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National Pokédex
Chinchou - Lanturn (#171) - Pichu
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Gold and Silver
Designed by Game Freak

Lanturn (ランターン, Lantern) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a dual-type Water/Electric Pokémon that made its first appearance in the second generation games Gold and Silver.

Physiology and Behaviour


Main Pokémon games

Chinchou was a Pokémon in the video game Pokémon Gold and Silver. When it reached level 27, it would evolve into Lanturn. Lanturn could also be caught by going to Route 26, Route 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island and fishing or surfing. They played the same role in the game's remakes Pokémon Crystal and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. In every subsequent game excluding Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the only way players could receive Lanturn was by trading. In Diamond and Pearl Lanturn was found by fishing in Route 220.

Other Pokémon games

Lanturn has appeared in most Pokémon games following Gold and Silver, from the console games like Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness to handheld titles such as Pokémon Trozei! and the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. It has made numerous appearances in the Pokémon anime series, though it hasn't played a key role in the show.

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry

Game locations


Reach level 27.

Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 125
Attack 58
Defense 58
Sp. Attack 76
Sp. Defense 76
Speed 67
Average 77


Main article: Lanturn/moveset



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