Pidgeotto is a raptor-like avian Pokémon. It is covered with brown feathers, has a cream-colored face, underside, and flight feathers. It has a crest of pinkish-red feathers on its head and black, angular markings behind its black eyes. The plumage of its tail has alternating red and yellow feathers with ragged tips. Pidgeotto's beak and legs are pink. Two of its toes point forward, while one points backward. Additionally, it has powerful, sharp talons that it uses to grasp prey.
Pidgeotto is a powerful flier capable of carrying prey several miles to its nest. It has amazing vision, which helps it locate preferred prey Pokémon such as Exeggcute and Magikarp. The anime has also depicted it preying on Caterpie. Pidgeotto claims a sprawling territory of more than 60 miles (100 kilometers), which it defends fiercely. Its nest is usually in the center of its territory and it circles its territory throughout the day, looking out for food and intruders. It is most often found in temperate forests.
In Generation III, Feather Dance was its signature move, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.
Pidgeotto evolves from Pidgey and evolves into Pidgeot.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
Ash caught a Pidgeotto in Ash Catches a Pokémon, which also marked the species' debut. It stayed as a member of Ash's team until Pallet Party Panic, where it evolved into Pidgeot and was released to protect a flock of wild Pidgey and Pidgeotto.
In Pallet Party Panic, six Pidgeotto were attacked by a flock of Spearow and a Fearow. The flock reappeared in a flashback in Fighting Flyer with Fire. Two of them reappeared in The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!.
In Mountain Time, Benji's father uses a Pidgeotto as part of his patrol, helping people stranded in the mountains. It also helped train Benji's Ledian for its role in the patrol.
In Pokéblock, Stock and Berry, Vladimir has a Pidgeotto that knows Aerial Ace. As a result, he uses it to demonstrate to other Trainers, like Ash and his Swellow, how to use the Flying-type attack.
A Pidgeotto appeared in a fantasy in The School of Hard Knocks.
In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, multiple Pidgeotto were aboard the St. Anne.
In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Pidgeotto was on Scissor Street.
A Pidgeotto appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.
In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Pidgeotto among the Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
In Round One - Begin!, a Trainer's Pidgeotto participated in the Indigo Plateau Conference.
In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Pidgeotto was at the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.
In In the Pink, a pink Pidgeotto appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy.
In The Power of One, multiple Pidgeotto sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.
A wild Pidgeotto appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
In Flower Power, a Pidgeotto was a part of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.
In Pikachu & Pichu, a Pidgeotto was a resident of Big Town.
A Pidgeotto appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.
In Got Miltank?, two Pidgeotto were inhabitants of a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Let Bagons Be Bagons.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. One also appeared in the opening sequence of the movie.
A Trainer's Pidgeotto appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.
A Pidgeotto briefly appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.
A Pidgeotto appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1).
Multiple Pidgeotto made cameo appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
A Pidgeotto made a brief appearance in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!.
Multiple Pidgeotto briefly appeared in The Forest Champion!.
In Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Pidgeotto participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp. Another Trainer's Pidgeotto also appeared in a fantasy in the latter episode.
A Trainer's Pidgeotto appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.
In A Relay in the Sky!, a Trainer's Pidgeotto participated in the Pokémon Sky Relay.
A Trainer's Pidgeotto appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.
In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Pidgeotto was a resident of the Nebel Plateau.
In I Choose You!, a Pidgeotto was under the ownership of a Trainer, while others were put under the control of Marshadow.
A Pidgeotto appeared in a photo taken by Rotom in Alola, Kanto!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in The Power of Us.
Ten Pidgeotto appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, with four of them appearing in a video hologram.
In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh attempted to catch a Pidgeotto, only for it to fly off.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Dreams Are Made of These!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.
In Advice to Goh!, Goh again attempted to catch a Pidgeotto, but failed.
Goh successfully caught a Pidgeotto in Take My Thief! Please!.
A Pidgeotto appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One, under the ownership of a student of Indigo Academy.
||Pidgeotto, an evolved form of the Pidgey. It is armed with sharp claws and dives from the sky to capture its prey. Unlike the more gentle Pidgey, Pidgeotto can be dangerous. Approach with extreme caution.
In File 1: Red, a Pidgeotto was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.