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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
Body12.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 a dual-type Ice/Psychic 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

Jynx is a female-only species with no 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 physical force to some degree.

Jynx is the only known Pokémon that learns 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

File:Jynx anime.jpg
Jynx 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 Erica 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 their sister, a Smoochum. The Smoochum evolved into a Jynx at the end of the episode.

In the manga

Jynx's most notable role is being under the ownership of Lorelei in Pokémon Special. Lorelei's Jynx is noted for having the ability to generate voodoo dolls out of ice using its Ice Beam. When Lorelei draws crosses on any part of the dolls using her lipstick, ice shackles form on the specified body parts of her targets, eventually freezing the victim over completely. Even after the victims are broken free, the freeze induces lasting numbness in the areas where it was applied. Both Red and Sabrina suffered this condition and had to seek a cure atop Mt. Silver by bathing in the hotsprings there.

Another ability of Lorelei's Jynx is revealed in the Sevii Islands saga: it can create a wispy band of ice around targets, with which Lorelei can use to track down using her powder case.

In the TCG

Main article: Jynx (TCG)

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Ice Path
Crystal
Rare Ice Path
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Smoochum
Platinum
None Trade
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 Snap Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 62
Endless Level 79
Forever Level 12
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Smoochum
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia The Ice Lake
Almia Castle

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
Notes:

Learnset

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By leveling up

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TCG-only Moves

Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 124.png Spr 1y 124.png Spr 1g 124.png Spr b g1 124.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 124.png Spr 2s 124.png Spr 2c 124.png Spr b 2g 124.png
Spr 2g 124 s.png Spr 2s 124 s.png Spr 2c 124 s.png Spr b 2g 124 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 124.png Spr 3e 124.png Spr 3f 124.png Spr b 3r 124.png
Spr 3r 124 s.png Spr 3e 124 s.png Spr 3f 124 s.png Spr b 3r 124 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 124.png Spr 4d 124.png Spr 4h 124.png Spr b 4d 124.png
Spr 4d 124 s.png Spr 4d 124 s.png Spr 4h 124 s.png Spr b 4d 124 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 124.png Spr 5b 124.png Spr b 5b 124.png
Spr 5b 124 s.png Spr 5b 124 s.png Spr b 5b 124 s.png
Jynx For other sprites and images, please see Jynx images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Before Generation IV, Jynx was the only Ice-type Pokémon that was able to learn Ice Punch by leveling up.
  • Jynx is one of the few Pokémon who naturally learn a move in a game in one generation, but then never learn it in again in another generation, in this case the move is Thrash.
  • For a time it was believed that the black representing Jynx's face in the original Generation I version was actually a nothingness, a lack of form instead of Jynx's actual body (kind of like Gastly and Cloyster in its main body being composed of only a rather featureless black orb with various decoration on it, in this case, a dress, wig, and possibly gloves held up by Jynx's psychic power). This is more apparent in the original Pokémon Stadium when after being defeated, Jynx's body would suddenly disappear leaving only a empty dress and blond wig to fall to the floor in a pile.
  • Jynx and its pre-evolution, Smoochum, are the only Pokémon that learn Avalanche by leveling up.
  • Jynx defense stat is the lowest of all fully-evolved Ice-types.
  • Before Generation IV Jynx Along With Magmar And Electabuzz were considered a trio

with the introduction of Magmortar and Electivire they are not longer a trio because Magmar and Electabuzz have an Evolution an Jynx dont have one

Controversy

File:Controversial Jynx.jpg
The original design of Jynx, that is considered to be a racist stereotype of African-Americans.

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.

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), or ガン黒 ganguro, face-black. Also, the fact that Jynx are depicted as Santa's helpers in the anime can be a proof that Jynx is based on Zwarte Piet.

Jynx may also have origins in the Japanese spirits known as Yuki Onna (who has no feet like Jynx) or Yama Uba, the latter of which is described as always wearing a tattered red kimono and having whitish-blonde hair (all traits shared by Jynx).

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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