Wo-Chien (Pokémon)

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Wo-Chien
Ruinous Pokémon
チオンジェン
Chionjen
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Wo-Chien



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Type
Dark Grass
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Ability
Tablets of Ruin Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
6 (2.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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Weight
163.6 lbs. 74.2 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
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Wo-Chien (Japanese: チオンジェン Chionjen) is a dual-type Dark/Grass Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Chien-Pao, Ting-Lu, and Chi-Yu, Wo-Chien is a member of the treasures of ruin.

Biology

Wo-Chien is a snail-like Pokémon comprising a dark-green mossy form covered in dead green and yellow leaves. Two pairs of long, curling vines form its eyestalks, which contain eyes with green eyelids, orange sclerae, and pale greenish pupils. A long row of wooden tablets curled around its backside forms its shell. Wooden tablets were once used as a writing medium in the East during ancient times, although the inscriptions written on the particular set forming Wo-Chien's shell have become too faded to be read.

Like the other treasures of ruin, Wo-Chien's true form is the row of wooden writing tablets forming its shell, having been given life by the grudges of the person punished for writing the evil deeds of a king on them long ago — while its body is a form it has constructed using its control over plant matter. Wo-Chien is able to drain the life force of vegetations in a wide area around it, causing entire forests and fields to instantly become barren. It is known as the Tablets of Ruin.

Wo-Chien and the other treasures of ruin are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ruination. Wo-Chien is also the only known Pokémon that can have Tablets of Ruin as an Ability.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Wo-Chien (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#393
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
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Scarlet The grudge of a person punished for writing the king’s evil deeds upon wooden tablets has clad itself in dead leaves to become a Pokémon.
Violet It drains the life-force from vegetation, causing nearby forests to instantly wither and fields to turn barren.


 
Wo-Chien in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Grasswither Shrine (Only one)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Version 1.0.0
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
580
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.
Version 1.0.1+
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
570
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
055 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1515 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1515 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
2020 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2525 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3030 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3535 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5050 Ruination Dark Special 0000 09090% 10
5555 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
6060 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
6565 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
7070 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
7575 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wo-Chien
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wo-Chien

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM131  TM131 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM190  TM190 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wo-Chien
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Wo-Chien

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Wo-Chien
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wo-Chien
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wo-Chien

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1001.png Base HP: 198 Base Attack: 186 Base Defense: 242
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Magical Leaf
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Grass Knot, Leaf Storm

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Wo-Chien
 Dark  Grass 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Wo-Chien images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Wo-Chien has the highest base Special Defense stat of all Dark-type and Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Wo-Chien and the other treasures of ruin are the first Pokémon whose base stats were adjusted via a patch to the game.
  • Wo-Chien is the only member of the treasures of ruin that was given life by a specific individual's emotion rather than the emotions of humanity in general.
  • Wo-Chien's in-game model has 92 tablets in total. In one of its animations, the tablets spiral out from under the plants that are comprised by its body, and all 92 can be seen at the peak of this animation.

Origin

Wo-Chien may be modeled after the decollate snail, predatory land snails native to the Mediterranean whose shells are blunt and conical. Wo-Chien's shell is constructed from slips, narrow strips of bamboo or wood used as writing media in China prior to the introduction of paper. Its Pokédex entry in Scarlet may be a reference to the idiom 罄竹難書 / 罄竹难书 qìng zhú nán shū, referring to sins that have become so numerous that it is difficult to record them all on bamboo slips. It may also refer to the heroic deed of court chroniclers of Qi in the Spring and Autumn Annals, where two brothers dedicated their lives to defend the integrity of the annals by recording the regicide of Duke Zhuang II of Qi by usurper Cui Zhu.

Wo-Chien and the other treasures of ruin may be based on the Four Perils of Chinese mythology. Specifically, Wo-Chien may be based on 檮杌 / 梼杌 Táowù, a creature that shares its name with the now-lost chronicles of the state of Chu. Since the 16th century, Taowu has been reimagined as a prophetic monster that records the evil deeds committed by ancient rulers and punishes wrongdoers from its vision, similar to the tablets that created Wo-Chien and its ability to cause perils.

Wo-Chien's National Pokédex number may allude to One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales and stories often referred to as Arabian Nights in English. Certain stories in One Thousand and One Nights, such as Aladdin, opens in China.

Name origin

Wo-Chien may be a combination of 蝸 / 蜗 (Chinese for snail) and 簡 / 简 jiǎn (Chinese for bamboo slips). The name is formatted in Wade–Giles, a romanization system used in the Anglosphere for most of the 20th century.

Chionjen may be a combination of 蟲 / 虫 chóng (Chinese for bug) and 簡 / 简 jiǎn (Chinese for bamboo slips).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チオンジェン Chionjen From 蟲 / 虫 chóng and 簡 / 简 jiǎn
  French Chongjian Transcription of Japanese name
  Spanish Wo-Chien Same as English name
  German Chongjian Transcription of Japanese name
  Italian Wo-Chien Same as English name
  Korean 총지엔 Chongjien Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 古簡蝸 / 古简蜗 Gǔjiǎnguā / Gǔjiǎnwō From , 簡 / 简 jiǎn, and 蝸牛 / 蜗牛 guāniú / wōniú
  Cantonese Chinese 古簡蝸 Gúgáanwō From , gáan, and 蝸牛 wō'ngàuh


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