Hoppip painted and dressed as Chimecho, having the same eyes which makes it easy for it to disguise itself as one.
Hoppip has a small, round pink body with long green sprouts, resembling the leaves of dandelions in shape, coming out of its head. It is extremely light and can easily blow away in the wind. It also has big, triangular ears with dark insides, small arms and legs, and a tiny tail. Hoppip's beady yellow eyes appear to lack pupils, and it has a circular yellow spot on the underside of each foot.
Hoppip’s most unique feature is its ability to be blown into the air. All it needs is a light breeze and Hoppip can be lifted off the ground and blown by the wind. Hoppip are also capable of using a variety of Grass-type moves, like those involving powders, seeds, and the draining of energy, although Hoppip are also capable of learning the Bug-type move U-turn.
Hoppip are by necessity social creatures. Their light bodies make them extremely vulnerable to winds, so they cluster together and link sprouts with each other in order to anchor themselves in place, or grip the ground firmly with their feet to keep from being blown away.
"A Cottonweed Pokémon. Its adorable appearance has captured the hearts of many fans. It's 1'04" in height, which is the same as Pikachu, but it's incredibly light, weighing only 1.1 pounds. Because it's so light, it often huddles with other Hoppip to keep itself from being blown away by strong winds. It evolves into Skiploom."
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Hoppip appears to be based on a bulb or root. The leaves on its head resemble leaves of a dandelion.
Hoppip may derive from hop, hip-hop, or hippity-hop, indicating that it jumps or flies through the air. It may also come from pip, a type of seed. The names of all stages of its evolutionary line are based on the phrase, "Just a hop, skip, and a jump away."
Hanecco may be any combination of 葉 ha (leaf), 跳ねる haneru (to jump or hop), or 羽 hane (wing), and 根っ子 nekko (root).
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From 葉 ha (leaf), 跳ねる haneru (to jump or hop), or 羽 hane (wing), and 根っ子 nekko (root)