Pokémon has 493 (as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl) distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. These creatures and entities reside throughout various locations of the fictional Pokémon universe and can be caught by humans designated as Pokémon Trainers often using devices called Poké Balls. These trainers use Pokémon for a variety of purposes, such as being pets and loyal companions and/or being pitted against other trained Pokémon in competitive Pokémon battles. Pokémon are potentially super-powered creatures that can employ a variety of talents such as generating fire or heat, martial arts, telekinesis, and so on. Through age and experience many of these species undergo a metamorphosis and transform into a similar but stronger specie in a process referred to as Pokémon evolution.
This is a selected listing of twenty-nine of the Pokémon species, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.
|Number: 152||Type: Grass||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Bayleef|
Chikorita (チコリータ Chikorīta ), known as the "Leaf" Pokémon, is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, and its remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. One may also get this Pokémon in Pokémon Emerald by completing the Hoenn Dex. Chikorita has also appeared in the Nintendo GameCube game Super Smash Bros. Melee and also appears in its Wii sequel, Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Poké Ball item Pokémon that unleashes a Razor Leaf that hits any opponent in its path.
Chikorita is a small green reptilian Pokémon. It is primarily a pale leaf green color with large red eyes. Its most distinguishing feature is the large leaf on the top of its head, which is usually longer than the rest of its body. It has a "necklace" of small green buds around its neck. Chikorita can spawn vines from its neck and create leaves from the big leaf on its head. Like many Grass-type Pokémon, its foliage emits a sweet odor that has calming properties. This leaf also has the ability to check the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air. Chikorita, like many grass Pokémon, are very docile. It prefers to avoid fights by waving around the large leaf on its head. It spends most of its time sunbathing, and uses the leaf on its head to find warm spots. Chikorita are also sensitive emotionally, and become very upset when misunderstood. Chikorita are rare Pokémon mostly found in large open plains or small forests with other Chikorita, Bayleef, and Meganium.
In the Pokémon anime, Chikorita was first seen as Casey's starter Pokémon. Ash Ketchum caught a Chikorita early on its adventure through Johto, after saving it from a sudden snowstorm. Chikorita is very affectionate, stubborn, and powerful, often sees Pikachu as a rival for Ash's affections, and apparently has a crush on Ash. Chikorita evolves into a Bayleef to save Ash when he was being attacked by Team Rocket. Chikorita is also the protagonist of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate! as a female character. She is the leader of the team Go-Getters.
IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" called Chikorita her "favorite of all the starters from RBY and GSC combined", citing both the mediocrity of similar grass type Pokémon and the abundance or quality of fire and water types, the types of the other starting Pokémon.
|Number: 153||Type: Grass||Evolves from: Chikorita||Evolves into: Meganium|
Bayleef (ベイリーフ Beirīfu , Bayleaf in original Japanese language versions) is the evolution of Chikorita and first appeared in Pokémon Gold and Silver. It has a pale yellow body supported by four legs and a rather long neck and tail. On top of its head is a single large leaf. Its most defining trait is the "necklace" of seven tubular leaves that is located around its neck. Each of these curled up leaves contains inside it a tree shoot. From these leaves wafts a spicy scent that has stimulating properties. It can cheer people up, restore their health, make them more energetic and even heighten their drive for competition.
Bayleef is one of the Pokémon that Ash has used in its team. It evolved from Chikorita in the episode "Current Events". Like its pre-evolved form, Bayleef feels a strong bond of affection towards its trainer, which it usually expresses that feeling by trying to climb all over them, a matter complicated by the dramatic increase in mass. Ash used Bayleef in many battles in Johto, including gym battles and Johto League, where it battled against various opponents. Bayleef is currently at Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start when going to Hoenn, and therefore left all of his Pokémon except Pikachu with Professor Oak.
IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" praised the Chikorita line in general, giving specific mention of Bayleef's use of Body Slam in the anime to injure Ash, stating that "I was very happy with the fact that Bayleef's superior size turned Chikorita's former harmless flirtations into legitimate attacks".
|Number: 154||Type: Grass||Evolves from: Bayleef||Evolves into: None|
Meganium (メガニウム Meganiumu ), known as the Herb Pokémon, is the final form of the Chikorita evolutionary line. Meganium is a sauropod-like Pokémon. Instead of having a leaf coming out of its head, like its two previous evolutions, Chikorita and Bayleef, it has stamen-like antennae sprouting from the top of its nose, each with what looks like its own anther. The leaves around its neck seem to have sprouted into a large pink flower with white tips. Meganium has also reverted back to the color it was as a Chikorita, whilst Bayleef's main body color had become a beige-color. A female Meganium has shorter antennae. The aroma emanating from Meganium's petals soothes anyone that comes in contact with it. It calms aggressive feelings. In battle, Meganium uses this scent to calm its opponent and remove any desire for it to fight, giving it the upper hand. Meganium's breath has the power to revive dead grass and plants, and make them healthy again.
In the anime, when Ash and friends met up with Casey again, her Bayleef was now fully evolved into a Meganium. Using Meganium, Casey was able to capture an Elekid. Ash's Bulbasaur had a heated battle with Jackson's Meganium. In the TV special "The Legend of Thunder", Jackson (named Vincent) also used his Meganium to help save Raikou. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Crystal's Bayleef evolved into Meganium to protect Gold, Silver, and herself from Lugia.
|Number: 155||Type: Fire||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Quilava|
Cyndaquil (ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi ), known as the Fire Mouse Pokémon, is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, and its remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Its fur is bluish on top of its body, but a milky color on the underside. Although called the Fire Mouse Pokémon, Cyndaquil seems to be a composite of features from the echidna, seen in the flames erupting from its back, and the shrew, the general shape of its body. Its eyes are often closed, as it is still young. It has four spots from which its flames erupt. Cyndaquil is usually timid, but is capable of defending itself by using the fire on its back. The fire grows more powerful as the Cyndaquil becomes more angry or defensive.
In the anime, Dawn receives a Cyndaquil egg from defeating a representative of the Johto Festival being held. Later in the episode, the egg hatches and Dawn is greeted with a firery blast from Cyndaquil
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Cyndaquil appears as a Poké Ball summon, in which it will aim a Flamethrower diagonally towards the ground in one direction. Cyndaquil has made numerous appearances in the Pokémon anime, most notably, one under the control of Ash. His Cyndaquil often seemed to be very shy and relaxed, often sleeping. Dawn also owns a Cyndaquil, which she got as a prize for defeating Kotone. It has a tendency to flare up its back when it's happy or when it's showing affection. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Gold took the Cyndaquil from Professor Elm's lab to try to catch the thief Silver. He named the Cyndaquil "Explotaro" for the explosive fire from its back. Explotaro evolved into a Quilava at the Goldenrod Daycare Center.
|Number: 156||Type: Fire||Evolves from: Cyndaquil||Evolves into: Typhlosion|
Quilava (マグマラシ Magumarashi ), known as the Volcano Pokémon, is the evolution of Cyndaquil. Like its pre-evolution, the top half of its body is blue; however, its entire body is slimmer. It also seems to have ears and to have lost its snout that it had as Cyndaquil, and its eyes are open. Its fur is non-flammable, so it can withstand flame attacks. The fire coming from its head and back, which are stronger than Cyndaquil's, can be launched as a flame attack. Quilava is known to be less timid than Cyndaquil, though its behavior appears to be affected by its surroundings. A very common occurrence during evolution is an increase in aggression. Quilava has been known to adapt to many habitats; however, it is usually found in the care of Trainers.
In the anime, Quilava first appeared as a cameo where Ash witnessed a trainer training with his Quilava for the Silver Conference and also considered for a short time of getting his Cyndaquil to evolve as a way of training it for the Silver Conference following Cyndaquil's defeat against Satchel's Magby. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Gold owned a Quilava named Explotaro, which evolved from a Cyndaquil at the Goldenrod Daycare Center, and later evolved into its final stage, Typhlosion, battling Lugia at the Whirl Islands.
|Number: 157||Type: Fire||Evolves from: Quilava||Evolves into: None|
Typhlosion (バクフーン Bakufūn , Bakphoon in original Japanese language versions), known as the Volcano Pokémon, is the final form of the Cyndaquil evolutionary line. Unlike Cyndaquil, Typhlosion bears no relation to the echidna, instead resembling something of a wolverine or badger.
