Anorith

Anorith is a Rock/Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Old Shrimp Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 347
Type Rock Bug
Species Old Shrimp Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 12.5 kg (27.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Battle Armor
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 135 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
140 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
233 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
185 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 71
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 75
139 273
Total 355 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Anorith.

Evolution chart

#347
Anorith
Rock · Bug
(Level 40)
#348
Armaldo
Rock · Bug

Anorith changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby ANORITH was regenerated from a prehistoric fossil. This primitive POKéMON once lived in warm seas. It grips its prey firmly between its two large claws.
Sapphire ANORITH is said to be a type of POKéMON predecessor, with eight wings at the sides of its body. This POKéMON swam in the primordial sea by undulating these eight wings.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It is a kind of POKéMON progenitor. It uses its extending claws to catch prey hiding among rocks on the seafloor.
Emerald It was resurrected from a fossil using the power of science. It swims by undulating the eight wings at its sides. They were feet that adapted to life in the sea.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A Pokémon ancestor that was reanimated from a fossil. It lived in the sea and hunted with claws.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
An ancestral Pokémon that lived in the ocean. Over time, its eight feet transformed into wings.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A Pokémon ancestor that was reanimated from a fossil. It lived in the sea and hunted with claws.
X It is a kind of Pokémon progenitor. It uses its extending claws to catch prey hiding among rocks on the seafloor.
Y A Pokémon ancestor that was reanimated from a fossil. It lived in the sea and hunted with claws.
Omega Ruby Anorith was regenerated from a prehistoric fossil. This primitive Pokémon once lived in warm seas. It grips its prey firmly between its two large claws.
Alpha Sapphire Anorith is said to be a type of Pokémon predecessor, with eight wings at the sides of its body. This Pokémon swam in the primordial sea by undulating these eight wings.
Ultra Sun When restored Anorith are released into the ocean, they don’t thrive, because the water composition has changed since their era.
Ultra Moon This is one kind of primeval bug Pokémon. With eight wings, it could apparently swim a lot faster than you’d expect.
Sword This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. Anorith lived in the ocean about 100,000,000 years ago, hunting with its pair of claws.
Shield Anorith can swim swiftly by pulling its eight wings through the water like oars on a boat. This Pokémon is an ancestor of modern bug Pokémon.

Moves learned by Anorith

Moves learnt by level up

Anorith learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1HardenNormalStatus
4Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
8Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
12Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
16Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
20Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
24BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
28SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
32Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
36Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
41ProtectNormalStatus
44X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Anorith learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Anorith egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
CurseGhostStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Anorith can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Anorith is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Anorith is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
00Swords DanceNormalStatus
01Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
46Iron DefenseSteelStatus
60X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
67Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
76Stealth RockRockStatus

Moves learnt by level up

Anorith learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4Mud SportGroundStatus
7Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
10Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
13Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
17Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
21Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
25Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
29BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
34SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
39Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
44X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
49ProtectNormalStatus
55Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90

Egg moves

Anorith learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Anorith egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
CurseGhostStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Anorith can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Anorith is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Anorith can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Anorith sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Anorith  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Anorith  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Anorith  sprite from Black & White Anorith  sprite from X & Y Anorith  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Anorith  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Anorith Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Anorith Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Anorith Shiny sprite from Black & White Anorith Shiny sprite from X & Y Anorith Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Anorith

Ruby
Sapphire
Rustboro City
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Rustboro City
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Oreburgh City
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pewter City
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Nacrene City
X
Y
Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Rustboro City
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Ballimere Lake

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Anorith
Japanese アノプス (Anopth)
German Anorith
French Anorith

Name origin

anomalocaris
an ancient fossilised shrimp
-lith
suffix referring to rock