Oricorio Pokémon: How to catch, Stats, Moves, Strength, Weakness, Trivia, FAQs

Last Modified Dec 22, 2021 08:14 GMT

Introduced in generation seven, with the Pokemon Sun and Moon games, Oricorio is a Pokemon with four different forms. While all the forms are half flying type, Oricorio other types can be a fire, electric, psychic, or ghost type Pokemon. It is a standalone Pokemon, which means that it does not evolve from or into another Pokemon. Oricorio is classified by the Pokedex as the “Dancing Pokemon” which may be a nod to its general design. This guide will showcase Oricorio’s capabilities in battle, its appearances in the anime, as well as other general facts about Oricorio.


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About Oricorio


As a generation seven Pokemon, Oricorio first appeared in the Sun and Moon Series of the anime in the episode Lillie’s Egg-xhilarating Challenge!. In this episode, a Pom-Pom Style Oricorio appeared to battle Ash and his Rowlet. While Oricorio does not evolve from or into another Pokemon, it has four different forms to utilize. Its Baile Style is fire and flying, the Pom-Pom Style is electric and flying, Pa’u Style is psychic and Flying, and Sensu Style is ghost and flying. The Pokedex has different entries for each Oricorio form as each form embodies a different kind of behavior.


First appearance in animePokemon the Series: Sun & Moon Lillie’s Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
First appearance in gamePokemon Sun and Moon
RegionAlola
EvolutionOricorio does not evolve into another Pokemon, however, it can change its forms by sipping the nectar of different flowers.
1st Evo levelN/A
2nd Evo levelN/A
Pokedex Entry
Baile Style-It beats its wings together to create fire. As it moves in the steps of its beautiful dance, it bathes opponents in intense flames.
Pom-Pom Style-This Oricorio has sipped bright yellow nectar. Its bright, cheerful dance melts the hearts of its enemies.
Pa’u Style- This Oricorio relaxes by swaying gently. This increases its psychic energy, which it then fires at its enemies.
Sensu Style- This Oricorio has sipped purple nectar. Its elegant, attractive dance will send the minds and hearts of its enemies to another world.

Oricorio Base Stats


While Oricorio has four different forms, its base stats remain identical across all four forms.


HP75
ATTACK70
DEFENCE70
SP. ATTACK98
SP. DEFENCE70
SPEED93
TOTAL476


Appearance


Oricorio is a unique Pokemon as it has four different appearances and it is a bird-like Pokemon that changes color depending on which form it is in. In its Baile Style, it is mostly red and black; With its Pom-Pom Style, it is mostly yellow; Pa’u Style has a pink and white color palette; and Sensu Style has a light purple color scheme. Each form represents a different type of dance found in different cultures. While the forms change its appearance, it remains the same size throughout each form. Oricorio is a small Pokemon at only 2 feet, or 0.6 meters, tall.



Behavior


Each form of Oricorio has its own unique behavior and as it sips different flower nectar, it can change its form. Each form resides in its own unique island as each unique flower can be found on their respective islands. The four Oricorio forms embody the Ula’ula Island, Melemele Island, Akala Island, and Poni Island. The Pokedex mentions how each different type of nectar can change the behavior of Oricorio.


Strengths and Weaknesses


While Oricorio has four different forms, each form has the same base statline. Since Oricorio is geared more for offensive play than defensive play, its defensive type does not matter as much. While its Sensu Style has a weak defensive typing, weakear to more types than the others, it is also immune to more types. While Baile Style has more resistances, it has a larger weakness.


The Baile Style as a fire and flying Pokemon, takes 2x damage from water and electric type moves. It also takes 4x damage from rock type moves but is immune to ground types and is resistant to fighting, bug, steel, fire, grass, and fairy type moves.


The Pom-Pom Style is a dual type electric and flying Pokemon. It takes 2x damage from rock and ice type moves while being immune to ground type moves. This Oricorio resistant to fighting, flying, bug, steel, and grass type moves.


The Pa’u Style is a psychic and flying type Pokemon. It takes 2x damage from rock, ghost, electric, ice, and dark type moves. It is immune to ground type moves and resistant to fighting, grass, and psychic type moves.


The Sensu Style is a ghost and flying type Pokemon which means it takes 2x damage from rock, ghost, electric, ice, and dark type moves. It is immune to normal, fighting, and ground type moves and resistant to poison, bug, and grass type moves.


Best Moveset


Most of the Oricorio forms have trouble succeeding in competitive play. Even though Oricorio has four different forms, each Oricorio has similar strategies in battle making them straightforward and predictable. The Sensu Style Oricorio can see success as it has the strongest defensive typing along with access to the other forms’ movesets. Consider running Calm Mind, Roost, Taunt, and Hurricane. This set is aimed at scaling Oricorio’s stats and using Hurricane to sweet your opponents. Use Taunt and Roost to buy you time while Oricorio scales its stats.


Calm MindRoost
TauntHurricane


How to Catch Oricorio in Pokemon Go?


Unfortunately, Oricorio has not been released in Pokemon Go. In fact, the only Pokemon from Generation seven to debut in Pokemon Go are Meltan and Melmetal. Oricorio will most definitely come to Pokemon along with the other Alolan Pokemon. The developers also have to finish releasing generation six Pokemon, so it could take a while before we see Oricorio in the game. Until then, we will not know if it hatches from eggs or if it will be available as a raid boss.



Trivia


  1. All four forms of Oricorio share the same Pokedex classification as Galarian Mr. Mime as the “Dancing Pokemon”.
  2. The inspiration for Oricorio’s design is likely based on the Hawaiian honeycreepers. Its separate forms also indicate different styles of dance. Baile Style represents flamenco dance, Pom-Pom Style references cheerleading, Pa’u Style refers to hula dancing, and Sensu Style refers to Japanese dance.
  3. The name Oricorio is a combination of the words oriole and choreography.


FAQ


What are the four types of Oricorio?


The four forms of Oricorio are Baile Style, Pom-Pom Style, Pa’u Style, and Sensu Style. Each style has a flying type, but each form also has its own unique type in addition. Baile Style has fire, Pom-Pom Style has electric, Pa’u Style is psychic, and Sensu Style is ghost. Each form has the same stats as the other. The only thing that changes is their type.


How do you evolve Oricorio?


Oricorio does not evolve from or into another Pokemon. There is no evolution condition to fulfill. You can change the form of Oricorio by using a different nectar of certain flowers. The Red Nectar gives you Baile Style, Yellow Nectar gives you Pom-Pom Style, Pink Nectar gives you Pa’u Style, and Purple Nectar gives you Sensu Style.


Can you get Oricorio in Sword and Shield?


Oricorio is currently unavailable in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Even with trading and the Pokemon Home application, it seems like Oricorio simply is not available in the game. It is rare to see a Pokemon from the previous generation not included in the newer generation, but it will likely make a reappearance in a future title.


Conclusion


Congratulations, you now know just about everything there is to know about this “Dancing Pokemon”. While Oricorio may not have had the largest impact on competitive play, it can still prove to be a formidable Pokemon. Its ability to scale its stats and eventually become a powerful Pokemon means that Oricorio cannot be ignored. With enough time, Oricorio can be a threatening presence in battle. Reserve a slot on your team for Oricorio for a unique Pokemon with different forms to utilize.