Xatu (Pokémon)

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Natu #177: Natu
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Xatu (disambiguation).
Xatu
Mystic Pokémon
ネイティオ
Natio
#178
Xatu



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Synchronize or Early Bird Cacophony
Cacophony
Magic Bounce
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Xatu
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
Xatu
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
171
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
165
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Xatu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F178.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Xatu (Japanese: ネイティオ Natio) is a dual-type Psychic/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Natu starting at level 25.

Biology

Xatu is a green condor-like Pokémon with long, red-and-black tipped white wings that cover most of its front. Underneath its wings are designs that resemble red eyes. Along with its main green coloration, Xatu's design has accents of black, yellow, and red. There is an extra set of yellow stripes on a male Xatu. It has almond eyes, a long, slightly hooked beak, and two long, red feather crests. Xatu's feet have only two toes, one in front and one in back. Xatu's design is similar to a totem pole or a kachina doll.

Xatu tends to stand still all day. One theory explains that Xatu can see into the future with its right eye and the past with its left, and it does not move due to fears of its visions of the future coming true. The anime has shown that it can communicate by moving its wings in a semaphore fashion. Xatu is believed to live in the forests of South America.

In the anime

Xatu in the anime

Major appearances

Three Xatu debuted in Xatu the Future, under the ownership of Calista, a girl who could predict the weather. They assisted Calista in her predictions.

A Xatu appeared in Me, Myself and Time, under the ownership of another girl named Calista, who traveled back in time to give her younger self a message. It was used to battle Team Rocket and protect Ash and the present-day Calista.

A Xatu appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!, under the ownership of a Clown at Xatu's Forest. Ash, Barry, and Dawn followed it into a circus tent. Xatu reappeared after they were able to escape the illusion world in the Clown's tent.

Minor appearances

A Xatu appeared in Lights, Camerupt, Action! as an actor in one of Elijah's movies, which was specifically an outer-space version of the real-life movie Titanic.

A Xatu appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias. Along with three Natu, it was used to signal the start of the Tour de Alto Mare.

A Xatu briefly appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

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

A female Xatu appeared in The Power of Us, where it was among the Pokémon following Harriet around.

Multiple Xatu appeared in a fantasy in Got Meltan?.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP234 Xatu Ash's Pokédex Xatu, the Mystic Pokémon. Xatu is said to be able to foretell the future with a high degree of accuracy, but it is unknown whether its prophecies are correct.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP140 Xatu Dawn's Pokédex Xatu, the Mystic Pokémon. This unusual Pokémon can see the past and the future as well. It watches the sun's movement all day long.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Escape, Will uses a Xatu to fight Blue and Silver, but it loses to a powerful Return attack.

Two Xatu appeared in Popular Pupitar.

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

The Battle Factory rented a Xatu, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow.

Prior to Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, Crystal's Natu had evolved into a Xatu, whose augmented strength allowed faster flight for her.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Xatu in The Golden Boys manga.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Main article: Xatu (Red and Blue Rescue Team)

Xatu appeared in I Want to be Human Again!, where it told Ginji and Mudkip about Ginji's future. It then appeared in Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter!, where it, along with several other Pokémon, helped defeat Groudon.

In the TCG

Main article: Xatu (TCG)

