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0015MS.png #0015: Beedrill
Pokémon
#0017: Pidgeotto 0017MS.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pidgey (disambiguation).
Pidgey
Tiny Bird Pokémon
ポッポ
Poppo
#0016
Pidgey



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Tangled FeetGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Big Pecks
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Pidgey
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
4.0 lbs. 1.8 kg
Pidgey
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
55
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Pidgey
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
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Footprint
F0016.png F000.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Pidgey (Japanese: ポッポ Poppo) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Pidgeotto starting at level 18, which evolves into Pidgeot starting at level 36.

Biology

Pidgey is a small, plump-bodied avian Pokémon. It is primarily brown with a cream-colored face, underside, and flight feathers. On top of its head is a short crest of three tufts. The center crest feathers are brown and the outer two tufts are cream-colored. Just under its crest are its narrow eyes which have white sclera and pupil along with its black irises. Angular black marking extend from behind its eyes and continue down its cheeks. It has a short, stubby beak and feet with two toes in front and one in back. Both its beak and feet are a grayish-pink. It has a short, brown tail made of three feathers.

Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction and homing instincts. It can travel straight back to its nest regardless of how far away they might have flown. It is a docile Pokémon and generally prefers to flee from its enemies rather than fight them. By flapping its wings rapidly, it can whip up dust clouds and create whirlwinds to protect itself and flush out potential prey. Pidgey is very common throughout its range and can often be seen in meadows and temperate forests. Ekans and Sneasel are natural predators of Pidgey. Pidgey preys on Seedot.

In Generation III, Feather Dance was its signature move, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

Evolution

Pidgey evolves into Pidgeotto, which evolves into Pidgeot.

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

0016Pidgey.png
Unevolved
Pidgey
 Normal  Flying 

0017Pidgeotto.png
First evolution
Pidgeotto
 Normal  Flying 

0018Pidgeot.png
Second evolution
Pidgeot
 Normal  Flying 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#016
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Blue
Yellow Very docile. If attacked, it will often kick up sand to protect itself rather than fight back.
Stadium If at all possible, it will try to avoid battles. Small or weak enemies are blown away by Whirlwind.
Generation II Johto
#010
Gold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Silver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
Crystal It rapidly flaps its wings in the grass, stirring up a dust cloud that drives insect prey out into the open.
Stadium 2 It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#016
Ruby Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Sapphire
Emerald It has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It can unerringly return home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
FireRed Does not like to fight. It hides in tall grass and so on, foraging for food such as small bugs.
LeafGreen A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#010
Diamond It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
SoulSilver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
White
Black 2 It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #017
Hoenn
#—
X A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Y It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Omega Ruby Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#016
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Very docile. If attacked, it will often kick up sand to protect itself rather than fight back.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, and 25
Blue (Japan)
Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, and 25
Yellow
Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 21, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National ParkMorningDay
Crystal
Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, and 37, National Park, Ilex ForestMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25, Bond Bridge, Berry Forest, Five Isle Meadow
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National Park, Viridian ForestMorningDay
Safari ZoneMorningDay (Forest, default)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Refreshing Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 2 and 3, Friend Safari (Flying)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Pidgeotto
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Pidgeot
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 229 (Swarm)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Beach
Pinball
Red Field: Pallet Town, Pewter City, Vermilion City Seaside, Lavender Town
Blue Field: Vermilion City Streets, Celadon City, Saffron City
Both Fields: Viridian Forest, Cerulean City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Viridian Forest
Trozei!
Endless Level 14, Endless Level 33, Forever Level 14, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Howling Forest (9F-13F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B10F), World Abyss (B1F-B10F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B10F), World Abyss (B1F-B10F)
Rumble
Windy Prairie (Normal Mode B)
MD Light
Dubious Valley (1F-6F)
Ranger: GS
Sky, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Challenger's Ground
Rumble U
Conductor Room: King of the Sky, Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek,
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 5
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fledgling Field (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Tutorial, Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Snorlax Sea, Aegislash Sea, Lugia Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Tiny Woods (1F-3F), Pitfall Valley (1F-6F), Purity Forest (1F-3F), Oddity Cave (1F-2F), Remains Island (1F-2F), Marvelous Sea (1F-2F), Fantasy Strait (1F-2F)
Fainted Pokémon: Silver Trench, Remains Island
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Puerto Blanco: Stage 6
Blau Salon: Stage 434
Masters EX
Egg event (Poison-, Dragon-, and Flying-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & PidgeyEgg


