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Girafarig

National Pokédex
Wobbuffet - Girafarig (#203) - Pineco

Johto Pokédex
Hitmontop - Girafarig (#147) - Tauros

Hoenn Pokédex
Xatu - Girafarig (#164) - Phanpy

Sinnoh Pokédex
Pelipper - Girafarig (#121) - Hippopotas
Japanese name Kirinriki
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Generation Second
Species Long Neck Pokémon
Type Normal / Psychic
Height 4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
Weight 91.5 lb (41.5 kg)
Ability Inner Focus / Early Bird

Girafarig (キリンリキ? Kirinriki in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. Image File history File links Girafarig. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Wobbuffet , Sonans in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Pineco Kunugidama in original Japanese language versions) are one of the fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hitmontop (Capoeirer カポエラー Kapoerā in Japanese, Kapoera in French , Kapoera in German) is a fictional character in the Pokémon series of games. ... Tauros , Kentauros) are one of the 386 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Hoenn map The Hoenn Pokédex Hoenn (pronounced Hoe-en and spelled Hōen in Japan) is a last name and is also a region in the Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald games. ... Xatu , Natio in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Phanpy (ゴマゾウ Gomazou in Japanese, also called Phanpy in both German and French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Pelipper ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise - a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... A human neck. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... It has been suggested that Shiny Pokémon be merged into this article or section. ... Japanese  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... “Computer Games” redirects here. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Manga )   (pl. ... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side, and within protective covers. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ... Satoshi Tajiri , born on August 28, 1965) is a Japanese electronic game designer and the creator of Pocket Monsters, better known as Pokémon. ...


The purpose of Girafarig in the games, anime and manga, as with all other Pokémon, is to battle both wild Pokémon, untamed creatures encountered while the player passes through various environments, and tamed Pokémon owned by Pokémon trainers.[1] Since Pokémon Crystal, trainers in the video games can be male or female. ...


Girafarig's name is a palindrome: a reference to its having two heads, one at each end. The Giraf at the beginning of its name refers to its resemblance to a giraffe, and the end of its name is the same sequence spelled backwards. The same idea, though based on the sequence of syllables, lies behind its Japanese name, Kirinriki – kirin being the Japanese word for "giraffe".[2] see also Alexadrome For the movie, see Palindromes (film) Look up Palindrome in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Human Head redirects here. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... A syllable (Ancient Greek: ) is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. ...

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Biological characteristics

Girafarig is shaped somewhat like a very short-necked giraffe (similar to an okapi), with a similar head shape, and a much smaller black spherical head on the end of its tail. Its front half is yellow with dark brown spots, and its back half is the reverse of this, dark brown with yellow spots. It has a pink snout and pink spikes running down its neck. Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... | color = pink | name = Okapi | status = LR/nt | trend = stable | image = Okapi2. ...


Girafarig's most notable feature is the fact that it has an extra head at the end of its tail which bears a resemblance to the Chain Chomps, an enemy species featured in the games starring Nintendo's flagship character Mario. The small head is equipped with a rudimentary brain, which can fulfill basic functions like keeping the head alert while Girafarig's main brain is resting in sleep but is not developed enough for actually thinking. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with :Mario Bros. ... Mario ) (1969) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and is the official mascot of Nintendo. ... In animals the brain, or encephalon (Greek for in the head), is the control center of the central nervous system, responsible for thought. ...


Since it can't cogitate, the smaller head's reactions are instead based on instinct. Girafarig's tail-head reacts especially well to aural and olfactory stimuli. An alluring smell, for example, will cause it to bite at the perceived food; therefore, anyone approaching Girafarig from behind should be careful not to get too close, biting may result. Similarly, when Girafarig eats, the smaller head mimics the chewing and swallowing motions exercised by the main head. The suckling of a newborn at its mothers nipple is an example of an instinctive behavior. ... Hearing is one, the auditory, of the traditional five senses, and refers to the ability to detect sound. ... Olfaction, the sense of smell, is the detection of chemicals dissolved in air (or, by animals that breathe water, in water). ... In physiology, a stimulus is a detectable change in the internal or external environment. ...


In the video games

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Girafarig is found in Route 43. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, it is encountered in the Safari Zone. It is one of only two Normal-type Pokémon to have an additional type that isn't Flying. (The other is Bibarel, a Normal/Water Type that was introduced in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.) This helps balance out its statistics, as the Normal-type prevents it from being injured by Ghost-type attacks, and it learns Psychic moves which are super-effective against Fighting pokémon. In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... Pokémon Emerald, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Emerald ), is a title in the Pokémon series of video games. ... Bibarel , Beadull in original Japanese language versions) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media, created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are new Pokémon games to be released for the Nintendo DS. Not much is known about them. ...


Girafarig has slightly above average Special Attack, Speed, and (uncommonly for a Psychic-type Pokémon) physical Attack. It learns a couple of Normal and Psychic-type attacks on its own, (although it does not learn Psychic itself naturally), as well as the Dark-type Crunch attack.


Girafarig also learns Baton Pass, which switches it with another Pokémon while retaining any statistical augmentations from moves such as Agility and Amnesia, both of which Girafarig can also learn. This makes Girafarig a popular Baton Passer, as its offensive stats are not quite as high compared to other Psychic-type Pokémon. It can learn Magic Coat as an Egg Move if its Male parent was either a Spoink or Grumpig that has learned Magic Coat. Spoink (バネブー Baneboo in Japanese, also called Spoink in German and French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... Grumpig (ブーピッグ BÅ«piggu in Japan, Groink in Germany and Groret in France) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ...


In the Anime

Girafarig was featured in episode #158 ("The Psychic Sidekicks"). It belonged to a girl named Cherrie who was trying to connect with it on a psychic level. It made an additional appearance in the third movie, Spell of the Unown, where it battled Ash's Pokémon during the opening credits. Also, in episode #406 ("A Judgement Brawl") a trainer named Morrison uses a Girafarig to fight against Ash's team in the second round of the Ever Grande tournament. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ...


In the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Girafarig, as seen in the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Girafarig has been seen only occasionally in the Pokémon trading card game, in all cases as a Basic Pokémon: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the card game. ...

  • Neo Genesis (Psychic-type)
  • Neo Destiny (Colorless)
  • Aquapolis (Psychic-type)
  • EX Dragon (Psychic-type)
  • EX Legend Maker (Psychic-type)

References

Notes
  1. ^ Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire Review (page 1) Ign.com. URL Accessed June 1, 2006.
  2. ^ Japanese Dictionary definition for "Giraffe". freedict.com. Retrieved on July 29, 2006.
Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

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External links

  • Official Pokémon website
  • Bulbapedia (a Pokémon-centric Wiki)’s article about Girafarig as a species
  • Girafarig’s fourth-generation Pokédex entry on Serebii.net
  • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
  • PsyPoke - Girafarig Pokédex entry and Usage Overview
  • Smogon.com - Girafarig Tactical Data
  • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Girafarig Previously hosted by Wikibooks

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Girafarig: Information from Answers.com (759 words)
Girafarig's name is a palindrome, which refers to it having heads on both of its ends.
Girafarig is shaped somewhat like a very short-necked giraffe (similar to an okapi), with a similar head shape, and a much smaller fl spherical head on the end of its tail.
Girafarig's most notable feature is the fact that it has an extra head at the end of its tail which bears a resemblance to the Chain Chomps from the Super Mario Bros. video-game franchise series.
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