Emile traversed Route 1 with Ottawa, attempting to catch as many Lillipup as possible to take advantage of their Pickup Abilities to potentially gather many rare items. Lillipup, at Level 2, was the first one he encountered; Ottawa weakened him to 5 HP with one Tackle attack and he retaliated with Leer. Emile then threw one Poké Ball, succeeding in catching it.
After catching five Lillipup, he checked each of their stats and was pleased to see that Lillipup had the Pickup Ability. He healed him shortly afterward at the Accumula Pokémon Center.
Emile started the new episode off by recapping on his amazing luck in gaining four out of five Lillipup that had Pickup, among other things. He then noticed that Lillipup and Lillipap had already picked up items with their Abilities, and retrieved from them a Super Potion and Potion, respectively.
Shortly afterward, he heard from an NPC that he and his Pokémon looked alike, and Emile apologized to Ottawa for feeling humiliated from the comparison, though then he mused on how his hair sort of resembled Lillipup's, but decided that he was insulted either way.
Shortly after depositing Lillipoop in the PC, Emile reviewed his party and, upon seeing that Lillipup was holding another item, praised him for carrying his own weight before taking the Potion from him.
After defeating Striaton City Gym Leader Cilan, Emile checked his team and collected another Potion from Lillipup.
While rearranging his team, Emile collected a Repel from Lillipup. Emile mentioned later that he had collected several items through Pickup during the hour he spent searching for a Blitzle with Lightningrod.
After the multi-battle against a pair of Team Plasma Grunts in Wellspring Cave, Lillipup picked up another item, though Emile didn't notice.
Emile collected the item that Lillpup picked up in the previous episode, a Potion.
Emile saw that Lillipup picked up an item in Pinwheel Forest, but neglected to take it. Later, after catching Throw, he collected the item, revealed to be another Potion.
After battling several trainers in the Pinwheel Forest, Emile collected a Super Potion from Lillipup.
Later, just before trading away Mean Leaf, Emile collected an Escape Rope from Lillipup.
Before entering the Skyarrow Bridge, Emile collected an Escape Rope from Lillipup.
Offscreen, Emile deposited Lillipup in the PC and withdrew Lillipap in his place.
Lillipup is the only male among the five Lillipup that Emile caught. His Ability is Pickup; his Nature is Timid, granting him increased Speed and decreased Attack; and his Characteristic is "Capable of taking hits", meaning that his highest IV is in Defense.
- Tackle (Episode 1—Present)
- Leer (Episode 1—Present)