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Girafarig
Long Neck Pokémon
キリンリキ
Kirinriki
#203
Girafarig



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus or Early Bird Cacophony
Cacophony
Sap Sipper
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Girafarig
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Weight
91.5 lbs. 41.5 kg
Girafarig
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
149
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Girafarig
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F203.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Girafarig (Japanese: キリンリキ Kirinriki) is a dual-type Normal/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

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

Contents

Biology

Girafarig is a hoofed quadruped Pokémon with a long neck. There is a white blaze on its muzzle, which ends in a round, pink nose. It has two horns with bulbous tips on top of its head. Its front half is yellow with black spots, while its back half is black with yellow spots. Female Girafarig have smaller, darker sections than males. There are many triangular, pink spikes along its back.

Girafarig's tail possesses a head of its own. The tail's head has yellow eyes, a mouth full of sharp teeth, and a small brain. However, this head is incapable of independent thinking and relies on outside stimuli such as smell to guide its actions. If the tail smells something alluring, it will bite. The tail often mimics the head during feeding and is able to warn the Pokémon of danger if it is sleeping. Girafarig lives in savannas and grasslands, where it feeds on the plant life.

In the anime

Girafarig in the anime

Major appearances

Girafarig made its main series debut in The Psychic Sidekicks!, Cherry owns a Girafarig. Their bond allowed it to use Future Sight.

In Cruisin' for a Losin', Sonny used a Girafarig during the Battle Stage of the Rubello Contest. It went up against Drew's Masquerain, but it lost after it used a combination of Bubble, Ice Beam, and Hidden Power.

In Saved by the Beldum, Morrison used a Girafarig during his match against Ash, but due to Morrison's reluctance to battle his friend, Girafarig was easily defeated by Corphish's Crabhammer.

In A Full Course Tag Battle!, Roman used a Girafarig alongside Kylie's Drifloon in a Tag Battle against May's Blaziken and Dawn's Piplup in the Seven Stars Restaurant. Girafarig was ultimately defeated by a combination of Piplup's Bubble Beam and Blaziken's Fire Spin.

Minor appearances

Girafarig debuted in Spell of the Unown: Entei, Lisa used a Girafarig to battle Ash during the opening sequence. It went up against Chikorita and ultimately won.

In Entei at Your Own Risk, a Girafarig was resting in hot springs.

In A Claim to Flame!, a Trainer's Girafarig battled in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Girafarig was living in an underground paradise.

In Odd Pokémon Out!, multiple Girafarig were living on Camomile Island.

A Coordinator's Girafarig appeared in Thinning the Hoard! and Channeling the Battle Zone!.

In An Elite Meet and Greet!, Lucian used a Girafarig in a battle against a Trainer's Scizor. Despite having a type disadvantage, Girafarig was able to defeat Scizor.

In The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai hit a Girafarig with Dark Void.

In Gone With the Windworks!, Lyra used a Girafarig to help break down a locked door, but it was unable to do so.

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 1), Pokémon Pinchers captured multiple Girafarig.

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Girafarig competed alongside a Rapidash in the Performance Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

In The Power of Us, Callahan caught a Girafarig during the Pokémon Catch Race. Two others were under the ownership of Trainers.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP156 Girafarig Ash's Pokédex Girafarig, the Long Neck Pokémon. Girafarig has a second head on its tail that bites those who approach it carelessly.

In the manga

Girafarig in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Girafarig. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Into the Unown, Harry of Team Rocket's Elite Trio owns a Girafarig. It was used in an attempt to capture Suicune in Miltank Melee, it fell asleep temporarily by Parasee's Spore in Indubitably Ditto. It was used in Great Girafarig, to battle Eusine where it used its tail to find him but it fell into its trap and got electrocuted.

In Quilava Quandary, the Day-Care Couple used a Girafarig to train Gold.

In Misdreavus Misgivings, Morty helped a Trainer locate her lost Girafarig. It notably has a scar under its eye. Later, in The Last Battle XIII, the same Trainer was one of the people who volunteered their Pokémon for transfer, sending her Girafarig over.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Girafarig was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In Tackling Togekiss, Lucian used a Girafarig to move books with its mind and bring them to its Trainer.

In Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, a Psychic's Girafarig was at the Safari Zone.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS129 Girafarig has a mini brain in its tail. It can pick scents when you're near, so be careful!*

In the TCG

Main article: Girafarig (TCG)

In the TFG

One Girafarig figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#147
Gold Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
Silver Its tail, which also contains a small brain, may bite on its own if it notices an alluring smell.
Crystal When it is in danger, its tail uses some sort of mysterious powers to drive away the enemy.
Stadium 2 Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
Generation III Hoenn
#164
Kanto
#—
Ruby Girafarig's rear head also has a brain, but it is small. The rear head attacks in response to smells and sounds. Approaching this Pokémon from behind can cause the rear head to suddenly lash out and bite.
Sapphire Girafarig's rear head contains a tiny brain that is too small for thinking. However, the rear head doesn't need to sleep, so it can keep watch over its surroundings 24 hours a day.
Emerald A Girafarig is an herbivore—it eats grass and tree shoots. While it is eating, its tail makes chewing and swallowing motions as if it were also eating.
FireRed Its tail, which also contains a small brain, may bite on its own if it notices an alluring smell.
LeafGreen Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#121
Johto
#149
Diamond Its tail also has a small brain. It bites to repel any foe trying to sneak up on it from behind.
Pearl While it sleeps, the head on its tail keeps watch. The tail doesn't need to sleep.
Platinum The head on its tail contains a small brain. It can instinctively fight even while facing backward.
HeartGold Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent and bite.
SoulSilver Its tail, which also contains a small brain, may bite on its own if it notices an alluring smell.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The head on its tail contains a small brain. It can instinctively fight even while facing backward.
White
Black 2 The head on its tail contains a small brain. It can instinctively fight even while facing backward.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#171
X While it sleeps, the head on its tail keeps watch. The tail doesn't need to sleep.
Y Its tail has a small brain of its own. Beware! If you get close, it may react to your scent by biting.
Omega Ruby Girafarig's rear head also has a brain, but it is small. The rear head attacks in response to smells and sounds. Approaching this Pokémon from behind can cause the rear head to suddenly lash out and bite.
Alpha Sapphire Girafarig's rear head contains a tiny brain that is too small for thinking. However, the rear head doesn't need to sleep, so it can keep watch over its surroundings 24 hours a day.
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 II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 43
Crystal
Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 214 and Valor Lakefront
Platinum
Route 221 and Valor Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 43 and 48, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Psychic)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (Zone 1, long grass), Mirage Mountain (south of Route 131)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Cobalt Coast
Pinball: R&S
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Solar Cave (1F-4F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Amp Plains (5F-10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-2F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
MD Sky
Amp Plains (5F-10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-2F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Road
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 4
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Booming Grotto (All Areas), Dark Land: Royal Armory (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Entei Sea, Rowlet Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
455
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

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


Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Bite  Dark  A Full Course Tag Battle!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS203.png PinRSani203.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani203.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Sky Blue Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't get too close to my tail--it bites!
26%-50% HP Oh, no. Look at my HP--it's halfway down.
1%-25% HP I'm bushed... I'm drained of power...
Level up I went up a level! I'll have to work that much harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 203.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-178
It attacks by launching psychic orbs and psychic shock waves.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-241/N-128
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush203 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT203.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#239
Shuffle203.png

Swat
Increases damage against Flying, Bug, or Fairy types.


Pokémon GO
GO203.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 182 Base Defense: 133
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Thunderbolt, Mirror Coat

Evolution

203Girafarig.png
Unevolved
Girafarig
 Normal  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 203.png Spr b 2g 203.png Spr 2s 203.png Spr b 2g 203.png Spr 2c 203.png Spr b 2c 203.png
Spr 2g 203 s.png Spr b 2g 203 s.png Spr 2s 203 s.png Spr b 2g 203 s.png Spr 2c 203 s.png Spr b 2c 203 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 203.png Spr b 3r 203.png Spr 3e 203.png Spr b 3r 203.png Spr 3r 203.png Spr b 3r 203.png
Spr 3r 203 s.png Spr b 3r 203 s.png Spr 3e 203 s.png Spr b 3r 203 s.png Spr 3r 203 s.png Spr b 3r 203 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
203MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Girafarig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

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Spr b 2g 203 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

Girafarig's early design

Origin

Girafarig is based on a giraffe, and given its darker-colored backside, it may also be based on the Giraffokeryx, an extinct genus that resembled both the okapi and the giraffe. Girafarig's small second brain may have been based on the Stegosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur which had been speculated to have possessed a second brain in its tail, improving its reflexes against predators.

Name origin

Girafarig is a palindrome based on giraffe, referring its two-headed and reverse appearance.

Kirinriki is both a palindrome (when written in katakana) based on 麒麟 kirin (giraffe), and a combination of kirin and 念力 nenriki (telekinesis).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キリンリキ Kirinriki From 麒麟 kirin (giraffe) and 念力 nenriki (telekinesis)
France Flag.png French Girafarig Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Girafarig Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Girafarig Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Girafarig Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 키링키 Kilingki Transliteration of its Japanese name. May also be from 기린 Girin
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 麒麟奇 Qílínqí From 麒麟 Qílín and . The name will sound the same when read in reverse


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