Oranguru is a dual-type Normal/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it is considered to be a counterpart of Passimian. Take a look below for 24 amazing and fascinating facts about Oranguru.
1. Oranguru is a simian Pokemon resembling an orangutan.
2. While most of its body is covered in white fur, its hands, feet, and snout are bare with its light gray skin visible.
3. The fur around its head and under its chin is longer and creates the impression of a long beard.
4. It has a broad, flat nose and a black area around its eyes.
5. Underneath each eye is a yellow ring marking, which is encircle by a light blue ring marking.
6. In the center of its forehead is a yellow marking shaped like a four-pointed star.
7. A cape of purple fur covers its back and is divided into many wavy clumps with strands of orange and light blue throughout.
8. Oranguru holds a fan created from green leaves woven together with its own purple fur.
9. This solitary Pokémon spends its time deep in the forest, meditating high up in the trees.
10. While it is not normally active, it will provide food to hungry Pokémon and give medicine to injured ones.
11. It has even been known to use human tools or items, including Poké Balls.
12. It has a lofty attitude and will give other Pokémon orders.
13. This can make them difficult Pokémon for Trainers to handle.
14. Ancient people actually thought Oranguru were people and called them the “people of the forests.”
15. Oranguru does not get along with others of its kind, often battling out their wits for superiority.
16. It will also occasionally venture to the beach to match wits with Slowking.
17. Oranguru is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Instruct.
18. Oranguru can be seen as a counterpart to Passimian. Both are primate-like Pokémon with the same base stat total. While Oranguru is exclusive to Pokémon Moon, Ultra Moon, and Shield, Passimian is exclusive to Pokémon Sun, Ultra Sun, and Sword.
19. Despite not being associated with a certain group, both Oranguru and Passimian are listed in the same Pokédex page in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The same trait is true with Tauros and Miltank.
20. Oranguru is based on an orangutan and a guru. The name “orangutan” translates as “person of the forest”, which Oranguru is also referred to as. It may also be based on the mythical satori, an ape-like yōkai which could read human minds.
21. Oranguru may be a combination of orangutan and guru.
22. Oranguru debuted in Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, where it helped Mallow after she was injured while running away from home. Oranguru runs a small café in the forest near Hau’oli City and was revealed to have helped Mallow’s father Abe when he was younger.
23. Oranguru debuted in Lush Jungle in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, where it was seen in Lush Jungle.
24. An Oranguru appeared in Confusion and Monsters from Another World, under the ownership of the Aether House headmaster. It was an employee at the Aether House. It was seen fighting Sina and Dexio’s Pokémon.