The number of special vents it possesses has dropped to the row on its upper back; however, it can put forth a tremendous amount of heat. Typhlosion carries the same coloration of its lower forms. Its yellow fur is brighter than it is on Quilava, yet still duller than Cyndaquil. Its fur is incredibly coarse, dry, and somewhat shaggy, but still fire-proof. This fur, when rubbed together by Typhlosion, can be used to create huge explosions. Far more aggressive than either Cyndaquil or Quilava, Typhlosion are exceedingly hard to find out in the plains. They are a common cause of grass fires as the heat they expel is hot enough to cause the air around them to shimmer. It viciously assaults its opponents, reducing them to ashes with its incredibly hot flames. Though not color-blind, Typhlosion have slightly poorer eyesight than Quilava due to smaller pupils. They make up for it with a keen sense of smell and remarkable hearing. It creates heat shimmers with intense fire to hide itself.
A Typhlosion owned by Jimmy is featured in Pokémon: Legend of Thunder; it tries to help save the Legendary Pokémon Raikou from being cruelly exploited by Team Rocket associates. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Gold owned a Typhlosion named Explotaro, which evolved from a Quilava after battling Lugia at the Whirl Islands. As a Typhlosion, it gave Gold the upper hand while fighting the Mask of Ice at the end of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc. Around the end of the Emerald arc, it learns the ultimate move, Blast Burn, which it used against Guile Hideout.
|Number: 158||Type: Water||Evolves from: none||Evolves into: Croconaw|
Totodile (ワニノコ Waninoko ) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, and its remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. It resembles a small crocodile and has a short blue body with a yellow band on its chest. On its back and tail are four red spikes. Totodile has a big and prominent jaw, filled with many sharp teeth; it is strong enough to cut down a tree. It's very energetic, cheerful and rowdy, and occasionally can be seen running through swampy areas, biting and chomping at everything that moves. Totodile appears in Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, sometimes coming down on a rope to replace the egg on the Ruby Field in place of Aerodactyl.
In the anime, Ash acquires a Totodile after a duel with Misty to determine its rightful owner. Ash's Totodile is rather carefree, fun loving, and loves to dance. Ash used Totodile in many battles throughout Johto, including the Johto League. A Totodile seen in the very first episode of the Johto series was very attached to Jessie's hair. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Silver stole a Totodile from Professor Elm. It refused to return when Gold attempted to bring it back to Prof. Elm. It soon evolved into a Croconaw after defeating a trap together with Gold's Cyndaquil in the Sprout Tower.
|Number: 159||Type: Water||Evolves from: Totodile||Evolves into: Feraligatr|
Croconaw (アリゲイツ Arigeitsu , Alligates in original Japanese language versions) is the evolution of Totodile. It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, new ones will quickly grow back in its place so that it always has 48 fangs. The tips of these fangs are slanted backward. Once Croconaw has clamped its jaws on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like barbed fishhooks, they become impossible to remove when they have sunk in. This means that the prey has no hope of escape. The pattern on Croconaw's belly vaguely resembles a jungle tunic or loincloth. Croconaw live in or around swamps. When they evolve into Feraligatr, they move into an area where there is a waterfall.
|Number: 160||Type: Water||Evolves from: Croconaw||Evolves into: None|
Feraligatr (オーダイル Ōdairu , Ordile in original Japanese language versions) is the final form of the Totodile evolutionary line. Feraligatrs are massive, Godzilla-like crocodiles with long, blue bodies and four legs, although they can stand and even walk upright on land. Their appendages have sharp claws at the ends, and its jaw is lined with teeth. On its head, back, and tail there are red, jagged scales. As stated in the Pokédex in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, "Feraligatr intimidates its foes by opening its huge mouth. In battle, it will kick the ground hard with its thick and powerful hind legs to charge at the foe with incredible speed."
