Oddish (JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue.

Physiology and Behaviour

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

Oddish is most likely based on the mythical plant, the Mandrake. The Pokédex entry for Pokémon Yellow clearly states it shrieks horribly when you try to pull it out of the ground, which is a trademark trait of Mandrakes.

It's English name is a mix of Odd and Radish. It's Japanese name, Nazonokusa, is literally Mysterious Grass (Nazo no Kusa). The Chinese and Korean names highlight the fact that it is a walking plant.

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Pokémon Yellow It may be mistaken for a clump of weeds. If you try to yank it out of the ground, it shrieks horribly.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day, it stays quietly underground.
Pokémon Silver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Pokémon Crystal During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby During the daytime, ODDISH buries itself in soil to absorb nutrients from the ground using its entire body. The more fertile the soil, the glossier its leaves become.
Pokémon Sapphire ODDISH searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this POKéMON’s feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.
Pokémon Emerald ODDISH searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this POKéMON’s feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.
Pokémon FireRed Its scientific name is “Oddium Wanderus.” At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.
Pokémon LeafGreen During the day, it keeps its face buried in the ground. At night, it wanders around sowing its seeds.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pokémon Pearl It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pokémon Platinum It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pokémon HeartGold Awakened by moonlight, it roams actively at night. In the day, it stays quietly underground.
Pokémon SoulSilver If exposed to moonlight, it starts to move. It roams far and wide at night to scatter its seeds.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Pokémon White It often plants its root feet in the ground during the day and sows seeds as it walks about at night.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X During the day, it stays in the cold underground to avoid the sun. It grows by bathing in moonlight.
Pokémon Y Its scientific name is “Oddium Wanderus.” At night, it is said to walk nearly 1,000 feet on its two roots.
Pokémon Omega Ruby During the daytime, Oddish buries itself in soil to absorb nutrients from the ground using its entire body. The more fertile the soil, the glossier its leaves become.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Oddish searches for fertile, nutrient-rich soil, then plants itself. During the daytime, while it is planted, this Pokémon's feet are thought to change shape and become similar to the roots of trees.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24 and 25
Pokémon Yellow
Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, 24 and 25
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold
Routes 5, 6, 24 and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Pokémon Silver
Routes 5, 6, 24 and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Pokémon Crystal
Routes 24 and 25, Ilex ForestNight
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
Pokémon Sapphire
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
Pokémon Emerald
Routes 110, 117, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
Pokémon FireRed
Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24 and 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Water Path
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Routes 229, 230
Pokémon Pearl
Routes 229, 230
Pokémon Platinum
Routes 224, 230Night
Pokémon HeartGold
Routes 5, 6, 24 and 25, Ilex Forest, Safari ZoneNight
Pokémon SoulSilver
Routes 5, 6, 24 and 25, Ilex Forest, Safari ZoneNight
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black
Trade from White
Pokémon White
White Forest
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Route 6, Friend Safari (Grass)
Pokémon Y
Route 6, Friend Safari (Grass)
Pokémon Omega Ruby
Routes 110 and 117
119, 120, Safari Zone (Horde Encounter)
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Routes 110 and 117
119, 120, Safari Zone (Horde Encounter)


Evolution

Oddish
Reach level 21.
Gloom
Use Leaf Stone Leaf Stone.
Vileplume
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Oddish
Reach level 21.
Gloom
Use Sun Stone Sun Stone.
Bellossom
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Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 45
Attack 50
Defense 55
Sp. Attack 75
Sp. Defense 65
Speed 30
Total 320

Moveset

Main article: Oddish/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

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Red Green
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Red Blue
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Yellow
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Gold
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Silver
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Black White
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X Y
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Sword Shield
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