A commonly recurring trend in show when it comes to new Pokémon being caught is that they’ll not appear for an episode, and then have a reactionary episode centered on them. Obviously that’s what occurred here with Rabbolt. When I decided on Rabbolt’s personality, I knew that I’d have to right an episode where it’s forced to team up with Pikachu. My original plan for this episode included Beedrill instead of Combee and Honbee, but then I remembered I had created Honbee and thought that this would be a good place to showcase it.
It’s been a while, but episode 20 is out now. Look for it here.
After an encounter with Team Rocket, Pikachu and Rabbolt get lost in a maze-like forest. When a swarm of angry Pokémon attack, Pikachu and Rabbolt must overcome their differences in order to escape.
Also, the Pokédex, Attackdex, and Character Guide have been updated accordingly.
It should obvious, as it was basically flat out stated, Rabbolt is the Tenno Region’s member of the Pikachu family. For those who don’t know, the Pikachu family is a group of Pokémon introduced each region that look like Pikachu, but are not. This group includes Raichu, Pichu, Plusle, Minum, Pachirisu, Emolga, and Dedenne. I knew I was going to have Rabbolt be caught by Brenda to follow the recent tradition set by Dawn, Iris, and Clemont with their respective Pokémon. The idea for its personality came from a thought I had; it always seems like Pikachu can get along with any Pokémon, so I thought it would be funny if there came one that didn’t like Pikachu. Putting two and two together, I decided that Rabbolt wold be perfect for this role.
Classification: The Electric Rabbit Pokémon
Description: Rabbolt generate static electricity in their fluffy tails, which is then stored in the electric pouches. The electricity it charges can be used to protect itself. When a group of Rabbolt are threatened, they will simultaneously release all of their stored energy, effectively fending off any predator.
Does not Evolve
Trivia: As seen in Cosmic Quest, Rabbolt have two distinct personalities, the cute and affectionate side it shows to most, and the tough and competitive side it shows towards those similar to itself. Despite not taking kindly to similar others, it does get along just fine with other Rabbolt, they being the one exception to its competitive streak.
Episode 18 can be found here now.
Ash, Brock, and Brenda encounter a new Pokémon named Rabbolt that seems sweet at first, but it turns out that it has problems with Pikachu. Then Team Rocket comes in and takes Rabbolt, and decides to use it for their newest scheme.
The Pokédex and Character Guide pages have been updated accordingly.