Feraligatrs are ferocious and have a tendency to lash out at those that come too close. They eat Magikarp and other fish-like Pokémon, as well as larger prey (such as Stantler and Tauros) when they come close enough to the water.
|Number: 161||Type: Normal||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Furret|
Sentret (オタチ Otachi ), known as the Scout Pokémon, has a big round body with stubby arms and two small feet. It has a striped tail which it uses to stand on. It has long black ears, a white ring on its belly, and white paw pads. Sentret has a very nervous and cautious behavior. It will not sleep alone, and usually sleeps while another of its kind watches for danger. Sentret stand on their tails to get a better view, and shriek to warn all Pokémon in the neighbourhood of any possible danger. If one becomes separated from its pack, it becomes incapable of sleep due to fear.
In the video game series, Sentret appear frequently in the grasslands of the Johto and Sevii Islands regions. In the anime, Sentret first appeared in Tanks a Lot!. A young Sentret and Misty's Togepi hi-jacked Team Rocket's Arbo-Tank. Later, the two were rescued by Ash and friends with the help of the young Sentret's family. Chaz used a Sentret to show a demonstration of Iron Tail to Ash's Pikachu in All Things Bright and Beautifly. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Sentret was first seen as a Pokémon under the ownership of Professor Elm. Later, it is seen at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City. Crystal uses it to illustrate the concept of held items, such as berries, to one of the children.
|Number: 162||Type: Normal||Evolves from: Sentret||Evolves into: None|
Furret (オオタチ Ōtachi ) live in colonies with tunnels much too small for normal Pokémon to traverse, yet it is a perfect fit for the slim build of Furret as it hides from the outside world at the surface by traversing through these tunnels like gophers. These tunnel colonies become very complex, especially if they are very deep, and can potentially stretch for miles. Occasionally, these colonies are found intertwined with Diglett colonies. Furret evolves from Sentret at level 15. The mother puts its offspring to sleep by curling around them.
Furret’s rudimentary paws and legs are deceptively nimble, making Furret a quick, unpredictable predator especially skillful at hunting Rattata, its main prey. Also, the fur of the Pokémon is thicker than it appears, and Furret can fluff up its fur to make itself look much stronger and larger than it actually is as an intimidation tactic towards potential foes.
|Number: 163||Type: Normal/Flying||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Noctowl|
Hoothoot (ホーホー Hōhō ) is one of two owl Pokémon. Hoothoot seems to have one foot. However, it actually has two feet; at least one is retracted against its body at almost all times, and Hoothoot can switch between one foot and the other at speeds almost too fast for the human eye. Hoothoot are also known for having precise senses of time, due to a special mechanism in their brain that measures the rotation of the earth. Properly trained, they can be more accurate than all but the most precise of clocks. In nature, they always begin hooting at the same time every night.
|Number: 164||Type: Normal/Flying||Evolves from: Hoothoot||Evolves into: None|
Noctowl (ヨルノズク Yorunozuku ) is the second owl Pokémon, being the evolution of Hoothoot. It is a large bird whose plumage is colored in various shades of brown. Its round head has two piercing, red eyes and two large "eyebrows". These eyebrows help balance Noctowl while it is flying to increase its aerodynamics. When hunting, Noctowl puts its prodigious eyesight to good use to hunt down prey without fail. It is also very good at sneaking up to its victims unnoticed thanks to its supple, soft-feathered wings that allow it to fly without making any noise. When a Noctowl needs to ponder especially deep thoughts, it can rotate its head 180 degrees, which serves to increase its intellectual faculties. If it flips its head upside down, it's a sign that it is engaged in very complex thinking.
