Lileep is a dual type Rock and Grass Fossil Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is resurrected from a Root Fossil and evolves into Cradily starting at level 40. Take a look below for 23 fun and interesting facts about Lileep.
1. Lileep is a somewhat plant like Pokemon with eight dark tipped, pink tentacles protruding from an opening on top of its head.
2. Inside the pitch black opening are two glowing, yellow eyes.
3. The remainder of its head is purple with yellow eyespots resembling targets.
4. The head is connected to the body by means of a yellow stem.
5. The body itself is purple and semi-spherical.
6. Four stubby roots anchor this Pokémon firmly to the rocks of its home on the sea floor.
7. In ancient times, it lived in warm seas.
8. It waves its tentacles around to disguise itself as seaweed in order to attract prey, which is swallowed whole after being entangled.
9. Lileep has been extinct for 100 million years, but specimens can be revived from Root Fossils.
10. No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Lileep and its evolution.
11. Lileep and its evolution consist of the two types with most weaknesses, Grass and Rock, but they have only four weaknesses.
12. Lileep and its evolution are the only Grass-type Pokémon that belong in the Water 3 Egg Group.
13. Lileep may be based on crinoids (also known as sea lilies), marine animals related to starfishes, which were once believed to be extinct.
14. Lileep may be a combination of lily and peep (it seems to peep out from the darkness). The latter part of its name may also derive from deep (coming from the depths of the ocean floor) or sleep (as they have been sleeping as Fossils for over one hundred million years).
15. A group of Lileep debuted in Where’s Armaldo?, where they were among the Fossil Pokémon being looked after by Professor Proctor and Annie Proctor on Wales Island.
16. Three Lileep appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as some of the Pokémon living in the Tree of Beginning.
17. A Mirage Lileep appeared in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.
18. A Lileep appeared in Wild in the Streets!, where it was seen along with several other Pokémon within the habitat created for the revived Fossil Pokémon.
19. A Lileep was set free alongside an Anorith during Ruby’s stay in Fallarbor Town in Tanks, but No Tanks, Anorith & Lileep. Using the raw talent in battle that he inherited from Norman, he calmed them when he saw that nobody was looking.
20. A Lileep appeared as a Battle Factory Pokémon in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.
21. The Battle Factory rented a Lileep, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.
22. The Battle Tower rented a Lileep, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.
23. A Lileep belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in PASM23.