Medicham (Pokémon)

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Medicham
Meditate Pokémon
チャーレム
Charem
#308
Medicham
Medicham
Mega Medicham
Mega Medicham



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Mega Medicham
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pure Power
Medicham
Cacophony
Mega Medicham
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Pure Power
Mega Medicham
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Medicham
4'03" 1.3 m
Mega Medicham
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
69.4 lbs. 31.5 kg
Medicham
69.4 lbs. 31.5 kg
Mega Medicham
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Medichamite [[|]]
Base experience yield
153
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
144
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Medicham
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Mega Medicham
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
Mega Medicham
Footprint
F308.png None.png
Mega Medicham
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Medicham (Japanese: チャーレム Charem) is a dual-type Fighting/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Meditite starting at level 37.

Medicham can Mega Evolve into Mega Medicham using the Medichamite.

Biology

Medicham is a humanoid, bipedal Pokémon that resembles a yoga practitioner. It has a gray body with red and yellow adornments. A red headpiece with three bulb-like extensions covers the upper portion of its head: one on top and one on either side. The bulb on top is short on a female Medicham. Its large, focused eyes are slightly covered by the headpiece, and its red lips seem to be in a rounded or puckered position. Its legs appear to be covered with puffy, red pants that have a large yellow spot on the knees and yellow bands next to the hips.

As Mega Medicham, its headpiece now resembles a white turban with a yellow stone in the center. The red extension in the back is retained, and there are five white extensions on the turban, three extending from the stone and one on either side of its head. There is now a gold band on each wrist and additional gold bands around its waist. Several blue, teardrop-shaped decorations hang from the lowest hip band. Using its enhanced willpower, Mega Medicham has formed four ghost-like arms around itself. The more trained its spirit, the more realistic and dexterous its self-created arms become.[1]

Through the power of meditation and fasting, Medicham has developed a sixth sense. This allows it to use psychokinetic powers, and it heightens its energy to enhance this sixth sense. It battles with elegant, dance-like movements, which it uses to dodge attacks and launch devastating blows. The anime has shown that it can sense aura. It only eats once per month. It lives in fields and mountains. It will hide itself by using its powers to blend into its surroundings.

In the anime

Medicham in the anime
Mega Medicham in the anime

Major appearances

Team Meanies

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, a Medicham was a member of Team Meanies, similar to the one in the games.

Other

Medicham debuted in Pros and Con Artists and Come What May!, under the ownership of Grace. It was used during the Fallarbor Contest.

In Wheel of Frontier, Greta used a Medicham during her battle against Ash at the Battle Arena. It lost to Snorlax, who used Body Slam on it. It reappeared in a flashback in A Pyramiding Rage!.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Lizabeth and her family used a Medicham for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show. It and a Meditite would use Psychic to make balls of water that would retain their form.

In Sliding Into Seventh!, Candice's Medicham battled Ash's Staraptor during a Gym battle, and it was defeated by its Brave Bird.

Minor appearances

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

A Coordinator's Medicham appeared in Thinning the Hoard.

In A Marathon Rivalry!, a Trainer's Medicham competed in the Pokéathlon held in Camellia Town.

In Opposites Interact!, a Coordinator's Medicham competed in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Three Medicham appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Medicham appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

A Medicham that can Mega Evolve into Mega Medicham appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Medicham appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.

A Medicham and its Mega Evolved form appeared during the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. Another Medicham appeared in the movie proper.

In a flashback in Valuable Experience for All!, Sawyer's Slaking defeated a Trainer's Medicham during the Lumiose Conference.

A Trainer's Medicham appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG050 Medicham May's Pokédex Medicham, the Meditate Pokémon. Medicham is able to harness psychic powers through yoga. Being at one with nature, it can make itself vanish completely.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP127 Medicham Dawn's Pokédex Medicham, the Meditate Pokémon. Through a combination of food deprivation and meditation, Medicham gains the ability to see its opponent's aura.

In the manga

Mega Medicham in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Like her anime counterpart, Greta owns a Medicham. It appeared in An Awesome Showdown!!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Mind-Boggling with Medicham, a Medicham was one of Ruby's opponents in the Normal Rank Beauty Contest in Verdanturf Town.

The Battle Tower rented a Medicham, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII. It reappeared in The Final Battle IX.

In Interrupting Ivysaur, Arcade Star Dahlia owns a Medicham. It, along with Togekiss and Ludicolo, got swapped with Platinum's Pokémon because of the Game Board.

A Trainer's Medicham was at the Mini-game Corner in the X & Y chapter.

A Medicham that can Mega Evolve appeared in a fantasy in the X & Y chapter.

A Medicham that can Mega Evolve appeared as a silhouette in Omega Alpha Adventure 4.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

A Trainer's Medicham appeared in A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!.

