Oddish (Pokémon)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Oddish)
Jump to navigationJump to search
For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0042MS.png #0042: Golbat
Pokémon
#0044: Gloom 0044MS.png
Oddish
Weed Pokémon
ナゾノクサ
Nazonokusa
#0043
Oddish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Run Away
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Oddish
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
11.9 lbs. 5.4 kg
Oddish
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
78
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Oddish
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Body07.png
Footprint
F0043.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Oddish (Japanese: ナゾノクサ Nazonokusa) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Gloom starting at level 21, which evolves into either Vileplume when exposed to a Leaf Stone or Bellossom when exposed to a Sun Stone.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

An Oddish with its body buried in the ground

Oddish is a Pokémon that resembles a blue plant bulb or a root vegetable. It has a round body, beady red eyes, a small mouth, and ovoid feet. Five large, green leaves sprout from its head. As demonstrated in the anime, these leaves are prehensile and can be used to scale vertical surfaces and catch light objects. Known by the scientific name Oddium Wanderus, Oddish lives in grasslands.

A nocturnal Pokémon, Oddish buries its sensitive body in the ground during the day to avoid the sun and fool predators. If its leaves are pulled in this state, it will respond by shrieking horribly. It starts to move when its leaves begin absorbing moonlight, which it uses to grow. Oddish will wander up to 1,000 feet (300 meters) during the night to scatter its seeds and find a nutrient-rich patch of soil in which to plant itself. The more fertile the earth, the glossier its leaves will be. It is thought that its feet become like tree roots while planted. In Generation I, Petal Dance was its signature move.

Evolution

Oddish evolves into Gloom, which evolves into either Vileplume or Bellossom.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Oddish
Unevolved
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 

Gloom
First evolution
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 

Vileplume
Second evolution
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 

Bellossom
Second evolution
Bellossom
 Grass 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#043
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Blue
Yellow It may be mistaken for a clump of weeds. If you try to yank it out of the ground, it shrieks horribly.
Stadium Burrows underground in the day, exposing only its leaves. It is said to scream loudly if anyone tries to yank it out.
Generation II Johto
#083
Gold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day it stays quietly underground.
Silver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Crystal During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Stadium 2 Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day, it stays quietly underground.
Generation III Hoenn
#088
Kanto
#043
Ruby During the daytime, Oddish buries itself in soil to absorb nutrients from the ground using its entire body. The more fertile the soil, the glossier its leaves become.
Sapphire Oddish searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this Pokémon's feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.
Emerald This Pokémon grows by absorbing moonlight. During the daytime, it buries itself in the ground, leaving only its leaves exposed to avoid detection by its enemies.
FireRed Its scientific name is "Oddium Wanderus." At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.
LeafGreen During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#083
Diamond It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day it stays quietly underground.
SoulSilver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
White
Black 2 It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #105
Hoenn
#091
X During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Y Its scientific name is "Oddium Wanderus." At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.
Omega Ruby During the daytime, Oddish buries itself in soil to absorb nutrients from the ground using its entire body. The more fertile the soil, the glossier its leaves become.
Alpha Sapphire Oddish searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this Pokémon's feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#043
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu It may be mistaken for a clump of weeds. If you try to yank it out of the ground, it shrieks horribly.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#055
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Shield During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Brilliant Diamond It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#62
Scarlet Its scientific name is Oddium wanderus. It is said to cover distances as far as 1,000 feet when night falls, walking on its two roots.
Violet When it is woken by moonlight, it wanders about. But during the day, it stays still underground.


