- List of Pokémon (141-160)
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Pokémon" media franchiseof various electronic games, ongoing anime, several manga series, collectible trading card games, and other media are 493 distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. Created by Satoshi Tajiri, "Pokémon" is one of Nintendo's flagship game franchises, which has sold over 143 million copies worldwide as of 2007. [cite web|author=David|publisher=Australia's PAL Gaming Network|year=2005|url=http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=3605&sid=4cea9e5e814470cb7ea6fd462d04a13e|title=Nintendo reveal sales figures|accessmonthday=|accessyear=] These creatures and entities reside throughout various locations of the fictional Pokémon universe and can be caught by humans designated as Pokémon Trainers often using devices called Poké Balls. These trainers use Pokémon for a variety of purposes, such as being pets and loyal companions and/or being pitted against other trained Pokémon in competitive Pokémon battles. Pokémon are potentially powerful and magical creatures that can employ a variety of talents such as generating fire or heat, martial arts, telekinesis, and so on. Through age and experience many of these species undergo a metamorphosis and transform into a similar but stronger species in a process referred to as Pokémon evolution.
This is a selected listing of twenty of the Pokémon species, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.
number = 141
type = Rock/Water
evolvesfrom = Kabuto
evolves to =nihongo|Kabutops|カブトプス|Kabutopusu is the evolved form of Kabuto. It lives in the water, and can move at high speeds by folding its limbs against its body. The creature comes out of the water to hunt. Kabutops is a predator, but its nature of feeding is vampiric; instead of killing its prey, it uses its razor sharp claws to open wounds in its prey, and then drink its
blood. It attempts to avoid killing prey, so it may feed at a later date.Kabutops is loosely based on trilobitesas a counterpoint to Omanyte and Omastar representing ammonites. This can clearly be seen with the enlarged cephalon and the pygidiumand thoracicspines. It was introduced in "Pokémon Red" and "Blue", where the player-character plays a part in reviving the assumed-extinct species by giving a Fossil to the Scientist on Cinnabar Island.
number = 142
type = Rock/Flying
evolvesto =nihongo|Aerodactyl|プテラ|Putera|Ptera in original
Japanese languageversions is an ancient Pokémon from the prehistoric age that is regenerated from genetic material extracted from amber in the video games. It is imagined to have been the king of the skies in ancient times, with a body structure similar to a pterodactyland other features, such as the head and tail, having more in common with dragons. It captures its prey with its talons and brings it to its nest. However, if the prey resists, it may use its razor-sharp teeth to immobilize it. When attacking its enemies or opponents, it goes for the throat with its saw like fangs. Aerodactyl is heavy and rough-skinned, leading to the development of strong wings.
number = 143
type = Normal
evolvesto = nihongo|Snorlax|カビゴン|Kabigon is a gigantic Pokémon with a huge body somewhat in the shape of a
bear. Snorlax has been said to weigh over 1/2 of a ton on the Pokémon cards. and a face with pointed ears that resemble a cat. It has a large off white colored belly, with the rest of its skin being either dark or bright blue. Snorlax is a very lazy creature which sleeps almost constantly; one of the few reason it will wake up is to eat. Having an enormous appetite, it will devour almost anything, even moldy and rotten food. The digestive juices in Snorlax's stomach can dissolve any kind of poison. Snorlax usually appears to be in a deep slumber, and can only be woken at will or by the Poké-Flute. It is such a docile Pokémon that children use its large, expansive belly to jump on like a trampoline. They make their home in grassy areas and mountains. Snorlax has the ability to somehow greatly speed up the growth of vegetation in areas it has fed upon to the point that it regrows in minutes. This prevents other inhabitants of the area from starving after the Snorlax has fed. Despite their lazy nature, they have tremendous physical strength. Although not quickly annoyed, they can be very dangerous when angered.
Their main role in the games has been as a roadblock. They are usually woken by a Poké-Flute or they wake up and move on their own according to the plot. In the anime, they play various supporting roles in certain episodes, and
Ash Ketchumcaptures one in the Orange Islands. He uses it sporadically, mostly opting to use other Pokémon due to it constantly sleeping. Snorlax later meets and gets to be friends with May's younger Munchlax.
