/Contest Battle! Rival Confrontation!!/コンテストバトル!ライバル対決!!
DP 13 Mukkuru Stands Firm!/ムックルがんばる!/A Staravia Is Born
DP 14 Leave It to Takeshi!/Leave It To Brocko!/タケシにおまかせ!
DP 15 Shapes of Things to Come!/Kurogane Gym! Hyōta vs Shinji!!/クロガネジム!ヒョウタVSシンジ!!
DP 16 Zugaidos vs. Pikachu/A Gruff Act to Follow/ズガイドスVSピカチュウ
DP 17 Big Charge of Ancient Pokémon!/古代ポケモン大進撃!/Wild in the Streets
DP 18 O'er the Rampardos We Watched!/Return to Kurogane Gym! Decisive Match with Rampard!!/クロガネジムふたたび!決戦ラムパルド!!
DP 19 Twice Smitten, Once Shy!パチリスゲットで・・・・・・大丈夫!?Getting Pachirisu...... is fine!?
DP 20 Pokémon Hunter J!/ポケモンハンターJ!/Mutiny in the Bounty!
DP 21 The Strongest Koiking and the Most Beautiful Hinbass!/Ya See We Want an Evolution!/最強のコイキングと最も美しいヒンバス!
DP 22 パチリスVSエイパム!コンテストバトル!!/Pachirisu VS Eipam! Contest Battle!!/Borrowing on Bad Faith!
DP 23 Faced with Steelix Determination!/Roaring Haganeil! Protect the Bippa Village!!/爆走ハガネール!ビッパの村を守れ!!
DP 24 Showdown! Satoshi VS Pikachu!?/Cooking up a Great Story!/対決!サトシ対ピカチュウ!?
DP 25 Roserade the Mystery Man and the Flower Legend!/怪傑ロズレイドと花伝説!/Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan!
DP 26 Pokémon Contest! Sonou Tournament!!/Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!/ポケモンコンテスト!ソノオ大会!!
DP 27 Settling a Not-So-Old Score!/Deciding Match! Pochama VS Pottaishi!!/決戦!ポッチャマVSポッタイシ!!
DP 28 Fuwante and the Carrier of the North Wind!/フワンテと北風の使い!/Drifloon in the Wind!
DP 29 The Champ Twins!サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトルで大丈夫!?Satoshi and Hikari! A Tag Battle Will be Fine!?
DP 30 Hakutai Forest! Minomucchi Evolution Tactics!!/Some Enchanted Sweetening/ハクタイの森!ミノムッチ進化作戦!!