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

Stats

Base stats

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

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Pidgey is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1313 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1717 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2121 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
2525 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
3737 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
4141 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 15
4545 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
4949 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
5353 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM10
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM89
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM94 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM97
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • 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 - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dMurkrowHonchkrow
Air Cutter Flying Special 60 95% 25
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dHoothootNoctowlXatuTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperTogekiss
Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 15
Farfetch'dSkarmoryTaillowSwellowStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
DoduoDodrioHoothootNoctowlChatot
Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pidgey 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 Pidgey in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Growl Pidgey (Secret Wonders 99)
Fury Swipes Pidgey (Expedition 123)
Peck Pidgey (Secret Wonders 99)
Pidgey (Expedition 123)
Koga's Pidgey (Gym Challenge 80)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Peck  Flying  Love, Totodile Style
Carrying On!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin016.png Pinani016.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani016.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.1%
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm not a good fighter, but I'll give you my best!
26%-50% HP My HP's been halved...
1%-25% HP I'm about to crash...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 016.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 016.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Escort to find Pidgey's precious belonging
Connected to: Venomoth, Tangela, Bonsly
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal Flapping wings, pid-pidgey! Pipipipidgey!
Low HP (< 50%) No big deal! Not even a tiny deal at all!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-001/N-007
It launches twisters.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush016Body.png Walking Speed: 1.45 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 64 Base Defense: 44 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT016.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Flying
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 30 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 10

#010
Shuffle016.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Shock Attack


Pokémon GO
GO016.png Base HP: 120 Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 73
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Pidgey Candy 12
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Twister, Aerial Ace, Air Cutter, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

0016Pidgey.png
Unevolved
Pidgey
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 18
0017Pidgeotto.png
First evolution
Pidgeotto
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 36
0018Pidgeot.png
Second evolution
Pidgeot
 Normal  Flying 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 016.png Spr b g1 016.png Spr 1b 016.png Spr b g1 016.png Spr 1y 016.png Spr b g1 016.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 016.png Spr b 2g 016.png Spr 2s 016.png Spr b 2s 016.png Spr 2c 016.png Spr b 2c 016.png
Spr 2g 016 s.png Spr b 2g 016 s.png Spr 2s 016 s.png Spr b 2s 016 s.png Spr 2c 016 s.png Spr b 2c 016 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 016.png Spr b 3r 016.png Spr 3e 016.png Spr b 3e 016.png Spr 3f 016.png Spr b 3f 016.png
Spr 3r 016 s.png Spr b 3r 016 s.png Spr 3e 016 s.png Spr b 3e 016 s.png Spr 3f 016 s.png Spr b 3f 016 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 016.png Spr b 4d 016.png Spr 4p 016.png Spr b 4p 016.png Spr 4h 016.png Spr b 4h 016.png
Spr 4d 016 s.png Spr b 4d 016 s.png Spr 4p 016 s.png Spr b 4p 016 s.png Spr 4h 016 s.png Spr b 4h 016 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 016.png Spr b 5b 016.png Spr 5b2 016.png Spr b 5b2 016.png
Spr 5b 016 s.png Spr b 5b 016 s.png Spr 5b2 016 s.png Spr b 5b2 016 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 016.png
Spr b 6x 016.png
Spr 6o 016.png
Spr b 6o 016.png
Spr 6x 016 s.png
Spr b 6x 016 s.png
Spr 6o 016 s.png
Spr b 6o 016 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 016.png
Spr b 7s 016.png
Spr 7s 016.png
Spr b 7s 016.png
Spr 7s 016 s.png
Spr b 7s 016 s.png
Spr 7s 016 s.png
Spr b 7s 016 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 016.png
Spr 7p 016 s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0016.png HOME0016 s.png
016MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pidgey images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Orville

Wilbur, the guardian of Pudgy Pidgey Isle, helped teach a Pidgey nicknamed Orville on how to fly in Fly Me to the Moon. Nearly all of the other Pidgey on the island were too large for flight.

Other

Pidgey debuted in Pokémon - I Choose You!, where Ash tried to catch it but failed because Pikachu would not obey him.

In Pallet Party Panic, multiple Pidgey were attacked by a flock of Spearow and a Fearow. The flock reappeared in Fighting Flyer with Fire during a flashback and in The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!.