In the TFG

One Xatu figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#160
Gold They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Silver In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
Crystal Once it begins to meditate at sunrise, the entire day will pass before it will move again.
Stadium 2 They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Generation III Hoenn
#163
Kanto
#—
Ruby Xatu stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this Pokémon does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the future.
Sapphire Xatu is known to stand motionless while staring at the sun all day long. Some people revere it as a mystical Pokémon out of their belief that Xatu is in possession of the power to see into the future.
Emerald It has the enigmatic power of foreseeing the future. Some people in different lands have long believed that Xatu are emissaries from another world.
FireRed In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
LeafGreen They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#162
Diamond This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
SoulSilver In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
White
Black 2 This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movement all day.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#170
X Once it begins to meditate at sunrise, the entire day will pass before it will move again.
Y They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Omega Ruby Xatu stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this Pokémon does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the future.
Alpha Sapphire Xatu is known to stand motionless while staring at the sun all day long. Some people revere it as a mystical Pokémon out of their belief that Xatu is in possession of the power to see into the future.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #253
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It's said that while this Pokémon has the power to predict the future, it's not powerful enough to change the future it sees.
Ultra Moon While it can see the future, it has no desire to change it, which is probably why it remains motionless at all times.
Generation VIII Galar
#093
Sword They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Shield This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movement all day.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Natu
Crystal
Trade Haunter in Pewter City
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Natu
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Natu
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Natu
Platinum
Evolve Natu
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade Haunter in Pewter City
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Natu
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Psychic)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (Zone 2, tall grass), Mirage Islands (west of Route 104, west of Dewford Town, north of Route 124, south of Pacifidlog Town, south of Route 134), and Mirage Mountain (southeast of Route 129)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Akala OutskirtsDay (SOS Battle)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Natu
Trozei!
Secret Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Natu
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Spacial Rift (B1F-B7F)
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (B1F-B7F)
MD Stormy
Evolve Natu
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 3
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 369
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Fragrant Tree (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Will's)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
470
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
2/3 ★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
Evo.Evo. Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
011 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
011 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2020 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
2828 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
3434 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3434 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4141 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4848 Wish Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
5555 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xatu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xatu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM60Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM72Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR44Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR44 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xatu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xatu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Xatu 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 Xatu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xatu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xatu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xatu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xatu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confusion Xatu (EX Unseen Forces 49)
Psywave Xatu (Unleashed 11)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS178.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani178.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP178.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP All the yesterdays, today, and all tomorrows--they are as one!
26%-50% HP Matters are grave... My health has fallen to half.
1%-25% HP I am numb... I can see neither past nor future...
Level up Leveled up! However... All levels are connected as one!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP178.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-176/N-159
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT178.png

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

#524
Shuffle178.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO178.png Base Stamina: 130 Base Attack: 192 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Air Slash, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Future Sight, Aerial Ace

Evolution

177Natu.png
Unevolved
Natu
 Psychic  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 25
178Xatu.png
First evolution
Xatu
 Psychic  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 178.png Spr b 2g 178.png Spr 2s 178.png Spr b 2g 178.png Spr 2c 178.png Spr b 2g 178.png
Spr 2g 178 s.png Spr b 2g 178 s.png Spr 2s 178 s.png Spr b 2g 178 s.png Spr 2c 178 s.png Spr b 2g 178 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 178.png Spr b 3r 178.png Spr 3e 178.png Spr b 3r 178.png Spr 3r 178.png Spr b 3r 178.png
Spr 3r 178 s.png Spr b 3r 178 s.png Spr 3e 178 s.png Spr b 3r 178 s.png Spr 3r 178 s.png Spr b 3r 178 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
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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
178MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Xatu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Xatu shares its category with Flygon. They are both known as the Mystic Pokémon in English, and the Spirit Pokémon in Japanese.
  • Xatu's Silver, FireRed, and SoulSilver Pokédex entries state that it is involved in South American myths, which is a connection between the Pokémon world and the real world.

Origin

Xatu seems to be based on a resplendent quetzal with design elements from a Native American totem or kachina. Behaviorally, it displays the ancient art of Sun Gazing, a form of spiritual meditation practiced by the Aztec and Mayan peoples in the belief that it would give them supernatural power; this is referenced by the fact that Xatu is part-Psychic.

Name origin

As revealed in a Penny Arcade Staff Podcast by Jeff Kalles, who assisted in the naming of many Generation II Pokémon, a Xat is a sort of Native American totem pole. Xatu's name arose from The Pokémon Company's desire to have one Pokémon for every letter of the alphabet.[citation needed]

Natio may be a corruption of native.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ネイティオ Natio Possibly a corruption of native
France Flag.png French Xatu Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Xatu Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Xatu Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Xatu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 네이티오 Neitio Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 天然鳥 / 天然鸟 Tiānránniăo Literally "Natural bird"


Related articles

External links

Natu #177: Natu
Pokémon
#179: Mareep Mareep


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