Treecko is a Grass type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves into Grovyle starting at level 16, which evolves into Sceptile starting at level 36. Along with Torchic and Mudkip, Treecko is one of three starter Pokemon of Hoenn available at the beginning of Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. Take a look below for 24 amazing and interesting facts about Treecko.
1. Treecko is a small, green, bipedal reptilian Pokemon.
2. It has yellow eyes with long, narrow pupils.
3. Treecko’s hands and feet each have three digits covered with tiny spikes.
4. These spikes allow it to scale vertical walls with ease.
5. Its stomach and throat are red. It also has a line across on its stomach resembling a pouch.
6. Treecko has a large, dark green tail with two separate lobes that it uses to sense humidity.
7. This ability allows it to predict the next day’s weather.
8. Treecko is a bit of a rarity in the wild, and is more common in captivity. However, when in the wild, Treecko lives inside overgrown forests.
9. It makes its home in tall trees, and will attack anyone that comes near its nest.
10. Because of its territorial nature, it is known to be the protector of the forest’s trees.
11. Treecko is known for its calm and collected personality.
12. It will never panic under any circumstances, even when faced with a bigger foe.
13. Treecko has the lowest base Defense of all unevolved starter Pokémon.
14. Treecko and its evolutions are the only Grass-type Pokémon that belong in the Dragon Egg Group.
15. Treecko resembles a gecko or lizard. Its design shares some similarities with the leaf-tailed gecko, a species of lizard that blends in with plant-like appendages, and can also climb up flat surfaces.
16. Treecko is a combination of tree and gecko.
17. Ash has a Sceptile that he caught as a Treecko in Tree’s a Crowd. It evolved into Grovyle in Exploud and Clear, and in Odd Pokémon Out, it reached its final form.
18. A Treecko appeared in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, under the ownership of Sawyer. It reappeared in A Fashionable Battle!, where it participated in a Double Battle against Ash’s Frogadier and Hawlucha. It evolved into a Grovyle in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, and was later revealed to have evolved into a Sceptile before A Meeting of Two Journeys!.
19. Treecko debuted in Get the Show on the Road, where Professor Birch showed it and the other two Hoenn starter Pokémon to May at the start of her journey. She did not choose Treecko because it “creeped her out”.
20. Multiple Treecko appeared in Tree’s a Crowd, where they were protecting an old tree that appeared to be dying. Ash’s Treecko was a member of this group before being caught.
21. A female Treecko appeared in Having a Wailord of a Time, under the care of a Nurse Joy, along with a Torchic and Mudkip. Stephanie was going to choose between them as her first Pokémon. Stephanie ultimately chose Mudkip, and Stephanie’s father, seeing how sad Treecko looked after not being selected, decided to become a Pokémon Trainer with the Treecko as his first Pokémon.
22. A Treecko appeared in The Ribbon Cup Caper at the S.S. St. Flower’s Pokémon Center.
23. A Treecko appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as one of Mew‘s transformations.
24. A Treecko appeared in Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade as one of the Pokémon watching Meloetta’s concert.