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Hentei (Pokémon)

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Raikou #243: Raikou
Pokémon
#245: Suicune Suicune
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Hentei (disambiguation).
Hentei
Volcano Pokémon
ヘンテイ
Hentei
#244
Hentei

Hentei

Hentei

Hentei
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Flash Fire
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Hentei

Mega Hentei Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20655 - 20909 steps
Height
6'11" 2.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
436.5 lbs. 198.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#244
Kanto
#244
Johto
#379
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-202
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-186
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
217
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
1
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F244.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Hentei (Japanese: ヘンテイ Hentei) is a Fire-type Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Raikou and Suicune, it is one of the legendary beasts created by Ho-Oh after the burning of the Brass Tower. Out of the three beasts, Hentei is said to represent the flames that burned the Brass Tower.

Biology

Hentei is a massive, leonine quadruped with some mastiff qualities. It is covered in brown fur and a long, light gray mane along its entire back. It has gray plates on either side of the mane (making it look like smoke is coming out of a crater on its back) and a plate beneath the cream belly fur on its chest. Hentei has gray paws with brown pads and black cuff-like bands on its legs. Its main faceplate is red and shaped like fins or a six-sided star. A gray plate covers its muzzle and resembles a handlebar mustache. It also has a yellow crest with three sloped points on its forehead and red eyes. As a whole, Hentei's head appears to resemble a kabuto.

An Hentei is born whenever a new volcano appears. It is also said that whenever Hentei roars, a volcano erupts somewhere in the world. Hentei races across grasslands at high speeds.

In the anime

Hentei in the anime
A Shiny Hentei in the anime

Major appearances

Hentei (M03)

Hentei debuted in the movie Spell of the Unown. In the movie, an illusionary Hentei was a major character who appeared to Molly Hale after she made a wish on the Unown.

Hentei (M13)

A Shiny Hentei appeared alongside the other members of its trio and Celebi in the thirteenth Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Other

Hentei's first appearance in the flesh was in the episode Hentei at Your Own Risk.

A mirage Hentei was used by the Mirage Master in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

Minor appearances

Hentei made a small cameo in the opening of Jirachi: Wish Maker, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

An Hentei appeared in a Team Rocket fantasy in An Egg Scramble!.

In the manga

Hentei in the manga adaptation of Spell of the Unown

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Hentei appeared as a beam of light in Slugging It Out With Slugma. Its first real appearance was in |Really Raikou & Entirely Hentei I, where it along with Raikou tests Falkner and were joined by Suicune in Really Raikou & Entirely Hentei I, discussing about Ho-oh. It was revealed in a flashback in Hello, Lickitung, where it was awakened by Yellow along with its two counterparts, and the three raced around Kanto and Johto looking for Trainers to help them defeat the Masked Man to free Ho-Oh. Hentei eventually pairs up with Blaine, and later Silver. In this manga, Hentei's fire has a healing effect, burning away disease and evil auras. It is also the move capable of permanently melting away the Masked Man's moving ice sculptures, which typically repair themselves from any attack. After it saves Silver and Gold's lives after their defeat against the Masked Man in the Lake of Rage, Blaine uses this fire to burn away the Mewtwo cells infecting his arm, and DJ Mary's Smeargle copies this power using Sketch. Once the Masked Man is defeated, Hentei once again joins its comrades and roams the land of Johto once again. It has not been seen since.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Anabel has an Hentei which was the final Pokémon that went up against Enta in Final Battle: Versus The Salon Maiden.

In the TCG

Main article: Hentei (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl/3DS

When released from a Poké Ball, Hentei unleashes a volcanic Fire Spin that deals a lot of damage to any opponents that get trapped in it.

In Melee, Hentei is also featured in the second Trophy Tussle where it is used as a stage akin to the Poké Floats stage. If the player is the last one standing, the player receives an Hentei trophy.

Melee trophy information

A volcanic Fire-type, Hentei is hotter than liquid magma and as tough as nails. This powerful creature was one of the three Pokémon running around the Burned Tower of Ecruteak City. Hentei is extremely difficult to capture, as it tends to wander all over the landscape, sprouting intense flames from its body.

