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#216 Teddiursa
216Teddiursa
Teddiursa's artwork for HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Category Little Bear Pokémon
Original Region Johto
National Dex Nr. #216
Johto Dex Nr. #116
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Brown
Type(s) Normal
Ability/ies Pickup, Quick Feet
(Hidden: Honey Gather)
Average Height 2'00"
Average Weight 19.4 lbs.
Evolves Into Ursaring

Teddiursa (Japanese: ヒメグマ Himeguma) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Ursaring starting at level 30.

Biology

Teddiursa is a bipedal, ursine Pokémon covered in short, orange-brown fur. Its muzzle is light tan with a small black nose and black eyes. There is a slightly paler tan crescent marking on its face, and it has round ears. It has three claws on its forepaws, and two claws and yellow paw pads on its hind paws. Its tail is short, round, and puffy.

Teddiursa uses Beedrill pollen and fruit to create its own honey. The marking on its face glows when it finds honey already made. Honey is often absorbed into the forepaws, and Teddiursa is often seen licking them. It will hide food stores throughout its territory before food becomes scarce in winter. Teddiursa lives in mountainous forests.

Statistics

Base Stats
HP
 
60
Attack
 
80
Defense
 
50
Sp. Attack
 
50
Sp. Defense
 
50
Speed
 
40
Total
 
330



Trivia

  • Teddiursa is one of fourteen Pokémon that one can collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • Teddiursa is the only non-Generation I Pokémon that receives a unique sprite for FireRed and LeafGreen. Deoxys also receives a unique sprite for each version, but this is due to form differences.
  • Teddiursa can be seen as a parallel to Phanpy. Both of them are Generation II Pokémon. Teddiursa is exclusive to Pokémon Gold*, and SoulSilver, while Phanpy is exclusive to Pokémon Silver* and HeartGold. They both also have one evolution each and both have Pickup as an Ability, while both their evolved forms do not.
    • Teddiursa and Phanpy, along with their evolutions, are the only Pokémon to swap version-exclusive status between localizations.


Origin

Sneasel appears to be based on the kamaitachi, weasel demons with sickles on their front legs. Its Ice typing may also be a nod to the kamaitachi's association with ice and snow. It also shares similar traits with cats and weasels, from unusually cruel behaviors to even superstition, from cat demons or black cats of Western witchcraft, to Japanese superstition of weasels, being known in their respective cultures for being sneaky and associated with "evil" and misfortune. Its eye markings are similar to that of ones in Egyptian style, possibly Horus's.

Name Origin

Teddiursa is a combination of teddy bear and ursa (Latin for bear).

Himeguma may be a combination of 姫 hime (princess, small) or hi (an alternate reading of 朏 mikazuki [crescent moon]) and 熊 kuma (bear). Hime is the Japanese word for princess, but also used as small in Japanese nomenclature of species.

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japaneseヒメグマ
Himeguma
From 姫 hime<i></span>, <i>朏 hi</i>, and <i>熊 kuma</i>


National Pokédex
215MS
← #215: Sneasel
216MS
#216: Teddiursa
217MS
#217: Ursaring →

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