Skitty is a pink, cat-like Pokémon with a big pouch as a tail. It is known for having the trait of chasing its own tail. It has large, pink ears and small eyes.
It has the ability Cute Charm, which has a 30% chance of inflicting an Attract condition on foes using a direct attack on the Pokémon. In generation IV, Skitty can also have the ability Normalize, which makes all moves it uses the normal type.
Skitty is a starter Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, who can be obtained by getting the hasty nature in the female gender. Unlike other starter Pokémon which can be chosen as a partner, Skitty is only playable by taking the personality test, or after beating the game. It can also be recruited in the Joyous Tower around 8-10F.
Skitty is based on a kitten. Its tail resembles a cattail plant.
Skitty's name is a combination of the words "skittish" and "kitty".