Chespin (Pokémon)

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#??? Chespin
ハリマロン Harimaron 
 
Chespin.PNG
Art by Ken Sugimori from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Type
Grass Unknown
Species
Shelled Chestnut Pokémon
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
19.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
None
Catch rate
0 (0%)
Body style

BodyUnknown.PNG
Footprint

 F426.PNG 
Gender ratio
Unknown
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Breeding
Unknown group 0 cycles
(0 minimum steps)
EV yield

HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: ? Battle Exp.: Unknown

Chespin (Japanese: ハリマロン Harimaron) is a Grass-type Pokémon and along with Fennekin and Froakie, Chespin is one of the three starter Pokémon in the upcoming Pokémon X and Y Version video game.

Biology

Appearance

Chespin has the appearance of a bipedal, mammalian Pokémon. Chespin have a light brown front with dark brown arms having three triangular marking on their face. They have small brown eyes with a white pupil and a red small triangle nose and are wearing a green coat on their back having a tail with a red tip. Chespin also have three fingers and two long claws on their legs. Around Chespin's head, there is a green chestnut looking coat.

Appearance difference in genders

The different between a male and a female version of Chespin has not been revealed.

Behavior

Chespin has an optimistic outlook and doesn't worry about the small details, but their curious nature tends to get them in trouble.

Special abilities

Known is that Chespin has a though shell that is covered on its head and back that protects them from attacks. They can put their power into the spikes on their heads which they can stiffen them and use them to stab their opponents.

Diet

It is unknown what Chespin eats.

Appearance in media

Chespin is making his debut in the Pokémon games: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Version.

Video games

Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version

Known is that Chespin is one of the three starter Pokémon of the Kalos region that the player gets to begin of his long journey to become the Pokémon Champion of his/her region. As usual, Chespin cannot be found in the wild, to obtain such a Pokémon is to breed or to trade with someone else.

Origin

Chespin can be based on a hedgehog which explains the somewhat looking needles on the top of his head. It can also be that Chespin is a combination of a Rodent and a Marsupial.

Name

The name Chespin can be a combination of chestnut and pin or from the old term for a hedgehog urchin or also a name of some species of chestnuts chinkapin. But the Japanese name of Chespin Harimaron can be a combination of hari (Japanese: ) which means "needle" in Japanese or harinezume (Japanese: ) which means hedgehog in Japanese. Maron is french for "chestnut".

Trivia

  • Chespin is the first Pokémon that is based on a mammal.