Kricketot Guide: A Melodic Bug Type Pokemon

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Pokemon is a game that has remained relevant and culturally influential for the last twenty-five years. A feat that only mustachioed plumbers and a guy from the town of Hyrule has ever managed to replicate. There are a plethora of reasons why this series has remained at the top of the gaming industry food chain.

It could be the ever-evolving gameplay, the gradually improving visuals, or the fantastic writing that appeals to audiences, young and old. However, we reckon that it’s mostly down to the constant stream of new Pokemon that get added with each passing generation.

However, with all these new Pokemon being thrown into the mix. It is very easy to get left behind, to forget a few important details, or to completely miss the new additions altogether. As we said, it’s easily done but have no fear, we are here to help. We have put together a series of great, informative Pokemon guides which focus on one Pokemon at a time and give you all the info you could possibly need.

In this guide, we take a look at Kricketot, a bug-type Pokemon from the fourth generation in the Pokemon series. This Pokemon is equal parts cute and durable but why tell you when we can show you. Here is our essential handbook for the Pokemon Kricketot.

What is Kricketot?

Kricketot Guide

Kricketot is a pure bug-type Pokemon that was introduced to the Pokemon series in generation IV. In terms of appearance, this Pokemon is loosely based on cricket and as a whole, looks as though it is dressed up like an orchestra conductor, which is undoubtedly a play on the fact that crickets can create music with their legs. Kricketot has a red face and wings which looks like an overcoat of sorts.

Then the torso of this creature is a cream color with ruffles in the middle to mimic a fancy shirt’s creases. The Pokemon also has black hands and feet, curled black antennae, a bulging crimson nose, and small black eyes with white pupils.

Kricketot is a rather passive Pokemon that keeps to itself mostly. It will communicate with other Kricketot by rubbing its antennae together and shaking its head, creating a melodic tune. It is also worth noting that you can distinguish a male from a female by looking at the collar. If the collar is larger than normal, this is a female Kricketot.

This Pokemon is number 401 in the Pokedex, is 0.3 metres tall, weighs 2.2 kilograms, has a medium/slow growth rate and a catch rate of 43.9%. Here is a video of kricketot giving you five fun facts about Kricketot so you can see for yourself what this Pokemon has to offer:

Does Kricketot Appear in the Anime?

Kricketot has made several appearances in the Pokemon anime series. However, a lot of these have been brief and small roles to play. One of the major appearances that this Pokemon made was in the episode, Last Call — First Round! In this episode, Nando uses a Kricketot during the Grand Sinnoh festival. The Pokemon played a tune alongside an Altaria and performed well enough to see Nando through to the next round of the competition.

Aside from this though, Kricketot has only had bit-part appearances within the anime. However, you may be wondering which episodes this Pokemon popped up in. Well, allow us to inform you. Here is every episode in which Kricketot made a minor appearance in the Pokemon anime:

  • Dawn Of A New Era! (Debut episode)
  • Lost Leader Strategy!
  • Saving the World from Ruins!
  • A Trainer and Child Reunion!
  • The Lonely Snover!
  • Battling a Cute Drama!
  • Hikari – Setting Off on a New Journey!
  • Zoroark: Master of Illusions
  • Trade, Borrow, and Steal!

Does Kricketot Appear in Any Pokemon Movies?

Yes, Kricketot made one minor appearance within a Pokemon movie. In the movie The Rise of Darkrai, we are treated to a scene where multiple Kricketot is playing in a garden. It is a brief scene but it was nice to see this Pokemon get some airtime in a feature-length Pokemon movie.

This is one of the cutest and most camera-friendly bug Pokemon around, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t the last time that we saw this Pokemon take to the silver screen. We suppose only time will tell.

How Good is Kricketot’s Pokemon Trading Card?

Kricketot has been around for more Pokemon generations than it hasn’t and as a result, this Pokemon has been the subject of seven Pokemon TCG cards since it was introduced to the franchise. As is the nurture of reprints and TCG cards of the same Pokemon, some of these don’t differ too much from the original. So we will give you the lowdown on the original Kricketot card and then give you our two cents regarding which Kricketot card is the best of the bunch.

Beginning with the original Kricketot card, this Pokemon TCG card debuted in the Mysterious Treasures expansion packs and is a basic, grass type Pokemon card. The card has 60HP, has a standard move called ‘call for family’ which allows you to search for a basic Pokemon in your deck and add them to your bench.

