Carracosta

Carracosta is a Water/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Prototurtle Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 565
Type Water Rock
Species Prototurtle Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 81.0 kg (178.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Solid Rock
2. Sturdy
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 071 (Black/White)
127 (Black 2/White 2)
195 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
242 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
148 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 173
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 3
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 steps)

Base stats

HP 74
258 352
Attack 108
198 346
Defense 133
243 401
Sp. Atk 83
153 291
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 32
62 179
Total 495 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 37)

Carracosta changes

Pokédex entries

Black They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
White Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
Black 2
White 2
It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
X
Omega Ruby
They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
Sun It constructed its sturdy shell by crunching and swallowing the hard shells or bones of its prey.
Moon Active both on land and in the sea, this Pokémon drags its land-based prey into the water to finish it off.
Ultra Sun Its jaws are terrifyingly powerful. It could eat Omastar and Omanyte whole and not be bothered in the slightest by their shells.
Ultra Moon Carracosta eats every last bit of the prey it catches, even the shells and bones, to further strengthen its sturdy shell.
Sword Carracosta completely devours its prey—bones, shells, and all. Because of this, Carracosta’s own shell grows thick and sturdy.
Shield This Pokémon emerges from the water in search of prey despite the fact that it moves more slowly on land.

Moves learned by Carracosta

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
9Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
12Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
18Wide GuardRockStatus
21BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
24Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
30CurseGhostStatus
33Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
41Rain DanceWaterStatus
46Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
51Shell SmashNormalStatus

Egg moves

Carracosta does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Carracosta 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

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BideNormalPhysical
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
5RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
8BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
11ProtectNormalStatus
15Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
18Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
21CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
25Wide GuardRockStatus
28BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
31Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
35CurseGhostStatus
40Shell SmashNormalStatus
45Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
51Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
56Rain DanceWaterStatus
61Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormalPhysical
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Carracosta 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Carracosta sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Carracosta  sprite from Black & White Carracosta  sprite from X & Y Carracosta  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Carracosta  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Carracosta Shiny sprite from Black & White Carracosta Shiny sprite from X & Y Carracosta Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Carracosta

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Tirtouga
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tirtouga
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Tirtouga
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Tirtouga

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Carracosta
Japanese アバゴーラ (Abagoura)
German Karippas
French Mégapagos

Name origin

carapace
a hard protective covering
costa
latin for coast