Chesnaught (Pokémon)

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Chesnaught
Spiny Armor Pokémon
ブリガロン
Brigarron
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Chesnaught



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Fighting
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Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Bulletproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
198.4 lbs. 90.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
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IV
239
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Chesnaught (Japanese: ブリガロン Brigarron) is a dual-type Grass/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Quilladin starting at level 36. It is the final form of Chespin.

Biology

Chesnaught is a bipedal, mammalian Pokémon with some plantlike features. There is fluffy white fur on its belly and fringing its face like a beard. It has a small, pink nose with a three-pointed patch of brown fur extending up its short snout, and four pointed teeth. On top of its head is a plate of beige armor, similar to a helmet. It possesses a prominent domed, armor-like shell similar to that of a chestnut. The armor is beige with four large spines jutting out of the back. The armor is trimmed with red and green bands; the green is on the outermost edge. There is an additional spine protruding from the armor over each of Chesnaught's shoulders, which are connected by a green breastplate. Its body is colored similarly to the shell, and its long limbs and tail are banded with plates of armor. The top surfaces of the tail and arms are protected by green armor, and each arm has two small spines. It has three brown, clawed digits on its hands and feet. Its hands can fuse together to create a spike-covered "shield".

Chesnaught is renowned for its tank-like body; it is capable of flipping a 50-ton truck. Once it gets into its defensive stance with its hands covering its face, it can stand up to a bomb's explosion. It will not hesitate to use its sturdy body to shield its allies from danger. In the past, Spiky Shield was its signature move.

In the anime

Main series

 
Chesnaught in the anime

Major appearances

Chesnaught debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Millis Steel. It is her main Pokémon.

Chesnaught made its main series debut in Dream a Little Dream from Me!. It appeared in a dream where Clemont's Chespin directly evolved into it.

A Chesnaught appeared in A Watershed Moment!; it was once under the ownership of Chapman. It was assigned to protect Robon from danger as it was trying to restore a forest.

Minor appearances

A Chesnaught appeared in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, when it evolved from Chespin and Quilladin. Another Chesnaught appeared in the movie proper as one of the residents of the Nebel Plateau.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY108 Chesnaught Ash's Pokédex Chesnaught, the Spiny Armor Pokémon, and the final evolved form of Chespin. Its Tackle is so powerful, it can overturn a 50-ton tank.

Pokémon Generations

 
Chesnaught in Pokémon Generations

Calem's Chesnaught appeared in The Redemption. It was seen watching the celebration in Lumiose City for Calem's crowning as Champion. It later battled AZ's Golurk and won.

In the manga

 
Chesnaught in Pokémon Adventures

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Chesnaught appears as a Pokémon card played by Hiroshi.

Movie adaptations

Millis owns a Chesnaught in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Chesnaught appeared in the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Marisso

X's Quilladin, Marisso, evolved into Chesnaught in Chesnaught Protects.

In the TCG

Main article: Chesnaught (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #003
Hoenn
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X Its Tackle is forceful enough to flip a 50-ton tank. It shields its allies from danger with its own body.
Y When it takes a defensive posture with its fists guarding its face, it could withstand a bomb blast.
Omega Ruby Its Tackle is forceful enough to flip a 50-ton tank. It shields its allies from danger with its own body.
Alpha Sapphire When it takes a defensive posture with its fists guarding its face, it could withstand a bomb blast.
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 VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Quilladin
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Exeggutor Island (Island Scan)Th
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX22
Event: Chesnaught Appears
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Shrub Forest (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 24: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
122
114 - 191 224 - 377
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Total:
530
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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

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


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#171
 

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 204 Base Attack: 201 Base Defense: 204
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Smack Down, Vine Whip
Charged Attacks: Gyro Ball, Energy Ball, Superpower, Solar Beam

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Chespin
 Grass 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Quilladin
 Grass 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Chesnaught
 Grass  Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Chesnaught images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Chesnaught is the only Fighting-type starter Pokémon whose primary type is not Fire.
  • Chesnaught has the highest base Defense stat of all fully evolved starter Pokémon.
  • With a total of six, Chesnaught has the most weaknesses of any fully evolved starter Pokémon.

Origin

Chesnaught seems to be based on a hedgehog combined with a matured chestnut. It may also draw inspiration from "armored" mammals such as pangolins, armadillos, and glyptodonts. Its bulky "armor" is possibly a reference to split apart calybium and cupule, which are parts that protect the nuts of chestnut trees which split apart when sufficiently ripened. It is also based on knights and various types of body armor, including brigandines, barbutes and modern bomb suits. Chesnaught and its pre-evolutions may also draw inspiration from the warrior class as most warriors specialize in physical combat and make great use of the most powerful heavy armor while having a much more chivalric aspect.

Chesnaught's Fighting type, being super-effective against Dark typing, may be a subtle allusion to the Chestnut horse coloring. Chestnut is characterized by the absolute absence of true black (a.k.a. dark) hairs. Chesnaught and it's preevolutions, Chespin and Quilladin, have no black hairs.

Name origin

Chesnaught may be a combination of chestnut and juggernaut, knight, or dreadnought.

Brigarron may be a combination of brigandine and marron (French for chestnut) or baron.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ブリガロン Brigarron From brigandine and marron
  French Blindépique From blindé, épine, pique and possibly porc-épic or épique
  Spanish Chesnaught Same as English name
  German Brigaron From Brigantine and Marone
  Italian Chesnaught Same as English name
  Korean 브리가론 Brigarron Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 布里卡隆 Bouléihkālùhng Transliteration of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 布里卡隆 Bùlǐkǎlóng Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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