In The Double Trouble Header, Casey used a Pidgey in her battle against Ash, where it was defeated by Charizard.

In Carrying On!, Malachi and his grandfather own multiple Pidgey as their personal mail carriers. One of them was nicknamed Ken, and it was rescued by Ash and his friends after it was attacked by a wild Fearow.

In Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?, Professor Oak was revealed to have recently caught a Pidgey. He used it to blast off Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

A Pidgey appeared in a fantasy in The School of Hard Knocks.

A Trainer's Pidgey appeared in Electric Shock Showdown.

In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, a Pidgey was aboard the St. Anne.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Pidgey was on Scissor Street.

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, a Pidgey was in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

Three Pidgey appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

In Clefairy Tales, a Pidgey fell asleep after Jigglypuff sang.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Pidgey were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Pidgey was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Pidgey appeared in All Fired Up!.

In Round One - Begin!, Mandi used multiple Pidgey to perform magic tricks before his battle.

In In the Pink, multiple pink Pidgey were residents of Pinkan Island.

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

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

Two wild Pidgey appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. One of them helped the Trainers' Pokémon and Elekid save the Exeggcute nests and Togepi during a storm.

In Tanks a Lot!, multiple Pidgey were forced to flee from Team Rocket's rampaging Arbotank.

In Tunnel Vision, a Pidgey fell asleep from Jigglypuff's singing.

In Love, Totodile Style, Trixie uses a Pidgey for her circus.

In Pikachu & Pichu, a Pidgey lived in Big Town.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Ariados, Amigos.

In The Apple Corp!, multiple Pidgey were shocked by a gang of Pichu after trying to steal apples from Charmaine's orchard.

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

Multiple Pidgey made brief cameo appearances in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In the banned episode EP250, two Pidgey resided in a forest outside the Ice Path.

In Great Bowls of Fire!, multiple Pidgey were inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, multiple Pidgey were seen in Alto Mare.

Multiple Pidgey made background appearances in Hatch Me If You Can.

In Hoenn Alone!, three Pidgey 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 a Pidgey to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

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

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, including in the prologue.

In The Saffron Con, a Coordinator's Pidgey was one of the Pokémon taken by Team Rocket.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Sweet Baby James.

A Pidgey appeared in The Green Guardian.

Three Pidgey appeared in From Cradle to Save.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Second Time's the Charm!.

In Battling the Enemy Within, Team Rocket mistook a Pidgey for a Ho-Oh.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Pidgey participated in the Terracotta Contest.

A Pidgey appeared in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

In A Staravia Is Born!, a Pidgey was among the Flying-type Pokémon captured by Team Rocket.

A Pidgey appeared in Jessie's fantasy in One Big Happiny Family!.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.

In The Bells Are Singing!, Francesca used a Pidgey for one of her magic tricks.

Three Pidgey appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Two additional Pidgey appeared in the following episode.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Crossing Paths.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, multiple Pidgey listened to Nando as he played his music.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in the opening sequence of in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Three Pidgey appeared in The Dream Continues!.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Pidgey appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

Multiple Pidgey appeared in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!.

A Pidgey appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Pidgey appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant.

Two Pidgey appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Two Pidgey appeared in the beginning of The Cave of Mirrors!.

A Performer's Pidgey appeared in a video in Performing with Fiery Charm!.

In A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!, three Pidgey were scared by Ash's Talonflame.

A Pidgey appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Pidgey was a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

In I Choose You!, Ash attempted to catch a Pidgey. Later on, multiple Pidgey were among the Pokémon that were under the control of Marshadow.

Two Pidgey appeared in Alola, Kanto!, one owned by a Trainer and the other in a photo taken by Rotom.

Six Pidgey appeared in The Power of Us, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the rest being wild.

Five Pidgey appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

Seven Pidgey appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, with four of them appearing in a video hologram.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh attempted to catch a Pidgey, only for it to attack him and fly away.

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

A Pidgey appeared in Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!.

Five Pidgey appeared in Time After Time!.

Two Pidgey appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

In Getting More Than You Battled For!, a Pidgey was living on Cero Island.

A Trainer's Pidgey appeared in To Train, or Not to Train!. It reappeared in Breaking the Ice!.

A Pidgey appeared in Healing the Healer!.

A Trainer's Pidgey appeared in Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!.

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

Three Pidgey appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

Two Pidgey appeared in The Same Moon, Now and Forever!.

