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Clemont's Chespin
シトロンのハリマロン Citron's Harimaron
Poké Ball
Clemont Chespin.png
Clemont's Chespin
Debuts in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!
Caught at Lumiose City
Gender Unknown
Ability Overgrow
Current location With Clemont
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Chespin Hitomi Nabatame Suzy Myers

Clemont's Chespin (Japanese: シトロンのハリマロン Citron's Harimaron) is a Pokémon Clemont received from Professor Sycamore, and his sixth overall.


Clemont and his Chespin

Chespin debuted in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, where Ash and his friends found it hiding behind a plant and eating macarons. Clemont tried to befriend it, only for Chespin to stab his hand with its spikes and run off with several macarons in its hands. Later, it witnessed Professor Sycamore being captured by Team Rocket and helped Ash and Clemont track the kidnappers by following a trail of macaron pieces left by Dedenne. Once there, Chespin attempted to steal the macarons Jessie left lying around, only to fail and alert Team Rocket to Ash and Clemont's presence.

Overgrow activated

After Team Rocket unleashed their Mega Mega Meowth, Chespin was saved from being crushed by the mecha by Clemont, which caused the two to bond a little. Chespin helped Clemont stop the rampaging machine by pulling out its plug, only for Team Rocket to use an alternate power source to continue fighting. Having no choice, Clemont and Chespin battled the mecha, only for all of Chespin's attacks to fail. Even when teamed up with Pikachu, the mecha suffered no damage. However, Blaziken Mask's Blaziken saved the day by weakening the machine with Flamethrower, allowing Chespin and Pikachu to finish it off and send Team Rocket blasting off.

Later, Chespin revealed that it wanted to join Clemont's team as it watched him leave Professor Sycamore's lab. Clemont accepted Chespin's request and was given Chespin's Poké Ball to recall it.

In An Appetite for Battle!, after stealing some of Serena's macarons, Clemont became concerned with how Chespin was out of shape from eating so much. To work off some of the weight, he had Chespin battle Froakie and Dedenne, but it lost to both due to its weight. Later that night, Clemont made a machine to help Chespin out, but Chespin walked off into the woods after smelling some food being cooked. Chespin wandered into Carrie's house and was taken in for the night. Much to its delight, there was plenty of food for it to eat. Later that day, it had a battle with Wylie's Delphox. Chespin barely avoided Will-O-Wisp and was about to be hit by Flamethrower, but Clemont stepped in and blocked the attack. Clemont and Chespin then teamed up to battle Delphox, using its rounded shape to roll and dodge attacks until he lost weight, this allowed Chespin to move much quicker and hit it with a Tackle and Vine Whip. However, Chespin was hit by a powerful Flamethrower, which led to the activation of its ability, Overgrow. Chespin then hit Delphox with one more powerful Vine Whip. It was then about to be hit by Delphox's Mystical Fire, but the battle was stopped due to Wylie experiencing pains in his waist.

In Forging Forest Friendships!, Chespin was used in a Double Battle with Bunnelby against Hawlucha and Froakie. Due to an argument between Froakie and Hawlucha, Clemont's Pokémon had the upper hand, but Froakie used its speed to trick Chespin's Pin Missile into hitting Bunnelby, knocking it out. After this Froakie and Hawlucha started to fight, ending the battle. Later, it was shown that Chespin had eaten all of Serena's Poké Puffs when she tried to give them out.

In Summer of Discovery!, Chespin had a battle against Trevor's Charmander, who started off with a Flame Charge. Chespin managed to dodge the attack, but its tail caught on fire and it subsequently jumped into the sand to put it out. This caused Chespin to lose the battle because of the First-Touch-Rule.

Chespin's rivalry with Pancham

In Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, Chespin was used in a Tag Battle along with Pikachu and Fennekin against Shauna's Bulbasaur, Tierno's Squirtle and Trevor's Charmander. Chespin and the others got at a disadvantage due to their opponents great teamwork. When Shauna's Bulbasaur fired a Solar Beam at Pikachu, Chespin used its Vine Whip to tilt Pikachu up, giving Pikachu the opportunity to defeat Charmander. Chespin then used Vine Whip to counter Squirtle's Rapid Spin, while Pikachu defeated a defenseless Bulbasaur. Eventually Pikachu also defeated Squirtle giving Ash, Serena and Clemont the win.

In Pathways to Performance Partnering!, Chespin constantly quarreled with Serena's Pancham after it ate all of the Poké Puffs. While fighting against each other they accidentally disturbed Nini training with her Smoochum and Farfetch'd for her upcoming Pokémon Showcase. Later, a disguised Team Rocket then appeared and managed to steal Pancham, Chespin, Fennekin, Smoochum and Farfetch'd. While trapped inside of a ball, it and Pancham again quarreled causing them to escape from the ball. However, Team Rocket quickly found them again and managed to injure Fennekin, Smoochum and Farfetch'd forcing Chespin and Pancham to work together. Eventually they got reunited with their Trainers and together Chespin and Pancham defeated Team Rocket. Although it seemed the two finally understood each other, Chespin and Pancham quickly began to quarrel again after the battle.

Personality and characteristics

Chespin's gluttonous habit

Chespin, in a similar manner to Ash's Oshawott, is a gluttonous Pokémon who often goes after food, especially its favorite macarons. As a result, Chespin would keep the food for itself and refuse to give it back. When caught in the act it is unrepentant, unless coaxed. Sometimes, it would eat so much food that it would become heavy, as evidenced in An Appetite for Battle!. His gluttony is usually the source of conflict between it and Serena's Pancham, another trait it shares with Oshawott (who usually ends up butting heads with Ash's Pignite).

Despite its gluttonous traits, it is also very courageous, going after Team Rocket and respecting Clemont after he saved it from getting run over by their mecha. It is also shown to be very determined when it repeatedly tries hitting Team Rocket's mecha despite its efforts being met with failure. Chespin tends to be the more vocal of the group and usually displays a very happy-go-lucky attitude. In A PokéVision of Things to Come!, Chespin was shown to enjoy the spotlight and is very confident on camera, unlike its Trainer. First shown in Battles in the Sky!, Chespin has occasionally came out of its Poké Ball for various reasons, such as battling, meeting new Pokémon or wanting to do something. In Dreaming a Performer's Dream! and Pathways to Performance Partnering!, Chespin has shown an interest in performing.

First shown in Pathways to Performance Partnering! and later A Race for Home!, Chespin developed a rivalry with Serena's Pancham.

Moves used

Clemont Chespin Tackle.png
Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Pin Missile Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!
Tackle Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!
Vine Whip The Bamboozling Forest!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Chespin appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.


  • Chespin is the only Kalos starter to have joined its Trainer in its debut episode.
  • Chespin is the first Pokémon belonging to a main character to use its Ability in the XY series.
  • Chespin is Clemont's only Pokémon to have its Ability confirmed.
  • Chespin is Clemont's only Pokémon that doesn't currently know an Electric type move.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Chespin.

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