Chimecho is a small, round Pokémon with a mainly bluish-white body shaped like a fūrin wind chime. It has beady, yellow eyes and three stubby limbs. Its body has a horizontal amaranth-colored pattern. Underneath its body extends a long, tag-like tail that has amaranth patterning at the bottom. A yellow, globular growth, referred to as a suction cup or a sucker, is connected to the top of its body.
Chimecho can create ultrasonic sound waves and other noises. It uses seven different echoing cries to communicate with others. It is nocturnal and usually lives in grasslands and woods, but some are found in mountainous regions. It eats Berries that it plucks with its tail.
In the anime
In the main series
Chimecho debuted in Who's Flying Now?, where James caught it during the Fortree City Feather Carnival. It appeared in the Team Rocket motto right after Jessie's Wobbuffet, and James cherished it so much that he did not allow it to battle. In Sweet Baby James, James left his Chimecho with his Nanny and Pop-Pop to recover from illness at his old vacation home in Saffron City.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, a Chimecho was part of Wigglytuff's Guild. She prepared the meals for the guild.
In Mastering Current Events!, Maya's Chimecho used winds to fly. It was used against her grandfather in battle, but it was defeated by his Scizor.
A Chimecho appeared in Dawn Of A New Era!.
A Chimecho appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.
In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, a Coordinator's Chimecho and Chingling competed in the Double Performance required during the Daybreak Contest.
A Chimecho appeared in A Fashionable Battle!, under the ownership of a Furisode Girl.
A Chimecho appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, under the ownership of a Psychic.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| Chimecho, the Wind Chime Pokémon. Chimecho has a voice that reverberates from deep within its body. When angry, the sound waves can be powerful enough to blow opponents away.
|| Dawn's Pokédex
|| Chimecho, the Wind Chime Pokémon. Its cries, which reverberate in its hollow body, emerge as notes of beauty, which drive off its opponents.
In Pokémon Generations
In The Cavern, a wild Chimecho was flying away from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.
In the manga
In the TCG
Chimecho appears to be based on Japanese glass wind bells known as fūrin, which are hung around Shinto shrines to predict disasters and ward off evil spirits.
Chimecho may be a combination of chime and echo (a repetition of sound).
Chirean may be a combination of ちりんちりん chirinchirin (the sound of a bell chiming) and 風鈴 fūrin (wind chime).
In other languages