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Stephan's Zebstrika
Kenyan's Zeburaika
Trainer: Stephan
Ability: Unknown
Debut: BW031: Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Episode captured: Prior to BW031
Caught where: Unova
Current location: With Stephan
Evolved: 10 as a Blitzle
Evolves In: Prior to BW041

Stephan's Zebstrika is the first Pokémon Stephan was revealed to have who first appeared as a Blitzle and was revealed to have evolved in to Zebstrika during the Don George Club Battle Tournament.


Zebstika's first appearance was in "Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!" as a Blitzle battling against Ash's Oshawott twice. The first time it was called off due to Oshawott's Scalchop being lost, but the second time, it had to cope with a heavy rock scalchop made by Cilan's Dwebble. While that schalchop broke, Oshawott's training to cope with the new Scalchop made him much faster without it. In the end, Oshawott's uncontrollable Aqua Jet and Blitzle's Flame Charge are side to side, heading for a rock. However, Oshawott randomly veers to the side, which left Blitzle to crash into the rock.

800px-Kenyan Blitzle

As a Blitzle

When Stephan next appeared, Zebstrika was newly evolved and battled Bianca's Minccino in the first round of the Don Battle Tournament. It was laughing hard from Tickle, followed by suffering from Hyper Voice. However, Zebstrika lands a Double Kick, and finishes him with Stomp.

It next battled against Ash's Palpitoad in "Strong Strategy Steals the Show!," and hit it with a Double Edge and crushed him with Stomp. Palpitoad then came back and did massive damage with Sludge Wave, and also poisoned Zebstrika. Zebstrika suffered, but fought back with Facade which did double the damage due to the poison. However, a second Facade is countered with Supersonic, causing Zebstrika to bash his head into a wall, and then scored a direct hit with Hydro Pump. After Zebsrika struck him hard with Giga Impact, Palpitoad fought back with Mud Shot, which knocked Zebstrika out. However, Mud Shot propelled Palpitoad backwards and crashed him into a wall, resulting in a double KO.

Known moves

Move Episode
Stephan Zebstrika Shock Wave
Shock Wave Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Flame Charge Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Double Kick Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Stomp + Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Thunderbolt + Curtain Up, Unova League!
Giga Impact + Curtain Up, Unova League!
Double-Edge + Strong Strategy Steals the Show!
Facade + Strong Strategy Steals the Show!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.


  • When Zebstrika is mentioned in the game, it says it knows Flame Charge, even if not used in the anime after BW031.
  • Zebstrika is Stephan's #1 partner but Sawk is stronger in comparison.
  • Zebstrika is extremely related to Morimato's Zebstrika:
  1. It's at high level
  2. They both know Giga Impact and Flame Charge
  3. They are the main Pokémon of their OTs

Episode Appearances


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