In the anime, a shiny Noctowl has been part of Ash's team during his travels in Johto. Ash frequently used his Noctowl to explore an area from the sky, or to puncture Team Rocket's hot-air balloon. Ash used it in many battles throughout Johto, but it is currently living in Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start and leave all of his Pokémon except for Pikachu when he left for Hoenn.
|Number: 165||Type: Bug/Flying||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Ledian|
Ledyba (レディバ Rediba ) has a red thorax (ladybug) with black spots, a cream-coloured underbelly, six legs and two black antennae. By itself a Ledyba is very timid, to the point of being afraid to move. When Ledyba become part of a swarm, they become much more active and can cluster next to each other for warmth in cold weather. A Ledyba communicates with others through an aromatic fluid excreted from the points where its legs meet its thorax. By subtly changing the fluid's scent, the Ledyba can convey a number of different feelings. The fluid can also help to determine a Ledyba's location as well as its current feelings.
|Number: 166||Type: Bug/Flying||Evolves from: Ledyba||Evolves into: None|
Ledian (レディアン Redian ) is a moderately large, bipedal creature with a huge head and six small limbs. It also has star patterns on its back, which grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars visible in the night sky. Each spot represents a corner of a star shape. These spots have also been observed glowing red during twilight hours as Ledian are attached to trees, making these trees seem like Christmas trees. Male Ledian are shown having longer antennae than females.
Ledian is a nocturnal insect, active mainly during the night and sleeping in curled-up leaves during the day. Countless Ledian live in outdoor areas located a good distance away from the polluted atmospheres of cities, for the star-lit skies are always clearer in these clean lands than in the light pollution of urban areas. Ledian have an affinity to stars for good reason; They take their energy from the light of the stars in order to live healthily. When many stars are visible, the Ledian will sprinkle a mysterious, glowing powder whilst fluttering about.
|Number: 167||Type: Bug/Poison||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Ariados|
Spinarak (イトマル Itomaru ) is a six legged spider-like Pokémon with a marking on its back that is similar to a face. It spins a web of fine silk and then waits patiently and with complete motionlessness until prey, such as a bug Pokémon, becomes ensnared in the sticky web. It then waits until nightfall, at which point Spinarak prepares and then devours the prey. The web can be called Spinarak's "second nervous system" because the Pokémon is able to determine the type of prey that has become trapped simply through the vibrations that are created.
In the anime, there is a small town whose police force uses Spinarak to fight crime, honoring a Spinarak that had caught a criminal called the black arachnid in the past. This was shown in the episode Spinarak attack.
|Number: 168||Type: Bug/Poison||Evolves from: Spinarak||Evolves into: None|
Ariados (アリアドス Ariadosu ) is the evolution of Spinarak. Ariados is able to spin silk out of both its mouth and rear, which is advantageous against unsuspecting foes. It captures prey by spinning its strong silk around the prey, rendering it helpless to be devoured or carried back to the nest. Ariados' feet end in hooks that allow it to grip well enough to walk on vertical surfaces and on horizontal surfaces upside-down. Ariados uses its nest as a base of sorts. A strand of silk is constantly spun from its rear that leads back to its nest. This allows it to wander in search of food, which it usually does at night. This is in contrast to its unevolved form, Spinarak, which instead waits patiently for its prey to come to its web. An Ariados was used by Annie and Oakley in the movie Pokémon Heroes.
|Number: 169||Type: Poison/Flying||Evolves from: Golbat||Evolves into: None|
Crobat (クロバット Kurobatto ) is the evolution of Golbat as of the Gold and Silver editions of the game. It's a purple bat with four wings, with two main wings above and two secondary wings below. The development of these lower wings to replace its legs, as a result of its pursuit of faster, yet more silent flight, enables it to fly fast and silently indeed, but also makes it tough to stop and rest. Its extra wings will even allow it to fly long distances by alternating which set of wings it uses when it tires. The only way it can rest is to hang on a tree branch using its lower legs to grab onto it the way normal bats would. It flies so silently through the dark on its four wings that it may not be noticed even when nearby. It uses this to its advantage when hunting prey.
|Number: 170||Type: Water/Electric||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Lanturn|
Chinchou (チョンチー Chonchī , Chonchie in original Japanese language versions) has a small blue body and two antennae sprouting from its head, both of which have a yellow globe at the end. These antennae are said to have evolved from fins. A Chinchou's eyes are yellow and their pupils have the shape of plus signs. When blinking or closing its eyes, only the vertical parts close, making the pupils look like minus signs. Its habitat is the dark depths of the ocean floor. In the absence of any other light, Chinchou sees its surroundings and communicates by shooting positive and negative charged electricity particles between the tips of its antennae, creating an electric current and thus light. This can be said to be a form of bioluminescence. The charges Chinchou shoots between its antennae can also be used offensively, to stun its opponents with a flash of light or shock them with electricity.
