Jynx (Pokémon)

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Jynx
Human Shape Pokémon
ルージュラ
Rougela
#124
Jynx



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Type
Ice Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Forewarn Cacophony
Cacophony
Dry Skin
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Jynx
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Weight
89.5 lbs. 40.6 kg
Jynx
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
137
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Jynx
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F124.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Jynx (Japanese: ルージュラ Rougela) is a dual-type Ice/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Smoochum starting at level 30.

Biology

Jynx's foot

Jynx is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon that resembles a woman. It has a purple face, pink lips, saucer-like eyes, and long blonde hair. It wears a red gown with two gold circlets on the chest. While the anime has shown it to possess feet, the 3D games show only blackness under the dress and it lacks a footprint. It has white arms and five-fingered purple hands. Jynx is a female-only species with no male counterpart.

Originally, its face was colored black. Pokémon Stadium's fainting animation had it disappear leaving only its hair behind, implying that what appears to be dark-colored skin is actually just darkness.

Jynx has a language that sounds similar to human speech and includes several cry patterns. However, this language has yet to be deciphered. It prefers to communicate by using dance-like movements. There some musicians who composes songs for a Jynx to sing.These rhythmic movements often cause people to dance along with it. It puts its enemies to sleep using its signature move, Lovely Kiss. The Jynx in Alola are said to have wonderful precise movements. In certain parts of of Galar, it has been feared and worshiped while being called the Queen of Ice. The Jynx in Galar are said to have beautiful and delicate voices and a fanbase dedicated to them. Jynx often is found in urban areas.

In the anime

Jynx in the anime
Jynx in its original design, as seen in All Things Bright and Beautifly!

Major appearances

Multiple Jynx debuted in Holiday Hi-Jynx, where they were workers at Santa Claus's workshop. One of Santa's Jynx got lost, requiring Ash and his friends to help her return to her owner.

In The Mandarin Island Miss Match, Prima used a Jynx to send Team Rocket blasting off.

In the banned episode EP250, the Nurse Joy of the Ice Cave Pokémon Center owns a Jynx, which works in a capacity similar to the Chansey of most other Centers. Brock almost kissed her during his sickly state.

In Mean With Envy and Pacifidlog Jam, Erica's Jynx competed in the Pacifidlog Town Pokémon Contest. This also marked the first anime appearance of Jynx's purple redesign.

In Three Jynx and a Baby!, a trio of Jynx sisters living in Cremini Town were overprotective towards their sister, a Smoochum. The Smoochum evolved into a fourth Jynx at the end of the episode.

Minor appearances

In Stage Fight!, a Jynx was part of a showboat stage show. It was briefly taken by Team Rocket.

A Jynx appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Pokémon Double Trouble, a Jynx was running on a treadmill. However, this appearance was removed from the English dub.

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, a Coordinator's Jynx competed in the Rustboro City Contest. However, this appearance was cut from the English dub.

A Coordinator's Jynx appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Jynx appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
Holiday Hi-Jynx Jynx Ash's Pokédex Jynx, the Human Shape Pokémon. This Pokémon has some very unusual powers. Its special attack is the Lovely Kiss, which puts its opponent into a deep sleep.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG115 Jynx May's Pokédex Jynx, the Human Shape Pokémon. Jynx is known for expressing its many and varied feelings by dancing around in graceful and rhythmical motions.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Jynx (MPJ)

A fortune-telling Jynx appears in Magical Pokémon Journey. Arbok goes to Jynx's fortune-telling hut to find out if he has a chance with his crush, Wigglytuff.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS manga

A Jynx appeared in PMHGSS11.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Jynx debuts in The Jynx Jinx, under the ownership of Ken. She is used to attack Red and Green after they trick Team Rocket and take Mew. When she attacks Mew, Red and Green try to defend it, only to be defeated. Mew retaliates against her and freezes her and Ken while sparing Red and Green.

