Pidgey can use one of two Abilities: Keen Eye, which prevents opposing Pokémon from lowering its Accuracy; or Tangled Feet, which increases its Evasion by one level whenever it gets Confused. Its Hidden Ability is Big Pecks, which prevents its Defense from being lowered.
Pidgey is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Pidgey 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Though Pidgey's name would say its a Pigeon, the idea of its design was not from a Pigeon but from the birds the Sparrow and the Finch. Pidgey is a small bird that is quite plump. Its plumage is brown on its head, back, wings and its three short tail feathers. The plumage on its underbelly and under-wing area is a cream color, and some feathers above its eyes and the tips of its wings also has the coloring of its underbelly area. Pidgey has a black marking by its eyes. It has a small, pink beak that is somewhat sharp, and its legs and feet are the same color. Pidgey has three toes at the front part of its foot and one at the back. Each foot has sharp white claws.
Pidgey doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Pidgey is a very common sight in the Generation I games, appearing on most land-based overworld routes. Pidgey are also commonplace in Generation II, appearing on Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 29-32, 35-37 and the National Park during the Daytime in Gold, Silver and Crystal, and at the Ilex Forest at night in Crystal.
Pidgey appear at Route 229 during a Swarm in Diamond and Pearl; in Platinum Pidgey will appear at Route 229 without requiring a Swarm. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Pidgey can be found at Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29-31, 35-37, National Park, Viridian Forest and the Safari Zone's Forest Areas during the Morning and Day hours. Pidgey also appear on the Pokéwalker course Refreshing Field.
Pidgey makes appearances at Endless Levels 14 & 33, Forever Level 14 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Pidgey can be found at Howling Forest 9F-13F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Pidgey can be found at Concealed Ruins B1-B9 and World Abyss B1-B15. Pidgey is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Dubious Valley 1F-6F.
Pidgey can be found flying the skies of the Oblivia Region in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs in the Present, and in the Forest Temple mission A Hoard of Tresure Chests by finishing the mission with an S Rank.
Pidgey can be found at Challenger's Ground Meadow 1-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Pidgey is listed in eight sets and Pokémon Organized Play Series 4 as a Common Card. Pidgey is listed as a Common Card in the Base, Gym Challenge, Expedition, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Holon Phantoms, Secret Wonders, Triumphant and Call of Legends sets. A second Pidgey is also listed in the Gym Challenge set as an Uncommon Card.
Ash would try to catch a Wild Pidgey in the pilot episode Pokémon! I Choose You! by immediately throwing a Poké Ball, only for Pidgey to break out of it. Ash would proceed to try and catch it by himself, only to fail, getting hit with Gust and Sand-Attack for his troubles, much to the delight of his Pikachu.
A trainer named Wilbur would teach his Pidgey how to fly in Fly Me To The Moon, and by flying to the upper atmosphere, it would inspire the other Pidgeys on Pudgey Pidgey Island--who were overweight due to a lack of desire to fly--to try and fly themselves.
Other trainers have also used Pidgey throughout the anime, including Casey and Professor Oak, just to name a few.
Wild Pidgey make appearances in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Heroes: Latios & Latias, Destiny Deoxys, The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Vacation and Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
Some Pidgeys were accidentally freed from Professor Oak's Laboratory in Chapter 2, but Red was able to track them down and recapture them.
The Safari Zone in Kanto utilize a number of Mecha-Pidgeys that serve as tour guides, which appear in Chapters 21, 22 and 298. Wild Pidgeys make a cameo appearance in Chapter 54 in the vicinity of the Rock Tunnel.
Pidgey is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
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