If this starter Johto Pokemon is your choice in the new Mystery Dungeon game, here's our guide!
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The Generation 2 grass-type is available as the player or partner through the main game.
Usually, Chikorita is chosen if the personality results are Docile (for females) in nature.
It has normal mobility, meaning it cannot traverse through water, lava and cloud tiles and walls without the assistance of a mobility-enhancing item or a certain IQ skill.
As Chikorita is a grass type, he will be weak to fire, ice, flying, poison and bug type Pokemon, meaning you should pair it with a ground, fire or electric type such as Cubone, Charmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic or Pikachu.
How To Get Chikorita
Chikorita can be chosen at the start of the game as either the player or partner.
Chikorita can be recruited exclusively at Joyous Tower with a recruit rate of 11.4%.
You will come across a Lv9 Chikorita with a rarity of:
- 8th floor (40.00%)
- 9th-10th floor (25.81%)
- 11th floor (20.52%)
Evolution does not play a massive part in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, so it is perfectly ok to keep Chikorita as he is.
Although stats do not increase from evolution, moves can vary once it evolves into Bayleaf or Meganium.
If you do wish to evolve Chikorita, you will need to finish the main story and enter the Luminous Cave - be sure to check our evolution guide for more details.
Moveset And Abilities
Chikorita's ability is Rock Head and Lightningrod.
Chikorita will begin with the following attacks:
- Ancient Power: 15/15
- Razor Leaf: 15/15
- Tackle: 25/25
- Grass Knot: 20/20
Here are the moves that Chikorita can learn by levelling up:
- Lv1 Tackle
- Lv1 Growl
- Lv8 Razor Leaf
- Lv12 Reflect
- Lv15 Poisonpowder
- Lv22 Synthesis
- Lv29 Body Slam
- Lv36 Light Screen
- Lv43 Safeguard
- Lv50 Solarbeam
Here are the moves that Chikorita can learn from TMs:
- Iron Tail
- Double Team
- Giga Drain
- Bullet Seed
- Sunny Day
- Light Screen
- Secret Power
- Hidden Power
- Wide Slash