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Chinchou

Chinchou

Chinchou's Type

WATER
ELECTRIC

Chinchou's Pokédex #s

Galar #
220
National #
170

Chinchou's Base Stats

HP:
75
Attack:
38
Defense:
38
Sp. Atk:
56
Sp. Def:
56
Speed:
67
Total:
330

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Water 2
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,250,000
EV Yield:
1 HP

Chinchou's Abilities

Here are what abilities Chinchou can possibly have, along with their effects.
Volt Absorb
Electric-type moves targeting Chinchou do no damage, lose their effect, and heal Chinchou by 25% of its max HP instead.
Illuminate
Doubles the encounter rate of wild Pokémon.
Water Absorb
Water-type moves targeting Chinchou do no damage, lose their effect, and heal Chinchou by 25% of its max HP instead.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Chinchou's weakness and resistance is to various types.
GRASS
GROUND
½
FIRE
WATER
ICE
FLYING
¼
STEEL

Chinchou's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Chinchou evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Chinchou
Chinchou
starting form
Lanturn
Lanturn
at level 27

Chinchou's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Chinchou can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Chinchou learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Water Gun
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
40 100% 25 One Target
1
Supersonic
Confuses the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 55% 20 One Target
4
Electro Ball
Power ranges from 60–150 based on Chinchou's Speed vs. the target's.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
8
Thunder Wave
Paralyzes the target.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- 90% 20 One Target
12
Bubble Beam
10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
16
Confuse Ray
Confuses the target.
GHOST
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
20
Spark
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
65 100% 20 One Target
24
Charge
Raises Chinchou's Special Defense by one stage and doubles the power of its Electric moves next turn.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
28
Discharge
Has a 30% chance to paralyze all nearby Pokémon.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 All But Self
32
Aqua Ring
Restores 1/16 the user's max HP between turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
36
Flail
Does more damage when Chinchou's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
40
Take Down
Chinchou takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
44
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Chinchou can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM14
Thunder Wave
Paralyzes the target.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- 90% 20 One Target
TM16
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
TM21
Rest
Chinchou restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Chinchou from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM27
Icy Wind
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM35
Hail
Changes the weather to hail for 5 turns.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM36
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Chinchou is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM45
Dive
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM52
Bounce
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn. Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
85 85% 5 One Target
TM55
Brine
Does double damage if the target's HP is 50% or less.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM80
Volt Switch
Forces Chinchou to switch out after dealing damage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
70 100% 20 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Chinchou can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR03
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target
TR04
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self
TR05
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR06
Blizzard
Has a 10% chance to freeze all nearby enemies. 100% accuracy while it is hailing.
ICE
SPECIAL
110 70% 5 Nearby Enemies
TR08
Thunderbolt
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR09
Thunder
30% chance of paralyzing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TR12
Agility
Raises Chinchou's Speed by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TR16
Waterfall
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR17
Amnesia
Raises Chinchou's Special Defense by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Chinchou's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Chinchou's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR80
Electro Ball
Power ranges from 60–150 based on Chinchou's Speed vs. the target's.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TR84
Scald
Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR86
Wild Charge
Chinchou takes 25% of Wild Charge's damage as recoil damage.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR92
Dazzling Gleam
Damages all nearby enemies.
FAIRY
SPECIAL
80 100% 10 Nearby Enemies

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Chinchou can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Psybeam
Has a 10% chance of confusing the target.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Mist
Prevents stats from being lowered for 5 turns.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 30 User's Field
EGG
Water Pulse
Has a 20% chance of confusing the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
60 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Soak
Changes the target's type to Water until it switches out.
WATER
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target

Where to Find Chinchou

If you're looking for where to find Chinchou, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Chinchou in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Chinchou in the Wild

Wild Area: West Lake Axewell

Wild Area: East Lake Axewell

Wild Area: Giant's Mirror

Fishing Rod Encounters
10% Lv. 26-28

Hulbury

Fishing Rod Encounters
20% Lv. 20-24
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