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* In ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]'', it is shown that the [[Pokémon Center]] in [[Viridian City]] contains a cuckoo clock with a green Pidgey in it.
 
* In ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]'', it is shown that the [[Pokémon Center]] in [[Viridian City]] contains a cuckoo clock with a green Pidgey in it.
 
* Pidgey is the only Pokémon that is tenth in a regional Pokédex listing (coming immediately after the {{type2|Water}} starter's final form) that was not introduced in the same generation as the starter. This is in the [[List of Pokémon by Johto Pokédex number|Johto Pokédex]].
 
* Pidgey is the only Pokémon that is tenth in a regional Pokédex listing (coming immediately after the {{type2|Water}} starter's final form) that was not introduced in the same generation as the starter. This is in the [[List of Pokémon by Johto Pokédex number|Johto Pokédex]].
* Pidgey is the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order to have 2 abilities. In Generation III, this honor goes to {{p|Rattata}}.
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* Pidgey was the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order to have 2 abilities. In Generation III, this honor goes to {{p|Rattata}}.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
It shares some similarities with pigeons, and there have been some references to Pidgey Mail, alluding to {{wp|homing pigeon}}s.
 
It shares some similarities with pigeons, and there have been some references to Pidgey Mail, alluding to {{wp|homing pigeon}}s.

Revision as of 23:11, 7 February 2010

Beedrill #015: Beedrill
Pokémon
#017: Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Pidgey
ポッポ Poppo
#016
016Pidgey.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Tiny Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Tangled Feet
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#016
Johto
#010
Hoenn
#218
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
4.0 lbs.
Imperial
1.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F016.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 55 Battle Exp.: 551*

Pidgey (Japanese: ポッポ Poppo) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Pidgeotto starting at level 18 and then into Pidgeot starting at level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Pidgey resembles a small, plump-bodied bird. It is a brown color, with a lighter colored throat and belly. The tips of its wings share this cream color. Both its feet and beak are a pinkish-gray color. Its plumage is fairly nondescript, particularly compared to its evolutions Pidgeotto and Pidgeot. It has black markings around its eyes and a small crest of brown and cream feathers above its eyes. It resembles other small Template:Type2 Pokémon such as Starly, Taillow, and Spearow. However, due to the fact that (with the exception of Spearow) these Pokémon tend to be unique to a region, it is likely that they are a result of convergent evolution. Pidgey's feet allow it to walk on the ground for a while but can also reach out and safely land on perches.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction and homing instincts. It can locate its nest even when far removed from familiar surroundings. Because of this, it is extremely easy to train to deliver messages.

Behavior

It is a docile Pokémon, and generally prefers to flee from its enemies rather than fight them. Pidgey's small size permits it to easily hide in long grass, where it is typically found foraging for small insects. It is known to flush out potential prey from long grass by flapping its wings rapidly. This maneuver also serves to protect Pidgey from enemies. If disturbed, a Pidgey is capable of sending a blinding cloud of dust into the air, permitting it to make its escape. This evasive technique can also be applied to battles. While Pidgey generally do not like to fight, they have been known to strike with surprising fierceness when they are cornered. While Pidgey make ideal targets for young trainers, due to their temperaments, it is not unheard of for novice trainers to be seriously injured by a panicked Pidgey.

Habitat

Pidgey are very common and can be seen in a variety of environments. Pidgey typically dwell in forests with thick growth and large trees, and due to their environmental versatility and somewhat similar habitat needs, they can usually be found in the same places as Rattata.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Pidgey mainly eat Weedle, Caterpie, Wurmple, and other small insects.

In the anime

Major appearances

Pidgey first appeared in Pokémon - I Choose You!. Ash tried capturing it, but failed because Pikachu would not obey him.

Casey has a Pidgey, seen in her first appearance, The Double Trouble Header.

Many Pidgey were featured in Carrying On! as mail-Pidgey, owned by Malachi and his grandfather.

Wilbur, guardian of Pudgy Pidgey Isle, helped to teach a Pidgey named Orville how to fly in Fly Me to the Moon. Nearly all the other Pidgey on the island were too large for flight.

Professor Oak captured a Pidgey just before Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?. He used it to blast off Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

Pidgey are frequently seen in the background of many episodes flying in packs of ten or more. Sometimes they may appear in town centers or fields nearby to Ash and friends and usually fly away due to any local disturbance. Their appearances range from seemingly any anime episode, notably, Crossing Paths and Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One, as well as movies, such as The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

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

Team Rocket mistook a Pidgey for a Ho-Oh in Battling the Enemy Within.

