This Scorbunny is a Fire-type Pokémon owned by Go in the Pokémon anime series. Scorbunny is his first Pokémon.


Scorbunny is enthusiastic and a showboat, always wanting to demonstrate itself. But when being neglected, it can become frustrated easily. As seen in SS004, it is seen to be mischievous as it was teasing Ash and Go, yet it is also shown to be considerate when giving food to three hungry Nickit, even to the point of stealing food from the scone baker or Ash.


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Scorbunny meeting its friends Nickit.

Originally, Scorbunny was covered in dirt where it met a group of Nickit and joined them as a common thief who stole people’s food to feed its fellow thieves.[1]

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Scorbunny and its friends stole Ash's treats

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Scorbunny being saved from the scone baker by Go.

When Ash and Go arrive in the Galar region, Scorbunny and his friends stole Ash's backpack and ran off. Once they got it, he feeds his friends some of the scones Ash bought. When Ash and Go found them, Scorbunny tells his friends to run while it battle against Ash's Pikachu, which it lost against. Scorbunny found his friends (the Nickit) caught by the scone baker, Scorbunny steps in to protect them, but they were eventually saved by Go and Ash. Scorbunny then took a liking in Go which his friends realize. When it was time for Ash and Go to leave, Scorbunny's friends took it to them at the train station, where Scorbunny bid its friends farewell. On the train, Scorbunny rubbed the dirt off its fur and prepares to follow Go and Ash.[1]

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Scorbunny becoming Go's first Pokémon.

While following Go and Ash, Scorbunny went through a series of obstacles to reach Go and tried to get his attention but with no luck. After finally reaching the boys, Scorbunny wants Go to let it be its partner but became shocked and depressed after realizing he wanted Mew to be his Pokémon. However, after helping him and his friends with the Gigantamax Snorlax, Scorbunny was about to leave but Go, who changed his mind, told it that it decided to make it his partner, much to its happiness. Go missed the shot, but luckily Scorbunny was able to redirect the ball with a kick and be caught properly. After being caught, Scorbunny was happy that it gets to join Go on his journey as his partner and best friend.[2]

Known moves

  • Using Double Kick
  • Using Quick Attack


Scorbunny's debut comparisons

Gō Scorbunny (Pre-released Trailer version)


  • Scorbunny is the first Fire Starter Pokémon who is owned by a main male character besides Ash.
  • In its debut, different than the trailer before the 8th-generation’s series started, Scorbunny’s initial color palette is different, where it started out fill with dirt prior to cleaning itself into its proper palette in the last scenes of its debut episode.
  • Scorbunny can be a polar opposite to Ash's Incineroar, its Fire Starter predecessor, in term of their backgrounds as poor, yet noble-hearted thieves before meeting their respective trainers, alongside being associate to sport-based motifs on their evolution lines respectively, albeit different personalities and traits between them.



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