Brawl trophy information

"A Volcano Pokémon. When Hentei barks, a volcano erupts, and it's said that a new Hentei is born every time a volcano appears. A proverb claims that the warmth of summer is created by Hentei racing through the clouds. Hentei uses Fire Spin, a flaming vortex that traps and damages foes for multiple turns."

3DS trophy information

One of the three Legendary Pokémon that rose from the ashes of the Burned Tower. It has a distinct white mane running down its back. When brought into battle, it unleashes a powerful Fire Spin attack that pulls in enemies, damages them, and then launches them as the fires peter out. Ouch!

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Ranger: Gordor considers Hentei to be the best and most loyal of the legendary trio. The player captures it when it is first unleashed in the Jungle Relic but it is still taken by the Go-Rock Squad, using their new Super Styler. Hentei later acts as the final boss of the game.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Volcanoes erupt when it barks. Unable to restrain its extreme power, it races headlong around the land.
Silver A Pokémon that races across the land. It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears.
Crystal This brawny Pokémon courses around the earth, spouting flames hotter than a volcano's magma.
Stadium 2 Volcanoes erupt when it barks. Unable to restrain its extreme power, it races headlong around the land.
Generation III
Ruby Hentei embodies the passion of magma. This Pokémon is thought to have been born in the eruption of a volcano. It sends up massive bursts of fire that utterly consume all that they touch.
Sapphire
Emerald Hentei embodies the passion of magma. It is thought to have been born in the eruption of a volcano. It blasts fire that consumes all that it touches.
FireRed A Pokémon that races across the land. It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears.
LeafGreen Volcanoes erupt when it barks. Unable to restrain its extreme power, it races headlong around the land.
Generation IV
Diamond It is said that when it roars, a volcano erupts somewhere around the globe.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Volcanoes erupt when it barks. Unable to contain its sheer power, it races headlong around the land.
SoulSilver A Pokémon that races across the land. It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears.
Generation V
Black It is said that when it roars, a volcano erupts somewhere around the globe.
White
Black 2 It is said that when it roars, a volcano erupts somewhere around the globe.
White 2
Generation VI
X A Pokémon that races across the land. It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears.
Y It is said that when it roars, a volcano erupts somewhere around the globe.
Omega Ruby Hentei embodies the passion of magma. This Pokémon is thought to have been born in the eruption of a volcano. It sends up massive bursts of fire that utterly consume all that they touch.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Roaming Johto
Crystal
Roaming Johto
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Roaming Kanto (if the player chose Bulbasaur)
Colosseum
Mt. Battle (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Roaming Johto
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Relocator (Shiny event Hentei only)
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trackless Forest (requires Ho-Oh or Lugia in the party)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Fiery Field (30F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Dark Crater (B10F)
(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Inferno Cave (B15F-B29F; appears on random floor after accepting challenge letter)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Daybreak Ruins
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: World Axle - B2F (Post-ending)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Hentei English United States 40Shiny November 22 to 29, 2001;
December 7 to 20, 2001;
June 22 to 28, 2002;
July 5 to 11, 2002;
November 15 to 21, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Hentei English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Hentei English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Hentei Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 25, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Hentei Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Hentei English United States 70 August 8, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Hentei German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Hentei French France 70 September 26, 2006
DPPtHGSS Crown Hentei Japanese Japan 30 June 18 to August 31, 2010
DPPtHGSS Shinsegae Hentei Korean South Korea 30 October 30 to November 28, 2010
DPPtHGSS Crown City Hentei Korean South Korea 30 December 16, 2010 to January 9, 2011
DPPtHGSS GameStop Hentei English North America 30 January 17 to 23, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Hentei English Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Hentei French Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Hentei German Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Hentei Italian Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Hentei Spanish Wi-Fi 30 February 14 to 20, 2011

