When it was introduced in Generation III Chimecho couldn't evolve and didn't have a pre-evolved form. Its pre-evolved form was introduced in Generation IV, called Chingling, which could evolve into Chimecho by way of Friendship Evolution at Night.
Chimecho is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. The egg can also hatch a Chingling if Chimecho breeds while holding a Pure Incense, an Egg that takes the same number of steps to hatch. It takes Chimecho 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Chimecho takes on the appearance of a living wind-chime.
Chimecho doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.
Chimecho appears at Mt. Coronet 5F-7F in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Diamond and Pearl also has Chimecho located at Sendoff Spring, whereas Chimecho can be found at Turnback Cave in Platinum. Chimecho can be found at the Safari Zone's Swamp area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after 15 Forest Objects have been placed in the area.
Chimecho appears at Secret Storage 16, Endless Level 2 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Chimecho appears at Mt. Freeze 7F-12F and Solar Cave 12F-17F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness, Chimecho appears at Sky Rift; in Explorers of Sky Chimecho appears at Sky Fissure. The floor ranges for both dungeons are the same: B5-B15 & DPB1-B9. In Mystery Dungeon 3, Chimecho appears in each respective games' Secret, Unown, and Final-themed dungeons.
Chimecho appears in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, appearing at Rasp Cavern's Altar, the second floor of the Wireless Tower, Faldera Volcano's Entrance, Mt. Sorbet's Eastern Mountainside, Mt. Layuda's Interior and the 4F Observation Room of the Air Fortress in the Present. In the Past, Chimecho can be found in the Forest Temple Mission "A Hoard of Treasure Chests" and the Light Temple Mission "At Last, Arceus and the Light". In the Forest Temple mission, a defeated Chingling might yield the Slate of its Evolved form, but Chimecho appears only in the Light Temple Mission.
Chimecho can be found at Illusio in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Chimecho appears in five sets, a Nintendo Promo and Pokémon Organized Play Series 4 as a Rare Delta Species Card. Chimecho's only appearance as an Uncommon Card is in the EX Holon Phantoms set, and it is also a Delta Species card. It is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Hidden Legends, EX Emerald, Mysterious Treasures and Supreme Victors sets.
An Old Couple that lives on Mt. Pyre own a pair of Chimecho that make their debut in Chapter 229. These Pokémon can utilize their psychic powers to detect the goings-on in the world from a great distance.
Chimecho finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. While Chimecho finds itself outclassed by other Psychic-Type Pokémon in the Tier, it has one niche that it can take advantage of: the combination of the moves Recover and Heal Bell plus the Levitate Ability. It is capable of holding Fighting-types such as Sawk in check, but Dark-Type and Bulky Psychic-Type Pokémon will be able to slow it down and win, especially if it gets hit with Taunt.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Chingling Exclusive Moves
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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