Most notably, Lorelei's Jynx first appeared in Jigglypuff Jive. It is noted for having the ability to generate voodoo dolls out of ice using its Ice Beam. When Lorelei draws crosses on any part of the dolls using her lipstick, ice shackles form on the specified body parts of her targets, eventually freezing the victim over completely. Even after the victims have broken free, the freeze induces lasting numbness in the areas where it was applied. Both Red and Sabrina suffer this condition and have to seek a cure atop Mt. Silver by bathing in the hotsprings there. Another ability of Lorelei's Jynx is revealed in the Sevii Islands saga: she can create a wispy band of ice around targets, which Lorelei can use to track them down using her powder case.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Jynx participated in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Jynx belonging to the Chairman of the Pokémon Association appeared in The Last Battle XIV.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu caught a Jynx, as seen in GDZ48.

A female Trainer's Jynx appeared in GDZ78.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Jynx appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it took part in a baseball match. She was seen with Red during the game.

Lorelei's Jynx appeared in To the Pokémon League!!,.

A Jynx appeared in Clefairy, a Doctor!?.

A Jynx appeared in Team Rocket's Downfall!!.

A Jynx appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Jynx appeared in Protect Jynx!!.

A Jynx appeared in Clefairy, a Supernatural Being?!.

A Jynx appeared in The End of the Journey!!.

A Jynx appeared in Tyrogue's In Love?!.

A Jynx appeared in Clefairy's Grand Diet Plan.

In the TCG

Main article: Jynx (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#124
Red It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Blue
Yellow Appears to move to a rhythm of its own, as if it were dancing. It wiggles its hips as it walks.
Stadium Talks in a strange, incomprehensible language. It is known for its weird wiggling that causes people to dance.
Generation II Johto
#153
Gold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Silver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Crystal It has several different cry patterns, each of which seems to have its own meaning.
Stadium 2 It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#124
Ruby Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing.
Sapphire
Emerald A Jynx sashays rhythmically as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without noticing.
FireRed It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.
LeafGreen It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#155
Diamond Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
SoulSilver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
White
Black 2 Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #084
Hoenn
#—
X It wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Y It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.
Omega Ruby Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #110
Kanto
#124
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun & Moon.
Ultra Sun It sways its hips to a rhythm all its own. The precise movements of Jynx living in Alola are truly wonderful.
Ultra Moon Its strange cries sound like human language. There are some musicians who compose songs for Jynx to sing.
Let's Go Pikachu Appears to move to a rhythm of its own, as if it were dancing. It wiggles its hips as it walks.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #014
Sword In certain parts of Galar, Jynx was once feared and worshiped as the Queen of Ice.
Shield The Jynx of Galar often have beautiful and delicate voices. Some of these Pokémon have even gathered a fan base.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Ice Path
Crystal
Ice PathMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Smoochum
Platinum
Snowpoint Temple
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands and Ice Path
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Dream Radar Smoochum
Generation VI
X Y
Frost Cavern
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave (SOS Battle)
Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Cerulean City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 62, Endless Level 79, Forever Level 12, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Smoochum
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
Ranger: SoA
Ice Lake, Almia Castle
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode B & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Frozen Tundra
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 4
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 345
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Outermost Snowfield (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Entei Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Jirachi SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Ice Berry (25%)
Crystal
Emerald* Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)
Platinum Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)
Black White Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
455
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 95.

Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1616 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2424 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100100% 15
3434 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 Lovely Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10
4646 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5252 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5858 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM72Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM91Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM91 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR14Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
HitmontopSableyeMienfooMienshaoImpidimpMorgrem
Grimmsanrl
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
KadabraAlakazamMr. MimeMr. Mime866 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
Gardevoir Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Jynx in Generation VIII
  • 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 Jynx in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aurora Veil Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Heart Stamp × Psychic Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Lucky Chant × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Meditate × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Miracle Eye × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wake-Up Slap × Fighting Physical 07070 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Wring Out × Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confuse Ray Jynx (Aquapolis 18)
Fire Punch Jynx δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 17)
Hypnosis Jynx (Aquapolis 18)
Will's Jynx (VS 74)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin124.png Pinani124.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani124.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP [email protected]#*~♪
[email protected]#*~♪
26%-50% HP  [email protected]#*~!
 [email protected]#*~!
1%-25% HP  !!!!!!~!
 !!!!!!~!
Level up [email protected]#*~♪♪♪
[email protected]#*~♪♪♪
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 124.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 68 Max. exp.: 82
Browser entry R-168
Jynx swings its hips as if it's dancing while walking. Beware of its kiss attack!
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: Teleport - field move.png
(Teleport ×-)
Browser entry R-210
It attacks by launching strange orbs. It protects itself with a psychic Barrier.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush124Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT124.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ice
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#472
Shuffle124.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
GO124.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 151
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Confusion*, Pound
Charged Attacks: Draining Kiss, Avalanche*, Psyshock, Focus Blast*, Ice Punch

