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Oddish (Pokémon)

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Golbat #042: Golbat
Pokémon
#044: Gloom Gloom
Oddish
Weed Pokémon
ナゾノクサ
Nazonokusa
#043
Oddish

Oddish

Oddish

Oddish
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Run Away
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Oddish

Mega Oddish Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 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
11.9 lbs. 5.4 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
#043
Kanto
#083
Johto
#088
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#105
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-126
Fiore
R-114
Almia
R-127/N-012
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
78
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Body07.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F043.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Gloom starting at level 21, which evolves into Vileplume when exposed to a Leaf Stone or into Bellossom when exposed to a Sun Stone.

Biology

Oddish resembles a blue plant bulb with a round body, beady red eyes, and oval, foot-like roots. Five large, green leaves sprout from its head. As demonstrated in the anime, these leaves are prehensile and can be used to scale vertical surfaces and catch light objects.

Known by the scientific name Oddium Wanderus, Oddish lives in grasslands and forests. A nocturnal Pokémon, Oddish buries its sensitive body in the ground during the day to avoid the sun and fool predators. If its leaves are pulled in this state, it will respond by shrieking horribly. It starts to move when its leaves begin absorbing moonlight, which it uses to grow. Oddish will wander up to 1000 feet during the night to scatter its seeds and find a nutrient-rich patch of soil in which to plant itself. The more fertile the earth, the glossier its leaves will be. It is thought that its feet become like tree roots while planted.

In the anime

Oddish in the anime

Major appearances

Oddish debuted in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village as one of the Pokémon under Melanie's care in the Hidden Village. Misty attempted to catch it because she thought it was cute, but Bulbasaur attacked her, and Misty later apologized. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

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

In Whichever Way the Wind Blows, Steven owns three Oddish which he uses to study the evolution of Grass Pokémon from that area. Multiple other Oddish also appeared in the episode.

Minor appearances

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

An Oddish appeared in Electric Shock Showdown under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer.

An Oddish appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

An Oddish was seen in a Pokémon Center in Hypno's Naptime.

An Oddish also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

Oddish appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

Oddish also appeared in Sparks Fly for Magnemite, The Kangaskhan Kid, The March of the Exeggutor Squad, A Chansey Operation and The Ultimate Test, The Breeding Center Secret and Pallet Party Panic.

James's fiancée, Jessiebelle, had an Oddish when she was a little girl, before it evolved into a Gloom and soon after, into a Vileplume which first appeared in Holy Matrimony!.

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

Two Oddish belonging to two unknown Trainers appeared in Friends to the End during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

Multiple pink Oddish appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.

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

An Oddish was part of an exhibition in Flower Power.

An Oddish belonging to the Nursing School appeared in a flashback in Ignorance is Blissey.

An Oddish was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

An Oddish was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

An Oddish appeared in a Pokémon Center in Beauty and the Breeder along with its Trainer. Two others appeared later as participants in a Pokémon Beauty Contest.

Two wild Oddish and one under the ownership of a competitor in the Grass Tournament appeared in The Grass Route.

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

Multiple Oddish also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, and Pokémon Heroes.

Multiple Oddish were among the feuding Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A wild Oddish was seen in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, one of the Pokémon made sick by Team Rocket's experiments was an Oddish.

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

An Oddish was seen being fed by Tracey at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Johto Photo Finish.

Three Oddish were among the Pokémon troubled by a gang of Haunter in Hoenn Alone!.

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

Four Oddish appeared in I Feel Skitty!, one of which was owned by Eliza.

A photo of an Oddish appeared in A Fan with a Plan.

An Oddish appeared in The Ribbon Cup Caper at the ship's Pokémon Center.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew living in the Tree of Beginning.

An Oddish appeared in The Saffron Con as a Pokémon owned by a Coordinator.

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

An Oddish appeared in Camping It Up!.

Multiple Oddish made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

An Oddish made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle! and League Unleashed!.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as some of local Pokémon that live in Crown City. Three Oddish worked with several other Pokémon to confront Zorua in the park for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, Celebi calms the Pokémon.

An Oddish appeared in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

An Oddish appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

An Oddish appeared in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

An Oddish appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

An Oddish appeared in Clemont's Got a Secret!.

