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[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]]  
Species Leaf Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Leaf Guard (Dream World)
None ← 152 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Bayleef]]
(チコリータ Chikoriita)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Green>Green</font>
Shape Footprint

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


Chikorita in pokemon manga

Chikorita in the manga

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.


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

Special 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.


Chikorita evolves into Bayleef at level 16.

In the anime

Main article: Ash's Chikorita

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 sort of being jealous of Ash throughout the series, fighting for his attention, and even having a crush on Ash's other Pokémon such as 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.

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

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

Side game 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



Generation II

Main article: Chikorita/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Chikorita/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Chikorita/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


6 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical


9 Poisonpowder 75% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


12 Synthesis —% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


17 Reflect —% 20 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


20 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


23 Natural Gift ?? 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


28 Sweet Scent 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


31 Light Screen —% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


34 Body Slam 85 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


39 Safeguard —% 25 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


42 Aromatherapy —% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


45 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special 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.


Chikorita, along with its evolved forms, is based on the appearance of the Sauropoda dinosaur.

Name Origin

Chikorita's name is derived from the actual "chicory" plant.


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