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Chinchou is an uncommon Water, Electric-type Pokémon from Johto region. It can evolve into Lanturn after being fed with 50 candies.

Pokédex description

Chinchou - Angler Pokémon
Chinchou lets loose positive and negative electrical charges from its two antennas to make its prey faint. This Pokémon flashes its electric lights to exchange signals with others.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Water
12 (10)
Icon Electric
6 (9)

Charged attacks

Icon Water
45 (24)
Icon Electric
80 (32)
Icon Water
70 (22)

Evolution family

Chinchou is the part of a two-member family.

85. Chinchou
#170 Chinchou
50 Chinchou candy
#171 Lanturn



  • Chinchou was released with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Chinchou is 915, however it can reach 991, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
  • From July 7th, 2017 to July 23rd, 2017, Chinchou used to be a possible hatchling from 10-km Eggs.
  • Since July 23rd, 2017, Chinchou can be hatched from -km Eggs with a 610 of maximal CP.
  • Chinchou's spawn rate and chance to be found in the wild were significantly higher during the Water Festival event in March, 2017.

External links

  • Chinchou page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Chinchou article, on the Pokémon Wiki