Chinchou

Chinchou
チョンチー
Chinchou.png
Crobat < Chinchou > Lanturn
Species Type
Angler Pokémon Water.gif Electric.gif
Number Ability
#170 Volt Absorb/Illuminate
Water Absorb
Height Weight
1'8" (0.5m) 26.5 lbs. (12kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Lanturn
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 2 190
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 HP Point
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Chinchou (チョンチー) is the 174th Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Water/Electric Type, and it is known as the Angler Pokémon.

Chinchou can use one of two Abilities: Volt Absorb which allows Chinchou to heal up to 25% of its maximum Hit Points should it get hit by an Electric-Type attack, or Illuminate, which increases the likelihood of encountering Wild Pokémon. Its Hidden Ability is Water Absorb, which 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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Chinchou appears at Route 18 and Driftveil City by Fishing with the Super Rod in Black and White. Chinchou became available in the Dream World area Sparkling Sea on November 15, 2011.

In Pokémon X and Y, Chinchou can be fished for using the Good Rod at Shalour City and Azure Bay. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be found underwater at Route 107, Route 124, Route 126, Route 128, Route 129 and Route 130.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Chinchou can be caught in the wild at Route 8 and Akala Outskirts at fishing spots.

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

Anime

Chinchou first appeared in Takin' it on the Chinchou! under the ownership of Dayton.

Trinity used a Chinchou in her battle against Misty in the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match. Chinchou would defeat Misty's Corsola to win the match for Trinity.

Movies

Wild Chinchou appear in the films Destiny Deoxys, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and Giratina and the Sky Warrior, along with the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Pikaboo.

Manga

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

Game Rarity 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)
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
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)
Black 2/White 2 Rare Undella Bay
X/Y Common (Good Rod) Shalour City, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 50% Route 107, Route 124, Route 126, Route 128, Route 129, Route 130 (Underwater)
Sun/Moon 1% (Fish) Route 8, Akala Outskirts
Sun/Moon 20% (Fish) Route 8, Akala Outskirts (Rippling)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
II Gold It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Silver On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
Crystal Its antennae, which evolved from a fin, have both positive and negative charges flowing through them.
III 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.
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.
Emerald When it senses danger, it discharges positive and negative electricity from its two antennae. It lives in depths beyond sunlight's reach.
FireRed On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
LeafGreen It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
IV Diamond It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
Pearl It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
Platinum It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
HeartGold It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
SoulSilver On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
V Black It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
White It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
Black 2 It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
White 2 It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes.
VI X On the dark ocean floor, its only means of communication is its constantly flashing lights.
Y It shoots positive and negative electricity between the tips of its two antennae and zaps its enemies.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
VII Sun Its two antennae were originally fins. It discharges electricity to stun its prey before attacking.
Moon It lives in the depths beyond the reach of sunlight. It flashes lights on its antennae to communicate with others of its kind.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
75
. 291 354 .
Atk
38
100 112 175 192
Def
38
100 112 175 192
Sp. Atk
56
133 148 211 232
Sp. Def
56
133 148 211 232
Speed
67
153 170 233 256

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Bubble Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
6 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
9 Electro Ball Electric.gif ?? 100 Special.png
12 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
17 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
20 Bubble Beam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
23 Spark Electric.gif 65 100 Physical.png
28 Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
31 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
34 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
39 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
42 Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
45 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
47 Ion Deluge Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Charge Electric.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png
Soak Water.gif -- 100 Other.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 175*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 160*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 120 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 160 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Generation III Exclusive Moves

Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

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Chinchou
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 27

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Water.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Grass.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif

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