Ursaring is a Normal type Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Teddiursa starting at level 30. Take a look below for 25 fun and interesting facts about Ursaring.
1. Ursaring is a bipedal, ursine Pokemon.
2. Its broad body is covered in brown fur, except its muzzle, inner ears, and paw pads, which are a light tan.
3. It has narrow eyes, a triangular, black nose, and wide mouth with small, visible fangs in the upper jaw.
4. The fur on Ursaring’s shoulders is longer and more structured, with rectangular extensions that resemble epaulettes.
5. A female Ursaring has longer fur on its shoulders than a male.
6. There is a large, tan, ring-shaped mark on its chest.
7. Ursaring’s forelimbs are long, ending in five claws each, while its hind legs are short and thick, ending in three claws each.
8. Its tail is large and spherical in shape.
9. Ursaring lives in mountainous forests, sleeping in treetops and gathering food throughout the day.
10. While it is skilled at climbing trees, it gathers food by snapping them and collecting whatever berries or fruits fall down.
11. It will mark trees bearing delicious fruit in its territory with its claws.
12. Ursaring’s sense of smell can distinguish any aroma, and as such it can find food buried deep underground or in streams.
13. As demonstrated in the anime, Ursaring is highly protective of its young, and has been shown to become more aggressive during mating season.
14. Ursaring and Donphan, along with their pre-evolutions, are the only Pokémon to swap version-exclusive status between localizations. While Teddiursa and Ursaring are found only in the Japanese and Korean Silver, they are not found in Silver in other languages, being found in the Gold Version of those languages instead, with Phanpy and Donphan getting the opposite treatment. This is corrected in the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver, where they follow the Japanese and Korean Gold and Silver.
15. Ursaring’s number of claws has changed over time and between canons. In its original artwork, Ursaring has four visible claws; however, in its HeartGold and SoulSilver artwork, it has five claws. In the Generation II games, it has three claws. From Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire up to and including Pokémon Platinum, it has four claws. From HeartGold and SoulSilver onwards, Ursaring has had five claws in its game sprites. In the anime, it has always had five claws.
16. Ursaring is based on a bear and may be seen as incorporating traits of the Asian black bear, grizzly bear, sun bear, and Ussuri brown bear. Much as Teddiursa has a crescent moon on its head, Ursaring’s ring may either signify the full moon or new moon. It may also incorporate the constellation Ursa Major’s mythology.
17. Ursaring’s name is a combination of ursa (Latin for bear) and ring (referring to the circle on its stomach).
18. Paul owns an Ursaring, which he caught in Different Strokes for Different Blokes.
19. Multiple Ursaring debuted in Forest Grumps, where they aggressively pursued Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket through their territory due to it being their mating season at the time.
20. An Ursaring appeared at the end of UnBEARable, where it evolved from a Teddiursa that had been using its adorable looks to trick Trainers into giving it food. Though it lost its cute looks, it realized that people were now afraid of it, so it continued to steal Trainers’ food.
21. Multiple Ursaring appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest as residents of Celebi’s forest.
22. An Ursaring appeared in Going for a Spinda. It rescued its baby Teddiursa from Team Rocket, who had it disguised as a Spinda in order to lure a real Spinda to rescue it.
23. An Ursaring appeared in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon as a Mirage Pokémon created by the Mirage Master. It was used to attack Ash and Misty before bringing Pikachu back to its master. Later, it was among the Mirage Pokémon destroyed when the Mirage Master summoned a Mirage Mewtwo.
24. A wild Ursaring appeared in Danger, Sweet as Honey! as a resident of Honey Island. It attacked Ash and his friends with Hyper Beam.
25. An Ursaring appeared in Butterfree and Me! as a resident of Wayfarer Island. It attacked Ash and a Caterpie that he befriended after they trespassed onto its territory, but it was eventually scared off by Pikachu’s Thunderbolt.