|#170|| Volt Absorb/Illuminate|
|1'8" (0.5m)||26.5 lbs. (12kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 HP Point|
Chinchou can use one of two Abilities: Volt Absorb which allows Chinchou to heal up to 25% of it's maximum Hit Points should it get hit by an Electric-Type attack, or Illuminate, which increases the likelihood of encountering Wild Pokémon.
A third Ability is available to Chinchou that come from the Dream World, the Water Absorb Ability. Similar to Volt Absorb, this Ability also restores up to 25% of its HP, but only if it gets hit by a Water-Type attack.
Chinchou gain the opportunity to evolve into Lanturn starting at Level 27.
Chinchou is in the Water 2 Egg Group, and its Egg will hatch after 5,120 steps. It takes 1,250,000 Experience Points for Chinchou to reach Level 100.
Chinchou is a small, round, blue angler Pokémon with a pair of tiny light-blue fins and two small blue feet. It has two antennae that are positioned on its rear like two tails, at the end of each antenna is a yellow teardrop-shaped orb. This Pokémon's eyes have unique pupils that are shaped like plus signs.
 Gender Differences
Chinchou doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Chinchou can be found by fishing at New Bark Town, Olivine Harbor, Union Cave, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, and Routes 26 & 27 in Gold, Silver and Crystal. In addition to these locations, Chinchou also appears at Routes 20, 21, 41 and 47 in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, but Olivine Harbor only features Chinchou in Generation II.
Instead of finding it by fishing, Chinchou appear in the Underwater sections of Routes 124 and 126 in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. Fishing becomes necessary to find Chinchou in the Generation IV games Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, as Chinchou can be found by fishing with the Super Rod at Route 220.
 Spin-off Games
Chinchou appears at Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 9, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Chinchou appears at Silver Trench 70F-79F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. Chinchou appears at Miracle Sea at random from B1-B18 & DPB1-DPB4 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky.
Chinchou appears at Jade Lake in Dungeon Stormy Adventure Squad from B1 to B12.
Chinchou appears at Puel Sea in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Chinchou returns in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, appearing in the area in which the current runs rapidly and the dark area of Coral Sea, and the lower right room & dark room of the Undersea Cavern at the Eastern Sea.
In both Pokémon Ranger games in which Chinchou appears in, its movement is restricted to the oceans. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Chinchou and its evolved form Lanturn can illuminate the surroundings of the player in dark areas.
 Trading Card Game
Chinchou appears in a total of 13 sets and a McDonalds Promo. Chinchou is listed as a Common Card in the Neo Genesis, Neo Revelation, Aquapolis (2), EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX Hidden Legends (2), EX Unseen Forces, EX Legend Maker, EX Power Keepers, Legends Awakened (2) and Unleashed sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Chinchou first appeared in Takin' it on the Chinchou! under the ownership of Dayton.
 Pokémon Adventures
Chinchou were first seen in Volume 8, encountered by Gold during his search for his Poliwag.
Misty is later seen with a Chinchou in Volume 12, using it to light up the area behind the Tohjo Falls.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Chinchou is in the NFE tier due to the result of being a first-stage Pokémon.
 Area Location
|Gold/Silver/Crystal||Common||Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island|
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||Common||Route 124 & Route 126 (Underwater)|
|Diamond/Pearl||30%||Route 220 (Use Super Rod)|
|Platinum||5%||Route 220 (Use Super Rod)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||7% (Use Good Rod)
60% (Use Super Rod)
|Routes 26, 27, and 41; New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island|
|Pokéwalker||Variying %||White Lake|
Beyond the Sea
|Black/White||1%||Route 18 (Use Super Rod)|
|Black/White||30%||Driftveil City (Use Super Rod)|
|Black/White||60%||Driftveil City (Use Super Rod on a Shaking Spot|
|Dream World||N/A||Sparkling Sea (Effective November 15, 2011)|
|II||Pokémon Gold||It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||Its antennae, which evolved from a fin, have both positive and negative charges flowing through them.|
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Chinchou lets loose positive and negative electrical charges from its two antennas to make its prey faint. This Pokémon flashes its electric lights to exchange signals with others.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Chinchou's two antennas are filled with cells that generate strong electricity. This Pokémon's cells create so much electrical power, it even makes itself tingle slightly.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||When it senses danger, it discharges positive and negative electricity from its two antennae. It lives in depths beyond sunlight's reach.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|V||Pokémon White||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.|
|VI||Pokémon X||On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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