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Lanturn (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Chinchou
Pokémon
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Lanturn
ランターン Lantern
#171
171Lanturn.png
Artwork from GSC
Type
Water Electric
Category
Light Pokémon
Abilities
Volt Absorb or Illuminate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#175
Hoenn
#182
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′11″
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
49.6 lbs.
Imperial
22.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F171.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 2 group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 156 Battle Exp.: 1561*

Lanturn (Japanese: ランターン Lantern) is a Water/Electric-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Lanturn are large blue fish-like Pokémon with a pair of small blue fins. They have a yellow "mask" over their eyes. The end of the bottom of their oddly-shaped tail is also yellow. Lanturn has a lure on its head with two yellow orbs at the end of it.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Lanturn inhabits the ocean at depths of over three miles.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Lanturn first appeared in The Mystery is History. Its trainer Oliver was using it to play with a Baby Lugia.

Lanturn also appeared under the ownership of Dorian in Just Add Water.

One also appeared under Kaito's ownership in DP078 while participating in the Wallace Cup. It defeated Ash's Buizel.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

In Template:PSV, Misty uses a Lanturn to fight Suicune in the Tohjo Falls.

In the TCG

Main article: Lanturn (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 The light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over three miles.
Silver It blinds prey with an intense burst of light, then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp.
Crystal This Pokémon uses the bright part of its body, which changed from a dorsal fin, to lure prey.
Stadium 2 The light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over three miles.
Generation III
Ruby Lanturn is nicknamed "the deep-sea star" for its illuminated antenna. This Pokémon produces light by causing a chemical reaction between bacteria and its bodily fluids inside the antenna.
Sapphire Lanturn is known to emit light. If you peer down into the dark sea from a ship at night, you can sometimes see this Pokémon's light rising from the depths where it swims. It gives the sea an appearance of a starlit night.
Emerald The light-emitting orbs on its back are very bright. They are formed from a part of its dorsal fin. This Pokémon illuminates the inky darkness of deep seas.
FireRed It blinds prey with an intense burst of light, then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp.
LeafGreen The light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over three miles.
Generation IV
Diamond Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
Pearl Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
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 II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Crystal
Rare Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Chinchou
Emerald
None Evolve Chinchou
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Route 220 (fishing)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Chinchou
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 13
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Chinchou
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Wailord Lake

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Defense: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Sp.Atk: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Sp.Def: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Speed: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Total: 460   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 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

Note: If Lanturn has Volt Absorb, the effectiveness of Electric attacks will be 0×.

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

Generation II
# Move Type
Start Bubble water
Thunder Wave electric
5 Supersonic normal
13 Flail normal
17 Water Gun water
25 Spark electric
33 Confuse Ray ghost
45 Take Down normal
53 Hydro Pump water
Generation III
Level Move Type
Start Bubble water
Thunder Wave electric
5 Supersonic normal
13 Flail normal
17 Water Gun water
25 Spark electric
32 Confuse Ray ghost
43 Take Down normal
50 Hydro Pump water
61 Charge electric
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Start Bubble water special
Supersonic normal status
6 Thunder Wave electric status
9 Flail normal physical
12 Water Gun water special
17 Confuse Ray ghost status
20 Spark electric physical
23 Take Down normal physical
27 Stockpile Normal status
Swallow Normal status
Spit Up Normal special
30 BubbleBeam water special
35 Signal Beam bug special
40 Discharge electric special
47 Aqua Ring water status
52 Hydro Pump water special
57 Charge electric status

By TM/HM

# Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM03 Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Zap Cannon Hail Hail
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM13 Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM24 Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM27 Return Return Return
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Swagger Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35 Sleep Talk
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM55 Brine
TM57 Charge Beam
TM58 Endure
TM68 Giga Impact
TM70 Flash
TM73 Thunder Wave
TM78 Captivate
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM03 Surf Surf Surf
HM05 Flash Flash
HM06 Whirlpool
HM07 Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08 Dive

By breeding

By tutoring

Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

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 171.png Spr 2s 171.png Spr 2c 171.gif Spr b 2g 171.png
Spr 2g 171 s.png Spr 2s 171 s.png Spr 2c 171 s.gif Spr b 2g 171 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 171.png Spr 3e 171.png Spr 3r 171.png Spr b 3r 171.png
Spr 3r 171 s.png Spr 3e 171 s.png Spr 3r 171 s.png Spr b 3r 171 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 171.png Spr 4d 171.png Spr 4h 171.png Spr b 4d 171.png
Spr 4d 171 s.png Spr 4d 171 s.png Spr 4h 171 s.png Spr b 4d 171 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 171.png Spr 5b 171.png Spr b 5b 171.png
Spr 5b 171 s.png Spr 5b 171 s.png Spr b 5b 171 s.png
Lanturn For other sprites and images, please see Lanturn images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Its fins had different colors than its body in Generation II.
  • Lanturn's base Speed is the same as Chinchou's.
  • Lanturn shares the same species name with Ampharos. They are both known as Light Pokémon.

Origin

It seems to be based on an anglerfish.

Name origin

Lanturn's name is a misspelling of the word lantern.

In other languages

External links

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