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 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs)
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 50 (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)

Chespin changes

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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
5Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
8RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
11BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
18Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
27Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
32Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
35Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
39Bulk UpFightingStatus
42Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
45Pain SplitNormalStatus
48Wood HammerGrassPhysical 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 DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
Defense CurlNormalStatus
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
SpikesGroundStatus
SynthesisGrassStatus

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:

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
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — Level up
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
5Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
8RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
11BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
18Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
27Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
32Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
35Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
39Bulk UpFightingStatus
42Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
45Pain SplitNormalStatus
48Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
Defense CurlNormalStatus
Quick GuardFightingStatus
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
SpikesGroundStatus
SynthesisGrassStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grass PledgeGrassSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — Level up
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Chespin sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

chestnut
edible nut in a spiky shell
porcupine
spiny rodent