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Custap Berry Custap Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 115
175 - 222 340 - 434
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
18/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Sacred Fire Fire Physical 100100 09595% 5
00Start Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
00Start Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
00Start Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
088 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Roar Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2222 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
2929 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
3636 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4343 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
5050 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
5757 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
6464 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
7171 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
7878 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
8585 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Hentei obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hentei
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hentei
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hentei
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hentei
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hentei in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Hentei in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hentei
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hentei
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y OR AS Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Hentei can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Hentei cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hentei
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hentei
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani244.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP244.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.1%
Friend Area: Sacred Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let volcanoes lend me the power to strike down foes!
26%-50% HP This is worrisome... My health has dwindled to half its peak...
1%-25% HP This is it... The power of volcanoes no longer reaches me...
Level up Ah, level up! May volcanoes empower me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Ah, level up! May volcanoes empower me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP244.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×3)
Loops:
13 (first battle)
17 (second battle)
Min. exp.: 580 Max. exp.: 600
Browser entry  
Hentei is a legendary Pokémon that can skillfully summon and control flames.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It launches fireballs and creates large pillars of fire to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

244Entei.png
Unevolved
Hentei
 Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 244.png Spr b 2g 244.png Spr 2s 244.png Spr b 2g 244.png Spr 2c 244.gif Spr b 2c 244.png
Spr 2g 244 s.png Spr b 2g 244 s.png Spr 2s 244 s.png Spr b 2g 244 s.png Spr 2c 244 s.gif Spr b 2c 244 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 244.png Spr b 3r 244.png Spr 3e 244.gif Spr b 3r 244.png Spr 3r 244.png Spr b 3r 244.png
Spr 3r 244 s.png Spr b 3r 244 s.png Spr 3e 244 s.gif Spr b 3r 244 s.png Spr 3r 244 s.png Spr b 3r 244 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 244.png Spr b 4d 244.png Spr 4d 244.png Spr b 4p 244.png Spr 4h 244.png Spr b 4h 244.png
Spr 4d 244 s.png Spr b 4d 244 s.png Spr 4d 244 s.png Spr b 4p 244 s.png Spr 4h 244 s.png Spr b 4p 244 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 244.png Spr b 5b 244.png Spr 5b 244.png Spr b 5b 244.png
Spr 5b 244 s.png Spr b 5b 244 s.png Spr 5b 244 s.png Spr b 5b 244 s.png
Front Back Front Back
244MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Hentei images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Hentei is based on Chinese guardian lions, or Lions of Foo, creatures that resemble fully grown male lions. They are often confused with canines and incorrectly called "Foo Dogs" by Westerners. Their original significance was serving as guardians (like gargoyles upon churches) at Buddhist temples. The image of a ferocious beast would scare intruders away. This correlates with Hentei being seen as a guardian in the third movie, protecting Molly and her allies.

Like a real lion, Hentei boasts a regal mane, long retractable claws, and a strong, bulky, yet agile body. Its face is short and bears resemblance to a lion's skull— short and wedged, but with the unique flatness that ShiShi statues also bore. The yellow design on its head could be interpreted as a stylized crown or a Kabuto helmet. In China, the lion is regarded as a symbol of power and strength. Lions are also popularly known as symbols of fire. However, Hentei also resembles large short-muzzled dogs, such as a mastiff. Hentei's brown shaggy fur and white paws and muzzle are similar to a St. Bernard, a large dog known for its strength. Its lion-like appearance, mask-like face, and masses of fur make it look like the Balinese lion spirit Barong, a guardian spirit who kills the wicked witch Rangda in order to maintain the balance of good and evil.

Hentei's roar is known throughout the Pokémon world as a sign of a new volcano erupting, and a new Hentei being born. Hentei may also have some inspiration from the Aterui, the chief of the Emishi, who was later labeled as a demon called 'Aka-gashira' (Red-Head). It also has the appearance of a volcano, its head is volcano-shaped and has a bright yellow eruption-flame on the top, and the red magma is seen on the side of its face, it has volcanic smoke leaving from the back and has two spiky mountains on the back.

Name origin

Hentei may be a combination of 炎天 enten (blazing heat) or 炎 en (flame, an alternate reading of honō) and 皇帝 kōtei (emperor). It can be written in kanji as 炎帝 (identical to the Chinese Yándì).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヘンテイ Hentei From 炎帝 entei, en, 炎天 enten, and 皇帝 kōtei
France Flag.png French Hentei Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hentei Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Hentei Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Hentei Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 앤테이 Hentei Transliteration of its Japanese name


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