Pokédex Image Oddish SV Blueberry.png
Oddish in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Yellow
Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 5, 6, 24, and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Crystal
Routes 24 and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
Emerald
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
FireRed
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Water Path
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 229 and 230
Platinum
Routes 224 and 230Night
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 5, 6, 24, and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Safari ZoneNight (tall grass in Marshland, default)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest*
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 6, Friend Safari (Grass)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 110 and 117
Routes 119, 120, and Safari Zone (Horde Encounter)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dappled Grove, Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, Watchtower Ruins
Dappled Grove, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 229 and 230
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Swampy Cave, Spacious Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Cerulean City, Vermilion City Seaside
Blue Field: Celadon City, Saffron City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Back Yard
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Phobos Train, Endless Level 34, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sinister Woods (1F-4F), Wyvern Hill (13F-20F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-6F), Oran Forest (1F-4F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Apple Woods (1F-6F), Oran Forest (1F-4F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
Ranger: SoA
Union Road
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode A)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Hinder Cape, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Echo Valley
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Royal Garden (All Areas), White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas)
Picross
Area 01: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Snorlax Sea, Celebi Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Sinister Woods (1F-4F), Wyvern Hill (13F-20F), Purity Forest (18F-25F), Oddity Cave (3F-4F), Remains Island (3F-4F), Marvelous Sea (3F-4F), Fantasy Strait (3F-4F)
Fainted Pokémon: Southern Cavern
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Sixth release)
Masters EX
Egg event (Three-Type Egg Event (2023)): Scottie/Bettie & OddishEgg


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Leech Seed Oddish English United States 5 January 3 to 9, 2003
FRLG Egg Pokémon Present Oddish Japanese Japan 5 March 21 to April 4, 2004
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Oddish English United States 26 September 25, 2004
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 November 2 to 30, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 March 26 to 28, 2021

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sword Shield

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
320
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 75.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Oddish is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
044 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
088 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1414 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1616 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
1818 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
2020 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
2424 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
2828 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
3232 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 00——% 5
4040 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oddish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
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
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Oddish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mirror Herb*
After You Normal Status —% 15
LotadLombreLudicoloSmolivDollivArboliva
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SunfloraCacneaCacturneSnoverAbomasnowFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenantFomantisLurantis
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutorChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunfloraLotadLombreShroomishBreloomCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottPhantumpTrevenantComfeyFlappleAppletunSmolivDollivArboliva
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganiumSunkernSunfloraNuzleafShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnoverAbomasnowCottoneeWhimsicottFomantisLurantisGrookeyThwackeyRillaboomSmolivDollivArbolivaCapsakidScovillain
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
Mirror Herb*
Strength Sap Grass Status 100% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutorChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSeedotNuzleafShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraFoongusAmoongussFomantisLurantisComfey
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
LombreLudicolo
Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Oddish
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oddish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oddish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Oddish δ (EX Holon Phantoms 73)
Oddish (Expedition 122)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin043.png Pinani043.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS043.png PinRSani043.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani043.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%
Friend Area: Jungle
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm a Grass type: poisonous and decidedly odd!
26%-50% HP We're in deep trouble. My health is gone by half.
1%-25% HP I'm close to flopping...
Level up Oh! Leveled up! Makes me smile!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 043.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 043.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Lively Town
Connected to: Scyther, Kabutops, Mienfoo
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal It's such a nice day today!
Low HP (< 50%) This is so hard...
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 20 Max. exp.: 30
Browser entry R-126
The leaves on Oddish's head are sharp enough to cut down trees.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-114
It attacks by shooting its leaves and letting loose poisonous pollen.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-127/N-012
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush043Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW043.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Oddish often sunbathes in the Meadow Zone. Her favorite Attraction is Bulbasaur's Daring Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2043.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is looking at everyone in the Arbor Area while he's buried in the ground. He doesn't mean to, but he surprises everyone.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT043.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#479
Shuffle043.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO043.png Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 131 Base Defense: 112
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Oddish Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Acid
Charged Attacks: Seed Bomb, Sludge Bomb, Moonblast, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

In Pokémon GO, Oddish could be obtained by completing the Special Research, Distracted by Something Shiny.

