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Chikorita (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#153: Bayleef Bayleef
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Chikorita (disambiguation).
Chikorita
Leaf Pokémon
チコリータ
Chicorita
#152
Chikorita

Chikorita

Chikorita

Chikorita
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Leaf Guard
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Chikorita

Mega Chikorita Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
14.1 lbs. 6.4 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#152
Kanto
#001
Johto
#307
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-007
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-170/N-016
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
64
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F152.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Chikorita (Japanese: チコリータ Chicorita) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Bayleef starting at level 16, which evolves into Meganium starting at level 32.

Along with Cyndaquil and Totodile, Chikorita is one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto available at the beginning of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Biology

Chikorita is a small, pale green Pokémon with a darker necklace of buds. It has a large head in proportion to the rest of its body with large red eyes that appear to have no pupils. It has four short legs with a single nailed toe on each and a small tail. Its most distinguishing feature is the large leaf on the top of its head, which is usually longer than the rest of its body. Aside from the soothing aroma that wafts from its leaf, Chikorita uses its leaf to determine the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air.

Chikorita can be found in grasslands throughout the Johto region. However, due to its status as a starter Pokémon, a wild Chikorita is hard to come by and it is generally found under the ownership of Trainers. Chikorita tends to be docile in nature due to its domestication from birth.

In the anime

Chikorita in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Chikorita

Ash captured a Chikorita in The Chikorita Rescue. It had such high affections for Ash that sometimes came to a few faults, such as refusing to be switched out for Pikachu. Ash's Chikorita evolved in Current Events.

Casey's Chikorita

Casey's Chikorita was first seen in The Double Trouble Header. It was Casey's starter Pokémon. It evolved into a Bayleef in The Bug Stops Here, and later evolved into a Meganium.

Other

Silver also owns a Chikorita, as seen in The Search for the Legend. It behaves much in the same way to him as Pikachu does to Ash, including traveling on his shoulder.

A Chikorita was a member of Team Go-Getters in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!.

Another Chikorita, under the ownership of Lyra, appears along with Totodile and Cyndaquil in An Egg Scramble!. It battled Dawn's Piplup. It also subsequently appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!, where it participated in a tag battle against Ash and Dawn.

Chikorita has a role in Arceus and the Jewel of Life alongside the other Johto starters, Cyndaquil and Totodile.

A Chikorita appeared in PK23 and Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Minor appearances

Professor Elm showed a photograph of a Chikorita to Ash and his friends in Don't Touch That 'dile.

Vincent received a Chikorita as his starter Pokémon as seen in the opening of The Legend of Thunder!.

A Chikorita appeared in Off The Unbeaten Path!. It was in a field with Aron, Azurill, Smoochum, and Igglybuff.

Another Chikorita has appeared in the Hearthome Collection in Arriving in Style!.

A Chikorita was used by one of the participants of Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

A Chikorita appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP118 Chikorita Ash's Pokédex Chikorita, the Leaf Pokémon. Chikorita releases a sweet relaxing fragrance from the leaf on its head.
EP126 Chikorita Ash's Pokédex Chikorita, the Leaf Pokémon. Chikorita emits pleasant aromas from the leaves on their heads and they love to sunbathe.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP143 Chikorita Dawn's Pokédex Chikorita, the Leaf Pokémon. Chikorita uses the leaf on its head to scan for warmth and humidity in its surroundings, and loves to sunbathe.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Megaree

In Pokémon Adventures, Chikorita is the last of the three starter Pokémon to get a Trainer (in a similar fashion to Treecko never getting its rightful Trainer until Emerald steals him as a Sceptile, much later than the other two starters had). It escapes from Professor Elm and follows Crystal until she decides to accept it to her team, where it had to pass a test. Crystal's Chikorita wears a star pendant, formerly owned by Smoochum, who accepted Chikorita when its Trainer did. It later evolves into a Bayleef to protect Crys from a Larvitar, then into Meganium during a fight with Lugia along with the other two Johto starters (whose Trainers had been in a coma for weeks from their defeat against the Masked Man). Crys nicknamed it Megaree*/Mega*.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Chiko

In Magical Pokémon Journey, a Chikorita nicknamed Chiko appears.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Chikorita was stolen by Green before Where is Chikorita?! but was returned back to Professor Oak later on.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Main article: Black's Chikorita

Black owned Bayleef as a Chikorita. It was his starter Pokémon when he began his journey in Johto. However, he stole the Chikorita from Professor Elm's lab instead of having Elm give it to him. It evolved into a Bayleef prior to meeting up with Gold again. During an encounter with Lapras, Black released the Bayleef after it failed to defeat Lapras and Gold took Bayleef in.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga

Tsubaki owns a Chikorita in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure. It had a battled with Jou's Totodile and lost. Chikorita evolved into a Bayleef and then Meganium when Tsubaki met up with Jou in Team Rocket's headquarters in Mahogany Town.

In the TCG

Main article: Chikorita (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Chikorita unleashes a Razor Leaf that hits any opponent in its path.

Chikorita is also a Pokéfloat. It is one of the smallest and floats around Psyduck.

Trophy information

"Chikorita was one of the first three Pokémon available in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. A Grass-type Pokémon, it emits a delightful fragrance from the leaves on its head and loves to spend its time leisurely sunbathing. When called into battle, it uses its Razor Leaf move to strike at opponents' weak points."

Chikorita in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Chikorita returns to do the same as it did in Melee, unleashing Razor Leaf on release from a Poké Ball. It swings its leaf around violently until the green blades fly directly in front of it for a few seconds.