|Number: 171||Type: Water/Electric||Evolves from: Chinchou||Evolves into: None|
Lanturn (ランターン Rantān , Lantern in original Japanese language versions) uses the bright part of its body, which gradually evolved from a dorsal fin, to lure prey. Given the nickname "deep-sea star", the light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over 3 miles. It uses this light to attract and blind prey, and then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp. The light is also useful for Lanturn to navigate through the deep, murky waters. Much like an anglerfish, the light from its antenna is produced by bacterial symbiosis. Bioluminescent bacteria in Lanturn's antenna cause a chemical reaction with Lanturn's bodily fluids to create the bright light. Lanturn's HP is high compared to its other stats.
|Number: 172||Type: Electric||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Pikachu|
Pichu (ピチュー Pichū ), known as the "Tiny Mouse" species of Pokémon, are the pre-evolved version of Pikachu. They stand at 1'00" and weight 4.4 lbs. Their cheeks are pink, and they have small, plump bodies with short, jagged tails, and large ears. They are not skilled at storing electricity, so when amused or startled, they often discharge jolts of electricity strong enough to affect adult humans. This lack of control becomes more stable as they grow older. The electricity that they do manage to keep stored is limited by their small electrical pouches in their cheeks. When the air is dry or on stormy days, they charge much more easily, leaving the sound of crackling static electricity emanating from them. They play with each other by touching tails to set off sparks, which also acts as a test of courage. They run the risk of shorting each other out, and scaring themselves into a crying fit with the flash of sparks that emanates from them. In the anime, it is said that a Pichu cannot use electric attacks without hurting itself. This is a feature not prominently featured in the games.
Pichu first appeared in Pokémon Gold and Silver, and is one of many pre-evolutions introduced into the series. At one point, a Nintendo GameCube game called Pichu Bros: Party Panic was in development but never released, featuring Pichu as the main character. Pichu is also an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It has a "cloned" moveset to Pikachu's, but unlike Pikachu, Electric attacks that Pichu uses will cause it to take damage. This quirk is likely influenced by the anime and its Pokédex information. Pichu also makes an appearance in Melee's sequel Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy, but not as playable character. Pichu also made a cameo appearance in Mario Party DS on a minigame (Hanger Management) on the grass skipping near the finish line. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!, Pichu is portrayed as Pikachu's younger brother and needs the help of the Go-Getters team to rescue him. He is found scared and all alone in a cave.
In an interview, Junichi Masuda noted that he and Ken Sugimori wanted to create a Pokémon to be the "next" Pikachu, but were initially having a difficult time creating a design that they felt would be as appealing. After long discussion, they decided to create a Pokémon that evolved into Pikachu, and Sugimori developed Pichu as a result. In the same interview, Masuda noted that Pichu was a pokémon "close to his heart" due to the "well thought out" design process.
|Number: 173||Type: Normal||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Clefairy|
Cleffa (ピィ Pī ) is the pre-evolution of Clefairy, a small, bipedal creature, shaped like a five-pointed star. It has short pink fur, with a large brown patch on each of its two pointed ears. Between these ears is a large swirl of pink fur. It has two small eyes, no visible nose, and a small mouth. It also has a patch of darker pink fur under each eye. Cleffa first appears in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as one of the several pre-evolutions introduced into the series.
