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Jynx (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#125: Electabuzz Electabuzz
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Jynx (disambiguation).
Jynx
Human Shape Pokémon
ルージュラ
Rougela
#124
Jynx

Jynx

Jynx

Jynx
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Forewarn Cacophony
Cacophony
Dry Skin
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Jynx

Mega Jynx Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 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
89.5 lbs. 40.6 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#124
Kanto
#155
Johto
#282
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#084
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-168
Fiore
R-210
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
137
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F124.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Jynx (Japanese: ルージュラ Rougela) is a dual-type Ice/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves from Smoochum starting at level 30.

Biology

Jynx is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon that resembles a bulky woman. Jynx wears a red gown that hides its feet and has white arms with purple hands. There are golden circles on the chest area of its gown. Jynx has a purple face, pink lips, saucer-like eyes, and long blonde hair. Originally, its face was colored black, causing controversy. Jynx is a female only species with no true male counterpart.

Jynx has a language with several cry patterns that sounds similar to human speech. However, this language has yet to be deciphered. It prefers to communicate by using dance-like movements. These rhythmic movements often cause people to dance along with it. It puts its enemies to sleep using its signature move, Lovely Kiss. Jynx often is found in urban areas.

In the anime

Jynx in the anime

Major appearances

Jynx first appeared in Holiday Hi-Jynx. One of Santa Claus's Jynx was separated from him. Ash and friends helped to return the Jynx to her owner.

Prima owns a Jynx. She used her to send Team Rocket flying in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

A Nurse Joy in EP250 owned a Jynx, rather than a Chansey. In this banned episode, Brock almost kissed this Human Shape Pokémon during his sickly state.

A Jynx was also used by a girl named Erica in the Pacifidlog Town Contest in Mean With Envy and Pacifidlog Jam. Mean With Envy also marked the first appearance of Jynx's purple redesign in the anime.

A trio of Jynx sisters were in Three Jynx and a Baby!. These three Jynx were overly-protective towards their sister, a Smoochum. The Smoochum evolved into a Jynx at the end of the episode.

Jynx in its original design, as seen in All Things Bright and Beautifly!

Minor appearances

A Jynx under the ownership of the Pokémon Showboat stage show staff appeared in Stage Fight!.

A Jynx appears in Pokémon Double Trouble, running on a treadmill in a scene removed from the dub.

A Jynx was used by a Trainer in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, but this scene was cut from the English dub as it featured Jynx in its original design.

A Jynx appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
Holiday Hi-Jynx Jynx Ash's Pokédex Jynx, the Human Shape Pokémon. This Pokémon has some very unusual powers. Its special attack is the Lovely Kiss, which puts its opponent into a deep sleep.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG115 Jynx May's Pokédex Jynx, the Human Shape Pokémon. Jynx is known for expressing its many and varied feelings by dancing around in graceful and rhythmical motions.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Jynx in Magical Pokémon Journey

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Jynx (MPJ)

A fortune-telling Jynx appears in the manga Magical Pokémon Journey. Arbok goes to Jynx's fortune-telling hut to find out if he has a chance with his crush, Wigglytuff.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Jynx debuted in The Jynx Jinx under the ownership of Ken.

Jynx's most notable role is being under the ownership of Lorelei in Pokémon Adventures which first appeared in Jigglypuff Jive. Lorelei's Jynx is noted for having the ability to generate voodoo dolls out of ice using its Ice Beam. When Lorelei draws crosses on any part of the dolls using her lipstick, ice shackles form on the specified body parts of her targets, eventually freezing the victim over completely. Even after the victims are broken free, the freeze induces lasting numbness in the areas where it was applied. Both Red and Sabrina suffered this condition and had to seek a cure atop Mt. Silver by bathing in the hotsprings there. Another ability of Lorelei's Jynx is revealed in the Sevii Islands saga: she can create a wispy band of ice around targets, which Lorelei can use to track them down using her powder case.

Later a Jynx appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Jynx took part in a baseball match with Red in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shū has a Jynx in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Jynx (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Blue
Yellow Appears to move to a rhythm of its own, as if it were dancing. It wiggles its hips as it walks.
Stadium Talks in a strange, incomprehensible language. It is known for its weird wiggling that causes people to dance.
Generation II
Gold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Silver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Crystal It has several different cry patterns, each of which seems to have its own meaning.
Stadium 2 It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Generation III
Ruby Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing.
Sapphire
Emerald A Jynx sashays rhythmically as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without noticing.
FireRed It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.
LeafGreen It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Generation IV
Diamond Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
SoulSilver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Generation V
Black Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
White
Black 2 Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
White 2
Generation VI
X It wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Y It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Ice Path
Crystal
Ice Path
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Smoochum
Platinum
Snowpoint Temple
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands and Ice Path
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Dream Radar Smoochum
Generation VI
X Y
Frost Cavern

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Cerulean City
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 62
Endless Level 79
Forever Level 12
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Smoochum
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ice Lake
Almia Castle
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: Frozen Tundra

