Treecko (Pokémon)

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Treecko
Wood Gecko Pokémon
キモリ
Kimori
#252
Treecko



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Unburden
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Treecko
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
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
Treecko
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
65
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Treecko
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
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0
Sp.Def
0
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HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F252.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Treecko (Japanese: キモリ Kimori) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Grovyle starting at level 16, which evolves into Sceptile starting at level 36.

Along with Torchic and Mudkip, Treecko is one of three starter Pokémon of Hoenn available at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

Biology

Treecko is a small, green, bipedal reptilian Pokémon. It has yellow eyes with long, narrow pupils. Treecko's hands and feet each have three digits covered with tiny spikes. These spikes allow it to scale vertical walls with ease. Its stomach and throat are red. It also has a line across on its stomach resembling a pouch. Treecko has a large, dark green tail with two separate lobes that it uses to sense humidity. This ability allows it to predict the next day's weather.

Treecko is a bit of a rarity in the wild, and is more common in captivity. However, when in the wild, Treecko lives inside overgrown forests. It makes its home in tall trees, and will attack anyone that comes near its nest. Because of its territorial nature, it is known to be the protector of the forest's trees. Treecko is known for its calm and collected personality. It will never panic under any circumstances, even when faced with a bigger foe.

In the anime

In the main series

Treecko in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Treecko

Ash has a Sceptile that he caught as a Treecko in Tree's a Crowd. It evolved into Grovyle in Exploud and Clear, and in Odd Pokémon Out, it reached its final form.

Sawyer's Treecko

In Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, Sawyer owns a Treecko. It evolved into a Grovyle in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, and it was later revealed to have evolved into a Sceptile before A Meeting of Two Journeys!.

Other

In Get the Show on the Road, Professor Birch showed a Treecko and the other two Hoenn starter Pokémon to May at the start of her journey. She did not choose Treecko because it "creeped her out".

In Tree's a Crowd, multiple Treecko were protecting an old tree that appeared to be dying. Ash's Treecko was a member of this group before being caught.

In Having a Wailord of a Time, a Nurse Joy had a female Treecko, a Torchic, and a Mudkip. Stephanie was going to choose between them as her first Pokémon. Stephanie ultimately chose Mudkip, and Stephanie's father, seeing how distraught Treecko was after not being selected, decided to become a Pokémon Trainer with the Treecko as his first Pokémon.

Minor appearances

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

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Mew transformed into a Treecko.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Treecko watched Meloetta's concert.

A Treecko appeared in Mega Evolution Special III.

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

A Trainer's Treecko appeared in Battling Besties!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG007 Treecko Ash's Pokédex Treecko, the Wood Gecko Pokémon. Treecko are able to climb smooth vertical walls and use their thick tail to attack opponents. Since Treecko build their nests in large trees, it is said that those trees will live a very long life.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY073 Treecko Ash's Pokédex Treecko, the Wood Gecko Pokémon. Numerous tiny spikes cover the bottoms of Treecko's feet, allowing it to walk on ceilings and walls.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, Brendan picked a Treecko as his starter Pokémon. It later battled a Youngster's Zigzagoon. Treecko eventually evolved into a Grovyle, which then evolved into a Sceptile, which in turn was capable of Mega Evolving.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Treecko (right) on Brendan's shoulder in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Brendan's Treecko was part of a team with its Trainer and Norman.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Treecko

Ash's Treecko appeared in Ash & Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Professor Birch's Treecko

Treecko was the only starter Pokémon of Hoenn that was not recruited into a protagonist's team in Trying to Trounce Torchic, instead being passed in favor of Mudkip because he looked ugly to the beauty-obsessed Ruby. When he was finally destined to meet his partner, the huge rainstorms caused by Kyogre sent him and the final Hoenn Pokédex drifting away, and after he had finally been recovered by Wally and evolved, he was sent flying away and was lost again, even after the Pokédex was returned. Evolving again into a Sceptile, he was this time caught in the wild by Guile Hideout and stolen by his proper owner, Emerald.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

A Treecko appeared in ABM02.

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

Main article: Treecko (CCP)

Treecko is a Pokémon in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Treecko appeared in Clefairy's Most Deadly Rival as one of Professor Birch's starter Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

A Treecko appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two as one of the Pokémon that Lunick captured with his Capture Styler. It was released in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Five.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Professor Birch is seen owning a Treecko in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

Ruby also owns a Treecko, which appears to be his starter Pokémon. In Something Happened!! Let's Go After Pikachu!!, Ruby tries to switch his Treecko for Red's Pikachu, but his plan is foiled by Clefairy.

A Treecko appeared in Clefairy's New Power!.

In the TCG

Main article: Treecko (TCG)

In the TFG

One Treecko figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Treecko appears as a trophy.

"A Wood Gecko Pokémon. It's a calm and cool creature that is not easily upset. It's also bold enough to stare down Pokémon larger than itself. It makes its home in large trees in forests, and its habit of fiercely defending its territory has some people calling it the "protector of the forest." It uses its thick tail to attack. When it levels up, it evolves into Grovyle."