Snorlax appears from a Poké Ball in the "
Super Smash Bros." games. It jumps up when it appears, doing a damaging Body Slam to whomever it hits.
number = 144
type = Ice/Flying
evolvesto =nihongo|Articuno|フリーザー|Furīzā|Freezer in original
Japanese languageversions is one of the three Legendary Birds along with Zapdosand Moltres. It is a large bird with blue plumage, a bluish-white-feathered chest, a three feathered crest adorning its nose, and a long, sparkling tail. It can create and manipulate ice freely. Its translucent wings are imbued with the essence of frigidity, and the flapping of its wings chills the air, causing the conversion of water particles in the air into snow or ice, causing snow to fall when it flies overhead. In legend, Articuno resides within the confines of icy mountains, because those who have seen its were often doomed explorers scaling such mountains, and therefore it is believed Articuno makes it a point to appear before them and save them.
It is interesting to note that the last letters of its name, "uno" ("one" in Spanish), suggest it is the first of the three legendary bird Pokémon. This is reinforced by the fact that the last letters of the names of its fellow legendary birds suggest that they are the second and third. They are Zapdos ("dos", which is "two" in Spanish) and Moltres ("tres", which is "three" in Spanish).
Articuno's video game appearances occur in the very confusing mazes of the icy Seafoam Islands, on Route 20, between Fuschia City and Cinnabar Island. It is a unique Pokémon that usually appears alongside
Zapdosand Moltres. Since only one of each exists in the games, players usually try to catch the Birds.
Articuno also makes appearances in the anime and manga, also as a unique Pokémon and a general species. They participate in various events and battles. Articuno was initially believed to be the large golden bird Ash saw in the very first episode, but it turned out to actually be Ho-Oh, though the earlier reference was kept in the "Red", "Blue", "Yellow" game versions when one looked into a telescope and saw it. Its largest role is in "". Lawrence III creates a battle between the three birds, and
Ash Ketchumhad to team up with Lugiato stop them. In the beginning of the Battle Frontier challenge in the anime, Noland, the battle factory frontier brain had befriended one. After reuniting with their photographer friend Todd, Ash and its friends hear a rumor that Articuno lives on a certain mountain. After several encounters with Team Rocket, Ash and Todd are saved by Articuno from a snowstorm, and Todd manages to snap a picture of it. Ash's Charizard did battle with it and Articuno lost by a narrow margin.
In "", Articuno is the third legendary boss as well as the third legendary bird you battle. He is also the hardest to convince of the three legendary birds that the main hero Pokémon is not responsible for the havocs in the Pokémon World. Absol prevents Articuno from ending the hero and partner by ensuring that Articuno knows the truth.
number = 145
type = Electric/Flying
evolvesto =nihongo|Zapdos|サンダー|Sandā|Thunder in original
Japanese languageversions is one of the three Legendary Birds along with Articunoand Moltres. It may be based on the thunderbird. It is a bird with a yellow, angular body and wings. Also behind its main yellow wings is a second pair of thinner, jet-black wings. Its beak is long and extremely sharp. Zapdos, a creature that can freely manipulate electricity, is thought to live in thunderclouds, where it apparently only "gains" power when struck by lightning. It is seen emerging from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts, and even if it does not launch electricity its wings make peculiar crackling and snapping sounds as it flies.
It is interesting to note that the last letters of its name, "dos" ("two" in Spanish), suggest it is the second of the three legendary bird Pokémon. This is reinforced by the fact that the last letters of the names of its fellow legendary birds suggest that they are the first and third. They are Articuno ("uno", which is "one" in Spanish) and Moltres ("tres", which is "three" in Spanish).
Zapdos is found in a Power Plant off the coast of the Rock Tunnel near Cerulean City in
Pokémon Red and Blue, and related games. It also plays small roles in the anime and manga. Zapdos is featured in Pokémon The Movie 2000 together with the other two Legendary birds, Articunoand Moltres. It appears that Zapdos communicates through electricity as it shocks Pikachu to communicate. Zapdos also appeared in the 9th Pokémon Movie.
number = 146
type = Fire/Flying
evolvesto =nihongo|Moltres|ファイヤー|Faiyā|Fire in original
Japanese languageversions is one of the three Legendary Birds, along with Articunoand Zapdos. It is a large bird that is literally ablaze with fire, resembling something related to a phoenix. It has an orange body, a small pointed beak, and where its plumage should be are flames of a searing intensity. It can freely create and manipulate fire, and it constantly looses flaming embers from its wings. When its body is injured for any reason, it will head towards a volcano and dip its body in the molten magma to heal its wounds. Moltres is an elusive creature, seen about as rarely as the other two members of the Legendary Bird triad. When Moltres thinks it is in the least bit possible danger, it will summon a flash of fire and seemingly disappear, flying out of sight very fast.
