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Girafarig (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Girafarig
キリンリキ Kirinriki
#203
203Girafarig.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Normal Psychic
Category
Long Neck Pokémon
Abilities
Inner Focus or Early Bird Sap Sipper
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#149
Hoenn
#164
Sinnoh
#121
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-178
Oblivia
R-241 N-128
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
91.5 lbs.
Imperial
41.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F203.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 149 Battle Exp.: 1491*

Girafarig (Japanese: キリンリキ Kirinriki) is a dual-type Normal/Psychic Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Girafarig are 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 (though not quite as long as their real-world counterparts), with pink spikes running down the back. The most unusual feature is its tail end, which 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.

Gender differences

The darker section of a female Girafarig is smaller than a male's, and only contains one yellow spot.

Special abilities

Due to mysteriously being a part Template:Type2, it is immune to Template:Type2 attacks, which would be a threat to its Psychic typing. This typing also negates Normal's weakness to Fighting, leaving it weak to the moves of only two types: The Template:Type2 and the Template:Type2.

Behavior

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.

Habitat

File:Grassland.gif
Grassland Pokémon}

Girafarig live in wide-open plains and at the bottom of mountains. They are common in parts of Johto, but can also be seen in Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

A Girafarig is an herbivore: it eats grass, leaves, and tree shoots.

In the anime

File:Girafarig anime.png
Girafarig in the anime

Major appearances

Girafarig first appeared in The Psychic Sidekicks under the ownership of a girl named Cherry.

A Girafarig appeared in Gone With the Windworks!, under the ownership of Lyra.

Minor appearances

Lisa used a Girafarig to battle Ash during the opening credits of Spell of the Unown. It was able to defeat Ash's Chikorita.

Drew battled a Girafarig in a Contest in Cruisin' for a Losin'.

Morrison introduced Ash and friends to his Girafarig in Saved by the Beldum.

Lucian used his Girafarig against a Scizor in An Elite Meet and Greet!.

Girafarig made a small appearance in The Rise of Darkrai as one of the Pokémon Darkrai hit with a Dark Void.

Girafarig also made an appearance in A Full Course Tag Battle!, under the ownership of Roman.

Another Girafarig made a cameo appearance in Last Call, First Round!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP156 Girafarig Ash's Pokédex Girafarig, the Long Neck Pokémon. Girafarig has a second head on its tail that bite those who approach it carelessly.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Girafarig first appeared in Volume 8 as one of the Pokémon used by Team Rocket.

Morty later helped to locate a lost Girafarig in Volume 10.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS129 Girafarig has a mini brain in its tail. It can pick scents when you're near, so be careful!*

In the TCG

Main article: Girafarig (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
Silver Its tail, which also contains a small brain, may bite on its own if it notices an alluring smell.
Crystal When it is in danger, its tail uses some sort of mysterious powers to drive away the enemy.
Stadium 2 Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
Generation III
Ruby Girafarig's rear head also has a brain, but it is small. 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.
Sapphire Girafarig's rear head contains a tiny brain that is too small for thinking. However, the rear head doesn't need to sleep, so it can keep watch over its surroundings 24 hours a day.
Emerald A Girafarig is an herbivore--it eats grass and tree shoots. While it is eating, its tail makes chewing and swallowing motions as if it were also eating.
FireRed Its tail, which also contains a small brain, may bite on its own if it notices an alluring smell.
LeafGreen Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
Generation IV
Diamond Its tail also has a small brain. It bites to repel any foe trying to sneak up on it from behind.
Pearl While it sleeps, the head on its tail keeps watch. The tail doesn't need to sleep.
Platinum The head on its tail contains a small brain. It can instinctively fight even while facing backward.
HeartGold Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
SoulSilver Its tail, which also contains a small brain, may bite on its own if it notices an alluring smell.
Generation V
Black しっぽの あたまにも ちいさな のうがあり うしろを むいたままでも ほんのうで たたかうことが できる。
White
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 Route 43
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Safari Zone
Emerald
Uncommon Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 214, Valor Lakefront and Lake Valor
Platinum
Uncommon Valor Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Routes 43 and 48
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
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 Cobalt Coast
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Solar Cave (1F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Amp Plains (5F-10F)
Far Amp Plains (1F-6F)
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Road
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Ice Temple

