Elgyem (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Eelektross #604: Eelektross
Pokémon
#606: Beheeyem Beheeyem
Elgyem
Cerebral Pokémon
リグレー
Ligray
#605
Elgyem



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Telepathy or Synchronize Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Elgyem
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Elgyem (Japanese: リグレー Ligray) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Beheeyem starting at level 42.

Biology

Elgyem is a light blue extraterrestrial Pokémon with an oblong head with depressions on either side. It has black, symmetrical lines going down the front of its head. On the front of its head are shiny, green button-like eyes. Its hands have three finger-like digits: one red, one green, and one yellow. It has short, stubby legs and a small tail. Elgyem controls incredible psychic power, which it uses to squeeze its opponent's brains, causing them headaches. Its origin is said to be linked with a UFO crash site that appeared 50 years ago.

Overall, Elgyem has quite the welcoming and informative behavior. It is willing to help in stressful and otherwise difficult situations. However, Elgyem can become fully involved in something it feels to be important and protect that with its life. If Elgyem stands near a television, strange scenery will start appearing on the screen, which is said to be its home.

In the anime

 
Elgyem in the anime

Major appearances

Elgyem debuted in A UFO for Elgyem! as the friend of Professor Icarus. It tried to help others by giving them visions of impending danger to help prevent the accident from occurring, but this only caused suspicion and drew attention to Professor Icarus's household. It befriended Ash and his friends when they too came to investigate and even saved Ash's life after showing them a vision of him falling through a weak board on a bridge. It was later kidnapped by Team Rocket, but Ash, Iris, and Cilan came to its rescue and reunited it with Professor Icarus.

In Climbing the Tower of Success!, Ricky used an Elgyem's Psychic powers for the Wishing Bell Festival contest. However, it was sometimes used to cheat.

Minor appearances

In A Maractus Musical!, an Elgyem was participating in the Pokémon Performance Competition alongside a Bouffalant. Another Elgyem appeared in a flashback.

An Elgyem appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW030 Elgyem Ash's Pokédex Elgyem, the Cerebral Pokémon. Nobody had ever seen an Elgyem before it made its sudden appearance in the desert.
BW069 Elgyem Ash's Pokédex Elgyem, the Cerebral Pokémon. Elgyem was first discovered when it emerged from deep within the desert 50 years ago.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Big City Battles, an Elgyem was briefly seen under the ownership of one of Castelia City's residents.

In Special Delivery, an Elgyem competed in Nimbasa's Pokémon Musical.

In the TCG

Main article: Elgyem (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #111
Unova
B2W2: #188
Black It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.
White This Pokémon had never been seen until it appeared from far in the desert 50 years ago.
Black 2 Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.
Y Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.
Omega Ruby It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.
Alpha Sapphire Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #275
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It controls tremendous psychic power. Most reports of alien sightings are actually just people mistaking Elgyem for an alien.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is shrouded in mystery. It's said to have appeared from a UFO that fell from the sky about 50 years ago.
Generation VIII Galar
#277
Sword If this Pokémon stands near a TV, strange scenery will appear on the screen. That scenery is said to be from its home.
Shield This Pokémon was discovered about 50 years ago. Its highly developed brain enables it to exert its psychic powers.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Celestial Tower
Black 2 White 2
Celestial Tower
Dream World
Spooky Manor*
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 121, Mt. Pyre (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Mount Hokulani
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field
Watchtower Ruins, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Frozen Tundra
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: A Lively Concert, Chill Battle: Unidentified Flying Objects
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Th
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 677
Event: Pokémon Safari (Ninth release)
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Celebi SeaFinal


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
335
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1818 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3636 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4343 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
5454 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
6060 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25  TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR44  TR44 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
     Destiny Bond* Ghost Status —% 5
    Disable Normal Status 100% 20
    Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Elgyem in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Elgyem in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII After You Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Barrier × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Heal Block × Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Miracle Eye × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Simple Beam Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Synchronoise × Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Elgyem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Elgyem
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 120   15

#572
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Paralysis Combo
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 148 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Dark Pulse, Psychic

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Elgyem
 Psychic 
 
Level 42
 
First evolution
Beheeyem
 Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
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
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Elgyem images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Elgyem seems to be based on greys, one of the more popular kinds of alien. Its rocky physical appearance may be a reference to the stone circles of Europe, which were allegedly created by visiting extraterrestrials; or Japanese Dogū, statues which have often been confused for alien artifacts. The depressions in place of its ears look like craters on faraway planets. The round, colored fingers on its hands resemble the colorful faces of the invaders in the 1953 War of the Worlds film; however, the aliens in the film had green, blue, and red dots while Elgyem has red, green, and yellow. The flashing patterns of its fingers may have been inspired by the 1977 sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, particularly the iconic scene where flashing color and sound patterns are used to communicate with the alien mothership.

Judging from its Pokédex entry, Elgyem and its evolved form may also be based on the Area 51 alien conspiracy theories or the Roswell incident. Considering its species names, physical appearance, and powers, it may also be based on a brain.

Name origin

Elgyem is a corruption of the abbreviation LGM (Little Green Men), a common term used to refer to extraterrestrials.

Ligray may be derived from greys (a commonly speculated type of extraterrestrial) and may also be a combination of light (as in light-grey) or little and grey (alternative spelling of gray). Alternatively, it may be a combination of little and a corruption of green, referring to the slang for aliens: "little green men."

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese リグレー Ligray From greys; possibly also a contraction of リットルグリーンマン
  French Lewsor A reversed corruption of Roswell
  Spanish Elgyem Same as English name
  German Pygraulon From Pygmäe, grau, and encephalon
  Italian Elgyem Same as English name
  Korean 리그레 Ligray Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 小灰怪 Xiǎohuīguài Literally "Little grey freak". Possibly a reference to 小灰人 xiǎohuīrén


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