Natu is a tiny, mostly green bird Pokémon with a nearly spherical body colored in accents of red, yellow, and black. It possesses brightly colored, yellow-and-red wings with thick black stripes. The wings are small and not fully-grown, thus making it unable to fly. However, it can hop and climb tree trunks. Natu has a red crest on the top of its head, and its three-toed feet and three tail feathers are red as well. Natu also has almond-shaped eyes and a yellow beak.
Natu is believed to reside in South America, although it can be found near ruins and in temperate and tropical forests in other areas of the world. Natu usually forages for food on the ground. However, on rare occasions, it will hop onto branches to peck at the tree's new shoots. It also picks food from cactus plants, easily avoiding the buds and spines. Due to its prophetic abilities, Natu is a very cautious Pokémon that is easily spooked. It has the quirky behavior of staring at something until the thing moves.
Two Natu debuted in Doin' What Comes Natu-rally!, one each under the ownership of McKenzie and his father. Both Natu told people's fortunes using Future Sight, but McKenzie's Natu, nicknamed "Naughty", was not as successful because McKenzie suffered from stage fright.
In Historical Mystery Tour!, a Natu lured Ash and his friends through Xatu Forest. When it burst into the light, they guided themselves out.
In JN070, James pulled a Natu from the Rocket Prize Master to battle Ash and Goh; however, it was defeated by Goh's Cinderace.
In Extreme Pokémon!, a baby Natu was being cared for by Mr. Shellby.
In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, three Natu signaled the start of the Tour de Alto Mare.
In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Natu starred in a Titanic-inspired film that May reminisced about.
A Coordinator's Natu appeared in Pros and Con Artists.
A Natu appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
In A Staravia is Born!, Team Rocket captured multiple Natu.
A Natu appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a young man.
A Natu appeared in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!.
A Natu appeared in a fantasy in Got Meltan?.
In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Trainer's Natu was captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.
A Natu appeared in a flashback in Time After Time!.
Two Trainers' Natu appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.
A Trainer's Natu appeared in Restore and Renew!.
A Trainer's Natu appeared in A Crackling Raid Battle!.
A Trainer's Natu appeared in To Train, or Not to Train!.
||Natu, the Tiny Bird Pokémon. The Natu moves around by hopping and always seems to be staring at something.
||Natu, the Little Bird Pokémon. Natu evolves into Xatu and skillfully picks food from cactus plants, avoiding buds and spines. It appears to skip about to move.
Crystal owns a female Natu, which first appeared in Slugging It Out With Slugma. Her Psychic attacks allow her to hold her own despite her size. Crystal also uses Natu to provide flight transport over short distances. In Lively Larvitar, the origin of Crystal's Natu is revealed: she, along with Crystal's Parasect, Hitmonchan, and Cubone, were wild Pokémon living in Mt. Mortar and had fought with a local Arcanine that had gone berserk from a severe eye injury. After the ordeal, Natu used her telepathy to detect if enemies were in the area. Sometime between the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter and Emerald chapter arcs, she evolved into a Xatu, and with that came increased speed and flight stamina, though she isn't seen battling much.
In The Escape, Will is seen to have a Natu during Silver's flashback of his escape from the Masked Man. It is probably a pre-evolution of the Xatu he used many volumes earlier.
The Battle Tower rented a Natu, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.
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In The Gym Challenges Begin!!, Falkner used a Natu to battle Clefairy.