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Chien-Pao (Japanese: パオジアン, HepburnPaojian) is a Dark/Ice-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX. It is a part of the Ruinous Quartet.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Chien-Pao is a feline Pokémon with an elongated frame. Its body is comprised of what appears to be snow, with ice-like crystals which run down its back and legs, then forming its eyes, whiskers, and claws. Two ice-tipped weapons, one resembling a sword's blade and the other its hilt, form large fangs, with the broken ends jutting through its upper jaw.

Like the other Treasures of Ruin, Chien-Pao's true form is that of the broken blade comprising its fangs, having been given life by the hatred of people killed by those who wielded it thousands of years ago, its body being a form it has constructed using its control over ice.

Behavior[]

Chien-Pao is described as being able to control 100 tons of fallen snow, causing avalanches and playing around in them innocently. It is known as the Sword of Ruin.

Natural abilities[]

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

Evolution[]

Chien-Pao does not evolve.

Game info[]

Game locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    This Pokémon can control 100 tons of fallen snow. It plays around innocently by leaping in and out of avalanches it has caused.

  • Violet

    The hatred of those who perished by the sword long ago has clad itself in snow and become a Pokémon.


Stats[]

Version 1.0.0[]

Stats
HP
80
Attack
130
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
65
Speed
135
Total
580

Version 1.0.1+[]

Stats
HP
80
Attack
120
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
65
Speed
135
Total
570

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Powder Snow Type Ice Special 40 100% 25
1 Spite Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
1 Mean Look Type Normal Status - -% 5
5 Icy Wind Type Ice Special 55 95% 15
10 Payback Type Dark Physical 50 100% 10
15 Mist Type Ice Status - -% 30
15 Haze Type Ice Status - -% 30
20 Ice Shard Type Ice Physical 40 100% 30
25 Swords Dance Type Normal Status - -% 20
30 Snowscape Type Ice Status - -% 10
35 Night Slash Type Dark Physical 70 100% 15
40 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
45 Icicle Crash Type Ice Physical 85 90% 10
50 Ruination Type Dark Special - 90% 10
55 Sucker Punch Type Dark Physical 70 100% 5
60 Sacred Sword Type Fighting Physical 90 100% 15
65 Recover Type Normal Status - -% 5
70 Throat Chop Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
75 Sheer Cold Type Ice Special - 30% 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
TM010 Ice Fang Type Ice Physical 65 95% 15
TM014 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM027 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 -% 20
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM030 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
TM034 Icy Wind Type Ice Special 55 95% 15
TM046 Avalanche Type Ice Physical 60 100% 10
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM050 Rain Dance Type Water Status - -% 5
TM052 Snowscape Type Ice Status - -% 10
TM057 False Swipe Type Normal Physical 40 100% 40
TM058 Brick Break Type Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
TM063 Psychic Fangs Type Psychic Physical 85 100% 10
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM087 Taunt Type Dark Status - 100% 20
TM088 Swords Dance Type Normal Status - -% 20
TM094 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM108 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
TM124 Ice Spinner Type Ice Physical 80 100% 15
TM143 Blizzard Type Ice Special 110 70% 5
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
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[]

Chien-Pao 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[]

    Regarding its mythical symbolic qualities with the wicked king, Chien-Pao embodies the vengeance felt by the people under the king's tyranny. With the king using force and fear to bring about order onto the people, so would the act of using violence and wrath excessively would bring hatred and resentment to those who had lost loved ones to such callous brutality, and will come to bring about a violent end in turn to the king's reign.

    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, Chien-Pao appears to correlate with the beast Qiongqi, which is said to represent the impropriety of deviousness; the beast is said to be the most vicious of the Si Xiong, said to torture and violently kill any it comes across for pleasure, with the exception of those who are just as evil and twisted.

    Etymology[]

    This Pokémon’s Japanese name, Paojian, refers to a bronze coin used in China that was shaped like a razor. Its English name, and possibly Japanese name, is a combination of jiàn (剑/劍), meaning "sword," and bào (豹), meaning leopard; the Chinese characters are romanized into English using the Wade–Giles romanization format.

    Design[]

    This Pokémon’s design and name suggest it may be based on a snow leopard. It may also be based on the Japanese mythological creature known as the Kamaitachi (Japanese鎌鼬(かまいたち)HepburnKamaitachi), a weasel-like yōkai who rides on the wind and slashes anyone who it approaches. Its ruinous nature may come from the Japanese superstition that bad luck befalls anyone who kills a weasel. However, its primary inspiration seems to be the Qiongqi (窮奇) of the Four Perils, a monstrous creature which devours good people and rewards the wicked.

    Its origins coming from a sword used to mercilessly kill even the innocent and uphold evil stems from warrior spirituality and beliefs, specifically from Japanese and samurai rooted beliefs, in how weapons, especially swords, bear souls themselves, and come to reflect their spiritual state by not just their maker, but their intent and use by its user.

    Gallery[]

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