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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Chikorita

Chikorita
Leaf Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Chikorita is a Grass Type Leaf Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Chikorita can be found with Overgrow as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 1 Special Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 318 combined Base Stats.

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Chikorita Stats and Abilities

Based on Chikorita Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Chikorita Highest IV Stat is Defense 65 and the Lowest being Speed 45.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP45200294
F
Attack4992216
F
Defense65121251
F
Special Attack4992216
F
Special Defense65121251
F
Speed4585207
F
Total318
Chikorita Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 Special Defense
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsGrass, Monster
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Overgrow
Ability 1
Overgrow increases the power of Grass-type moves by 50% (1.5x) when the ability-bearer's HP falls below a third of its maximum (known in-game as in a pinch).
Leaf Guard
Hidden Ability
Leaf Guard prevents the bearer from succumbing to major status ailments (sleep, burns, poisoning, paralysis or freezing) during sunny weather.

How To Evolve Chikorita in BDSP

Chikorita requires (Level 16) to evolve into Bayleef and then (Level 32) to evolve into Meganium.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Chikorita
Level 16
Bayleef
Level 32
Meganium

Where To Find Chikorita in BDSP

Chikorita has 4 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Chikorita, within the Grassland Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Sunlit Cavern
National
Chikorita
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Chikorita
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Chikorita
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Chikorita
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Chikorita Weakness

Chikorita is a Grass Type pokemon. This will cause Chikorita to take More Damage from Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Ground, Water, Grass, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Poison
Bug
Fire
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Ground
Water
Grass
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Chikorita Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Salamence

What pokemon is Chikorita Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
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Best Moves Chikorita in BDSP

Best Moveset for Chikorita Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
45
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
34
Body Slam
Physical
85
100 15 May paralyze opponent.
20
Magical Leaf
Special
90
20 Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
6
Razor Leaf
Physical
82.5
95 25 High critical hit ratio.

Best Moveset for Chikorita TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
TM53
Energy Ball
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM19
Giga Drain
Special
112.5
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Chikorita Level Up Moves

List of Moves Chikorita can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
6
Razor Leaf
Power:
82.5
Acc: 95
PP: 25
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
9
Poison Powder
Power: —
Acc: 75
PP: 35
Status

Poisons opponent.
12
Synthesis
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User recovers HP. Amount varies with the weather.
17
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
20
Magical Leaf
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
23
Nature Power
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Uses a certain move based on the current terrain.
28
Sweet Scent
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness.
31
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
34
Body Slam
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
39
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
42
Aromatherapy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Cures all status problems in your party.
45
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
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Chikorita TM Moves

List of Moves Chikorita can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM09
Bullet Seed
Power:
37.5
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM20
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM33
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM53
Energy Ball
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM86
Grass Knot
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

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Chikorita Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Chikorita can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Vine Whip
Power:
67.5
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Leech Seed
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Drains HP from opponent each turn.
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
Ancient Power
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
Nature Power
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Uses a certain move based on the current terrain.
Ingrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

User restores HP each turn. User cannot escape/switch.
Leaf Storm
Power:
195
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
Aromatherapy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Cures all status problems in your party.
Body Slam
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Heal Pulse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Restores half the target's max HP.
Grassy Terrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Restores a little HP of all Pokémon for 5 turns.
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