Nuzleaf is a dual type Grass and Dark Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Seedot starting at level 14 and evolves into Shiftry when exposed to a Leaf Stone. Take a look below for 25 fun and fascinating facts about Nuzleaf.
1. Nuzleaf is a bipedal Pokemon with a single green leaf atop its head.
2. The leaf is smaller on the female.
3. This Pokémon is mostly brown with a beige mask marking on its face.
4. Its bulky thighs are also beige and have thin striations, and there are what appear to be two nipples on its chest.
5. It has thin arms with mitten-like hands.
6. If its long, pointed nose is grabbed, Nuzleaf will lose its power.
7. Using the leaf on its head as a flute, it makes music with leaves that creates a sense of unease in people. However, it can also play comforting melodies.
8. Nuzleaf lives in tropical forests and is skilled at climbing, but it will come out of the forest to frighten people.
9. It has an odd power that manifests as the move Extrasensory; its former signature move.
10. Nuzleaf shares its category with Impidimp. They are both known as the Wily Pokémon.
11. Nuzleaf may be based on an acorn, and possibly Pinocchio as well.
12. They may also be based on the tengu, tricky Japanese goblins who are known for their long noses, cruel tricks, ability to read minds, and the ranks of ko-tengu, tengu of lesser rank.
13. Its tendency to use a flute to cause fear in others is reminiscent of Pan, the Greek god of nature, who played reed pipes and was known for the ability to strike inherent terror into the hearts of others.
14. Nuzleaf may be a combination of nuzzle or nose and leaf.
15. Multiple Nuzleaf debuted in Turning Over a Nuzleaf. When Pikachu, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Silcoon, Lotad, and Corphish got separated from Ash, May, Brock, and Max and got lost in a forest, these wily Pokémon caused trouble for them.
16. Multiple Nuzleaf appeared in Jump For Joy!, where they were living in an old tree with several Seedot and a Shiftry. One of them was sick and required attention from Nurse Joy, who had to be kidnapped by Shiftry in order to accomplish this.
17. A colony of Seedot and Nuzleaf appeared in Leave it to Brocko!. One of the Nuzleaf got separated from its colony and Brock and Sudowoodo had to bring it home before Team Rocket could steal it. This Nuzleaf also seemed to be fast friends with Brock’s Sudowoodo, even when Sudowoodo was a Bonsly.
18. Yoko of the Eterna Gym owns a Nuzleaf. In The Grass-Type is Always Greener, when Gardenia was traveling in the Eterna Forest, it brought her a note summoning her back to the Gym. It was seen again in The Grass Menagerie!, refereeing alongside its Trainer.
19. Multiple Nuzleaf appeared in Jirachi: Wish Maker as some of the residents of Forina, Jirachi’s home.
20. A Nuzleaf appeared in True Blue Swablu, under the ownership of Mr. Morita. It was his partner Pokémon in patrolling a Pokémon nature preserve.
21. A Nuzleaf appeared in Hokey Poké Balls! along with a Shroomish.
22. A Nuzleaf appeared in PK13.
23. A Nuzleaf appeared in The Ribbon Cup Caper at the S.S. St. Flower’s Pokémon Center.
24. A Nuzleaf appeared in Reversing the Charges, where it had been defeated by an overcharged Elekid and was found by Max.
25. A Nuzleaf appeared in Pokémon Ranger – Deoxys’ Crisis! (Part 2).