Chikorita are a small dinosaur-like Pokémon, particularly resembling a Sauropoda. They are a light green color and their eyes are bright red. Around its neck are tiny buds that have the ability to shoot out into long vines. Its most notable feature is the large leaf on the top of its head. They have short legs with one toenail on each foot.
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.
In the anime
- Main article: Ash's Bayleef
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.
|Gold/Silver||Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town||One|
|Crystal||Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town||One|
|Emerald||Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex||One|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town||One|
|Black/White||Dream World or Poké Transfer||None|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Channel||Springleaf Field|
|Pokémon Trozei!|| Secret Storage 20,|
Endless Level 14,
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|
- Main article: Chikorita/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Chikorita/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Chikorita/Learnset Generation IV
|Leveling Generation VI|
|6||Razor Leaf||55||95%||25||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|20||Magical Leaf||60||—%||20||[[Move#Special||Special ]]|
|23||Natural Gift||??||100%||15||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|28||Sweet Scent||—||100%||20||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|31||Light Screen||—||—%||30||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|34||Body Slam||85||100%||15||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
Chikorita, along with its evolved forms, is based on the appearance of the Sauropoda dinosaur.
Chikorita's name is derived from the actual "chicory" plants.
Chikorita has a higher chance of being male than female (it shares this trait with all starter Pokémon), which is ironic, considering that its appearance is distinctly feminine; the 'necklace' (which becomes petals later on) defines this.
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- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data