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015MS #015: Beedrill
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#017: Pidgeotto 017MS
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pidgey (disambiguation).
Pidgey
ポッポ Poppo
#016
016Pidgey
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Flying
Species
Tiny Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Tangled Feet Big Pecks
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#016
Johto
#010
Hoenn
#218
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-001 N-007
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
4.0 lbs.
Imperial
1.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body09
Footprint
 F016 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 50 Battle Exp.: 501*

Pidgey (Japanese: ポッポ Poppo) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Pidgeotto starting at level 18, which evolves into Pidgeot starting at level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Pidgey resembles a small, plump-bodied bird. It is a brown color, with a lighter colored throat and belly. The tips of its wings share this cream color. Both its feet and beak are a pinkish-gray color. Its plumage is nondescript, particularly compared to its evolutions Pidgeotto and Pidgeot. It has black markings around its eyes and a small crest of brown and cream feathers above its eyes. It resembles other small Flying-type Pokémon such as Spearow. However, because (with the exception of Spearow) these Pokémon tend to be unique to a region, it is likely that they are a result of divergent evolution. Pidgey's feet allow it to walk on the ground for a while but can also reach out and safely land on perches.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Pidgey has an extremely sharp sense of direction and homing instincts. It can locate its nest even when far removed from familiar surroundings. Because of this, it is extremely easy to train to deliver messages.

Behavior

It is a docile Pokémon, and generally prefers to flee from its enemies rather than fight them. Pidgey's small size permits it to hide easily in long grass, where it is typically found foraging for small insects. It is known to flush out potential prey from long grass by flapping its wings rapidly. This maneuver also serves to protect Pidgey from enemies. If disturbed, a Pidgey is capable of creating a blinding cloud of dust, allowing it make its escape. This evasive technique can also be applied to battles.

Habitat

Forest

Forest Pokémon

Pidgey are very common and can be seen in a variety of environments. Pidgey typically dwell in forests with thick growth and large trees. Due to their environmental versatility and somewhat similar habitat needs, they can usually be found in the same places as Rattata. They are native to Kanto and Johto.

Diet

Pidgey mainly eat Weedle, Caterpie, and other small insects.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Does not like to fight. It hides in tall grass and so on, foraging for food such as small bugs.
Generation II
Johto
It usually hides in tall grass. Because it dislikes fighting, it protects itself by kicking up sand.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Common Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, and 25
Generation II
Johto
Common Routes 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National Park

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total: 251   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 35.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
13/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
055 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1313 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1717 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2121 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
2525 FeatherDance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
3737 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
4141 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
4545 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
4949 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
5353 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 07070% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pidgey obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM83 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite HM02 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
041MS042MS169MS083MS227MS Air Cutter Flying Special 55 95% 25
016MS017MS018MS041MS042MS169MS083MS163MS164MS227MS468MS Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 20
083MS Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
198MS430MS Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
163MS164MS Foresight Normal Status —% 40
021MS022MS084MS085MS198MS430MS Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
227MS Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
084MS085MS163MS164MS Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pidgey in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Pidgey in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pidgey can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pidgey cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pidgey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pidgey
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

016
Unevolved
Pidgey
 Normal  Flying 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 18


017
First evolution
Pidgeotto
 Normal  Flying 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 36


018
Second evolution
Pidgeot
 Normal  Flying 


015MS #015: Beedrill
Pokémon
#017: Pidgeotto 017MS