Cleffa love to stick their tongues out and are often seen hanging around other baby Pokémon such as Igglybuff. For unknown reasons, possibly due to its unusual star-shaped silhouette, when lots of meteors illuminate the night sky, sightings of Cleffa strangely increase. Some people believe that they came to the Pokémon universe on a meteor. If the impact site of any meteorite is found, this Pokémon is certain to be within the immediate area. On nights with many shooting stars, Cleffa can be seen dancing in a ringlike formation. They dance through the night and stop only at the break of day, when these Pokémon quench their thirst with the morning dew. Like Staryu, it is a Starshape Pokémon- consequently, scientists in the Pokémon universe are trying to find a connection between the two. In the same way its evolved form Clefairy loves the moon, Cleffa can be found on shooting stars
|Number: 174||Type: Normal||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Jigglypuff|
Igglybuff (ププリン Pupurin ) resembles a small pink balloon. It has a round body with four tiny appendages. On top of its head there is a tuft, and on its forehead a counter-clockwise swirl. Like its evolutions Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff, Igglybuff's body shares many properties with a balloon. It is very soft, elastic and flexible and somewhat feels and smells like a marshmallow. This enables it to bounce a long way, to the extent that Igglybuff finds it more efficient to move around by bouncing instead of walking on its two short legs.
Although Igglybuff too has the notorious singing ability of its evolutionary chain, its vocal cords are not yet fully developed in this early stage of its life. A prolonged singing effort results in Igglybuff turning a deeper and deeper pink as it strains itself, finally ending up damaging its throat. Igglybuff tends to gargle with clear saltwater to soothe itself. Igglybuff is first introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver as one of several of the pre-evolved Pokémon introduced in the game.
|Number: 175||Type: Normal||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Togetic|
Togepi (トゲピー Togepī ) is a baby Pokémon that hatches from an egg. The Pokédex says that this Pokémon's "shell is filled with joy" and that it will bring happiness to its trainer as it travels along with him/her. In the Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal games, Togepi first appears as a mystery egg given to the player by a minor character called "Mr. Pokémon", which he/she has to take back to Professor Elm. In FireRed and LeafGreen a character living in the Sevii Islands will give you a Togepi egg, but this event happens only after obtaining the National Pokédex. Like all infant Pokémon, on the day a Togepi hatches, it develops a parental relationship with the first person it sees. (for example, the Togepi would think of the first female it sees as its mother). Without Togepi, Ash would never have gotten his Earth Badge from Team Rocket.
In the Pokémon anime, Togepi is the second second-generation Pokémon to be introduced as a character before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Ash Ketchum discovers an egg in the ancient ruins at Grandfather Canyon, which Brock carries around until the episode "Who Gets to Keep Togepi?". The egg hatches, and after a long dispute it is decided that Misty will keep the newly-hatched Pokémon. Since then, she grows inseparable to it and carries it around everywhere. The only attacks that it is shown to use are Charm and Metronome, which usually saves Ash and his friends from mortal peril. In the Advanced Generation episode A Togepi Mirage!, Misty travels to Hoenn to meet up with Ash, Brock, May, and Max. Togepi evolves into a Togetic to protect the "Mirage Kingdom", which serves as a Togepi paradise. Misty decides to let it stay and protect the Mirage Kingdom, and continues to travel without it.
Another Togepi appeared in "Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!". However, unlike other Togepi depicted, this particular one has a very nasty and evil personality, using its charm to take advantage of both the heroes and Team Rocket and manipulating them to its own satisfactions. Togepi also makes a cameo appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series as a Pokéball Pokémon. After it comes out of its Pokéball, it uses the move Metronome. Metronome can result in one of these four attacks: Night Shade, Sing, Magnitude, and Leech Seed.
|Number: 176||Type: Normal/Flying||Evolves from: Togepi||Evolves into: Togekiss|
Togetic (トゲチック Togechikku , Togechick in original Japanese language versions) is a highly auspicious species. It is associated with good fortune and happiness, but it is said that it will grant its boons and affection only to kind-hearted, caring people. In fact, it will even grow sad itself if it is in mean-spirited company for a prolonged period of time. Togetic's rudimentary wings do not permit it to actually fly, but it has in lost time learned to remain floating in midair without even using them. In the new Diamond and Pearl games, Togetic is granted an evolution, Togekiss, using the Shiny Stone.
