Chingling gain the opportunity to evolve into a Chimecho by way of Level Up after its Happiness level is high enough, known as a Friendship Evolution.
Chingling is in the Undiscovered Egg Group and cannot breed, but a Chingling can hatch from an egg if a Chimecho breeds while holding a Pure Incense. This Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Chingling 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Chingling takes on the appearance of a living jingle bell.
Chingling doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.
Chingling appears at Route 211 and Mt. Coronet in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Chingling also appears at Lake Valor and Lake Acuity in Diamond and Pearl; in Platinum Chingling appears at Sendoff Spring and Turnback Cave. Chingling can be found in the caves of Johto and Kanto in Heart Gold and Soul Silver when Sinnoh Sound plays on the Poké Gear's Radio (Thursdays), and the Mountain area of the Safari Zone after 10 Forest Objects have been placed in the area. Chingling also appears on the Pokéwalker courses White Lake and Quiet Cave.
Chingling appears at Drenched Bluff B3-B6 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Chingling also appears at Star Cave B1-B7 in Explorers of Sky. Chingling appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Plains 1F-5F and Final Mountain 4F-6F in Blazing Adventure Squad; at Mystery Marsh 1F-5F and Final Island 4F-6F in Stormy Adventure Squad; and at Mystery Meadow 1F-5F and Final Cave 4F-6F in Light Adventure Squad.
Chingling appears at The Crysta Lake in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Chingling appears at the entrance to Oblivia Ruins in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs in the Present. In the Past, Chingling can be found in the Forest Temple Mission "A Hoard of Treasure Chests" and the Light Temple Mission "At Last, Arceus and the Light" by defeating it or a Chimecho and obtaining its Slate, but the boss must be defeated within the time limit of the mission.
Chingling can be found at Illusio in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Chingling appears in only three sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Majestic Dawn and Supreme Victors sets, and as an Uncommon Card in the Mysterious Treasures set.
A Senior Team Galactic Grunt has a Chingling that generally rests on his shoulder, which appears starting with Chapter 358. Cynthia's Grandmother also has a Chingling of her own, a Chingling that normally stays in her hair.
Chingling is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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