Evolution data

Oddish evolves into Gloom starting at level 21, which evolves into Vileplume when exposed to a Leaf Stone or Bellossom when exposed to a Sun Stone. Gloom cannot evolve into Bellossom in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen before the player obtains the National Pokédex, as its evolution will be interrupted. Gloom also cannot evolve into Bellossom in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Bellossom is not present in those games.

Oddish
Unevolved
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 21
Gloom
First evolution
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
Vileplume
Second evolution
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
Bellossom
Second evolution
Bellossom
 Grass 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 043.png Spr b g1 043.png Spr 1b 043.png Spr b g1 043.png Spr 1y 043.png Spr b g1 043.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 043.png Spr b 2g 043.png Spr 2s 043.png Spr b 2s 043.png Spr 2c 043.png Spr b 2c 043.png
Spr 2g 043 s.png Spr b 2g 043 s.png Spr 2s 043 s.png Spr b 2s 043 s.png Spr 2c 043 s.png Spr b 2c 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 043.png Spr b 3r 043.png Spr 3e 043.png Spr b 3e 043.png Spr 3f 043.png Spr b 3f 043.png
Spr 3r 043 s.png Spr b 3r 043 s.png Spr 3e 043 s.png Spr b 3e 043 s.png Spr 3f 043 s.png Spr b 3f 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 043.png Spr b 4d 043.png Spr 4p 043.png Spr b 4p 043.png Spr 4h 043.png Spr b 4h 043.png
Spr 4d 043 s.png Spr b 4d 043 s.png Spr 4p 043 s.png Spr b 4p 043 s.png Spr 4h 043 s.png Spr b 4h 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 043.png Spr b 5b 043.png Spr 5b2 043.png Spr b 5b2 043.png
Spr 5b 043 s.png Spr b 5b 043 s.png Spr 5b2 043 s.png Spr b 5b2 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 043.png
Spr b 6x 043.png
Spr 6o 043.png
Spr b 6o 043.png
Spr 6x 043 s.png
Spr b 6x 043 s.png
Spr 6o 043 s.png
Spr b 6o 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 043.png
Spr b 7s 043.png
Spr 7s 043.png
Spr b 7s 043.png
Spr 7s 043 s.png
Spr b 7s 043 s.png
Spr 7s 043 s.png
Spr b 7s 043 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 043.png
Spr 7p 043 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 043.png
Spr 8s 043 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0043.png HOME0043 s.png
043MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Oddish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Oddish in the anime

Major appearances

Oddish debuted in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village as one of the Pokémon under Melanie's care in the Hidden Village. Misty attempted to catch it with Starmie because she thought it was cute, but Bulbasaur attacked her, and Misty later apologized. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

In Foul Weather Friends, Mariah's Oddish wanted to fly with its Hoppip friends, even trying to color itself pink like a Hoppip. Though it never flies, it still proved itself to be powerful enough to defeat Team Rocket on its own.

In Whichever Way the Wind Blows, Steven uses three Oddish to study the evolution of Grass Pokémon in the area. Multiple other Oddish also appeared in the same episode.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, Goh caught an Oddish during a Pokémon Orienteering competition. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Electric Shock Showdown.

An Oddish appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

In Pokémon Scent-sation!, an Oddish was in Celadon Gym.

In Hypno's Naptime, an Oddish was in HopHopHop Town's Pokémon Center.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, two Oddish were on Scissor Street.

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, an Oddish was in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

An Oddish appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

An Oddish appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

An Oddish appeared in The March of the Exeggutor Squad.

An Oddish appeared in A Chansey Operation.

An Oddish appeared in a flashback in Holy Matrimony!, under the ownership of Jessebelle. It is now a Vileplume.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in The Ultimate Test.

An Oddish appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

In Pikachu's Vacation, an Oddish was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Oddish were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory. They reappeared in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

In Friends to the End, two Trainers' Oddish were at the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

In Pallet Party Panic, an Oddish was at a party in Pallet Town.

Multiple pink Oddish appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.

