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Chikorita
チコリータ Chicorita
#152
152Chikorita
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Grass Unknown
Species
Leaf Pokémon
Abilities
Overgrow Leaf Guard
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#001
Hoenn
#307
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-007
Oblivia
R-170 N-016
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
14.1 lbs.
Imperial
6.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08
Footprint
 F152 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Grass groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Chikorita (Japanese: チコリータ Chicorita) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Bayleef starting at level 16, which evolves into Meganium starting at level 32.

Along with Cyndaquil and Totodile, Chikorita is one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto.

Biology

Physiology

Chikorita is a small Pokémon that is primarily pale green in color, with a darker green leaf and necklace of buds. It has a large head in proportion to the rest of its body, with large red eyes that appear to have no pupils. It has four short legs with a single nailed toe each, and a small tail. Its most distinguishing feature is the large leaf on the top of its head, which is usually longer than the rest of its body.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

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 and healing properties. This leaf also has the ability to check the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air.

Behavior

Chikorita, like many Grass-type Pokémon, are very docile. It prefers to avoid fights by using the aromatherapeutic properties of the large leaf on its head. It spends most of its time sunbathing, although it is unclear if this is because it needs to photosynthesize, or if it is because Chikorita is coldblooded and needs to warm itself up. It appears to be sensitive to changes in its environment, and can use the leaf on its head to help purify the air around it, as well as to seek out warm places. Chikorita are also sensitive emotionally, and become very upset when misunderstood.

Habitat

Grassland

Grassland Pokémon

Chikorita are rare Pokémon mostly found in large open plains or small forests with other Chikorita, Bayleef, and Meganium. They prefer warmer climates. Chikorita are mostly handed out by Professor Elm.

Diet

Chikorita spend a lot of time basking in the sun, so they may use photosynthesis to feed themselves.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
Generation II
Johto
A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Trade
Generation II
Johto
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 318   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
099 PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1212 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
1717 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2020 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 —% 20
2323 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2828 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3131 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3434 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3939 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
4242 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4545 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Chikorita obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM33 Reflect Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
114MS465MS AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
045MS046MS047MS152MS153MS154MS Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
131MS143MS152MS153MS154MS Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
158MS159MS160MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
191MS192MS GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
079MS080MS199MS Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
114MS465MS191MS192MS Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
071MS103MS182MS192MS Leaf Storm Grass Special 140 90% 5
001MS002MS003MS102MS103MS187MS
188MS189MS191MS192MS
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
108MS463MS Refresh Normal Status —% 20
001MS002MS003MS069MS070MS071MS
114MS465MS
Vine Whip Grass Physical 35 100% 15
069MS070MS071MS108MS463MS114MS
465MS
Wring Out Normal Special 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chikorita in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Chikorita in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Grass Pledge Grass Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Chikorita can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Chikorita cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

152
Unevolved
Chikorita
 Grass 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 16


153
First evolution
Bayleef
 Grass 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 32


154
Second evolution
Meganium
 Grass 

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
001MS
Bulbasaur
004MS
Charmander
007MS
Squirtle
025MS
Pikachu
133MS
Eevee
Johto
152MS
Chikorita
155MS
Cyndaquil
158MS
Totodile
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