A Pidgey appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), under the ownership of a student of Indigo Academy.

Two Pidgey appeared in For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!.

A Pidgey appeared in The Ancient Poké Ball.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP001 Pidgey Ash's Pokédex Pidgey is a Flying Pokémon. Among all the Flying Pokémon, it is the gentlest and easiest to capture. A perfect target for the beginning Pokémon Trainer to test his Pokémon's skills.
EP001 Pidgey's attacks Ash's Pokédex Pidgey's Gust power creates tornadoes. It also has a Sand Attack.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN020 Pidgey Goh's Rotom Phone Pidgey, the Tiny Bird Pokémon. A Normal and Flying type. Pidgey usually doesn't like to battle, but it won't hesitate to attack if provoked.

Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Pidgey was in Professor Oak's introduction; Red encountered a second and, using his Charmander, tried battling it, but it managed to get away; and a third was shown getting registered in Red's Pokédex.

Pokémon Generations

A Pidgey appeared in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening, during a flashback about the creation of the legendary beasts.

POKÉTOON

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Blossom's Dream.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Professor Oak owns a Pidgey in The Electric Tale of Pikachu.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Pidgey appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

A Pidgey appeared in Tangela's Secret.

Movie adaptations

A Pidgey appeared in a flashback in ICYR1.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Falkner owns a Pidgey, which first appeared in JBA1. It reappeared in a flashback in JBA5.

Pokémon Adventures

In Bulbasaur, Come Home!, a Pidgey escaped from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In ...But Fearow Itself!, a frozen Pidgey was pictured by Bill in his explanation about how to stop a Flying Pokémon.

The Safari Zone's tour guides are automated robotic Pidgey, called Pidgebots, as first seen in Long Live the Nidoking.

In Pidgeotto Pick-Me-Up, two Pidgey and a Pidgeotto kidnapped Yellow's Caterpie, Kitty.

In Three Cheers for Chikorita, Crystal caught a Pidgey on her way to Professor Elm's Lab.

A Pidgey appeared in Querulous Qwilfish, where it was aiding the construction of the Battle Tower.

A Pidgey appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Pidgey appeared in Clobbering Claydol, under the ownership of a Bird Keeper.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Gold's Pidgey

Gold's first capture on his journey was a Pidgey, which later evolved into a Pidgeotto.

A Pidgey appeared in Farewell To Pikachu?!, under the ownership of a delivery service. It reappeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Multiple Pidgey appeared in Shu and Pikachu's Debut!.

A Pidgey appeared in GDZ22.

A Pidgey appeared in GDZ27.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Red was revealed to have caught a Pidgey, as seen in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 1).

Pokémon Zensho

In PZ01, a flock of Pidgey swarmed Satoshi, but he was saved by Professor Oak's Charmander.

In the TCG

Main article: Pidgey (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Multiple Pidgey appear in the background of the Saffron City stage.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pidgey returns in the Saffron City stage. It also appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

Pidgey erroneously depicted with four talons in the original series
  • According to the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Pidgey was originally going to be named "Pidge".
  • Pidgey shares its category with Spearow, Natu, and Rookidee. They are all known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon, though Natu has also been called the Little Bird Pokémon.
  • Pidgey is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 251.
  • Pidgey has the shortest cry of any Pokémon, being only 0.181 seconds long.
  • In Pokémon the Series, Pidgey is often erroneously depicted with four talons on each foot, as opposed to three.

Origin

Despite its name, Pidgey more closely resembles various passerine birds (especially the female house sparrow) than it does a pigeon. The Pokémon the Series episode Carrying On! features "carrier-Pidgey" and references "Pidgey Mail", which is an allusion to homing pigeons, also known as carrier pigeons. The black markings around its eyes are reminiscent of Ra and Horus, the sun and sky gods of Egyptian mythology who were depicted with the heads of falcons.

Name origin

Pidgey may be a corruption of pigeon or a combination of budgie, chickadee, and pudgy (small and plump).

Poppo may be derived from ぽっぽ poppo (onomatopoetic sound of a pigeon's coo).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッポ Poppo From ぽっぽ poppo
France Flag.png French Roucool From roucouler and cool
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pidgey Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Taubsi From Taube
Italy Flag.png Italian Pidgey Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구구 Gugu From 구구 gugu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 波波 Bōbō Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 波波 Bōbō Transcription of Japanese name


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