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Watchog (Pokémon)

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Patrat #504: Patrat
Pokémon
#506: Lillipup Lillipup
Watchog
Lookout Pokémon
ミルホッグ
Miruhog
#505
Watchog



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Illuminate or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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Weight
59.5 lbs. 27.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
147
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
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Speed
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Footprint
F505.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Watchog (Japanese: ミルホッグ Miruhog) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Patrat starting at level 20.

Contents

Biology

Watchog illuminating

Watchog is an upright, meerkat-like Pokémon with large cheeks and a single, pointed incisor sticking out of its mouth. It is mainly reddish brown with beige cheeks and neck. There is yellow striping on its chest and tail. Its hands, feet, and tail tip are white. Its red eyes have small black pupils and a yellow stripe. Black markings accentuate the eyes at their outer ends. Its tail is almost exclusively depicted standing up straight, although it can also be kept in a relaxed position.[1]

There are luminescent compounds in Watchog's body that allow its stripes and eyes to glow. It uses this ability to threaten predators. Its cheeks can hold a large amount of seeds, which it collects and spits at its opponents. Watchog possess night vision and can view its surroundings in the darkness.

In the anime

In the main series

Watchog in the anime

Major appearances

A Watchog debuted in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, under the ownership of Lenora. This also marked the species' debut. It first used its Illuminate Ability to reveal Yamask's presence. It then battled Ash in a Gym battle in The Battle According to Lenora!, where it defeated his Oshawott with Thunderbolt. It appeared again in Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!, where it was defeated by Oshawott's Aqua Jet.

In Emolga and the New Volt Switch!, three Watchog lived in an apple tree, and attacked Emolga, Axew, and Oshawott when they tried to retrieve some apples for Emolga. However, they enraged a Simisear in the process, and were scared away by its Flamethrower.

In Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!, Jimmy Ray's male Watchog lost to Iris's Emolga during the first round of the Club Battle after he was hit by Attract and then Hidden Power.

In Evolution by Fire!, Kylan's Watchog battled Shamus in a Double Battle along with a Mienshao, but both were defeated.

In Curtain Up, Unova League!, Mikael's Watchog battled Bianca's Emboar during the qualifying round of the Vertress Conference. It lost in the next episode.

In The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!, a Watchog was a member of a rescue team managed by a harbor patrolman named Halsey. While originally used only for crowd control and as a lookout, Watchog, with the help of N, proved itself to be a capable and valuable asset to its team.

In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, Mrs. Ripple used a Watchog as a guard to watch over her jewels.

Minor appearances

In Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, Iris's flashback featured a Trainer's Watchog.

Two Trainers' Watchog appeared in Cilan Takes Flight!.

Multiple Watchog appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the rest being wild.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1, a Trainer's Watchog was revealed to have lost to Roxie in a Gym battle.

In Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, the Swords of Justice legend featured multiple Watchog.

A Trainer's Watchog appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!.

A Trainer's Watchog appeared in Strong Strategy Steals the Show!.

A Trainer's Watchog appeared in Cameron's Secret Weapon!.

A Watchog appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Watchog owned by some Workers in New Tork City was keeping watch next to some roadworks.

In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Trainer's Watchog was entered into the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island. It was eventually defeated by Ash's Pignite.

A Watchog appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Watchog appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

A Watchog appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!.

A Watchog appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

A Watchog appeared in A Fashionable Battle!.

In Party Dancecapades!, a Performer's Watchog attended Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

A Watchog appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

A Trainer's Watchog appeared in A League of His Own!.

Multiple Watchog appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. One appeared during a flashback, while another was a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

A Trainer's Watchog appeared in Battling With a Clean Slate!.

A Trainer's Watchog appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Three Watchog appeared in Till We Compete Again!, each under the ownership of a different Trainer.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW014 Watchog Ash's Pokédex Watchog, the Lookout Pokémon, and the evolved form of Patrat. Watchog's body contains luminescent compounds, which allow its eyes and stripes to glow.
BW115 Watchog Ash's Pokédex Watchog, the Lookout Pokémon. The markings on Watchog's body can glow to intimidate its foes. It has excellent vision, even in darkness.

