Xatu

Xatu
ネイティオ - Natio
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Natu < Xatu > Mareep
Species
Type
Mystic Pokemon
Psychic.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#178
Height
Weight
4'11
33.1 lbs.
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
75
Tier
EV Yield
1 SPA/1SPD
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Xatu (ネイティオ - Natio) is a Psychic and Flying. Xatu has two abilities which are both useful when battling an opponent. The first of the abilities is Synchronize. This gives Xatu a chance to deal even more damage if it is losing. The Second of the two abilities is Early Bird. This allows Xatu to wake up earlier when under the Sleep condition. Xatu is part of the Egg Group, Flying, and will hatch after 5,120 steps. It will take 1,000,000 experience points to level up Xatu to Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Xatu are green condor Pokémon with long, red-and-black tipped white wings that covers the Pokémon's front half. Underneath its wings are designs that resemble red-colored eyes. Along with its main green coloration, Xatu’s designs have accentuation's of black, yellow, and red. Xatu’s feet have only two toes, one in front and one in back. Xatu’s appearance is similar to a totem pole.

Gender Differences

The Male version of this Pokémon has one extra pair of yellow stripes.

Game Information

Original Games

Xatu is the evolution of the Psychic and Flying type to be created, Natu.

Spin-off Games

No Spin-off game information available as of yet.

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Xatu first appeared under the ownership of Calista. This girl had the ability to predict the future in Xatu the Future.

Xatu was seen in Me, Myself and Time under the ownership of another girl named Calista who traveled back in time to give her younger self a message.

Movies

Xatu has currently appeared in one Pokémon movie called Pokémon Heroes, him and 3 Natu's were used to signal the start of a race.

Manga

In Volume 14, Will uses a Xatu to fight Blue and Silver.

By the events which happened in the Battle Frontier saga, Crystal's Natu has evolved into a Xatu.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Xatu is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a great ability in Magic Bounce, Xatu can act as a good anti-entry hazard pivot and can bounce back status moves like Will-O-Wisp and Toxic as well as Taunt. It has reliable recovery in Roost to keep itself healthy and keep the upper hand in matchup against hazard setters like Garbodor and Mesprit. Xatu can fit very much on balanced teams due to a varied movepool, which allows for it to run support, offensive, or bulky Calm Mind sets. The best Xatu set is a pivot set that can switch into entry hazard setters and pivot out with U-turn or cripple opposing foes with Thunder Wave. It also can run a Life Orb offensive set that gives Xatu the ability to threaten opposing foes with nice coverage options like Grass Knot and Heat Wave to go along with Psychic, which gives it the upper hand against entry hazard setters that would normally give Xatu trouble like Rhydon. A Calm Mind set is another option that gives Xatu a good matchup against stall due to its effective immunity to Taunt and status moves. Xatu's flaws are that its bulk is not really all too amazing, as it can be worn down quite easily even with investment, and that Xatu has some common weaknesses to Ghost, Dark, and Rock. The Dark weakness is especially troubling given that Xatu can be vulnerable to Pursuit trappers like Skuntank. It also does not have a flawless matchup against every entry hazard setter, as Stealth Rock setters like Rhydon and Piloswine can easily take Xatu out on the switch with their STAB attacks.

Xatu is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With Magic Bounce, Xatu has a good matchup against common Stealth Rock setters like Uxie and Registeel and can bounce back status moves as well as Taunt. With U-turn, Xatu is an effective pivot that can gain momentum for the team after it forces an entry hazard setter to switch. It has a nice x4 resistance to Fighting and a Ground immunity, giving it reasonable defensive utility as a Pokémon against certain common threats. With reliable recovery in Roost, Xatu is sure to keep itself healthy and continue to discourage the setting up of entry hazards. However, it has some unfortunate weaknesses to Dark, Ice, Rock, Electric, and Ghost. It is vulnerable to the common Knock Off and Pursuit, with the latter potentially putting Xatu in a very bad situation. Diancie is a common Stealth Rock setter that gives Xatu a lot of problems due to STAB Diamond Storm and Heal Bell to heal off any Toxic status that Xatu throws at it. It can also become set up bait against the likes of Drapion, Fletchinder, and Scrafty.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue None Not Avaliable In This Game
Yellow None Not Avaliable In This Game
Gold/Silver Evolve Evolve Natu
Crystal Evolve Evolve Natu
Ruby/Sapphire Rare Safari Zone
Emerald Rare Safari Zone
FireRed Evolve Evolve Natu
LeafGreen Evolve Evolve Natu
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Evolve Natu
Platinum Evolve Evolve Natu
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve/Trade Evolve Natu or Trade for Haunter in Pewter City
Black/White None Transfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Natu
X Common Friend Safari
Y Common Friend Safari
Omega Ruby 10%-60% Safari Zone and Mirage Island
Alpha Sapphire 10%-60% Safari Zone and Mirage Island

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Silver In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
Crystal Once it begins to meditate at sunrise, the entire day will pass before it will move again.
III Ruby Xatu stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this Pokémon does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the future.
Sapphire Xatu is known to stand motionless while staring at the sun all day long. Some people revere it as a mystical Pokémon out of their belief that Xatu is in possession of the power to see into the future.
Emerald It has the enigmatic power of foreseeing the future. Some people in different lands have long believed that Xatu are emissaries from another world.
FireRed In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
LeafGreen They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
IV Diamond This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
Pearl This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
Platinum This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
HeartGold They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
SoulSilver In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past.
V Black This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
White This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
Black 2 This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
White 2 This odd Pokémon can see both the past and the future. It eyes the sun's movements all day.
VI X Once it begins to meditate at sunrise, the entire day will pass before it will move again.
Y They say that it stays still and quiet because it is seeing both the past and future at the same time.
Omega Ruby Xatu stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this Pokémon does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the futu
Alpha Sapphire Xatu is known to stand motionless while staring at the sun all day long. Some people revere it as a mystical Pokémon out of their belief that Xatu is in possession of the power to see into the future.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 271 334 .
Atk
75
167 186 249 273
Def
70
158 176 239 262
Sp. Atk
95
203 226 289 317
Sp. Def
70
158 176 239 262
Speed
95
103 226 289 317

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
6 Night Shade Ghost.gif ?? 100 Special.png
9 Teleport Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
12 Lucky Chant Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
17 Miracle Eye Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
20 Me First Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
23 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
27 Tailwind Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
30 Wish Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
37 Psycho Shift Psychic.gif N/A 90 Other.png
42 Future Sight Psychic.gif 80 90 Special.png
47 Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
54 Power Swap Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
54 Guard Swap Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
59 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Drill Peck Flying.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Featherdance Flying.gif -- 100 Other.png
Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 25
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Xatu

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
Steel.gif
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Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Psychic.gif
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