At the core of the multi-billion dollar Pokémon media franchise of various electronic games, ongoing anime, several manga series, collectible cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri are 493 distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. These creatures and entities reside throughout the various regions of the fictional Pokémon world and can be caught by humans designated as Pokémon Trainers, and 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 powerful and magical creatures that can employ a variety of talents such as generating fire or heat, martial arts, telekinesis, and so on, and through age and experience many 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 of the Pokémon species, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.
|Number: 241||Type: Normal||Does not evolve|
Miltank (ミルタンク Mirutanku ) is a cow Pokémon that provides a highly nutritious milk, especially during a post-gestation period. Its name is a portmanteau of the words milk and tank. Miltank's milk and its derivatives, such as yogurt, are popular with children and adults and can even be used as a form of natural medicine for the sick and weary, as well as other Pokémon. Over five gallons of milk can be gathered daily from a single Miltank.
In the Pokémon Gold and Silver game, Whitney, Gym Leader of Goldenrod City owns a Miltank.
|Number: 242||Type: Normal||Evolves from: Chansey||Evolves into: None|
Blissey, Happinas (ハピナス Hapinasu ) in original Japanese language versions, is very compassionate and caring, and if it detects any feelings of sadness through its fur, it will immediately sprint towards the source and share one of its eggs. This egg is an exquisite delicacy in the Pokémon universe, and it immediately causes whoever eats it to enter a state of euphoria, becoming kindhearted to everyone. Blissey will tend to any ailing creature with loving care, using the healing power in its egg. Blissey has the most "hit points" of any Pokémon in the games, meaning that it has the most stamina of any Pokémon. It is a female-only species.
In the anime, Blissey appeares a lot in Pokémon Centers
alongside Nurse Joy. Blissey and the various Nurse Joys (of which
there are many) are trusted with the medical care of many different
types of Pokémon. Almost all of Blissey's Pokémon Center
appearances are mainly in the Johto Saga. In one episode, Jessie of
Team Rocket reunites a Blissey who used to be a Chansey when they
were both studying to be nurses.
|Number: 243||Type: Electric||Does not evolve|
Raikou (ライコウ Raikō ), known as the Thunder Pokémon, is one of the three "Legendary Beasts" that are featured in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. According to legend, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon which died in the fire that gave Burnt Tower its name. They are awakened in this tower in their first appearance. Another myth maintains that Raikou descended to earth together with a lightning bolt. Each Beast personifies a force of nature - Raikou, in particular, embodies the speed of lightning.
Raikou is a yellow tiger-like creature that stores tremendous energy inside its body. It has black stripes that resemble lightning bolts and a white under-side, and a skinny, light-blue tail with a star-shaped formation at the end. Raikou appears to have a purple cape that is supposedly made of thunderclouds. Most of Raikou's face is white with a light-blue "X" on its face and a gray crest on its forehead. Raikou has red eyes and long fangs in its upper jaws that make its appearance similar to the sabre-tooth cat. It has the ability to shoot bolts of lightning from the rain clouds on its back. Raikou's roar is aptly described as "thunderous". It is loud enough to create shock waves and shake the ground as if actual thunder had struck. Raikou is normally distrustful of humans due to the fact that humans have tried to capture the Legendary Beast of Thunder for many centuries, though it has shown some friendship with those that just wish to help it. As a member of the legendary beast trio, Raikou is constantly on the move, although it tends to show up either when there is a thunderstorm or when other Electric-type Pokémon are in danger.
Raikou is featured in a special anime episode called Raikou
- The Legend of Thunder that forms the first three episodes of
Pokémon Chronicles. In the
special, two Team Rocket agents scheme to capture Raikou
with a device that reflects and deflects energy blasts. Three New
Bark Town trainers risk their own lives to try and save Raikou. It
is thought by the trainers that Raikou attempts to guard other
electric Pokémon from danger whenever possible.