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Ice Berry (33%)
Crystal
Emerald* Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)
Platinum Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)
Black White Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 455   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 95.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
00Start Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35 ???  ?  ?
00Start Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
00Start Lovely Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10 ???  ?  ?
00Start Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25 ???  ?  ?
055 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
088 Lovely Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10 ???  ?  ?
1111 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25 ???  ?  ?
1515 Double Slap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10 ???  ?  ?
1818 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
2121 Heart Stamp Psychic Physical 06060 100100% 25 ???  ?  ?
2525 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
2828 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
3333 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 07070 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
3939 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
4444 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
4949 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5 ???  ?  ?
5555 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
6060 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Jynx obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachamp
DrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. Mime
ElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyama
SableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacnea
CacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunny
LucarioCroagunkToxicroak
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
HitmonleeMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMienfooMienshao Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
HitmonchanJynxMedicham Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
DrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeMr. MimeMedititeMedicham
MienfooMienshao
Meditate Psychic Status —% 40
KadabraAlakazamElgyemBeheeyem Miracle Eye Psychic Status —% 40
DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
MachopMachokeMachampJynxMakuhitaHariyama
TimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 70 100% 10
Spinda Wish* Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Jynx 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 Jynx in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Drain Punch Fighting Physical 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Heal Bell Normal Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Room Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Recycle Normal Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Role Play Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Trick Psychic Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Jynx can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Jynx cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
238 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 75% 10
238 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
238 Sing Normal Status 55% 15
238 Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
238 Copycat Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confuse Ray Jynx (Aquapolis 18)
Fire Punch Jynx δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 17)
Helping Hand Sabrina's Jynx (Gym Challenge 57)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin124.png Pin124.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani124.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP124.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP ∞XO@#*~♪
∞XO@#*~♪
26%-50% HP  !!O@#*~!
 !!O@#*~!
1%-25% HP  !!!!!!~!
 !!!!!!~!
Level up ∞XO@#*~♪♪♪
∞XO@#*~♪♪♪
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 ∞XO@#*~♪♪♪
∞XO@#*~♪♪♪
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP124.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Psychic  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 68 Max. exp.: 82
Browser entry  
Jynx swings its hips as if it's dancing while walking. Beware of its kiss attack!
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Psychic  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: Teleport - field move.png
(Teleport ×-)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching strange orbs. It protects itself with a psychic Barrier.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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

238Smoochum.png
Baby form
Smoochum
 Ice  Psychic 
Egg
Breed



Rare Candy
Level 30
124Jynx.png
First evolution
Jynx
 Ice  Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 124.png Spr b g1 124.png Spr 1y 124.png Spr b g1 124.png Spr 1g 124.png Spr b g1 124.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Trivia

Jynx's foot
  • Jynx and its pre-evolution Smoochum are the only Pokémon with the type combination Ice/Psychic.
    • Jynx is also the only Generation I Pokémon that still has a unique type combination and is not part Poison-type.
  • As its Pokédex entries state that Jynx speaks an incomprehensible language, the player, as a Pokémon, cannot understand anything it says in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • When Jynx faints in the Pokémon Stadium series, everything but its hair vanishes, implying that its armor and black "skin" is darkness. Similarly, in Colosseum and XD, it simply vanishes upon fainting.
  • Although Jynx has been seen to possess feet in the anime, it does not have a footprint.
    • When Jynx is viewed from underneath via the 3D-rendered Pokédex in the Stadium and X and Y games, nothing but darkness is shown underneath its dress.
  • A pre-alpha sketch depicts an unreleased Pokémon with the same Pokédex number as Jynx.
  • Jynx has the longest cry of any Pokémon, lasting 2.238 seconds.
  • Jynx is the only Pokémon to have Dry Skin as its Hidden Ability.

Controversy

Main article: Pokémon controversy
Jynx's original design in the anime

Jynx originally bore a striking, but possibly coincidental, resemblance to entertainers in blackface. It is argued that Jynx may instead be a parody of or homage to the Japanese ganguro and yamanba fashion trends, which were extremely popular when Pokémon was first released; however, blackface-influenced characters have appeared in other anime and manga such as Dragon Ball's Mr. Popo and in Metropolis.

As Pokémon became more popular in the US, this perceived similarity to a racist image from America's past offended some. In particular, it had offended children's book author Carole Boston Weatherford, who accused Jynx of being a racist stereotype in an article titled "Politically Incorrect Pokémon" in the magazine Black World Today, shortly after the anime episode Holiday Hi-Jynx aired. Episodes that contained Jynx in its original design were left unaired outside of Japan, including EP250 and portions of All Things Bright and Beautifly, with the exceptions of Stage Fight!, The Mandarin Island Miss Match, and the Who's That Pokémon? segment of It's Mr. Mime Time.

In response to this controversy, Nintendo changed the color of Jynx's dark blue hands and its black face to purple in Pokémon games, including in the international versions of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. In addition to this, Jynx's facial expression in its Silver sprites were also changed, as was its hair color in both her normal and Shiny forms. Jynx has since appeared using its new design, with the exception of some side-games, free of issues. The Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Snap and Pokémon Trading Card Game recolor Jynx's face.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

What Jynx is based on is a controversial topic within the fandom, although common interpretations are a Nordic or a Viking woman (possibly Hel, goddess of the underworld), or ガングロ ganguro (face-black). Also, the fact that Jynx are depicted as Santa's helpers in the anime may reference the folklore character Zwarte Piet. Jynx also has the traits of a female opera singer, especially the iconic cartoon depiction of the fat lady; it should also be noted that Pokémon Snap and the third generation sprites depict it singing, especially the Emerald sprite that animates it singing a high note. Jynx may also have origins in the Japanese spirits known as Yuki-onna, who lack feet, akin to Jynx's feet being covered by its dress, and Yama-uba, which is described as always wearing a tattered red kimono, having whitish-blonde hair, control over snow, dark-colored skin, and large lips, traits which are evident in Jynx.

Its revised coloring may be based on purple discoloration of the skin, a common symptom of frostbite. This fits with Jynx's Ice type and how it is found in very cold places.

Name origin

Jynx is a corruption of jinx, a curse or hex of bad luck.

Rougela may be a feminized corruption of rouge, a type of makeup. It is also French for red.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルージュラ Rougela From rouge
France Flag.png French Lippoutou From lip and poutou
Spain Flag.png Spanish Jynx Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rossana From rosso
Italy Flag.png Italian Jynx Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루주라 Rujura Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Notes


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