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Chikorita
152
チコリータ Chikoriita
152Chikorita
Generation II
Evolutionary line
152153154
Type(s)
Type Grass  
Species Leaf Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Leaf Guard (DW)
Pokédex
Mew ← 152 → Bayleef
Kanto N/A Johto 001
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Bayleef
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
14.1 lbs. 6.4 kg 2'11" 0.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Green Monster
Grass
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F152
Cry

Chikorita (Japanese: チコリータ Chikoriita) is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Johto region.

Biology

Physiology

Chikorita in pokemon manga

Chikorita in the manga

Chikorita are a small dinosaur-like Pokémon, particularly resembling a Sauropoda. They're a light green color and their eyes are dull red. Around its neck are tiny buds that have the ability to shoot out into long vines. Its most notable feature's the large leaf on the top of its head. They have four short legs with one toenail on each foot.

Behavior

Chikorita is docile and friendly, spending a lot of time in the sun to soak up the sun's rays.

Natural abilities

Chikorita have the ability Overgrow, which allows the user to do 150% damage when its HP is equal to or below 30%.

Aside from this, Chikorita can use a few more natural abilities. Vines can be shot out of its neck from the tiny buds that circle it, and they can create a large number of leaves from the one large leaf on the top of its head. Chikorita's leaf on top of its head also has calming abilities.

Evolution

Chikorita evolves into Bayleef at level 16 and Meganium at level 32.

Game info

Chikorita first appeared in the Gold and Silver games as one of the three starter Pokémon at the beginning of the game. At level 16 it can evolve into a Bayleef.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Crystal Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex One
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Black/White Dream World or Poké Transfer None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Reward from Professor Birch after completing the Delta Episode One


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20,
Endless Level 14,
Trozei Battle,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (8F-11F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Silver
Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
Crystal
It loves to bask in the sunlight. It uses the leaf on its head to seek out warm places.
Ruby
In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Sapphire
In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Emerald
It waves its leaf around to keep foes at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, creating a friendly atmosphere that becalms the battlers.
FireRed
Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
LeafGreen
A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
Diamond
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Pearl
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Platinum
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
HeartGold
A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun's rays.
SoulSilver
Its pleasantly aromatic lead has the ability to check humidity and temperature.
Black
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
White
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Black 2
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
White 2
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
X
A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up sun rays.
Y
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Omega Ruby
In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Alpha Sapphire
In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Attack
49
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
49
Sp. Def
65
Speed
45
Total
318

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
6 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
9 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
12 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
17 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
20 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special
23 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
28 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
34 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
39 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
42 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
45 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
6 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
9 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
12 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 0
17 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
20 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
23 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
28 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
34 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
39 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
42 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 0
45 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
6 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
9 Poisonpowder 75% 35 Poison Status
12 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
17 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
20 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special
23 Natural Gift ?? 100% 15 Normal Physical
28 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
34 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
39 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
42 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
45 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
6 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
9 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
12 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Smart 0
17 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart
20 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
23 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
28 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty
34 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
39 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
42 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Type Smart 0
45 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
8 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥ ♥♥
12 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
15 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
22 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Type Smart 0
29 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
36 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
43 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 0
50 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
8 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass
12 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
15 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison
22 Synthesis —% 5 Grass
29 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
36 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
43 Safeguard —% 25 Normal
50 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 152 front S 152 front C 152 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 152 front E 152 front RS 152 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 152 front DP 152 front HGSS 152 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Chikorita BW Chikorita BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Chikorita XY Chikorita XY Chikorita Back XY
Chikorita Shiny XY Chikorita Shiny XY Chikorita Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Ash's Bayleef
Chikorita&Pikachu

Chikorita upset with Pikachu

Chikorita in the anime series is most notable for being one of Ash's Pokémon. Ash captured this Chikorita in the episode The Chikorita Rescue. Chikorita developed a small crush on Ash throughout the series, fighting for his attention, and even becoming jealous of Ash's other Pokémon, especially Pikachu.

Casey also got a Chikorita as her Starter Pokémon.

It is also known that Lyra, a character from Johto who made her first appearance in Diamond and Pearl, also has a Chikorita.

Petting Spots

  • Favored Spot: The leaf.
  • Disfavored Spot: The buds on its neck.

Trivia

  • Chikorita, along with its evolved forms, is based on the appearance of the Sauropoda dinosaur.
  • Due to its leaf, Chikorita is the tallest out of all the Grass starter type Pokémon.
  • Chikorita has the similar cry to Igglybuff, but Igglybuff has a low pitch and Chikorita is more high pitched.
  • Chikorita was originally going to be male-only.

Etymology

Chikorita's name is derived from the actual "chicory" plants and the Spanish suffix -ita, defined as small, fused together.

Gallery

See also

← Mew | Chikorita | Bayleef →