Kricketune was first used in Nando's Hearthome Contest campaign in a Double Performance with his Sunflora. The two used Grasswhistle and Sing, to sing out a harmony song. In the same Contest, Kricketune performed with Roselia in the battle rounds and they won Nando his second ribbon. While the heroes resided in Canalave City, they saw on TV that Nando won his fourth ribbon with his Kricketune.
Nando used Sunflora and Kricketune in a round of the Grand Festival, earning him a victory to advance to the next round. During the semi-final round, Nando sent Kricketune and Lopunny to battle Zoey's Mismagius and Leafeon. Zoey's Leafeon started off with Energy Ball, with Mismagius using Thunder Wave. Lopunny deflected their attacks with Jump Kick, whereas Kricketune's Bug Buzz weakened Leafeon. Lopunny danced around, powered by the Bug Buzz, which deflected Zoey's Pokémon's attacks. Zoey had Mismagius and Leafeon use Double Team, surrounding Nando's Pokémon. While Lopunny's Blizzard banished their illusions, this move caused Zoey's Pokémon to be in the spotlight.
Kricketune used Sing, to which Mismagius' Lucky Chant negated its effects. Lopunny went to use Focus Blast, which was countered with Leafeon's Leaf Blade. Kricketune went to use X-Scissor, whereas Mismagius launched Psywave. Lopunny took Kricketune away to evade Psywave and launched it, only for Kricketune to collide with Leafeon's Leaf Blade. Next, Kricketune used Silver Wind, which combined with Lopunny's Blizzard, turning the combo attack into snowflakes. Leafeon used Aerial Ace, powered with Mismagius' Psywave, making Leafeon look as it had wings. Lopunny went to intercept Leafeon, but was struck by Mismagius' Thunder Wave. Kricketune used X-Scissor and collided with Leafeon. When time was up, Nando lost more points than Zoey did, and the latter won the round.
During the Lily of the Valley Conference, Kricketune battled as Nando's final Pokémon in the first round against Ash's Heracross. Heracross attempted to use Megahorn, but was countered by Silver Wind. Kricketune used Sing to pull Heracross into sleep. Kricketune used Fury Cutter, but Heracross used Sleep Talk, allowing it to use moves while asleep. It went to use Focus Punch, but missed. Kricketune wnet to use Fury Cutter, attacking Heracross, followed by Sing. However, Heracross used Megahorn to toss itself, and use Horn Attack to defeat Kricketune.
Nando also appeared in the ending scene of the 13th Pokémon movie, along with his Kricketune.
- Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese and English)