Chinchou #170


Chinchou is a tiny, blue-bodied piscine Pokémon. It has huge yellow eyes with plus sign pupils, semi-transparent light blue pectoral fins, and stubby feet. A pair of antennas that curl up and over Chinchou’s head are located on its back, where its tail would be. The antennae are made of fins and feature golden teardrop-shaped orbs at the tips.

The faint light from the orbs on Chinchou’s antennae attracts prey. It also flashes its light to communicate with other members of its species and to claim territory. Inside the antennas are energy-generating cells that produce so much electricity that it causes Chinchou to quiver slightly. It can protect itself and shock its victim by emitting positive and negative electricity. Chinchou dwells on the dark ocean bottom, seldom venturing to the surface. However, in the anime, it displayed the capacity to walk on land.

Chincho from Generation 2 Pokedex # 170 Pokemon… He lives in the Johto area and is of the water and electric type. Pokémon Chinchou develops into Pokemon Lanturn after consuming 50 sweets.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Chinchow

Max BS 1265
Атака 106
Protection 97
Resistance 181

How to find and catch a Chincho Pokémon?

You can meet Pokémon Chinchou in universities, museums, libraries and large shopping centers. Chinchou can be seen more often in places associated with electricity – industrial areas and train stations. Also, it can be caught near any body of water – the banks of ponds, rivers, seas and swamps. Spotted near fountains, swimming pools, water parks in the city.

Pokemon Chinchou often appears on the map and it is not difficult to catch him.

Best moveset for Chinchou

The best moves for Chinchou are Bubble and Thunderbolt when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Bubble 12 dps
  Thunderbolt 38.4 dps


  Bubble 12 dps
  Thunderbolt 38.4 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Spark 6 12.9 10.3
 Bubble 12 11.7 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Bubble Beam 45 -17.4 28.4
 Thunderbolt 80 -20 38.4
 Water Pulse 70 -15.6 26.3

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Chinchou is part of a two-member family.



#170 Chinchou

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#171 Lanturn



#170 Chinchou

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#171 Lanturn


  • Chinchou was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Chinchou was released at the start of Safari Zone in Liverpool on April 17th, 2020.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16Increased spawns in:
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto: 2022 Feb 26
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2021 Nov 9
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 17 – 18
New Pokémon Snap Celebration: 2021 Apr 29 – May 2
Incense Day: Electric and Dragon Type: 2021 Jan 24 (Incense-only)
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 – 26
Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 – 30
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama: Aug 6 – 12
Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 – 21
Water Festival 2017: Mar 22 – 29
639 Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Festival of Lights 2021: Nov 5 – 14
7-km – Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto: May 8 – 15
5-km – Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 – 30
5-km – 2018 Dec 18 – 2019 Feb 13
5-km – 2017 Jul 23 – 2018 Spring
10-km – 2017 Jul 7 – 23
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,136Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
479 Field Research:
Catch 5 Pokémon: 2022 Sep
Play with your buddy: 2022 Jun
Catch 7 Pokémon: 2021 Nov
Send 3 Gifts to friends: 2021 Jun
Take a snapshot of your buddy: Johto Celebration Event
Special Research/Timed Research:
Misunderstood Mischief – 13th part: Send 10 Gifts to friends
GO Battle League
639 Obtainable starting from rank:
1 (Season 10)