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* Even though it has a 87.5% chance of being male, most Chikorita in the anime are female, including the Chikorita from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon special and Ash's Chikorita.
 
* Even though it has a 87.5% chance of being male, most Chikorita in the anime are female, including the Chikorita from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon special and Ash's Chikorita.
 
** Also, in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, Chikorita is only available as a female when chosen as a starter or partner.
 
** Also, in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, Chikorita is only available as a female when chosen as a starter or partner.
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*In [[Pokémon Gold and Silver]] versions, Chikorita's body was yellow. It was changed to being light green in [[Pokémon Crystal]] to match it's official artowrk.
 
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Revision as of 13:06, 6 September 2009

Mew #151: Mew
Pokémon
#153: Bayleef Bayleef
Chikorita
チコリータ Chicorita
#152
152Chikorita.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Grass '
Category
Leaf Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#001
Hoenn
#307
Regional Browser numbers
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.png
Footprint
 F152.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Plant 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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

Along with Cyndaquil and Totodile, it is one of the three starter Pokémon available at the beginning of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Biology

Physiology

Chikorita is a small green 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.

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 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. Chikorita are also sensitive emotionally, and become very upset when misunderstood.

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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

In the anime

Chikorita was first seen in The Double Trouble Header. It was Casey's starter Pokémon. It evolved into a Bayleef in The Bug Stops Here.

Ash captured a Chikorita in The Chikorita Rescue. It had such high affections for Ash that sometimes came to a few faults, such as refusing to be switched out for Pikachu. Ash's Chikorita evolved in Current Events.

Vincent received a Chikorita as his starter Pokémon as seen in the opening of The Legend of Thunder.

Silver also owns a Chikorita, as seen in The Search for the Legend. It behaves much in the same way to him as Pikachu does to Ash, including traveling on his shoulder.

A Chikorita was a member of Team Go-Getters in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!.

Another Chikorita has appeared in the Hearthome Collection in Arriving in Style!.

Chikorita has a role in Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime alongside the other Johto starters, Cyndaquil and Totodile.

A Chikorita was used by one of the participants of Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

Another Chikorita will appear along with Totodile in DP143.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP118 Chikorita Ash's Pokédex Chikorita, the Leaf Pokémon. Chikorita releases a sweet relaxing fragrance from the leaf on its head.
EP126 Chikorita Ash's Pokédex Chikorita, the Leaf Pokémon. Chikorita emits pleasant aromas from the leaves on their heads and they love to sunbathe.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Chikorita is the last of the three starter Pokémon to get a trainer. It escapes from Professor Elm and follows Crystal until she decides to accept it to her team, where it had to pass a test. Crystal's Chikorita wears a star pendant, formerly owned by Smoochum, who accepted Chikorita when its trainer did. It later evolves into a Bayleef to protect Crys from a Larvitar, then into Meganium during a fight with Lugia. Crys nicknamed it Megapon.

In the TCG

Main article: Chikorita (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Chikorita unleashes a Razor Leaf that hits any opponent in its path.

Chikorita is also a Pokéfloat. It is one of the smallest and floats around Psyduck.

Trophy information

Chikorita was one of the first three Pokémon available in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. A Grass-type Pokémon, it emits a delightful fragrance from the leaves on its head and loves to spend its time leisurely sunbathing. When called into battle, it uses its Razor Leaf move to strike at opponents' weak points.

File:ChikoritaGame.jpg
Chikorita in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Chikorita returns to do the same as it did in Melee, unleashing Razor Leaf on release from a Poké Ball. It swings its leaf around violently until the green blades fly directly in front of it for a few seconds.

Trophy information

A Leaf Pokémon. It loves sunbathing and can use the leaf on its head to check the temperature and humidity around it. Chikorita releases a sweet aroma from its leaf to becalm opponents into a slumber. It can also learn moves to help recover all Pokémon allies. Chikorita evolves into Bayleef by leveling up.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Silver Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
Crystal It loves to bask in the sunlight. It uses the leaf on its head to seek out warm places.
Stadium 2 A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Generation III
Ruby In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Sapphire In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Emerald It waves its leaf around to keep foes at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, creating a friendly atmosphere that becalms the battlers.
FireRed Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
LeafGreen A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Generation IV
Diamond It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Pearl It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Platinum It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Crystal
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Reward for defeating 100 Trainers in Mt. Battle
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Randomly on the Ruby Field
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 14
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (8F-11F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Chikorita can not evolve.

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.


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

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

By events

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TCG-only moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 152.png Spr 2s 152.png Spr 2c 152.gif Spr b 2g 152.png
Spr 2g 152 s.png Spr 2s 152 s.png Spr 2c 152 s.gif Spr b 2g 152 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 152.png Spr 3e 152.png Spr 3r 152.png Spr b 3r 152.png
Spr 3r 152 s.png Spr 3e 152 s.png Spr 3r 152 s.png Spr b 3r 152 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 152.png Spr 4d 152.png Spr 4h 152.png Spr b 4d 152.png
Spr 4d 152 s.png Spr 4d 152 s.png Spr 4h 152 s.png Spr b 4d 152 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 152.png Spr 5b 152.png Spr b 5b 152.png
Spr 5b 152 s.png Spr 5b 152 s.png Spr b 5b 152 s.png
Chikorita For other sprites and images, please see Chikorita images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The Chikorita family is the only evolution family of a starter Pokémon to not have their names changed for the English release.
  • In the anime, Chikorita has had the most Trainers out of the Johto starters. It has been trained by Ash, Casey, Vincent, and Silver. However, Ash is the only one who didn't receive Chikorita as a starter. Currently it is unknown if Chikorita was Silver's starter Pokémon.
  • Chikorita is the tallest out of the unevolved starters at 2 feet 11 inches (0.9 meters).
    • Due to this, it is the only starter Pokémon from Generations I-III that cannot be used in the Pokémon Jump minigame.
  • Even though it has a 87.5% chance of being male, most Chikorita in the anime are female, including the Chikorita from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon special and Ash's Chikorita.
    • Also, in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, Chikorita is only available as a female when chosen as a starter or partner.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver versions, Chikorita's body was yellow. It was changed to being light green in Pokémon Crystal to match it's official artowrk.

Origin

Chikorita has similarities to sauropods.

Name origin

Chikorita's name is derived from chicory, a flowering plant and -ita the feminine form of the Spanish suffix for something small or young.

In other languages

  • German: Endivie - From endive, a vegetable related to the daisy.
  • French: Germignon - From germe (seed) and mignon (cute).
  • Korean: 치코리타 Chikorita
  • Chinese: 菊草葉

Related articles

External links

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
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