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Chi-Yu (Japanese: イーユイ, HepburnIiyui) is a Dark/Fire-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX. It is one of the members of the Ruinous Quartet.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Chi-Yu is a fish Pokémon, presumable based after Goldfish. Its eyes are made up of four curved beads, each of which resembles a fish circling a black orb coated by white around the sides. As for Chi-Yu's body, it is made up of a yellow and dark red flame.

Like other Treasures of Ruin, the true form of this Pokémon is the beads that make up its eyes, which were given life by the envy of the ones who wanted them so much that they would wage wars for it, the body of Chi-Yu being created using its ability to control fire. Chi-Yu's flames burn at over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing it to swim through molten rock and sand and create seas of lava. Chi-Yu is known as the Beads of Ruin.

Behavior[]

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Natural abilities[]

Chi-Yu and the other Treasures of Ruin are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ruination.

Evolution[]

Chi-Yu does not evolve.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex Entries[]

  • Scarlet

    It controls flames burning at over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. It casually swims through the sea of lava it creates by melting rock and sand.

  • Violet

    The envy accumulated with curved beads that sparked multiple conflicts had clad itself in fire and became a Pokémon.


Stats[]

Version 1.0.0[]

Stats
HP
55
Attack
80
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
145
Sp. Def
120
Speed
100
Total
580

Version 1.0.1+[]

Stats
HP
55
Attack
80
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
135
Sp. Def
120
Speed
100
Total
570

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Ember Type Fire Special 40 100% 25
1 Spite Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
1 Mean Look Type Normal Status - -% 5
5 Flame Wheel Type Fire Physical 60 100% 25
10 Payback Type Dark Physical 50 100% 10
15 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire Status - 85% 15
20 Flame Charge Type Fire Physical 50 100% 20
25 Incinerate Type Fire Special 60 100% 15
30 Confuse Ray Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
35 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
40 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
45 Lava Plume Type Fire Special 80 100% 15
50 Ruination Type Dark Special - 90% 10
55 Bounce Type Flying Physical 85 85% 5
60 Swagger Type Normal Status - 85% 15
65 Inferno Type Fire Special 100 50% 5
70 Memento Type Dark Status - 100% 10
75 Overheat Type Fire Special 130 90% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM006 Scary Face Type Normal Status - 100% 10
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM017 Confuse Ray Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
TM024 Fire Spin Type Fire Special 35 85% 15
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM030 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
TM038 Flame Charge Type Fire Physical 50 100% 20
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM049 Sunny Day Type Fire Status - -% 5
TM059 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM074 Reflect Type Psychic Status - -% 20
TM075 Light Screen Type Psychic Status - -% 30
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM087 Taunt Type Dark Status - 100% 20
TM094 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM107 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire Status - 85% 15
TM108 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
TM118 Heat Wave Type Fire Special 95 90% 10
TM120 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM125 Flamethrower Type Fire Special 90 100% 15
TM140 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
TM141 Fire Blast Type Fire Special 110 85% 5
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM157 Overheat Type Fire Special 130 90% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM165 Flare Blitz Type Fire Physical 120 100% 15
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding[]

Chi-Yu learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    Origin[]

    Design[]

    Chi-Yu resembles, and is seemingly based on, a celestial eye goldfish. This species of fish shares the large eyes and orange body of Chi-Yu, and also originates in China, which is where Chi-Yu gets its name from.

    Regarding its mythical symbolic qualities with the wicked king, Chi-Yu represents the envy felt by the people under his tyranny. With it being born of jewels and hence items of luxury, such articles imply decadence and greed by the king, who would rather spend the state's money on himself than his own people and their welfare, which then brings about resentment and outrage for such luxuriant and unnecessary expenditures.

    In consideration of being associated with the Treasures of Ruin quartet, whom are based upon the Chinese beasts of Four Perils or the Si Xiong, Chi-Yu appears to relate with the beast Hundun (渾敦/渾沌), who is said to be associated with the impropriety of chaos; Hundun is a creature said to throw itself into a rage for no apparent rational reason, dances about in abandon, and aligns itself with evil.

    Etymology[]

    Chi-Yu's English and Japanese name most likely come from these two words: jìyú (鯽魚/鲫鱼) meaning "goldfish," and yú (玉) meaning "jade." The English name uses the Wade-Giles romanization system.

    Its name is also similar to Chiyou, the half-bull deity king and progenitor of metal weapons who lead barbarian tribes against those aligned with the Yellow Emperor, the ancestor of the Han Chinese.

    Gallery[]

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