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Chikorita #152: Chikorita
Pokémon
#154: Meganium Meganium
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bayleef (disambiguation).
Bayleef
Leaf Pokémon
ベイリーフ
Bayleaf
#153
Bayleef



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Leaf Guard
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Bayleef
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
34.8 lbs. 15.8 kg
Bayleef
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
141
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Bayleef
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F153.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Bayleef (Japanese: ベイリーフ Bayleaf) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Chikorita starting at level 16 and evolves into Meganium starting at level 32.

Contents

Biology

Bayleef is a quadrupedal, pale-yellow Pokémon that resembles a sauropod dinosaur. It has a long neck, red eyes, a short, rounded snout, and a stubby tail. Each foot has a single, light gray nail. Sprouting from its forehead is a green leaf that curves back over its head and around its neck are a series of tightly curled leaves. Inside the leaves are small tree shoots. The aroma wafting from the leaves around its neck has a spicy scent and has various beneficial effects on those that inhale it. The fragrance has a combination of energizing, stimulating, and healing effects. Bayleef can be rarely found in grasslands.

In the anime

Bayleef in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Bayleef

In Current Events, Ash's Chikorita evolved into a Bayleef while protecting Ash from Team Rocket. Bayleef still had the same personality she had when she was still a Chikorita, but she soon mellowed out.

Casey's Bayleef

In The Bug Stops Here, Casey's Chikorita evolved into a Bayleef. It evolved again into a Meganium off-screen prior to the events of Here's Lookin' At You, Elekid!.

Minor appearances

A Bayleef appeared in a fantasy in The Right Place and the Right Mime.

A Trainer's Bayleef appeared in Regaining the Home Advantage!.

Four Bayleef appeared in The Power of Us, with two under the ownership of two different Trainers (including an unnamed recurring woman), the third being wild, and the fourth appearing during a flashback.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP161 Bayleef Ash's Pokédex Bayleef, the Leaf Pokémon. The evolved form of Chikorita. Bayleef emits a spicy aroma from the leaves around its neck and its Razor Leaf is extremely powerful.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Bayleef

Ash's Bayleef only appeared on the scoreboard in One Half Of A Poké Ball.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Bayleef appeared in JBA4.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Megaree

In Lively Larvitar, Crystal's Chikorita, nicknamed Megaree, evolves into a Bayleef while defending his Trainer against an attack from an old foe, an impish wild Larvitar. He evolved with his fellow starter Pokémon in the fight against Lugia in the Whirl Islands.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS141 Its neck emits a spice-like fragrance that has a refreshing effect.*

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Gold's Bayleef

Gold has a Bayleef that used to belong to Black, but was released by its former Trainer for being too weak. After joining Gold's team, it has been able to defeat strong opponents such as Bugsy's Scyther.

In the TCG

Main article: Bayleef (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#002
Gold The scent of spices comes from around its neck. Somehow, sniffing it makes you want to fight.
Silver A spicy aroma emanates from around its neck. The aroma acts as a stimulant to restore health.
Crystal The scent that wafts from the leaves on its neck causes anyone who smells it to become energetic.
Stadium 2 The scent of spices comes from around its neck. Somehow, sniffing it makes you want to fight.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Bayleef's neck is ringed by curled-up leaves. Inside each tubular leaf is a small shoot of a tree. The fragrance of this shoot makes people peppy.
Sapphire
Emerald A Bayleef's neck is ringed by curled-up leaves. Inside each leaf is a small tree shoot. The fragrance of this shoot makes people peppy.
FireRed A spicy aroma emanates from around its neck. The aroma acts as a stimulant to restore health.
LeafGreen The scent of spices comes from around its neck. Somehow, sniffing it makes you want to fight.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#002
Diamond The buds that ring its neck give off a spicy aroma that perks people up.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The scent of spices comes from around its neck. Somehow, sniffing it makes you want to fight.
SoulSilver A spicy aroma emanates from around its neck. The aroma acts as a stimulant to restore health.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The buds that ring its neck give off a spicy aroma that perks people up.
White
Black 2 The buds that ring its neck give off a spicy aroma that perks people up.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X A spicy aroma emanates from around its neck. The aroma acts as a stimulant to restore health.
Y The buds that ring its neck give off a spicy aroma that perks people up.
Omega Ruby Bayleef's neck is ringed by curled-up leaves. Inside each tubular leaf is a small shoot of a tree. The fragrance of this shoot makes people peppy.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Chikorita
Crystal
Evolve Chikorita
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Chikorita
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Phenac City (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Chikorita
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Chikorita
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Chikorita
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Chikorita
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 9, Endless Level 26, Forever Level 58, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (20F-27F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Sky Peak (1st Station Pass 1F-6th Station Pass 3F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Wii
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Chikorita
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Serperior Jungle
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 414
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Fragrant Tree (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Lyra's Chikorita

