Stephan (Jp. Name: Kenyan ケニヤン)

Hometown: ?, Unova
First Appearence In Episode: Oshawott's Lost Scalchop


Stephan is a Pokémon Trainer who Ash met up with during his travels. Stephan is a kindhearted Pokémon trainer and has tough training regimes with his Pokémon, such as him using a bicycle to help power up his Pokémon. His originaly battle with Ash got postponed due to Oshawott losing his shell, but the rematch occurred and he became impressed with Ash's skill. He later participated in the Don Battle tournament in Nimbasa City. A running joke about Stephan is that nobody gets his name right

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Stephan's Zebstrika only had a fleeting appearance at the start of Nimbasa Town's Don Battle Tournament. It was used in the Don Battle Tournament against Bianca's Minccino, where it took a barrage of attacks before fighting back with a Thunderbolt attack and a Stomp attack, causing it to defeat Minccino. He then used it during his Unova League campaign, most notably against Ash's Palpitoad

Evolved prior to Episode: Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!


Stephan used Sawk in his Don Battle against Iris' Emolga. Sawk is an incredibly strong Pokémon, having been in numerous instances of training around the region, and can boost its power using its Bulk Up move. In addition to that, it has various powerful moves such as Close Combat. However, despite this, it eventually fell in battle against Emolga having been paralyzed and weakened continually. Since then it has been used numerous times in a variety of competitions including the Unova League.

Obtained prior to Episode: The Club Battle Hearts of Fury, Emolga Versus Sawk!


Stephan used Liepard as his first Pokémon during his Unova League battle against Ash. It has a powerful Shadow Claw move as well as Shadow Ball which it used to try and cause massive damage to Ash's Krookodile. It also uses Double Team in order to confuse its foe and make it seem like there are multiple so the wrong one is targeted and a massive powerful Hyper Beam move. It eventually fell in battle to Krookodile's moves.

Obtained prior to Episode: Axew Gets Lost!

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Stephan used his Blitzle in both original battles he had with Ash. Blitzle is a very agile and strong Pokémon, able to easily take out Oshawott's defences and destroyed the makeshift shell Oshawott was using. It eventually fell in battle to Ash's Oshawott. It has numerous powerful attacks including Flame Charge, Double Kick & Shock Wave. It evolved prior to reaching the Don Battle Tournament in Nimbasa Town

Obtained prior to Episode: Oshawott's Lost Scalchop
Evolved prior to Episode: Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!

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