Xatu

Xatu is a Psychic/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Mystic Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 178
Type Psychic Flying
Species Mystic Pokémon
Height 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Synchronize
2. Early Bird
Magic Bounce (hidden ability)
Local № 160 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
163 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
162 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
170 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
253 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
093 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 165
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 95
175 317
Total 470 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 Xatu.

Evolution chart

(Level 25)

Xatu changes

Pokédex entries

Gold They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Silver In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
Crystal Once it begins to meditate at sunrise, the entire day will pass before it will move again.
Ruby XATU stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this POKéMON does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the future.
Sapphire XATU is known to stand motionless while staring at the sun all day long. Some people revere it as a mystical POKéMON out of their belief that XATU is in possession of the power to see into the future.
FireRed In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
LeafGreen They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Emerald It has the enigmatic power of foreseeing the future. Some people in different lands have long believed that XATU are emissaries from another world.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun’s movement all day.
HeartGold They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
SoulSilver In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun’s movement all day.
X Once it begins to meditate at sunrise, the entire day will pass before it will move again.
Y They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Omega Ruby Xatu stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this Pokémon does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the future.
Alpha Sapphire Xatu is known to stand motionless while staring at the sun all day long. Some people revere it as a mystical Pokémon out of their belief that Xatu is in possession of the power to see into the future.
Ultra Sun It’s said that while this Pokémon has the power to predict the future, it’s not powerful enough to change the future it sees.
Ultra Moon While it can see the future, it has no desire to change it, which is probably why it remains motionless at all times.
Sword They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Shield This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun’s movement all day.

Moves learned by Xatu

Moves learnt by level up

Xatu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Stored PowerPsychicSpecial 20 100
1TailwindFlyingStatus
1TeleportPsychicStatus
15Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
20Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
28Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
34Guard SwapPsychicStatus
34Power SwapPsychicStatus
41PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
48WishNormalStatus
55Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Xatu learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95

Egg moves

Xatu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Xatu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
RoostFlyingStatus
Simple BeamNormalStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

Xatu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Xatu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Xatu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1TailwindFlyingStatus
1TeleportPsychicStatus
6Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
9TeleportPsychicStatus
12Lucky ChantNormalStatus
17Stored PowerPsychicSpecial 20 100
20Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
23Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
29WishNormalStatus
35PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
39Miracle EyePsychicStatus
43Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
49Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
53Guard SwapPsychicStatus
53Power SwapPsychicStatus
57Me FirstNormalStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Xatu learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Xatu 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
NightmareGhostStatus 100 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
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Xatu sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Xatu  sprite from Silver Xatu  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Xatu  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Xatu  sprite from Black & White Xatu  sprite from X & Y Xatu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Xatu  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Xatu Shiny sprite from Silver Xatu Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Xatu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Xatu Shiny sprite from Black & White Xatu Shiny sprite from X & Y Xatu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Xatu

Gold
Silver
Evolve Natu
Crystal Pewter City
Ruby
Sapphire
Safari Zone
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Natu
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Natu
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pewter City
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone, Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Akala Outskirts
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Giant's Seat

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Xatu
Japanese ネイティオ (Natio)
German Xatu
French Xatu

Name origin

X
exotic
Atu
the first man, in Samoan mythology