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 455   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
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
055 Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1010 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
1414 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1919 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
2828 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3232 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3737 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4141 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4646 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Girafarig obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • 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 - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psycho Shock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSentretFurretWooperQuagsire
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineSlakothVigorothSlaking
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalBidoof
BibarelPansearBaokkieWoobatKokoromoriKuitaran
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingMebukijika
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
SentretFurretSkittyDelcattyBunearyLopunny
Lucario
Foresight Normal Status —% 40
EspeonAbsolMunnaMusharnaWoobatKokoromori Future Sight Psychic Special 100 100% 10
SpoinkGrumpigLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
UmbreonPatratWatchog Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
LopunnyGlaceon Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
NuzleafShiftryAbsolBuizelFloatzel Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
VulpixNinetalesPsyduckGolduckDunsparceMunna
Musharna
Secret Power* Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SpoinkGrumpigKecleon Skill Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
GrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashSeelDewgong
RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeon
JolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceon
DunsparceSnubbullGranbullSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
PhanpyDonphanStantlerPoochyenaMightyenaNumel
CameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonTepig
ChaobooEnbuohLillipupHerdierMurandoDeerling
Mebukijika
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
PikachuRaichuEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSkittyDelcatty
Spinda
Wish* Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Girafarig 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 Girafarig in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Girafarig can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Girafarig cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World-only moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream World Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Dream World Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Girafarig can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS203.png PinRS203.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani203.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP203.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Sky Blue Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't get too close to my tail--it bites!
26%-50% HP Oh, no. Look at my HP--it's halfway down.
1%-25% HP I'm bushed... I'm drained of power...
Level up I went up a level! I'll have to work that much harder!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I went up a level! I'll have to work that much harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP203.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Psychic  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching psychic orbs and psychic shock waves.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Psychic  Psychic Assist.png
( Psychic )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Girafarig
Does not evolve
Girafarig
 Normal  Psychic 

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 203.png Spr 2s 203.png Spr 2c 203.gif Spr b 2g 203.png
Spr 2g 203 s.png Spr 2s 203 s.png Spr 2c 203 s.gif Spr b 2g 203 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 203.png Spr 3e 203.png Spr 3r 203.png Spr b 3r 203.png
Spr 3r 203 s.png Spr 3e 203 s.png Spr 3r 203 s.png Spr b 3r 203 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 203 m.png Spr 4p 203 m.png Spr 4h 203 m.png Spr b 4d 203 m.png
Spr 4d 203 f.png Spr 4p 203 f.png Spr 4h 203 f.png Spr b 4d 203 f.png
Spr 4d 203 m s.png Spr 4p 203 m s.png Spr 4h 203 m s.png Spr b 4d 203 m s.png
Spr 4d 203 f s.png Spr 4p 203 f s.png Spr 4h 203 f s.png Spr b 4d 203 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 203 m.png Spr 5b 203 m.png Spr b 5b 203 m.png
Spr 5b 203 f.png Spr 5b 203 f.png Spr b 5b 203 f.png
Spr 5b 203 m s.png Spr 5b 203 m s.png Spr b 5b 203 m s.png
Spr 5b 203 f s.png Spr 5b 203 f s.png Spr b 5b 203 f s.png
Girafarig For other sprites and images, please see Girafarig images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Girafarig is based on both the okapi and the giraffe. It is also likely to be based upon a Chimera, a mythical creature with mixed animal characteristics.

Name origin

Girafarig is based firstly on a giraffe and its name is a palindrome like its Japanese name, Kirinriki. In modern Japanese, 麒麟 kirin simply means giraffe, but it is also the Japanese name of Qílín, the Chinese unicorn. The Qilin was feared by criminals as it was able to detect guilt. After sensing the guilt, the Qilin would stare at the guilty party and pierce its heart.

In other languages

  • German: Girafarig
  • French: Girafarig
  • Korean: 키링키 Kiringki
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 麒麟奇 Qí Lín Qí - 麒麟 is a Chinese unicorn. 奇 means strange/weird, rare or wonderful. Though it is not exactly a palindrome, the name will sound the same when the characters are read in reverse.

External links

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