Chespin (Pokémon)

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Chespin
Spiny Nut Pokémon
ハリマロン
Harimaron
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Chespin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
20 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
63
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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Atk
1
Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Chespin (Japanese: ハリマロン Harimaron) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Quilladin starting at level 16, which evolves into Chesnaught starting at level 36.

Along with Fennekin and Froakie, Chespin is one of the three first partner Pokémon of Kalos available at the beginning of Pokémon X and Y.

Along with Fennekin, Froakie, Xerneas, and Yveltal, it was the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013, as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.

Biology

 
Chespin's unique morphology, including its defensive quills and distinctive shell hole on the back of its head

Chespin is a bipedal, mammalian Pokémon. It is primarily light brown with darker arms and three triangular markings around its face. It has oval, brown eyes; a triangular, red nose; and rodent-like incisors. Its arms have three fingers, while its feet have two long claws. Covering its back is a tough, green shell, which extends from its head to halfway down its tail. The tip of its tapered tail is orange. There is a small, off-center hole in the shell on the back of Chespin's head and, around the face, the shell has four leaf-like spikes. On the back of its head is another spike split into three parts.

Chespin's shell can protect it from powerful attacks. The quills on its head are usually soft but can be stiffened for attacking as well. Despite having a curious nature that tends to get it in trouble, Chespin keeps an optimistic outlook and does not worry about small details.[1] By consuming tons of berries, the bark shell that covers Chespin’s head and body will grow sturdier. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Prior to Generation VII, Chespin and its evolved forms were the only known Pokémon that could have Bulletproof as an Ability.

Evolution

Chespin evolves into Quilladin, which evolves into Chesnaught.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Chespin
 Grass 

 
First evolution
Quilladin
 Grass 

 
Second evolution
Chesnaught
 Grass  Fighting 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #001
Hoenn
#—
X The quills on its head are usually soft. When it flexes them, the points become so hard and sharp that they can pierce rock.
Y Such a thick shell of wood covers its head and back that even a direct hit from a truck wouldn't faze it.
Omega Ruby The quills on its head are usually soft. When it flexes them, the points become so hard and sharp that they can pierce rock.
Alpha Sapphire Such a thick shell of wood covers its head and back that even a direct hit from a truck wouldn't faze it.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#209
Scarlet When Chespin tenses up just before landing a headbutt, the spikes on its head sharpen to points, piercing the enemy’s body on contact.
Violet Eating lots of berries makes the bark shell that covers Chespin’s head and body grow sturdier.


 
Chespin in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
First partner Pokémon from Tierno in Aquacorde Town
Traded from Shauna in Vaniville Town after becoming Champion if the player chose Fennekin
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Chesnaught
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Chargestone Cavern, Polar Biome (after boosting biodiversity in the Canyon Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 1
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Shrub Forest (All Areas)
Picross
Area 09: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 152
Event: Chespin Appears (Winking)


In events

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
56
116 - 163 222 - 316
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
38
38 - 99 72 - 192
Total:
313
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 IX, 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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
088 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1111 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1515 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1818 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
2727 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3232 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100100% 15
3535 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
4242 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4545 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chespin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chespin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM146  TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM183  TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chespin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Chespin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
Spikes Ground Status —% 20
Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chespin
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chespin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chespin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 50
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#169
 

Damage Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
  Swappable Skill(s): Rock Break+


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#169
 

Leaf Combo
Increases damage done by any Grass types in the combo.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 148 Base Attack: 110 Base Defense: 106
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Take Down, Vine Whip
Charged Attacks: Gyro Ball, Seed Bomb, Body Slam

Evolution data

 
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
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Chespin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Chespin in the anime

Major appearances

Clemont's Chespin

Clemont's Chespin first appeared in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, where he was given to Clemont by Professor Sycamore.

Chespie

A Chespin nicknamed Chespie appeared in Mega Evolution Special I, under the ownership of Mairin. It remains outside its Poké Ball.

Minor appearances

Chespin debuted in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! and A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, where Professor Sycamore offered it to Serena as her first partner Pokémon before she chose Fennekin.

A first partner Pokémon Chespin appeared in Day Three Blockbusters!.

A Trainer's Chespin appeared in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?*.

A first partner Pokémon Chespin appeared in a flashback in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!.

In the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Chespin evolved into a Quilladin and then into a Chesnaught.

In Till We Compete Again!, a Chespin was a first partner Pokémon that was offered as a choice for a Youngster to choose from. Another Chespin was seen on a video screen in the Lumiose City airport.

A Trainer's Chespin appeared in a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

A Trainer's Chespin appeared in A Festival Reunion!.

A Chespin appeared in a fantasy alongside the other first partner Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY004 Chespin Serena's Pokédex Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon. Chespin can flex the soft spikes on its head, making them so stiff and sharp that it can even pierce through stone.
XY010 Chespin Ash's Pokédex Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon. Chespin can flex the soft spikes on its head, making them so stiff and sharp, they can even pierce through stone.

GOTCHA!

A Chespin briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Chespin briefly appeared in The Visionary, where one was shown inside the Sycamore Pokémon Lab.

In the manga

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Chespin appears in CXY00.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Clemont's Chespin

Clemont's Chespin debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pocket Monsters XY

Chespin debuted in PMXY01.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Marisso

In An X-cuse to Come Out and Play, Professor Sycamore gave Trevor three first partner Pokémon so that X might choose one and stop his shut-in behavior. Although initially reluctant, X decided to take Chespin. He then nicknamed him Marisso in Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change. Marisso later evolved into a Quilladin.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS552 Such a thick shell of wood covers its head and back that even a direct hit from a truck wouldn't faze it.

In the TCG

Main article: Chespin (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Chespin appears as a Poké Ball summon. It uses Seed Bomb to damage opponents.

Trophy information

 
Chespin trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Chespin appears as a trophy in both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game.

NA: Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon. This Grass-type Pokémon is one of the new Pokémon you can choose when starting a new adventure. The spikes on its head could stop a truck. It can evolve into Quilladin. Its Seed Bomb move will scatter bombs around it that instantly explode.

PAL: Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon. This Grass-type Pokémon is one of the ones you can choose at the start of Pokémon X and Y. The thick shell covering its head and back is so strong, it can protect Chespin's body from almost any impact. Its Seed Bomb attack will scatter bombs around it that instantly explode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Chespin reappears as a Poké Ball summon, retaining the same behavior from the previous game. Chespin also appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

Origin

Chespin is based on a hedgehog[2] and also appears to have been based on a chestnut shoot.

The brown spot found on the back of Chespin's head may be a subtle reference to Bend-Or spots, most commonly found on a chestnut horse. Bend-Or spots occur in breeds with chestnut coloration, and most chestnuts seem to have at least one.

Name origin

Chespin may be a combination of chestnut, urchin (an old term for hedgehog), pin, chinkapin (name of some species of chestnuts), and spina (Latin for thorn).

Harimaron may be a combination of 蝟 harinezumi (hedgehog), 針 hari (needle), and marron (French for chestnut).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ハリマロン Harimaron From harinezumi, hari, and marron
  French Marisson From marron and hérisson
  Spanish Chespin Same as English name
  German Igamaro From Igel and Marone
  Italian Chespin Same as English name
  Korean 도치마론 Dochimaron From 고슴도치 goseumdochi, 침 (針) chim, and marron
  Mandarin Chinese 哈力栗 Hālìlì From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and
  Cantonese Chinese 哈力栗 Hālihkleuht*
哈力馬龍 Hālihkmáhlùhng*
From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and leuht
Transcription of Japanese name


See also

References

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