Two Oddish appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

An Oddish appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.

An Oddish appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!.

An Oddish appeared in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.

An Oddish appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

An Oddish appeared in a flashback in SS030.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP010 Oddish Ash's Pokédex Oddish. This Pokémon is typically found roaming the forest, scattering pollen as it walks around.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Oddish in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash Ketchum owns an Oddish in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It is one of the few Pokémon that Ash owns in the manga but not in the anime.

Oddish first appears in the chapter You Gotta Have Friends. Its capture was not shown, and it instead appears with several of Ash's other Pokémon with a note explaining that "Ash has been very busy since the last comic".

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

An Oddish first appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

In Extricated from Exeggutor, Oddish was one of the Pokémon seen during the mass migration of Pokémon at the Seafoam Islands.

Gold owns an Oddish which he keeps at his house.

Cyrstal captured an Oddish on her way to Professor Elm's Laboratory in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

The former illustrator, Mato, used an Oddish in Volume 2 as a self-portrait, continuing to do so until Volume 9.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green's Oddish debuted in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

Erika evolved her Oddish into Gloom and then into Vileplume as part of an act.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shū has an Oddish in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Oddish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Blue
Yellow It may be mistaken for a clump of weeds. If you try to yank it out of the ground, it shrieks horribly.
Stadium Burrows underground in the day, exposing only its leaves. It is said to scream loudly if anyone tries to yank it out.
Generation II
Gold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day it stays quietly underground.
Silver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Crystal During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Stadium 2 Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day, it stays quietly underground.
Generation III
Ruby During the daytime, Oddish buries itself in soil to absorb nutrients from the ground using its entire body. The more fertile the soil, the glossier its leaves become.
Sapphire Oddish searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this Pokémon's feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.
Emerald This Pokémon grows by absorbing moonlight. During the daytime, it buries itself in the ground, leaving only its leaves exposed to avoid detection by its enemies.
FireRed Its scientific name is "Oddium Wanderus." At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.
LeafGreen During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Generation IV
Diamond It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day it stays quietly underground.
SoulSilver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Generation V
Black It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
White
Black 2 It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
White 2
Generation VI
X During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Y Its scientific name is "Oddium Wanderus." At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Yellow
Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 5, 6, 24, and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Crystal
Routes 24 and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
Emerald
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
FireRed
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Water Path
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 229 and 230
Platinum
Routes 224 and 230Night
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 5, 6, 24, and 25, Ilex Forest, Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest*
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 6, Friend Safari (Grass)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Back Yard
Pokémon Pinball Cerulean City
Vermilion City Seaside
Celadon City
Saffron City
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from Egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Train
Endless Level 34
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sinister Woods (1F-4F)
Wyvern Hill (13F-20F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-6F)
Oran Forest (1F-4F)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Union Road
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Hinder Cape
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Echo Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Leech Seed Oddish English United States 5 January 3 to 9, 2003
FRLG Egg Pokémon Present Oddish Japanese Japan 5 March 21 to April 4, 2004
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Oddish English United States 26 September 25, 2004

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 320   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
055 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
099 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
1313 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1515 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
1717 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
2121 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2525 Lucky Chant Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2929 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3333 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4141 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
4545 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Oddish obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oddish
  • 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 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 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 Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 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 Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 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 Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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 Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oddish
  • 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 
Maractus After You Normal Status —% 15
Cottonee Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
ParasChikorita Flail* Normal Physical 100% 15
TangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraRoseliaCacnea
CacturneCarnivineSnoverAbomasnowMaractusFoongus
AmoongussFerroseedFerrothornPhantumpTrevenant
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleaf Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel
ChikoritaBayleef MeganiumSunkernSunfloraNuzleaf
ShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnover
AbomasnowCottonee
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
BellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel
ExeggcuteExeggutorTangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleef
MeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunflora
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafShiftry
ShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeCacneaCacturne
TropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubiCherrim
CarnivineSnoverAbomasnow
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurChikoritaBayleefMeganium
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSeedotRoselia
TropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraMaractusFoongus
Amoonguss
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
Cacnea Teeter Dance* Normal Status 100% 20
TangelaTangrowth Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Oddish 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 Oddish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oddish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Oddish can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Oddish cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oddish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Oddish δ (EX Holon Phantoms 73)
Oddish (Expedition 122)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin043.png Pin043.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS043.png PinRS043.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani043.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP043.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%
Friend Area: Jungle
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm a Grass type: poisonous and decidedly odd!
26%-50% HP We're in deep trouble. My health is gone by half.
1%-25% HP I'm close to flopping...
Level up Oh! Leveled up! Makes me smile!
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 Oh! Leveled up! Makes me smile!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP043.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 20 Max. exp.: 30
Browser entry  
The leaves on Oddish's head are sharp enough to cut down trees.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by shooting its leaves and letting loose poisonous pollen.
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.
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
PPW043.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Oddish often sunbathes in the Meadow Zone. Her favorite Attraction is Bulbasaur's Daring Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2043.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is looking at everyone in the Arbor Area while he's buried in the ground. He doesn't mean to, but he surprises everyone.
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

