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25 Fun And Interesting Facts About Chinchou From Pokemon

Chinchou is a dual type Water and Electric Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Lanturn starting at level 27. Take a look below for 25 fun and interesting facts about Chinchou.

1. Chinchou is a small, fish like Pokemon with a round, blue body.

2. It has large yellow eyes with pupils shaped like plus signs, a pair of semi-transparent, light blue pectoral fins, and stubby feet.

3. Positioned on its rear where its tail would be are a pair of antennae that curve up and over its head.

4. The antennae developed from fins and have yellow, teardrop-shaped orbs at the tips.

5. Prey is lured toward Chinchou by the soft glow from the orbs on its antennae. 

6. It also flashes its light to communicate with others of its kind and claim territory.

7. Inside the antennae are electricity-generating cells that create so much electrical power that they even make Chinchou tingle slightly.

8. By discharging positive and negative electricity, it can both defend itself and stun its prey.

9. Chinchou lives on dark ocean floors, rarely ever coming up to the surface. However, it has demonstrated the ability to walk on land in the anime.

10. Although Chinchou is shown to have the ability to walk on land in the anime, in the games, it can only be caught in water and it lacks a footprint.

11. The vowel sounds in Chinchou’s English name are reverse of the vowels in its Japanese name.

12. Chinchou is based on an anglerfish, more specifically the footballfish.

13. Chinchou is a play on chōchin (lantern).

14. Multiple Chinchou made their main series debut in Takin’ it on the Chinchou. One was under the ownership of Dayton; nicknamed Bright, it played a major role in the episode.

15. A Chinchou appeared in The Perfect Match!, under the ownership of Trinity. It was used in her battle against Misty during the Whirl Cup, where it was able to defeat Corsola with a combination of Confuse Ray and Water Gun. It reappeared in a flashback in Espeon, Not Included.

16. A Chinchou appeared in The Great Eight Fate!, under the ownership of Juan. It was one of his Pokémon used in the Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan’s other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape.

17. Chinchou debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as a resident of Big Town.

18. A Chinchou appeared in Snorlax Snowman.

19. Two Chinchou appeared in The Legend of Thunder!. One was swimming in a lake, while the other one was swimming in a pool in a Pokémon Center.

20. A Chinchou appeared in Pikachu’s PikaBoo.

21. A Chinchou appeared in As Clear As Crystal as one of the Pokémon affected by a crystal that gave a lake the ability to heal Electric-type Pokémon.

22. Multiple Chinchou appeared in Enlighten Up! as residents of Lake Slowpoke.

23. Multiple Chinchou appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias. Two of them and a Mantine escorted Latias over to Ash and his friends’ boat, while a third was under the ownership of a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare.

24. Multiple Chinchou appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

25. Multiple Chinchou appeared in The Relicanth Really Can.

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