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Jynx (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Scyther
Pokémon
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Jynx
ルージュラ Rougela
#124
124Jynx.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ice Psychic
Category
Human Shape Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Forewarn
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#124
Johto
#153
Hoenn
#282
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4′07″
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
89.5 lbs.
Imperial
40.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F124.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Humanshape group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 137 Battle Exp.: 1371*

Jynx (Japanese: ルージュラ Rougela) is an Ice/Psychic-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Jynx is a humanoid Pokémon that resembles a bulky woman. Jynx wears a red gown, has white arms and purple hands. Jynx has a purple face, pink lips, saucer-like eyes and long blond hair. It seems to resemble a Nordic princess, as seen in various operas. Originally, its face was colored black, causing many to think of it as racist.

Gender differences

mister mime is the male counterpart

Special abilities

Jynx can use telepathy to transfer visions of what they've seen into a another being's mind. In battle, Jynx have the power to control ice and snow and can also use (not that greatly) physical combat. Jynx's signature attack is Lovely Kiss.

Behavior

Habitat

Jynx tend to prefer icy climates, such as caves in snowy mountains. In Holiday Hi-Jynx, various Jynx are seen in Santa's toy factory.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Jynx first appeared in Holiday Hi-Jynx. One of Santa Claus's Jynx was separated from him. Ash and co. helped to return the Jynx to her owner.

Jynx was also in a Pokémon stage show for Stage Fight.

Prima owns a Jynx. She used it to send Team Rocket flying in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

A Nurse Joy from the unaired episode, The Ice Cave!, owned a Jynx. Brock almost kissed this Human-Shaped Pokémon during his sickly state.

A Jynx was also used by a girl named Erika in the Pacifidlog Town Contest in Mean With Envy and Pacifidlog Jam.

A trio of Jynx sisters were in Three Jynx and a Baby. These three Jynx were overly-protective towards a Smoochum that was their sister. The Smoochum evolved into a Jynx at the end of the episode.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Blue
Yellow Appears to move to a rhythm of its own, as if it were dancing. It wiggles its hips as it walks.
Stadium Talks in a strange, incomprehensible language. It is known for its weird wiggling that causes people to dance.
Generation II
Gold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Silver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Crystal It has several different cry patterns, each of which seems to have its own meaning.
Stadium 2 It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Generation III
Ruby Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing
Sapphire Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing
Emerald A Jynx sashays rhythmically as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without noticing.
FireRed It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.
LeafGreen It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Generation IV
Diamond It cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
Pearl It cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Red and Blue One The old man in the house directly west of the Pokémon Center in Cerulean City will trade his Jynx for a Poliwhirl
Pokémon Yellow None
Pokémon Gold and Silver 1-10% Ice Path
Pokémon Crystal 1-10% Ice Path
Pokémon Emerald None
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen One The old man in the house directly west of the Pokémon Center in Cerulean City will trade his Jynx for a Poliwhirl
Pokémon Colosseum None
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness None
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl None

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 62
Endless Level 79
Forever Level 12
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Smoochum
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 95.


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 ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Ghost-type moves is 0.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Pound
Lick
Lovely Kiss
Pound
Lick
Lovely Kiss
Powder Snow
Pound
Lick
Lovely Kiss
Powder Snow
Pound
Lick
Lovely Kiss
Powder Snow
5       Lick
8       Lovely Kiss
9     Lovely Kiss  
11       Powder Snow
13     Powder Snow  
15 Sing     Doubleslap
18       Ice Punch
21   Doubleslap Doubleslap Mean Look
23 Doubleslap      
25   Ice Punch Ice Punch Fake Tears
28       Wake-up Slap
31 Ice Punch      
33       Avalanche
35   Mean Look Mean Look  
39 Body Slam     Body Slam
41   Body Slam Fake Tears  
44       Wring Out
47 Thrash      
49       Perish Song
51   Perish Song Body Slam  
55       Blizzard
57   Blizzard Perish Song  
58 Blizzard      
67     Blizzard  

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03   Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04     Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM05 Mega Kick      
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07     Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam      
TM09 Take Down Psych Up    
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam      
TM12 Water Gun Sweet Scent Taunt Taunt
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16   Icy Wind Light Screen Light Screen
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss      
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM27   Return Return Return
TM29 Psychic Psychic Psychic Psychic
TM30 Teleport Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect Ice Punch Reflect Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35 Metronome Sleep Talk    
TM40 Skull Bash      
TM41   Thunderpunch Torment Torment
TM42   Dream Eater Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Psywave Thief Thief Thief
TM48     Skill Swap Skill Swap
TM50 Substitute Nightmare    
TM52       Focus Blast
TM53       Energy Ball
TM56       Fling
TM58       Endure
TM60       Drain Punch
TM66       Payback
TM67       Recycle
TM68       Giga Impact
TM70       Flash
TM72       Avalanche
TM77       Psych Up
TM78       Captivate
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM85       Dream Eater
TM86       Grass Knot
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
TM92       Trick Room
HM05     Flash  

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

Controversy

The original design of the Pokémon Jynx bore a striking, but possibly coincidental, resemblance to entertainers in blackface. A strong case can be made for Jynx being a parody of or homage to the Japanese Ganguro and Yamanba fashion trends, which were extremely popular when Pokémon was first released, but it can't be denied that blackface-influenced characters have appeared elsewhere in anime and manga - examples can be found near the beginning of Osamu Tezuka's early graphic novel, Metropolis and also can be found with Dragon Ball Z's Mr. Popo.

As Pokémon became more popular in the US, this perceived similarity to a racist image from America's past offended some. In particular, it had offended children's book author Carole Boston Weatherford, who accused Jynx of being a racist stereotype in an article titled Politically Incorrect Pokémon in the magazine Black World Today, shortly after the anime episode Holiday Hi-Jynx aired. Episodes later on are also either banned or cut in USA. (see anime)

In response to this controversy, in 2002, Nintendo changed Jynx's face from black to purple and its hands from blue to purple in Pokémon games, a change which would be reflected in the anime three years later in Advanced Generation.

Origin

What Jynx is based on is a controversial topic within the fandom, although common interpretations are a Nordic woman (possibly Hel, goddess of the underworld), ガン黒 ganguro, face-black, or an opera singer (possibly referring to the stereotypical image of a large Valkyrie).

Name origin

A jinx is a curse or hex of bad luck. Rougela appears to be a feminized version of rouge, a type of makeup.

In other languages

External links

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