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
405
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Bayleef's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sleep Powder Bayleef (Chikorita Half Deck 24)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani153.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let the fragrance from my neck energize you!
26%-50% HP I think my health is about half down.
1%-25% HP I'm finished... I can't release any more fragrances...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I'm feeling energized!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 153.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut fm.pngCut fm.png
(Cut ×2)
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 36 Max. exp.: 50
Browser entry R-008
Bayleef shoots its leaves at full force. They can obliterate a Metal Fence!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-171/N-017
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush153Body.png Walking Speed: 1.32 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 73 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT153.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#580
Shuffle153.png

T-Boost
Increases damage when making a T-shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO153.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 122 Base Defense: 155
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Chikorita Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Ancient Power

Evolution

152Chikorita.png
Unevolved
Chikorita
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
153Bayleef.png
First evolution
Bayleef
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
154Meganium.png
Second evolution
Meganium
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 153.png Spr b 2g 153.png Spr 2s 153.png Spr b 2g 153.png Spr 2c 153.png Spr b 2c 153.png
Spr 2g 153 s.png Spr b 2g 153 s.png Spr 2s 153 s.png Spr b 2g 153 s.png Spr 2c 153 s.png Spr b 2g 153 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 153.png Spr b 3r 153.png Spr 3e 153.png Spr b 3r 153.png Spr 3r 153.png Spr b 3r 153.png
Spr 3r 153 s.png Spr b 3r 153 s.png Spr 3e 153 s.png Spr b 3r 153 s.png Spr 3r 153 s.png Spr b 3r 153 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 153.png Spr b 4d 153.png Spr 4d 153.png Spr b 4d 153.png Spr 4h 153.png Spr b 4d 153.png
Spr 4d 153 s.png Spr b 4d 153 s.png Spr 4d 153 s.png Spr b 4d 153 s.png Spr 4h 153 s.png Spr b 4d 153 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 153.png Spr b 5b 153.png Spr 5b 153.png Spr b 5b 153.png
Spr 5b 153 s.png Spr b 5b 153 s.png Spr 5b 153 s.png Spr b 5b 153 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 153.png Spr b 6x 153.png Spr 6x 153.png Spr b 6x 153.png
Spr 6x 153 s.png Spr b 6x 153 s.png Spr 6x 153 s.png Spr b 6x 153 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 153.png Spr b 7s 153.png Spr 7s 153.png Spr b 7s 153.png
Spr 7s 153 s.png Spr b 7s 153 s.png Spr 7s 153 s.png Spr b 7s 153 s.png
Front Back Front Back
153MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Bayleef images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Bayleef's "necklace" is consistently described as having a spicy aroma, while real bay leaves have a bitter and herbal taste, which is similar to thyme.

Origin

Bayleef is based on a group of dinosaurs called sauropods, specifically the Apatosaurus. Its vegetable part is based on the leaves of the bay laurel, whose oil is used for healing and as a stimulant in aromatherapy.

Name origin

Bayleef is a corruption of bay leaf, a herb.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ベイリーフ Bayleaf From bay leaf
France Flag.png French Macronium Comes from macro and géranium
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bayleef Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lorblatt From Lorbeer and Blatt
Italy Flag.png Italian Bayleef Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 베이리프 Bayleef Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 月桂葉 Yuhtgwaiyihp The Chinese name for bay leaf
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 月桂葉 / 月桂叶 Yuèguìyè The Chinese name for bay leaf


Related articles

External links

Chikorita #152: Chikorita
Pokémon
#154: Meganium Meganium


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