The first video game appearance of Moltres was in Pokémon Red and Blue versions. In these Versions, Moltres was in a blocked off area of Victory Road, only accessible from the end of the cave. However, Moltres was moved from its lair in FireRed and LeafGreen, to Mount Ember, an active volcano, on 1 Island, the first of the new Sevii Islands.
The first official appearance of Moltres in the anime was in the episode that marks the beginning of the Pokémon League, where it lights the torch which is equivalent to the real-life
Olympic Torch. It also plays a role in "", along with the other two Legendary Birds (Zapdos and Articuno). It was one of the two birds that the villainous collector, often referred to as both Gelardan and Lawrence III, captured to allow him access to Lugia's power, but the upset of the balance that occurred as a result nearly caused a worldwide weather catastrophe as Moltres was driven to wage war with its two rivals. They were quelled once Ash and Lugia fulfilled the prophecy related to the legendary birds. In a later episode of "Pokémon Chronicles", Ash's rival Richie encountered a trainer named Silver who wanted to capture Moltres, battling him with its Salamence. Silver is interrupted by Team Rocketmembers Butch and Cassidywho attempt to kidnap Moltres, rather than catching him fairly. Richie and Silver team up to defeat Butch and Cassidy and rescue Moltres, although the firebird was badly weakened by the Rockets' attack. Silver let Moltres go, wanting to catch him in a fair fight when it was at full strength, although it promised it'd try again.
According to one of the trainers in Blaine's gym on Cinnabar Island, Blaine decided to become a trainer of Fire-type Pokémon after having been rescued by a fiery bird when lost in the mountains.
number = 147
type = Dragon
evolvesto = Dragonairnihongo|Dratini|ミニリュウ|Miniryū is a
serpent-like dragon Pokémon with a white circle shape on its forehead. It has two developing wings at the sides of its head, which grow to be enormous as it evolves. Dratini are born small, and as they shed their skin, they grow larger. They have a massive amount of energy rapidly increasing inside of their bodies, hence, they have great strength which grows exponentially as they evolve. They were thought to be purely mythical creatures, but they were discovered to be real by a fisherman. They live in colonies in the ocean in limited numbers and fetch a high price as Pokémon to be used for battling. They can only be obtained by the most determined and skilled trainers, as demonstrated on various episodes of the original "Pokémon" series.
The episode in which Dratini first appeared ("The Legend of Dratini") has never been seen on American television, due to use of
guns and humor considered "politically incorrect" to American audiences (Meowth dressed as Adolf Hitler, Jessie seducing a guard by dressing up as a schoolgirl).
number = 148
type = Dragon
evolvesfrom = Dratini
evolvesto = Dragonitenihongo|Dragonair|ハクリュー|Hakuryū is the evolved form of
Dratini. They look like desert serpents with a long, noticeable, light-blue and white body. They have a small horn on the forehead and two wing-shaped protuberances on the sides of the head which are often said to be ears, but are in fact wings, as evidenced in the short film preceding "". They have a blue orb placed at the neck and another two near the tip of the tail. Dragonair can discharge energy through the orbs to envelop itself in a gentle aura. This aura, which makes its body shine slightly and gives it a mystical appearance, is said to enable the Dragonair to control the weather in the immediate area and change it in a matter of minutes.
Dragonair live in large bodies of water such as the lakes or the sea. They store an enormous amount of energy inside their bodies, and seems to manifest itself in two distinct fashions. Even though they lack large wings, Dragonair have been seen flying with the wings on the side of the head greatly enlarged.
number = 149
type = Dragon/Flying
evolvesfrom = Dragonair
evolvesto = nihongo|Dragonite|カイリュー|Kairyū is the final form of the Dratini evolutionary line. It evolves from Dragonair at level 55. Dragonite's appearance is notably different from that of its previous forms. As Dragonite, it is now a golden bipedal dragon with a
beigeunderbelly that extends from the top of its neck to the tip of its tail. Along with already being a Dragon-type, it has now gained the secondary Flying-type, growing wings. Dragonite is one of the fastest flying Pokémon, and "The fastest flying Pokémon" as of the first generation. It has a small horn on the top of its head, along with slightly "S" shaped antennae. However, much like its previous forms, Dragonite still has a gentle and somewhat innocent appearance. Its diet consists mainly of berries, soft plants, and fruit, while it will occasionally eat crustaceans, like Corphish and Krabby.
