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Pidgeotto is a large raptor-like bird. While its primary color is brown, its plumage is much more elaborate than its pre-evolution, Pidgey. Its head-crest is much longer than Pidgey's and is a reddish color. The plumage of its tail is also quite colorful, alternating between red and yellow. Other than its ornamental plumage, its basic coloration is similar to Pidgey, with pinkish-gray feet and black markings around its eyes. Pidgeotto has powerful talons to grasp prey so these claws can inflict a lot of damage. Its height is 3'07" and weight is lbs.
As well as being a powerful flier, it is capable of carrying prey several miles to its nest. Pidgeotto have an amazing sense of sight and hearing. Its eyesight is so good that it can spot a Caterpie from several miles up in the air.
After evolution, Pidgeotto assumes a predatory niche. It claims a sprawling territory (more than 60 miles) and fiercely defends it from intruders. One must be careful when moving through the territory of a Pidgeotto; while there is no evidence that they would attack a human, their sharp claws could cause a lot of damage. Although its nest is usually in the center of its territory, it circles its territory throughout the day, looking out for prey and intruders.
Pidgeotto typically dwell in forests with thick growth and large trees. They need a lot of space, and are very territorial, so it can be assumed that their territories usually do not overlap. They are most common in Kanto and Johto.
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It is able to absorb anything into its body cavity.
Ash caught a Ash's Pidgeotto in Ash Catches a Pokémon. Since then, it played a role as one of Ash's main Pokémon. It participated in the Gym battles against Team Rocket, Dr. Eggman, Brock, and Misty, and was frequently used for breaking Team Rocket's Meowth-shaped balloon. However, it was the only one of Ash's Pokémon at the time, save some of his numerous Tauros, not to participate in the Kanto League Conference. It eventually evolved into Pidgeot and left Ash's party to guard other Pidgey and Pidgeotto.
Pidgeotto appeared briefly in a fantasy in The School of Hard Knocks.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.
A Pidgeotto was part of an exhibition in Flower Power.
A Pidgeotto also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.
Two Pidgeotto were among the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.
A Pidgeotto appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.
Multiple Pidgeotto appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Also, one appeared in the opening of the movie.
A Pidgeotto and a flock of Pidgey briefly appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.
Pidgeotto made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
Multiple Pidgeotto also appeared in The Power of One.
Pidgeotto, Bird Pokémon. The evolved form of Pidgey. It is armed with sharp claws and dives from the sky to capture its prey. Unlike the more gentle Pidgey, Pidgeotto can be more dangerous. Approach with extreme caution.