Raikou also appears in the Gamecube game Super Smash Bros. Melee,
when released from a Poké Ball, Raikou releases a powerful Spark
attack that electrocutes any opponents that get caught in it.
|Number: 244||Type: Fire||Does not evolve|
Entei (エンテイ) is one of the three "Legendary Beasts" that are featured in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. According to legend, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon which died in the fire that gave Burnt Tower its name. They are awakened in this tower in their first video game appearance. Entei is a lion-like creature covered in brown fur with a long, thick mane covering its neck. It has gray plates surrounding the cape that makes it look as if smoke is coming out of a crater on its back. Entei has white paws and black cuff-like bands on its legs, It has a red face with a white plate that resembles a handlebar mustache on its face, and a three-pointed yellow crest on its forehead. Entei's head appears to resemble a kabuto, a samurai helmet. Myths say that it is born during the eruption of a volcano, and that a new one is born along with each volcano. Entei is an embodiment of magma, being able to launch powerfully searing, fire that is hotter than magma from its mouth. When it roars, it can make a volcano erupt on another part of the globe. As a member of the legendary beast trio, Entei are constantly on the move with no set place to hang around in.
Entei was a main character in Pokémon 3: The Movie.[12
] He is an illusionary Entei that appeared to
Molly Hale after she made a wish to the Unown, serving as a replacement father for her
while her real father was trapped in the Unown dimension. He did
everything Molly asked for, even kidnapping Delia Ketchum so she can be Molly's mother
and providing her with Crystal Pokémon for her to battle Brock and Misty with when they entered the tower that Entei
had created to rescue Delia. When Ash attempted to confront Entei
to get his mother back, his Totodile and Cyndaquil were rapidly
defeated, with Pikachu only
lasting longer without fairing any better, and even Charizard was only able to
hold Entei off without actually defeating it. However, when Entei
was about to kill Charizard, Molly finally decided that she wanted
things to be real again. Accepting Molly's decision, Entei helped
Pikachu and Charizard defeat the now out-of-control Unown,
subsequently bidding Molly farewell and assuring her that he would
always be in her dreams.
|Number: 245||Type: Water||Does not evolve|
Suicune (スイクン Suikun ), is one of the three "Legendary Beasts" that are featured in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. According to legend, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon which died in the fire that gave Burnt Tower its name. They are awakened in this tower in their first video game appearance. It is the incarnation of northern winds, which always blow as it passes throughout the world. It also embodies the compassion of a spring, so as it travels, it seeks out pure reservoirs of water, and using its power, it instantly purifies dirty, muddy, or otherwise polluted water into the clearest of liquids by simply stepping into it.
In Pokémon Crystal Suicune is the star Pokémon, in a similar way that Pokémon Gold showcased Ho-oh or Pokémon Silver showcased Lugia. Eusine, a mysterious trainer, appears throughout the course of the game. He is set on meeting and catching Suicune, and will battle the player for that honour. Eventually, Suicune can be caught by heading to the Tin Tower after obtaining the Clear Bell. Three old men will challenge the player to a battle and if they are defeated, they will allow access to a floor where Suicune waits to battle.
Suicune makes various appearances in the anime, mainly appearing before Ash and his friends. It is featured in various episodes, and it plays a role in the movie, Pokémon 4Ever. Suicune also appears as a non-playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
|Number: 246||Type: Rock/ Ground||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Pupitar|
Larvitar, Yogiras (ヨーギラス Yōgirasu ) in original Japanese language versions, is born deep underground where it feeds on dirt in order to reach the surface, and enable it to find its parents. After it has eaten a large mountain or a comparable amount of dirt, it falls into a deep sleep and begins the evolutionary process to evolve into its pupa stage, Pupitar
In Pokémon: Master Quest, Ash Ketchum, en route to New Bark Town
after winning all eight Johto League badges, is asked to deliver a
Pokémon egg to Professor Elm. However, on the way, the egg hatches,
and Larvitar was born. Soon afterwards, Professor Elm asks Ash and
company to return Larvitar to its home in Mt.
Silver. It doesn't open up to anyone except Ash and Pikachu, who nurse it from
sickness. This is due to its abduction by a gang of Pokémon poachers as well as the
physical harm they caused to its mother, Tyranitar. It eventually
opens up to others, and is returned to its mother on Mt. Silver.
|Number: 247||Type: Rock/ Ground||Evolves from: Larvitar||Evolves into: Tyranitar|
Pupitar, Sanagiras (サナギラス Sanagirasu ) in original Japanese
language versions, is a pupa
stage in the process of Larvitar evolving into Tyranitar. Though it
is in a shell, it already has developed arms and legs under it.
