Carnivine

Carnivine is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Bug Catcher Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 455
Type Grass
Species Bug Catcher Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 27.0 kg (59.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 131 (Diamond/Pearl)
131 (Platinum)
289 (Black 2/White 2)
029 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
131 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
092 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 74
258 352
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 72
134 267
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 72
134 267
Speed 46
87 210
Total 454 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 Carnivine.

Evolution chart

Carnivine changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Pearl Hanging from branches using its tentacles, it looks like a plant. It awaits prey, mouth wide open.
Platinum It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It walks around on its tentacles in search of a tree branch where it can dangle down and ambush prey.
Black
White
It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Black 2
White 2
Using its tentacles to lash itself to trees, it lies in wait for prey, luring it close with sweet-smelling drool.
X
Omega Ruby
It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Brilliant Diamond It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat its prey.
Shining Pearl Using its tentacles to hang from branches, it looks like a plant when it is not moving. It awaits prey with its mouth wide open.
Legends: Arceus Though this is a plant Pokémon, it has a gluttonous and unruly temperament. Carnivine attacks its prey with its cavernous maw wide open.

Moves learned by Carnivine

Moves learnt by level up

Carnivine learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1GrowthNormalStatus
7BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
11Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
17Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
21IngrainGrassStatus
27Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
31Leaf TornadoGrassSpecial 65 90
37Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
37StockpileNormalStatus
37SwallowNormalStatus
41CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
47Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
50Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85

Egg moves

Carnivine learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Carnivine egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
Rage PowderBugStatus
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Carnivine is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Carnivine learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
6Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
11BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
18Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
34Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
43Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

Carnivine can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
RestPsychicStatus
Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100

Carnivine sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Carnivine  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Carnivine  sprite from Black & White Carnivine  sprite from X & Y Carnivine  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Carnivine Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Carnivine Shiny sprite from Black & White Carnivine Shiny sprite from X & Y Carnivine Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Carnivine

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Route 18
X
Y
Route 14, 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Cloudpool Ridge, Gapejaw Bog, Golden Lowlands, Holm of Trials, Lonely Spring

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Carnivine
Japanese マスキッパ (Muskippa)
German Venuflibis
French Vortente

Name origin

carnivore
meat-eating creature
vine
long strands of a plant