It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.
Girafarig are hoofed, quadruped Pokémon that possess several unusual features. Their front halves are yellow with black spots while their back halves are black with yellow spots. In the front, they have a long neck used for browsing with pink spikes running down the back. Its tail end possesses a head of its own. However, this head is incapable of independent thinking but relies on outside stimuli such as smell to guide its actions. The tail often mimics the head during feeding and is able to warn the Pokémon of danger if it is sleeping.
The darker section of a female Girafarig is smaller than a male's, and only contains one yellow spot.
If the tail smells something alluring, it will bite it. It has a small brain of its own.
The rear head attacks in response to smells and sounds. Approaching this Pokémon from behind can cause the rear head to suddenly lash out and bite. While Girafarig sleeps, the head on its rear keeps watch, as it does not need to sleep. While Girafarig is eating, its tail makes chewing and swallowing motions as if it were also eating.
Girafarig live in wide-open plains and at the bottom of mountains. They are common in parts of Johto.
Girafarig is a herbivore: it eats grass, leaves, and tree shoots.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.