In the TCG

Main article: Medicham (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#077
Kanto
#—
Ruby It is said that through meditation, Medicham heightens energy inside its body and sharpens its sixth sense. This Pokémon hides its presence by merging itself with fields and mountains.
Sapphire Through the power of meditation, Medicham developed a sixth sense. It gained the ability to use psychokinetic powers. This Pokémon is known to meditate for a whole month without eating.
Emerald Through crushingly harsh yoga training, it gained the power to foretell its foe's actions. It battles with elegant, dance-like movement.
FireRed It elegantly avoids attacks with dance-like steps, then launches a devastating blow in the same motion.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#087
Johto
#—
Diamond Through yoga training, it has honed its sixth sense. Its movements are elegant.
Pearl Through daily meditation, it hones its spiritual power. It can sense what others are thinking.
Platinum It gains the ability to see the aura of its opponents by honing its mind through starvation.
HeartGold Through yoga training, it gained the psychic power to predict its foe's next move.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It gains the ability to see the aura of its opponents by honing its mind through starvation.
White
Black 2 It gains the ability to see the aura of its opponents by honing its mind through starvation.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #144
Hoenn
#079
X It elegantly avoids attacks with dance-like steps, then launches a devastating blow in the same motion.
Y Through yoga training, it gained the psychic power to predict its foe's next move.
Omega Ruby It is said that through meditation, Medicham heightens energy inside its body and sharpens its sixth sense. This Pokémon hides its presence by merging itself with fields and mountains.
Alpha Sapphire Through the power of meditation, Medicham developed its sixth sense. It gained the ability to use psychokinetic powers. This Pokémon is known to meditate for a whole month without eating.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Victory Road
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Evolve Meditite
XD
Evolve Meditite
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 217, Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet, Victory Road
Platinum
Mt. Coronet
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Meditite
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)*
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Meditite
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Victory Road
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Meditite
Trozei!
Endless Level 16, Endless Level 35, Forever Level 65, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Meditite
Ranger
Panula Cave, Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F), Lost Wilderness (B1F-B17F)
MD Sky
Mt. Travail (1F-19F), Lost Wilderness (B1F-B17F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 230
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Sky Crest Range (All Areas)
Picross
Area 23: Stage 04
Generation VII
Masters
Evolve Maylene's Meditite

Stats

Base stats

Medicham
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
410
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.

Mega Medicham
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
510
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Medicham's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rolling Kick Medicham (EX Power Keepers 34)
Sky Uppercut Medicham (EX Crystal Guardians 25)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS308.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani308.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Discipline
Phrases
51%-100% HP The mystical power of nature--that is yoga!
26%-50% HP So swiftly, my health has fallen to half.
1%-25% HP I stand on the brink... This may be my last act of elegance...
Level up Leveled up! The power of yoga permeates me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 308.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Fighting PA.png
Fighting
Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×2)
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 52 Max. exp.: 76
Browser entry R-086
Medicham moves as if it were dancing. The impact of its kicks is astounding.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT308.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Medichamite Sprite.png
Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 135 Raise Max Level.png 20

#314
Shuffle308.png
Shuffle308M.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 12
Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once.
Pokémon GO
GO308.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 121 Base Defense: 152
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Psycho Cut, Counter
Charged Attacks: Ice Punch, Psychic, Dynamic Punch, Power-Up Punch*

Evolution

307Meditite.png
Unevolved
Meditite
 Fighting  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 37
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First evolution
Medicham
 Fighting  Psychic 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Medicham
Medicham
Medicham
 Fighting  Psychic 

Medichamite
Medichamite


Held Medichamite
Medicham
Mega Medicham
Medicham
 Fighting  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 308.png Spr b 3r 308.png Spr 3e 308.png Spr b 3r 308.png Spr 3r 308.png Spr b 3r 308.png
Spr 3r 308 s.png Spr b 3r 308 s.png Spr 3e 308 s.png Spr b 3r 308 s.png Spr 3r 308 s.png Spr b 3r 308 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
308MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Medicham images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Like its pre-evolved form Meditite, Medicham is one of the few Pokémon whose official art depicts the female form.
    • In Generation III, before the introduction of gender differences, all Meditite and Medicham had the appearance of a female regardless of gender.

Origin

Medicham resembles a primate of some sort, like its pre-evolved form. It appears to have been based on a practitioner of yoga. It may have also been based on Arabian belly dancers, as its pants resemble traditional badlah pants and its headgear resembles a shawl. One headpiece growth, the longest one, resembles a ponytail, which can be seen on Persian genies in most American fiction, such as Jeannie of I Dream of Jeannie, who also wear bedlahs. Like its predecessor Meditite, Medicham looks like many Hindu deities, most especially Shiva as well as Ardhanari, a fusion of Shiva and his wife Shakti.

Name origin

Medicham may be a combination of meditate and champion.

Charem may derive from charm, harem pants, challenge, or champion.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チャーレム Charem From charm, harem pants, challenge, or champion
France Flag.png French Charmina From charme and minauderies
Spain Flag.png Spanish Medicham Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Meditalis From Meditation and Talisman
Italy Flag.png Italian Medicham Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 요가램 Yogaram From yoga and harem
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 恰雷姆 Qiàléimǔ Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

Notes

External links


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