In the GOTCHA! music video

A Watchog briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Lenora.

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

A Watchog appeared in Advance Toward the Path of the Strongest!.

Monta's Patrat evolved into a Watchog during a battle with a wild Emolga.

In the movie adaptations

A Watchog appeared in the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

A Watchog appeared in PMBW05.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Watchog appeared in Justice Trainer Shin Appears!, under the ownership of Togari. It was used in Togari's first battle against Shin, who was rescuing a girl's Cottonee from him.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Black was attacked by a Watchog used by three Team Plasma Grunts in Battle at the Dreamyard. At first, he mistook the pattern on its body as the head of a much larger Pokémon but eventually figured out its true identity. The Watchog was adopted by Amanita and Fennel afterwards.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures Battle at the Dreamyard They make the patterns on their bodies shine in order to threaten predators. Keen eyesight lets them see in the dark.

In the TCG

Main article: Watchog (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
#011
Black When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
White They make the patterns on their bodies shine in order to threaten predators. Keen eyesight lets them see in the dark.
Black 2 Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #047
Hoenn
#—
X Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
Y When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
Omega Ruby Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
Alpha Sapphire When they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
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 V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 7 and 18, P2 Laboratory
Routes 1 and 15 (dark grass)
Dreamyard (Ruins; dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 1, 2, 3, 7, and 18, Dreamyard, P2 Laboratory
Routes 2 and 7 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 15
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
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 V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Trailhead Field (post ending)
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall), Skill Treasury (1F-15F)
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Sa
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 384
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Total:
420
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.

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
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

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


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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PokéPark Pad entry:
He is taking care of Patrat. He likes to see new things before anyone else. He can be a scatterbrain.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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

#531
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Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO505.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 165 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Hyper Fang, Grass Knot

Evolution

504Patrat.png
Unevolved
Patrat
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
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First evolution
Watchog
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 505.png Spr b 5b 505.png Spr 5b 505.png Spr b 5b 505.png
Spr 5b 505 s.png Spr b 5b 505 s.png Spr 5b 505 s.png Spr b 5b 505 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 505.png Spr b 6x 505.png Spr 6x 505.png Spr b 6x 505.png
Spr 6x 505 s.png Spr b 6x 505 s.png Spr 6x 505 s.png Spr b 6x 505 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 505.png Spr b 7s 505.png Spr 7s 505.png Spr b 7s 505.png
Spr 7s 505 s.png Spr b 7s 505 s.png Spr 7s 505 s.png Spr b 7s 505 s.png
Front Back Front Back
505MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Watchog images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Black and White, Watchog was the only Pokémon to have the same EV yield as its pre-evolution, and the only evolved Pokémon to only give a single EV, giving one EV in Attack.
    • Because its EV yield was 2 Attack in Black 2 and White 2, Watchog is the only Pokémon to have its EV yield changed within a generation.
  • Watchog is the only evolved Pokémon with a catch rate of 255.

Origin

Watchog is based on a groundhog and possibly a meerkat or prairie dog. Its design is also based on a road worker, with the body resembling a protective suit and the yellow stripes forming a safety vest.

Name origin

Watchog is a combination of watch and groundhog. It may also be a play on watchdog, a dog used to guard.

Miruhog may be a combination of 見る miru (to observe) or meerkat and groundhog.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミルホッグ Miruhog From 見る miru or meerkat and groundhog
France Flag.png French Miradar From mirador and radar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Watchog Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kukmarda From gucken and Marder, playing on Guck mal da
Italy Flag.png Italian Watchog Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보르그 Borugu Portmanteau of bol and groundhog
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 步哨鼠 Bùshàoshǔ From 步哨 bùshào and shǔ.


Notes

  1. ポケモン ベストウイッシュ イッシュずかん ISBN 978-4-09-281215-4

External links


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