Detective Pikachu

A Treecko appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#001
Kanto
#—
Ruby Treecko has small hooks on the bottom of its feet that enable it to scale vertical walls. This Pokémon attacks by slamming foes with its thick tail.
Sapphire Treecko is cool, calm, and collected - it never panics under any situation. If a bigger foe were to glare at this Pokémon, it would glare right back without conceding an inch of ground.
Emerald It makes its nest in a giant tree in the forest. It ferociously guards against anything nearing its territory. It is said to be the protector of the forest's trees.
FireRed It quickly scales even vertical walls. It senses humidity with its tail to predict the next day's weather.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond The soles of its feet are covered by countless tiny spikes, enabling it to walk on walls and ceilings.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Small hooks on the bottom of its feet catch on walls and ceilings. That is how it can hang from above.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The soles of its feet are covered by countless tiny spikes, enabling it to walk on walls and ceilings.
White
Black 2 The soles of its feet are covered by countless tiny spikes, enabling it to walk on walls and ceilings.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#001
X It quickly scales even vertical walls. It senses humidity with its tail to predict the next day's weather.
Y Small hooks on the bottom of its feet catch on walls and ceilings. That is how it can hang from above.
Omega Ruby Treecko has small hooks on the bottom of its feet that enable it to scale vertical walls. This Pokémon attacks by slamming foes with its thick tail.
Alpha Sapphire Treecko is cool, calm, and collected—it never panics under any situation. If a bigger foe were to glare at this Pokémon, it would glare right back without conceding an inch of ground.
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
Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
Emerald
Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Received from Steven Stone in Silph Co. after defeating Red
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Grovyle or Sceptile
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
Channel
Springleaf Field, Camp Starlight
Pinball: R&S
Forest (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 18, Endless Level 11, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Joyous Tower (1F-4F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Forest Temple, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank
Conquest
Greenleaf
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 22
Marron Trail: Stage 654
Event: Special Daily Pokémon (Second release; Winking)
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Lookout Tree (All Areas)
Picross
Area 04: Stage 05
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Brendan's)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! First Campaign Treecko Japanese Japan 10 November 26 to December 11, 2005

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Treecko Japanese PGL 10 November 24, 2010 to August 31, 2011

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
310
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
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Razor Leaf Treecko (EX Ruby & Sapphire 76)
Scratch Treecko (EX Crystal Guardians 67)
Tackle Treecko ☆ (EX Team Rocket Returns 109)
Slash Treecko (PCG-P Promo 37)
Treecko (Arceus 79)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Razor Leaf  Grass  Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS252.png PinRSani252.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani252.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.2%
Friend Area: Overgrown Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP The weather tomorrow? Oh, you're not interested?
26%-50% HP Watch my health. It's down to half already.
1%-25% HP I'm bushed... I can't get any power going...
Level up My level went up! Woohoo!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP I'll do my best, <name>!
26%-50% HP The going's getting tough...
1%-25% HP I'm almost done... <name>, help, please...
Level up I did it! Level up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 252.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 20 Max. exp.: 30
Browser entry R-129
Treecko can cut down grass and wooden fences with chops from its thin arms.
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-142/N-033
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW252.png PokéPark Pad entry:
He works for Venusaur in the Meadow Zone. He blocked the bridge to stop anyone playing, but really he loves the Attractions to be found there!
Pokémon Conquest
PCP252.png HP: Move: Absorb
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Overgrow
Ability 2: Mountaineer
Ability 3: Instinct
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Grovyle when its Speed is 58 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Murashige, Takakage, and Yatarō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT252.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#089
Shuffle252.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#089
Shuffle252Winking.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO252.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 124 Base Defense: 94
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Treecko Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Pound, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Aerial Ace, Grass Knot

Evolution

252Treecko.png
Unevolved
Treecko
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
253Grovyle.png
First evolution
Grovyle
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 36
254Sceptile.png
Second evolution
Sceptile
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 252.png Spr b 3r 252.png Spr 3e 252.png Spr b 3r 252.png Spr 3r 252.png Spr b 3r 252.png
Spr 3r 252 s.png Spr b 3r 252 s.png Spr 3e 252 s.png Spr b 3r 252 s.png Spr 3r 252 s.png Spr b 3r 252 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 252.png Spr b 4d 252.png Spr 4d 252.png Spr b 4d 252.png Spr 4d 252.png Spr b 4h 252.png
Spr 4d 252 s.png Spr b 4d 252 s.png Spr 4d 252 s.png Spr b 4d 252 s.png Spr 4d 252 s.png Spr b 4d 252 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 252.png Spr b 5b 252.png Spr 5b 252.png Spr b 5b 252.png
Spr 5b 252 s.png Spr b 5b 252 s.png Spr 5b 252 s.png Spr b 5b 252 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 252.png Spr b 6x 252.png Spr 6x 252.png Spr b 6x 252.png
Spr 6x 252 s.png Spr b 6x 252 s.png Spr 6x 252 s.png Spr b 6x 252 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 252.png Spr b 7s 252.png Spr 7s 252.png Spr b 7s 252.png
Spr 7s 252 s.png Spr b 7s 252 s.png Spr 7s 252 s.png Spr b 7s 252 s.png
Front Back Front Back
252MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Treecko images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr b 4d 252b.pngSpr b 4d 252b s.png
Diamond/Pearl unused back sprites

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews

Treecko resembles a gecko or lizard. Its design specifically shares some similarities with the leaf-tailed gecko, a species of lizard that blends in with plant-like appendages and can also climb up flat surfaces.

Name origin

Treecko is a combination of tree and gecko.

Kimori is a combination of 木 ki (tree) and 森 mori (forest) or ヤモリ yamori (gecko).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キモリ Kimori From ki, mori and ヤモリ yamori
France Flag.png French Arcko From arbre and gecko
Spain Flag.png Spanish Treecko Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Geckarbor From Gecko and arbor
Italy Flag.png Italian Treecko Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나무지기 Namujigi From 나무 namu and 지기 jigi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 木守宮 Muhksáugūng Means "Wood gecko"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 木守宮 Mùshǒugōng Means "Wood gecko"


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