Oshawott was one of the Unova Region's starter Pokemon who was under the care of Professor Juniper. When the new trainer, Trip, and Ash who had arrived from Kanto before Trip got here in Nuvema Town witnessed the three Pokemon being shown for the first time, Oshawott made such a good impression that Ash even called it "cute", causing Oshawott to become embarrassed.
Trip chose Snivy which caused Oshawott to become as still as a statue and fall over in shock. Oshawott, however developed an interest in Ash and left Juniper's lab, following the young Trainer from a distance. Oshawott later proved his worth by saving Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew from Team Rocket's clutches before fleeing the scene.
Oshawott finally showed himself to Ash and begged for Ash to take him along. Unfortunately, after attempting to capture Oshawott in a Poke Ball and failing, Ash realized that the Oshawott in question was the same one he had seen back at Professor Juniper's lab. Ash contacted Juniper who had become worried over Oshawott's mysterious disappearance and after getting her approval, obtained Oshawott's Poke Ball which gave Oshawott permission to fulfill his dream of travelling with Ash at last but Oshawott had gone missing again. After nearly falling into boiling water while stopping a dam from cracking, Ash saved Oshawott's life by returning the Pokemon to his Poke Ball, resulting in Oshawott becoming Ash's newest addition to his Unova team and also a permanent member of his overall team of Pokemon. Ash's Oshawott's debut appearanceIn BW109, Oshawott was used in the Unova League against Cameron's Hydreigon. Despite the notable size difference and ineffective moves, Oshawott was a reasonable opponent for the brutal Pokemon, and hit him right away with Aqua Jet. However, Hydreigon was able to avoid Oshawott's following Razor Shell before striking back with Dragon Pulse. Despite of the hit, Oshawott went on with another Razor Shell, which eventually hit one of Hydreigon's heads. Using the moment it took from Hydreigon to recover from the hit as his advantage, Oshawott used Hydro Pump, which scored a direct hit on the Brutal Pokémon. Hydreigon then fires a Tri Attack, which Oshawott was unable to block, taking more damage. Oshawott fights back with Tackle, but his following third attempt for Razor Shell was countered by Hydreigon's Double Hit, which was then followed by a Dragon Rush, finally defeating Oshawott.
|Water Gun||Enter Iris and Axew|
|Tackle +||Triple Leaders, Team Threats|
|Razor Shell +||Dreams by the Yard Full!|
|Aqua Jet +||Rematch at the Nacrene Gym|
|Hydro Pump +||Expediton to Onix Island!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
- Misato Fukuen (Japanese)
- Lisa Ortiz (English)
- Oshawott is the first of all Ash's starters to not be caught after a Grass-type starter was captured (Tepig was second as always with fire types), Ash captured a grass-starter in each region first, then catching the other starters later on.
- Besides Pikachu, Oshawott is the only other starter Ash got from a professor.
- Ironically, Oshawott is the Water starter, which is what Ash wanted to start his journey with when he planned to pick Squirtle as his starter.
- Oshawott seems to be over-confident, but at the same time, scared of many things.
- Oshawott knows how to come out of its Poké Ball on its own much like Misty's Psyduck, Brock's Croagunk, Jessie's Wobbuffet and May's Skitty.
- Although he's being the second Water-type to come out of its Poke Ball on its own.
- Oshawott can't fight well without his scalchop.
- This is probably because Oshawott uses it as a shield to deflect Grass-type moves and Electric-type moves.
- This may also be because of one of Oshawott's signature moves is Razor Shell.
- Oshawott has very similar personality traits to Dawn's Piplup and Ash's Gliscor, as Piplup can be spoiled at times and that Gliscor tries to get Ash's affection a lot and had fears to overcome.
- Oshawott has a developed crush on Iris's Emolga.
- A running gag is when Oshawott is not chosen for battle, he becomes a white statue and faints.
- Oshawott's water-related fear is similar to Misty's Psyduck's Hydrophobia when he closed his eyes underwater and even using Aqua Jet.
- When Oshawott is mad, he throws his scalchop on the ground, picks it up, and places it back on his chest.
- Oshawott was the star of two episodes: Oshawott's Lost Scalchop! and Facing Fear With Eyes Wide Open!
- Oshawott can sometimes be jealous of Ash's and Pikachu's relationship (similar to Bayleef and Aipom). However, it was only shown in the first few episodes of Pokémon Black and White (In Anime).
- Oshawott seems to be the more romantic member of Ash's team, as he's developed more crushes on any other Pokémon than anyone else on Ash's teams in the entire Anime.
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