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#170 Chinchou

official Chinchou artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Chinchou
Type WaterElectric
Species Angler Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1' 8")
Weight 12 kg (26.5 lbs)
Catch rate 190

Chinchou's description

Chinchou is a Water- / Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 2 and has the National Dex number #170. The Pokédex classifies it as the Angler Pokémon.

Chinchou's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
초라기 (Choragi) Loupio Lampi チョンチー (Chonchie) 燈籠魚 / 灯笼鱼 (Dēnglóngyú)

Chinchou's resistances & weaknesses

FireWaterGrassIceGroundFylingSteel
x ½x ½x 2x ½x 2x ½​x ¼

Chinchou's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Slow
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 1 HP

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Water 2
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Chinchou's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Illuminate Volt Absorb Water Absorb

Chinchou's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 75
135 260 182 354
Attack 38
38 72 99 192
Defense 38
38 72 99 192
Sp. Atk 56
54 105 118 232
Sp. Def 56
54 105 118 232
Speed 67
64 125 130 256
Total 330

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Chinchou's evolutions

Chinchou's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
2GoldIt shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
2SilverOn the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
2CrystalIts antennae, which evolved from a fin, have both positive and negative charges flowing through them.
2Stadium 2It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
3RubyChinchou lets loose positive and negative electrical charges from its two antennas to make its prey faint. This Pokémon flashes its electric lights to exchange signals with others.
3SapphireChinchou's two antennas are filled with cells that generate strong electricity. This Pokémon's cells create so much electrical power, it even makes itself tingle slightly.
3EmeraldWhen it senses danger, it discharges positive and negative electricity from its two antennae. It lives in depths beyond sunlight's reach.
3FireRedOn the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
3LeafGreenIt shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIt discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
4HeartGoldIt shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
4SoulSilverOn the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
6XOn the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
6YIt shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
6Omega RubyChinchou lets loose positive and negative electrical charges from its two antennas to make its prey faint. This Pokémon flashes its electric lights to exchange signals with others.
6Alpha SapphireChinchou's two antennas are filled with cells that generate strong electricity. This Pokémon's cells create so much electrical power, it even makes itself tingle slightly.
7SunIts two antennae were originally fins. It discharges electricity to stun its prey before attacking.
7MoonIt lives in the depths beyond the reach of sunlight. It flashes lights on its antennae to communicate with others of its kind.
7Ultra SunIts two antennae glow softly to lure in prey, making it a useful Pokémon for night fishing.
7Ultra MoonChinchou blink their shining antennae at one another to claim their respective turf.
8SwordIts antennae, which evolved from a fin, have both positive and negative charges flowing through them.
8ShieldOn the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.