Chikorita

Chikorita is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Leaf Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 152
Type Grass
Species Leaf Pokémon
Height 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Leaf Guard (hidden ability)
Local № 001 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
001 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 49
92 216
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 49
92 216
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 45
85 207
Total 318 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 Chikorita.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 32)

Chikorita changes

Pokédex entries

Gold A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun’s rays.
Silver Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
Crystal It loves to bask in the sunlight. It uses the leaf on its head to seek out warm places.
Ruby
Sapphire
In battle, CHIKORITA waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling POKéMON and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.
FireRed Its pleasantly aromatic leaves have the ability to check the humidity and temperature.
LeafGreen A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up the sun’s rays.
Emerald It waves its leaf around to keep foes at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, creating a friendly atmosphere that becalms the battlers.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
HeartGold A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up sunrays.
SoulSilver Its pleasantly aromatic leaf has the ability to check humidity and temperature.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
X A sweet aroma gently wafts from the leaf on its head. It is docile and loves to soak up sun rays.
Y It uses the leaf on its head to determine the temperature and humidity. It loves to sunbathe.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
In battle, Chikorita waves its leaf around to keep the foe at bay. However, a sweet fragrance also wafts from the leaf, becalming the battling Pokémon and creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere all around.

Moves learned by Chikorita

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
9Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
12SynthesisGrassStatus
17ReflectPsychicStatus
20Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
23Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
28Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
31Light ScreenPsychicStatus
34Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
39SafeguardNormalStatus
42AromatherapyGrassStatus
45Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
AromatherapyGrassStatus
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Grass WhistleGrassStatus 55
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Heal PulsePsychicStatus
IngrainGrassStatus
Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Nature PowerNormalStatus
RefreshNormalStatus
Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
Wring OutNormalSpecial 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Grass PledgeGrassSpecial 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Chikorita 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
9Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
12SynthesisGrassStatus
17ReflectPsychicStatus
20Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
23Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
28Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
31Light ScreenPsychicStatus
34Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
39SafeguardNormalStatus
42AromatherapyGrassStatus
45Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
AromatherapyGrassStatus
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Grass WhistleGrassStatus 55
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Heal PulsePsychicStatus
IngrainGrassStatus
Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Nature PowerNormalStatus
RefreshNormalStatus
Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
Wring OutNormalSpecial 100

Move Tutor moves

Chikorita 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

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

Transfer-only moves

Chikorita 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Chikorita sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Chikorita  sprite from Silver Chikorita  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Chikorita  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Chikorita  sprite from Black & White Chikorita  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Chikorita Shiny sprite from Silver Chikorita Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Chikorita Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Chikorita Shiny sprite from Black & White Chikorita Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Chikorita

Gold
Silver
Crystal
New Bark Town
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Littleroot Town
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
New Bark Town
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 101
Sun
Moon
Route 2
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
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 Chikorita
Japanese チコリータ (Chicorita)
German Endivie
French Germignon

Name origin

chicory
flowering plant
-ita
Spanish suffix meaning ‘small’