Girafarig (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Menu HOME 0202.png #0202: Wobbuffet
Pokémon
#0204: Pineco Menu HOME 0204.png
Girafarig
Long Neck Pokémon
キリンリキ
Kirinriki
#0203
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
20 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Girafarig
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
91.5 lbs. 41.5 kg
Girafarig
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
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
Footprint
F0203.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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 evolves into Farigiraf when leveled up while knowing Twin Beam.

Biology

Girafarig is a cloven-hooved, quadrupedal giraffine Pokémon with a long neck. There is a white blaze on its muzzle, which ends in a round, pink nose. It has two ossicones with bulbous tips on top of its head. Its front half is yellow with brown spots, while its back half is brown with yellow spots. The brown section on female Girafarig is smaller than that of the male. There are many triangular, pink spikes along its back. Girafarig lives in savannas and grasslands, where it feeds on the plant life.

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. The tail head can also unleash psychic powers.

Girafarig and its evolved form, Farigiraf, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Twin Beam.

Evolution

Girafarig evolves into Farigiraf.

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

 
Unevolved
Girafarig
 Normal  Psychic 

 
First evolution
Farigiraf
 Normal  Psychic 


In the anime

 
Girafarig in the anime

Major appearances

Girafarig made its main series debut in The Psychic Sidekicks!, under the ownership of Cherry. The bond that Girafarig formed with Cherry allowed it to predict the attacks of Team Rocket’s Giant Gengar and communicate with Cherry. It also demonstrated a powerful 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 Masquerain 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 at 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, under the ownership of Lisa, who used it 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

Ash & Pikachu

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

Pokémon Adventures

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
#—
Sinnoh
#121
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond Its tail has a separate small brain. The tail bites to repel any foe trying to sneak up on the Pokémon from behind.
Shining Pearl While it sleeps, the head on its tail keeps watch. The tail doesn't need to sleep.
Generation IX Paldea
#192
Kitakami
#—
Scarlet Though very small, the brain in its tail is still considered an important organ because it emits powerful psychic energy.
Violet Girafarig’s tail has a small head. It instinctively bites at any foe that approaches the Pokémon from behind.


 
Girafarig in the Paldea Pokédex

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 (Plains, default, and with 3 Plains pointsMorningDay)
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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 214 and Valor Lakefront
Grand Underground - Stargleam Cavern, Dazzling Cave (After obtaining TM97 (Defog))
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province: Area Two, Area Three
Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (3★)


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
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
Generation VIII
MD DX
Western Cave (1F-4F), Solar Cave (1F-4F)
Fainted Pokémon: Silver Trench, Fantasy Strait
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Masters EX
Sync pair scout (Lucian's)


Held items

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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1414 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
1919 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3232 Twin Beam Psychic Special 04040 100100% 10
3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4141 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
4646 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5050 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 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
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 15
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
Future Sight Psychic Special 120 100% 10
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Girafarig
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Girafarig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Girafarig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Bite  Dark  A Full Course Tag Battle!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Rescue
Connected to: Raticate, Haunter
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal My name is Girafarig! Reading backward won't change a thing!
Low HP (< 50%) Here so long? No loser, eh?
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move:  
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#239
 

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


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 182 Base Defense: 133
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Confusion, Double Kick*
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Thunderbolt, Mirror Coat, Psychic Fangs*, Frustration , Return 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Girafarig
 Normal  Psychic 
  +  
Level up
knowing Twin Beam
 
First evolution
Farigiraf
 Normal  Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Gold (Japan) Silver (Japan)
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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 IX
Scarlet Violet
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Girafarig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Girafarig's early design
 
Sprite of Tsuinzu from 1997 demo
  • Girafarig's name is a palindrome.
  • An early design of Girafarig had a full-sized second head, reflecting its palindromic name, and resembling a Pushmi-pullyu.
    • Additionally, it was intended to be Dark/Normal-type and to have a pre-evolution, named "Tsuinzu" (Japanese: ツインズ), which literally means "twins".
  • Girafarig's English name was suggested by Jeff Kalles, who assisted in the naming of many Generation II Pokémon.[1]

Origin

Girafarig appears to be 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. Taking its names into consideration, it may be a physical palindrome, a word that stays the same when read backwards, as it has a head in the front and back. 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 may be derived from giraffe. The name is a palindrome, which may refer to its two-headed appearance.

Kirinriki is a palindrome which may be derived from 麒麟 kirin (giraffe). It may also involve 念力 nenriki (telekinesis).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese キリンリキ Kirinriki From 麒麟 kirin and 念力 nenriki
  French Girafarig Same as English name
  Spanish Girafarig Same as English name
  German Girafarig Same as English name
  Italian Girafarig Same as English name
  Korean 키링키 Kilingki From a palindrome based on 기린 (麒麟) girin
  Mandarin Chinese 麒麟奇 Qílínqí From a palindrome based on 麒麟 qílín and
  Cantonese Chinese 麒麟奇 Kèihlèuhnkèih From a palindrome based on 麒麟 kèihlèuhn and kèih


References

  1. Tweet by Jeff Kalles (@Sellak). Posted on August 26, 2021.

External links

  #0202: Wobbuffet
Pokémon
#0204: Pineco  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.