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Type Grass  
Species Spiny Nut Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Bulletproof (DW)
Genesect ← 650 → Quilladin
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 001
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Quilladin
ハリマロン Harimaron
Generation VI
Evolutionary Line
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Field
Shape Footprint

Chespin (Japanese: ハリマロン Harimaron) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the Grass-type Starter of Kalos.



Chespin seems to resemble a porcupine or hedgehog. It has a tough spiky green chestnut-like shell covering its head and back. Chespin has brown fur, a large pink triangle-shaped nose, black oval-shaped eyes, and a toothy grin. It has sharp claws on its large feet, and a pink tip on the end of its pointed green tail. 


Despite having a curious nature that tends to get it in trouble, Chespin keeps an optimistic outlook and doesn't worry about small details.


Chespin can be evolved into Quilladin starting at level 16, and into Chesnaught starting at level 36.

Game data

Game locations

Chespin Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
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

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl - 100% 40 Normal Status
5 Vine Whip 45 100% 15 Grass Physical
8 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
11 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
15 Leech Seed - 90% 10 Grass Status
27 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
32 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
44 Bulk Up - -% 20 Fighting Status
42 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
45 Pain Split - -% 20 Normal Status
48 Wood Hammer 120 100% 15 Grass Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

3D Models

X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Chespin XY ChespinSpriteBack XY
File:650 - chespin-s.gif ChespinSpriteShinyBack XY

In the anime

In the anime, Clemont received a Chespin from Professor Sycamore after it helped him defeat Team Rocket.


  • 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.


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