The quills on its head are usually soft. When it flexes them, the points become so hard and sharp that they can pierce rock.
Chespin seems to resemble a tree- the head is compared as leaves and the body the lower part of the tree. It has a tough shell covering its head and back.
Despite having a curious nature that tends to get it in trouble, Chespin keeps an optimistic outlook and doesn't worry about small details.
|X/Y||Receive from Tierno, who was given to by Professor Sycamore or receive in a trade with Shauna (Kalos) after the Elite Four (If Fennekin was picked)||One|
|The quills on its head are usually soft. When it flexes them, the points become so hard and sharp that they can pierce rock.|
|Such a thick shell of wood covers its head and back that even a direct hit from a truck wouldn't faze it.|
|Leveling Generation VI|
|5||Vine Whip||45||100%||15|| Physical
|15||Leech Seed||-||90%||10|| Status
|27||Take Down||90||85%||20|| Physical
|32||Seed Bomb||80||100%||15|| Physical
|44||Bulk Up||-||-%||20|| Status
|42||Body Slam||85||100%||15|| Physical
|45||Pain Split||-||-%||20|| Status
|48||Wood Hammer||120||100%||15|| Physical
|X||Y||Omega Ruby||Alpha Sapphire||Back|
In the anime
- Chespin is the first Grass-type starter Pokémon that is not reptile-based but based on a mammal, in this case a rodent or a marsupial. Judging by its Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Korean name, it appears to be based on a porcupine.
- Chespin bears a resemblance to the Generation V starter Oshawott.
- Chespin's Evolution line is based off the warrior class in various RPG games.
- Chespin is the first and so far only Grass-type starter Pokémon to not have been captured by Ash.
Chespin's name comes from the animal porcupine and the nut chestnut.