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Wo-Chien (Japanese: チオンジェン, HepburnChionjen) is a Dark/Grass-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX. They are a part of the Ruinous Quartet.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Wo-Chien is a snail-like Pokémon (most likely a whelk). It possesses four vines that come in sets. Those sets of vines cross over to form its eyes. Its body appears to be made of moss and grass while its loose shell appears to be made of shaved tree-bark. In the past, the wood on its back was used to write on. The true form of this Pokémon are the wood tablets on its back. This Pokémon was born from the grudges of a man punished for recording the evil deeds of Paldea's King upon them. This Pokémon is known to kill the vegetation of the surrounding area when it appears.

Behavior[]

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Natural abilities[]

Wo-Chien and the other Treasures of Ruin are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ruination. It is also the only Pokemon that is shown to use the Tablets of Ruin ability.

Evolution[]

Wo-Chien does not evolve.

Game info[]

Game locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    The grudge of a person punished for writing the king’s evil deeds upon wooden tablets has clad itself in dead leaves to become a Pokémon.

  • Violet

    It drains the life-force from vegetation, causing nearby forests to instantly wither and fields to turn barren.


Stats[]

Version 1.0.0[]

Stats
HP
85
Attack
90
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
135
Speed
70
Total
580

Version 1.0.1+[]

Stats
HP
85
Attack
85
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
135
Speed
70
Total
570

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Absorb Type Grass Special 20 100% 25
1 Spite Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
1 Mean Look Type Normal Status - -% 5
5 Tickle Type Normal Status - 100% 20
10 Payback Type Dark Physical 50 100% 10
15 Poison Powder Type Poison Status - 75% 35
15 Stun Spore Type Grass Status - 75% 30
20 Mega Drain Type Grass Special 40 100% 15
25 Leech Seed Type Grass Status - 90% 10
30 Growth Type Normal Status - -% 20
35 Ingrain Type Grass Status - -% 20
40 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
45 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
50 Ruination Type Dark Special - 90% 10
55 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
60 Power Whip Type Grass Physical 120 85% 10
65 Grassy Terrain Type Grass Status - -% 10
70 Knock Off Type Dark Physical 65 100% 20
75 Leaf Storm Type Grass 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
TM005 Mud-Slap Type Ground Special 20 100% 10
TM006 Scary Face Type Normal Status - 100% 10
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM020 Trailblaze Type Grass Physical 50 100% 20
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM030 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
TM033 Magical Leaf Type Grass Special 60 -% 20
TM035 Mud Shot Type Ground Special 55 95% 15
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM049 Sunny Day Type Fire Status - -% 5
TM050 Rain Dance Type Water Status - -% 5
TM056 Bullet Seed Type Grass Physical 25 100% 30
TM059 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
TM062 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
TM066 Body Slam Type Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM071 Seed Bomb Type Grass Physical 80 100% 15
TM074 Reflect Type Psychic Status - -% 20
TM075 Light Screen Type Psychic Status - -% 30
TM081 Grass Knot Type Grass Special - 100% 20
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM087 Taunt Type Dark Status - 100% 20
TM089 Body Press Type Fighting Physical 80 100% 10
TM094 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM111 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
TM119 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TM131 Pollen Puff Type Bug Special 90 100% 15
TM137 Grassy Terrain Type Grass Status - -% 10
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM159 Leaf Storm Type Grass Special 130 90% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM168 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
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[]

Wo-Chien 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, Wo-Chien embodies the injustice felt by the people under his tyranny, which brings the people to low morale and mistrust against the state and threatens to bring the land to anarchy and wanton neglect.

    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, Wo-Chien appears to correlate with the beast Taowu (檮杌) , who is said to be associated with the impropriety of sloth or laziness; some depictions interpret it as a stubborn, reckless, and fickle creature who does as it pleases without regards to anyone else, usually blocking passage and claiming its territory there viciously, while others interpret it as a creature that misleadingly issues fortunes and divination and bears the ability to communicate with humans to misguide them in life into misery and chaos.

    Wo-Chien may be modeled after a snail, most likely a whelk. Its shell is based on slips, narrow strips of bamboo or wood used as writing media prior to the introduction of paper.

    Etymology[]

    Wo-Chien's name is derived from two Chinese characters: wō (蝸/蜗), meaning "snail," and jiǎn (簡/简), bamboo slips used in ancient China for writing documents. The Chinese characters are romanized into English using the Wade–Giles romanization format.

    Gallery[]

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