Petilil is a plant Pokémon that resembles a plant bulb, such as an onion. It is primarily light green. Its head is tipped with three oblong leaves, whose color can determine how healthy the Petilil is. The leaves on its head reliably grow back if any fall off, and if they are pruned regularly, Petilil can be grown into a fine round shape. Its crescent-shaped white face, seemingly lacking a nose or mouth, has brown eyes shaped like elongated ovals. A green "bib" is present on its neck, and its lower body consists of five stubs, two of which act as arms, and two more act as legs.
The leaves on Petilil's head are very bitter, which can cause dizziness. However, these leaves possess revitalizing effects such as restoring a person's vigor. This can be achieved by eating the leaves directly, or drying and boiling them into an infusion. This infusion is also sometimes used as a bug repellent. Because of the health effects of its leaves, Petilil is very popular with the elderly.
Petilil tends to appear near sources of clean waters. It lives in areas with soil abundant in moisture and nutrients. The homes can be either well-tended fields or flowerbeds. However, they will leave if the environment turns bad. This Pokémon is a female-only species with no male counterpart.
Petilil appears in the 3DS version as an enemy in Smash Run. It will spray Sleep Powder, putting any players in front of it to sleep.
Petilil trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Petilil also appears as a trophy in the 3DS version of the game.
The leaves on this Grass-type Pokémon's head taste bitter, but eating them is known to refresh a tired body. In Smash Run, it'll disperse purple Sleep Powder over a wide area when it gets close to you. It's easy to get caught off guard by the attack if you're busy fighting other enemies, so if you see a Petilil, take it out as fast as you can.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Petilil and Cottonee can be seen as counterparts. They both evolve once using a Sun Stone and share a base stat total of 280. Additionally, Petilil is exclusive to Pokémon White, White 2, Moon, and Ultra Moon, while Cottonee is exclusive to Pokémon Black, Black 2, Sun, and Ultra Sun. They also have similar movesets.