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Pidgey (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pidgey (disambiguation).
Pidgey
ポッポ Poppo
#016
016Pidgey.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Tiny Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Tangled Feet Big Pecks
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#016
Johto
#010
Hoenn
#218
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-001 N-007
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.: 50 Battle Exp.: 501*

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

It evolves into Pidgeotto starting at level 18, which evolves 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 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 Flying-type Pokémon such as Spearow, Taillow, Starly, and Pidove. However, because (with the exception of Spearow) these Pokémon tend to be unique to a region, it is likely that they are a result of divergent 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 hide easily 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 creating a blinding cloud of dust, allowing it make its escape. This evasive technique can also be applied to battles.

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. Due to their environmental versatility and somewhat similar habitat needs, they can usually be found in the same places as Rattata. They are normally native to Kanto and Johto, although vagrants have appeared in Sinnoh and Unova from time to time.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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

In the anime

Pidgey in the anime

Major appearances

Orville

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.

Other

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. One of them was named Ken.

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.

A Pidgey figure is stored inside Ash's Voltorb clock as seen in Pokémon! I Choose You!, and pops out when the alarm went off and the clock opened.

Pidgey appeared briefly in a fantasy in The School of Hard Knocks.

A Pidgey appeared in Electric Shock Showdown under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer.

A Pidgey also appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne and Pokémon Fashion Flash.

A Pidgey was seen in a Pokémon Center in Sparks Fly for Magnemite.

Pidgey appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett! and in a picture in Pokémon Paparazzi.

A Pidgey appeared in Clefairy Tales, where it felt asleep after Jigglypuff sang.

Multiple Pidgey were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in All Fired Up!.

Mandi used multiple Pidgey to perform magic tricks before his battle in Round One - Begin!.

A flock of Pidgey appeared in Pallet Party Panic where they were attacked by a flock of Spearow and a Fearow. The flock reappeared in a flashback in Fighting Flyer with Fire.

Multiple pink Pidgey resided on the Pinkan Island in In the Pink.

Ralph and Emily were both shown in a flashback to have once owned a Pidgey each in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?.

A Pidgey felt asleep after Jigglypuff sang in Tunnel Vision.

Trixie has multiple Pidgey which are used in her circus in Love, Totodile Style.

A flock of Pidgey appeared in The Apple Corp! where they where shocked by the gang of Pichu after trying to steal apples from an orchard.

In The Poké Spokesman, Simon claimed to have met a Pidgey, an Oddish and a Rattata which could talk as seen in a flashback.

A flock of Pidgey appeared in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Pidgey also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Destiny Deoxys, The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Two Pidgey were among the Pokémon seen in a forest outside the Ice Path in EP250.

Several Pidgey were among the inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land in Fangs for Nothin'.

In Pokémon Heroes, two Pidgey can be seen having a wash in a drinking basin. Flocks of them were also populous throughout Alto Mare.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in the wild in Hatch Me If You Can.

Three Pidgey were among the Pokémon that were having trouble with the Haunter from the area they lived in. Pikachu and Meowth managed to drive the Haunter away.

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

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Also, one appeared in the opening of the movie.

A Pidgey appeared in The Saffron Con as a Pokémon owned by a Coordinator that was taken by Team Rocket.

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.

Multiple Pidgey made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Multiple Pidgey had a cameo appearance at the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Professor Oak owns a Pidgey in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.

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 guides are automated robotic Pidgey, called Pidgebot.

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 Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Red caught a Pidgey off-screen in PM054.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Gold's first capture on his journey was a Pidgey which later evolved into a Pidgeotto.

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
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
Platinum
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 It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
White
Black 2 It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
White 2
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)
Common Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, and 25
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, 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
Common White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball Pallet Town
Viridian Forest
Pewter City
Cerulean City
Vermilion City Seaside
Vermilion City Streets
Lavender Town
Celadon City
Saffron City
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 Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎ Normal Mode B
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Challenger's Ground

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
055 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1313 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1717 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2121 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
2525 FeatherDance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
3737 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
4141 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
4545 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
4949 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
5353 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 07070% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pidgey obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryPidove
TranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph
Air Cutter Flying Special 55 95% 25
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobat
Farfetch'dHoothootNoctowlSkarmoryTaillowSwellow
WingullPelipperTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezant
WoobatSwoobatSigilyphDucklettSwannaRufflet
Braviary
Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 20
Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwanna
RuffletBraviary
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
MurkrowHonchkrow Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
HoothootNoctowl Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
WingullPelipper
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Skarmory Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
DoduoDodrioHoothootNoctowlChatot Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pidgey in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Pidgey in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pidgey can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pidgey cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Windswept Sky Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Windswept Sky Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • A superscript level indicates that Pidgey can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Growl Pidgey (Secret Wonders 99)
Peck Pidgey (Secret Wonders 99)
Pidgey (Expedition 123)
Koga's Pidgey (Gym Challenge 80)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin016.png Pin016.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani016.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP016.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.1%
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm not a good fighter, but I'll give you my best!
26%-50% HP My HP's been halved...
1%-25% HP I'm about to crash...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP016.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Flying  Flying Assist.png
( Flying )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It launches twisters.
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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.png Spr b 2g 016.png
Spr 2g 016 s.png Spr 2s 016 s.png Spr 2c 016 s.png 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

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Pidgey was originally going to be named "Pidge".
  • Pidgey is the first Normal-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Pidgey is also the first Pokémon in the Flying egg group 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 the only Pokémon that is tenth in a regional Pokédex listing (coming immediately after the Water-type 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 two Abilities, excluding the Dream World's exclusive Hidden Abilities. In Generation III, this honor goes to Rattata.
  • All Pidgey and its evolutionary line's known Abilities are shared with another Pokémon, Chatot.
  • In the games, Pidgey is shown to have three talons. In the anime, it has four.
  • Pidgey and its evolutionary line are the only Normal-type Pokémon to learn Twister by leveling up. They were the only ones even capable of learning it until Platinum.
  • Pidgey is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 251. It is also the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex order with a unique base stat total.
  • Pidgey is the first Normal/Flying birdlike Pokémon, along with its evolutions, and Spearow and Fearow. This is repeated in later generations with Hoothoot's, Taillow's, Starly's, and Pidove's evolutions.
  • Pidgey's ability to learn the move Fly is often joked about due to Pidgey's size and other Pokémon such as Charizard (originally) and Scyther being unable to learn Fly despite the fact they both have wings and are considerably larger than Pidgey.
  • In version 1.0 of Pokémon FireRed Pidgey is listed as the "Tiny Pokémon" in his Pokédex entry. This could be due to a programming oversight or a glitch, as this is fixed in later versions of the game.


Origin

Anatomically Pidgey does not resemble pigeons as much as it does finches or sparrows. However, there have been some references to Pidgey Mail, alluding to homing pigeons. Its species name, "tiny bird," added to the sound of the end of its name, could suggest that Pidgey is also based on chickadees. However, it and its evolutions appear to have more traits related to ospreys than pigeons or chickadees.

Name origin

Pidgey could be a corruption of pigeon or a combination of that with the word budgie (a type of bird), chickadee (a type of bird), or pudgy (referring to its plump physique).

Poppo appears to be the onomatopoeia of the sound a pigeon makes: ポッポッポ poppoppo.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッポ Poppo From ポッポッポ poppoppo, the sound a pigeon makes
France Flag.png French Roucool From roucoule and English cool
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pidgey Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Taubsi From Taube
Italy Flag.png Italian Pidgey Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구구 Gugu Sound a pigeon makes, similar to Poppo


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External links

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