This allows it to thrash about, and have a lot of mobility. This
mobility is heightened by it creating a special pressurized gas
that can be released to propel itself at high speeds. Using the
bedrock toughness of its shell and its natural strength, it can
easily topple mountains, and withstand an impact with solid
|Number: 248||Type: Rock/ Dark||Evolves from: Pupitar||Evolves into: None|
Tyranitar, Bangiras (バンギラス Bangirasu ) in original Japanese language versions, is the final evolution of Larvitar. It is depicted as having insurmountable strength and impenetrable armor, and its Pokédex descriptions often describe how it uses its great strength. For example, it can easily change the landscape by rampaging, often causing maps to have to be redrawn. It also destroys whole mountains with one arm just to make its nest. It has an insolent nature towards all other beings, and also constantly seeks out opponents to challenge due to its toughness.
In Pokémon Colosseum, a Tyranitar
is considered the "Ultimate Shadow Pokémon", and is owned by the
boss of Cipher, Evice. It is not the last Shadow Pokémon, but it is
the highest-leveled one.
|Number: 249||Type: Psychic/ Flying||Does not evolve|
Lugia (ルギア Rugia ) is a legendary Pokémon that first appears in Pokémon Gold and Silver, appearing on the boxart for Silver. Lugia, thought to be the guardian of the sea, resides deep in the ocean floor. It spends most of its time at the bottom of the sea due to its tremendous power, which includes toppling houses by merely flapping its wings and the ability to start storms that can last for over forty days. It is usually seen near the beginning of storms, and it often uses its wings to calm them. Lugia's signature move is Aeroblast.
It plays the role of a general legendary Pokémon in some games, where it waits in a far-off location, ready to battle. Lugia is one of the main characters of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. The storyline of the game depicts a "Shadow" Lugia terrorizing the locals and wreaking havoc. It is the only Shadow Pokémon whose physical appearance is different from its regular state. Shadow Lugia is said to be struggling, asking for help to free it from doing Cipher's work in which "its deeper closed heart refuses to do". The player has to catch and Purify it for it to return to its original state.
In Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Lugia, voiced by Eric Rath,
comes from the sea when the three Legendary Birds Articuno,
and Moltres are roused by a Pokémon collector
who tries to catch the trio. Lugia then battles the raging Birds
and, with the help of Ash and Team Rocket, manages to
calm them and restore peace to nature. Lugia makes a second
appearance in the Pokémon TV series when the
protagonist, Ash, travels to the Whirl Islands where he meets his friend
Richie to help stop a Team Rocket scientist from separating a young
Lugia named "Silver" from her parent.
|Number: 250||Type: Fire/ Flying||Does not evolve|
Ho-Oh (ホウオウ Hōō ) is a legendary Pokémon that first appears in Pokémon, I Choose You and in the games Pokémon Gold and Silver, appearing on Gold's boxart. Long ago in Ecruteak City, there were two towers, the Brass Tower and Tin Tower being the roost of Lugia and Ho-Oh, respectively. When the Brass Tower burned down, both Pokémon fled, never to be seen again. Three Pokémon became trapped in the flames of the Brass Tower and perished. Ho-Oh returned to the Burned Tower and resurrected the three Pokémon, who were renamed Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. It has an unknown gender. It is called the Rainbow Pokémon due to its various associations with rainbows. Its feathers constantly change through the rainbow's spectrum of colors as light hits them from different angles. These leave a rainbow trail as it flies continuously through the world's skies, though it is said to live at the foot of a rainbow. Ho-oh's signature move is Sacred Fire.
Ho-oh is said to appear before pure-hearted trainers as the
representative of the bonds between humans and Pokémon, and bring
happiness to all that see it. This is expanded upon in the anime,
where it is said to appear before a hero. Ash Ketchum sees Ho-Oh various times
throughout his journey, the first time being before Gold and Silver
were even announced. It remained a mystery until it was revealed in
|Number: 251||Type: Psychic/ Grass||Does not evolve|
Celebi (セレビィ Serebī ) is a time traveling legendary Pokémon that first debuted in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. It is known as the guardian of the forest, where it is worshiped as a god. It wanders through time, visiting various undisturbed old-growth forests during peaceful times, leaving behind flourishing grass and trees. It often leaves behind an egg that it brought from the future. Celebi's continuing existence signifies a good future.
