Lanturn

Lanturn
ランターン
Lanturn.png
Chinchou < Lanturn > Pichu
Species
Type
Light Pokemon
Water.gif Electric.gif
Number
Ability
#171
Height
Weight
3'11
49.6 lbs.
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
75
Tier
EV Yield
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Lanturn (ランターン) is the 175th Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Water/Electric-Type, and is known as the Light Pokémon.

Lanturn can use one of two Abilities; Volt Absorb, which restores up to 25% of its maximum HP when hit with an Electric-Type move, or Illuminate, which increases the likelihood of encountering Wild Pokémon. Its Hidden Ability is Water Absorb, which restores up to 25% of its maximum HP when hit with a Water-Type move.

Chinchou gain the opportunity to evolve into Lanturn upon reaching Level 27.

Lanturn is in the Water 2 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 steps to hatch. It takes Lanturn 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Lanturn is a large blue fish Pokémon with a pair of small blue fins. They have a yellow patch around their eyes, which have red irises. The end of the bottom of their oddly-shaped tail is also yellow. Lanturn's yellow orbs come from a modification of its dorsal fin.

Gender Differences

There are no differences between each gender of this Pokémon.

Game Information

Original Games

Lanturn can be caught in the wild at Route 26, Route 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town and Vermilion City in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal by fishing with a Super Rod. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, the only way to obtain it is to evolve a Chinchou.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Lanturn can be fished for with a Super Rod at Route 220, however it can only be obtained by evolving a Chinchou in Platinum. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it can be fished up with a Super Rod at Route 20, Route 21, Route 26, Route 27, Route 41, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City and Cinnabar Island.

Lanturn appears at Driftveil City in Pokémon Black and White when fishing in shaking spots. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, it can be caught through fishing in shaking spots at Undella Bay.

In Pokémon X and Y, Lanturn can be caught in the wild at Shalour City and Azure Bay by using the Super Rod. It is also found underwater at Route 107, Route 124, Route 126, Route 128, Route 129]] and Route 130 in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the only way to obtain Lanturn is to evolve a Chinchou.

Spin-off Games

No Spin-off game information as of yet.

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Lanturn first appeared in The Mystery is History. Its trainer Oliver was using it to play with a Baby Lugia.

Lanturn also appeared under the ownership of Dorian in Just Add Water.

In Lapras of Luxury, Lanturn's supersonic waves helped Naomi locate singing voices of Lapras.

One also appeared under Kyle's ownership in Pruning a Passel of Pals! while participating in the Wallace Cup. It defeated Ash's Buizel.

Movies

No Movie information available as of yet.

Manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Volume 12, Misty uses a Lanturn to fight Suicune in the Tohjo Falls.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Lanturn is a part of the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a great typing and Volt Absorb to give it an Electric immunity, Lanturn proves to be an amazing pivot and general utility Pokémon for teams to work with. It has some very good moves at its disposal, such as Scald, Volt Switch, and Heal Bell, which makes it a pesky Pokémon to deal with and a very good support Pokémon to use. Lanturn's best set is an offensive tank set with either an Assault Vest or Leftovers which can check threats like Magmortar very well while having decent power to boot. It also can run a supportive pivot set that takes advantage of Lanturn's massive HP stat and decent support options to provide more defensive backbone. Lastly, Lanturn can run a Choice Specs set that hits decently hard and has great overall coverage, throwing a surprise for unsuspecting foes. However, Lanturn has average stats all across the board outside of HP and it lacks reliable recovery. It also has only two weaknesses in Grass and Ground, but those are relatively exploitable considering certain Pokémon will run super effective coverage against it like Magmortar with Earthquake.

Lanturn is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With some great resistances in Fire, Flying, Ice, and Water, as well as an immunity to Electric thanks to Volt Absorb, Lanturn is a decent defensive Pokémon that can match up well against threats like Emboar, Fletchinder, and Magneton. A slow Volt Switch can allow for Pokémon to get in safely, and it has STAB Scald to threaten Ground-types that try to block Volt Switch or deter set up from physical attackers. It also has a great support move in Heal Bell, and it does not suck momentum from a team like Aromatisse can. Lanturn is very flawed, though, as it lacks great Special Attack and Defense stats, lacks reliable recovery, is susceptible to all forms of entry hazards, and is Grass-type bait for Pokémon like Virizion and Venusaur. As a defensive Pokémon, it also can be trapped and picked off by Dugtrio, which can prove highly problematic.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver/Crystal Rare Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Chinchou
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl Uncommon (Super Rod) Route 220
Platinum None Evolve Chinchou
HeartGold/SoulSilver Uncommon Routes 26, 27, and 41 (fishing), New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Black/White 5% (Fish) Driftveil City (Shaking Spots)
Black 2/White 2 5% (Fish) Undella Bay (Shaking Spots)
X/Y Rare (Super Rod) Shalour City, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 15% Route 107, Route 124, Route 126, Route 128, Route 129, Route 130 (Underwater)
Sun/Moon None Evolve Chinchou

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
II Gold The light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over three miles.
Silver It blinds prey with an intense burst of light, then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp.
Crystal This Pokémon uses the bright part of its body, which changed from a dorsal fin, to lure prey.
III Ruby Lanturn is nicknamed "the deep-sea star" for its illuminated antenna. This Pokémon produces light by causing a chemical reaction between bacteria and its bodily fluids inside the antenna.
Sapphire Lanturn is known to emit light. If you peer down into the dark sea from a ship at night, you can sometimes see this Pokémon's light rising from the depths where it swims. It gives the sea an appearance of a starlit night.
Emerald The light-emitting orbs on its back are very bright. They are formed from a part of its dorsal fin. This Pokémon illuminates the inky darkness of deep seas.
FireRed It blinds prey with an intense burst of light, then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp.
LeafGreen The light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over three miles.
IV Diamond Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
Pearl Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
Platinum Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
HeartGold The light Lanturn emits can reach the sea's surface from depths of up to 5,000 meters.
SoulSilver It blinds prey with an intense burst of light, then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp.
V Black Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
White Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
Black 2 Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
White 2 Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
VI X Lanturn's light can shine up from great depths. It is nicknamed "The Deep-Sea Star."
Y It blinds prey with an intense burst of light. With the prey incapacitated, the Pokémon swallows it in a single gulp.
Omega Ruby Lanturn is nicknamed "the deep-sea star" for its illuminated antenna. This Pokémon produces light by causing a chemical reaction between bacteria and its bodily fluids inside the antenna.
Alpha Sapphire Lanturn is known to emit light. If you peer down into the dark sea from a ship at night, you can sometimes see this Pokémon's light rising from the depths where it swims. It gives the sea an appearance of a starlit night.
VII Sun Should you peer into the ocean at night and see a light shining like the stars, that is Lanturn.
Moon This Pokémon flashes a bright light that blinds its prey. This creates an opening for it to deliver an electrical attack.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
125
. 360 454 .
Atk
58
108 121 215 236
Def
58
108 121 215 236
Sp. Atk
76
141 157 251 276
Sp. Def
76
141 157 251 276
Speed
67
125 139 233 256

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Evolve Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Evolve Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
Start Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
Start Eerie Impulse Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Bubble Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Start Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
Start Electro Ball Electric.gif ?? 100 Special.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
29 Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
33 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
37 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
43 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
47 Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
51 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
54 Ion Deluge Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
58 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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 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
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.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 200*/200* -- 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
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Dive Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 27
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Lanturn

Type Matchups

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

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