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[[Category:{{{type1}}}-type Pokémon|{{{ndex}}}]] Chinchou (Japanese: チョンチー Chonchie) is a dual-type Water/Electric Pokémon.

It evolves into Lanturn starting at level 27.

Biology

Physiology

Chinchou is a small, round, blue fish-like Pokémon with a pair of tiny white fins and two small blue feet. It has two antennae that are positioned on its rear like two tails. There is a yellow teardrop-shaped orb at the end of each. Chinchou's eyes have unique pupils that are shaped like plus signs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Chinchou charges up its electric attacks by absorbing energy through its two antennae.

Chinchou and its evolved form Lanturn are the only Water-types to learn an Electric-type move by leveling up. It's also shown to have the ability to walk on land in the anime.

Behavior

Habitat

Chinchou tend to lurk in the dark ocean floors, rarely ever coming up to the surface or near it.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Chinchou.png
Chinchou in the anime

Chinchou first appeared in Takin' it on the Chinchou! under the ownership of Dayton.

Trinity used a Chinchou in her battle against Misty in the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match.

Chinchou is one of the Electric-type Pokémon that was seen in the lake with crystal in As Clear As Crystal.

Juan has a Chinchou that appeared in The Great Eight Fate!.

A Chinchou appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

A Chinchou also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP212 Chinchou Ash's Pokédex Chinchou, the Angler Pokémon, have the ability to conduct electrical currents from their two tentacles which flow positive from one end and negative to the other. Chinchou can also communicate underwater by flashing its tentacles.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Chinchou were first seen in Volume 8, encountered by Gold during his search for his Poliwag.

Misty is later seen with a Chinchou in Volume 12, using it to light up the area behind the Tohjo Falls.

In the TCG

Main article: Chinchou (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Chinchou are the main bumpers on the Ruby Field. Hitting a nearby button will change the formation from three floating in place, to three moving around, to just the one moving around. They will occasionally disappear and be replaced by Lotad or Whiscash.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Silver On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
Crystal Its antennae, which evolved from a fin, have both positive and negative charges flowing through them.
Stadium 2 It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Generation III
Ruby Chinchou lets loose positive and negative electrical charges from its two antennas to make its prey faint. This Pokémon flashes its electric lights to exchange signals with others.
Sapphire Chinchou's two antennas are filled with cells that generate strong electricity. This Pokémon's cells create so much electrical power, it even makes itself tingle slightly.
Emerald When it senses danger, it discharges positive and negative electricity from its two antennae. It lives in depths beyond sunlight's reach.
FireRed On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
LeafGreen It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Generation IV
Diamond It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
Pearl It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
Platinum It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
HeartGold It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
SoulSilver On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
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
Common Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Crystal
Common Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Underwater
Emerald
Common Underwater
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Route 220 (fishing)
Platinum
Very Rare Route 220 (fishing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Pal Park
Sea
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 Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 9
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (70F-79F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Puel Sea


Held Item

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Yellow Shard Yellow Shard (5%)
Emerald
FireRed LeafGreen Yellow Shard Yellow Shard (5%)
Diamond Pearl DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 38
38 - 99 72 - 192
Defense: 38
38 - 99 72 - 192
Sp.Atk: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Sp.Def: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Speed: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Total: 330   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.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | 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.
|} |}

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Chinchou
Unevolved
Chinchou
 Water  Electric 
Rare Candy
Level 27


Lanturn
First evolution
Lanturn
 Water  Electric 

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 170.png Spr 2s 170.png Spr 2c 170.gif Spr b 2g 170.png
Spr 2g 170 s.png Spr 2s 170 s.png Spr 2c 170 s.gif Spr b 2g 170 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 170.png Spr 3e 170.png Spr 3r 170.png Spr b 3r 170.png
Spr 3r 170 s.png Spr 3e 170 s.png Spr 3r 170 s.png Spr b 3r 170 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 170.png Spr 4d 170.png Spr 4h 170.png Spr b 4d 170.png
Spr 4d 170 s.png Spr 4d 170 s.png Spr 4h 170 s.png Spr b 4d 170 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 170.png Spr 5b 170.png Spr b 5b 170.png
Spr 5b 170 s.png Spr 5b 170 s.png Spr b 5b 170 s.png
Chinchou For other sprites and images, please see Chinchou images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Chinchou and Lanturn are the only Electric-types whose primary type is not Electric.
  • Although Chinchou is shown to have the ability to walk on land in the anime, in the games it may only be caught in water.
  • The vowel sounds in Chinchou's English name are reverse of the vowels in its Japanese name.
  • Both Chinchou and Lanturn are the only Pokémon not of the Steel type to have a double resistance to Template:Type2s.

Origin

It is based on an anglerfish, its species name.

Name origin

Chinchou's name is a play on 提灯 chōchin, lantern. Its Japanese name is also a corruption of chōchin. Also, the チョウチンアンコウ chouchin-anko is the name of the footballfish, a deep-sea fish similar to Lanturn. It is also interesting to note that chouwa is the Japanese word for harmony, since this would describe the balance of Chinchou's water and electric types.

In other languages

  • German: Lampi - Probably from lamp.
  • French: Loupio - From loupiote (lamp).
  • Korean: 초라기 Choragi

External links

Crobat #169: Crobat
Pokémon
#171: Lanturn Lanturn
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