Pidgeot bares striking resemblance to Pidgeotto; however, Pidgeot is noticeably larger than its pre-evolution. Its plumage tends to be larger and glossier. The feathers on its head-crest are nearly as long as its body, and are yellow and red. Its tail feathers are red colored. Like its previous evolutions, its underbelly is a tan color, and it has black markings around its eyes.
Pidgeot is a powerful flier, capable of creating whirlwinds strong enough to bend trees. At maximum velocity it can reach speeds of Mach 2 if it accelerates for long enough, which is incredibly rare. It has keen eyes that allow it to see Magikarp from a distance of 3300 feet in the air.
Pidgeot are normally calm and confident in their abilities. It has many powerful attacks, and its plumage is often described as beautiful, making it a popular choice for skilled trainers. Pidgeot may also spread its wings widely to intimidate enemies.
Pidgeot seems to primarily subsist on a diet of Template:Type2 and Template:Type2 Pokémon which it fishes out of the water using its high speed and keen senses. However, like all Pokémon, it is also capable of surviving by eating apples and Berries.
In the anime
Pidgeot in the anime
In Bound for Trouble, wild Pidgeot that were twice their normal size appeared. Their size was due to there being excessive quantities of food on one of the Orange Islands. One of these oversized Pidgeot snatches up Meowth and Pikachu when they got tethered together.
Ash Ketchum had a Pidgeot that he captured as a Pidgeotto early in his journey during Ash Catches a Pokémon. In Pallet Party Panic!, the same Spearow Ash had thrown a rock at in the first episode returned with its flock, but it had evolved into a Fearow. The flock attacked Ash, so Pidgeotto evolved into Pidgeot to battle Fearow. After Pidgeot defeated Fearow, Pidgeot left Ash's party to watch over a local flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto. Ash promised to return for it someday, but so far he has not kept that promise.
Falkner of the Violet CityGym owns a Pidgeot as his main Pokémon. He uses it in his Gym battle against Ash, but it was defeated by his Charizard, giving Ash the Zephyr Badge.
Pidgeot, the Bird Pokémon. The evolved form of Pidgeotto, it can fly at twice the speed of sound at an altitude of nearly one mile.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In Pokémon Adventures, Blue owns a Pidgeot that was one of the earliest members of his team. It now resides in the Viridian Gym as one of its defenders in case of challengers appearing while he is away, or otherwise.
Professor Oak, in his disguise as "Dr. O," also is seen with a Pidgeot; however, it has yet to be confirmed whether it is the same Pokémon.
Prior to Generation IV, Pidgeot and its evolutionary line were the only Pokémon capable of learning FeatherDance through leveling up.
Pidgeot originally had an extra "t" in its name, but it was dropped.
Two different pronunciations for Pidgeot's name, Pidg-ee-ot and Pi-git, have been used interchangeably in the anime.
Pidgeot’s tail feathers were colored red and yellow prior to Generation III. This can be observed in its Generation I artwork and Generation II sprites. From Generation III onwards they are only colored red.
In the anime they used to be colored brown, only to be recently colored red.
Coincidentally, Falkner is the first Gym Leader while Blue is the last.
Pidgeot is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 469.
Despite being described as a Pokémon that can fly up to Mach 2 speed, it cannot learn ExtremeSpeed.
In the Pokémon Metal Taz, Pidgeot is mistakenly named Pidgeotto, the name of his pre-evolution.
Despite its name, its appearance and behavior do not resemble a pigeon so much as that of a bird of prey, particularly an eagle, osprey or a falcon. In particular, its shiny form may be referencing a Golden Eagle. Its eye markings strongly resemble the Sun/Sky gods of Egyptian mythology; Ra and Horus.