Dragonite are very loyal to any trainer they find worthy of acceptance. They are calm, gentle, and intelligent creatures, but when threatened can put their pudgy bulk to good use. Dragonite seem to have more advanced vocal abilities compared to other Pokémon in that they make several different types of calls, rather than just saying their name. They have been noted to save drowning swimmers and threatened sailors. Dragonites' speed is very varied; some Dragonite can have great speeds while other have very low/average speeds. It is said that Dragonite can circle the globe in less than 16 hours.
Dragonite's main anime appearance was at the end of the Orange Island League season in "Enter The Dragonite". It was spotted twice in the previous episode "Hello Pummelo" as Ash, Tracy and Misty saw it flying over the sea around Pummelo Island and they learned that it was owned by the "Orange Crew" leader, Drake. It also defeated Team Rocket as they tried to steal Dragonite. In Ash's six on six battle with Drake, it defeated Ash's Charizard with Dragon Rage, Squirtle with Thunder and Tauros with Thunder before Ash's Pikachu took it out with a Thunder of its own. While none of Ash's Pokémon were strong enough to defeat Dragonite on their own, their combined attacks steadily weakened it to the point of exhaustion, allowing Pikachu to finally defeat it. Drake keeps Dragonite's Poké Ball on a necklace. Professor Oak also owns a Dragonite and was used prior to the episode "The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon". It also appeared in "", when it was sent by
Mewtwoto give Ash and his friends an invitation. It also appeared in the beginning of Ash's journey when he encountered Bill. Here, Dragonite was described as an unknown legendary Pokémon by the Pokédex, and because it was nighttime the colour of its skin couldn't be seen.
number = 150
type = Psychic
evolvesto =main|Mewtwonihongo|Mewtwo|ミュウツー|Myūtsū|, known as the "Genetic" species of Pokémon, is a Pokémon cloned from Mew that exists quietly in an undiscovered cave. It was created by scientists through
genetic manipulationof Mew's DNA involving repeated recombination, gene splicing, and other DNA experiments over many years.Pokédex: It was created by a scientist afters years of horrific gene splicing and DNA engineering experiments. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: A Pokémon created by recombining MEW's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon. cite video game|title=Pokémon Diamond and Pearl|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2007-04-22 |platform=Nintendo DS |language=English] Pokédex: MEWTWO is a POKéMON that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this POKéMON's body, they failed to endow MEWTWO with a compassionate heart. cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy Advance|language=English] While its DNA is mostly similar to the original Mew DNA, Mewtwo is very different in both its body size and personality.Pokédex: Its DNA is almost the same as Mew's. However, its size and disposition are vastly different. cite video game|title=Pokémon Yellow|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1999-10-19 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Its creators did not imbue him with compassion, making it one of the most savage Pokémon, able to strike fear into its enemies with its cold, glowing eyes.Pokédex: A vicious psychic POKéMON created by genetic engineering. Its cold, glowing eyes strike fear into its enemies. cite video game|title=Pokémon Stadium|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-03-06 |platform=Nintendo 64 |language=English] Being made for battle, its combat abilities and psychic powers were developed to be of the highest level, and it always thinks of defeating its opponents.Pokédex: Said to rest quietly in an undiscovered cave, this POKéMON was created solely for battling. cite video game|title=Pokémon Crystal|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2001-07-29 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] In order to always fight at full power, it remains motionless to conserve energy.Pokédex: It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]
Mewtwo is also featured as a boss character in several games, such as "
Pokémon Stadium", " Pokémon Stadium 2", and " Pokémon Mystery Dungeon". Mewtwo is a hidden playable character within " Super Smash Bros. Melee". In " Super Smash Bros. Brawl", it is featured as one of the trophies and can be found in the game's programming as a dropped character.
