Chinchou

Chinchou is a Water/Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Angler Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Gold It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Silver On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
Crystal Its antennae, which evolved from a fin, have both positive and negative charges flowing through them.
Ruby CHINCHOU 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.
Sapphire CHINCHOU’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.
FireRed On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
LeafGreen It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Emerald When it senses danger, it discharges positive and negative electricity from its two antennae. It lives in depths beyond sunlight’s reach.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
HeartGold It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
SoulSilver On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
X On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
Y It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.

Evolution chart

Chinchou
#170
Chinchou
Water · Electric

(Level 27)
Lanturn
#171
Lanturn
Water · Electric

Name origin

chochin
Japanese for ‘lantern’

Moves learned by Chinchou

Chinchou sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Chinchou

Gold
Silver
Route 26, 27, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Union Cave, Vermillion City
Crystal Route 26, 27, New Bark Town, Pallet Town
Diamond
Pearl
Route 220
Platinum Route 220
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, 47, Cinnabar Island, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermillion City
Black
White
Route 18, Driftveil City
Black 2
White 2
Undella Bay
X
Y
Shalour City, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 107, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130

Answers to Chinchou questions