Chien-Pao (Pokémon)

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Chien-Pao
Ruinous Pokémon
パオジアン
Paojian
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Chien-Pao



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Ice
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Ability
Sword of Ruin Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
6 (2.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
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Weight
335.5 lbs. 152.2 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
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Chien-Pao (Japanese: パオジアン Paojian) is a dual-type Dark/Ice Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Wo-Chien, Ting-Lu, and Chi-Yu, Chien-Pao is a member of the treasures of ruin.

Biology

Chien-Pao is a feline Pokémon with an elongated body composed of snow. Ice crystals run down its back and legs, and also forms its claws, eyes, and whiskers. Its large fangs, tipped with ice, comprise two pieces of a broken, ornately patterned sword. The sword's blade, which narrows slightly near the tip, forms its left fang; while the sword's hilt forms its right fang. The broken ends of the sword halves jut through Chien-Pao's upper jaw.

Like the other treasures of ruin, Chien-Pao's true form is that of the broken sword forming its fangs, having been given life by the hatred of people slain by those who wielded it long ago — while its body is a form it has constructed using its control over ice and snow. Chien-Pao is described as being able to control 100 tons of fallen snow, causing avalanches and playing around in them innocently. It is known as the Sword of Ruin.

Chien-Pao and the other treasures of ruin are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ruination. Chien-Pao is also the only known Pokémon that can have Sword of Ruin as an Ability.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Chien-Pao (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#394
Kitakami
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Blueberry
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Scarlet This Pokémon can control 100 tons of fallen snow. It plays around innocently by leaping in and out of avalanches it has caused.
Violet The hatred of those who perished by the sword long ago has clad itself in snow and become a Pokémon.


 
Chien-Pao in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province: Icerend Shrine (Only one)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Version 1.0.0
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Total:
580
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.
Version 1.0.1+
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Total:
570
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
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
055 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1010 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1515 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
2020 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2525 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4040 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
5050 Ruination Dark Special 0000 09090% 10
5555 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
6060 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
6565 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
7070 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
7575 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chien-Pao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chien-Pao

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chien-Pao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Chien-Pao

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chien-Pao
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chien-Pao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chien-Pao

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1002.png Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 167
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Avalanche, Blizzard

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Chien-Pao
 Dark  Ice 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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Trivia

Origin

Chien-Pao may be based on the snow leopard and the prehistoric Smilodon, one of the most well-known true saber-toothed cats. It also may be inspired by nimravids such as Dinictis and Hoplophoneus, saber-toothed predators with elongated bodies closely related to felids. The pieces of a sword that it uses as fangs may have been inspired by bronze swords, particularly the jian (double-edged straight sword); and they may make Chien-Pao a literal interpretation of a "saber-toothed cat".

The weasel- or linsang-like shape of its form likely alludes to the tiger tally (虎符 hǔfú), the proof of imperial authorization in ancient China for implementation of troop orders. Most examples of the tiger tally depict a stylized tiger long and crouching.

Chien-Pao and the other treasures of ruin may be based on the Four Perils of Chinese mythology. Specifically, Chien-Pao may be based on 窮奇 / 穷奇 Qióngqí, a vicious tiger-like creature that was later identified as the prototype of kamaitachi in Japanese folklore, hence Chien-Pao's similar stats and typing to Weavile. It may also be partly inspired by the 檮杌 / 梼杌 Táowù, another of the Four Perils known for its large tusks as well as having a genus of saber-toothed cats named after it.

Name origin

Chien-Pao and Paojian may be a combination of 劍 / 剑 jiàn (Chinese for sword) or 寶劍 / 宝剑 bǎojiàn (Chinese for treasure sword) and 豹 bào (Chinese for leopard). The English name is formatted in Wade–Giles, a romanization system used in the Anglosphere for most of the 20th century.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese パオジアン Paojian From bào and 劍 / 剑 jiàn
  French Baojian Transcription of Japanese name
  Spanish Chien-Pao Same as English name
  German Baojian Transcription of Japanese name
  Italian Chien-Pao Same as English name
  Korean 파오젠 Paojen Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 古劍豹 / 古剑豹 Gǔjiànbào From , 劍 / 剑 jiàn, and bào
  Cantonese Chinese 古劍豹 Gúgimpaau From , gim, and paau


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