Elgyem (Japanese: リグレー Riguree) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Elgyem is an aqua-green extraterrestrial Pokémon with an oblong head with depressions on either side. It has black, symmetrical lines going down the front of its head. On the front of its head are shiny, green button-like eyes. Its hands have three finger-like digits: one red, one green, and one yellow. It has short, stubby legs and a small tail. Elgyem controls incredible psychic power, which it uses to squeeze its opponent's brains, causing them headaches. Overall, Elgyem has quite the welcoming and informative behavior. It is willing to help in stressful and otherwise difficult situations. However, Elgyem can become fully involved in something it feels to be important and protect that with its life.

Evolution

Elgyem evolves into Beheeyem at level 42.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Celestial Tower Rare
Black 2 and White 2 Celestial Tower Rare
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Mt. Pyre, Hoenn Route 121 Uncommon
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Mount Hokulani Rare
Sword and Shield Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.

  • White

    This Pokémon had never been seen until it appeared from far in the desert 50 years ago.

  • Black 2

    Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.

  • White 2

    Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.

  • X

    It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unendurable headaches.

  • Y

    Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.

  • Ultra Sun

    It controls tremendous psychic power. Most reports of alien sightings are actually just people mistaking Elgyem for an alien.

  • Ultra Moon

    This Pokémon is shrouded in mystery. It’s said to have appeared from a UFO that fell from the sky about 50 years ago.

  • Sword

    If this Pokémon stands near a TV, strange scenery will appear on the screen. That scenery is said to be from its home.

  • Shield

    This Pokémon was discovered about 50 years ago. Its highly developed brain enables it to exert its psychic powers.


Stats

Elgyem's Stats
HP
55
Attack
55
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
55
Speed
30
Total
335

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status
11 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status
15 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
18 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
22 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
25 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
29 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
36 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
39 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
43 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
46 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
50 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status
50 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status
53 Synchronoise 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
56 Wonder Room —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
8 Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
11 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
15 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
18 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
22 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
25 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
29 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
36 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
39 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
43 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
46 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
50 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
50 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
53 Synchronoise 120 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
56 Wonder Room —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status
11 Miracle Eye —% 40 Psychic Status
15 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
18 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
22 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
25 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
29 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
36 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
39 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
43 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
46 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
50 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status
50 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status
53 Synchronoise 70 100% 15 Psychic Special
56 Wonder Room —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Ally Switch —% 15 Psychic Status
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch Kadabra, Alakazam —% 15 Psychic Status
Astonish Sableye, Croagunk, Toxicroak 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
Barrier Mr. Mime —% 20 Psychic Status
Cosmic Power * Buneary —% 20 Psychic Status
Disable Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno 100% 20 Normal Status
Guard Swap Mr. Mime —% 10 Psychic Status
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status
Power Swap Mr. Mime —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno, Mr. Mime, Spinda, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle, Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Psychic Status
Teleport Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam —% 20 Psychic Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ally Switch Kadabra, Alakazam —% 15 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Astonish Sableye, Croagunk, Toxicroak 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
Barrier Mr. Mime —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Cosmic Power * Buneary —% 20 Psychic Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Disable Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Guard Swap Mr. Mime —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Power Swap Mr. Mime —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Skill Swap Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno, Mr. Mime, Spinda, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle, Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Teleport Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam —% 20 Psychic Status Cool 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Astonish Sableye, Croagunk, Toxicroak 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
Barrier Mr. Mime —% 30 Psychic Status
Disable Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno 100% 20 Normal Status
Guard Swap Mr. Mime —% 10 Psychic Status
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status
Power Swap Mr. Mime —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno, Mr. Mime, Spinda —% 10 Psychic Status
Teleport Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam —% 20 Psychic Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You B2W2 —% 15 Normal Status
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Wonder Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Elgyem made its first anime appearance in "A UFO for Elgyem".

Trivia

  • Starting in Generation VI, Elgyem can learn Steel Wing via a TM despite neither being Steel-type or having wings. This may have been a programming oversight (TM51 in Generation V was the Psychic-type Ally Switch and became Steel Wing in Generation VI), but due to the fact that it can learn this move in future games, many fans believe it to be a reference to conspiracy theories surrounding Area 51, an American military base in the Nevada desert where the US government is believed to be hiding aliens or alien technology. Bizarrely, it can learn Steel Wing in Generation VIII despite Steel Wing being TM30 and TM51 being Icicle Spear in that generation, which Elgyem can't learn.

Origin

Elgyem is based on an extraterrestrial life-form, most likely Greys or Little Green Men. The level it evolves at, Level 42, may reference The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as the number 42 is stated to be the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Its glowing fingers may also reference ET. Its fingers are also similar to the faces of the aliens that appear in the 'War Of Worlds' movie. Its PokéDex entries also suggest references to the Roswell incident and Area 51. Its Psychic-type could reference how some aliens in various media are able to use telekinesis to battle or abduct people. Its greenish color, big head, shortness, alien nature, and pupil-less, monochrome eyes (which in its shiny coloration are reddish-purple) may be a reference to the titular character of the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim, who's a short, big-headed, green-skinned alien with purplish-red, monochrome eyes.

Etymology

Elgyem's name comes from the term "Little Green Man", a type of hypothetical extraterrestrial life form commonly abbreviated as "LGM". The name might also have been taken from elegy and requiem, as it's found in the Celestial Tower, a Pokémon graveyard.

Rigurē likely comes from "little," () (ri, logic, as it's a Psychic-type), "gray" (as in gray aliens), and "little green man." It may also incorporate "ray," as energy-based weapons and attacks are often associated with aliens.

Lewsor, its French name, comes from Roswell (a city in New Mexico where some believe aliens crash-landed in 1947 and has thus embraced a space theme for several of its local businesses in order to promote tourism) spelled backwards and with only one "L".

Pygraulon, its German name, likely comes from "pygmy" (referring to its short stature), "grau" (German for gray), and "encephalon" (a vertebrate's brain).

Xiǎo​huī​guài​, its Mandarin Chinese name, comes from (xiǎo) (small), (huī) (gray), and (guài) (strange or possibly short for 怪物(guàiwu), which means monster or creature).

Gallery

See also

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