In the events of the ', Mewtwo awakens, destroys the laboratory where it is created and being kept, and works under Giovanni, who had originally ordered Mewtwo's creation, until realizing it is just being used. After escaping, it tries to destroy the humans that 'enslave' Pokémon and start a new world. During ', it seeks complete solitude and chooses to live without fighting. Giovanni tries to recapture Mewtwo, but it is ultimately saved by Ash. Mewtwo chooses not to confine himself to the world and roams the earth. In the "Mastermind of the Mirage Pokémon" a mirage copy of Mewtwo is seen furiously battling Ash and its friends.
number = 151
type = Psychic
evolvesto =nihongo|Mew|ミュウ|Myū is a Psychic-type
legendary Pokémon. It was first introduced as a secret Pokémon in the first generation. Nintendo's specialists in Pokémon have spoken, in Nintendo's "Pokémon"-related speech in 2007, that Mewtwo is more powerful than Mew, therefore being a clone (better from the original: "Pokémon Red" and "Blue" and "Yellow")Fact|date=September 2008. Mew appears as a pink feline-esque Pokémon with large feet, big blue eyes, and a very long tail. Its skin is covered with a layer of fine pink hair. By nature, Mew is known to be a playful and kind Pokémon. Its DNAis said to possess the genetic composition of all existing Pokémonspecies, thus allowing it to use all known Pokémon techniques. Pokédex: A POKéMON of South America that was thought to have been extinct. It is very intelligent and learns any move. cite video game|title=Pokémon FireRed|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy Advance|language=English] In the anime, it is also capable of further teleportation, summoning giant pink bubbles of psychic energy (which serve various purposes such as closing itself in for protection, act as a cushion, or simply for Mew's amusement of bouncing on),Pokémon Movie: cite|author=|title=Pokémon The First Movie|publisher=Nintendo|date=1999-11-10|language=English] and rendering itself invisible.Pokédex: A MEW is said to possess the genes of all POKéMON. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people. cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy Advance|language=English]
In the first generation video games, Mew is mentioned in journal entries found in the Pokémon Mansion on
Cinnabar Islandstating that it was discovered deep in the jungles of Guyana, South Americaon July 5 (the year was not specified) and named on July 10, and that it "gave birth" to Mewtwoon Feb. 6. Mew was available at Kiosks during special events held by Nintendo after the release of Red, Blue, and Yellow. However, a glitch exists in these Generation I games that allows the player to capture a level 7 Mew.
Mew plays a role in some of the "Pokémon" anime films. In ',
Mewtwowas created from a fossilized Mew hair found in the Amazon. A single Mew travels to where Mewtwo is holding its tournament in order to convince it to stop. It also made a short appearance in "Mewtwo Returns" (a special episode involving the whole of Team Rocket (including Giovanni) and Mewtwo, as well as various other characters.) In ', the backdrop revolves around Mew's mysterious history and how this extremely rare Pokémon came to be so powerful. Also, at the beginning of the movie, a Pokémon "family tree" is shown. The first Pokémon on it is Mew, and the last is Ho-oh. Since Mew contains the genetic composition that is found in every species of Pokémon, Mew has the ability to transform into any Pokémon like Ditto. However, in the anime, Mew does not need to see the Pokémon in order to transform into it.
In the "Super Smash Bros." video game series there is a 1 in 256 chance that a
Poké Ballitem contains Mew. While it does not attack, the player receives 10,000 points after the battle is over. In " Super Smash Bros. Brawl", it may even leave the player with a CD, a rare item that unlocks additional music in the game. In the "Pokémon Diamond" and "Pearl", Mew can be transferred from "Ruby", "Sapphire", or "Emerald" onto "Diamond" and "Pearl", thus gaining the opportunity to learn the powerful attack move "Aura Sphere", which is the Pokémon Lucario's trademark move.
number = 152
type = Grass
evolvesto = Bayleefnihongo|Chikorita|チコリータ|Chikorīta is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon in "Pokémon Gold", "Silver", and "Crystal". One may also get this Pokémon in "
Pokémon Emerald" by completing the Hoenn Dex (not including Jirachi and Deoxys). It is reptilian in appearance, but it has a large leaf sprouting from its head, a collar of crystalline seeds around its neck, and a short tail. Chikorita, by nature, are docile Pokémon that love to soak up the sun's rays. The leaf serves multiple purposes; in its natural environment, its leaf detects the density of humidity and temperature in the atmosphere to help it seek warm places. The pleasant aroma that wafts from the leaf can be used by Chikorita in battle by waving it around to becalm the foe and keep it at bay. In the Pokémon anime, Ash Ketchumcaught a Chikorita early on its adventure through Johto, after saving it from a sudden snowstorm. Chikorita is very affectionate, stubborn, and powerful, often sees Pikachuas a rival for Ash's affections, and apparently has a crush on Ash. In the episode "Current Events", Chikorita evolves into a Bayleefwhen Ash was almost in mortal peril.
