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 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)
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 70 (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)

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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
6Razor LeafGrass 55 95
9Poison PowderPoison 75
12SynthesisGrass
17ReflectPsychic
20Magical LeafGrass 60
23Natural GiftNormal 100
28Sweet ScentNormal
31Light ScreenPsychic
34Body SlamNormal 85 100
39SafeguardNormal
42AromatherapyGrass
45Solar BeamGrass 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 PowerRock 60 100
AromatherapyGrass
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
Heal PulsePsychic
IngrainGrass
Leaf StormGrass 130 90
Leech SeedGrass 90
Nature PowerNormal
RefreshNormal
Vine WhipGrass 45 100
Wring OutNormal 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 DrainGrass 75 100
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Magic CoatPsychic
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Chikorita sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Chikorita
Japanese チコリータ (Chicorita)
German Endivie
French Germignon

Name origin

chicory
flowering plant
-ita
Spanish suffix meaning ‘small’