Evolution

238Smoochum.png
Baby form
Smoochum
 Ice  Psychic 
Egg
Breed



Rare Candy
Level 30
124Jynx.png
First evolution
Jynx
 Ice  Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 124.png Spr b g1 124.png Spr 1y 124.png Spr b g1 124.png Spr 1g 124.png Spr b g1 124.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 124.png Spr b 2g 124.png Spr 2s 124.png Spr b 2g 124.png Spr 2c 124.png Spr b 2c 124.png
Spr 2g 124 s.png Spr b 2g 124 s.png Spr 2s 124 s.png Spr b 2g 124 s.png Spr 2c 124 s.png Spr b 2c 124 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 124.png Spr b 3r 124.png Spr 3e 124.png Spr b 3r 124.png Spr 3f 124.png Spr b 3f 124.png
Spr 3r 124 s.png Spr b 3r 124 s.png Spr 3e 124 s.png Spr b 3r 124 s.png Spr 3f 124 s.png Spr b 3f 124 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 124.png Spr b 4d 124.png Spr 4d 124.png Spr b 4p 124.png Spr 4h 124.png Spr b 4h 124.png
Spr 4d 124 s.png Spr b 4d 124 s.png Spr 4d 124 s.png Spr b 4p 124 s.png Spr 4h 124 s.png Spr b 4p 124 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 124.png Spr b 5b 124.png Spr 5b 124.png Spr b 5b 124.png
Spr 5b 124 s.png Spr b 5b 124 s.png Spr 5b 124 s.png Spr b 5b 124 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 124.png Spr b 6x 124.png Spr 6x 124.png Spr b 6x 124.png
Spr 6x 124 s.png Spr b 6x 124 s.png Spr 6x 124 s.png Spr b 6x 124 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 124.png Spr b 7s 124.png Spr 7s 124.png Spr b 7s 124.png
Spr 7s 124 s.png Spr b 7s 124 s.png Spr 7s 124 s.png Spr b 7s 124 s.png
Front Back Front Back
124MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Jynx images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

These sprites are not used in the Virtual Console releases.

Spr 2g 124 jp.png
Spr 2g 124 s jp.png
Spr 2s 124 jp.png
Spr 2s 124 s jp.png
Spr 2c 124 jp.png
Spr 2c 124 s jp.png
Spr b 2g 124 jp.png
Spr b 2g 124 s jp.png
Spr b 2c 124 jp.png
Spr b 2c 124 s jp.png
Gold Silver Crystal Gold/Silver back Crystal back

Virtual Console sprites

Spr 1y 124 vc.png Spr b g1 124 vc.png
Yellow Yellow back

Trivia

  • As its Pokédex entries state that Jynx speaks an incomprehensible language, the player, as a Pokémon, cannot understand anything it says in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • A Capsule Monsters concept sketch depicts an unused Pokémon design with the same Pokédex number as Jynx.
  • Jynx has the longest cry of any Pokémon, lasting 2.238 seconds.
  • Jynx's sprite in the Virtual Console re-release of Pokémon Yellow seems to use five colors instead of four, a technical impossibility for a Game Boy Color game. To achieve this effect, some of the 8x8 tiles composing the sprite use an altered palette, where black is replaced with purple.
  • Jynx is the only Pokémon to have Dry Skin as its Hidden Ability.

