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.
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.
There are no differences between each gender of this Pokémon.
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.
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.
No Spin-off game information as of yet.
Trading Card Game
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.
No Movie information available as of yet.
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.
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