Pidgey are docile Pokémon, and generally prefer to flee from their enemies rather than fight them. Pidgey's small size permits it to hide easily in long grass, where it is typically found foraging for small insects. It is known to flush out potential prey from long grass by flapping its wings rapidly. This maneuver also serves to protect Pidgey from enemies. If disturbed, a Pidgey is capable of creating a blinding cloud of dust, allowing it make its escape. This evasive technique can also be applied to battles.
Pidgey are commonly found throughout the world, but mostly prefer the Plains Biome. In version 2.2.1 of Pixelmon, wing animation codes were added, allowing Pidgey to flap their wings, rather than being stuck in a gliding animation.