Chi-Yu (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Chi-Yu
Ruinous Pokémon
イーユイ
Yiyui
#1004
Chi-Yu



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Fire
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Beads of Ruin Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
6 (2.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Chi-Yu
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Weight
10.8 lbs. 4.9 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Chi-Yu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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Speed
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

Chi-Yu (Japanese: イーユイ Yiyui) is a dual-type Dark/Fire Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Wo-Chien, Chien-Pao, and Ting-Lu, Chi-Yu is a member of the treasures of ruin.

Biology

Chi-Yu is a fish-like Pokémon. It is composed of two pairs of curved jade beads, once believed to be sacred and commonly worn for religious rituals. Each of these pairs of beads circle a black orb coated by white around the sides; together, they make up the eyes of Chi-Yu, while the rest of its fish-shaped body is formed by a dark red and yellow flame. The beads sometimes glow red and yellow when it attacks.

Like the other treasures of ruin, Chi-Yu's true form is the beads forming its eyes, having been given life by the envy of those who desired them enough to start wars over them — while its body is a form it has constructed using its control over fire. Chi-Yu's flames burn at over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit (3,000 degrees Celsius), allowing it to melt rock and sand into lava that it can swim through. It is known as the Beads of Ruin.

Chi-Yu and the other treasures of ruin are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ruination. Chi-Yu is also the only known Pokémon that can have Beads of Ruin as an Ability.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#396
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It controls flames burning at over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. It casually swims through the sea of lava it creates by melting rock and sand.
Violet The envy accumulated within curved beads that sparked multiple conflicts has clad itself in fire and become a Pokémon.


Pokédex Image Chi-Yu SV.png
Chi-Yu in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Firescourge Shrine (Only one)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Version 1.0.0
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
580
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.
Version 1.0.1+
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
570
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
055 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1010 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1515 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2020 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2525 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
3030 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
3535 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
5050 Ruination Dark Special 0000 09090% 10
5555 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
6060 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
6565 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
7070 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
7575 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chi-Yu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chi-Yu

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM195Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM207Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chi-Yu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Chi-Yu

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chi-Yu
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chi-Yu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chi-Yu

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1004.png Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 269 Base Defense: 221
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Incinerate
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Flame Charge, Flame Wheel

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME1004.png HOME1004 s.png
1004MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Chi-Yu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Chi-Yu (TCG)

Trivia

  • Chi-Yu and the other treasures of ruin are the first Pokémon whose base stats were adjusted via a patch to the game.
  • Chi-Yu is significantly lighter than the other three treasures of ruin, likely due to its body being mostly made out of fire, which has no weight.
  • Chi-Yu is the only Fire-type Pokémon with fins.

Origin

Chi-Yu may be modeled after members of the Cyprinidae family, specifically the goldfish. The beads around its eyes make it particularly similar to the telescope eye and celestial eye breeds. The curved beads by its eyes are based on the magatama, comma-shaped beads made of jade that served as ceremonial and religious objects. The coloration and location of the beads, together with Chi-Yu being born from envy, may invoke the idea of the "green-eyed monster", a phrase coined in William Shakespeare's Othello to refer to jealousy.

Chi-Yu and the other treasures of ruin may be based on the Four Perils of Chinese mythology. Specifically, Chi-Yu may be based on 混沌 Hùndùn, an embodiment of chaos depicted as an oval creature with only limbs and no face — akin to Chi-Yu's body without its beads — and said to be "scarlet like cinnabar fire" in the Classic of Mountains and Seas. It is also described as living in a permanent state of confusion, similar to the stereotypical image of a goldfish. Another inspiration may be Gun, whose name literally mean "big fish" and who was compared to one of the Four Perils in the Book of Documents. He is sometimes noted as the father of Yu the Great, another possible inspiration for Chi-Yu's name.

Name origin

Chi-Yu may be a combination of 鯽魚 / 鲫鱼 jìyú (Chinese for crucian carp, from which goldfish are domesticated) and 玉 (Chinese for jade). It may also be a reference to 蚩尤 Chiyou, a Chinese mythological being who descends from the Flame Emperor. The name is formatted in Wade–Giles, a romanization system used in the Anglosphere for most of the 20th century. The yu may also come from Yu the Great. He is sometimes noted as the son of Gun, who is compared to one of the Four Perils in the Book of Documents.

Yiyui may be a combination of 魚 / 鱼 (Chinese for fish) and 玉 (Chinese for jade). Both /i/ and /ui/ are common approximates of the close front rounded vowel (represented as -ü- or yu- in pinyin, pronounced like French u or German ü) in languages where the vowel is not present.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イーユイ Yiyui From and
France Flag.png French Yuyu Transcription of Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chi-Yu Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Yuyu Transcription of Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Chi-Yu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 위유이 Wiyui Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 古玉魚 / 古玉鱼 Gǔyùyú From , , and 魚 / 鱼
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 古玉魚 Gúyuhkyùh From , yuhk, and yùh


Related articles

External links


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