Oddish
Unevolved
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 21


Gloom
First evolution
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone


Vileplume
Second evolution
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 
Sun Stone
Sun Stone


Bellossom
Second evolution
Bellossom
 Grass 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 043.png Spr b g1 043.png Spr 1y 043.png Spr b g1 043.png Spr 1g 043.png Spr b g1 043.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 043.png Spr b 2g 043.png Spr 2s 043.png Spr b 2g 043.png Spr 2c 043.gif Spr b 2c 043.png
Spr 2g 043 s.png Spr b 2g 043 s.png Spr 2s 043 s.png Spr b 2g 043 s.png Spr 2c 043 s.gif Spr b 2g 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Trivia

  • In Generation II, Bill's grandfather asks the player to bring him a "round, green" Pokémon with leaves growing on its head, referring to Oddish. However, in those games and subsequent generations, Oddish's body (unless it is Shiny) is blue. The mistake might have been a translation error caused by the ambiguity of the Japanese word aoi, which can mean both blue and green. This is fixed in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Oddish has a scientific name: Oddium Wanderus, given in its FireRed and Y Pokédex entry. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is Kabutops, with Kabutops Maximis.
    • Oddish's alias name is アルキメンデス Arukimendesu, as stated in the Japanese versions of FireRed as well as Red and Green Pokédex entry. This can either be seen as a corruption of Archimedes, the Greek mathematician, or as a direct reference to a popular Japanese instant noodles brand Archimendes that literally means instant noodles on the go. The latter may reference Oddish's appearance when walking.
  • Oddish can be seen as a parallel to Bellsprout. Both are Grass/Poison-type Generation I Pokémon, part of a three-stage evolutionary line, can evolve starting at level 21, and whose second evolutionary event utilizes a Leaf Stone. Oddish is exclusive to Pokémon Red and FireRed, while Bellsprout is exclusive to Blue and LeafGreen, with both Pokémon found in the same locations in their respective versions. Additionally, both can be found at White Forest in White, and both Pokémon have had their Egg designs revealed.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Oddish is programmed to be able to learn Charm through breeding, but no other Pokémon in the Grass Group can legitimately learn it to pass down as an Egg move in those games. In Generation III and IV, Oddish can inherit the move from Shroomish by chain breeding. In Generation V on, Oddish can inherit the move directly from Cottonee.

Origin

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Oddish is most likely based on a mandrake.

Name origin

Oddish is a combination of odd and radish (a vegetable) and a pun on oddish, meaning "somewhat odd."

Nazonokusa literally means "enigmatic grass" (謎の草 nazo no kusa).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ナゾノクサ Nazonokusa Means "enigmatic grass" (謎の草 nazo no kusa)
France Flag.png French Mystherbe From mystère and herbe. The whole word sounds very similar to just mystère
Spain Flag.png Spanish Oddish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Myrapla Probably from mysteriös and plant
Italy Flag.png Italian Oddish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뚜벅쵸 Ttubeokchyo From 뚜벅뚜벅 ttubeok-ttubeok and 초(草) cho


Notes


External links

Golbat #042: Golbat
Pokémon
#044: Gloom Gloom


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