Chikorita has also appeared in the
Nintendo GameCubegame " Super Smash Bros. Melee" and also appears in its Wiisequel, " Super Smash Bros. Brawl" as a Poké Ballitem Pokémon.
number = 153
type = Grass
evolvesfrom = Chikorita
evolvesto = Meganiumnihongo|Bayleef|ベイリーフ|Beirīfu|Bayleaf in original
Japanese languageversions is the evolution of Chikorita and first appeared in "Pokémon Gold and Silver". It has a pale yellow body supported by four legs and a rather long neck and tail. On top of its head is a single large leaf. Its most defining trait is the "necklace" of seven tubular leaves that is located around its neck. Each of these curled up leaves contains inside it a tree shoot. From these leaves wafts a spicy scent that has stimulating properties. It can cheer people up, restore their health, make them more energetic and even heighten their drive for competition.
Bayleef is one of the Pokémon that Ash has used in its team. It evolved from Chikorita in the episode "Current Events". Like its pre-evolved form, Bayleef feels a strong bond of affection towards its trainer, which it usually expresses that feeling by trying to climb all over him, a matter complicated by the dramatic increase in mass. Ash used Bayleef in many battles in Johto, including gym battles and Johto League, where it battled against various opponents. Bayleef is currently at
Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start when going to Hoenn, and therefore left all of his Pokémon except Pikachuwith Professor Oak.
number = 154
type = Grass
evolvesfrom = Bayleef
evolvesto = nihongo|Meganium|メガニウム|Meganiumu is the final form of the Chikorita evolutionary line. It is a human-sized, green creature resembling an "
apatosaurus", but with stamen-like antennae extending from its forehead and a large flower growing around its collar. Meganium's antennae are smaller in females than in males.
pheremones within its flower are its defense against those who would attack it for its size; they give off a fragrance that can instill feelings of peace and calm in all around it, thus suppressing their need to attack Meganium for food. This fragrance is effective enough to affect even a Pokémon like Primeape, which is noted for its unmatched temper. Meganium also has magically natural powers in its breath, which somehow is able to restore life to dead plants and grass.
number = 155
type = Fire
evolvesto = Quilavanihongo|Cyndaquil|ヒノアラシ|Hinoarashi is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon in "Pokémon Gold", "Silver", and "Crystal". In "
Pokémon Emerald" you may get Cyndaquil after completing the Hoenn Dex. Cyndaquil are covered with a flame-resistant, dull-yellow fur with a rich streak of blue running from the tip of its snout over its head and spreading out to cover the majority of its back. There are also four spots of red fur on the back. When Cyndaquil is frightened or angry, it can focus its internal energy to produce blazing "spines" of flame from the spots. While it is a quadruped, Cyndaquil is more than capable of maneuvering on two legs. They are based on an echidna which is like an Australian porcupine.
Cyndaquil are generally timid and not naturally aggressive, and are often seen curled into a ball for protection. This action leaves its back and special flame-emitting vent fur exposed. When predators and enemies stalk too close, Cyndaquil unleashes a furious flame from the vents as a deterrent. If provoked further, Cyndaquil will intensify its flames, creating a smokescreen that will buy it some time to escape.
Cyndaquil has made numerous appearances in the
Pokémon anime, mostly under the control of Ash. His Cyndaquil often seemed to be very shy and relaxed, often sleeping. At first, it needed time to warm up and use flamethrower, but with some training from Ash, it is now able to use its flamethrower whenever it wants. It also possesses prodigious dodging capabilities, able to wear opponents down by simply evading long series of attacks over an extended period of time. Cyndaquil is currently at Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start when going to Hoenn, and therefore, left all of its Pokémon, except Pikachu, with Professor Oak.
number = 156
type = Fire
evolvesfrom = Cyndaquil
evolvesto = Typhlosionnihongo|Quilava|マグマラシ|Magumarashi is the evolution of Cyndaquil. Quilava have long, thin bodies with small forepaws and slightly longer hindpaws, similar to real-life
weasels. Their tan fur is slightly darker than Cyndaquil's, while the blue streak has been lowered to cover their eyes. As per the family line, Quilava sport short, coarse fireproof fur and have special vents on their heads and lower backs. Though they do not have a tail, the lower vents are positioned as to give the illusion of one.
