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Elgyem (Pokémon)

Eelektross #604: Eelektross
Pokémon
#606: Beheeyem Beheeyem
Elgyem
Cerebral Pokémon
リグレー
Ligray
#605
Elgyem

Elgyem

Elgyem

Elgyem
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Telepathy or Synchronize Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Elgyem

Mega Elgyem Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#605
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#111/#188
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F605.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Elgyem (Japanese: リグレー Ligray) is a Psychic-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Beheeyem starting at level 42.

Biology

Elgyem is a light blue extraterrestrial Pokémon with an oblong head with depressions on either side. It has black, symmetrical lines going down the front of its head. On the front of its head are shiny, green button-like eyes. Its hands have three finger-like digits: one red, one green, and one yellow. It has short, stubby legs and a small tail. Elgyem controls incredible psychic power, which it uses to squeeze its opponent’s brains, causing them headaches.

Overall, Elgyem has quite the welcoming and informative behavior. It is willing to help in stressful and otherwise difficult situations. However, Elgyem can become fully involved in something it feels to be important and protect that with its life.

In the anime

Elgyem in the anime

Major appearances

Elgyem made its debut in A UFO for Elgyem! as the friend of Professor Icarus. It tried to help others by giving them visions of impending danger to help prevent the accident from happening but this only caused suspicion and drew attention to Professor Icarus's household. It befriended Ash and his friends when they too came to investigate, and even saved Ash's life after showing them a vision of Ash falling through a weak board on a bridge. It was later kidnapped by Team Rocket and Ash, Iris, and Cilan came to its rescue and reunited it with Professor Icarus.

Another Elgyem appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success! under the ownership of Ricky.

Minor appearances

An Elgyem appeared in A Maractus Musical! as part of a Pokémon Musical show alongside a Bouffalant.

An Elgyem appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

An Elgyem appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW030 Elgyem Ash's Pokédex Elgyem, the Cerebral Pokémon. Nobody had ever seen an Elgyem before it made its sudden appearance in the desert.
BW069 Elgyem Ash's Pokédex Elgyem, the Cerebral Pokémon. Elgyem was first discovered when it emerged from deep within the desert 50 years ago.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

An Elgyem appeared in Big City Battles and Special Delivery.

In the TCG

Main article: Elgyem (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.
White This Pokémon had never been seen until it appeared from far in the desert 50 years ago.
Black 2 Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.
White 2
Generation VI
X It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.
Y Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Celestial Tower
Black 2 White 2
Celestial Tower
Dream World
Spooky Manor*
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: Frozen Tundra

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 335   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Heal Block Psychic Status 0000 100100% 15
1111 Miracle Eye Psychic Status 0000 —% 40
1515 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2222 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2525 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2929 Simple Beam Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
3232 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3636 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3939 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4343 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
5050 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
5050 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
5353 Synchronoise Psychic Special 120120 100100% 15
5656 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Elgyem obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KadabraAlakazam Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 15
SableyeCroagunkToxicroak Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
Mr. Mime Barrier Psychic Status —% 30
Buneary Cosmic Power* Psychic Status —% 20
KadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypno Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Mr. Mime Guard Swap Psychic Status —% 10
DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
Mr. Mime Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. Mime
SpindaGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyem
Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
AbraKadabraAlakazam Teleport Psychic Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Elgyem in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Elgyem in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Elgyem can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Elgyem cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

605Elgyem.png
Unevolved
Elgyem
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 42
606Beheeyem.png
First evolution
Beheeyem
 Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 605.png Spr b 5b 605.png Spr 5b 605.png Spr b 5b 605.png
Spr 5b 605 s.png Spr b 5b 605 s.png Spr 5b 605 s.png Spr b 5b 605 s.png
Front Back Front Back
605MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Elgyem images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Elgyem is based on greys, one of the more popular kinds of alien. Its rocky physical appearance may be a reference to the stone circles of Europe, which were allegedly created by visiting extraterrestrials. The colored dots on its hands resembles the colorful faces of the invaders in the 1953 War of the Worlds film; however, the aliens in the film had green, blue and red dots while Elgyem has red, green and yellow. Judging from its Pokédex entry, Elgyem and its evolution may also be based on the Area 51 alien conspiracies or the Roswell incident. Considering its species names, physical appearance, and powers, it may also be based on a brain.

Name origin

Elgyem is a corruption of the abbreviation LGM, a common term used to refer to extraterrestrials.

Ligray may be derived from greys (a commonly speculated type of extraterrestrial) and may also be a combination of light (as in light-grey) or little and grey (alternative spelling of gray). Alternatively, it may be a combination of little and a corruption of green, referring to the slang for aliens: "little green men."

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese リグレー Ligray From greys; possibly also a contraction of リットルグリーンマン
France Flag.png French Lewsor A reversed corruption of Roswell
Spain Flag.png Spanish Elgyem Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pygraulon From Pygmäe, grau, and encephalon
Italy Flag.png Italian Elgyem Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리그레 Rigeure Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Eelektross #604: Eelektross
Pokémon
#606: Beheeyem Beheeyem


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Last modified on 7 August 2014, at 10:10