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Dawn
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General Information
Name Dawn
Home A house in Twinleaf Town, Sinnoh
Gender Female
Occupation Pokémon Coordinator
Relationships
Relatives Johanna (mother)
Alternate Counterparts Dawn (games)
Other Information
First Appearance Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Voice Actor Emily Jenness

Dawn is a Pokémon Coordinator from Twinleaf Town in Sinnoh.

Personality[]

Dawn is notable for her confidence, since she almost always tries to look towards the future rather than dwell on her mistakes. In contrast to May's inexperience and self-doubt in the beginning, Dawn was overly confident and assured in her own strength at the beginning of her journey. Because of this, she became emotional when she was eliminated from Pokémon Contests, and cried after losing. After failing to pass the Performance Stage of two Contests in a row, Dawn became depressed and began second guessing herself. It was not until she won the Wallace Cup that Dawn fully regained her confidence and focus. After this point, Dawn took on a more positive and determined personality. In addition, she became more mature.

Dawn's catchphrase is "No need to worry!".

Over the course of her journey in Sinnoh, Dawn was able to come up with various combinations to show up her Pokémon's looks and strengths. This began with something as simple as making Piplup's beak grow longer when using Peck, a technique she continued to in the Grand Festival. She later followed with simple spinning, which Piplup and Buneary practiced while in Oreburgh City. The spinning move was learned by Ash's Aipom, Pikachu and Turtwig. Later on, Dawn began experimenting with more complex combinations, such as Flame Ice and Ice Chandelier. After a lot of practice, Dawn's Pokémon were able to master most of these combinations. Coincidentally, both of these moves were used to defeat Ursula.

Originally, Dawn had great concern about her appearance and would not show herself to Ash or Brock until she felt that her appearance was acceptable. Dawn often slept in a tent for this reason while Ash and Brock slept outside. However after Tears for Fears!, Dawn began to sleep outside as well and was less concerned with her appearance in front of Ash and Brock. Whenever Dawn knew she was going to be on camera, she would need a moment to brush her hair.

Dawn has an interest in fashion, and in The Bells Are Singing!, Dawn revealed that she was the one to design Buneary's vest, but admitted that Johanna was the one to sew it. In Arriving in Style!, she demonstrated her talent for designing again, sketching many different dresses for the Hearthome Collection, though she rejected all but one of them.

Early on, Dawn had difficulties dealing with Pokémon properly. For instance, she would often bicker with Piplup and struggle to deal with Pachirisu's hyperactive personality. Even later on in the Diamond & Pearl series, after most of her Pokémon had become obedient, her Mamoswine had a tendency to ignore her, which often frustrated Dawn. Despite the many issues she had at first, Dawn has always deeply cared for her Pokémon.

List of Pokémon[]

Currently Owns[]

Name Status Note(s)
Ambipom Training with O
Buneary With Dawn
Mamoswine With Dawn
Pachirisu With Dawn Released and recaptured.
Piplup With Dawn Starter.
Quilava With Dawn
Togekiss With Dawn

No Longer Owns[]

Name Status
Buizel Traded to Ash for Ambipom (as an Aipom)

Other[]

Name Trainer Status Note(s)
Chimchar Ash Ketchum Returned to Ash Commanded in a battle to help Ash train.
Chimchar Herself Fantasy only Dawn imagined herself in a contest with her starter Pokémon being a Chimchar.
Croagunk Brock Returned to Brock Commanded in Brock's absence.
Dodrio Pokémon Summer Academy Returned to the academy Used in the triathalon.
Grimer Pokémon Summer Academy Returned to the academy Used for a test.
Pikachu Ash Ketchum Returned to Ash Commanded in Ash's absence.
Piplup Herself Fantasy only Dawn imagined herself in a contest with her starter Pokémon being a Piplup. Dawn later did start with a Piplup.
Sharpedo Pokémon Summer Academy Returned to the academy Used in the triathalon.
Staravia Ash Ketchum Returned to Ash Commanded in a battle to help Ash train.
Turtwig Herself Fantasy only Dawn imagined herself in a contest with her starter Pokémon being a Turtwig.
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