Then this Pokemon card’s second attack is Sling and this does a total of ten damage. Overall, this is a rather underwhelming card. It does prove useful if you play a strategy that requires that you get lots of basic Pokemon into play fast. However, aside from that, it’s a rather weak card.

Then as for the best Kricketot card of the bunch. We would say that it’s a toss-up between the Platinum Expansion version and the BREAKpoint version. In an offensive sense, the platinum version is much more useful. This card has a standard attack called lullaby that does ten damage and sends the opposing Pokemon to sleep. Then has a twenty damage secondary attack called rollout, which makes this one the best attacking option.

However, the BREAKpoint Kricketot card is an excellent utility card. This has one move called bug hunch that allows the player to draw three cards, reveal them to your opponent and then place them in your hand. So if you want to play fast and have lots of options to choose from, this Kricketot is the way to go. So if you want to use Kricketot in your deck, these are the two best options depending on your playstyle.

Kricketot In The Pokemon Video Games

Kricketot has been around since the fourth generation of the Pokemon series. Meaning that this Bug-type Pokemon made its debut in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

However, you may be wondering how many other main Pokemon titles and Pokemon spin-offs that this Pokemon has managed to pop up in. Well, allow us to enlighten you. Here is every Pokemon game that Kricketot has featured to date:

  • Pokemon Diamond
  • Pokemon Pearl
  • Pokemon Platinum
  • Pokemon Heart Gold
  • Pokemon Soul Silver
  • Pokemon Black
  • Pokemon White
  • Pokemon White II
  • Pokemon Black II
  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokemon Sun
  • Pokemon Moon
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon
  • Pokemon Ranger: GS
  • Pokemon Ranger: SOA
  • Pokemon Trozei
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Time
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Darkness
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Sky
  • Pokemon Rumble Blast
  • Pokemon Rumble U
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Pokemon Rumble World
  • Pokemon Rumble Rush

What Moves Can Kricketot Learn?

Kricketot is a bug Pokemon by nature. So that means that most of its moves will belong to that type. There are a few anomalies but the most shocking thing about this Pokemon is that it cannot learn any TM/HMs and only learns six moves in total.

Making your options as a Kricketot trainer very limited. However, you may be wondering which moves you have to choose from. Well, allow us to help you decide your Kricketot moveset. Here is every move that is available to Kricketot in the Pokemon video games:

Learned/tutor Moves:

  • Growl
  • Bide
  • Struggle bug
  • Big bite
  • Mud slap
  • String shot

What is the Best Moveset For Kricketot?

As you can see from the lack of moves that Kricketot has to choose from, it’s not all that tricky to work out the ideal moveset for this Pokemon. However, in the spirit of consistency, we will of course inform of which moveset is optimal for this Pokemon. Here is the optimal moveset for the Pokemon Kricketot below:

  • Bug Bite
  • Struggle bug
  • Mud slap
  • Growl

What is Kricketot Weak/Strong Against?

Kricketot is a bug type, meaning that this Pokemon will struggle if it comes up against fire, flying or rock type Pokemon. These are this Pokemon’s main weaknesses. However, if this Pokemon comes up against a fighting, ground or grass type Pokemon, it tends to fair quite well. Here is a quick rundown of Kricketots weaknesses, resistances and immunities:


  • Flying
  • Rock
  • Fire


  • Fighting
  • Grass
  • Ground


  • N/A

How to Catch Kricketot in The Pokemon Games

There are multiple opportunities in the Pokemon series to encounter a Kricketot in the wild. Games such as Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and Heartgold/SoulSilver allow for this and thanks to the high catch rate of 43.9% it’s not a hard thing to achieve.

However, if you are more new to the Pokemon series, there have been fewer and fewer opportunities to catch a Kricketot. In fact, the only recent way to obtain a Kricketot through natural play is to capture a Kricketune and breed this Pokemon in Pokemon Black/white and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby.

However, for games such as Sun and Moon, X and Y, Black 2/White 2 and Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, the only way to get your hands on this Pokemon is by trading with another trainer or using the Pokebank feature. Plus, this Pokemon is unobtainable within Pokemon Sword and Shield. So with all of this in mind, we would say that Kricketot is a relatively rare Pokemon.

Does Kricketot Evolve?

