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Girafarig (Pokémon)

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Girafarig
キリンリキ Kirinriki
#203
203Girafarig.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Normal Psychic
Category
Long Neck Pokémon
Abilities
Inner Focus or Early Bird
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#149
Hoenn
#164
Sinnoh
#121
Regional Browser numbers
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.

It is notable for being one of only two Normal dual-type Pokémon that is not part Template:Type2, the other being Bibarel.

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

Habitat

Girafarig live in wide-open plains and at the bottom of mountains.

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

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

Lisa used a Girafarig to battle Ash during the opening credits of Spell of the Unown.

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 uses 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.

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

Another Girafarig appeared in DP144, under the ownership of Kotone.

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 Special

Girafarig first appeared in Template:PSV as one of the Pokémon used by Team Rocket.

Morty later helped to locate a lost Girafarig in Template:PSV.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Special 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 {{{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
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, Lake Valor
Platinum
Uncommon Valor Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 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

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.


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

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

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.png Spr b 2g 203.png
Spr 2g 203 s.png Spr 2s 203 s.png Spr 2c 203 s.png 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

  • The original design of Girafarig had a full-sized second head, reflecting its palindromic name, and rather resembling a pushmi-pullyu.
  • Girafarig's name in English is a palindrome, as are Eevee and Ho-Oh. Kirinriki, Girafarig's Japanese name, is also a palindrome in its original katakana writing, but not if it's written in English letters.
  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution Girafarig's tail does not make a biting motion, unlike in the previous 3D installments.
  • Since its debut in Generation II, Girafarig has been featured in all regional Pokédexes.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Girafarig.
  • Girafarig's second head bears a resemblance to a Chain Chomp from the Super Mario Bros. series.
    • The second head of Girafarig also acts like one.
  • With the second head resting on a pole like tail, it bears a resemblance to a toy stick horse.
  • Despite being called the Long Neck Pokemon, It's neck is hardly long at all.

Origin

As its name states, Girafarig is based off of a giraffokeryx.

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

External links

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