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Oddish (Pokémon)

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Golbat #042: Golbat
Pokémon
#044: Gloom Gloom
Oddish
ナゾノクサ Nazonokusa
#043
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Weed Pokémon
Ability
Chlorophyll
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#043
Johto
#083
Hoenn
#088
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
11.9 lbs.
Imperial
5.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body07.png
Footprint
 F043.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Plant group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 78 Battle Exp.: 781*

Oddish (Japanese: ナゾノクサ Nazonokusa) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Gloom starting at level 21, who evolves into Vileplume via Leaf Stone, or into Bellossom via Sun Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Oddish looks like a blue plant bulb with feet, eyes, and five small leaves sprouting from its head.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

They scatter poisonous spores as they walk.

Behavior

They stay underground during the day, only to come out at night.

Habitat

Oddish live in grassy plains, and can also be found in tropical areas such as jungles and swamps, where the ground is rich in nutrients. They are very common.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Oddish most likely Template:M2 from the ground when they are buried.

In the anime

Two Oddish in the anime.

Major appearances

Misty attempts to catch an Oddish in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village, thinking that it is a Template:Type2 because she saw it drinking water from a pond. She is prevented from doing so by a Bulbasaur. Misty later apologized to it for trying to catch it while in the Hidden Village.

James's fiancée, Jessiebelle, has had an Oddish when she was a little girl, before it evolved into a Gloom and soon after, into a Vileplume.

An Oddish owned by Mariah wanted to fly with its Hoppip friends in Foul Weather Friends, even trying to color itself pink like a Hoppip. While it never flies, it is skilled at locating Hoppip and proves powerful enough to defeat Team Rocket on its own.

Minor appearances

Oddish are commonly found in the anime. Most of the time they play the victim and are usually being chased or attacked.

Oddish is one of Pokémon in the Pichu Brothers' Possé.

An Oddish was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

Oddish also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

An Oddish appeared in Camping It Up!.

In the manga

Oddish was one of the Pokémon seen in Pokémon Special during the mass migration of Pokémon at the Seafoam Islands. Also one was caught by Ash.

In the TCG

Main article: Oddish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Blue
Yellow It may be mistaken for a clump of weeds. If you try to yank it out of the ground, it shrieks horribly.
Stadium Burrows underground in the day, exposing only its leaves. It is said to scream loudly if anyone tries to yank it out.
Generation II
Gold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day it stays quietly underground.
Silver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Crystal During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Stadium 2 Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day, it stays quietly underground.
Generation III
Ruby During the daytime, Oddish buries itself in soil to absorb nutrients from the ground using its entire body. The more fertile the soil, the glossier its leaves become.
Sapphire Oddish searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this Pokémon's feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.
Emerald This Pokémon grows by absorbing moonlight. During the daytime, it buries itself in the ground, leaving only its leaves exposed to avoid detection by its enemies.
FireRed Its scientific name is "Oddium Wanderus." At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.
LeafGreen During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Generation IV
Diamond It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pearl It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
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
Common Routes 5, 24, and 25 (Red only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 5, 6, 24, and 25, Ilex Forest (Night)
Crystal
Common Routes 24 and 25, Ilex Forest (Night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, and 123, Safari Zone
Emerald
Common Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, and 123, Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, and Water Path (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 229 and 230
Platinum
? Routes 224 and 230 (night)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
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 Back Yard
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Train
Endless Level 34
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sinister Woods (1F-4F)
Wyvern Hill (13F-20F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-6F)
Oran Forest (1F-4F)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Union Road

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Berry (trade from Generation I)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 320   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 75.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

TCG

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2branch2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 043.png Spr 1y 043.png Spr 1g 043.png Spr b g1 043.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 043.png Spr 2s 043.png Spr 2c 043.gif Spr b 2g 043.png
Spr 2g 043 s.png Spr 2s 043 s.png Spr 2c 043 s.gif Spr b 2g 043 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 043.png Spr 3e 043.png Spr 3f 043.png Spr b 3r 043.png
Spr 3r 043 s.png Spr 3e 043 s.png Spr 3f 043 s.png Spr b 3r 043 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 043.png Spr 4p 043.png Spr 4h 043.png Spr b 4d 043.png
Spr 4d 043 s.png Spr 4p 043 s.png Spr 4h 043 s.png Spr b 4d 043 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 043.png Spr 5b 043.png Spr b 5b 043.png
Spr 5b 043 s.png Spr 5b 043 s.png Spr b 5b 043 s.png
Oddish For other sprites and images, please see Oddish images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Generation II, Bill's grandfather asks the player to bring him a round, green Pokémon that has leaves growing on its head, which is obviously Oddish. However, in those games, and in subsequent generations, Oddish's body (unless it is Template:Shiny2) is blue.
  • Oddish's shiny sprite dramatically changed from Generation II to Generation III. Before the leaves were bright yellow but now they are a light green.
  • Oddish is the only Pokémon so far to be revealed to have a scientific name.

Origin

Oddish is most likely based on a mandrake.

Name origin

Oddish's name is a combination of the words odd and the vegetable known as radish, although oddish is a word in itself, meaning somewhat odd. Nazonokusa may be taken to mean 謎の草, enigmatic grass.

In other languages

  • German: Myrapla
  • French: Mystherbe - From mystère (mystery) and herbe (herb). The whole word sounds very similar to just mystère.
  • Korean: 뚜벅쵸 Ttubakchyo
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 走路草 (Zou Lu Cao) - "Walking grass".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 行路草 (Xing Lu Cao) - "Walking grass" in Cantonese.

External links

Notes



Golbat #042: Golbat
Pokémon
#044: Gloom Gloom
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