Quilava are noted in the Pokédex to turn their backs toward their opponents in battle as a sign that they are about to use their flame-based abilities in battle, or to intimidate foes by demonstrating their power. Quilava are noted for their speed, and can nimbly evade attacks while scorching their enemies. They can also create gusts of superheated air, albeit to the same effect.
number = 157
type = Fire
evolvesfrom = Quilava
evolvesto = nihongo|Typhlosion|バクフーン|Bakufūn|Bakphoon in original
Japanese languageversions is the final form of the Cyndaquil evolutionary line. Unlike Cyndaquil, Typhlosion bears no relation to the echidna, instead resembling something of a wolverineor badger. The number of special vents it possesses has dropped to the row on its upper back; however, it can put forth a tremendous amount of heat. Typhlosion carries the same coloration of its lower forms. Its yellow fur is brighter than it is on Quilava, yet still duller than Cyndaquil. Its fur is incredibly coarse, dry, and somewhat shaggy, but still fire-proof. This fur, when rubbed together by Typhlosion, can be used to create huge explosions.
Far more aggressive than either Cyndaquil or Quilava, Typhlosion are exceedingly hard to find out in the plains. They are a common cause of grass fires as the heat they expel is hot enough to cause the air around them to shimmer. It viciously assaults its opponents, reducing them to ashes with its incredibly hot flames. Though not color-blind, Typhlosion have slightly poorer eyesight than Quilava due to smaller pupils. They make up for it with a keen sense of smell and remarkable hearing.
A Typhlosion owned by Jimmy is featured in "Pokémon: Legend of Thunder"; it tries to help save the Legendary Pokémon
Raikoufrom being cruelly exploited by Team Rocketassociates.
number = 158
type = Water
evolvesfrom = none
evolvesto = Croconawnihongo|Totodile|ワニノコ|Waninoko is the Water-type Starter Pokémon in "Pokémon Gold", "Silver", and "Crystal". It resembles a small
crocodileand has a short blue body with a yellow band on its chest. On its back and tail are four red spikes. Totodile has a big and prominent jaw, filled with many sharp teeth; it is strong enough to cut down a tree. It's very energetic, cheerful and rowdy, and occasionally can be seen running through swampy areas, biting and chomping at everything that moves.
In the anime, Ash acquires a Totodile after a duel with Misty to determine its rightful owner. Ash's Totodile is rather carefree, fun loving, and loves to dance. It is shown to be friendly towards other Pokémon, and is a fast swimmer, as shown in "
Pokémon Heroes". Ash used Totodile in many battles throughout Johto, including the Johto League. A Totodile seen in the very first episode of the "Johto" series was very attached to Jessie from Team Rocket, or rather, her long hair (which Totodile loved to bite) that runs down her back. Ash's Totodile is currently at Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start when going to Hoenn, and therefore, left all of his Pokémon except Pikachuwith Professor Oak.
number = 159
type = Water
evolvesfrom = Totodile
evolvesto = Feraligatrnihongo|Croconaw|アリゲイツ|Arigeitsu|Alligates in original
Japanese languageversions is the evolution of Totodile.It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, new ones will quickly grow back in its place so that it always has 48 fangs. The tips of these fangs are slanted backward. Once Croconaw has clamped its jaws on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like barbed fishhooks, they become impossible to remove when they have sunk in. This means that the prey has no hope of escape. The pattern on Croconaw's belly vaguely resembles a jungle tunic or loincloth. Croconaw live in or around swamps. When they evolve into Feraligatr, they move into an area where there is a waterfall.
number = 160
type = Water
evolvesfrom = Croconaw
evolvesto = nihongo|Feraligatr|オーダイル|Ōdairu|Ordile in original
Japanese languageversions is the final form of the Totodile evolutionary line.Feraligatrs are massive, Godzilla-like crocodiles with long, blue bodies and four legs, although they may also stand upright on land. Their appendages have sharp claws at the ends, and its jaw is lined with teeth. On its head, back, and tail there are red, jagged scales. As stated in the Pokédexin " Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire", "Feraligatr intimidates its foes by opening its huge mouth. In battle, it will kick the ground hard with its thick and powerful hind legs to charge at the foe with incredible speed." Feraligatrs are ferocious and have a tendency to lash out at those that come too close. They eat Magikarp and other fish-like Pokémon, as well as larger prey (such as Stantler and Tauros) when they come close enough to the water.
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