Celebi cannot be captured in any English version of the Pokémon video games; however, it can be obtained at Nintendo promotional giveaway events. In Pokémon Colosseum, the power of Celebi is used to purify Shadow Pokémon. When one of the three Time Flutes in the game is used, Celebi will appear and purify a Shadow Pokémon instantly. Once all 48 Shadow Pokémon have been purified trainers playing the Japanese version of the game can obtain Celebi via the bonus disc that comes with Colosseum. On the North-American version, Celebi is replaced by Jirachi.
Despite being a legendary Pokémon, Celebi has fairly low stats, and its Psychic/Grass type cross means that 7 different types are "Super effective" against it, including a 4x weakness to Bug-types.
In the anime, Celebi is represented as a generally weak Pokémon
that constantly needs protection. Celebi is one of the main
characters in the movie Pokémon 4Ever. In this movie, Celebi
is running away from a hunter. It crashes into young Samuel Oak who protects it, and in return,
Celebi transports them forty years into the future, where Sam teams
up with Ash Ketchum
to save Celebi from a Team Rocket member who turns it into a Dark
Celebi by capturing it in a Dark Poké Ball. Near the end of the
movie, several dozen Celebi appear from all sorts of different eras
in time to help out. It also makes appearances in various
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness, a shiny Celebi helps a Grovyle and the Main protagonist return to their world from the future. After this, she vanishes because the future she was a part of ceased to exist due to the character stopping Primal Dialga.
|Number: 252||Type: Grass||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Grovyle|
Treecko (キモリ Kimori ) known as the Wood Gecko Pokémon, are one of three starter Pokémon the player can choose from at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. They are not available in later games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum except through trade. Treecko are featured on the boxarts of Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon Channel, and Pokémon Dash.
Treecko is a small, green, bipedal reptilian Pokémon. Treecko's hands and feet each have three digits. Treecko has two large dark-green tails, which they use to predict the day's weather. Its stomach and throat are red. Treecko has yellow eyes with long, skinny pupils. It also has a line across on its stomach resembling a pouch. With the aid of tiny spikes located in their hands and feet, Treecko are able to scale walls and even ceilings. Very cool and calm, Treecko never panic under any circumstances, even when faced with a bigger foe. Known to be the protectors of the forest's trees, Treecko make their nests inside overgrown forests. Wild Treecko are very territorial, and will attack anyone that comes near their homes by attacking with their tails.
In the anime Ash helped a Treecko in trying to
save his old tree home, which afterward he battled the Treecko, and
caught him as a result of that battle.
Ash has used Treecko in a number of battles since its capture
including the gym battles against Roxanne and Brawly.[23
Treecko evolved into Grovyle in the middle of a battle against a
|Number: 253||Type: Grass||Evolves from: Treecko||Evolves into: Sceptile|
Grovyle (ジュプトル Juputoru , Juptile in original Japanese language versions) is the evolution of Treecko. The leaves that grow out of Grovyle's body, as well as its matching green coloration, provide excellent camouflage against the background of its native habitats, the forests and jungles. But even if spotted, Grovyle has little trouble escaping danger. Its powerful thigh muscles make it very adept at climbing trees and jumping from branch to branch very quickly, disappearing into the forest and eluding its pursuers.
In the anime, Ash Ketchum's Treecko evolves into Grovyle. Its personality does not change much; Grovyle is as much of a loner as Treecko was, and it loves the challenge of a battle. It also habitually keeps a twig in its mouth, although larger than the one it used to keep as a Treecko. When Ash returns to Kanto to take the Battle Frontier challenge, Grovyle is one of the Pokémon he takes with him. Ash continues to use Grovyle until its evolution into Sceptile.
A Grovyle appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of
Time/Darkness as a major supporting protagonist. He is initially
believed to be a villain when he collects the time gears in the
present time, but in actuality, he and the main protagonist came to
the present time from the future world to help save the Temporal
Tower and prevent the planet's paralysis.
|Number: 254||Type: Grass||Evolves from: Grovyle||Evolves into: None|
Sceptile (ジュカイン Jukain ) is the final evolution of Treecko. Sceptile's power is unmatched in the jungle, and they are thus the dominant species in such environments. Sceptile's bodies are configured for battling prowess and superior mobility in jungle environments, with large, sharp leaves protruding from their arms and legs that can easily cut large trees. As caretakers of the forest, these Pokémon carefully grow trees and plants with loving care. The orb-like seeds on a Sceptile's back are filled to the brim with nutrients, which Sceptile use to revitalize the trees in their care. Sceptile regulate their body temperature by basking in sunlight.
