Pidgey

Pidgey is a Normal/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 016
Type Normal Flying
Species Tiny Bird Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Keen Eye
2. Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (hidden ability)
Local № 016 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
010 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
016 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
010 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
017 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
016 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 50
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 35
67 185
Speed 56
105 232
Total 251 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 Pidgey.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 36)

Pidgey changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Yellow Very docile. If attacked, it will often kick up sand to protect itself rather than fight back.
Gold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
Silver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
Crystal It rapidly flaps its wings in the grass, stirring up a dust cloud that drives insect prey out into the open.
Ruby
Sapphire
PIDGEY has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
FireRed Does not like to fight. It hides in tall grass and so on, foraging for food such as small bugs.
LeafGreen A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Emerald It has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It can unerringly return home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
HeartGold It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
SoulSilver Common in grassy areas and forests, it is very docile and will chase off enemies by flapping up sand.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
X A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Y It is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. If disturbed, however, it can ferociously strike back.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction. It is capable of unerringly returning home to its nest, however far it may be removed from its familiar surroundings.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Very docile. If attacked, it will often kick up sand to protect itself rather than fight back.

Moves learned by Pidgey

Moves learnt by level up

Pidgey learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
3Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
5GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
9Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
11Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
17RoostFlyingStatus
21WhirlwindNormalStatus
23AgilityPsychicStatus
27Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
29Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pidgey is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
09ReflectPsychicStatus
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
14FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
18U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
50RoostFlyingStatus

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
9GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
13Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
17WhirlwindNormalStatus
21TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
25Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
29AgilityPsychicStatus
33Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
37RoostFlyingStatus
41TailwindFlyingStatus
45Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
49Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
53HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
ForesightNormalStatus
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Pidgey 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
BideNormalPhysical Generation 1 — TM
RageNormalPhysical 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychicStatus Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Pidgey sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Pidgey  sprite from Red & Blue Pidgey  sprite from Silver Pidgey  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pidgey  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pidgey  sprite from Black & White Pidgey  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Pidgey Shiny sprite from Silver Pidgey Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pidgey Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pidgey Shiny sprite from Black & White Pidgey Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Pidgey

Red
Blue
Route 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, 25
Yellow Route 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 21, 24, 25, Viridian Forest
Gold
Silver
Route 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, National Park
Crystal Route 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, Ilex Forest, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, National Park, Viridian Forest
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 2, 3
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Pidgeotto/Pidgeot
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Pidgeotto/Pidgeot
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Fuchsia City, Lavender Town, Pallet Town, Pewter City, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Viridian Forest
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pidgey
Japanese ポッポ (Poppo)
German Taubsi
French Roucool

Name origin

pigeon
a species of bird