Chespin

Chespin is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Spiny Nut Pokémon.

Chespin has a tough shell covering its head and back. Despite having a curious nature that tends to get it in trouble, Chespin keeps an optimistic outlook and doesn't worry about small details.

Chespin evolves into Quilladin at level 16.

Pokédex data

National № 650
Type Grass
Species Spiny Nut Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 19.8 lbs (9.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Bulletproof (hidden ability)
Local № 001 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 56
222 316
Attack 61
114 243
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 48
90 214
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 38
72 192
Total 313 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Chespin.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
The quills on its head are usually soft. When it flexes them, the points become so hard and sharp that they can pierce rock.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Such a thick shell of wood covers its head and back that even a direct hit from a truck wouldn’t faze it.

Moves learned by Chespin

Moves learnt by level up

Chespin learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Vine WhipGrass 45 100
5Vine WhipGrass 45 100
8RolloutRock 30 90
11BiteDark 60 100
15Leech SeedGrass 90
18Pin MissileBug 25 95
27Take DownNormal 90 85
32Seed BombGrass 80 100
35Mud ShotGround 55 95
39Bulk UpFighting
42Body SlamNormal 85 100
45Pain SplitNormal
48Wood HammerGrass 120 100

Egg moves

Chespin learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Chespin egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Belly DrumNormal
CurseGhost
Defense CurlNormal
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100
Quick GuardFighting
RolloutRock 30 90
SpikesGround
SynthesisGrass

Move Tutor moves

Chespin can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Chespin is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Chespin can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
TackleNormal 40 100 Generation 6 — Level up
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Chespin does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Chespin does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Chespin sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Chespin  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Chespin Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Chespin

X
Y
Vaniville Town, Aquacorde Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Quilladin/Chesnaught
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Chespin
Japanese ハリマロン (Harimaron)
German Igamaro
French Marisson

Name origin

chestnut
edible nut in a spiky shell
porcupine
spiny rodent