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|Category||Tiny Bird Pokémon|
|National Dex Nr.||#177|
|Johto Dex Nr.||#161|
|Other Regional Dex Nr(s).|
|Ability/ies|| Synchronize, Early Bird |
(Hidden: Magic Bounce)
|Average Weight||4.4 lbs.|
Natu is a tiny, mostly green bird Pokémon with a nearly spherical body, and accents of red, yellow and black. It possesses brightly colored, yellow-and-red wings with thick black stripes. The wings are small and not fully-grown, thus making it unable to fly. However, it can hop and climb tree trunks. Natu has a red crest on the top of its head, and its three-toed feet and three tail feathers are red as well. Natu also has almond-shaped eyes and a yellow beak.
Natu is believed to be native to South America, although it can be found near ruins and in forests in other areas of the world. Natu usually forages for food on the ground. However, on rare occasions, it will hop onto branches to peck at the tree's new shoots. It also picks food from cactus plants, easily avoiding the buds and spines. Due to its prophetic abilities, Natu is a very cautious Pokémon that is easily spooked. It has the quirky behavior of staring at something until the thing moves.
- Natu shares its category with Pidgey and Spearow. They are all known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon (though Natu was known as the Little Bird Pokémon in Generation II).
Natu appears to be based on a parrot. It also resembles a quail.
As revealed in a Penny Arcade Staff Podcast by Jeff Kalles, who assisted in the naming of many Generation II Pokémon, the word Natu is short for nature. Naty may be a shortening of native.
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