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Watchog (Pokémon)

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Patrat #504: Patrat
Pokémon
#506: Lillipup Lillipup
Watchog
Lookout Pokémon
ミルホッグ
Miruhog
#505
Watchog

Watchog

Watchog

Watchog
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Illuminate or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Watchog

Mega Watchog Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 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
59.5 lbs. 27.0 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
#505
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#011/#011
Unova
Mountain
#047
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
147
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F505.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Watchog (Japanese: ミルホッグ Miruhog) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Patrat starting at level 20.

Biology

Watchog illuminating

Watchog is an upright, meerkat-like Pokémon with large cheeks and a single, pointed incisor sticking out of its mouth. It is mainly reddish brown with beige cheeks and neck. There is yellow striping on its chest and tail. Its hands, feet and tail tip are white. Its red eyes have small black pupils and a yellow stripe. Black markings accentuate the eyes at their outer ends. Its tail is almost exclusively depicted standing up straight, although it can also be kept in a relaxed position.[1]

There are luminescent compounds in Watchog's body that allow its stripes and eyes to glow. It uses this ability to threaten predators. Its cheeks can hold a large amount of seeds, which it collects and spits at its opponents. Watchog possess night vision and can view its surroundings in the darkness.

In the anime

Watchog in the anime

Major appearances

Lenora's Watchog debuted in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! where it used its Illuminate to reveal Yamask's presence. It battled Ash in The Battle According to Lenora! and defeated his Oshawott with Thunderbolt. It appeared again in Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!, where it was defeated by Oshawott's Aqua Jet.

Three Watchog appeared in Emolga and the New Volt Switch!.

A Watchog appeared in Evolution by Fire! under the ownership of Kylan where it battled Shamus in a Double Battle, along with a Mienshao.

A Watchog belonging to Mikael battles and loses to Bianca's Emboar for the qualifying round in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

In The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!, a harbor patrolman named Halsey manages a rescue team featuring a Watchog. While originally used only for crowd control and as a look-out, Watchog, with the help of N proved itself to be a capable and valuable asset to its team.

A Watchog appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! under the ownership of Mrs. Ripple. She used it as a guard to watch over her jewels.

Minor appearances

Jimmy Ray's male Watchog lost to Iris's Emolga in the first round of the Club Battle tournament in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!.

Watchog has made cameo appearances in Cilan Takes Flight!, Climbing the Tower of Success!, and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1.

Cameron owns a Watchog which nothing is known about as it was only seen on a scoreboard during the Vertress Conference. It was used in Cameron's battle against Virgil where it lost.

A Watchog appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!.

A Watchog also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened in New Tork City.

A Watchog appeared in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Watchog appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Watchog appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

A Watchog appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!.

A Watchog appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW014 Watchog Ash's Pokédex Watchog, the Lookout Pokémon, and the evolved form of Patrat. Watchog's body contains luminescent compounds, which allow its eyes and stripes to glow.
BW115 Watchog Ash's Pokédex Watchog, the Lookout Pokémon. The markings on Watchog's body can glow to intimidate its foes. It has excellent vision, even in darkness.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Watchog in Pokémon Adventures

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

Monta's Patrat evolved into a Watchog during a battle with a wild Emolga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Black was attacked by a Watchog used by three Team Plasma Grunts. At first, he mistook the pattern on its body as the head of a much larger Pokémon but eventually figured out its true identity. The Watchog was adopted by Amanita and Fennel afterwards.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures Battle at the Dreamyard They make the patterns on their bodies shine in order to threaten predators. Keen eyesight lets them see in the dark.

In the TCG

Main article: Watchog (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
White They make the patterns on their bodies shine in order to threaten predators. Keen eyesight lets them see in the dark.
Black 2 Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
White 2
Generation VI
X Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
Y When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 1, 7, 15, and 18, Dreamyard, P2 Laboratory
Black 2 White 2
Routes 1, 2, 3, 7*, and 18, Dreamyard, P2 Laboratory
Routes 2 and 7 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 15 (Red Flowers)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire, Magnagate dungeons, Miragesands, Rusty Mountain, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber),
Cape at the Edge, Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street), Smoking Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Trailhead Field (post ending)
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Speed: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Total: 420   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.


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
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Rototiller Ground Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
033 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
088 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
1111 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
1313 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1616 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
1818 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
2020 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2222 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 09090% 10
2525 After You Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2929 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3232 Hyper Fang Normal Physical 08080 09090% 15
3636 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5
3939 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
4343 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Watchog obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Watchog
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Watchog
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 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 Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 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
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Watchog
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Watchog
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
UmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile
TepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobat
SwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
SentretFurretSkittyBunearyLopunnyLucario Foresight Normal Status —% 40
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBeartic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Nidoran♂RhyhornMareep Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
ZangooseWeavileOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
EkansArbokMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
AipomAmbipomUmbreonDunsparceSneaselWeavile
WhismurLoudredExploudSeviperKecleonStunky
Skuntank
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Watchog 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 Watchog in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Watchog
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Watchog
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Watchog
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Watchog
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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:
 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.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2505.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is taking care of Patrat. He likes to see new things before anyone else. He can be a scatterbrain.
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

504Patrat.png
Unevolved
Patrat
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
505Watchog.png
First evolution
Watchog
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 505.png Spr b 5b 505.png Spr 5b 505.png Spr b 5b 505.png
Spr 5b 505 s.png Spr b 5b 505 s.png Spr 5b 505 s.png Spr b 5b 505 s.png
Front Back Front Back
505MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Watchog images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Black and White, Watchog was the only Pokémon to have the same EV yield as its pre-evolution, and the only evolved Pokémon to only give a single EV, giving 1 EV in Attack.
  • Watchog is the only evolved Pokémon with a catch rate of 255.

Origin

Watchog is based on a groundhog and possibly a meerkat. Its design is based on a road worker, with the body resembling a protective suit and the yellow stripes forming a safety vest.

Name origin

Watchog is a combination of watch and groundhog. It may also be a play on watchdog, a dog used to guard.

Miruhog may be a combination of 見る miru (to observe) or meerkat and groundhog.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミルホッグ Miruhog From 見る miru or meerkat and groundhog
France Flag.png French Miradar From mirador and radar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Watchog Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kukmarda From gucken and Marder, playing on Guck mal da
Italy Flag.png Italian Watchog Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보르그 Boreugeu Portmanteau of bol and groundhog


Notes

  1. ポケモン ベストウイッシュ イッシュずかん ISBN 978-4-09-281215-4

External links

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