Trophy information

"A Leaf Pokémon. It loves sunbathing and can use the leaf on its head to check the temperature and humidity around it. Chikorita releases a sweet aroma from its leaf to becalm opponents into a slumber. It can also learn moves to help recover all Pokémon allies. Chikorita evolves into Bayleef by leveling up."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Silver Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
Crystal It loves to bask in the sunlight. It uses the leaf on its head to seek out warm places.
Stadium 2 A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Generation III
Ruby In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Sapphire
Emerald It waves its leaf around to keep foes at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, creating a friendly atmosphere that becalms the battlers.
FireRed Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
LeafGreen A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Generation IV
Diamond It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
SoulSilver Its pleasantly aromatic leaf has the ability to check humidity and temperature.
Generation V
Black It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
White
Black 2 It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
White 2
Generation VI
X A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up sun rays.
Y It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Crystal
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Reward for defeating 100 Trainers in Mt. Battle
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Randomly on the Ruby Field*
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 14
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (8F-11F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone, Meeting Place *

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 and #2 Petal Dance Chikorita Japanese Japan 5 December 15, 2001 to January 14, 2002;
March 16 to April 7, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Petal Dance Chikorita English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;
April 12 to June 7, 2002;
January 17 to 23, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Second Campaign Chikorita Japanese Japan 10 December 9, 2005 to January 10, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 318   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
099 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1212 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
1717 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2020 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 —% 20
2323 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2828 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3131 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3434 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3939 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
4242 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4545 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Chikorita obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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 Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TangelaTangrowthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
VileplumeParasParasectChikoritaBayleefMeganium
Roselia
Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
LaprasSnorlaxChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Breloom Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
TotodileCroconawFeraligatr Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaSnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
OddishGloomTangelaRoseradeTangrowth Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowking Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
TangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraRoseliaCacnea
CacturneCarnivineSnoverAbomasnowMaractusFoongus
AmoongussFerroseedFerrothornPhantumpTrevenant
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
VictreebelExeggutorBellossomSunfloraGrovyleSceptile
ShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivy
ServineSerperior
Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
PhantumpTrevenant
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafAmaura
Aurorus
Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
LickitungLickilicky Refresh Normal Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel
TangelaTangrowthCarnivineSnivyServineSerperior
Vine Whip Grass Physical 45 100% 25
BellsproutWeepinbellLickitungLickilickyTangelaTangrowth
CarnivineSnivyServineSerperior
Wring Out Normal Special 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chikorita in Generation VI
  • 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 Chikorita in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Chikorita can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Chikorita cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chikorita
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chikorita
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sleep Powder Chikorita (Expedition 100)
Chikorita δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 44)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS152.png PinRS152.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani152.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP152.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP So? Do you like my fragrance?
26%-50% HP Huh? My health is down to one-half already?
1%-25% HP No more... It hurts to even move...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! That makes me happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's get this done together, <name>!
26%-50% HP I'm finding this tough going...
1%-25% HP Urk... I can't... Help, <name>...
Level up Yippee! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP152.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 10 Max. exp.: 16
Browser entry  
Chikorita looks cute when it toddles with its leaf blowing in the wind.
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:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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
PPW152.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Chikorita followed you through the Mysterious Tunnel, landing in the Meadow Zone. She's one of your best friends. She loves leafy greens.
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

152Chikorita.png
Unevolved
Chikorita
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
153Bayleef.png
First evolution
Bayleef
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
154Meganium.png
Second evolution
Meganium
 Grass 

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 152.png Spr 2s 152.png Spr 2c 152.gif Spr b 2g 152.png
Spr 2g 152 s.png Spr 2s 152 s.png Spr 2c 152 s.gif Spr b 2g 152 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 152.png Spr 3e 152.gif Spr 3r 152.png Spr b 3r 152.png
Spr 3r 152 s.png Spr 3e 152 s.gif Spr 3r 152 s.png Spr b 3r 152 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 152.png Spr 4d 152.png Spr 4h 152.png Spr b 4d 152.png
Spr 4d 152 s.png Spr 4d 152 s.png Spr 4h 152 s.png Spr b 4d 152 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 152.png Spr 5b 152.png Spr b 5b 152.png
Spr 5b 152 s.png Spr 5b 152 s.png Spr b 5b 152 s.png
Chikorita For other sprites and images, please see Chikorita images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

A Chikorita Green Pokémon mini
  • The Chikorita family is the only evolution family of a starter Pokémon to not have their names changed for the English release.
  • In the anime, Chikorita has had the most Trainers of the Johto starter Pokémon. It has been trained by Ash, Casey, Vincent, Silver, and Lyra. However, Ash is the only one who is confirmed to not have received Chikorita as a starter Pokémon.
  • Chikorita is the first pure Grass-type starter Pokémon.
  • Chikorita is the tallest unevolved starter Pokémon at 2 feet 11 inches.
    • Due to this, it is the only starter Pokémon from Generations I-III that cannot be used in the Pokémon Jump minigame.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Chikorita's body was yellow. It was changed to being light green in Pokémon Crystal to match its official artwork.
  • The green Pokémon mini was modeled after Chikorita.
  • A prototype of Chikorita called Happa resembles a Chikorita without legs.

Origin

Chikorita has similarities to sauropods. Its shape and appearance also alludes to that of a pear, or a belgian endive, a type of chicory.

Name origin

Chikorita is a combination of chicory (a flowering plant) and ita (the feminine form of the Spanish suffix for something small or young).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チコリータ Chicorita From chicory and -ita
France Flag.png French Germignon From germe and mignon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chikorita Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Endivie Literally Endivie
Italy Flag.png Italian Chikorita Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 치코리타 Chikorita Transliteration of Japanese name


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