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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 50
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 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.

Moves learned by Pidgey

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.
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Sand AttackGround 100
9GustFlying 40 100
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
17WhirlwindNormal
21TwisterDragon 40 100
25Feather DanceFlying 100
29AgilityPsychic
33Wing AttackFlying 60 100
37RoostFlying
41TailwindFlying
45Mirror MoveFlying
49Air SlashFlying 75 95
53HurricaneFlying 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 CutterFlying 60 95
Air SlashFlying 75 95
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
DefogFlying
Feint AttackDark 60
ForesightNormal
PursuitDark 40 100
Steel WingSteel 70 90
UproarNormal 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.
DefogFlying
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pidgey 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
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Sand AttackGround 100
9GustFlying 40 100
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
17WhirlwindNormal
21TwisterDragon 40 100
25Feather DanceFlying 100
29AgilityPsychic
33Wing AttackFlying 60 100
37RoostFlying
41TailwindFlying
45Mirror MoveFlying
49Air SlashFlying 75 95
53HurricaneFlying 110 70

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air CutterFlying 60 95
Air SlashFlying 75 95
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
DefogFlying
Feint AttackDark 60
ForesightNormal
PursuitDark 40 100
Steel WingSteel 70 90
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Pidgey sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

pigeon
a species of bird