Pikipek is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It evolves into Trumbeak starting at level 14, which evolves into Toucannon starting at level 28. Take a look below for 30 fascinating and fun facts about Pikipek.
1. Pikipek is an avian Pokemon with black plumage.
2. Its gray beak is long with a pointed, black tip, and it has large blue eyes.
3. There is a white, mask-like marking on its face.
4. This marking extends down its neck before ending in a tuft of feathers on its chest.
5. A large crest sweeps upward from the back of its head with a red stripe along the top that ends at its beak.
6. The undersides of its wings are white, and it has thin gray legs and feet.
7. It has a flat tail.
8. Despite its slender appearance, Pikipek has powerful neck muscles and is able to strike 16 times per second with its beak.
9. This allows it to not only drill through wood, but shatter stone as well.
10. The holes it drills in trees are used for nesting, storing food, and collecting small, glittering objects.
11. The noise of this Pokémon pecking can be used to communicate with others.
12. This Pokémon feeds on Berries, and is able to attack opponents by zipping the leftover seeds at them.
13. These shots have enough force to embed the seeds in trees.
14. Talonflame is a natural predator of Pikipek.
15. Pikipek preys on Metapod.
16. Pikipek was the first Generation VII Pokémon to be officially shown; this happened during the February 2016 Pokémon Direct. At the time, it was unnamed and appeared as a wireframe model.
17. Pikipek appears to be based on a pileated woodpecker. It may also be partially based on a baby toco toucan, judging by its evolution into Trumbeak and Toucannon.
18. Pikipek may be a combination of picus (Latin for woodpecker) and peck.
19. A flock of wild Pikipek debuted in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!. Raised by Trumbeak and Toucannon, they would search for food on Melemele Island.
20. A Pikipek appeared in Dewpider Ascending!, where it kept attacking a wild Dewpider with Peck. It eventually popped the Dewpider’s bubble helmet and forced it to retreat into the lake from which it came.
21. A wild Pikipek appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.
22. Two wild Pikipek appeared in They Might Not Be Giants!.
23. Three wild Pikipek appeared in A Seasoned Search!.
24. Four wild Pikipek appeared in The Ol’ Raise and Switch!.
25. Three wild Pikipek appeared in Mallow and the Forest Teacher!.
26. A Trainer’s Pikipek appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.
27. A Pikipek appeared in A Dream Encounter! in a video advertising Aether Paradise.
28. Multiple Pikipek appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at Aether Paradise. An additional Pikipek appeared in a fantasy in the same episode. Four of them appeared again during a flashback in Don’t Ignore the Small Stufful!.
29. A Pikipek appeared in a flashback in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!.
30. A Pikipek appeared in a fantasy in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!.