Chespin (Japenese: ハリマロン Harimaron) is a Grass type Pokemon.

Along with Fennekin and Froakie, Chespin is one of three starter Pokemon in Pokémon X and Y.

Along with Fennekin, Froakie, Xerneas, and Yveltal, it was the first Sixth Generation Pokémon to be revealed to the public, being revealed on January 8, 2013 as part of the Pokemon Direct broadcast.



Chespin are bipedal, mammalian Pokémon. They have a light brown front with dark brown arms and three triangular markings on their face. They are wearing a green "coat" on their back. The coat has five leaf-like projections around the face, and one split into three parts on the back of their head. They have a long, tapered tail with a red tip. They have small, brown eyes with white pupil, a triangular red nose, and rodent-like incisors. Their arms have three fingers, while their feet have two long claws.

Special abilitiesEdit

Chespin has a tough shell covering its head and back that protects it from attacks. It can put its strength into the spikes on its head to stiffen them and use them to stab opponents.


Despite having a curious nature that tends to get it in trouble, Chespin keeps an optimistic outlook and doesn't worry about small details.


  • Chespin is the first Grass type starter Pokémon that is based on a mammal..
  • Chespin's final form Chesnaught, is a Grass/Fighting type


Name originEdit

Chespin is a combination of chesnut and pin. It may also be from urchin (an old term for hedgehog), chinkapin (the name of some species of chestnuts), and spina (Latin for thorn).

Harimaron is a combination of 蝟 harinezumi (hedgehog), 針 hari (needle), and marron (French for chestnut).