Patrat < Watchog > Lillipup
Lookout Pokémon
3'7" (1.1m)
59.5 lbs (27kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Watchog (ミルホッグ) is the 11th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Normal Type, and it is known as the Lookout Pokémon.

Watchog's two abilities are Illuminate, an ability that increases the chances of encountering a Wild Pokémon, and Keen Eye, which prevents accuracy loss. A third Ability is available to Watchog that come from the Dream World, the Analytic Ability. When it has this Ability and moves last, the power of its Attacks increase by 30%.

Patrat evolves into Watchog at Level 20.

Watchog is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Watchog One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Watchog is a meerkat-like Pokémon that has brown fur with yellow stripes. It stands upright so it can better observe its surroundings, using its tail to keep itself balanced.

Gender Differences

Watchog has no distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Watchog appears on Route 1 in the area that's accessible by using Surf, along with Routes 7, 15, 18, the Dreamyard and P2 Laboratory in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, appears at Routes 1-3, 7 & 17, the Dreamyard and the P2 Laboratory, along with a Hidden Grotto on Routes 2 and 7.

Spin-off Games

Watchog appears at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after retrieving it from Wish Park. To befriend it, you need to reach a chest whilst surviving its attacks, but it can't be called into battle.

Trading Card Game

Watchog is listed as a Common Card in the Black&White set, and an Uncommon Card in the Emerging Powers set.

Anime/Manga Information


Watchog first appeared as one of Lenora's Pokémon in episode 14 of the Best Wishes series, where it used its Illuminate attack to reveal Yamask's location.

Lenora's Watchog also appeared in episode 15 of the Best Wishes series where it battled Ash's Oshawott, which it defeated using Thunderbolt. It appeared again in episode 16, where Ash finally managed to defeat it using Oshawott's Aqua Jet.


Watchog has yet to make an appearance in any of the Pokémon movies.


Watchog's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Watchog is listed in the NU, or Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling due to having a less-than-average Base Statistics total.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 5% Route 15 (Double Grass)
Black/White 20% Dreamyard (Double Grass)
Route 7
Route 18
Black/White 36% Route 1 (Double Grass)
P2 Laboratory
Black2/White2 10% Route 7 (Regular and Double Grass; Winter)
Route 18 (Regular and Double Grass)
Dreamyard: Basement (Double Grass)
Black2/White2 15% Route 7 (Regular and Double Grass; Spring, Summer & Autumn)
Black2/White2 20% Route 3 (Regular and Double Grass)
P2 Laboratory
Black2/White2 25% Dreamyard: Main (Regular and Double Grass)
Black2/White2 30%
Route 2 (Regular Grass)
Route 1 (Regular and Double Grass)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
White They make the patterns on their bodies shine in order to threaten predators. Keen eyesight lets them see in the dark.
Black 2 Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
White 2 Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
VI X Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
Y When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
Omega Ruby Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
Alpha Sapphire When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 230 324 .
157 175 269 295
128 143 237 260
Sp. Atk
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
128 143 237 260
143 159 253 278


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Low Kick Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
8 Bide Normal.gif N/A 100 Physical.png
11 Detect Fighting.gif N/A 100 Other.png
13 Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
16 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
18 Hypnosis Psychic.gif N/A 60 Other.png
20 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
22 Super Fang Normal.gif N/A 90 Physical.png
25 After You Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
29 Psych Up Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
32 Hyper Fang Normal.gif 80 90 Physical.png
36 Mean Look Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
39 Baton Pass Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
43 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
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
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
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.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
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 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
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.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
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Super Fang Normal.gif  ?? 90 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Patrat Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
26 Work Up Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 20

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Ghost.gif Fighting.gif

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