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Ash's Pidgeot
サトシのピジョット Satoshi's Pigeot
Ash Pidgeot.png
Ash's Pidgeot after evolving
Debuts in Ash Catches a Pokémon
Caught at Viridian Forest
Evolves in Pallet Party Panic!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Released in Pallet Party Panic!
Current location Viridian Forest
Pidgeotto Pidgeot
This Pokémon spent 78 episodes as Pidgeotto.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pidgeotto Megumi Hayashibara
As Pidgeot Megumi Hayashibara

Ash's Pidgeot (Japanese: サトシのピジョット Satoshi's Pigeot) was the third Pokémon obtained by Ash Ketchum during his travels through the Kanto region.


As a Pidgeotto

Ash caught Pidgeot as a Pidgeotto in the Viridian Forest. It was Ash's first Template:Type2 Pokémon, but it was not used much; when it was, it was often to blow away SmokeScreens, pop holes in Team Rocket's balloon, or scout around to find the way to their next destination. Despite this, it took part in many Kanto Gym battles. It fought at the Pewter and Fuchsia Gyms, won an important victory by defeating a Rhydon in Ash's battle for the Earth Badge, battled Misty's Starmie when Ash competed against her for the Cascade Badge, and also carried Pikachu into battle against the giant Tentacruel in Tentacool & Tentacruel.

Ash and Pidgeot

After Ash returned to Pallet Town following the Indigo League, Ash encountered an old enemy. The Spearow Ash had tried to catch the first day of his journey had evolved into Fearow and was leading other wild Spearow in harassing the local Pidgey flock. After being injured trying to lead the wild Pidgey to safety, Pidgeotto evolved into Pidgeot and lead the other Pidgey and Pidgeotto to defeat Fearow, and Ash left it behind to guard the wild Pidgey. He promised to return for it after he was finished in the Orange Islands, a sentiment that he still hoped he could do in Fighting Flyer with Fire. However, Ash has yet to fulfill that promise, with its role as his Flying-type being filled by such new Pokémon as Noctowl, Swellow, Staraptor and Tranquill.

Moves used

Using Whirlwind as a Pidgeotto
Move First Used In
Peck × Ash Catches a Pokémon
Gust  Ash Catches a Pokémon
Quick Attack  Ash Catches a Pokémon
Sand-Attack Challenge of the Samurai
Whirlwind Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Wing Attack  The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
Double-Edge  The Battle of the Badge
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves Improvised

Gust Counter Attack a variation of Gust, used to force the foe to evade. This technique was used only once by Ash's Pidgeotto in Ash Catches a Pokémon. Pidgeotto slams its wings together, creating a small air flow around his wings forcing Jessie's Ekans to jump away.

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Pidgeotto in the manga.

Ash also owns a Pidgeotto in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. It is the fourth Pokémon that Ash captures in the manga. It first debuts in Play Misty For Me.

Pidgeotto's capture is not shown, it is first seen when Ash is writing home to May Oak describing the Pokémon he has captured on his journey so far. Later, he tries to use it in his Gym battle against Misty, but it has disappeared from its Poké Ball, leaving a note saying "I'm beat! Off to get some R&R. Don't forget to write! -Pidgeotto".

It is unknown if Pidgeotto has permanently left Ash's party following this. It does not appear in the manga since then, including when Ash brings his entire party out of their Poké Balls in You Gotta Have Friends.


  • Pidgeot debuted long before the episode in which it evolved. Since the first episode of the series, Ash is shown throwing a Poké Ball containing Pidgeot and battling a Fearow in the opening Aim to Be a Pokémon Master.
  • Pidgeot has since appeared in the tenth opening for the anime, Spurt!. However, it did not return in any episodes aired with the opening.
  • As the Yellow Version of the games is similar to the anime, underleveled wild Pidgeotto could be found in the Viridian Forest.
  • Pidgeot is one of his Pokémon that is a member of a three part evolutionary family that was caught by Ash in its middle stage. The other being his Palpitoad.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pidgeotto and Pidgeot.

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