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Revision as of 03:23, 15 August 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Beedrill
Pokémon
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Pidgey
ポッポ Poppo
#016
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Tiny Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Tangled Feet
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#016
Johto
#010
Hoenn
#218
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′00″
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
4.0 lbs.
Imperial
1.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F016.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Flying group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 55 Battle Exp.: 551*

Pidgey (Japanese: ポッポ Poppo) is a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon.

Pidgey comes with the Ability Keen Eye, which prevents opponents from lowering its accuracy.

Pidgey evolves into Pidgeotto at Level 18, then into Pidgeot at Level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Pidgey resembles a small, plump-bodied bird. It is a brown color, with a lighter colored throat and belly. The tips of its wings share this cream color. Both its feet and beak are a pinkish-gray color. Its plumage is fairly non-descript, particularly compared to its evolutions Pidgeotto and Pidgeot. It has black markings around its eyes and a small crest of brown and cream feathers above its eyes. It resembles other small flying-type pokemon such as Starly, Taillow, and Spearow. However due to the fact that (with the exception of Spearow) these Pokémon tend to be unique to a region, it is likely that they are a result of convergent evolution.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction, and homing instincts. It can locate its nest even when far removed from familiar surroundings. Because of this, it is extremely easy to train to deliver messages.

Behavior

Pidgey are very common and can be seen in a variety of environments. It is a docile pokemon, and generally prefers to flee from its enemies rather than fight them. Pidgey’s small size permits it to easily hide in long grass, where it is typically found foraging for small insects. It is known to flush out potential prey from long grass by flapping its wings rapidly. This maneuver also serves to protect Pidgey from enemies. If disturbed, a Pidgey is capable of sending a blinding cloud of dust into the air, permitting it to make its escape. This evasive technique can also be applied to battles. While Pidgey generally do not like to fight, they have been known to strike with surprising fierceness when they are cornered. While Pidgey make ideal targets for young trainers, due to their temperaments, it is not unheard of for novice trainers to be seriously injured by a panicked Pidgey.

Habitat

Pidgey typically dwell in forests with thick growth and large trees. They usually live alongside Rattata.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Pidgey mainly eat Weedle, Caterpie, Wurmple, and other small insects.

In the anime

Pidgey first premiered in Pokémon, I Choose You!. Ash tried capturing it, but failed miserably.

Casey has a Pidgey in her first appearance, The Double Trouble Header.

Many Pidgey were featured in Carrying On as mail-Pidgey, owned by Malachi and his grandfather.

Prof. Oak captured a Pidgey just before Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?. He used it to get rid of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket mistook a Pidgey for a Ho-oh in Battling the Enemy Within.

In the manga

Professor Oak had a Pidgey in the Electric Tale of Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Special manga

Pidgey makes a couple of cameos in the Red, Green & Blue chapter; in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory and in ...But Fearow Itself! when a frozen one is pictured by Bill in his explanation about how to stop a flying Pokémon. Also, the Safari Zone's tour guide is an automated robotic Pidgey.

In the TCG

Four Pidgey cards have been released.

One has 40 HP, an attack called "Messenger" for 1 colorless which shuffles the card with all attached cards into your deck in exchange for another Pokémon, and a 20 damage attack for 2 colorless. Its retreat cost is one.
The other has 50 HP, a retreat cost of 1, a 10 damage attack for one colorless, and a 20 damage attack that lowers the defending Pokémon to a 50% hit rate next turn for three colorless.

All TCG Pidgey have a weakness to Lightning and resistance to Fighting.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Blue
Yellow Very docile. If attacked, it will often kick up sand to protect itself rather than fight back.
Stadium If at all possible, it will try to avoid battles. Small or weak enemies are blown away by whirlwind.
Generation II
Gold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Silver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
Crystal It rapidly flaps its wings in the grass, stirring up a dust cloud that drives insect prey out into the open.
Stadium 2 It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Generation III
Ruby Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Sapphire Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Emerald It has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It can unerringly return home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
FireRed Does not like to fight. It hides in tall grass and so on, foraging for food such as small bugs.
LeafGreen A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings and ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Generation IV
Diamond It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Pearl It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Alternate Games

Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set, Base Set 2, Legendary Collection)
A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24 and 25
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Viridian Forest and Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 21, 24 and 25
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common National Park and Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34 35, 36 and 37
Crystal
Common Ilex Forest, National Park and Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36 and 37
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Viridian Forest, Bond Bridge, Berry Bush, Five Isle Meadow, and Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24 and 25
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 229
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei Endless Level 14
Endless Level 33
Forever Level 14
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Howling Forest (9F-13F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total:
251
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 35.

Type effectiveness

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Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Gust Tackle Tackle Tackle
5 Sand-Attack Sand-Attack Sand-Attack Sand-Attack
9   Gust Gust Gust
12 Quick Attack      
13     Quick Attack Quick Attack
15   Quick Attack    
17       Whirlwind
19 Whirlwind   Whirlwind  
21   Whirlwind   Twister
25     Wing Attack Featherdance
28 Wing Attack      
29   Wing Attack   Agility
31     Featherdance  
33       Wing Attack
36 Agility      
37   Agility   Roost
39     Agility  
41       Tailwind
44 Mirror Move      
45       Mirror Move
47   Mirror Move Mirror Move
49       Air Slash

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02 Razor Wind      
TM03   Curse    
TM04 Whirlwind      
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM09 Take Down      
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM13   Snore    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic Mud-Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect      
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35   Sleep Talk    
TM39 Swift Swift    
TM40     Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43 Sky Attack Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46   Thief Thief Thief
TM47   Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM50 Substitute      
TM51       Roost
TM58       Endure
TM78       Captivate
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM87       Swagger
TM88       Pluck
TM89       U-turn
TM90       Substitute
HM02 Fly Fly Fly Fly
HM05       Defog

By breeding

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

  • In the Generation I and II games as well as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it is the most common land Pokémon available, the second most common being Rattata.
  • Pidgey was originally going to be named "Pidge".
  • Ash attempted to capture one in the first episode of the anime, however, he failed. He would later capture its evolved form.
  • In The Generation I games Pidgey was seen as weak by many because of its low stats and disability to learn many good flying attacks. In those games, a Spearow was a better option.

Origin

It also shares some similarities with pigeons, and there have been some references to Pidgey Mail, alluding to homing pigeons.

Name origin

Pidgey's name is a corruption of pigeon. Its Japanese name appears to be the onomatopoeia of the sound a pigeon makes, ポッポッポ poppoppo.

In other languages

  • German: Taubsi - "Taube" is the german word for pigeon.
  • French: Roucool - Roucoule is for a pigeon's coo. Cool means the same as in English.
  • Korean: 구구 Kugu
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hongkong): 波波 Po Po - Transliteration of its Japanese name, Poppo.

Related articles

External links

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