Yes, Kricketot does evolve into Kricketune. This is a slightly more formidable bug Pokemon but as a whole, these are fodder Pokemon that become pretty irrelevant by the end of each game that they feature in. To evolve a Kricketot into a Kricketune all you have to do is level your Kricketot up to level ten. Chances are you will encounter a Kricketune that is beyond this level, so if you simply advance to the next level this process will still take place.

What Are Kricketot’s Base Stats?

Kricketot is a relatively well-rounded Pokemon with a reliance on defensive stats above all others. However, each of the other stats isn’t too far behind. If we had to identify a weak point for Kricketot, we would say that it would be its attack and speed stats. As a whole, this Pokemon isn’t a very battle ready option for players and in terms of competitive battling, Kricketot will often be outmatched. Here is a rundown of Kricketot’s base stats:

  • HP: 37
  • Attack: 25
  • Defense: 41
  • SP Attack: 25
  • SP Defense: 41
  • Speed: 25

What Does A Shiny Kricketot Look Like?

A shiny Kricketot is definitely a step up in terms of luxury and class when compared to the standard Pokemon model. Few things scream class and decadence more than gold and that’s exactly what you get from the shiny Kricketot model. This Pokemon swaps its red and crimson colours for a lovely golden sheen. It’s a very desirable shiny to add to your collection and if you haven’t obtained this one already, we would urge you to do so whenever you get the chance.


Question: Which Pokemon Evolves the Fastest?

Answer: Within the Pokemon series, Pokemon evolve in a variety of different ways. Some evolve via trading, at certain times of the day, in certain environments, by holding certain items, and by using evolution stones. Then you have the rest that evolves through training and leveling up. The latter can take a long time, especially if this is a slow growth rate Pokemon. However, we want to talk about the Pokemon that evolve the fastest. So with that in mind, here are the five Pokemon that evolve the fastest in the Pokemon series:
• Caterpie into Metapod (Level 7)
• Weedle into Kakuna (Level 7)
• Wurmple into Silcoon/Cascoon (level 7)
• Scatterbug to Spewpa (Level 9)
• Kricketot into Kricketune (level 10)
In the end, it’s a three-way tie between three bug type Pokemon. These all evolve early at level seven and then after their cocoon stage, each of these Pokemon evolves again at level 10, meaning you’ll have a stage three evolution Pokemon in no time.

Question: What are the best Contest Pokemon?

Answer: While battling and completing the Pokedex are the two main goals within the Pokemon series, there was a brief period where contests were rather important too. First introduced in the third generation, Pokemon contests allowed players to enter different categories and play out their Pokemon pagent fantasy. However, it’s not immediately clear which Pokemon is best suited for each category. So allow us to do the leg work for you. Here is every Pokemon that is best suited to each contest category in the Pokemon series:
• Beauty: Milotic
• Cool: Blaziken
• Tough: Scizor
• Smart: Dusclops
• Cute: Cosplay Pikachu
Some Pokemon are better suited for different categories based on their movesets. However, it is important to remember that under the right circumstances and with the right scarf equipped, any Pokemon can win a contest. So don’t feel like you can’t win a contest if you don’t have any of the above Pokemon. They are merely suggestions, not mandatory Pokemon to use.

Question: How Many Bug Type Pokemon are There?

Answer: With the Pokemon series running for as long as it has, it’s hardly a surprise that the roster is bursting at the seams and that each type has tonnes of Pokemon to choose from. It’s part of the reason why we love this series. However, you may be wondering how many bug Pokemon make up the total number of Pokemon in the Pokedex. Well, we have your answer. There are a grand total of 84 bug Pokemon in the Pokemon series to date. A figure that makes up 9.35% of the total roster and makes this the sixth most common typing in the entire game.
So that is our essential Pokemon handbook giving you all the info you could possibly need about the Pokemon, Kricketot. What did you make of this guide? Was this helpful and informative? Are there any other Pokemon you would love to see a guide for? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.

A Tiny Tot That Gives A Lot

As you can see from the information above, Kricketot isn’t exactly the most battle-ready Pokemon on the roster. However, that’s not to say that this Pokemon isn’t worth having. This Pokemon is super cute, has a very stylish shiny model and in the early game, evolving this Pokemon into a Kricketune can serve you well in battles and contests. Kricketot is a tiny tot that gives a lot, so be sure to add this Pokemon to your Pokedex.

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