A Pidgey also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

In Pokémon Heroes, two Pidgey can be seen having a wash in a drinking basin.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP001 Pidgey Ash's Pokédex Pidgey is a Flying Pokémon. Among all the Flying Pokémon, it is the gentlest and easiest to capture. A perfect target for the beginning Pokémon Trainer to test his Pokémon's skills. Pidgey's Gust power creates tornadoes. It also has a Sand-Attack.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Professor Oak had a Pidgey in Electric Tale of Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pidgey makes a couple of cameos in the Red, Green & Blue chapter; in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory and in ...But Fearow Itself! when a frozen one is pictured by Bill in his explanation about how to stop a flying Pokémon. Also, the Safari Zone's tour guide is an automated robotic Pidgey.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

In Pocket Monsters Zensho, a flock of Pidgey swarm Satoshi at the beginning. He is later saved by Professor Oak's Charmander who later becomes his own.

In the TCG

Main article: Pidgey (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Blue
Yellow Very docile. If attacked, it will often kick up sand to protect itself rather than fight back.
Stadium If at all possible, it will try to avoid battles. Small or weak enemies are blown away by whirlwind.
Generation II
Gold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Silver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
Crystal It rapidly flaps its wings in the grass, stirring up a dust cloud that drives insect prey out into the open.
Stadium 2 It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Generation III
Ruby Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Sapphire Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Emerald It has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It can unerringly return home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
FireRed Does not like to fight. It hides in tall grass and so on, foraging for food such as small bugs.
LeafGreen A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings and ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Generation IV
Diamond It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Pearl It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Platinum It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
HeartGold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
SoulSilver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
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 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, and 25
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 21, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34 35, 36, and 37,

National Park

Crystal
Common Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37,

National Park, Ilex Forest

Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest,

Bond Bridge, Berry Forest, Five Isle Meadow

Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 229
Platinum
Uncommon Route 229
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National Park, Viridian Forest
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Refreshing Field
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 Beach
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 14
Endless Level 33
Forever Level 14
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Tiny Woods (1F-3F)
Howling Forest (9F-13F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1-B9)
World Abyss (B1-B15)
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total: 251   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 35.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

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:#C6C6A7" | 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-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Pidgey
Unevolved
Pidgey
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 18


Pidgeotto
First evolution
Pidgeotto
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Pidgeot
Second evolution
Pidgeot
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 016.png Spr 1y 016.png Spr 1g 016.png Spr b g1 016.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 016.png Spr 2s 016.png Spr 2c 016.gif Spr b 2g 016.png
Spr 2g 016 s.png Spr 2s 016 s.png Spr 2c 016 s.gif Spr b 2g 016 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 016.png Spr 3e 016.png Spr 3f 016.png Spr b 3r 016.png
Spr 3r 016 s.png Spr 3e 016 s.png Spr 3f 016 s.png Spr b 3r 016 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 016.png Spr 4d 016.png Spr 4h 016.png Spr b 4d 016.png
Spr 4d 016 s.png Spr 4d 016 s.png Spr 4h 016 s.png Spr b 4d 016 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 016.png Spr 5b 016.png Spr b 5b 016.png
Spr 5b 016 s.png Spr 5b 016 s.png Spr b 5b 016 s.png
Pidgey For other sprites and images, please see Pidgey images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Pidgey was originally going to be named "Pidge."
  • Pidgey is the first Template:Type2 Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Pidgey shares the same species name with Spearow and Natu. They are all known as Tiny Bird Pokémon, though Natu has also been called a Little Bird Pokémon.
  • Pidgey is commonly referred to in a meme on *chan sites in which a boy ignores his distraught girlfriend when he finds a Template:Shiny2 Pidgey.
  • In Pokémon Emergency!, it is shown that the Pokémon Center in Viridian City contains a cuckoo clock with a green Pidgey in it.
  • Pidgey is the only Pokémon that is tenth in a regional Pokédex listing (coming immediately after the Template:Type2 starter's final form) that was not introduced in the same generation as the starter. This is in the Johto Pokédex.
  • Pidgey was the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order to have 2 abilities. In Generation III, this honor goes to Rattata.

Origin

It shares some similarities with pigeons, and there have been some references to Pidgey Mail, alluding to homing pigeons.

Name origin

Pidgey's name could be a corruption of pigeon or a combination of that with the word budgie. Its Japanese name appears to be the onomatopoeia of the sound a pigeon makes, ポッポッポ poppoppo.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes



Beedrill #015: Beedrill
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#017: Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
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