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Dawn's Buneary
ヒカリのミミロル Hikari's Mimiroru
Dawn Buneary
Trainer: Dawn
Gender: Female[1]
Debut: Setting The World On Its Buneary!
Episode captured: Setting the World on its Buneary
Caught where: Sinnoh Route 202
Current location: With Dawn

This Buneary is a Normal-type Pokémon owned by Dawn. It was the first Pokémon Dawn caught.


Like Dawn, Buneary likes dressing up in beautiful clothes and shows her pretty side. She is also a kind and helpful Pokémon, such as helping to make Pachirisu feel better by giving her vest to it in Doc Brock!. When her friends are participating in competitions, she plays the role as an encourager.

When Dawn reunited with Ash and met his companions, Iris and Cilan in East Unova, Buneary showed her shyness by hiding behind Mamoswine.


The moment Dawn saw Buneary in the episode Setting The World On Its Buneary!, she was determined to catch her due her cuteness, but failed due her lack of knowledge. At the end Buneary expressed its crush towards Ash's Pikachu with her strange behavior towards him. Dawn managed the catch the Pokémon and Buneary was more than willing to go knowing she would travel with Pikachu by her side. This caused a Phione to fight against Pikachu, but Buneary decided to fight Phione. Phione was defeated and returned to its family.

Ever since then, Dawn's Buneary was used a lot in the Pokémon Contests as well as in battle. As time went on, Buneary appeared to lose her romantic feelings for Pikachu. Despite her small size, Buneary was surprisingly powerful and was often used in battle as well as in contests.

In Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times!, she is pleased to see Pikachu again and Ash's Oshawott is surprised when Buneary goes for Pikachu instead of him, due to Ash's Oshawott having a crush on Buneary.

Known moves

Move Episode
Dawn Buneary Ice Beam anime
Bounce Setting The World On Its Buneary!
Ice Beam Setting The World On Its Buneary!
Dizzy Punch Setting The World On Its Buneary!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Improvised moves

Voice actresses


  • Buneary had a big crush on Ash's Pikachu. Later, despite going separate ways with their respective trainers, when Pikachu and Buneary were reunited in East Unova, Buneary was shown still interested in Pikachu.
  • Buneary and Ambipom are the only Pokémon of Dawn's who haven't disobeyed her. Coincidentally, they are both Normal types.
  • When Buneary gets near Pikachu, she swishes her fluff on her legs as if it was a skirt.
  • Buneary is Dawn's first Pokémon to be confirmed female.



  1. ^ DP009: Setting The World On Its Buneary!, Buneary was in crush with Ash's Pikachu

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