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Lickitung (Pokémon)

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Hitmonchan #107: Hitmonchan
Pokémon
#109: Koffing Koffing
Lickitung
ベロリンガ Beroringa
#108
108Lickitung.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal '
Category
Licking Pokémon
Abilities
Own Tempo or Oblivious
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#108
Johto
#180
Hoenn
#276
Sinnoh
#161
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
144.4 lbs.
Imperial
65.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F108.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 127 Battle Exp.: 1271*

Lickitung (Japanese: ベロリンガ Beroringa) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Lickilicky via level-up while knowing Rollout.

Biology

Physiology

Lickitung has soft, pink skin with semicircular yellow markings on its belly, fully circular markings on its knees, and a thick, powerful tail. It has small, beady eyes, and its hands have thumb-claws and circular yellow markings on the underside. The most famous feature Lickitung possesses is a long prehensile tongue, which it uses to manipulate objects and possibly to consume them, aside from being very receptive to all sorts of tastes, it is also very dexterous. The tongue is very likely connected to its huge tail, as when it is extended, the tail quivers.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Licks from its 6' 6" long tongue can paralyze foes. Its saliva is gooey and sticks to everything. Although being a normal Pokémon, Lickitung can learn many different elemental attacks.

Behavior

These Pokémon appear to be, like Slowpoke, rather easygoing and almost dopey, hence having Own Tempo and Oblivious as abilities. They also like to lick things they come across, but get put-off by some sour substances. They do not mean harm when they lick people for food traces. Lickitung also uses its tongue to lick its body clean.

Habitat

Lickitung are a rare sight, usually staying in dense forests near large bodies of water.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Lickitung uses its tongue to catch prey, and thus seems to be a carnivore.

In the anime

Major Appearances

Jessie's Lickitung

Lickitung was first seen in Princess Versus Princess. Jessie captured it and used in the Princess Festival Tournament against Misty. After defeating Ash's Pikachu and Bulbasaur and Brock's Vulpix, it lost to Misty's Psyduck. Jessie accidentally traded her Lickitung for Benny's Wobbuffet in Tricks Of The Trade.

Other

Minor Appearances

A Lickitung appeared in a flashback in If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! before evolving into Lickilicky.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP052 Lickitung Ash's Pokédex Lickitung, the Licking Pokémon. It uses a tongue that is more than twice the length of its body to battle, as well as to gather food.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Lickitung is one of the Pokémon seen in Gold's house.

Later, in Volume 12, a quad of Lickitung becomes attracted by the scent of Crystal's newly evolved Bayleef.

Later on Diamond's map was stolen by a Lickitung and Diamond attempts to capture one.

In the TCG

Main article: Lickitung (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Lickitung is a Pokéfloat. As fighting moves to the left, Lickitung will extend its tongue which must be used as a stepping stone to continue.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its tongue can be extended like a chameleon's. It leaves a tingling sensation when it licks enemies.
Blue
Yellow Its tongue spans almost 7 feet and moves more freely than its forelegs. Its licks can cause paralysis.
Stadium Its tongue, twice its body's length, moves around freely to catch prey. Its licks cause a tingling sensation.
Generation II
Gold Its tongue has well-developed nerves that run to the very tip, so it can be deftly manipulated.
Silver Its long tongue, slathered with a thick gooey saliva, sticks to anything, so it is very useful.
Crystal It has a tongue that is over 6'6" long. It uses this long tongue to lick its body clean.
Stadium 2 Its tongue has well-developed nerves that run to the very tip, so it can be deftly manipulated.
Generation III
Ruby Whenever Lickitung comes across something new, it will unfailingly give it a lick. It does so because it memorizes things by texture and by taste. It is somewhat put off by sour things.
Sapphire Whenever Lickitung comes across something new, it will unfailingly give it a lick. It does so because it memorizes things by texture and by taste. It is somewhat put off by sour things.
Emerald Whenever it sees something unfamiliar, it always licks the object because it memorizes things by texture and taste. It is somewhat put off by sour things.
FireRed Its tongue is twice the length of its body. It can be moved like an arm for grabbing food and attacking.
LeafGreen Its tongue can be extended like a chameleon's. It leaves a tingling sensation when it licks enemies.
Generation IV
Diamond Instead of hands, it uses its tongue, which is twice its height. Its sticky saliva grips anything.
Pearl Instead of hands, it uses its tongue, which is twice its height. Its sticky saliva grips anything.
Platinum When it extends its over-six-foot-long tongue, its tail quivers. There is a possibility they are connected.
HeartGold Its tongue has well-developed nerves that run to the very tip, so it can be deftly manipulated.
SoulSilver Its long tongue, slathered with a thick gooey saliva, sticks to anything, so it is very useful.
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 Route 18 (Trade Slowbro)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Route 44
Crystal
Common Route 44 (day)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Route 18 (Trade Golduck(FR), Slowbro(LG))
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Lake Valor
Platinum
Uncommon Route 215
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Route 44
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 Trozei! Secret Storage 15
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Western Cave (37F-44F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Lost Wilderness (B1-B17)
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Diamond Pearl Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 385   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 60.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
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
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

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By leveling up

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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 38+ Purified moves
Shadow Panic Shadow Box XD 108.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Double-Edge Normal
-- Defense Curl Normal
-- Rollout Rock

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Lickitung
Unevolved
Lickitung
 Normal 
TM Rock
Level up
knowing Rollout


Lickilicky
First evolution
Lickilicky
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 108.png Spr 1y 108.png Spr 1g 108.png Spr b g1 108.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 108.png Spr 2s 108.png Spr 2c 108.gif Spr b 2g 108.png
Spr 2g 108 s.png Spr 2s 108 s.png Spr 2c 108 s.gif Spr b 2g 108 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 108.png Spr 3e 108.png Spr 3f 108.png Spr b 3r 108.png
Spr 3r 108 s.png Spr 3e 108 s.png Spr 3f 108 s.png Spr b 3r 108 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 108.png Spr 4p 108.png Spr 4h 108.png Spr b 4d 108.png
Spr 4d 108 s.png Spr 4p 108 s.png Spr 4h 108 s.png Spr b 4d 108 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 108.png Spr 5b2 108.png Spr b 5b 108.png
Spr 5b 108 s.png Spr 5b 108 s.png Spr b 5b 108 s.png
Lickitung For other sprites and images, please see Lickitung images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

It may have been based on any number of lizards with extending tongues, commonly the blue-tongued lizard. It also shares traits with anteaters. Lickitung could also be an Iguanodon with some similar characteristics, including a long tongue.

Name origin

Lickitung's name is a combination and corruption of lick and tongue. The bero in Beroringa may be derived from べろ bero, tongue, ベロベロ, berobero, an onomatopoeia for a licking sound, or べろべろ嘗める beroberonameru, to lick up with one's tongue. Ringer is most likely derived from English ring, referring to the patterns on its body. It is also possible that ringa is a corruption of the English word lingua, which refers to a tongue or an organ resembling a tongue [1].

In other languages

  • German: Schlurp - From slurp.
  • French: Excelangue - From excellent and langue (tongue). The name as a whole sounds like excellent.
  • Korean: 내루미 Naerumi

Related articles

External links

Notes


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