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[[File:Type Water/Electric.gif|link=Water/Electric type]]  
Species Light Pokémon
Abilities Volt Absorb
Water Absorb (Dream World)
Chinchou ← 171 → Pichu
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Chinchou]]
Evolves into None
(ランターン Rantaan)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Lanturn (Japanese: ランターン Rantaan) is a Water/Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.


Lanturn in anime

Lanturn in the anime

Lanturn is a periwinkle Pokémon that resembles a deep sea fish. There are also spots of yellow on its tail and head. On top of Lanturns head are two glowing organs that allow it to see in its deep, aquatic habitat.

Special abilities

Lanturn, along with its pre-evolved form Chinchou, possesses the abilities Volt Absorb and Illuminate. Volt Absorb heals 1/4 of Lanturn's HP when taken damage by an electric-type attack. Illuminate increases the rate of encountering a wild Pokémon if Lanturn is placed in the first slot of your party.


Lanturn produces a multitude of colors from its fins in order to lure and dazzle its prey. Once prey is in reach, Lanturn will release a sudden burst of light to blind its victim, then swallowing the helpless prey in one big gulp.


Lanturn is the evolved form of Chinchou as of level 27.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island Rare
Crystal Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Chinchou None
Emerald Evolve Chinchou None
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Route 220 (fishing) Uncommon
Platinum Evolve Chinchou None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, 47, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermillion City, Cinnabar Island None
Black/White Driftveil City Rare

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 13,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Chinchou
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1F-B3F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Sea of Wailord

Pokédex entries



Generation II

Main article: Lanturn/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Lanturn/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Lanturn/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Supersonic 55% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Bubble 20 100% 30 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


6 Thunder Wave 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


9 Flail ?? 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


17 Confuse Ray 100% 10 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Status Status


20 Spark 65 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Physical Physical


23 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


27 Stockpile —% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


27 Swallow —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


27 Spit Up ?? 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special


30 Electro Ball ?? 100% 10 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


35 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


40 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special


47 Discharge 80 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


52 Aqua Ring —% 20 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Status Status


57 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


64 Charge —% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status 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.


Lanturn is based on an anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) . It also has some characteristics of a dolphin.

Name origin

Lanturn's name is obviously a misspelling of Lantern.


  • Lanturn, along with Chinchou, is the only Water-type Pokémon to have Volt Absorb as its ability.
  • Lanturn, along with Chinchou, and Wash Forme Rotom, are the only Water/Electric type combo.
  • Lanturn and its pre-evolution are the non-Generation V Pokémon to have Electric as a secondary type.


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