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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sun Its two antennae were originally fins. It discharges electricity to stun its prey before attacking.
Moon It lives in the depths beyond the reach of sunlight. It flashes lights on its antennae to communicate with others of its kind.
Ultra Sun Its two antennae glow softly to lure in prey, making it a useful Pokémon for night fishing.
Ultra Moon Chinchou blink their shining antennae at one another to claim their respective turf.

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

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

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Where to find Chinchou

Gold
Silver
Route 26, 27, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Union Cave, Vermilion City
Crystal Route 26, 27, New Bark Town, Pallet Town
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 220
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, 47, Cinnabar Island, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion 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
Sun
Moon
Route 8
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 8, Akala Outskirts

Answers to Chinchou questions