Natu is a dual type Psychic and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Xatu starting at level 25. Take a look below for 24 awesome and fascinating facts about Natu.
1. Natu is a tiny, mostly green bird Pokemon with a nearly spherical body, and accents of red, yellow and black.
2. It possesses brightly colored, yellow-and-red wings with thick black stripes.
3. The wings are small and not fully-grown, thus making it unable to fly. However, it can hop and climb tree trunks.
4. Natu has a red crest on the top of its head, and its three-toed feet and three tail feathers are red as well.
5. Natu also has almond-shaped eyes and a yellow beak.
6. Natu is believed to reside in South America, although it can be found near ruins and in temperate and tropical forests in other areas of the world.
7. Natu usually forages for food on the ground. However, on rare occasions, it will hop onto branches to peck at the tree’s new shoots.
8. It also picks food from cactus plants, easily avoiding the buds and spines.
9. Due to its prophetic abilities, Natu is a very cautious Pokémon that is easily spooked.
10. It has the quirky behavior of staring at something until the thing moves.
11. Natu shares its category with Pidgey, Spearow, and Rookidee. They are all known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon (though Natu was known as the Little Bird Pokémon in Generation II).
12. Natu is tied with Rookidee as the smallest Flying-type Pokémon.
13. Natu appears to be based on a parrot, possibly the kakapo. It also resembles a quail.
14. As revealed in a Penny Arcade Staff Podcast by Jeff Kalles, who assisted in the naming of many Generation II Pokémon, the word Natu is short for nature.
15. Two Natu debuted in Doin’ What Comes Natu-rally!, one each under the ownership of McKenzie and his father. Both Natu told people’s fortunes using Future Sight, but McKenzie’s Natu, nicknamed “Naughty”, was not as successful because McKenzie suffered from stage fright.
16. A Natu, along with its evolved form, appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!. Both Pokémon played a major role in the episode.
17. A baby Natu appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, where it was one of the Pokémon being cared for by Mr. Shellby.
18. A Natu appeared in Lights, Camerupt, Action! as an actor in one of Elijah’s movies, which was specifically an outer-space version of the real-life movie Titanic.
19. Three Natu appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias. Along with a Xatu, they were used to signal the start of the Tour de Alto Mare.
20. A Coordinator’s Natu appeared in Pros and Con Artists.
21. A Natu appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
22. Multiple Natu appeared in A Staravia is Born!, where they were among the Flying-type Pokémon captured by Team Rocket.
23. A Natu briefly appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a young man.
24. A Natu briefly appeared in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!.