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Ht: 3’ 11"
Wt: 49.6 lbs
Generation: 2 (Johto)
Evolution: Evolves from Chinchou at level 27
Lanturn’s base total of 460 wouldn’t be considered all that bad, but it’s misleading because 125 of those are HP which inflates that total. HP aside, it’s stats aren’t anything to write home about.
Lanturn is a blue fish Pokemon with a yellow facemask. It also has a hint of yellow on the tail that fades into blue. It’s head has two lures that can glow yellow to attract prey. The effect can be blinding and helps Lanturn catch and consume it’s favorite prey: Starmie.
While Lanturn has a dolphin-like appearance, it is based on a deep-sea anglerfish or football fish, though it is far more colorful than it’s real world counterpart. Anglerfish live in the darkest depths of the ocean, using their lures to catch prey in the same way that Lanturn does.
Lanturn’s name is based on the word “lantern”, though the “turn” might be based on “turn on the light”. Some theorize that the “urn” refers to a container, which points to the fact that Lanturn swallows it’s prey whole.
When Gen 2 first dropped, Lanturn was a personal favorite, mostly due to the fish it’s based on which had always fascinated me. Over two decades later, it’s no longer among my favorite Pokemon, but I do still like it well enough.
7.0 / 10.0
My Previous Ratings:
- Ralts - 7.5
- Lanturn - 7.0
- Ducklett - 4.5
Current Forum Ratings:
- Ralts - 6.5
- Ducklett - 4.2