Two Oddish appeared in a flashback in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?, one each under the ownership of Ralph and Emily.

In The Power of One, multiple Oddish sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Oddish appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Flower Power, an Oddish was a part of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.

An Oddish appeared in a flashback in Ignorance is Blissey, under the ownership of the Pokémon Nurse School.

In Tricks of the Trade, an Oddish was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Pikachu & Pichu, an Oddish living at Big Town.

In The Fortune Hunters, an Oddish was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

In Beauty and the Breeder, an Oddish was owned by a Trainer, and the other two were owned by different Pokémon Breeders participating in a Pokémon breeding competition.

Three Oddish appeared in The Grass Route, with two being wild and one being under the ownership of a Trainer competing in the Grass Tournament.

In The Poké Spokesman, a talking Oddish appeared in Simon's purported flashback.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

An Oddish appeared in Pikachu's PikaBoo.

In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, multiple Oddish were at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

An Oddish appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, an Oddish fell sick due to Team Rocket's experiments.

In Fangs for Nothin', multiple Oddish were inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land.

In Johto Photo Finish, an Oddish was fed by Tracey at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Hoenn Alone!, three Oddish were having trouble with the Haunter from the area they lived in. Pikachu and Meowth managed to drive the Haunter away.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent an Oddish to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Jump for Joy!.

Four Oddish appeared in I Feel Skitty!, one of which was owned by Eliza.

An Oddish appeared in Take the Lombre Home.

In Grass Hysteria!, multiple Oddish were living at the Forbidden Forest.

In Hokey Poké Balls!, an Oddish was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

An Oddish appeared in PK13.

Two Oddish appeared in Less is Morrison.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, an Oddish was at the S.S. St. Flower's Pokémon Center.

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

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Oddish were living in the Tree of Beginning.

An Oddish appeared in The Saffron Con, under the ownership of a Coordinator. It reappeared in the next episode, where it participated in the Saffron City Pokémon Contest.

In Sweet Baby James, two Oddish were being looked after by Nanny and Pop-Pop. Jessie attempted to steal one of them, but James managed to stop her.

An Oddish appeared in The Green Guardian.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, an Oddish was owned by a Nurse Joy and another was owned by a Trainer participating in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

A Coordinator's Oddish appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Oddish was participating in the Terracotta Contest.

An Oddish appeared in Gettin' Twiggy With It!.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, an Oddish was hypnotized and kidnapped by Team Rocket.

An Oddish appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Fourteen additional Oddish appeared in the follow-up episode.

An Oddish appeared in Camping It Up!.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, a Trainer's Oddish participated in the fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle that Team Rocket had set up.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. One of them appeared in the opening sequence, where it was seen in an Aroma Lady's field of flowers.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, an Oddish was listening to Nando as he played his music.

An Oddish appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a boy.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as some of the local Pokémon living in Crown City. Three Oddish worked together with several other Pokémon to confront Zorua in the park with the intention of attacking him in retribution for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, the Oddish, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed down by Celebi.

An Oddish appeared in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

An Oddish appeared in Mewtwo's flashback in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

An Oddish appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

An Oddish appeared in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

An Oddish appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

An Oddish appeared in Clemont's Got a Secret!.

Two Oddish appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

An Oddish appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.

An Oddish appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!.

An Oddish appeared in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, multiple Oddish were living at Allearth Forest.

An Oddish appeared in a flashback in Diancie — Princess of the Diamond Domain.

An Oddish appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Thawing an Icy Panic!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the others being residents of Ramos's ranch. In Under the Pledging Tree!, the Trainer's Oddish attended the Coumarine City Festival.

An Oddish appeared in A Fashionable Battle!.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, an Oddish was living in a forest.

An Oddish appeared in A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!.

Two Oddish appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Unlocking Some Respect!.

Multiple Oddish appeared in Seeing the Forest for the Trees!, with one being seen in a flashback. One of them, along with a Scatterbug, Budew, Sentret, and Zigzagoon, were brought into a cave to join Ash in the Winding Woods.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in A League of His Own!.

