Chikorita is the first Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex, and the 152nd in the National Dex. It is a Grass Type, and it is known as the Leaf Pokémon.
Chikorita has the ability Overgrow. This means that once Chikorita's HP is less than a third all its Grass type moves are 50% stronger. A second Ability is available to Chikorita that come from the Dream World, the Leaf Guard Abillity. This Ability automatically heals its Status problems during periods of strong sunlight.
Chikorita takes the appearance of a pale green colored four-legged mammal. The most distinguishing feature of a Chikorita is the large green leaf sprouting out of the top of its head.
Chikorita has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
Chikorita is available as one of the first 3 Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, and subsequently Heart Gold and Soul Silver. If the player picks Chikorita as their starter Pokémon, their rival will pick Cyndaquil as theirs; if the player picks Totodile as their starter Pokémon, their rival will pick Chikorita as theirs.
Chikorita is obtainable in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness as a Reward for clearing Mt. Battle.
Chikorita appears at Secre Storage 20, Endless Level 14, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Chikorita is available as a starter or partner Pokémon in the first two waves of Mystery Dungeon games. In the first Mystery Dungeon games Chikorita also appears at Joyous Tower 8F-11F. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky Chikorita appears at Mystery Jungle B1-B29. Chikorita also appears at Mystifying Forest B1-B13 and Happy Outlook B1-B19 in Explorers of Time & Darkness; in Explorers of Sky Chikorita appears at Mystic Forest B1-B13 and Joy Cape B1-B19.
Chikorita appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3. It appears at Weird Mountain 4F-8F in Blazing Adventure Squad, at Weird Rockland 4F-8F and Final Island 1F-5F in Stormy Adventure Squad, and Weird Forest 4F-8F and Final Cave 1F-5F in Light Adventure Squad.
Chikorita appears at Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger. Chikorita doesn't appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but appears in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs on the Basement Stairs of the Old Mansion on Mitonga Island in the Present, and can be obtained by clearing the Forest Temple Mission Drapion of the Forest Temple with an A Rank.
Trading Card Game
Chikorita appears in a total of ten sets, a McDonalds Promo and the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack. It is listed as a Common Card in the Neo Genesis (2), Expedition (2), EX Hidden Legends, EX Unseen Forces, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Mysterious Treasures, HeartGold & SoulSilver and Call of Legends sets.
Casey, a trainer from the Johto region, would also use a Chikorita in a the episodes The Double Trouble Header and The Bug Stops Here. Jackson, Silver, and Lyra would also use a Chikorita in their respective appearances.
No manga information as of yet
Chikorita is in the NFE tier as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.
Via Move Tutor
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM09: Bullet Seed
- TM19: Giga Drain
- TM23: Iron Tail
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM82: Sleep Talk
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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