Nando is a character from the Pokémon anime. First appearing in Dawn of a New Era in Season 10, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Nando is a traveling bard. He continuously questioned whether to become a trainer or a coordinator before deciding to battle both Ash and Dawn in order to choose the correct path.
Nando always carries a Golden harp in the shape of a Mew which he uses to sing poems and ease tension.
Nando seems to prefer Pokemon that share his ability to create music. They are seen on-screen joining him as he plays his harp.
Nando is seen battling both Ash and Dawn with a Budew which quickly evolves into a Roselia in Nando's debut episode, Dawn of a New Era. It later evolves into a Roserade off-screen.
Kricketune made its debut in Dawn's Early Night alongside Nando in Hearthome City; Nando later uses his Kricketune in a Pokémon Contest. Armaldo first appeared as a member of Nando's team in League Unleashed!, during the Sinnoh League.
Nando's Pokemon have both teamed up with and battled one-on-one in Pokémon contests.
- It is unknown what connection, if any, Nando has to the Pokemon Mew.
- Nando's accent would suggest he comes from a foreign region.