Two Oddish appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

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

Three Oddish appeared in Till We Compete Again!, with two of them under the ownership of a Trainer and the other one being wild.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, during a flashback.

In I Choose You!, an Oddish was at Professor Oak's Laboratory, being watered alongside a Bellsprout by Professor Oak, who was using a Squirt Bottle. Another was seen under the ownership of a Trainer.

In Alola, Kanto!, multiple Oddish were at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Two Oddish appeared in The Power of Us, with one being seen as a shadowy figure.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Oddish joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Multiple Oddish appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

Three Oddish appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Caring for a Mystery!.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in A Little Rocket R & R!.

An Oddish appeared in Sobbing Sobble!.

Three Trainers' Oddish appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

An Oddish appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Two Oddish appeared in How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?.

A Trainer's three Oddish appeared in Memories of a Warming Kindness!.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

In Heroes Unite!, multiple Oddish appeared during a flashback.

An Oddish appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

An Oddish appeared in Bearing Down Easy!. It reappeared in a flashback in Ash and Latios.

An Oddish appeared in The Same Moon, Now and Forever!.

An Oddish appeared in The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!.

Two Oddish appeared in The Treasure After the Storm!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP010 Oddish Ash's Pokédex Oddish. This Pokémon is typically found roaming the forest, scattering pollen as it walks around.

Pokémon Origins

In File 2: Cubone, an Oddish was at the Pokémon House in Lavender Town.

Two Oddish appeared in File 3: Giovanni.

Discover Pokémon Together

A wild Oddish is the featured Pokémon of An Oddish Tale.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to her anime counterpart, Mariah owns an Oddish. It appeared in Hoppip, the Wind Calls!.

An Oddish appeared in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!, where it was seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Ash owns an Oddish in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It is one of the few Pokémon that Ash owns in the manga but not in the anime. It first appeared in You Gotta Have Friends. Its capture was not shown, and it instead appeared with several of Ash's other Pokémon with a note explaining that "Ash has been very busy since the last comic".

Movie adaptations

An Oddish appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

An Oddish appeared in PMHGSS11.

An Oddish appeared in PMHGSS18.

Pokémon Adventures

Oddish debuted as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

In Extricated from Exeggutor, multiple Oddish were seen during the mass migration of Pokémon at the Seafoam Islands. They appeared again in a flashback in Really Remoraid, where a Remoraid migration was being described as remarkably similar to their own.

Gold owns an Oddish, which he kept at his house in Murkrow Row.

In Three Cheers for Chikorita, Crystal caught an Oddish on her way to Professor Elm's Laboratory.

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I.

An Oddish appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of an Aroma Lady.

In Out-Odding Oddish, Jet, a competitor in the Pokéathlon's Speed Course, used an Oddish to compete with Gold. Another Trainer also used one the same chapter.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

An Oddish appeared in Introducing the Frontier Brains!.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Oddish appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

An Oddish appeared in A Powerful Opponent, Venusaur!.

An Oddish appeared in The Raining Crystal Ball.

An Oddish appeared in The Challenge at Celadon University!.

An Oddish appeared in a background collage in Catch the Poliwag!.

An Oddish appeared in GDZ21.

An Oddish appeared in GDZ23.

An Oddish appeared in GDZ25, under the ownership of a male Trainer. However, the Trainer traded it to Shu after being defeated in battle by him.

An Oddish appeared in GDZ36.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Green's Oddish debuted in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

An Oddish appeared in Big Struggle with the Powerful Opponent Venusaur!!.

An Oddish appeared in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

An Oddish appeared in Aim to be the No. 1 Pokémon!, under the ownership of Erika. It evolved into a Gloom and then into a Vileplume as part of an act.

An Oddish appeared in Good Luck at the Big Pokémon Athletic Meet!.

An Oddish appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

An Oddish appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.