In the anime episode A Togepi Mirage! in season six within the Advanced Generation, Misty travels to Hoenn to meet up with Ash, Brock, May, and Max. Due to one of Team Rocket's plans going wrong, they end up in "Mirage Kingdom", a place where people praise Togepi for they believe it will be their savior. Togepi ends up going into a mirage, followed by Ash and his crew, to discover a Togepi Paradise in ruins. To defend it, it evolves into a Togetic, a Pokémon that makes its first Anime appearance and defeats the villain of "Mirage Kingdom". It then makes the difficult decision of staying in the Togepi Paradise to protect it instead of continuing with Misty. In the end, Misty released Togetic so it can defend Mirage Kingdom, parting with a Pokémon she has had for most of the series' original generation.
|Number: 177||Type: Psychic/Flying||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Xatu|
Natu (ネイティ Neiti , Naty in original Japanese language versions) are very small, spherical, green birds with underdeveloped, textured wings, red talons, red tail feathers, and a red plume on each of their foreheads. Since their wings are not fully grown, Natu are unable to fly and therefore must hop around in order to get around. As a result of this, however, Natu’s jumping abilities are quite developed and they can hop great distances. They are diurnal herbivores that live in savanna areas. They forage for food on the ground by custom, but when a lack of food on the ground is apparent, Natu turn to the trees that grow in the savannas. With their strong jumping ability in their talons, Natu may either charge forward and quite literally run up the trunk of a small tree to reach a branch or use both their legs and their flapping wings to propel themselves onto higher tree branches well over seven feet off the ground. Once there, they peck at and feed on the tree’s recently grown shoots.
Natu have a peculiar nature in observing. Whenever they are seen, they always appear to be looking at something intently in particular. When a human makes eye contact with a Natu, the Pokémon will unfailingly stare back intently at him or her without hopping to safety, even though humans in comparison should be intimidatingly large. However, if that human moves even slightly, the Natu will suddenly hop away to safety.
In the anime, when Ash and company attend the Twinleaf Festival, they explore a tent that supposedly shrinks them down so that Pokémon are a much larger size than they are. While in this "dream", a Natu is seen continuously and Barry, Brock, Ash, and Dawn decide to follow it, which eventually leads them together.
|Number: 178||Type: Psychic/Flying||Evolves from: Natu||Evolves into: None|
Xatu (ネイティオ Neitio , Natio in original Japanese language versions) has a colorful and elaborate plumage with two red eyes imprinted on its breast; making the Pokémon look like a Native American totem pole. In Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, male Xatu have three yellow stripes along its lower area, while female Xatu only have two. It possesses the power of precognition, rendering it able to see into the past and the future. It often remains motionless for an entire day staring at the sun while it views the past and present. It will also meditate from morning to sunset without moving. Xatu is said to be overwhelmed by the visual feedback of seeing two different time periods at once, or in terror at seeing the perils the future holds. In the game it is said that in some South American countries, Xatu is highly revered as a mystical Pokémon for its abilities.
|Number: 179||Type: Electric||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Flaaffy|
Mareep (メリープ Merīpu ) are blue skinned sheep or lamb-like creatures which have long, striped tails with a yellow ball at the tip. Their fleece is yellow, while their bodies are a dark blue color. Their ears are a rounded cone shape and channel the electricity that they keep in their fleece. Mareep are said to build up a stockpile of static electricity by rubbing the fluffy woolen fleece on their body, with that of other Mareep. The electricity is then stored in their fleece, and will shock predators on contact. The more electricity that is stored, the brighter the ball on the tip of a Mareep's tail is thought to glow. In summer, the fleece is fully shed, but would grow back within a week. Mareep also are thought to store air in the fleece, enabling it to control its body temperature whatever the weather. Its name is an anagram of ampere, in allusion to its electrical nature.
|Number: 180||Type: Electric||Evolves from: Mareep||Evolves into: Ampharos|
Flaaffy (モココ Mokoko ) is the evolution of Mareep. Flaaffy is dark pink in color. Its fleece is white, and it grows over the top half of its body and its head. It has black stripes on its ears and its long tail, and it has small, beady eyes that look like black dots. It has a blue ball on the tip of its tail. Flaaffy usually likes to sit upright, although it can stand on two legs if necessary. Its wool quality changes as it matures so that it can generate a high amount of strong static electricity while still having a small amount of wool. Its bare, electric-resistant, parts of its hides enable it to prevent electrocution. As a result of storing too much, it develops patches even where wool won't grow.