Controversy

Jynx's original design in the anime

Carole Boston Weatherford, a cultural critic, claimed that Jynx, which appeared in Holiday Hi-Jynx, was a negative racial stereotype of African-Americans in an article titled "Politically Incorrect Pokémon" on the magazine Black World Today. She chiefly compared Jynx to the racist characters in The Story of Little Black Sambo, and further compared Jynx to Mr. Popo of the Dragon Ball franchise, a character who is also potentially offensive in his design.

Weatherford's complaint caused many repercussions in the Pokémon franchise. The sprites of Jynx in the Western releases of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal were edited, and EP250 was cut from international airings of the anime. A sequence depicting Jynx in its original design in All Things Bright and Beautifly! was also cut from the dub. Jynx's design was officially revised by Game Freak to be purple rather than black, including in Japan and South Korea; this change was reflected in later core series games (starting with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire) and in the Pokémon anime starting in Mean With Envy. However, Jynx's last anime appearance came just 53 episodes after the redesign. Although the manga is colored in black-and-white, Jynx appearing in VIZ Media's reissues of Pokémon Adventures are recolored as a dark gray rather than a straight black, suggesting that they are purple instead of black. It is also recolored to purple on the back cover of the reissue of Volume 4. The Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Trading Card Game, international Pokémon Yellow, and Japanese Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal also recolor Jynx's face. Jynx was recolored in the ending credits of PK01 and PK04 for the 2012 Japanese Blu-ray release. A recolored version of Holiday Hi-Jynx aired in Japan and is available on the Japanese Prime Video and Netflix. Since 2014, Holiday Hi-Jynx, Stage Fight!, and The Mandarin Island Miss Match, which all feature Jynx in its original design, have not been in circulation of the English dub.

In recent years, some fans of Pokémon have noted that Jynx may be inspired by ganguro, a Japanese fashion where women tan heavily, bleach their hair, and apply large amounts of makeup, instead of a black stereotype. This theory is mainly based on Jynx's long, straight, blonde hair, a common attribute of ganguro fashion. However, this particular hypothesis at least has often been criticized due to the timeline of ganguro fashion not matching up with the development of Pokémon games.[1] Another theory is that Jynx is based on the Nordic goddess Hel, who was often depicted has having a face half white-half black and who ruled Niflheim, primarily depicted as a land of primordial ice and cold. Some fans say this is supported by Jynx sharing traits with the iconic opera singing "Fat Lady," who is pop-culturally portrayed dressed as the valkyrie Brünnhilde. Another possible origin is Yama-uba, the mountain Crone.

Origin

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What Jynx is based on is a controversial topic within the fandom, although common interpretations are a Nordic or a Viking woman (possibly Hel, goddess of the underworld), or ganguro (face-black). Also, the fact that Jynx are depicted as Santa's helpers in the anime may reference the folklore character Zwarte Piet.

Jynx also has the traits of a female opera singer, especially the iconic cartoon depiction of the fat lady; Pokémon Snap and its third generation sprites depict it singing, especially the Emerald sprite that animates it singing a high note. Jynx may also have origins in the Japanese spirits known as Yuki-onna, who lack feet, akin to Jynx's feet being covered by its dress.

It may also be based on Yama-uba (also called Yamanba), a yōkai that is described as always wearing a tattered red kimono, having whitish-blonde hair, control over snow, dark-colored skin, and large lips, traits which are evident in Jynx. "Yamanba" is also slang for the extreme end of ganguro fashion, which involves bleached hair, artificial tanning, and heavy applying of brightly-colored lipstick.

Jynx's revised coloring may be based on purple discoloration of the skin, a common symptom of frostbite. This fits with Jynx's Ice type and how it is found in very cold places.

Name origin

Jynx is a corruption of jinx, a curse or hex of bad luck.

Rougela may be a feminized corruption of rouge, a type of makeup and also the French word for red.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルージュラ Rougela From rouge
France Flag.png French Lippoutou From lip and poutou
Spain Flag.png Spanish Jynx Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rossana From rosso
Italy Flag.png Italian Jynx Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루주라 Rujura Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 紅唇娃 Hùhngsèuhnwā Literally "Red lipped doll"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 迷唇姐 Míchúnjiě Literally "Bewildering lip lady"


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