An Oddish appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!.

An Oddish appeared in The Legendary Moltres Appears!!.

An Oddish appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

An Oddish appeared in Where is Chikorita?!.

An Oddish appeared in Clefairy, the Battle Instructor.

An Oddish appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

An Oddish appeared in The Exam Showdown!!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

An Oddish appeared in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

An Oddish appeared in Let's Try To Be Idols!!.

An Oddish appeared in Pokémon New Year.

An Oddish appeared in Clefairy's Golf Debut!.

In the TCG

Main article: Oddish (TCG)

Trivia

  • In Generation II, Bill's grandfather asks the player to bring him a "round, green" Pokémon with leaves growing on its head, referring to Oddish. However, in those games and subsequent generations, Oddish's body (unless it is Shiny) is blue. The mistake might have been a translation error caused by the ambiguity of the Japanese word 青い aoi, which can mean both blue and green. This is fixed in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Oddish has a scientific name: Oddium Wanderus, given in its FireRed and Y Pokédex entries. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is Kabutops, with Kabutops Maximus.
    • In the Japanese versions of FireRed and Y, as well as Red and Green, Oddish's Pokédex entries instead state that it has the alias name アルキメンデス Arukimendesu. This can either be seen as a corruption of Archimedes, the Greek mathematician; or as a direct reference to a popular Japanese instant noodles brand Archimendes, which literally means 歩き麺です aruki men desu (instant noodles on the go). The latter may reference Oddish's appearance when walking.
  • Oddish can be seen as a parallel to Bellsprout. Both are Grass/Poison-type Generation I Pokémon, part of a three-stage evolutionary line, can evolve starting at level 21, and whose second evolutionary event utilizes a Leaf Stone. Oddish is exclusive to Pokémon Red, FireRed, and Let's Go, Pikachu! while Bellsprout is exclusive to Blue, LeafGreen, and Let's Go, Eevee!, with both Pokémon found in the same locations in their respective versions. Additionally, both can be found at White Forest in White, and both Pokémon have had their Egg designs revealed.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Oddish is programmed to be able to learn Charm through breeding, but no other Pokémon in the Grass Group can legitimately learn it to pass down as an Egg Move in those games. In Generation III and IV, Oddish can inherit the move from Shroomish by chain breeding. In Generation V onwards, Oddish can inherit the move directly from Cottonee.
  • Oddish is the only Poison-type whose body consists only of a head and legs.
  • There is a recurring gag in the anime where when Ash hears rustling in a bush, he looks in it and finds an Oddish.
  • Oddish was featured in the third episode of Beyond the Pokédex series.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Oddish seems to be based on mandrake, plants from the Mandragora genus whose roots sometimes resemble human figures. Its habit of screaming when yanked out of the ground may be a reference to the myth that mandrakes will emit a deadly cry when uprooted. Its round body is also similar to various bulbous plant such as onions as well as root vegetables such as radishes and turnips. Its leaves are similar in shape to those of the snake plant.

Name origin

Oddish may be derived from oddish (somewhat odd) or a combination of odd (strange) and radish.

Nazonokusa may be a play on 謎の草 nazo no kusa (enigmatic herb).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ナゾノクサ Nazonokusa From 謎の草 nazo no kusa
France Flag.png French Mystherbe From mystère and herbe
Spain Flag.png Spanish Oddish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Myrapla From myrtle or mysteriös and plant
Italy Flag.png Italian Oddish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뚜벅쵸 Ttubeogcho From 뚜벅뚜벅 ttubeok-ttubeok and 초 (草) cho
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 走路草 Zǒulùcǎo From 走路 zǒulù and cǎo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 走路草 Jáulouhchóu*
行路草 Haàhnglouhchóu*
From 行路 jáulouh and chóu
From 行路 haàhnglouh and chóu


External links


0042MS.png #0042: Golbat
Pokémon
#0044: Gloom 0044MS.png
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.