In the anime Battle Frontier saga, Ash's Grovyle
evolves into a Sceptile during a battle with a Tropius. Even after
evolution, Sceptile retains its rebellious personality. Ash's
Sceptile is initially unable to use any attacks, due to the
psychological impact of a Meganium's rejection. However, it regains
the ability to use its attacks, and it later learns the SolarBeam
|Number: 255||Type: Fire||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Combusken|
Torchic (アチャモ Achamo ), known as the Chick Pokémon, is the Fire-type starting Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Pokémon Emerald. In the anime, May choses a playful Torchic as her starter Pokémon because she considers it to be cute. She often uses it in battles, but avoids using it in Pokémon Contests until it evolves. The protagonist of a 6-part manga series called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team transformed into a Torchic. Torchic is featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Pokémon that can be released from a Poké Ball during battle. It engulfs nearby battlers with flames it radiates from its body by using Fire Spin.
Torchic are described by the in-game Pokédexes of the Pokémon video games as being covered by a fluffy coat of down. Their wings are small and rudimentary; however, as Torchic evolve into their later forms, Combusken and Blaziken, claws slowly protrude from their wingtips, making them potentially vicious fighters. They are small, clumsy birds, with yellowish feathers and orange bodies. In the Pokémon universe, Torchic are known for disliking darkness because it prevents them from seeing their surroundings, regardless of their proficiency with fire techniques which can illuminate the dark. Before Torchic's legs develop fully, they stay with their Pokémon trainer, following behind with unsteady, hopping steps while they learn to walk properly. They also have a sac filled with churning fire deep within their stomach, allowing them to give literal "warm hugs" to their trainers. This powerful fire also serves as their "ammunition" in battles; when attacked, they retaliate by spitting fire, at temperatures of over 1,800 degrees.
In 2004, two Torchic design toys, the "Torchic Plush Keychain"
and "Plush Bean Bag Torchic", were part of a major recall by Tomy of 13 plush
Pokémon toys. Due to a manufacturing fault, tips of needles were
left in the stuffing, causing makers to replace the toys with
compensation or replacements.
|Number: 256||Type: Fire/ Fighting||Evolves from: Torchic||Evolves into: Blaziken|
Combusken (ワカシャモ Wakashamo , Wakasyamo in original Japanese language versions) is the evolved form of Torchic. Combusken's legs are both fast and powerful, and to keep them at peak physical condition, many run through nearby fields and mountains to stay agile and strong. By doing this, Combusken can kick up to 10 times per second, not giving up easily. Like Torchic, Combusken has a place within its body that stores and produces incredibly hot flames, It allows it to spew flames from its beak and to kick continuously until an opponent either faints or gives up.
|Number: 257||Type: Fire/ Fighting||Evolves from: Combusken||Evolves into: None|
Blaziken (バシャーモ Bashāmo ), known as the Blaze Pokémon, evolves from Combusken at level 36, and is the final form of Torchic. Blaziken appears as if it's wearing a sleeveless jacket on its torso. It has a crest on its head with two points, which resembles a letter "V". It also has long hair behind its head and a small face almost completely covered in feathers. Its strong, muscular legs help it jump up a skyscraper with one kick and with ease. It can make flames spout from its wrists and ankles, cloaking its feet or fists. It may also launch a fiery kick at the opponent. A female has shorter "hair" than a male. The V-shape on a female's "mask" is also smaller. Every several years, its old feathers burn off, and new, supple feathers grow back in their place.
Blaziken was first seen used by Harrison to defeat a Sneasel that was blocking access to the flame of Ho-Oh. Harrison later used Blaziken in a climatic battle with Ash's Charizard. Blaziken was also seen in Destiny Deoxys under the ownership of Rafe. May's Combusken evolved into a Blaziken during the break of a Pokémon Contest, when Ash and co. were trying to stop Team Rocket from stealing Pikachu and other Pokémon. In the midst of the ensuing battle, Combusken evolved into Blaziken, and used its Blaze Kick to send Team Rocket flying. May then used Blaziken in the Battle Phase against Ash's Sceptile. Blaziken appeared again when May made a guest appearance in Sinnoh, taking a break from Johto contests. It was used in the Seven Stars Restaurant tag battles, and battled alongside Dawn's Piplup.[38 ]
In the Pokémon Adventures manga, a Torchic named Toro was one of the first Pokémon that Sapphire received. It ultimately became a Blaziken during her battle with Winona. It is Sapphire's most trusted team member, and was used in almost every single major battle she had. It teamed up with Ruby's "Zuzu" in a double battle against Archie and Maxie at Seafloor Cavern. In the Emerald arc, Toro was Sapphire's most used Pokémon in the numerous Battle Dome and Battle Tower battles, and it learned the ultimate fire attack, Blast Burn, from Kimberly's metal ring.
IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" commented that she had never seen a Pokémon who is "SUCH a clear-cut favorite over his comrades", referencing fellow starting Pokémon Swampert and Sceptile, though she added that it is due in part to the greater popularity of fire types over water and grass types.
|Number: 258||Type: Water||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Marshtomp|
Mudkip (ミズゴロウ Mizugorou ), known as the Mud Fish Pokémon, are one of three starter Pokémon the player can choose from at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. They are not available in later games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum except through trade. Mudkip have appeared on the boxart for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon Channel, and Pokémon Dash.
They are small blue Pokémon with a large fin on their head that allows them to sense movements within the air and water, acting as a radar. While in the water, they use the orange, spiky gills on their cheeks to breathe while using their large tail fin to propel themselves. They are extremely strong, despite their small bodies; they are able to lift or crush large boulders. When sleeping, they bury themselves within the soil at the edge of the water. Mudkip and members of its evolution family dwell in swamps or other wetlands, deep inside isolated islands, because of their dislike of fresh water lakes and ponds.
In the Pokémon anime, Brock, a Pokémon breeder and former Gym leader, obtains a Mudkip on Dewford Island. As Ash Ketchum and his companions climb a waterfall, they come across a group of young Mudkip. Brock rescues one of the Mudkip from being washed away in a stream. Brock's Lotad and Mudkip work together to defeat Team Rocket, at which point the Mudkip decides to join Brock's team. Mudkip's primary role is to assist Brock during water related situations, such as searching for objects in the ocean, such as an Illumise and a pearl belonging to a Spoink.[46 ]
In the manga Pokémon Adventures during the arc based on Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Ruby, the male protagonist, obtains a Mudkip named Zuzu as his starter Pokémon from Professor Birch. Ruby becomes a Pokémon coordinator, a person who uses their Pokémon for contests rather than battles, and uses Zuzu in those contests. At the beginning Ruby was disappointed with it because it wasn't pretty enough like his other Pokémon, but then he decided that Tough Contests would be perfect for it. Zuzu was first used to battle against Sapphire, Ruby's rival in the manga. Zuzu evolved into a Marshtomp unexpectedly while Ruby was in Slateport City, and again into a Swampert, while training near Fortree City.
Mudkip has received many tribute videos on YouTube due to the popular internet meme, "so I herd u liek mudkips". GameFAQs's sixth and seventh annual character battles featured Mudkip, with him losing in round one against Luigi in 2007, and against Mega Man X in 2008.
|Number: 259||Type: Water/ Ground||Evolves from: Mudkip||Evolves into: Swampert|
Marshtomp (ヌマクロー Numakurō , Numacraw in original Japanese language versions) is the mudskipper-like evolved form of Mudkip. The surface of Marshtomp's body is enveloped by a thin, sticky film that enables it to live on land. Because it weakens if its skin dries out, it replenishes fluids by playing in mud. Its hindquarters exhibit development, giving it the ability to walk on just its hind legs. Like Mudkip, it can use the fin on its head to navigate.
|Number: 260||Type: Water/ Ground||Evolves from: Marshtomp||Evolves into: None|
Swampert (ラグラージ Ragurāji , Laglarge in original Japanese
language versions) lives and makes its nest offshore on
various beaches. It has various abilities that allow it to live
without fear of being targeted as prey. It has powerful vision that
can see through even the depths of murky water. Its three fins
sense subtle changes in the sounds and patterns of ocean waves and
tidal winds to predict the oncoming of storms and tidal waves,
respectively. Its great strength, allowing it to procure and drag
boulders that can weigh a ton, lets it pile up boulders around its
beach nest in order to weather the storms that it may predict. With
its strength and its rock-hard arms, it can easily batter down a
foe with a single swing and pull ships while swimming faster than a
personal water craft.
|Height||6' 7" (2.01 m)|
|Weight||412.0 lb (187 kg)|
|1st Appearance||Pokémon Gold and Silver|
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