Xatu (Pokémon)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0177MS.png #0177: Natu
Pokémon
#0179: Mareep 0179MS.png
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
#0178
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
20 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Xatu
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
Xatu
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
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
Shape
Body09.png
Footprint
F0178.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
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 with its wings unfolded

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, constantly observing the sun's movement. 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.

Evolution

Xatu evolves from Natu.

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

0177Natu.png
Unevolved
Natu
 Psychic  Flying 

0178Xatu.png
First evolution
Xatu
 Psychic  Flying 


In the anime

Main series

Xatu in the anime

Major appearances

Three Xatu debuted in Xatu the Future, all under the ownership of Calista, who used them to assist her in her predictions of the weather.

In Me, Myself and Time, another woman named Calista, who hailed from the future, owns a Xatu. It was used to battle Team Rocket and protect Ash and the present-day Calista.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, a Clown working at Xatu's Forest owns a Xatu. Ash, Barry, and Dawn followed it into a circus tent. Xatu reappeared after they were able to escape the illusory world in the Clown's tent.

Minor appearances

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Xatu was an actor in one of Elijah's movies, an outer-space version of the real-life movie Titanic.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, a Xatu signaled the start of the Tour de Alto Mare.

A Xatu appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

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

In The Power of Us, a female Xatu was following Harriet around.

Multiple Xatu appeared in a fantasy in Got Meltan?.

A Trainer's Xatu appeared in Restore and Renew!.

A Trainer's Xatu appeared in A Crackling Raid Battle!.

A Trainer's Xatu appeared in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!.

Multiple Xatu belonging to Trainers appeared in It's... Champion Time!.

A Trainer's Xatu appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One.

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.
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.

GOTCHA!

A Xatu briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Will.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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

Two Xatu appeared in Popular Pupitar.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Xatu was 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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon, Black used a Xatu against Gold when the latter served as a temporary Gym Leader at the Cianwood Gym. Despite its type advantage, it was eventually defeated by Gold's Tyrogue.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

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.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Xatu appeared in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

A Xatu appeared in Pokémon Magic Show.

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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
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.
Brilliant Diamond This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movement all day.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Pokédex Image Xatu USUM.png
Xatu in the Alola PokédexUSUM

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)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
East Lake Axewell, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch
Bridge Field, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Natu
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


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
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Fragrant Tree (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northern Range (1F-7F)
Mystery House: Sky Tower
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 369
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Will & Xatu


Held items

Games Held items
Crystal
HeartGold SoulSilver

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 IX, 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

Xatu is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
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
Evo.Evo. Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM56
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM60
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM72
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM95
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR11
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR33
Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png
TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR36
Bag TR Fire Sprite.png
TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR38
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR44
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR44 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77
Bag TR Grass Sprite.png
TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR82
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR92
Bag 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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
TM19
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM21
Bag TM Fairy SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM22
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM29
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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
TM48
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
TM68
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM73
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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
TM92
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Skarmory
Rookidee
Corvisquire
Corviknight
Cramorant
Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Hawlucha
Rowlet
Dartrix
Decidueye
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Wingull
Pelipper
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Archen
Archeops
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Hoothoot
Noctowl
Wingull
Pelipper
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Hawlucha
Noibat
Noivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Woobat
Swoobat
Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
Rowlet
Dartrix
Decidueye
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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NatuXatu
Ally Switch^ Psychic Status —% 15
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioSkarmory
Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrow
Haze Ice Status —% 30
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotDoduoDodrioTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Farfetch'd
Simple Beam* Normal Status 100% 15
MurkrowHonchkrow
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
HoothootNoctowl
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • 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 - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
II III IV V VI VII Lucky Chant × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Me First × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Miracle Eye × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Silver Wind × Bug Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Synchronoise × Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
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
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
MDP E 178.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 178.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Raise the Expedition Rank to Master
Connected to: Sigilyph, Duosion, Reuniclus
Connection Orb Set: 22

Phrases
Normal I can see the past and the future! *stare*
Low HP (< 50%) ...I'm only sleepy, I'm OK...
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 Rumble Rush
Rush178 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT178.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Psychic
None Shuffle.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 HP: 163 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, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

In Pokémon GO, Xatu can be obtained by completing 2/6 of the Special Research, A Seven-Colored Shadow.

Evolution data

0177Natu.png
Unevolved
Natu
 Psychic  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 25
0178Xatu.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 2s 178.png Spr 2c 178.png Spr b 2c 178.png
Spr 2g 178 s.png Spr b 2g 178 s.png Spr 2s 178 s.png Spr b 2s 178 s.png Spr 2c 178 s.png Spr b 2c 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 3e 178.png Spr 3f 178.png Spr b 3f 178.png
Spr 3r 178 s.png Spr b 3r 178 s.png Spr 3e 178 s.png Spr b 3e 178 s.png Spr 3f 178 s.png Spr b 3f 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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male
Shiny Male
Female
Shiny Female
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
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.
  • Xatu is one of the few Pokémon whose official art depicts its female form.
    • Before gender differences were introduced, all Xatu had the appearance of a female regardless of gender.
  • Jeff Kalles, who assisted in the naming of many Generation II Pokémon, suggested the English name for Xatu. The name arose from Nintendo and The Pokémon Company's desire to have a Pokémon for every letter of the alphabet.[1][2][3]

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.

Xatu distinctly resembles the birdlike enemy in Stage 2 of Pulseman, as they both share a nearly identical color scheme and similar shape.

Name origin

According to Jeff Kalles, Xatu is derived from xat, a sort of Native American carved pole.[4]

Natio may be a combination of native and indio (Spanish and Italian for Native American).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ネイティオ Natio From native and indio
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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 天然鳥 / 天然鸟 Tiānránniăo From 天然 tiānrán and 鳥 / 鸟 niăo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 天然鳥 Tīnyìhnníuh From 天然 tīnyìhn and níuh


Related articles

References

  1. Tweet by Jeff Kalles (@Sellak). Posted on August 26, 2021.
  2. Tweet by Jeff Kalles (@Sellak). Posted on August 27, 2021.
  3. Tweet by Jeff Kalles (@Sellak). Posted on March 9, 2022.
  4. It's likely influenced by {{p|Natu}. Tweet by Jeff Kalles (@Sellak). Posted on August 27, 2021.

External links

0177MS.png #0177: Natu
Pokémon
#0179: Mareep 0179MS.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.